Covenant Technology Partners

2018 IT Leadership Summit

Mar 08, 2018

IT Leadership Summit 2018

On March 8th, 2018 Covenant Technology Partners hosted our 9th annual IT Leadership Summit at the Maryland Heights Community Center. ITLS18 was attended by St. Louis’ top CIO, CTOs and IT Directors, gathering to share their stories and successes with Microsoft and Covenant’s solutions and services.

The Keynote: Bob Chapman

Our keynote speaker this year was Bob Chapman, #3 ranked CEO in the world by Inc. Magazine and CEO of Barry-Wehmiller, located in St. Louis, MO.  Mr. Chapman inspired our audience at ITLS18 with a deep insight into treating employees like family.  His message was clear - the more we develop our relationships with our employees, the greater leadership we can provide and in turn, we receive more productivity and engagement from those individuals. See what some of our attendees had to say about Bob’s presentation:

“Amazing. Eye opening. A different perspective on leadership. Instead of being about me and how I can help myself, it was refreshing to hear that I am a steward of my people and it is a privilege to lead!”

“Bob Chapman was worth the price of admission and would love to have had more time with him. Thank you for providing all of us with a copy of his book. I read it over the weekend and it was excellent.”

“Bob Chapman was great!”

“Wow, that's all I can say. Not sure how you managed to get Bob, kudos to Covenant for the topic that is sorely needed today. It shows you think well beyond technology. Speaks highly of Covenant as a company.”

“Good core messaging of caring for your employees - I would say that's a "no-brainer" if it wasn't so hard for some!”

“Bob Chapman was great! Thank you for introducing us to him and for providing us a copy of his book.”

After his keynote speech, Mr. Chapman signed copies of his book Everybody Matters: The Extraordinary Power of Caring for Your People Like Family for all attendees.

“Fantastic event once again! Can't wait for next year!”

Other speakers included Keri Buchanan, Director of IT at Simmons Hanley Conroy; James Casey, Sales Excellence and Data Analytics Manager at SumnerOne; Kim Rodriguez, Assistant Vice President at Enterprise Holdings Inc.; Mark Sundt, CTO at Clearent; and Bruce Gagliolo Jr., Sr. Architect and Practice Manager for Modern Workplace at Covenant Technology Partners. These exceptional speakers contributed essential knowledge and insight on issues the IT world faces today including a need for Managed Services in organizations with limited technical staff, education on underutilized functions of your current licenses with Microsoft, and the complexity of data migrations from other CRM products to Dynamics 365.
 “Bob Chapman was inspiring! It as all great hearing from peers in the industry, and Bruce's presentation was EXCELLENT!”

“Great lineup of speakers this year.”

“I liked Managed Services bingo. I'm going to steal that idea for my future presentations.”

See It All Again

You can experience ITLS18 all over again via our YouTube page, where Covenant has shared some of the presentations from ITLS18 and exclusive interviews with attendees.


You can also view pictures from the event here:


Access the Presentations

Bob Chapman
James Casey
Sumner One
Mark Sundt
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Kim Rodriguez
Enterprise Holdings Inc.
Bruce Gagliolo
Covenant Technology Partners
Keri Buchanan
Simmons Hanly Conroy
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