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Emerging Technology & Digital Transformation Summit - 2017

Strategic Briefings and Real World insights on using the latest in Emerging Technologies for the Enterprise.

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

1. Learn from Gartner how to best leverage the Top Emerging Technology trends to look for in the coming year

2. See Blueprint presentations from CIOs and Senior Technology Executives as they share:

  • Inviting a Non-Profit into the 21st Century - Muscular Dystrophy Association
3. 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.

4. NEW SHOWCASE and 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...

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Faculty & Agenda:

Todd Kimble, Vice President, Gartner Executive Programs

 
Martin Biernat, Project Director, Muscular Dystrophy Association
 
Ajay Jain, Executive Director of Software Engineering,
CME Group
 

Carla Peralta, Director of IT, Aspira Inc of Illinois

 

 
Peter G. Logothetis, Senior VP and Group CIO, Allstate Insurance Companies
 
Michael A. Parker, Director of Data & Technology, Service Employees International Union
 

Jeff Martin AVP Customer Experience,  Motorist Insurance Group

 

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

 

 

Greg Woodard, Principal, Solve

 

Dave Clark, President, Impulse Advanced Communications


 

 Karen Lu, General Manager, Alibaba Cloud Americas
 

Shaun Lovick, President NVISIA

 

 

 
Tracey Barrett, Managing Director NVISIA
 
Mark Panthofer, Vice President of NVISIA's Technology Center
 

Event Agenda

Welcome and Introduction

Session I. Keynote Presentation - NEW:  Gartner 2018 Technology Trends Forecast

HOT OFF the presses - Todd Kimble, Executive Partner, will be coming straight from Gartner's annual Symposium and will share with you the latest and greatest Refresh Technology Trends from Gartner's Annual Symposium.  Todd will combine this presentation with key insights from Gartner's annual CIO Trends Survey.  Sample topics include: Digital Transformation, IOT, Big Data, Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence & more.  Make sure you see this critical presentation to learn where you should be focusing and the trends you should be watching!

    Todd Kimble, Vice President, Gartner Executive Programs

    Todd Kimble is Vice President in Gartner’s Executive Programs group and leads a team of seasoned associates focused on supporting CIOs and executive clients across a wide variety of enterprise customers.  Before joining Gartner, Mr. Kimble was the global CIO for Ryan Specialty Group, a specialty insurance broker with offices across the U.S. and Europe. Before Ryan, he was the CIO for the largest division of Arthur J. Gallagher, a Fortune 1000 insurance broker. In both these positions, Mr. Kimble led efforts to transform the information technology groups, streamlining and improving IT support, speeding the development of new business capabilities, and leading the IT integration of dozens of acquisitions. Mr. Kimble started his career with Andersen Consulting, was a partner and managing director at Clarity Consulting, and was a Regional Director at Microsoft.

Session II:

 Blueprint - Inviting a Non-Profit into the 21st Century

    Martin Biernat, Project Director, Muscular Dystrophy Association

    Martin Biernat joined the Muscular Dystrophy Association in 2015 and currently serves as its Project Director.  Upon joining MDA, Martin was responsible for the migration of the entire organization to O365.  His most recent work includes replacing an antiquated database system storing client records.  The replacement system is a unique implementation of Salesforce that incorporated many separate systems at MDA into one true client data source. Martin continues to be responsible for delivering innovative solutions to customer problems to save time and increase the customer’s productivity.  Prior to joining MDA, Martin was the Illinois Campus Cluster Program Manager at UIUC, a Senior Program Manager at WMS Gaming, and he spent over 20 years in the telecommunication industry.  He earned his Ph.D. in Computer Science from the Illinois Institute of Technology.  Martin has been a Project Management Professional (PMP) since 2005.

Session III: Panel: Emerging Technologies & Digital Transformation Stories

Learn from CIOs and Technology Leaders how they are using emerging technologies like IoT, Machine Learning, Robotics and more as they make the transition to a more digital Enterprise.

    Carla Peralta, Director of IT, Aspira Inc of Illinois

     

    Peter G. Logothetis, Senior VP and Group CIO, Allstate Insurance Companies

    Jeff Martin AVP Customer Experience,  Motorist Insurance Group

    Jeff Martin is currently the Assistant Vice President of Customer Experience for Motorists Insurance Group developing strategies and leading teams in the digital  transformation effort.  Jeff is former United States Marine with 20 years of experience in Information Technology with the past
    11 years focused on customer facing technologies.  Jeff has a Bachelor's of Science in Computer Science and a Master's degree in Computer Science from Franklin University.  His recent major accomplishments include helping to design and implement a new Customer Experience department and supporting strategies in coordination with an enterprise wide transformation effort at Motorists Insurance Group.


    Martin Biernat, Project Director, Muscular Dystrophy Association

    Martin Biernat joined the Muscular Dystrophy Association in 2015 and currently serves as its Project Director.  Upon joining MDA, Martin was responsible for the migration of the entire organization to O365.  His most recent work includes replacing an antiquated database system storing client records.  The replacement system is a unique implementation of Salesforce that incorporated many separate systems at MDA into one true client data source. Martin continues to be responsible for delivering innovative solutions to customer problems to save time and increase the customer’s productivity.  Prior to joining MDA, Martin was the Illinois Campus Cluster Program Manager at UIUC, a Senior Program Manager at WMS Gaming, and he spent over 20 years in the telecommunication industry.  He earned his Ph.D. in Computer Science from the Illinois Institute of Technology.  Martin has been a Project Management Professional (PMP) since 2005.

