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Renaissance philosopher and writer Machiavelli has been quoted as saying, “I'm not interested in preserving the status quo; I want to overthrow it.” The importance of respecting personal space and practicing impeccable hygiene aren’t the only lessons learned from COVID-19. If anything, we’ve seen the incalculable value of innovative thinking, because a global pandemic certainly provides enormous motivation to leave the status quo behind. That said, how do you overthrow the status quo without sacrificing quality and security in the process? Learn the three key words needed (Recognize, Resolve, and Respond) to strike this delicate balance in this challenge for you to shift your paradigm, facilitate innovation, and be a catalyst for change rather than an antagonist.
Has COVID-19 made you see the need to adopt a more agile way of thinking? Where is your development strategy now? Where do you want it to be as the industry recovers from this worldwide crisis? Do you intend to get it there by using the same methods that haven't worked? It has been said that the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over, but expecting different results. Is that how you want your legacy to be remembered? Do you project an image of being part of the problem or part of the solution? Find out how to be a catalyst for change (facilitating innovation) and NOT an antagonist (frustrating innovation). Discover three types of flexibility in leadership and work/life balance needed to make that happen in the aftermath of COVID-19.
𝙇𝙚𝙖𝙧𝙣𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙊𝙗𝙟𝙚𝙘𝙩𝙞𝙫𝙚𝙨: The participant will...
⋆ Effectively RECOGNIZE characteristics and effects of change
⋆ Efficiently RESOLVE to take ownership of change (using 3 types of flexibility)
⋆ Enthusiastically demonstrate appropriate RESPONSES to embracing change
Having received advanced degrees in secondary education, Joe began a ten-year career as a high school teacher providing instruction in economics, Spanish, Bible, and computers. While in his teaching career, he furthered his graduate education, earning a doctorate in education with a double-minor in computers and theology. His career focus changed to IT in the early 1990’s when he started as a Computer Consultant at NC State University. Three promotions later, Dr. Perez ended his successful 25-year career at NC State as Business Intelligence Specialist when he took another promotion to become Senior Business Analyst at the NC Department of Health & Human Services (DHHS) in the fall of 2017 and has since been promoted to Senior Systems Analyst and Team Lead. In addition to his full-time analytics/BI leadership role at DHHS, Joe was named Chief Technology Officer at a North Carolina corporation in October 2020. With more than 11,000 followers on LinkedIn and several professional certifications, Perez has stayed active in the IT, HHS, and higher education communities as a much sought-after resource, highly-recommended international keynote speaker, data analytics & visualization expert, and specialist in efficiency and process improvement. In 2020 alone, Perez spoke at more than two dozen conferences hosted by nine different countries on five continents.
Through the years, Dr. Perez has never lost his love for teaching, having been a guest speaker for many organizations and internationally-recognized podcasts. When he takes a break from work and speaking, he enjoys spending time with his wife of more than 30 years and their children, whom he says are the "best things that ever happened to me." He also sings, plays the piano, composes songs, and has performed PSA's and voice-overs for schools and other organizations. He also serves as music director to his church’s Hispanic ministry, teaches their Men’s Bible Fellowship class, and interprets sermons to Spanish or English, depending upon the audience. If there's any spare time left, he enjoys publishing a monthly military newsletter (as Editor-in-Chief of The Patriot News), working out in the gym, and catching up on Star Trek reruns. "A busy life indeed, but I wouldn't trade it for anything in the world. I’m a firm believer that if I’m not innovating, then I’m stagnating," says Joe. If you need an experienced, dynamic speaker, Dr. Joe Perez is the right choice.
“Got to know Dr. Perez via a project we both worked on for Premier CIO Forum in NC. Joe is a true professional and a great communicator who will have your back covered. He is a great asset to my team.”
(𝙉𝙚𝙖𝙡 𝙋𝙚𝙩𝙚𝙧𝙨𝙚𝙣, 𝙄𝙣𝙩𝙚𝙧𝙣𝙖𝙩𝙞𝙤𝙣𝙖𝙡 𝙆𝙚𝙮𝙣𝙤𝙩𝙚 𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙏𝙀𝘿𝙭 𝙎𝙥𝙚𝙖𝙠𝙚𝙧, 𝘼𝙪𝙩𝙝𝙤𝙧)
“Joe epitomizes what an IT leader should be. He is not only a catalyst for innovation at work, but he is also an evangelist and collaborator for technology in the community. He is an engaged attendee and presenter at peer events. If I were building an IT team, I’d want Joe on it.”
