We’re currently working on adding new session and speakers to the 2018 Conference agenda. Take a look at the 2017 Conference agenda below for an idea of what to expect.
Monday, March 20, 2017 (Please note this is the 2017 agenda.)
1:00pm: Registration Desk Open
2:00pm – 5:30pm: Roundtable Discussions (by invitation only)
5:30pm – 6:30pm: Welcome reception
Tuesday, March 21, 2017 (Please note this is the 2017 agenda.)
8:30am – 5:30pm: Conference sessions
Wednesday, March 22, 2017 (Please note this is the 2017 agenda.)
8:45am – 5:00pm: Conference sessions
6:30pm – 9:00pm: Awards cocktail reception, gala and awards ceremony (open to all conference attendees)
|2:00pm - 3:30pm||Business Realization of Innovation |
Enterprises in the throes of digital transformation are under fierce competitive pressure to bring innovative products and services to market fast, creating important new sources of revenue and other business value, often within 12 to 24 months.
|4:00pm - 5:30pm||Today’s Data Protection: Inside, Outside and Mobilized |
The value and vulnerability of organizations’ data has been steadily increasing as business becomes more digital. Bad actors on the outside are more sophisticated, while insider threats – intentional or not – are exacerbated by the increase in cloud adoption, as well as a more mobile, remote, and gig economy workforce.
In this roundtable discussion, we will explore the latest approaches to data protection and what business, technology, and security leaders are doing today to limit risk, meet data privacy regulations and recover from data loss.
John Durant, CTO, Code42
|5:30pm - 6:30pm||Welcome Reception |
Welcome to the AGENDA17 Conference! We’ll tee off by celebrating the theme of one of the Marriott
|8:30am - 8:45am||Welcome and Opening Remarks |
John Gallant, SVP and Chief Content Officer, IDG Communications
|8:45am - 9:30am||Our Faster Future |
Our reality is getting a major upgrade to an all-new operating system. The learning curve will be steep and those who learn to think differently will be the ones who succeed. In his new book Whiplash, Jeff Howe and his coauthor Joi Ito get us past the Cliff Notes on this future and detail nine areas in which we must change our thought and practice in order to thrive in our faster future. We must learn to use a compass instead of a map, and to value practice over theory. This is a must-hear, must-learn message for any business today.
Jeff Howe, co-Author, Whiplash
|9:30am - 10:00am||Digital Transformation Starts with your Workplace – #WorkplaceDigitized |
Digitization touches and transforms every facet of a business, including your employees. A digital business must empower them to drive faster innovation and deliver value to customers and partners, even as IT complexity from multi-cloud computing and new data sources like IoT continues to grow. In this keynote, you will learn how to bootstrap your transformation with your workplace.
Nayaki Nayyar, President, Digital Service Management, BMC Software
|10:00am - 10:30am||Networking Break|
|10:30am - 11:10am||Digital Edge Winner Lightning Round: AR/VR |
Join us as three winners of Digital Edge awards for initiatives involving virtual and augmented reality share their projects in 7-minute sprints, then convene as a group for an interactive panel discussion.
William Confalonieri, Chief Digital Officer, Deakin University Australia
Moderator: Anne McCrory, Group VP, IDG Enterprise Events
|11:20am - 11:50am|
|12:00pm - 12:30pm|
|12:30pm - 1:45pm||Lunch with Discussion Topics |
Meet more of our Premier 100 Technology Leaders and Digital Edge honorees as they lead discussions around their winning initiatives over lunch.Seating is limited — first come, first served.
|1:45pm - 1:50pm||Premier 100 Video: Digital Transformation|
|1:50pm - 2:35pm||Artificial Intelligence and Life in 2030 |
Artificial intelligence (AI) will continue to change the world in profound ways. How? The 100 Year Study on Artificial Intelligence aims to find out. Written by a group of leading AI thinkers, the study’s first report assesses the state of AI and its likely future influences on people, communities, and society over the coming 15 years. University of Texas professor Peter Stone chaired the first study panel, which published its report in September 2016. What did it find in sectors such as transportation, healthcare, and employment? How will AI govern life – and policy – in the next 15 years? Join Peter for an up-close view into the work of leading scientists and the machines of our future.
