ALABAMA IT SYMPOSIUM

November 10, 2016
DoubleTree Hilton Hotel Birmingham

Interactive Breakout Sessions

Innovation, Leadership, Agility
Enterprise, Architecture, Hybrid Storage
Security, Infrastructure, & More!

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Dynamic Keynote Presentations
Peer Driven Breakout Sessions
 

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Committee

 

Curt Carver

VP of IT & CIO
University of Alabama at Birmingham

Chris Davis

CIO/CMIO
Brookwood Baptist Health

Joan Hicks

CIO
UAB Health System

Sonya Jordan

Sr Application Analyst, IT
Children's of Alabama

Devon Laney

President & CEO
Innovation Depot, Inc

Ryan Loy

CIO & VP
ADTRAN

Scott McGlaun

SVP & CIO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama

Rollis (Rod) Reisner

AVP & Director of IT
McWane, Inc

Jennifer Skjellum

President & CEO
Tech Birmingham

Matthew Speare

EVP & Enterprise CIO
Regions

Michael Stoeckert

CTO
ProAssurance

Rusty Yeager

SVP, CIO
HealthSouth
Join Us At The 2016 Alabama IT Symposium

November 10, 2016

At The DoubleTree Hilton Hotel Birmingham

Agenda

 

7:30am - | Attendee Check-In: Breakfast Buffet Served
Breakfast Menu
8:20am - Heritage I | Welcome Message

Name

Title
Company
 
8:30am - Heritage I | Leadership During Transformational Change

Curtis Carver

VP of IT & CIO
University of Alabama at Birmingham

This interactive presentation examines leadership during a time of transformational change using vignettes, case studies, and audience participation as a means of eliciting engagement and reflection. If you walk 30 steps linearly, you cross the room. If you walk 30 steps exponentially, you walk to the moon. We live during times of exponential change. Rapidly increasing technology change and sophisticated process automation create unparalleled stresses and opportunities in the modern company. Add in the changing characteristics of different generations of the current workforce and you have a fast-paced and high stakes win-lose scenario that make the most popular computer game League of Legends look like child’s play.  These challenging and opportunistic  times require extraordinary leadership and team-building as well as a delicate balancing act between agility, cost efficiency, and innovation. Join us as we explore leadership during a time of transformational change. 

9:15am - | Networking Break
9:45am - | Breakout Sessions
9:45am - Centennial I | Managing the IT/Business Relationship

Matthew Speare

EVP & Enterprise CIO
Regions

How do you manage the relationship between the IT organization and your clients?  Is it positive, or at odds?  Do you collaborate to prioritize demand vs capacity, or is it an exercise in finger point? Is IT viewed as an impediment, or a trusted business partner? Business relationship management consists of the knowledge, skills, and behaviors that foster a productive relationship between a service organization and their business partners.  In this session, Matt will discuss a model to enhance the business and IT relationship.

9:45am - Centennial II | IT Demand Management: Moving Beyond a Prioritized List

Joe Dunsmore

VP, Applications Development
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama

The demand for IT services is often greater than the supply of resources.  This can lead to low business partner satisfaction and a feeling that the IT is always behind and holding up progress.  In the presentation, we discuss how Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama has greatly improved business partner satisfaction while operating under lean conditions.  Many organizations attempt to address demand through traditional portfolio prioritization processes.  While a nice list gets created, it rarely changes the dynamics of the IT/business relationship.  Improvements to transparency, delivery models, and escalation procedures can have major impact on improving  partnership.

9:45am - Heritage II | Performance Enhancements in a World of Extreme Data Growth
sponsored by Oracle in association with Intel

Tony Berlingeri

Sr Director, Oracle Digital Marketing
Oracle

Data growth and the management of data is a big concern for organizations meaning your database is critical to your business remaining competitive. This session will share how to deliver superior performance, operational simplicity, and value with a range of models designed for single instance database to full consolidation and high-availability, you can choose the model that best meets your needs. Tony Berlingeri will also discuss the Oracle Database Appliance family, delivering application and database performance simply and affordably.

10:30am - | Networking Break
10:45am - | Breakout Sessions
10:45am - Centennial I | The Current Cyber Threat and How Academia and Industry are Responding

Ronald Burgess

LTG, Sr Counsel for National Security Programs, Cyber Programs & Military Affairs
US Army/Auburn University Research

The current cyber threat is real. Whether it be nation-state actors or non-state actors, the threat is here to stay. This talk will focus on the current threat and how academia is addressing preparing the next generation of cyber warriors and what industry can do.

10:45am - Centennial II | Why IT Strategy Matters before the Pieces and Parts
sponsored by PureStorage

Ted Pound

Systems Engineer
Pure Storage

Join Pure Storage Principal Engineer, Ted Pount for an interactive dialogue on the current trends and technology from a storage vendor’s perspective and what we are seeing and hearing from customers of all sizes. We’ll also share our perspective and provide best practices on how we advise our customers and prospects the importance of setting your IT strategy first before filling up a data center with just hardware and software without a vision or strategy.

