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Kellogg Technology Network

Founded in 2007 by Mark Jeffery, Director of Technology Initiatives, the Kellogg Technology Network (KTN) is a forum for senior IT leaders to address critical management issues such as managing complexity, global sourcing, and leveraging IT to drive growth and profitability. The KTN features a wide-ranging variety of cross-industry practitioners seeking best practices and innovative approaches to technology challenges.

The KTN convenes two times annually during the Spring and Fall season. During each one-day event, participants engage in a highly interactive knowledge exchange focused on pressing technology management and strategy issues in a confidential, collaborative atmosphere. The KTN also stimulates and supports significant new research that’s relevant to the technology management community, producing frameworks and best practices that will impact academia as well as practice.

KTN Areas of Impact

Organizations leveraging IT face similar challenges across all industries and government. The KTN specifically addresses the following questions:

  • How do you manage global IT initiatives, complexity of legacy systems, and global sourcing?
  • How do you drive top line growth, improve operational effectiveness, and increase profitability of your organization by leveraging IT?
  • How do you define and implement an IT governance process, and develop enterprise wide buy-in to a new IT strategy?
  • How do you manage the mounds of data your organization is creating and collecting, manage security and privacy issues, and leverage data for improved performance and growth?
  • How do you create an enterprise-wide culture receptive to rapid technological change, improve the productivity of your people, recruit and retain good people, and communicate the value of IT to business executives?

KTN Executive Advisory Board

Ellen Barry, CIO Metropolitan Pier and Exposition Authority, Chicago 
Puneet Bhasin
, CIO Monster Worldwide Technologies, N. America
Ray Feeney, CTO W. W. Grainger
Keith Halbert, SVP and CIO, United Airlines
Ken Johnsen, SVP and CIO, PepsiAmericas
John Moon, CIO Johnson Outdoors Inc.
Patty Morrison,
former SVP and CIO of Motorola
Michael Nilles, SVP & Group CIO & CPO, Schaeffler Group
Joe Norton, Former CTO McDonalds
John Phillips
, SVP and CIO Briggs Corporation, President SIM Chicago
Carlo Privitera, Corporate CIO at Luxottica Group
Toby Redshaw
, CIO Aviva PLC
Jennifer Scanlon
, Vice President and CIO, USG Corporation
Leon Schumacher, CIO Arcelor Mittal, Americas
Jon Stevens, SVP and CIO, CDW
Cindy Stoddard
, Group Vice President IT, Safeway Inc.
Steve Stone
, SVP and CIO Lowe’s 
Wallace, Chief Operating Officer, High Tech High
Todd Walter, CTO Teradata
Tim Zoph, VP and CIO, Northwestern Memorial HealthCare

For more information, please contact Mark Jeffery.

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