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Keynote Speakers

From technology thought leaders to artists to scientists… COLLABORATE’s main stage keynotes inform and inspire! 


Dan GoodsDan Goods
Visual Strategist, NASA Jet Propulsion Lab
Monday, April 23
8:30 a.m.
Mandalay Bay Ballroom F

Dan Goods is passionate about creating experiences where people are reminded of the gift and privilege of being alive. During the day he runs The Studio at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, a team developing creative ways of communicating and working to transform complex concepts into meaningful stories that can be universally understood. After hours he works on creative projects around the world. Currently he is collaborating with others on new public art pieces in San Diego and San Francisco and is developing the “Museum of Awe” with David Delgado and Ivan Amato, to be an experience of art, science, theater and surprise. Goods graduated valedictorian from Art Center College of Design. Recently he was selected as “One of the most interesting people in Los Angeles”. He lives in Altadena, CA with his wife and three kids.

Oracle Keynote

Oracle Cloud — How to Build Your Own Personalized Path to Cloud (ID: 112490)

Steve DahebSteve Daheb
Senior Vice President, Oracle Cloud
Monday, April 23
2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Mandalay Bay Ballroom F

Companies today have three sometimes conflicting mandates: modernize and innovate while reducing costs. The right cloud platform has the potential to address all three, but migrating isn’t always as easy as it sounds. That’s because everyone’s needs are unique, and cookie-cutter approaches just don’t work. The Oracle Cloud Platform makes it possible to develop your own unique path to cloud from wherever you choose — SaaS, PaaS, or IaaS. Learn how Oracle’s Autonomous Cloud Platform repairs, secures and drives itself, allowing you to reduce cost and risk, while at the same time delivering greater insights into your organization. Hear how your colleagues have designed their own journeys to cloud.

Partner Keynote

From Chaos to Control — How AI and Robotic Technologies Will Shape the Future (ID: 463031)

Canon Information & Imaging SolutionsDennis Amorosano
Senior VP and General Manager
Canon Information & Imaging Solutions
Don Purpura
VP Engineering
Canon Information & Imaging Solutions
Tuesday, April 24
8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Mandalay Bay Ballroom F

Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Robotic Process Automation — we’ve all heard about these technologies, but can they fully automate the business process of the future? How will they impact us beyond automation? In what way will they affect (or disrupt) how we work, the type of work we do, and if we even have work? Can we gain control over business process at a level that has no precedence in the past? The increasing intelligence and collaboration already entering the market are beginning to shift our organizational roles — to blend IT and Business, and allow us to acquire knowledge and manage information in an entirely new way. Join the keynote session by Canon, a leader in digital imaging solutions, consistently ranked in the top 3 in U.S. patents, to hear unique perspectives on how AI and Robotics will shape the future.

  • Hear us share perspectives gathered from our R&D labs, customers embarking on digital transformation, and down-to-earth business consultants alike.
  • Learn about the future of business processes such as Finance & Accounting, Procurement, HR, and more.
  • Find out how disruptive, cutting edge innovation is seeping into business process, the benefits it can bring to your organization, and how it will impact us as workers.
  • Hear real-world examples of what the innovations can do for companies of all sizes.
  • Learn how you can prepare your organization and personnel to maximize the benefits of these new innovative technologies.

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