Technology Executives Club | Jobs | Providers | About Us | Contact Us
Sunday, May 26, 2019 
Home    VIP Club    Events    Webinars    Peer Advisory   Members   Innovation Institute     Gallery    Blog    Providers

Digital Transformation Summit 2019

With Bonus: Cloud Transformation Strategies Workshop-- Leveraging the Cloud for your Digital Transformation Strategy

In this special two day event, we combine our One Day Summit with a bonus workshop on the second day on Cloud Transformation Strategies .


Day One: In this summit, we'll be exploring how area CIOs, Innovation & Digital Executives are implementing key strategies to drive both immediate growth, digital transformation and scale.

Day Two: Cloud Transformation Strategies Workshop

In this special one day workshop, our faculty will help you identify your key cloud strategies as a catalyst to your overall digital transformation.


Subtopics include:

Summit Day One:

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

  2. Strategy: Redesigning Business Architecture, Technology Delivery Models and Responsive Development to drive Innovation, Growth and Scale

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

  4. Leadership: Partnering with the CEO and other executives to drive both disruptive and incremental change

Workshop Day Two:

Cloud Transformation Strategies Workshop - Effectively integrating your cloud strategy into your overall digital transformation strategy can be the key for a successful transformation.

Whether you are moving towards a Hybrid Strategy or Cloud First Strategy or just trying to gain control of cloud costs, you’ll walk away from the day with:

  1. Identify the specific key strategies for your company’s transformation using cloud as a catalyst.

  2. Learn from your peers who have made the journey

  3. Get key briefings from industry experts

  4. Learn from AWS General Manager Stephen Orban’s book as you participate in an executive summary and group discussion of his best selling book, “Ahead in the Cloud, Best Practices for Navigating the Future of Enterprise IT.”

 

 

Registration is on the right.

You can register for either day or both days!

Conference note

Be sure to register now to ensure a seat. These Summits sell out.

Subscribe to our newsletter to be updated on the event as faculty is added.


Faculty & Agenda:
Check back for new Faculty and Sessions as they are added.

    Vamsi Muddada, Chief Technology Officer, FTD Companies, Inc

     

     

    Manish Rege, Global Business Partner, Divisional Head of Technology, Stryker

     


     
    Eyal Altman, VP, Chief Digital & Information Technology Officer, Littelfuse
     
    Neil Goodrich, CIO, M. Holland Co.
     

    Jennifer Faris Severns Chief Experience Officer American Marketing Association

     

     

    Tod Huber, Chief Technology Officer, Milwaukee County 

     

    Rick Schweiger, Director, Global Operations, Teletrac Navman 

     

    Sean T. O’Kelly, CIO, State of Illinois, Department of Financial and Professional Regulation

     

     

    Greg Woodard, Principal, Solve

     

    Robert Blackwell, EKI Digital

    Robert Blackwell, President, EKI Digital

     
    Dan Sutherland, IBM Services
    Distinguished Engineer and CTO, Data Platforms/Cognitive Process Transformation
     

    Dave Dyson,  Founder and Chief Strategist, Eclipse Telecom

     
    William Hester, Director, Information Technology, Dwyer
     

    Eric Dynowski, Chief Technology Officer, Turing Group

     

    Mitch Greenwald, Founder & Managing Partner, Cloudbakers


      


2 Day Event Agenda

Day 1- June 19, Digital Transformation Summit


Session I--Why IT Transformation is not Digital Transformation

    Robert Blackwell, EKI Digital

    Robert Blackwell, President, EKI Digital

    Robert Blackwell, Jr. is the Founder and CEO of EKI-Digital, is a management, operations and technology consulting company. EKI-Digital is a leader in algorithmic digital strategy and execution for large public and private sector organizations and has helped its customer identify and capture $Bs in savings. Robert has written several papers and given presentations related to digital modernization, innovation and efficiency in the public and private sectors. Robert has been an advisor to government and business leaders on ways to better leverage its IT investments to spend the delivery of service at lower costs. Robert Blackwell, Jr. founded Killerspin L.L.C., the world’s leading table tennis engagement brand. Killerspin nearly hundreds of thousands of people annually connect to the people they care about through its UnPlugNPlay offerings. Killerspin created the designer and media categories for table tennis, through its global partnerships Killerspin events have been seen in over 160 countries around the world. Robert’s professional career started at IBM in 1981 where he received an award of excellence for a system


Session II:  Keynote Panel- Digital Transformation Strategies

In this panel, we'll discuss how are executives are leading the digital transformation of their companies. Topics include: Examples of Digital Transformation, Key Strategies and Lessons Learned, Technology Stack challenges, Data Strategies and more.

