Outside of main-stage sessions, participants will break into workshops where they'll move beyond the buzzwords and dive deep into innovative growth strategies with top management experts and practitioners. These hands-on, immersive experiences will allow participants to work together and create solutions to succeed in today's disruptive business environment. Outputs from these workshops will be summarized and published following the summit.
The Digital CEO
Facilitator: Mark Bonchek
Sponsored by: Zebra Technologies
Every company leader today is thinking about digital transformation, whether how to create digital experiences, embrace the Internet of Things or fully utilize tools such as analytics or AI. Digital transformation is about building an intelligent enterprise from the inside out. It's a new model of growth, as platforms turn the incremental into the exponential; a new way to gain visibility into your operations by connecting the physical to the digital; and a new way to engage customers, especially as social media turns consumers into co-creators. This challenges the way we lead, govern and manage. To truly transform, you have to go beyond changing what you do, to changing how you think. In this session, you will discover how a digital mindset can accelerate growth, deepen engagement and energize culture.
AI and Social Impact
Facilitator: Ayanna Howard
Sponsored by: Hitachi
Artificial intelligence tools can help your business collect and analyze more data than ever while reducing labor costs and improving the customer experience. AI already is transforming how many businesses and industries function, from medical providers diagnosing and treating diseases to financial professionals managing complex portfolios. But as more companies deploy artificial intelligence, they must be aware of the implications and unintended consequences of leveraging the technology. What is the social impact of AI? What happens when AI goes rogue -- such as a privacy invasion or misuse of private data? This workshop will focus on how you prepare to successfully implement artificial intelligence and avoid the pitfalls, from the merely annoying to the disastrous.
Leveraging the Finance Department for Growth
Facilitator: Lisa Kaplowitz
The CFO is a valuable business partner, but are you maximizing the value of the CFO office by using finance to help guide strategic decision making? Regardless of the stage in the product life cycle, CEOs grapple with the same question: Is our company growing as quickly and efficiently as it could? Your CFO can help, from tracking the key metrics that drive the business to developing compensation structures that link to the tactical execution of the strategy. This workshop is for those who want to maximize the CEO-CFO partnership and create a framework for measuring success and linking compensation to the bottom line.
These Kids Today: Strategies for a New Workforce
Facilitator: Anna Liotta
Millennials are well on their way to dominating the labor market. By 2025, they will comprise 75 percent of the global workforce, according to a Brookings Institution study. As a result, businesses must create innovative ways to attract and retain talent for a cohort whose characteristics and expectations contrast greatly from previous Baby Boomers and Gen Xers. Millennials are known job hoppers, switching jobs at twice the rate of previous generations in their first five years in the workplace, according to a LinkedIn study. This means higher recruiting and training costs and also inhibits knowledge transfer. This workshop will highlight strategies for creating the workplace of the future that appeals to Millennials but does not alienate other workers.