Detailed agenda

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Digital Leadership (9:00 a.m. - 4:50 p.m.)

These are the four chapters of the Digital Leadership playbook. Discover generative AI's potential, navigate digital transformation's strategic blend of technology and change, and delve into infrastructure insights necessary for efficient operations. Gain essential implementation insights, focusing on strategic planning, effective communication, and adept change management for digitally-driven business success.

9:00 AM
Welcome Remarks
Harnessing the Power of Generative AI (9:15 a.m. - 10:35 a.m.)

Regardless of the hype, the potential of generative AI is undeniable. For IT leaders embracing this cutting-edge technology, a comprehensive grasp of its technical, legal, and ethical dimensions is imperative. Explore the promises and challenges as we delve into the forefront of this transformative technology.

9:15 AM

Generative AI is powering business transformation, accelerating the pace of innovation and creating new opportunities on a scale that, one year ago, was unimaginable. A successful implementation framework will adopt a trust-first approach, accounting for data privacy, copyright, accuracy, and ethics. We explore the strategies, pitfalls, and pre-requisites to harness the power of generative AI.

9:45 AM

Prepare for the inevitable disruption as generative AI reshapes the business landscape. In this candid case study discussion, we navigate the challenges and opportunities that arise when AI fundamentally and irreversibly alters the competitive landscape. Learn from first-hand experiences and uncover the strategies necessary to stay ahead when your path to profit is forever altered.

10:10 AM

In The Age of AI, we consider how AI will change our relationships with knowledge, politics, and the societies in which we live. These changes are becoming more prominent with every passing moment, and this session endeavors to find the path that best embraces the change for the benefit of business and society.

Networking Break (10:35 a.m. - 11:05 a.m.)

Networking and refreshments for our live audience. 

10:35 AM
Networking Break
Digital Transformation (11:05 a.m. - 12:40 p.m.)

Digital transformation is the rewiring of an organization to unleash competitive advantage, improve customer experience, and lower costs. It’s the bespoke mixture of strategy, technology, data, and change management that bridges the business of today to the business of tomorrow.

11:25 AM

Making smart data decisions can be what sets leaders apart from the rest of the field. With new technologies democratizing data at an accelerated pace, how can companies ensure that their data strategy is helping them stay ahead of the curve? We propose six essential rules that every Data Chief should follow to dominate the decade of data.

11:50 AM

In today's digital-first world, the key to success lies in creating exceptional digital experiences that keep customers coming back for more. Customers aren't just buying products; they are seeking unforgettable experiences. We explore the customer experience journey to discover the digital strategies essential for exceeding customer expectations.

12:15 PM

For some, Spatial Computing is a passing fad, but those closest to the technology posit that what we know about computing is about to shift, significantly. Spatial Computing is an evolving 3D-centric form of computing that uses AI, computer vision, and XR to blend virtual experiences into the physical world. From a business perspective, it expands computing into everything you can see, touch, and know. Attend to decide whether Spatial Computing is a passing trend or a lasting transformation in computing.

Lunch and Networking Break (12:40 p.m. - 1:40 p.m.)
12:40 PM
Lunch and Networking Break
Infrastructure Insights (1:40 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.)

As technological advancements accelerate, the platforms driving business value must keep pace. We explore key issues affecting IT leaders, from fostering sustainable IT practices to enhancing security measures and optimizing cloud costs.

2:00 PM

Green IT is a convenient buzzword that masks the daunting complexity of such operating principles as net zero computing, green coding, sustainable sourcing, hardware circularity, and responsible tech innovation. But best practices and leadership strategies have emerged for jumpstarting and accelerating authentic transformation of technology organizations. Learn what’s working for CTOs and CIOs across multiple industries in Europe and North America.

2:25 PM

AI enables cyber criminals to increase the scale and speed of their attacks by orders of magnitude. In this session we’ll examine how sophisticated security threats are using AI to become more convincing, more prevalent, and much faster. We’ll share actions all organizations - large and small, public and private - need to consider as they prepare for this coming onslaught.

2:50 PM

Many CTOs first discover that their cloud architecture is immature when they receive, and are surprised by, the bill. In this case study, we’ll examine how a prominent digital business implemented systems and policies to reduce costs by 40 percent in 6 months. The organization was able to deliver detailed cost metrics to leadership and development teams, reduce waste, and free engineers to focus on new development.

Networking Break (3:15 p.m. - 3:35 p.m.)

Networking and refreshments for our live audience.

3:15 PM
Networking Break
Digital Leadership (3:35 p.m. - 4:50 p.m.)

The greatest challenge for digital leaders is rarely the technology itself, and more often the management of change. Strategic planning and effective communication are essential to overcome the inertia of comfort, necessary culture shifts, and reskilling requirements.

3:35 PM

Based on years of rigorous research with data from more than a thousand companies, this session will examine the "four pathways" framework that offers insights into the important dimensions at which a firm must excel in order to be competitive, as well as the organizational disruptions that every firm must manage as they strive to for become top performers in the digital economy.

4:05 PM

How do you get people to say yes to a new idea or innovation? One must, of course, focus on the benefits of the new idea, but many forget to address the frictions that impede the desired behavior we seek in others. This session will examine how to identify and disarm these forces of resistance and help you discover how to turn the frictions that hold us back into important catalysts for change.

4:25 PM

Jeff Bezos is a dreamer who turned a bold idea into the world’s most influential company, a brand that likely touches your life every day. This session reveals the communication strategies that Jeff Bezos pioneered to fuel Amazon’s astonishing growth, redefining the way leaders write, speak, and motivate teams and customers.

4:50 PM
Closing Remarks
Closing Toast (4:55 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.)

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