2021 NTC Annual Meeting
August 12th, 2021
The NTC Annual Meeting and Celebration
Join over 200 of Nashville's tech community as we come together to reflect on lessons learned in 2020 and celebrate the innovative triumphs of our workforce. We are excited to look ahead and engage in meaningful discussion about how we as a community can accelerate into a rapidly changing future.
This year's Annual Meeting will be recorded but not livestreamed. The recording will be available to all registered ticket holders after the Meeting and we will send out the finished product in a link via email.
Executive Vice President, Oracle Applications Product Development
Steve Miranda is executive vice president of Oracle Applications product development. He is responsible for leading all aspects of product strategy, product development, and product delivery for the entire portfolio of Oracle Applications and related services. Miranda's primary focus is on delivering the industry's most complete, proven, and innovative set of cloud solutions encompassing enterprise resource planning; supply chain, human capital, and enterprise performance management; customer experience; and Oracle Data Cloud applications.
Miranda joined Oracle in 1992 and has held a variety of leadership positions within the development organization. In 2007 he was asked to lead the engineering of Oracle's next-generation suite of software applications, Oracle Fusion Applications. Under his leadership, Oracle has delivered on its promise to help applications customers innovate and remain competitive while leveraging their existing IT investments and increasing the value of those investments with new Oracle products and services.
Prior to Oracle, Miranda worked at GE Aerospace. He holds degrees in mathematics and computational sciences from Stanford University.
2021 NTC Hall of Fame Inductee
Adjunct Professor, Trevecca Nazarene University
Former CIO & AVP Information Technology
Vanessa Hickman retired recently as assistant vice president and chief information officer with the Nashville Airport where she was responsible for procuring and supporting information technology and telecommunications systems for the Authority's two airports and serving the travelling public in Middle Tennessee. Ms. Hickman is a Certified Member (C.M.) of the American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE) and adjunct professor, Trevecca Nazarene University.
Ms. Hickman earned a bachelors degree in Business Management from East Tennessee State University and a Master of Science degree in Health Care Informatics from Lipscomb University. Ms. Hickman served as Director Application Development and Support for Gaylord Entertainment, a leading hospitality and entertainment company, from 1994 to 2005. Previously Ms. Hickman was employed by IBM from 1975 to 1994, serving in a variety of positions including marketing, technical marketing support, consultant and technical systems management.
Annual Meeting Agenda
7:00 AM: Registration Opens
7:00 AM - 8:15 AM: Breakfast and Networking
8:15 AM - 10:30 AM: Program including a State of the Industry address by NTC CEO Brian Moyer and a Fireside Chat with Steve Miranda