January 24, 2020
Date & Time
January 24, 2020 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
The Sheraton Charlotte Convention Center
555 South McDowell Street
Charlotte, NC 28204
Registration is $300
Register by January 24, 2020 12:00 AM
Innovation efforts create a significant amount of buzz—the most successful of them send shockwaves that galvanize an industry or vertical. On the flip side, these efforts bring an equally significant amount of organizational distraction, which can derail an innovation effort before it ever leaves the station. Too often “innovation” becomes a vanity exercise, achieving none of the expected benefits. This is not the disruption businesses want or need.
There are several key factors that determine the difference between project success and failure. Does your organization foster innovation and enable disruption? If not, how do you create that organizational shift? How can the right opportunity to disrupt be identified? How do you limit and manage organizational distractions? How can your effort be leveraged to drive meaningful change for stakeholders both within and outside of your walls? Can this change be measured?
Join Levvel and NC Tech in Charlotte, NC on January 24 for an in-depth panel discussion around intentional disruption. Our panel of industry experts from Levvel, Mastercard Advisors, Centene Corporation, and Perspecta will discuss driving and measuring meaningful disruption, knowing when to strike, earning buy-in, managing distractions, the next decade of disruption, and much more.
Meet the speakers
Managing Director, Commercial
Senior Financial Services Consultant
Director of Product Innovation, Mastercard Advisors
CISO, Centene Corporation
VP, Chief Engineer for NMCI, Perspecta
Throughout his 15-year international career, David has held senior leadership positions in both startups and top tech organizations alike. Prior to joining Levvel, David's team built what has become the de facto enterprise software platform within the collegiate athletics market. As MD, Commercial, David applies a dedicated customer focus to Levvel's world-class delivery model and product offerings.
Kara Ford is a Senior Financial Services Consultant who works with financial institutions, merchants and enterprises of all sizes to help them identify and implement their payment strategies. She comes to Levvel with 7+ years of experience in banking as a payments professional with deep knowledge in financial services offerings for commercial and retail customers. She has focused the last three years on P2P and Real-time payments with a focus on product strategy, architecture, and implementation of the services for customers.
Mike Brown leads Mastercard's Labs-as-a-Service Innovation Hub in Charlotte, NC where he guides enterprise clients through an innovation process focused on empathic design. He previously led the Product Management and UX teams at MapAnything, acquired by Salesforce.com in 2019. Mike has more than ten years of experience building teams and processes to create new products at both startups and enterprise firms.
As VP and Chief Engineer for the Navy and Marine Corps Intranet (NMCI) Chris Painter leads engineering organization that is supporting the NMCI under the Next Generation Enterprise Network (NGEN) contract. In this role, Painter is responsible for the service strategy, design, and engineering functions for Perspecta’s largest account. With 17 years of experience supporting the government and commercial customers at companies such as DXC Technology, Hewlett-Packard Enterprise, and HP, Inc., Painter drives technology improvements and modernization initiatives to advance mission success. Painter joined the IT industry after eight years of service with the U.S. Marine Corps where he was a small unit infantry leader.