The “right” technology can be vastly different for different companies, but the results are the same. Having the right technology increases productivity, efficiency, collaboration, employee retention, company growth, and ultimately the bottom line.
Every workplace has its own “personality” when it comes to creating an effective technology plan. But often the most critical step is missing: aligning the employees' (users') perspective, needs, and wants with the leader’s vision for the company. On this panel, we will be joined by leading experts in the field: Adam Bunk, Senior Consultant with Deloitte Consulting's Strategy and Operations practice; Tom Bradbury, CEO of Labrador Technology; Stefan Dietrich, Workplace Strategist; and Risa Goldberg, Social Enterprise Change Lead at Accenture. Learn about WorkplaceUX, an innovative approach to help CEO’s to find true alignment with their unique business needs and technology, matching user wants and needs. Panel members will discuss the significance and benefits of making technology a positive attribute in your company.
Come join this lively discussion essential for all company leaders.
If you are a CEO or C-level executive and would like to see if you qualify to attend this event, register online here or contact Cathy Curley with your interest.
6:00 to 6:30 pm - Mingling Reception
6:30 to 7:30 pm - Program
HOST: Labrador Technology
ADAM BUNK is a recent graduate of the full-time MBA program at the Stern School of Business at NYU. This August he will join Deloitte Consulting's Strategy and Operations practice as a Senior Consultant. Prior to business school, Adam was an IT consultant focused on workplace technology. He will share his perspective as a millennial end user of workplace technology as well as someone who has spent time researching technology trends in the workplace.
THOMAS BRADBURY is the founder and CEO of Labrador Technology, an IT solutions consulting firm. A deeply strategic and entrepreneurial thinker adept at problem solving, lifecycle planning, and business process optimization, he is a practicing principal in IT management consulting engagements. Tom’s in-depth knowledge of the industry and his close attention to client needs over his 15 years of running the company has led him to the creation of WorkplaceUX™, an exciting new offering. WorkplaceUX™ is an innovative approach to helping clients understand how to improve their work experience and maximize efficiency and output using the right technology. Tom created an original framework to discover these needs through the eyes of the users by leading them through 6 major pillars of a company environment.
With two decades of experience, Tom leads clients through his framework to ensure that companies will get the most out of their investments. He continues to lead clients through IT management engagements such as developing collaboration strategies and planning for the workplace of the future.
STEFAN DIETRICH is Managing Partner of Stefan Dietrich Consulting LLC, a New York-based technology consulting firm that focuses primary on technology strategies for complex initiatives and investment advisory for fast growing startup companies. He has held senior executive roles at AXA, Reuters, and Deutsche Bank defining innovative strategies and delivering complex technology solutions. Stefan developed groundbreaking workplace technology strategies as a Managing Director in the Office of the CTO at AXA, which included simplifications of related internal security, privacy and compliance frameworks and technology architectures, leading to consolidation and higher efficiency. As a result, AXA adopted a modern, cloud-based (SaaS), “bring-your-own-device” (BYOD) strategy two years before its competitors.
Stefan received a Ph.D. in Aerospace Engineering and Computer Science from the University of Stuttgart and served as a Postdoctoral Fellow and faculty member at Cornell University. His thought leadership on strategic technology issues is sought out by large research firms and the news media, including The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, National Public Radio and Forbes.com. His material is frequently used for executive education, most recently at the MIT Sloan program.
RISA GOLDBERG leads the change management program within Accenture’s Social Enterprise group in the internal IT organization. Risa is famous for her blog, “The Intrapreneur's Corner,” and for running innovative and engaging campaigns to educate all employees to adopt a new, social approach to working. Additionally, Risa serves as a trusted coach for C-level executives on all things social. Prior to her current role, Risa worked in knowledge management and capability development within Accenture Learning & Talent Development organization. Risa joined Accenture in 1999, and spent the early part of her career working directly with clients on a variety of projects within different capacities in the telecom industry. Risa holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Business Administration from the University of Florida.
ABOUT LABRADOR TECHNOLOGY
Labrador Technology is an IT consulting firm that solves complex business issues for enterprise and mid-size organizations in the U.S. and around the world. Based in New York City, Labrador’s IT strategy consulting, technical design services and technology program management help solve the business, facility and technology needs of: retail, financial services, healthcare, education and legal companies. In a fast-changing, hyper-competitive global economy, Labrador guides the complex interdependencies of technology to simplify challenges, optimize changes, and connect systems, freeing clients to focus on their core business.
Specialties: IT Strategy & Transformation, Design and Project Management, Technology Relocation, Data Center Design & Development, Infrastructure Upgrades, Technology Architecture, Workspace Transformation, Trade Floor Design