    Manish Rege, Global Business Partner, Divisional Head of Technology, Stryker

     


       

    Eyal Altman, VP, Chief Digital & Information Technology Officer, Littelfuse

    Eyal Altman is the Chief Digital & Information Technology Officer at Littelfuse, responsible for Digital Transformation, the global IT organization, and corporate Digital Marketing.  Prior to this role, Eyal held leadership positions at Littelfuse as a General Manager leading a global Business Unit, and leading a corporate M&A function. Prior to Littelfuse, Eyal has held leadership roles in M&A, Corporate Strategy, and Finance. Eyal holds an MBA from The University of Chicago and a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Pittsburgh.

       

    Neil Goodrich, CIO, M. Holland Co.

    As the technology leader at the M. Holland Company, Neil is responsible for not only setting the IT strategy but driving change within the organization. His multi-disciplinary background includes previous lives in accounting, project management, and investigation while his recent work has focused on building IT teams around cultures of creativity. He received his undergraduate degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Illinois at Chicago, and later returned there to earn his Masters in Business Administration.

       

    Jennifer Faris Severns Chief Experience Officer American Marketing Association

    As the Chief Experience Officer for the American Marketing Association, Jennifer is shaping the way marketers interact with the largest marketing association in the world. She brings to the AMA her ability to lead cross-functional innovation and guide digital disruption as the association works to redefine the AMA membership model and refine the customer experience. She oversees marketing, insights, innovation, design, community experience, customer service and live experience at AMA’s Global Support Center. Previously, Jennifer led creative strategy for large-scale experiences serving Fortune 500 brands such as Allstate, Mondelēz International, 20th Century, Fidelity Investments, Dell and Cisco. She built and led the creative and digital team for Omnicom’s social media agency, Zócalo Group, and she spent nine years directing design strategy for Oprah.

       

    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.


Session III:   Presentation--Speed-to-market: the critical ingredient to winning in the digital age

    .

    Industry Expert, Solstice


Session IV: Innovators Book Club Segment

    Alex Jarett, CEO & Founder, Technology Executives Club

    Alex is the nationally known founder CEO of The Technology Executives Club and publisher of the Club’s online education site: www.technologyinnovationinstitute.com, and acts as Executive Director of the Club’s Peer Advisory program.

    He is passionate about helping progressive executives drive digital transformation and corporate growth through Technology Innovation & Leadership.

Session V:  Presentation-- IBM

    Dan Sutherland, IBM Services Distinguished Engineer and CTO, Data Platforms/Cognitive Process Transformation

    Dan is known for providing exceptional executive leadership as an IBM Distinguished Engineer and Data Platforms CTO. He is an expert at transforming a client's strategic business vision into innovative solutions while exploiting leading edge technologies. An accomplished Chief Solutions Architect, Dan has defined his career by taking on the most challenging and complex assignments focusing on resolving complex data architecture and design issues. He is at his best when advising on very large, high volume data-centric projects where sound data architecture and design techniques are key components to a successful solution implementation.


Session VI:  Presentation --Hybrid, Single, Multi, Private and Public Cloud: How to determine which cloud strategy is right for your organization 

There s no single definition of what the cloud looks like. Its many possible variations can improve an assortment of business challenges, but also add complexity. Unfortunately, the desirable and simple decision-making process choosing cloud type X for application type Y doesn t work.

Developing a cloud strategy specific to your company is the easiest step to skip, but it s the most important one not to. Join SCTG s CTO, Eric Dynowski for this session where he ll discuss how to build a cloud strategy that s right for your business.  

    Eric Dynowski, Chief Technology Officer, Turing Group

    Eric has been developing software, designing global infrastructures, and managing large technology installations for over 20 years. His background in complex infrastructure design and integration has helps him reduce customer budgets by millions

Session VII: Case Study: Digital is the Easy part of Transformation
 
Bill will discuss lessons learned on how to succeed at transforming your company to a digital company, by focusing on the most important and difficult part of transformation - the People!  He will take you throught the journey that Dwyer Instruments has embarked on to establish a strategic digital vision, to quantify what that means to the company, and how to be successful. It starts with the C Suite and getting buy in on the vision, and even more important the value to the company. Get your champion and start bring the key stakeholders on board. This is when the fun begins. Now engage the organization, your customers and suppliers.
 
He will also discuss the various levels of digital transformation and how to determine what level is right for your company. The leader of IT at any company should always be part disrupter, and digital transformation puts that role on steroids. He will show you what has worked for him, and hopefully help the you see ways that will work for you.

