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Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld®

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6677 Sea Harbor Dr
Orlando, FL 32821 United States
(407) 351-5555 http://renaissance-hotels.marriott.com/renaissance-orlando-at-seaworld

May 2019

RLF Alumni class of 2018, guest speaker Morag Barrett

May 15 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld®, 6677 Sea Harbor Dr
Orlando, FL 32821 United States
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A special gathering of all RLF Alumni to celebrate the class of 2018 plus an interactive presentation from guest speaker Morag Barrett. Morag Barrett, CEO SkyeTeam SkyeTeam is the brainchild of Morag Barrett (nee McLeod). Morag’s experience ranges from senior executive coaching to developing high impact teams across Europe, America and Asia. She is a highly effective speaker, trainer and executive coach. Morag draws from a deep and unique operational skill set. Her corporate career started in retail banking with…

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SIM Foundation V.I.P. Networking Reception 2019

May 15 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld®, 6677 Sea Harbor Dr
Orlando, FL 32821 United States
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The inaugural SIM Foundation V.I.P. Networking Reception is a premier night for the national SIM community to gather with an exemplary group of senior leaders and give back to our communities. More than 200 SIM members from across the country are expected to be in attendance.SIM has a long running commitment to support the needs of local communities — both financially and through volunteer efforts.

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SIM Foundation V.I.P Networking Reception Keynote, Dean Kamen

May 15 @ 6:45 pm - 7:45 pm
Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld®, 6677 Sea Harbor Dr
Orlando, FL 32821 United States
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The inaugural SIM Foundation V.I.P Networking Reception is a premier night for the national SIM community to gather with an exemplary group of senior leaders and give back to our communities. This evening reception will include a keynote from Dean Kamen the founder of FIRST Robotics and a prolific inventor, entrepreneur, and tireless advocate for science and technology, will deliver a keynote address.. Dean Kamen, Founder, FIRST Dean Kamen is an inventor, an entrepreneur, and a tireless advocate for science…

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CIO as Futurist: Anticipate Paradigm Shifts and Create the Change You Desire

May 16 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am
Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld®, 6677 Sea Harbor Dr
Orlando, FL 32821 United States
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The future is knowable – if you collaborate with the right people in the right way. Every three years, a major paradigm shift regarding dominant design for foundational technology (chips, servers, networks, storage and software) occurs. Every year a major new application category (e.g., mobility, Business Intelligence, social media, artificial intelligence, machine learning, and blockchain) appears. Every quarter a new technology advance makes something that was once impossible/too expensive possible/affordable. Every minute a customer has an expanded expectation. In this…

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Adding Value through Research: Solving Problems and Answering Questions

May 16 @ 9:45 am - 10:30 am
Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld®, 6677 Sea Harbor Dr
Orlando, FL 32821 United States
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Relevance and impact of business school research is disappointing. Less than half of academic articles published are ever cited and less than 5% of business research is funded by corporations. Professors get release time from teaching to conduct research which is unfortunately too often funded by taxpayers, tuition, and university endowments. In this provocative session, Wetherbe will discuss how to connect research to business, the field of information systems and improve the economics and value of business school research. Dr.…

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AI no more a fad: Cognitive Analytics drives quantifiable ROI

May 16 @ 11:00 am - 11:45 am
Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld®, 6677 Sea Harbor Dr
Orlando, FL 32821 United States
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Latest technological trends such as machine learning, deep learning, natural language processing, and cognitive computing are taking the market by storm, in fact, at AIG, 145,000 incidents have been solved by using co-bots (five machine learning algorithms), giving 23,000 hours of productivity back to AIG’s humans. Today, CIOs say the future is now where ML has begun to impact core business functions. Interestingly, BofA Merrill Lynch Global sees the market for AI reaching $70 billion, by 2020. If you ever…

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Limbitless Solutions

May 16 @ 11:00 am - 11:45 am
Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld®, 6677 Sea Harbor Dr
Orlando, FL 32821 United States
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Due to complexities and costs, children have limited access to high fidelity prosthetics. Using additive manufacturing and a novel approach for integrating artistic design into robotics, the Limbitless Solutions research group at the University of Central Florida is creating empowerment technology that not only allows for individual finger dexterity but also provides superhero expression. To advance training aims, custom simulation and video games have been created to provide engaging opportunities to master bionic function and support human computer interactions. Dr.…

