Digital Convergence

Digital Convergence

Chief Executive Machine Intelligence Summit

Monday, December 3-4
8:00 am – 6:30 pm
7.5 CAE Credits

Exclusively for association chief staff executives (CEO and ED) and their executive leadership team in the c-suite (CIO, CMO, COO, CFO, CLO, CxO), digital convergence will offer an in-depth exploration of machine intelligence and its powerful impact on the future of your association. Ideal for executives seeking intellectually challenging, creative, higher-order learning, you’ll hear from five experts from inside and outside the association space.  Following each inspiring talk you’ll dig deeper with peer engagement “think tanks” to increase synthesis of advanced concepts, apply learnings to current issues in the association community, and uncover innovative strategies and solutions for challenges and opportunities you may encounter now and in the near future.

Thank you to our exclusive program supporter and Strategic Partner

Community Brands

 

Schedule at a Glance

Monday, December 3

8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

Continental Breakfast

9:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

Welcome & Introductions

9:30 a.m.  – 10:45 a.m.

Talk #1 – Current/future trends in Machine Intelligence

10:45 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Networking Break

11:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

Talk #2 – Cognitive APIs for Intelligent Enterprise

12:15 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.

Networking Lunch

1:15 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Talk #3 – Artificial Intelligence + Member Behavior

2:30 p.m. – 2:45p.m.

Networking Break

2:45 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.

Talk #4 – Cognitive & Social Robotics

4:15p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Talk #5 – Impact of Artificial Intelligence in society

5:30 p.m. – 6:30p.m.

Futurist Lab Reception

Tuesday, December 4

7:30 a.m. – 8:45 a.m.

CEO-CxO Panel & Breakfast

 

 

Meet our Thought Leaders!

Paul Edlund

Chief Technologist, Microsoft
Paul Edlund

Paul Edlund

Paul is the Chief Technologist for Microsoft’s central regional business.  In his role, he focuses on applying Microsoft’s long-term Research & Development to their enterprise customers.  In addition, he guides customers through Microsoft’s overall cybersecurity strategy.  His desire is to help people navigate intersection of business and technology.  Paul started with Microsoft in 2007 as a Technology Strategist and more recently, was the Director of Microsoft’s Core Infrastructure business in Microsoft’s Midwest District.  Throughout his career, he’s been a passionate advocate for making technology applicable and understandable for everyone. 

Topic: Current trends in Machine Intelligence and what’s to come

 

Priya Vijayarajendran

CTO, Vice President for Applied AI, IBM
Priya Vijayarajendran

Priya Vijayarajendran

Priya Vijayarajendran is the CTO, Vice President for Applied AI at IBM Services.  She works on creating consumable AI for enterprises. As a former Head of Innovation at SAP Labs Silicon Valley, she was credited for driving innovation and pioneering transformative products and solutions with SAP customers. Always committed to a career in transformative technology, Priya brings over 20 years Product Strategy, Application Development, Enterprise Architecture, Customer Co-Innovation, Field Enablement, Design Thinking, and Management experience.

Topic: Cognitive APIs for Intelligent Enterprise

 

Jared Loftus

CRO. rasa.io
Jared Loftus

Jared Loftus

Jared Loftus has been an entrepreneur his entire life. Whether in the world of associations, education, or apparel, he's always had an eye out for what's coming next. He disrupted his own brick and mortar business in 2010 by selling it to focus on e-commerce. A year later, Forbes named him College Football's Biggest Entrepreneur. Today, Jared brings that same level of disruption to associations by bringing artificial intelligence within reach, allowing organizations to personalize their interactions with all members

Topic: Artificial Intelligence + Member Behavior = Content That Gets Seen 

 

Dr. Chung Hyuk Park

Assistant Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering 
The George Washington University
Dr. Chung Hyuk Park

Dr. Chung Hyuk Park

Dr. Chung Hyuk Park is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at the School of Engineering and Applied Science, The George Washington University.  His research interests include robotics and intelligent systems, assistive robotics, social robotics, human-robot interaction, machine learning, haptics, virtual reality, and multi-modal systems.  From the outcome of his research and STEM outreach programs, he was recognized by the World Institute of Disability. He was also with LG Electronics Research Center where he received the LG Electronics Best R&D TDR Award. He is a member of the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society (RAS), IEEE Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES), and ACM.

Topic: Socially assistive robotics, multi-modal communication

Patrick Tucker

Technology Editor, Defense One
Patrick Tucker

Patrick Tucker

Patrick Tucker is technology editor for Defense One. He’s also the author of The Naked Future: What Happens in a World That Anticipates Your Every Move? (Current, 2014). Previously, Tucker was deputy editor for The Futurist for nine years. Tucker has written about emerging technology in Slate, The Sun, MIT Technology Review, Wilson Quarterly, The American Legion Magazine, BBC News Magazine, Utne Reader, and elsewhere.

Topic: Impact of Artificial Intelligence in today's society

End day 1 with a reception then join us for breakfast on Tuesday for a panel of leaders in the association community to reflect on the impact of machine intelligence on associations.

 

CEO-CxO Panel & Breakfast

Tuesday, December 4th
7:30 – 8:45 am.

 

Moderator:

 

Reggie Henry

Chief information and engagement officer, ASAE

Reggie Henry

Reggie Henry

Reggie Henry joined ASAE in November of 1994.  His responsibilities are to implement "exemplary" systems at ASAE that can serve as a model to the rest of the association community and to "ratchet-up" the use and understanding of technology among ASAE members.  He has been working with and/or for non-profit organizations since 1985.

 

Panelists:

 

JP Guilbault

President and CEO, Community Brands

JP Guilbault

JP Guilbault

As President and Chief Executive Officer of Community Brands, JP Guilbault leads a family of market-leading brands and technologies that help more than 100,000 associations, nonprofits, K-12 schools and faith-based organizations thrive and succeed in today’s fast-paced, evolving world.

 

Arlene Pietranton

Chief executive officer, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

Arlene Pietranton

Arlene Pietranton

Arlene A. Pietranton, PhD, CAE serves as CEO of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). Arlene is an ASAE Fellow and a past Chair of the ASAE Board of Directors, and the 2018 recipient of ASAE’s Key Award.

 

Tori Liu, director

Information systems, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

Tori Liu

Tori Liu

She is a technology leader with extensive experience in association management, strategic planning, information systems, and data analytics. Tori is a past member of the ASAE Technology Section Council and a founding member of Association Women Technology Champions.

 

Rhea Steele

Chief operating officer, Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

Rhea Steele

Rhea Steele

Rhea Steele serves as the Chief Operating Officer for the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation, where she aligns operational activities to achieve strategic goals while cultivating formal and informal avenues for idea generation and incubation

 

Heidi Weber

Executive director, Alpha Omega International Dental Fraternity

Heidi Weber

Heidi Weber

Heidi Weber, MBA, CAE, is the visionary leader and facilitator of the Alpha Omega International Dental Fraternity (AO) located in Rockville, Maryland. As the Executive Director, she has been a change agent and has championed mission-driven programs to benefit the members and healthcare community.