The University of Portland launched its inaugural OTM Symposium yesterday, and RapidMade CEO Renee Eaton, a former UP management instructor, happily returned to campus to participate. The evening event featured Fred Pond, a recently retired seasoned CIO, who spoke about emerging OTM trends and Jackie Baretta, current CIO at Willamette University, who shared insights on leveraging one's emotions to improve organizational performance.
An executive panel discussion on the value of and insights on Operations & Technology Management was another program highlight. RapidMade joined participants including Adidas Sr. Enterprise Architect Wilson Zorn, Cambia Health Solutions VP Deputy CIO Derek Weiss, Milwaukee Electronics COO Rick McClain, former Knowledge Universe CIO Greg Martin, Bank of America VP Senior Change Jimmy Godard, and CGD Solutions Executive Chris DeGallier.
Renee explained how RapidMade leverages advanced technologies in its 3D scanning, reverse engineering, product design, rapid prototyping and additive manufacturing projects. She also talked about cloud-based work flow solutions.
The forum was a great opportunity for UP's Pamplin School of Business to showcase its OTM major which has grown dramatically.