A Ventana eXperience Production

        The Ventana Research Summit is a unique experience designed to bring business and technology leaders together to collaborate and gain motivational insights on the future of business and the technology industry. The Summit is built from the foundation of our Ventana eXperience (VX) and represents who we are as a firm as well as our commitment to the technology industry over the last 20 years. Recent years have elevated an appreciation for experiences that allow us to come together and connect as professionals and humans to thrive from listening and learning.  

        Celebrating the 20th anniversary at Ventana Research is a unique milestone providing the opportunity to share experiences and knowledge of industry experts. Advancing every organization’s digital technology agenda is not just the responsibility of the technology industry leaders, but all business leaders, engaging and determining their destiny in a mutually rewarding manner. The Summit will bring a focus on a new generation of computing called Generative AI and how it will change business and IT across the enterprise of applications and tools to the platforms and technology of the future.

        The need to go beyond digital transformation investments to the digital modernization of business processes for your customers and workforce is a priority for every organization. With a clear view of the state of the technology industry, the Ventana Research Summit will provide the insights and the integral components to re-imagine the business of people and processes that can guide action. Gain a footing across the digital divide and learn how to establish a roadmap and best practices for modernizing the digital innovation required for organizational resilience. 

        The Ventana Research Summit will take place across two riveting days with inspirational keynotes from industry experts, and breakouts covering Digital Innovation and Technology, and Digital Leadership and Business. We will focus on the path forward (to 2024) and the requirements for business and organizational resilience. The Summit will include insightful panels, collaborative meeting time, and market strategy sessions. During the Summit, there will also be dedicated 1:1 time to strategize with our experts. 

        20th Anniversary of Ventana Research

        Ventana Research is commemorating its 20th anniversary of operations and celebrating its significant investment into the education and market research of the technology industry. For over two decades, Ventana Research has demonstrated its passion for providing unique insights through its market research and has successfully influenced the future of technology with a focus on the categories and requirements organizations need to be successful. On the edge of a computing paradigm shift larger than cloud computing itself, the Summit will guide on the future of Generative AI.

        Why Attend Summit 2023

        • Gain insights from the world’s leading business technology gurus who each have more than 25 years of subject-matter expertise. 
        • Opportunities to collaborate with subject matter experts and peers in an intimate venue designed for engaging human experiences.  
        • Gain relevant market insights on the technology industry that will inform your strategy and plan for 2024 and beyond. 
        • Be first to learn about the new trends and market assertions for 2024 and beyond that are beneficial to your success.  
        • Engaging panels with Ventana Research and leading business technology leaders from across the industry.

        What Makes Summit 2023 Different

        • Two decades of experience sets the firm apart in the quality of its research and education for taking practical steps forward. 
        • The insights gained from our analyst team are impactful to the success of every individual’s career and organization’s future. 
        • The dining and reception experiences are designed to bring the aloha spirit in meals and cocktails prepared by world-class staff. 
        • The venue of the Summit is a global destination, offering attendees and guests a superior experience across 5 days and 4 nights. 
        • The experience for the Summit, designed with the attendee in mind, aims to provide inspiration and direction.

        Key Sessions at Summit 2023

        • Summit Your Potential in Life and Business - Special Guest
        • Conquering or Losing the Generative AI War for 2024 and Beyond
        • Deceit or Destiny in Digital and Generative AI Investments
        • Using Generative AI in and Customer Experiences
        • Workforce Experiences and HCM Processes using Generative AI
        • Insights on Data and AI Platforms for Your Digital Future
        • Augmenting Analytics with Generative Insights to Achieve Outcomes
        • Building Business Resilience for 2024 and Beyond
        • The Sustainable Future of Business and Technology with ESG
        • Leading the Generative AI Technology Battle for 2024 and Beyond
        • The Business and Technology Design of Digital Business for 2024
        • Revenue Technology for Financial Excellence using Generative AI
        • Innovations for Digital Leadership in Business Applications
        • Integrated Business Planning and Performance Management
        • Modernization of Cloud Computing and Digital Security
        • Feast or Famine and the Future of Technology Industry

        Ventana Research Summit Agenda

        The Ventana Research Summit is designed to enjoy life and business in one unique setting at the Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort and Spa. With time to enjoy the aloha and Hawaiian spirit upon arrival and the ability to enjoy the activities and property, the path to paradise will have begun. Joining in on the Sunday welcome reception will begin the Ventana eXperience of the Summit. The Summit will include powerful keynotes, collaborative panels and breakouts designed to cover the theme of ‘Digital Innovation and Technology’ on the first day and ‘Digital Leadership and Business’ on the second day - with investigations in the business and technology topics that matter to every organization with sufficient breaks and time to breathe and enjoy the Hawaiian environment at this spectacular venue in Kauai.

