San Francisco Higher Education IT Leaders Dinner

April 30th, 2019 • MKT Restaurant 

SINC invites you to the upcoming Higher Education IT Leaders Dinner in San Francisco on April 30th, 2019 at MKT Restaurant located at the Four Seasons San Francisco 757 Market Street, San Francisco, CA 94103.

The goal of the dinner will be to foster great relationships among new peers in the San Francisco IT community, all while enjoying education, open discussion on progressing IT strategy and delicious food and wine.

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Arrivals (Refreshments available)


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

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


Dinner Service by MKT Restaurant



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Charlie Lambert
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.

MKT Restuarant

Serving some of the best food in San Francisco, MKT Restaurant – Bar offers a vibrant, casual dining destination in the SoMa district – with panoramic fifth-floor views of Market Street, downtown and the Financial District. Executive Chef Cyrille Pannier and team present a simple, yet elegant California-inspired menu of seafood, steaks and farm-fresh vegetables where the seasonal ingredients shine. First thing in the morning, MKT Restaurant – Bar is one of San Francisco’s top power breakfast locations. For lunch, the menu combines healthy choices with creative versions of familiar favorites such as the Crab and Louie Salad or MKT Burger. For dinner, MKT features the best ingredients from regional purveyors.