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.
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.
Jeanna Trammell is a Program Manager at UCLA Extension in the Engineering and Technology Department for the past six years. She manages and facilitates approximately 150 Shortcourses and two Technical Management Programs each year that includes local and international clients from large companies such as DirecTV, Boeing, Symantec and Northrup Grumman. She organizes large conferences and events that include more than 700 participants. She directs and creates the marketing efforts of the Shortcourses that includes online, print and direct referrals. She received an MA in Comparative and International Legal Studies from SOAS, University of London and a BA in International Studies from Austin College in Texas.
This presentation will focus on what Shortcourses and the Technical Management Program (TMP) are, what kind of courses we offer, where we offer them, and how to enroll in any of these courses. During the discussion, Ms. Trammell will include companies that have benefitted from the Shortcourses and TMP, their testimonials, and the benefits of taking these courses. Benefits that will be shared in taking Shortcourses and the TMP include: learning from renowned experts in their fields, becoming an expert in your field, helping to secure your job, and networking with other professionals in the field. Lastly, Jeanna will talk about the ability we have to customize programs to fit the needs of your company.
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.
If you have been in IT for 5+ years, chances are high that you have probably seen a failing project first hand. Regardless of the industry, the truth is not all projects will be successful. Just like your favorite sports team, they can’t win the championship every year. If they don’t win the championship, it is comforting to know that they won more games than they lost. We call that a “winning season.” Successful companies understand this principle and plan strategically to balance high risk and low risk initiatives. The hope is to have more successful than failing projects in a fiscal year.
So, if projects can fail at any point in the life cycle and success only occurs at the end of the project, what is different about companies that have a high degree of project success? What do these companies know that others do not know? Come learn the answers to these questions and more from a seasoned Recovery Project Manager, Dr. Bria Jones, PMP. She shares the industry secrets on how a failing project can finish with reasonable benefits and value for the customer and the stakeholders. Learn the “root causes” for project failure and the ten essential steps for reversing them.
• Learn how to boost efficiency. Automate infrastructure scale and performance to gain the maximum value from your Big Data.
• Be more agile. Improve responsiveness and speed time to market.
• Achieve new breakthroughs. Gain deeper insights to deliver second-to-none solutions.
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.