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Organizations of all types and sizes are engaged in what some consider to be the latest IT buzzword – Digital Transformation.  Whether looking to optimize customer experiences, improve business efficiencies, or capitalize on new opportunities, conventional wisdom suggests that the key to a successful transformation is data – the ability to control, manage, and utilize data to renovate IT operations or business processes. However in reality, the critical path to success is integration – how an organization integrates data into the fabric of the business to reveal and enhance channels, markets and revenue-boosting opportunities in the digital environment.
Watch Carl Lehmann, Principal Analyst at 451 Research and Ravi Dharnikota, Chief Enterprise Architect, SnapLogic, in “Best Practices for Creating Data-Driven Digital Transformation”, a thought-leadership discussion analyzing digital transformation from both business and technical perspectives. They’ll cover:

  • Digital transformation initiatives and how they help enable competitive advantage
  • How next generation hybrid integration platforms support digital transformation
  • The role and challenges of cloud integration and the critical technology needed to overcome them
  • How SnapLogic's Enterprise Integration solution supports digital transformation

Participants will learn the techniques and tools needed to integrate on-premises and cloud resources so they operate and adapt as a uniform platform for digital transformation.

Carl Lehmann

Principal Analyst, Enterprise Architecture, Integration & Process

451 Research

Carl Lehmann leads 451 Research's coverage of integration and process management technologies in hybrid cloud architecture, as well as how hybrid IT affects business strategy and operations. The markets covered in his research include enterprise architecture management (EAM) tools, hybrid cloud integration technology (including iPaaS and API management) and business process management (BPM) software. Prior to joining 451 Research, Carl was Principal Analyst at BPMethods, where he advised clients on business strategy and process management. While there his book, Strategy and Business Process Management: Techniques for Improving Execution, Adaptability, and Consistency, was published by Taylor and Francis Group in 2012. Carl was also a Senior VP of Strategy and Product Management for a B2B integration firm where he developed e-commerce SaaS and IaaS offerings used by over 4,000 companies. Prior to that, he served 10 years as VP of Research for IT advisory firms Gartner and META Group, advising Fortune 500 clients. Carl's career began as a Project Manager for AT&T and a Product Manager for Digital Equipment Corporation (now Hewlett-Packard).

Ravi Dharnikota

Chief Enterprise Architect

SnapLogic, Inc.

Ravi Dharnikota is Head of Enterprise Architecture and runs the Big Data Practice at SnapLogic. He advises C-suite executives as well as business and technology leaders in Fortune 500 companies on their cloud and big data journey. Ravi’s 17 years at Sun Microsystems, CA Technologies and startups in product development, consulting, architecture and leadership roles gives him a unique perspective on challenges encountered by enterprise IT. You can follow him on Twitter @rdharn1 and @SnapLogic.

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