Grand Rapids IT Symposium coming May 15

GRAND RAPIDS — IT leaders and their management teams are invited to the Grand Rapids IT Symposium, scheduled for Tuesday, May 15 at DeVos Place in Grand Rapids.

Registration is now available at

The speaker lineup includes Harry Campbell, CEO of Durrie Vision, an eye surgery practice in Overland Park, Kan.; Gert Garman, owner of Broad Perspective LLC, a consulting firm in Orlando, Fla.; and R.J. Stelter, vice president at Herman Miller, the Zeeland office furniture manufacturer.

Along with the lineup of keynote speakers attendees will learn from successful companies as they share lessons learned from real-world experiences in the break-out and panel sessions.

Campbell’s presentation will take the tenets of servant leadership and infuse them with his own business philosophies developed while working at Fortune 500 companies including Procter & Gamble and Sprint, as well as smaller private companies.

The title of German’s presentation is “Collabor8. Cre8. Innov8: Thinking Beyond What You’ve Always Done,” and participants will learn how to get unstuck and keep things fresh.

Closing the day will be keynote speaker Stelter, who will explore the digital transformation from “the outside looking in.”

Panel discussion titles include “Digital Transformation: Exciting, Scary and Inevitable,” “Calling all Hackers! Let’s have a Chat,” and “Growing the Talent Pool,”

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