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Arizona September 2014 Monthly Meeting
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Partnership, Persuasion & Politics: Converging IT and Business to Realize Competitive Advantage

When: 9/17/2014
5:30 PM
Where: Arizona State University - University Club
425 E University
Tempe, Arizona  85281
United States
Presenter: Paul Risk
Contact: Joseph Larntz

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A corporation's competitive advantage can be attained through guarded intellectual property, a vaunted sales force or hyper-efficient business processes. However an efficient IT department, strategically positioned within a corporation’s organizational design, can also serve as a driving force to help the business identify strategic opportunities to attain competitive advantage. Learn how The Warranty Group IT drove a major transformation to realize not only cost savings company-wide and new revenue generation, but also helped the business attain increased competitive advantage in 12 months.


About the Speaker

Paul Risk is currently the Chief of Global Applications & Architecture for The Warranty Group, and the former Chief Information Officer at AXA Assistance USA.  He holds an MS in Computer Engineering and an MBA, both from the University of Cincinnati.  He is an IT and project management professional with over 25 years of experience in IT strategy, operations, organizational change management, and systems integration.  He has worked in the consulting industry for Ernst & Young and Deloitte, and has implemented systems and PMOs for numerous Fortune 500 corporations.  He speaks frequently on IT topics at events around the country, including Gartner, SIM, PMI, IIA, Salesforce, and is also a co-author of The PMOSIG Program Management Office Handbook.


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