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Explore approaches that can be used to experiment, prototype and pilot new technology to make a positive impact on the business as well as the role of IT within the organization. This session will address in detail the two concepts of “Beneficial Disruption” and “Design Thinking” as key components in this journey. Looking at theory and examples and discussing how they can be applied in practice within IT organizations at varying levels of maturity and scale. Creating value and innovating means different things to different organizations, but technical leaders are called to provide value proactively to the business – whether the business asks for it or not.
Topics to be covered include:
8:00 - 8:30 | Registration & Networking
8:30 - 8:45 | Welcome & Introductions
8:45 - 8:55 | ITMA Technology Update - John Dean
8:55 - 9:10 | Member Profile - Sherri Meachum, IT Director, Schupan & Sons, Inc.
9:10 - 9:55 | Innovation in Action - Steve Harmon, Director of Innovation, Steelcase Inc.
9:55 - 10:10 | Break
10:10 - 10:50 | Applied Innovation Practice within IT - Jim VanderMey, Chief Innovation Officer, OST
10:50 - 11:30 | Panel Conversation - Starting the journey: Steve Harmon, Director of Innovation, Steelcase; Jim VanderMey, Chief Innovation Officer, OST; French Williams, IT Manager, Royal Technologies
11:30 - 12:00 | Discussion & Lunch
Our Panel will cover:
Who should attend: IT Leaders, Practitioners, Developers, Innovators...
Map & Parking
Please note the special parking instructions. Parking is free, but you must print a copy of the Special Parking Pass and place in your windshield.
Map to Davenport's Sneden Center
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