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CIO Forecast Panel Discussion 2018
Thursday 18 January 2018, 11:00am - 01:30pm

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Welcome to the Future!

Each year we introduce several local Industry leaders to discuss insights into the challenges they face and their vision going forward.  How is their role changing?  What impact do recent global events, social media, big data and security have on their day to day business activities? What are their top priorities and where are they planning their future spending?

Join us for this highly anticipated annual luncheon on Thursday, January 18, 2018. 

There is limited seating for this event, so please register soon to secure your spot!

 Moderated by: Chris Philpott, Director

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2018 Leadership Panelists:

Paul Stoddard,


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     Tim Ewart,


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Treg Gilstorf,

Yaskawa Motoman

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Micah Cooper,

Cedarville University

Micah Cooper

Meet the Panelists:
Paul Stoddard, CareSource

As CIO of CareSource, Mr. Stoddard is responsible for setting technology strategy for the company’s systems and technical infrastructure and for all aspects of IT including business intelligence, data warehousing and analytics. He has over 14 years in the healthcare payer industry with both commercial and government programs experience. 

Mr. Stoddard has over 30 years of experience in IT in a number of different industries including manufacturing, transportation, computing technology and health care with companies such as BlueCross BlueShield, FedEx, IBM and McGraw-Hill.  He spent 16 years in the consulting field focusing on IT strategy and business consulting with Computer Task Group (CTG), a Buffalo-based consultancy with over 3,500 professionals across the US and Europe.

Mr. Stoddard holds an MBA as well as a Bachelor’s of Science in Business Administration from the State University of New York at Buffalo.  

Tim Ewart, WPAFB

Tim Ewart is a Technical Director for the Air, Space and Cyberspace Directorate, Headquarters Air Force Materiel Command, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. In this capacity, Tim serves as the Chief Technology Officer for Materiel Command by directing cyber resiliency and integration efforts across the Command. He coordinates with various AFMC, Air Force and Department of Defense organizations to develop cybersecurity strategy for traditional information technology systems and weapon systems.

Tim began his Air Force civilian career designing aircraft before moving into positions involved with the assessment of Air Force aircraft combat survivability. Prior to his current position, Tim was responsible for the formation of a cybersecurity protection team for Air Force fighters and bombers aircraft.

Treg Gilstorf, Yaskawa Motoman

Treg Gilstorf is the Senior Director of IT for Yaskawa Motoman, a leading industrial robotics company.  He has more than 20 years of experience in Information Technology, Project Management, Consulting, Operations, Process Improvement, and Financial Operations. He has an MBA from Indiana University, Process Improvement training from the Center for Quality of Management, Leadership Development training from the Harvard Business School, and has been a certified PMP since 2005.

Micah Cooper, Cedarville University

With over 20 years in Higher Education IT, Micah Cooper joined Cedarville University as CIO in June 2017. A two-time graduate of Miami University, he grew up in the middle of a cornfield behind Young’s, so is no stranger to the Dayton area. He has also served as an Adjunct Professor at Miami University, teaching technology-related courses in both the Armstrong Institute for Interactive Media Studies and the Farmer School of Business. Micah approaches technology as more than a necessity; for him, it’s about the interactions people have with each other because of it. This ability to build interactions and help people achieve their objectives is what draws him to IT in Higher Education, where the impacts can last for decades to come. He is delighted to join Cedarville, bold in its mission to equip students for lifelong leadership and service through an education marked by excellence and grounded in biblical truth.

11:00    Registration and Networking
11:30    Lunch
12:00    Panel Discussion
1-1:30   Adjourn/Networking 

Event Location

Presidential Banquet Center (Main larger building)
4572 Presidential Way
Kettering, OH 45429

Registrations are now closed


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