Staying up to date with the latest technologies and learning to take advantage of them can revolutionize and maximize the way you do business. Who better to discuss current and future network requirements than four of the most advanced IT leaders of some of the largest corporations in and outside of the southeast?
The GSA Technology Council, Charter Business and GSA Business have partnered to present a special opportunity to hear from IT experts of four major corporations for a learning lunch panel discussion followed by a tech expo with both small and large tech companies.
The CTO of Scansource, the CIO of the Greenville Hospital System, the Director of Product Management of Charter Business and the Online Services Account Manager of Microsoft will discuss maximizing cloud computing for small, medium and large businesses, applications that increase productivity, the importance of scalable and reliable networks, and how new technology trends affect how businesses communicate and use data.
The Future of Technology
Panel Discussion and Mini Tech Expo
a GSATC, Charter Business and GSA Business Learning Lunch Panel and Table Top Tech Expo
at the Embassy Suites (670 Verdae Blvd, Greenville, SC)
with Guest Panel Presenters:
CTO of Scansource, Inc.
Greg Dixon joined ScanSource at its inception in 1992, where he serves as Chief Technology Officer. In this role, Greg develops and manages strategic technological initiatives for ScanSource such as Solution City, RFIDEdge, SUMOpartner and many others.
Greg has more than 35 years of experience in the technology arena. He is known as a technologist and industry expert and has been a featured speaker at many industry events over the years. He also served on the Board of Directors for CompTIA and is now active in the Unified Communications and Cloud Communities.
Director, Product Management of Charter Business
In his current role, Mr. Bagnato develops and manages products for Charter Business voice services portfolio. Those IP-based voice products are built to serve small, medium, and enterprise level business customers. Jim is an Internet/Telecom industry veteran with over 11 years in bringing new products to market and developing then implementing product portfolio strategies with Charter, Turner Sports, Level 3, and EarthLink.
Jim earned an MBA from Duke University and a BS in Chemical Engineering from Purdue University.
Chief Technology Officer of Clemson University
Jim Pepin started his duties at Clemson in February of 2007 and is responsible for campus and regional systems and networking architecture. He previously worked for University of Southern California (USC), starting in 1972 and implemented NCP and IP solutions on the ARPAnet. He was a member of several Network Working Groups in the early 1970s. He was director of the Engineering Computer Lab and was architect of the central engineering school facilities, including networking and timesharing systems.
Starting in 1987 he was Executive Director of University Computing Services (UCS). UCS provided campus wide support for all networking and central academic computing services. In 1999-2003, he had joint appointment with USC-ISI and was responsible for direction in High Performance Network infrastructure for the USC-ISD and USC-ISI. From 2004 on he was responsible for the design and implementation of high performance networks while being director of the center for High Performance Computing and Communications.
Vice President of Information Services and Chief Information Officer of Greenville Hospital System University Medical Center
Rich Rogers is responsible for the planning, implementation, and management of information technology and resources supporting the hospital system. Rogers has over 20 years’ experience in health information technology management. Prior to joining GHS, he served as the Senior Vice President/CIO for Health First in Melbourne, Florida, the VP of MIS for Lakeland Regional Health System, St. Joseph, Michigan, and as a healthcare consultant with IBM.
Rogers is an active member in the College of Health Information Management Executives (CHIME) and the Health Information Management Systems Society (HIMSS). He received an M.B.A. from Pace University in New York and a B.S. in Business Administration from SUNY Oswego.
11:00 – Registration, Networking
11:30 – Lunch
11:55 – Announcements and Expo Introductions
12:10 – Panel Discussions
12:50 – Door Prizes
1:00 – Expo Opens
2:30 – Expo Closes
With table top displays by:
This meeting features easy access from I-385, plenty of free parking, ample networking opportunities, a great presentation, and door prizes. Plan to attend.
Onsite registration is available. Lunch is $25 at the door.
Onsite registration for the Tech Expo opens at 1:00pm.