SINC invites you to the upcoming IT Leaders Dinner in Seattle on January 29 at AQUA by El Gaucho, which is located at 2801 Alaskan Way, Pier 70, Seattle, Washington 98121.
The goal of the dinner will be to foster great relationships among new peers in the Seattle IT community, all while enjoying an open discussion on progressing IT strategy, as well as delicious food and wine from AQUA by El Gaucho.
Arrivals (refreshments available)
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)
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
Dinner service by AQUA by El Gaucho
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.
Named Gayot’s Top Ten Seafood Restaurants in America in 2012, and awarded The Washington State Wine Commission’s 2015 Restaurant of the Year, AQUA by El Gaucho sparkles at the tip of Pier 70, offering Seattle’s best waterfront dining experience. Walls of glass showcase Seattle’s finest views of Elliott Bay. The expansive outdoor deck is especially attractive on summer evenings, and indoors, the spacious lounge and lighted serpentine bar is a showstopper in its own right. AQUA by El Gaucho showcases the dinner-as-theatre philosophy and signature hospitality of El Gaucho.