September 23 - 25, 2019
Royal Sonesta Hotel, Cambridge, MA

Pre-Conference Workshop Day

8:30 am - 9:00 am Registration & Welcome Refreshments

Business Transformation Implementation Workshops

9:00 am - 10:30 am Workshop A: Excellence & Innovation Acceleration: Unleashing the Power of Great People and Organizations
  • In a fast-changing world, how do you build a culture where extraordinary innovation becomes ordinary? A culture that lasts and consistently delivers exponential leaders, growth and value creation.
  • The key ingredients to innovation acceleration are not what you see portrayed most often in the media. Great, enduring organizations know what it really takes to create and, most importantly, scale innovation.
  • Exploring how to blend disciplined innovation methods with elements of venture capitalism, crowdsourcing and collaborative leadership to deliver rapid and sustainable business improvements and innovations in any industry. 
Jose Pires, Former Global VP of Enterprise Business Improvement and Productivity at andeavor

Jose Pires

Former Global VP of Enterprise Business Improvement and Productivity
andeavor

Implementing new technology calls for changing the way your enterprise thinks. Use these workshops to help you prepare for the new era – marrying people, processes and tech together to achieve a more efficient and joined-up workplace and real collaboration across the business.

Business Transformation Implementation Workshops

10:30 am - 11:00 am Coffee Break
Implementing new technology calls for changing the way your enterprise thinks. Use these workshops to help you prepare for the new era – marrying people, processes and tech together to achieve a more efficient and joined-up workplace and real collaboration across the business.

Business Transformation Implementation Workshops

11:00 am - 12:30 pm Workshop C: Lean-Driven Start-Up Innovation
This workshop is designed for leaders and practitioners seeking to work more innovatively. Building on the principles of Lean Product Development and Lean Startups, the program provides a comprehensive framework that helps leaders and organizations figure out what to do and how to do it every day. It will provide approaches to answer the following questions:
  • How to quickly and efficiently execute a competitive Innovation Creation Process
  • How to measure progress to be sure you are getting closer to your goals?
  • How to maximize the talent you already have?
It applies to all businesses and services that want to become more innovative. 
Norbert Majerus, Managing Director at Norbert Majerus Consulting Ltd

Norbert Majerus

Managing Director
Norbert Majerus Consulting Ltd

Implementing new technology calls for changing the way your enterprise thinks. Use these workshops to help you prepare for the new era – marrying people, processes and tech together to achieve a more efficient and joined-up workplace and real collaboration across the business.

Business Transformation Implementation Workshops

12:30 pm - 1:30 pm Lunch
Implementing new technology calls for changing the way your enterprise thinks. Use these workshops to help you prepare for the new era – marrying people, processes and tech together to achieve a more efficient and joined-up workplace and real collaboration across the business.

Business Transformation Implementation Workshops

1:30 pm - 3:00 pm Workshop E: Measures of Success: Better Metrics, Better Management, Better Business Culture
Your technology generates tremendous amounts of data. How do you ensure that the data becomes useful information that enables you to improve your company, rather than the start of countless wild goose chases? Process Behavior Charts (PBCs) are the answer. This workshop will introduce PBCs, and show how they enable you to distinguish signal (significant changes) from noise (routine fluctuations) in the data you generate. As a result, you’ll stop overreacting to every up and down in your metrics, and you’ll keep employees from wasting time trying to figure out “What went wrong last week?” Finally, the workshop will present several fundamental lean tools that can help you begin to improve, in a proactive, systematic fashion, the underlying processes that are generating your metrics.
Topics covered:
  • How to create process behavior charts
  • How to properly interpret process behavior charts
  • Why to avoid two daa point comparisons
  • Data tables vs. charts
  • Drawing the right conclusions
  • Connecting charts to improvement activities
  • Fundamental lean tools for continuous improvement 
Daniel Markovitz, Founder, President at Markovitz Consulting

Daniel Markovitz

Founder, President
Markovitz Consulting

Implementing new technology calls for changing the way your enterprise thinks. Use these workshops to help you prepare for the new era – marrying people, processes and tech together to achieve a more efficient and joined-up workplace and real collaboration across the business.

Business Transformation Implementation Workshops

3:00 pm - 3:30 pm Afternoon Break
Implementing new technology calls for changing the way your enterprise thinks. Use these workshops to help you prepare for the new era – marrying people, processes and tech together to achieve a more efficient and joined-up workplace and real collaboration across the business.

Business Transformation Implementation Workshops

3:30 pm - 5:00 pm Workshop G: Developing the Competencies to Become an Effective Digital Business Analyst
The International Institute of Business Analysis has developed a competency model for Business Analysts. There are 15 competencies for a Digital Business Analyst and many of these are new or expanded compared to the general BA competencies.
Digital is a different way of working. With traditional business analysis, your stakeholder focus is generally more on people that are internal to the enterprise. With digital, you have a more outward focus external to your organization. You will need to understand the needs and experience of your external customers. Working in a digital organization is about using data and digital information technology systems as a driver. It also involves understanding what business models enable a customer-centric focus.
 
In this workshop, understand the competencies required for effective Digital Business analysis and dive more value to your organization and help elevate your skills and career.
Jared Gorai, Director, Regions & Chapters at International Institute of Business Analysis

Jared Gorai

Director, Regions & Chapters
International Institute of Business Analysis

Implementing new technology calls for changing the way your enterprise thinks. Use these workshops to help you prepare for the new era – marrying people, processes and tech together to achieve a more efficient and joined-up workplace and real collaboration across the business.

