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University Club of Portland

1225 SW 6th Avenue
Portland, OR 97204, US (map)

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  • Wednesday
    Jan 10 2018
    SIM-Portland January Meeting: "IT as a Value Creator - How to get IT out of the Engine Room"

    IT as a Value Creator - How to get IT out of the Engine Room

    Abe Lietz, SVP & CIO - KinderCare Education

    With digital transformation and technology disruption at the top of the agenda in the board room, IT is uniquely positioned to step of out of back office and take the lead in driving value creation. However, IT teams are often buried in technical debt and struggle to just “keep the lights on”. In this talk, Abe will discuss strategies to transformation the people, process and technology of IT to drive growth, create value, gain market share, and delight customers.

    Key topics that will be explored in this talk include,

    • Leadership design principles to support digital transformation

    • Modern architectures to deliver with speed & quality

    • Discuss going “all-in” on public cloud as a key enable

    • Examine “experience first” design principles to delight customer

    • Learn about leveraging the VC community to accelerate innovation

    Abe Lietz is SVP & Chief Information Officer (CIO) for KinderCare Education. In this role, Mr. Lietz leads the Information Technology and Change Management functions for KinderCare and is charged with driving digital transformation to support business growth and managing all key enterprise business systems which includes in-center, family facing, mobile, data analytics and back office applications as well as all supporting infrastructure. Abe is leading a multi-year transformation of KinderCare’s digital capability by reorganizing its people, process and technology to deliver on value creation initiatives through the use of cloud-first architectures (SaaS, IaaS, & PaaS), as well as delivering multiple innovative mobile, web, and data solutions for its customers and staff.

    A recognized industry expert, Abe has received multiple industry awards, including being recognized as San Diego’s Top Technology Executive in 2015. He is a frequent speaker on IT transformation and cloud migration strategies and has been featured in many publications including CIO.com, The Wall Street Journal, Forbes and many others.

    Prior to joining KinderCare, Mr. Lietz was CIO & VP, Customer Service Operations for Curves and Jenny Craig where he led a complete transformation of the IT organization, as well as managing the service contact center for both brands to drive a best-in-class service experience for customers, franchise owners and corporate users. Prior to Curves & Jenny Craig, Mr. Lietz was Chief Architect & Head of Divisional IT for Life Technologies (now part of Thermo Fisher Scientific) where he was responsible for driving technology strategy, new technology incubation, and overall technical architecture for the IT infrastructure and applications footprint, as well as all instrument and software system product lines. Mr. Lietz holds a B.A. in Business & MIS from Washington State University.

  • Monday
    Nov 19 2012
    PDX Women in IT Happy Hour Networking Event

    Come join an amazing group of ladies! No specific agenda, just network and have fun!

    Triad Technology Group is sponsoring November's event at the University Club of Portland in the Gold Room! This club was originally a men's only secret society club and PDXWiIT is bringing in women's only event!! Join us for refreshments and a great time!

    PDX Women in Information Technology exists to celebrate professional women in the Portland-metro area who work with, manage, lead or have an interest in technology. Whether you are developing event-driven, non-blocking applications in node.js or setting technology strategy for a Fortune 500 company--or anything in between--come join us!

    Follow us on twitter: @PDXWIIT

  • Tuesday
    Dec 8 2009
    Portland Female Executives Wall of Wine Benefit Gala

    On Tuesday, December 8, plan to mix and mingle with friends, colleagues, and Portland's female business leaders at the historic University Club of Portland for the Portland Female Executives (PDXfX) Wall-of-Wine Benefit Gala & Fundraiser.

    Our annual events are consistent smash hits. Whether you stop by after work in your holiday best or go all out with lots of sparkle and a great black dress or jacket, you'll enjoy delightful holiday cheer, complimentary hors d'oeuvres and wine, and best of all, plenty of fun and the opportunity to go home with some absolutely wonderful bottles of wine.

    Enjoy the surprise – and help women succeed!

    Here's how the wall-of-wine works. Buy by number (all labels will be hidden) at a flat $25 per bottle or $100 for five bottles. Your "lucky number" could yield any number of outstanding local and international wines. Proceeds benefit the Portland affiliate chapter of Girl’s Inc, an organization that inspires girls ages 8 to 18, to be strong, smart, and bold, and PDXfX, a non-profit organization supporting the advancement of women in business.

    Member appreciation

    PDXfX members are invited to enjoy the evening at a reduced rate of $15.00. Guests, spouses, friends, and colleagues are warmly welcomed at $30 per person.

    RSVP & Other Details

    What: PDXfX Member Appreciation & Wall-of-Wine Benefit Gala

    Where: The University Club of Portland (Gold Room)

    When: Tuesday, December 8; 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.

    Tickets: $15 for PDXfX members, $30 for all others

    RSVP: Registration Now Open @ www.pdxfx.org The online Registration will close at 3:00 pm day of event. However you can still attend by paying at the door.

    Please note we have a 48 hour cancellation policy prior to events.