People, Process, Progress
This conference was Recorded on: October 17-18, 2023
Solve your Greatest Challenges
Marty Jacknis, President of Opportunity Maximizers and has been described as the “Ultimate Opportunity Maximizer.” As an ultimate Opportunity Maximizer, he is a change agent that teaches you how to seek, see, seize, harvest, and leverage the massive untapped opportunities in your professional and personal life journey. He is nationally recognized as an expert professional speaker, educator, consultant, executive coach, and innovator in the field of management, marketing, and sales. Marty has assisted Fortune 500 companies as well as start-up firms to maximize their sales and marketing efforts through the application of unique strategies, tactics and execution techniques designed to enhance their business generation processes and sales channels. Prior to starting Opportunity Maximizers, Marty enjoyed an eight-year tenure at IBM, where he was consistently ranked in the top 2% of the national sales force. Marty was also a founding officer with Dr. Eli Goldratt of Creative Output Inc. a start-up manufacturing, consulting, training, and software organization that was ranked the sixth fastest growing private company in the U.S.A. by Inc. Magazine. He also assisted in the development and promotion of Dr. Goldratt’s book “The Goal” (ranked in the Top 50 Best Business Books of All Time). Marty has authored various articles featured in INC. Magazine, Success, Sales & Marketing Management Magazine, Manufacturing Today, Management Today, and Marty is an interactive and highly motivational speaker who offers unique results and action-oriented strategies, tactics, execution techniques and insights attendees can immediately apply to their business and personal life. To Marty, it is all about insightful, significant, predictable, repeatable and self- funding results!
If there’s one thing I’ve discovered in 30+ years of leading both entrepreneurial startups and large corporations, it’s the true joy that comes from helping others succeed.Through my work as CEO of SevenStar HR, I offer targeted support for one of the toughest challenges businesses face: hiring and managing employees through the use of our EffectiveHiring® tools and our Shared HR Consultants. I help leaders identify and resolve compliance-related HR risks, build solid processes to optimize business operations and build a culture that allows business owners to enjoy going to work.Through my previous work with The Alternative Board (TAB), I dedicated my efforts to driving success for CEOs, presidents, and business owners across multiple industries through one-on-one coaching and, creating peer board forums. Since starting TABNY in 1999, I’ve provided 10,000+ hours of coaching and facilitated 1,000+ peer board meetings.To my clients, I’m a cheerleader, confidant, counselor, and brainstorming partner. I listen closely to their needs and goals – to what they say and DON’T say – getting to the heart of what’s truly standing in the way of their professional success and personal happiness. I support and guide them and hold them accountable for taking the action needed to drive vital change and growth.Ultimately, my work is about my clients, not me. I am here to help them reach THEIR idea of success, not mine… whether that’s dealing with the employee side of explosive business growth, getting the right employees, reducing risk for the business, managing culture change, or supporting the employee side of a merger or acquisition.
Dan Adams, founder of The AIM Institute, is the author of New Product Blueprinting, the Awkward Realities blog, and the popular 50-video series, B2B Organic Growth. He is a chemical engineer with many patents and awards, including a listing in the National Inventors Hall of Fame. Dan has taught his B2B innovation methods to tens of thousands of B2B professionals globally, lectured at many leading universities, and is a popular industry keynote speaker.Handouts:B2B Voice of Customer Skills Research (The AIM Institute)Virtual VOC (The AIM Institute White Paper)
Reed has 30 years of experience as a consultant, coach, and leader and is known for cultivating strong relationships and developing diverse, high-performing teams. He is passionate about building trust, reducing stress, and creating collaborative, psychologically safe environments.
Besides founded AgileXtended in 2016, Leila is also the co-founder of Lean In Agile and author of the Compass for Agility as well as host of the Allyship Podcast. She is best known for her relentless curiosity, commitment to learning and being a force for change.
