2019 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.

2019 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.


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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.



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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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.


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,


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Event Details

Date: 03.21.2019
Time: 08:00 a.m. - 05:00 p.m.
Event Type: Public


The Beckman Center
100 Academy Irvine, CA 92617


Center for Digital Transformation
Coni Zingarelli