11:00 a.m.: Check in and Networking 11:30 a.m.: Lunch Served 11:50 a.m.: Program Start 1:15 p.m.: Program End
Key topics that will be covered during this program:
Emphasis on data privacy and security Strategy and innovation e.g. What business are we in? Who is our competition? What is a customer centric approach to our business, as told through several specific examples/observations, eg., P&G
James Bates is an accomplished CEO, entrepreneur, and board member who has led high-growth plans for a number of technology companies. Presently, Bates is CEO and Founder of AdviNow Medical (ANM), the world’s first Artificial Intelligence and Augmented Reality driven automated medical visit system. James conceptualized the idea behind ANM, wrote the fundamental patents, raised $7 million in capital, recruited the team, and launched the company. Today, ANM leads the world in the medical automation. Previously, James was responsible for the Analog and Sensor Group at $1 billion revenues Freescale/ NXP. He has experience with both public and private equity ownership structures.
James serves on the Board of San Jose based Sophatar, a location-based screen management/ advertising company that pioneered personalizing the shopping and dining experience, and has served in Board advisory roles for over a dozen technology firms.
James earned his Master of Science degree in Electrical Engineering, from Brigham Young University. He is fluent in Japanese, lived in Tokyo for twelve years, and holds nine patents, and has written Proceedings of the International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, and other technical leading conferences and publications. He resides in the Paradise Valley, Arizona, and enjoys family, sports, and particularly hiking.
Erin Essenmacher serves as the chief programming officer for the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD), responsible for content development and oversight of NACD’s more than 60 in person and virtual programs a year. Essenmacher is also an award-winning writer, director, and producer with nearly 20 years of experience in writing, research, outreach, and broadcast and non-broadcast production. She has written, directed, and produced films for PBS, The Discovery Channel, Animal Planet, the History Channel, and Court TV. She is the past chair of Women in Film and Video of Washington, D.C. and Gandhi Brigade, and serves currently on the boards of Docs in Progress and EILEEN FISHER, INC.
Sri Manchala is CEO of Trianz- an award winning management consulting and technology services firm exclusively focused on digital transformations. Headquartered in Silicon Valley and with several offices around the world, Trianz (www.trianz.com) serves leaders across multiple industries in strategy development, implementation and operations leveraging pillars such as cloud, analytics, digitalization, infrastructures and cyber security.
With nearly 30 years of experience in strategy and operations, Sri is passionate about strategy, leadership and change in the backdrop of the ongoing discontinuous digital and business transformations. Sri is also the Chairman of Trasers, a research services firm focused on empowering leaders such as Board Members, CEOs, business and information technology leaders with fact based insights on transforming their functions and the enterprise. In 2017, Trasers launched the world’s largest study on digital transformations covering 16 industries and 14 roles in the enterprise receiving over 9,200 responses from 5,000+ companies. Insights generated by researchers at Trasers have now been compiled into libraries, tailored by industry and role and are available on the web and through mobile apps (www.trasers.com ).
Sri Manchala is a graduate of the prestigious National Defense Academy in India and served in the Infantry and the Parachute Regiment-Special Forces prior to commencing a corporate career. Sri obtained his MBA from USC-Marshall and worked with KPMG Consulting and Cisco Systems prior to founding Trianz. Besides advising leaders in top management across various clients and leading research into digital and business transformations, Sri serves on the Marshall Corporate Advisory Board.
As a former SaaS CEO and PwC Partner, Bob Zukis is a leading speaker, author and advisor on the competitive impact of disruptive technologies from WebRTC to the internet of things (IoT), social, mobile, analytics and the cloud. He has over twenty years of experience advising the C-suite across 4 continents and 20 countries.
Named to the Financial Times Agenda Digital 50 - Board Candidates With Skills in New Technologies in 2013, Bob is a boardroom community advocate and advisor on IT governance and cyber-security. He is also a Senior Fellow in The Conference Boards Governance Center, and is on the NACD SoCal Board. He also sits on the Advisory Board of the UCI Center for Disruptive Technology.
Bob’s book, Social Inc. (Kauffman Fellows Press), tells the story of the future of business being shaped by disruptive technologies. He has an MBA from The University of Chicago.