BTOES Digital Transformation Workplace Live

The Largest Premier Gathering of Digital Transformation Industry Leaders & Executives sharing key solutions to current & future challenges

Speakers

Just Some of Our Outstanding Speakers 

Travis Hahler

Travis Hahler

Global Change and Culture Lead, Google Cloud

Business Transformation & Operational Excellence Summit & Industry Awards (BTOES 2020)

Wednesday 18th November 2020 | 12:00 - 13:30 pm

Biography

Travis is an expert in change management, organizational effectiveness, and business transformation. With +10 years of experience helping Fortune 100 companies from varying industries and across the globe go through large, strategic organizational changes, Travis brings this expertise to Google's customers and partners as the Americas Change and Culture Lead. Travis holds a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology with an emphasis in consumer behavior, business management, and neuropsychology and a Master of Business Administration with an emphasis in management, organizational behavior and theory, and accounting. Travis' education is also comprised of several notable experiences including time studying neuropsychology and neuroscience at Harvard University and performing neurology research on cognitive functioning at Aalborg University in Aalborg, Denmark.


 

Ummara Marshall

Ummara Marshall

Global and Large-Scale Digital Technology Transformation Strategy Development & Operational Excellence Executive, Marriott International

BTOES Digital Transformation Workplace Live

Tuesday 23rd February 2021 | 09:00 - 09:45 am

Biography

An energetic and innovative Product Strategy, Development and Implementation Executive with over 25+ years of experience across various industries including Hospitality, Healthcare, Finance, Information Technology Startups, and Strategic Consulting. Thrives in fast-paced, customer-oriented environments that require quick decision making, creativity, and adaptability to change.
• BA in Economics from Harvard University, Six-Sigma Black Belt, Board Member of 3 prestigious organizations.
• Trusted leader to Executives, Digital, Information Technology, Data Privacy & Security, Vendor, Business and Operations partners.
• Extensive experience in product and strategy development and execution gained from exposure to multiple different business and customer needs in a wide variety of industries and companies of varying sizes, complexities and geographic locations.
• Exceptional customer centric mindset and ability to drive innovation and change successfully.
• Excellent communication and written skills from being in complex matrixed environments requiring prompt awareness, strong alignment and quick, well-informed decision making.
• Effective project and financial governance to ensure program meets or exceeds goals and is within budget.
• Proven track record in hiring, developing and leading high performing teams.

Kamran Jahanshahi

Kamran Jahanshahi

Former Vice President, Global Finance Strategy and Transformation, Walgreens Boots Alliance

BTOES Digital Transformation Workplace Live

Thursday 25th February 2021 | 11:00 - 11:45 am

Biography

Kamran Jahanshahi is a senior global operations, technology & company transformation expert with broad industry background and extensive experience designing and implementing digital transformation strategy.

Most recently, Kamran was Vice President, Global Finance Strategy and Transformation, at Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc., where he partnered with the Finance leadership team to design, build and operate the strategic and transformational initiatives across global finance.

He was responsible for Global Financial Systems and the Global Finance Transformation Office focusing on designing and implementing Cognitive Finance Strategy. Prior to WBA Kamran was Vice President of Business Transformation at MetLife, Inc. where he led the strategy for Technology and Operations organization, developed solutions for improving organizational performance, defined the target operating models for various enterprise businesses & functions, and deployed a Lean Management System globally.

Kamran holds an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at the Northwestern University and is a Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt. He is a polyglot and has lived and worked in 5 continents.

Heiko Witte

Heiko Witte

Business Development Consultant Digital (R2DL), Rolls-Royce

BTOES Digital Transformation Workplace Live

Thursday 25th February 2021 | 12:00 - 12:45 pm

Biography

Extensive professional and leadership experience in Aerospace Engineering, Project Management and Business Transformation/Improvement. Professional in delivery of complex Aerospace projects.

Very good record of delivering projects. Excellent networking capability. Experienced in Continuous improvement, Lean thinking, Quality management, Six Sigma and Industry 4.0 / Digitization.
 

Elizabeth Turner

Elizabeth Turner

Senior Manager Technology, TPG

BTOES Digital Transformation Workplace Live

Wednesday 24th February 2021 | 09:00 - 09:45 am

Biography

Elizabeth Turner is a senior technology manager utilizing Knowledge Management (KM) capabilities at a global alternative assets firm in Fort Worth, Texas. She employs a three-tier approach of program management and process consulting, product/service management, and the power of human connection to bridge technology and business.

