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Digital Business – Realizing Opportunities by Evolving Technology Culture
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When: May 2, 2017
2 PM Eastern
Where: Webinar

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Digital Business – Realizing Opportunities by Evolving Technology Culture

Tuesday May 2, 2017, 02:00 PM

Speaker: Jeff Stovall

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In an age where the industry disruption cycle has shrunk from 10 years to less than three, today’s top CIOs are elevating their game by developing new IT strategies and innovative cultures. To achieve this, they are building a world class IT Talent Brand and an IT workforce consisting of strategic partners and Innovative AnticipatorsTM that drive competitive advantage.

O&A is presenting the Leadership 2020 Webinar series featuring top thought leaders, authors, and CIO practitioners who are “Changing the Conversation about IT Strategy, Culture & Talent.”

Digital Business - Realizing Opportunities by Evolving Technology Culture

Jeff Stovall joins us to discuss "Digital Business" a hot topic in both IT and business circles. Stovall joined the City of Charlotte as its first Chief Information Officer in 2008, and is responsible for leading the City's Innovation and Technology department. He will share insight on what in local government they refer to as Digital Cities.

Are you ready to deliver on it as a CIO? Gartner defines “Digital Business” as “the creation of new business designs by blurring the physical and digital world”, but that blurring can make the waters of business and IT strategy even more murky than they already are.

In this talk, we’ll discuss how the culture of an organization impacts the expectations for Digital Business and the strategies IT organizations adopt to fulfill expectations. Peter Drucker may have said that “culture eats strategy for breakfast”, but developments in both culture and strategy are needed to achieve Digital Business aspirations.

Team Participation Webinar Format


Maximize the learning from this webinar by participating with your team. The first 30 minutes will feature a lively Q&A. Then, we’ll offer discussion points so you and your team can spend the next 30 minutes applying your new insight. We will even leave the webinar open so you can submit questions to the presenters in real time! Book your team and a conference room for May 2. And get ready to unleash the power of IT by developing the human side of technology and changing the conversation about IT strategy, culture and talent.




Jeff Stovall

CIO, City of Charlotte

Jeff joined the City of Charlotte as its first Chief Information Officer in 2008 and is responsible for leading the City’s Innovation and Technology department. In his tenure, he consolidated divisional IT organizations into a new City department, directed the City’s technology preparations for the successful Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, implemented a significant modernization of legacy applications and infrastructure, and moved the City to embrace mobile, social and cloud-based systems. Prior to this first role in government, Jeff worked within the manufacturing and telecommunication services industries in multiple functions.


Jeff has been recognized as the CIO of the Year in Non-Profit/Government by the Charlotte Business Journal, by the North Carolina Technology Association as the Public Sector CIO of the Year, by ComputerWorld as one of the Premier 100 IT Leaders, by InformationWeek as one of the top 50 CIOs in local, state and federal government, and as one of the 50 Most Important African Americans In Technology by eAccess Corporation. He received his MBA from the Darden School at the University of Virginia, and his Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.




Dan Roberts

CEO, Ouellette & Associates Consulting, Inc.


Dan meets and strategizes with IT and business executives and their leadership teams across North America on issues relating to IT transformation and culture change, building the IT workforce of the 21st century, and marketing IT's value. He is a contributing author of O&A's book titled Unleashing the Power of IT (Wiley, 2011) and is a frequent speaker at IT industry and corporate events, including the CIO Forum & Executive IT Summit Series, national SIMposium, NERCOMP, and the Sports & Entertainment Alliance in Technology (SEAT).

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