Peter Stone, Chairman, AI2030; Professor/Chair, Computer Science and Robotics, University of Texas at Austin
|2:35pm - 2:50pm||Overcoming the Obstacles to Agility |
Agility is a key aspect of digital transformation – the ability to develop new products more quickly and to iterate existing offerings. But there are critical obstacles and challenging bottlenecks preventing IT shops from developing with the pace, quality and cost effectiveness they’d really like. In this session, Delphix CEO Chris Cook explores these challenges and shares how leading brands like JP Morgan Chase and StubHub are overcoming data delivery obstacles on the way to rapid, secure development and true agility.
|2:50pm - 3:30pm||The Digital Transformation of Industries: GE Power’s Journey |
125-year-old industrial giant GE plans to be a top 10 software company by 2020. Its strategy is to build a software portfolio on the Predix Industrial Internet Operating System, and to digitally transform its business. Nowhere has this transformation moved faster than in the electricity industry, where GE Power and its customers are navigating disruption from new fuel and energy management technologies, the electrification of the auto industry, and climate change regulation. Chief Digital Officer Ganesh Bell will outline how GE Power is harnessing a platform built for the industrial world to innovate and better help customers in the midst of their own digital transformations. In this keynote, Bell will also give insights into the digital playbook for industry and how it can be applied across business verticals to capture value and better serve customers.
Ganesh Bell, Chief Digital Officer, GE Power
|3:30pm - 3:45pm||Networking Break|
|3:45pm - 4:25pm||Creating a Culture of Transformation |
CIOs and business leaders recognize that the most difficult aspect of digital transformation is creating a culture for continuing success. What new organizational structures, incentives and operating principles are required to move from one-off projects to ongoing transformation and innovation? What can ‘traditional’ companies learn from disruptors about agility, fast-failure, learning from customers and quickly capitalizing on rapid technological change. From the board of directors to the IT department, what needs to change in this Third-Platform world? Our panel of business and tech leaders will detail how they are changing their organizations and share their advice for creating a culture of success.
Gina Altieri, Senior Vice President of Corporate Services and Chief of Strategy Integration, Nemours Children’s Health System
Moderator: John Gallant, Senior Vice President and Chief Content Officer, IDG Communications
|4:25pm - 4:40pm||A People-First Perspective on Digital Transformation |
Digital transformation isn’t about technology, it’s about changing the way employees, customers and partners experience your company, and understanding how and why you’re changing those experiences is key to success. In this session, NTT DATA, a leading IT services provider working with organizations of all types to drive digital transformation, shares ideas and insights into what is powering those digital experiences and what lessons customers are learning around the globe.
|4:40pm - 5:20pm||In the Labs: A Look at Emerging Tech at JPL |
NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory puts spacecraft in space and technology to work to show us what’s happening up there. It also prototypes all kinds of software and devices in its pursuit of innovation down here. Lately that’s included uses for IoT, AR, AI and a range of consumer technologies poised to enter the enterprise atmosphere. Join Tom Soderstrom, JPL’s IT CTO and Chief Innovation Officer, for a profound and entertaining look at what’s in test mode that could possibly rejuvenate or disrupt our enterprises.
Tom Soderstrom, IT Chief Technology & Innovation Officer, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory
|5:20pm - 5:30pm||Closing Remarks|
|8:45am - 8:55am||Opening Remarks |
John Gallant, SVP and Chief Content Officer, IDG Communications
|8:55am - 9:45am||The Hitchhiker’s Guide to Designing the Future |
The author of the books We CAN Fix Healthcare and The Phantom Stethoscope, President Klasko uses science fiction to challenge audiences to imagine an ideal future, and identify what it takes to design that future today. His talk will demonstrate actionable strategies through an innovative “history of the future” thought experiment, a strategic planning process that has led to Dr. Klasko’s organization rapidly becoming one of the fastest growing academic medical centers in the nation, one that is more optimistic about its future than its almost 200-year-old past. With optimism that is an antidote to fear surrounding current change, he will challenge us to erase traditional boundaries and silos, to see creativity as a strategy, and to reconsider a hospital system as a “consumer organization.”
