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    • 13 Jun 2024
    • 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • NC State University Club, 4200 Hillsborough Street, Raleigh, NC 27606
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    MAC / CIO: Speed Mentoring event

    Each mentor will have a table.  Participants rotate between tables every 20 minutes. 

    Please arrive by 5:45

    Our Mentors:

    Nick Otto

    Mark Dronzek

    Elizabeth Bacon

    Jerry Fralick

    Dr. Ken Russell

    Mark Paxton

    Sherri Yerk-Zwickl

    Rich Otteson


    Nick Otto serves as the technology leader at Kimley-Horn for both IT Delivery and the Product Development engine. Prior to joining Kimley-Horn, I held senior IT leadership positions at SAS, Red Hat, at Circuit City Stores.

    Mark Dronzek is a CIO, Strategist, Thought Leader, Data Advocate and Talent Amplifier. He is an Interim CIO for multiple sectors and midsize-to-large clients: works with executives on strategy, leadership, digital transformation, operational scalability, roadmap and mentoring. He is also a Board Member and Conference Speaker and Moderator.

    Elizabeth Bacon, a technology transformation executive, held the position of Chief Information Officer for global companies. She stands at the forefront of driving strategic technology initiatives and digital transformation for global companies. With a business-minded approach, she crafts cohesive strategies blending I.T. with business operations to deliver significant value. Elizabeth’s visionary leadership influences C-Suite Executives, steering companies toward their overarching goals. She champions change, challenges the status quo, and fosters effective communication across cross-functional teams within complex environments to provide technology solutions. Elizabeth holds a BS in Electrical Engineering and an MBA in Global Business both degrees from Georgia Institute of Technology.

    Jerry Fralick: Army Combat Vietnam Vet, Masters of Science Degree – Computers & Management of IT, American University. Federal DOJ CIO, State of North Carolina CIO, Chief Security Officer, Lenovo USA. LeMoyne College Distinguished Alumni Award, 2018.

    Dr. Ken Russell is an award-winning technologist, trusted digital transformation leader, and innovation amplifier. He is an author, speaker, and board member
    known for helping organizations define and pursue their digital transformation journeys with guiding experience, connections, conversations, and collaborations. Key to his success as an active practitioner and coach/mentor is helping senior
    executives embrace the value of values and prepare for next generation processes and workplace challenges (including policy/process development,
    validation of technology vision/direction, road-mapping, and Enterprise Architecture).

    Mark Paxton: Proven technology executive and consultant with an impressive history of leading & delivering successful technology solutions that address business strategy and needs. Collaborative solid people skills, strong written and verbal communication skills, and a passion for delivering business results that provide value. Known as an inspirational leader, mentor, team builder, and innovator. Served as a Chief Information Officer (CIO) four times.

    Sherri Yerk-Zwickl is the Vice President for IT and inaugural CIO at Campbell University. A member of the university executive leadership team, Yerk-Zwickl oversees information security, academic and enterprise technology, client support services, infrastructure and operations, and the strategic direction of an institution dedicated to helping prepare students for lives of purpose and meaning.

    Rich Otteson currently works for United Bank as VP, Technical Services out of Raleigh, NC. His career includes eight years in the Air Force, seven years in various senior and executive consulting roles and many years in financial services, primarily banking and insurance. Outside work, Rich enjoys golf (building clubs and playing), woodworking and restoring classic cars.


    Agenda:

    • 5:30 – 6:00: Registration and Networking
    • 6:10 – 6:20: AITP presentation by Kate
    • 6:20 – 7:20: CIO mentorship roundtables
    • 7:30 8:00: Dinner
    • 8:00 – 8:30: 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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