Applied Information Management

IoT for the IT Leader: Outsmarting Smart Devices

Rapid decreases in the size and cost of interconnected devices and sensors are driving unprecedented growth of the Internet of Things (IoT). To remain effective, modern IT leaders must first prepare for a world in which smart devices are ubiquitous and then drive business intelligence by tapping into these rich new sources of data.

Join us the evening of May 18 when Portland IT leaders and AIM graduates Travis Luckey and Brandon Gatke explore the revolutionary potential and inherent security considerations of IoT technologies.

You will learn:

  • The scope and impact of IoT
  • Opportunities presented by IoT
  • Security threats posed by IoT
  • IoT and you—how to get started.

Learn how to outsmart your smart devices!

Date: May 18, 2016

Time: 6:00–7:00 p.m. networking hour, 7:00–8:00 p.m. speaker presentation

Location: White Stag Block, Room 142/144, 70 NW Couch Street, Portland, OR

Cost: $10; enjoy appetizers and two drink tickets.

Travis Luckey, MS (AIM ’09), MBA

Travis Luckey is the Director of Technical Operations at Zoom+, where he oversees the service-oriented IT operations, security, infrastructure, and technical support organization while working closely with the company's clinical community, business leaders, and software development teams. In his previous position, as senior director of IT at FHC/Blue Harbor, Luckey provided IT leadership and worked to create a secure, scalable, service oriented IT organization for the rapidly growing multistate assisted living subsidiary of Fortress Investment Group, LLC (NYSE: FIG). Luckey served as a key member of the senior management team where he was responsible for developing a growth minded technology vision, consulting on strategic business initiatives, defining industry best practices, and ensuring compliance with regulatory requirements including Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) and HIPAA.

Luckey is an accomplished leader with extensive experience guiding global IT operations and software development efforts. He is a seasoned program manager who has overseen the successful launch of numerous enterprise systems and business initiatives. He has a distinct passion for creating business value through technology innovation, which was publicly recognized in 2015 when VTM Group, where he had worked for over 10 years and held the top IT position, was selected as an honoree for CIO Magazine's 28th annual CIO 100 Awards. Away from the office Luckey enjoys hiking, traveling, all things culinary, and spending time with his family.

Brandon Gatke, MS (AIM ’08), MBA

Brandon Gatke is the CIO and Director of Operations at Cascadia Behavioral Healthcare and Practice Director for Healthcare with Virtual Information Executives (VIE). He has led Information Technology (IT) teams for both large scale and small operations, with industry experience in Real Estate, Title Insurance and Escrow, Behavioral Healthcare, and Ecommerce Software. He leads businesses in implementing IT solutions that support the company’s strategic goals and adhere to governmental compliance. Gatke’s experience covers a broad range of skills, including HIPAA Planning and Compliance, Vendor Relations, Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery, EMR Systems, and Strategic Planning and Implementation. His professional vision for IT is to maximize the balance between people, technology, and business capabilities to achieve an innovative platform for growth.

The AIM Program is a multidisciplinary master's degree, jointly coordinated through the University of Oregon Graduate School and Academic Extension. The program is geared toward mid-career, full-time working professionals and is designed to be completed online in two-and-a-half to three years, with an accelerated option available for faster completion.

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PUBLISHED: March 23, 2016