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May 2019

How To Thrive Under Unprecedented Disruption

May 16 @ 9:45 am - 10:30 am
Oceans 12, 6677 Sea Harbor Dr.
Orlando, FL 32821 United States
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Pundits, analysts, practitioners and academics believe 2019 will be the most disruptive year in the history of civilization. At the center of all this sturm und drang sits the CIO confronting “a series of great opportunities, brilliantly disguised as insoluble problems.” In the next 12 months disruptive technologies and practices will: Expand the possibility set of high-performance Business Models rendering some modes of operation dysfunctional; Reshape the solution provider ecosystem ; Discombobulate expectations of what IT is supposed to do;…

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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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SIM’s IT Trends Study: The Voice of SIM Members Since 1980

May 16 @ 2:45 pm - 3:30 pm
Oceans 12, 6677 Sea Harbor Dr.
Orlando, FL 32821 United States
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It’s been nearly four decades since SIM began its IT Trends Study; and data collection is underway now for its 39th anniversary edition.  This also means that the we’re in the midst of the Study’s annual Chapter Challenge Contest, a friendly competition among SIM’s chapters for bragging rights and cash prizes.  In his brief and fast-paced talk, Dr. Kappelman will bring you up to speed on this important SIM program and share a few of the more astonishing findings from the…

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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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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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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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