(𝙈𝙖𝙧𝙘 𝙈𝙤𝙣𝙩𝙤𝙧𝙤, 𝙀𝙭𝙚𝙘𝙪𝙩𝙞𝙫𝙚 𝘿𝙞𝙧𝙚𝙘𝙩𝙤𝙧, 𝙏𝙧𝙞𝙖𝙣𝙜𝙡𝙚 𝙏𝙚𝙘𝙝𝙣𝙤𝙡𝙤𝙜𝙮 𝙀𝙭𝙚𝙘𝙪𝙩𝙞𝙫𝙚𝙨 𝘾𝙤𝙪𝙣𝙘𝙞𝙡)
"Working with Joe was a true pleasure, not only did he provide great insight as our keynote speaker for the Applied Data Visualization in Healthcare Summit but was also extremely useful behind the scenes by writing speaker interviews and connecting me with potential sponsors who could support our audience with better understanding their data sets. I would highly recommend Dr Joe to speak at any business intelligence related conference!"
(𝙏𝙝𝙚𝙤 𝘾𝙤𝙡𝙡𝙞𝙣𝙨, 𝙋𝙖𝙧𝙩𝙣𝙚𝙧𝙨𝙝𝙞𝙥𝙨 𝘿𝙞𝙧𝙚𝙘𝙩𝙤𝙧, 𝙃𝙖𝙣𝙨𝙤𝙣 𝙒𝙖𝙙𝙚)
“I have gotten to know Joe Perez very well over the past 6 months. Having Joe as a speaker and attendee at the Raleigh CIO Forum was such an honor. Joe is professional, personable and such a go-getter. He was consistently asking how to promote and help the Forum. His session on Cultivating a Climate for Paradigm Shift was relevant and really caught the audience’s attention. Anyone would be lucky to sit in on one of his presentations. With that being said, Joe is a true leader and I cannot recommend him enough. He is simply an expert in his field and a wonderful person.”
(𝙉𝙞𝙣𝙖 𝘿𝙞𝙁𝙧𝙖𝙣𝙘𝙞𝙨𝙘𝙤, 𝘿𝙞𝙧𝙚𝙘𝙩𝙤𝙧, 𝙄𝙣𝙛𝙤-𝙏𝙚𝙘𝙝 𝙍𝙚𝙨𝙚𝙖𝙧𝙘𝙝 𝙂𝙧𝙤𝙪𝙥)
“Dr. Joe Perez is a dynamic and engaging speaker who can provide a unique blend of practical and efficient solutions within the Information Technology spectrum. I have known Joe for 15 years and his natural enthusiasm and magnetism makes him able to engage diverse groupings of people and to communicate problem-solving solutions at both the personal and corporate levels. He is a forward thinker with the ability to gain insight and historical perspective from his many years of working in the IT field. You will greatly benefit from inviting Joe to be a part of your team as it builds for the future.”
(𝘾𝙤𝙡𝙤𝙣𝙚𝙡 (𝙍𝙚𝙩) 𝙎𝙩𝙚𝙫𝙚𝙣 𝘿. 𝙈𝙖𝙧𝙩𝙞𝙣, 𝙐𝙎𝘼𝙁)
“Dr. Perez is the speaker you do not want to miss out on at a conference or event. He is knowledgeable and concise – and he has a great sense of humor that makes listening to him very enjoyable. Having worked with Joe for over 15 years, I know that he is genuinely interested in sharing his knowledge… If you have the chance to attend one of his speaking engagements, you won’t walk away empty-handed!”
(𝘿𝙧. 𝙃𝙤𝙡𝙡𝙮 𝙎𝙪𝙡𝙡𝙚𝙣𝙜𝙚𝙧, 𝙋𝙧𝙤𝙛𝙚𝙨𝙨𝙞𝙤𝙣𝙖𝙡 𝙎𝙥𝙚𝙖𝙠𝙚𝙧, 𝘾𝙤𝙧𝙥𝙤𝙧𝙖𝙩𝙚/𝘼𝙙𝙪𝙡𝙩 𝙀𝙙𝙪𝙘𝙖𝙩𝙞𝙤𝙣 𝙀𝙭𝙥𝙚𝙧𝙩)
"Joe possesses the ability to lead by example and his enthusiasm and dedication are both inspiring and motivating. If you are looking for an engaging speaker that provides IT Solutions he's your guy!"
