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Emerging Technology & Digital Transformation Seminar

Making the Shift to the Digital Enterprise through Emerging Technology & Innovation

This morning seminar highlights effective strategies and use cases for integrating new, emerging technologies while transitioning to Digital Enterprise to drive growth.

1. Gain Real World Insights from CIOs and Senior Technology as they share their strategies for integrating both new infrastructures and emerging technologies into their organization to help drive growth as a digital enterprise.

2. BRIEFING Categories to include:

  • The NEW Infrastructure - practical strategies to transition your infrastructure to enable the digital enterprise and rapid growth
  • Internet of Things and Mobile
  • Leveraging Predictive Analytics and Big Data for BOTH better decision making and integrating data into your product/service lines.
  • Advanced Cyber Security Tools
  • Robotics and Machine Learning
  • Cloud Strategies
  • DR and Risk Management technologies and more...

Conference note

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Faculty & Agenda:

    Chris Hayes, Vice President Digital Development, CDO National Business Furniture
    David Westfall, VP Innovation, Alight Solutions

    David Westfall, VP Innovation, Alight Solutions

    Grant Smith Director of Sales, Tools and Solutions, Americas, LANSA

    General Grant, Executive Consultant, U.S. Signal



Session I. Presentation

    Grant Smith, Director of Sales, Tools and Solutions, Americas, LANSA

    Grant Smith, Director of Sales, 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 is a regular speaker at technology events around the country. 

Session II. Presentation

    General Grant, Executive Consultant, U.S. Signal

    General Grant, an Executive Consultant for US Signal, specializes in multi speed IT models brought about by disruptive change. General’s work centers primarily on strategies that enable cloud ramp and cloud adoption. As a leading practitioner for IT operating model transformation, he is responsible for consulting to US Signal’s large and strategic account relationships, bringing experience to bear on client transformation programs in areas such as roadmap development, initiative sequencing, capabilities alignment, value stream mapping, compliance and risk, people and culture and multi-source models. General has been an entrepreneur, technology practitioner and consultant for more than 25 years and has led technology and change programs in banking, insurance, healthcare, sports, casino, and manufacturing industries in North America and Europe.

Session III. Presentation:



Session IV: Keynote Panel: CIOs & Senior IT Executives who will share their insights

    Chris Hayes, Vice President Digital Development, CDO National Business Furniture

    In his current role as Chief Digital Officer, Chris is responsible for the development of the NBF web platforms and leading NBF through their digital journey to modernize both their infrastructure and management systems. Building upon his background in HR, Training, Operations, IS, and Agile; Chris is effective at growing cross departmental teams and fostering collaboration across the organization, reducing the chaos of change and taking the mystique out of Digital Transformation. Chris has worked in organizations ranging from a niche consulting organization, to Kohl’s, MillerCoors, and Siemens. Chris is excited to share his learnings from these experiences and how transformation is a critical part of every company’s journey to refine who they are and to continue to grow and live their purpose.

    David Westfall, VP Innovation, Alight Solutions

    David Westfall, VP Innovation, Alight Solutions

    David leads Alight Solution’s innovation efforts for human centered product innovation and design.   By leveraging a design for business methodology, he brings a multi-disciplined approach to product and business innovation.  David leads Alights efforts to rethink how to engage the most precious resource – the talent and skills of our client’s employees.  We focus on the digital experience that puts the human being at the center as the most precious resource we and our clients have.

    David joined the Aon Hewitt, now Alight Solutions in 2013.  Before joining the firm, David served as VP for business and innovation at AHIMA and Unity Medical—driving the product strategy roadmap, innovation, and $40M P/L responsibilities for those organizations. He also served as Vice President of Emerging Technologies at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, where he helped lead an internal investment and incubation center for the medical system, combining nearly $60M of funding for new ventures. 


Check back for new Faculty as added

Who Should Attend:

  • CIOs
  • CxOs
  • CISOs
  • Chief Innovation Officers
  • Chief Technology Officers
  • Chief Marketing Officers
  • VPs & Directors responsible for driving change




Nov 9, 2018

Milwaukee, WI
7:30 AM to 12 Noon

Milwaukee Athletic Club
758 N. Broadway, Milwaukee WI 53202

Questions? Call Maria Tuthill 847-837-3900 x 1

Get Sponsorship Information:
Call Alex Jarett at 847-837-3900 x 2 or email.

1. Member Registration


VIP PASS Registration


Nonmembers*: $299

If you have a promo code enter it on the payment screen

*This event is only open to CIOs, Senior Technology Executives, Chief Innovation Officers, CxOs and their team members Manager and above.

Consultants and Vendors who wish to participate please fill out the sponsor form. 


Pre-registration required.

Professional business-casual attire required.

Final speakers and topics are subject to change.

Event Sponsors



Questions? Contact Alex Jarett at 847-837-3900 x 2 for information


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