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PMINJ 2015 September Meeting 

17 September 2015 - Morristown - Hyatt

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PDP Information

Program Number: C020-17092015
The Digital Enterprise
Category: A
Activity Sponsor: PMINJ Chapter (C020)
PDUs: - 1.5
Leadership - 1.0
Strategic - 0.5
Technical - 0.0

Abstract

The Digital Enterprise is not about Technology – At Least for the Winners!

The world has crossed the threshold into a new era of business.  For over 50 years, wave after wave of technology poured into the enterprise.  Those companies that invested heavily in each wave were able to create real competitive advantage.  But now they find themselves at risk, and are fearful for good reason: the tide is going out.

The cloud has turned the in-house technology delivery model on its head, enabling a generation of nimble, fully digital start-ups to emerge in almost every industry.  They are unencumbered by the costly legacy of an in-house technology infrastructure, and can therefore focus on talent, innovation and growth as legacy competitors struggle to absorb the significant cost of dismantling their technology past. 

In this presentation on the future of the digital enterprise, our speakers will show how the winning companies of this new era understand they must unlock the full potential of their workforce.  Organizations must get the people side of their business moving as fast as their business is changing.  There is a velocity to work, and if you cannot manage it, you lose.

For the first time, companies will instrument the human infrastructure, no differently than has already been done for processes and technology.  They will build high performing and innovative cultures that are capable of creating a sustainable competitive advantage.  This is the advent of strategic human capital management (HCM 2.0), where people are managed as assets, not expenses.  This is the present and future of corporate IT, at least for the winners.  How are things going to work out for you?


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Bio:
Frank Kovacs is an IT Technology Executive who has led large scale global mission critical Application Development, Data Centers & Infrastructures globally across the Fortune 100: First Jersey National Corp, AT&T Bell Laboratories, AIG, Citigroup, Bowne, Medco, McGraw Hill & Ernst & Young. He is equally as skilled in Supply Side as in Demand Side. He’s skilled in all phases of Software Development Life Cycle, and experienced at managing portfolios of over 1,000+ projects.

A Six Sigma Master Black Belt with strong Process experience leading CMM& CMMI (Staged & Continuous) Certification efforts as well as IT Infrastructure Library (ITIL) implementations across the Service Delivery and Service Management key process areas and Tier 3 Certified as Assessor& Trainer in IVI IT-CMF. Frank also has strong experience with ISO Certification, and was part of a team that won the Malcolm Baldrige Quality Award.

Frank is big on giving back to the community and, post 9/11, founded one of the top networking groups - The Breakfast Club NJ which now has over 3,800+ members and together with his weekly radio show, “You're Career Is Calling”, has helped over 6,000 people from students out of college to experienced workers land jobs in this tough economy.

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Bio:
Frank Wander is the founder of the IT Excellence Institute and author of the upcoming book, Professional Intimacy. As the former CIO for Guardian Life Insurance, Frank was responsible for the delivery of technology-based services and solutions for each of the firm’s divisions. He is a business focused systems executive who brings a broad array of leadership experience spanning Information Technology, Client Services, Operations and Management Consulting. Before assuming this role, Frank was the CIO of Guardian’s Group Insurance division, supporting all business systems for its Dental, Medical, Life, and Disability insurance products. Prior to Guardian, Frank was the Chief Information Officer for the Harry Fox Agency. Here Frank led the company’s IT team in the turnaround of a failed technology transformation initiative.

During his career, Frank was the Chief Operating Officer of an Internet start-up that was automating the technology industry supply chain in order to “buyer enable” the IT marketplace. He also spent many years in leadership roles at Merrill Lynch that spanned Employee Benefit Services, Retirement Services, Retail Brokerage, Asset Management and Banking. Here he led the national centralization of its Retail Retirement business, managed the firm’s call centers, and successfully led many large technology efforts. He began his career at the Equitable.

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Agile LCI

Topic: Meet & Greet – Lean Coffee!

Come witness, build and facilitate your agenda! This is a great technique where the participants discuss and democratically talk of interesting topics!

Career Networking LCI

Topic:Absolutely Abby’s Secrets Recruiters Don’t Want You to Know

What do HR recruiters look for in evaluating your qualifications? Differentiate yourself! Understanding how to master all the job search components is the key to your success in 2015!  Abby Kohut, also known as Absolutely Abby, is the President of Staffing Symphony, LLC and author of “Absolutely Abby’s 101 Job Search Secrets”.

Abby will share with us which magical words our cover letters should contain, why keywords matter, what to say during a phone screen to get a “yes” and how thank-you letters can make or break your success. Since 2012, Abby has been on a mission to help one million job seekers during her nationwide tour, and has provided job search tips on Fox 5, NBC, CBS, ABC, Monster, Real Simple, The Ladders, Bloomberg Radio, and Forbes, and to hundreds of private groups.

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