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2018 Road to Reinvention
 

Leadership in the Digital Age

About Our Program

Since the first R2R conference in 2015, the case for business reinvention has moved from acceptance by a few to the many. Established businesses must develop and execute new digital strategies and to navigate their way into the future. But the journey isn’t easy. It demands leadership from the top, new business models, a talented workforce, cultural change, and of course, investment in digital initiatives.

2018 brings new challenges. The deployment of digital technologies has grown in scale and their negative consequences – work force displacement, cyber-attacks, and inadequate digital infrastructure – have become more apparent. The agenda for this year’s conference is designed to help business leaders navigate the road ahead. Through a series of thoughtful conversations with experienced leaders, attendees will learn how they can lead their businesses to success in an accelerating digital world.

Who Should Attend

  • C-level executives who develop the vision, objectives and strategy of their organization
  • Board members and financial executives who oversee the process
  • Senior executives who are leading digital transformation
  • Business unit and functional leaders who are executing the digital transformation

Our Themes

  • Disrupting industries with code
  • Driving game changing innovation
  • What’s next in digital technologies?
  • Getting your workforce ready for the future

About the Center for Digital Transformation

The Center for Digital Transformation works to advance the competitiveness and productivity of businesses in the digital economy. Guided by a distinguished and talented external advisory board, we provide executives with a better understanding of the dynamics of the digital revolution and what these forces mean for their industries and organizations.

Agenda

8:00 - 8:50

Check-in and breakfast

8:45 - 9:00

Welcome and Opening Remarks

9:00 - 9:30

Digital Transformation: At a Crossroads

9:30 - 10:00

Qantas: Flying High

  • Moderator: Martin Giles, CDT Senior Industry Fellow and San Francisco Bureau Chief, MIT Technology Review

10:00 - 10:30

Microsoft: Hitting Refresh

  • Ada Duan, General Manager of Business Development/Gaming, Microsoft
  • Moderator: Vijay Gurbaxani, Founding Director, Center for Digital Transformation

10:30 - 11:00

BREAK

11:00 - 11:35

Hit the Road: Getting to Fully Autonomous Vehicles

  • Moderator: Peter Marx, Advisory Board Member, Office of Extraordinary Innovation, LA Metro

11:35 - 12:10

Building New Competencies: Which Innovation Model is Right for You?

  • Kiva Allgood, Chief Commercial Development Officer, GE Ventures
  • Jeff Calcagno, MD, Senior Director of New Ventures, Johnson & Johnson Innovation

  • Moderator: Martin Giles, CDT Senior Industry Fellow and San Francisco Bureau Chief, MIT Technology Review

12:10 - 1:20

LUNCH

1:20 - 1:55

Cybersecurity: Is There Such a Thing?

  • Scott Zogg, Chief Security Officer & Fellow, Rockwell Collins
  • Moderator: Bryan Cunningham, Executive Director, UCI Cybersecurity Policy and Research Institute (CPRI)

1:55 - 2:25

Heal: Reinventing Marcus Welby

  • Moderator: Vijay Gurbaxani, Founding Director, Center for Digital Transformation

2:25 - 3:00

Digital Capabilities at the Top: Does Your Business Have Them?

  • Kathy Misunas, Board Director, Tech Data Corporation and Boingo Wireless
  • Susan Swenson, Board Director, First Responders Network Authority and Harmonic
  • Dean Yoost, Board Director, MUFG Union Bank and Pacific Life Insurance Company

3:00 - 3:10

CDT Research Insights: Investing in Digital -  Why Risk Is Your Friend

  • Mingdi Xin, Assistant Professor, Information Systems, Paul Merage School of Business, UC Irvine

3:10 - 3:40

BREAK and UCI Applied Innovation Technology Showcase in Huntington Room

3:40 - 4:15

Making Smart Bets: Investing in Transformative Technologies

  • Robin Hensley, Vice President of Applications Development & Customer Engagement Technology, UPS
  • Jarrett Dube, Head of Creative Brand Marketing-VR, Samsung
  • Moderator: Martin Giles, CDT Senior Industry Fellow and San Francisco Bureau Chief, MIT Technology Review

4:15 - 4:45

Always a Start-Up: Amazon’s Culture of Innovation

  • Moderator: Vijay Gurbaxani, Founding Director, Center for Digital Transformation

4:45 - 5:20

The Work of the Future: Get Ready, Here it Comes

  • Moderator: Martin Giles, CDT Senior Industry Fellow and San Francisco Bureau Chief, MIT Technology Review

5:20 - 5:25

Closing Remarks

5:25

Reception and UCI Applied Innovation Technology Showcase in Huntington Room 

* Agenda is tentative and subject to change

Speakers

Kiva Allgood Kiva Allgood
Chief Commercial Development Officer
GE Ventures

João Barros João Barros
Founder & CEO
Veniam

Ada Duan Ada Duan
General Manager of Business Development/Gaming
Microsoft

Henry Bzeih Henry Bzeih
CTO & SVP of Automotive
FLEX

Jeff Calcagno Jeff Calcagno
Senior Director of New Ventures
Johnson & Johnson Innovation

