Speaker: sam marrazzo
Company: BNMC

How Megatrends, may force you to rethink your current business model

Disruptive technologies like Blockchain, IoT, AI, etc. will force traditional business models to change the way they interact with customers and suppliers. Your customers are changing, and your staff is retiring at a faster pace than any time in history, This session will map out a simple approach to a 1, 5 and 10-year model that will help your organization determine what trends in technology should be considered to reinvent your organization's future state.

As Chief Innovation Officer of the BNMC, Sam Marrazzo's focus is looking to the future. With a focus on driving economic opportunity that will position local companies for future growth, as well as to retain and attract young people to the area, Sam leads BNMC efforts to develop an innovative, reliable and secure information technology environment throughout the organization and the community. He is responsible for developing innovation strategy and fostering collaboration with industry, education and start-ups in order to help local organizations prepare for, and capitalize on, current and future technologies. Through his role at the BNMC, Sam is helping local companies re-think their business practices and corporate cultures in order to optimize their position as innovation and technology bring significant changes throughout the economy.    
Sam has had a broad career working in accounting and supply chain systems, logistics, sales, and transportation. His career includes over 25 years in multiple informational technology IT roles and has worked at a number of Fortune 200 companies He has been a guest lecturer on technology for the University at Buffalo and has been instrumental in attracting and organizing technology-focused events to the area Board member of Infortechwny.com.  Sam holds a BA degree in Business Systems from the Daemen College and an MBA from State University of New York at Buffalo School of Management. UB Thinklab http://www.buffalo.edu/ubblockchain/services/expertise/Sam-marrazzo.html

Sam Marrazzo