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Digital Transformation Summit 2018

Strategies for Driving Growth, Digital Transformation and Scale

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.


Subtopics include:

  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

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Faculty & Agenda:
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    Ray Feeney VP, IT Strategy & Architecture, AbbVie

    Ray Feeney VP, Business Technology Solutions (BTS) Enterprise Stategy, Innovation and Architecture, AbbVie

     

    Manish Rege, Global Director ITS & Business Partner, Kimberly Clark

     
    Mark Slusar, Director of Telematics Data Science, Allstate Mark Slusar, Director of Telematics Data Science, Allstate
     
    Kimberly Rosenlund, Director of Marketing, ATI Physical Therapy

    Kimberly Rosenlund, Director of Marketing, ATI Physical Therapy

     
    Jay Hakim, Director Data Engineering, Raise Marketplace

    Jay Hakim, Director Data Engineering, Raise Marketplace

     
    Kristina Chambers, Director, Operations Strategy and Analytics, TTX Company

    Kristina Chambers, Director, Operations Strategy and Analytics, TTX Company

     
    Ann Hollimon, Management Director, Digital, FCB Chicago

    Ann Hollimon, Management Director, Digital, FCB Chicago

     
    Amy Solar, Director, Credit Bureau Management, HSBC

    Amy Solar, Director, Credit Bureau Management, HSBC

     

    General Grant, Executive Consultant, U.S. Signal

     
    David Fields, Principal, Solve

    David Fields, Principal, Solve


     
    Vijitha Kaduwela, CEO/Founder, Kavi Global Vijitha Kaduwela, CEO/Founder, Kavi Global
     

    Eric Dynowski, CEO and Co-Founder, focused on Technology Architecture & Engineering and Design, Turing Group

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    Bill Lowry, President, ServerCentral

     
    Ryan Covell, Technical Director of Solutions, Dynatrace

    Ryan Covell, Technical Director of Solutions, Dynatrace

     
    Biff L. Myre, Director, OnX Managed IT Services & Cloud Solutions (formerly Worknet Inc. now a CBTS company)

    Biff L. Myre, Director, OnX Managed IT Services & Cloud Solutions (formerly Worknet Inc. now a CBTS company)


     
    Charles Herman, Director, Information Technology Executive Search, Judge Group

    Emcee: Charles Herman, Director, Information Technology Executive Search, Judge Group


Event Agenda

Welcome and Introduction

    Charles Herman, Director, Information Technology Executive Search, Judge Group

    Emcee: Charles Herman, Director, Information Technology Executive Search, Judge Group

    As Director for Judge Group's Information Technology Executive Search & Direct Hire practice, Charles skillfully fuses a powerful combination of creative strength and business acumen. With precision and insight, he serves as a strategic business partner and an honest, knowledgeable search and career consultant. Engaging proven recruitment methodologies with an instinctive aptitude to generate effective talent matches, Charles knowledgeably recruits mid to executive level professionals in the emerging technologies space.

    Charles works closely with clients to develop and deliver recruitment solutions that create genuine business value, including customary contingency searches as well as engagement-based solutions that empower Charles and his team to leverage the firm's deep national resources to deliver exceptional talent for key IT business positions. With insightful connections, creative finesse, and an unwavering focus on execution, he delivers consultative service and expert results with each and every search.

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

    General Grant, Executive Consultant, U.S. Signal

    General Grant, an Executive Consultant for US Signal, specializes in multi speed IT models brought about by disruptive change. General’s work centers primarily on strategies that enable cloud ramp and cloud adoption. As a leading practitioner for IT operating model transformation, he is responsible for consulting to US Signal’s large and strategic account relationships, bringing experience to bear on client transformation programs in areas such as roadmap development, initiative sequencing, capabilities alignment, value stream mapping, compliance and risk, people and culture and multi-source models. General has been an entrepreneur, technology practitioner and consultant for more than 25 years and has led technology and change programs in banking, insurance, healthcare, sports, casino, and manufacturing industries in North America and Europe.

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 Director ITS & Business Partner, Kimberly Clark

    Manish Régé is Global Director & Business Partner Marketing and Innovation for Kimberly Clark. In this role, Manish is responsible for driving digital strategy, maturity and capability building with KC’s regional markets globally. As a digital thought leader and evangelist of consumer centricity, he helps drive the vision and strategy for building capabilities that help KC establish a connected marketing ecosystem.
    Manish is a disruptive thinker and has a long history of driving innovation and transformation in several industries including financial services, insurance, automotive, CPG and retail. Prior to Kimberly Clark, Manish served in several global leaderships roles most recently as the digital strategy lead at Accenture Interactive, and Global Director of eCommerce at Wolters Kluwer.

