Chapter Meeting

Chapter Meeting - January 15, 2018

Keynote Presentation - Ben Berry

Converging IT and OT - Driving BPA's Strategy for the Future!

The Bonneville Power Administration released its five-year strategic plan earlier this year, and CIO Ben Berry was and is key in making sure the IT side of the house is contributing. He will share the action items resulting from an enterprise-wide technology assessment, including the opportunities of converging operations and technology talent and moving ERP systems from on-premise to cloud-based, a move designed to cut costs. Converging Information Technology (IT) and Operational (OT) is more important now than ever. Both IT groups are facing significant challenges in terms of infrastructure, communications, cybersecurity, business processes, and coordination. The need is to integrate ORGANIZATIONAL STRUCTURE and REAL TIME decision-making processes and applications. Join him as he explains how the deep dive into BPA’s IT technology assessment led to 10 breakthrough strategies, resulting in cost management, streamlining of services, and process improvement.

Educational Presentation - Kip Davis

Why Can't We All Just Get Along? Resolve the Management vs. Project Management vs. Staff Dilemmas

Come learn tactics on how to uncover people’s motivations. And learn how to work with management and staff to come together for the good of the project, AND for the good of the people involved. This presentation will include team exercises to help participants identify potential problems in relationships, communications, and work practices. The teams will then work through some simple steps to find viable alternatives to align project work AND the associated people.

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Logistics

Parking

Doubletree Lloyd Center, 1000 NE Multnomah, Portland, Oregon
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Pricing

Chapter Meeting includes Educational presentation, Keynote presentation and meal. 

Regular Pricing: 12/23/2017 – 1/9/2018

  • Non-members    $45
  • Chapter Members   $25
  • Chapter Student Members    $10

Late Fee Pricing:  Starts 1/10/2018

  • Add $15 to the pricing above 
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Chapter Meeting/Keynote Presentation–TBD
Educational Presentation–TBD

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Event Properties

Event Date 01-15-2019 4:00 pm
Event End Date 01-15-2019 8:00 pm
Registration Start Date 12-23-2018
Cut off date 01-15-2019 10:00 pm
Individual Price $45.00
Location DoubleTree Hotel

Agenda

4:00

Registration Table Opens

4:30

Educational Presentation

Why Can’t We All Just Get Along? Resolve the Management vs. Project Manager vs. Staff Dilemmas

5:30

Networking

5:35

New Member Welcome Meeting

6:00

Dinner & Announcements

7:00

Keynote Presentation

Converging IT and OT — Driving BPA’s Strategy for the Future!

8:00

Adjourn

Speakers

Kip Davis

Principal Coach, Deal With the Gap LLC

. Kip Davis, PMP, MBA, CSM is a principal coach, consultant, and trainer at Deal With The Gap LLC. He has 25+ years of professional experience in the private and public sectors and now focuses on helping established organizations align for greater productivity, profitability, and engagement. He has managed many successful multi-million dollar projects involving new product development and launches, enterprise client software implementations, CRM system implementations, internal change initiatives, and strategy development and implementations. He has been instrumental in turning many projects and key performance indicators from red to green. He has excelled at many functional roles as Manager and Consultant. He has worked extensively in the management of Portfolios, Programs, and Projects.

Ben Berry

BPA CIO

Serving as a strategic technology leader, Ben Berry is a professional with performance-based leadership and knowledge of diverse private and public sector business and technology systems. He is the Executive Vice President of Information Technology and CIO for the federal government’s Bonneville Power Administration. The power generated on BPA's grid is sold to public utilities, private utilities, and industry on the grid. He is the founder of AirShip Technologies Group’s clean tech, long flight endurance unmanned aerial vehicles. He has held various senior leadership technology positions serving the Royal Saudi Air Force, Kingdom of Saudi Arabian International Airports, and Hughes Aircraft Company – Los Angeles. He currently serves as a U.S. Air Force Honorary Commander for the U.S. Air Force 142nd Fighter Wing, one of two “Ready Alert Bases” that protect the entire West Coast of the of the United States of America and Canada as part of NORAD. He is the previous Chief Technology Officer for the City of Portland. Previously, he served as Oregon Department of Transportation’s (ODOT) Chief Information Officer. Berry is the former Regional Chief Technology Officer of Providence Health System Oregon. He has held executive and management positions in sectors such as state and local government, healthcare, telecommunications, aerospace/defense, and airport transportation. Berry received his M.B.A. from UCLA, a B.S. in Life Science--Biotechnology from the University of Portland.

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