Day 1 - 5 June 2024

09:30AM

Dirk Schapeler

SVP & President Niterra Ventures

Niterra Co., Ltd.

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09:30AM - Day 1

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Chairpersons Welcome

Chairpersons welcome and opening remarks. 

. Dirk Schapeler, SVP & President Niterra Ventures, Niterra Co., Ltd.

09:45AM

Sarah Braet

Head of Site Digital Transformation Los Angeles

Takeda

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09:45AM - Day 1

View Presentation: Data-driven transformation strategies for people, with people

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Presentation: Data-driven transformation strategies for people, with people

  • On how to prepare your workforce for your digital strategy, whilst also maintaining a human-centred approach. 
  • Engaging, motivating and upskilling workers at every opportunity, providing them with the skills and confidence to leverage data effectively. 
. Sarah Braet, Head of Site Digital Transformation Los Angeles, Takeda

10:20AM

Tony Cortinas

President and Co-Founder

Marathon Consulting

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10:20AM - Day 1

View Presentation: From analog to digital: Revolutionizing a pen and paper-based industry into a new era of data-driven success

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Matthew Simmons

Co-Founder

Curbside Laundries

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10:20AM - Day 1

View Presentation: From analog to digital: Revolutionizing a pen and paper-based industry into a new era of data-driven success

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Presentation: From analog to digital: Revolutionizing a pen and paper-based industry into a new era of data-driven success

– Successful business owners know that to stay competitive and cultivate growth, embracing technology and evolving with trends is essential. But when you are still working in an analog state, where do you start? Spoiler ALERT: It’s not with the technology… 

– Tony Cortinas from Marathon Consulting and Matt Simmons from Curbside Laundries share how their collaborative partnership brought about an incredible digital transformation of the laundry industry. 

. Tony Cortinas, President and Co-Founder, Marathon Consulting
. Matthew Simmons, Co-Founder, Curbside Laundries

10:55AM

Subha Shetty

Vice President, Product Management

Fanatics

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10:55AM - Day 1

View Presentation: How to rally teams for transformation

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Presentation: How to rally teams for transformation

  • Top tips on running an effective transformation team; discussing topics such as the importance of company culture, maintaining an innovative mindset, and learning how to inform effectively across various departments. 
  • Knowing the actionable steps to take when connecting teams, by bridging communication and educational gaps. 
. Subha Shetty, Vice President, Product Management, Fanatics

11:25AM

Networking break

11:50AM

Yuyu Wang

Senior Manager, Global Strategy

eBay

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Sunzay Passari

Sr Director & Head - Digital Innovation

UPS

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11:50AM - Day 1

View Panel: The evolution of emerging technologies to advance digital transformation

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Michelle Clark

AVP Enterprise Systems

Union Pacific

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11:50AM - Day 1

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Angel Montesdeoca

Program Director of Product Management, Watsonx Code Assistant Software

IBM

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02:30PM - Day 1

View Presentation: Accelerating application modernization with generative AI and automation

11:50AM - Day 1

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Yoav Susz

General Manager

Atera US

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11:50AM - Day 1

View Panel: The evolution of emerging technologies to advance digital transformation

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Panel: The evolution of emerging technologies to advance digital transformation

  • What do you believe are the top emerging technologies that are currently driving digital transformation in your industries?
  • How can we best integrate those technologies into all aspects of business operations and decision-making processes?
  • What are the biggest challenges you face in integrating these emerging technologies into your business, and how do you overcome them?
  • In the context of digital transformation, how can organizations ensure they are not only focusing on technological advancements but also effectively scaling the human aspects?
  • Looking ahead, how can businesses measure the success of their digital transformation effort? How can businesses foster a culture of innovation and experimentation to stay ahead of the curve in the digital age?
Moderator: . Yuyu Wang, Senior Manager, Global Strategy, eBay
. Sunzay Passari, Sr Director & Head - Digital Innovation, UPS
. Michelle Clark, AVP Enterprise Systems, Union Pacific
. Angel Montesdeoca, Program Director of Product Management, Watsonx Code Assistant Software, IBM
. Yoav Susz, General Manager, Atera US

12:40PM

Jessica Fredican

Senior Director of Product Management, Digital Sustainability Platforms

National Grid

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12:40PM - Day 1

View Presentation: Making your digital transformation stick: Evolving your teams from a fixed to a continual improvement mindset

