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Center for Operational Excellence - IT Leadership Network

The Center for Operational Excellence's IT Leadership Network is an organization that brings together technology leaders to collaborate and learn from shared experiences in transferring their IT groups to a culture of operational excellence.

Next Up: IT Leadership Network forum - Feb. 27, 2014

Please Note: The date of this event has changed to Thursday, Feb. 27, from Friday, Feb. 28, due to speaker availability

A game-changing lean transformation is under way at Columbus' American Electric Power Company Inc., which for the past year and a half has been implementing tools and principles across the enterprise. A year ago, AEP began the lean journey for its information technology group, which is the centerpiece of COE's first IT Leadership Network of 2014. In this panel discussion, hosted at the company's downtown Columbus headquarters, AEP leaders will offer a candid look into how its lean journey has changed day-to-day operations in IT. That includes visual management tools for top-level and front-line staff, sustainability teams, and new processes to foster accountability and knowledge management.


  • Alberto Ruocco, VP and CIO
  • Venkat Miriyala, Lean Transformation Lead, Operations & Process Transformation
  • Mike Rozsa, Managing Director, IT Business Applications
  • Dave Standley, Managing Director, Telecommunications


  • Date: Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014
  • Location: 1 Riverside Plaza Columbus, OH
  • Time: 10 to 11:30 a.m.

    Register now!

Tentative dates announced for 2014 ITLN events

The Center for Operational Excellence's IT Leadership Network forum series is set to begin its third full year of programming in 2014. Tentative dates for events this year are:

Click here for a look at our past programming.