How to get the last mile out of your IT Tech Stack

Join IT Leaders from around the Frontline discuss the benefits and challenges of getting the last mile out of your IT Tech Stack!

Live date: May 6, 2021

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Speakers:

Tara Gambill is the Senior Director of Enterprise Systems at MOD Pizza and is responsible for IT strategy and implementation of shared initiatives across the MOD enterprise. MOD Pizza is a fast-casual pizza restaurant chain based in the United States. Founded in Seattle, Washington in 2008, MOD has more than 490 system wide locations.

She is a technology leader with over two decades experience in enterprise architecture, enterprise software implementations, program management & team development. At MOD Pizza, Tara led the delivery of the S/4 HANA Public Cloud ERP System, the SuccessFactors HCM Platform and continued to shape the cloud-only systems landscape through implementations of On-Line Ordering, Loyalty, Store and Service Management platforms. She also led the introduction & implementation of an Integration Platform as a Service (iPaaS).

She guides & supports the company’s digital transformation, through realization and delivery of SaaS solutions across the organization, translating the company’s strategic vision into an actionable technology roadmap that supports continued growth for MOD. She is also a board member of ASUG (America’s SAP User Group).

Tara was previously an Enterprise Architect at Coinstar (later Outerwall), working in all areas of IT and helped establish their first Enterprise Architecture Review Board. She graduated from the University of Washington with a B.A. in Anthropology and is TOGAF 9 certified.

Lauren is an independent consultant and a Strategy and Planning course instructor at the University of Washington. She spent 5 years working at Nordstrom understanding and driving user behavior related to communication of the Frontline workforce in Product Management and Enterprise Planning.

Jon Nordmark is co-founder and CEO of Iterate.ai, an innovation ecosystem launched in 2013. Companies like Ulta Beauty and Couche-Tard (Circle K) leverage Iterate’s low-code development platform and its talent to speed up and simplify digital and AI-based innovation. In 2018, 2019, and 2020, Iterate’s revenues grew profitably by 54%, 76%, and 42%.

Prior to Iterate, Jon was the founder and CEO of eBags.com. eBags was acquired by Samsonite after it sold 20 million bags and produced $1.6 billion in revenue, profitably.

Recognition: Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year for the Rocky Mountain Region; Lifetime Achievement Award from the Colorado Technology Association; LinkedIn’s Top Voice for the thought-leadership 20+ articles he’s written on emerging technologies.