Networking & IT Innovation
IDC Dinner Series, Atlanta GA
CIO Exchange: Strategies, Tactics, and Best Practices to help you thrive in 2022
2020 was a bear, 2021 has been a beast – 2022 is the year of the tiger. Are you ready?
Join us as executive IDC analyst, Bob Parker, shares market observations and guidance to help you enhance your organization’s resiliency, improve agility, and accelerate innovation as digital-first business strategies become the norm. Then over dinner discuss, debate, and exchange perspectives with your fellow CIOs about 2022 challenges and opportunities. Discussion topics include:
- How design thinking accelerates innovation
- Setting your cloud optimization strategy
- What the board needs to know about ransomware
Enjoy a luxurious Three-Course Dinner while you listen to presentations from some of the greatest minds in technology, headed by executive IDC analyst, Bob Parker. The dinner will take place at Redbird, the most anticipated new Atlanta restaurant of 2019.
The food at Redbird is what Chef Zeb characterizes as “free spirited cuisine," a thoughtful and open-hearted way of cooking where anything is possible. It is based on instinct, integrity and staying loyal to using only the best ingredients. Zeb's philosophy is clear: let the ingredients drive the cooking, use great technique and keep things simple.
Speaker: Robert Parker | Senior Vice President, Enterprise Applications, Data Intelligence, Services, and Industry Research
Bob Parker is a Senior Vice President responsible for several areas of research at IDC. Bob leads the global industry research teams which includes coverage of healthcare, government, retail, energy, manufacturing, and financial services as well as a cross industry group looking at emerging topics such as blockchain and robotics. Additionally, Bob leads our teams in the enterprise applications space, services, and the IDC coverage of data intelligence which includes coverage of artificial intelligence architecture, AI, and digital transformation. Former positions included SVP of Research at AMR Research; Managing Vice President, Gartner Executive Programs; VP & Program Director, Gartner Research Board.
Bob has been conducting industry research for over twenty years including five years at AMR Research before joining IDC. Prior to entering the research field, Bob spent over fifteen years in various Information Technology and Operational management roles in the manufacturing industry including serving as the Chief Information Officer at Eastern Technologies, a defense contractor.
- MBA with a certification in artificial intelligence from New Hampshire College (now Southern New Hampshire University).
- B.S. from Rivier University with a dual major in finance and computer science.
- Bob speaks at numerous industry conferences and is often quoted in the technology, industry, and business press.
Redbird, 1198 Howell Mill Rd NW Atlanta GA 30318
|5:30 pm||Event begins||Cocktails served. Meal courses will be dropped between presentations.|
|6:00 pm - 6:15 pm||CIO Strategies with IDC's Robert Parker||Strategies, Tactics, and Best Practices to help you thrive in 2022|
|6:15 pm - 6:30 pm||Ring Central||
RingCentral, Inc. (NYSE: RNG) is a leading provide...r of business cloud communications and contact center solutions based on its powerful Message Video Phone ™ (MVP ™ ) global platform. More flexible and cost effective than legacy on-premises PBX and video conferencing systems that it replaces, RingCentral empowers modern mobile and distributed workforces to communicate, collaborate, and connect via any mode, any device, and any location. RingCentral offers three key products in its portfolio including RingCentral MVP ™ , a Unified Communications as a Service (UCaaS) platform including team messaging, video meetings, and cloud phone system; RingCentral Video ™ , the company's video meetings solution with team messaging that enables Smart Video Meetings ™ ; and RingCentral cloud Contact Center solutions. RingCentral’s open platform integrates with leading third-party business applications and enables customers to easily customize business workflows. RingCentral is headquartered in Belmont, California, and has offices around the world
|6:30 pm - 6:45 pm||Suse||
SUSE is a global leader in innovative, reliable an...d enterprise-grade open source solutions, relied upon by more than 60% of the Fortune 500 to power their mission-critical workloads. We specialize in Enterprise Linux, Kubernetes Management, and Edge solutions, and collaborate with partners and communities to empower our customers to innovate everywhere –- from the data center, to the cloud, to the edge and beyond. SUSE puts the “open” back in open source, giving customers the agility to tackle innovation challenges today and the freedom to evolve their strategy and solutions tomorrow. The company is headquartered in Nuremberg, Germany, and employs nearly 2000 people globally. SUSE is listed in the Prime Standard of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.
|6:45 pm - 7:00 pm||Solve100||
Modern BI StrategiesEvery year, Gartner produces a... report analyzing Analytics and BI Platforms. It is a broad look at the players within the Analytics and BI Platforms space and has 4 quadrants that the technologies fall into. One of the quadrants is called the “Magic Quadrant” and is made up of technologies that have the best ability to execute and the most completeness of vision. Having worked will all the solutions in the magic quadrant (MSOFT, Qlik and Tableau), Solve100 is well suited to summarize the findings and offer our thoughts on what key features will be coming in the next coming years. We will touch on some of the following topics: Architecture & deployment concernsPros and cons of each technologySelf-service, data literacy, training & mentoring concernsActive vs. Passive Intelligence
|7:30 pm - 8:30 pm||Dessert, raffles & networking|