Get to know the IT leaders who will help The Channel Company plot the future direction, content and enhancements to the event experience for sponsors and attendees of the Midsize Enterprise Summit.

The Midsize Enterprise Summit announced its newest Advisory Board members who will play a strategic role in guiding the conference’s future direction, content and enhancements to the event experience for sponsors and attendees.

Board members are selected on their knowledge, industry influence and accomplishments, along with their dedication to the midmarket. Each year, board members rotate off the panel as their terms expire, paving the way for an infusion of fresh ideas to advance the MES community.

MES board members play a critical role in selecting conference speakers, serving as boardroom liaisons, coaching sponsors and guiding the MES CIO survey that defines the state of midmarket IT. They also work closely with their peer network to ensure the most pressing issues of the day are featured on the agendas of MES Spring and Fall summits.

Terry Brown-WalkerTerry Brown-Walker, VP & CTO, Summerwood Corporation

Terry Brown-Walker has been with Summerwood Corporation for the past 32 years and serves as vice president and chief technology officer. 

As a certified network engineer and corporate officer, Brown-Walker is often in the field instructing restaurant personnel on the use of technical equipment or distributing documentation explaining the implementation and use of new technologies. She also oversees her company’s wide and local area networks. Brown-Walker was a previous member of FranMac’s Technology Board, which is responsible for all new initiatives being deployed in all Taco Bell locations worldwide.

Brown-Walker works tirelessly in exploring ways to promote women’s involvement in decision-making roles in the industry. To that end, she has lectured at various universities and has been involved in forums encouraging women and minorities to take advantage of opportunities in the field of information technology.

Mitch Hamilton, Director of IT, Harvard University Health Services

Mitch Hamilton is the director of information technology for Harvard University Health Services, a multi-specialty boutique medical practice exclusively for members of the Harvard community. In addition to ambulatory care, HUHS also offers health insurance products and a wide variety of education and wellness programs.

Hamilton has worked in IT at Harvard for 22 years and has been responsible for the successful implementation of many major systems, including the company’s first electronic health record.

His current focus is security, process improvement and migration to Azure. He has a passion for improving patient care through technology, education and research.

Hamilton holds a B.S. in Business Administration from the University of Phoenix. He has served 12 years combined in the U.S Army and the U.S. Air Force National Guard as a physical therapy technician and an aerospace/flight medic.

Tony Moore, VP, Office of Technology Administration, Xavier University of Louisiana

Tony Moore is the vice president of technology administration at Xavier University of Louisiana and has been a leader in higher education technology over the past 10 years. As vice president, Moore provides overall vision and leadership in formulating innovative solutions and programs that support the university’s mission and strategic goals. He has over 24 years providing cutting-edge thinking and using innovation as a catalyst for change.

Prior to his appointment as Xavier University, he served as vice president of information and technology management at the Southern University System [2006-2010] and chief information officer at Baton Rouge Community [2010-2014], respectively. Moore established a culture of transformative thinking and implemented 21st century classrooms enabling faculty to utilize technology to facilitate e-learning initiatives. At each institution, Moore implemented cost-effective solutions to advance the technological impact on administrative and business processes. Moore holds a B.S. in Computer Science from Southern University and an M.S. in System Science from Louisiana State University.

 

Sean Patrick, Director of IT, Ridgecrest Regional Hospital

Sean Patrick is the director of information technology and HIPAA security officer at Ridgecrest Regional Hospital in Ridgecrest, California. Patrick joined RRH in 2017.

Previously, he was director of IT at Gifford Healthcare in Randolph, Vermont. Patrick has also served as the IT director at Gibson Area Hospital and Health Services in Gibson City, Illinois. Patrick is a graduate of Auburn University with a Bachelor’s Degree in History/Education. He served eight years in the U.S. Navy working in information systems and special communications.

He is an active member of CHIME and HIMSS. He recently attended the CHIME CIO Bootcamp.  

 

Mike Novak, Global VP of IT, Hakkasan Group

Mike Novak has a diverse background as a senior technology and business visionary with experience in automating multimillion-dollar enterprises. Novak takes an unparalleled innovative approach to information technology management with an accomplished career in startups, Fortune 500, entrepreneurial environments and e-commerce businesses such as Hakkasan Group, Getty Images, Art.com, Teleperformance and Socrates.com.

Novak has been a technology leader with over 28 years in enterprise management, architecture, data security and disaster recovery. He has an in-depth understanding of current industry trends and future technologies. Throughout the course of his career, he has consistently proven to be an effective asset in designing enterprise management solutions through a combination of budget forecasting, cost-saving procurement and integration. His greatest strength is recognizing the role of IT as a pivotal support function whose primary purpose is that of supporting every department both internally and externally to ensure success as a whole.