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Monday, March 16, 2020 at 09:00 AM   Absolutely Free
Courtyard Marriot Austin, 300 E 4th St
For the fourth year running, CI&T is headed back to SXSW on March 16! Join us for a jam-packed day of interactive programming featuring expert talks, networking & our popular lounge stocked with espresso, cocktails & savory bites to help you recharge throughout the day.

This year's panel series feature globally recognized brands including Mercedes-Benz, Nestl, General Motors, & others. Hear world-leading digital experts discuss how they're driving future change & growth in the fast-paced digital world. The inspiring talks range from the future of organizational management, to next-gen tech for social good, future-proofing your business models, the next frontier for machine learning & more.

Mix & mingle with industry leaders while enjoying cutting-edge cocktails, on-the-go bites, a caffeine bar, charging stations & more in our lounge.

Job seeking? We're hiring! Chat with our recruitment team in our lounge to learn about our open positions.

9:30 - 10:30 AM
Next-Gen Innovators for Social Good
What would the world look like if we could use AI to reduce the effects of climate change, increase cybersecurity with specialized quantum cryptography, & finally deliver economic equality across genders with a blockchain-based application? Speakers from The Knowledge Society (TKS), as featured in Fast Company & HuffPost, will discuss how they're using emerging technologies to solve these problems. They'll also provide insight as to how corporations can future proof their initiatives to remain on the cutting edge of technology - & the need to create new companies that help billions of people around the world.

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11:00 - 12:00 PM
Reinventing Business Models in the Digital Age
Customer expectations are always in flux - & change at a more rapid pace than ever before. Relying on digital technology alone to address these changes is not enough. Business models must also evolve - rapidly - for organizations to survive & thrive. Brick-and-mortar companies have to figure out how to maximize the opportunities of larger ecosystems like, rather than trying to own the entire value chain themselves. For startups & traditional orgs, reaching customers in relevant & meaningful ways without relying on conventional sales & distribution models is the key challenge.

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12:30 - 1:30 PM
Hype or Reality: The ROI of Machine Learning
Every company has jumped on the machine learning bandwagon, but few have been able to truly harness it & deliver business impact with only 20 percent of AI/ML initiatives making it to organizational production. Is it still too early? Or is it the same old story: lack of talent, data availability & the never-ending train of new technology? This session explores concrete, actionable steps to bring machine learning initiatives to life & deliver real, lasting business impact. You'll learn how to identify projects with the highest probability of success, & how to cut your losses early to focus on opportunities that can deliver real transformation.

The Future of Digital Product Management
Driving real business model change requires more than incremental baby steps. It requires a transformative - even radical - approach to exploiting every digital technology opportunity in an organization. And that's exactly where digital product management comes in. Built on embracing design principles & quantitative insights to drive change, this discipline is the key to breaking with dusty old organizational habits & ushering in the new. In this session, you'll meet panelists at the forefront of digital product management & learn how they've broken down silos to drive true, transformative change.

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3:30 - 4:30 PM
The End of Bureaucracy: Organizing for the Future
Digital disruption has impacted nearly every aspect of our work & culture, yet we're still stuck with the same old-school bureaucratic organizational structures. This session explores the ongoing struggle between bureaucracy & new ways of working, & how purpose, intrinsic motivation, & self-organization might be ready to displace the stubborn, rigid structures that are still in place. Are we at the tipping point & finally going to see adaptability, collaboration, & empowerment flourish in the workplace?

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5:00 - 6:00 PM
The Future of Customer-First Digital Business
Five years from today: Most companies have implemented their digital transformation initiatives. Now it's about permeating every aspect of the company culture with a customer-first mindset. This means creating an environment where rapid experimentation of new ideas is part of the day-to-day. And where measuring the impact of these experiments means either quickly pushing them aside or baking them into the full customer experience. This panel explores the necessity of maintaining momentum over the next several years as digital transformation efforts grow to maturity - & start to bear fruit across an entire customer-focused organization.
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