Future-Proofing Your Data Management Strategy


No matter how your organization manages its data - be it on-premises, in the cloud, or some combination of the two - you need to make sure everything is secure and everyone is productive. But beyond those present-day concerns, you also need to think about what future challenges may be coming, and how your organization can plan in advance to confront them. Is your data management future-proof? If not, presenters from Dell Technologies and Zones are here to discuss how you can change that.

Speaker: McRay Simmons
Position: Advanced Technology Executive, Healthcare at Zones
Background: McRay is responsible for healthcare accounts in North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia. He has 37 years of experience in the healthcare technology industry, and is recognized by his clients for his integrity, work ethic, and ability to consistently view their business through their eyes. As a Zones team member and an IT VAR and systems integrator, he is happy that these values are shared and supported.
Speaker: Connie Hebert
Position: MBA, RN-BSN, Healthcare CNO/Global Alliances Account Executive at Dell EMC
Background: Connie Hebert is a unique type of nurse. She’s tended to patients at their bedside, and now in her role as chief nursing officer (CNO) at Dell Technologies, she’s improving access to technology that betters their care.

Her deep experience is helping IT developers understand the challenges that healthcare workers face day in and day out, so they can design solutions that make the inefficient efficient, free-up clinicians’ time, and remove friction—enabling the healthcare system to continue to save lives and improve outcomes.
Speaker: Ryan Halos
Position: Global Chief Technology Officer, Medical Imaging at Dell Technologies
Background: Ryan Halos is the Global CTO of Medical Imaging at Dell Technologies with more than two and a half decades of experience in information technologies. Ryan has a track record of success in team development, leadership, customer relationship management, negotiations, project management, and development and implementation of large, complex global IT projects. He has expertise in application development life cycle and architecture, data resource management, and information technology infrastructures. Ryan has excelled in several high-profile division leader roles for global healthcare systems involving IT technology systems.
Speaker: Romina Elias
Position: MSN, NEA-BC, RN-BC, Global Healthcare CNIO at Dell Healthcare Life Sciences
Background: Romina Elias is a part of the Dell Healthcare Life Sciences team serving as a Clinical Field Director with over 15 years of healthcare experience. A nurse by trade, Romina’s passion for patient care and healthcare IT motivates her to help deliver technologies that would positively impact both clinicians and patients alike.

Prior to joining Dell, Romina was a Sr. Director of Nursing where she drove quality outcomes and patient experience results by developing efficient processes in healthcare delivery. Her team received the prestigious Beacon Gold award for clinical excellence as well as the Guardian of Excellence Award for outstanding patient experience 3 years in a row. Romina has led a diverse team of nurses and physicians through two successful Joint Commission surveys, DOH visits, and most recently, the COVID pandemic. Utilizing limited resources and managing dynamic healthcare needs, she leveraged years of operational leadership experience to implement processes to safely care for patients throughout the pandemic.

Romina utilized her experience in health informatics to lead organizations through electronic medical record upgrades and implementations. In the spring of 2021, she served as the Nursing lead for the Epic EMR implementation, ensuring patient safety and clinician satisfaction while maintaining and improving key performance indicators.

Romina also has a passion for learning. She has a Master of Science in Nursing Informatics from Walden University and a Doctorate in Nursing Practice from Capella University. She holds both a Nursing Informatics and a Nurse Executive – Advance certificate from the American Credentialing Center. Romina is an advocate of furthering the nursing profession through education and has mentored several nurses through their pursuit of advanced degrees.