06/20/2018 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm America/New York Timezone
NSU's CEC - Room 3000 - Carl Desantis Bldg
Carl Desantis Bldg
Davie, FL 33314
$25 SIM Members, $40 Non-Members

Join SIM South Florida for our June 20th Meeting at Nova South Eastern University where special guest speaker Stuart Kippleman will be presenting- Innovate or Die: Creating a Culture of Innovation.

Innovate or Die: The average lifespan of a company listed in the S&P 500 is now only 15 years. Many companies still don’t get it and fail to keep up with change or innovation. This change includes business needs, customer expectations, and technology as nothing is immune. While just keeping up with change is complicated, it’s not enough. We must innovate, and balance the needs of all those involved to drive a business forward and create a competitive advantage. We will discuss the impact of change, technology trends, and pitfalls, how to stay competitive., and ideas to ensure IT drives the business forward.

Stuart Kippelman is the Interim CIO for Biotest Pharmaceuticals and leading the transformation to a digital business across all company areas. Stuart previously served as Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer for Platform Specialty Products, and Covanta Energy. For his transformational work, Stuart has received numerous prestigious industry recognitions including Top 100 CIO’s in STEM 2015, Computerworld’s 2014 Premier IT Leader Award and the CIO.com Top 100 Award in 2012, 2013 and 2014. Prior to joining Covanta, Stuart held many leadership and technical roles of increasing responsibility at Johnson & Johnson. He was Corporate Director of Technology M&A and Emerging Market Growth, CIO/CTO of Health & Wellness, Vice President of Global Infrastructure Technology Engineering, and Development, as well as other roles in engineering, architecture, research, portfolio management, deployment, and operations.

Stuart holds multiple patents in data mining, analytics, and Business Intelligence. He is actively engaged in helping guide and develop the next generation of IT leadership and serves as a career mentor both for Columbia University’s Executive Master of Science in Technology Management program, as well as the CIO Executive Council Pathways program.

Members of SIM and those who would qualify as members are welcome to attend. Please refer to the chapter membership criteria for details: http://www.simnet.org/members/group_content_view.asp?group=62784&id=79455

Please note: If you register and you do not qualify, it can take up to 20 business days to refund your registration fee.

If you are a vendor and would like to sponsor, limited sponsorships are available. Please contact Elizabeth Decker, Partnerships Chair elizabethadecker@gmail.com

Looking forward to seeing you all there!

$25 SIM Members
$40 Non-Members

About the SFTA

The South Florida Technology Alliance (SFTA) promotes the growth, success and awareness of the regional technology community. Through events, networking, programs and education, we provide south Florida’s technology-related companies, academic institutions, entrepreneurs, governments and related organizations with an active forum to grow the business of technology in our region.


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