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  • AI will Impact our members, industry, and your mission

  • Emerging technologies will change the face of your association

  • How to assess and prioritize your association’s digital transformation

  • How your executive team can lead in this turbulent ever-changing digital age

Our work continues (so keep checking back), but here are the program highlights as of November 14, 2018.



Open our minds and imaginations as we explore how new technology can help elevate our association and our mission and solve problems for our members/constituents in ways never imagined.

Keynote Presentation: AI What’s Your Association’s Moonshot?

Dr. Radhika Dirks, CEO & Co Founder, XLabs, will discuss the power of AI, where it is today, where is it going, and how associations can look at purposeful moonshots to advance their mission.

Monday Tech Showcase Awards: Features CEOs and founders of technologies that are entering the market and that will influence your members and your association.

Get the background on “what’s next” before your Boards and volunteers ask you! In the past, we introduced Wikipedia, LinkedIn, Evernote, and wearables. Who among this group is the next brand name?


Pandorabots provides intelligent chatbots that engage with customers and members on the channels they prefer (mobile, social, web), enabling two-way communications at scale.


“System as a service” which enables Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) to reshape domestic and global transportation, agriculture, public safety departments, emergency service providers, construction, and other industries.


Uses geolocation and social networks to ignite new relationships by connecting people through mutual friends. Taking conferences and tradeshows to the next level of engagement.


Applies AI to solve the enormous complexities surrounding building projects and providing tools for real estate professionals and leaders that can be used to plan and build the cities of the future.


AI elder care technology platform to continuously observe, learn, and trigger just-in-time, high-quality care for seniors. In tandem with remote intelligent wearable sensors, provides multilingual dashboards to provide preventative, person-centered senior care.



We have imagined where we need to go, but how do we get there? Let’s talk about your operational digital backbone. Let’s talk and determine what we need to invest and build. Let’s spend the day focused on strategy!

Keynote Presentation: Designing for Digital

Jeanne Ross, Principle Research Scientist, MIT/Author

Jumping off from where Radhika Dirks left us Monday on what is our vision and moonshot, Jeanne will address:

  • What is our strategic driver? (customer engagement, digital solutions) (choose a strategic driver)

  • Assessing where your digital capabilities are (operational backbone and digital services platform)

  • And how you architect for true digital transformation (speed and innovation are the key)


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We explored mission and value. We engaged in the strategy to get us there. So let’s pull this all together. Wednesday is all about your leadership – creating the right environment and culture at your association. This is the most important day, so plan on being with us til noon.

Keynote Presentation: Leadership in the Fourth Industrial Revolution

Special guest Hal Gregersen, Executive Director of the MIT Leadership Center, recognized as one of the world’s 50 most innovative minds, author and co-author of ten books including The Innovator’s DNA, co-authored with Jeff Dyer and Clayton Christensen.

Thanks to our sponsor, Fonteva, at the end of the Wednesday’s programming (noon) each attendee will receive Hal’s most recent book launched this past November, Questions Are the Answer: A Breakthrough Approach to Your Most Vexing Problems at Work and in Life. (Sorry you must be there!)

“Creating an open environment where every manager can ask questions without fear is the first step in bringing innovation to achieve the betterment of a corporation. The author brings out how asking the right questions is the responsibility of a successful leader. A “must” read for every corporate person aspiring to succeed as a leader.” (Narayana Murthy, founder of Infosys)

Leadership Engagement Lab: Brief presentations on core challenges facing your peers in areas of  digital transformation projects, strategy, culture, talent, and leadership followed by open discussion and collaboration. Bring your leadership team!   


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