Join members of our chapter, along with over 500 cybersecurity professionals from the Data Connectors Community for a Live, Virtual Summit on April 20-21st
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Featuring a LIVE CISO Panel Discussion
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Since taking the role of CIO, Justin has worked diligently to build a leadership culture within IT at Delta Dental. He has significantly improved IT’s image by improving his team’s leadership, communications and customer service mindset, and has mastered an improved project delivery process.
When the CEO wanted to develop Delta Dental’s culture to be more disruptively innovative, Justin was one of the first to step up to the task. He further developed his team and created a culture that embraced greater innovation and is leading the way to digitally transform the company. The timing was great; he and his team rapidly responded to the demands of Covid-19. He quickly facilitated all employees move home to work, and over the course of 2020, delivered capabilities to support patients and dentists alike as we all grappled with the impacts of the pandemic. Justin will be interviewed by Chicago’s own Steve Salisbury, a leadership, transformation and growth consultant who focuses on culture.
Justin Lahullier joined Delta Dental of New Jersey in early 2000, has held several key positions in areas including Compliance, Product Development, Strategic Planning, and Informatics. He was previously Assistant Vice President of Strategic Decision Support and Data Services, where his focus was on driving value using analytics, data visualization, and storytelling. He was promoted to Chief Information Officer and Vice President of Information Services in April of 2017.
Justin’s current focus is on driving value from all areas of IT to the business and external partners with a focus on optimizing IT delivery and support. Critical successes include partnering with the business to deliver outcomes aligned with corporate strategy while providing leadership and governance to critical strategic and technical initiatives. Current initiatives include Hi-Trust compliance, improving the customer experience, and leveraging data and analytics to focus on driving efficiencies, reducing risk, and enabling the business. Justin also developed the company’s first IT-focused 18-month professional development program dubbed “CIO University.”
The purpose of Delta Dental of NJ/CT’s IT department is to passionately collaborate with all stakeholders to rapidly deliver exponential value. The IT Motto at Delta Dental of NJ/CT is “Be the Business”
Lahullier holds a master’s in Health Care Administration from Monmouth University and a Post Graduate Certificate from Drexel University in Epidemiology and Biostatistics.
President, Steve Salisbury Consulting LLC
Steve Salisbury is passionate about working with executives to build culture to drive exponential growth. For dozens of clients, he evaluates interpersonal, organizational, and process elements to eliminate cross-functional dysfunction and builds teams to create a leadership culture to drive all types of growth.
Steve has worked with some of the world’s most recognizable organizations to set change in motion by creating capacity, galvanizing leaders, and driving accountability to institutionalize the entire transformation. Comfortable in culturally diverse settings, Steve has worked in many international companies throughout Asia, Latin America, and Europe, as well as in the United States.
In 2020, Steve published his first book, Activate: 15 Steps to Profitable Strategy Execution. The Activate approach demonstrates how to drive greater profitability faster. Steve also serves as a volunteer mentor for SCORE Chicago, an organization that provides small business advice to help companies start, grow, and operate efficiently.
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A perfect storm is an event in which a rare combination of circumstances drastically aggravates the event. 2020-21 was a Perfect Storm for IT.
In addition to making many millions of Americans sick and over 500,000 deaths, Covid-19 also caused a massive movement to Cloud solutions. WE began working from home; education went remote; on-line shopping and video streaming services increased; and we began going to Zoom meetings for work and with our friends and families.
At the same time, new technologies such as Blockchain, Machine Learning and IoT solutions entered mainstream and were rolled out in record numbers.
And if that were not enough, there were numerous large scale IT security incidents, such as the Solarwinds hack of U.S. government systems and ID Theft of legacy State Unemployment Systems.
Yes 2020-21 was not your typical year for IT. And yet we survived! We Survived!
In tonight’s talk, Dr. Larry Dribin will explore the following areas that we as IT Professionals need to better understand so that we can better manage our future:
Security – with the increased system hacking and Identity Theft, IT will need to change its focus from one of “trust but verify” to one of “zero trust security”. Fake News and Deep Fakes are becoming more prevalent and IT will need to develop solutions to combat these issues.
Machine Learning & Artificial Intelligence – with the availability of large-scale Cloud based Machine Learning capabilities such as Google TensorFlow, new ML solutions being developed at a record pace, and IT will need to learn how to operationalize these solutions in a way that is repeatable as well as socially and legally acceptable.
Blockchain – is often discussed as a solution for many IT problems, but it is a complex technology that needs to be better understood by IT professionals before it can be successfully and economically deployed.