(𝙈𝙚𝙜𝙝𝙖𝙣 𝙁𝙚𝙧𝙣𝙖𝙣𝙙𝙚𝙯, 𝘽𝙪𝙨𝙞𝙣𝙚𝙨𝙨 𝘿𝙚𝙫𝙚𝙡𝙤𝙥𝙢𝙚𝙣𝙩 𝙈𝙖𝙣𝙖𝙜𝙚𝙧, 𝘾𝙤𝙧𝙪𝙨360)
"Joe Perez is a vivacious speaker who clearly anticipates what will resonate with his audience, then shares his message via insightful anecdotes that ensure each attendee will leave with some memorable gems intact long after the session! A goal every speaker strives to attain!"
(𝙎𝙪𝙚 𝙒𝙖𝙞𝙩𝙚, 𝙎𝙚𝙣𝙞𝙤𝙧 𝘿𝙞𝙧𝙚𝙘𝙩𝙤𝙧, 𝙎𝘼𝙋 𝙉𝙤𝙧𝙩𝙝 𝘼𝙢𝙚𝙧𝙞𝙘𝙖𝙣 𝘾𝙚𝙣𝙩𝙚𝙧 𝙛𝙤𝙧 𝙀𝙭𝙘𝙚𝙡𝙡𝙚𝙣𝙘𝙚)
"Joe Perez is a fantastic and engaging speaker. His session was very well received at the MDM + Data Governance Summit in Chicago. He was often noted as one of our top speakers in our attendee feedback form. He's an SME that knows how to break down the challenges facing the data community and help attendees understand the right next steps and strategies. I would certainly recommend Joe Perez for speaking engagements within the data community!"
(𝙄𝙖𝙣 𝙈𝙘𝙍𝙖𝙚, 𝘿𝙞𝙧𝙚𝙘𝙩𝙤𝙧 𝙤𝙛 𝘾𝙤𝙣𝙛𝙚𝙧𝙚𝙣𝙘𝙚 𝘾𝙤𝙣𝙩𝙚𝙣𝙩 & 𝙋𝙧𝙤𝙜𝙧𝙖𝙢𝙢𝙞𝙣𝙜, 𝙎𝙤𝙪𝙧𝙘𝙚𝙈𝙚𝙙𝙞𝙖)
"If I had to sum Dr. Perez in two words they would be dedicated and passionate. You will not find a speaker, influencer, or person more willing to help than Joe Perez. His passion for data storytelling is as powerful as his knowledge of data and analytics in general. A thoroughly fantastic person - I would recommend Joe as a keynote speaker unreservedly."
(𝙎𝙖𝙢𝙪𝙚𝙡 𝙈𝙖𝙧𝙠𝙡𝙚𝙬, 𝘾𝙤𝙣𝙛𝙚𝙧𝙚𝙣𝙘𝙚 𝙋𝙧𝙤𝙙𝙪𝙘𝙩𝙞𝙤𝙣 𝘿𝙞𝙧𝙚𝙘𝙩𝙤𝙧)
"We invited Dr. Joe Perez to speak at the Cloud Data Summit October 2019 event in North America. He is one of the few people who 'get' Analytics and Business Intelligence. He delivered an awesome talk on how to use Data Visualization effectively in business.
Audience feedback on his presentation was terrific and Joe was a true professional throughout the entire process. We will definitely bring Joe back for future events."
(𝙀𝙧𝙞𝙘 𝘼𝙭𝙚𝙡𝙧𝙤𝙙, 𝙋𝙧𝙚𝙨𝙞𝙙𝙚𝙣𝙩 & 𝘾𝙝𝙞𝙚𝙛 𝘼𝙧𝙘𝙝𝙞𝙩𝙚𝙘𝙩 / 𝙁𝙤𝙪𝙣𝙙𝙚𝙧 𝙤𝙛 𝘾𝙡𝙤𝙪𝙙 𝘿𝙖𝙩𝙖 𝙎𝙪𝙢𝙢𝙞𝙩)
"I had the pleasure of interviewing Joe Perez on my '#ReInvention Daily' show here on LinkedIn. There is a real passion to what Joe does! He has a true gift of lighting up a room and even a Zoom screen! Dr. Joe has truly embraced the virtual environment and has continued to press on in his reinvention of himself as a public speaker. He passionately assures us to 'not stay rigid and inflexible in the face of change.' Even from sharing his story in three minutes on '#ReInvention Daily', Dr. Joe has truly moved me and motivated me to always be fluid in the face of change, each and every day. He is a true leader. He is a true educator. He is now a friend. Well done, Dr. Joe."
