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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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How to Win the Digital Race with Consumption Economics, Sponsored by TenFour

April 12 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Dallas Ballroom, The Sheraton Dallas
Dallas, 75201 United States
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New technologies in the Digital Age are transforming your customers’ experiences. But what about your organization? Is the way it’s consuming technology transforming your business or holding it back? The Cloud only gets you so far. The winners in the Digital Age are the companies who have changed their point of view and transformed from the ground up. Learn what you can do in the next six months to change the course of your  organization to make sure you’re not…

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The Technium

April 12 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Dallas Ballroom, The Sheraton Dallas
Dallas, 75201 United States
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What comes after the Internet? What is bigger than the web? What will produce more wealth than all the startups to date? The answer is a planetary super-organism comprised of 4 billion mobile phones, 80 quintillion transistor chips, a million miles of fiber optic cables, and 6 billion human minds all wired together. The whole thing acts like a single organism, with its own behavior and character – but at a scale we have little experience with. This is more…

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Transformative Leadership in Exponential Times

April 13 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am
Dallas Ballroom, The Sheraton Dallas
Dallas, 75201 United States
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Technology is rapidly changing our world, which is requiring a new kind of leadership. By 2022, the world is expected to have more than 50 billion network devices — for 8 billion people. Data is growing exponentially. By 2022, estimates suggest the amount of data will be equal to more than double the total number of conversations the human species has ever had. With these rapid changes, so too is the nature of leadership changing. How can a modern leader…

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View from the Top

April 13 @ 12:10 pm - 12:30 pm
Dallas Ballroom, The Sheraton Dallas
Dallas, 75201 United States
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Presented during lunch in the Dallas Ballroom What do four distinguished CIOs in different industries wish they had known when they began their current jobs? Will they even mention technology? Given what they wish they had known then, how are they preparing their successors? The distinguished CIOs are: James Kidd (Aetna), Joan Holman (Strasburger), Scott Wiggins (Andritz) and Steve Heilenman (Computer Aid).

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IT Trends Study Preview

April 13 @ 12:30 pm - 12:40 pm
Dallas Ballroom, The Sheraton Dallas
Dallas, 75201 United States
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A preview of SIM’s IT Trends Study: Four Decades of Change in the Role of IT Leadership being presented, April 13 @ 12:45 pm - 2:00 pm at the Solutions Exchange Demo Stage, see session page for full description Speaker(s): Leon Kappelman, Professor of Information Systems, University of North Texas (UNT)

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Applying Improvisation to Your Team

April 13 @ 1:00 pm - 1:45 pm
Houston BC, The Sheraton Dallas
Dallas, 75201 United States
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“The secret skill you have been waiting for.” To accomplish anything, you need the help of others and others need your help. Successful teams have members that are continually improving how they interact and communicate with each other. Collaboration, creativity, and results grow out of an environment that is positive and affirming. Why is this so important? The speed of business today requires teams to decide fast, learn fast and gain buy-in from all stakeholders involved. In Daniel Pink’s book,…

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Technology Addiction and its Impact on the Workforce

April 13 @ 1:15 pm - 2:00 pm
Houston BC, The Sheraton Dallas
Dallas, 75201 United States
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Understanding the impact of technology addiction on the corporate culture where employees may be struggling with the balance of loyalty to the demands of their job and the pull of social media demands. The discussion will review the science, relate staggering realities of the impact technology addiction creates and offer insight into how corporate policies can help facilitate balanced future leaders. Dr. Lisa Strohman, founder and director of the Technology Wellness Center Dr. Lisa Strohman is the founder and director…

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