IS Associates Summer Forum
UCLA, Faculty Club
Thursday, July 25, 2013
1:30 to 5:00 pm (reception to follow)
Innovation and Accelerating Growth
Innovation is a driving force for change yet it also comes with risks. Few companies invest in it, and ones that do reap higher returns and perform better than their peers. After years of cost cutting during recession, companies are now focused on finding ways to transform and grow the business. IT innovation is becoming extremely important as companies are looking at efficiency gains and faster pace of automation. CEO’s are also looking at how IT can help in accelerating growth or create new products and services for higher revenue.
Whether companies invest in interconnected technologies that optimize operations or robotics that reduce human error and inefficiencies, enterprise leaders who leverage technologies to drive innovation in their products, processes, and consumer experience see accelerated growth, better performance and higher returns.
Speakers confirmed for this meeting:
- Ashwin Rangan, Edward Life Sciences, CIO
Topic: Innovation Opportunities in the 21st Century
- Charles Golvin, Forrester Research, Principal Analyst
Topic: Business Technology Innovation in the Age of the Customer
- Tejas Saraiya, Google, Senior Architect Leader
Topic: Creating a Culture of Innovation at Google
- Todd Inlander, Southern California Edison CIO
Topic: Transformational Change
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