FinancialForce.com delivers ERP at Customer Speed™. Built on the Salesforce1 Platform, FinancialForce ERP equips customer-centric businesses with a unified cloud platform and all the applications necessary to grow both the top and bottom line. Our Financial Management, Human Capital Management (HCM), Professional Services Automation (PSA) and Supply Chain Management (SCM) apps allow businesses to increase the speed at which they operate and be more responsive along every touch point of a customer’s journey. Founded in 2009 and headquartered in San Francisco, FinancialForce.com is backed by leading global institutions Salesforce.com, Advent International and UNIT4.
Enjoy a cup of coffee while catching up with your IT-professional peers and visiting with our vendors, before beginning your day of education and networking.
Joe is responsible for key customer and partner relationships that help fuel ADTRAN’s Cloud Wi-Fi solutions growth in the Southern U.S. Previous to ADTRAN, Joe spent several years at 3COM, D-Link, and ALLTEL in Channel Sales Management and Business Development. He started out working on voice and data solutions for clients in SME and GovEd and for the last 7 years has specialized in Wi-Fi. Joe’s career in technology started in the previous century and for nearly 30 years he has watched the world morph from analog and digital to IP and cloud-based solutions. Joe holds a BBA degree from Baylor University; Go Bears!
Frank currently serves on the executive board of Colorado Technology Association and is chairman of its Education Committee. Frank spearheaded a new partnership between the City of Denver Technology Services agency and Denver Public Schools Job Shadowing and Mentor-ship program launched in September 2014 and was most recently recognized as APEX 2015 CIO of the year finalist.
Frank believes a successful organization is built from the foundation of three key principles: A culture of empowerment, process execution and checking your ego at the door.
“Innovation comes down to culture. Creating a culture of empowerment where everyone shares ideas and speaks openly is the only way people will find the freedom to innovate. Processes are the fundamental foundation to success. Change governs our world and focusing on process mitigates risk freeing us from fire fighting. The ability to implement successfully requires an ego-free team working together to turn a great idea into reality.” -Frank Daidone
This talk covers the experience of transitioning from the private sector to the public sector through implementing innovation in a government environment using unique strategies proven successful and sustainable in the private arena.
The ability to establish effective strategies ranging from management, operations to project prioritization and employee engagement are critical components to strengthening the leadership capacity within any organization. For government specifically, because an imminent administration turnover always has the potential to create a cultural unease, it is essential to establish sustainable continuity which can easily be attained through nurturing the most important asset of any organization-its people. This can be accomplished in ways also done in the private sector-in fact it’s encouraged.
With over 20 years of working with corporate and senior executives in various fields and businesses, Dave has a long track record of helping them succeed in their strategic initiatives, projects and profit goals. Whether it’s been from life or death medical initiatives, to $50 million plus investment initiatives, or $30 billion defense initiatives – he feels privileged to work with visionaries who are improving the world in very significant ways.
Dave began learning the leadership skills necessary for business and entrepreneurial success during his 20 year career in the Army. Upon graduation from West Point, Airborne, and Ranger schools, he became one of the first Patriot commanders. During the last half of his military career, Dave won awards and was recognized for successfully leading and designing several technology projects (including telemedicine) impacting billions of dollars.
There are many threats to the success of your IT project or initiative. One frequently ignored is dealing with team members who threaten the success of your project or initiative by withholding their specialized skills and knowledge or by dominating the other members of the team – which negatively impacts the successful conclusion of your vision. As leaders, we have a choice of doing nothing and hoping for the best outcome or dealing with the elephant in the room. By knowing what the real threats to the success of your IT project or initiative are, you can focus your attention on what really matters. Dave offers critical steps to successfully bringing your IT project to completion when facing team dysfunction.
To survive in a corporation, we must get through the next three months, on plan, on budget, with no surprises. Thriving is a different story. Every day the game changes because somebody, somewhere, is inventing the next new thing. As technology managers we must make a choice: survive then die, or adapt and thrive. People are by nature clever and adaptive but our desire for order and control can shut down any human ingenuity. Is there a way to have it both ways at the same time? Steve offers a three dimensional model for surviving, collaborating, and thriving in an era when technology changes come from every direction.
