jed_yuehI am pleased and honored to announce that our inaugural New York Global Innovation Summit last week exceeded expectations and delivered outstanding value with a truly exceptional agenda and an amazing roster of world-class speakers, panelists and presenters.

The summit featured timely and relevant high-value keynotes from Mike Daoust, Director of GTM Chrome, Google Chrome Enterprise; Anthony Deighton, CMO, Celonis; John Seifert, Chief Executive, The Ogilvy Group; and Jedidiah Yueh, Founder and Chairman, Delphix.

The summit focused on the key challenges facing senior-level technology executives in the modern enterprise: 

  • Delivering consistently superior customer experiences
  • Preparing the board for digital transformation
  • Executing on cloud strategy
  • Protecting critical data assets
  • Applying digital technologies to address business needs
  • Attracting top talent
  • Elevating your personal brand
  • Managing change in turbulent hyper-competitive markets

Moderators, panelists, and presenters included Bashir Agboola, Chief Technology Officer, Hospital for Special Surgery; Yuri Aguiar, Director of Innovation and Transformation, The Ogilvy Group; Pinaki Dasgupta, CEO, Hindsait; Johnny Dranchak, VP Innovation and Digital, oneworld Management Company; Saeed Elnaj, VP IT and CIO, National Council on Aging; Richard M. Entrup, Global CIO, Christie's; Michael Frankel, Managing Director, Deloitte New-venture Accelerator, Deloitte Investments LLC; Chuck Gray, Consultant Egon Zehnder; Jon Harding, Global CIO, Conair Corporation; Patty Hatter, CIO/GM, Start-Up Advisor; Stuart Kippelman, Interim CIO, Biotest Pharmaceuticals Corporation; Lesley Ma, Global CIO, Cadillac, General Motors; Soham Mazumdar, Co-Founder, Rubrik; Subrata Mukherjee, VP Product Management, Wiley; Steve Phillpott, CIO, Western Digital Corporation; Dave Pitera, Regional Director, Magenic; Mark Polansky, Senior Partner, Technology Officers Practice, Korn Ferry; Bruce Taragin, Managing Director, Blumberg Capital; Erik Tomasi, Managing Director, Kraa Security; and John Whiting, Global Chief Information Security Officer, DDB Worldwide.

The unique summit brought together experienced senior executives and brilliant thought leaders from major global corporations for a full day of peer-to-peer knowledge sharing, information exchange and professional networking. Quite simply, it was one of the best and most valuable summits we've produced, and I felt deeply privileged and gratified by the positive and enthusiastic response of everyone involved.

We're already planning our next Global Innovation Summit, and we look forward to seeing you there. Meantime, we have a full schedule of high-value summits, conference and events designed specifically for executives and leaders. We've created a truly global peer-to-peer platform for delivering world-class insights and ideas. Join us at one of our upcoming summits and learn how to lead, re-imagine and reinvent the modern enterprise to create a culture of genius and drive growth in unprecedented times.