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Presentation: Making your digital transformation stick: Evolving your teams from a fixed to a continual improvement mindset

  • All too often digital transformation attempts fail or need to be repeated in a few years.  
  • While organizations often diligently implement new technologies and processes, they often apply the same fixed mindset to these changes. The result – diminished ROI on transformation initiatives, resulting in another large transformation investment in a few years.  
  • I’ll share lessons learned on how to evolve your culture from a fixed mindset to one of continual improvement. 
. Jessica Fredican, Senior Director of Product Management, Digital Sustainability Platforms, National Grid

01:10PM

Lunch break

02:05PM

Rajat Gopal

VP Cloud Networking & Security

Tata Communications

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02:05PM - Day 1

View Presentation: Simplifying the complexities of networking infrastructure for cloud environments

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Presentation: Simplifying the complexities of networking infrastructure for cloud environments

  • Gartner estimates 90% of the enterprises globally would have adopted to multi-cloud by 2026, an increase from 76% today, while predicting that 70% of those enterprises may not have the talent to manage the multi-cloud environment. This adoption of multi-cloud technologies will lead to complexities in the management of network infrastructure that can support multi-cloud environments.  
  • The cloud, mobile and distributed computing models have dramatically changed network patterns. Traditionally, most traffic within the corporate LAN, and networks were designed to maximize the efficient movement of that traffic.  
  • Today’s WAN needs to support flexible, anywhere connectivity for cloud-based services, remote locations and users, and edge data centers. Thus, it is imperative for CIOs to have an internet first approach for their smart cloud strategy.  
  • In this exclusive roundtable discussion, IT leaders will discuss the modern networking approach for multi-cloud environments.  

Key questions:  

-How important is the state of networking to a successful multi-cloud strategy?  

-Challenges with your existing network architecture that are restricting your organization from realizing the full potential of your multi-cloud environments?  

-What are the best practices being adopted by your organization to address the need for multi-cloud networking today? Where are you on your journey today?  

-What is your expectation from the connectivity providers to assist in your multi-cloud networking strategy? 

. Rajat Gopal, VP Cloud Networking & Security, Tata Communications

02:30PM

Angel Montesdeoca

Program Director of Product Management, Watsonx Code Assistant Software

IBM

Associated Talks:

02:30PM - Day 1

View Presentation: Accelerating application modernization with generative AI and automation

11:50AM - Day 1

View Panel: The evolution of emerging technologies to advance digital transformation

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Presentation: Accelerating application modernization with generative AI and automation

  • Generative AI coding assistants promise to make code development 50%+ faster, creating an opportunity to accelerate application modernization projects, which have historically been considered too costly relative to the anticipated benefits.  
  • IBM watsonx Code Assistant helps businesses modernize their applications, reduce their technical debt, and support cloud-native development while keeping costs low.  
  • Join us to learn more about how watsonx Code Assistant is increasing developer productivity and accelerating application modernization with generative AI and automation. 
. Angel Montesdeoca, Program Director of Product Management, Watsonx Code Assistant Software, IBM

03:00PM

Networking break

03:20PM

Niraj Hutheesing

Founder and Managing Director

Cygnet.One

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03:20PM - Day 1

View Presentation: Beyond Digital Transformation: Realizing VALUE through the Lens of Generative AI, From Ideation to Execution

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Mukesh Gajjar

Associate Vice President – Presales

Cygnet.One

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03:20PM - Day 1

View Presentation: Beyond Digital Transformation: Realizing VALUE through the Lens of Generative AI, From Ideation to Execution

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Presentation: Beyond Digital Transformation: Realizing VALUE through the Lens of Generative AI, From Ideation to Execution

Digital transformation is a complex journey fraught with challenges, the most significant of which is human resistance to change. McKinsey reports that 70% of digital initiatives fail due to this. Success hinges on strong leadership, a culture embracing change, and collaborative efforts. Short-term goals focus on productivity and customer experience, while long-term objectives aim for growth and business model innovation.

The traditional silos in organizations are giving way to a new era of collaboration, which is now considered the new currency. This shift is essential for allowing data and insights to flow freely across interconnected platforms. However, digital transformation is often mistakenly viewed as a cost rather than an investment in future trends.

Ethical considerations, privacy, and security are critical components of a successful digital transformation. It’s not just about the technology, which is merely the vehicle, but about the destination—creating value in new, innovative ways. As organizations are pushed towards ethical data practices and transparency, robust data governance and a commitment to data protection become central.

