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Strategies for Your Digital Transformation Initiatives

How a Low-Code Development Platform Changes Your Game

San Francisco |
Speakers include:
Marc  Wilson

Marc Wilson

Appian

Martin Resch

Martin Resch

Bank of the West

Beena Ammanath

Beena Ammanath

​Humans​ ​For​ ​AI​

Overview

Corporations stuck with IT infrastructure that pre-dates the digital ‘big bang’ won’t be able to stay relevant - or compete with their digital and legacy-free rivals - for much longer. Vast quantities of data need to be crunched. Failure to modernize processes and systems in line with these trends will drive previously successful businesses to try to catch up with the competitors that overtake them. Deploying low-code app platforms and Robotic Process Automation (RPA) and other advanced technologies will help CIOs deliver their companies’ digital strategies more quickly.

This FT-Appian executive breakfast briefing takes a macro and a micro look at corporate digital transformation. We’ll examine the future of automation in the workplace and how it is viewed and experienced by the customer, and we’ll look at how deploying low-code platforms and other advanced technologies can help accelerate the transition, and do so without all the early-days upheaval that digital transformation efforts often required.

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fallback Add to my Calendar 11/16/2017 08:00:0011/16/2017 11:15:00falseStrategies for Your Digital Transformation InitiativesCorporations stuck with IT infrastructure that pre-dates the digital ‘big bang’ won’t be able to stay relevant - or compete with their digital and legacy-free rivals - for much longer. Vast quantities of data need to be crunched. Failure to modernize processes and systems in line with these trends will drive previously successful businesses to try to catch up with the competitors that overtake them. Deploying low-code app platforms and Robotic Process Automation (RPA) and other advanced technologies will help CIOs deliver their companies’ digital strategies more quickly.This FT-Appian executive breakfast briefing takes a macro and a micro look at corporate digital transformation. We’ll examine the future of automation in the workplace and how it is viewed and experienced by the customer, and we’ll look at how deploying low-code platforms and other advanced technologies can help accelerate the transition, and do so without all the early-days upheaval that digital transformation efforts often required.Strategies-for-Your-Digital-Transformation-Initiatives5a5d9c6469f5f051d26f54ac5f177e15MM/DD/YYYY

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Speakers (7)

Marc  Wilson

Marc Wilson

Founder / SVP Global Partnerships & Industries
Appian

Marc Wilson is a founder of Appian and is responsible for the company's sales into industries including Financial Services, Insurance, Pharmaceuticals, Government and Healthcare among others. Marc's role also includes Appian's Global Partnership Team and has previously run Professional Services. Marc received his B.A. in Government (International Relations) from Dartmouth College. At Dartmouth, Marc was recognized as one of the top ranked inter-collegiate debaters in the United States.

Martin Resch

Martin Resch

EVP
Bank of the West

Martin Resch is an Executive Vice President and the Head of Global Markets and Transformation Lead for the Commercial Banking Group at Bank of the West. In the 13 years since joining the Bank he has also held the positions of Director of Capital Markets, Manager of Cash Management and served as the Treasurer. In addition he held the role of Assistant Treasurer for BancWest Corp, the holding company for BNP Paribas’s investments in retail banking in the United States.

Prior to his joining Bank of the West he spent 13 years on the floor of the Pacific Exchange (PCX). He and his brother started Resch and Associates, a business making markets in equity and index options in 1990 and followed by opening two hedge funds taking arbitrage positions on convertible bonds and equities against equity and index options. He was elected to the Board of Governors of the PCX by the members and served from January 2001 to December 2003.

He has served as a board member of Boys Hope Girls Hope, an organization that supports capable at risk youth in completing high school and going to college, and was a financial advisor to the Charis fund, a charity with a focus on providing help to organizations that support at risk women and children. In addition he has participated in Operation Hope’s financial literacy education programs directed at low income children and youth and in JVS’s FAFSA support programs.

 Martin has a BS in Computer Science from Oregon State University and a MBA from Cornell University.

