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May 8, 2019
SIM-Portland April Meeting - "IT Transformation at the Oregon Secretary of State"
University Club of Portland

The modern CIO is a multifaceted professional who has become adept in a full spectrum of IT, HR and business skills in order to be a truly effective technology change leader. The need for complete IT Modernization within an organization can be an overwhelming challenge that means drawing on everything in this toolkit and as well as industry best practices to transform systems across the entire spectrum of IT services and support. IT Modernization is often challenged by the competing business priorities, the need to deliver new functionality to remain competitive, increase efficiency or improve customer service, and driving effective organizational change.

Join us for the SIM Portland May 2019 meeting when CIO Roland Rivera will review what is happening with IT Modernization at the Oregon Secretary of State, and share the four step approach that he has used; benchmark assessment, strategic planning, technology road map and implementation initiatives. This has allowed foundational change around IT governance, portfolio management, service desk support and a Network Operations and Security Center. The Agency is now able to leverage Cloud Computing for improved business continuity and resiliency, and securing a path to become an IT center of excellence rivaling many high-tech firms.

Key topics that will be explored include,
• Challenges and Best Practices to IT Modernization
• Four Step Approach to IT Modernization (based on the Federal CIO Playbook)
• Use of Structured IT Initiatives to deploy different modernizations

About the Speaker

Roland Rivera is an accomplished, visionary, and results-oriented IT executive offering 20+ years of Federal, State, and Higher Education experience covering a broad spectrum of IT activities from Concept Development, through Design, Implementation, and Operations, all using ITIL best practices and the Project Management Framework for execution of major projects and programs.

He is currently the CIO at Oregon Secretary of State where he provides strategic policy recommendations, direction, and proposals to promote the successful execution of the goals and objectives of the Agency’s Information Systems Division. Roland leads a high performance IT environment, grounded in industry standard frameworks and best practices balanced with a healthy dose of common sense. He has lead the deployment of Service Desk management, Network Operations and Security Center, IT asset management, IT Governance and Project Portfolio Management as well as cost-benefit analysis, feasibility studies, budgets and narratives related to IT projects.

5:30 PM Social
6:30 PM Dinner
6:50 PM Meeting Start
7:00 PM Keynote and Q&A
8:15 PM Close