Virtual Roundtable

Virtual roundtables are dynamic presentation and live networking events.
We have made the expert presentation segments of previous recordings available for viewing below.

Easiest Catch


Easiest Catch: Don’t Be Another Fish in the Dark Net

The Presentation

You’ve read the headlines. Unfortunately, the question now is not if – but when – your information is going to be accessed or stolen. Even companies with carefully guarded networks are not immune to these attacks. Mark Lanterman of Computer Forensics Services discusses current developments in the digital underground, as well as offering realistic advice for cyber protection.

The Presenter

Mark Lanterman is the CTO of Computer Forensic Services. Before entering the private sector, Mark was an investigator assigned to the U. S. Secret Service Electronic Crimes Taskforce. He has nearly 30 years of security and forensic experience and has testified in over 2,000 cases. He is also an instructor at the University of Minnesota in the Masters of Science Program as well as at the National Judicial College in Reno, NV. Mark provides regular commentary on cyber security issues for national print and broadcast media, including NBC, ABC, Bloomberg, and The Wall Street Journal.


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Techno-Speak: Translating IT for Non-Tech Execs

The Presentation

Communication is critical in all business activities and helping non-technical peers understand the need and value of IT is no exception. Whether you’re negotiating a budget or mapping a project timeline, it’s vital that everyone is speaking the same language. Just as a guide is critical for hiking an unfamiliar trail, your non-technical peers need guidance – and perhaps even some translation – for successful IT initiatives.

The Presenter

Linda Hughes, author of “CEO’s Secrets to IT Success” highlights some critical elements for effective communication! With over 25 years experience in company operations, particularly business strategy, operational planning, revenue generation and IT management, some of Hughes’ past roles include: Divisional CIO for the Coca-Cola Company; VP of Technology Practice & CIO at The North Highlands Co; and most recently, CIO for AIG Agency Auto.

CRM-Legacy ERP Integration


Trouble at the Playground: Integrating Cloud-based Solutions with Legacy Systems

The Presentation
The IT world is full of cloud-based solutions promising to be quick, flexible and value-driven. Legacy implies slow, inflexible systems with an anchor of hardware and dedicated resources dragging behind them. As IT executives, we’re charged with implementing, integrating and supporting both. Coming to terms with the new technologies and awareness of attributes common to many Legacy systems will help break the inertia and move your organization forward.

The Presenter

Brad Cackler, Director of IT at Cascade Microtech, Inc. speaks to how integrating Legacy ERP was critical to the success of a global CRM implementation for his company. A Native of the Pacific Northwest, Brad holds a B.A. in Economics and is a graduate of the Oregon Executive MBA program. During his 20+ years in IT, he’s led teams implementing and managing strategic business applications (ERP, EAI, CRM, e-commerce) for high tech companies like Radisys, Intel, Sage Software and Cascade Microtech. As a champion of the business value of IT, Brad has built up and leveraged a combination of business and IT acumen through the integration of eight domestic and international acquisitions.




Turning Data into Decisions: Improving Today’s Analytics for Shop Floor to Top Floor Decision Making

The Presentation
Most organizations are rich in Enterprise and Business Applications, and generate a tremendous amount of data. However despite the advances in Systems, Big Data, Analytics, Reporting, few organizations are able to directly correlate Shop Floor data generated from transactional systems to Top Floor decision making insights. Data Integrity, Business Ownership, Different Metric definitions across the organization are often the key reasons for these challenges.

The Presenter
V. Balaji is the CIO at Tata Technologies where he is responsible for the flow of information, coordination, assessment, and synchronization of all organization policies and standardization requirements for the entire information enterprise. Mr. Balaji brings more than 18 years of IT and process re-engineering and transformation experience to his role. Prior to his 2007 appointment as CIO, Mr. Balaji led the INCAT Enterprise Solutions Group. His distinguished career includes leadership roles at Harman/Becker Automotive Systems, Inc.; Anchor Glass Container Corporation; and the Ladish Co., Inc. Mr. Balaji possesses broad IT knowledge from his long history in the aerospace, automotive, and consumer goods sectors.

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Succession Planning and Mapping IT Talent

Strategy. Vision. Execution. Alignment. These are serious business terms, with each representing complex challenges to conquer. What is striking, however, is how often these hard issues are linked to successful companies. Based on i4cp’s decades of research, high-performance organizations establish clear strategic visions, align their workforce to that vision and execute accordingly. It sounds simple, but most companies struggle to master this formula.

This session covers:

  • What high performance teams are doing to address IT Talent Gaps
  • Talent Mapping: Training & filling critical roles in your organization
  • Implications for a CIO in Aligning IT roles to corporate needs

Journey from Reporting to Business Intelligence to Analytics

The Presentation
Everyone is at a different stage in their quest for the insights that will provide competitive advantage. If you try to compare yourself to others in your industry, you either come up short, or you feel like you are over-spending for what you have – or possibly both. The journey from reporting to business intelligence to analytics is unique to the set of circumstances we face as business leaders, and to the industries that we serve.

David Judson, Sr. Director, Reporting and Data Management, Analytics Center of Excellence at The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company will kick off the conversation discussing how The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company is leveraging business intelligence in their organization to better enable their decision making.

The Presenter
David Judson is the Sr Director at the Scotts Miracle-Gro Company. As a member for the Analytics Center of Excellence and leader of the Reporting and Data Management team, David will share some of the history and challenges he has faced during his journey, which he humbly acknowledges is far from complete.

Avoid the 5 Gotchas of App Dev Agreements

The Presentation
Starting the conversation, Attorney Michael Overly presents how to avoid the “5 Gotchas” that will help craft successful app dev agreements. Overly covers questions you should ask and reach consensus and tips to ensure the breadth and depth of your vision can navigate the gotchas as you are building your app dev agreements.

The Presenter
Michael Overly is an author, award winner and member of the Technology Transactions & Outsourcing Group at Foley & Lardner LLP.

Overly’s practice focuses on counseling clients regarding technology transactions, intellectual property development, information security, and electronic commerce. Mr. Overly is one of the few practicing lawyers who has satisfied the rigorous requirements necessary to obtain multiple certifications: CISA, CISSP, ISSMP, CRISC, and CIPP