IS Associates Fall Meeting
35th Anniversary Celebration
- 35th Anniversary Event
- Monday, October 21, 1:30pm - 6:30pm
- UCLA CNSI auditorium
Futurist, Executive Director & Dean, IT Leadership Academy, University of Virginia
“CIO’s: Masters of Uncertainty?”
IT has been caricaturized as being slow, expensive, operationally obsessed and rabid-dog opposed to experimentation. The IT mind – it is said – flees from change, loathes ambiguity, delights in absolutes and insists on .999 certainties. This is wrong! CIO’s are uniquely situated to create value in a world defined by uncertainties, business model disruption and frequent Black Swan events. Listen to a futurist as he provocatively and interactively maps how the CIO emerges as a hero of meaning making in a world where it is easy to lose one’s way.
Thornton obtained his bachelor’s degree in Asian Studies from Dartmouth College; his master’s degree in Industrial Administration from Carnegie-Mellon University, and developed his Japanese language competence at the Center for Japanese Studies at the University of Michigan and Keio University in Japan. He has recently written a new book, The New Know; Innovation Powered by Analytics.
UCLA – Virginia McFerran
Chief Information Officer for the UCLA Health System
“Becoming a Learning Organization”
To thrive in a dynamic industry you must keep learning. Since organizations learn when their teams learn, the real action is in the team. How does a healthcare CIO lead a learning organization and what are the first steps?
Federal healthcare reform laws oblige hospitals, clinics, insurance companies and employers to adopt uncertain business models. And in an industry where the person receiving the service is not the one paying for it, determining a working model for the future is fraught with alligators. Health system executives across the country are taking up the challenge with serious deliberation and urgency. At UCLA Health System IT our survive-to-thrive strategy is to become a learning organization; with humility we embarked on this aim two years ago and heave learned a few things.
“Creating Collaborative Advantage”
Information technology is the backbone for creating collaborative advantage within organizations, industry and government, ultimately transforming systems that are more sustainable for people, planet and profit. From mass collaborations that engage thousands of people in using open data sets to solve local and global problems, to transparency that improves and levels the playing field within supply chains, data is the currency that enables this. Carrie will explore some of the most innovative open data initiatives happening across industry, government and public private people partnerships.
Carrie is a leader at the intersection of business and positive impact. As a partner at SecondMuse, Carrie is responsible for the overall success of the organization in creating collaborative advantage for a more sustainable world.
“The Human Factor and Uncertainty”
Professor Moshe F. Rubinstein is a professor at the UCLA School of Engineering and Applied Sciences and an internationally renowned authority on problem solving and creativity in organizations. He will drive an interactive discussion on how do we deal with uncertainty. Questions he will answer include: Risk and uncertainty – are these the same thing or different? How does this affect how we lead and manage?
Professor Rubinstein is a Fulbright Hays fellow and has received numerous awards for his outstanding teaching, including the UCLA Academic Senate Award, the UCLA Alumni Award, and the Anderson School Executive Education Teaching Award. He has published over 100 articles and ten books, including Patterns of Problem Solving, Tools for Thinking and Problem Solving, Concepts in Problem Solving. His latest book The Minding Organization, published by John Wiley & Sons in 1999 has been translated into five languages. His other books also have been translated into several foreign languages. Professor Rubinstein was named in January 2000 one of the top twenty professors of the century at UCLA.
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