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WISE – IT: Enable or Disrupt a Business

May 10, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

WISE Event

Thursday, May 10, 2018

5:30 Networking

6:15 Presentation

IT-oLogy, 1301 Gervais Street, Columbia, SC

IT: Enable or Disrupt a Business

IT has been experiencing multiple changes across decades and now we are in the middle of a digital revolution. Is this revolution different than the previous ones? What can we learn from the past that can help us now and in the near future?

During this interactive presentation Mo Gomes will provide a very brief historical perspective of the IT evolution and suggest how we IT / business professionals should position ourselves. Mo will also disclose what C-Level business people are saying they are aiming for, and we will discuss what else should be revealed. In other words; What is inside business top management head and can we decipher it?

To keep our “sanity” Mo will suggest that we focus in only two avenues; enabling the business and creating positive disruptions. And, why utilizing best practices is not the only answer.

Come and join Mo and the WISE event team in this intriguing topic. Increase your possibilities to influence the business with IT. Come and discuss how can you be influential to young IT women, as the career in IT is increasing in challenges and rewards.

Presenter Mo Gomes, Vice President and Community Lead, Gartner Executive Programs

Mo Gomes is a Vice President and Community Lead in Gartner Executive Programs. He has been with Gartner for 10 years, advising CIOs and other C-level executives. He provides support on complex issues faced by the IT executive community, which is continually challenged by how IT is influencing the business.

With more than 30 years of experience in IT, he has held senior positions with international enterprises, in multiple industries. Mo has developed innovative solutions in different business environments in the U.S., Europe, Central and South America.

Before joining Gartner, Mo was the global IT Director at Bureau Veritas, headquartered in Paris. His main activities was on post-M&A IT integration, vendor management and IT strategy. Prior to this position, he was the Director of Global IT procurement at Johnson Controls, in Milwaukee. He also worked in other multinational organizations such as IBM/GBM, General Motors and United Technologies.


May 10, 2018
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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1301 Gervais Street Downstairs Theatre
Columbia, SC 29201 United States