Miami IT Leaders Dinner 5.22.18

The goal of the dinner will be to foster great relationships among new peers in the Miami 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 Miami at Zuma located inside the Epic Hotel at 270 Biscayne Boulevard Way, Miami, Florida 33131.

Miami IT Leaders Dinner Agenda 

May 22nd, 2018

5:00pm
Arrival (Refreshments available)

6:00pm
Session & Dinner Service 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

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.

Cloud and data center transformation

On the journey to data center transformation, finding the right mix of private, public, and hybrid clouds is critical to your organization's success. When it comes to choosing cloud platforms, one size doesn’t fit all. Technology, business needs, processes, and people skills are all key factors when rationalizing which approach makes sense for your organization.

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? 

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 challenges previously discussed, and it will take the format of group brainstorming to come up with possible suggestions and solutions to common challenges at the executive IT level. 

9:00pm
Finish

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Executives from the following companies are confirmed to attend:

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Rob Strickland bio

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. 

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.