IEEE Foothill Section Computer Society
Meeting Date: March 18, 2019
Time: 7 – 7:30 p.m., networking
7:30 – 7:45 p.m. introduction
7:45 p.m. – 8:45 p.m. presentation
8:45 p.m. – 9:15 p.m. Questions and Answers
9:15 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. Closing
Speaker: Tom Lavoie, business consultant
Cost: none. Parking $8 will be reimbursed if responding to the vtool.
RSVP: requested, through website
Event Details: IEEE vTools
Summary: IT Leadership and Engineering organizations are driving top change in the workforce and technology solutions today in the 3 hot areas of Artificial Intelligence, BI (Business Intelligence)/Information Management and Cyber Security. This presentation with focus on the opportunities that exist to enter the workforce in the hot areas of AI and BI. It will focus on the Industry trends and real world practical implementations that are driving key business values today in these spaces.
Bio: Tom Lavoie is a senior business consultant, certified FocalPoint business coach, and a seasoned and enthusiastic champion for your business. Tom has nearly 35 years of experience in global business and technology operations, strategic business planning, and senior leadership, including 30 years at Hewlett-Packard where he developed a passion for ferreting out “can’t s” and turning them into “cans” for his customers. With Tom’s support and guidance, his customers have been able to improve the bottom line, retain and grow customers, and build high-performance teams to achieve success. Along the way he discovered a passion and talent for helping businesses with a variety of challenges including business performance management, customer retention and relationship management, team leadership coaching, change management, and business planning and road mapping. Tom left Hewlett-Packard in 2015 to pursue a coaching and consulting path and in 2018 aligned with FocalPoint Business Coaching where he works with companies and executives primarily surrounding Orange County/Los Angeles, San Diego, and the San Francisco Bay Area.