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Digital Innovation Digital Summit:
New technology to drive business innovation

12 - 14th July 2022, America 09:00 - 12:40 EST

Digital Innovation Summit

Innovation is a 21st century buzzword which has evolved into an essential department of any business. What are the greatest challenges that all innovators are facing, and how can they be solved?

Sense check your approach with likeminded industry experts, sharing insight on business-critical challenges and disruptive technology and drive your industry forward collaboratively.

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Why Attend

Connect with 70+ senior leaders for a curated agenda focused on tackling your current business critical challenges and driving industry forward. Our summits are designed to help you.

New connections

Build new connections with likeminded senior leaders

Business trends

Stay current with emerging business trends

Key takeaways

Downloadable and actionable takeaways

New partnerships

Accelerate key projects through meaningful new partnerships

Insights

De-risk new projects by gaining a broad range of insights

New technologies

Understand the impact new technology can make

"I was blown away by the great logistics, diversity of attendees and incredible networking opportunities. I can honestly say I’ve never had so many new relationships and key opportunities from a single meeting."
Bill Sheahan, Vice President
"Congratulations to you all for pulling off a Hybrid Summit with Augmented Reality features that are truly unparalleled in the Industry! Collaborative, Interactive & showcasing leading edge technology ... GDS Summits really set the bar so high that a return to physical conferences might be re-evaluated in the Industry."
Christina Alexander Alexandropoulou, Director Of Security, Four Seasons
"I connected with peers that I know I’ll stay in touch with, including suppliers which have presented a fantastic opportunity for 7-Eleven Global in the future. It may well be the most valuable summit I’ve attended in many years."
Cynthia Richardson, Senior Director, Global Logistics & Merchandising
"The meetings and presentations added value, and needless to say, but that the venue for the Summit was exceptional."
Edward M Shubert, CPA Senior Director, McKesson Corporation
"I made quite a few contacts that will be beneficial to me."
Margaret Bond, Director of Cyber Security, Numotion
"It was one of the best events I have been to, particularly because of the format and topics. Really well done and to all of the team."
Lauren Goodwin, CIO

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Event Agenda

Day one
Day two
Day three

09:00 - 09:15

09:00 - 09:15

Opening Remarks

Intro & Diamond Commentary

09:15 - 09:45

09:15 - 09:45

Keynote

What if digitally enabled end-to-end experiences allowed us to scale empathy and human connection?

Chris Waugh Chief Design & Innovation Officer, Sutter Health

09:45 - 10:25

09:45 - 10:25

Panel Discussion

Leadership Innovation: People, Process, Technology

Sandeep Puri VP Enterprise Architecture & Digital Strategy, Ciena
Bryan Huber Worldwide VP Digital Marketing , Sodexo
Alvin Cho VP of Product & Engineering, Digital Innovation & Transformation, FISERV

10:25 - 10:35

Sponsor

10:25 - 10:35

Insight Break

10:35 - 11:25

10:35 - 11:25

Roundtables

Track 1: The Soul Of Your Digital Journey

Todd Thomas GM IoT Connected Devices, Stanley Black & Decker

Track 2: The New Age of Business Model Innovation

Philip Saglimbene Director, Business Development, New York Power Authority
Baba Nadimpalli CEO, SKAEL

Track 3: Culture – a roadblock or a catalyst for Digital Innovation

Julian Scutari Global Senior Director, Finance Digital Transformation, Kimberly Clark
Jeff Barry Chief Innovation Officer, Dot Foods

11:25 - 11:30

11:25 - 11:30

Short Break

11:30 - 12:10

11:30 - 12:10

Masterclass Breakouts

Yes, and …! – Corporate Innovation Culture as Transformative Fabric

Miguel Encarnação SVP Data & Analytics, Regions Bank

12:11 - 12:41

12:11 - 12:41

Headline Keynote

Live Commerce is Exploding

09:00 - 09:10

09:00 - 09:10

Opening Remarks

09:10 - 09:40

09:10 - 09:40

Keynote

Leadership: The missing link between strategy and execution in the digital age

Kumar Parakala President – GHD Digital for Digital Innovation, GHD

09:42 - 10:22

09:42 - 10:22

Panel Discussion

How can emerging technology transform the lives of customers and employees?

