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SCSIM and March 22 Road to Reinvention Conference

by Jason Henning on January 25, 2018

Dear Members,

UC Irvine’s Center for Digital Transformation is offering SCSIM members discounted registrations to their annual Road to Reinvention conference which will be held on March 22, 2018 (see below and attached for more information).

Use the promo code CIO300 to REGISTER at the discounted price of $300 – a $295 savings from the full price of $595, and this is also a great opportunity to use this discount to bring with you team members or business colleagues.

Join us for Road to Reinvention 2018

Software, especially AI, continues to transform industries, platform companies are dominating, jobs are being automated, and cybersecurity risk is increasing. In 2018, we focus on leading game changing innovation, investing in emerging technologies responsibly, and preparing your workforce for an automated future.

Join us for a series of thoughtful conversations with experienced leaders and gain strategies and insights to help you navigate the road ahead. The program will feature keynote presentations, one-on-one interviews, and panel discussions with experienced executives on the following topics and more:

* Digital Capabilities at the Top: Does Your Business Have Them?
* Getting to Fully Autonomous Vehicles
* Making Smart Bets: Investing in Transformative Technologies
* Cybersecurity: Is There Such a Thing?
* The Work of the Future: Get Ready, Here it Comes
* Building New Competencies: Which Innovation Model is Right for You?

Visit here to see our full program.

We look forward to welcoming you March 22nd at Road to Reinvention.


Vijay Gurbaxani
Faculty Director
Center for Digital Transformation

OVERVIEW – Road to Reinvention 2018 – Thursday, March 22, 2018

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.

2018 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. REGISTER NOW.

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

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.


Digital Transformation: At a Crossroads

  • Vijay Gurbaxani, Founding Director, Center for Digital Transformation

Microsoft: Hitting Refresh

  • Sarah Bond, General Manager, Growth Initiatives, Microsoft

Digital Capabilities at the Top: Does Your Business Have Them?

  • Roxanne Austin, Board Director, Abbott Laboratories, AbbVie, Target, Teledyne Technologies
  • Susan Swenson, Board Director, First Responders Network Authority and Harmonic
  • Dean Yoost, Board Director, MUFG Union Bank and Pacific Life Insurance Company
  • Moderator: Margarethe Wiersema, Dean’s Professor, Strategic Management, The Paul Merage School of Business

Qantas: Flying High

  • Susan Doniz, CIO, Qantas

Hit the Road: Getting to Fully Autonomous Vehicles

  • João Barros, Founder & CEO, Veniam
  • Henry Bzeih, Managing Director, Connected & Mobility Division, KIA Motors America
  • Peter Marx, Advisory Board Member, Office of Extraordinary Innovation, LA Metro

Cybersecurity: Is There Such a Thing?

  • Shabnam Jalakian, VP & CISO, First American Financial
  • Ryan Permeh, Co-founder & Chief Scientist, Cylance
  • Scott Zogg, Chief Security Officer & Fellow, Rockwell Collins
  • Moderator: Bryan Cunningham, Executive Director, UCI Cybersecurity Policy and Research Institute (CPRI)

Making Smart Bets: Investing in Transformative Technologies

  • Dr. Eugene Izhikevich, Co-founder, Chairman & CEO, Brain Corp
  • Nick Tran, Head of Social Media & Brand Culture, Samsung
  • Andy Van Beek, VP, Applications Development, UPS
  • Moderator: Martin Giles, San Francisco Bureau Chief, MIT Technology Review

Heal: Reinventing Marcus Welby

  • Nick Desai, Co-founder & CEO, Heal

The Work of the Future: Get Ready, Here it Comes

  • Oren Goldschmidt, President, Pivotus Ventures
  • Rebecca Scholl, VP, Digital Innovation, Genpact
  • Moderator: Martin Giles, San Francisco Bureau Chief, MIT Technology Review



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
(949) 721-2200



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