A new era of computing dawned this decade, first with IBM Watson winning at Jeopardy and more recently with Google DeepMind winning at Go, the Chinese game of strategy. These breakthroughs have been enabled by the availability of massive volumes of data, new computing architectures, and new algorithms for human-like speech recognition, conversation, vision, and emotion detection. Along with robotic process automation (RPA), AI and ML will transform industries and massively augment human expertise. Demystify the technology. Cut through the hype. Hear what world experts have to say about bringing these tools into your professional toolkit on a workable basis, and using them to build new business capability.
Leadership is about influencing a group of people to share in the reach for some common goal(s). Strong, effective leaders are required at all levels of an organization not only to articulate the goals to be accomplished, but to encourage and lead the group to success. Much of what we do in our professional careers is built on the interpersonal skills and relationships we forge. In this Track, industry experts and seasoned practitioners reveal tricks and tips for mastering and applying the leadership and interpersonal skills you need for success.
Collaboration is about intentionally and purposefully cooperating with others to achieve a desired outcome collectively. When teamwork is carefully cultivated and supported, surprising creativity often occurs. Unforeseen risks can be exposed early and unexpected win-wins discovered. Effective collaboration is not easy, especially when participation nowadays is often virtual. Success requires leadership, empathy and forethought. No matter what your target for collaboration –“ partnering in business innovation, eliminating silos, working through requirements, or engaging with IT on agile projects – come to these sessions for deep insight and fresh ideas.
Decision management is rapidly becoming the critical methodological and technological framework to support decision-making approaches across a wide range of industries. Nowadays business analysts, architects, developers and decision makers at all levels actively use decision management techniques and technologies such asbusiness rules, business decision modeling, decision testing and execution, predictive and prescriptive analytics, decision optimization, and more. Operational business rules and decision management systems integrate traditional business processes, business rules, advanced analytics, events, and more – directing them all to a common goal – better business decisions. The DecisionCAMP Track features state-of-the-art sessions by leading authorities and practitioners in the area.
The business ecosystem of most organizations is changing faster than our ability to come up with new ideas. The challenge we face is to translate our strategy into actionable programs, then deliver on them fast enough. This Track focuses on designing new business models and modifying operating models – turning strategy and architecture into action. How can you communicate the intent of business strategy to those charged with making it come alive? How are organizations actually realizing strategy in operations? Learn about critical how-to in case studies featuring professionals who have made it happen.
Many organizations seem to be caught up in a never-ending stream of transformations occurring one on top of another. Just continually fixing things is straining organizations to the breaking point. How can we work more effectively? The business transformation we really need is to enable ourselves to continually change more easily and quickly – going way beyond just the next fix or the next release. Continuous change requires mechanisms to become inherently more adaptable, as agile as the markets we serve. For that you’ll need more flexible organization charts. You’ll also need to be able to reconfigure business solutions on demand, as well as perform comprehensive, high-fidelity impact assessment. This Track covers all that and more.
Nowadays challenges with modeling, managing and analyzing data are on almost every professional’s plate. You can ill-afford to be unfamiliar with the related tools and techniques. And as data proliferates, new challenges and opportunities are emerging. Staying competitive means committing to data-driven decision making. Business analytics can provide invaluable insights but poorly coordinated efforts can easily disappoint. Today data is ubiquitous, complex, unstructured, and fast-moving. How can you harness it effectively? This Track ensures you’re up to speed.