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Curious about how Duke Energy is using digital disruption to respond to a changing industry and shifting customer demands? Heard about Duke Energy's Innovation Center at Optimist Hall and want to look inside? Join us as Duke Energy hosts a Optimistic about Innovation - Duke Energy Digital @ Optimist Hall. Hear internationally recognized speaker and innovation leader José Pires speak on the Excellence & Innovation Acceleration: Unleashing the Power of Great People and Organizations. We will also hold a tour of Optimist Hall for those interested. More about our speaker José Pires is an internationally recognized expert in business innovation. He serves as Global Excellence & Innovation (E&I) executive leader and advisor for start-ups, scale-ups and Fortune 500 companies, where he oversees the global identification, prioritization and execution of high value business improvements and innovations for the companies, business partners and customers in multiple markets. Pires has held Excellence & Innovation (E&I) leadership positions in large, global companies in the electronics (Sony), semiconductor (Cymer-ASML), food (Nestlé), energy / water / telecommunications infrastructure (Black & Veatch) and oil & gas/energy (Andeavor-MPC) industries. Throughout his career, he developed and refined E&I as an award winning program to accelerate innovation, leadership development, strategy execution and value creation, positively impacting more than 100 organizations and 30,000 professionals in 20+ countries. https://www.excellenceandinnovation.com/meetjose GETTING HERE: There is ample parking around Optimist Hall with 6 parking lots around the building, and 4 parking lots available for public use. You can also take the Light Rail to Parkwood station and take a very short walk to the building.
Topic: Data Alchemy: How LendingTree Combines Disparate Data Sets to Build Innovative Customer Experiences in the Personal Finance Space Schedule: 530-6pm: Networking and Pizza 6-730pm: Presentation/Discussion/Workshop About the Presenter: Charles Battle Charles Battle is Senior Director, Product Management at LendingTree, where he’s worked since 2015. Charles has product ownership of both the Offers Checkout platform and the My LendingTree financial wellness platform. In addition, he leads the team of product managers who have end-to-end ownership of LendingTree’s Personal Loans and Business Loans product lines. Prior to joining LendingTree, Charles worked in various Product roles at American Express and TouchTunes Interactive Networks in New York City. A native of Atlanta, Charles holds a bachelor’s degree in English from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, a master’s in creative writing from Boston University, and a master’s in business administration from Columbia University. He lives in Charlotte with his wife, Emily, and their two young children, Riley and James.