Enjoy a delicious cup of coffee while catching up with your IT-professional peers and visiting with our vendors, before beginning your day of education and networking.
Join your peers for a delicious breakfast. Complimentary for all who attend.
• People – How we connectYou’ll definitely want to attend this presentation to understand your options for effectively addressing the IT skills of the now and future.
• Business - How to learn it, know it, love it
• Process – Understand what they need to do
• Projects – Deliver!
Protect confidential data, ensure compliance and prevent costly damage, without hindering productivity. Join Trend Micro and learn how to secure your data at rest or in motion; accessible on servers, desktops, laptops, tablets, smartphones and even removable media. Let Trend empower you to prevent unauthorized access and data breaches throughout your enterprise, regardless of whether your infrastructure is physical, virtual or in the cloud.
Abbas brings over 15 years of experience across a wide range of domains including systems engineering, product management and strategy, technical marketing and sales. As the CTO, Abbas is responsible for promoting the use of relevance engines across all markets through analyst and media relations, public speaking, publishing and blogging. He also spends time working with clients to map out the value that a relevance engine will provide in their environment. As a recognized thought leader in IT management and BCM he is a frequent speaker and author on providing relevant information to the right people at the right time. Previously, Abbas was the VP of Product Strategy at Managed Objects (now Novell BSM), and AVP of Pre-Sales Engineering at OPNET Technologies. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Computer Engineering from the University of Toronto. Be sure to follow him on Twitter, and the xMatters blog.
The freedom of mobile technologies has changed the way people work. But the reality of the evolving workplace is that employees are more dispersed than ever. Employees today rely on mobile devices for business communication. In this presentation we'll discuss why a mobile strategy needs to be included in business continuity planning, crisis management and incident management. We'll cover best practices for critical communications in the enterprise and the benefits of accessing and initiating plans from mobile devices.
Join your IT peers for a complimentary luncheon including assorted sandwiches, salads, and dessert. This is a perfect opportunity to interact with other technology professionals in a relaxed environment.
Ann-Michele was appointed Chief Information Officer of Intertek Group in September 2010. She is responsible for driving the Group's IT strategy and its alignment with the wider organisation. Ann-Michele joined as Global Vice President, Shared Services, having led the design and development of this program while working as lead consultant for Ernst & Young. Ann-Michele subsequently became the head of Intertek Group IT Business Systems and Infrastructure, where she collaborated with the business and financial leaders to establish the foundational elements of Intertek’s global IT strategy and improve the company’s IT support services.
Prior to joining Intertek, Ann-Michele held multiple leadership and operational positions in a variety of industries including manufacturing, technology, travel and professional services. Ann-Michele holds a BA from Wellesley College MA, USA.
Roberta “Robbie” Jones is a Sr. VP and CIO for Boardwalk Pipeline Partners, LP, with over 30 years experience in the delivery of business and IT solutions. In her current role, Robbie is responsible for facilitating the transformation and consolidation of business processes and technologies, across multiple operating units, into a common Boardwalk solution. Prior to her current assignment, she was accountable for the corporate philanthropic and facilities management activities at Boardwalk, in addition to IT.
Prior to Boardwalk, Robbie worked for various energy companies including TEPPCO Partners, Duke Energy and United Gas Pipeline, where she directed all aspects of corporate and operational application development and support, service delivery, IT compliance and security.
She received a BS degree in Electronics Data Processing in July 1976 from Texas A&I University in Kingsville, Texas (now a branch of Texas A&M University). In 1996, she attended the Executive Development program at Northwestern University in Chicago.
Founder and president of 4b Technology Group, an independent consulting firm specializing in the planning and design of technology infrastructure as part of an architectural design and construction team.
As one of the largest technology design firms in Houston, 4b works with large organizations to design IT, Audio Video, and security systems to help streamline the challenges associated with building new construction and renovation projects.
Tim Healy has over 15 years of experience in the telecommunications industry. This experience in sales and sales management, while designing complex business grade IP based voice and data solutions, has allowed Tim to successfully address the communications needs of the SMB market as well as large enterprises across the US and the UK. These solutions include LAN & WAN infrastructure, telephony hardware and voice and data connectivity. Tim’s has held multiple positions at MedQuist, Telekenex and Comcast Business and is currently the Managed Services Consultant for TelePacific Communications specializing in Hosted PBX.
20 years of Information Technology/Management Consulting experience and track record of success delivering enterprise mission critical applications & architectures. IT executive experienced in team building, partnering with business users, budget planning and employee management. Skilled consultant with expertise in business strategy, system development methodologies, project management, web-based system analysis & design, application development (SaaS, Enterprise Package & Custom) and vendor management.
As a special thank you to all of our guests at The IT Summit, our sponsors have arranged for a prize drawing for you, our valued supporters. The prizes are different at every conference, but in the past have included items such as iPods, golf clubs, sporting event tickets, and eReaders.