Philadelphia Higher Education IT Leaders Dinner

April 17th, 2019 • Vetri Cucina

SINC invites you to the upcoming Higher Education IT Leaders Dinner in Philadelphia on April 17th, 2019 at Vetri Cucina located at 1312 Spruce Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19107.

The goal of the dinner will be to foster great relationships among new peers in the Philadelphia 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 the VP, Global Production Operations for Afiniti, Charlie Lambert

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 Vetri Cucina

9:00pm

Conclusion

Register to Attend

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.

About Vetri Cucina:

After years of working in the finest kitchens in Italy and the U.S., Chef Marc Vetri returned home to his native Philadelphia and took up residence in the intimate, historic townhouse that was once home to the lauded Le Bec-Fin. Together with his business partner, Jeff Benjamin, they opened Vetri Cucina’s doors in September of 1998.

Over the past two decades the restaurant has continued to offer outstanding rustic fare, handcrafted pastas, innovative flavor combinations and artful presentations inspired by Italian cuisine. Throughout this time, Marc and Jeff have been honored to give back to the city through their work with the Vetri Community Partnership.