Speakers

Michael J. Bender, COO, Global e-Commerce at Walmart Kunjorn Chambundabongse, VP Innovation and R&D, UnitedHealth Group Susan Doniz, Former Chief Product, Digital and Information Officer, Aimia

Michael J. Bender
COO
Global e-Commerce at Walmart
Biography

Kunjorn Chambundabongse
VP Innovation and R&D
UnitedHealth Group
Biography


Susan Doniz

Former Chief Product, Digital and Information Officer
Aimia
Biography

Joseph Essas, CTO, OpenTable Pete Flint, Trulia Founder, Former CEO, Zillow Group Director Stephen Gold, CMO, IBM Watson

Joseph Essas
CTO
OpenTable
Biography


Peter Flint

Trulia Founder and Former CEO
Zillow Group Director
Biography


Stephen Gold

CMO
IBM Watson

Oren Goldschmidt, CTO, Frost Data Capital Shafiq Khan, SVP Channel Strategy & Distribution, Marriott International Jeff Margolis, Chairman & CEO, Welltok

Oren Goldschmidt
CTO
Frost Data Capital
Biography


Shafiq Khan

SVP Channel Strategy & Distribution
Marriott International
Biography

Jeff Margolis
Chairman and CEO
Welltok
Biography

Jon Krause, SVP Operations, Oakley & CIO, Luxottica North America Sean Middleton, COO Emerging Business Accelerator, Cognizant Philip Potloff, COO/CIO, Edmunds.com


Jon Krause

SVP Operations
Oakley & CIO, Luxottica North America
Biography


Sean Middleton

COO Emerging Business Accelerator
Cognizant
Biography

Philip Potloff
COO/CIO
Edmunds.com
Biography

John Rogers, SVP, Technology Solutions, CoreLogic Innovation Labs Jimmy Suh, CRO, Standard Hotels Arun Sundararajan, Professor and Sharing Economy Expert, New York University


John Rogers

SVP
Technology Solutions, Corelogic Innovation Labs
Biography


Jimmy Suh

CRO
Standard Hotels

Arun Sundararajan
Professor and Sharing Economy Expert
New York Unversity
Biography

Heather Wake, West Coast General Manager, Instacart James Watters, VP of Product, Marketing, and Ecosystem for Cloud Foundry, Pivotal Software, Inc. Xavier Zang, Former President, Powered by Zip, ZipRealty


Heather Wake

West Coast General Manager
Instacart


James Watters
VP of Product, Marketing, and Ecosystem for Cloud Foundry
Pivotal Software, Inc
Biography

Xaviar Zang
Former President
Powered By Zip, ZipRealty
Biography

Program

8:00 am
Breakfast and Registration
8:45 am

Welcome and Opening Remarks

Eric Spangenberg, Dean, The Paul Merage School of Business, University of California, Irvine

9:00 AM

The Business Imperative: Digital Forces of Change

Today’s digital environment requires business leaders to undertake a profound and systematic rethinking of how their companies will compete. Vijay Gurbaxani, Director of the Center for Digital Transformation, will examine how businesses can leverage the different economics of a digital world to reinvent themselves.

9:30 AM

Embracing the Digital Revolution: A Story of Business Transformation

Incumbent businesses are reinventing themselves with new strategies and business models. Hear Michael Bender, COO of Global eCommerce, Walmart, describe how he leads strategy and execution of the company’s eCommerce operations around the world.

10:00 am

The End of Complacency I: New Rules of Competition

Access to powerful digital technologies has shattered barriers to entry. New competitors are disrupting virtually all industries. No company is immune. Listen to Sean Middleton, COO of Cognizant’s Emerging Business Accelerator discuss how his company is challenging the status quo.

10:30 am
Networking Break
11:00 am

The End of Complacency II: New Rules of Competition

Access to powerful digital technologies has shattered barriers to entry. New competitors are disrupting virtually all industries. No company is immune. Listen to Shafiq Khan, SVP eCommerce for Marriott International, discuss how his company is redefining the status quo.

11:30 am

Launching Your Vision: Making the Business Case for Digital

As incumbent companies reinvent themselves, many are challenged by the size and risk of the digital investments they need to make. This panel will examine how to value digital initiatives, the challenges of investing in old and new technologies simultaneously, and dealing with analyst/stockholder scrutiny.

12:15 pm
Lunch
1:15 pm
From Ideas to Action: Highlight of what’s coming in the afternoon
1:30 pm

The Sharing Economy: What it Means for You

Arun Sundararajan, NYU professor, will tell us how this emerging phenomenon will affect everyday asset‐intensive services, stimulating new consumption, raising productivity and catalyzing individual innovation and entrepreneurship. Listen to Heather Wake, West Coast General Manager forInstacart, discuss how they are leveraging the sharing economy and sophisticated analytics to build a successful business model.

2:00 pm

Partnering: Opportunities in a World of Platforms

Businesses today are frequently powered by technology platforms. These platforms are the core of networked ecosystems that enable distributed innovation and create new markets. This panel will explore how to develop a platform strategy, including creating incentives for innovation and sharing value.

2:45 pm
Networking Break
3:15 pm

The End of Complacency III: New Rules of Competition

Access to powerful digital technologies has shattered barriers to entry. New competitors are disrupting virtually all industries. No company is immune. Listen to Pete Flint, co-founder & CEO of Trulia, discuss how his company is challenging the status quo.

3:45 pm

Leading the Transformation: Innovation, Opportunity and Execution

Reinvention requires creativity. But creativity must translate into superb execution. Learn how innovative companies are crafting new visions, launching novel products and services, and building successful digital enterprises.

4:30 pm

Digital Reinvention: Looking into the Future

The next wave of tech innovation will drive even more dramatic business transformation. Listen to Stephen Gold, CMO of Watson Group at IBM, and Jeff Margolis, CEO ofWelltok, IBM Watson’s first investment, discuss how cognitive computing will help them bring a revolutionary offering to the healthcare market and how IBM is leveraging this capability to transform itself.

5:15 pm
Closing Remarks
5:30 pm
Cocktail Reception

 

Sponsors

Platinum Sponsors

Gold Sponsors

Silver Sponsors

Marketing Agency Sponsor