Day 2 - 6 June 2024

10:00AM

Babak Abbaschian

Senior Director, Data Strategy and Analytics

Churchill Downs Incorporated

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10:00AM - Day 2

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Chairpersons Welcome

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. Babak Abbaschian, Senior Director, Data Strategy and Analytics, Churchill Downs Incorporated

10:15AM

Paul Hoerman

Head of Digital Ecosystem

Ferguson Enterprises

Associated Talks:

10:15AM - Day 2

View Presentation: The Digital Transformation imperative: Cultural fusion

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Jacob Velikonia

Director of Operations, Digital Commerce

Ferguson Enterprises

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10:15AM - Day 2

View Presentation: The Digital Transformation imperative: Cultural fusion

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Presentation: The Digital Transformation imperative: Cultural fusion

  • Setting the Context – Introductions and understanding of diverse cultures 
  • Blending the cultures – Opportunities and challenges 
  • Transformation Case Study 
. Paul Hoerman, Head of Digital Ecosystem, Ferguson Enterprises
. Jacob Velikonia, Director of Operations, Digital Commerce, Ferguson Enterprises

10:50AM

Saumya Vardhan

Director, Digital Transformation Office Leader

Yahoo

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10:50AM - Day 2

View Presentation: Lessons from Yahoo: Navigating multi-Year journeys in the tech sphere

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Presentation: Lessons from Yahoo: Navigating multi-Year journeys in the tech sphere

  • Provide insights into how organizations can navigate and thrive in their own extended transformation journeys. 
  • Essential elements & strategies for a successful digital transformation office to manage multi-year journey effectively. 
. Saumya Vardhan, Director, Digital Transformation Office Leader, Yahoo

11:20AM

Networking break

11:45AM

Steve Ma

Head of Enterprise Architecture

Ulta Beauty

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11:15AM - Day 2

View Panel: Keeping the “New Normal” Employees Happy, Productive and Progressive

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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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Abhishek Nayak

Co-founder and CEO

Appsmith

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11:45AM - Day 2

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Saydulu Kolasani

SVP of Enterprise IT, Digital, Data & Analytics Transformation

Fisker

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11:45AM - Day 2

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Gopi Polavarapu

Chief Solutions Officer

Kore.ai

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11:45AM - Day 2

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Yannick Connan

Global Executive Creative Director

Hugo & Cat

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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?

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

  • What is the difference between Customer Experience and Human Experience to you? 
  • What are some of the challenges today when striving for the best Human Experience? How can employees overcome the challenges? 
  • What are some ways to use the latest technology trends to enable the best experience? 
  • What are some metrics you use to gauge success? 
Moderator: . Steve Ma, Head of Enterprise Architecture, Ulta Beauty
. Manav Khatri, Executive, Director of Product Management, Global Digital Platforms & Strategy, Ford Credit
. Abhishek Nayak, Co-founder and CEO, Appsmith
. Saydulu Kolasani, SVP of Enterprise IT, Digital, Data & Analytics Transformation, Fisker
. Gopi Polavarapu, Chief Solutions Officer, Kore.ai
. Yannick Connan, Global Executive Creative Director, Hugo & Cat

12:30PM

Patrick Mason

Manager of Digital Adoption

HKA

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12:30PM - Day 2

View Presentation: Finding ease with new software – Using Digital Adoption Platforms to simplify Change Management

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Jon Enser

Senior Manager of Data Strategy and Analytics

HKA

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12:30PM - Day 2

View Presentation: Finding ease with new software – Using Digital Adoption Platforms to simplify Change Management

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Presentation: Finding ease with new software – Using Digital Adoption Platforms to simplify Change Management

  • After a lengthy RFP process, CDOT selected HKA and PMWeb as its new Project Controls system and implementer.
  • CDOT had identified many concerns and risks associated with rolling out new software.
  • HKA leveraged a digital adoption platform to mitigate and overcome these risks.
. Patrick Mason, Manager of Digital Adoption, HKA
. Jon Enser, Senior Manager of Data Strategy and Analytics, HKA

12:45PM

Lunch networking break

01:35PM

Prof.Dr. Dina Ziadlou

University professor at Sofia University, Board member, and Chair of digital transformation Leadership at ISfTeH

Associated Talks:

03:35PM - Day 2

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Arpitha Prakash

Head of Digital Technology

Lime

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01:35PM - Day 2

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Kamala Manju Kesavan

Director of Engineering

FinTech

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01:35PM - Day 2

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Fireside Chat: Digital transformation as a strategy for sustainability