Elizabeth is the Smithsonian Libraries’ appointee to the International Federation of Library Associations (IFLA) KM Section Standing Committee and chaired its 2017 Open Session in Wroclaw, Poland. In 2019 she co-presented an AI software demonstration for libraries at the IFLA KM Satellite Meeting at the Ionian University of Corfu, Greece. She is a 2020 Co-chair for the KM Satellite meeting at Trinity College, Dublin and serves as Information Coordinator to the Section.

Recognized in 2018 as speaker of the year by the DFW Knowledge Management Community of Practice, she has given KM-focused presentations around the US and internationally to audiences of hundreds.

She is also a classically trained ballet dancer and performed 2011-2018 in contemporary works by the nonprofit Momentum Dance Company based in Irving, Texas.

José Pires

José Pires

Former Global Vice President of Enterprise Business Improvement & Productivity, Innovation & Excellence

Business Transformation & Operational Excellence World Summit & Industry Awards (BTOES18)

Wednesday 14th March 2018 | 20:30 - 21:15 pm

Biography

José Pires serves as the Global Excellence & Innovation (E&I) Leader for Andeavor Corporation, where he oversees the global identification, prioritization and execution of mission critical business improvements and innovations that add value to the company, business partners and external clients in multiple markets.

Prior to his current role, Pires held Excellence and Innovation leadership positions in large, global companies in the electronics (Sony), semiconductor (Cymer-ASML), food (Nestlé) and infrastructure (Black & Veatch) industries. Throughout his career, Pires developed and refined E&I as an award winning program for innovation, leadership development, strategy execution and value creation globally.

Pires is an advisory board leader and keynote speaker for several global conferences on innovation, operational excellence, leadership development, strategy execution, business transformation, customer engagement and growth acceleration.

He holds a Bachelor in Engineering Physics from the University of Kansas and a Master in Business Administration focused in Investment Banking and Entrepreneurship from the University of San Diego.

Zahra Mahedi

Zahra Mahedi

Global Digital Leader: Marketing Automation and Lead Management Optimization, PMT Division, Honeywell

BTOES Digital Transformation Workplace Live

Thursday 25th February 2021 | 09:00 - 09:45 am

Biography

Zahra Mahedi is passionate, collaborative and empathetic Martech Leader within the digital space for 15 years. She currently leads marketing and operational digital transformation for the global conglomerate Honeywell, PMT division.

She has a track record and the unique ability to create a vision and bring it to fruition, while also generating tangible results. Her role at Honeywell sits between marketing, sales and IT, which allows for continuous opportunity to connect the dots across functions to scale operational and digital excellence. She leads a global cross-functional teams of 30+ people and is a true believer of putting people first (employees and customers alike).

She has worked for companies and clients such as; Dove, Kraft, FedEx, RBC Royal Bank, ATB financial.

Bobby Patrick

Bobby Patrick

Chief Marketing Officer, UiPath

BTOES Digital Transformation Workplace Live

Wednesday 24th February 2021 | 11:00 - 11:45 am

Biography

Bobby Patrick is CMO of UiPath, the fastest growing and leading provider of Robotic Process Automation (RPA) and AI software worldwide. In this role, he leads global marketing strategy and execution as UiPath continues to usher in the “Automation First Era,” helping businesses of all sizes digitize everyday business operations and apply AI to drive true digital transformation. A technologist at heart, Patrick has driven significant growth in technology businesses for over two decades, ranging from Fortune 50 to start-ups.  

Patrick has driven significant growth in technology businesses for over two decades, ranging from Fortune 50 to start-ups. He most recently served as CMO for Hewlett Packard Enterprise’s multi-billion-dollar Cloud business. Patrick was responsible for global branding, product marketing, communications and demand generation to deliver on the company's strategic growth imperatives. He served previously as CMO for Basho, GXS (acquired by OpenText), and Digex (acquired by Verizon). Patrick began his career at the FBI as a computer specialist at the age of 16. 

Douglas Flory

Douglas Flory

Global Practice Lead - Change Management Office, LogMeIn

BTOES Digital Transformation Workplace Live

Wednesday 24th February 2021 | 12:00 - 12:45 pm

Biography

Douglas Flory (DoFlo) is the Director of Change Management at LogMeIn, where he is passionate about successfully engaging the people side of change and also embedding it into the cultural DNA of a top 10, global SaaS company. As a Change Management expert, he is professionally activ with Prosci and is on the Board of Directors for the the Association of Change Management Professionals (ACMP).

