Dallas Women in IT Leaders Dinner

June 12th, 2019 • Dragonfly

SINC invites you to the upcoming Women in IT Leaders Dinner in Dallas on June 12th, 2019 at Dragonfly which is located at Hotel Zaza 2332 Leonard St, Dallas, TX 75201.

The goal of the dinner will be to foster great relationships among new peers in the Dallas IT community, all while enjoying education, open discussion on progressing IT strategy and delicious food and wine.

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Agenda

5:00pm

Arrivals (Refreshments available)

6:00pm

Session Begins

Introduction (10 minutes)
The peer executive will engage the audience for brief introductions and discuss the format and key take aways from the guided interactive conversation and dinner discussion.

Guided Interactive Conversation (35 minutes)

Moderator: Patty Donohue, Senior Vice President of Global Corporate Systems at MetLife

Topics
Business transformation and today’s CXO

C-suite executives today need to embrace new software-defined business models for the evolving workplace and workforce that combine virtualization, mobility management, networking and SaaS solutions so businesses and people can work better together. We will look at challenges in education, adoption and hiring the right skill sets to support this inevitable change.

Leadership and building a culture of innovation

Big institutions are failing. But smart, inspired leaders can drive the changes needed across an organization to win in today’s digital economy.  What strategies are working?  What companies are providing the partnership, collaboration and tools needed to support the process?

Developing the next generation IT leaders

The workplace has changed. And the millennial generation has expectations on where, when and how they work best….and it isn’t just about money. What do we as leaders need to do to attract, retain and cultivate our own successors?

Join your peers and visionaries from the IT industry for this executive guided interactive conversation to discuss the ingredients of the IT Organization.

Open Forum Discussion (45 minutes)

The discussion will be based on the list of challenges, problems discussed already and will take the format of group brainstorming and open discussion to come up with possible suggestions and solutions to common challenges at the Executive IT level. We will also touch on a variety of other topics, including, but not limited to:

  • Hiring and growing people with the right skill sets
  • New age datacenter technologies and product innovations
  • Modern application life cycle
  • Building a sustainable hybrid cloud strategy
  • Continuing to innovate with flat IT budgets

7:30pm

Dinner Service by Dragonfly

9:00pm

Conclusion

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Patty Donohue, Senior Vice President of Global Corporate Systems at MetLife

Patty Donohue has forty years of executive experience in technology, operations, and strategy across several industries and a strong background in process, quality, and risk management.

Currently, she is Senior Vice President of Global Corporate Systems at MetLife. She is responsible for MetLife’s entire global portfolio of Corporate Systems including Human Resources, Payroll, Finance, Tax, Treasury, Actuarial, Risk Management, Procurement, Real Estate, Security, Legal, Audit, Compliance, Regulatory, IT Security, DevOps, and Employee Experience.

Prior to joining MetLife, Patty was the Vice President of Corporate Systems at AT&T. She held a variety of assignments at AT&T including Mathematical Research, Process and Quality Management, Strategic Planning, Project Management, Customer Care Operations, Billing, and Network Operations.

Patty sits on multiple advisory boards and is an advocate for  women in technology.  She holds a US Patent for “Method for End-to-End Data Synchronization for Networking Arrangements”.

Dragonfly

With a prime Uptown Dallas location, the Dragonfly at Hotel ZaZa is a top choice experience for dining and nightlife. Executed by an expert and passionate culinary team, the Dragonfly offers a diverse menu of American classics. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, feast with delectable items including the 16 oz. Pan-seared Ribeye, Blackened Red Snapper or the signature Lobster Roll. Dragonfly encompasses the ultimate escape within the city filled with inspiring favors, colors and an art-infused ambiance that expands out to the terrace and around the pool for dining and cocktails under the stars.