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Intelligence everywhere: how the Internet of Thinking can revolutionize your business

20th September 2018, New York City

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Location: Butter


Businesses rightly see the latest technologies as crucial to maximizing competitive advantage – that’s why IDC say spending on digital transformation will reach $1.7 trillion in 2019 (42% up on 2017). Some of these efforts will succeed, but others will fail because true transformation requires more than technology. Who would you bet on: the business with the smartest things or the one with the smartest people?

Tomorrow’s most successful businesses, truly intelligent enterprises, will have both.

Truly intelligent technology supports and connects people and partners as well as linking a company’s ‘things’. It empowers people to think differently; to make more successful decisions; and to do more with less – wherever they are and whatever tools they’re using. It puts intelligence everywhere. Which means the Internet of Things might better be labelled the Internet of Thinking. It is the infrastructure that helps people and things process information and ideas.

How do you know if your organization is ready to be an intelligent enterprise capable of taking full competitive advantage of the Internet of Things and Thinking? What is your Intelligent Enterprise Quotient? And how well equipped is your business to take intelligent advantage?

One clever idea: join Meet the Boss, Avanade and a select group of senior business and innovation leaders for this unique evening, as we learn from organizations embracing the Internet of Thinking and discuss proven ways to power competitive advantage in the intelligent enterprise.


6:00 – 6:30 pm – Welcome Reception & Cocktails
6:30 – 6:40 pm – Introduction from Master of Ceremonies
6:40 – 7:00 pm – Keynote Speaker
7:00 – 9:00 pm – Three-course dinner complemented with table discussion points
9:00 – 9:30 pm – Wrap up and closing remarks from Avanade

Discussion Topics

  • The Intelligent Enterprise demands more than technology. It requires the right skills, culture and tools within the organization, as well as the right partnerships beyond it. How do you know if your organization is ready to be an Intelligent Enterprise capable of taking full competitive advantage of The Internet of Things and Thinking?
  • Aging business processes are a stumbling block to creating great customer experiences and improved employee engagement. One way to overcome this: create people-first operations and solutions that enable customers and employees to overcome complexity. What is your ‘Intelligent Enterprise Quotient’?
  • Systems of intelligence and constant technology advancement are key to enabling enterprises to innovate at scale and speed. How well equipped is your business to take intelligent advantage?

Keynote Speaker


Dale Young, Business Applications NE Market Unit Leader, Avanade

Dale Young leads Avanade’s business applications portfolio in the Northeast. Dale is responsible for sales, strategy, and delivery for Digital Marketing; Digital Sales & Service; and Finance & Operations solutions based on the Microsoft Dynamics platform. With over 30 years’ of global experience Dale has developed a proven formula engaging with Fortune 500 companies to modernize solutions and services; building and delivering pragmatic solution leveraging Enterprise Application and Digital Transformation capabilities (including mobility, cloud, SaaS, Cognitive, and IOT capabilities). As an executive leader, Dale enjoys partnering with other senior executives and strategic partners to disrupt crowded markets with new technologies and services that redefine how organizations operate and grow.

About Avanade

Avanade is the leading provider of innovative digital and cloud services, business solutions and design-led experiences delivered through the power of people and the Microsoft ecosystem. Our professionals bring bold, fresh thinking combined with technology, business and industry expertise to help fuel transformation and growth for our clients and their customers. Avanade has 30,000 digitally connected people across 23 countries, bringing clients the best thinking through a collaborative culture that honors diversity and reflects the communities in which we operate. Majority owned by Accenture, Avanade was founded in 2000 by Accenture LLP and Microsoft Corporation.

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