Powering Exceptional Designs: The Fashion Institute
of Design & Merchandising Digital Experience
DATE: September 25, 2014 | TIME: 11am ET / 8am PT | DURATION: 1 hour
FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising is a private college for specialized professional education, accredited by WASC Sr. Colleges and Universities and NASAD, granting Associate of Arts, Bachelor of Science in Business Management, and Bachelor of Arts in Professional Studies degrees. FIDM has graduated more than 60,000 students, preparing them for careers in Fashion, Graphics, Interior Design and Entertainment. FIDM is the home of several television series including Lifetime's "Project Runway: Under the Gunn", starring Tim Gunn.
Join our live web event to learn how FIDM constantly reinvents the way they communicate with students, and empowers staff to easily provide dynamic, relevant, consistent content across any digital channel. FIDM CIO, Roxanne Reynolds-Lair, will highlight how they use IBM Digital Experience software to integrate student-faculty-staff communications across multiple devices, and provide flexible content management and rich social capabilities.
Roxanne is the CIO at FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising, a co-educational, specialized, private college dedicated to educating students for the Fashion, Graphics, Interior Design, and Entertainment industries. Under her guidance, FIDM won four IBM/COMMON Innovation Awards for technology solutions using IBM i. An accomplished public speaker, Roxanne has spoken on innovative technology solutions as well as management and motivational topics at venues including IBM Digital Experience 2014, IBM Enterprise 2013, Aruba Atmosphere 2013, IBM Connect, Lotusphere, IBM Impact, COMMON, Ocean and keynoted the RPG and DB2 Summit. She has been a featured panelist on various industry panels including the CIO panel at the IBM Business Partner Leadership Conference, Key Info CIO Retreat, IBM Cloud Summit and the Digital Asset Management conference.
Roxanne was featured in the Women in Technology supplement of IBM Systems Magazine for 2012 as well as articles in IBM Systems magazine, CIO, IT Jungle, System i News and MC Press. She is a recipient of the Distinguished Service Award at COMMON. Roxanne is also recognized by Huffington Post as one of the 100 most Social CIO's. Roxanne is actively involved in providing input on future technology direction as a member of the COMMON America's Advisory Council for the IBM i and Power platform; the IBM Portal Advisory Council and the IBM eSupport Client Advisory Panel. She works with IBM Women in Leadership group and the Social Business Adoption Council 101. Roxanne chairs and facilitates the COMMON IT Executive Conference.
Roxanne is passionate about finding the best technology solution to meet business needs in a simple, elegant manner. You can follow her on Twitter @IBMiCiO.
Roxanne Reynolds-Lair — CIO, FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising
Anthony is the World-Wide Sales Leader for IBM's Portals and Digital Experience Solutions Portfolio with an emphasis on Portal, Web Content Management, Mobile, Analytics and Cloud Solutions Sales. Anthony serves IBM a Subject Matter Expert (SME) for the Financial Services Industry and is a evangelist for IBM ExpereinceOne Solutions. Anthony has meet and worked with many customers, partners and industry analysts in all the major markets of the world. While the topic of Exceptional Digital Experience and Cloud strategies can be complex, Anthony's conversational and story-telling style relates well to both non-technical and technical audiences. He enjoys sharing his experiences and observations in conferences, workshops and through social channels.
Anthony was previously Program Manager responsible for Industry Frameworks / Solutions and Product Manager for WebSphere Portal Application Development Tooling and Business Process / Workflow in Portal.
Anthony has spent the last 14+ years building, marketing, and helping customers build, test and deploy multi-channel web experience and mobile applications, web technologies and other user interaction products.
In his 31+ year career he has held various executive and management positions in Product Management, Product Development, Engineering, IT, Customer Support, Global Services and Sales.
Anthony holds a Bachelors Degree in Management Information Systems and Accounting from Nichols College in Dudley, MA. Anthony and his family reside in Cumberland, Rhode Island, USA.
Anthony Fiorot — Worldwide Portal & Digital Software Solutions Sales Leader, IBM Software Group