The advent of Generative AI marks a new era where machines are not just learners but also creators and innovators. The key is to harness this potential to drive real value. Digital transformation is not just about adopting digital tools; it’s about a fundamental shift in how companies operate. It’s about going beyond digital, doing things differently, and building a unique operational model that differentiates your products, services, and solutions. This is the fabric of enterprise survival in an era of continuous disruption. Discover all of that during our session.

. Niraj Hutheesing, Founder and Managing Director, Cygnet.One
. Mukesh Gajjar, Associate Vice President – Presales, Cygnet.One

03:40PM

Lukasz Andrykowski

CEO, CVO & Co-founder

SKILL & CHILL

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03:40PM - Day 1

View Presentation: Approach problems with digitalization – Just Automate IT!

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Eryk Piszczek

Business Developer

SKILL & CHILL

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03:40PM - Day 1

View Presentation: Approach problems with digitalization – Just Automate IT!

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Presentation: Approach problems with digitalization – Just Automate IT!

  • Everyone is talking about digitalization, but do they really know how to do it? Among endless systems and “solutions” lies a simple truth: the best way to digitalize your company does not exist. We are forced to explore different options, but the ever-evolving market and the constant barrage of new technologies do not make it easier for us. 
  • So, a question emerges: how should I look at digitalization? Is it just a set of steps to complete? Or is it a mindset, that every business owner should cherish? Join us and learn how the biggest players look at it on a short, exciting, and insightful presentation. 
. Lukasz Andrykowski, CEO, CVO & Co-founder , SKILL & CHILL
. Eryk Piszczek, Business Developer, SKILL & CHILL

03:55PM

Mark DiMatteo

Senior Solutions Consultant

LeanIX

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03:55PM - Day 1

View Presentation: From Strategy to Execution: A data driven approach to your Cloud Transformation

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Presentation: From Strategy to Execution: A data driven approach to your Cloud Transformation

Faced with a continuously evolving business landscape, companies need to develop winning strategies that set them apart from their competitors and they need to successfully execute on these strategies. In this session, discover what companies can to do to set up a viable strategy of moving their application landscape into the cloud. Mark will describe the major steps necessary to set up a scalable approach to cloud migration with anecdotes from a range of companies from different industries. He will provide a simple framework for moving from cloud strategy to execution that you can apply repeatedly in your own organization.

. Mark DiMatteo, Senior Solutions Consultant, LeanIX

04:10PM

Jas Dol

Global Head of Delivery

Regus

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04:10PM - Day 1

View Presentation: DevOps automation and value stream management

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Presentation: DevOps automation and value stream management

  • A discussion around DevOps automation and Value Stream Management; how to achieve overall efficiency, collaboration, and success of software development and delivery processes in organizations. 
  • Attaining faster, more reliable releases while aligning development efforts with business goals. 
. Jas Dol, Global Head of Delivery, Regus

04:45PM

Joselle Deocampo-Gautam

Founder, CEO

On Point Capital

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Manav Khatri

Executive, Director of Product Management, Global Digital Platforms & Strategy

Ford Credit

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11:45AM - Day 2

View Panel: The shift from Customer Experience to Human Experience: How can we go the extra mile?

04:45PM - Day 1

View Panel: What does a successful digital transformation roadmap look like?

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Shilpa Green

Global Head of Omnichannel, Commercial IT

Gilead Sciences

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04:45PM - Day 1

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Adam Bateson

Vice President

Umbraco

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04:45PM - Day 1

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Brenda Cowie

Senior Vice President Market Growth

Orbus Software

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04:45PM - Day 1

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Panel: What does a successful digital transformation roadmap look like?

  • Pillars for successful digital transformation
  • Lessons and pitfalls
  • AI and impact on digital transformation
Moderator: . Joselle Deocampo-Gautam, Founder, CEO, On Point Capital
. Manav Khatri, Executive, Director of Product Management, Global Digital Platforms & Strategy, Ford Credit
. Shilpa Green, Global Head of Omnichannel, Commercial IT, Gilead Sciences
. Adam Bateson, Vice President, Umbraco
. Brenda Cowie, Senior Vice President Market Growth, Orbus Software

05:25PM

Jorge Taborga

Adjunct Professor

Carnegie Mellon University

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05:25PM - Day 1

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Day 1 chairperson’s closing remarks

. Jorge Taborga, Adjunct Professor, Carnegie Mellon University