(𝘼𝙣𝙙𝙧𝙚𝙬 𝙇𝙤𝙥𝙚𝙯, 𝙇𝙞𝙣𝙠𝙚𝙙𝙄𝙣 𝙎𝙝𝙤𝙬𝙧𝙪𝙣𝙣𝙚𝙧, 𝙀𝙡𝙚𝙫𝙖𝙩𝙚𝙙 𝙎𝙝𝙤𝙧𝙩𝙨 𝙋𝙧𝙤𝙙𝙪𝙘𝙩𝙞𝙤𝙣𝙨)
"Dr. Joseph Perez was the keynote speaker at Applied Data Visualization Healthcare 2020. The theme was 'Turning Big Data into Actionable Stories to Improve Clinical, Health & Operational Outcomes'. The organizers could not have picked a better way to kick off the conference! Joe’s presentation was exciting, well-prepared, highly relevant and informative. He drew upon his experience working with public, private, academic and commercial constituencies to effectively engage a large and diverse audience. Everyone I spoke to agreed they gained actionable insight from Joe. I’m excited to see the impact this will produce in our respective projects and across the continuum of care. Joe’s passion is contagious and his perspective is seasoned with equal parts curiosity, humility and optimism. I am pleased to have met him and will actively seek out the next opportunity to connect with him live."
(𝙉𝙞𝙘𝙠 𝙈𝙘𝙆𝙖𝙮, 𝙎𝙚𝙣𝙞𝙤𝙧 𝘼𝙘𝙘𝙤𝙪𝙣𝙩 𝙀𝙭𝙚𝙘𝙪𝙩𝙞𝙫𝙚, 𝘽𝙧𝙞𝙙𝙜𝙚 𝘾𝙤𝙣𝙣𝙚𝙘𝙩𝙤𝙧)
"My first interaction with Joe was memorable. We both spoke at a recent conference and I had the honor of sharing a panel with him as well. He is a dynamic speaker full of passion and energy. Listening to him give the opening keynote was inspiring. The electricity he brings to the room is exciting!"
(𝘿𝙖𝙫𝙞𝙙 𝘾𝙞𝙤𝙢𝙢𝙤, 𝘿𝙖𝙩𝙖 𝙑𝙞𝙨𝙪𝙖𝙡𝙞𝙯𝙖𝙩𝙞𝙤𝙣 𝙋𝙧𝙞𝙣𝙘𝙞𝙥𝙖𝙡, 𝙑𝙞𝙯𝙪𝙖𝙡𝙞𝙯𝙖𝙩𝙞𝙤𝙣 𝘾𝙚𝙣𝙩𝙚𝙧 𝙤𝙛 𝙀𝙭𝙘𝙚𝙡𝙡𝙚𝙣𝙘𝙚 / 𝙃𝙪𝙢𝙖𝙣𝙖)
"I had the privilege of working with Joe on the Applied Data Visualization Healthcare event where he was the keynote speaker. From the second he stepped on stage he was meticulous, inspirational, thorough and detailed in providing a fantastic address hugely well received by the audience and which set the stage for the event perfectly. Dr. Joe Perez is a truly inspirational conference speaker and I would truly welcome the chance to work with him again."
(𝙈𝙖𝙧𝙘𝙤 𝙂𝙚𝙧𝙖𝙜𝙝𝙩𝙮, 𝘽𝙧𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝘿𝙞𝙧𝙚𝙘𝙩𝙤𝙧, 𝙃𝙖𝙣𝙨𝙤𝙣 𝙒𝙖𝙙𝙚)
"Dr. Joe Perez is an excellent speaker on information technology. So many people in this field have a difficult time expressing technical concepts in an understandable fashion, yet this is one of the many ways where Dr. Joe excels. He is personable, friendly, and extremely knowledgeable. I had the honor and delight to have him as a guest on my podcast and his insights were just what my audience wanted to hear. If you are looking for a great speaker for your event, Dr. Joe should be on your short list."
