The new U.S. administration. IoT. Advanced machine learning. Adaptive security. The Enterprise Cloud. How will political and technology disruptions affect your ability to conduct business globally and locally? How will you ride the wave of digital transformation to remain competitive and stay ahead of customer expectations? It’s all about the how. Join your peers in a series of candid conversations with industry leaders on strategies for success….and harnessing the power of how.

Hosted by Wendy Pfeiffer, Nutanix CIO

June 29 - 30  |  Washington D.C.

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Secure Business in a Global Marketplace

Thursday, June 29 | 10:30 am - 11:20 am

Stephen Hadley, Former U.S. National Security Advisory

How can we anticipate and prepare for unexpected threats brought on by technological advances? What are the national security responsibilities of U.S. information technology companies? What impact does the U.S./Russia political dialogue have on the economy? Why and how should your company develop a strategic relationship with India? Hear from one of the nation's leading experts on security affairs and doing business overseas, Stephen Hadley, Former U.S. National Security Advisory, and share your challenges and lessons learned.

The "Ah Ha" Question: Are You Investing in Technology?

Thursday, June 29 | 11:30 am - 12:20 pm

Virginia Gambale, Managing Partner of Azimuth Partners LLC and Board Director for JetBlue, First Derivatives & Dundee Corporation

Amazon was berated for not being profitable, while heavily investing in building out its infrastructure, only to unveil a lucrative new business around web services. The result was an "ah ha" moment that changed financial models for investors. And yet, why is it that more board members and investors aren't asking corporate leaders the simple, yet powerful question: are you investing in technology? As one of Wall Street's top technologists and a former CIO at Merril Lynch, Bankers Trust, Alex Brown, and Venture/Private Equity Partner at Deutsche Bank, Virginia Gamble has a view on how and why the technology conversation needs to move from the cold room to the boardroom. Come share and discuss IT's role in driving business value.

Negotiating in the Face of Resistance to Change

Thursday, June 29 | 2:00 pm - 2:50 pm

Deepak Malhotra, Harvard Business School Professor

Business leaders spend much of their time negotiating. As it turns out, whether you are navigating a deal or sitting down with internal stakeholders, having the best idea, proposal or offering is often insufficient. How do you convince people who have strongly held views, preconceived notions, or who are simply too comfortable doing things the way they've always been done? Learn from a renowned business school professor on how to negotiate when you don't have the money or muscle to force your point of view.

The Internet of Things: How to Increase Profits and Avoid Disasters

Friday, June 30 | 9:00 am - 9:50 am

Dr. John Bates, CEO of Plat.ONE and Author of Thingalytics

The Internet of Things is changing the world. As each device, from tractors to refrigerators to ships, is digitized and connected to the Cloud, it presents a unique opportunity for innovative businesses to profit from the digital data it creates. However, for many organizations there is trepidation around how to get started in IoT - particularly with regard to finding a profitable business model that makes the investment worthwhile, as well as avoiding expensive disasters. Discuss and explore new business modes that have been proven to increase profits, as well as techniques to minimize the risk of disasters with the author of the book "Thingalytics"!

The Paradox of Growth on Companies and Careers

Friday, June 30 | 10:00 am - 10:50 am

Dheeraj Pandey, Founder, CEO & Chairman of Nutanix; Veeam Co-CEO and President Peter McKay; and Intel General Manager Rachel Mushahwar.

Companies that are growing fast go through the paradox of growth: growth creates complexity and complexity kills growth. How you create sustainable growth comes down to a few critical fundamentals including the culture of the business. How do you foster an insurgent mission? How do you stay ahead of legacy incumbents? What does it take to shape and advance your career in the midst of high pressure, competitive markets? Come share in an intimate conversation with Dheeraj Pandey, Founder, CEO & Chairman of Nutanix; Veeam Co-CEO and President Peter McKay; and Intel General Manager Rachel Mushahwar.

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