Serving as a consultant and an employee within companies, DoFlo has 15+ years of experience leading transformations, change readiness, user experience, communications, training, continuous improvement, project management, data analysis, and sustainment strategies. Douglas has also created Centers of Excellence and led tailored workshops to support the unique needs of organizations along their Change Management journey. Additionally, he serves on the ACMP Global Board of Directors as an independent and trusted source of professional excellence, advocates for the discipline and creates a thriving change community.

Cliff Tironi

Cliff Tironi

EVP - Client Success & Strategic Sales, Thinaer

Business Transformation & Operational Excellence Summit & Industry Awards (BTOES 2020)

Wednesday 18th November 2020 | 12:00 - 13:30 pm

Biography

Cliff Tironi is Managing Partner of Thinaer. Thinaer is an IoT platform that integrates actionable data from highly-calibrated sensors and real-time employee and client feedback to give their clients unparalleled insight into their operations, predictive analytics to see the future, and consultative business process redesign to get improved results. (https://thinaer.io/)

Prior to working with Thinaer, Cliff was the Manager of Performance Analytics at the Fox School of Business at Temple University.  At Fox, Cliff was the chief architect and co-creator of RoadMap™, a Microsoft-supported tool for students to visualize their progress on competencies across courses. 

Cliff understands the challenges of harnessing never-ending data—and the need to leverage it in imaginative yet impactful ways.  He regularly conducts data visualizations workshops to business professionals across all industries, coaching others to embrace a humanized mindset as a means to making data more relatable and, most importantly, actionable. 

 

Fluent in Spanish, Cliff earned his M.B.A. from Arcadia University and his B.S. in Marketing from Siena College. 

Jabe Bloom

Jabe Bloom

Global Transformation Office, Red Hat

BTOES Digital Transformation Workplace Live

Tuesday 23rd February 2021 | 11:00 - 11:45 am

Biography

Jabe Bloom has led teams and companies and developed software and products for almost 20 years. He has served as a Chief Architect, Principal Technical Director and Chief Technical Officer. In each of these roles his focus has been on connecting creative, ideation processes with software engineering and operational excellence.

Jabe’s deep practical experience, constant experimentation, and extensive theoretical investigations and readings inform his public speaking and provide a foundation for his active mentorship to colleagues, clients and entrepreneurs. As a consultant, public speaker and writer, he works with a diverse clientele. He advises and trains clients on innovation and flow thinking through a series of lectures, workshops, classes and consulting.

Jabe has been a guest lecturer on Abductive Thinking and Creativity at NYU’s Berkley Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation. He is an internationally recognized keynote speaker, addressing topics such as Lean Systems, LeanUX, Complexity Theory, Psychology and Sociology, Management as Design and Design Thinking.

He is currently the Chief Flow Officer at PraxisFlow, a consultancy that helps organizations take a systems level view of their work. Mr. Bloom holds a bachelor’s degree in Photography & Philosophy from Bard College (NY) and is currently pursuing a PhD in Design Studies at Carnegie Mellon University.

Jabe can be found with wife and his children in Pittsburgh, when he is not, in a classroom, on a plane or reading in a hotel room.

I try to collect and tell interesting stories about the future…. Sometimes, when people find the stories compelling enough, they use them to make useful things.
 

Wagner Denuzzo

Wagner Denuzzo

Head of Capabilities for Future of Work at Prudential Financial, Prudential Financial

Biography

As a Leadership/Management Development expert and Talent Strategist, I am energized by the challenges of the current global business environment. I am at my best when developing business leaders engaged in organizational transformation, innovation and world class management practices. Drawing from my experience as a psychotherapist, leadership consultant and Talent leader in global companies, I apply a collaborative approach to change leadership that has enabled me to work with global teams and successfully execute on business initiatives. As a minority leader, I am attuned to the value of diversity of thought, and have been committed to inclusive practices in organizations that ensure diversity is a business imperative with measurable outcomes.

Specialties: Leadership education, Executive Coaching, Global Workforce Management, HR strategy and Planning, Organizational Development, Management Development, Interpersonal skills, Communications, Team Building, Performance Optimization, Workplace Cultural Development and all aspects of human capital effectiveness.
 

Michael Rivera

Michael Rivera

Chief Analytics Officer and Senior Consultant, Thinaer

BTOES Digital Transformation Workplace Live

Tuesday 23rd February 2021 | 10:00 - 10:45 am

Biography

Michael Rivera is Chief Analytics Officer and Senior Consultant of Thinaer, an IoT platform thatintegrates actionable data from highly-calibrated sensors and real-time employee feedback to give organizations unparalleled insight into their operations, predictive analytics to see thefuture, and consultative business process redesign to get improved results. Thinaer empowers digital transformation by using the assets an organization already owns and engaging the people who matter most to an organization.

