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Informatics+ Digital Symposium

May 6, 2022 - Northern Kentucky University’s Informatics+ Center will host its Second Annual Digital Transformation Symposium (DX22) on Tuesday, May 17. The symposium focuses on topics that drive digital transformation across all businesses.

The one-day event brings together business leaders, entrepreneurs, startups, and IT and security professionals to explore cutting-edge topics that are both daunting challenges and transformative opportunities, such as: artificial intelligence, digital media and advertising, data analytics in professional sports, and more. 

Tony Saldanha, former vice president of global business services at Procter & Gamble and author of Why Digital Transformations Fail, is the keynote speaker for DX22. Tony is currently president of Transformant, a consulting organization that advises over 20 Fortune 100 companies around the world on digital transformation and global business services. He is also a founder of two blockchain and AI companies, and an adviser to venture capital companies. Tony’s Taste of Informatics podcast “Disrupt or Be Disrupted: Digital Transformation and the Fourth Industrial Revolution” can be found here. 

Among the two dozen business leaders and practitioners involved in the sessions are: Ed Walton, CEO at Step CG; Geoff Smith, co-chair of Cincinnati CIO Roundtable & senior technology advisor at Cincinnati Bengals; Elisha Herrmann, senior director digital transformation at Navisite, and Mickey Mentzer, director - development and data systems at Cincinnati Reds.

“Digital transformation is critical to the way we anticipate, meet and exceed customer demands in an increasingly competitive landscape,” said Yael Cosset, senior vice president and chief information officer at Kroger. “Every day Kroger leverages technology to transform the customer experience, improve productivity, increase agility and deliver value to all our stakeholders. We rely on NKU’s College of Informatics to prepare tomorrow’s digital-focused leaders in cybersecurity, media/communications, data science and more. The DX22 Symposium is a strong example of the university’s commitment to deliver exciting content from the region’s top innovators.”

Symposium sponsors include Fidelity Investments, Fifth Third Bank, Frost Brown Todd, Hy-Tek | AHS and STEP CG.

  • What: NKU’s Second Annual Digital Transformation Symposium (DX22)
  • When: Tuesday, May 17
  • Where: Griffin Hall, NKU Campus

For more information and to register, visit the DX22 website.

About NKU: Founded in 1968, NKU is an entrepreneurial state university of over 16,000 students served by more than 2,000 faculty and staff on a thriving suburban campus nestled between Highland Heights, Kentucky and bustling downtown Cincinnati. We are a regionally engaged university committed to empowering our students to have fulfilling careers and meaningful lives. While we are one of the fastest-growing universities in Kentucky, our professors still know our students' names. For more information, visit