The Information Technology Peer Group is designed to provide an in-depth, sophisticated forum for peer-to-peer discussion and member company presentation of key strategies, delving into both ongoing challenges as well as emerging technologies for CTOs, directors and senior IT managers.

Information Technology Peer Group Web Meeting 

IT Strategies for 2021 
December 02, 2020 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM 
Hear how IT leaders are combining what their organizations do well with new innovative technology to create a greater advantage as they face an uncertain future. This meeting will be held via web only. 

The health and safety of our members is the UWEBC’s top priority. UW–Madison is monitoring the COVID-19 situation in collaboration with local, state and federal agencies. Based on campus' guidance, this meeting will be held via web only to allow our members a convenient and safe way to attend.

The December 2nd IT Peer Group meeting will allow members to learn and discuss various exciting new technologies and innovative opportunities. IT leaders are guiding their organizations into an uncertain future. The best are combining what their organizations do well with new innovative technology. We will cover the strategies that, even in uncertainty, create greater advantage. Our event will feature interactive roundtables so that attendees will get their questions answered. These are highly engaging and interactive sessions, where you can explore applications and implications of these technologies and assess its applicability within your organization.

Topics will likely include:

    • Data Analytics and Artificial Intelligence
    • Robotic Process Automation
    • Internet of Things
    • Cloud, DevOps and Agile Infrastructure
    • Security and Risk Management
    • Digital Workplace — The Future of Work

    This meeting is the perfect opportunity to join your peers to exchange ideas, experiences, and visions of the future and collaboratively work on a future state of technology that will very soon be our reality. This is a fantastic opportunity to network and discuss with a great group of IT leaders how these emerging technologies will impact our organizations.


Agenda Items:
9:00 AM Welcome and Opening Remarks
  Doug Barton, Director, UWEBC
9:10 AM Staying Human Amid Digital Transformation
  Dr. Steven Shepard, Keynote presenter and Author
9:40 AM Analytics and AI
  Neal Silbert, American Family Insurance
10:10 AM End-to-end ML Workflows and Data Processing Pipelines in Cloud-native Environments
  William Benton, Principal Product Architect, Nvidia
10:40 AM Break
  (10 Minutes)
10:50 AM Building Analytic Teams
  John Thompson, Global Head, Advanced Analytics & AI, CSL Behring (and Author)
11:25 AM Questions and Roundtable Discussion
  Dr. Steve Shepard, Neal Silbert, Will Benton, and John Thompson
11:55 AM Wrap-up
  Doug Barton, Director, UWEBC
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2019 Highlights

Over the last year, the Information Technology practice area had numerous insightful meetings for our members to take away proven, actionable ideas from recognized thought leaders and professional peers.

Check out some of the inspiring presentations, innovative strategies and best practices from the information technology 2019 learning events. More »

Upcoming 2020 Information Technology Practice Area Events
At a Glance

July 21 Information Technology Peer Group Web Meeting
UWEBC Business Best Practices & Emerging Technologies Conference
October 20 Information Technology Peer Group Web Meeting
November 18 Agile IT SIG Web Meeting
December 2 Information Technology Peer Group Web Meeting
*Event dates and topics subject to change.

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