2019 Preconferences and Workshops


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Preconferences and Workshops

Digital Convergence

Digital Transformation: The Technologies, Strategies, and Conversations Driving Business Transformation

Exclusively for association chief staff executives (CEO and ED) and their executive leadership team in the c-suite (CIO, CMO, COO, CFO, CLO, CxO), digital convergence will offer an in-depth exploration of digital transformation and what it means for your organization.

Digital Transformation is a leadership imperative, and to be most effective it must be led by the CEO with key staff partners. 

This important seminar will clarify what Digital Transformation means for associations beyond buzzwords and will engage participants in high level conversations on organizational initiatives and preparedness.

Thank you to our Strategic Partner and program host:

Higher Logic


Monday, December 2
8:00 - 8:30 a.m.

Continental Breakfast

8:30 - 9:30 a.m.

Digital Revolutionaries: How the World's Boldest Businesses Tap Into Exponential Change to Transform Themselves, their Industries and the World

9:30 - 10:30 a.m.

Digital Transformation: Start With Your Purpose

10:15 - 10:30 a.m.


10:30 - 11:15 a.m.

Association Case Study #1

11:15 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Association Case Study #2

12:00 - 12:45 p.m.

Networking Lunch

12:45 - 1:30 p.m.

Reflection and Small Group Conversation


Thought Leaders:
Heather Diehl, Principal Enterprise Architect, International Monetary Fund
Garth Jordan, Senior Vice President, Corporate Strategy, Healthcare Financial Management Association
Juan Sanchez, Chief Information Officer, Inteleos
Greg Verdino, Business Futurist & Digital Transformation Expert


Technical Project Managementticket icon

Monday, December 2
2:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.

3 CAE credits

The practice of initiating, planning, executing, controlling, and closing the work of a team to achieve specific goals and meet specific success criteria requires considerable organizational aptitude, leadership acumen and communication capabilities in order to be successful. But when it comes to adding technological knowledge and expertise to the equation to manage IT or IT-related projects, the unique world of technical project management comes with its own challenges and opportunities. Learn to step into these projects and combine technical knowledge with leadership, time management and big-picture thinking. Set the foundation with project management basics and methodologies. Evaluate typical technical project lifecycle, including common challenges. Understand the pros and cons of various project management tools. Balance and cultivate a high level of technical capability with interpersonal skills. Leverage team collaboration tips to achieve your goals on time and on budget.


Women Executives Forum: Retaining Human Dignity in a Technology-Driven Work Force ticket icon

Tuesday, December 3, 2019
6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.

2 CAE credits

Lisa A. Hayes, vice president, strategy and general counsel, Center for Democracy and Technology

As technology plays an ever-increasing role in our daily lives, we risk losing some of the humanity essential to a successful workforce. Algorithms may help screen potential job applicants, but can they accurately capture the person behind the key words on a resume? Does our always-on world allow employees to separate their personal lives from their professional persona? Can technology help to foster the interpersonal connective tissue needed for a successful team?

These questions and more are important to consider as technological advances continue to transform our workplaces and bring future efficiencies to employers. What can women leaders do to help ensure that human dignity and community are protected along the way? Register to learn:

  • Strategies to protect employee dignity and help build community
  • How to spot implicit bias in automated systems


The Women Executives Forum explores the challenges and opportunities facing women leaders, those executives in and aspiring to the c-suite, and how men and women can take action to support gender equality.

Thank you to our host:

Choose Chicago



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Connect with partners and learn the latest in the technology industry through this special track of sessions held pre-conference.

Collaborative Learning Experience brought to you by ASAE Alliance Partners:

Delcor Fonteva Higher Logic Naylor Open Water

Schedule at a Glance

Monday, December 2
1:30- 2:15PM

The Next Generation of Association Technology
Keeping the Competitive Advantage with Technology


Key Ingredients to an Integrated Experience




The Necessary Evolution of IT


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