Wylie Blanchard

Executive Advisor. Digital Strategist. Business Technology Expert.

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Wylie Blanchard

Wylie Blanchard: Business Technology Speaker and Consultant

Wylie Blanchard is an accomplished Technology Leader with over two decades of experience in management and software analysis. His mission is to empower professionals to enhance their lives by harnessing technology to amplify their expertise and drive business success. With a comprehensive skill set encompassing Digital Marketing, Product Management, IT Service Management, Data Analytics, and Cybersecurity, Wylie believes that in today’s dynamic business landscape, leaders must embrace technology integration to stay competitive.

No longer can companies rely on a single department to manage their technological capabilities and respond to market demands. Leaders need to grasp the potential of available technology and maximize its capabilities. Wylie is dedicated to researching and sharing insights into current technology trends, enabling fellow professionals to elevate their business ventures.

Wylie’s extensive experience includes leading project teams with 75+ stakeholders and managing end-to-end product lifecycles. His expertise spans digital strategy, product ideation, database systems, cloud migration, and more, serving industries such as Healthcare, Insurance, Finance, Energy, and Non-Profit.

Wylie Blanchard is not just a Technology Consultant and Speaker; he’s a catalyst for innovation and a visionary leader dedicated to propelling businesses into the digital era.

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Ready to Develop insightful strategies, Build innovative products and drive revenue growth?

Highlights.

Technology leader with 20+ years of verifiable success in driving projects and managing teams.

Strategist and product owner for several consulting roles, leading project teams with over 75 stakeholders and driving the product lifecycles from start to completion.

Expertise in digital strategy, product ideation, database systems and analytics, managed services, infrastructure to cloud migration, and more.

Specialties: Growth Strategy, Product Management, eCommerce, Mobile, Cloud, Analytics, Digital, Branding.

Industries: Healthcare, Insurance; Finance, Energy, Non-Profit.

Strengths.

Spearheading new product development including strategy, design, launch and growth.

Developing growth strategies and tactical roadmaps to drive revenue.

Proven ability to design and implement highly successful digital products.

Experienced at managing cloud, digital and mobile solutions in Health & Financial Services.

Skilled at leading cross-functional teams to achieve business goals.

Ability to effectively prioritize critical projects to align with business objectives.

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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Wylie Blanchard: Business Technology Consultant and Speaker 2023

Experience.

20+ years of verifiable success in driving projects and managing teams.

Started as: Coder, Web Developer, IT Consultant, Database Administrator, Business Intelligence Analyst/Developer.

Leadership Roles: Supervisor, IT Manager, Director, Executive Director, President, Founder.

Clients.

RR Donnelley,
Fortune 500 Communications Firm.

Health Care Service Corporation,
Fifth-Largest Health Insurer in the US.

College of DuPage,
Second Largest Provider of Undergraduate Education in the state of Illinois, after UIUC.

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(Up to 230km pr hr on Autobahn), Germany
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Education.

Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.),
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign – Gies College of Business.

Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Business Administration and Management,
Walden University – College of Management and Technology.

Associate of Science (A.S.) in Business,
Moraine Valley Community College – Department of Business.

Certifications.

Project Management Professional (PMP),
PMI, 3377366.

IT Infrastructure Library (ITIL),
Axelos, GR671468197WB.

Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP),
(ISC)², 1469327.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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Popular Speaking Topics.

My 1.5-Year Break From Social Media:
The Impact of Closing your Social Profiles and Reducing your Digital Footprint.

Myth #1 If You Build It They Will Come:
How to Determine the Effectiveness of your Digital Product.

Let’s Talk SMAC:
How Social, Mobile, Analytics, and Cloud Technologies are Reshaping Business.

Advance Your Career @ 5G LTE Speed:
How to Leverage the Internet to Dramatically Advance Your Career.

Get a World Class Web Presence that Wows:
Leverage the Web to become a World Class Leader.

The Cloud Watching Strategy: 
What Independent Business Owners Need to Know about Today’s Cloud Computing Landscape.

Securing Your Business and Technology:
What SMBs Need to Consider about Cyber Security, Federal & State Regulations and Corporate-Client Governance.

Red Flags Unveiled:
Recognizing the warning signs when outsourcing technology services.


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Popular News.

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