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Local Chapter Event Meeting Recap – February 2017

I couldn’t be more excited for what’s to come in 2017.  Thanks to our great members, guest and sponsors the HDI Philly chapter had a fantastic 2016 and it looks like we may top that in 2017.  We certainly started strong on February 1st where more than 70 attendees met at Pinnacle Foods Group in Cherry Hill, NJ.

Kevin Smith from Ivanti presented Demystifying Change Management where he reviewed the key activities that must be done correctly to establish a foundation for success, and common mistakes to be avoided. He provided the attendees with recommendations based on his work with 100s of companies around the world that have taken on Change Management and those resulting experiences, both good and bad.

Areas covered

  • Build a Foundation for Success
  • Define the Change Process
  • Form the right cross-functional CAB
  • Commit To Regular CAB Meetings
  • Change Requests are also Business Cases
In addition to Kevin’s keynote we held a great panel discussion on The impacts of Change Management on Incident and Problem Management.  This was a very interactive discussion where we discussed all aspects of change management.  We’ll be sure to use this format again in the future.


  • Christy Greening - IS Change Control Manager, Main Line Health
  • Michael Bloch - Service Desk Supervisor, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
  • Aran McFarland - Manager, Second Level IT Support, Main Line Health


  • Mike Stanziola - VP, IT Operations, FirstPRO