    William Hester, Director, Information Technology, Dwyer
     
    Bill brings over 3 decades as a technology change agent to his role as Director of IT at Dwyer Instruments, a worldwide innovator in instrument and process automation. Since joining Dwyer 2 years ago, and with the support and faith of the Dwyer Executive Committee, he and his team are aggressively pursuing a corporate wide digital transformation. Starting with a traditional on premise legacy ERP system, Dwyer's is now aggressively implementing a strategic IT direction of cloud first, with a customer centered focus on leveraging technology as a strategic advantage for both back office and customer facing processes .
     
    Prior to joining Dwyer, Bill spent most of his career delivering technology solution in Fortune 500 companies. From being part of the team that brought ERP to the US Army, designing and prototyping global collaborative development platforms for the auto industry and implementing a cloud office solution globally, Bill has always driven the application of leading edge business technology to foundational business issues. 

Session VIII: Keynote Panel-- Replacing the Legacy - strategies for getting out of Technical Debt and Replacing your older technology and application stacks.

Everyone wants to be on a newer stack, but how do you manage moving to a new platform while still operating your business on the new stack?  In this unique panel, we’ll have CIOs and other senior technology executives share the strategies they used and lessons learned.

    Vamsi Muddada, Chief Technology Officer, FTD Companies, Inc

    FTD is a $1.2B gifting business across four main brands in the US and UK—a second turn-around. Vamsi oversees all of the product development, product design, Infrastructure, InfoSec and Data Analytics teams responsible for all the consumer and florist technologies. He was hired to define and execute the digital transformation roadmap, with a full rewrite of the entire ecommerce stack, using cloud native open source micro-services tech stack. He scaled out the existing resources into multiple product teams, by growing them into 250+ resources, responsible for the various front-end and back-end services. 
    Vamsi grew up in India, with a strong focus on Math and Sciences, which ultimately put him in the line of Computer Sciences.  He did his bachelors in CS from a reputed university, and moved to the US for his masters. He finished his masters in CS, from Texas A&M university, and started his career here in the US

       

    Tod Huber, Chief Technology Officer, Milwaukee County 

    Innovative technologist and IT leader with over 20 years of progressive experience leading various IT teams in the planning, development and creation of advanced and scalable architecture, applications and infrastructure.   Currently in the Chief Technology Officer role for Milwaukee County where the primary responsibility of the CTO is to formulate the County’s strategy and roadmap for technology initiatives for the next 3-5 years in the areas of architecture, applications, information security, data centers and network/telecom infrastructure. 

       

    Moderator: Dave Dyson,  Founder and Chief Strategist, Eclipse Telecom

       

Day 2- June 20, --Cloud Transformation Strategies Workshop: Leveraging the Cloud for your Digital Transformation Strategy

Session I: Presented by Cloudbakers

    Mitch Greenwald, Founder & Managing Partner, Cloudbakers

    With over 30 years of Information Technology experience, Mitch Greenwald has been an active participant in the “growing up” of technology – programming mini-computers early in his career that transitioned to PC applications, to client/server systems, then to web-based environments including infrastructure and security, and today to the cloud. He founded Cloudbakers almost a decade ago to help companies and CIOs (like himself) enable their workforce with the best that cloud has to offer. Mitch has a diverse background from writing code, to managing and sponsoring multi-million dollar projects. His balanced perspective includes product development, operations, consulting, as well as executive leadership, which allows him to relate to many professionals. He is passionate about leveraging technology to increase the value of businesses.
      

Session II: Presentation: Roundtable Discussion on Cloud Strategies

In this roundtable discussion, multiple members of the executive audience will be able to get feedback on their digital transformation and cloud related challenges

Session III: Presentation by Eclipse-Telecom

    Dave Dyson,  Founder and Chief Strategist, Eclipse Telecom


Session IV: Innovator's Book Club™ Segment

Executive presentation and book summary of:  Ahead in the Cloud, Best Practices for Navigating the Future of Enterprise IT, by Stephen Orban, General Manager of AWS.  Session will end with a workshop exercise to be discussed in Part Two. Presented by Alex Jarett, Executive Director of the Innovator’s Book Club™ and the Club’s Peer Advisory Program.

    Alex Jarett, CEO & Founder, Technology Executives Club

    Alex is the nationally known founder CEO of The Technology Executives Club and publisher of the Club’s online education site: www.technologyinnovationinstitute.com, and acts as Executive Director of the Club’s Peer Advisory program.

    He is passionate about helping progressive executives drive digital transformation and corporate growth through Technology Innovation & Leadership.


Session V: Presentation: TBA


Session VI: Case Study Blueprint

Learn from an executives how his/her cloud strategy has helped drive their digital transformation


Session VII: Keynote Panel:  Leveraging the Cloud as a Catalyst to your Digital Transformation Strategy

CIOs and senior executives share their experiences in successfully leveraging their cloud strategy to help drive and accelerate their overall digital transformation.

