"I have observed after hosting these CIO gatherings for 20 years that you need to be associated with and surrounded by the best in order to reach your highest personal and professional potential. The corporate 'immune system' is very strong. It doesn't like change and will actively discourage new ideas and people who take action. However, CIOs who surround themselves with peers who think in a powerful, transformational, and different way will be able to thrive with disruption and business ambiguity and will win professionally and personally." - Bill
Time: 11AM - 2:30PM
Session 1: CIO Peer to Peer Roundtable Discussion on Innovation & Transformation
Interactive Discussions Facilitated By Bill Murphy
Community of CIOs Who Think In a Certain Way | Role of a CIO
Innovation vs. Transformation
Session 2: Digital Transformation Strategy & Implementation
Speaker: Pradip Sitaram, SVP & CIO, Enterprise
Session 3: Defense Innovation: Understanding the Virtual CISO Role
Speaker: James Crifasi, CTO, RedZone Technologies
Session 4: Defense Innovation: How to Use Cyber Insurance to Mitigate Risk
Speaker: Scott Martin, Client Representative, RCM&D
VP & CIO
Pradip is a digital visionary, strategist and business partner who actively shapes the future of digital in his firms. He is an early adopter of Cloud, Mobile and Social technologies successfully pioneering digital strategies recognized by MIT and CIO magazine. Computer World magazine named him one of the "Premier 100 IT Leaders". Pradip has a proven track record: Over the past 27+ years, he has successfully created and transformed technology platforms for organizations across several industries: multi-family CRE; housing finance & investment; international telecommunications; e-commerce; manufacturing; print; media & advertising; as well as government and non-profits.
Most recently, Pradip created and led the digital transformation strategy for the Enterprise family of companies: an investment company; a CDFI; a real estate developer; a mortgage company and a mission oriented NPO (among others). He challenged the firm to look beyond just automation and efficiency and strive for digitally powered exponential growth in value creation. The primary theme of his multi-dimensional strategy puts Enterprise’s customers at the center of everything they do to create powerful networks, platforms and data; transforming operations and service, allowing staff to work from anywhere, at any time on any device; transforming their industry by sharing their insights & know-how to better target investment dollars and develop more effective public policies; and, by creating new B2B and B2B2C business models through socially-powered mobile apps & platforms that allow unprecedented access to opportunities.
Pradip is a valuable business partner providing the digital vision and leadership critical to every organization. He has led the digital transformation of organizations ranging from startups to well established multi-national companies. From creating the digital vision and strategy, to building teams, to operations and execution, his extensive general management and IT experience enables him to communicate with executive boards and all facets of management and business units; and all levels of technical teams.
Pradip has delivered exceptional results at every step in his career. His work experience in the US, UK and India enables him to build, lead and energize high performing teams in the US and offshore to create quantum improvements delivering results in 1/8th the time and 1/4th the cost. His familiarity with professional organizations and fluency in several of the local languages enables him to bridge professional and cultural gaps while creating effective business relations.
Pradip began in technology as a programmer analyst working for Hughes at NASA. There he quickly rose through the IT leadership and management ranks eventually leading a multi-million-dollar program leading a team of engineers and scientists in less than 5 years. Next, he was responsible for business systems at Intelsat, the world’s premier satellite organization. He led the business systems transformation as Intelsat evolved into a multi-billion-dollar telecommunications company. Then, after a stint in government consulting where he helped win over $100M in business, Pradip became the CIO at CDI where over 5 years, he modernized and transformed their entire digital infrastructure and led them through a successful PE exit.
Pradip is a technology evangelist and mentor, having delivered key-note addresses; spoken to large audiences and served on expert panels in the USA, Europe, Asia and Australia. He is a regular guest speaker at universities for MBA programs; and provides advice to several organizations as a mentor to guide them in their digital transformation journey. Pradip is actively involved on the advisory board for some of the world's leading technology companies and an investment company.
Pradip has a Master’s degree in Software Engineering and a Bachelor’s in Architecture. Pradip was honored to publish his Master’s thesis. He graduated at the top of his class in university and is a member of the Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Society. Pradip is a crazy cricket fan and will watch games into all hours of the day/night and play it every chance he gets; he and his family live in Ellicott City, Maryland.
Scott has been with RCM&D in a variety of capacities since June 2010. Over the past seven years he has been an integral part of the firm’s Corporate Resources group with a specialization in management liability and cyber security lines of coverage. Scott supports clients throughout the Mid-Atlantic across a variety of industries, ranging from public entities, health systems, investment banking / management, and higher education institutions.
Scott consults and collaborates closely with his clients, taking the time to gain an in-depth understanding of the risks that they face so that he can provide the optimal solutions. He leverages his considerable insurance expertise to negotiate policy terms and conditions and pricing to secure the best possible coverage for his clients.
Prior to joining RCM&D, Scott was a student at Virginia Tech University where he graduated with a degree is Marketing Management. He is currently pursuing a Masters in Business Administration at Virginia Commonwealth University.
Education & Professional Development
Virginia Tech University – Marketing (BS)
Virginia Commonwealth University – Masters in Business Administration (in progress)
Commercial Lines Coverage Specialist (CLCS)
Management Liability Insurance Specialist (MLIS)
2012 Andrew Beazley Broker Academy Member
2013 Great Richmond Chamber: Politics 101 Member
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