April 7 & 8, 2021

11:00 a.m. to 2:15 p.m EDT daily

Learn what's possible from national thought leaders.

Meet regional companies making significant progress on their digital transformations.

Gain insight to clear pathways for your organizations and meet regional service providers.

AI is beginning to touch virtually every aspect of our personal and professional lives. Join influencers and decision makers from various industries across the Midwest and South as they explore how we leverage AI to create a more innovative, equitable, and human-centric economy from high-level strategy to detailed implementation.

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SCHEDULE & RECORDINGS

Saturday,APRIL 17th

KEYNOTE SPEAKER

11:00 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.

Welcome!

Mayor Greg Fischer | Metro Louisville Government

PANEL DISCUSSIONS

11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

Building a Data Culture

healthcare

Moderator:  Tawanda Chipadi

Panelists:

ABS Clien Hospital, Untitled, ABS

Session Description:

KEYNOTE SPEAKER

11:00 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. EDT

Cities, Innovation, and Equity in the Age of AI

Mayor Greg Fischer | Metro Louisville Government

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PANEL DISCUSSIONS

11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. EDT

Building a Data Culture in Healthcare and Beyond

healthcare

Moderator: 

  • Tawanda Chitapa | System Director Business Intelligence, Clinical Value & Healthcare Analytics | Norton Healthcare

Panelists:

  • Scott Alderman | Chief Information Officer and Vice President of Materiels | Mercy Hospital Iowa City

  • Tom Lawry | National Director for Artificial Intelligence - Health and Life Sciences | Microsoft

  • Jeremy Willes | Director of Data Services | Advanced Business Solutions 

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Building Innovation Hubs

general

Moderator: 

  • Monique Kuykendoll Quarterman | Executive Director | Kentucky Commercialization Ventures, an initiative of KSTC

Panelists:

  • Alan Berube | Senior Fellow and Deputy Director | Brookings Institute

  • Anthony Ellis | General Counsel | Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development

  • Christine Tarquinio | VP - Talent, Workforce, & Brand Strategies | Greater Louisville Inc.

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Tequity and Talent

talent

Moderator:  

  • Alisia McClain | Director of Community and Education Initiatives | Louisville Future of Work Initiative powered by Microsoft and Metro Louisville Government

Panelists:

  • Anthony Salcito | Director Worldwide Education | Microsoft

  • Danielle Washburn | Digital Innovation Leader | Jefferson County Public Schools

  • Keni Winchester | Talent Management Lead - Digital Transformation | Humana

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LUNCH AND LEARN

12:15 p.m. to 12:45 p.m EDT

The Good Business Movement: Importance & Relevance of Impact Data

Presenters

  • Scott Koloms | President & CEO, FMS pbc | Founder, Canopy

  • Ben Smock | Development Director, Canopy

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AI Out of the Box: Getting Started on your AI Journey

In this session, we will be demonstrating a way that can get you started with AI and Machine Learning today in a no-code environment and for little or no cost with Microsoft Power BI.  Power BI is a platform that allows users to create amazing data experiences, gain insights into their data, and drive decision making. 

Presenter

  • Ed McGillis | VP of Emerging Technologies  | Breakpoint Technology

Moderator

  • Judy Nichols | CEO | Breakpoint Technology

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KEYNOTE SPEAKER

12:45 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Innovation is at Home

Viren Shah | Chief Digital Officer and Executive Leader | GE Appliances (a Haier Company)

 

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PANEL DISCUSSIONS

1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Remote But Connected (Building a Remote Culture)

culture / hr

Moderator: 

  • Jennifer Mackin | Author, Principal, CEO, The Oliver Group | President, Leadership Pipeline Institute US

Panelists:

  • Gauri Bhalerao | Director - Infrastructure, Yum! Brands

  • Darrin Murriner | Cofounder & CEO, Cloverleaf

  • Charley Miller | Founder, Unitonomy | Founder, OrgVitals

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Tasks That Should Go Away (Robotic Process Automation)

general

Moderator: 

  • Sharon Kerrick, PhD | Assistant VP Digital Transformation, University of Louisville

Panelists:

  • Walid Ali | Artificial Intelligence and Security | Microsoft

  • Ted Marks | Director - Global Application (IT and Shared Services Org), Yum! Brands

  • Sunny Dronawat | Chief Technology Officer, Plutoshift

 

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Collaborate to Innovate: Successful Corporate-Startup Partnering

entrepreneurship

Panelists:

  • Lorenzo Martinelli, Founder & Chairperson, C-Plan.IT

  • Detlef Schultz, Chairman of the Board, Vodafone​ Procurement Company

  • Tammy York-Day, President & CEO, Louisville Healthcare CEO Council

  • Jason Zachariah, President and COO, Kindred Healthcare

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KEYNOTE SPEAKER

2:00 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.