Beena Ammanath

Beena Ammanath

Global VP, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Founder & CEO, Humans For AI
​Humans​ ​For​ ​AI​

Beena Ammanath is the founder and CEO of Humans For AI Inc. and an award winning senior digital transformation leader with extensive global experience in AI, big data, data science and IoT. Her knowledge spans across e-commerce, financial, marketing, telecom, retail, software products, and industrial domains with companies such as GE, Thomson Reuters, British Telecom, Bank of America, e*trade and a number of Silicon Valley startups. She serves on the Industrial Advisory Board of Cal Poly University. She has co-authored the book “AI Transforming Business”. Beena has been honored several times for her contribution to tech and her philanthropic efforts, including the San Francisco Business Times’ 2017 Most Influential Women in Bay Area, WITI’s Women in Technology Hall of Fame, National Diversity Council’s Top 50 Multicultural Leaders in Tech, CIO.com and Drexel University's Analytics 50 innovator, Forbes Top 8 Female Analytics Experts and Women Super Achiever Award from World Women’s Leadership Congress. Beena thrives on envisioning and architecting how data, artificial intelligence and technology can make our world a better, easier place to live.

Stephen  Skinner

Stephen Skinner

CIO
First Team Real Estate
Selim Aissi

Selim Aissi

Chief Information Security Officer
Ellie Mae

Selim Aissi is Ellie Mae’s Chief Security Officer. He is responsible for Ellie Mae’s Security Engineering, Operations, Strategy, Governance Risk & Compliance, and Disaster Recovery & Business Continuity. As Ellie Mae’s CISO, Selim provides regular updates to the Board of Directors, customers’ senior executives, State officials, and Government regulators.

Selim was hired to build Ellie Mae’s security organization and turn it into a leader in the financial industry. The strategy that he put in place and executed involves mitigating risks while complying with legal, statutory, contractual, and internally-developed requirements. He built Ellie Mae’s security strategy and implemented five defense pillars that include endpoint defenses, perimeter defenses, access control defenses, data protection defenses, and assurance defenses which support the other four defenses. He also built from the grounds-up Ellie Mae’s 24/7 Security Operation Center and Cybersecurity Threat Intelligence program which are used as model programs by some of Ellie Mae’s customers (banks).

Selim is active in cross-industry threat intelligence sharing, including the FS-ISAC, and is a member of the State of California’s Cybersecurity Task Force. He co-authored the book Security for Mobile Networks and Platforms (Artech House).

He has been an Advisory Board Member for several Startups, VCs, and Security Organizations & Institutions. He was recently selected as one of the Top 100 CISOs globally, and his security program was named as one of the Top 500 Security Programs by the Security Magazine.

Moe Tanabian

Moe Tanabian

Head, ID8 IoT Innovation Lab, Samsung Electronics
Samsung Electronics

In his role as Chief Design Officer-IoT and head of ID8 Innovation Lab, Moe Tanabian leads a team of highly skilled multi-disciplinary engineers, designers and scientists with a mandate to innovate new experiences and technologies in the IoT, Smart Objects and the new world of connected everything space.
 
Prior to joining Samsung, Moe worked for Amazon leading the efforts for building and delivering Amazon Android Appstore on Kindle Fire and HD devices, and for the wireless division of Nortel as a lead software architect for CDMA and UMTS Infrastructure products. He additionally worked for Arthur D. Little as a Strategy Management Consultant leading engagements for mobile operators product strategy projects, globally.
 
Moe still tinkers and makes stuff both for his day job and as a hobbyist and he always tends to infuse the maker culture and attitude in teams that he leads. He holds a Master’s degree in Systems and Computer Engineering from Carleton University, Ottawa, Ontario, and an MBA from School of Business Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario. Moe is a Senior member of the IEEE.

Guido Jouret​

Guido Jouret​

Chief Digital Officer
ABB

Guido Jouret is the Chief Digital Officer of ABB, leading the next level of development and deployment of ABB’s global digital solutions. He’s an IoT veteran from his previous roles at Cisco, Nokia and Envision Energy

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Chair (1)

Leslie Hook

Leslie Hook

San Francisco Correspondent
Financial Times

Leslie Hook is San Francisco Correspondent for the Financial Times and a columnist for FT Magazine. She writes about technology with a particular focus on transportation and cities – and companies like Uber, Lyft, and Amazon.

Since joining the Financial Times in 2010, she has been Beijing Correspondent, covering energy and the environment, and a Lex columnist, covering public tech companies.

She was a fellow at the Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard University during the 2013-2014 academic year, and a recipient of the FT’s Jones-Mauthner Memorial Prize (runner-up) in 2017.

Previously she was at The Wall Street Journal and the Far Eastern Economic Review.

