Agile + DevOps East 2020 Leadership Summit Session: Turning Execs Into Champions for Driving Tech Change

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Monday, November 16, 2020 - 1:15pm to 2:15pm

Turning Execs Into Champions for Driving Tech Change

Whether you are responsible for driving transformation in the DevOps, Data, Cloud or Agile spaces, success hinges in large part on your ability to effectively message and engage executive leaders. Knowing how to strategically manage the executive landscape by educating leaders on benefits, earning their trust, gaining sponsorship and motivating them to action is an art, and something that doesn’t just happen—it takes a focused and purposeful approach, hard work, creativity and a lot of patience. Michelle DeCarlo will share proven executive engagement strategies she has successfully employed at AT&T, Chase, Capital One and Lincoln Financial Group to earn her and her team a seat at the executive table. Currently, Michelle is leading transformative work associated with Agile, DevOps and Cloud at Lincoln. Leave this featured presentation armed with a roadmap to help you develop or enhance your own executive engagement strategy to support and strengthen your transformation efforts.

Lincoln Financial Group

Michelle DeCarlo is Senior Vice President, Technology Enterprise Delivery Practices for Lincoln Financial Group. She is responsible for transformational and delivery management functions within Technology including the Agile and DevOps, Digital Portfolio Management, Continuous Improvement, Quality Engineering and Release Management practices, Strategic Partners and the CIO’s Technology Management Office. Michelle has more than 25 years of Technology experience. In December 2017, CIO and CIO Executive Council named Michelle “One to Watch” – an industry award that signifies she is a “rising star in the technology field.” Michelle is known for her innovation, collaboration and being a respectful challenger to the status quo. Prior to joining Lincoln, Michelle was Vice President, Infrastructure Resiliency and Recoverability for Capital One. Before that she led their transformational efforts with Agile and Quality Engineering. She has also held Technology leadership roles with JP Morgan Chase and AT&T. Michelle holds an MBA and Bachelors degree from Temple University and has earned an Executive Leadership certification from the Wharton School of Business.