Digital Futures:  Strategy, culture, and technology at work

When:  Monday, October 12, 2020 – Thursday, October 15, 2020
Where:  Online!

Get the help you need to take the next steps in your digital journey with:

  • Case studies from legacy companies;
  • Interactive learning sessions focusing on key practical issues; and
  • Thought leaders focused on real world applications.

Registration is now open! Click here.

  • IRI members: Use your complimentary registrations (Standard members – 8 registrations; Silver members – 16; Gold – 24) or pay the member rate of $245
  • xLab members:  Use your complimentary registrations or pay the member rate of $245 (Contact IRI for help using complimentary registration.)
  • Nonmembers:  $345

Featured speakers:

David Wineland
Philip H. Knight Distinguished Research Chair and Research Professor, Department of Physics, University of Oregon

 

Fabian Schmahl
President & CEO, thyssenkrupp Bilstein of America, Inc., Components Technology

 

Youngjin Yoo
Elizabeth M. and William C. Treuhaft Professorship in Entrepreneurship, Faculty Director, D&I Initiatives, Professor, Design & Innovation, Case Western Reserve University

Full speaker list

2019 Conference slides and video

Schedule at a Glance

Day 1

Monday, October 12, 2020

11:00am - 12:00pm EDT

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    11:00am - 12:00pm EDT

    Opening Keynote: Youngjin Yoo, Creator of the Digital First framework and Elizabeth M. and William C. Treuhaft Professorship in Entrepreneurship, Faculty Director, D&I Initiatives, Professor, Design & Innovation, Case Western Reserve University

    Learn about the nine key elements of the Digital First framework that provides legacy companies with a roadmap for digital transformation.

12:30pm - 1:00pm EDT

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    12:30pm - 1:00pm EDT

    Q&A with Youngjin Yoo

    Come prepared with your questions on the Digital First framework.

1:30pm - 2:30pm EDT

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    1:30pm - 2:30pm EDT

    Digital Strategy and Leadership Panel - Fabian Schmahl, President & CEO, thyssenkrupp Bilstein of America, Inc., Components Technology

    Learn how industry leaders are approaching the Digital Leadership element of the Digital First strategy:

    Do you have clearly identified executive leadership for the system-wide digital-first strategy? Digital transformation requires substantial capital investments and a clear road map. A firm also needs a digital governance model to manage conflicting priorities and goals among different business units.

3:00pm - 3:30pm EDT

3:00pm - 3:30pm EDT

Digital Strategy and Leadership Case Study

3:30pm - 4:00pm EDT

3:30pm - 4:00pm EDT

Digital Strategy and Leadership Case Study

4:15pm - 5:00pm EDT

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    4:15pm - 5:00pm EDT

    Digital Strategy and Leadership Case Study Panel Q&A

    Come prepared with questions for your industry peers.

Day 2

Tuesday, October 13, 2020

11:00am - 12:00pm EDT

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    Keynote: David Wineland, Philip H. Knight Distinguished Research Chair and Research Professor, Department of Physics, University of Oregon

    David Wineland received a B.A. degree from the University of California, Berkeley in 1965 and a Ph.D. from Harvard University in 1970. Following a postdoctoral position at the University of Washington in Seattle, he joined the Time and Frequency Division of NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) in Boulder, Colorado, from 1975 to 2017, where he was a group leader and NIST Fellow. He is now a Philip H. Knight Distinguished Research Chair and Research Professor in the Department of Physics at the University of Oregon in Eugene.
    Starting with graduate school, a long-term goal of his work has been to increase the precision of atomic spectroscopy, the measurement of the frequencies of atoms’ characteristic vibrations. This research has applications to making better atomic clocks and has led to experiments that enable precise control of atomic energy levels and atomic motion. Such control can be applied to metrology whose precision is limited only by the constraints of quantum mechanics and to demonstrations of the basic building blocks of a quantum computer. For this work, he shared the 2012 Nobel Prize in Physics with Serge Haroche, Collège de France, Paris.

12:30pm - 1:00pm EDT

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    12:30pm - 1:00pm EDT

    Q&A with David Wineland

    Come prepared with your questions for the Nobel Prize winner.

1:30pm - 2:30pm EDT

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    1:30pm - 2:30pm EDT

    Digital HR and Culture Panel

    Learn how industry leaders are approaching the Digital Talents element of the Digital First strategy:

    Are your employees human-centered, digital first, design-savvy, data-enabled, and multi disciplinary? Implementation of a digital-first strategy requires new skills and mindsets. They include design thinking, computational thinking, data thinking, prototyping, and digital business models.

3:00pm - 3:30pm EDT

3:00pm - 3:30pm EDT

Digital HR and Culture Case Study

3:30pm - 4:00pm EDT

3:30pm - 4:00pm EDT

Digital HR and Culture Case Study

4:15pm - 5:00pm EDT

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    4:15pm - 5:00pm EDT

    Digital HR and Culture Case Study Panel Q&A

    Come prepared with questions for your industry peers.

Day 3

Wednesday, October 14, 2020

11:00am - 12:00pm EDT

11:00am - 12:00pm EDT

Digital Leadership Fireside Chat

12:30pm - 1:00pm EDT

12:30pm - 1:00pm EDT

Digital Leadership Q&A

1:30pm - 2:30pm EDT

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    1:30pm - 2:30pm EDT

    Digital Enablers/Technology Panel - Nitin Manoharan, Director, Global Head Enterprise Architecture & Tech Innovation, Philip Morris; Jeff Baetz, Global Industry CTO, Industrial Market Sales for Data, AI, ML, Deep Learning, and Data Science Elite, IBM

    Learn how industry leaders are approaching the Digital Enablers element of the Digital First strategy:

    Are your IT infrastructure and data architecture ready for the digital-first strategy? It demands a shift from an enterprise-system with descriptive data analytics that supports linear value creation process, using waterfall methods into a cloud-based system with predictive and prescriptive analytics that supports non-linear platform-based value creation process, using agile methods.

3:00pm - 3:30pm EDT

3:00pm - 3:30pm EDT

Digital Enablers/Technology Case Study

3:30pm - 4:00pm

3:30pm - 4:00pm

Digital Enablers/Technology Case Study

4:15pm - 5:00pm EDT

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    4:15pm - 5:00pm EDT

    Digital Enablers/Technology Case Study Panel Q&A

    Come prepared with questions for your industry peers.

Day 4

Thursday, October 15, 2020

11:00am - 12:00pm EDT

11:00am - 12:00pm EDT

Keynote: Ronald Fry, Professor of Organizational Behavior, Fowler Center for Business as Agent for World Benefit, Weatherhead School of Management, Case Western Reserve University

12:30pm - 1:00pm EDT

12:30pm - 1:00pm EDT

Case Study

1:30pm - 2:30pm EDT

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    1:30pm - 2:30pm EDT

    Workshop: Using Appreciative Inquiry methods to enable digitalization efforts

    Work with facilitators and your peers to develop practical steps to enable you to move digitalization forward in your organization.

3:00pm - 4:00pm EDT

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    3:00pm - 4:00pm EDT

    Q&A with Ron Fry and Youngjin Yoo + Developing your Action Plan

    Come prepared with your questions for Ron Fry and Youngjin Yoo as you map out your post-conference action plan.