MonthTopic areaTopic titleSpeaker/panelistsProgram description
January (canceled)CollaborationPortal and Web strategies in 2010. How important is a web presence to your businessDana Issacoff, CIO - Elephant Auto Insurance
Kristian Lesher, Director of eCommerce Systems - Advance Auto
Bob Dufour, CEOElvia, a Division of Mondial
Guests will hear how these IT Leaders are positioning their organizations to continue to take advantage of the internet.
FebruaryService Oriented ArchitectureSOA (Service Oriented Architecture): Here and NowJanet Hunter is a Director with Wellpoint
Bob Wise is the Chief Design Architect at Scott & Stringfellow
Kevin T Smith is a Senior Technical Director at ManTech
The program will explore how an organization gets into SOA, some examples of how SOA Architectures have been implemented and outline the anticipated return on ROI.
MarchCollaborationHow Collaboration Brings Global Companies Closer TogetherWietze de Vries, Principal IT Architect at MeadWestvaco
Suzanne Wasson, IT Operations Manager at Cherry Bekaert Holland
Scott Hammer, Principal at North Highland
Gary Kensey, Director of Collaboration Technologies and Executive Support at CapitalOne
The program will explore lessons learned from collaboration technology implementations, describe one local company’s experience in migrating to Google Apps, and outline the anticipated ROI in collaboration technologies.
AprilCloud ComputingIT Infrastructure On Demand? Is Infrastructure or Platform As A Service Really Ready For Primetime?Frank Butler, President, Proxios
Harry Garmon, CEO, The Bookkeeping Department
Rich Jacobs, Sales Engineering Manager, Verizon Business
Scott Zimmerman, Solutions Architect, Microsoft
Today’s technology choices available to businesses of all levels have reduced complexities and minimized financial investments while increasing speed to market through scalable, just-in-time solutions. Services such as Storage, Platform, Infrastructure (SaaS, PaaS, IaaS) continue to increase their market footprint and technical maturity. While, Software as a Service (SaaS) has long been the face of Cloud Computing, Infrastructure as a Service, Platform as a Service and Storage as a Service are poised to provide businesses with computing power on demand.
MayMobile computingHow Richmond is Exploiting Mobile App DevelopmentBruce Doub consults to JumpStart Wireless as its Vice President of Sales.
Dror Liwer is an expert in the technology industry and the digital marketplace
Patrick Miller is the Infrastructure and Security Practice Manager for SyCom Technologies
Scott Davis is the Manager of Software Development at Cavalier Telephone and the CEO and Founder of Critical Technologies Group, LLC, a local software design and consulting firm
We are witnessing a technology transformation in Mobile Computing that is similar to prior technology transformations; however, there seem to be some very unique differences. It’s ramping significantly faster than prior technology cycles (pc’s, internet on PC’s). What innovation can we expect from our local businesses? What is involved in developing mobile applications? Exactly what are Mobile applications?
June ABC's of NetworkingDavid Ingram (Moderator) – President and CEO of Capital TechSearch,
David Nelms – Owner and Principal Consultant for Convergent Business Solutions LLC.
Chris Burroughs – Vice President of IT Infrastructure Services at Mondial Assistance, a global provider of travel insurance, emergency assistance, and concierge services.
Sally Witzky – Owner and Chief Marketing Strategist of Traction Group LLC, a newly-formed agency helping small business owners and speakers achieve success utilizing social marketing.
Our panel will discuss networking from 3 different perspectives:

1) Why should you consider networking?
2) What tools and techniques are available to make it easier?
3) What is the value of networking?

JulyNo meeting
AugustNo meeting
SeptemberData Center efficiencyData Centers IT EfficiencyJohn Boggs, Regional Sales Manager for Emerson Network Power / Liebert’s East Region.
Timothy A. Lilly, Director, IT Enterprise Operations for Dominion Resources Services
Thomas Scott , Facility Operations Director at Capital One Richmond data center
Zenon Piotrowski, Tivoli Automation Sales Leader for the Eastern United States
Tim Huffman, Director of Enterprise Solutions for Quality Technical Services
Data Center IT Efficiency: We know it’s important, but what are the actual driving factors for maximizing data center efficiency without compromising its reliability.
OctoberState government ITVITA NOW: Righting the CourseN. Jerry Simonoff,
Director of IT Investment and Enterprise Solutions,
Virginia Information Technologies Agency (VITA)
Is Virginia Information Technologies Agency (VITA) creating positive impact?
November CIO panelCIO panelBarry Condrey, CIO Chesterfield County
Rick Gambriel, CIO Cavalier Telephone
David Egbert, CIO Markel
Rich Pollack, CIO MCV
Knowledge is power and both are focused in the CIO role of most companies. Get a head start on 2011 by finding out what local CIOs know, think, and are planning for the upcoming year.
DecemberNo meeting