POSTPONED: Digital Transformation Summit

Samuel Riggs IV Alumni Center
7801 Alumni Drive
College Park, MD 20742

Monday, March 30, 2020 (8:00 AM - 3:00 PM) (EDT)


Member: $150
Non-Member: $250

Event Details

Out of an abundance of caution, we have POSTPONED the Digital Transformation Summit scheduled for Monday, March 30. Stay tuned for a new date.

Join Maryland Technology, a division of the Maryland Tech Council, for our inaugural Digital Transformation Summit on March 30, 2020 at the University of Maryland Samuel Riggs IV Alumni Center. This event will focus on increasing your company’s productivity through digital transformation and explore problem solving strategies in different areas of digital transformation.

Attendees will learn from experts and their peers at the facilitated roundtable sessions in four areas of focus: functional, leadership, security and technology. The summit will also feature a keynote speaker, exhibits and dedicated networking time.

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  • 8:00-9:00 AM: Registration open | Breakfast and networking in the exhibit hall
  • 9:00-9:45 AM: Morning keynote
    • Chris Boyer, Vice President, Global Security and Technology Policy, AT&T Services, Inc.
  • 10:00-11:15 AM: Facilitated roundtable sessions (8 concurrent sessions)
    • Focus Area | Functional
      • Enabling Innovation: How your internal and external customers can serve themselves
        Through automation and machine learning businesses can empower employees and customers to find new channels, innovation, creativity and even revenue! How are you going to encourage employees to implement new ideas through the automation of mundane business tasks and enable customers to focus on projects lost in the cue. Discover how self-service and automation can transform your business. 
      • Building the Foundation for your Digital Platform
        Facilitated by Vinay Manne, CTO, Ace Info Solutions
        Digital transformation (DT) is necessary, but 70% of all DT initiatives do not reach their goals. Successful modern systems enhance customer satisfaction through a human centric design and visualization of information, generated by integrating various applications and datasets across multiple business functions, business models, engagement channels, and stakeholder ecosystems in an enterprise. This session will discuss best practices for creating a successful digital transformation plan that can drive innovation, performance and efficiency of the organization to meet business objectives.
    • Focus Area | Leadership
      • What Talent Do You Need to Sustain Your Digital Ecosystem?
        Facilitated by Deborah Page, Managing Principal, Technology Practice Leader, The McCormick Group
        Sustaining talent that fits the needs and demands of your organization can be challenging. This session will take a look at different organizational structures and skill sets that companies are looking for when hiring talent, recent graduates through experienced hires, to sustain their digital ecosystem. The session will also explore recent changes that have impacted these structures and skill sets and what changes are anticipated in the future.
      • Strategies and Tactics for Digital Governance
        Facilitated by David Martens, Senior Vice President, Dovel Technologies
        Today, many of our digital projects are scattered, delivered late or over budget. To increase the success rate of these projects, organizations need an agile and effective digital governance framework for establishing accountability, roles, problem solving and decision-making authority. The framework will help in early identification and remediation of the challenges that an organization faces, describes an overall approach for solving the challenges, and lists a coherent set of actions that the organization will take.
    • Focus Area | Security
      • Dark Web: What can be done to protect from a potential breach?
        Everyone is susceptible to having their personal information, account credentials, credit card data, etc. exposed on the dark web. Join this panel discussion to learn what the dark web is, how your information ends up there, and what organizations can do about it. Additionally, this session will cover an approach for assessing and improving the cybersecurity posture of your company. A Cyber Scorecard takes a holistic view of your organizations threats, vulnerabilities, and defenses to determine risks and develop a strategic plan for reducing the likelihood of a cyber breach.
      • Cybersecurity Workforce Skills Gap
        Facilitated by Shariff Mohsin, Founder and Managing Partner, Kaizen Solutions Group
        Cybersecurity involves a wide range of technology, roles, and processes. Some Cybersecurity professionals understand how computers, networks, operating systems, cryptography and secure programming work, as well as how to detect, exploit, and mitigate security vulnerabilities. Other Cybersecurity professionals understand the CyberSecurity risk management processes and compliance audits. However, professionals who possess all these skills are expensive and hard to find. This session will cover the skills required for Cybersecurity, the knowledge gap, and how to mitigate the gap.
    • Focus Area | Technical
      • Losing the pizza box: How serverless will take over the world
        Facilitated by Michael Tanenhaus, Founder and CEO, Mavenspire
        Believe it or not infrastructure as a service is starting to decline. With Business outcomes becoming a priority, going serverless creates the opportunity for your IT developer to be focused on implementing business initiatives that build on the success of the company. How can businesses learn to get away from a project based approach and lean in to creating a space where IT can help drive business success from the data center to your front office and ultimately to your customers? Find out how to change your mind set.
      • Comparing Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Products: How these products can be applied in your business
        Facilitated by Naga Nandivelugu, Director of Innovation and Advanced Technologies, Dovel Technologies
        Data is the new currency, but simply having it does not make you rich. You need to be able to convert raw data into meaningful and actionable information, knowledge and insights. But which tool or product will best fit your business needs? In this session, we will look at how to identify what your business needs from its data and which AI or Machine Learning product can get you where you want to go.
  • 11:15 AM-12:30 PM: Lunch and networking in the exhibit hall
  • 12:30-1:30 PM: Presentation from panel facilitators on roundtable session findings
  • 1:30-2:00 PM: Q&A with panel facilitators
  • 2:00- 3:00 PM: Networking in the exhibit hall | Adjourn

Title Sponsor

Diamond Sponsor

Gold Sponsors 

Silver Sponsor

Embassy of Canada 


  • Dovel Technologies
  • Focal CXM
  • Hartman Executive Advisors
  • Maryland Department of Commerce
  • Maryland Tech Council
  • Mavenspire
  • Pumex Computing
  • Vision Technologies
  • Washington County Maryland
  • Washington Software
  • Withum
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