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April 2018

The Tech Megatrends: 2018 The Tech and Trends Reshaping Our Lives, Our Work – and Our World

April 12 @ 8:00 am - 9:15 am
Dallas Ballroom, The Sheraton Dallas
Dallas, 75201 United States
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In this interactive, inspiring session, speaker, futurist, and professor Christina “CK” Kerley takes audiences on a tour of the tech megatrends that will dominate the 2018 business landscape. In an era where companies live and die by the decisions they make, IT execs must architect “real-time, know-it-all enterprises” that capture the invisible (data), predict the unknowable (AI), and digitize the physical (IoT). Digital transformation is where we need to go . . . but the current Web won’t get us…

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Exploring Blockchain – Managing the Transformational Change

April 12 @ 9:45 am - 10:45 am
Dallas D3, The Sheraton Dallas
Dallas, 75201 United States
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Blockchain is advancing at an accelerated pace, and will change the way we conduct business not unlike the internet. In this session, we’ll explore some real world applications of blockchain technology, and discuss the impact it will have on how information is collected, shared and analyzed within your organization and with your business partners. Is Blockchain a disruptive technology or a mandate for foundational change? Let’s explore the possibilities. In this session, you’ll learn about: Advancements in industries that are…

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IT Transformation

April 12 @ 9:45 am - 10:45 am
Dallas D1, The Sheraton Dallas
Dallas, 75201 United States
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As Global CIO of Chubb Insurance company Jim Knight performed a major comprehensive transformation of IT resulting in significant savings, increased productivity, predictability as well as IT agility. He has given numerous interactive presentations regarding his successful transformation journey to SIM Chapters, Columbia University graduate students as well numerous CIO conferences. The presentation focuses on the who, what, when, why and how of the transformation. More specifically, it focuses on organization design, talent management, governance, metrics, process and change management…

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Blockchain Business Process as a Cyber Strategy, a Tool for Defensive Social Engineering

April 12 @ 9:45 am - 10:45 am
Dallas D2, The Sheraton Dallas
Dallas, 75201 United States
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Blockchain has become a buzzword that everyone has heard about and few fully understand. Technology and innovation teams across every sector are scrambling to develop new use cases for blockchain and pilot technology in this regard. Generally, the pilots developed are not scalable due to cost requirements or business need and the resulting projects are sent to the pilot graveyard – the flashy, client-facing testbed. Despite the many challenges associated with developing blockchain products and services, there is substantial opportunity…

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SIM Authors Panel: Lessons Learned from Writing a Book

April 12 @ 9:45 am - 10:45 am
Solutions Exchange Demo Stage, The Sheraton Dallas
Dallas, 75201 United States
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In this "Fireside Chat", a panel of SIM Authors will share thoughts, experiences and results of the process…concept through promotion. Moderator: Hunter Muller Panelists: Blake Holman Daniel D. Roberts Yasmin Zahra Shah   Blake Holman, Chief Information Officer, St. David's Foundation Blake Holman is currently Chief Information Officer and HIPAA Security Officer at St. David’s Foundation in Austin, Texas, a position he has held since September, 2015. Prior to St. David’s Foundation, Blake served as Sr. Vice President and Chief…

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STEM Outreach Toolkit – Workshop 1

April 12 @ 9:45 am - 10:45 am
Houston Ballroom, The Sheraton Dallas
Dallas, 75201 United States
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Professionals in STEM, IT, and related fields recognize the value of providing outreach and support to K-12 educators. Bringing role models and real experts into the classroom can support student engagement along with increasing interest in career paths and applications. However, time is a valuable currency in the classroom. Teachers are often tasked with meeting extensive curriculum goals and success is often determined by mandated testing. They often struggle with justifying taking time from the packed curricular schedule and need…

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Is the Public or Private Cloud Best for your Workload(s)? Sponsored by Datalink

April 12 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am
State Room 1, The Sheraton Dallas
Dallas, 75201 United States
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Presented by: Datalink, A Division of Insight  When it comes to choosing cloud platforms, one size doesn’t fit all. Workload requirements vary. Private cloud is best for some workloads. Public cloud is best for others. And sometimes an organization requires a hybrid-cloud and/or multi-cloud approach. Is “unclouding” a workload something for consideration as well?  Technology, business needs, processes, and people skills are all key factors when rationalizing which approach makes sense for your organization. Juan Orlandini, Chief Architect, Datalink, a…

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Real World Multi-Modal IT: Digital Innovation with Analytics Sponsored by Mareana

April 12 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am
State Room 4, The Sheraton Dallas
Dallas, 75201 United States
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The past several years has seen an explosion of new business data.  In parallel, customers' and business partners' expectations are only increasing.  Yet the fundamental challenges of IT and Ops Leaders remain the same: "Do More with Less," fund innovation through ongoing savings, keep the lights on, make sure our company's data is safe and secure...  Balancing these competing imperatives and moving the needle on innovation to take advantage of new sources of value embedded in data is possible...with the…

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Data Management in the Era of GDPR and Digital Transformation Sponsored by Commvault

April 12 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am
State Room 3, The Sheraton Dallas
Dallas, 75201 United States
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In this session, we will look at a data management perspective driven both by GDPR together with the shift to digital business. In it, we propose an approach that takes the requirements of GDPR as a catalyst for change and seek a   wider set of benefits from the investment made to meet the new privacy requirements - including deriving business value and protecting data more effectively. Don Foster, Senior Director of Solutions Marketing, Commvault

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Sponsored by ExtraHop Networks

April 12 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am
State Room 2, The Sheraton Dallas
Dallas, 75201 United States
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