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Special Online Only Meeting:

Sept 16, 2020 Birds of a Feather: Aligning industry experience for unique challenges - 6:30pm - 8:00pm 

Topic:  Modernizing technology infrastructure to meet new demands

Description

2020 has certainly forced us all to adapt to new ways of working. Whether learning how to work with remote teams, adapting business models during a global pandemic, or modernizing technology infrastructure to meet these new demands, with the uncertainty of our new normal, people are forced to change. While uncomfortable, most people in your organization will go along with “pandemic-driven” change because they have no choice. Rapid changes in technology are difficult and often leave out important steps in communication, empathy, and enablement. And let’s face it: you can spend time and money on technology changes, but if people are slow to adopt, you won’t achieve ROI for some time if at all.

Genevieve Vega and Jen Witter are experienced change practitioners with Slalom. They will help us gather in in SIG (special interest group) breakout sessions so we can discuss the most pressing change(s) we face in our roles. They’ll provide us with tools to understand the people side of change so we can prepare for faster, smoother adoption to realize benefits sooner. Join forces with your peers to compare and commiserate with your unique challenges; and use the new ideas that you hear about by leveraging the change models provided during the group session. Be ready to choose your peer group for networking zoom rooms in Digital Risk / Security, Data Analytics, Infrastructure, Applications, Programs and Program Management, and DevOps & Software Engineering. It’s also a great opportunity to continue the conversation from your SIG in Slack!

Speakers:

Genevieve Vega is a Business Advisory Consultant for Slalom in Phoenix with over 15 years’ experience helping organizations manage change. She is also proficient in strategic planning, process improvement, adult facilitation, strategic communication, and curriculum development in multiple industries including higher education, HR services, construction, technology, distribution, and utilities. From small, private companies to large multi-nationals, Genevieve is highly adaptable with a reputation of bringing stakeholders together to execute transformation initiatives. Genevieve has been recognized in the 2020 Know Book, a 2019 Athena Award nominee, has run for public office, and is actively involved in the community to connect her business, non-profit, and political networks.

Jen leads Slalom’s Business Advisory Services practice in Phoenix. Jen is a 25-year business consultant whose sweet spot is helping people and organizations work more effectively and realize the business value from their large-scale system and transformation investments.

When not helping clients turn their visions into reality, Jen cherishes her time spent with family & friends, focusing on faith, fitness and outdoor fun in Arizona.

 


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