Cloud Solutions – as more IT solutions move to the Cloud and 5G rollouts, bandwidth, latency, and mobility will become more important and IT professionals will need to learn how to better manage Cloud Edge computing.
Hybrid Work – remote work will not be going away in the near future, and IT will need to develop new solutions to integrating in-person workers with remote distance workers.
Larry is an independent consultant and educator who focuses on assisting clients maximize their business value through process improvement and measurement. He provides clients with thought leadership, solution design, technical expertise as well as executive coaching, and project/program management expertise. Larry enjoys applying his creativity and energy along with agile processes to help clients solve their toughest business problems.
Prior to becoming an independent consultant, Larry worked at Cap Gemini’s Sogeti Division where he led its IT Excellence Practice. Prior to Cap Gemini, Larry worked for Digital Equipment Corporation supporting Motorola, when Motorola was developing Six Sigma. This experience taught him the value of metrics-based process improvement.
Larry is an adjunct instructor at DePaul University in Chicago, where he has taught Software Engineering, Agile Methods, Software Measurement, Project Management, and Quality Assurance classes. Larry co-created the Cloud Computing program for DePaul’s Institute for Professional Development and has taught in this program since its inception in 2010.
Larry has a Ph.D. in Organizational Psychology from the Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT), an MBA in Marketing from Loyola University of Chicago and a B.S. in Industrial Engineering from IIT.
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PMI Chicagoland Chapter presents the 16th Annual Leadership Forum 2021! Forward thinking executives, and senior leaders play a key role in creating the right culture and environment to promote bold experimentation. Experimentation is one of the main drivers that will help pivot new ways of leading and navigating the changes and challenges ahead. It is critical in enabling organizations to rapidly adapt to market and environmental changes in an era of transformation and the new normal.
Bold Experimentation promotes a hybrid of great ideas, flexibility in the team’s unique way of working, improves team motivation and retention, and delivers value quickly. To remain relevant, companies cannot rely on the status quo. Adopting a mindset of bold experimentation, organizations will promote and drive sustainable growth.
The Leadership Forum provides an excellent opportunity to executives, senior leaders, and mid-level project management professionals with tangible information and insights that can be applied to the company’s organizations, making them more effective at delivering value.
This signature Chapter event features three (3) keynote speakers from “brand name” global organizations, who will address BOLD EXPERIMENTATION from different perspectives while showing the impact to the new normal and addressing why transformation must take place.
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Why attend? Come and join us to learn the latest concepts, strategies, and critical success factors to champion bold experimentation for business success.
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The world continues to create a huge and increasing amount of digital information – and the value of analyzing this incomprehensibly large volume of data is also accelerating. What are the largest datasets on the planet? How can they be analyzed? And what are the technical challenges to analyzing data at this massive and growing scale? These are some of the questions that Chris Gladwin, CEO and Co-Founder of Ocient, will explore. Ocient provides the technology that organizations around the world use for complex analysis of the very, very largest datasets.
Speaker: Chris Gladwin, CEO, Ocient
In 2004, Chris founded Cleversafe which became the largest and most strategic object storage vendor in the world (according to IDC.) He raised $100M and then led the company to over a $1.3B exit in 2015 when IBM acquired the company. The technology Cleversafe created is used by most people in the U.S. every day and generated over 1,000 patents granted or filed, creating one of the ten most powerful patent portfolios in the world. Prior to Cleversafe, Chris was the Founding CEO of startups MusicNow and Cruise Technologies and led product strategy for Zenith Data Systems. He started his career at Lockheed Martin as a database programmer and holds an engineering degree from MIT. Chris is now the CEO and Co-Founder of Ocient whose mission is to successfully provide the leading platform the world uses to analyze its largest datasets.
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Who is managing your organization? You or the culture? Culture in charge sir!
Many attempts, well intentioned, by leadership to change the culture unfortunately go nowhere.
Why is that? What does true transformation look like? And when will we get there? Are we there yet?
All too frequently it seems nearly impossible to change the culture. If culture is so hard to change, why bother? Should we simply abandon trying?
Many questions with so few concrete answers is frustrating. One thing is for sure. To be able to pivot with market changes, external pressures and threats, your company needs a culture of flexibility baked into your DNA, your culture. The risks of not changing have dire outcomes.
Jeff is a veteran management consultant and change agent with expertise leading strategic initiatives, implementations, and transformations in the public sector and well known global enterprises with clients like: Pfizer, AbbVie, Aon, Motorola Solutions, NASA, Lockheed Martin, US Navy – Department of Defense among many others.
