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

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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.

TRANSFORM YOUR BUSINESS AND CREATE DISRUPTIVE BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES

Now in its seventh year, the 2017 Digital Business Summit brings together experienced senior digital business strategists and technology leaders to explore how enterprises are transforming their business.

Attendees at the Digital Business Summit are provided with an end-to-end view of the impact of digital disruption on technology infrastructure, business operating models and organizational strategies.

Successful companies are leveraging disruptive digital technologies to transform existing operating models and reap significant competitive advantage.  Understand the emerging trends, changes in markets and where the next threats are going to come from, as we explore what's next and what's beyond next.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

The Digital Business Summit is focused on enabling and delivering enterprise advantage, improving the ability to compete through innovative new ways of doing business and new businesses entirely.

Attendees of the Digital Business Summit include:

  • 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 Leader

WHY ATTEND?

Through interactive sessions, conference participants will gain valuable information and actionable advice from industry experts and peers:

  • Review the digital disruptors driving transformative changes based on our most recent C-level research
  • Hear about the best practices of some of the early adopters of automation tools
  • Explore some of the key breakthroughs in securing the digital universe
  • Network with peers and share ideas and best practices

Agenda

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 Featured Presentation
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
Panelists:
Bernie Gracy, Chief Digital Officer, Agero
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?

  • What the future of pervasive digital security is and why
  • What key breakthroughs to expect and when
  • What changes will occur and who is most impacted
9:30 - 10:00 am Securing the Digital Universe: Customer Panel
Moderator: Doug Saylors , Director, ISG
Panelists:
Jerry Wynne, Systems Security Officer, Noridian Mutual Insurance Company, Fargo
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.

  • Separate automation and AI hype from reality
  • Understand which business support functions are being automated today
  • What's likely to be disrupted by automation and AI tomorrow
11:15 - 11:45 am Automation and Digital Labor: Customer Panel
Moderator: Chip Wagner, President — Global Business Advisory Services (BAS) & Emerging Services, ISG
Panelists:
Kevin Nyaribo, HMS

Robots are the rage! Every company wants to know:

  • If they are a fit for them
  • How they would work
  • What the art of the possible is for savings
  • How does the operating model change, etc.
With our panelists, we will explore use cases from their companies, do's and don'ts, myths and facts, and hear how automation has changed their company. We will also take questions from our audience who might be considering the RPA journey.
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, Partner, ISG and Lois Coatney, Partner, ISG
Enterprise Agility: Stop doing agile... and start being agile

  • What should be attainable? It's not just about implementing Pods and an Agile process. What does "being agile" mean?
  • What does the journey look like to get there? Top down big bang? Grass Root innovators?
  • What are the operating model components to address?
How the Internet of Things Fits Into a Digital Business Strategy: Ron Exler, Director, ISG

  • Shifting the focus from sensors to customer experience (CX) outcomes
  • How the intersection of emerging technologies, location intelligence, and the IoT can create new value
  • Why the indoors is the next frontier and how to affect customers there
Blockchain: Jim Hurley, Director, ISG and Alex Manders, Principal Consultant, ISG

  • Blockchain and databases — how do they compare today?
  • What to expect in the market from database and blockchain technologies
  • Planning considerations, and questions
Workplace of the Future: Lisa Graver, Principal Consultant, ISG

Digitization of Business Services — Finance & HR: Scott Furlong, Partner, ISG & Deb Card, Partner, ISG

  • How do cloud-based HR and Financial systems enable greater agility and analytics to drive the digital agenda
  • Impact of Digital on F&A and HR — Functional role in driving the "Digital" message throughout the enterprise
  • Use cases of how emerging / disruptive technologies are driving benefit streams in F&A and HR
  • RPA and automation are taking off in F&A and HR; what can your company expect?
Organizational Change Management: Randy Geoghagan, Partner, ISG

Advanced Analytics: James Burke, Director, ISG and Debjyoti Paul, AVP Digital Business, Mindtree

  • A strategy blueprint for how and where your organization gets started, and what needs to be considered in the approach to implementing and sustaining advanced analytics in your organization.
  • Where is your organization on the maturity curve for using advanced analytics? How do you move your organization to where you would like it to be on that maturity curve?
  • Real-world examples of company's advanced analytics journeys; how these journeys started and what they did to move their organizations forward to achieve the business objectives desired from the implementation of advance analytics.
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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Testimonials

“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

Digital Business Thought Leaders and Speakers

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Bill McNee

Partner

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Stanton Jones

Director of Research and Principal Analyst

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Steven E. Hall

Partner, Digital Advisory Services

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Ron Exler

Director

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Jim Hurley

Director

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Alex Bakker

Research Director

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Rajib Datta

Partner

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Lois Coatney

Partner

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Lisa Graver

Principal Consultant

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Alex-Paul Manders

Principal Consultant

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Deb Card

Partner

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Esteban Herrera

Partner

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Chip Wagner

Partner and President, ISG Business and Emerging Services

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James (Jamie) Burke

Director

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Doug Saylors

Director

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Scott Furlong

Partner

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Bernard E. Gracy, Jr.

Chief Digital Officer, Agero

Jerry Wynne
Jerry Wynne

Vice President Security and CISO, Noridian Mutual Insurance Company

Venue

RenaissanceDallas1

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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