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AITP-RTP Meeting | How to Succeed in Driving Technology Change for Your Organization | Nov 9, 2023

  • 9 Nov 2023
  • 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
  • BCBSNC Durham


  • Included in Group: 5 Membership
  • Included in Annual Membership

AITP-RTP Meeting – How to Succeed in Driving Technology Change for Your Organization

CHANGE OF VENUE:  Hosted by BCBSNC on Durham campus
1965 Ivy Creek Blvd, Durham, NC 27707 (map below) 

As the rate of technology change accelerates and technology becomes increasingly important to all business, IT organization must become expert change agents. This presentation will provide specific steps IT leaders can take to increase their impact and effectiveness in driving technology change in their organizations. We’ll discuss essential behaviors, roles, and approaches needed to lead change. We’ll also review case studies to demonstrate and highlight the essential elements of driving change.

Our Speaker:

Joe Bastante

Joe Bastante - Chief Technology Officer at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina

Joe’s career focus and goal is to transform organizations through the effective use of technology. At present, he leads his organization in technology investment, strategic platform change, architecture, public and private cloud, and operating infrastructure and services. Joe has initiated many change initiatives such as the cloud strategy, the corporate digital strategy program, the enterprise data platform modernization program, and the nationally awarded AI strategy, which introduced advanced deep learning to improve member health outcomes. Joe’s team is also a nationally recognized and ranked by Forrester in 2022 as the #1 enterprise architecture practice in North America. Joe has put in practice over 25 years of technology leadership and consulting experience in spearheading organization transformation, the last twenty years focusing on health and life sciences. Joe holds an M.S. and B.A. in Computer Science and serves as an advisor for public, private, and academic institutions.


5:30 – 6:15pm: Check-in & Networking

6:15 – 7:00pm: Dinner & Networking

7:00 – 7:10pm: Opening Remarks

7:10 – 8:00pm: Program

8:00 – 8:30pm: 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.

1965 Ivy Creek Blvd, Durham, NC 27707
Lobby Phone: 919.765.1424
Durham, NC 27707
Driving Directions to 100 from I-40 

Take 1-40 to exit 270. Turn onto US 15/501 (Durham-Chapel Hill Blvd.) headed toward Durham. Follow Durham-Chapel Hill Bivd. past Garrett Road. Stay in right two lanes. Stay in right lane and bear right onto Martin luther King. Jr. Pkwv. lurn right at the first traftic light onto Universitv Drive. Turn left at the first drive onto Ivv Creek Boulevard

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