Conferences that solve current IT challenges
Application Development Strategies
Designing & Implementing a Business Driven ArchitectureBusiness Intelligence / Performance Management Strategies
May 22, 2008
7 CPE / 0.7 CEU / CISSP / 7 PDU Credits Awarded
Conference location: Donald E. Stephens Convention Center Rosemont (O'Hare) Illinois
This one day conference will help attendees with a defining and implementing a business value framework to determine what applications to build, how to build them and what tools and technologies should be considered along the way.
What You Will Learn
In this one day conference attendees will learn:
- An understanding the role that Application Development plays in IT Governance
- How to prioritize projects on defined business value to the organization
- How to work through the top issues that face the Application Development Professional including
- Application Strategy, Application Development Strategy and Application Development Technology Strategy
- How to build next generation applications with SOA and Web 2.0 Technologies
- How to achieve predictability and consistency through software development
- How to execute a successful application development project and articulate the results to management
- Strategies for translating business requirements into technical and functional requirements
- Using Business Process Analysis to identify the major boundaries and business value of your project
- Strategies for application performance management
- Strategies for effective application testing
- How to work through development process management
- Accurately defining requirements ManagementHow to design an effective BI/PM framework
8:00am - 9:00am - Registration and Continental Breakfast
Trends in Application Development and the Impact on the Business
Juraj Siska, Vice President, Software Business Unit, Laurus Technologies
Companies deploying new applications and
software-based systems must now carefully
consider how those systems will impact of two
often overlooked and seemingly unrelated topics:
Protection from cyber-based attacks on corporate
IT systems and new laws and regulatory
requirements surrounding compliance and privacy.
As cyber-attacks have increased nearly 900% since 2005, changes to the application mix within the enterprise can often impact the overall security strategy. Often new applications inadvertently introduce security risks who not only affect the company’s operations, but may also subject them to unnecessary legal risk due to non-compliance with laws and regulations.
When deploying new applications, IT professionals require systemic approach to the design, development and adaption of new applications, which take threats and vulnerabilities into account
In this session, the audience will learn the following
Common threats and vulnerabilities in the modern IT environment
Impact of regulatory and compliance efforts on application development. In particular
- Regulatory reporting requirements
- Audit trail
- Access request and approval
- Risk based approach to authorization
- Continuous monitoring and testing
10:00am -10:30am - Refreshment Break
IT Leadership in Application Development – Are You Really Managing to the Right Criteria?
Allen Deary, VP, OPD Services, Sierra Atlantic
One of the main factors in moving forward with a
successful application development process is
that of leadership. But how do you define
leadership in this context? What are the traits
of a successful leader? How do you measure
success in leadership?
In this session attendees will learn a plan to handle the following:
- How to determine if you are really managing to the right criteria for success
- How to train and mentor technical leads
- The importance of the human factor attitudes towards behavior and strength
- How to not turn off your best players
- Development methodologies
- Staying on target with dates and budget
The Business Value of a Predictable Software Delivery Process
Bob Zimmerman, Vice President Service Delivery, Geneca
The single most important success factor for IT
is to deliver business value. Unquestionably,
this ability goes hand-in-hand with a
predictable delivery process.
Even the most challenging custom solutions can be brought to market predictably, quickly and without risk. This session will help you discover how your business can reap the benefits of predictability when failure is not an option. Topics we will cover:
12:30pm - 1:30pm Luncheon
Measurements that Matter: Implementing Software Quality in Application Development
Mary Johnston, Director, Business Systems, HSBC
Good decisions rely on accurate information.
Without knowing where the greatest risks to
critical applications lie, decisions can only be
made based on “best guess” analysis. Metrics are
needed to analyze and track the quality of IT
environments, guiding development and supporting
In this session attendees will learn:
- The value of implementing an assessment process that includes concrete quality metrics.
- How to use Technical Quality metrics to improve performance across the software development lifecycle.
- How executives can use the metrics to better manage their development teams, whether outsourced, internal, or both.
- How HSBC successfully used these metrics to reduce their application development and production risks.
2:30pm - 3:00pm - Refreshment Break
Strategies for Achieving User Trust and High Adoption Rates
Victor Sturgeon, Senior Consultant, HALOCK Security Labs
The success of any application development
project can be measured by the level of user
adoption. Ensuring that success requires more
and more focus on ensuring that users trust you
and your applications. Protecting user data
safeguards not only your organization, but it
promotes higher adoptions rates by protecting
your users’ most important assets; their private
In this session attendees will hear:
- Common mistakes in application development
- Why these mistakes are made
- Attacks and Breaches
- The cost of securing and not securing your applications
Tools for short-term and long-term
Don’t ignore security or underestimate the trust that your users put into your systems.
How to Best Understand the Application Needs of the Business (panel discussion)
Moderator: Doug Ulrich, Regional Manager, Micro
Panelists: John Mech, Vice President of Applications, Oce North America,
Ken Speller, Associate Director, Clearing Technology, CME Group
Faisal Ghauri, Sr. Manager, Enterprise Wide Applications-ASG, Sara Lee Information Center of Excellence (SLICE),
Steve Drucker, Manager, Global Business Systems, Fellowes, Inc.
In this session attendees will learn from a
group of seasoned IT application development
Topics that will be covered include:
- How to strengthen relationships with the business to insure applications are meeting the exact business requirements
- How the applications have helped moved the business forward in terms of increased revenue, decreased costs, increased customer satisfaction
- How companies have gained competitive advantages
- Pitfalls to avoid when working with the business
Conference price: $249 per person.
Each attendee will receive a certificate awarding 7 CPE credits for CISSP continuing education, in addition to 0.7 CEUs and 7 PDUs. CISSP is a registered certification mark of (ISC)˛, Inc.
As is always the case at CAMP IT Conferences events, the talks will not include
product presentations. During the continental breakfast,
coffee breaks, and the luncheon break you will have the opportunity
to informally meet representatives from the following sponsoring
companies, who have solutions in the area of the conference.