Program

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Conference Program

Program Highlights

Monday, May 15

8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Best Practices Workshop
A more detailed schedule will be provided in the near future.

7 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Dinner - Board, Past Chairs & Spouses only


Tuesday, May 16

8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Best Practices Workshop
A more detailed schedule will be provided in the near future.


7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Business Value Workshop
Breakfast will be provided starting at 7:30 a.m., workshop begins at 8:30 a.m.


6 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Emerging Leaders Reception
Sponsored by Copia & Win-911



7 p.m. - 9 p.m.

Welcome Reception 
Sponsored by GE Digital


Wednesday, May 17

7:30 a.m. - 8:30 am.

Breakfast - Available to all attendees
Special Interest Group breakfast: First Time Attendees & LATAM


8:30 a.m. - 9 a.m.

Jose Rivera, CSIA CEO
Welcome 


9 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

Keynote Speaker
Mike Maddock, CEO & Founding Partner, Maddock Douglas
The Questions Disruptors Ask Themselves

Bruce Lee once said, “A wise man can learn more from a foolish question than a fool can learn from a wise answer.”

Business Disruptors are often celebrated for their courage and vision, but Mike Maddock thinks that much of their success is rooted in the questions they ask themselves; questions that reveal new opportunities that the rest of us often miss.

This keynote presentation is based on Mike’s best-selling book Plan D. It is a highly entertaining talk that focuses on the unexpected, replicable and generative questions enlightened leaders learn to ask themselves and their teams.

Key takeaways include: 

  • How to ensure your leadership team is balanced
  • How to uncover meaningful problems before you start generating ideas
  • How to build a team that can create even in the most difficult circumstances

Sponsored by Software Toolbox


10:30 a.m. - 11 a.m.

Break

Sponsored by Software Toolbox

  

11 a.m. - 12:10 p.m.

Speed Networking
The CSIA Executive Conference has always provided members with an opportunity to network. Back this year by popular demand, SI and Partner members will be provided with a few minutes to introduce themselves, their companies (including areas of specialization) and share what they seek from this networking session. Some participants will seek potential suppliers of engineering or specialists (e.g. vision, motion, robotics) for specific projects. Others may seek collaboration opportunities to serve a client that is expanding outside of their covered geography. Some SIs may seek potential members for a new peer group. If this interests you, come and join this session and prepare and rehearse your elevator pitch as things will move very fast…

Sponsored by Schneider Electric


12:15 p.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Group Photo



12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Lunch - Available to all attendees
Special Interest Group lunches: Emerging Leaders and Benchmarking Committee


1:30 - 3:00 p.m.

Keynote Speaker:
JP Dinnell, Leadership Instructure, Speaker and Strategic Advisor, Echelon Front

Extreme Ownership for Business & Life

Topics to be covered:
  • Introduction to the Battle of Ramadi
  • Four Laws of Combat
  • Mindsets for Victory

Sponsored by AVEVA


3 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Industry Expo and Reception

Sponsored by Red Lion & Siemens





Thursday, May 18

6:30 a.m. - 7 a.m.                                                                    

Registration: 5k Fun Run/Walk


7 a.m. - 8 a.m.

5k Fun Run/Walk
Feel the cool breezes of the mighty Mississippi River as you run along its banks, past steamboats and ferries, and enjoy the sights of downtown New Orleans. The course begins at the World Trade Center, just steps from the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, and takes you through beautiful Woldenberg Park, known for its numerous statues, memorials and public art lining the river. Runners will go 5K on this course while walkers will traverse a shorter 3K course along the same scenic route.

Sponsored by: Software Toolbox, Win-911, Graybar

8 a.m. - 9 a.m.
Breakfast for all attendees. Fun Run/Walk participants will pick up breakfast in the hotel lobby following the race.
Special Interest Group Breakfast: BP Committee

9 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

Keynote Speaker
Alex Chausovksy, Miller Resource Group
Economic and Labor Market Update

The US and Global economies are facing numerous headwinds, while the war for talent rages on across America. Some system integrator organizations are ill-prepared to handle these challenges, hampered by the uncertainty and beholden to the “we’ve always done it this way” mentality. Others are thriving, armed with analytical insights that empower them to outperform their competitors. This presentation will deliver practical and actionable advice designed to help business leaders plan for future economic conditions and elevate their organization's talent strategy.

Sponsored by: Skkynet


10:30 a.m. - 11 a.m.

