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Digital Transformation Virtual Seminar

Leveraging Cloud, As-A-Service & Digital Innovation to Drive Change

In this virtual seminar, we'll be exploring how area CIOs, Innovation and Digital Executives are leveraging digital transformation, cloud and As-A-Service tools to accelerate their digital transformation.

Subtopics include:

  1. Digital Innovation as Digital Transformation. Learn how companies are leveraging their innovation teams to drive digital transformation, process by process, step by step.

  2. The New Normal For Digital Customer Experiences - COVID has created the need for new, digital customer experiences for ALL companies.

  3. Cloud First as the New Technology Stack: How smart companies are leapfrogging to A Cloud First approach to build speed, scale and innovation tools

  4. Leveraging As a Service: Whether it's Software As-A-Service or business functions like HR As-A-Service, companies have learned to shift to an As-A-Service approach to change fast.

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

Tom Drez, CIO/CPO/CSO/Managing Director CIPP, Christian Brothers Services
Siva Balu, VP & CIO, YMCA of the USA
Neil Goodrich, Chief Innovation Officer, M. Holland Company

Robert Erickson, Director, Offerings for Multicloud Management Platform Services, IBM



Session: Panel

    Siva Balu, VP & CIO, YMCA of the USA

    Siva joined Y-USA in 2020 as V.P./Chief Information Officer. In this role, he is working to rethink and reorganize the work of Y-USA's information technology strategy to meet the changing needs of Y-USA and Ys throughout the country. Balu has 20 years of healthcare technology experience in leadership roles for Blue Cross Blue Shield, the nation's largest health insurer, which provides healthcare to over 107 million members, 1 in 3 Americans. He most recently led the Enterprise Information Technology team at the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association (BCBSA), a national federation of Blue Cross and Blue Shield companies. Balu was responsible for leading all aspects of IT, including architecture, application and product development, big data, business intelligence and data analytics, information security, project management, digital, infrastructure and operations. He has created several highly scalable innovative solutions that cater to the needs of members and patients throughout the country in all communities. He provided leadership in creating innovative solutions and adopting new technologies for national and international users.

    Tom Drez, CIO/CPO/CSO/Managing Director CIPP, Christian Brothers Services

    Tom Drez serves as Chief Information Officer and Managing Director of the Information & Technology Services (ITS) Division of Christian Brothers Services (CBS). Tom joined CBS in 1987 to lead the division and take on the responsibility to strategically apply information technology to the business as an enabler to achieve desirable results. The ITS Division provides for operations, software and website design and development, and education. This includes responsibilities for implementing, supporting, and maintaining all aspects of computer, telephone, and audio/visual systems ensuring that technology usage fully supports organizational goals. He also has responsibility for information protection including privacy and security. CBS is a nonprofit organization that administers cooperative programs in the areas of health/retirement, property/casualty and consulting/technology to church organizations.

    Neil Goodrich, Chief Innovation Officer, M. Holland Company

Session: IBM

    Robert Erickson, Director, Offerings for Multicloud Management Platform Services, IBM

    With more than 25 years of experience in technology across product management, product development, IT and Network operations, marketing/sales, and general management, Robert oversees of IBM's Multi-Cloud Services and Management product portfolio, strategy and technical roadmap efforts.Before its acquisition by IBM in 2015, Robert co-founded Gravitant, Inc, the industry’s first multi-cloud brokering platform. Prior to starting Gravitant, Robert served in key leadership positions including SVP/CIO of Doublehorn Communications, a VoIP company  and as Director of Products, Commerce One/SAP.




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




Oct 29, 2020

10:00 am to 1:00 pm CST


This "Virtual Seminar" Webinar is Complimentary

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