As an Agile Leadership Coach and Consultant with experience catalyzing transformations across multiple disciplines in the Lean/Agile spectrum, Jeff teaches, coaches and helps clients apply the principles and values in a variety of industries in both IT and non-IT. His focus in coaching is to keep people progressing in the right direction – experimenting with new behaviors, testing different tactics then practicing and embedding the most effective ones in pursuit of becoming a learning organization.
Prior to starting The Project Factory, Jeff was co-founder and president of LegaServ/++, Inc, an IT management consulting company, serving Fortune 1000 and government for over a decade.
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Healthcare providers are under enormous pressure to improve quality, caregiver turnover, and safety. Social media and public health data provide the greatest and most true voice of the patients and employees. Yet, it is extremely difficult to access and utilize this data in a meaningful way. Mining this data using an actual Chicago hospital as a case study, we will show how to gain deep, specific, and evidence-based insights directly from patients, families, and caregiver staff. Using this hospital’s big data, we show how this data will result in a detailed and actionable roadmap to help this hospital improve their quality, increase safety, and reduce staff turnover. Join healthcare data experts Jim Anfield and Jeff Chien as they present this fascinating case study of this Chicago hospital and how big data can drive meaningful healthcare change.
Jim Anfield, Principal and Healthcare Practice Leader
Jim is a principal and healthcare practice leader at Aptitive, a Chicago-based technology consulting company, focusing on helping his clients grow revenue, reduce cost, and deliver superior customer experience by leveraging enterprise data and analytics. Previously, he worked at several healthcare startups located out of MATTER Chicago in senior business and technology roles (CTO/CFO) with both payer and provider end customers. Before, Jim was part of KPMG’s CIO Advisory practice consulting to large health insurance companies. Prior, Jim was Senior Director, Health Information Technology at Health Care Service Corporation (HCSC) which is the parent company of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois, Montana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas. Previous experience includes leadership roles in finance, strategy, and M&A for several F500 companies including United Airlines, International Mineral and Chemical Corporation, Westinghouse, ITW, and Dun & Bradstreet.
Jeff Chien, Founder and Vice President of Analytic Optimization
Role at peekIQ
As the VP of Analytic Optimization, Jeff Chien is responsible for development of the Insight Acceleration and Artificial Intelligence (AI) optimization technical strategy and ecosystem. He is the inventor of the Insight Acceleration method and AI optimization patents. Jeff forged these proven methods solving national security challenges a decade ahead of innovations in private sector.
Prior to building peekIQ, Jeff consistently identified emerging innovations and the leaders before their respective surges. At Netapp, managed the analytics for Big Data, he was part of the Healthcare and Federal teams. Jeff uniquely was given the opportunity to evaluate a comprehensive suite of Big Data Analytic tools, technologies, services and methodologies leading to the development of the industry leading portfolio of capabilities and offerings. Earlier in his career, Jeff held technical consulting and data engineering positions at Dell, Intel and 3COM. At Dell, Jeff developed industry specific analytics and AI solutions for many verticals including Retail, Manufacturing, Healthcare, Financial, insurance and Communications. Jeff’s passion for data and analytics started at an early age. His mother was a computer programmer for Bell and Howell. Jeff’s father was a Peabody Award winning investigative journalist and inducted into the
Journalism Hall of Fame. He fostered the passion for actionable insight at an early age.
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RESEARCH LABORATORY 2021 A new kind of Agile Conference June 7-9, 2021 Imagine a different kind of conference: A conference where the challenges you face are real and immediate. Where the skills you learn are instantly applicable to address those challenges. Where you get hands-on experience applying those skills in real-world situations. Where you get to work with a team of experienced professionals. Where the solutions you provide are tried, tested, and you can see the actual results. Imagine that you were able to gather real data and draw conclusions about the effectiveness of the proposed solutions, then share those findings with the world. Imagine no longer. It's here, and you're invited
Three half-day sessions June 7-9, 2021, 8am – 1pm CDT
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Topic: AI, ML and DL - What Are They and How Do You Apply Them?
AI, ML, and DL. No one doubts the impact artificial intelligence, machine learning and deep learning will have on business, but few understand what these advanced analytic tools are, let alone how they can be applied to business problems. Hype is driving expectations. We need to recognize how each of these tools can be used, be aware of where they are currently working, and have insight into the problems they will solve in the future. Further, to deliver full expected value, we must understand and address implementation, acceptance, and ethical challenges.
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