Digital Transformation Journey Down Route 66: Smart Solutions

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Get ready for a smart digital transformation road trip along historic Route 66 in Arizona.

Join us for a virtual journey and dynamic discussion about how data drives us forward. Our digital experts, along with INDYCAR SERIES driver Ed Carpenter, will explore smart tech solutions that are improving safety and experiences.

Our fast-paced agenda includes insights about:

  • Smart venues and the impact of data on racing and the fan experience with Shamlan Siddiqi interviewing Ed Carpenter, the only team owner and driver in the NTT INDYCAR SERIES
  • Smart technology being applied in Nevada to keep citizens safe and informed with Bennett Indart and executives from the City of Las Vegas and Clark County
  • Beautiful stops along Route 66 in Arizona and the Painted Desert with historian Dan Rice
  • Diversity and inclusion highlights showing NTT DATA’s support for The Trevor Project, a resource for LGBTQ youth, with Corie Pierce

Our Speakers

Shamlan Siddiqi

Shamlan Siddiqi

Vice President, Data as an Asset

NTT DATA

Shamlan helps organizations make the most out of their data. While many recognize data’s potential value, few develop or implement effective strategies to harness data’s value and take full advantage of the latest advancements in automation, security and storage technologies. As a former Public Sector CTO, he knows the challenges government leaders face in defining, innovating and implementing a comprehensive data vision and strategy while supporting citizen imperatives.

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Ed Carpenter

INDYCAR Driver and Owner

Ed Carpenter Racing

Ed is the only individual in the NTT INDYCAR SERIES who handles both the responsibility of driving the racecar and owning his own team. As one of the most experienced drivers in the field, 2021 was Carpenter’s 19th season of INDYCAR competition. Even now as he competes exclusively in the oval events, the 40-year-old has 23 top 10 finishes since starting his own team and led at least one race for 12 consecutive seasons.

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Bennett Indart

VP, NTT Smart World

NTT DATA

Bennett oversees the overall strategy and management of the smart solution delivery services portfolio, including driving our solution delivery strategy. He understands how to capitalize on emerging trends, grow strategic partnerships and evangelize leadership positions globally. Bennett is also tasked with driving operational efficiencies and governance internally.

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Bob Leek

Deputy Chief Information Officer

Clark County, Nevada

Bob has over 25 years of leadership experience, including almost 20 in information technology disciplines. His leadership at Clark County supports public services including health, human services, justice and public safety systems and administrative programs, achieving positive outcomes in diverse communities. He is accountable for internal service teams providing application technology solutions at the county.

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Chris Craig

Deputy Information Technology Director

City of Las Vegas

Chris is a visionary leader with over 22 years of experience working in the government Information Technology environment. A highly motivated self-starter he is passionate about all forms of technology, 3D printing, robotics and virtual reality hold a special place in his heart. He enjoys seeing the many ways technology can be used to improve everyday life for all.

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Corie Pierce

VP, Communications & Sustainability, PRIDE Executive Sponsor

NTT DATA

In addition to her corporate marketing role, Corie is our sustainability leader and executive sponsor of PRIDE Employee Resource Group. She is a thoughtful, level-headed leader who team members and colleagues naturally value and trust.