Mary Patry
IT Executive Coach and Advisor - ITeffectivity
~ Session - Day 1 - Start with WHY - IT Strategy Development for the Mid-Market Enterprise

The traditional “wait and respond” approach where IT waits for the business to give them direction before they prepare to take action is no longer viable. For Mid-Market CIOs to be viable and effective, they must reframe their role to position IT at the heart of your business strategy appropriately. With this session, attendees will learn how they can play a strategic role in connecting the dots between technology trends and business outcomes. At the end of this session, attendees will leave the session with a practical and executable course of action in time for 2019 planning season.

Mary Patry is an executive coach and founder of ITeffectivity, a consultancy she formed in 2013 after more than 30 years of proven IT leadership experience. In 2009, she was named Computerworld Premier 100 IT Leader Award as a result of her work at the American Red Cross. She was also awarded a 2012 AstraZeneca CIO award for significant contribution to the AstraZeneca IS strategy, along with a 2012 Medimmune President award for her leadership role in the successful delivery of a $40M technology investment.