software consultancy
software consultancy

ParadigmShift is an invitation-only event that brings together courageous executives, thought leaders, and innovators to exchange new ideas about the ways emerging technology can enable business transformation and improve human interaction.

Rachael Hadaway of 84.51° talks about data science, data management, and data products.
Rachael Hadaway of 84.51° talks about data science, data management, and data products.

2019 Theme & Speakers

Connect & Collaborate: Accelerating Value Creation

To thrive in a hyper-connected world and accelerate value creation, we must embrace the urgent need to collaborate at every level. Platform-thinking forces us to move beyond organizational silos, digital talent demands collaborative ways of working; and we must build external partnerships to survive the rise of the ecosystem era. 

ParadigmShift 2019 presents industry-leading experts, who will explore collaboration as a defining quality of modern digital businesses and the ways in which connection fuels innovation throughout the entire enterprise. 

You will leave with inspirational ideas and practical approaches to collaborating for growth, as well as increasing your organization’s ability to deliver value to your customers, fast.

Erica Dhawan

Founder & CEO


Get Big Things Done:

The Power of Connectional Intelligence 

Erica is the Founder & CEO of Cotential, a global consultancy that accelerates the connectedness of teams, customers and clients. Erica explores how leaders use connectional intelligence across industries to become modern digital organizations, improve customer centricity, and enable a people first approach to innovation and global competitiveness.

Douglas Rushkoff

Technology Theorist and

Best-selling Author

Team Human

Douglas is a technology theorist, futurist, and best-selling author. He argues that our hyper-connected, ever-expanding digital realm has allowed for unfathomable growth in businesses around the world, yet we remain disconnected as a society. He explores how to harness that growth to realize the happiness, productivity, and peace we could achieve if we worked together as social creatures.

Dr. Lisa Kwan

Senior Researcher and Executive Leadership Coach

Harvard University

The Collaboration Blind Spot

Lisa is a collaboration consultant and a senior researcher and senior executive leadership coach at Harvard University. She is passionate about bridging organizational silos and identifying and addressing enterprise blind spots in fostering collaboration. She explores how strong leadership can overcome these challenges to deliver results for their organizations.

Dr. Anita Sands

Global technology and business leader, public speaker and advocate for the advancement of women


Why Your Digital Transformation

is Destined to Fail

Ajey Gore





Building a Platform Ecosystem

to Connect a Nation

Dr. Dominik Off

Technology Lead

Jungheinrich Digital Solutions


A Whole New World:

Connecting to Unlock the Power of

Cyber-physical IoT Systems

Zhamak Dehghani

Principal Consultant



Connected Intelligence

Craige Pendleton-Browne

Chief Technology Officer



The Exchange: Championing Collaboration to Drive Scale, Growth and Change

Gary O’Brien

Global Advisory Lead



Digital Fluency: Connecting the Dots of Digital Transformation

James Sherrett

Senior Technology Strategist



Small Changes, Big Effects

Joanna Parke

Chief Talent Officer



The Talent Collaboration Connection

Sanjay Cherian

VP of Product Strategy

Telus Health


Connecting for Better Outcomes: Why a Canadian Telecom Became a Healthcare Platform

Dimitris Bountolous

Chief Digital Officer

LATAM Airlines


Leveraging Technology

Innovations to Deliver Better

Customer Experiences

Nigel Dalton

Chief Inventor

REA Group


Creating an

O2O Mindset

Jamie Kalven

Writer and Executive Director

Invisible Institute


Collaboration for Growth and

Social Change: Invisible Institute

and the NOIPM

// more speakers coming soon //

Digital transformation at the ParadigmShift technology and business conference for enterprise executives.
Digital transformation at the ParadigmShift technology and business conference for enterprise executives.

2019 Agenda

Sunday, October 13

Check-in at the Ace Hotel and join us at the rooftop pool at 6:00pm for a Welcome Reception. Enjoy creative cuisine and craft cocktails while getting to know your fellow guests, followed by a special Welcome to New Orleans surprise.

Monday, October 14

Begin the day with breakfast and a full day of thought-provoking content from industry leaders. Monday evening's not-to-be-missed Signature Event will be sure to lift your spirits and leave you feeling that New Orleans vibe.

Tuesday, October 15

After a morning packed with ideas and practical advice to take back to your own organization, ParadigmShift concludes at midday, with a sneak preview of where we are headed in 2020. There’s free time to explore the city of New Orleans before you return home, full of inspiration.

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