Walgreens CIO to deliver keynote at ITsavvy Symposium

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ITsavvy just announced that much-admired Walgreens chief IT executive, Timothy J. Theriault, will be the keynote speaker at the 2014 ITsavvy Symposium on Oct. 2.

Theriault will present insights on technology-driven strategies and innovation at Walgreens; how the company’s IT team leverages current IT trends and integrates cutting-edge IT solutions into its business model.

ITsavvy, one of the fastest growing technology companies in the U.S., just announced that much-admired Walgreens chief IT executive, Timothy J. Theriault, will be the keynote speaker at the 2014 ITsavvy Symposium on Oct. 2.

The address, Leading Walgreens to New Frontiers, features the executive named last month to become Chief Global Information Officer when Walgreens combines with Alliance Boots GmbH to become the first global pharmacy-led health and wellbeing enterprise. The transaction is expected to close in the first quarter of 2015.

Theriault will present insights on technology-driven strategies and innovation at Walgreens; how the company’s IT team leverages current IT trends and integrates cutting-edge IT solutions into its business model.    

Theriault, whose current full title is Senior Vice President, Chief Information, Innovation and Improvement Officer, Walgreen Co., oversees the company’s health IT infrastructure. He has been featured in Forbes Magazine and the Wall Street Journal as a leading CIO. Theriault currently leads initiatives to use technology to better understand the customer, enhance online business, and integrate new healthcare products that support core retail activities. Recent awards and accolades include:

  •     Computer World’s Premier 100 Award for top IT leaders
  •     A profile in InformationWeek
  •     An invitation to speak at the Wall Street Journal’s upcoming CIO Network

The symposium’s vendor sponsors, include Aerohive, Dell, EMC, HP, Lenovo, Samsung, Toshiba, VMware, Zebra Technologies, and others. The sponsoring organizations will showcase their products and services through live demonstrations and interactive Tech Talk sessions.

This year’s ITsavvy Symposium is an expanded version of the company’s annual ITsavvy Showcase—with a full day for more demos, more vendors, more networking, more food and cocktails, and more brainstorming.

The event is slated for Thurs. Oct. 2 from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Medinah Country Club in Medinah, Ill. It is open to IT professionals and executive leadership working for organizations across the U.S, as well as the media. For more information and/or to register go to: http://www.itsavvy.com/about/events/symposium/ or #ITsavvySymposium.

ITsavvy, one of the fastest growing companies of its type in the U.S., is a recognized leader in tailored end-to-end IT product and service solutions. ITsavvy built its reputation as a value-added reseller with industry-leading product availability, design and implementation, client support and delivery speed through 46 distribution centers across the U.S. ITsavvy also has data center locations in New Jersey, Illinois and New York. The company’s new, user-friendly website provides hundreds of concise, leading-edge IT decision-making resources, including an e-commerce site with real-time pricing and availability. ITsavvy is headquartered in Addison, IL, with offices in Chicago’s Loop; Hauppauge, NY; New York, NY; Warren, NJ; Aurora, IL; Davenport, IA; Hayward, CA; and Beavercreek, OH. Call 1-855-ITsavvy (1-855-487-2889), email: info(at)ITsavvy(dot)com, visit: http://www.ITsavvy.com. Full release at: http://www.itsavvy.com/walgreens-cio-deliver-keynote-itsavvy-symposium/

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