Tech Evaluation Workshops

9:00 am - 10:30 am Workshop B: Evaluating the Potential of Big Data Analytics, Business Intelligence and Data Science to Benefit Your Business
  • In a digital world, analytics are massively useful to understand how your business is performing and how your customers are responding.
  • Business intelligence software is a set of tools used by companies to retrieve, analyze and transform data into meaningful information. Examples of business intelligence tools include data visualization, data warehousing, dashboards, and reporting

Learn how to retrieve, analyze, and transform data into meaningful information to help your business make more intelligent decisions.
Neil Gomes, Chief Digital Officer and Senior Vice President for Technology Innovation and Consumer Experience at Thomas Jefferson University and Jefferson Health

Neil Gomes

Chief Digital Officer and Senior Vice President for Technology Innovation and Consumer Experience
Thomas Jefferson University and Jefferson Health

Get the low-down on key technologies which can enable your business to achieve true operational excellence, both inside and out. We will focus on Big Data Analytics, Business Intelligence, RPA, AI, Digitization, Cloud Migration and many revolutionary new technologies.

Tech Evaluation Workshops

10:30 am - 11:00 am Coffee Break
Get the low-down on key technologies which can enable your business to achieve true operational excellence, both inside and out. We will focus on Big Data Analytics, Business Intelligence, RPA, AI, Digitization, Cloud Migration and many revolutionary new technologies.

Tech Evaluation Workshops

11:00 am - 12:30 pm Workshop D: Using RPA and Process Mining Technologies to Streamline and Simplify Operations
  • Processes are being radically transformed by Robotic Process Automation and AI. Technological advancements in the area of automation and artificial intelligence both bring threats and opportunities.
  • Discover how Process Mining technology can transform RPA implementation from a threat into sustainable opportunities, by analyzing, monitoring and improving all business activities, and where AI will make the biggest difference to your organization.
  • Critical Steps to Make Process Mining and RPA Implementation a Success
  • Transforming Existing Data Instantly into Practical Value
  • Innovative Ways to Analyze Process Performance, Costs, and Areas of Improvement
  • Leveraging Process Mining Technology to Discover the Ideal Activities for RPA


Get the low-down on key technologies which can enable your business to achieve true operational excellence, both inside and out. We will focus on Big Data Analytics, Business Intelligence, RPA, AI, Digitization, Cloud Migration and many revolutionary new technologies.

Tech Evaluation Workshops

12:30 pm - 1:30 pm Lunch
Get the low-down on key technologies which can enable your business to achieve true operational excellence, both inside and out. We will focus on Big Data Analytics, Business Intelligence, RPA, AI, Digitization, Cloud Migration and many revolutionary new technologies.

Tech Evaluation Workshops

1:30 pm - 3:00 pm Workshop F: AI Powered Strategy Execution
*   The evolution of strategy execution rigour
     *   The Run, Improve, Transform Challenge
     *   Method & Principles driving success
     *   Evolution of software enablement
 
   *   AI evolution and how can today’s technology assist
     *   Practical applications
     *   Applying present day technology to the execution challenge
 
   *   Vision of the future: AI powered strategy execution
  • The virtual strategy analyst team
 


Ian Henderson, Head of Product Management at i-nexus

Ian Henderson

Head of Product Management
i-nexus

Nigel Richardson, Pre-Sales Director at i-nexus

Nigel Richardson

Pre-Sales Director
i-nexus

Get the low-down on key technologies which can enable your business to achieve true operational excellence, both inside and out. We will focus on Big Data Analytics, Business Intelligence, RPA, AI, Digitization, Cloud Migration and many revolutionary new technologies.

Tech Evaluation Workshops

3:00 pm - 3:30 pm Afternoon Break
Get the low-down on key technologies which can enable your business to achieve true operational excellence, both inside and out. We will focus on Big Data Analytics, Business Intelligence, RPA, AI, Digitization, Cloud Migration and many revolutionary new technologies.

Tech Evaluation Workshops

3:30 pm - 5:00 pm Workshop H: Using Lego Serious Play to Start a Culture Transformation
LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® (LSP) is a powerful tool to obtain a shared understanding and agreement for a team on any situation. LSP can be extremely effective when implementing any kind of organizational change that requires the engagement and participation of the impacted teams, especially if you are embarking on a cultural transformation.
In this session, I will share several real-life experiences that showcase the benefits of LSP as well as where, when, and how it can be used. The scenarios that I will share are (1) a small company looking to align the work of a team with the overall organizational strategy, (2) an IT department looking to define a roadmap to become a business partner, and (3) a large company going through an agile transformation that is looking to define an action plan for team members as they move into their agile roles. Attendees will also become familiar with the LSP experience by participating in several exercises themselves during the session. 
 
Objectives/Learning Outcomes:
·         Learn when to use LSP
·         Understand how an LSP session must be conducted in order to get the best results
·         Get useful tips for facilitating your own LSP sessions
 
Information for Program Team
·         Intro: Group activity with LEGOS (up to 4-5 people/group) – 10 minutes
·         Talk about real experiences – 15 minutes
·         Middle: Group activity with LEGOS (up to 4-5 people/group) – 15 minutes
·         Resume talking about real experiences – 15 minutes
·         Conclusion: tips and call to action – 5 minutes
·         Q&A – 15 minutes
Ali Orr Cox, General Manager at B2T Training

Ali Orr Cox

General Manager
B2T Training

Get the low-down on key technologies which can enable your business to achieve true operational excellence, both inside and out. We will focus on Big Data Analytics, Business Intelligence, RPA, AI, Digitization, Cloud Migration and many revolutionary new technologies.