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June 19-20, 2017
Renaissance Hotel
2222 North Stemmons Freeway
Dallas, Texas


Leaders in every industry face a dizzying array of new digital opportunities. But few signposts exist to guide them. How do large, traditional companies take advantage of fast-moving digital innovations? 

Find out how to tap emerging technologies to transform your enterprise, unleash new value chains and realize new customer opportunities. Find out what's next and what's beyond next.


June 19, 2017

12:30 - 1:30 pm Registration and Light Snacks
2:00 - 2:45 pm ISG Keynote: The Digital Journey — Keys to Success
Bill McNee, Partner, ISG Research

When enterprises embark on the digital journey, they have the opportunity to fundamentally rethink the customer experience, create new digital or hybrid products and services and develop agile and responsive supply chains and business models. As enterprises create new ways of engaging with their customers and tap new revenue streams, entire industries are being turned on their heads. The keynote presentation will:

  • Discuss findings from ISG's latest C-level research
  • Identify key investment opportunities in cloud, IoT, security, and automation
  • Share first-person insight into the initiatives, strategies and challenges of leading-edge business and IT leaders on the digital journey
2:45 - 3:30 pm General Session
3:30 - 4:00 pm Networking Break
4:00 - 4:30 pm Driving the Digital Transformation: ISG Executive Insights
Steve Hall, Partner, ISG Digital Advisory Services

By the end of 2017, enterprises will need to think of Digital Business not as a separate IT initiative but as a broad vision for the entire enterprise. This will require a complete redesign of the enterprise IT operating model. Enterprises will extract business value through their digital fabric, by connecting with customers, suppliers, partners and employees in a whole new way. In this three-part session, we will discuss insights from an ISG Analyst, hear from industry leaders driving their own digital transformation and explore the facts of a real-world case study.
4:30 - 5:00 pm Driving the Digital Transformation: Customer Panel
Moderator: Esteban Herrera, Partner, ISG
5:00 - 5:30 pm Driving the Digital Transformation: Interactive Case Study
5:30 - 7:30 pm Welcome Reception and Stations Dinner

June 20, 2017

7:45 - 8:55 am Continental Breakfast
9:00 - 9:30 am Securing the Digital Universe: ISG Executive Insights
Jim Hurley, Director, ISG

The digital universe of the not-so-distant future leverages IoT sensors, information from anywhere at any time, virtual organizations and the digitization of the physical world. The potential for data analytics is nearly limitless. But today's approaches to security, privacy and compliance are built for yesterday's analog world. In this three-part session, we will peek into the future of security with insights by an ISG Analyst, hear the stories of industry leaders and explore some of today's most pressing questions: What is the foundation for a secure environment in the new digital universe? How do we build it?
9:30 - 10:00 am Securing the Digital Universe: Customer Panel
Moderator: Doug Saylors , Director, ISG
10:00 - 10:30 am Securing the Digital Universe: Interactive Case Study
10:30 - 10:45 am Networking Break
10:45 - 11:15 am Automation and Digital Labor: ISG Executive Insights
Stanton Jones, Director and Principal Analyst, ISG

Automation and AI are everywhere. It's hard not to encounter an opinion piece about how "digital labor" will fundamentally change the nature of knowledge work. What's missing in this conversation is precisely which roles enterprise leaders need to automate, and what they are already automating today. In this session, we'll examine recent research into how automation is changing enterprise buyer plans, and how this, in turn, is affecting the IT and business services markets. We also will discuss how you can get ahead by applying some of the best practices learned from early adopters.
11:15 - 11:45 am Automation and Digital Labor: Customer Panel
Moderator: Chip Wagner, President — Global Business Advisory Services (BAS) & Emerging Services, ISG
11:45 - 12:15 pm Automation and Digital Labor: Interactive Case Study
12:15 - 1:15 pm Lunch
1:15 - 2:45 pm Breakout Sessions

These interactive discussions will tackle the challenges and uncover opportunities brought to bear as business and IT converge on digitization. Sessions will be facilitated by the following thought leaders. A summary of perspectives, best practices and lessons learned from each discussion group will be available to all attendees.

  • The Agile Enterprise: Rajib Datta and Lois Coatney
  • IoT: Ron Exler
  • Blockchain: Jim Hurley and Alex Manders
  • Workplace of the Future: Lisa Graver
  • Digitization of Business Services — Finance & HR: Scott Furlong and Deb Card
  • Organizational Change Management: Randy Geoghagan
  • Advanced Analytics Adoption Strategy: James Burke
2:45 - 3:15 pm Networking Break
3:15 - 4:45 pm Emerging and Disruptive Technologies Showcase

What's next and what's beyond next? In this interactive "show and tell" we will demonstrate emerging technologies — including blockchain, drones, augmented reality, 3D printing, intelligent networks and the new cloud — and discuss the impact to business operations and humans, the challenges to making them a reality and the risk to speed of deployment.
4:45 - 5:45 pm Closing Reception


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“Outstanding topics and debate (best at any conference I have been to this year). Great presentation timing length. The 30 minute series were great. I look forward to ISG expanding these emerging technology conferences in 2017.”
-Patrick Corcoran, Luxoft

“Great insights delivered in a very professional manner.”
-Olle Malmgren, Standard Chartered Bank

“The audience, as well as roster of speakers, was composed of enthusiastic digital thought leaders.”
-Jane Lazgin, Nestle Water

“Great event! Great day! Great insights and deepening of the network. Grateful to be part of it. The event was well run, very topical and excellent networking.”
-Sean Connolly, IPSoft

Who Should Attend

  • Senior IT Leadership (CIO / CTO)

  • Senior Business Strategists

  • Senior Marketing and Product Marketing Leaders

  • Senior Finance Leaders

  • Business and IT Risk Management

  • Corporate and Line of Business Leaders

Digital Business Thought Leaders and Speakers

Bill McNee


Stanton Jones

Director of Research and Principal Analyst

Steven E. Hall

Partner, Digital Advisory Services

Ron Exler


Jim Hurley


Alex Bakker

Research Director

Rajib Datta


Lois Coatney


Lisa Graver

Principal Consultant

Alex-Paul Manders

Principal Consultant

Deb Card


Esteban Herrera


Chip Wagner

Partner and President, ISG Business and Emerging Services

James (Jamie) Burke


Doug Saylors


Scott Furlong




Renaissance Dallas Hotel

2222 North Stemmons Freeway
Dallas, TX  75207 

A limited number of rooms have been blocked at the group rate of $169 plus tax.  The rate expires on May 29th and rooms reserved after that date are subject to availability and prevailing rates.

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