ONUG Roundtable Discussion: Develop Your Remote Workforce Collaboration and Culture Strategy

Fall 2022

Connecting remote workforce employees was straight forward, but the biggest challenges now is that nobody wants to come into the office. How do executives incentivize employees to come in, at least once in a while, and keep them engaged, keep them feeling part of a team, keep them employed with your company? What are the strategies to inspire workforces through technology? How do you make sure that people’s voices are heard? How do you build collaboration capabilities that enable people to be just as efficient inside and outside the office? How do you decide when people get together? How do you make it easy for them to get together? In this roundtable session, you’ll share and learn from other IT executives so you can develop your strategy to keep staff employed with your firm and part of a winning culture.

 

Speakers:

Christopher Moretti has been an executive leader with Cigna since October, 2015 and is currently responsible for all infrastructure engineering Leading the Global Engineering & Infrastructure Services.  In this role, Chris provides executive leadership over the teams that deliver Cigna’s voice & data networks, security engineering, contact center, database, compute, storage, information management, mainframe, cloud & devops.

Previous to Cigna, Chris spent 14 years at General Electric and its subsidiaries in various executive leadership roles supporting its insurance, consumer and commercial banking businesses.  While at GE, Chris attended and graduated many of their prestigious management training classes including AIMC and EIMP.  Most recently, Christopher was Managing Director of Global Networks for J.P. Morgan Chase & Company based in midtown Manhattan.

Chris started his career in IT performing many different hands on technical roles in client/server, network and security for various sized firms in the greater New York market including a period where he consulted for Greenwich Technology Partners.

Chris earned a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Connecticut and currently resides in Shelton, CT with his wife and 3 sons.

Neal Secher is a Vice President and Head of Networks at TD Bank. He has spent his career working at leading firms within the Financial Services industry in both technical and leadership roles. Neal has extensive experience with designing, building, and operating infrastructure for cloud architectures, large-scale data centers, latency-optimized network fabrics, software defined networks, secure business-to-business and Internet perimeters, and collaboration technologies.

Neal is a member of the board of directors at the Open Networking User Group (ONUG) and the New York Network Operators Group (NYNOG). Additionally, Neal sits on multiple vendor technical advisory boards and is a frequent speaker at industry events. He holds a BA from New York University.

Prior to joining TD, Neal served as SVP and Head of Networks at State Street Corporation. He has also past roles as the Managing Director and Head of Network Infrastructure Architecture at BNY Mellon, Executive Director and Head of Network Architecture at Morgan Stanley and Senior Vice President and Head of Network Architecture and Engineering for the Systematic Trading Infrastructure group at Citi.

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