AGENDA is unlike any other conference. It’s immersive, interactive and focused on giving you and your colleagues the practical tools to lead change for the year ahead. In between sessions with our roster of carefully curated speakers and workshop leaders, you’ll network with top digital achievers and rising technology leaders. You’ll take home strategies to drive further digital innovation with measurable business results.
Business and technology leaders: C-level, VPs, Directors, Managers — of Marketing, Operations, Finance, Technology, Innovation. In short, the team that leads innovation and change (including you).
Scott Kirsner, Editor & Co-Founder, Innovation Leader; Columnist, The Boston Globe
The question at the center of Scott’s writing, speaking, and conference-organizing is this: How do innovations that matter get introduced to the world? That question has led him to some interesting places, from the White House to the Sundance Film Festival, from the United Nations to the laboratories of dozens of biotech and medical device companies, from Google to Walt Disney World. (The food at Google is far better.) Scott writes the weekly “Innovation Economy” column and blog for the Boston Globe and Boston.com. He has served as a contributing writer for Fast Company and Wired, and his writing has appeared in other places, too, including the New York Times, BusinessWeek, Newsweek, Salon, Variety, The Hollywood Reporter, the San Jose Mercury News, CIO Magazine, and the San Francisco Chronicle. He is part of the founding team of three conferences that focus on the innovation economy in New England. He is also involved in hosting, speaking at, and moderating panels at a number of other events, most of them related to that big question above, and also how established industries and organizations can be more hospitable to innovative thinking.
“AGENDA18 provided an environment that combined the right topics toward the relevancy of forward thinking and strategy for digital transformation with the right people to collaborate with to bring broad perspectives to how best to address those challenges.” Brett Caldon, Head of Business Operations, Workgrid Software
“The conference was a celebration of current achievements in technology, with a focus on the most pressing tech issues organizations face today. We saw exciting innovations in artificial intelligence, digital assistants, machine learning, data management and blockchain from some incredible leaders at the forefront of these emerging technologies. We left inspired and excited to continue conversations about the transformative value information technology is delivering.” Shelley Lineham, cShell Consulting Inc.”
“The real benefit to this conference is hearing real life examples of how others in various industries faced and resolved their challenges, whether those challenges were technical, process related, cultural or behavioral. We’re able to take their solutions, build on them and then apply them to our particular and unique set of challenges.” David Whitten, Field Communciations Leader, Pioneer Natural Resources
“AGENDA18 provided inspiration through real life use cases demonstrating where peers have driven digital transformation. It provided a blueprint to follow in the upcoming year.” Greg Thompson, Director, Infrastructure and Operations, EnPro Industries
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The Ones to Watch awards program spotlights rising technology leaders who have what it takes to become strategic, C-level business technology executives of tomorrow. Candidates have a track record of success, an essential blend of communication and collaboration skills, and a keen understanding of business goals. Meet the 2019 Ones to Watch Award honorees.