2019 Knowledge ∞ Continuum: Digital Innovation
May 10, 2019
Join us for the 2019 Knowledge Continuum! This one-day executive program is designed to provide business leaders with a cutting-edge learning experience focused on the management of information technology. Participants will be introduced to the latest approaches to DevOps, data monetization, cybersecurity, KPIs, and product management. Learning will be accomplished through case studies, research reports, exercises, interactive classroom discussions, and networking with other participants (including UVA alumni).
Program Fees and Registration
Program tuition: $995 (covers tuition, program materials, and meals)
Early registration rate (through March 1, 2019): $645
Government registration rate: $645
Please contact D. Serrell Stoke (+1 434-924-3114 or firstname.lastname@example.org) with questions and to pay for this program via check or credit card.
The program tuition must be paid by May 1, 2019, to guarantee a seat in the program. Space is limited; reservations/deposits are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.
For the 2019 Knowledge ∞ Continuum, 0.6 CEU credits are available for an additional $50.
Program Faculty and Panelists
Shamim Mohammad is Chief Information and Technology Officer of CarMax, the nation’s largest retailer of used cars. He is responsible for the strategic use of technology throughout CarMax by innovating customer-facing and associate-enabling platforms. Mohammad has over 20 years of leadership experience in helping organizations drive competitive advantage through technology. Before joining CarMax in 2012, Mohammad was Vice President of IT for BJ’s Wholesale Club and held senior IT leadership positions for Blockbuster, TravelCLICK, and Wyndham Hotels. Mark Pettit, Vice President, Modern Delivery at Freddie Mac, is the lead for the enterprise's scaled agile transformation. He is accountable for the creation of a multiyear roadmap and execution against the roadmap. Pettit partners IT with Business to create an optimal operating model for Freddie Mac. The transformation will change how Freddie Mac develops and deploys technology products to its customers. It will increase speed to market while ensuring the customer is driving the design throughout the product delivery process.
Michael Schrage is one of the world's most pioneering thought leaders on innovation. He has redefined how we think about innovation by focusing on customer acceptance of new products and services as an integral part of the innovation process. He also has pioneered techniques for using rapid prototyping, simulations, and modeling to improve return on innovation investment. Schrage is the Author of two critically acclaimed books: Serious Play: How the World’s Best Companies Simulate to Innovate and Shared Minds: The New Technologies of Collaboration. A Research Fellow at the MIT Sloan School’s Center for Digital Business, Schrage is a Columnist for Fortune, CIO magazine, and MIT's Technology Review and is widely published in the business press. He is a regular contributor to The Conference Board Review. Schrage's critically acclaimed first book, Shared Minds: The New Technologies of Collaboration, was the first book to explore the tools and dynamics of successful collaboration as the behavioral key to successful innovation. Barb Wixom joined MIT Sloan in June 2013 to serve as a Principal Research Scientist for MIT Sloan’s Center for Information Systems Research (CISR). Her work focuses on how organization’s effectively deliver value from their information assets. Before MIT CISR, Wixom was a tenured faculty member at the McIntire School of Commerce, where she taught courses in data management, business analytics, and IT strategy. She is a two-time recipient of the UVA All-University Teaching Award, which recognizes professors’ teaching excellence, particularly those who inspire and motivate students. This honor is especially meaningful to Wixom because she earned her undergraduate degree at the University of Virginia. Since the mid-1990s, Wixom has deeply explored data warehousing, business intelligence, business analytics, and big data. Her research ranges from large-scale surveys to in-depth case studies. Four of her cases have placed in the Society for Information Management Paper Awards competition. Ryan Wright, Associate Professor in the Information Technology Area, with expertise in digital innovation and cybersecurity, has been funded by the National Science Foundation to design information technology security protection systems. He teaches classes in McIntire's undergraduate and M.S. in MIT programs.