Los Angeles Higher Education IT Leaders Dinner

July 23rd, 2019 • Redbird

SINC invites you to the upcoming Higher Education IT Leaders Dinner in Los Angeles on July 23rd, 2019 at Redbird, which is located at 114 East Second Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012.

The goal of the dinner will be to foster great relationships among new peers in the Los Angeles 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)

Moderated by Mark Veyette, President at Veyette Insights 

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 Redbird

9:00pm

Conclusion

Register to Attend

Mark Veyette, President at Veyette Insights 

As a Senior IT Executive and Business Consultant, Mark has had many opportunities to flex his business experiences and accomplish significant successes in many business challenges. Currently, Mark is responsible for all aspects of product technology of BPO services to Argo’s current and potential clients. His philosophy on customer experience expands Argo’s capabilities beyond of just taking phone calls. “We (Argo) have to be more than an inbound call center. We need to be customer experience experts”.

After leaving AT&T in July of 2014, Veyette created Veyette Insights, L.L.C. where he uses his 35 years of experience and helps others as an IT executive and business consultant. At Cricket Communications, Mark was the CIO and had just completed a successful transformation of the IT organization when AT&T purchased Cricket. Prior to Cricket Communications, Veyette was the CTO at StarTek where he reduced the cost structure of the IT organization making the company more profitable but also introduced the BPO to new forms of support including social media as a channel. Veyette held executive IT positions at T-Mobile, EchoStar (Dish Network), AT&T Broadband, MediaOne, Continental Cable and AT&T.

Redbird

Chef Neal Fraser and Amy Knoll Fraser’s flagship restaurant Redbird features Modern American cuisine that is refined yet approachable and highlights the multi-cultural influences of Fraser’s native city – Los Angeles. As a follow up to Grace and BLD, Fraser’s menu features seasonal plates ranging from snacks or “kickshaws” to entrees meant to be enjoyed by the whole table. An extensive cocktail menu by Tobin Shea features well-balanced, bespoke renditions of the classics and has garnered him awards such as Time Out’s Best Restaurant Bar Program in 2017. Wine Director Josh Wibbenmeyer’s wine list is well rounded with great finds from both established and emerging wine regions throughout the world and has received many awards including “Top 100 wine restaurants in the United States” by Wine Enthusiast and the “Best of Award of Excellence” from Wine Spectator.