Technology Partners Hosts Panel and Interactive Presentation at Gateway to Innovation Conference

Technology Partners Panel

Breakthrough technology sessions. World-class keynotes. In-person networking.

Gateway to Innovation, the St. Louis region’s largest technology-focused conference, featured all of this and more Wednesday at America’s Center Convention Complex in downtown St. Louis.

And Technology Partners was at the center of it all. 

As Diamond Sponsor of the 15th annual event, Technology Partners hosted a future-focused panel and interactive presentation highlighting key technology opportunities, challenges, and practices to help attendees maintain a competitive advantage.

Technology Partners Chief Executive Officer, Lisa Nichols, delivered an inspirational midday message, during which she highlighted all of the groundbreaking technology work coming out of the St. Louis tech landscape. 

Technology Partners Chief Executive Officer, Lisa Nichols, delivered an inspiring midday talk to G2I attendees.

More than 1,000 technology leaders and practitioners attended the event. Keynote sponsors included Ameren, Centene Corporation, Edward Jones, Mercy, Bayer, Mastercard, RGA, Save a Lot, St. Louis Zoo, and more.

More About the Technology Partners Panel

Technology Partners orchestrated the panel, “Transforming Healthcare: Empowering Patients, Providers, and Payers Through Actionable, Accurate Data.” 

The panel was comprised of clinicians and researchers focused on delivering the medical breakthroughs of today and tomorrow. They discussed the importance of researchers and clinicians collaborating across departments to better share anonymized, clinical quality data to achieve interoperability.

Technology Partners hosted a future-focused panel with experts from leading research institutions.

The panel included the following leaders: 

• Philip Payne, Professor at the Director Institute for Informatics at Washington University School of Medicine.

• Jeffrey Thompson, Chief Research Informatics Officer at The University of Kansas Medical Center 

• Albert Lai, Chief Research Information Officer at Washington University 

• Katie Wilkinson, Sr. Director at the University Missouri. 

Technology Partners’ Presentation

Technology Partners also hosted an interactive presentation, “Agile Agony? Delivering High Impact/Low Risk Agile Transformations.” 

The talk was given by Greg Smith, an Agile Trainer/Coach at Technology Partners. He gave tips to help organizational leaders overcome process inconsistency, cultural resistance, and inadequate support from corporate management.

Technology Partners leader, Greg Smith, delivered an interactive, Agile-focused presentation at G2I.

Greg’s main points included: 

• Establishing a strong foundation before your transformation begins 

• Customizing Agile to your business model, customers, and technology 

• Piloting Agile to learn what is most effective in your environment 

• Building on the DevOps mentality, including areas such as User Experience and Design into your Agile framework 

About Technology Partners

Technology Partners is an award-winning, St. Louis-based company that provides business solutions through talent, technology, and leadership development. In business for nearly 30 years, the company has partnered with hundreds of corporate clients across a range of industries nationwide. It is a certified Women Business Enterprise and was built upon a revolutionary transparent-margin business model. Visit for more information.

About G2I Gateway to Innovation is the premier annual collaboration and networking event for IT Professionals in the St. Louis region. G2I inspires innovation through premier educational opportunities led by the industry’s top leaders, provides an opportunity to share best practices and fosters collaboration with colleagues who face challenges and opportunities in our fast-paced industry. Since its first event in 2006, Gateway to Innovation has donated more than $2 million for IT scholarships and technology-related grants to St. Louis area educational and non-profit organizations. Visit for more information. 

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