10:45am - Heritage II | Information Governance - Why You Should Care

Joan Hicks

CIO
UAB Health System

Dan Rounds

President
Immersive

During this brief presentation and round table discussion, the following Information Governance (IG) concepts will be presented:

  1. What is Information Governance and the relationship to Data Governance?
  2. Principles of Information of Governance
  3. Healthcare’s business drivers that are escalating the importance for Information Governance
  4. How do you start an Information Governance program?
  5. Examples/Open Discussion
11:30am - | Networking Break
11:45am - Hot Lunch Buffet Served
Lunch Menu
12:25pm - Heritage I | Keynote Introduction

Name

Title
Company
Abstract
12:30pm - Heritage I | How Much Innovation Can We Stand?

Jonathan Pettus

Director of the Office of the CIO
Marshall Space Flight Center

All CIOs are challenged with supporting today’s business and adopting new technologies and approaches that improve the business. There are many parallels between NASA’s experience in managing technology innovation in space flight and the current CIO dilemma of maintaining legacy systems while making smart innovation decisions. This talk would summarize those parallels and what NASA has learned from its own history in space exploration that it is applying to the innovator’s dilemma for the CIO. 

1:15pm - | Networking Break
1:45pm - | Breakout Sessions
1:45pm - Centennial I | Architecting For Continuous Change
sponsored by Workday

Stan Swete

CTO
Workday

Enterprise software does not have a great track record of being able to change continuously over time. Over the years we’ve tried to build flexibility into enterprise architectures but we continue to see change become increasingly difficult and expensive until, at some point you have to completely re-implement to move forward to either newer technology or newer business applications. This presentation will discuss the challenges of keeping up with change and will describe an approach to architecting applications that are more open to embracing ongoing business and technology changes.

1:45pm - Centennial II | Delivering IT Transformation at McWane, Inc., a Global Perspective
sponsored by ServiceNow

Matthew Meyer

Director of the Global Helpdesk
McWane, Inc

In 2016, McWane modernized their IT Service Experience by migrating from an on-premises legacy system to the cloud, and successfully overcame the challenges of working with geographically disparate teams, cultural differences in implementing ITIL processes, and adoption of a cloud based solution to technically challenged users.

1:45pm - Heritage II | Trends in Security

Ryan Loy

CIO & VP
ADTRAN

Timothy M Fowler

Investigative Computer Specialist
Naval Criminal Investigative Service
Atlantic Cyber Operations
FBI Cyber Crime Task Force (CCTF)-Huntsville

Josh Torres

In-House Counsel
Hibbett Sporting Goods, Inc

Michael Stoeckert

CTO
ProAssurance

Join us as we hold a very interactive Q&A session with the audience as we discuss the latest trends in security from a legal, legislative and practitioner prospective.

2:30pm - | Networking Break
2:45pm - | Breakout Sessions
2:45pm - Centennial I | It's the Wrong Time to be a Turkey with 'Big Data'

Peyton McNully

Director of Technology & CIO
Hudson Alpha

Abstract

2:45pm - Centennial II | "Every opinion matters" - A case study on People Analytics
sponsored by BCT

Arpan Limdi

Sr. Associate Vice President - UAB Hospital & Chief Facilities Officer
UAB Health System

Abstract

2:45pm - Heritage II | The Quest for Tech Talent - A Look at What It Takes to Help Build the Pipeline, Change a Mindset and Build Capacity in Birmingham

Scott McGlaun

SVP & CIO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama

Devon Laney

President & CEO
Innovation Depot, Inc

Jennifer Skjellum

President & CEO
Tech Birmingham

Kurt Jachimowski

Portfolio Director
CTS

This panel will look at the tech talent pipeline in the Birmingham region, local programs and initiatives focused on building and improving the pipeline, emerging trends in identifying and training talent as well as ways your company can get involved to help address the shortage issue.

3:30pm - | Networking Break
3:40pm - Room | Keynote Introduction

Name

Title
Company
Abstract
3:45pm - Room | 11 Secrets of Engaged Employees

Kevin Jones

Business Coach & International Speaker
VinJones

Over 70% of the workforce is disengaged from their work; in other words they are there for the paycheck.  And although you may create great solutions and develop the best systems and technology, unless employees are engaged you will find that adoption of your solutions will be severely lacking.  Focusing on employee engagement may not seem like an IT responsibility, but without it too many initiatives will not meet expectations.  During this keynote you will be introduced to the 11 secrets that create engaged employees - ones that are ready to adopt your technology.

4:30pm - Room | Closing Remarks

Name

Title
Company
Abstract
4:45pm - Networking Reception

Enjoy this complimentary cocktail reception featuring an open bar, hors d’oeuvres and conversation. Make this an important element of your attendance to the Summit. The ability to network and collaborate with your peers in an open and no-hype environment will prove to provide long lasting value to your key business initiatives moving forward.

 
Join Us At The 2016 Alabama IT Symposium

November 10, 2016

At The DoubleTree Hilton Hotel Birmingham

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