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April 2018

Applying Improvisation to Your Team

April 13, 2018 @ 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, 2018 @ 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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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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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 - 5:00 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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  • Jeanne W. Ross, Principal Research Scientist, MIT Center for Information Systems Research
    Thursday
    5:00 - 6:00 pm
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    Digital Leadership Keynote, Jeanne Ross, MIT
  • Simon Bailey, Innovator, Educator, Writer
    Friday
    3:00 - 4:00 pm
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    Shift Your Brilliance – Leading Amidst Change and Uncertainty - 2019
  • Kare Anderson, Speaker, Mutuality Matters, Emmy winner, Author
    Friday
    8:30 - 9:15 am
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    Become the Unforgettable Face of Your Organization
  • Benjamin Pring, Futurist and Author
    Thursday
    4:00 - 5:00 pm
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    Figuring Out a Future That Works in A World Where Machines Do Everything
  • Kevin Parikh, Global CEO & Senior Partner, Avasant
    Thursday
    1:00 - 2:00 pm
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    Dare to Dream: Future of the Digital Enterprise
  • Thornton May, Futurist, Educator, Anthropologist and Author
    Thursday
    8:00 - 9:00 am
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    CIO as Futurist: Anticipate Paradigm Shifts and Create the Change You Desire
  • Dean Kamen, Founder, FIRST
    Wednesday
    6:45- 7:45 pm
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    SIM Foundation V.I.P Networking Reception Keynote, Dean Kamen

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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