Scottsdale IT Leaders Dinner

June 13th, 2019 • Roka Akor

SINC invites you to the upcoming IT Leaders Dinner in Scottsdale on June 13th, 2019 at Roka Akor which is located at 7299 North Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale, Arizona 85253.

The goal of the dinner will be to foster great relationships among new peers in the Scottsdale 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)

Moderator: Charles Lambert – VP, Global Production Operations for Afiniti

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 Roka Akor

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.

Roka Akor

Roka Akor Scottsdale offers the unparalleled combination of thoughtful design and contemporary Robata Japanese cuisine. The restaurant’s name is derived from two words: RO and KA. The meaning of the first word is hearth, a gathering place where people socialize and take in the ambience; the latter stands for a burning fire and projecting energy.

Roka Akor’s contemporary main dining room provides a stunning backdrop and the centrally located robata grill is the heart of the visual experience. To accommodate all guests needs, Roka Akor Scottsdale also offers a private dining room, private patio and Roka Bar.