Past Seminar

Digital Transformation: Concepts to Execution

Wednesday, April 26, 2017


Xerox, Kodak, Borders Book and Music, Blockbuster... who's next?

Amazon, Apple, Uber, Tesla, Airbnb ... Your Company?

Are you disrupting or are you being disrupted? In-depth conversation about digitally transforming your business for market disruption and competitive advantage. An organization’s ability to leverage technology has become a key differentiator in the marketplace. Innovate quickly, and you obtain a strategic advantage. Move too slowly, and risk falling prey to new and emerging competitive threats.

This 3-hour event is the first in a series of seminars from Tizbi and its partners. We invite area executives and business leaders to learn from industry experts and peers:

  • What is “Digital Transformation” and how is it impacting my industry?

  • How can IT become better aligned with the needs of the business?

  • How can my IT organization drive innovation and enable new streams of revenue?

  • How does a business add a software development capability to the IT team?

  • Is my existing team of developers following  contemporary industry standards?

You’ll take away valuable strategic insights as well as practical tips that can be applied immediately in your organization. Connect with fellow business leaders to discuss the challenges we face and the opportunities hidden within - all in a comfortable, no-sales-pitches-allowed setting. There will be plenty of time for networking with your peers, and a gourmet lunch is provided.

Seminar Schedule

10:00 a.m. Networking, Coffee.

10:30 a.m. Opening Plenary. Welcome by Tizbi President, Jim Turner.

10:45 a.m. Session, Digital Transformation. Mike McTaggart, President at Global Digital.

11:25 a.m. Session, Fully Capable Development Organization. Toby Sarver, Independent Software Architect.

12:00 p.m. Lunch.

12:20 p.m. Session. Ron Harman, President at CTO Outsourcing.

12:35 p.m. Closing Remarks.

Guest Speakers

Mike McTaggart

Mike has over 20 years experience as a leader in IT. He is currently the President of Global Digital; a company with 20 years of experience as an IT consulting firm, that provides both traditional IT consulting, as well as Digital Transformation services:Mike specializes in advising/coaching companies to raise their team's Digital IQ enabling them to become more agile and maintain a competitive advantage. Mike has garnered customer respect by collaborating with organizations to identify opportunities to embrace Digital Transformation, confirm their system specifications, and ensure the business's needs are meet. 

Toby Sarver

Toby Sarver has been a Software Architect for over 20 years. He has helped companies from 5 to 50,000 employees adopt and leverage emerging technologies. He delivers real solutions in spite of the challenges related to genuine innovation by applying software engineering and business fundamentals. He is currently helping companies leverage API management (REST API), cloud computing and DevOps. He delivered the Internet's first (1997) real-time stock quote ticker at Fidelity Investments. He architected and led a team to deliver a full e-commerce suite in 2000. He has deep domain experience in healthcare, e-commerce, and financial services. 

Ron Harman

Ron has 25 years of experience partnering with C-suite executives and entrepreneurs to conceptualize, develop, and deliver software solutions. Since founding CTO Outsourcing in 2007, Ron has played key roles in bringing products to market within a variety of industries including healthcare, e-commerce, oil recycling, and education.  Prior to founding CTO Outsourcing, he served as Chief Technology Officer for MDeverywhere, a venture back healthcare software company, where he pioneered the use of PDAs in healthcare as a point-of-care data capture devices and Software-as-a-Service.


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Wednesday, April 26, 2017

10:00 AM - 1:00 PM EST


North Ridge Country Club

6612 Falls of Neuse Rd

Raleigh, North Carolina 27615

United States

Watch Videos from our Previous Seminar: "How to Succeed in Digital Transformation: Strategies and Practical Steps"

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