In addition to working at Thinaer, Michael is an Associate Professor of Strategy and Innovation at the Fox School of Business at Temple University. At Fox, Michael engages in leading-edge research in the areas of real-time feedback, strategic analytics and creativity/innovation. Michael was a co-creator of the DevelapMe platform, which is the core tool utilized in driving their digital transformation consulting.

Dr. Mathias Kirchmer

Dr. Mathias Kirchmer

Managing Director and Co-CEO, BPM-D

Business Transformation & Operational Excellence World Summit & Industry Awards (BTOES18)

Wednesday 14th March 2018 | 13:15 - 13:45 pm

Biography

Dr. Kirchmer is an experienced practitioner and thought leader in the field of Digital Transformation and Business Process Management (BPM). He co-founded BPM-D, a consulting company focusing on digital process transformation, operational excellence and customer experience by leveraging the discipline of BPM. Before he was Managing Director and Global Lead of BPM at Accenture, and CEO of the Americas and Japan of IDS Scheer, known for its ARIS Process Software. 

Dr. Kirchmer has led numerous transformation and process improvement initiatives and has worked with hundreds of clients in technology, financial, health, consumer goods and manufacturing industries. He has published 11 books and over 150 articles. He is affiliated faculty at the University of Pennsylvania and  received a research and teaching fellowship from the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science. 

 

 

Trent P. Tursi-Morano

Trent P. Tursi-Morano

Vice President of Systems, Power Design, Inc.

Biography

Highly accomplished Fortune 500 Executive Leader with exceptional vision, strategy and sales acumen complemented by proven results in business transformation models. Entrepreneurial leader that earns the respect of teammates, clients and partners to drive transformational business results.

Experience in helping design and build the building of the future. High understanding of construction process, owner process with outstanding communication and business skills inside following areas:

- Technology Design
- Technology Build
- Planning and Budgeting
- Operational Efficiencies and staff modeling (*Building Systems & IT Systems)
- Building Systems & IT Staff Augmentation
- Network Business Process Outsourcing
- Management Services / Selective Sourcing
- Vertical specific customer Experience Initiatives
- IT and Facilities Strategy, Assessments
- Smart+Connected Buildings & Venues

Bryan Merckling

Bryan Merckling

CEO, THINaër

BTOES Digital Transformation Workplace Live

Tuesday 23rd February 2021 | 09:00 - 09:45 am

Biography

Bryan Merckling, CEO, THINaër, led the world's largest B2B online exchange CommerceOne.net, connecting companies from all over the world and re-engineered the supply chains of multiple industries.

He then helped build Webify as co-founder and COO, where they connected the healthcare industry using web services technology. After major health networks and insurance companies including BCBS and Aetna adopted the technology, Webify was acquired by IBM. Bryan then served as Director of Worldwide Software Strategy for IBM where he analyzed emerging technologies and the potential market sizes of each new technology stream. 

Today he is CEO of Thinaër, a leading edge IoT and Digital Transformation company that he founded with the intent to change the way highly regulated industries operate.  

Julian Coady

Julian Coady

Strategic Change Lead, Nordea Bank

Biography

Julian Coady has worked in business change and transformation for the last 15 years. He is a motivatedchange professional with experience across multiple industries and sectors, with a passion for businessdevelopment, process management, project execution and people leadership. Currently employed by amajor European bank, his focus over the last 5 years has been large scale digital transformation of backoffice processes, adopting agile project management methodologies, and the cultural transformation thesechanges are inextricably linked to.

An Australian by birth, he works in Copenhagen and lives in Malmö,Sweden with his wife and three children. In his spare time (hah! As a parent of three children under 6, hehas no spare time to speak of) he likes to build and program robots.

Anu Pujji

Anu Pujji

Principal of Operational Excellence and Transformation, Amazon

Business Transformation & Operational Excellence Summit & Industry Awards (BTOES From Home)

Tuesday 19th March 2019 | 13:30 - 15:00 pm

Biography

Anu is an experienced and passionate change agent.  She has expertise in partnering with c-suite executives and peers to drive the successful execution of strategic and transformational programs, building lasting collaborations, delighting customers and establishing best practice solution portfolios for Quality-boosting initiatives.

