St. Louis IT Leaders Dinner

October 9th

801 Chophouse

SINC invites you to the upcoming St. Louis IT Leaders Dinner on October 9th at 801 Chophouse, which is located at 137 Carondelet Plaza, St. Louis. Missouri 63105.

The goal of the dinner will be to foster great relationships among new peers in the St. Louis IT community, all while enjoying an open discussion on progressing IT strategy, as well as delicious food and wine.

Agenda

4:30pm

Arrivals (refreshments available)

5:30pm

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: 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 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

 7:00pm

Dinner service by 801 Chophouse

 9:00pm

Conclusion

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

801 Chophouse

801 Chophouse at The Crescent is just minutes away from the heart of the Clayton business district in the heart of St. Louis. We combine the upscale atmosphere of intimate 1920s New York steakhouses with the vibrant downtown atmosphere of St. Louis. We are proud to offer a variety of different unique menu combinations for you to enjoy; using only the finest USDA prime steak, an award-winning wine list, exclusive bourbons and scotches, and a daily fresh sheet, you’re sure to have an experience you won’t forget. Come enjoy a New York inspired chophouse right in the heart of the Midwest.

 

 

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