AIM Monthly Luncheons
AIM Members meet together on the second Thursday of each month – September through May – to network and learn to become better leaders and innovators. In addition to the opportunities to network with peers, we invite industry thought leaders to address us on innovative ideas in technology, business, and leadership. For the next luncheon, please see the Events page.
All luncheons are held in the Joseph Smith Memorial Building (JSMB), 15 E South Temple St, Salt Lake City, UT. Parking validations available.
May 2021 Virtual Meeting - Kristen Cox
Executive Director of the New Initiative on Government Improvement, and Instructor at the University of Utah Eccles School of Business
Kristen will talk about the Theory of Constraints and how it applies to a range of work processes. Kristen is the world’s leading authority on using the Theory of Constraints in government and non-profit settings.
Our April meeting features Noelle Pikus Pace. Noelle is a former Winter Olympian who has spent the past years exploring and defining how we can all excel – at whatever we choose to do. Noelle will talk about her Olympic experience and preparation – including the tragic accident that almost cost her her Olympic medal dreams and goals, what she has learned about resilience and how she has turned those learnings into a methodology that she has used and shared to help anyone, anywhere achieve their goals.
Our March speaker is Niel Nickolaisen, long-time (really long-time) member of our local IT community. Niel will present the case study of (warning, buzz word alert) the digital transformation of OC Tanner. OC Tanner has been in business for over 90 years – as a manufacturing company producing custom awards to celebrate employee achievement. Starting about a decade ago the market moved on OC Tanner and started to value the employee recognition experience – manifest via software – over the tangible, physical award.
CTO/CIO, OC TannerFebruary 2021 Virtual Meeting - Perspectives on Trends and Startups
Cyrus Pinto will give an overview of Greylock Partners and share their perspectives on trends and startups. This will include covering themes around Cybersecurity, Data & Analytics, Automation, and Cloud.
Director, Greylock PartnersJanuary 2021 Virtual Meeting - Digital Dexterity
Digital dexterity with remote working and what’s next from here. Hybrid work models post pandemic and how does this necessitate rethinking the way we design infrastructure/WAN/LAN - access to applications and services.
Vice President, Products Operations
Emerging Technologies & Incubation
CiscoDecember 2020 Virtual Meeting - Exploring Mid-Market Strategies for Big Data Governance
Data generation has increased exponentially in recent years with an estimated 2.5 exabytes of new data being generated per day. The Government Accountability Office estimates that by 2025 there could be between 25 and 50 billion devices connected to the Internet and generating data. Even with the vast amount of data available to them, organizations currently effectively use less than 5% of their available data. Many data scientists are struggling to adopt effective data governance practices as they transition from traditional data analysis to big data analytics. These challenges arise from issues relating to data that are too vast, unstructured, and moving too fast to be managed by traditional means. Data governance of big data requires new strategies to deal with the volume, variety, and velocity attributes of big data. The traditional methods, frameworks, strategies, and tools for data governance and analysis are outdated and no longer adequate for processing the vast amount of data available to organizations today, thus making current strategies ineffective for handling big data. In this presentation we will review the current state of the art in big data analytics and data governance.
Dr. Ken Knapton
SVP and CIO, Merrick Bank
Please join as Phil discusses stories of existing cybersecurity breaches. He will discuss what could have been done to avoid, along with steps to recovery. There is no better way to learn about how to avoid cyber security issues than to hear about what has happened to others.
Chief Information Security Officer for the Department of Technology Services, State of Utah
Extra Space Storage has been on a multi-year journey to transform how it does business leveraging technology to enable new experiences both internally and externally. Bron McCall – CTO of Extra Space Storage will discuss this journey, challenges and learnings along the way. If you’re in some phase of a similar journey yourself, join to learn potential strategies, pitfalls to look out for and even join the discussion to share successes of your own.
SVP and CTO, Extra Space Storage
Companies that can gain an end-to-end view of their software value streams will vastly outperform those that focus on activity-based Agile and DevOps transformations. This unique offer will provide CSG preferred customer status, committing our industry-leading Flow Advisory team to the deployment of the Flow Framework® and Tasktop Viz across existing tools, processes and teams. This proposal also includes product portfolio assessment services to review your product portfolio and allow our Flow Advisory team to provide helpful analysis of the Flow Metrics. Our team will provide you with insights on bottlenecks and improvement opportunities to help you visualize the flow of work within the chosen product value stream. With this proposal, I am thrilled to personally dedicate my time and the time of Tasktop's top staff to seeing CSG's transformation through to an industry-leading success.
Dr. Mik Kersten
Come learn about emerging trends in data sharing & data exchange: What's changed, why do anything, and why now.
Prasanna Krishnan will discuss the value of sharing data assets at a macro level, highlighting 1) why companies tend to share data, and 2) why there seems to be a current inflection point in how companies share data.
Dataguise’s very own “Dr. Data”, is a data privacy expert with a strong background in data-centric security and data analysis. He is currently Technical Lead/Enterprise Architect at Dataguise, where he works with Fortune 500 companies to automate compliance with numerous data privacy regulations, including the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Dr. Singh received his M.S. degree and his Ph.D. from the University of California Davis.
January 2020 - WatchGuard CTO's 2020 Threat Landscape Predictions and a Review of How He Did on the 2019 Predictions He Presented Last January
WatchGuard CTO Corey Nachreiner is the host of The 443 Podcast and every year, the WatchGuard Threat Lab team imagines what the threat landscape might look like the following year. These predictions offer a fun way to talk about the future threat landscape, they’re based on serious real-world trends that that all IT and security practitioners should know about.
Whether or not any of these predictions come true, this session will inform you about the latest cyber-attack trends and corresponding tips and defense strategies to avoid them. This year, the team went a little dystopian with their cyber security predictions, imagining a bleak future if we don’t start winning the cyber security war. However, the goal of this presentation is to spread the awareness necessary to ensure these dark predictions don’t come true. We hope you join us for and interesting, fun, and educational dive into the future of cyber security.