Jorge Araujo VP Marketing & Innovation, Diageo
Michael Mahar VP Technology, Wyndham Hotels & Resorts
Michael Glowacki VP & CIO, Baker Hughes

10:22 - 10:32

10:22 - 10:32

Insight Break

10:35 - 11:25

10:35 - 11:25

Roundtables

Track 1: The Soul Of Your Digital Journey

Todd Thomas GM IoT Connected Devices, Stanley Black & Decker

Track 2: The New Age of Business Model Innovation

Philip Saglimbene Director, Business Development, New York Power Authority
Baba Nadimpalli CEO, SKAEL

Track 3: Culture – a roadblock or a catalyst for Digital Innovation

Julian Scutari Global Senior Director, Finance Digital Transformation, Kimberly Clark
Jeff Barry Chief Innovation Officer, Dot Foods

11:25 - 11:55

11:25 - 11:55

Innovation Exchange Keynote

Tracy Beam CEO & Chief Transformation Officer Strategic Transformation Partners,

12:05 - 12:35

12:05 - 12:35

Closing Prime Keynote

Digital Revolution in Health Care

Karen Murphy Chief Innovation and Digital Transformation Officer, Geisinger

09:00 - 09:10

09:00 - 09:10

Opening Remarks

09:10 - 09:40

09:10 - 09:40

Keynote

Cx Unplugged: What bugs, birds and mushrooms teach us about thriving in a digital world

Emily Kagan Trenchard SVP Chief of Digital Consumer Solutions, Northwell Health

09:45 - 10:25

09:45 - 10:25

Panel Discussion

How can emerging technology transform the lives of customers and employees?

Preetha Sekharan VP Digital Strategy, Unum
Rick Ballmann Vice President Of Engineering, Data Intelligence and Customer Experience, American Express
Chandra Kesavan Director Strategic Alignment, IT, Wabash

10:27 - 10:37

10:27 - 10:37

Insight Break

10:37 - 11:27

10:37 - 11:27

Roundtable Leaders Panel

Todd Thomas GM IoT Connected Devices, Stanley Black & Decker
Philip Saglimbene Director, Business Development, New York Power Authority
Baba Nadimpalli CEO, SKAEL
Julian Scutari Global Senior Director, Finance Digital Transformation, Kimberly Clark
Jeff Barry Chief Innovation Officer, Dot Foods

11:27 - 11:37

11:27 - 11:37

Short Break

11:37 - 12:07

11:37 - 12:07

Innovation Exchange Keynote

Culture Keepers: How to protect the culture in economic downturn.

Charita Johnson VP Content & Creative Strategy, Peloton

12:10 - 12:40

12:10 - 12:40

Closing Keynote

Christian Saclier VP Design Innovation, PepsiCo

12:40 - 12:50

12:40 - 12:50

Insight Break -Closing Comments

Speakers Include

Christian Saclier

VP Design Innovation

Emily Kagan Trenchard

SVP Chief of Digital Consumer Solutions

Tracy Beam

CEO & Chief Transformation Officer Strategic Transformation Partners

Michael Mahar

VP Technology

Bryan Huber

Worldwide VP Digital Marketing

Jorge Araujo

VP Marketing & Innovation

Sandeep Puri

VP Enterprise Architecture & Digital Strategy

Chris Waugh

Chief Design & Innovation Officer

Alvin Cho

VP of Product & Engineering, Digital Innovation & Transformation

Todd Thomas

GM IoT Connected Devices

Philip Saglimbene

Director, Business Development

Baba Nadimpalli

CEO

Julian Scutari

Global Senior Director, Finance Digital Transformation

Chandra Kesavan

Director Strategic Alignment, IT

Jeff Barry

Chief Innovation Officer

Miguel Encarnação

SVP Data & Analytics

Kumar Parakala

President – GHD Digital for Digital Innovation
Kumar is a global business leader, award-winning technology entrepreneur and thought leader with over 25 find out more

Michael Glowacki

VP & CIO

Karen Murphy

Chief Innovation and Digital Transformation Officer

Preetha Sekharan

VP Digital Strategy

Rick Ballmann

Vice President Of Engineering, Data Intelligence and Customer Experience

Charita Johnson

VP Content & Creative Strategy

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event experience

Experience the new way to network with peers with
interactive features including:

Audience Interaction

Engage with a virtual live audience just as you would at a physical event and create meaningful conversations.

Interactive Live Polling

Keep engaged through interactive live polling and gamification tools.

Direct connections

Ask your questions face-to-face with the speakers via our leading stage technology.

Relationship building

Build stronger connections with leading executives that you will take with you through your career

Thought Leadership

Content and insight from industry experts when it matters most

Intelligent interaction

Interactive quizzes gamify your experience

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