San Gabriel Valley (SVG)

Technology CEO Group

1st Friday of the month from | 8:15 am – 12:15 pm | Monrovia, CA

Upcoming Meeting

Friday, February 3, 2023

Discussion Topic:

Future of Decision Making:
What Will Work?

Are there newer approaches worth evaluating for “Better Decision Making”?  What is the “Future of Executive Decision Making” in your business today?  OR the future of “Algorithmic” Decision Making?

We are now in a very fast changing business environment as powerful new Artificial Intelligence tools increasingly change the way business decisions are made. Moreover, we are undoubtedly dealing with one of the most volatile economic times, in terms of the impact of highly probable accelerating inflation, and its impact on our costs and prices, as well as a likely recession for an indeterminate period. Equally significant will be the availability and cost of those needed to operate and grow our businesses. How will we, and our systems make decisions going forward? And what new inputs will we and our competitors be working with?

What new Decision-Making Approaches are ABL Members using now? What newer Approaches are they planning to begin exploring, or using, next week?

As a key part of our opening presentation on this topic, we’ll have a special presentation by an ABL Member very qualified on the latest developments in this area: Marshall Toplansky.

Marshall is an exceptionally savvy long term ABL member, successful entrepreneur, top level consultant, and now Clinical Assistant Professor of Management Science at Chapman University. He’s also a Research Fellow at Chapman’s Center for Demographics and Policy, where he recently completed landmark research into the economic future of Orange County. Marshall is also an Advisory Board member of the Cicero Group, a 250 person data-driven, strategy-focused research firm.

Marshall’s personal goal is to help students and executives learn how to run companies better using data and analytics, and to conduct core research on how companies can apply new approaches, such as artificial intelligence, machine learning and big data-driven decision making.

Marshall will bring our discussion more effectively up to speed in querying each other, and in thinking about what we need to be doing next along these lines. We’re indeed very fortunate to have Marshall share his deep and broad expertise in this area.

And, as always, we’ll look to hear and discuss, “What’s Keeping You Up Nights?” Lastly, you’ll be serving as Strategic Advisory Board Members to Bob Kelley, as he makes his Featured Presentation.

Bob, in addition to being CEO of the ABL Organization is a Technology Futurist and Developmental Migration Path author, also “stays ahead of the curve” in understanding predictive forces shaping technology marketplace developments. He uses this understanding to shape themes for collaborative discussions among ABL Member CEOs & GMs to help them adaptively translate such new marketplace developments into strategies to achieve their particular business goals.

Upcoming Meeting Dates

2023 Dates: JAN 6   FEB 3   MAR 3   APR 7   MAY 5   JUN 2   JUL 7   AUG 4   SEP 1   OCT 6   NOV 3   DEC 1

Our San Gabriel Valley Technology Round Table meets on the 1st  Friday of the month.  Meetings are held via Zoom with an In-Person session held quarterly.

Past Discussion Topics Include

  • Effective Remote Team Members - What Works?
  • Hiring & Retaining Key Talent - What Works?
  • Gaining Competitive Advantage With Analytics, How?
  • Key Issues Shaping Your 2020 Strategy
  • Developing Your Key Marketing Person: Why? How?
  • Ensuring Effective Cypersecurity - What's Working?
  • Where Would I Invest An Extra $10M? Why There?
  • Capturing Value with Your Digital Strategy
  • Re-Thinking Your Digital Strategy
  • Key Issues Shaping Your 2019 Strategy
  • Customer Experience Management: Why? & How?
  • Agile Teams - When, Where & Why?
  • Blockchain - Applications Emerging – for Whom, What, Why & When
  • The People Side – A Key To Change Management
  • Becoming A Learning Organization:  Why - What - How?
  • Making Culture A Key Competitive Asset – How?
Networking & Commnication