Stephen K. Klasko, M.D., M.B.A., President and CEO, Thomas Jefferson University and Jefferson Health
|9:45am - 10:15am||Reimagining the Future of Work |
Work today is mobile, fast-paced, virtual – or at least it should be. For too many organizations, legacy systems, security challenges and hard-to-access applications and data continue to drain productivity and agility. In this keynote interview with Citrix CEO Kirill Tatarinov, we’ll explore the future of work and the workspace of the future – a holistic technology approach that can securely deliver and manage all applications, devices and networks from a single platform.
|10:15am - 10:45am||Marriott’s Mobile Guest Experience |
Marriott Corp.’s journey to digital has been a journey to mobile, from bookings (now surpassing $1.7 billion) to check-ins to mobile room keys. Now the 90-year-old company is taking mobility even deeper into the guest experience. Join this session and hear how it brought digital into a whole new analog part of its business, employing new technologies to create instant (and ongoing) guest gratification through personalization. You’ll hear about forging this new ground through the trials and complications of a large, heavily matrixed organization that is also navigating the biggest merger in the travel industry.
George Corbin, Senior Vice President, Digital, Marriott International
|10:45am - 11:15am||Networking Break|
|11:15am - 11:45am|
|11:55am - 12:25pm|
|12:25pm - 1:45pm|
|1:45pm - 1:50pm||Premier 100 Video: Digital Transformation|
|1:50pm - 2:30pm||Award Winner Lightning Round: IoT and Data |
Join us as three Digital Edge and Premier 100 Technology Leader award winners share their IoT and data initiatives in 7-minute sprints, then convene as a group for an interactive panel discussion. From the largest smart building implementation in the world to retail, supply chain and field data projects, they will share their experiences with deploying sensors, collecting data and incorporating these data streams to make critical business decisions.
|2:30pm - 2:45pm||Endpoints & User Behavior Insights: Capturing Value in a Far-Flung Enterprise |
Digital transformation is taking place across a vast network of endpoints – endpoints that contain valuable corporate data and – potentially – a wealth of user behavior insights that are critical to managing risk in your business. In this Fireside Chat, Code42 Chief Technology Officer John Durant, a seasoned software development leader, explores key issues shaping mobility, security and predictive analytics, and what it really means for organizations to be smart and agile in a Third Platform world.
|2:45pm - 3:00pm||Collaborating and Communicating in the Cloud |
With more and more businesses moving to the cloud, the power of collaboration – and how that changes the way a business operates – becomes increasingly important. But what are the key issues customers face in this cloud journey and how can they combine the power of collaboration and Unified Communications as-a-Service (UCaaS) to increase productivity and mobility by improving workflows and business processes? Find out in this Fireside Chat with Vonage’s President Clark Peterson.
|3:00pm - 3:25pm||Networking Break|
|3:25pm - 4:05pm||Blockchain: Beyond Bitcoin |
The biggest breakthrough with Bitcoin isn’t the virtual currency – it’s the blockchain behind it, which some call the future of the Internet. Many organizations are probing how this nascent peer to peer method of securing transactions could revolutionize parts of their business. This cutting-edge discussion, led by IDC’s Pete Lindstrom, will explore the potential of blockchain in industries such as financial services, health care and more, from use cases to stumbling blocks and what’s needed to move it forward.
|4:05pm - 5:00pm||Driving the Digital Future: Your Call to Action |
The need to drive a digital vision for your organization is clear. The question is, how? Whether your role empowers you to step up and lead the change or to rally resources to make it happen, this workshop is designed to help you realize the vision you’ve been building throughout the conference. You’ll work with peers and two veteran CIOs and digital leaders to leave inspired to take action and make a difference.
|5:00pm - 5:10pm||Closing Remarks |
John Gallant, Senior Vice President and Chief Content Officer, IDG Communications
|6:30pm - 7:00pm||Cocktail Reception|
|7:00pm - 9:00pm||Awards Ceremony and Gala Celebration |
Underwritten by BMC and Citrix