Life Sciences

Managing cost pressures, changing regulatory environments and increased demand for innovation and customer engagement are part of a shifting landscape facing the life sciences industry. How is the life sciences sector addressing today’s evolving marketplace?

Bridgemark's Life Sciences Forums are dedicated to providing a meaningful platform that allows global life sciences leaders to collaborate and tackle operational, regulatory and cost challenges.

Technology

What types of strategies should technology leaders be using to facilitate growth? What are the opportunities and challenges ahead in trying to meet the demands of savvy consumers?

As technology continues to drive change in every industry, the role of the CIO has increased drastically. CIO’s are leading the initiatives that are impacting almost every part of how a company operates and grows in the digital age. In addition to driving innovation, they are also responsible for innovating customer experience, generating revenue and maintaining operational demands.

Despite these increased expectations, CIO’s are embracing the challenge and leading the charge to ensure they stay relevant within their organizations. Bridgemark collaborates with some of the most innovative CIO’s from leading organizations and industries to foster engagement and facilitate professional development.

Education

From data analytics to innovative STEM programs and personalized learning initiatives to new competency-based approaches, K-12 education is positioned to leap forward in exciting ways.

The dawn of the 21st Century brought new learning opportunities to students unlike any other era. As access to technology and information increased in schools, academic leaders began realizing the impact technology could have on student engagement in the classroom. In school districts, the Technology Department and Academics Department often speak different languages, creating silos. This compartmentalization is a major hurdle when it comes to pulling off large-scale initiatives, and the effects of those silos are often felt in the classroom.

The rapid rise of technology brought new security and safety concerns for students, and a host of other issues. Academics and Technology must work closely together to balance the need to keep students and networks safe in a technology-rich environment, while also providing a productive educational experience. This is a challenge that many districts are still struggling to overcome and striking that balance is often difficult.

Large-scale initiatives like Bring Your Own Technology and Personalized Learning can benefit teachers and students but also complicate the responsibilities of schools and districts. The success of these initiatives largely depends on how district departments can effectively collaborate to accomplish the goals of the initiatives.

The mission of the Bridgemark's K-12 Events – Education, CIO and Facilities – is to bring together district curriculum, instruction, technology and facilities/operations leaders to learn from one another with the goal of preparing students for successful careers in the digital age.

Higher Education

As new models of teaching and learning, learner-centric environments, re-defining workforce development, increasing accessibility for the 21st century student, and a shift in enrollment trends pose new challenges to higher education institutions across the country, they also create infinite possibilities.

Mitigating risk in the face of significant change becomes central to the success of a new initiative, regardless of whether the University is aiming at modernizing the infrastructure, managing BYOD strategies, providing better IT support or adopting new teaching and learning tools.

Graduates are asking to be more employable. This requires a re-evaluation of what skills are expected in the workplace. Higher education leaders are looking to leverage technology to support their students’ academic and career goals.

Bridgemark's Higher Education Forums are a premiere gathering of thought leaders – Provosts, Chief Technology Officers, Chief Marketing Officers and Heads of Enrollment – from universities and colleges, public and private, from across the country who are looking to capitalize on the possibilities presented by new challenges and drive the higher education industry forward.

Architecture

Bridgemark's Architecture Forums are focused in a number of verticals and provides collaboration for Chief Facilities Officers and Heads of Specifications from major architecture firms across the country. These thought leaders will come together to address challenges and actionable solutions across all different projects and industries.

Commercial

Bridgemark's Commercial Division covers a number of topics in the commercial sector including customer engagement, marketing, retail, healthcare and more. These Forums are catered towards C-level executives in Fortune 1000 companies that are dealing with issues in Operations, Finance, Sales, Marketing and Management.