Paris, France, October 28 & 29, 2019

2019 Executive Summit: Utopia for beginners

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Overview

When: Monday, October 28, 2019 - Tuesday, October 29, 2019
Where: Hôtel Westin Vendôme Paris, France

Digital transformation is an organization’s response, not merely to changing technologies, but more importantly to changing behaviors. You need to be on top of your customer’s expectations and preferences, while at the same time able to integrate advanced technologies with existing business processes. Leading these endeavors of course requires strong delivery skills and change management.

But, because of the unpredictability of people, it is strong discovery skills that are going to make the decisive difference. In that sense, digital transformation is, first and foremost, a journey of exploration, discovering uncharted new territories and understanding its inhabitants. This year’s Executive Summit ‘Utopia for Beginners’ on October 28-29 in Paris, will delve deeper into this journey

A wake-up call for discovery skills

When you were young, you had dreams. Perhaps you still do. But once you've become a digital chief, it is so much harder to dream and explore the amazing world around you. For now, it is primarily your job to deliver on the digital transformation. Part of the success however comes from igniting the chief exploration officer in you. This year’s Executive Summit is therefore a wake-up call, an opportunity to revitalize your discovery skills. The point on the horizon is your Utopia: a highly desirable, almost perfect place that doesn’t (yet) exist.

New technologies spiking up fantasy

There are important questions to consider. Is your Utopia aligned with the latest technology and what would be the impact? Are you for instance looking at the so-called Generative Adversarial Network (GAN) technology, the next trend in AI? It is said that it will make technology truly creative. Imagine AI creating new products, new designs, new ideas. Is it too far-fetched to believe that GANs will be the co-producers of this new Utopia: spiking up fantasy and creativity?

A new generation is rising

For some, Utopia is no longer a destination; they have already arrived. Here we’re talking about the new generation: the post-millennials. They're ‘on-life’, moving seamlessly between on- and off-line and they are one step ahead of your future. Based on the latest insights from our recent research, ‘The Synthetic Generation’, we suggest another question. How do you not only align with the technical side of their behavior, but also deliver on their new ethical standards, their trust, and their craving for authenticity?

There's a lot to explore, but in the end, we're all beginners. Technology is in its infancy, and there is a new generation, your peers, and you. And then - as always - there's legacy, risk averseness, unwillingness to change, short-sightedness and resistance to overcome. At this year's Executive Summit, we want to start creating the future. Based on your expertise, the inspiration from keynote speakers, the joint effort of the attendees, and the 24 hours we have available, we're going to build a new Utopia!

Questions that we will address at this year’s Sogeti Executive Summit are:

  • How can a Utopian mindset strengthen digital transformation?
  • How do you align your organization with the demands of the synthetic generation?
  • What are the creative capabilities of what’s next in AI and how will it impact your organization?
  • What are the quick fixes required to start your expedition towards a Utopia for your customers and employees?

But, because of the unpredictability of people, it is strong discovery skills that are going to make the decisive difference. In that sense, digital transformation is, first and foremost, a journey of exploration, discovering uncharted new territories and understanding its inhabitants. This year’s Executive Summit ‘Utopia for Beginners’ on October 28-29 in Paris, will delve deeper into this journey

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Agenda

Day 1 October 28th, 2019

10:00-12:00 - State of the Art sessions for early arrivals
12:00 - Welcome lunch
13:00 - Start official program
18:00 - End program Day 1
20:00 - Drinks and dinner

Day 2 October 29th, 2019

8:30 - Start Day 2
13:30 - End program with lunch

Speakers
Meet our expert speakers

Sara Green Brodersen

Founder at Deemly

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Luciano Floridi

Professor of Philosophy and Ethics of Information & Director of Digital Ethics Lab, OII, University of Oxford

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Marieke Hart

PR and social entrepreneur

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Andrew Keen

Chief Unhappiness Officer, Sogeti

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Anjali Lai

Senior Analyst at Forrester Research

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Peter Leyden

Founder of Reinvent / Media Entrepreneur / Public Speaker on Tech & Future Trends / Author & Writer

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John Meulemans

Managing Director at 3sixtyfive, Award Winning Influencer Agency

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Carl Miller

Author and researcher

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State of the Art Sessions

Just before the start of the summit, there is an opportunity to catch up with some of the trends in the industry, discussed by our global technology leaders.

How to Accelerate with AI

Leading AI companies develop technology that improves parts of the AI creation or deployment process itself. We help our clients achieving this. We bring building blocks both technically and methodology. We help our clients with automated AI Creation environments. So that AI Experts at clients can focus on other projects. With specified AI for certain domains (Chatbots, NLP, Image, etc.) we transform business specific use cases.

Virtual Assistants and Digital Friends as a Service

Chatbot, Voice strategy, the next big thing in cloud. Conversational experiences with digital friends. Consumers are moving from classic digital channels to conversational channels, like voice and chatbots. This big shift will result in a more natural and seamless experience. Interaction with digital solutions will feel the same as interacting with colleagues, friends and family. Digital solutions will become our digital friends. Our Chatbot expert will explain the huge benefits of this shift for both, consumers and organizations. He will explain how to create a digital friend and how your organization can benefit most from it. How AI helps in the humanification of your digital channels. Start your voice strategy today.

These intimate sessions will offer an opportunity to explore and discuss trending topics from the latest developments in the industry.

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Fraud & AI

Fraud co-evolves with technology, exposing organizations to both more sophisticated attacks and entirely new types. At the same time, technology provides tools for preventing and defending against them. Identifying suspicious operations takes time, labor and no small number of mistakes, all of which can be reduced with machine learning algorithms. Picking the right algorithm, properly preparing the input and the approach to training leads to greater detection of anomalies and fewer false alarms. Join us to understand how pre-configured building blocks are really making a difference today.

The Strength of AI Image Recognition & Cognitive Quality Assurance

Leverage Artificial Intelligence and Data Analytics for faster and higher quality software assurance. Quality validation, end-to-end customer experience validation and testing of applications across a myriad of devices and platforms makes for a complex challenge for most organizations today. Expert experience alone is not sufficient to be prepared. Additional sources of intelligence need to be leveraged. Innovations in analytics, artificial intelligence, and data sciences allow organizations to spot areas of inefficiencies and remove them before they impact and also provide insight on business processes and approaches that can be improved that were not visible before. AI-image recognition is one of those fields of new functionality everyone is experimenting with to improve quality of service, internal processes and new ways of decision making. The AI accelerators will help you automate and contextualize any physical or digital piece of text across your organization.

If you have any questions, please contact info@sogeti.com