|8:50 AM - 9:30 AM
OPENING KEYNOTE: What World Class Innovators Do That Others Don't Do
Jim Carroll, World Renowned Futurist, Trends and Innovation Expert
Business model disruption. The rapid emergence of new competitors. The challenging impact of social media. Rapid prototyping and the global idea machine. The digitization of everything and the impact of hyper connectivity. Rapid technological change. 3D printing, self-driving cars, the acceleration of green energy technologies. All of these trends — and more — require that organizations pick up the pace when it comes to their innovation efforts! Because in this fast paced world, the future belongs to those who are fast!
For over 25 years, Jim Carroll has had the opportunity to study what makes some organizations excel at the concept of innovation while others do not. He has carefully catalogued their approaches, attitudes, leadership styles and strategies into a concise overview that is the secret-sauce of innovative thinking.
World class innovators possess a relentless focus on growth, continually transitioning their revenue source, and solving customer problems before the customer knows it’s a problem. They focus on upside down innovation by sourcing innovation ideas through their customers or through the acceleration of R&D on global collaborative networks. They concentrate on ingesting fast ideas; checking their speed and focusing on corporate agility; and focusing on long term wins through constant incremental improvements. They know that skills partnerships are a key success factor. Most importantly, world class innovators aren’t afraid to back away from big ideas. They know that right now is a great time to made bold decisions, and to take decisive advantage to forge aggressive new paths against their competitors.
While everyone else wallows in aggressive indecision and organizational sclerosis, world class innovators know that it is a great time to do great things!
In this keynote, Jim Carroll will provide you with unique insight into what these world-class organizations and high-caliber leaders are doing, to position themselves for a future in which the velocity of change is the new normal, acceleration is the reality, agility is the core, and adaptation is the necessity!
11:30 AM - 12:10 PM
BREAKOUT SESSION I
EXECUTIVE PANEL: Paving the Digital Runway - An Inside Track to Advanced Technologies
Meloney Graham, VP, Global EBS/OT Service Delivery, Rimini Street
Bernadette Rotolo, Senior Vice President, Head of Global Systems, Warner Music Group
Steven Rullo, CIO GE Capital, Global Operations and Finance
Jed Yueh, Chairman and CEO, Delphix
Moderator: Tom McCurley, CIO, The Chefs Warehouse
Rapid technological change represents both threats and opportunities for businesses. Cutting-edge digital technologies such as artificial intelligence, machine learning, data analytics, robotic process automation (RPA) and the Internet of Things can enable business leaders to pinpoint emerging customer and market trends and accelerate speed to market ahead of the competition. This panel of executives will share use cases for advanced technologies that are enabling competitive differentiation and business optimization.
BREAKOUT SESSION II
EXECUTIVE PANEL: Empowering Digital Innovation to Secure Your Enterprise
Matthew Lagana, Chief Information Security Officer, MBIA
Shamla Naidoo, Managing Partner of IBM Global Security Services, IBM Corporation
Frank Price, VP & CISO, CVS Health
Brook Shuford, CISO, Datavail Corporation
Moderator: Rocco Grillo, Managing Director - Global Cyber Risk Services, Alvarez & Marsal
Securing the enterprise has become more difficult in these unprecedented times of escalating risk. In today’s global cyber theater, enterprise risks are accelerating at an extraordinary rate, including nation-state backed initiatives. This session will deliver straight talk around mitigation strategies and advanced threat protection approaches that are working today while positioning the enterprise for agility and innovation.
BREAKOUT SESSION III
EXECUTIVE PANEL: Driving Innovation by Strengthening Diversity and Inclusion
Wolfgang Bauriedel, Practice Lead, Technology Sector, Russell Reynolds Associates
Matthew Beasley, Head of Learning, Diversity and Coaching, NatWest Markets, US
Peta-Gay Clarke, Diversity Manager, Google
Hugo Fueglein, Managing Director, CIO/IT Practice, Diversified Search
Prachi Kasodhan, Executive Director, Morgan Stanley
Moderator: Ursuline Foley, Board Member and Strategic Advisor
Research shows that companies with diverse teams (by race, gender, ethnicity, social background, etc.) generate greater amounts of innovation and higher revenues. In this panel discussion, industry experts share their experiences in developing diverse teams as well as the challenges they’ve overcome and the business benefits that have been realized.
|1:20 PM - 2:00 PM
BREAKOUT SESSION IV
EXECUTIVE PANEL: Leading the Race to a Customer-Centric Enterprise
Vinny Licht, CIO, Tauck World Discovery
Anna Ransley, VP Global Information Services, Heineken
Colette Rubio, SVP Enterprise Technology, WWE
Moderator: Joe Puglisi, VP IT, Nice-Pak Products, Inc.
Savvy CIOs and technology executives recognize the importance of crafting exceptional customer experiences to help the enterprise gain a competitive edge in the market. This panel of top technology executives will discuss the steps that they and industry leaders are taking to work with the CEO and the board to craft digital strategies that deliver value to customers – and the enterprise.
BREAKOUT SESSION V
EXECUTIVE PANEL: Revving Up to be Boardroom Ready
Lynn Clarke, CEO, Board Chair & Director
Harriet Edelman, Vice Chairman, Emigrant Bank
Greg Fell, COO, Gama Aviation
Michael Lorelli, CEO and Board Director
Moderator: Beverly Lieberman, President, Halbrecht Lieberman Associates
How does a CIO become “board ready”, what are the best ways to find a Board position and what does it take to be a successful Board member? What will Board members of Private and Public companies be discussing in 2025? What do they anticipate will be the major themes and concerns facing business?
3:00 PM - 3:40 PM
EXECUTIVE BRIEFING: Technology Innovation and the Global Economy - Beyond the Gee Whiz
John Silvia, CEO and Founder, Dynamic Economic Strategy and Former Wells Fargo Chief Economist
Not only does technology significantly boost productivity in the global economy, it is a central element of economic growth and our quality of life. However, shifts in technology can add to the cyclical character of the economy and is disruptive to some existing stakeholders and a source of uncertainty for others.
John Silvia, former Wells Fargo chief economist, will provide some context to the fit of technology in the economy and technologies role in business productivity and personal consumption. Challenges such as education and the digital gap will be addressed as they capture the issue of technology and human interaction.
4:20 PM - 5:00 PM
CLOSING KEYNOTE: The Post-Robot Economy
David Pogue, Technology Columnist, TV Correspondent and Author
Ever since the self-driving beer truck completed its run across Colorado, it’s clear we don’t need people to drive our trucks. No company in its right mind will pay for these 3.5 million humans (or the 1 million taxi, bus, and Uber drivers).
Meanwhile, Amazon recently unveiled its first entirely unmanned grocery store in Seattle, where facial recognition and other sensors know what you’ve pulled off the shelf and bill you automatically. There go America’s 8 million cashiers and retail workers (6 percent of the workforce).
It’s time to start thinking about the post-robot world. What will all of these displaced workers DO?
Experts suggest things like a “negative income tax,” where everyone would be guaranteed a certain living stipend. But that doesn’t mean that those millions of robot-displaced workers would find MEANING in life.
In this talk, I’ll explore where we are on the road to automated employees, prepare audiences practically and emotionally for that very near future, assess just how good or bad the situation will be, and evaluate some of the solutions.