Everyone can benefit from learning negotiation skills from technology contracts to a salary for a new job. Hear our experts Melissa Crosby, Paula Guilfoyle, George Marut and Mike Fitzgerald convey tricks of the trade for getting the best deal as our moderator Mindy Magrath navigates through this Q&A session.
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Join us on an “Automation Journey” through use of Robotic Process Automation (RPA). We will provide an overview of what RPA is and, more importantly, what it isn’t. Additionally, we will go into how RPA is evolving, show examples/use cases and what an organizations journey for leveraging RPA could look like. Thomas Helfrich and Matthew Peters will bring their expertise to this innovative topic for this event.
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“Why isn’t my message getting across?” “I’m saying all the right things, why aren’t they getting it?" The most effective communication doesn’t just convey information, it causes action and results in others. Too many good ideas are ignored because they were not communicated in a way that someone needed to hear them. In this interactive session presented by Dr. Rob Katz, Bill Spreitzer, and Dr. Lori Todd, you will learn the key ingredients to impactful communication. Through hands-on work, you will practice using several powerful techniques to personalize your message so it creates a powerful impression on others.
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As business and technology continues to grow and change, so does the role of the CIO. What are the trends in hiring of CIOs? Has the C-Suite perspective changed the requirements needed for executive IT leadership? Are you currently a CIO and not sure how business executive leadership views your position?
Join our panel of expert independent executive recruiters to hear what is currently the "ask" for filling CIO and executive IT leadership positions at our January event. Our panel includes Craig Stone from HireNetworks, Mike Lavallee from Lavallee & Associates, and John Murdock from Executive Search Partners. Our discussion will be moderated by SIM-RTP member Jason Botts.
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Attendees across the region have come to expect a dynamic agenda with relevant, up-to-the-minute topics and exciting speakers who will share their wealth of knowledge and experience, helping you gain practical insights into your business challenges. The Premier CIO Forum includes powerful keynotes, informative breakouts, discussions with subject-matter experts, and cutting-edge solution providers.
Dinner - Changes in technology investment in light of digital transformation – an executive perspective
Have the days of traditional Information Technology investment given way to focused funding on digital transformation? There has been a shift in technical, organizational, and cultural direction and strategy based on the digital phenomenon. This change affects not only Information Technology departments but also business areas such as finance and marketing that are partners of the IT organization.
Moderated by Anthony Foust, hear how our panel of Executive experts (Matt Lyteson, and Brian Lora) view the change and learn how this has impacted their fundamental strategy and approach to investment, resourcing, and overall plans for the future.
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The RTP chapter of the Society for Information Management (SIM-RTP), the area's premier network for IT executives and thought leaders, cordially invites you to join us and your IT colleagues for our charity golf event.
Giving back to the community is a longstanding tradition for our organization. With your help we have funded our scholarships and philanthropic endeavors with this event. Please save the date and we look forward to seeing you!
Meet local innovators David Cohen and Jon Meyer, founders of Sunscreenr. Understand what it took to start the business, learn about the product, hear how they decided to interview for the show Shark Tank, and gain insight to what they pitched and what outcomes actually occurred.
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Innovation is the cornerstone of the RTP area. Come to our June lunch and meet two of our local innovators, Hersh Tapadia and Jeremy Freeman, as they review their start-up company Allstacks. Provide them with insight from your experience to what makes a successful company.
Allstacks is a predictive analytics platform that aggregates data from all product development related data sources to give program and engineering management meaningful metrics that allow them to report and forecast project progress, health, and productivity. For example, a stack from which we would gather data could be Jira, Github, Slack, CircleCI, BugZilla, and Google Apps. From these sources, we develop blended metrics, like defect normalized developer productivity, that deliver insight into where project managers need to focus to remove roadblocks and keep projects moving.
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The statistics are overwhelming. The threats are real and present. No longer can businesses afford to ignore the need for information security as more than a secondary responsibility for IT departments to administer. Today's modern Information Security Programs and Offices employ cross-functional departments and the role of CISO are increasingly becoming peers to the CIO. Given this trend where does one start? How do you go about building an Information Security Program/Office? What metrics are being captured? What's being reported to the Board of Directors?
Michael Walter, Managing Director of the Atlanta office of Protiviti will join us this month to discuss these very topics. Michael has more than 15 years of information security experience in industry and consulting. Michael spent six years at IBM in the Managed Security Services team. Michael then spent two years at Cybertrust in their professional services practice. After that, Michael Walter was a co-founder of Arsenal Security Group and spent seven years growing Arsenal’s consulting practice.
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Kramden Institute Wednesday Work Nights (WWNs) are dedicated to refurbishing computers for students and community members in need. No experience is necessary.
- Volunteers who are new to Kramden must fill out a volunteer form in advance or upon arrival. Click here to download the form. Volunteers under 18 must have it signed by a parent or guardian.
- Dinner will be served and a $3 donation for food is suggested.
- Closed-toe shoes are required.
Open Source has been around for several decades now, but there is still a bit of mystery around what makes open source work and concern about using it in the enterprise. Open Source technologies are being widely used in many industries, including analytics, software development, social media, data center management, and more.
Join us for an engaging and interactive discussion to learn about the benefits of Open Source and address your questions, including security, licensing, potential pitfalls, and support models. The discussion will be moderated by Julie Batchelor and panelists include Todd Lewis, Open Source evangelist, Jason Hibbets, Open Source Community Manager, and Alex Meadows, data scientist.
Dinner - Portfolio Planning & Management: Simplified Data to Make the Right Prioritization Decisions
Jason Daube, Senior Manager, ePMO Portfolio & Practice Lead from Red Hat, Inc, will show us how to use simplified data for making better-informed business and technology investment and prioritization decisions, based on value realization. He will also discuss other key drivers for data-driven decisions and actions as part of Portfolio Planning and Management standards and best practices.
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Dinner - Sonic Drive Ins - Leveraging Analytics, Cloud, Digital Strategy and Mobility to Drive Business Value
Join us for an interview with Craig Miller, Prior CIO for Sonic Drive Ins, on how he worked with the Business Executives, Board of Directors, Franchisees and Customers to leverage leading edge technology trends to transform IT from an inhibitor to the business to an asset to drive competitive differentiation, improve the customer experience and drive higher revenues and profits. Moderated discussion by Dan Russell, SIM-RTP member.
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We've invited David Ulmer, a leading practitioner and subject matter expert in IT modeling, to facilitate a practical and pragmatic yet thought provoking discussion on the future of IT organizational models in the enterprise.
David Ulmer is a Gartner Executive Partner based in Charlotte, NC. Mr. Ulmer has over 25 years experience in the IT industry serving in roles such as CIO for the North Carolina Department of Transportation and Senior Technology Manager for Bank of America.
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