05-12-14 | Blog Post

Midwest IT executives talk innovation at Midwest Technology Leaders event

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One of the best networking and strategy sharing events in the midwest is happening in just a few short days. On May 14th, hundreds of senior IT executives are going to meet at the Inn at St. John’s in Plymouth for the Midwest Technology Leaders conference. The theme this year is The Next Decade of Innovation, Disruption, and Consumerization. This is the 10th anniversary of the Midwest Technology Leaders event, and promises to be a particularly engaging and helpful with about 25 speakers and a networking reception that runs into the evening.

This show touches on the whole gamut of IT related topics, including:

  • Driving Customer Centric Innovation
  • Driving Growth and Business Value
  • Capitalizing on the Growth of Data
  • Facing the Challenge of ever Increasing Risk with IT Security
  • Design and Deliver the Transparent Enterprise
  • Building a High Performing Team in a Complex Workforce Environment
  • Conquering the War on Talent
  • Various Hot Topics on the Minds of todays top CIO’s, via new CIO Rapidfires
  • Healthcare’s Changing Landscape Creates Challenges for CIOs

As a truly for executives, by executives event, MTL has worked hard to get leaders in the industry to speak at this event. Here are just a few of the faces you’ll see next week:


Subra Sripada is executive vice president and chief administrative and information officer at Beaumont Health System. Areas reporting to him include Information Technology; Strategic Planning and Business Development, Marketing and Public Affairs; and the Project Management Office.

Sripada has extensive U.S. and global health care industry and consulting experience. Prior to joining Beaumont in November 2008, he served in a leadership role at PricewaterhouseCoopers, a global management consulting firm, where he consulted on health information technology and business strategy in the U.S. and internationally. He has also held leadership positions at CapGemini, Ernst and Young and worked for six years at Henry Ford Health System.


David B. Behen holds dual roles as director of the Department of Technology, Management and Budget and as Michigan’s chief information officer. In these capacities, he is responsible for setting strategic direction and ensuring timely delivery of state services.

As director of DTMB, Behen leads efforts to provide the full range of information technology and communications, facility management, financial, procurement, fleet and retirement services, among others. As state CIO, he directs development of IT resources to meet the growing needs of Michigan’s citizens.

Online Tech will be present as well, to answer questions about our secure, compliant hosting solutions. Find out more about the Midwest Technology Leaders event here.

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