|Month||Topic area||Topic title||Speaker/panelists||Program description|
|January (canceled)||Collaboration||Portal and Web strategies in 2010. How important is a web presence to your business||Dana 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.|
|February||Service Oriented Architecture||SOA (Service Oriented Architecture): Here and Now||Janet 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.|
|March||Collaboration||How Collaboration Brings Global Companies Closer Together||Wietze 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.|
|April||Cloud Computing||IT 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.|
|May||Mobile computing||How Richmond is Exploiting Mobile App Development||Bruce 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 Networking||David 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?
|September||Data Center efficiency||Data Centers IT Efficiency||John 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.|
|October||State government IT||VITA NOW: Righting the Course||N. 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 panel||CIO panel||Barry 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.|