Given that motivation is the key to employee engagement and high performance, learn, from this presentation, how IT leaders can, and why they must, shape an environment where technologists experience the excitement of contributing directly to business success.
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Join us for a presentation on threats both internal and external that become APT of ATA. Learn how Fortinet's ATP can help detect, alert, and block these exploits for proactive protection and forensics analysis. See how our latest addition of sandbox technology integrated with the industries fastest firewalls can help keep your company protected and its name out of the headlines.
Mike Harner is a Sr. Sales Engineer at Nutanix with more than 15 years of experience across a wide range of technologies from programming to networking to storage and virtualization. Mike has been involved in nearly all aspects of IT from product support, IT Manager, Pre-Sales design and Post-Sales implementation. Mike is originally from Minnesota and although he has lived in Colorado for nearly 8 years, his northern accent remains faithfully with him.
Web-scale companies such as Facebook and Google threw away the playbook when designing their infrastructure using software-defined storage and hyper-convergence. Nutanix marries these technologies with enterprise functionality on hyper-converged infrastructure to production environments to deliver real TCO, scalability and operational benefits today.
Join us for a close-up look at datacenter trends and the Nutanix hyper-converged platform with web-scale technologies for virtualized workloads, such as enterprise applications, desktop virtualization/EUC, private cloud, and big data. We’ll cover the Nutanix web-scale architecture and how it is changing datacenter operations through leading performance, intuitive management, seamless scaling, and deep integration with the virtualization stack.
John Basso is an experienced technology executive with a unique ability to help businesses win through strategic roles both inside and across multiple organizations. He has been leading technical teams and implementing leading-edge business processes and custom technology solutions for over 20 years. John’s versatile skillset across all major business functions has made him an integral part of the success for Amadeus Consulting - where John is the CIO. As a dynamic executive, John is inserted into critical phases of the business lifecycle for Amadeus Consulting and works closely with its business partners to ensure their success. John’s demonstrated ability to manage complex custom software development programs across US and international teams has led to senior executive positions, including Chief Strategy Officer, CTO, and VP of Marketing, with several Amadeus Consulting clients and partners. Additionally, John has extensive experience with venture capital funding and was a key contributor to equity investment deals for three different promising startup companies of over $20 million each.
John Basso discusses how the IT field is in for a huge change. Companies are turning to third party tools and away from servers, physical work environments are moving away from hardware, and apps are going to the cloud. This is the equivalent of a death by 1000 cuts for the IT industry.
David Luhan is recognized as an innovative leader with a solid track record of pioneering strategic partnerships and leading cross-functional IT teams to accomplish information technology programs across multi-disciplinary business sectors.
Mr. Luhan is currently serving as the Director of Information Technology for the Governor’s Office of Information Technology at the State of Colorado. He provides leadership to a diverse workforce within all centers of technology excellence to deliver IT services to the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment. He is a trusted technical advisor and member of the Information Technology Management Team (IT-MT) and chairman of the Technical Advisory Committee (TAC). He is currently serving on the Governor's Data Advisory Board, advocating best-practices for information management for the State of Colorado.
Leading change effectively is a business imperative and a requirement for business success. The pace of change is increasing and almost half of all IT initiatives struggle and fail due to poor change management. (2014) In this new economy, effective change management is essential to embrace innovation, implement new technologies, address shifting customer demands, and meet critical business challenges. Growing IT sophistication within the business community has created a nexus of forces that are hyper-expanding our information driven relationships and deconstructing barriers. Improving professional effectiveness by reshaping the dynamic workforce, recognizing the speed differentials of change, and harnessing organizational inertia achieves positive outcomes. Learn what transformational practices are being used to gain a competitive advantage and what happens when change is done well.
The world has gone mobile and so have your employees and your customer data. Learn what it takes to be secure yet agile in the digital age with flexible, purpose-built mobile apps that deliver information and capabilities your team actually needs to be successful. We will discuss how to plan for a mobile workforce to ensure maximum adoption, compliance, security, and utility.
Charlie Kunkel has over 25 years’ experience solving IT problems. He’s worked for manufacturers large and small and spends most of his time on the ground level, working and resolving elevated customer issues. He’s a big mountain skier and mountain biker in his spare time, residing in Longmont, Colorado with his wife and two children.
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