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Digital Transformation - A Window into What It is and What's Emerging

  • 07/25/2019
  • 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Research Triangle Institute, 3040 E. Cornwallis Road, Morrisville, NC 27709


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Networking: 5:30-6:00 pm (Dinner will be provided.)

Session: 6:00-8:00 pm

TITLE: Digital Transformation -A Window into What IT is and what’s Emerging  

The advent of technology demands organizations adopt new ways of working, communicating and decision making to integrate technology. A new family of jobs, roles, and disciplines, that didn't exist a decade ago, must be integrated into the fabric of the organization at dizzying speed, making implementation stressful. “Digital transformation” failure rates are reportedly as high as 80%. What does that mean and why is that so?

Our panel of IT subject matter experts brings a diverse range of technical expertise and deep level experience working in the trenches of organizations.  

In this event;

  • We'll learn about the disciplines, roles, and functions involved in technology.
  • Hear about the challenges our panelists are encountering.
  • Engage in discovery and dialog to bridge disciplines in support of mutual clients as we wrestle with the new frontier of rapid evolution

Come prepared to share what opportunities do YOU see for making progress.

  •  What challenges have you dealt with?  
  •  What questions do you have to better understand situations, challenges, and opportunities from the Technology side?
  •  What needs to occur to enable multiple disciplines to work together in support of our joint work?  
  •  What ideas or actions do you recommend?

Our Panelists:

Jim Grundner -  Agile Practice Lead at Vaco

Jim has led Agile transformations of more than 300 Agile teams and consulted on Agile practices with several Fortune 500 companies. He was formerly a Vice-President at Fortune 100 Company for twelve years leading several hundred employees globally.  Previous roles include VP of Digital Technology at Fidelity Investments, CIO of Peoplefluent, Director of Strategic Systems at EDS Group and Program Director at IBM.


Gregory Saxton - Agile/DevOps Transformation Lead, Enterprise Agility at Deloitte Consulting

Lean-Agile DevOps Transformation Leader with experience as Chief Architect and VP Engineering, Gregory is an AWS Certified Solution Architect experienced with simplifying technology and partnering with cross-functional engineering leaders, and their teams.  Gregory has extensive international experience, both as an entrepreneur and working internally, leading companies through their Architecture and Operational Technology challenges and transformations. Prior to working with Deloitte, he served as Global Head of Enterprise Architecture for Lexis/Nexis throughout Asia-Pacific, Brazil, Canada, CEMEA, United Kingdom, and the United States.


Stephen Kraus, MBA, PMP, CSM, ITIL-F, LSSGB

Stephen has more than thirty years of technology and management experience. HIs technical experience spans working on relational databases, designing, developing, tuning and administering large corporate systems including operating systems, hardware, and in the software development life cycle. His work both internally and as a consultant for broad public and private companies such as Oracle, Cisco Systems, GlaxoSmithKline, Pearson and Cognizant.  He holds his PMP, Lean Six Sigma Green Belt and Scrum certifications and has an MBA from North Carolina State University.


Lee Eason - Executive Director in Software Development at IHS Markit

Lee is an IT leader and conference speaker with over eighteen years of experience in software development in a variety of industries, including marketing, education, healthcare, and finance. He's directly engaged in the oversight of building the integration of shared infrastructures and knowledge distribution for IHS Markit.  


Jeanine (Bogart) Bradley is Director, Cross Functional Program Management at Red Hat

Jeanine has managed complex global transformation programs with budgets upwards to $57 million, across multiple regions and teams.  Her previous roles include Director of Strategic Planning at Quintiles and at KPIT, she led the HR department in transitioning from a transaction core HR services organization to a strategic partner model.


Craig Cook - DevOps Coach at IBM  

Craig began his career at PriceWaterhouseCoopers in London after attending the Queensland University of Technology.   Currently, he is a DevOps Coach at IBM. He migrated from technical roles to team building after working for notable firms in a variety of roles.  At GPI Technologies, he led the UNIX, Backup and Storage team to keep Carquest's Oracle and MySQL Databases, Intranet, Backup, SAN's, Monitoring, B2B Portal, point-of-sale and warehouse infrastructure stable while also working through a downsizing initiative. He served as Senior systems administrator at Virgin Blue in Australia and at Nortel.


Our Moderator: Susan Hasty, CEO of 360 Profit Masters.

Susan is a serial entrepreneur with experience in a diverse range of industries including real estate, commercial finance, and performance management.

360 Profit Masters is a boutique consultancy specializing in facilitating multifunctional leadership Infrastructure design built for evolutionary systems. Susan is certified by Mindbridge in NLP Coaching and Stakeholder Centered Coaching by Marshall Goldsmith.  She is an understudy of Structural Consulting with Robert Fritz and participates actively in Plexus Institute; a community of Complexity Practitioners. She is also a member of the leadership team of the Architectural Thinking Association, an international open source collaboration of Enterprise Architects, Agililsts, and Design Professionals dedicated to bridging the gap between disciplines in support of client leadership.

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