Executive Panel Discussion

General Sessions | Tuesday, October 15 | 12:15 PM – 12:50 PM

Description

Come hungry and bring your lunch to this panel discussion as Insite’s CEO, Steve Shaffer moderates a session about true business transformation. Hear from Paul Kennedy, CEO at Dakota Supply Group and Don Harrington, VP of IT at Horizon Solutions as they unpack how their companies digitally transformed and highlight the key players on their teams that drove their successful initiatives.

Speaker

Steve Shaffer

Steve Shaffer

Chief Executive Officer, Insite Software

Paul Kennedy

Paul Kennedy

CEO, Dakota Supply Group

Don Harrington

Don Harrington

Vice President of Information Technology, Horizon Solutions LLC

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Insite Speaker

Steve Shaffer

Steve Shaffer

Chief Executive Officer | Insite Software

Bio:
Steve joined Insite’s Executive team in 2013, and also serves on Insite’s Board. Most recently he served as the General Manager of Jobs2web, a SaaS recruitment marketing company (backed by Updata Partners) that was acquired by SAP in December 2011.

Steve is a proven leader in building and helping scale technology companies.

Prior to Jobs2web, Steve served as the CFO & VP of Business Development for Harland Medical Systems, a venture backed med-tech company also based in Minneapolis. He brings a broad background in business development & strategy, finance, and operations, including experience in consulting and public accounting (Grant Thornton) as well as manufacturing (Sara Lee). Steve holds an M.B.A. from the University of Illinois, and a B.A. in philosophy from Wheaton College (IL).

Sessions:
Insite CEO Welcome - Tuesday, October 15 | 9:00 AM - 9:15 AM
Executive Panel Discussion - Tuesday, October 15 | 12:15 PM - 12:50 PM

Customer Speaker

Paul Kennedy

Paul Kennedy

CEO | Dakota Supply Group

Bio:
Paul Kennedy is the CEO of Dakota Supply Group overseeing the company’s business operations. Before joining DSG, Kennedy served as President and COO of Midwest-based First Supply. Prior to that, he spent 20 years in progressively senior management roles with Westburne Supply, Ferguson Enterprises and Woseley in Canada. Tracing his roots, Kennedy’s career began as a Navy Intelligence Officer, then shifted to management of a plumbing and HVAC contractor in upper Minnesota. He’s been part of the trade industries ever since.

Sessions:
Executive Panel Discussion - Tuesday, October 15 | 12:15 PM - 12:50 PM

Customer Speaker

Don Harrington

Don Harrington

Vice President of Information Technology | Horizon Solutions LLC

Bio:
Don Harrington is Vice President of Information Technology for Horizon Solutions LLC, a 165 year old distributor of electrical and industrial products in the Northeast. Don started his career at Horizon Solutions on the warehouse floor in 1986, and learned the business the old-fashioned way, by going from the warehouse to the counter and then on to sales and ultimately management. Along the way he even detoured briefly into accounting and purchasing too, but it was when the company moved to a new ERP that he got involved in IT. His only qualification at the time was he was the first sales person to use PowerPoint during a sales meeting, and therefore “technically savvy.” As it turned out, all that exposure and experience helped him bridge the needs of business stakeholders – owners, employees, suppliers, customers – with the capacity of technology to move business forward. Finding he could effectively translate between business-people and “propeller-heads,” he has since held a number of executive positions with a foot in both camps, most recently returning to a focus on IT as Horizon Solutions plans and executes the transformation, digital and otherwise, that will herald the next 165 years of its corporate history. Don lives in Maine, where he spends a lot of time outdoors looking through the lenses of cameras or binoculars.

Sessions:
Executive Panel Discussion - Tuesday, October 15 | 12:15 PM - 12:50 PM
A Framework for Alignment and Digital Transformation - Tuesday, October 15 | 2:45 PM - 3:30 PM

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