April 21-23, 2016 Hyatt Regency Orlando, Florida

Your digitalNow 2016 Keynote Lineup

Jim Carroll, Futurist, Trends Expert, Author

Jim Carroll, digitalNow 2016 keynote speaker

Jim Carroll is recognized worldwide as a “thought leader” and authority on: global trends; rapid business model change; business transformation in a period of economic uncertainty; and the necessity for fast paced innovation. He has a track record of inspiring organizations to reframe the opportunity for innovation in the context of significant, transformative change.

Jim is an author, columnist, media commentator, and consultant, with a focus on linking future trends to innovation and creativity. He has a 20 year track record in providing direct, independent guidance to a huge, diverse global client base, combined with a previous professional financial background, including 12 years with the world’s largest professional services firm.

Jim's extensive global client base includes names such as the Walt Disney Corporation, US National Recreation and Parks Association, the Swiss Innovation Forum - even NASA has had Jim in to address a group that included several astronauts, directors of launch operations, flight engineers and program managers, on the concept of “transformational leadership.” Hundreds of thousands have shared his insight with highly energized presentations in Zurich, New York, Vancouver, Cayman Islands, Palm Springs, Sydney, London, Los Angeles, Budapest, Miami, Toronto, Costa Rica, San Francisco, Nassau and Stockholm.

At digitalNow, Jim will speak on the technologies and innovations that will affect association business models, how associations can react to these innovations with greater speed, and the challenges we face ahead. Jim has the perspective to set the stage for the future and the deep association knowledge to place our organizations into that future context - and to give us the information we need to step into that future without fear.

Kristina Halvorson, CEO, BrainTraffic

Kristina Halvorson, digitalNow 2016 keynote speaker

Kristina Halvorson is widely recognized as one of the most important voices in content strategy. She is the owner of Brain Traffic, a content strategy agency; the author of Content Strategy for the Web; and the founder of the Confab content strategy conferences. Kristina speaks worldwide about content strategy, educating and inspiring both conference and corporate audiences across every industry. She lives in St. Paul, Minnesota with her two kids, who often get quoted on Twitter (@halvorson).

Dr. Manny Dominguez, Inventor, The Virtual Medical Center

Dr. Manny Dominguez, digitalNow 2016 keynote speaker

Dr. Manny Dominguez is a senior technology executive that has served our nation as a US Marine, a Gulf War Veteran, and retired as the CIO of the US Air Force’s Medical Modeling and Simulation Program. He has served as a senior executive in industry and for the Veterans Health Administration, leading innovation in education technologies.

In his various leadership positions, Dominguez has served as a CIO for various large corporations and as an IT turnaround specialist. His accomplishments and reputation for pioneering technical innovation, along with his Ph.D. in Computer Technology in Education, has resulted in many keynote speaker engagements, including Johns Hopkins and the National Institute of Health (NIH). Dr. Dominguez launched the US Air Force Medical Simulation Program, which included serious medical games, virtual reality based training, and dozens of simulation centers across the globe. He was also the inventor of the DoD’s first virtual hospital (The Virtual Medical Center).

In 2008, after leading the implementation of the DoD’s first EMR on the battlefield in Iraq, Afghanistan and 12 surrounding nations, the Air Force Surgeon General selected Dominguez to stand up the world’s largest healthcare training campus, the Military Education and Training Campus (METC) in San Antonio, Texas. With 24,000 annual graduates, larger than all military service academies combined, he provided the vision, strategy and execution, which resulted in a successful campus launch. Dominguez was commended by BRAC for completing the campus within 24 months, on-time and within budget, with complex data centers, 24,000 computers, large IT staff and infrastructure throughout. In the VA, he led information technology business lines to advance training by providing dynamic learning and developing a high-performance VHA workforce. He is also led the management and oversight of VHA’s clinical simulation program, which supported 300,000 employees.

His recent projects underway have included a business intelligence system, a comprehensive education & training portal for 300,000 personnel. A medical gaming department with its first 10 games for doctors and nurses, and he is building the next VA hospital, which will resides entirely online, the VA Virtual Medical Center. In addition, he’s managing over a dozen highly complex innovative projects.

Marc Randolph, Co-founder, Netflix

Marc Randolph, digitalNow 2016 keynote speaker

Marc Randolph is a veteran Silicon Valley entrepreneur, advisor and investor. Marc was co-founder of the online movie and television streaming service Netflix, serving as their founding CEO, as the executive producer of their web site, and as a member of their board of directors until his retirement from Netflix in 2004.

Although best known for starting Netflix, Marc’s career as an entrepreneur spans more than four decades. He’s been a founder of more than half a dozen other successful start-ups, a mentor to scores of early stage entrepreneurs, and an investor in numerous successful tech ventures (and an even larger number of unsuccessful ones).

Most recently, Marc co-founded analytics software company Looker Data Sciences, and currently serves as an advisor to five other startups, serving variously as a mentor, CEO coach, and/or board member. He is a frequent speaker at industry events, works extensively with young entrepreneur programs, and is a trustee of the non-profit National Outdoor Leadership School.

Marc is charming, handsome and modest; and whenever possible avoids referring to himself in the third person. He lives in Santa Cruz, California.

At digitalNow, Marc will will tie together our role in leading our associations' people, processes, and structures. His experience in moving from the legacy world to digital, and how to meet your mission and goals today requires constant reinvention will provide invaluable perspective to the digitalNow community. Marc will be moderating a second "deep dive" after the morning break on Saturday, so be sure to book a later flight. You won't want to miss it!