Conferences that solve current IT challenges
IT Architecture: Strategies for new Technology Adoption
Strategies to help protect and recover your organization's most critical data
April 1, 2010
7 CPE / 0.7 CEU / CISSP / 7 PDU Credits Awarded
Conference location: Donald E. Stephens Convention Center Rosemont (O'Hare) Illinois
Every decade we see massive changes in the IT industry. In the 80s we saw desktop computing flourish, and progressed to a client server model in the 90s. Mobile computing grew quickly in 2000 and beyond. 2010 presents a variety of technologies that may deliver IT efficiencies on a grand scale. Technologies such as desktop virtualization, cloud computing, mobile application delivery and others may be game changers. What technologies are right for your organization? What is your decision making process? How can you capitalize on these for your organization?
What You Will Learn
In this one day conference attendees will learn:
- In this one day conference you will learn:
- How to figure out what the new technologies will do for your company’s needs
- When will the new technologies be ripe?
- How to figure out which technologies to commit to?
- Where to place your bets?
- How to handle integration?
- What is the business impact and what are the business drivers?
- How to validate that you have made the right decision
8:00am - 9:00am - Registration and Continental Breakfast
How to be Relevant in 2010: Selecting Technologies that are Business Enablers
Jim Vaselopulos, Vice President, PSC Group, LLC
With limited budgets, staff, and time, CIO's
must be shrewd in selecting the right projects,
methods and technologies. Irrespective of
elegance or merit, technologies must be
evaluated in the context of business value.
In this session attendees will learn:
- How to evaluate a list of emerging technologies and their importance to the business
- An understanding of what the growth mechanisms are to your respective business
- Best practices for clearly identifying business project needs and prioritization
- How to work the CIO and IT enablement challenges
- How to articulate the direct contribution in business terms to the board, the business units and IT
- How to evangelize to the IT organization that their work on new technologies is an investment to the business and how they can develop that mindset
- How to determine when a new technology is "ripe" enough for your company's use
10:00am -10:30am - Refreshment Break
Reducing the Client Burden: How Desktop Virtualization May be a Game Changer
Michael Keen, Enterprise Architect, visionapp
Desktop computing has long been the curse of IT.
When desktop hardware is under users' control
(and not IT), solid management software and
lockdown policies will not preclude support and
security challenges. PCs and laptops are also
expensive to purchase, deploy, maintain, manage
Desktop Virtualization may resolve many of these burdens. The momentum of desktop virtualization is driven by the following desires: To reduce computing costs, to increase IT control, and at the same time enhancing user productivity.
By reducing the spend on desktops money can be reallocated to areas such as IT innovation – which can help move the organization forward.
In this session attendees will learn:
- Where desktop virtualization makes sense
- ROI of desktop virtualization
- How to effectively implement the technology
- Limitations of the technology
- Pros and cons of the varying types of virtual desktop technology
Cloud Computing: Ready for Prime Time or Still a Bit Hazy?
Eric Ledyard, CTO, AHEAD
In the last year cloud computing has gained
tremendous attention in the industry. Yet, the
very definition of cloud computing depends on
who you talk to. Many organizations are still
trying to figure out what it means to them, what
level of cloud service they may be willing to
embrace and what are the real/tangible benefits.
Will cloud computing present the same challenges
that the outsourcing model of 2000 did?
In this session, attendees will learn:
12:30pm - 1:30pm Luncheon
Low Investment/High Yield – Strategies to Make the Mobile Workforce More Productive
J Schwan, Founder and Managing Partner of Solstice Consulting
Over the past 5 years, great strides have been made in mobilizing the workforce's communications platforms (email, calendaring, contacts, etc.). With the maturity of the smartphone, the mobile web and mobile application platforms, there is a renewed interest in further enabling knowledge workers by providing them with mobile versions of their favorite enterprise applications and services. This discussion will suggest how to fulfill these needs with with a low investment/high yield approach that is built on company's existing (legacy) architecture. The session will leave the audience with considerations for a business case for mobilizing the enterprise, pragmatic insight on the technologies available, suggestions on which platforms they should place their bets on, and practical suggestions on how to get started.
2:30pm - 3:00pm - Refreshment Break
New Technology Integration: Steps for Effective Implementation
Praveen Moturu, Enterprise Architect, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
When evaluating these new technologies for IT
modernization, one must evaluate how well they
can be implemented with their existing
environment technically as well as how they can
lead to business improvement, cost savings, and
new services being offered to internal users.
In this session, attendees will learn how to build a plan that evaluates many new technologies as to how well they can be implemented in their current environment.
How to Build the Business Case for New Technology Adoption
Moderator: Mark Phinick, Regional Manager,
Panelists will include:
Bernadette Rasmussen, Chief Enterprise Architect, Divisional Vice President, HCSC
Sergey Chernov, PMP, Manager, Enterprise Architecture, NiSource
Iain R. Tilbrook,Chief Business Analyst, Argonne National Laboratory
Hemant Javeri, Consultant Architect, Enterprise Software Solution, (Contractor, The Northern Trust)
and other professionals from IT departments
Moving forward with any large scale IT investment requires organizations to ask the following questions.
- How will this improve business processes?
- What is this going to cost?
- What new services can be expected to be rolled out?
- What is the ROI?
- How long will this take to achieve ROI?
Can this new technology lead us down
the path of innovation?
In this session attendees will learn from IT leaders as to how they have answered these questions and taken their organizations to the next level.
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.