    Rick Schweiger, Director, Global Operations, Teletrac Navman 

    Rick Schweiger graduated from the University of Tampa with a Master’s Degree in Innovation Management.   After spending 15+ years working with databases and data at PetSmart and Shriners Hospitals for Children, he was impressed by the endless possibilities the cloud offered for innovation.  He began lobbying his current company, Teletrac Navman, to move to AWS in 2012 to solve several business problems, and is now managing the AWS relationship for the entirety of Fortive (FTV) – of which Teletrac Navman is an operating company.  At Fortive he runs a Community of Excellence (CoE) on cloud and cloud adoption. His most recent projects include launching a completely serverless application that caters to the construction vertical for Teletrac Navman, and achieving FedRAMP authorization for Teletrac Navman’s Director software-as-a-service (SaaS) and Internet-of-things (IoT) officering.

       

    Sean T. O’Kelly, CIO, State of Illinois, Department of Financial and Professional Regulation

    Sean currently serve as CIO for Financial and Professional Regulation at the State of Illinois, which governs community banks, financial institutions, real estate, cannabis, and professional licensing.  The Department is one of the largest licensing bodies in Illinois, and regulates the largest number of state-chartered community banks and credit unions in the country.  In this role, he is responsible for supporting revenue in B2B and B2C channels, driving technology strategy and investment, managing a portfolio of applications, delivering new service offerings, improving security and operations, and exploring innovation opportunities with emerging technologies.  Prior to joining the State two years ago, Sean spent 20 years in the private sector in several technology consulting and operations roles, largely within the financial services and insurances industries


* YOU MUST QUALIFY TO ATTEND THIS EXCLUSIVE EVENT *

Questions whether you qualify? Please contact Maria Tuthill at (847) 837-3900 x1

Who Should Attend:

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

=====================


ATTEND THIS EVENT

LOGISTICS

Jun 19 & 20, 2019
8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Lake Forest Graduate School of Management
Conway Park
1905 W. Field Court, Lake Forest, IL 60045

8:00 am Continental Breakfast
8:30 am Program begins


Important Note:

Summits have sold out every year

Register today to ensure your seat


HOW TO REGISTER

1. Member Registration

2.

VIP PASS Registration
Use VIP Pass to attend for free.

3.

NonMembers for Continuing Education Credit and Summit Recordings $299

If you would like a certificate of completion for continuing education credit and the recordings from the summit, then use the NonMember for Continuing Education Credit and Summit Recordings Option.

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

CIOs, CTOs, and CxOs from established Technology Consulting Firms and Solution Providers may attend and add to the conversation as long as they are NOT in a field sales position.  An established firm is defined as 50 million in revenue or above.

Technology consulting firms, solution providers and other industry service organizations must be sponsors to participate.

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

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

 

==================================
Pre-registration required. Must be Qualified.

Professional business-casual attire required.

Final speakers and topics are subject to change.

Hotel Accommodations - see below

 

 

What Participants Say About Our Summits

"The Summit was a great day's investment for any CIO/IT leader to heighten knowledge of technology trends and IT leadership insight."
Tom Hupp, VP of IT Young Innovations, Inc.

"I was so inspired I couldn't wait to get back into the office and start changing the world!"
Julie Garnter, Director of Information Systems & Technology, Kenall

"Amazing how Tec pulls in such high quality presenters and panels.  Great job Alex & Maria!"

"I was so engrossed and interested in the program I didn't check my phone or email all day."  

"The depth and breadth of information shared is priceless"

"Mind and career expanding, thank you!" “Very informative"

"Informative and inspiring!"  "Excellent!"  

"Strong content, topics, participants"  "Great education"

"Great, thought provoking session”    "Fantastic leadership insights "

"Good insights and examples of management approaches"

"Good event!  Thought provoking.  I'll attend the next one."

"Outstanding examples and use cases to clarify points" 

 

Earn Continuing Educational Credits


Earn certification credits while you learn!

We will provide each attendee with a certificate toward continuing education.

 

Interested in Sponsorship of
this Event?

Judge
 
Solstice mobile
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

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

 

Hotel Accommodations

Hilton Garden Inn Lake Forest Mettawa
26225 Riverwoods Blvd, Mettawa, IL 60045
(847) 735-8374


Holiday Inn Express-Vernon Hills
975 Lakeview Pkwy, Vernon Hills, IL 60061
(847) 367-8031


Hotel Indigo Chicago-Vernon Hills
450 N Milwaukee Ave, Vernon Hills, IL 60061
(847) 918-1400

 

 



`
Free Weekly  |   Events  |   About Us  |   Join  |   Vendor Area  |   Get Leads   |   Staff

Copyright © 2019 Technology Executives Club, Ltd. All rights reserved | Privacy Policy