How Large Enterprises Can Foster a Transformation Mindset to Create a Competitive Advantage

October 23, 2019

Date & Time

October 23, 2019 10:00 PM - October 24, 2019 12:00 AM

Location

Nike Flatiron

156 5th Ave

New York, NY 10010

Registration

Register by October 22, 2019 12:00 AM

At this private event, our guests will be treated to hors d’oeuvres and drinks provided by Eataly (bring your appetite), and a $150 Nike shopping voucher.

The term “Digital Transformation” has lost impact via the dilution of the phrase, but at its core, digital transformation is the creation of a competitive advantage by effectively building a portfolio of internal and external products. Large enterprise companies have long been searching for the answer to one simple-yet-critical question: how do I create a competitive advantage for my organization? The answer, though multifaceted, is clearer than ever before.

By fostering a culture shift and leveraging emerging product and SDLC methodologies, an enterprise can build a transformation roadmap and construct product-focused teams to help them traverse the gap between their current state and their ideal future state.

Join Levvel in New York City on October 23 for an in-depth panel discussion around how to successfully build an effective product-first organization. We’ll cover how to earn buy-in, shift innovation culture, create a transformation roadmap, and much more.

Agenda

  • 6:00-6:15: Check-in
  • 6:15-7:15: Panel and Q&A
  • 7:15-8:00: Nike Shopping Experience and Happy Hour

Additional Details

Each guest will receive a $150 Nike shopping voucher to be used during the personalized shopping event. Food and drinks will be provided, so bring your appetite!

Meet the speakers

Anna Barnett

Research Senior Manager

Eric LaForce

Senior Vice President, Capabilities

Stevie Palmateer

Engineering Capability Lead

Bill Pence

Principal, Fine Structure Constant

Guests will learn about

  • Setting the stage and creating a culture shift within your organization
  • Evaluating the needs of your existing team, and discussing the strategies to build effective product teams
  • Bridging the gap between individuals with the domain expertise and business knowledge and the product development organization

Who should attend?

  • Product Owners
  • Digital Leads
  • Technology Managers
  • Innovation Teams
  • Strategy Leads

Meet the speakers

Anna Barnett
Research Senior Manager

Anna Barnett is a Research Senior Manager for Levvel Research. She manages Levvel's team of analysts and all research content delivery, and helps lead research development strategy for the firm's many technology focus areas. Anna joined Levvel through the acquisition of PayStream Advisors, and for the past several years has served as an expert in several facets of business process automation software. She also covers digital transformation trends and technology, including around DevOps strategy, design systems, application development, and cloud migration. Anna has extensive experience in research-based analytical writing and editing, as well as sales and marketing content creation.

Eric LaForce
Senior Vice President, Capabilities

Eric LaForce is Levvel's Senior Vice President of Capabilities and is a seasoned technology executive focused on driving business value through digital transformation. Currently, Eric runs the services and operations team at Levvel where he coaches teams to perform their best work on complex business and technology problems, drives operational excellence, and encourages a strong organizational culture based on Levvel core values. Eric has experience in building compelling and scalable products, modernizing legacy applications, and driving large-scale digital transformation as a modern technology leader and program manager. He has direct experience in development, building products, solution engineering, program planning, operations, sales, building businesses, and transforming culture.

Stevie Palmateer
Engineering Capability Lead

Stevie Palmateer is Levvel’s Engineering Capability Lead and is responsible for managing the processes and people within the Engineering Capability to ensure quality work is delivered to Levvel’s clients. Stevie also assists in leading research, strategy, and development opportunities for Levvel’s Engineering Capability. Stevie has over 9 years of experience in the design, development, and deployment of software for Fortune 500 companies. She’s a full stack application developer and solutions architect who is passionate about bridging the gap between product design and technical strategy. When not working on a technology project, she is actively mentoring and guiding young females to succeed in STEM.

Bill Pence
Principal, Fine Structure Constant

William Pence has held numerous leadership positions in technology, healthcare, and media companies. Most recently, Bill joined AOL in April 2014 as the company's Global Chief Technology Officer and member of its Global Operating Committee. Bill — an accomplished leader in the digital technology industry with more than 25 years of experience — led all aspects of AOL's global technology strategy, and played a key leadership role in the overall strategy and direction of the company, including the sale of the company to Verizon in 2015. William Pence served as Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer of WebMD from November 2007 and also served as its Chief Operating Officer of WebMD from May 2012 to April 2014.

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