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Executive Roundtable - Reassessing Digital Transformation: The need for culture and process change

4 avril 2019Boston, MAMenton
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The unspoken truth about digital transformation is that many CIOs think they are remarkably behind their peers. The reality is, your organization is likely not as far behind as you think. All organizations face obstacles. In particular, cultural and process changes can make or break progress. As a result, several years into these efforts, many organizations still struggle to truly transform the way they operate.

Join Red Hat on April 4, 2019, for dinner and an interactive executive roundtable discussion about overcoming cultural and process barriers to win in the digital era. We’ll discuss:

  • Results from a new Harvard Business Review (HBR) Analytic Services survey that shows how successful organizations build cultures that are more collaborative, adaptable, inclusive, and transparent—and the business benefits of these open cultures.
  • The most important cultural characteristics required for digital transformation—and the most critical process changes needed for ongoing innovation.
  • Key technology changes and capabilities required for digital transformation.



4:00 p.m.Registration and networking
5:00 p.m.Roundtable discussion and dinner
7:00 p.m.Event wrap-up



About our speakers:

Stephanie Overby

Stephanie Overby

Writer, editor and Harvard Business Review report lead contributor

Stephanie is the lead contributor to HBR's “Reassessing Digital Transformation - The Culture and Process Imperative.” In the last decade, her work has focused on the intersection of business and technology. Stephanie's writing has been recognized by the American Society of Business Publication Editors (ASBPE) and she has been recognized with the American Business Media’s Jesse H. Neal Award; the Trade, Association, and Business Publications International’s TABBIE award; and the National Magazine Award. Stephanie’s writing has been featured in numerous publications including, CIO magazine,, SmartMoney,, and

Ken Chenis

Ken Chenis

Chief Architect, ACI Worldwide

Ken provides architectural leadership and drives initiatives for ACI’s Product Development organization in the domain areas of Payments Intelligence, Fraud Prevention, Security, and SaaS/Cloud. Driving the evolution of ACI’s payment intelligence and fraud platform, Ken is leading architects and engineers on innovative projects in the areas of microservices, big data, complex event processing, stream analytics, cloud computing, containerization, and data security. He has a diverse background in Enterprise Software technologies with a focus on the Payments Industry, Healthcare Industry, and Customer Relationship Management. Ken has three patents pending in the areas of complex event processing, machine learning, and payment initiation.

Margaret Dawson

Margaret Dawson

Vice President, Portfolio Product Marketing, Red Hat

A 20-year tech industry veteran, Margaret is the vice president of Portfolio Product Marketing at Red Hat, the world’s leading open source software company. She is a frequent author and speaker on digital disruption, emerging technologies, open source, and women leadership. A proven entrepreneur and intrapreneur, Margaret has led successful initiatives and teams at several startups and Fortune 500 companies, including Amazon, Microsoft and HP. Margaret is an active mentor for men and women in technology and was recently named Business Role Model of the Year for Women in IT, and Mentor and Coach of the Year in the Stevie Business Awards.

Matt Smith

Matt Smith

Chief Architect, Red Hat

As chief architect at Red Hat, Matt is responsible for helping Red Hat® customers achieve their key business transformation initiatives through open source architectures and technologies. He regularly advises Fortune 100 enterprises across a wide range of industries, on topics such as digital transformation, IT modernization, and the changing landscape of security and risk. Matt joined Red Hat in 2013, bringing two decades of IT experience ranging from development and system administration to management, strategy, and architecture.

Kris Pennella

Kris Pennella

Practice Lead, NA Open Innovation Labs, Red Hat

Kris is an accomplished 2x digital leadership executive with a track record of successfully launching emerging technology in global marketplaces. She translates technology into business strategy and increased concept to cash opportunities within new and existing product lines. Kris has developed and managed products with revenues of over $2BN and led the product technology departments at three enterprise companies. An advocate of lean enterprise and product development, as Practice Lead for the Open Innovation Labs, you can find Kris working with customers at the Open Innovation Labs accelerating their journey towards digital leadership.

Event Details

Date: Thursday, April 4, 2019

Time: 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. EDT

354 Congress St.
Boston, MA 02210

If you have any questions please send us an email.