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Join Enterprise Digital Transformation Meetup for their launch event -- an interactive fireside chat on the true price of innovation with two thought-leaders in corporate digital transformation,Isaac Sacolick (CIO and author of "Driving Digital: The Leader's Guide to Business Transformation Through Technology"), Anthony L. Onesto(General Mgr., Konrad Group and CEO, Stealth Artificial Intelligence Human Resource Group), and Antonio Julio (Head of Business Development, GeneXus USA), moderated by Charlie Oliver (CEO of Tech 2025).
Companies face a daunting, uphill climb in their quest for true digital transformation and the promise of growth, freedom and increased customer engagement that it will bring. This fact hasn't been lost on executives and employees. According to a recent research study that surveyed 450 heads of digital transformation at companies in the US, the UK, France, and Germany, 80% felt that their company would be left behind if it didn't achieve digital transformation, and 73% of IT leaders believed that they might be fired if their digital transformation project failed.
The pressure is on. And companies are pouring a ton of time, money and effort into digitizing their organizations, as fast as possible, with new AI software that will offload repetitive grudge-work to algorithms and robots, while empowering everyone in the organization to do more meaningful work.
But at what price will digital transformation come and what exactly will be required of stakeholders throughout the organization, from the C-suite, to IT, to business departments, in order to make a company's transformation successful and substantive? Join us for this important discussion that looks at what PEOPLE are going to have to contend with to understand and work through the incredible changes coming our way. This will be an interactive discussion with the audience so bring your questions!
JOHN PAVLEYSVP Software Engineering at Viacom
John Pavley is a technology leader with over two decades of experience in mobile, web, server, and desktop applications. Pavley rode the personal computer wave from the first graphical user interfaces to the World Wide Web to the on-going mobile metamorphosis. Along that way he has worked with some of the greatest people at many of the most innovative companies on earth: Apple, DoubleClick, Yahoo!, LimeWire, Spotify, Huffington Post, and currently Viacom. Pavley is also an Adjunct Instructor at NYU.
Pavley has led teams at startups, tech companies, and media companies. He has led the design and development of award winning products, such as Apple’s ClarisWorks for Kids, DoubleClick’s DART5, Spotify’s streaming radio service, and HuffPost’s verified identify. But his absolute favorite thing to do is to recruit and lead product development teams with an insanely productive agile processes and world-class teams.
Right now Pavley is obsessed with functional programming, getting more kids into coding, how mobile transforms (and keeps transforming) everything, and Apple’s new programming lingo Swift.
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ANTHONY L. ONESTO - General Mgr., Konrad Group
Anthony Onesto is a leader with more than 18 years of strategy, product, recruiting, and human resources experience. Onesto is currently serving as General Manager, New York for Konrad Group, a global innovation company. He helped to found SmartUp in the Americas and is now an advisor to the learning & knowledge sharing platform. Previously, he was Vice President for Razorfish, focused on global strategies in technology and data sciences across 20 global offices and 2,500 employees for this $750 million digital agency.
As the first head of human resources for FreshDirect, he took the company from 30+ employees to 2,000 within five years and 20,000 orders per day. He has built many high growth startups in his career including, Zeta Interactive, Big Fuel, which grew by 500% in two years and then exited to Publicis, plus VC-backed Savos and Solidstreaming. Anthony is also an advisor to well funded and high growth startup technology companies Talentrackr, Namley, Rolepoint, and BeVisible, who have collectively raised more than $100 million in venture capital. He is the creator and executive producer of Ella the Engineer, a cartoon and brand focused on encouraging young girls to pursue careers in the STEM fields.
He is also founder and creator of Kae.ai, an artificially intelligent human resources agent that helps to augment human resource departments. Anthony speaks and sits on panels at high-profile startup and HR conference events on the topics of human capital, recruiting, workforce strategies, the future of work and culture. He is editor of the talent section of the 2016 & 2017 Soda Report and host of New Yawk HR, a video interview show illustrating what its like to work within Human Resource and Recruiting in New York.
