September 19, 2019, at the Crescent Club in Dallas.

Digital and AI seem to have the potential to generate enormous value for traditional B2B companies by transforming the way they do things today and creating new opportunities for the future. As McKinsey points out, to avoid being disrupted and get high market valuations, companies need to develop digital platforms with embedded AI to make this happen. However, there are very few real cases where such change is happening with such platforms and there is not much clarity between hype and reality.
We have identified leaders that understand how to make Digital and AI work, have created successful business capabilities in Sales and Marketing and Supply Chain. We are planning an event on September 19th at the Crescent Club in Dallas, TX, to bring a small group of leaders to have a real conversation about these technologies, how they can be applied to various business functions, and what is real and what is not.
  • The confirmed business leaders include Eric Strafel from Boeing, Pravin Rangachari from Haggar, and Mark Payne from Breville.
  • We will also have thought leaders from McKinsey and other leading firms that can provide context across multiple industries.
  • We are inviting a few venture capital firms to talk about where they are investing in this space and why, so we can all understand how the future will be shaped by new offerings.
If you a C-level executive and would like to participate in this event, either to provide your point of view or to learn from the experiences and insights of others, please click here, and we would be happy to extend you an invitation. This is not a vendor or a marketing event. This is intended for leaders to have a valuable dialogue from each others’ experience.
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Planned Agenda

10:30 AM – 11:30 AM

  • Meet and Greet, Networking

11:30 AM – 12:15 PM

  • Welcome Remarks
  • Self-Introductions by Roundtable Participants
  • Daniel Newman’s Presentation on Digital Transformation

12:15 PM – 1:30 PM

  • Brief Overview of “Digital and AI” Transformation Journey by Each Participant
  • Summary and Analysis of What You Told Us
    • Problem Statement and Value Expectation: What and Why
    • Solution and Results: How
    • Lessons Learned
    • Moderated Session Topics: What I Would Like Discussed

1:30 PM – 2:30 PM

  • Moderated Discussion led by Daniel Newman

2:30 PM – 3:00 PM

  • Discussion Summary, Next Steps

3:00 PM – 4:00 PM (Optional)

  • Q&A With Daniel Newman


Venkat Rajan

Eric Strafel

Mark Payne

Pravin Rangachari

Brenda I. Morris

Daniel Newman

Capital Factory

Christopher Colaw

Christi Clinger

ePeritium Solutions

Richard Fox

Brandy Moore

Troy Asberry

Stephen Elkins

Larry Denbrock

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