Throughout her career she has served in four Fortune Healthcare companies and non-for profit organizations such as WEDI (Work group for EDI) where she chaired the workgroup for Healthcare Policy guidance. Her contributions towards setting up best practices for interoperability and harmonization of Healthcare Information were published in the 2013 WEDI Report.

Anu is an active contributor and champion of leading industry best practices such as developing the rule book for the ICD 10 Testing programs. She was the one of the leading members of the ”ICD-10 Testing collaborative” that promoted sharing quality best practices amongst major healthcare payers including UnitedHealth Care and Blue Shield of California. In 2019, Anu delivered a compelling presentation at BTOES 2019 on driving innovation in the cultural transformation for rapidly changing organizations. This presentation showcased the transformational work that she has led at Molina Healthcare Inc.

Most recently, she has been invited by Amazon as their Principal of Operational Excellence to establish global best practices and build a culture of operational excellence for Human Resources of their Devices business.

Anu holds a Baccalaureate in Science, a Masters in Organic Chemistry and has obtained Management credentials in Healthcare Administration from the Wharton School of business. She is also a Certified LEAN Six Sigma Master Black Belt.

She is devoted to the cause of elevating the career goals of young women through coaching and mentoring.

Her Hobbies include travel, study of period architecture and water sports.


James Gross

James Gross

Head of Digital Change Orchestration, ZF Friedrichshafen

Biography

Dynamic technology and architecture leader with broad strategy and adoption experience in automotive, retail, process & petroleum, and systems integration industries. Focused on the business value of IT investments and the ability of technology to revolutionize the way businesses do business. Always interested in opportunities to leverage passion for technology and ability to "see the value" to help a company reach their goals.

Specialties: Microsoft Certified System Engineer (MCSE), Sarbanes-Oxley Champion, Six Sigma Champion, Offshoring and Outourcing, Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) Management, IT Infrastructure Library (ITIL) Professional, Operations Management, Project Management, team building.
 

Jagan Ramaswami

Jagan Ramaswami

Sr. General Manager - Head of Shared Services, Future Pipe Industries

BTOES Digital Transformation Workplace Live

Thursday 25th February 2021 | 10:00 - 10:45 am

Biography

Jagan leads Shared Services and Transformation for Future Pipe Industries. I have spent more than 18yrs in consulting, research and investment banking across a variety of geographies and industries.

I have developed and implemented strategies for transformation across functions and organizations. My journey has provided me with the opportunity to work in the digital transformation and RPA/AI space for large corporate clients. In my current role I drive the transformation and automation of my organization. 

I have an MS in Telecommunications from The University of Texas at Dallas and a Bachelors’ in Electrical Engineering from the University of Madras.

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BTOES Digital Transformation Workplace Live focuses on practical how to and what to. Case-studies provide you with need-to-know takeaways to accelerate your path of data analytics adoption to the next level. Learn how the most progressive organizations in this space are rethinking and adjusting the role of digital transformation to prepare for the future, transform their businesses, and gain a competitive advantage.

With over 2000 attendees expected, this event is the largest gathering of senior-level executives across the entire digital transformation ecosystem. 

With over 2000 attendees expected, this is not your typical virtual conference. Get ready to be immersed in a highly interactive educational experience, where you can deeply engage with the content and thought-leaders. 

You will hear cutting-edge content, practical advice and case studies with real-world solutions from thought leaders in digital transformation;  sharing best practice, strategies and views on implementing shared services into your business for maximum impact with minimum disruption!

You’re on the path to digital industrialization, but is it the right one? Whether you are new to data analytics, or at an advanced stage of maturity, BTOES Digital Transformation Workplace Live will not only help demystify and guide, but provide you with practical take-away’s you can implement in your business immediately, allowing you to access the experience and knowledge of others to help ensure your implementation is rapid, cost-effective and sustainable.

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Digital transformation is the integration of digital technology into all areas of a business, fundamentally changing how you operate and deliver value to customers. It's also a cultural change that requires organizations to continually challenge the status quo, experiment, and get comfortable with failure.

Because digital transformation will look different for every company, it can be hard to pinpoint a definition that applies to all. However, in general terms, we can define digital transformation as the integration of digital technology into all areas of a business resulting in fundamental changes to how businesses operate and how they deliver value to customers. Beyond that, it's a cultural change that requires organizations to continually challenge the status quo, experiment often, and get comfortable with failure. This sometimes means walking away from long-standing business processes that companies were built upon in favor of relatively new practices that are still being defined.

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