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Emerging Technologies & The 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:

    Rajesh Rangarajan , Senior Director, IT Applications
    Marketing Associates


    Mark Cybulski, CIO, ZF North America
    Randall Urban, Vice President, Digital Office, Adient PLC


    Jeff Christofis, Vice President & Practice Lead, KellyConnect, Kelly Services


    Aaron Shaver, Vice President & Chief Technology Officer, US Signal Company


    Mike Koleno, CTO, Solstice

    Steve Tack, SVP, Product Management, Dynatrace


Session I. True Transformation: How IT innovation can drive business success.

    Aaron Shaver, Vice President & Chief Technology Officer, US Signal Company

    Aaron Shaver, Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, leads US Signal’s long-term technology vision, and is responsible for strategic customer partnerships, university collaboration, industry thought leadership and advanced technical solutions.
    Prior to joining US Signal, Aaron served as the Executive Director of Information Management for Spectrum Pennock Health Services. He has also lead research and development for US Signal, establishing the MPLS, Carrier Ethernet and Cloud practices.  Aaron has a 20-year background in telecommunications, data center design and information security.
    Aaron holds a doctorate in information assurance and computer science and a Master of Science in Information Security.  His research focused on enterprise disaster recovery and mitigation.​


    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.

Session III: The Dynatrace Transformation Story - How we reinvented our business to maintain market leadership

We recognized the need to transform and reinvent our business at Dynatrace, before someone else disrupted the market. Over the course of three years, we changed everything - our technology, our culture and our brand image. In this session we'll discuss how we navigated through our own innovator's dilemma, and share takeaways from our experience that you can apply to your own organization.

    Steve Tack, SVP, Product Management, Dynatrace

    Steve is driven by a need for speed—in biking and in getting great solutions to market. With almost 20 years of experience in software support, engineering and product management, he’s just as comfortable with performance technologies as he is with competitive cycling. His broad business consulting and market development expertise bring a relentless customer focus to the product organization. As he teaches the kids on his lacrosse and soccer teams, speed is important―but it takes clear strategies and endurance as well as velocity to win the game. He brings them all together for Dynatrace.

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

    Rajesh Rangarajan , Senior Director, IT Applications Marketing Associates

    Accomplished and results-driven Information Technology leader with over 15 years of expertise leading the business analysis, development, QA, deployment, and support of innovative products, digital engineering applications, and service offerings across a variety of industries, including the Automotive, Finance, and e-Commerce verticals

    Mark Cybulski, CIO, ZF North America
    Randall Urban, Vice President, Digital Office, Adient PLC

    My strategic vision allows me to collaborate with my peers to define a future that is larger than the current plan.  My leadership capabilities allow me to define the plan of action required to enable the team to achieve the short and long term objectives.  My interpersonal and collaboration skills allow me to build the team that has the ability and desire to invest our energy and work every day to achieve our goals.  Over 30 years I have accumulated a repertoire of tools that allow me to take on a diverse set of roles that contribute significantly to the organization’s success.  I have held leadership positions at Adient, Johnson Controls, and Delphi leading global IT programs and COE’s.  I hold a bachelor of science from Central Michigan University and a Masters of Manufacturing Management from Kettering University.

    Jeff Christofis, Vice President & Practice Lead, KellyConnect, Kelly Services

    As Vice President and Practice Lead for KellyConnect, a BPO division of Kelly Services Inc., Jeff Christofis is a Subject Matter Expert in Contact Center Management, Help Desk Services and IT Support. With over 25 years of operational leadership experience he has extensive knowledge of industry best practices within Customer Service, IT Help Desk, IT Service Management, the Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL), Lean Six Sigma, Total Quality Management and COPC. Having served both Manufacturing and Services industries, Jeff has led all aspects of IT and Contact Center Outsourcing, including Applications Development, Database Administration, infrastructure management of the GM World Headquarters campus at the Detroit Renaissance Center, Network Operations Centers for GM/EDS, IT Service Delivery for Carlson Companies Inc., and IT Support at Kelly Services. In his current role Jeff has global responsibility for all aspects of the KellyConnect business unit including Marketing, Sales, Account Management, Solutions Design, Staff Management, IT, Operations and Delivery. KellyConnect delivers contact center solutions for a variety of clients using traditional Brick and Mortar, Home Based Agent and Hybrid delivery models. Jeff holds a BS Degree in Computer Science from Oakland University, and has served on the itSMF Great Lakes Region board, is a member of the Help Desk Institute, and has his Six Sigma Greenbelt and ITIL V2 & V3 certifications.



Who Should Attend:

  • CIOs
  • Senior IT and LOB Executives
  • VPs & Directors
  • Any IT Executives and Managers




Mar 16, 2018
Detroit, MI
7:30 AM to 12:00 PM

Skyline Club
2000 Town Center, Suite 2800
Southfield, MI 48075

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

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


Nonmembers*: $249

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


Solstice mobile



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


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