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Digital Transformation – Disrupt or be Disrupted

Digital transformation refers to the changes associated with the application of digital technology in all aspects of society and business. Digital transformation drives the 4th Industrial Revolution and may be thought of as the third stage of embracing digital change: 1-digital competence, 2-digital literacy, and finally 3-digital transformation. This change embraces four areas of how companies conduct business with customers, employees, operations and products. Traditional business models are being disrupted. Technology industry leaders are driving innovation with enabling technologies such as Cloud, Iot, Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence. Companies must Disrupt or be Disrupted!

Join us as guest speakers and industry leaders share insights and perspectives on the era of digital transformation.


Thursday, September 14th, 2017

Networking and Registration begins at 5:00pm

Venue Forty50

4050 Belt Line Road
Addison, TX 75001

$55.00 ATW members
$75.00 General Admission
$100.00 at the door

DFW*ATW will be hosting a silent auction in conjunction with the event to raise money for GREATMINDS,
their STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) initiatives.

The Executive Leadership Forum creates an environment where executive and senior management
level women and men in technology collaborate to provide a path for future women in technology.

Keynote Speaker


Charlie Feld, founder of The Feld Group Institute, will be our keynote speaker.  Feld will speak on our topic, Digital Transformation – Disrupt or Be Disrupted, followed by our panel.





Innovation at Speed and Scale – The Game Changers – ATW (compressed)


Panelist include:
rod naphanRod Naphan
CTO, SVP Solutions, Product Planning & Portfolio Management at Fujitsu Network Communications

As CTO and SVP for Fujitsu Network Communications, Rod is responsible for Strategy, Solutions Planning, Product Planning and Portfolio Management.

Rod’s tenure with Fujitsu has included various leadership roles in planning and engineering with a background in software engineering, systems engineering, product marketing, and product line and program management for the telecommunications industry. Prior to joining Fujitsu, he worked as a software engineer at Bell Northern Research in Ottawa, Canada.

Rod holds a bachelor of applied science degree from Wilfrid Laurier University and a master of applied science degree in systems design engineering from the University of Waterloo in Ontario, Canada.


Dalia Soliman-Powers
Division CIO/CTO and Vice President of Engineering at Capital One

Dalia leads the Technology organization for the Auto Finance Division’s Loan Originations as well as the Data Infrastructure. Dalia drives her teams to build with the latest technologies resulting in innovations such as revamping the originations decision engine, creating a new Fast Data platform for reporting, migrating to the public cloud, AWS, adopting DevOps, as well as introducing new products into the marketplace.
Dalia is a key proponent of Capital One’s diversity and inclusion initiatives – she leads the Women in Technology chapter in Plano and is the Development and Retention Committee Lead for the Technology organization as a whole.

Rafferty-200Nicole Rafferty
Vice President – Channel Enablement & Digital Transformation, AT&T Entertainment Group, AT&T Inc.

Nicole Rafferty is responsible for orchestrating AT&T’s consumer digital transformation and enabling industry leading omni-channel experiences that blur the lines between interactions and traditional human channels.

Prior to her current position, Nicole was responsible for architecting and delivering AT&T’s $1 billion consumer investment to integrate and simplify AT&T’s technology platforms and customer experience.


adonovanAmy Donovan
Principal| Human Capital at Deloitte Consulting LLP

Amy is a leader in Deloitte’s Human Resources Transformation practice focused on delivering global cloud HR solutions.  She has more than 21 years of global human resources experience including more than 17 years of managing large, global implementations for human resources solutions with a primary focus with SAP ECC /Success Factors’ product offerings.  Being certified in both SAP HCM and SAP Success Factor, Amy works with clients to deliver enabling technologies to maximize HR performance and has been responsible for global project delivery, solution design and development, integrations, talent management diagnostics and business case development. During her successful tenure,  Amy has led numerous strategy engagements working with both human resources and information technology stakeholders on vendor selections, service delivery strategies, and roadmaps focusing on people, processes, and technology components. Among recent projects, Amy recently managed a joint SAP S4 Hana Finance & SuccessFactors’ HR, Payroll, and Talent implementation for a large retail company located in the US & Mexico and also delivered a global implementation of Talent for global consumer products’ company delivering Success Factors’ Recruiting, Onboarding, and Learning for 40,000 global employees. Amy is actively involved in the Deloitte Dallas office and was appointed the Women & Inclusion Leader for North Texas focus on leveraging Deloitte’s diversity & inclusion thought leadership within the Dallas community. Additionally, Amy is responsible for leading and driving our Human Capital Business Analyst Program for newly hired college graduates beginning their career at Deloitte Consulting.  She oversees an annual program of over 250 hires.

tidwellSusan Tidwell
Digital Transformation Specialist/Cloud Technology at Microsoft

Susan Tidwell has been involved with technology consulting and services for over 20 years.

Currently, Susan is a Solution Specialist for Cloud Technologies and Digital Transformation with Microsoft. In this role she engages daily with clients pursuing goals to change how they operate their business and take advantage of advanced technologies for growth and transformation.  Previously, Susan was responsible for Business Development activities for Hitachi Consulting working with Hitachi Global.  Interestingly, her first introduction into the Microsoft community was while Susan was with TECHSYS Business Solutions as a Microsoft App Dev partner and responsible for all client services and new business development.  Before this management responsibility Susan spent most of her early career as a consultant/road warrior for many national and international projects primarily focused on technologies with IBM consulting.

Susan serves on the Board of ATW and other STEM related groups and programs in the DFW community. Idealistically, she strongly believes that organizations can be at their finest performance by accelerating diversity of thought only when embracing diversity of people and working together for common goals.

Susan regularly prefers the road less traveled, embraces the path of where no one has gone before and looks to solve opportunities that are not yet solved.

Digitial Transformation is Disruption and we have accountability to channel the disruption to influence improvements and enhancements to our world everyday. This disruption is our responsibility to shape our world.  Every day is a Grand Adventure.










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