Ford & Northern Trust Executives Talk Digital Transformation

September 18, 2019  •  5:00PM-7:00PM  •  Chicago, IL

Event Intro

Join Pivotal on September 18 for an invite-only event where you will network with other technical leaders and hear Ford and Northern Trust executives talk about their digital transformation journeys and the challenges they’ve faced along the way. We hope you can be part of this valuable conversation about the paths others are taking to become great software companies.

We will discuss how to:
  • Develop new revenue streams using personalized services 
  • Shorten delivery cycles with modern software and development methodologies 
  • Ensure core engineering talent drives meaningful outcomes for your business
  • Evolve even the most mature organizations (including 130-year-old financial institutions and 116-year-old car companies) 

We look forward to seeing you at this event. Please register now as space is limited.


5:00-5:30pm Registration 
5:30-6:00pm Northern Trust's Journey & Q&A
6:00-6:30pm Ford's Journey & Q&A
6:30-7:00pm Cocktails, Appetizers & Networking


Leonard J. Hardy
SVP Technology Public and Private Cloud, Business Solutions Infrastructure, DevOps Enablement and Strategy, Northern Trust-Chicago

Len is currently leading teams responsible for Northern Trust’s strategy, engineering and operations as it relates to Private and Public cloud, DevOps and Business Unit Infrastructure Architecture.
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Rich Strader
VP, Mobility Platforms and Products (MPP), Ford

Rich Strader is vice president, Mobility Platforms and Products (MPP). In this role he is responsible for supporting and delivering software engineering services that enable Mobility Solutions, Connected Vehicle, Electric Vehicle, Connected Consumer and Analytics across the enterprise. His team is engaged in the research, experimentation, delivery and ongoing operations in these areas.  Prior to this, Strader was director, Ford Technology Services of India (FTSI) Centre Head & AD Delivery Operations.  In these roles, he was responsible for all of the FTSI strategic initiatives, personnel development and application delivery for several portfolios. Strader was previously Ford’s Director of IT Strategy and Security, where his responsibilities included IT Strategy development, security policy, incident response, forensic analysis, IT Learning & Development, Executive Support and Organizational Change Management.


Thank you!

Thank you for your interest. Registration for this event is closed.

We look forward to you joining us.


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