        Saturday, October 14th

        Arrival & Enjoyment Day

        Arrive to Hawaii and check-in to relax at the Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort and Spa. 

        Sunday, October 15th

        Enjoyment & Welcome Reception

        Monday, October 16th

        Day 1 of Summit - Opening Reception & Dinner

        - Breakfast
        - Coffee Refresh
        Coffee Refresh

        Breakout Sessions - Pick a Track

        Digital Innovation Track #1

        Digital Technology Track #2

        Coffee Refresh
        Collaborative Meeting Time
        Adjourn until Reception

        Tuesday, October 17th

        Day 2 of Summit - Celebration Reception & Dinner

        Coffee Refresh
        Coffee Refresh

        Breakout Sessions - Pick a Track

        Digital Leadership Track #1

        Digital Business Track #2

        Coffee Refresh
        Collaborative Meeting Time
        Adjourn until Reception

        Wednesday, October 18th

        Enjoyment & Departure Day

        Optional 1:1 Market Sessions

        Speaker Highlights

        John Beede

        Keynote Speaker

        Mark Smith

        CEO and Chief Research Officer

        Robert D. Kugel, CFA

        SVP & Research Director of Business Research

        David Menninger

        SVP & Research Director of Technology Research

        Keith Dawson

        VP & Research Director of Customer Experience

        Matt Aslett

        VP & Research Director of Analytics and Data

        Stephen Hurrell

        VP & Research Director of Office of Revenue

        Quincy Valencia

        VP & Research Director of Human Capital Management

        Hotel and Travel 

        Ventana Research Summit Hotel

        Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort & Spa
        1571 Poipu Rd, Koloa, HI 96756
        (808) 742-1234

        The Ventana Research Summit ticket includes 4 nights in an ocean-view room at the Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort & Spa.

        Airline Travel
        Flights to Lihue are available on all major airlines directly from Denver (DEN), Los Angeles (LAX), Las Vegas (LAS), Oakland (OAK), Phoenix (PHX), San Diego (SAN), San Francisco (SFO), San Jose (SJC), Seattle (SEA), or connect through Honolulu (HNL) on Alaska, British Airways, Delta, Hawaiian, JetBlue, KLM, United, Virgin Atlantic, Southwest airlines.

        Airport Transportation
        Lihue Airport is approximately 15 miles away from the Grand Hyatt and the Summit will include a Lyft / Uber redemption code to facilitate self-service transportation to the property. You can also take a taxi at your own cost for approximately $45 each way.

        Hotel Parking
        Hotel parking is free. Valet parking is available for $30 per day.

        Hotel Internet is free.

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        Dress for the Summit is business casual.

        Register here

        What is included?

        The Ventana Research Summit ticket is a three-day experience pass that includes registration for the Summit, a hotel room, premium food and beverage, ground transportation to the hotel and airport, and an activity credit.

        The Summit ticket also includes the option for each attendee to bring a partner or spouse as a guest. Guests will receive an activity credit and are invited to attend the Sunday welcome reception, and the Monday and Tuesday appetizer, cocktail, and dinner receptions. Also included for guests is ground transportation to the hotel and airport. Airfare and pre-post-event meals are not included in the price of the ticket.

        Ticket Cost:  $5,750 - Early Bird Pricing (regularly $7,000) through June 30th.

        The Ventana Research Summit ticket includes the following:

        • Three-Day Experience Pass (Sunday, Monday & Tuesday)
        • Four-night ocean-view room at Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort & Spa (Saturday to Wednesday, and includes a Guest)
        • Activity credit per person (also includes a Guest)
        • Airport transportation to and from the hotel for the attendee (also includes a Guest)
        • Summit breakfast & lunch meals (Monday & Tuesday)
        • Welcome appetizer and cocktail reception (Sunday, includes a Guest)
        • Evening appetizer, cocktail, and dinner experience (Monday & Tuesday, includes a Guest)

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