General Session and Awards Presentation
Sponsored by Springer
Sunday, 9 June
9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Join us as we honor our 2013 award recipients and outstanding conference partners before our featured speaker, Mike Walsh, takes the stage.
Mike Walsh is the best-selling author of Futuretainment, the CEO of innovation research lab Tomorrow, and a leading authority on emerging technologies and markets.
He previously ran the market-leading consumer insights house, Jupiter Research, in the Asia-Pacific region, and has held senior strategy roles at News Corporation in both the
Australian and Asian markets.
In his current role at Tomorrow, Mike advises the CEOs and senior management teams of companies such as BBC Worldwide, Fujifilm, Richemont, MSN, Star TV, Televisa, Globe Telecom, Philips, Merck Pharmaceuticals and HSBC.
Mike’s expertise is explaining new patterns of consumer behavior and disruptive technologies in emerging markets. His advisory work and keynote presentations provide unique insights into the growing influence of new markets on breakthrough innovation and business transformation.
Panel Discussion: Connect, Collaborate, Strategize
Tuesday, 11 June
5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Join us for Connect, Collaborate, Strategize, a new and exciting panel presentation by a new group of leading information pros discussing and debating topics popular during the conference and throughout the coming year. This highly interactive event will build on the momentum created by conference sessions and attendee interactions and will include content posted on social media platforms by conference attendees.
Facilitated by SLA Past President Donna Scheeder, this expert panel will tackle provocative and radical questions about our profession, our services and our value. Together we’ll explore challenging perspectives and ideas for our future, and you’ll walk away excited, inspired and re-invigorated about the profession’s possibilities.