The Center for Digital Transformation (formerly CRITO)    

Conferences and Workshops


Current Events



Past Events

 March 24, 2016: Road to Reinvention: Developing Leaders for the Digital Age

This Signature Conference presented real-world examples from experienced executives and industry leaders as they participated in interviews and panels to discuss building and reinventing organizations for the digital age. 


March 19, 2015: Road to Reinvention: Developing Leaders for the Digital Age

This Signature Conference examined what it means to think and act like a digitally-enabled organization. 


December 7, 2012 Management Information Systems Colloquium

D.J. Wu, Associate Professor, Scheller School of Business, Georgia Institute of Technology, presented "Network of Practice, Information Technology Spillovers, and Productivity: Evidence from Enterprise Software."



Prior research on information technology (IT) spillover often uses spillover pools with undefined transmission mechanisms and ignores the direction of the spillovers. We introduce an alternative measurement of IT spillover derived from a different transmission pathway: knowledge transfer through interactions in an Internet-enabled network of practices where IT professionals exchange ideas and help each other resolve technical problems they encounter. Our method separates the effects of knowledge spillover from spillovers that are embedded in intermediate inputs. We show that IT knowledge spillovers through these networks contribute positively to firm productivity. The economic payoff of the spillovers is significant: by our estimate, one percent increase in the inward knowledge spillovers translates to a $0.46 million increase in added value for an average firm in our sample. Further, we find that IT spillovers complement a firm’s investment in IT capital in the sense that the productivity of IT capital is increased with higher level of IT spillovers, but such complementarity does not exist for either non-IT capital or non-IT labor. We discuss the implications for research and practice.



June 28, 2012:  Healthcare IT Innovation Summit

HIMSS Southern California in partnership with Ingram Micro and the Center for Digital Transformation presented "The Healthcare IT Innovation Summit -- mHealth in the Era of Affordable Care" at the Nixon Presidential Library and Museum on June 28, 2012.  Click here for more information on this event.


June 20, 2012:  Idea Exchange Forum: Digital Marketing

Alumni and Friends of the Center for Digital Transformation met for the inaugural Idea Exchange:  Digital Marketing Roundtable on Wednesday, June 20, 2012.  Click here for more information on this event.


June 8, 2012:  IT Teaching Workshop

This workshop, sponsored by The Center For Digital Transformation,  took place at the Paul Merage School of Business at the University of California, Irvine on Friday, June 8, 2012.  Further information about this workshop can be found here.


May 24, 2012:  7th Annual Wireless Health Convergence Summit

 Vijay Gurbaxani moderated a panel "Transformative Technologies Update" at the 7th Annual Wireless Health Convergence Summit.  Click here for more information about this 2-day conference in San Diego.




March 30, 2012:  CDT Hosts Aneesh Chopra Event

A fireside chat with Aneesh Chopra, former U.S. Chief Technology Officer and Kevin Parikh, Avasant Global CEO was held at the TiE South Coast Orange County Conference at UC Irvine.



March 1, 2012The Digital Uprising: Rethinking How to Succeed in the Digital Age

The Center for Digital Transformation (CDT) kickoff event was held on Thursday, March 1 from 5:30 – 8:00 pm in the Calit2 Auditorium.  This event featured Vijay Gurbaxani, Director, Center for Digital Transformation, and Peter Hinssen, Author, and Founder / CEO at Across Technologies.  Welcoming remarks were made by Andrew J. Policano, Dean of the Paul Merage School of Business.  There was also an expert business panel, discussing best practices around driving digital transformation.   

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 Please click on any of the images below for a video recap.

Welcome Address

(Andrew J. Policano, Dean)

Digital Transformation: 

Power to the People

(Vijay Gurbaxani)

The New Normal

(Peter Hinssen)

Best Practices

(Panel Discussion)

 Pictures from the event