Industry Experts who Spoke at our Event

Mark Ritchie

Mark Ritchie

Former State Secretary of Minnesota

Doug Arlich

Doug Arlich

Vice President, Clinical Transformation at UHG

Elise Maxwell

Elise Maxwell

Principal Consultant at Stella Health

Lonny Stormo

Lonny Stormo

CEO at POPS! Diabetes Care

Sridhar Ramaswami

Sridhar Ramaswami

Professor at Iowa State University

BHARATH  LINGAM

BHARATH LINGAM

CEO, [x]cube LABS

Hunter Saklad

Hunter Saklad

SVP & CIO at Sleep Number

Chad Storlie

Chad Storlie

Digital Strategy Director At Emerson Automation

Gene Munster

Gene Munster

Managing Partner at Loup Ventures

Ryan Weber

Ryan Weber

Managing Partner, Great North Labs

Patrick Josephson

Patrick Josephson

Director of Product and Data Science at Cargill

Adam Gettings

Adam Gettings

Founder and CEO at Rover Robotics

Chuck Olsen

Chuck Olsen

CEO / Co-Founder at Visual

Agenda

2:00 PM – 2:30 PM

REGISTRATIONS & DIGITAL EXPERIENCE ZONE

2:30 PM – 2:45 PM

WELCOME NOTE : SETTING THE CONTEXT

2:45 PM – 3:15 PM

GEARING UP FOR A DIGITAL NATIVE FUTURE

The industrial era started with the steam engine, but the future surely is being driven by silicon. Today we have at least one prominent Digital Native company at the forefront in pretty much any industry you we can think of. Retail, Entertainment, Hospitality, Finance and so on. In fact the digital behemoths of today appear to be straddling not just one or two industries, but multiples, thereby blurring boundaries.

What does it take for companies to survive and thrive in an increasingly uncertain and fast-changing business environment? What are some of the shifts on the horizon, and what is the DNA that is helping Digital companies succeed, that you can learn from?

Listen to a Keynote by Gene Munster (Managing Partner at Loup Ventures), on how all this can be achieved and more.

3:20 PM – 4:05 PM

WINNING CUSTOMERS THROUGH CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE

When Apple unveiled the first iPhone in 2007, it brought in a sea change in terms of customer expectations of what a product should look like and deliver. This was followed by a series of innovations that are not just bringing to the fore exciting products, but are also creating exciting and memorable experiences that are highly engaging.

How can a company create an exciting customer experience that is enjoyable and sets your company apart from the crowd? Let’s hear from the expert set of panelists.

– Bharat Lingam (CEO, [x]cube LABS) (Moderator)

– Hunter Saklad (SVP & CIO at Sleep Number)

– Chad Storlie (Digital Strategy Director At Emerson Automation)

– Sridhar Ramaswami (Professor at Iowa State University)

4:15 PM – 4.30 PM

COFFEE & NETWORKING

4:30 PM – 5:25 PM

LEVERAGING DIGITAL FOR BETTER HEALTHCARE & LOWERED COSTS

It is well-known that while US healthcare costs are the highest at 18% of GDP, it is no.37 on WHO’s global ranking of healthcare systems. While spending is rising faster than the GDP, the results have not been encouraging. Additionally, while admin costs globally at 3% of overall health spending, they’re 8% in the US. Can some of the newer digital technologies like AI, Blockchain, Mobile, voice assistants and IoT among others help to improve the overall experience and metrics?

Some interesting questions to ponder on and discuss, especially in the light of the new kinds of health organizations coming to the fore in the last year, with traditional as well as digital native companies from New York, Silicon Valley, and Seattle getting into the fray.

– Mark Ritchie (Former State Secretary of Minnesota) (Moderator)

– Lonny Stormo (CEO at POPS! Diabetes Care)

– Doug Arlich (Vice President, Clinical Transformation at UHG)

– Elise Maxwell (Principal Consultant at Stella Health)

5:25 PM – 6:10 PM

THE NEXT WAVE OF INNOVATION ( AI, AR/VR, BLOCKCHAIN)

Intel Co-Founder Gordon Moore famously predicted that computing power would grow exponentially by doubling every two years (“Moore’s Law”). The implications of such rapidly improving computing power are now evident all around us. There are now many exponential tech trends that are expected to disrupt us just as much as the Internet and mobile did over the past 20 years.

What technologies will disrupt which markets? How quickly are they advancing? How do you create a business case for rolling them out?

The panel will provide their perspective having led teams working on such difficult questions with the most disruptive technologies from AI, AR/VR, Blockchain, Robotics, IoT, Digital Manufacturing, Neuroscience, and more.

– Ryan Weber (Managing Partner, Great North Labs) (Moderator)

– Adam Gettings (Founder and CEO at Rover Robotics)

– Chuck Olsen (CEO / Co-Founder at Visual)

– Patrick Josephson (Director of Product and Data Science at Cargill)

6:10 PM – 7:00 PM

Cocktails & Networking

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