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2019 Road to Reinvention
 

Leadership in the Digital Age

About Our Program

Road to Reinvention is unlike other conferences. We bring together experienced executives, technology leaders and the latest academic thinking with one goal: to help you navigate the road ahead.

We have planned an exciting day of thought-provokig conversations with leaders and luminaries. Learn how incumbents are reinventing and startups are rapidly scaling to disrupt; what AI and blockchain can do for your business and ways to manage the associated risks; and how you can acquire the necessary competencies to drive change when skills are scarce. 

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

  • Invention and Reinvention: Lessons from the Frontlines
    C-Suite executives tell us how they are driving digital innovation.
    • Adobe, Taco Bell, Ulta Beauty, Acorns
  • Transformation Playbooks
    Do you have the knowhow to redesign your company? Learn how to rethink your business, engage your customers, and leverage software platforms to innovate and thrive in the digital age.
    • GlobalLogic, NBCUniversal
  • The Promise and Peril of AI: Technology Pioneers Tell Us How They See the Future
    Hear from the innovators who are building the future.
    • Google, UC Irvine Institute for Genomics and Bioinformatics
  • Role of the C-Suite and Boards: How Market Leaders Are Different 
    Successful transformation requires leadership from the top and a digitally-savvy board that understands what it takes to succeed.
    • Target, Abbott Labs, Abbvie, Schneider Electric, MGM Entertainment, Ulta Beauty

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

Digital Transformation 2.0: Leading Amidst the Techlash
Vijay Gurbaxani, Founding Director, CDT

Adobe: Dreaming Bigger
Shantanu Narayen, President & CEO, Adobe

Ulta Beauty: Loyalty Is Everything
Mary Dillon, CEO, Ulta Beauty

The Board Mandate: How Digital Strategy Drives Governance
Roxanne Austin, Board Director, Target, Abbott, AbbVie, Teledyne
Greg Spierkel, Board Director, MGM Resorts, Schneider Electric, PACCAR
Mary Dillon, CEO, Ulta Beauty and Board Director, Starbucks, Northshore University HealthSystem

Scaling Innovation: Mighty Oaks from Little Acorns Grow
Noah Kerner, CEO, Acorns  

Google: Building the Future with AI
Philip Nelson, Director of Engineering, Google Accelerated Science 

When Should We Trust Machines?
Vasant Dhar, Professor, NYU Stern School of Business and the Center for Data Science; Founder, SCT Capital Management

Driving Digital Innovation: A Multi-Industry Perspective - Speakers TBA
Moderator: Matt Lockhart, EVP of Strategy and Business Development, Magenic        

Live Más Digitally
Marisa Thalberg, Global Chief Brand Officer, Taco Bell

Designing the Next Generation Business for the Next Generation Customer
Shashank Samant, CEO, GlobalLogic
Melissa Lintinger, SVP, Production Finance, NBCUniversal Media

Hyperledger: Building the Future with Blockchain
Brian Behlendorf, Executive Director, Hyperledger

Town Hall: What AI Can and Can't Do For Your Business
Pierre Baldi, Chancellor's Professor, ICS and Director, Institute for Genomics and Bioinformatics, UCI

 

Speakers

Roxanne Austin Roxanne Austin
Board Director
Target, Abbott Labs, AbbVie

Pierre Baldi Pierre Baldi
Chancellor’s Professor, ICS and Director
Institute for Genomics and Bioinformatics, UC Irvine

Brian Behlendorf Brian Behlendorf
Executive Director
Hyperledger

Vasant Dhar Vasant Dhar
Professor, NYU Stern School of Business and the Center for Data Science
Founder, SCT Capital Management

Mary Dillon Mary Dillon
CEO
Ulta Beauty

Martin Giles Martin Giles
San Francisco Bureau Chief
MIT Technology Review

Vijay GurbaxaniVijay Gurbaxani
Founding Director
Center for Digital Transformation

Noah Kerner Noah Kerner
CEO
Acorns

Melissa LintingerMelissa Lintinger
SVP, Production Finance
NBCUniversal Media

Shantanu Narayen Shantanu Narayen
President & CEO
Adobe

Philip NelsonPhilip Nelson
Director of Engineering
Google Accelerated Science

Shashank Samant Shashank Samant
CEO
GlobalLogic

Greg SpierkelGreg Spierkel
Board Director
MGM Entertainment, PACCAR, Schneider Electric

Marisa Thalberg Marisa Thalberg
Global Chief Brand Officer
Taco Bell

Sponsors

Benefactor

  • Herman P. and Sophia Taubman Foundation

  • The Beall Family Foundation 

Platinum Sponsors

Magenic

Gold Sponsors

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Silver Sponsors

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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.

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.

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Event Details

Date: 03.21.2019
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