HOSNI ADRA is the co-founder of CreateASoft, Inc. He has been involved in Process Improvement, Digital Twin and Simulation for the past 30 years. Hosni has applied his process improvement expertise to multiple industries including healthcare to increase efficiency and reduce operating risk. As the holder of several patents in the fields of dynamic simulation, digital twin technology, and tracking systems, Hosni has been a sought after expert in these fields. Hosni has presented multiple papers on process improvement using simulation, Digital Twin development, and lean concepts implementation. With his dedication to the use of technology to improve efficiency and output, he has positioned CreateASoft as a leader in the data driven digital twin and process improvement industry.
Paul Gulbin has spent over 25 years of his career spanning the realms of data-driven innovation and digital transformation. As a Partner at Accelance, he has had the privilege of collaborating with some of the most forward-thinking companies in the world, guiding them through the dynamic landscapes of growth, customer engagement, operational efficiency, and business transformation.
Paul's passion lies in the modernization of business workflows and harnessing the power of Artificial Intelligence to unlock value and innovation. His expertise extends to the seamless integration and orchestration of robotic, intelligent, and autonomous capabilities across five pivotal domains:
Based in the metro New York City area, Paul Gulbin's journey as a tech luminary and advocate for digital evolution has made a profound impact on the way businesses approach innovation and transformation.
Himanshu Goil is an astute entrepreneur who co-founded the forward-thinking company Ignatiuz and launched innovative ventures like ScoutFoto, MyLink, and WebTalkx. Bringing over 18 years of experience in tailored technology solutions and SaaS development expertise, he has partnered with organizations of various sizes across numerous sectors to deliver groundbreaking solutions, from unique app development to leading extensive IT infrastructure overhauls.A perpetual learner, Himanshu dedicates time to uncovering the latest technological innovations and business developments. Working alongside a diverse team of designers, innovators, entrepreneurs, and engineers, he caters to large and strategic clients globally, aiming to create value and foster connections through digital products and experiences, with an emphasis on process optimization and automation.
Bülent is a physicist and the founder of DataSpeckle Scientific in British Columbia, focusing on complex imaging and data science problems. He is also a Senior AI Researcher & Director of Academic Affairs at Fusemachines, where he leads and mentors Data Scientists. Bülent directs AI projects through a distributed team of 200+ ML, CV, NLP, full-stack engineers, and Product Teams to build scalable advanced analytics products and services. Bülent develops collaborative relationships with key stakeholders and business leaders to deliver functional and practical solutions.
EIG is a partnership of 50 companies and consultants in their respective disciplines focused on delivering self-funding and self-generating results through building a collaborative environment to develop momentum for sustainable growth. EIG’s thought leadership supports your priorities to structure customized deployments aligned with your culture. Jim is an international thought leader who has delivered multi-million dollars in value to clients through designing and implementing transformation initiatives. He helps clients discover their future valued Resilient Enterprise through Strategy, Growth, Stable Operations, Digital Transformation, Supply Chain Management and Risk & Resiliency. Jim is a dynamic speaker and author whose most recent credits include: Leveraging “RISK” to Create Opportunities and Competitive Edge, Smart Metrics: Making Metrics Last and Integrating it into the Culture of Your Organization
Welcome introduction to Surfing the Technological TidalWave by our esteemed Chairperson, Jim de Vries.
The Summit comprises six interactive Webinars and two Panel Discussions.
The Summit will focus on Surfing the Technological TidalWave from People, Process, Data, and Technology Perspectives.
Jim de Vries, Founder, Managing Partner at Enhance International Group
Initiating and Leveraging Change for Gaining Competitive Advantage
Are you ready to take full advantage of AI, the Knowledge Tsunami, and the Technological Tidalwave? To gain and maintain a competitive advantage in this dynamically changing world, we have to create a seamlessly integrated, “Opportunity Maximizing,” change-ready, willing, and capable organization to effectively implement new technologies. We invite you to join our session to experience the following:
Overcome Opportunity BlindnessOpportunity BlindnessWhat Does Opportunity Cost Your Company?
Marty Jacknis, President at Opportunity Maximizers.
In 2023, the predominant trend in remote/hybrid workforce management will be the ongoing rapid integration of technology and the workplace, resulting in the digital transformation of HR departments. Fairly or unfairly, the perception of HR from most company leaders is that they are focused on compliance and risk reduction.