  • Accomplishing environmental, social, and governance (ESG) goals with greener technologies such as 5G, blockchain, AR/VR, plus AI and data-driven processes. 
  • Working towards net zero by reducing the carbon footprint, opting for virtual over physical meetings whenever possible, choosing digital collaboration platforms etc. 
  • Using technology to boost consumer awareness when it comes to sustainability, such as digital marketing around eco-friendly practices. 
Moderator: . Prof.Dr. Dina Ziadlou, University professor at Sofia University, Board member, and Chair of digital transformation Leadership at ISfTeH,
. Arpitha Prakash, Head of Digital Technology, Lime
. Kamala Manju Kesavan, Director of Engineering, FinTech

02:10PM

Josh Santiago

Chief Strategy Officer

Dynamic Consultants Group

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02:10PM - Day 2

View Presentation: Build AI resilient organizations: Strategies on how to navigate Generative AI in consulting

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Presentation: Build AI resilient organizations: Strategies on how to navigate Generative AI in consulting

  • The rapid advancement of generative AI is transforming every industry and driving changes to how we staff and hire. We must be prepared to navigate this evolving landscape and harness the potential of AI while mitigating its risks – and rapidly. 
  • In this 10-minute session at Digital Transformation Week, Josh Santiago, the Chief Strategy Officer for DCG, will share practical strategies and insights on building AI-resilient organizations and effectively leveraging generative AI. 

Key topics include: 

– Enhancing services and delivering greater value to clients through AI 

– Addressing ethical considerations when working with AI 

– Upskilling teams and fostering a culture of continuous learning and adaptation 

– Ensuring responsible and effective AI deployment in organizations 

– Through real-world examples and case studies, attendees will gain actionable insights and a framework for thinking about AI in their organization that they can immediately apply to their own organizations. 

– Don’t miss this opportunity to learn how to build an AI-resilient organization and stay ahead in this new and rapidly evolving world. 

. Josh Santiago, Chief Strategy Officer, Dynamic Consultants Group

02:25PM

Stephen Hodges

Director, Solutions and Customer Success

AveriSource

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02:25PM - Day 2

View Presentation: Accelerate your digital strategy with AI-Powered application modernization

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Presentation: Accelerate your digital strategy with AI-Powered application modernization

  • Are you curious how AI could help accelerate your application modernization strategy? Plan, document, and map your digital transformation journey with confidence. Accelerate mainframe and midrange modernization while reducing cost, risk, and complexity.  
  • Join AveriSource at this Digital Transformation Week session and you’ll learn how to: 

Quickly assess risk and complexity for any legacy transformation project  

– Document and discover application dependencies and relationships across your entire codebase.  

– Identify and extract business rules while reducing technical debt.  

– Leverage AI to transform COBOL, RPG and other mainframe languages to Java, C# or microservices.  

– Deploy to any platform without vendor or platform lock-in–on mainframe or hybrid cloud. 

. Stephen Hodges, Director, Solutions and Customer Success, AveriSource

02:40PM

Marc Rouhana

Head of Digital Adoption Platform

Learning Pool On Screen

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02:40PM - Day 2

View Presentation: Meet the Simplest Digital Adoption Platform to Create Walkthrough Guides in less than 27 minutes!

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Presentation: Meet the Simplest Digital Adoption Platform to Create Walkthrough Guides in less than 27 minutes!

The rate of Digital Transformation projects has accelerated exponentially. Organizations are required to do more with less at an even faster pace. User adoption continues to be the #1 Factor for Success.

Learning Pool’s OnScreen Guidance is the Simplest Digital Adoption platform to help you automate process documentation, improve on-boarding and empower users to be confident leading to more operational efficiency and higher productivity. Learn how any key user or process owner can create live OnScreen walkthroughs overlaid on any business application in a matter of minutes.

. Marc Rouhana, Head of Digital Adoption Platform, Learning Pool On Screen

02:50PM

Seng Lin Shee

AVP of Architecture

GM Financial

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02:50PM - Day 2

View Presentation: Managing capabilities and business processes with enterprise architecture

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Presentation: Managing capabilities and business processes with enterprise architecture

  • As a business grows and IT/software systems become more complex with tech sprawl, the organization needs to decide how to manage its technology stack effectively, while still being nimble/agile to support the business needs. 
  • How do we provide an overview of the enterprise technology landscape to decide on which areas to invest in? 
  • How do we ensure that we are not implementing solutions multiple times? 
  • How do we compare our technology stack with the industry? 
. Seng Lin Shee, AVP of Architecture, GM Financial

03:35PM

Prof.Dr. Dina Ziadlou

University professor at Sofia University, Board member, and Chair of digital transformation Leadership at ISfTeH

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03:35PM - Day 2

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Day 2 chairperson’s closing remarks

. Prof.Dr. Dina Ziadlou, University professor at Sofia University, Board member, and Chair of digital transformation Leadership at ISfTeH,