5/14 Networking Mtg
May 14 @ 7:15 am - 9:30 am
TLA Friday, May 14th Morning Meeting
Technology Leaders Association (TLA) was established in 2002 to help senior level IT executives develop and manage their careers. As part of this effort, we hold monthly meetings to network, share ideas, and learn from featured guest speakers in the strategy, information technology, and career management fields.
Our speaker for May is Jeff Ton who will present “Everything I Learned about Leadership…I Learned from Lewis and Clark”
It’s an exploration into leadership. Using Captains Meriwether Lewis and William Clark and their cross-country expedition as a backdrop, we will explore ten traits of a leader. The Captains provide us with examples (both positive and negative) of leadership.
Together we will take a journey through early American history and relive one of these most significant expeditions in our country’s history. By journey’s end, we will discover how to take these lessons, now 200 years old, and apply them in today’s high-tech business world.
Date: Friday, May 14th
Where: Zoom Meeting
Cost: No charge
For reservations – please reply to Pat Moroney with your name and telephone number no later than noon on Thursday, May 13th with the first 20 reservations accepted for Zoom roundtable networking. Beyond 20 reservations, due to time constraints, you are welcome to attend both the roundtable and speaker presentations as a viewer only.
Once you have reserved, the night before the meeting, you will be sent the Zoom link for the meeting. Please do not share or publish this link.
We have allowed for 60 minutes for facilitated Zoom roundtable networking. Depending upon the size of the group, each participant will receive up to 3 minutes to give their pitch/overview and what we can do to help (such as target contacts or job leads).
If you have a contact, advice, or lead for a roundtable member, please use the Zoom chat feature to supply this information. This will allow the roundtable member to follow up with you afterwards in more detail. Or you are encouraged to contact the Zoom roundtable member directly using the attendee list which will be sent out to all meeting attendees afterwards.
If you have reserved but are unable to attend, as a courtesy to our host, please send a note to Pat Moroney.
7:15am – 7:30am Introductions
7:30am – 8:30am Structured Zoom networking (first 20)
8:30am – 9:30am Jeff Ton
Structured networking is a technique used at most major executive transition groups. It is meant to be a powerful method of generating ideas that might help each of our searches. During this process, we will quickly brainstorm potential job lead ideas, gain networking contacts at desired companies, and generate advice from the members by sharing our backgrounds as well as our career objectives. It is designed to generate ideas, but given the time constraints, not get into immediate detailed discussions. You should plan on following up with anybody who may have had an interesting idea or a good contact.
Jeff Ton is a sought-after speaker, author and thought leader, having led powerful teams and built successful Information Technology departments for over 30 years. As a speaker, author, advisor, and coach, Jeff’s mission is to change the face of IT. Saying, “Businesses today are demanding more from their technology and their technology leaders.”
In more than three decades, Jeff has served as Chief Information Officer with Goodwill Industries of Central Indiana and Lauth Property Group, as well as 14 years in various technology roles with Thomson Multimedia (RCA). Later in his career, Jeff “moved to the other side of the desk” by joining the executive team at InterVision Systems. After helping to guide several acquisition integrations, he left to devote his energies to his mission.
Speaking to audiences from 5 to 1,000, Jeff has mastered the art of simplifying complex IT issues and is always looking for opportunities to drive value in organizations now and in the future.
He serves on numerous boards and advisory councils including Forbes Technology Council, Hoosier Environmental Council board of directors Connected World Magazine Board of Advisors, and the Mud Creek Conservancy board of directors. He is also a Fellow Alumni for the Institute of Digital Transformation.
Jeff is the author of Amplify Your Value (2018) and Amplify Your Job Search (2020) and is a frequent keynote speaker on topics related to the evolving IT landscape and the changing role of the CIO. Meet Jeff and learn more at www.JeffreySTon.com.