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Digital Transformation & Technology Innovation Roundtable

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

Connect with your Peers in roundtable format and discuss how area CIOs and Senior Technology, Digital & Innovation executives are driving the change to the digital enterprise and a culture of innovation.

PLUS:  Get briefings from industry experts:

  • Strategy & Tactics for Enabling Transformation

  • The Proven Path to Digital Transformation Using a Low-Code Platform - and Lessons Learned Along The Way.

  • The Modern Executive Leveraging Analytics and Automation

Join us as we discuss with your Peers and Industry experts:

  • The New IT Delivery Model

  • The New Technology Stack:What are the building blocks that need to be in place to allow for growth and scale?

  • How area companies have launched and are growing their innovation program.

  • Evolving to a more agile, DevOps environment as a model for driving innovation.

  • Aligning Data Strategies to Drive Digital Transformation: How companies are adapting their data strategies and initiatives to support their company’s digital transformation strategy.

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Faculty & Agenda:
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Tom Braden, Vice President, Enterprise Technology, IMMI 

Joe Misner,  Vice President of Development, Zotec Partners
Dennis Trinkle, Director, Center for Information and Communication Sciences, Ball State University

Thomas Georgantis, Managing Director, effution LLC


Pat Cannon, Vice President of Technical Sales, US Signal

Pat Cannon, Vice President of Technical Sales, US Signal




Session: Strategy & Tactics for Enabling Transformation

    Pat Cannon, Vice President of Technical Sales, US Signal

    Pat Cannon, Vice President of Technical Sales, US Signal

    Pat Cannon is currently the Vice President of Technical Sales at US Signal and brings over 15 years of IT Consulting and Leadership experience to the US Signal team. A seasoned professional, Pat has extensive experience architecting scalable, secure and resilient solutions for customers within a wide variety of industries. Pat’s experience as an IT consultant allows him to look at business objectives and technology options producing solutions that have a meaningful impact for customer operation.

Keynote Panel

Join our panel of area CIOs and Senior Technology, Digital & Innovation executives as they share how they are driving the change to the digital enterprise and a culture of innovation.

Topics include: The new IT Delivery Model, Digital Transformation Strategies, Technology Stack and Evolving to a DevOps Environment and a Culture of Innovation

    Joe Misner,  Vice President of Development, Zotec Partners

    Joe drives the automation and management of Zotec's RCM practices to physicians and patients. He is specialized in the development of technology and software, with nearly 20 years of experience delivering modern applications and services that are reliable, scalable and secure. Mr. Misner graduated from Purdue University with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Technology. He is currently a secretariat member of Indy Tres Dias and a volunteer with Habitat for Humanity and Second Helpings.


    Tom Braden, Vice President, Enterprise Technology, IMMI 
    Tom Braden has over 25 years of IT experience, currently serving as Vice President of Enterprise Technology at IMMI, a global manufacturer of vehicle restraint systems and safety products. He holds a Bachelor’s degree from DePauw University, and is currently pursuing a Master of Science in IT Management at WGU. Tom has a total of 17 technical certifications, including PMI CAPM, Cisco CCNA and Silver Peak SDWAN Professional.  He is a 2019 Indianapolis Business Journal CTO of the Year honoree and a former Infantry officer with the Indiana Army National Guard.  Tom and his wife reside in Westfield, Indiana.


    Dennis Trinkle, Director, Center for Information and Communication Sciences, Ball State University

    Dennis A. Trinkle is the Director of the Center for Information and Communication Sciences (CICS) and Director of the Applied Research Institute at Ball State University. Dr. Trinkle brings a diverse multi-sector leadership background to his leadership of CICS, where he also holds the rank of Professor of Information and Communication Sciences. Prior to joining Ball State, Dr. Trinkle served as the provost and chief academic officer for Harrison College. Trinkle provided executive and academic leadership for the entire Harrison College system, which included 900-plus employees and 12 campuses, an online division and a culinary division (The Chef's Academy). Dr. Trinkle has served leading institutions across the higher education, corporate, and government sectors, including serving as the chief executive officer of IHETS, chief information officer for Valparaiso University, and as the chief information officer, associate vice president for academic affairs, and Tenzer Professor of Information Technology for DePauw University. He was the co-founder and inaugural president of the American Association for History and Computing. Trinkle is the author and editor of 16 books and more than 50 articles on technology, teaching and learning, history and leadership. He is a frequently invited keynote speaker at international events on business, innovation and technology topics. His professional affiliations include membership in accreditation and external review teams for the HLC and institutional review processes. He served as a member of the HLC Nominating Committee as well as a member of peer review corps for both the HLC's Academic Quality Improvement Program (AQIP) and its Program to Evaluate and Advance Quality (PEAQ). A Phi Beta Kappa member, Trinkle's honors and awards include the Stanley K. Lacy Executive Leadership Program; Indy's Best and Brightest; Golden Horseshoe Award for Top Philanthropist, Indianapolis Colts; Innovation Fellow, Northwest Indiana Society of Innovators; CIO 100; EDUCAUSE Quarterly Contribution of the Year Award; Mira Award for Technology Leadership in Higher Education; and EDUCAUSE Teaching & Learning Award. A native of Indianapolis, Trinkle earned a bachelor's degree, magna cum laude, from DePauw University, an MBA in technology management from the University of Phoenix, and a M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Cincinnati. He currently serves on multiple boards of directors, including Certell, College Mentors for Kids, the Lawrence Township School Foundation, North Coast College, and the New England Culinary Institute. He resides in Indianapolis with his wife, Kristi, and two sons, JT and Nathan.


    Moderator: Thomas Georgantis, Managing Director, effution LLC

    Thomas (Tom) Georgantis has been engaged with software throughout his career as a nuclear engineer for a major U.S. electric utility and power generator, as well as business director for a major telecommunications manufacturer, helping lead its transformation from being hardware-based to software-focused, the last few years defining and implementing a digitalized future for software monetization and delivery of software products.  In 2018, Tom opened effution LLC with the full support and partnership of the leadership of effution GmbH in Augsburg, Germany, to bring their proven expertise in IT project cost engineering and consulting to North America, to help companies here develop fully digital, lean, configurable, cost-efficient IT estimation and project procurement processes and reduce related costs of doing business by as much as 70%.


Who Should Attend:

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




Sep 20, 2019
Indianapolis, IN
7:30 AM to 12:00 PM

Hilton Garden Inn Indianapolis Downtown
10 East Market Street
Indianapolis, IN 46204

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

*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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