Keynote: Humanity Is The Killer App: How The Robots & AIs Will Humanize Us
|8:45 – 9:45 am||Opening Keynote|
Bombarded by articles of job-killing robots and AIs going rogue, Automation’s real story escapes our view: but these technologies won’t rob humans of their value—on the contrary, they’ll give humanity the tools to create unprecedented levels of value.
Where mobile apps demand our attention, intelligent bots will act on our behalf. AIs will flip reactive “sick care” into predictive health care. Robots will enable the elderly to live independently, the disabled to move about freely, and doctors to never face borders again: they’ll simply perform surgeries remotely.
And the “CoBots” will give executives what has eluded them most—more time to focus on the innovations that matter.
Even this era’s most critical of success factors won’t be technological: it, too, will be uniquely human. A Reskilling Revolution—unrivaled in size, scope, and scale—is just around the corner. Join us for a lively discussion of how the Robots will liberate us, AIs will revolutionize us . . . and Automation will humanize us.
Keynote Speaker Bio: Christina “CK” Kerley, Futurist, Professor Rutgers Business School for Executive Education
Powerhouse speaker, futurist, and professor Christina “CK” Kerley pushes Fortune 500s AHEAD of the curve through the 10+ tech that will dominate the next 10 years.
A forerunner across 20 years of digital revolutions, CK’s electrifying performances have been featured at: Verizon, Johnson & Johnson, Microsoft, Amazon, Cisco, Prudential, The United Nations, Best Buy, The Ad Council, Neutrogena, Verisign, Janssen, The ANA, The IAB, and IDG.
Along with being a top-rated faculty member on next-gen tech at Rutgers Business School for Executive Education, she has also guest lectured at Stanford, Cornell, Carnegie Mellon, Saint Peter’s, and Northwestern.
Her portfolio of tech spans: Mobile, IoT, Robotics, AI, Big Data, Wearables, Health Tech, Blockchain, Cloud, and Immersive Technologies (AR, VR, MR). Her eBooks were all firsts, with her unique views cited in various media outlets and business books.
Through her pro bono program, ImpaCKt, she partners with groups who are also committed to closing the digital divide.
Constantly reinventing her business—and herself—CK is always on-trend, ahead of the curve, and in pursuit of the next BIG thing.
For CK’s videos, speeches, and media, please visit: http://allthingsCK.com
Breakout Session Speakers
|11:20 – 11:45 am||Breakout Sessions|
Empathy is the New Black:
Maria Ross is a brand strategist, speaker and author who believes cash flow, creativity, and compassion are not mutually exclusive. She is the founder of Red Slice, a brand consultancy that helps startups and fast-growth SMB’s craft irresistible brand strategies that attract and engage their ideal customers. Maria inspires business leaders and entrepreneurs to use their platform or business, regardless of size, to be a force for good. Maria has appeared in numerous media outlets, including MSNBC, ABC News, Forbes.com and Entrepreneur. She is the author of several books, including Branding Basics for Small Business and Rebooting My Brain and is currently wrapping up her latest book, Empathy at Work. Maria lives with her husband, four year-old son and feisty Black Lab in the San Francisco Bay Area and works with clients all over the world.
|2:55 – 3:45 pm||Breakout Sessions|
If you’ve got a drill sergeant yelling in your face, you better listen. We’ve gathered our group of C-Suite drill sergeants to share their “truths” on how to sail over the last hurdles to joining the C-suite. Not every truth is easy to hear, but most of us need to hear it and then put the advice into action!
Cindy Finkelman, CIO, FactSet Research
Daphne E. Jones, Retired – Senior VP, CIO, GE Healthcare Diagnostic Imaging
Mary LeBlanc, Former Global CIO, Novartis Pharmaceutical
Warren Lenard, VP IT, Finish Line
Kelly Lyman, CIO, PECO
Viola Maxwell-Thompson, President, ITSMF
|3:50 – 4:50 pm||Closing Keynote|
A Rebel with a Cause
Our panel of “Ones” saw a need and started an organizataion or initiative inside their company which has translated into amazing groups with amazing business results. Who among your team will be the “one” that will inspire others into action? Is it you?
Closing Keynote – Panel Moderator, Elisa Camahort Page
Known as the co-founder and COO of scrappy start-up-turned-global women’s media company BlogHer, Inc., Elisa is now advising entrepreneurs, thought leaders, authors, and organizations big and small as they bring their big ideas to life. Elisa’s first book, Road Map for Revolutionaries: Resistance, Activism, and Advocacy for All, co-authored with Carolyn Gerin and Jamia Wilson, is being published by Ten Speed Press this September. elisacp.com
A Very Special “Extra” Session and Event
|1:15 – 3:45 pm||Breakout Session: Seven Principles of Moth Storytelling|
|6:00 – 7:30 pm||Evening Event: SIM Women Story Slam|
Seven Principles of Moth Storytelling
Whether you are looking to motivate your team, secure budget funding, or demonstrate your culture in action, storytelling is a powerful leadership tool. SIM Women has asked the Peabody Award winning storytelling organization, The Moth,to facilitate an afternoon storytelling workshop at the SIM Women Leadership Summit! This workshop is open to the first 50 registrants and you’ll learn the Seven Principles of Moth Storytelling while building your own story on the theme of STRENGTH.
SIM Women StorySLAM
SIM Women StorySLAM – where five select workshop attendees will compete in a storytelling competition which will be judged by SIM Women members! We will also hear short stories from key leaders and the founder of SIM Women. STRENGTH stories will be the perfect culmination to a day of leadership training and deep learning!
Since its launch in 1997, The Moth has presented thousands of stories told live and without notes. Moth shows are renowned for the great range of human experience they showcase. Through ongoing programs in more than 29 cities, The Moth has presented over 30,000 stories to standing-room-only crowds worldwide and it currently produces more than 550 live shows each year. Additionally, The Moth runs storytelling workshops for high school students and adults in underserved communities through their Education and Community Programs and develops innovative applications for Moth storytelling through their Corporate Program. The Moth podcast is downloaded over 47 million times a year, and each week, the Peabody Award-winning Moth Radio Hour is heard on over 450 radio stations worldwide. The Moth’s first book, The Moth: 50 True Stories (Hachette) was an international bestseller and its new book All These Wonders: True Stories about Facing the Unknown from The Moth (Crown) is available now.