       
    Kimberly Rosenlund, Director of Marketing, ATI Physical Therapy

    Kimberly Rosenlund, Director of Marketing, ATI Physical Therapy

    Kim Rosenlund is a corporate digital marketing professional with over 15 years of experience in the most competitive healthcare market in the country.  She serves as the Director of Marketing of ATI Physical Therapy, the largest physical therapy company under one brand. In her current role she is responsible for ATI's digital, regional, and new store growth marketing strategies. This includes managing ATI's digital and regional marketing teams,  all digital assets, data analytics, advertising and overall national brand influence and presence. She is a forward-thinker and proud owner of a growth mindset with an enormous passion to lead, shape and inspire others."Provide information consumers are looking for the way they want to find it." - ATI's Digital Mission Statement. When I first came to ATI three years ago, the company had an outdated, almost non-existent, digital marketing strategy. With limited funding, I was tasked to build a cost-efficient, scalable, national strategy. Over the past few years I've executed and implemented a digital foundation that leads the industry and yields a 10x ROI and responsible for over 25% of the company's revenue.

       
    Ann Hollimon, Management Director, Digital, FCB Chicago

    Ann Hollimon, Management Director, Digital, FCB Chicago

    Ann Hollimon has 10 years’ of industry experience leading digital teams on both the client side and agency side; including Dristeem, United Health Group, UpShot and FCB. She has created full experiences across technology, health, financial services, and telecommunications, focusing on innovative solutions to meet clients’ needs. Ann drives the development of actionable, digital first solutions and has a proven record of delivering of delivering exceptional customer focused experiences. Her skill in understanding clients’ ambitions and turning them into cutting-edge digital experiences is at the heart of everything she does.

       
    Biff L. Myre, Director, OnX Managed IT Services & Cloud Solutions (formerly Worknet Inc. now a CBTS company)

    Moderator: Biff L. Myre, Director, OnX Managed IT Services & Cloud Solutions (formerly Worknet Inc. now a CBTS company)


    Biff is a thought leader in the realm of availability, resiliency, and disaster recovery and business continuity. A consummate professional who works within many regulated industries including financial, insurance, transportation, utilities, and healthcare.

Session III. The Dynatrace transformation story - How we reinvented our business to maintain market leadership

Despite being the market leader, 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.

    Ryan Covell, Technical Director of Solutions, Dynatrace

    Ryan Covell, Technical Director of Solutions, Dynatrace

    Ryan has been immersed in field of performance monitoring technologies for over 16 years. Most of that time was spent working as an SE helping some of the largest companies in the world implement successful monitoring practices. Currently with the title of Senior Solutions Director, he is responsible for the business strategy and execution at Dynatrace across North America. Outside of work, Ryan stays very busy with a house full of teenagers and competing on the squash court.

Session IV. Data Literacy and Business Intelligence Adoption

How Data Literacy affects the adoption and success of business intelligence projects in an organization.  

    David Fields, Principal, Solve

    David Fields, Principal, Solve


    David is a Principal with Solve, and is based in Northwest Arkansas.   A former math teacher, David has a passion for how numbers can be used to communicate information in powerful ways.   David's career in business has included experience in supply chain, financial services, retail, IT and more.  Now a principal of Solve, David leads the creation Custom Applications and Business Intelligence solutions across a wide range of industries and use cases.  Solve loves to come alongside organizations striving to take action with their data, and use it to make a difference.  

Session V. How Cloud Infrastructure Can Enable Innovation Among Disparate Departments

In this talk, you will learn best practices for building the right cloud for your business that enables innovation and collaboration among disparate departments. You'll learn how building a centralized cloud allowed a government agency to do everything more efficiently and cost-effectively by fostering collaboration among its 150+ autonomous teams. Also, learn how a leading healthcare company used a cloud to merge the operations, teams, and technologies of four companies during a merger.

    Eric Dynowski, CEO and Co-Founder, focused on Technology Architecture & Engineering and Design, Turing Group


    Eric is the CEO and Co-Founder, focused on Technology Architecture & Engineering and Design. With over 20 years in competitive, fast-moving industries, Eric has developed software, designed complex global infrastructures, and managed large technology installations for international pharmaceutical companies and private capital firms. His background in infrastructure design and integration, combined with his vision, has helped him to reduce budgets by millions while adding inherent value to existing departments through excellence in staff and deployment. Eric is also AWS Certified.
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    Bill Lowry, President, ServerCentral

    Bill Lowry is Vice President of Product Development at ServerCentral where he leads product and service strategy.  For more than 20 years, Bill has held senior leadership positions overseeing the integration of security, storage, network, and data center technologies into innovative solutions for financial services, healthcare, utilities, and Fortune 500 companies. This includes roles at Terremark, Verizon, EMC, and Apple.  Bill earned a B.A in Advertising from Texas Tech University and resides in Dallas with his wife and children.

Session VI. Case Study/ Blueprint “Digital Disruption – How Should IT Respond?”   

Digital Disruption is coming to all industries – some faster than others. What is your IT Organization’s ability to respond? Learn how to assess, organize and focus on the key steps for success.

