New York City Higher Ed IT Leaders Dinner

December 4th

Cafe Boulud

SINC invites you to the upcoming Higher Education IT Leaders Dinner in New York City on December 4th, 2019 at Cafe Boulud, which is located at 20 East 76th Street, New York City, New York 10021.

The goal of the dinner will be to foster great relationships among new peers in the New York City Higher Education IT community, all while enjoying an open discussion on progressing IT strategy, as well as delicious food and wine.

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)

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 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

 7:30pm

Dinner service by Cafe Boulud

 9:00pm

Conclusion

About the Moderator

Charles Lambert – VP, Global Production Operations for Afiniti

Charles Lambert is a 30+year technology veteran within the radio broadcasting and telecommunications industries. He was most recently the CIO for Truconnect, a wireless telecom based in Los Angeles. Prior to that, Charlie led IT and engineering operations for Cricket Wireless (including post AT&T acquisition). He is currently VP, Global Production Operations for Afiniti, an Artificial Intelligence software services firm based in Washington, DC.

Charlie is an avid tournament golfer, public speaker, and is the author of the popular book, Corporate Ladder 101:  How to Excel as a New Business Professional.

Register to Attend

Cafe Boulud

Just steps away from Central Park, Café Boulud offers the finesse of traditional French cuisine with the warm hospitality of a neighborhood café. This Michelin-starred, Upper East Side institution by Chef
Daniel Boulud boasts a menu inspired by his four culinary muses, flawlessly executed by Chef Jerrod Zifchak. Complemented by a classic yet inventive wine selection curated by Sommelier Kimberly Prokoshyn, the restaurant is both a destination and a local gem for casually elegant dining.

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