Agenda - 16th Nov

  • 8:00am
    Registration & Breakfast
  • 8:30am
    Welcome and opening remarks

    Leslie Hook, San Francisco Correspondent, Financial Times

  • 8:35am
    Opening Keynote Address

    Marc Wilson, Founder / SVP Global Partnerships & Industries, Appian

  • 8:50am
    MACRO PANEL: The Future of Automation

    The transition towards new relationships between people and advanced technologies in the workplace and on the workforce - and the automation this brings with it - is well underway. Software bots are being deployed to undertake high-volume, repeatable admin tasks - freeing-up their human counterparts for more creative endeavors. Software bots are also interacting more with customers, learning from large amounts of data in order to further personalize the encounter. The evolving relationship between humans and machines isn’t going to be plain sailing, however. While automation will reduce costs and improve productivity, it also raises questions over rights, liability issues and trust. This panel will look at what companies are doing to get the balance right.

    - Collaboration: humans and advanced technologies working together
    - Ethics; labor law implications; liability issues; consumer trust
    - Opportunities to create new value

    Panel discussion followed by audience Q&A

    Guido Jouret, Chief Digital Officer, ABB
    Selim Aissi, Chief Information Security Officer, Ellie Mae
    Beena Ammanath, Global VP, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Founder & CEO, Humans For AI

    Moderated by Leslie Hook, San Francisco Correspondent, Financial Times

  • 9:30am
    Circular Dialogues

    Delegates are joined at their tables by panel speakers to reflect on and discuss what they’ve just heard.

  • 9:50am
    Networking break
  • 10:10am
    MICRO PANEL: Accelerating Digital Transformation

    How can corporations accelerate the adoption of tech like low-code, AI and other advanced technologies to achieve better results across the business? This panel, which draws on the expertise of companies that are ahead of the game in enterprise app development and deployment, will focus on three digital initiatives:

    - Digital process automation
    - Digital customer engagement
    - Digital transformation

    Panel discussion followed by audience Q&A

    Stephen Skinner, CIO, First Team Real Estate 
    Moe Tanabian, Head, ID8 IoT Innovation Lab, Samsung Electronics
    Martin Resch, EVP, Bank of the West

    Moderated by Leslie Hook, San Francisco Correspondent, Financial Times

  • 10:50am
    Circular Dialogues

    Delegates are joined at their tables by panel speakers to reflect on and discuss what they’ve just heard.

  • 11:10am
    Closing Remarks from the Chair

    Leslie Hook, San Francisco Correspondent, Financial Times

  • 11:10am
    Wrap-up remarks

    Marc Wilson, Founder, Appian 

Who Attends?

CEOs are entrusting digital transformation to their IT leaders. This executive breakfast briefing is to help CIOs, IT leaders, heads of digital transformation and chief digital officers from retail, pharmaceuticals, financial services, healthcare, insurance, telecoms, media.

Please apply here to attend this exclusive breakfast forum. Contact ftlive@ft.com for more information. 

Complimentary places are available to C-Suite executives, VP and other senior level executives from major corporations. Places are strictly limited and subject to approval by the Publisher.

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Why Attend?

  • Discover how senior executives from a range of industry sectors are using low-code platforms to accelerate digital transformation
  • Understand the benefits of incorporating Robotic Process Automation and AI as part of your business process automation strategy
  • Translate insights from expert speakers from a range of industry sectors into bottom-line impact for your company – reduce costs, and optimize productivity.
  • Contribute your thinking, network, and discuss agenda content with fellow delegates in our circular dialogue sessions
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Organizers (2)

The Financial Times is one of the world’s leading business news organisations, recognised internationally for its authority, integrity and accuracy. Providing essential news, comment, data and analysis for the global business community, the FT has a combined paid print and digital circulation of 840,000. Mobile is an increasingly important channel for the FT, driving more than half of total traffic.

Appian provides a leading low-code software development platform that enables organizations to rapidly develop powerful and unique applications. The applications created on Appian’s platform help companies drive digital transformation and competitive differentiation.For more information, visit www.appian.com.

CONTACT US

Funmbi Adenubi
Delegate Booking and Registration Enquiries
Financial Times
Chandni Saberwal
Media Partner & Press Inquiries
Financial Times

Venue

The Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco
600 Stockton at California
San Francisco CA 94108
Tel: +1 415 296 7465

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