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Emerging Technology & Digital Transformation Summit - 2017

Strategic Briefings and Real World insights on using the latest
in Emerging Technologies for the Enterprise.

Online Training Modules

Keynote Presentation - Gartner 2018 Technology Trends Forecast

HOT OFF the presses - Todd Kimble, Executive Partner, will be coming straight from Gartner's annual Symposium and will share with you the latest and greatest Refresh Technology Trends from Gartner's Annual Symposium.  Todd will combine this presentation with key insights from Gartner's annual CIO Trends Survey.  Sample topics include: Digital Transformation, IOT, Big Data, Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence & more.  Make sure you see this critical presentation to learn where you should be focusing and the trends you should be watching!

 

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Presentor:

Todd Kimble, Vice President, Gartner Executive Programs

Todd Kimble is Vice President in Gartner’s Executive Programs group and leads a team of seasoned associates focused on supporting CIOs and executive clients across a wide variety of enterprise customers.  Before joining Gartner, Mr. Kimble was the global CIO for Ryan Specialty Group, a specialty insurance broker with offices across the U.S. and Europe. Before Ryan, he was the CIO for the largest division of Arthur J. Gallagher, a Fortune 1000 insurance broker. In both these positions, Mr. Kimble led efforts to transform the information technology groups, streamlining and improving IT support, speeding the development of new business capabilities, and leading the IT integration of dozens of acquisitions. Mr. Kimble started his career with Andersen Consulting, was a partner and managing director at Clarity Consulting, and was a Regional Director at Microsoft.


Keynote Panel: Emerging Technologies & Digital Transformation Stories

Learn from CIOs and Technology Leaders how they are using emerging technologies like IoT, Machine Learning, Robotics and more as they make the transition to a more digital Enterprise.

 

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Panelists:

Carla Peralta, Director of IT, Aspira Inc of Illinois

Carla Peralta is the Information Technology Director for Aspira Inc. of Illinois. Her professional and academic experiences afford a unique take on using technology for social change at an organization like ASPIRA by intersecting technology, education, and progressive project management.


Peter G. Logothetis, Senior VP and Group CIO, Allstate Insurance Companies

Peter joined Allstate Insurance in late 2011 as the VP and Divisional CIO for Claims Technology Services.  In 2015 he was promoted to Senior VP and Group CIO, with responsibility for Claims Technology Services, Life Insurance Technology, and Business Insurance Technology. Prior to Allstate, he spent 5.5 years as Head of Technology Services (CIO) at QBE the Americas, a member of the Australia-based QBE Group.


Jeff Martin AVP Customer Experience,  Motorist Insurance Group

Jeff Martin is currently the Assistant Vice President of Customer Experience for Motorists Insurance Group developing strategies and leading teams in the digital  transformation effort.  Jeff is former United States Marine with 20 years of experience in Information Technology with the past
11 years focused on customer facing technologies.  Jeff has a Bachelor's of Science in Computer Science and a Master's degree in Computer Science from Franklin University. 


Martin Biernat, Project Director, Muscular Dystrophy Association

Martin Biernat joined the Muscular Dystrophy Association in 2015 and currently serves as its Project Director.  Upon joining MDA, Martin was responsible for the migration of the entire organization to O365.  His most recent work includes replacing an antiquated database system storing client records.  The replacement system is a unique implementation of Salesforce that incorporated many separate systems at MDA into one true client data source.

 

Moderator: Greg Woodard, Principal, Solve

Greg is a Principal with Solve, and is based in Chicago, IL. He architects solutions to provide data warehouses, dashboards and visualizations. The goal is data discovery, predictive analytics and reporting across the full breadth of functions within organizations. For the past 25 years, Greg has worked on BI and custom application solutions for Manufacturing, Supply Chain / Distribution, Financial Services, Insurance, Professional Services, Telecom, and a variety of other industries.


Emerging Technologies & Digital Transformation Case Studies

Despite many grand promises, there isn’t a one-size-fits-all digital transformation playbook. What works for one organization may very well fall flat in another. Some transformations stem from a grand gesture from up top, others are forced by the moves of a competitive foe, while many have their humble origins in the courageous moves from a single executive. Mike Koleno, CTO at Solstice, will share unique insights on how successful organizations are approaching their unique journeys towards becomes a strong digital business.

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Presentor:

Mike Koleno, CTO, Solstice


Mike is a CTO at Solstice, a digital innovation firm. In this role, Mike leads the Solstice Cloud Native and Modern Software Engineering practice areas as well as the full stack development efforts across a wide-ranging set of clients including Rockwell Automation, Northern Trust, Country Financial, Kohler and more. Prior to joining Solstice, Mike spent over eight years at JPMorgan Chase in various application development and architecture roles across the bank's Treasury & Security Services, Card and Corporate Technology lines of business. When he isn't thinking about technology, Mike is spending as much time as he can with his wife and their three wonderful children.


A Proven Framework for the Successful Introduction of Emerging Technologies

NVISIA shares their proven framework for the successful assimilation of emerging technologies into a wide variety of enterprise situations. Over the past 26 years NVISIA has leveraged this framework to introduce a long list of key enterprise technologies including Java, .NET, JavaScript frameworks, REST and microservices. We will open with a brief overview of the framework’s three cornerstones ADOPT, BUILD & ENABLE. We will discuss the common entry points to each area and describe the interplay between each of these three key pillars. Finally, we will share some real framework samples using two hot emerging technologies in the enterprise: API Management and Containers (Docker).


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Presentor:

Shaun Lovick, President NVISIA

Shaun joined NVISIA as a junior consultant in 1995 and worked his way through the ranks to become President. Shaun brings an executive perspective on the imperative of innovation in today's digital enterprise.


