This is a Workshop Style Luncheon Event
For qualified industry IT Management Professionals
including CIOs, VPs of IT, Director and Managers of IT

        WHAT:     IT Management & CIOs Luncheon Workshop 
                        (Complimentary / Free for Qualified Attendees and TechExecs Members)

         WHEN:    Thursday, May 12, 2016

            TIME:    11:30am ~ 1:00pm  (Check In and Networking starts at 11:00am)

        WHERE:   The New Microsoft Technology Center (Houston CityCenter)
                         750 Town and Country Blvd., Suite 1000 Houston, TX 77024

             RSVP:   Email to RSVP (Limited Seating, Please let us know if you would like to attend)
                           * Reservation required and will be approved to attend.
                           * This event is for qualified attendees only.

Serge Findling
Vice-President of Research, IDC’s IT Executive Programs

  A Digital Transformation Leadership Guide
for Business and Technology Executives

A digital revolution is upon us: consider self-driving vehicles, new social retail marketing, or 3-D printing of human organs. But for those of us responsible for enterprise technology, these new opportunities challenge our ability to sustain the existing operations that pay the bills while the creative destruction of innovation emerges. As a result, we are seeing a growing great divide between innovation and existing processes, technology, and infrastructure.

For business and technology leaders, these changes manifest a profound leadership challenge: on one side, silos of innovation that resist scaling to enterprise-class businesses, and on the other, an increasingly stagnant business portfolio under attack from new competitors.

The profound challenge of Digital Transformation is to selectively infuse innovation into the scale and breadth of the enterprise. In fact, leading Digital Transformation requires a third discipline: Integration – the art of managing the continuous exchange of lessons learned from existing operations and scaling business and technology with the bright sparkling innovation of our technology incubators.

This session allow participants to leverage IDC's Leading in 3D leadership model and learn how to:

  • Innovate within a cross-functional partnership to create digital innovation

  • Integrate new technology platforms into stable, scaled, business services

  • Incorporate new skills, techniques and culture into the existing fabric of the broader organization

Successful leaders are judged by their ability to effect change. With Digital Transformation, change is driven by a leader's ability to manage the three connected disciplines of Innovation, Integration and Incorporation and lead the digital transformation of their enterprise.

About the Workshop Luncheon Leader

Serge Findling, Vice-President of Research,
IDC’s IT Executive Programs

Serge is the Vice-President of Research with IDC's IT Executive Programs (IEP) and the CIO Agenda program. Serge focuses on digital transformation leadership for business and technology executives. He also manages IDC's Information and Data Transformation practice, helping organizations successfully weather and capitalize on the changes brought about by today's disruptive transformation in information management. Serge supports clients through research, consulting, training, and speaking engagements. He also serves as an Energy and IT advisor at the Houston Technology Center and counsels startups at the MIT Enterprise Forum.  Serge is a transformational global business leader with over 30 years of leadership experience in Fortune 50 technology environments, forging pioneering changes in outcomes and organizational cultures. His expertise includes a broad range of functions including strategy, global business development, planning, operations, marketing, communications, finance, cost control, procurement, contracting, and all aspects of IT.  In his previous position at Hewlett-Packard, Serge directly supported eight CIOs and EVPs of global operations and led their most critical initiatives. Prior to HP, Serge had executive responsibility at Compaq, Digital Equipment, and Spie-Batignolles, an international construction leader.
Serge graduated in civil engineering from Ecole Spéciale des Travaux Publics, one of the prestigious French grandes écoles, and has a degree in economics from the Sorbonne University. He received his executive education at the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School of Business. He also holds a data science specialization (via Coursera) from Johns Hopkins University.

Muge Wood
Director, Microsoft
Houston Technology Center


  Industry Update from Microsoft
Muge Wood is the Director for the Microsoft Technology Center (MTC) in Houston.  MTCs are collaborative environments that provide access to innovative technologies and world-class expertise, enabling our customers to envision, design, and deploy solutions that meet their exact needs.  Houston MTC is Microsoft’s first Cloud-based MTC that also operates as an Oil & Gas Center of Excellence.  Muge and her team of architects aim to inspire our customers to transform their businesses by leveraging the Microsoft platform and our partner ecosystem.

Since joining Microsoft in 2004, Muge has served as Business Productivity Advisor to Oil & Gas majors, managed the Application Platform Business for customers in TX, OK, AR, LA and led the US Dynamics Architect Team to help our partners build line of business applications.  She is recognized for her passion to build and lead high performing technical teams.

Prior to joining Microsoft, Muge has worked at Accenture for 10 years leading business transformation projects for large organizations in the energy and chemicals industry.  These projects included systems integration following mergers & acquisitions, customer segmentation for tailored service strategies and establishing new commerce channels.

She received a Master’s of Business Administration degree from Lehigh University in Pennsylvania and a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Bilkent University in Ankara, Turkey.

Muge, her husband Brad & sons Matthew (14) and Michael (12) reside in Houston.  In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her family & friends, reading, working out, traveling around the world, and volunteering at her kids’ school.  She also supports several professional associations including Women’s Energy Network of Houston and Petroleum Data Management Association.





11:00 am ~ 11:40 am   Check-In & IT Management Peers Networking
11:40 am ~ 11:45 am   Welcome by Chapter Officers
11:45 am ~ 12:10 pm   Industry Update from Sponsor(s)
12:10 pm ~ 12:45 pm   Featured Speaker
12:45 pm ~ 12:55 pm   Roundtable Discussion
1:00 pm ~                     Closing and Networking


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