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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
During this brief presentation and round table discussion, the following Information Governance (IG) concepts will be presented:
- What is Information Governance and the relationship to Data Governance?
- Principles of Information of Governance
- Healthcare’s business drivers that are escalating the importance for Information Governance
- How do you start an Information Governance program?
- Examples/Open Discussion
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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DOUBLETREE HILTON HOTEL BIRMINGHAM
808 20th Street S • Birmingham, AL 35205