Digital technology is dissolving traditional boundaries between industries and creating more opportunities for disruptors to displace incumbents. Although technology has historically been viewed as an enabler of business operations, today, it is widely seen as a critical driver of growth. Highest performing companies are more likely to have “broader definitions of digital, encompassing customer-facing technology activities and going beyond technology and into an organizational mindset.” This Program will explore emerging approaches for board oversight of emerging technologies to help companies effectively reap the long-term benefits of transformative, new technologies.
With our esteemed panel of experts, we will discuss the third wave of business intelligence and analytics. As organizations have continually strived to become more data driven in their decision making, software tools have been developed to make data more accessible and understandable to more people in the enterprise. We will discuss how natural language generation (NLG) significantly expands the audience for business intelligence by increasing data literacy, democratizing data understanding and providing actionable insights including prescriptive analytics.
Sanjay Pal has a track record of leveraging emerging technologies and customer insights to pioneer game-changing portfolio of services and profitable business models. Over his distinguished 25+ year career in technology he has served in a range of leadership and engineering positions at Cisco and IBM. Pal is on the Board of Directors for the Council for Entrepreneurial Development and in addition serves as the Executive Director of the NACD - Research Triangle Chapter. Pal pioneered the Cisco Distinguished Services Engineer Program, advocates for a diverse workforce through a multitude of women’s and disability-focused initiatives. Pal has an MS in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Louisiana State University, and a BS in Electronics and Communication Engineering from Birla Institute of Technology.
Marc Zionts is a technology executive and entrepreneur who’s been successfully leading companies since 1987. He currently serves as the CEO of Automated Insights, a Vista Equity Partners owned company. Zionts is also an Independent Board Director for Pivot 3, TEOCO, and Friends of the Earth, an environmental group based in Washington, D.C. Zionts earned a BS in industrial design and MS in management from the Georgia Institute of Technology.