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Implications for eCommerce
January 14 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
In concert with ever increasing user expectations for personalized, friction-reduced interactions and the ever increasing threat from bad actors exploiting known and unknown vulnerabilities, the effects of the skills gap are noticeable. In this conversation, we’ll discuss local impacts and results of the Governor’s Task Force on High Demand Careers in IT, some external solutions and advice for seizing the initiative at your organization to improve your odds in this employee-driven market for talent and alternatives for partnering and joint ventures to keep a lid on rising costs to compete.
About the Speaker: With more than twenty-five years in technology leadership roles, Walt currently serves as the Chief Digital Officer and CIO at Homestar Financial Corp in Gainesville, Georgia. With a BS in Physics from Guilford College, he began his career as a technical officer in the US Air Force in the nuclear arena and served in vital command and control missions with Strategic Air Command and NORAD. Over the years he has served in a variety of technology leadership roles with companies such as Fidelity, Gannett, TRW, Ajilon Consulting, TechBridge, Generation Mortgage and Primary Capital Mortgage.
Walt holds a master’s degree in Public and Private Administration from Central Michigan University. While at TRW, he won the President’s Award for his leadership on their largest commercial project. Named Corporate CIO of the Year in 2014 by the Georgia CIO Leadership Association, most recently Walt was selected as a member of the Constellation Research Business Transformation 150 for 2020 for his groundbreaking work at Homestar Financial Corp.