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Technology Innovation & Leadership Summit 2015

Creating Your Technology Innovation Blueprint to the Digital Enterprise

2015 Leadership Summit Online Training Recordings

Keynote Presentation:
The Vision of the Digital Enterprise

Many organizations today are accelerating their innovation cycles to win over more customers  or to beat out their competition. Come hear how some of these organizations are using cutting edge technologies to incorporate IoT and BigData to really transform their business into a true Digital Enterprise. Organizations like Greyhound who are transforming their business to become more customer centric and Lexmark who are using new innovations around IoT to better serve their corporate customers thru proactive maintenance thru predictive analytics.


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Mighael Botha, CTO North America, Software AG

Mighael Botha, CTO North America, Software AG

In this role, he is responsible for Software AG’s United States and Canadian Technical Sales resources and drive the vision for technical product development, product integration and vertical foundation development. Mighael’s current area of focus is driving new development with solutions in IoT, BigData, and Streaming Analytics. The main areas of focus for these solutions are within the Customer Experience Management, Predictive Maintenance, and Supply Chain domains; helping organizations to accelerate their business by deploying intelligent insights and connecting with their customers on new ways. Mighael Botha holds a Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Computer Science from The University of Pretoria, South-Africa and a Masters Degree in Mathematics from the University of South-Africa (UNISA)


Keynote Panel: Journey to the Digital Enterprise: Area leaders describe how they are shifting to a Digital Enterprise for growth.


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    Tim Daniels ,Chief Information Officer, Merieux NutriSciences Corporation

    Tim Daniels, CIO, Merieux NutriSciences Corporation

    Tim has over 25 years of experience in the information technology field, working in several industries including the Department of Defense, Supply Chain Logistics, Automotive and now food safety.

    Tim Dickson, VP, Front Office IT
    Motorola Solutions, Inc.

    During my 20 years of experience as an IT Executive at Motorola, Dell, IBM, HP, and i2, I have successfully leveraged innovative and emerging technologies to drive improvements and deliver real business value across the digital enterprise.

    Todd Spight, VP IT, Smalley Steel Ring

    With over 20 years in Information Technology, Todd has worked and led teams across multiple industry sectors including Insurance, Banking, Manufacturing, Food, Oil, Gas, and Healthcare.  He specializes in enhancing business efficiency via Technology across the digital enterprise, creating possibilities from obstacles. 

    Nikhil Torsekar, Global Director - Data & Information Management, HSBC

    Nikhil Torsekar is a seasoned digital and financial services professional who currently serves as Global Director of Data & Information Management (D&IM) for HSBC Bank. In this role, he supports the Chief Data Officer (CDO) function for the Bank's Retail Banking and Wealth Management (RBWM) business unit.

    Jim Vaselopulos, Vice President and Partner at PSC Group
    Moderator: Jim Vaselopulos, Vice President and Partner at PSC Group, is a seasoned business executive with domain expertise in Financial Services, Marketing, Manufacturing and Service Industries. 

Getting Closer to Your Customer: How To Create Contextually Relevant Experiences

To create the most compelling customer experiences you must consider how digital technologies can augment real world environments. In this post-mobile world, leading businesses are getting closer to their end-users by leveraging technology to create more contextually relevant, personalized interactions. Kelly Manthey, VP of Strategy and Innovation at Solstice Mobile, will walk you through key trends transforming the brand experience and provide tangible digital strategies for reimagining your customer journeys.

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    Kelly Manthey, Vice President of Strategy and Innovation at Solstice Mobile

    Kelly Manthey, Vice President of Strategy and Innovation at Solstice Mobile

    Kelly Manthey is Vice President of Strategy and Innovation at Solstice Mobile. As part of Solstice Mobile's executive team, Kelly leads the Strategy practice. Her team is responsible for driving a human-centered design approach to solving problems with emerging technology and creating more delightful user experiences. Kelly is actively involved in mentoring the next generation of technology leaders and founded the Women in Technology forum at Solstice Mobile as a source of mentorship and support.

Keynote Case Study Presentation:
The Innovation Mindset at The Nielsen Company

Companies large and small face rapidly shifting marketplaces and consumer desires.  The best of them are able to identify and adjust appropriately, often by Innovating regularly as a means to stay ahead.  Join Chris Daniel and Patrick Holly as they share their experiences fostering and leading an Innovation practice at The Nielsen Company, and how they help prepare their employer for the future by regularly experimenting on that future before it arrives


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    Chris Daniel, Vice President, North America Technologies, Nielsen Chris Daniel, Vice President, North America Technologies, Nielsen is a Senior Leader with over 15 years of consulting and industry knowledge and expertise in listening to the customer's pain points, developing a set of solution recommendations, and delivering a value-added solution that helps organizations transform their business practices. He has managed, lead, and delivered a broad range of complex, multi-year, multi-region, multi-million programs, successfully within parameters and objectives. Chris currently provides analytical and predictive modeling solutions for the Nielsen Advance Analytics teams.
    Patrick Holly,Technology Director at The Nielsen Company

    Patrick Holly, Technology Director and Innovation Lead at The Nielsen Company , a leading global information and measurement company that provides insights and data about what people watch, listen to and buy.  He has been a Software & Data Warehouse implementation Program Director, a Software & Data Warehouse requirements and design analyst, and Client Relationship Owner / Manager throughout his 16+ year career in the Technology space.  Patrick is married with two children, ages 10 and 6, and enjoys playing golf and fantasy sports (baseball and football).  He is also a fan of science fiction and resides in Bartlett, IL.    


