SINC invites you to the upcoming Miami Women in Technology Dinner on October 16th at Zuma, which is located at 270 Biscayne Boulevard Way, Miami, Florida 33131.
The goal of the dinner will be to foster great relationships among new peers in the Miami Women in Technology community, all while enjoying an open discussion on progressing IT strategy, as well as delicious food and wine.
Arrivals (refreshments available)
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: Patty Donohue, Senior Vice President of Global Corporate Systems at MetLife
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 discussed already and will take the format of group brainstorming and open discussion to come up with suggestions and solutions to common challenges at the executive 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
Dinner service by Zuma
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”.
Zuma Miami, located in the heart of downtown, brings chef Rainer Becker’s intenationally acclaimed style of modern Japanese izakaya dining from the robata grill and kitchen to its first US location.
Featuring modern Japanese cuisine that is authentic but not traditional. The menu showcases a variety of dishes from its three kitchens: the main kitchen, the sushi counter and the robata grill.