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Upholding Ethics and Digital Trust – Breakout Thursday AM

May 16 @ 11:00 am - 11:45 am
Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld®, 6677 Sea Harbor Dr
Orlando, FL 32821 United States
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Developing and Governing Cross-Industry Blockchains for Regulatory Compliance: Lessons from Project Maison

May 16 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld®, 6677 Sea Harbor Dr
Orlando, FL 32821 United States
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Description to come Dr. Daniel Gozman BSc (Hons), MSc, PG Cert, FHEA, PhD, Senior Lecturer, University of Sydney Business School Dr. Daniel Gozman BSc, MSc, PG Cert HE, FHEA, PhD is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Sydney Business School and an Honorary Fellow at Henley Business School (AACSB, EQUIS, AMBA) at the University of Reading. Daniel received his PhD from the London School of Economics. He holds a first-class honors degree in Computer Science and an MSc with…

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Dare to Dream: Future of the Digital Enterprise

May 16 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld®, 6677 Sea Harbor Dr
Orlando, FL 32821 United States
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 Technology today is nearly ubiquitous and still rapidly advancing, and the possibilities with technology for not only our businesses, but for social good, are endless. However, organizations today are not able to harness the power of technology because they cannot break away from habitual and legacy processes. The biggest challenge to the “art of the possible” is the limitation we place on our own mind. Incremental change is the enemy of true innovation, and businesses must be willing to dare…

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What’s Your Weird: Sharing Your Personal Brand Through Social Media

May 16 @ 2:45 pm - 3:30 pm
Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld®, 6677 Sea Harbor Dr
Orlando, FL 32821 United States
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Social  media  for  IT  professionals  isn’t  new.  It’s  been  around  since  the  days  of  Usenet –  we  just  didn’t  call  it  social  media. But  it’s  never  been  so  public, so  easy  to  use and such a powerful tool to share your personal brand.  Learn how to better understand  and  embrace social media, and  how  can  you  use  it  to  shed your invisibility and help manage your career and your professional image.  You'll learn how to first brand yourself boldly and…

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How CIO’s are Successful in a New Role and Avoid Derailment

May 16 @ 2:45 pm - 3:45 pm
Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld®, 6677 Sea Harbor Dr
Orlando, FL 32821 United States
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Being successful in a new appointment requires far more than the first 90-100 days.  This session explores the dynamics of CIO transitions from the viewpoint of both CIOs and non-IT executives.  You will learn the taking charge model developed from research as well as the ways to avoid derailment as described by CxOs and CIOs alike. Dr. Anthony Gerth, Clinical Professor of Information Systems Information Technology and Decision Sciences, G. Brint Ryan College of Business, University of North Texas Dr.…

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Digital Leadership Keynote, Jeanne Ross, MIT

May 16 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld®, 6677 Sea Harbor Dr
Orlando, FL 32821 United States
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Digitized is not Digital: How Companies Drive Value from New Technologies Digital technologies are disrupting businesses by offering 3 powerful capabilities: ubiquitous data, unlimited connectivity, and massive processing power. Inspired by these capabilities, business and technology leaders can redefine how they execute business processes and reimagine their customer value propositions. The opportunities created by digital technologies demand two major business transformations: one involves digitizing the business, the other involves becoming digital business. I will argue that companies must design for…

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Panel: Disruptive Technologies: Forecasting the Needs of The Future Workforce, Part 1

May 17 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld®, 6677 Sea Harbor Dr
Orlando, FL 32821 United States
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This panel of three technology leaders will examine how disruptive technologies are affecting their organizations. The discussion will focus on what they're doing today, what they're anticipating for tomorrow, and how they're using this information to forecast and plan ahead.

