Digital Transformation Summit

2019 Great Lakes Digital Transformation Summit Agenda 

2019 Agenda

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Presented by Joe Chung, Enterprise Strategist at AWS

In his opening keynote, Joe will share insights on how Amazon organizes for innovation and he will take a deep dive into the four key aspects: Culture, Mechanisms, Architecture, and People. Amazon seeks to invent on behalf of their customers to create delightful experiences, and this keynote with inspire some ideas of how your company can adopt the ways Amazon implements digital innovation.


Featuring Phil Bertolini, CIO of Oakland County, Jako van Blerk, CIO of Macomb County, and Carlos Perez, CIO of Wayne County

The closing keynote will be a discussion panel featuring the CIO's from Wayne, Macomb, and Oakland County. The executives will discuss some of the challenges and opportunities local governments serving a million or more citizens face when it comes to security, infrastructure, and digital access to county services.

Case Study Sessions

Need for Speed: How we doubled our speed of delivery without doubling our team

Presented by Sireesha Mandeva and Brad johnson, greenpath financial

Resource limitations are a reality in the IT world. Greenpath is no exception. We challenged the status quo and approached these limitations with an opportunity mindset. We will share our thought process, findings and the solutions we selected to put people, not technology, at the heart of our process.

Moving to the cloud - It’s not for Wimps

Presented by Michael Gangler, Secure-24

Every Cloud migration project has its share of unique challenges. With the demands of the business to experience as little downtime as possible, a migration can be eased by knowing what mechanisms and tools exist before a project begins. Most Cloud migration projects have tight time frames, large databases, database upgrades and the CLOUD anomalies. As many people have said, moving to the cloud is just leasing someone else’s hardware and this paper will help folks understand what it means to go to the cloud and demonstrate some common errors that may occur when moving databases to cloud provider.

Driving Efficiencies in Automotive: RPA for Accounts Payable/Receivable processing

Presented by Dorothee Baas, Stant

Discover how Stant uses RPA to streamline their Accounts Payable 3-way Matching and Accounts Receivable Invoicing processes, resulting in positive cash flow impact, reduced invoice backlog, a refocused Finance team, and improved Management Pareto/Analysis. Dorothee Baas shares her insights from Stant’s RPA journey that includes Lessons Learned and tips for a Path to Success!

Vendor Demo Sessions



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