Portland IT Leaders Dinner

December 11, 2019

El Gaucho

SINC invites you to the upcoming  IT Leaders Dinner in Portland on December 11th at El Gaucho, which is located at 319 SW Broadway, Portland, Oregon 97205.

The goal of the dinner will be to foster great relationships among new peers in the Portland 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 El Gaucho

 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

Our menu features fresh seafood selections and 28-day dry-aged Niman Ranch All-Natural Prime Certified Angus Beef® and custom-aged Certified Angus Beef® Tenderloin Filets as personally selected by John Tarpoff. Steaks and chops are prepared on our one-of-a-kind charcoal grill in our open exhibition style kitchen. Our commitment is to sourcing the finest ingredients – and we proudly source the best products in the world.

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