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When: Wednesday
From 5:30 PM to 8:15 PM
Where: Emabassy Suites, Downtown
319 SW Pine St
Portland, Oregon  97204
United States
Contact: Pradeep Kumar

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"Digital Business Transformation - The Emerging Role for the IT Leader"


Digital Business is the new buzzword. While everyone is talking about it not everyone agrees exactly what it means. Beyond the literal definition of 1’s and 0’s it’s hard to separate real possibilities of digital transformation from the hype. 


Yet there are huge changes afoot.  Technology is now enabling businesses to create value in a myriad of ways and faster than ever – from new products, to new ways of engaging customers, to opening entirely new markets. 


The role of the CIO is about to undergo a major upgrade.  As IT professionals, we have been involved in digitization of our businesses our whole careers.  Since technology and information are at the very heart of Digital Business, the IT leader is well positioned to take a very strategic role in digital transformation – if we step up to the challenge.


In this talk, a team of management consultants from Virtual Information Executives (VIE) and a VP of IT will cut through the hype to present the key capabilities at the heart of Digital Business and what you can do to become the digital leader for your organization.


Mike Scheuerman
CIO Consultant
Virtual Information Executives (VIE)

Mike Scheuerman is a CIO Consultant for Virtual Information Executives. He brings over thirty-five years of senior executive leadership skills and technical expertise with domestic and international operations to VIE's clients. He has worked in multiple industries, including financial services, health care, high tech manufacturing and higher education. Mike's Information Technology experience covers a broad array of skills, including Outsourcing Management, Customer Relationship Management, Supply Chain Management, Business Intelligence and Infrastructure Management.. 

He is noted for creating strategic business and technology plans that drive significant growth while also focusing on cost containment. Mike has served as CIO at multiple organizations including Northwest Corporate Credit Union, Providence Medical Center Seattle, Kettle Foods and Portland Art Museum.



Manoj Garg
Managing Partner
Virtual Information Executives (VIE)

Manoj Garg is a founder and managing partner of Virtual Information Executives(VIE). VIE has helped over 100 businesses in Oregon with Business/IT Assessments, Interim CIOs and IT Strategic Plans.

Manoj earned his MBA from the University of Rochester specializing in Finance and Entrepreneurship, a Masters in Computer Science from University of Pittsburgh and a B. Tech. in Electrical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, India. Manoj is an active member of the Oregon Entrepreneur Network and serves on numerous advisory boards in the Portland, Oregon area.



Mark Farley
Vice President of Information Technology
Material and Structural Analysis Division (Formerly FEI)Thermo Fisher Scientific

Thermo Fisher designs, manufactures, and services a broad range of world-leading microscopy and microanalysis workflow solutions that provide answers at the micro-, nano- and picometer scales.

Mark has over 20 years of experience in various business programs, consultancy, and IT executive roles. He leverages his technology background as well his years managing diverse global business teams to bridge the gap between IT and business executives.  This has allowed him to transform the traditional IT/CIO strategic function into a platform to help drive digital strategies for the business to its customers

Mark’s skills include a range of experiences with strategic and organizational planning, merger/acquisitions, cross-functional business process optimization, program management, analytics, information security, architecture, infrastructure, and digital technologies.  He has held various positions at Thermo Fisher, FEI, EDS (now HP), Sequent Computer Systems, and Oregon State University.



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