HR needs to work with business leaders to define a strategic sourcing model to which the organization can commit. It's important for HR to recognize that building a sustainable capability in-house is a huge undertaking, requiring leadership, people development, career paths, roles and skills clarification, and a culture of lifelong learning and feedback.
Without the workforce properly prepared in advance to engage, transformation efforts are dead on arrival and a waste of money, according to research cited by Harvard Business Review indicating that without these advance preparations, "70 percent of corporate transformation efforts are doomed to fail.”
Jacquelyn Gernaey, CEO at SevenStar HR.
Join Dan Adams, founder of The AIM Institute, as he presents their landmark research linking voice-of-customer skills and AI technology to new product success. Learn how some of the world's largest firms are now using advanced technology in combination with well-honed human interviewing skills. And see how AIM's research reveals which of 12 interviewing skills have the greatest impact on new product success. Participants will receive a free copy of AIM's extensive research report on this topic.
Dan Adams, Founder at The AIM Institute
Soft Skills and EQ of Employees will trump IQ and Hard skills
The technological Tidalwave will affect everyone in the workplace. Similar to the industrial revolution, new jobs will come, and some jobs will disappear. Will you adapt or lose out?
The Panelists will discuss the following topics with active audience participation.
Day 1 will focus on the human factor in AI and how it will affect the workplace.
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Jacquelyn Gernaey | LinkedIn
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Chief Operating Officer – Consultant, Coach, Leader at AgileXtended
Reed Racette | LinkedIn
Jim de Vries | LinkedIn
Keeping your people in synch with your vision for change
AI is great. Radical. Tubular, even. It has valuable applications right now. But your teams are made of real people - no artificial ingredients. If you’re amped up to explore AI solutions to your business problems, remember this: Even small changes in technology will cause ripples in your organization. AI is a tidal wave. Surfing that wave is hard as an individual. At the organizational level, it’s synchronized surfing.
Your OCM team is your Organizational Change Management (OCM) team is your lifeguard. We have developed an approach and a set of tools to help people to thrive in changing environments. If you want to surf the AI wave, you need everyone on “board”. OCM can be the difference between a sick ride and a wipeout.
Some key things you'll take away from this webinar:
Reed Racette, Chief Operating Officer – Consultant, Coach, and Leader at AgileXtended
Leila Rao, Founder at AgileXtended
Hosni Adra, Co-Founder at CreateASoft, Inc.
Springboard your digitization, achieve exceptional process productivity, and delight your customers with a supreme engagement experience by applying the latest technology advancements.
During our session, we will explore the various ways these technologies can revolutionize business operations, enhance efficiency, and enable digital innovation.
Discover how the latest advancements in artificial intelligence (AI), robotic process automation (RPA), and low-code development can revolutionize your enterprise, propelling you towards exceptional process productivity and setting the stage for supreme customer engagement experiences.
We will share valuable insights, practical strategies, and real-world success stories to guide you through the intricate landscape of digital transformation. Learn how to harness the full capabilities of AI, enabling intelligent decision-making and task processing. Explore the transformative potential of RPA, streamlining operations, minimizing errors, and unlocking newfound efficiency. Unleash the power of low-code development, enabling modern user experiences and accelerating application delivery like never before.
You won't want to miss this opportunity to gain a competitive edge in the digital age. Join us as we equip you with the knowledge and tools necessary to hyper-transform your enterprise.
Get ready to make waves in the world of digitization - the future starts here!
Paul Gulbin, Partner at Accelance.
Himanshu Goil, Managing Partner at Accelance
The technological Tidalwave will affect how a company operates starting with the infrastructure. The four walls will no longer be stationary, the walls will need to be adaptable to an accelerated hyper-automation. What will companies need to adapt and thrive?
Integrating AI technology into the workplace will be emphasized, with a focus on the infrastructure changes that will need to take place to make AI integration practical.
Day 2 will focus on the technological aspect of “wiring” the AI revolution.
Dr. Bülent Uyaniker, Physicist and the founder at DataSpeckle Scientific
Bülent Uyaniker | LinkedIn
Leila Rao | LinkedIn
Hosni Adra | LinkedIn
Himanshu Goil | LinkedIn
Paul Gulbin, Partner at Accelance
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