Tech Forward Speaker Spotlight: Welles Hatch

Tech Forward is excited to welcome Welles Hatch to Nashville this September!  

Welles Hatch is the Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer at City Year. He leads their IT Services Department and technology strategy, providing planning and analysis, operations leadership, and applications and system architecture support to City Year’s national network. Welles has a wealth of experience in developing, implementing and managing information systems as a senior executive of a number of New England technology and software companies.  

His previous positions includes roles with software services firm and a consulting startup offering technology platform and web-based curricula to public K-12 schools across the US. In addition, Welles is an active member of Boston-area civic organizations. He is a member of the Boston Chapter of the Society for Information Management and a trustee of the Concord Carlisle Scholarship Fund. Welles received his undergraduate degree from University of Massachusetts/Amherst and his master’s in business administration from the George Washington University.  

Welles will address the Tech Forward audience on Monday morning to kick off the Data Focus with "Forget Data: Get Me Analytics" where he will describe how his organization is pivoting to be an enterprise that only talks about how data is used, not the data itself. Later in the day ,he'll lead a breakout session following his plenary talk about "Putting the Technology Platform Close to the Work" and will discuss tools, themes, and peer support for positioning technology leadership differently in your organization by becoming a resource for business analytics, challenging legacy practices, and introducing colleagues to the "requirements gathering" happy place.   

These presentations will give you relevant information on where data is heading that you will be able to bring back to your organization to better your mission advancement. Join us in Nashville to hear more from Welles Hatch and many more influential speakers!  

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