Information Services Vendor Relations Summit


Wenesday - Thursday, May 16-17, 2018
Marlo Thomas Center for Global Education and Collaboration
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
262 Danny Thomas Place
Memphis, TN 38105
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Program Overview

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is hosting its first annual IT Vendor Relations Summit. Featured speakers will give summit attendees an overview of strategic and financial business valuations including specifics around initiatives that have been approved for the upcoming fiscal year.

This event offers a rare combination of networking opportunities and insight into St. Jude’s technology initiatives.


Registration is by invitation only. Online registration is open through April 15, 2018.

Fees and Cancellation

The registration price is $100. Note that online registration is limited to credit card payments only.

No refunds will be given, including no-shows.


Wednesday, May 16

Time Event
2:00 pm Registration Opens, MTC GECC Atrium
3:00 – 4:00 pm Hospital Tour
4:00 – 5:00 pm Hospital Tour
5:00 – 7:00 pm Evening Event: Welcome Reception, MTC GECC Atrium

Thursday, May 17

Time Event
7:30 am Registration & Breakfast, MTC GECC Atrium
Summit Program: MTC GECC Auditorium
8:30 am Opening Ceremony: Welcome and Introduction to the Summit
Keith Perry, Senior VP and CIO
8:45 am Partner Management
Nathan Sisk, Financial and Vendor Relations Program Manager
9:00 am Keynote Address: The Institutional Strategic Plan and FY 17/18 Action Items
Shari Capers, VP-Strategic Planning & Decision Support
9:45 am Break
10:00 am Information Services Technological Future: Information Services Strategic Plan and FY 17 Objectives
Keith Perry, Senior VP and CIO
11:15 am Guest Speaker
Susan Strawn, Nursing/Ambulatory Unit
12:00 pm Networking Lunch, MTC GECC Atrium
1:00 pm Improving the Patient Experience
Janice English, Patient Experience Office
1:30 pm Improving the Clinical Experience
Dr. Patrick Campbell and/or Dr. Sablauer
2:15 pm Break
2:30 pm Research @ St. Jude
Keith Perry, Senior VP and CIO
3:00 pm Protecting St. Jude Assets
Brian Elrod, Chief Information Security Officer
3:45 pm Managing our Technological Investment
Jason Williamson, Division Director
4:30 pm Closing Remarks