Innovation Blueprints for Bimodal Success

Gartner ® predicts 75% of aspiring digital enterprises will develop Bimodal IT capabilities by 2017. Gartner further predicts that 50% of those will mess it up!

What's missing with most of these failed BImodal programs is the proper planning for a bimodal environment.

To help you get started on the right path, NVISIA's presenters will share key insights using a blueprinting approach to quickly deliver successful Bimodal projects. We will feature blueprints to show how leading IT organizations are maximizing innovation by avoiding unnecessary technical debt. Finally, NVISIA will share tips, samples and a template for kicking off your own innovation blueprint.

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    Mark Panthofer

    Mark Panthofer, Vice President at NVISIA

    Mark is a technology leader with 20 years of experience as an IT Executive and software development leader. As an Executive Director at NVISIA, he works closely with the executive team to package NVISIA's 23 years of experience into service offerings for clients who need help in getting their innovative software ideas execution-ready. Mark's hands-on technical experience and his background in software engineering allow him to understand the balance between craftsmanship and engineering that is required to transform good ideas into great software platforms. Mark is also a frequent contributor to TMCNet where he has published several articles including a recent TMCNet feature, "An Architectural Approach to Disruptive Innovation".

    Mark Panthofer

    Josh Birenbaum, Director - Application Architecture and Development Capability, NVISIA

    Josh is a technology leader with 18 years of experience spanning application architecture, solution design, business analysis and the agile delivery of business-critical applications in Bimodal IT settings. Josh has led innovation and modernization efforts at some the regions largest health insurance, financial services, real estate, medical device and government agencies. Josh and his teams solve very complex business problems with innovative technology in highly integrated enterprises. Not only do his teams build long lasting software platforms, they prepare the client staff to support and extend their new platforms for years to come.


Leadership Derailment: Do You Know Your Risks?

Have you ever wondered why incredibly talented individuals so often fail to realize their full career potential? What are the things that hold them back?

This session will explore the research on career derailment, including a discussion of the top reasons that careers swerve of course. We will also use a simple exercise to help each participant identify their own, unique risks.

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    Jeffrey J. Anderson ,President & Chief Executive Officer, Lake Forest Graduate School of Management
    Jeffrey J. Anderson is the 5th President and CEO of the Lake Forest Graduate School of Management (LFGSM). As President and CEO, Mr. Anderson utilizes his extensive business and academic experience to manage the School’s operations and lead its developmental outlook.

    Prior to joining the School in October 2014, Mr. Anderson served as an Associate Dean for Leadership Development at the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business. At Booth, Anderson harnessed his business experience to bring a practical, proven perspective to the leadership development curriculum.


Panel : Driving Digital Transformation - PMO and Project Management Lessons

Join a top panel of CTOs, CIOs and Chief Innovation Officers as they discuss the unique strategies of leading a Digital Transformation - as recently described by Harvard Business Review.

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    Mark Hoffmann, CIO/VP Customer Service and Support, TCGRx

    Mr Hoffmann has a passion for driving organizational change and increased profitability through process and technology improvements. His core competency is in developing teams focused on the superior execution of business systems solution delivery.

    Levon Hooks, CIO, Global Corporate Solutions, Jones Lang LaSalle

    Levon Hooks, CIO, Global Corporate Solutions, Jones Lang LaSalle

    Levon has 20 years of Information Technology experience. Throughout his career Levon has held senior technology leadership roles focused on application development, program management and security integration. L

    Ram Narain – Vice President PMO, M&A Integrations, Anixter

    Ram Narain, has over 20 years experience as a Business & Technology executive, across various industry verticals. His expertise includes: establishment of effective governance processes, M&A Integration, PMO/Portfolio frameworks, and building Program Management Offices (PMO)  from ground up.

    Varun Parekh, Sr. Director of Sales Technology & Operations, Bankers Life

    Varun Parekh has 12+ years of experience in Insurance and Financial Services with a variety of roles in IT and the business sides. Varun is currently the Sr. Director of Operations & Technology for Bankers Life, an SBU of CNO Financial a Fortune 1000 insurance carrier, selling life, health and retirement products

    Shital Shah, President, Indusa

    Moderator: Shital Shah, President, Indusa 

    Shital Shah is President of Indusa, an IT services firm based in Oakbrook, IL. Indusa maximizes the potential of organizations globally to evolve and grow through world-class services, people and technology.






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