Wavestone US is excited to announce that we are co-hosting a webcast with Pneuron on December 1st at 3:00 PM ET entitled “Better Insight. Automated Action. Despite Technical Debt”. Wavestone US’ COO, Jeff Vail will be joined by Pneuron’s CTO, Tom Fountain, who was also the former CIO of global agribusinesss Bunge, Ltd. and VP & CIO at Honeywell Specialty Materials.
The discussion will be centered around how to innovate with IT, and will dive into actionable steps companies can take to accelerate transformation. The session will include an in-depth dialogue on how to overcome legacy and costly software and data integration problems that organizations face when merging or engineering large and complex enterprise projects.
“Technology is both the great enabler and the great destroyer. Innovation, transformation, modernization are the keys to staying ahead of competitors,” says Fountain. “But how do we overcome legacy technology and technical debt? If speed is essential, how do we address the challenge to ‘get fast’?”
Attendees will learn:
- How to balance constraints with actionable new ideas
- How enterprises solve complex business problems while bypassing costly integration projects
- How to get started without massive investment, without a technology overhaul, and without the need for dramatic organizational change.
About the speakers:
Tom Fountain is Chief Technology Officer for Pneuron, bringing more than 20 years of experience in senior leadership roles with proven expertise at improving business through programs that integrate IT, organizational development, and process improvement techniques. He was previously CIO at global agribusiness Bunge, Ltd. He’s held senior CIO roles at Honeywell and GE as well as product management, intelligence officer, and engineering positions with Dell, the Central Intelligence Agency, HP, and Martin-Marietta. He holds a degree in electrical engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, an MS degree from Duke, and an MBA from Duke’s Fuqua School of Business.
Jeff Vail, Chief Operating Officer, Wavestone US. Based in Radnor, PA, Wavestone US provides strategy, management and execution services “to optimize business performance, minimize cost and create value.” Prior to joining Wavestone US, Jeff was Chief Commercial Officer of Quintiq, a supply chain and planning software company, acquired by Dassault Systemes. Before that, he was SVP of Global Corporate Marketing at Unify (formerly Siemens Enterprise Communications), VP of Enterprise Marketing at SAP Americas, and General Manager of Infrastructure Solutions at Unisys. Jeff holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Stetson University.
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