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RETHINK DATA / Building Digital Brains for the Organization

RETHINK DATA / Building the Digital Brain for the Organization

October 14 and 15, 2021

Most incumbent organizations have tremendous opportunity to drive greater operating efficiency, improved customer outcomes, and long-term competitive advantage through the use of data-driven artificial intelligence and machine learning in their core products and services.

Many organizations are facing challenges with the ability to demonstrate value from their AI/ML initiatives. Typically, this is not a result of lack of vision, potential use cases, or even prototypes; instead, it usually arises from the inability to consistently deploy and maintain at-scale solutions in mission-critical production environments. The root cause of these challenges rarely arise from the much-publicized lack of data scientists or difficulty in algorithmic development. Rather, data and application infrastructure, process, talent, and organizational alignment often present the most daunting bottlenecks.

In 2019, Fortune Magazine surveyed 2,500 executives and found that 70% of the firms have not realized any
business value out of their significant AI investments.

The goal of this conference is to provide the architecture and design the digital brain for every organization that can bring awareness, consciousness and advanced intelligence necessary to lead in the Digital Age.

Dr. Erik Brynjolfsson
Stanford University

Dr. Tom Davenport
Babson College

Palo Alto Networks Naveen Zutshi

Naveen Zutshi
Palo Alto Networks

Dr. Barbara E. Kahn
Wharton School of Business

Dr. Avi Goldfarb
University of Toronto

Yael Cosset
The Kroger Company

Kimberly Clark Manoj Kumbhat

Manoj Kumbhat
Kimberly-Clark Corporation

Jeremy King
Pinterest, Inc.

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October 14
10:40 – 11:00 AM EDT
MODULE 5 INTRODUCTION
11:00 AM – 1:00 PM EDT

Lecture, Case Study, Workshop

Dr. Erik Brynjolfsson

Professor, Stanford Graduate School of Business; Appointments to the Stanford
Institute for Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence, & the Stanford Institute for
Economic Policy Research

1:30 – 3:30 PM EDT

Lecture, Case Study, Workshop

Dr. Tom Davenport

President’s Distinguished Professor of
Information Technology & Management,
Babson College

4:00 – 6:00 PM EDT

INDUSTRY CASE STUDIES & Q&A

Naveen Zutshi

Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer, Palo Alto Networks

Additional Speakers TBA
6:00 PM EDT
Adjourn
October 15
11:00 AM – 1:00 PM EDT
Lecture, Case Study, Workshop
Dr. Barbara E. Kahn
Patty and Jay H. Baker Professor of Marketing, Wharton School of Business
1:30 – 3:30 PM EDT
Lecture, Case Study, Workshop
Dr. Avi Goldfarb
Ellison Professor of Marketing, & Rotman Chair in Artificial Intelligence & Healthcare, University of Toronto
4:00 – 6:00 PM EDT
INDUSTRY CASE STUDIES & Q&A
Yael Cosset
Senior Vice President & Chief Information Officer, The Kroger Company
Manoj Kumbhat
Chief Digital Officer and Global Chief Information Officer, Kimberly-Clark Corporation
Jeremy King
Senior Vice President, Head of Engineering, Pinterest, Inc.
6:00 – 6:20 PM EDT
MODULE 5 RECAP
6:20 PM EDT
Adjourn
Lectures and Case Study Segments Presented by Distinguished Faculty.

The Digital Transformation Flywheel: DATA
In this session, learn how leaders are identifying and accessing the best options for data-driven AI and ML in their core products and services; How acceleration of strategic decision making is facilitated through alignment of digital transformation processes and roadmaps; How emerging technologies, new applications and data management techniques are being used to successfully address, transform and mitigate the challenges of maintaining, upgrading and enhancing mission critical production environments; and more. 

The Digital Transformation Flywheel Customers Operations Strategy Technology Culture Data