Claiming the IT Leader’s Seat at the Business Table – Boardroom


July 15, 2021


4:00pm-5:30pm CDT; 5:00pm-6:30pm EDT


1 CPE / 0.1 CEU / CISSP / 1 PDU Credits Awarded


Conference location: Online

Businesses rely on technology for everyday performance more than ever before, giving CIOs and IT leaders the prime environment to demonstrate the strategic value of their departments. Join us for this roundtable as co-hosts Joe Chung from AWS and SPR engage with attendees on the topic of shepherding organizations through transformation and steering the business into new ways of thinking and collaborating.


We will discuss topics like:

  • Guiding the Organization
    • How has the role of IT evolved at your organization?
    • How are you articulating the value to the business?
    • How do you balance the fine line of protecting the business without inhibiting progress on certain initiatives?
  • Becoming a Trusted Advisor
    • How do you quickly build rapport with other leaders?
    • How do you influence change?
  • Prioritizing Critical IT initiatives
    • How do you connect IT initiatives to the broader organization’s goals?
    • How does your organization view security, and what are you doing to protect the organization?
  • Developing Metrics
    • How do you determine ROI on your initiatives?
    • Is there an ROI on security, what is it?

Webinar Price: $0.00 per person

Joe Chung

Enterprise Strategist & Evangelist, AWS


Joe is the World Wide Leader for Industry Solutions and joined AWS in November 2016. In this role, Joe leads a team to drive the AWS solutions go-to- market to engage with line of business executives focused on solving their needs and challenges with AWS services, solutions and partners.


Prior to joining AWS, Joe was a managing director in Accenture’s award winning IT organization where he was responsible for enterprise architecture, agile delivery and innovation. He was accountable for driving the foundational components of Accenture IT digital strategy which included defining and implementing Accenture’s cloud strategy, next generation analytics platform, and modern web and mobile architectures.


During Joe’s time in Accenture IT he also led and drove large scale transformations across multiple business domains and application portfolios. He also spent time in Accenture’s consulting business serving the automotive and industrial equipment industry.


Joe earned his bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor. He also earned his master’s in business administration from Kellogg’s Management School of Business at Northwestern University.

Matt Mead



Matt has a contagious passion for technology and more than 25 years of experience designing and delivering sophisticated solutions using a broad range of technologies. As CTO of SPR, Matt provides technology, methodology and process direction internally and also with key clients. He supports the deployment of lightweight, streamlined architectures that provide a robust runtime environment while reducing system complexity and development effort. He has spent the bulk of his career in the app dev space and is able to design innovative cloud or on-prem architectures for mission-critical systems across disparate platforms. He is tasked with looking at the tech horizon and determining where to make investments, who to get up to speed on what technologies, and, generally speaking, making sure that new and exciting stuff is on everyone’s minds at SPR. On a personal note, Matt loves learning and keeps himself challenged by building physical and virtual things.

Each attendee will receive a certificate awarding 1 CPE credit for CISSP continuing education, in addition to 0.1 CEUs and 1 PDU. CISSP is a registered certification mark of (ISC)², Inc.