     

    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 IV: Presentation: Emerging Technologies & Digital Transformation Case Studies

Learn how their clients & other companies have successfully created transformation

    Presented by Solsticeholder


Session V: Presentation: Enterprise Innovation Blueprint - Scaling Software Innovation Beyond a Pilot Team

NVISIA's blueprint presentation will deliver actionable strategies for enabling innovation in the digital enterprise from an executive, pilot team and supporting technology point of view: 1. Review examples of how software innovation typically evolves, highlighting the key stages during journey 2. Get the feel and focus of a pilot software innovation team as viewed from trenches and learn about key team dynamics, Agile characteristics and high-level architectural patterns that work 3. Understand how containers (i.e., Docker) are important to lowering the friction of enterprise innovation. Understand why involving the Application Development, DevOps and Technical Operations teams in your strategy can make a big difference

    Shaun Lovick, President NVISIA

     

     

    Tracey Barrett, Managing Director NVISIA
    Mark Panthofer, Vice President of NVISIA's Technology Center

Session VI: Presentation

This afternoon segment is dedicated to making the core transition to the digital enterprise. Learn key strategies from Server Central on how their clients are making this change.

Final topic to be announced soon!

    Presented by ServerCentralolder

Session VII.  Presentation

The afternoon segment is dedicated to making the core transition to the digital enterprise. Learn key strategies from Impulse Advanced Communications on how their clients are making this change.

Final topic to be announced soon!

    Dave Clark, President, Impulse Advanced Communications

    Dave Clark has held the position of President of Impulse Advanced Communications since the company's creation in April 2006. Mr. Clark joined Impulse, before its merger with NetLojix Communications, Inc., as Vice President and General Manager in 2001. Prior to joining Impulse, he served as the General Manager of NetLojix’s Internet services division, where he was responsible for sales, customer support and technical management, from 1997. Mr. Clark began his management career at Circuit City Stores, Inc., progressing through several retail management roles in Southern California prior to transitioning to the telecommunications industry. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from University of California, Santa Barbara.  An active community volunteer, Mr. Clark has held a number of board roles at non-profit organizations including the Coastal Housing Coalition, the Goleta Chamber of Commerce, and the Santa Barbara Chapter of the Young President’s Organization.

Session VIII: Presentation: Big Data, AI, and Machine Learning in the Cloud

     Karen Lu, General Manager, Alibaba Cloud Americas

Session IX:  Panel: Practical Strategies for Transitioning to the NEW Digital Enterprise infrastructure

Smart CIOs and Technology Leaders know that the foundation of transforming to a digital enterprise is making the transition in their core infrastructure. Endpoint apps can create immediate gains and excitement, but the core infrastructure must be changed to create the speed and data integration required to provide the winning customer experience.
Learn how these executives have made the transition and gain practical strategies to transition your own infrastructure to enable the digital enterprise and rapid growth.

    Michael A. Parker, Director of Data & Technology, Service Employees International Union

    Serving as the Director of Data & Technology for Service Employees International Union, Michael has been with SEIU since 2014. Michael has provided technical leadership in defining a broad range of impactful data and data access services that enable SEIU to reach local affiliates and data partners including: NGPVan, Catalist, Targetsmart, and the Democratic National Committee. Over the course of two decades, Michael expanded his his data and engineering experience, progressing to large-scale data projects for national membership and trade associations including the National PTA and the National 4-H Council. He is currently applying his expertise in the labor movement leading big data projects that support voter mobilization, data transformation and modeling/analytics, for local and national campaigns including Hillary for America. Michael is a graduate of Southern Illinois University with an BA in Political Science and a Masters of Public Administration, and a graduate of Northwestern University with a Masters of Science in Information Technology.

     

    Ajay Jain, Executive Director of Software Engineering, CME Group

    Ajay Jain is Executive Director of Software Engineering at the CME Group. He is responsible for overseeing the front-end distribution systems development and in his current role he is responsible for the technology roadmap and global software delivery teams related to these systems. Prior to his current role Ajay has held significant positions in different divisions of CME Group. After starting as a development manager in 2008 for automated testing platform for CME Globex, Ajay served as a director in CME Group corporate strategy division, Sr Director of technology platform strategy and customer experience in the office of the COO, and as Executive Director of Cloud and Business Systems. Ajay has an MBA with major in finance and strategy from University of Chicago Booth School of Business and he holds a mechanical engineering degree from National Institute of Technology, Jaipur, India.

     

    Moderator: Grant Smith, Director, Tools and Solutions, Americas, LANSA

     




Who Should Attend:

  • CIOs
  • Chief Innovation Officers
  • CxOs
  • Senior IT Executives
  • VPs & Directors

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LOGISTICS

Lake Forest, IL, Oct 26, 2017
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


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