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AITP-RTP Meeting | Facilitating Innovation in a Post-COVID19 World | Jan 13, 2022

  • 13 Jan 2022
  • 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
  • NC State University Club, 4200 Hillsborough Street, Raleigh, NC 27606

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AITP-RTP Meeting – Facilitating Innovation in a Post-COVID19 World: Cultivating a Climate for Paradigm Shift

Summary:

Are you satisfied with the status quo, or has COVID-19 made you see the need to adopt a more agile way of thinking? How do you overthrow the status quo without sacrificing quality and security in the process? Come learn the three key words needed to strike this delicate balance in this riveting challenge for technology professionals to shift their paradigm, facilitate innovation, and be a catalyst for change rather than an antagonist. Discover three types of flexibility in leadership and work/life balance needed to make that happen in the aftermath of COVID-19.

Learning Objectives: The participant will…

  • Effectively recognize major characteristics and effects of change in the light of COVID-19
  • Efficiently resolve to take ownership of change by balancing two mindsets and using three types of flexibility
  • Enthusiastically demonstrate three appropriate response-types to embracing change and facilitating innovation

Our Speaker:

Dr. Joe Perez

Having received advanced degrees in secondary education, Joe began a ten-year career as an educator. While in that career, he furthered his graduate education, earning a doctorate in education with a double-minor in computers and theology. His career focus changed to IT in the early 1990’s when he started as a Computer Consultant at NC State University. Three promotions later, Dr. Perez ended his successful 25-year career at NC State as Business Intelligence Specialist when he took another promotion to become Senior Business Analyst at the NC Department of Health & Human Services (DHHS) in the fall of 2017 and has since been promoted to Senior Systems Analyst and Team Lead. In addition to his full-time analytics/BI leadership role at DHHS, Joe was named Chief Technology Officer at SolonTek Corporation in October 2020. A published author with more than 12,000 followers on LinkedIn and several professional certifications, Perez has stayed active in the IT, HHS, and higher education communities as a much sought-after resource, award-winning, highly-recommended international keynote speaker, data analytics & visualization expert, and specialist in efficiency and process improvement. In 2020 alone, Perez spoke at more than two dozen conferences, and has continued to be in high demand in 2021 and beyond with more than 40 speaking engagements, expanding his reach into seventeen countries on every inhabited continent on earth, impacting thousands.

Through the years, Dr. Perez has never lost his love for teaching, having been a guest speaker for many organizations and internationally-recognized podcasts. When he takes a break from work and speaking, he enjoys spending time with his wife of more than 30 years and their children, whom he says are the "best things that ever happened to me." He also sings, plays the piano, composes songs, and has performed PSA's and voice-overs for schools and other organizations. He also serves as speaker, interpreter, and music director to his church’s Hispanic ministry. If there's any spare time left, he enjoys publishing a monthly military newsletter (as Editor-in-Chief of The Patriot News), working out in the gym, and catching up on Star Trek reruns. "It's a busy life indeed, but I wouldn't trade it for anything in the world. I’m a firm believer that if I’m not innovating, then I’m stagnating," says Joe


Agenda:

5:30 - 6:00 pm: Check-in & Networking

6:00 - 6:30 pm: Dinner

6:30 - 7:45 pm: Opening Remarks and Program

7:45 - 8:00 pm: Close and Additional Networking


Photography and Video Policy:

Attendees are permitted to take pictures of individuals or smaller groups as long as permission is given from the subject(s) of the photo. AITP-RTP board members may take pictures or a video recording of presenters and attendees for various purposes.  However, the use of any kind of video recording or video streaming device from attendees is not permitted.  Registration to the meeting implies acceptance of this policy.

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