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.
Doubletree Lloyd Center, 1000 NE Multnomah, Portland, Oregon
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|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|
|Late Fee||$15.00 (From 01-10-2019 00:00)|
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. 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.
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.