IT Priorities / Covid 19 Hangover – Webinar


August 25, 2020




1 CPE / 0.1 CEU / CISSP / 1 PDU Credits Awarded


Conference location: Online

Priorities, WFH and Covid-19

We are in unprecedented times.  The challenges of Covid 19, WFH and shifting priorities make the waters difficult to navigate.


Join us and learn how enterprise IT CIOs are balancing the shifting priorities, keeping the lights on, and moving forward with business generating initiatives.



In this session, we will cover the following and more:


  • From a bandwidth perspective, how did WFH shift your IT priorities?
  • How do you balance keeping things running verses building new things?
  • How do you prioritize your key IT initiatives now with the additional WFH needs?
  • With WFH, how do you know what needs to be worked on and what is priority without regular Executive meetings?
  • What is now an IT Priority, that wasn’t 5 months ago?
  • What process management programs did you use before Covid, verses what you are using now?
  • What procedures did you have automated before Covid and what wasn’t automated that should be?
  • How do you manage automated process flow with employees now W’ingFH instead of in the office?
  • How do you keep people connected/collaborated with WFH, such as Call Centers/Dispatch?
  • How do you exchange data?



Webinar Price: $0.00 per person

Chase Cabanillas, CIO, Flex Technology Group



Jeff Foydl, CIO – North America, Lincoln International LLC
Mike Ouska, CIO, Lutheran Social Services
Michael Chahino, EdD, CIO, Elgin Community College
Kelly Coomer, CIO, Sammons Financial


Foydl         Ouska         Chahino      Coomer

Jeff Foydl, Chief Information Officer – North America, Lincoln International LLC
Jeff Foydl, CISSP, has provided operational technology and security leadership for more than 25 years in a variety of roles and across many industries. For the past 14 years, he has served as the head of information technology for Lincoln International, a global mid-market investment bank with more than 20 offices around the globe. By leveraging best practice security and simple design principles, his strategies enable companies to rapidly grow and scale within tight budget schedules.”


Mike Ouska, CIO, Lutheran Social Services
Mike Ouska is Chief Information Officer of Lutheran Social Services of Illinois (LSSI), one of the largest social services organization in America, with over 70 locations and 2000 employees. Former chair of the Lutheran Information Technology Network, a national network of CIOs for non-profits. Prior to LSSI, Mr. Ouska was Engagement Manager for Metamor Technologies and Keane, Inc., providing web and offshore development to Fortune 500 companies and Total IT outsourcing to non-profit organizations. Prior to Keane, Mr. Ouska was Vice President of Information Technology at PNC Mortgage, managing the network infrastructure and, in a separate position, managing application development for the mortgage securities division. Mr. Ouska also worked in application development for Beatrice and Northwest Industries. Mr. Ouska has a BA from Northwestern University and an MBA from the University of Chicago.


Michael Chahino, EdD, CIO, Elgin Community College
Dr. Michael Chahino has extensive years of successful experience in leading large scale Information Technology departments, system design, strategic planning, disaster recovery and business continuity planning, and development. Proven ability to execute decisions in a dynamic, demanding environment. Strategic thinker with the unique ability to translate big picture vision into detailed action plans. Offers an approach to everyday business problems that balances innovation and discipline. Co-author of the following information security definition: INFORMATION SECURITY is a discipline governing the framework for the continuous cycle of safeguarding information and ensuring related regulatory compliance. Discipline: a branch of instruction and learning such as history, finance, economics Framework: a frame or structure composed of parts fitted together documenting the methodology of incident identification, mitigation, and resolution much like the scientific method Cycle: a series of processes that are repeated in a precise and deliberate manner Information: electronic, printed, audible, visual, memorized Compliance: ensuring that the institution is in compliance with applicable laws, regulations, and contractual agreements


Kelly Coomer, CIO, Sammons Financial
Kelly Coomer provides leadership for all technology areas including applications, software development, data, infrastructure, architecture, IT risk and security, asset management, and end user devices—collaborating closely with major stakeholders and business units on IT strategy and technology resources to achieve enterprise efficiencies.


Coomer’s IT career spans 20 years of leading technology initiatives. Prior to joining SFG, Coomer was Allstate’s vice president, divisional chief information officer, product technology, with responsibility for over $100 million of annual technology initiatives, and overseeing large scale policy administration systems running a Personal Lines insurance business of more than $30 billion. Coomer also has led enterprise-wide teams addressing consumer-facing technologies and software development, including websites, mobile apps, policy document production systems, online analytics and SEO.


Coomer received her Bachelor of Science degree in business administration from University of Southern California. She has also participated in the Society of Information Management’s Regional Leadership Forum program and pursued Executive Information Technology studies at The University of Chicago Booth School of Business.


Chase Cabanillas, CIO, Flex Technology Group
Mr. Chase Cabanillas joined the Flex Technology Group team in October 2017 as Chief Information Officer. Chase brings over 15 years of progressive IT leadership to the team, where he will oversee Information Technology for Flex Technology Group’s expanding family of companies, building a world-class IT team that delivers differentiated value to the business.


Prior to Flex Technology Group, Chase led the Digital Innovations team at the Kroger company, where he focused on creating new platforms that enhanced Kroger’s online/digital customer experiences. He’s also held various leadership positions at Harris Teeter and Basha’s Supermarkets, overseeing digital technology and operations, technology architecture, and enterprise IT infrastructure.


Chase earned his Master’s in Business Administration and Applied Computer Science/Software Engineering from the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University.



Each attendee will receive a certificate awarding 1 CPE credit for CISSP continuing education, in addition to 0.1 CEUs and 1 PDU. CISSP is a registered certification mark of (ISC)², Inc.