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May 2019

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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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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Figuring Out a Future That Works in A World Where Machines Do Everything

May 16 @ 4:00 pm - 4:45 pm
Oceans 5-8, 6677 Sea Harbor Dr.
Orlando, FL 32821 United States
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The future of work is at the heart of every major socio-economic-political debate raging around the world today. From work, and what is derived from it – money – comes power. From its absence stems powerlessness. The number one reason why work is changing so quickly? Science fiction style technologies that are becoming more and more real; artificial intelligence, robotic process automation, augmented reality, gene editing. Many people are excited by what they see emerging, but many aren’t. They are…

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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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Become the Unforgettable Face of Your Organization

May 17 @ 8:30 am - 9:45 am
Oceans 5-8, 6677 Sea Harbor Dr.
Orlando, FL 32821 United States
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Do people stop listening before you stop talking? More than your smarts, good intentions, wealth, or even attractiveness your most vital traits in this increasingly complex, connected and information-flooded world are your capacity to be more widely quoted and deeply connected with diverse, sometimes unexpected allies. That’s the only way to stay relevant and sought-after. Literally see demonstrated the three vital behavioral cues that bring out others’ better side so they naturally see and support yours. Discover seven core methods…

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Hidden Behavioral Cues That Boost or Bust Credibility

May 17 @ 1:45 pm - 2:30 pm
Oceans 10, 6677 Sea Harbor Dr.
Orlando, FL 32821 United States
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Your in-person and online actions are never neutral. Those who emanate warmth, competence and a mutuality mindset attitude (how can we accomplish something greater together) are most likely to be trusted as leader, allies and collaborators. From a former NBC and WSJ journalist, who has spent the past decade translating behavioral research into ways to become more deeply connected and widely quoted. Learn 20 actionable insights to boost your community and personal value and visibility. From the angle at which…

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Shift Your Brilliance – Leading Amidst Change and Uncertainty

May 17 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Oceans 5-8, 6677 Sea Harbor Dr.
Orlando, FL 32821 United States
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Business change moves at the speed of light. To keep pace, individuals within an organization must raise the bar on their performance and reset their mindset. The leadership skills of yesterday will not carry the day in today’s continually evolving economy. As the business climate changes in the midst of gender parity, #MeToo, pay equity, diversity, and inclusion ¬ we, too, must change and embrace what Simon T. Bailey calls the “Vuja de Moment.” This is the opposite of déjà vu and…

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