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2019 February Training Session

2019 February Training Session 

When: February 13, 2019, 1300-1630 EST
Where: RTP HQ
Registration: Website
ISACA-RTC Members - Free (Log in to register to ensure discounted fee)
Affiliated Organizations (IIA, ISSA, Othe ISACA Chapters) - $35
All Others: $50
CPEs: Up to 3
Handouts: Will Be Uploaded When available

Women in Leadership - CIO Women panel discussion

Please join us for a panel discussion with CIO Women from the RTP and close surrounding areas.  We will have representation from Education, Government, Business, Technology and Finance.

Dr. Katina Blue, MBA, MPA, CGCIO

Dr. Katina Blue has worked for the State of North Carolina for 24 years. She currently serves as the Chief Information Officer for the NC Office of the State Auditor. Dr. Blue considers herself a “lifelong learner” and has earned:

  • Doctorate of Education in Educational Leadership with a concentration in Higher Education Leadership
  • Master of Business Administration
  • Master of Public Administration with a concentration in Emergency Management
  • Currently completing a Master of Science in Information Technology
  • Bachelor of Science in Computer Science
  • Associate of Applied Science in Computer Programming

As if she weren’t busy enough, Dr. Blue is an adjunct professor for St. Thomas University and Idaho State University.  Dr. Blue is currently participating in the 2019 Cycle of ISAC Mentoring Program.

Karen Davis, Business Group Chief Information Officer and Vice President of RTI’s Research Computing Division (RCD)

Ms. Davis was hired by RTI in 1999 to set a vision and strategy for RTI-wide business systems and establish an Information Systems (IS) organization to execute the plan. Ms. Davis and the IS organization were instrumental in the selection, design, integration, and implementation of multiple business systems required to support RTI’s growth. Since 2005, Ms. Davis has led RCD within the Social, Statistical and Environmental Sciences (SSES) research group; the division employs over 150 technology professionals working on projects for RTI’s clients.  In 2017, Ms. Davis was named CIO for SSES, in addition to continuing to lead RCD. In this role, she is taking the lead in ensuring that RTI’s IT strategy aligns with SSES’ business strategy.  Ms. Davis has been a project director on multimillion-dollar projects and has received RTI’s project management certification. She has been a senior advisor on many of RTI’s projects, including having taken a lead in systems security, and working with clients on requirements for systems compliance with FISMA-moderate.  Ms. Davis’ education includes bachelor’s degrees in Mathematics and English, and a Master’s degree in Management, with a concentration in Information Systems. 

Carrie Hasbrouck, Transitioning Naval Officer CIO

Captain Hasbrouck graduated with a commission from Jacksonville University Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps in 1988. In 2005. she attended the Naval Post Graduate School, receiving a Master of Science in Information Technology Management. She was selected as Associate Fellow for CNO Strategic Studies Group XXIV.

When the combat exclusion law was repealed in March 1994, Captain Hasbrouck asked for sea duty and received orders to USS CORONADO (AGF11), reporting onboard as Assistant Operations Officer. She also served as Electronic Warfare Officer and Propulsion Officer; with noteworthy successes during Board of Inspection and Survey and Engineering Certification. During this tour, she earned her Surface Warfare Officer qualification. She served as Combat Systems Officer on USS ENTERPRISE (CVN65) during September 2005 to June 2007, successfully completing a round-the-world deployment in support of Operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom. Her afloat experience was fully leveraged as CTF 70 C4I Assistant Chief of Staff during July 2010 to July 2012, supporting Forward Deployed Naval Forces operations and Operation TOMODACHI (Japan’s 9.0 earthquake).

Captain Hasbrouck’s shore assignments include tours around the world in commands supporting vital roles within the telecommunications realm and on the senior staffs that directed them; living in Hawaii, Iceland, Norfolk, Monterey, San Diego (twice), Tampa, Washington state, and three tours in Washington DC. (Naval Telecommunications Command, OPNAV N6, Joint Staff J6). Her command tour was in Tampa as the Commander, Defense Information Systems Agency, US Special Operations Command.