Break

Sponsored by Iconics


11 a.m. - 12 p.m.

CSIA Townhall Meeting

This meeting will be livestreamed.

Not able to attend the 2023 CSIA Executive Conference in person? Or maybe you are attending but you want to extend the conference experience to your entire team at no additional expense?

Then the livestreamed 2023 CSIA Townhall Business Meeting is perfect for you.

This meeting, which is required by CSIA bylaws, will be broadcast live.

Set aside just one hour to hear from the CSIA Board Chair, Treasurer, CEO and others about the association’s financial health, strategic plans and other important updates.

Your entire team is welcome!

You can find registration here for the live stream event.

Sponsored by Graybar



12 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Lunch - Available to all attendees
Special Interest Group lunches: Women in Industry

Sponsored by: AVEVA



Track schedule for Thursday afternoon will be as follows.  More details will be shared shortly.

1:30 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.

Track 1

TBA

Track 2

TBA


Track 3

TBA



2:15 p.m. - 2:25 p.m.

Break



2:25 p.m. - 3:10 p.m.

Track 1

TBA

Track 2 TBA

Track 3

TBA 

3:10 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Break




  

3:30 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.

Track 1

TBA 

 


Track 2 TBA 

Track 3

TBA


4:15 p.m. - 4:25 p.m.

Break


4:25 p.m. -5:10 p.m.

Track 1

TBA


Track 2

TBA 

Track 3

TBA 



6 p.m. - 7 p.m.

Cocktail Reception

7 p.m. - 9 p.m.

Awards Dinner
Hosted by Wright Sullivan
*Event will be livestreamed*

Experience the 2023 CSIA Executive Conference from the comfort of your home/office when you join CSIA CEO Jose Rivera and Emcee Wright Sullivan as they present the CSIA Awards Ceremony live from the 2023 CSIA Executive Conference.

“Bring” your whole team to celebrate the winners of the 2023 Integrator of the Year, Partner of the Year, Rising Star Award, and Charlie Bergman Award.

Find registration for the live stream event here.

Sponsored by AVEVA & Schneider Electric






Friday, May 19

8 a.m. - 9 a.m.                                                                                       

Breakfast


9 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.*

Panel Discussion: Still More Lessons from the Hot Stove
Moderators: Mark Voigtmann and Brian Clifford
Panelists:
TBA

*(Spouses Welcome)


10:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
Break

10:45 a.m. - Noon*

Closing Keynote Speaker
Lisa Ryan

Integrating Engagement Strategies: How to Keep Your Top Talent from  Becoming Someone Else's

This presentation is personalized for the leaders of CSIA's community and the specific issues they face in attracting and retaining top talent in a post-pandemic workplace.

Participants will gain the actionable ideas and strategies needed to compete and win the war for talent and create the type of workplace where people want to stay. They will leave the session with actions they can use immediately for personal and professional gain. Plus, they'll  have a  lot of fun in the process!




12:30 p.m.

NOLA Music History Tour
$150 per person

Through dynamic interactive exhibits, multi-generational educational programming, ‎research facilities and engaging musical performances, the music New Orleans made famous is ‎explored in all its forms.‎

Tour Includes:

  • Lunch
  • Tour of the New Orleans Jazz Museum
  • Narrated Music History Tour through the French Quarter
  • Deluxe Roundtrip Transportation

Louisiana Flatboat Swamp Tour
$150 per person

Forget about the hustle and bustle of the French Quarter and experience another kind of “wildlife”. ‎Enter the land of swamps and marshes, home to hundreds of species of unique and interesting ‎animals while discovering the land that gave birth to Cajun culture and cuisine.‎

Tour Includes:
  • Lunch
  • Narrated tour on the water through Jean Lafitte National Park and Swamp
  • Deluxe Roundtrip Transportation

The "Big Easy" City Tour with Mardi Gras World Tour
Get an insider’s look at the magic of Mardi Gras by stepping into the studios of Blaine Kern and his ‎team of world-renowned masters of float-building and Carnival! Marvel at towering floats, ‎created by these skilled artists. The history and the craft are explained as guests enjoy the wonder ‎of Mardi Gras World.

Tour Includes:
  • Lunch
  • Narrated tour on the water through Jean Lafitte National Park and Swamp
  • Deluxe Roundtrip Transportation

7 p.m. - 9 p.m.

Closing Reception



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