Digital Transformation 2019

Pre-Forum Program

Monday, May 13
1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Master Technology-Led Innovation
Pre-Registration Required - Pricing: $599 Clients, $699 Non-Clients,
$499 Government, education or nonprofit

Enterprises that are closely tracking technology trends and finding ways to innovate with new (and emerging) digital technologies will rapidly rise to the top of the food chain. The challenge is not that technology is evolving at an explosive pace, but that organizations must understand and capitalize on technology at faster rates — and convert the new technology to competitive advantage.
Join Forrester analysts as they dive deep into new innovation and emerging technology research, engage attendees in a tech-driven innovation workshop, and show participants how leaders are overcoming innovation barriers
1:00 PM Welcome And Introduction
Matt Guarini, VP, Research Director, Forrester
1:10 PM The Recipe For Tech-driven Innovation — And What Ingredients You Need
Learn the techniques of advanced firms that are letting technology drive the pace of their innovation efforts.
Brian Hopkins, VP, Principal Analyst, Forrester
1:45 PM Panel: Bringing It All Together
We'll detail how to future-proof your organization by moving from agility to adaptiveness.
Brian Hopkins, VP, Principal Analyst, Forrester
James Staten, Vice President, Forrester
Bobby Cameron,  VP, Principal Analyst, Forrester
2:15 PM Workshop: Innovate To Drive Market Leadership
Work with your peers in this session to discover your current level of tech-driven innovation — and identify ways to accelerate your forward movement.
Bobby Cameron, VP, Principal Analyst, Forrester
3:30 PM Coffee Break 
3:50 PM What It Takes To Ensure Your Innovation Efforts Drive Future Market Leadership
Core to the success of the most aggressive tech-driven innovators is their strategy of treating innovations not as singular projects but as a portfolio strategy with key investments in broadening their customer market value via disruptive augmentations. To drive disruptive success, they shield these efforts from tactically-focused blockers. This session will prepare you for market expansion and long-term leadership. 
James Staten, VP, Principal Analyst, Forrester
Soumya Chakrabarty, Director, R&D, Discover Financial Services
Goran Kukic, Global Head of Digital Innovation, Nestle
4:30 PM Sourcing Innovation From Startup Ecosystems
Learn how to uncover the right emerging tech and business opportunities from start-up and early-stage companies.
Carleton Doty, VP, Emerging Technology Research, Forrester 
5:00 PM Networking Reception hosted by Solstice