FutureIT Dallas 2024: Full Event Agenda

All times listed on the agenda are Central Daylight Time.

Tuesday, October 8

10:30 - 10:45 am
Welcome to Your FutureIT

Setting the stage for the program, we unpack the theme of AI, Data and Tech Leadership: Finding Business Value from Emerging Tech Innovations.

10:45 - 11:20 am
Elevating Business Value in the High-Speed World of Human+AI

Change comes slowly and then all at once. To succeed in today’s complex world, companies must be able to rapidly connect, predict, and adapt in real time to meet customers’ needs. In this presentation, Anat will explore how emerging technologies will change the way customers and businesses interact. She will share how the transformative power of AI, robotics, information, and communication technologies will impact how we relate to one another. Organizations will have to walk a fine line between giving their customers what they want and appearing sinister. Anat dives deep and shows you how to navigate this vicious cycle and earn the trust of customers in order to deliver the experiences that will ultimately elevate business value.

Keynote Speaker
Anat Baron CEO, Stashwall Inc., Futurist & Brand Builder
11:20 - 11:40 am
Guided Networking

Build professional connections during this lightly structured networking time.

11:40 - 12:15 pm
How CIOs Can Help Drive First Mover Advantage

In this informative fireside chat, Dan Roberts and leading CIOs will cover not just what you need to do to gain first move advantage for your organization, but how to play to win. Covering key topics like, how to foster a data-centric culture; how to sell your vision up and down the organization; how to win over and engage middle management; and how to focus on delivering a customer-centric model and remain agile.

Dan Roberts Host Tech Whisperers Podcast; CEO, Ouellette & Associates
12:15 - 12:35 pm
Using AI to Enhance Customer and Employee Journeys

AI will delineate a new class of business “winners and losers” as intelligent systems differentiate customer and employee experiences. The ability to deliver instant answers and assistance to customers is mandatory. This informative discussion will give you the details on how to produce tangible results and empower both customers and employees. We’ll discuss how AI tools and smart agents can optimize human interactions for professionals across sales, marketing, and customer service. Panelists will address the challenges to be aware of in the strategic deployment of these technologies and steps to take to ensure they deliver expected value.

12:35 - 12:45 pm
Fireside Chat

Take a listen to this fireside chat run by our partner subject matter experts.

12:45 - 1:45 pm
Lunch and Exhibits

Pull up a chair and enjoy lunch with your new contacts! Plus meet our sponsors and learn how their solutions can help you overcome your latest challenges.

1:50 - 2:30 pm
The AI-First Operating Model

As organizations move beyond just experimenting with AI and toward scaling it, many of them, especially large ones, will be stymied not by the technology itself but by their own people and processes. In this panel discussion, we’ll explore these dimensions of AI transformation—so frequently overlooked—and how, when executed well, they propel the company toward an “AI-first” operating model and thereby drive not only scale but the outcomes that seize headlines.

Sandeep Davé Chief Digital & Technology Officer CBRE
Sameer Purao SVP & CIO Celanese
Diane Schwarz CIO Johnson Controls
Michael Bertha Partner & Central Office Lead Metis Strategy
2:30 - 2:50 pm
Platinum Keynote

Join us in this session as our platinum sponsor shares its best practices for organizations.

2:50 - 3:20 pm
Hot Topic Discussion Groups

Join in on one of our thematic table topics hosted by industry experts, and have a deep dive discussion with fellow peers and professionals and participate in interactive discussions tailored to your interests. Don’t miss this opportunity to deepen your knowledge and connect with experts.

3:20 - 3:50 pm
Networking Break

Enjoy some snacks in our exhibit area. Visit our sponsors to learn how their solutions can help you overcome your latest challenges.

3:50 - 4:15 pm
Session in development
4:15 - 4:25 pm
Fireside Chat

Take a listen to this fireside chat run by our partner subject matter experts.

4:25 - 5:00 pm
The Convergence of GenAI and Automation

This fascinating presentation will review key predictions from IDC’s AI and automation team published in their most recent IDC FutureScape report. Each prediction is assessed based on its impact (a mix of cost and complexity to address) and time frame to the expected adoption level. As you work to develop or revise your AI and automation strategies, and create resource allocation plans for investment, this information is a critical tool to have in your toolbox.

Megha Kumar Research VP, Analytics and AI IDC
5:00 - 5:45 pm
Cocktail and Networking Reception

Wrap up the day with refreshments while making some final connections to complete your event experience.