Pharma is also going through the rapid growth of non-healthcare companies chasing after the gap in patient needs through digital solutions. This creates an urgency to shift IT’s operating model to one that thrives on agility and adaptability with the workforce of the future.
In this session, you’ll learn about the four dimensions that enable digital in IT and how we’ve applied them at AbbVie to position for success in the digital landscape going forward.

    Ray Feeney VP, IT Strategy & Architecture, AbbVie

    Ray Feeney VP, Business Technology Solutions (BTS) Enterprise Stategy, Innovation and Architecture, AbbVie

    Ray Feeney is Vice President, Business Technology Solutions (BTS) Enterprise Stategy, Innovation and Architecture for AbbVie.

    As VP of Enterprise Strategy, Innovation and Architecture, Ray works with AbbVie business functions to ensure that our organization has the necessary technology capabilities and investments aligned to where our business is going or needs to go.   Ray has expertise in scouting, incubating and commercializing emerging and disruptive technology solutions to unleash business value.

    Ray joined AbbVie from Pfizer/Hospira where he held various VP roles over the last few years. Most recently he was the VP and IT lead for the device business. Prior to joining Hospira, Ray held various IT VP roles and also held the Chief Technology Officer position at Grainger. Ray holds a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from the University of St. Francis and an MBA from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management

Session VII. Keynote Panel: Data Strategies for Digital Transformation

Is your data strategy aligned with your digital transformation strategy?  In this panel we’ll discuss how progressive executives are building their data strategies to both support and promote their company’s digital transformation.

    Mark Slusar, Director of Telematics Data Science, Allstate

    Mark Slusar,Director of Telematics Data Science, Allstate

    Mark Slusar is the director of telematics data science for the Allstate Corporation.  Mark has 20 years of leadership experience developing data and analytic focused platforms for telematics, digital mapping, air travel operations systems, and e-commerce.   Mark’s background of fine arts, technology, and business positions him as a unique thought-leader and executive in the field of data science.   Mark’s product development work has resulted in over 20 US patents in the areas of navigation and vehicle safety.

       
    Jay Hakim, Director Data Engineering, Raise Marketplace

    Jay Hakim, Director Data Engineering, Raise Marketplace

    Jay is the Director of Data at Raise Marketplace, a gift card exchange company based in downtown Chicago. The group is responsible for the transactional, analytics and streaming systems; and in addition the data science of KPIs, profit and loss, shopping behavior, recommendation engines, and user modeling. Raise has the unique opportunity to see a large universe of what stores people are interested in shopping verse the typical shopping at one store for a particular product. Jay has worked at various e-commerce companies as Orbitz, Paytrust and brick and mortar institutions such as State Street Bank.

       
    Kristina Chambers, Director, Operations Strategy and Analytics, TTX Company

    Kristina Chambers, Director, Operations Strategy and Analytics, TTX Company

    Kristina Chambers is the Director of Operations Strategy and Analytics at TTX Company, North America’s largest provider of railcars, and rail related services.  Her team partners with operations, engineering and QA to design and develop analytics solutions and process improvements that deliver impactful and measurable business results.  Her current focus is continue to derive high value from real-time descriptive analytics while selectively introducing predictive, advanced modelling and machine learning. Prior to joining TTX in 2013, she held various senior leadership positions in Finance at GE across multiple business units in the U.S. and Europe over 12 years. Kristina holds a BA in Economics from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and will complete her MBA from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management in 2019.  

       
    Amy Solar, Director, Credit Bureau Management, HSBC

    Amy Solar, Director, Credit Bureau Management, HSBC

    Amy Solar is currently Director of Retail Cards and Unsecured Lending for Credit Bureau Data Management, HSBC US.  Amy oversees all of the Retail unsecured U.S. customer data sent to the Credit Reporting Agencies.  She is responsible for customer data quality sent to the credit agencies, as it is required that data furnishers are only allowed to send accurate data to the credit reporting agencies.  Amy began her career at HSBC in 2003.  Before joining HSBC, she was at PwC Consulting and The Northern Trust Company. Amy holds a bachelor’s degree from University of Wisconsin, Madison and a master’s degree from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.  She is Consumer Data Industry Association Certified since 2016 and is a Project Management Professional since 2010.

       
    Vijitha Kaduwela, CEO/Founder, Kavi Global

    Moderater: Vijitha Kaduwela, CEO/Founder, Kavi Global

    Vijitha Kaduwela is the Founder and CEO of Kavi Global. Headquartered in Barrington IL, Kavi Global is a boutique Data Analytics Consulting Services, Software and Solutions firm. Prior launching Kavi Global Vijitha spent 14 years delivering Data Analytics capabilities at United Airlines and GE. Vijitha earned his BS degree in Electrical Engineering from Georgian Polytechnic Institute in Tbilisi Georgia, former USSR and an MS degree in Industrial and Systems Engineering from University of Arizona in Tucson Arizona. Vijitha was born and brought up in Sri Lanka and speaks English, Russian and Sinhala, his mother tongue. He is a violinist and enjoys playing both Indian and western classical music.

 

* 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

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Jun14, 2018
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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