Healthcare Workforce 2.0:

Accelerating "Consumer-First" Care Delivery Models in an Open Data Era

Aneesh Chopra

Co-Founder & President, CareJourney

Author, "Innovative State: How New Technologies can Transform Government"

First Chief Technology Officer of the United States of America (2009- 2015)

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KEYNOTE SPEAKER

11:00 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.

From the Valley to the Bluegrass, Building AI Companies off the Coasts

Paul Ford

CEO & Co-Founder

Traffk

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PANEL DISCUSSIONS

11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

Using Data to Drive Better Health Outcomes and More!

healthcare

Moderator: 

  • Monica Wendel | Professor & Chair, Health Promotion & Behavioral Sciences Associate Dean for Public Health Practice at the University of Louisville School of Public Health and Information Sciences

Panelists:

  • John Bostick | CEO and Founder, Hive Networks, Inc.​

  • Stacy Brooks | Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion/Reskill Strategy Advisor, Humana, Inc.

  • Dr. Nirav Shah | Senior Scholar, Stanford University Clinical Excellence Research Center and Chief Medical Officer, Sharecare​

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Using Smart Things to Build Smart Things

manufacturing

Moderator: 

  • Cindy Read | Deputy Director, KentuckianaWorks

Panelists:

  • Alfredo Rodriquez, Head of Operations - Rail Infrastructure for Siemens Mobility 

  • Samuel Seelam | Global Digital COE Leader & India IT Head I GE Appliances, a Haier company

  • Melanie Wallace, HR Director for Siemens Mobility

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Micro Targeting & Market Testing: Using Data to Build a Better Brand

logistics

Moderator:  

  • Martin Lindsey | Founder & Creative Director | Phunky Pixel Media

Panelists:

  • Lee Dorsey | Senior Vice President, Doe Anderson​

  • Brian Dennett | Co-Founder, Enable.ai

  • Stacy Griggs | CEO, El Toro

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NETWORKING PRESENTAITONS

12:15 p.m. to 12:45 p.m.

Building the Corporate AI Academy:

Transforming to an AI-Powered Business Culture

​Presenter

  • Barry Kaufman | VP of Talent Development, AI, IoT & Cloud @ Fast Lane

  • Mark Allen, Chief Architect, AI Academies @ Fast Lane

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International Company with a Growing Local Presence:

Siemens Mobility's Facility and Talent in Louisville

​Presenters

  • Melanie Wallace, HR Director for Siemens Mobility

  • Alfredo Rodriquez, Head of Operations - Rail Infrastructure for Siemens Mobility 

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Music and Technology: Preparing Tomorrow's Workforce Today

​Presenters

  • Dr. Pamela Joly, CEO, Torch Enterprises

  • Dave W. Christopher Sr., CEO, AMPED

Special Performance by

  • Breakout artist Nichelle Noble

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KEYNOTE SPEAKER

12:45 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Future of Work in a Post Covid World: Workforce, Skilling, and Innovation

Gretchen O'Hara

Vice President - US Artificial Intelligence & Sustainability Strategy

Microsoft

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PANEL DISCUSSIONS

1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Workforce of the Future: Degrees, Credentials and Badges

talent

Moderator: 

  • Mary Gwen Wheeler | Education Policy Strategist

Panelists:

  • Dave W. Christopher, Sr. | Founder and Executive Director of AMPED

  • Roger Cude | Enterprise Vice President - Talent and Organization Development, Humana

  • Telly Sellers | Associate Vice President of Technical Education, Jefferson Community and Technical College 

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Starting Your AI Journey

data engineering

Moderator: 

  • Judy Nichols | CEO, Breakpoint Technology

Panelists:

  • Firas Hamza | Director of Digital Health Innovation Strategy / CTO Office, Microsoft

  • Brian Hart | Chief Revenue Officer, Delta Dental Kentucky

  • Aaron Peabody | Founder and CTO, Untitled Firm

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KEYNOTE SPEAKER

2:00 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.

The Opportunity of AI:  A Fireside Chat

  • Raamel C. Mitchell | Corporate Citizenship and Market Development Director for Microsoft’s  AI and Sustainability Market Development Team

  • Ben Reno-Weber | Director of the Louisville Future of Work Initiative powered by Microsoft and Metro Louisville Government

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The Louisville Future of Work Initiative is grateful for support from the following businesses for the 2021 Future of Work Summit

Knight Riders

(Level 2 Supporters)

Autobots

(Level 1 Supporters)

C-3POs

(Level 3 Supporters)

Pre Event Recordings

Coming soon!