(𝙋𝙧𝙤𝙛𝙚𝙨𝙨𝙤𝙧 𝙋𝙚𝙩𝙚 𝘼𝙡𝙚𝙭𝙖𝙣𝙙𝙚𝙧, 𝙎𝙩𝙧𝙚𝙨𝙨 𝙍𝙚𝙡𝙞𝙚𝙛 𝘾𝙤𝙖𝙘𝙝, 𝘼𝙘𝙘𝙡𝙖𝙞𝙢𝙚𝙙 𝙋𝙤𝙙𝙘𝙖𝙨𝙩 𝙃𝙤𝙨𝙩)
"Joe was selected to be a featured speaker as part of my company's interview series of IT executives. In addition to his general enthusiasm and professionalism, Joe effectively leveraged his years of IT experience to produce an excellent discussion. I absolutely recommend him for any future speaking opportunities."
(𝙋𝙚𝙩𝙚𝙧 𝙎𝙩𝙚𝙪𝙗𝙚, 𝙈𝙖𝙣𝙖𝙜𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝘿𝙞𝙧𝙚𝙘𝙩𝙤𝙧, 𝙀𝙣𝙩𝙚𝙧𝙥𝙧𝙞𝙨𝙚 𝙏𝙚𝙘𝙝𝙣𝙤𝙡𝙤𝙜𝙮 𝙍𝙚𝙨𝙚𝙖𝙧𝙘𝙝)
"Dr. Joe is a phenomenal speaker! I attended a presentation of his on data visualization and as a newcomer to the field was impressed by his command of the field and his ability to effectively communicate this material to both the experienced and inexperienced. His energy as a presenter is unmatched and I still use the concepts I learned during his presentation via the excellent handout he created for participants!"
(𝘿𝙧. 𝙏𝙖𝙞𝙣𝙖𝙮𝙖𝙝 𝙏𝙝𝙤𝙢𝙖𝙨, 𝙋𝙤𝙨𝙩𝙙𝙤𝙘𝙩𝙤𝙧𝙖𝙡 𝙍𝙚𝙨𝙚𝙖𝙧𝙘𝙝𝙚𝙧, 𝙆𝙖𝙞𝙨𝙚𝙧 𝙋𝙚𝙧𝙢𝙖𝙣𝙚𝙣𝙩𝙚)
"Knowing, sharing with, and having Joseph as a friend has been one of the highlights of my adult life. He is a phenomenal IT professional, conference speaker, and human being. Every time he speaks he leaves his audience with tangible and actionable information that results in individual and company-wide improvements. He is a fountain of IT wisdom and enriches everyone he comes in contact with. Joseph is a true example of a professional you want on your side to assist you to work out your IT needs. He is a first-string person if you are looking for someone to speak at your next conference. You will not be disappointed!"
(𝙀𝙣𝙧𝙞𝙦𝙪𝙚 𝙂𝙤𝙣𝙯𝙖𝙡𝙚𝙯, 𝘾𝙀𝙊, 𝘼𝙘𝙘𝙡𝙖𝙞𝙢𝙚𝙙 𝙋𝙤𝙙𝙘𝙖𝙨𝙩 𝙃𝙤𝙨𝙩)
"Dr. Joe Perez is one of the most intelligent, passionate, and entertaining leaders that I've met in quite some time. My first encounter with Dr. Joe was while in the crowd as he served as a keynote speaker, and secondly as a featured guest on my podcast. Please take an opportunity to learn more about Dr. Joe from our conversation here in the provided link (https://lnkd.in/dzCz6CS). You're sure to find that his insight is top-notch and he'll engage any audience with his experiences and enthusiasm. Dr. Joe has my highest recommendations for leading and connecting with your selected audience as a speaker, presenter, and coach...and he delivers effectively in any setting, whether live in-person or virtual!"
(𝙅𝙖𝙧𝙫𝙞𝙨 𝙂𝙧𝙖𝙮, 𝙃𝙚𝙖𝙡𝙩𝙝𝙘𝙖𝙧𝙚 𝙄𝙢𝙥𝙧𝙤𝙫𝙚𝙢𝙚𝙣𝙩 𝘾𝙤𝙖𝙘𝙝, 𝙊𝙬𝙣𝙚𝙧, 𝙏𝙝𝙚 𝙌𝙪𝙖𝙡𝙞𝙩𝙮 𝘾𝙤𝙖𝙘𝙝𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝘾𝙤., 𝘼𝙬𝙖𝙧𝙙-𝙬𝙞𝙣𝙣𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙋𝙤𝙙𝙘𝙖𝙨𝙩 𝙃𝙤𝙨𝙩)