disruptive tech summit


Tuesday, February 2, 2021

In the wake of the pandemic, automation and digital transformation efforts are accelerating dramatically. Robots don’t get sick, autonomous delivery vehicles don’t carry disease, digital channels scale better than physical ones, and digital businesses are more resilient to change. The dramatic increase in the use of tele-health, remote education, online collaboration, and e-commerce illustrate this digital acceleration. Every company will become a technology company, and every company will become a data company. But how? Futurist Steve Brown will help you understand the major technologies changing the way every company operates so you can embrace innovation, build resilience and navigate inevitable changes.

Featured Speaker:

Steve Brown, Former Chief Evangelist, Intel; Author, The Innovation Ultimatum – How six strategic technologies will reshape every business in the 2020s

How do the best companies take a consistent approach to innovation and create a culture that supports self-disruption? How can companies spark new growth with production innovation in today’s dynamic market landscape? How can you rethink how you run your business? We’ll sit down with the CEO and Chairman of a leading technology company and seasoned, cross-industry board member to share their hard lessons learned.

Featured Speakers:

  • Dan Springer, Chief Executive Officer, DocuSign
  • Maggie Wilderotter, Chairman of the Board, DocuSign; Board Member, Lyft, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Juno Therapeutics and Costco Wholesale Corporation

While most companies realize that artificial intelligence can unlock new business potential by augmenting and extending human capabilities, many struggle to realize the full value of their A.I. projects. And A.I. is only as smart as the data that fuels it. What do companies that successfully leverage artificial intelligence and machine learning have in common? This case study will help you develop a clearer roadmap to effectively implement an A.I. strategy that will lead to more informed, data-driven decisions to address challenges and create lasting impact.

There is a lot of hype around the future capabilities of quantum computers. We’ll explore the emerging quantum computing ecosystem, where the technology itself currently stands, what can be expected in the next five to ten years, and what companies should be doing–or getting ready for–in response.

Featured Speaker:

Shohini Ghose, multi-award winning physicist

Attendees will break into smaller groups for deep dives into one of the following topics:

  1. The Future of the Factory Floor: Challenges and Opportunities of a Fully Automated Production Facility
  2. Blockchain as a Value-Add: Practical Applications Across Industries
  3. Digital Transformation of the Finance Function

Wednesday, February 3, 2021

Based on proprietary research from Corporate Board Member, this panel will share perspectives on how companies are progressing on digital transformation efforts, what technologies are getting investment and how boards can best measure the ROI of the company’s technology investments. Learn how to apply a more collaborative and forward-looking approach between your management team and board as you evolve your roadmap for transformation.

In a world of constant change, the way customers interact with companies is evolving dramatically—and those customer changes are what’s driving digital transformation. As the line between real-world and digital realms all but disappears, do you have a real understanding of how people interact with your brand online and on their mobile devices? How can you improve—and scale—the omnichannel experience to seamlessly serve your customers regardless of how they are interacting with your company in-person or online? We’ll help you rethink the customer experience, regardless of what industry you are in.

Featured Speakers:

  • Sarah Hofstetter, Board Member, Campbell Soup Company; President of Profitero, Ltd.

  • Additional speakers to be announced

As technologies upend how traditional companies do business, companies must also transform the way they think about their most critical resource—people. What skills will be required—and how do you reskill your current employees? How do you manage teams through disruption? How do you create a culture that encourages disruption? We’ll help you tackle the human capital side of digital transformation.

Attendees will break into smaller groups for deep dives into one of the following topics:

  1. The Intersection of Ethics, Privacy and A.I.
  2. Smart Cities in a Post-Pandemic World: The Role of Connected Technologies in Revolutionizing Urban Centers
  3. Gaining a Competitive Edge Through Digital Acquisitions – What to Consider