7:30 - Registration, breakfast and networking

8:15 - Opening Remarks

8:30 - Keynote "Learning and Applying - Maturation of Innovative Delivery at Blue Cross NC" - Chris Peroto/Michael Roberto (BCBSNC)

9:30 - Student Projects - Recognition and Awards

9:45 - Break

10:00 - Choice of Programs

  • Track 1: "Health Care Panel - Redefining Customer Engagement and Experiences with Digital Transformation" - Bill Garrison (Panel Moderator; RTI)

  • Track 2: "Digital Innovation in Manufacturing" - Lee Clark-Sellers (Ply Gem)

11:00 - Choice of Programs

  • Track 1: "Using Human Centered Design and Customer Journeys to Bring Digital Transformation and Innovation Together" - Jason Rome (Skookum)

  • Track 2: "Impacting Tomorrow’s Innovation Workforce: Are We Ready for This Transformation (Revolution)?" - John F. Tuders (Belk College of Business - UNCC)

12:00 - Lunch

12:45 - Choice of Programs

  • Track 1: "IOT, Connected Devices, and Their Impact on Consumer Product Innovation" - Jeremy Losaw (Enventys Partners)

  • Track 2: "Identifying the Pillars of Digital Transformation" - Lee Stogner (IEEE)

1:45 - “Accelerating Digital Transformation Using Crowdsourced Innovation" - Virginia Lee Williams (Planview)

2:45  - Break

3:15 - “The Fallacy of Digital Transformation” - Bermon Painter (EY Digital)

4:15 - Conference Concludes

Schedule subject to change.