Full Program

7:00 – 8:25: Registration and Breakfast, sponsored by RhythmQ

8:25 – 8:30: Short presentation and introduction by RythmQ

8:30 – 9:00: Kick Off – Industry Disruptions, Are You Ready?  

Sherry Budziak and Kevin Ordonez, Co-Founders .orgCommunity

Helping associations and nonprofits thrive and innovate in a digital world.

The highly valued role of professional associations is being disrupted by an intensely networked inter-disciplinary world. Many of the traditional functions of an association can be achieved through solutions such as self-organizing networks, distributed accreditation and knowledge sharing platforms. Powerful driving forces across business, technology and society are shaping our world in unforeseen ways. Online and mobile communication, globalization, generational change, rising customer expectations and many more issues raise vital challenges for associations. These technologies along with government regulations and the typical association governance structure will have an impact on both associations and the professions they serve..

After more than 25 years in the association technology space as innovators and entrepreneurs, we have seen association leaders who have embraced change and technology advancements to transform their organization. These leaders have embraced change in order to advance the professions they serve as well as significantly increase revenue to support its mission. While we have seen many other association leaders have stayed comfortable with the “status quo”. To stay relevant in these significantly changing times where technology advancements quickly could make an organization irrelevant, we brought together thought-leaders provide us with insights on their success.

We will help you identify  how you can take the right steps to succeed in this exciting world and provide you with solutions that will help you shape the future.

9:00 – 10:00: Keynote – 10 Signs You Will Survive the Future

Abe Eshkenazi, CSCP, CPA, CAE, Chief Executive Officer, APICS l APICS Supply Chain Council

In a rapidly changing world where the distinctions between for-profit and non-profit businesses are becoming less relevant, associations are challenged not only by increased competition, but also increased opportunity.  If associations are going to survive the future, they must have staff leaders who are well positioned to take on these challenges and win. Are you one of them? During this session, Eshkenazi will share the most important attributes he believes successful associations executives will need to develop in order to create a sustainable future for their organizations.

10:00 – 10:25: Break and Meet Our Sponsors

10:25 – 10:30: Short presentation and introduction by CadmiumCD

10:30: 11:15: Not If – When – Disruption Comes

 Joseph Knecht, Venture Tech Entrepreneur and Software Innovation Leader

Many business people have heard the story of Kodak and the company’s ultimate undoing with its failure to disrupt and embrace digital photography inside its own ranks. A cautionary tale of the industry giant’s undoing as the company ignored the very disruption that would have saved it.

The lesson today is speed to embrace and then create disruption. In mere months a couple of bright people writing code can effectively destroy market share, take down your organization or topple an entire industry – think Uber, Airbnb and a host of today’s software powered businesses. Each exploded onto the marketplace leaving the smoldering ashes of entire industries in their wake.

Enter #SaaSMaverick. Since 1999 Joseph has been consulting, mentoring and helping companies recognize the potential for disruption and swiftly innovate their way to survival and growth. With his edgy and inspirational style, audiences join Joseph as he shares the strategy to embrace disruption and swiftly reverse your businesses impending upset to a bright future of growth.

11:15 – 11:45: Peer to Peer Breakout Discussion – How Can Your Organization Embrace Disruption

 11:15 – 11:45: The Skinny on The Community Brands Consolidation with Teri Carden and Ben Martin, CAE

Teri Carden, Owner, Review My AMS and Ben Martin, Chief Engagement Officer @ Online Community Results

11:45 – 12:50pm: Lunch Sponsored by: Icimo and Meet Our Sponsors

12: 50 – 1:00 Short presentation by Icimo and introduction

1:00pm – 1:30: Experiences Get Real Virtual – Simulation Education discussion and demonstration 

Elizabeth Lepkowski, Director of Education American Society of Anesthesiologists

The American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) has partnered with CAE Healthcare to develop a 3D virtual learning environment to create an immersive and meaningful educational experience. Guided by ASA clinical education expertise and CAE’s simulation expertise, a series of modules have been developed to assist members with improved performance in the management of anesthesia emergencies.

The scenarios include realistic diagnostic and monitoring equipment and medical instruments. The modules include OR, OB, and PACU scenarios. Each virtual patient will include CAE’s modeled physiology engine that responds automatically to treatments, interventions and the administration of medication based on underlying medical conditions.

The 3D environment includes:

  • Virtual patients with unique, realistic diseases based on models that respond appropriately to clinical interactions.
  • A full complement of interactive anesthesia-related equipment, and monitors with live physiologic data and waveform tracings.
  • Pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic modeling of medications and intravenous fluid administration.

1:30 – 2:00: Breakout Discussions: How Will Robotics and Simulation Impact Associations

2:15 – 2:40: Break and Meet Our Sponsors

2:40 – 2:45: Short presentation by WebCourseworks

2:45 – 3:15: Digital (Re)Formation: How Digital Drives Innovation and Change

John Whelan, Executive Vice President, HIMSS Media

HIMSS embraced a digital-first model to support its strategic objectives as a global, cause-based organization promoting better healthcare through the effective use of technology. Pulling together disparate digital activities across the organization and organizing them into a unified digital platform, HIMSS is now building significant scale while deepening engagement with its target audiences and creating significant new business opportunities. In his presentation, John will outline the challenges and opportunities identified by HIMSS’ and the role played by digital in driving change in support of the organization’s strategic goals.

3:15 – 3:45: Peer to Peer Breakout Discussion – How Is Digital A Part of Your Organization’s Strategy

3:45 – 3:50: Short presentation and introductions by Ian Ryan

3:45 – 4:30: Closing Keynotes: CEO Panel Discussion with

Moderated by Sharon Rice, .orgSource Senior Consultant and .orgCommunity Advisor

4:30 – 4:45: Entertainment / ASAE Foundation Auction Sponsored by Adage Technologies

4:45 – 6:30: Exhibits and Reception

Reception Sponsored by Sonoma County

* Program is subject to change