Edmonton IT Leaders Dinner 11.15.17

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

SINC invites you to the upcoming IT Leaders Dinner in Edmonton at Sorrentinos Downtown on November 15th, 2017 located at 10162 100 Street, Edmonton T5J 2V2.

Edmonton IT Leaders Dinner Agenda - November 15, 2017

Arrival (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 Industry Analysts M37 Ventures CEO, Robert Strickland

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’y 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



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Robert (Rob) Strickland - CEO and Founder – M37 Ventures

M37 Ventures (dba Strickland Consulting) is a next-generation Management Consulting & Business Solutions Company that helps domestic and international organizations understand and harness the power of technology to propel their business and brand today, and well into the future.  Additionally, Strickland provides services to several international companies as well as several large US-based brands. 

Over his career, Rob Strickland served as Senior Vice President and CIO at T-Mobile USA from 2006-2010.   He also served as CIO for Echostar/Dish network, Continental Cablevision and CTO for Landmark Communications (former owner of the Weather Channel).  Early in his career he worked at Apple (5 years), Harvard Business School, Stratus Computers and Honeywell International.  After the sale of Continental to US West, Strickland led several small VC backed start-ups in the mid-Atlantic states.

Executives from the following companies are confirmed to attend:

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About Sorrentino's

Sorrentino’s Downtown is in the heart of the city. It’s become a downtown hub for corporate events and where guests can enjoy elevated Italian food. To learn more about it's Italian fare, click the link below.