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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.

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.


adonovanAmy Donovan
Principal| Human Capital at Deloitte Consulting LLP

Amy is a leader in Deloitte’s Human Resources Transformation Practice focused on the SAP/Success Factors cloud service offering. She has more than 20 years of global human resources experience including more than 15 years of managing large, global implementations for human resources solutions with a primary focus in SAP/Success Factors.