The pinnacle of CAPT Hasbrouck’s career was as the CIO/N6 in support of the U.S. Navy SEALs.  CAPT Hasbrouck retired May 2018 with 30 years of service in the US Navy.

Dede Ramoneda, Chief Information Officer and Executive Vice President

Dede Ramoneda is Chief Information Officer and Executive Vice President for Raleigh, N.C.-headquartered First Citizens Bank, which has a network of more than 550 branches in 19 states. Founded in 1898, First Citizens is the largest family-controlled bank in the U.S. and a subsidiary of First Citizens BancShares Inc. (Nasdaq: FCNCA), which has more than $35 billion in assets.

Ramoneda joined First Citizens in July 2012 and has more than 30 years of experience in Information Technology (IT). At First Citizens, she is responsible for developing and executing the bank’s technology strategy in support of its business lines. She also oversees all aspects of First Citizens’ processing and network infrastructures and service delivery capabilities.

Prior to joining First Citizens, Ramoneda served as CIO at Progress Energy in Raleigh for 10 years. Before that, she was vice president for IT systems delivery and was responsible for leading the technology integration that successfully combined Carolina Power & Light (CP&L) and Florida Progress Corporation into Progress Energy.

Before joining CP&L in 1996, Ramoneda was CIO and director of information technology for the Delta Queen Steamboat Co. in New Orleans, La. Prior to that, she spent 12 years in systems integration consulting and practice management with a large consulting firm.

Ramoneda holds a bachelor’s degree in industrial management from Louisiana State University. She received a master’s degree in business administration from Rollins College in Winter Park, Fla. Ramoneda has also completed financial management courses at the Wharton Executive Education Program at the University of Pennsylvania.

A resident of Raleigh, she is currently a board member of the North Carolina Technology Association.  Ramoneda and her husband have two adult daughters, and the family enjoys sailing, music and reading.

Laurie Schaefer, Vice President, CIO Services Domain Leader at IBM

GBS Technology Leader supporting the Global Business Services Business Unit.  Responsible for leading the transformation of the GBS technology needed to rationalize, streamline and modernize the IT tools across the end to end landscape.  Previously the IBM Services Domain Leader in the CIO responsible for leading the IT teams supporting IBM’s Services business from development, transformation, infrastructure, maintenance, availability and compliance. Special focus on driving Services IT teams to adopt and accelerate the Agile Operating Model in IBM. Focused on new Agile culture, driving clarity, iterations, while enabling small self-directed teams to accelerate productivity and innovation.   Currently board member for NC Tech association and FIRST NC Robotics.  Passionate about STEM and driving true Engagement of people and organizations within IBM.

Sherri Yerk-Zwickl, AVP for IT / CIO at Campbell University

Sherri Yerk-Zwickl is the inaugural Chief Information Officer at Campbell University. In this role she is designing and implementing the University's first comprehensive strategy for leveraging information, data, and technology across eight schools and multiple campuses. Responsibilities include oversight for the technological infrastructure of the University, including information security, academic/administrative computing, client support services, and infrastructure and operations. Sherri has served higher education for over 30 years in a variety of IT roles where her people-centered philosophy is that “IT is not about the technology, let’s first understand our goals and aspirations and apply the technology to meet those objectives.”  

In addition to supporting and advancing the higher education aspirations of the dedicated, purpose-driven Campbell University students, Ms. Yerk-Zwickl is an advocate for diversity and inclusion initiatives including raising and training Seeing Eye puppies who become guide dogs for the blind, raising awareness about accessibility for differently-abled people, and supporting efforts to expand women in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) careers.

In her spare time Sherri enjoys golfing, hiking, and traveling with her spouse, Bill Zwickl, children Meghan and Gregory, and retired Seeing Eye dog Adrian, a black Labrador retriever.

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