ISAAC SACOLICK - CIO and author of "Driving Digital: The Leader's Guide to Business Transformation Through Technology"
Isaac Sacolick is a successful CIO who has led digital transformation, product development, innovation, agile management, and data science programs in multiple organizations. He has transformed underperforming businesses by delivering new digital products, investing in strategic technologies, enabling agile practices, outsourcing commodity services and establishing performance metrics. He is the author of the book Driving Digital: The Leader’s Guide to Business Transformation Through Technology published by Amacom.
Isaac is currently President and CIO of StarCIO, a consulting services business that helps businesses execute their digital transformation programs. Previously, he held transformational CIO roles at media, financial services, and construction industry businesses and was a founding CTO at media and social networking startups.
Isaac has been recognized as an industry leading, agile, innovative CIO. He has been listed by The Huffington Post, Forbes, and HP Enterprise as a top social CIO and was recognized as a Top 100 CIO in STEM. Isaac has been writing a blog, Social Agile and Transformation for over ten years with 300+ posts covering topics on CIO leadership, digital transformation, agile execution, big data, innovation, and digital marketing. He speaks on a variety of transformation topics including the digital enterprise, agile transformation,digital product development, citizen development programs, the future of IT, and on becoming a data driven organization.
ANTONIO JULIO - Head of Business Development, GeneXus USA & Canada
As an energetic, engaging and accomplished technology executive, Antonio Julio has a deep background in disruptive product management, product marketing, sales, global agile development, and delivery of cutting-edge technology solutions with specialization in low code software, data center, cloud computing, end-to-end storage solutions, and enterprise systems management. Having done business on all continents, Antonio Julio personally understands cultural disparities and converts that knowledge into winning global strategies. Additionally, his work experience has taken him through small (Prologica Computers), Medium (SID) and Large (IBM, Compaq, Dell) companies which allows him to engage at any level of business growth.
At Dell, as the executive director for enterprise business development, he was responsible for bringing fresh solutions for their new IT, based on applications such as analytics (big-data), database acceleration and cloud infrastructure. In 2014, this new portfolio generated about $400mi in additional revenue. Also as business development he was responsible for the implementation of sales processes to deliver servers and storage for small and medium businesses worldwide – and as result Antonio’s segment led the sales of storage for Dell from 2009 thru 2012 with revenue around $500M/year.
Currently he is responsible for developing the GeneXus International business for North America – USA and Canada. He actively works on opening new opportunities for GeneXus as well as developing the existing installed base of customers in these 2 countries. At GeneXus he oversees all aspects of the business from daily operations, communication, demand generation, marketing and sales. In addition to his enthusiasm for developing business success in the High-Tech sector, he has a strong commitment to humanitarian interests. He is proud to participate in multiple volunteer organizations. He is multilingual in English, Portuguese and Spanish.
CHARLIE OLIVER - Founder/CEO, Tech 2025
Charlie’s years of experience in the trenches of traditional media include working in advertising in New York at such media goliaths as BBDO Worldwide and Condé Nast, to producing sitcoms and dramas at Sony Pictures Entertainment, Paramount Pictures, Warner Brothers, Dreamworks and Oscar-award winning indie production companies, to event management at the Sundance Film Festival.
After spending several years in corporate law in document review at global firms (White & Case, Clifford Chance and Wachtel Lipton, to name a few), Charlie segued seamlessly into technology and new media as a web video producer where she co-created and co-produced experimental video projects. Soon thereafter, Charlie launched ArtofTalk.tv (a web video platorm or talk shows).
Served Fresh Media™was a natural next step in her creative and media evolution. At Served Fresh Media, Charlie and her team provide digital strategy, senior management advisory, team building and training, strategic partnerships, and product development for startups and brands.
In the Fall of 2016, Charlie launched Tech2025 a platform and community or learning about emerging technologies that are expected to drastically change our world in the next decade including AI, machine learning, driverless vehicles, IoT, blockchain, VR, etc., through live-events and interactive workshops with industry experts.
Charlie’s philosophy on life and growing a business is simple: "Be fearless and unapologetic in the fierce pursuit of your goals and be just as passionate about helping people."