Session: Panel: Transforming Organizational Skills and Culture in the Era of Cloud and AI
This panel session is targeted at humans in mid to senior level leadership roles, who are charged with leading transformation, and growing and building organizational skills, all while rapidly delivering results.
As the saying goes, “Culture eats strategy for breakfast”. How do you build a resilient culture and skills in your organization, that can grow, thrive and transform to keep up with the pace of change? These transformational leaders each have a history of growing empowered organizations that drive both entrepreneurial and enterprise transformation initiatives.
Learn from their experiences and begin your own transformation.
The panel will address the following subject areas:
-Fostering a Culture of Entrepreneurial spirit and Innovation to drive customer, partner and employee value and experiences.
- Learnings from the panelists on how they accelerate skills transformation to embrace disruptive technology such as Cloud and Artificial Intelligence
- Building diverse, high performing, highly skilled global organizations.
Helping teams thrive and be resilient during challenging global circumstances
• Opal Perry, EVP and Chief information Officer, Hertz
• Stephanie Trunzo, GVP, Transformation and Offerings, Oracle
• Rachel Reinitz, IBM Fellow, Founder and CTO, IBM Garage
• Sree Anand Ratnasinghe, Director, Solutions Architecture, AWS
Opal Perry has served as Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer of Hertz since August 2018. She has over 20 years of expertise in building and growing global technology organizations, leading change initiatives and managing integration activities. Prior to joining Hertz, she served in various technology leadership positions at Allstate Corporation, a major insurance provider, and at Wells Fargo and Company. Opal is a graduate of Carnegie Mellon University where she dual-majored in Computer Engineering and Engineering and Public Policy and received MBA degrees from Columbia Business School and the University of California, Berkeley, Haas School of Business. Opal also served for six years in the Unites States Air Force.
Stephanie Trunzo has 20 years experience, from executive roles at Oracle and IBM to leading her start-up through a public company acquisition. She thrives building aligned, high-performing teams and compelling storytelling platforms.
As GVP of Transformation and Offerings at Oracle, Stephanie leads the continued shift to an offerings model that is both outcome-driven and client-focused, transforming both Oracle and its clients to star in a modern cloud story, grounded in both technology and expert talent. Stephanie leads initiatives across digital and experience disciplines, driving entrepreneurial thinking into disrupting how Oracle Consulting works and how Oracle works with its clients.
At IBM, Stephanie was the Global Head of IBM Cloud Garage, a network of over a dozen innovation hubs purpose-built to meld industry practices, startup culture, and IBM's expertise. Prior to that, she founded and led her digital transformation start-up through a public acquisition to Globant. As Managing Director, she led Globant’s largest portfolio, and pioneered incubators for AI and cognitive.
While Stephanie is a tech geek across Cloud, AI, and emerging tech, she is also a storyteller with a commitment to usability and design thinking. Stephanie was affectionately dubbed “the prototype” for the Chief Digital Officer role by the CDO Club. She is an active advisor, giving back to non-profits and early start-ups, including TechGirlz, WomenNC, and InsureLife. Her writing can be found in publications like Fast Company, Forbes, and Huffington Post.
Rachel Reinitz is an IBM Fellow, Founder and CTO of IBM Garage. The IBM Garage is an approach to partner with clients to transform how they design, develop, modernize and deploy cloud workloads and applications. She led the publishing of the IBM Garage Methodology in 2015 and continues to drive its evolution and application to cloud adoption of all types. Rachel is a frequent conference presenter and article author. Her latest blogs are “Disruption Reveals Opportunity in Virtual Collaboration” https://ibm.co/3n5Pib2 and “Being Open for Business in these Challenging Times”https://bit.ly/3aCS15f You can learn more about the IBM Garage and the IBM Garage Methodology https://www.ibm.com/garage. You can follow her at twitter @rreinitz.
Sree Anand Ratnasinghe is a Director of Solution Architecture for Amazon Web Services. She is a customer-obsessed and results-driven cloud executive with two decades' experience leading global technology organizations focused on enterprise adoption of emerging technology and solution architectures. She thrives at the intersection of customers, cloud architecture, and organizational leadership, and leads with her unique brand of speed and empathy.
Previously Sree was an IBM Executive Director across roles including Solution Architecture, Professional Services, and Customer Success. She is a strong believer in the force multiplier effect, and enjoys a mentorship role collaborating with colleagues on their career and personal advancement. She’s passionate about organizational culture, transformation and skills growth, plus obsessed with growing and coaching the next generation of leaders. A fierce community advocate, Sree is a Board Member of WomenNC empowering gender equality and women leaders.