The world outside IT has changed: recession replaced growth, volatility replaced stability, dynamic change replaced predetermined plans, front-office and customer-involved digital technology became more important than back-office operational IT.
This change created a “quiet crisis” for IT. Demands increased as the world grew dynamic and digital.
This session will help you to understand why many entities are still lagging in their marketspace and arm yourself with new methods to better position your organization’s IT and technology position for outstanding business growth and customer satisfaction.
The panelists will discuss Cybersecurity best practices, use cases, tips, tricks, dos, and don’ts. This session will introduce the ability for the audience to ask questions and receive actionable responses, as the content will be real-world scenarios, rather than theoretical situations.
While the Cloud revolution is in progress, gaining a clear competitive advantage that provides your organization and customers significant business value with minimum risk will continue to be a strategic goal. What are your deployment choices? Which one will allow you to move workload seamlessly and securely from on-premise to the public cloud? How can you ensure that your business transformation yields a secure information fortress? This presentation will share how to transform your business addressing these challenges all while achieving significant cost savings and assuring deeply integrated security.
Ted Smith, Louisville's Chief Innovation Officer, will review the city's perspective on building a strong foundation for technology from the workforce to the technology fabric of the community. The key insight is that most of the energy in the Louisville tech scene has been coming from many innovative and non-transitional sources. Specifically, the development of CodeLouisville and the emergence of technology bootcamp programs for nimble, high scale tech skills development. Concurrently, the push for make Louisville 'Fiber Friendly" and last the organic growth of the maker movement and the many ways that has informed the early "smart city" work.
Mobile use of the internet has changed dramatically in the past few years. User expectations for mobile capabilities, as well as newly evolving scenarios of use, mean that existing mobility strategies are becoming obsolete. No single, simple solution meets all customer and enterprise needs.
In this session we will explore Mobile First vs. Mobile Only vs. Responsive Web Design vs. Content First vs. Users First vs. other strategies. We’ll inspect them from a design, development, and business perspective, to gain clarity so that you create appropriate mobile strategies. A data-driven framework for mobile strategy decisions will be provided. This will be an interactive session where we test that framework with examples from your specific corporate contexts and goals.
The emergence and adoption of public cloud technology is driving massive disruption within large enterprises. Executives and change agents driving large IT organizations are being forced to think differently about how they design, build, deliver and support applications and services for the business. This session will talk about trends driving new operating models driven by the challenges and opportunities of cloud adoption.
Hiring is one of the most important things a leader does. A good fit strengthens your team; a hiring mistake is costly to everyone. In this session, we’ll explore proven techniques for interviewing and identifying the best person to join your team.
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.
Leadership is about acting with integrity, creating an open culture, having discipline, communicating clearly, and building relationships built on mutual trust and confidence. The core of leadership doesn’t change, but the tools of leadership and techniques for training leaders can. Join us for a candid discussion on leadership as we discuss:
Great leadership training experiences – what did you gain from it and how has it helped you?
IT Leadership - when you are not the subject matter expert
Leadership traits/attributes that you might be looking for in potential successors or in developing leaders
Required competencies for successfully leading yourself, your team, and your organization
Leading and Managing – 2 different things
You cringe when you hear the word ‘governance.’ Here it comes, rules, standards, regulations, delay, fights with colleagues and worst of all bureaucracy. Governance discussions are some of the most difficult that many company managers will have.
In this session discover how governance does not have to be a four letter word. Good Governance is not bureaucratic or burdensome. Combined with typical lean techniques, bring all of the benefits of governance with none of the pain by adopting lean governance!
Responsive, unobtrusive, business enabling governance is not only possible, but the outcome of properly applying respect for people, respect for systems, and good critical thinking-behaviors we all have if we expose them. Make governance work in your organization.
Key takeaways are:
1. Governance can be ‘light touch’ and effective
2. Culture is critical to governance
3. Governance liberates all from the tedious and enables innovation in harmony
The session will focus on current cyber threats with various examples illustrating the threats. It provides a basic conceptualization of the general cyber landscape and how these threats may manifest based on that landscape, and finally some considerations to help mitigate or report cyber threats.
As more companies move to the cloud for critical services, it’s important for you to understand the potential business and legal risks. In this session we’ll look at areas of common disagreement between business and service provider, provide examples of language that will help you close the deal, and negotiating strategies to make sure your business is protected.
Collaboration has always been a key component to driving business success. Simply put, collaboration happens when the right people connect with the right information at the right time. When it comes to collaboration, a key challenge that faces organizations both large and small is the access to, and management of, their data. This is where Business Intelligence can help bridge the gap and drive better cross team collaboration.
Ed Boyle has firsthand experience of tackling these challenges. Invoca provides call intelligence to connect inbound phone calls with every digital touchpoint, giving marketers granular campaign attribution to help them create more effective marketing campaigns. However, we struggled internally to get the right data into the hands of our own sales and marketing teams quickly enough to provide their clients with the data they needed. Join Ed Boyle to learn how Invoca was able to overcome these challenges by providing on demand self-service analytics to their business users to achieve true business value and collaboration.
A positively motivating, energetic and humorous presentation that will change your strategic outlook. Change is happening! With recent events, it is clear that your realities have changed due to changes in the economy, social/cultural transition and current trends. Just as the Kindle has changed paper publishing, Netflix has changed the movie rental and broadcast television industry, Wikipedia has changed the "resource desk" and research industry, your IT business undergoes massive changes that aren’t always apparent on the surface immediately. Leadership and management will always be changing as well. Attendees will interact and answer Critical Questions dealing with how patients feel “punished” for doing business with your company; what policies, practices or personnel management styles have become “dinosaurs” in your business; what has changed in your business; and what is “kindling” your management and services are dealt with interactively with attendees in group discussions. This will have attendees laughing, sharing and acting differently as they travel home.
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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