ISSA-Kansas City March 28th, 2019 Chapter Event
Thursday, March 28, 2019 from 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM CDT
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Hereford House
5001 Town Center Dr
Leawood, KS 66211
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Please join ISSA KC chapter members and other security professionals at Hereford House in Leawood on March 28, 2019.

Innovation & Virtualization, keeping creativity alive virtually

Topic Summary:

Innovation is what is required for organizations to be successful, yet in today's environment of speed and agility, the only way to achieve such goals is through virtualization.  Are you struggling with what virtualization means to you and your organization?  Do you understand how to maintain an innovative environment while pressing forward into the virtualized world?

You must foster a specific environment to keep innovation moving in the virtual world.  In order to engage clients more intimately and longer term your organization must be able to work without the limits of physical location and bureaucracy.  Every organization can benefit from a virtualized environment to improve its competitive advantage and operational efficiencies through innovative virtualization.

Key Takeaways
  1. Identify innovation and how to create a safe environment for it to happen
  2. Abstract the software from the hardware to allow employees to work without boundaries
  3. Learn how to keep bureaucracy from destroying your virtualization initiative
  4. Visualize your own challenges to virtualization and learn to overcome them
  5. Implement a service driven model to improve IT efficiencies
  6. Avoid strangulation of innovation through the silo trap
Speaker Bio:
Stefana Saxton, Business Innovation Strategist, VMware

Stefana Saxton serves as a Business Innovation Strategist for VMware where she works with clients to assess long term business goals and then strategically identify, prioritize and execute mission critical business improvements and innovations that add value for VMware clients and business partners.
She has worked with clients in healthcare, finance, engineering, programs, operations, information technology, manufacturing and development.

Prior to her current role, Saxton held leadership positions in energy & infrastructure (Black & Veatch) Department of Defense (Alliant Techsystems), aerospace (Ultrax Aerospace), Department of Energy (Honeywell FM&T), and telecommunications consulting (Akinnovate). She holds Bachelor Degrees in Electrical Engineering and Music, and a Master in Business Administration.  She is a certified Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt and Project Management Professional (PMP).

Hereford House
5001 Town Center Dr, Leawood, KS 66211

11:30 AM - 12:00 PM Greeting and Registration
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM - Meeting & Presentation
1:00 PM - 1:30 PM - Questions, Answers & Networking

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