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CIO Breakfast Gallery

When:    Thursday, May 18, 2017
               7:00am - Noon

Where:   The Blackwell Inn & Pfahl Conference Center
140 Pfahl Hall - 280 W. Woodruff Ave., Columbus, OH 43210
(Adjacent to the Blackwell Inn on the Ohio State campus)

Transitioning into the Intelligence-Based Future

When it comes to Advancing The Possibilities (our 2017 series theme) all signs point to the fact that an impending AI and robotics revolution will transform every aspect of our lives over the coming months, years, and decades.  As AI evolves from fascinating technology to a new foundation for enterprise and consumer decision-making, it will quickly change our jobs, tools, methodologies and lifestyles – just as the Internet did in the 1990s.

Done right, advanced artificial intelligence can create tremendous societal benefits over the next several years, but it will require more than just new technology platforms. We must also lay the groundwork for this change through close collaboration across not only the tech industry and researchers, but also lawyers, social scientists, philosophers, lawmakers and the public. It will also require close cooperation among national and state administrations on matters of education and immigration to prepare for the widening talent gap that lies ahead.

Technological displacement is always an inevitable outcome, as we continually replace the old with new opportunities for a higher quality of life, productivity improvements in the workplace, and a resulting stronger economy.  Yet, are we realistically prepared for this current massive transition?

Please join us in this second session of 2017 where you will not only expand your own sense of the technologically possible, but also learn more about this massive undertaking, as well as begin to explore how these opportunities can also extend to you and your own enterprises.

The CIO Solutions Gallery™ series is an ongoing nationally acclaimed forum where senior IT leaders and their business peers come together in a comfortable setting to share their experiences and insights, as well as collectively and collaboratively attack common issues. Uniquely organized around peer learning, this provocative program has received high praise among participating CIOs and other senior executives in the technology and/or operations leadership community.  It helps to build an improved and creative personal network of peers and executives devoted to sharing best practices, renewing their skills on an ongoing basis, and raising the level of technical literacy and effectiveness within their organizations.
There is no cost to invited senior leaders. Sponsoring opportunities are available for invited technology product and service providers.


7:00am Breakfast Available

Welcome and Initial Remarks

 Speaker:  Mr. Bob Mick
                  Director, Professional Programs
                  The Ohio State University


Introduction and Opening Commentary

AI as a Catalyst, Not as a Replacement

For some, recent advances in artificial intelligence (AI) have created fear about science fiction becoming reality. Will sentient robots take over our homes and workplaces, destroying humans along the way? I think not. Instead you can expect the use of AI to scale the human mind, not replace it. As elegant as it is, the human brain does have its limitations. What if we could complement all of our amazing ideas with not just more data but also vastly more data processing capability? How might that change not only our thinking, but also our approach to thinking as well?

Speaker:  Mr. Thornton May
                 Program Co-Founder

                 Internationally Known IT Futurist

                 Host for the Session


Assimilating Advanced Intelligence into Our Society

The future is already here and is exponentially increasing daily or even hourly. One very visible, and perhaps controversial, application of this advanced intelligence is the introduction of highly automated vehicles. In addition to questions concerning the technology itself, other issues such as public policy, liability, insurance and cybersecurity exist. Also, unintended consequences such as the impact on public transit or commuter sensitivity remain to be answered. In this session we will discuss these topics. As well as the fusion of the autonomous vehicle technology into other areas of our daily lives in the Internet of things (IoT).

Speaker:  Ms. Carla Bailo
AVP, Mobility Research and Business Development The Ohio State University

(Former SVP, Research and Development, Nissan Americas) 

9:45am Break

Predicting More Prediction

The former CEO of Google, Eric Schmidt, once said, “Analytics is the future of everything.” As advanced intelligence expands its influence, we must find ways of closing the gap between the data we can collect and the data we can process into meaningful patterns that can improve our operating efficiency. Advancing artificial intelligence means a growing majority of interactions between the organization and the individual will soon be driven by prediction, so our ultimate key question now becomes: Do we think this is true, or do we instead know that it is?

Speaker:  Mr. Ty Henkaline

                 Chief Analytics Innovator

                 The Columbus Collaboratory


Addressing the IT Skills Gap

Building the next generation of IT talent remains one of the most pressing issues among top tier IT leaders. Some would argue that it is their most important job. Shortages and predicted gaps receive regular media hype. Is it shortage or skill? How do generational characteristics and forecasts play into talent? Nearly one million tech jobs are open in the US today. The expansion of AI, cloud, cybersecurity, and big data require more people to create, manage and monitor technology. Culture can be a secret weapon in the competitive arsenal. Are you and your organization ready to compete?    


Speaker:  Ms. Tammi Spayde
                 Vice President, Marketing 

                 Human Resources and Facilities

                 OCLC, Inc.

                 Mr. Jeff Jacobs

                 Chief Information Officer

                 OCLC, Inc.


Session Wrap-up and Summary of Key Points Made

Speaker:  Mr. Thornton May

Noon Adjourn