Bryan Cunningham Bryan Cunningham
Executive Director
UCI Cybersecurity Policy & Research Institute

Nick Desai Nick Desai
Co-founder & CEO
Heal

Susan DonizSusan Doniz
Group CIO
Qantas

Russ GarciaRuss Garcia
CEO
Menlo Micro

Martin GilesMartin Giles
CDT Senior Industry Fellow
San Francisco Bureau Chief
MIT Technology Review

Oren Goldschmidt Oren Goldschmidt
President
Pivotus Ventures

Vijay Gurbaxani Vijay Gurbaxani
Founding Director
Center for Digital Transformation

Robin Hensley Robin Hensley
Vice President of Applications Development & Customer Engagement Technology
UPS

Robert HoulihanRobert Houlihan
Chief Commercial Development Officer
Mercury Insurance

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Dr. Eugene Izhikevich Dr. Eugene Izhikevich
Co-founder, Chairman & CEO
Brain Corp

Shabnam Jalakian Shabnam Jalakian
SVP & Chief Information Security Officer
First American

Peter Marx Peter Marx
Advisory Board Member, Office of Extraordinary Innovation
Los Angeles Metro

Miriam McLemore Miriam McLemore
Enterprise Strategist
Amazon

Kathy Misunas Kathy Misunas
Board Director
Tech Data Corporation and Boingo Wireless

Jeetu Patel Jeetu Patel
Chief Product Officer
Box

Ryan Permeh Ryan Permeh
Co-founder & Chief Scientist
Cylance

Rebecca Scholl Rebecca Scholl
Vice President
Digital Innovation
Genpact

Susan SwensonSusan Swenson
Board Director
First Responders Network Authority and Harmonic

Jarrett DubeJarrett Dube
Head of Creative Brand Marketing-VR
Samsung

Margarethe WiersemaMargarethe Wiersema
Dean's Professor, Strategic Management
The Paul Merage School of Business

Mingdi Xin Mingdi Xin
Assistant Professor, Information Systems
The Paul Merage School of Business

Dean Yoost Dean Yoost
Board Director
MUFG Union Bank & Pacific Life Insurance Company

Scott Zogg Scott Zogg
Chief Security Officer & Fellow
Rockwell Collins

Sponsors

Support This Program

The Center for Digital Transformation shares thought provoking research from academic experts and useful ideas from industry and academic experts with hundreds of professionals at its events every year. As a part of UC Irvine's Paul Merage School of Business, CDT is an independent and impartial influencer, providing curated and relevant knowledge to help executives navigate the digital world.

Support from the corporate community enables us to produce research and programs to empower business leaders. Support our vision by supporting this program. The key to the future is unlocking minds today.

Learn more about sponsoring Road to Reinvention: Leadership in the Digital Age by emailing our Executive Director, Ed Trainor.

Benefactor

  • Herman P. and Sophia Taubman Foundation

Gold Sponsors

CGI logo      SalesForce Logo         UPS      TRACE3 logo     Hitachi Consulting logo

HCL    technossus        IBM      xelleration     

Silver Sponsors


Accenture       Liferay      Service Now 

 magenic        Conneqt

  

Become a Sponsor

Support This Program

The Center for Digital Transformation shares thought provoking and useful ideas from industry and academic experts with hundreds of professionals at its events every year. As a part of The Paul Merage School of Business at the University of California, Irvine, CDT strives to be an independent and impartial influencer, providing curated and relevant knowledge to help executives navigate the digital world.

The key to the future is unlocking minds today. Support from the corporate community enables us to produce research and programs to empower business leaders. Support our vision by supporting this program.

Learn more about sponsoring Road to Reinvention: Leadership in the Digital Age by emailing our Executive Director, Ed Trainor.

Location

Details

This event will be hosted at the Arnold and Mabel Beckman Center of the National Academies of Sciences and Engineering which is adjacent to the UC Irvine campus.

The Arnold and Mabel Beckman Center

100 Academy
Irvine, CA 92617

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Parking

A limited number of complimentary parking spaces are available on-site and on the street. We recommend carpooling with colleagues whenever possible.

Overflow parking arrangements will be made and CDT will communicate details closer to the event date.

Accommodations

The UC Irvine campus has the benefit of easy accessibility throughout the central Orange County area. All major hotel chains have properties near the airport and around the campus. For those looking for a getaway, there are also many luxury properties in a convenient radius. For additional information regarding hotels, please check back in January. 

Flying In

The venue is located just miles from the John Wayne Airport (SNA) in Orange County. The campus is approximately 25 miles from the Long Beach Airport (LGB), 45 miles from the Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) and 85 miles from the San Diego International Airport (SAN).

Local Activities

Whether you are seeking an adventure or have a passion for the arts, the Orange County area has many sites to explore. To learn more, including seasonal activities, visittheoc.com.

Register

Road to Reinvention 2018 is sold out. To be added to the wait list, please email czingare@uci.edu.

 

 

Event Details

Date: 03.22.2018
Time: 08:00 a.m. - 05:00 p.m.
Event Type: Public

Venue

The Beckman Center
100 Academy Irvine, CA 92617

Organizer

Center for Digital Transformation
Coni Zingarelli
czingare@uci.edu