Thank you for attending TechTomorrow 2013. By all measures, this was a very successful event. With a theme focused on Sustainable Innovation: Accelerating Business Value, we looked beyond technology to examine innovation across a wide spectrum of business disciplines.
We hope you liked the one-day format. We know your time is valuable and wanted to provide the maximum return for your investment. Three keynote speakers inspired us. David Silverman, CEO and Co-Founder of the McChrystal Group in Alexandria, Virginia, started the day with a talk on implementing transformational leadership. Chris Potts, a corporate strategist and author of the FruITion series, started the afternoon sessions and led an interactive discussion on innovating the scope and role of the executive. To close our program, Srini Koushik, president and CEO of NTT Innovation Institute in Silicon Valley, shared insights on how leaders can create a culture of agility and sustained innovation within their organizations.
The breakout sessions featured industry thought leaders and practitioners who engaged attendees in a dialog about how they’ve integrated innovation into their companies and allowed audience members to ask questions about how they could more effectively integrate these practices into their organizations.
We capped off the day with TechLife Startup Showcase and Networking Reception where several of today’s innovators showed their products and services.
The real measure of success of the conference will be with you: what are you going to change in your business to help create an environment of sustained innovation? We hope we have given you new ideas, shared experience about how to implement those ideas effectively, and strengthened your professional network.
I want to extend a special thank you to the 2013 planning committee comprised of CIOs and IT leaders whose support, guidance and participation made TechTomorrow a success. They took the germ of an idea – sustained innovation – and fleshed it out – developing the content and staffing the panels. And a very special thank you to the Columbus Chamber of Commerce for their work to make this event a success. And none of this would have been possible without our partners.
Be sure to take the Event Survey and let us know what you think – your thoughts about this year’s conference and what you would like to see next year.
It is my pleasure to introduce Brian Shea, CTO, Riverside Radiology and Interventional Associates who has agreed to serve as program chair for TechTomorrow 2014. David White, CIO, Battelle Memorial Institute has agreed to serve as program chair elect for TechTomorrow 2015. Please continue to watch this space for more information about next year’s program.
I look forward to seeing you at other community programs in the coming year and at TechTomorrow 2014.
TechTomorrow 2013 Committee Chair
VP, Global Systems & IT
OCLC Online Computer Library Center, Inc.