COLLABORATE 17 Keynotes and General Sessions
Monday, April 3, 8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Jenn Lim, CEO & Chief Happiness Officer of Delivering Happiness, Culture Book Creator and Consultant at Zappos.com
Join this interactive event with Jenn Lim, the CEO and CHO (Chief Happiness Officer) of Delivering Happiness (DH), a company she and Tony Hsieh (CEO of Zappos.com) co-founded to inspire science-based happiness, passion and purpose at work, home and in everyday life.
Jenn has been a consultant with Zappos from its start-up days in 2003 to the $multi-billion business it is today. She created the Zappos Culture Book, an embodiment of how companies can use happiness as a business model to increase productivity and profitability. Jenn’s experience with Zappos, combined with her development of scientific frameworks for workplace happiness, created the evidence that happier employees = happier customers = successful companies (and meaningful lives). What’s more, she discovered that every organization can have similar results.
Today, Jenn is dedicated to growing DH to inspire happiness in people, companies and communities so that together, we can create a happier world.
Delivering Happiness started as a book (700K copies sold) and a bus tour, and evolved into a company and global movement around happiness that has impacted and inspired over 250 companies in more than 110 countries.
Learn how companies with a higher sense of purpose outperform others. Fifteen years of research show happiness increases every positive business outcome.
Experience the story of Zappos and Delivering Happiness from co-creator Jenn Lim. Painted with personal life lessons and discoveries on the journey from Zappos to Delivering Happiness, Jenn will share the story of CEO Tony Hsieh and how Zappos became the thriving example of culture as a brand with it’s ‘happiness as a business model’. Follow the story with, takeaways, tips and techniques, of how Zappos grew from a small business to a $1billion a year sensation.
Tuesday, April 4, 8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Glenn Finch, Global Managing Partner, Cognitive and Analytics, IBM
It seems that as fast as we deliver new apps and functionality for our businesses, the platforms and requirements change. But emerging technologies such as Blockchain, Cognitive and Quantum Computing will do more than change our businesses. They will transform industries and create their own ecosystems.
The key is understanding how these transformations will impact you, your business and your industry. And the projects, apps and code that your IT and development teams are working with. It is not just about playing in sandboxes and building castles made of sand. It is about taking these new technologies and delivering something tangible today.
In this session, we will:
- Explore these emerging technologies and the impact that they are having today
- Discuss the current and emerging use cases
- Show how you can take advantage of them to drive competitive advantage
Oracle Cloud: Strategy and Vision for the Journey to the Cloud
Wednesday, April 5, 8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Steve Daheb, Senior Vice President, PaaS and IaaS Business Groups, Oracle
Although it seems as though the cloud is everywhere today, the fact is that the overwhelming majority ofcompanies are still in the early stages of their journeys to cloud. In this dynamic and insightful presentation,Steve explains how a confluence of factors is changing the requirements for what a modern cloud must deliver.He’ll outline the importance of building personalized paths to cloud, using customer stories to show howcompanies can begin to transform their organizations from any starting point.