Dan Roberts

Founder, CEO, and Author Ouellette & Associates Consulting, Inc

Michelle D. Greene

Vice President, Information Technology Masco Corporation

Lethia Owens

Entrepreneur, Marketing Strategist Game Changers International

 

Leadership as a Force Multiplier

Moderator: Dan Roberts
Panelists: Michelle Greene & Lethia Owens

A recent MIT Sloan study found that today's executives believe that only 10% of leaders have the right skills and only 12% have the right mindsets for the new economy. We also know that the largest group of leaders today are known as "Accidental Leaders" and most have not been positioned for success. This high energy, no-holes barred discussion will unpack how the best in our industry are leading with courage to elevate their teams, companies, families, churches and communities. Specifically we will discuss Leaders as Servants and Mentors, Teachers and Learners, Energized and Energizing, and yes, Marketers and Brand Ambassadors.

Dan Roberts

Founder, CEO, and Author Ouellette & Associates Consulting, Inc

BIO

Dan Roberts has authored and is a contributing author of numerous books. His latest, Unleashing the Power of IT and Confessions of a Successful CIO, were on Amazon's list of top rated books for months, and are being leveraged by IT Leadership Teams as a model for moving IT up the maturity curve.

Dan is a frequent contributor to and quoted in leading industry publications. His latest article series can be found on cio.com titled, "CIO Whisperers". These articles focus on a host of themes that are timely for IT and human capital leaders.

Dan is considered one of the best connected thought leaders in the CIO space. He is a keynote speaker and panel moderator at numerous industry conferences and corporate events. Dan has a passion for bringing CIOs together to learn and benefit from one another's experiences. Each year, he works and meets with more than 1000 CIOs and IT Leaders across the globe.

As the CEO and President of Ouellette & Associates Consulting, Inc. (O&A), Dan leads the firm known since 1984 for "Developing the Human Side of Technology." His team has helped more than 3,500 IT organizations build a world class culture, a high performing workforce, and a differentiated talent brand.

Dan has been married to Denise for more than 35 years and is the proud Dad of Kristina, a doctor on the Big Island of Hawaii, and Kelly, a retired Army Ranger who is now pursuing his passions as a real estate investor. In 2018 Dan and Denise welcomed their 1st grandchild.

Michelle D. Greene

Entrepreneur, Marketing Strategist Game Changers International

BIO

Michelle is currently the Vice President, Information Technology for Masco Corporation based in Livonia, Michigan. In this role, she is responsible for aligning the IT strategies and initiatives supporting Masco's corporate functions and overall business objectives. In addition to providing leadership for the Corporate IT organization, she directs the planning and implementation of corporate IT solutions. She also oversees and develops Masco's enterprise-wide IT shared services and information security policies and guidelines.

Previously, Michelle was the Vice President, IT Business Partner - Global Functions at Johnson Controls, Inc (JCI). Michelle provided technology vision and leadership in the development and implementation of JCI Enterprise Council technology programs. Michelle worked directly with the organizations in planning and implementing information technology to achieve strategic imperatives through effective and cost beneficial IT solutions. She also provided active thought leadership to the organization resulting in advances in innovation and competitive advantage for the internal and external customers.

During her time at JCI, Michelle held the positions of Executive Director IT, for Automotive Interiors and Director, IT for Building Efficiency both divisions at Johnson Controls, Inc. She was responsible for collaboratively creating the vision, developing the strategy, and implementing the plans to grow and transform the information technology landscape of JCI's global business.

Prior to joining Johnson Controls, Inc, she was the Director of Business Infrastructure for Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications. In this role, she managed the Business Infrastructure organization within Corporate IT. During January 2004-March 2008, Michelle was on expatriate assignment in Lund, Sweden.

Michelle has been featured in Black Enterprise and she has participated as a panelist at the Black Enterprise Women of Power Summit. She has also participated as a speaker on several panels focused on Women in Information Technology and Women in Leadership.

In March 2018, Michelle was a recipient of the of the Top 25 Most Influential Black Women in Business sponsored by The Network Journal.

In September 2020, Michelle was named as an ORBIE Awards Finalist for Michigan CIO of the Year.

Lethia Owens

Entrepreneur, Marketing Strategist Game Changers International

BIO

Lethia Owens is known for her unparalleled ability to help professionals and businesses brand their brilliance, monetize their message and dominate their market. Lethia Owens is a best-selling author, Tech CEO, branding expert and market domination strategist who is ranked #8 among the top 30 brand gurus in the world.

Lethia knows what it takes to be a game changer. She went from high school dropout to highly sought-after international speaker. She is the author of Your Brand Influence: The Art and Science of Building an Influential Personal Brand. She has successfully launched four startups and has conducted over 1,600 hours of executive and professional coaching.

She's a little geeky, magnetically motivating and oozing with brilliant business strategies that challenge you to get in the game because game changers, not spectators win championships. She is the founder of Game Changers International, and her message of reinvention, courage and self-empowerment has inspired audiences on Fox, CBS and NBC affiliate networks.