The Technology Executive Council by Golden Technology welcomes you to another informative panel discussion:

"Technology Leaders: How To Assess the Value of Emerging Technologies."

Join us as our panel of technology industry leaders share their thoughts and experiences around: best practices for evaluating new and emerging technology, building vs buying software solutions, avoiding the hype-cycle, and much more.

The panel discussion will also be followed by a live Q&A session covering your questions as they relate to the covered discussion topics.
Tricia Copeland
Chief Information Officer - McCormack Baron Companies
Tricia Copeland has over 20 years of strategic technology and risk management leadership experience. She is team-oriented, proactive, and results-driven. In particular, she is known to be highly adept at initiating strategic solutions, building consensus, complying with regulations, and guiding cross-functional partnerships. She successfully engages teams, partners, and projects to effectively improve security, control risk, and drive organizational growth. She has led teams and delivered results at Fortune 500 companies in consulting financial services, and healthcare.

Ms. Copeland serves as the Chief Information Officer and Senior Vice President of McCormack Baron. In her role, she is responsible for creating and executing the information technology strategy. Previously she served as the Vice President of Information Technology focusing on the end-user experience at Magellan Health. During her tenure, she had oversight of teams of almost 200 employees, managed millions of dollars in infrastructure upgrades, and effectively served as a member of the IT Executive Leadership team. Prior to joining Magellan in 2017, Ms. Copeland spent 14 years at First Bank where she most recently served as the Vice President of Risk Management. She began her career as a Senior Consultant at Deloitte.

Recognized as an industry expert, Ms. Copeland holds certifications as a Certified Information System Auditor (CISA) and in Control Governance of Enterprise Information Technology (CGEIT). She is highly adept at analyzing business risk, developing network strategy, and leading security control compliance. As a leader, she is described as collaborative with the ability to build strong relationships that inspire teams to deliver results.

Ms. Copeland earned her MBA and Master of Information Management from Washington University’s Olin Business School and McKelvey School of Engineering, respectively. She has an undergraduate degree in Biology with a minor in Psychology from Truman State University. With a passion for promoting the next generation of leaders, Ms. Copeland was a founding member for Women in Technology in St. Louis and serves as a mentor to students within the business and engineering schools at Washington University. In addition, she volunteers at social justice organizations where she advocates improving education and health disparities.
Montez Fitzpatrick
Chief Information Security Officer at Navvis (healthcare)
Responsible for directing and implementing information assurance strategy which support organizational goals. Aligning governance, risk and compliance as a scaffold for information security operational objectives.

Specialties: PCI-DSS, Sarbanes-Oxley, HIPAA, Red Flag, Information Security Compliance Policy-Standards-Guidelines, Operational Security, Python, Scala, Haskell, C, Java
Supantha Banerjee
Chief Information Officer at Eyecare Partners
I have a track record of leading and delivering on transformation and shattering conventional norms. As CIO and Technology advisor for some of the world’s most influential industry dominators, I ask the tough questions, take intelligent risks, and offer a unique perspective that energizes organizations at every level. I see beyond today’s technology to offer companies a glimpse into a future where technology shifts from outdated and costly affair to modern marriage with high ROI.

I am a relationship builder, servant leader, and change agent with a unique combination of business, finance and technology acumen. With track record of leading enterprise digital transformation across the end to end value chain, my strategic efforts further accelerate the development of innovative, world-class customer and user experiences designed to shape and create competitive advantage and differentiation for the business...an experience that anchors profitable business growth, operational efficiencies/effectiveness and reduction of business risks. I have led numerous M&A initiatives of all sizes starting from due diligence through execution for small-cap and Fortune 500 companies.

I serve as a trusted adviser to all stakeholders from end users to executive leadership and work closely with Boards. I believe strongly in forging solid relationships and partnerships at all levels - building and developing world-class, collaborative teams that are empowered to speed up, slow down and pivot frequently as market conditions change, new customer opportunities surface and disruptive competitive threats emerge.

My cross industry technology expertise including technology product development, rolling out of omni-channel eCommerce(all things digital - associate & customer-facing; website, mobile app, kiosks) solutions, automation of business processes (RPA, AI, AR), implementation/integration of enterprise application suites (ERP packages, Finance, HR, Supply Chain, Inventory, Order Management systems) yielded in new business/commercial opportunities. This real-world, hands-on experience is complemented by a solid academic foundation including MBA from University of Michigan, executive education on Digital Marketing and professional certifications such as PMP & PMI-ACP from PMI.
Mark J. Balbes, Ph.D.
Senior Director at World Wide Technology
Dr. Mark Balbes is Senior Director at World Wide Technology, dedicated to building quality software to improve people's lives. With a Ph.D. in nuclear physics and a career as a software developer, architect, and VP, Mark is highly technical, having developed and delivered software solutions in many different industries, technologies, and languages.

Mark excels at helping teams and organizations transition from traditional software development methodologies to a more agile, modern approach leading them in the cultural and technical changes necessary to make this leap successfully.

In addition, Mark writes a monthly column on all things agile for Application Development Trends Magazine as their Agile Architect. See http://www.adtmag.com/agile.
Marcus Stewart
Information Technology Service Delivery Manager at Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District
Marcus Stewart is the IT Service Delivery Manager for the Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District. With over 18 years in both public and private sectors, Marcus has experience in team building, professional development, strategic implementation, organization change management (OCM), and developing cost effective solutions to meet customer business requirements. Marcus has managed programs and projects related to IT and IT Service Management at BJC HealthCare, Wells Fargo, Monsanto, Centene and BB&T Bank.
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