Ignite Performance.

Welcome to Cognite2016, our Innovation Conference kicking off on October 21 at Westin Austin at the Domain followed by our Formula 1 US Grand Prix hospitality event on October 22 - 23 hosted at The Circuit of the Americas.

This exclusive, invitation only, three-day weekend for the C-Suite and senior leadership will bring together customers, partners, and industry giants. Whether you are well on your way toward implementing your cognitive strategies or just getting started – we will share experiences to meet you right where you are. Hear from global leaders on how they are “Innovating at the Speed of Change”, “Designing for the Man + Machine Era” and how user engagement is revolutionizing industries like banking, healthcare, and retail.

Akshaya Bhargava

Chief Executive Officer

Chris Belmont

Chief Information Officer
MD Anderson Cancer Center

Terry Jones

Executive Chairman, Wayblazer
Founder, Travelocity & Kayak

Promod Haque

Senior Managing Partner
Norwest Venture Partners

Rolf Harms

GM Strategy & Acquisitions

Michael Guptan

Managing Director
Dell Technologies Capital

Doreen Lorenzo

UT Center for Integrated Design

Jesus Mantas

Managing Partner & GM
IBM Business Consulting

Vibhor Rastogi

Intel Capital

Mark Rolston


Paul Roma

Chief Analytics Officer

Kate Walmsley

Customer Director
Warehouse Fashions

Akshay Sabhikhi

Chief Executive Officer

Rob High

IBM Fellow, VP & CTO
IBM Watson

Matt Sanchez

Founder and CTO

Manoj Saxena


Nancy Giordano

Strategic Futurist
Play Big, Inc

Boe Hartman

Chief Technology Officer
Goldman Sachs

Conference Agenda

October 21 | Westin Austin at the Domain


Akshay Sabhikhi, CEO, CognitiveScale

Master of Ceremonies
Doreen Lorenzo, Director, UT Center for Integrated Design

No Science Projects; Driving Exponential Outcomes Rapidly
Manoj Saxena, Chairman, CognitiveScale

Banking Becomes Cognitive
Akshaya Bhargava, CEO, Barclays


Healthcare Journey to Cognitive
Chris Belmont, CIO, MD Anderson Cancer Center

Commerce Journey to Cognitive
Kate Walmsley, Customer Director, Warehouse Fashions


Innovate at the Speed of Change
Terry Jones, Chairman, Wayblazer; Founder, Kayak & Travelocity

Form Follows Me: Human + Machine Era
Mark Rolston, Founder, Argo Design

From the Trenches Panel Discussion
Mod: Nancy Giordano, Strategic Futurist, Play Big Inc
Chris Belmont, CIO, MD Anderson Cancer Center
Kate Walmsley, Customer Director, Warehouse Fashions
Boe Hartman, CTO, Goldman Sachs


Re-Designing Work in an Era of Cognitive Technologies
Paul Roma, Chief Analytics Officer, Deloitte

The Future of Procurement is Cognitive
Jesus Mantas, GM, IBM Business Consulting
Rob High, CTO, IBM Watson

A Perspective from the Tech Giants
Mod: Robin Goad, CognitiveScale
Promod Haque, Sr Managing Partner, Norwest Venture Partners
Rolf Harms, GM Strategy & Acquisitions, Microsoft
Vibhor Rastogi, Director, Intel Capital
Michael Guptan, Managing Director, Dell Technologies Capital

The Art of the Possible: The Future Point of View
Matt Sanchez, Founder, CognitiveScale


Cognite at the track

October 22-23 | Circuit of the Americas
9201 Circuit of the Americas Blvd

We’d like to invite you to join us at the CognitiveScale VIP Luxury Lounge, located at Turn 12 on the top floor.

Transportation will be provided to and from the track.


We have blocked hotel rooms at The Westin Austin at the Doman. Please use the links below when booking to receive the pre-negotiated discounted rates.

The Westin Austin at The Domain

11301 Domain Drive
Austin, TX 78758
(512) 832-4197