IT SIG: The Changing Role of IT in Associations

When:  Oct 12, 2017 from 09:00 to 10:30 (CT)
Fee: Complimentary with membership
CAE Credit Hours: 1.5
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Location: Association Forum Headquarters 


Program Description:  Member expectations about what benefits can be provided to them are rapidly changing, requiring the organizations that serve them to create new technology operating models to stay competitive.  Robert Half Technology Staffing predicts that the need for skilled technology in the areas of mobile, security and data will continue to grow over the next few years.  


The need to be nimble and leverage data has influenced organizations and led to the rise of titles such as chief digital officer, customer experience officer, or marketing technology officer.  The influence of these position over IT decisions is becoming greater leading CIOs to focus more on members and collaborate more with their business peers to create value for members and even drive revenue.  This session on The Changing Role of IT will explore the following three topics.


  • The current trends for talent in IT related to mobile, data, security and product development.
  • The shift of focus of IT and the CIO from infrastructure and IT projects to business goals and the member experience.
  • The collaboration of IT and the business and the technology mindset the business areas need to adopt.

About the Presenters:

Kimberly Mosley, CAE is the President of the American Specialty Toy Retailing Association(ASTRA), the world’s largest specialty toy association serving more than 1,900 independent specialty toy retailers, manufacturers, sales representatives and other toy industry experts. ASTRA is the nation’s only association dedicated to the support and expansion of the specialty toy industry.
Kim has been a leader in the association industry for more than 20 years. Prior to her role with ASTRA, she served as CIO for the American College of Healthcare Executives. She is a member of the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) and Association Forum where she served in many leadership roles including serving as chair of the Diversity Workforce Committee and serving on the CAE Commission. In 2002, she was awarded the Diversity Executive Leadership Scholarship and in 2003, she earned distinction as a Certified Association Executive. She is a Certified Play Expert - a certification that recognizes the important role of play on healthy brain development. She holds a Bachelors of Science degree from Governors State University and an MBA from Keller Graduate School of Management in Chicago, IL.
Robert Katchen is Senior Vice President, Information Technology at the American Academy of Pediatrics. Since entering the industry in 1984, Rob has performed a wide variety of IT functions including: computer operations, technical customer support, systems programming, security operations, security governance and regulatory compliance, supervision and management. He has lead several IT departments in “turn around” scenarios, successfully implementing his strong sense of customer service and support of business functions, in solving business challenges. Rob considers himself as an agent for change, and is active in leadership development. He has a Bachelors of Science Degree in Computer Information Systems.
Jack Hom is an Account Executive for Brooksource, an IT Human Capital Solutions firm based out of Indianapolis, Indiana. Jack works out of the Chicago office in River West, and services the Loop here in Chicago. He has worked with clients ranging in size from 80 employees to 22,000 employees, and specializes in creating customized solutions for both functional and technical groups. Through his expertise in the ever-changing IT Job Market, Jack is constantly informed about the trends and climate of IT in Chicago.


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