Phorum Series: The Enterprise Data Journey

Join us for the 10th Annual Phorum Enterprise Technology Conference

Phorum 2021 will provide real world examples of how digital enterprises are accelerating through a global pandemic into a more connected world. Over four one-hour “episodes” targeted to CEOs, CIOs, CMOs, and other business leaders, Phorum will explore four journeys into data:

Day 1 (April 13): Data as the New Responsibility

Day 2 (April 15): The Consumer as Data Producer and Owner

Day 3 (April 20): Data Management

Day 4 (April 22): Unlocking the Value and Activating the Energy of Data

PLUS: The Phorum Demo Pit, featuring our judges’ selection of early-stage companies providing the cutting-edge innovation that enables digital disruption.

Break out your designer pajamas and WAKE UP on March 24th for the annual PACT Foundation Breakfast. Connect with fellow members of the Philly Innovation Community for a (virtual) cup of coffee as we celebrate diversity, inclusion, access and equity in innovation and STEM education.

8:30 AM to 9:00 AM – Virtual Networking Lounge

Connect with your community face-to-face in our virtual lounge, powered by Remo. Meet our planning committee, speakers, and PACT Foundation beneficiaries as you move from table to table in the space. Pour yourself a mug of something warm, mix up a bowl of oatmeal, and it’ll be SO CLOSE to breakfasting in-person!

9:00 AM to 10:00 AM – Program Broadcast

Our PACT Morning Show Team will welcome you LIVE! as we share the stories of the people and organizations that are working to make the Philadelphia innovation community more equitable, and leveraging the collective efforts of the tech community to offer career opportunities and economic mobility to ALL Philadelphians, regardless of race, gender identity, or zip code.

Daily Schedule:

10:00 AM: Networking Lounge

10:30 AM: Conference Broadcast

11:30 AM: Networking Lounge

4:00 PM: Afternoon Watch Party*

*Featuring a rebroadcast of the day’s session with speaker live chat


Highlights of the Phorum Online Event Experience:

  • An interactive conference platform featuring live streaming, on-demand content, personalized attendee profiles, one-to-one meeting scheduling , and more.
  • A virtual networking lounge open 30-minutes before and after each session, powered by Remo, where you can connect face-to-face with fellow attendees and our Demo Pit companies.
  • Access to a content library featuring previous Phorum “episodes,” including Phoum 2020 content.
  • An invitation-only CIO roundtable .
  • Curated investor and corporate customer meetings with our Demo Pit companies.


Agenda Detail

Speakers to be announced.

Day 1: Data as the New Responsibility (The Warnings Before the Spells)

Customers, clients, patients, students, citizens and other served communities want you to deliver an experience that only their data can enable, but they are growing in their understanding and their concern about what they’re trusting you to know – and regulators are increasingly intent on defining and enforcing your obligations. Look to our speakers and our demo pit participants for insight and assistance in rising to meet new expectations and mandates.

Day 2: The Consumer as Data Producer and Owner (Flipping the Paradigm)

In the last decade we have seen the meteoric rise in market power and value of tech giants such as Amazon, Facebook, Alibaba, and Tencent, built on the back of data and analytics coming from their massive base of users. As individuals and governments have awoken to the significant market advantages and economic rent extracted from this data, there has been a steady shift in the paradigm of data control and ownership. Along with shift, new business models are emerging that enable consumers to take control of their own data, who it is shared with, and how to even monetize it, creating a new dynamic for the data economy. This panel will tackle this paradigm shift data business models from both the large enterprise and user-centric viewpoints.

Day 3: Data Management (Not the Fun Part – Deal With It)

The volume, the velocity, and the richness of data grow simultaneously in ways that tax the limits of legacy infrastructures and data models. Whether it’s new 5G-aligned architectures, extended integration and interoperation with cloud resources, or evolving ecosystems of data sharing and process improvement—including those based on distributed-ledger platforms—our speakers and demo contenders will reveal and illuminate these (and other) futures that are now.

Day 4: Unlocking the Value and Activating the Energy of Data (There’s Gold In Those Hills)

It’s too easy to let Moore’s Law lead to bigger, faster, stronger silos of data, which only empower the kind of shallow and fragmented relationships that no longer preserve customer loyalty or achieve profitability. Value-adding engagement demands judicious use of AI-derived tools that find patterns, and make useful predictions and recommendations, while non-technical stakeholders are also being enabled to participate more directly in analyzing data and in designing and automating the experience. Our speakers and our aspiring demo’ers will share both present reality and imminent opportunity.

Presented by:

Fairmount Partners


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