Miami Executive Dinner: Powering Business Transformation with AI

June 24th, 2019 •  Zuma

SINC invites you to the upcoming Miami IT Leaders Dinner on June 24th, 2019 at Zuma, which is located at 270 Biscayne Blvd Way, Miami, Florida 33131.

The goal of the dinner will be to foster great relationships among new peers in the Miami technology community, all while enjoying education, open discussion on progressing strategy and delicious food and wine.

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Arrival (Refreshments available)

Session Begins

The session leader will engage the audience for brief introductions and discuss the format and key take aways from the guided interactive conversation and dinner discussion.

Open Forum Discussion

Unlocking Content with AI to Power Business Transformation

Most CIOs today understand that digital transformation initiatives can help streamline business process, boost efficiency, increase competitiveness, and, broadly, help them become disruptive organizations over the long term. However, many pacesetting companies are struggling to manage the exponential explosion of 80% unstructured data, as well as the heightened compliance and security demands associated with starting their AI journey.

Fortunately, new solutions that tap artificial intelligence (AI) are able to extract ‘hidden’ insights from unstructured data that is unique to your business, while also helping to automate many of the labor intensive processes used to classify, organize, and analyze unstructured content.

Until recently, simply locating unstructured data has been a source of great frustration for managers and employees alike. Taking the next steps to analyze or leverage this unstructured data into gain competitive advantage has proven even more challenging.

Now, a combination of sophisticated Cloud Content Management services and cutting-edge AI technologies from Box and IBM is unlocking the untapped potential of unstructured data enhancing your operations, predicting outcomes and automating decisions. IBM and Box are reimagining business processes; AI infused customer onboarding processes, improved employee productivity, contract lifecycle management and digital claims processing are just examples of how AI can enhance your business and drive differentiation.  The resulting benefits are already beginning to complement and supercharge the many digital transformation efforts already underway.

Dinner service by Zuma


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Zuma, located in the heart of downtown Miami, brings Chef Rainer Becker’s internationally acclaimed style of modern Japanese cuisine to america. already renowned in London, Hong Kong, Istanbul, Dubai and Bangkok. Zuma Miami offers a sophisticated cuisine philosophy of flavorsome, modern Japanese dishes in a fun and vibrant environment inspired by the informal Japanese dining style called Izakaya. 

Daniel Kloud.  Vice President, Ecosystem and Strategic Partnerships Data and AI, IBM

Daniel Kloud leads ecosystem and strategic partnership efforts for the Data and AI business unit at IBM.  In his role, Dan leads the With Watson program which supports ISV and GSI partners who deliver solutions to market with Watson AI capabilities from IBM.  Dan also leads the business partner mission for the Data and AI division working with resellers, ISVs, and GSIs worldwide who deliver IBM offerings to market.  Finally, Dan is responsible for in-bound OEM and reseller relationships which broaden the Data and AI portfolio with solutions from strategic partners including Box, Cloudera, and MongoDB. 

Prior to this role, Dan drove acquisition and divestiture activity for the Cloud and Cognitive Software organization at IBM.  Dan’s responsibilities include deal identification, deal execution, and post-acquisition deal tracking.  Dan led the StrongLoop acquisition in 2015 and most recently drove IP partnerships around various Hybrid Cloud offerings with strategic partners including HCL, Aricent and Wipro. 

Earlier in his IBM career, Dan held a variety of offering management, strategy, and marketing positions within the Rational and WebSphere software divisions. 

Daniel earned his Masters of Business Administration from the University of California at Berkeley and his Bachelors degree from the University of Notre Dame.

Dominic Grillo Vice President Sales Engineering

Dominic Grillo has been helping Box customers transform their business for over 9+ years.  As VP of Box’s Global Sales Engineering team, Dominic leads the technical sales team and solution specialists.  Previously Dominic helped create Box’s Platform business unit, built the Platform Solution Engineering team, and served as one of the founding members of the Box Sales Engineering team.  Prior to Box, Dominic worked for Laserfiche selling Enterprise Content Management solutions. Dominic holds a Bachelors of Arts degree in Psychology from University of California, Berkeley. 

Justin Howlett Director IBM | Box Partnership, Box

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