FutureIT Los Angeles 2024: event agenda

All times listed on the agenda are Pacific Standard Time.

Tuesday, March 12

10:30 - 10:40 AM
Welcome to Your FutureIT
Rooftop

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

Host
James Rinaldi Executive Director Innovate@UCLA; Former CIO, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory
10:40 - 11:05 AM
Elevating Business Value in the High-Speed World of Human+AI
Rooftop

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
11:05 - 11:30 AM
Guided Networking
Rooftop

Build professional connections during this stress-free networking time.

11:30 - 12:00 PM
How CIOs Can Help Drive First Mover Advantage
Rooftop

In this fast-moving panel discussion, 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.

Speaker
Bhupesh Arora CIO & VP of IT Magellan Midstream Partners LP, a subsidiary of ONEOK
Speaker
Nyariana Maiko CIO Port of Long Beach
Speaker
Wael Younan Former CIO CalOptima
Moderator
Dan Roberts Host Tech Whisperers Podcast; CEO, Ouellette & Associates
12:00 - 12:25 PM
Using AI to Enhance Customer and Employee Journeys
Rooftop

In today’s dynamic business environment, companies face the imperative of delivering instant answers and assistance to customers engaging with digital channels. This informative discussion addresses the vital elements needed to produce tangible results to meet this demand. While AI tools and smart agents can minimize human intervention, professionals across sales, marketing, and customer service must navigate customer interactions and team collaboration in new ways. 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.

Speaker
Christian Lau CTO Los Angeles Football Club and BMO Stadium
Moderator
Charles Pelton Contributing Editor CIO, CSO, and Network World, Foundry, an IDG Inc. Company
12:25 - 12:30 PM
Securely Unlocking Generative AI
Rooftop

This quick-hit, 5-minute market insight is geared towards tackling your biggest challenges.

Speaker
Keri Rich Chief Product Officer Liminal AI
12:30 - 1:00 PM
Discussion Groups: Hot Topics in Los Angeles
Rooftop

Join a discussion topic that best meets your needs. Facilitated by our partner subject matter experts, take a deep-dive into ideas, common questions, and proven solutions in an interactive, peer-sharing environment.

Intersecting GenAI, Digital Engagement, and Automation in Business Strategy with RingCentral

Practical Strategies for Implementing AI Across the Organization with Appian

Transforming the Way You Work with Generative AI with Google Workspace

1:00 - 2:00 PM
Lunch and Exhibits
Sunset Deck

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.

2:05 - 2:30 PM
How Cloud Modernization Can Unleash AI’s Potential
Rooftop

This lively panel discussion will cover how IT Executives are making decisions and implementing successful strategies to maximize the effectiveness of their AI initiatives. Cloud modernization is a critical part of this process and is key to enhancing the speed of data analysis, decreasing cybersecurity and compliance risks, and improving efficiency. Panelists representing a range of industries will share their insights about how best to prepare your organization to fully leverage AI.

Speaker
Michael Keithley CIO United Talent Agency
Speaker
Helen Norris Vice President and Chief Information Officer Chapman University
Speaker
Lauren Stern Senior Director, Technology - Solutions & Strategy LA 2028 Olympic & Paralympic Games
Host
James Rinaldi Executive Director Innovate@UCLA; Former CIO, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory
2:30 - 2:40 PM
Fireside Chat with Google Workspace
Rooftop

A quick hit session with Raphael Barini, Google Workspace Specialist, to learn the latest on how people can connect and create more than ever in a zero-trust, cloud-native security environment to focus on what really matters.

2:40 - 3:20 PM
Private Stadium Tour

BMO Stadium is a 22,000-seat multipurpose venue that serves as the home for Los Angeles Football Club, Angel City FC (NWSL soccer), major concerts and festivals, international soccer, and entertainment events. Join us for an exclusive look at our premium spaces and discover unique Los Angeles landmarks throughout the stadium!

3:25 - 3:45 PM
Networking Break
Founders Club

Enjoy coffee and snacks in our exhibit area. Remember to visit our sponsors booth and learn how their solutions can help you overcome your latest challenges.

3:45 - 4:10 PM
The Demand for Skilled Talent: Building Future-Ready Teams Through Engagement and Retention
Rooftop

Join Paul Flaharty from Robert Half as he explores the latest hiring trends and challenges managers face in their pursuit of top talent. Based on the insights from the Demand for Skilled Talent report, you’ll learn how to navigate today’s challenging hiring market — including data from our proprietary manager and worker surveys — to help you understand how best to build and keep the teams you need to keep business moving forward. You’ll learn ways to help avoid hiring pitfalls, keep your teams engaged and retain top talent. Plus, get insights on projects and staffing strategies companies are prioritizing now.

Speaker
Paul Flaharty District President Robert Half
4:10 - 4:35 PM
The Convergence of AI, Machine Learning and Automation
Rooftop

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.

Speaker
Maureen Fleming Program Vice President, Intelligent Process Automation Research IDC
4:35 - 5:35 PM
Cocktail and Networking Reception
Sunset Deck

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