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PhotonWorld 2018
PhotonWorld 2018 • Digital Beyond the Transformation

Thanks for making PhotonWorld 2018 an epic event

PhotonWorld 2018 was jam-packed with inspiration and insights! This was Photon's fifth invitation-only, customer networking event for senior Fortune 500 executives in the digital transformation space.

This year, we featured distinguished visionary leaders—across Retail, CPG, Healthcare, and Financial Services—who discussed their cutting-edge business practices that have moved Digital Beyond the Transformation.

“Fundamental to design is the ability to imagine yourself as another person, to understand and anticipate that person's needs. It is the outsider's point of view that illuminates the insights hiding in plain sight—the insights that lead to unexpected solutions.”

Jim Kim

VP, Executive Creative Director, Photon

Jim Kim, VP, Exec. Creative Director
Mukund Balasubramanian, Photon CTO and Co-founder

Mukund Balasubramanian kicks off PhotonWorld with top-of-mind digital trends

Leif Larsen, SVP

Leif Larsen on the challenges that firms face after the initial transformation to a digital org

Muhamad "Momo" Daud, SVP

Muhamad Daud takes the audience through examples of digital’s future state

Jim Kim, VP Creative Director

Jim Kim gives examples of common missteps in user experience design

Meet this year’s speakers

Hear from distinguished visionary leaders—across industries like Retail, Financial Services, CPG, and Healthcare—to discuss their cutting-edge business practices that have moved Digital Beyond the Transformation.

Anthony Roberts • Walgreens Boots Alliance
SVP, Global Chief Information Officer
Pritesh Davda • L'Oréal USA
Chief Information Officer
Sanjay Saraf • Yapstone
EVP, Chief Information Officer
Abhi Dahr • Packyge
Chief Executive Officer
Jamie Head • Ocean Spray
Chief Information Officer
Mike Reagin • Sentara Healthcare
VP, Chief Information Officer
Lance Wills • Toys "R" Us
Former EVP & CTO
Steve Wasserman • VMents
Founder & CEO
Ben Weiss • Walgreens
Senior Product Manager
Emmanuel Miran • Mondelez
Global CTO, Digital Transformation & Innovation
Constantin Gonciulea • JPMorgan Chase
Executive Director, Architecture
The Agenda
October 18, 2018 Download PDF
08:00 AM - 09:00 AM
Registration & Breakfast
Morning Session
09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Part I
12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
Let's Eat
Afternoon Session
01:00 PM - 05:30 PM
Part II
05:45 PM - 08:45 PM
Cocktail Social
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Pre-Event. Registration & Breakfast

Get your bagels, berries, and badges!

08:00 AM - 09:00 AM
Morning Session. Part I
09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Welcome Address
Welcome Address
Leif Larsen Photon Interactive
SVP Strategic Consulting
Photon CTO Keynote
Digital Beyond the Transformation - Themes for PhotonWorld 2018
Mukund Balasubramanian Photon Interactive
Chief Technology Officer
Leadership Keynote
The WBA Transformation Journey
Anthony Roberts SVP, Global Chief Information Officer
Walgreens Boots Alliance
Lunch. Let's Eat
12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
Afternoon Session. Part II
01:00 PM - 05:30 PM
The Future of Digital
Muhamad Daud Photon
SVP, Engineering & Head of Photon Labs
Global Online Marketplaces
Sanjay Saraf YapStone
SVP, Chief Technology Officer
After the Transformation—What's Next?
Leif Larsen Photon
SVP Solutions Management
Samir Patel Walgreens
Head of Digital Program Management
Constantin Gonciulea JPMorgan Chase
Executive Director, Architecture
Chris Maitner GAF
VP, IT Operations
Demetry Zilberg FactSet
SVP Global Infrastructure & Security
Digitally Enabled Healthcare
Mike Reagin Sentara Healthcare
Corporate VP, CIO
Blockchain Banking into the Future
Steven Wasserman Vments
Founder, CEO
You're Doing It Wrong
Jim Kim Photon Interactive
VP, Executive Creative Director
Design Thinking for the Connected Consumer
Ben Weiss Walgreens
Senior Product Manager
Avoid Being "Amazoned"
Abhi Dhar Packyge
CEO (Former CDO, WBA)
Lance Wills Toys "R" Us
Former EVP & CTO
Samy Kalyanasundaram YapStone
Vice President
Emmanuel Miran Mondelez
Global CTO, Digital Transformation & Innovation
Post-Event. Cocktail Social
05:45 PM - 08:45 PM

“Creating a compelling user experience is no longer an afterthought but rather an inextricable part of the core strategy of forward thinking enterprises, to reimagine customer experiences in the mobile age.”

Mukund Balasubramanian

Co-founder and CTO, Photon

Mukund Balasubramanian, CTO