Tracey Barrett, Managing Director NVISIA
Tracey is a Managing Director at NVISIA and regularly builds early-stage innovation teams for large enterprises as well as born in the cloud startups. 
Mark Panthofer, Vice President of NVISIA's Technology Center

Mark Panthofer heads up NVISIA's technology center and focuses on innovation enabling technologies and manages key partnerships including AWS and Docker. 


Using Cloud transformation and IoT to Transform your Entire Business 

We're at an inflection point right now, one that will determine industry leaders for the next decade, and will be deeply influenced (if not made) by cloud strategies. Learn how the cloud and Internet of Things transformed a 83-year old manufacturing company into a technology company. In addition to bringing computer costs down 98% and setup time down 99%. 

 

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Presentor:

Eric Dynowski, CEO and Co-Founder, focused on Technology Architecture & Engineering and Design, Turing Group


Eric is the CEO and Co-Founder, focused on Technology Architecture & Engineering and Design. With over 20 years in competitive, fast-moving industries, Eric has developed software, designed complex global infrastructures, and managed large technology installations for international pharmaceutical companies and private capital firms. His background in infrastructure design and integration, combined with his vision, has helped him to reduce budgets by millions while adding inherent value to existing departments through excellence in staff and deployment. Eric is also AWS Certified.
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Bill Lowry, Vice President of Product Development, ServerCentral

Bill Lowry is Vice President of Product Development at ServerCentral where he leads product and service strategy.  For more than 20 years, Bill has held senior leadership positions overseeing the integration of security, storage, network, and data center technologies into innovative solutions for financial services, healthcare, utilities, and Fortune 500 companies. This includes roles at Terremark, Verizon, EMC, and Apple.  Bill earned a B.A in Advertising from Texas Tech University and resides in Dallas with his wife and children.


Communications Technology as an Enabler of Digital Transformation

Emerging technology creates more communication channels in the workplace than ever before, enabling physical presence to become less relevant. How do we implement advancements in communications technology without losing the critical relational aspects of communication? We will provide an overview of communications infrastructure and application trends that underpin the digital transformation. Managing the people parts of the digital transformation is a key success factor and we will share customer success stories around driving end user adoption, partnering versus purchasing, and influencing acceptance of transformation initiatives in corporate culture.

 

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Presentor:

Dave Clark, President, Impulse Advanced Communications

Dave Clark has held the position of President of Impulse Advanced Communications since the company's creation in April 2006. Mr. Clark joined Impulse, before its merger with NetLojix Communications, Inc., as Vice President and General Manager in 2001. Prior to joining Impulse, he served as the General Manager of NetLojix’s Internet services division, where he was responsible for sales, customer support and technical management, from 1997. Mr. Clark began his management career at Circuit City Stores, Inc., progressing through several retail management roles in Southern California prior to transitioning to the telecommunications industry.

 


Panel: Driving Long Term Growth and Continuous Customer Experience Development by Transitioning to the Digital Enterprise Foundation

Smart CIOs and Technology Leaders know that the key to driving scalable enterprise growth through technology innovation is by transitioning their technology stack, database and development processes to an overall digital enterprise architecture that enables them to consistently develop and deliver great, scalable customer experiences.

Endpoint apps can create immediate gains and excitement, but the core stack, database access and development process must be changed to create the speed and data integration required to provide the winning customer experience.

In this important session - we'll learn from leading edge executives how they are engineering their shift to their version of the digital enterprise to enable more innovative development environments that create winning customer experiences and rapid growth

 

 

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Antonio Daniels, Director, US IT Infrastructure Services, McDonald's Corporation

Antonio Daniels is the Director of Global Infrastructure and Architecture for McDonald’s Corporation. For over 20 years, Mr Daniels has provided strategic vision and subject matter expertise in both the public and private sectors. His current responsibilities include technology strategy and implementation for over 14,000 restaurants. He received a BS in Electrical Engineering from the McCormick School of Engineering in 1993, and an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management in 2015.

 

Michael A. Parker, Director of Data & Technology, Service Employees International Union

Serving as the Director of Data & Technology for Service Employees International Union, Michael has been with SEIU since 2014. Michael has provided technical leadership in defining a broad range of impactful data and data access services that enable SEIU to reach local affiliates and data partners including: NGPVan, Catalist, Targetsmart, and the Democratic National Committee. Over the course of two decades, Michael expanded his his data and engineering experience, progressing to large-scale data projects for national membership and trade associations.

 

Ajay Jain, Executive Director of Software Engineering, CME Group

Ajay Jain is Executive Director of Software Engineering at the CME Group. He is responsible for overseeing the front-end distribution systems development and in his current role he is responsible for the technology roadmap and global software delivery teams related to these systems. Prior to his current role Ajay has held significant positions in different divisions of CME Group.

 

Joel Keating Director of Technology, Expedia

Joel has worked in the e-commerce industry since 2000 and primarily in the online travel industry. Starting with Orbitz previous to its website's launch, through an IPO, and multiple acquisitions he's seen the drastic changes technology has brought to the industry. Currently working as Directory of Cloud and Virtualization engineering at Expedia Joel is diligently trying to enable his organization's migration to the cloud while also trying to manage the changing landscape of its data-centers.

 

Moderator: Grant Smith, Director, Tools and Solutions, Americas, LANSA

Grant has over 20 years of experience in the technology marketplace both here in the US and abroad − working with hundreds of companies to assist them in gaining real business value from their software investments.  Grant has spoken at numerous industry events such as COMMON, COMMON Europe, DevCon, and other user groups across the country.

 


 

   
 

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