logo_cloud_colorGoogle Cloud Detroit IT Leaders Dinner 6.19.18

The goal of the dinner will be to foster great relationships among new peers in the Detroit 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 Detroit at Republic Tavern.

Google Cloud Detroit IT Leaders Dinner Agenda 

June 19th, 2018

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)

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:

Why Cloud - open/hybrid and secure cloud + how to help this transition(our products are managed services, PSO teams, and Partners + training)

Hiring and keeping culture and operations running well

Innovations and things the attendees are working on/interested in 

Dinner service


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Executives from the following companies are confirmed to attend:

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About Google Cloud:

Google Cloud is helping to define the next-generation enterprise-grade Cloud - driven by data, machine learning, and planet-scale reliability. With over18 years of pioneering in serverless, no-ops innovations, and fail-fast to10X spirit, Google Cloud enables enterprises to build what's next now. logo_cloud_color

Rob Strickland bioRob Strickland CEO and Founder – M37 Ventures

Rob Strickland presently is the founder and CEO of M37 Ventures, an advisory and consulting firm. Rob recently served as Chief Technical Officer for Leap Wireless/Cricket, which sold to AT&T in early 2014. Over his career Rob also served as Senior Vice President and CIO at T-Mobile USA from 2006-2010.   He also held the position of 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.