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Changing the Rules of the Game: Finding Talent through Online Gaming

May 17 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld®, 6677 Sea Harbor Dr
Orlando, FL 32821 United States
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As children we learned that “All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy”. In this session, learn how Jack’s or Jacqueline’s playing of online games can be useful for you as an manager. Find out how the activities that workers engage in outside of work can be useful in developing or signaling skills needed within an organization. Leave with ideas on changes you can make within your hiring and talent development process to use online gaming or other…

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Robotics Part 1: A Fireside Chat with the Champions

May 17 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld®, 6677 Sea Harbor Dr
Orlando, FL 32821 United States
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Each year, SIM, through the Outreach Awards, recognizes outstanding achievements in supporting STEM initiatives in the local communities. Come and hear from the champions about the successes - and challenges - of their chapter programs. This intimate discussion will energize you to consider some of their successful tactics in making major contributions in support of STEM education and careers. Session Moderator: Nanci Schimizzi         Nanci Schimizzi, Senior Technology Executive, Fair Oaks Strategies Nanci Schimizzi is a Senior…

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Robotics Workshop Part 2: The Competition

May 17 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld®, 6677 Sea Harbor Dr
Orlando, FL 32821 United States
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As 21st century jobs transform, we're seeing an ongoing, escalating need for a work force proficient in robotics literacy and strong technical skills.  Come see firsthand how some Central Florida middle and high school students -- in partnership with SIM Central Florida -- are sharpening their robotics literacy and developing their capabilities to meet the demand for these skills over the next decade. Robotics working demonstrations will be provided by two Central Florida robotics clubs: "Team Banana" - Colonial High…

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IT Crowdsourcing as a Means of Increasing the Participation of Under Representing Groups in the Digital Workforce

May 17 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld®, 6677 Sea Harbor Dr
Orlando, FL 32821 United States
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Description to come Dr. K. D. Joshi, Professor and Department Chair of Management, Information Systems, & Entrepreneurship Dr. K. D. Joshi is the Philip L. Kays Distinguished Professor of Information Systems and Chair of the Department of Management, Information Systems and Entrepreneurship at Washington State University. She received her Master of Science in Engineering from the University of Michigan and received her Doctor of Philosophy in Business Administration (Decision Sciences and Information Systems) from the University of Kentucky. Dr. Joshi’s…

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Panel: Disruptive Technologies: Forecasting the Needs of The Future Workforce Part 2

May 17 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld®, 6677 Sea Harbor Dr
Orlando, FL 32821 United States
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Basic programming in grade schools, achieving Microsoft and Cisco certifications, competing in Cyber Security competitions. These are just a sampling of the amazing opportunities offered by different STEM programs to stimulate kids' interest in the field and help them prepare for future careers.
 For this panel, leaders from three STEM program will discuss how they structure their program offerings for students in Elementary School, Middle School, and High School. Moderator: Mark Dronzak Panelist: Chris DeRosier Julie Gabrovic Suzanne Davis Mark…

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A Panel Discussion With SIM Authors: “The Author’s Journey… Idea, Creation, Outcome”

May 17 @ 1:45 pm - 2:45 pm
Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld®, 6677 Sea Harbor Dr
Orlando, FL 32821 United States
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In this session a panel of published SIM members will share their writing experiences. We will explore what it takes to get started, selecting a publisher, promotion of finished works and the results of having completed this journey. This will be a great session for anyone who wishes to be published someday or even for those who aren’t quite sure about the merits of having their work in print and want to understand what it takes and what are the…

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Make Winning Normal: Maximizing Agility with High-Performing Teams

May 17 @ 1:45 pm - 2:30 pm
Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld®, 6677 Sea Harbor Dr
Orlando, FL 32821 United States
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James Healey, Consultant, Abraic, Inc. James Healey is a consultant at Abraic, Inc. who leads teams in the execution of IT strategy, development of process excellence and optimization of organizational communication dynamics. James believes that the ability to rapidly create and continually improve high performing teams is one of the most important factors for succeeding in highly dynamic environments. James has successfully supported clients in the execution of IT initiatives addressing disruptive industry trends and rapidly shifting competitive landscapes.

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Roundtable Sessions on Directions for Future Practice-Based Research

May 17 @ 1:45 pm - 2:30 pm
Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld®, 6677 Sea Harbor Dr
Orlando, FL 32821 United States
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Description to Come Big Data: Rashmi Jain, Montclair State University Risk: Michelle Kaarst-Brown, Syracuse University Cybersecurity: Keri Perlson, MIT Curriculum: Heiki Topi, Bentley College Enterprise Architecture: Jim Knight, SIM IT Workforce: Mary Sumner, Southern Illinois University  

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