Member Summit 2024 Agenda

Member Summit 2024 will happen at the Crescent Hotel Fort Worth. Dress is business casual. There is an outdoor patio and firepit, and our group dinner takes place across the street from the hotel; please be prepared for the weather.

Lynette Ledoux and friends at Member Summit 2023

Monday, April 8

1:41 pm Total Solar EclipsePlease note potential traffic insanity, especially after the eclipse. There will be eclipse glasses available at the Crescent Hotel.

5-6:30 pm Welcome Reception (Crescent Courtyard)

Tuesday, April 9

8:00 am Breakfast (Courtyard)

9:00 am Welcome & Context – Matt Seaman, Consortium

  • Welcome and overview of the Consortium’s work
  • AI, Adaptive Organizations, and the Feeling Economy

10:15 am Break

10:45 am Driving Employee and Customer Efficiency and Experience with Generative AI – Romain Garcia, PTC

11:15 am Supporting Humans Through Change – Kelly Murray, Consortium

11:30 am Embracing & Improving Collaboration: Tending to Remote Teams Madison Hoffman, Zendesk

12:00 pm Lunch (Courtyard)

1:30 pm Breakout Sessions

Intelligent Swarming By the Book: Adopting in Waves at AutodeskRoyce Abel, Autodesk (Gallery)

Empowering Champions: the KCS Journey at proALPHANicole Quarti and Christian Matzke, proALPHA

2:15 pm Break

2:30 pm Breakout Sessions

Course Correcting: When Conversations Go Off the RailsLana Kosnik, Upland RightAnswers, Kendall Brenneise, F5, and Jessica Peralta, Calix (Gallery)

Doing More with Less: Dealing with Outsourcing, Machine Translation, and Innovation in a World Full of Constraints – Sarah Thomas Hamm, Blizzard Entertainment

3:15 pm Break

3:30 pm Art, Empathy, and ArtificialityNick Bontrager, Associate Professor of New Media Art at TCU

4:30 pm Adjourn

6:30 pm Reception & Group Dinner at The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth (across the street from the hotel)

Wednesday, April 10

8:00 am Breakfast (Courtyard)

9:00 am Open Space Set Up

Open Space is a facilitation technique that capitalizes on the collective experience and intellectual capabilities of those present.  It is a very effective method for problem-solving or defining opportunities when the outcome is not known; please bring your challenges and opportunities and we’ll build the day’s agenda together!  

9:45 am Open Space Session One (various locations)

10:45 am Break

11:00 am  Open Space Session Two

12:00 pm Lunch (Courtyard)

1:30 pm Open Space Session Three

2:30 pm Break

2:45 pm Open Space Session Four

3:45 pm Open Space Debrief and Happy Hour (Courtyard)

4:45 pm Adjourn (Dinner on your own)

Thursday, April 11

8:00 am Breakfast (Courtyard)

9:00 am Welcome Back and Member Perspectives Sara Feldman, Consortium

  • KCS in Pre-Sales at Oracle – Pat McBride, Oracle
  • Cultivating KCS Buy-in – Jessica Wu and Monika Virmani, Alation

10:00 am Break

10:30 am Member PerspectivesMatt Seaman, Consortium

  • Outside the AI Box – Travis Myers, JLG
  • Navigating, Supporting, and Advocating for Major Change – Andrea Hughes, SAS

11:15 am Closing the LoopMatt Seaman, Consortium

  • Ongoing Consortium work and ways to get involved
  • Summary, key takeaways, and wrap up

12:00 pm Adjourn