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7th Annual Economic Forecast Conference

Tuesday, October 15, 2013
7:30–10:45am

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 Conference
 Registration Price:
 $50 per person
Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco
Yellen Conference Center
101 Market St., San Francisco, 94105

Join us for the Economic Institute’s annual economic forecast for the region, California and the nation. The forecast will be followed by a conversation with thought leaders reflecting on how information technology is converging with other sectors across the economy. Sean Randolph (bio), President & CEO of the Bay Area Council Economic Institute, will host the lineup of stimulating sessions, and John Del Santo (bio), Northern California Managing Director of Accenture LLP, will deliver opening remarks.

THE ECONOMIC FORECAST
PANEL DISCUSSION ON THE DIGITIZATION OF THE ECONOMY

The application of information technology (IT) across the economy is transforming entire industries. This convergence of IT with other sectors is generating new efficiencies in conventional sectors and creating new products, services and business models.

The digitization of the economy is being witnessed in health in the monitoring and delivery of care and the development of new gene-based therapeutics. The energy sector is undergoing a revolution with the deployment of smart grid technology and distributed generation systems. Retail is transforming as virtual reality becomes part of the online shopping experience.

Finally, digitization is generating new data about business processes, our environment and our personal lives. This vast new resource is readily being commoditized, and with this, cyber security tools and services are in rapidly growing demand.

How are existing industries transforming, and what new business models are emerging?

Moderator:
Matthew Le Merle (bio), Managing Partner, Fifth Era Investments
Panelists:
RETAIL: Kelly Dempski (bio), Managing Director, Accenture Technology Labs
HEALTH: Christine Paige (bio), SVP Marketing & Internet Services, Kaiser Permanente
ENERGY: Ryan Wartena (bio), Founder, Growing Energy Labs Inc. (GELI)

An optional tour of the Fed Center will be available after the event.