January meeting–Business and Economic Outlook for Richmond and Central Virginia

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Topic: Business and Economic Outlook for Richmond and Central Virginia - Opportunities, Challenges and New Directions for Business in 2012 and Beyond.

Date: Tuesday, Jan. 10, Networking 5:15 pm – Program – 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Location: Hilton Garden Inn at Innsbrook, 4050 Cox Road, Glen Allen, Virginia

Program Description

Economically and politically, Richmond and Central Virginia have experienced unprecedented times that will have a great impact on 2012 and beyond. Join AITP as we explore the new economy and business outlook for Richmond and Central Virginia with a panel of experts charged with managing and driving business growth. Learn where the opportunities and challenges in 2012 lie and how the economy of 2012 and beyond may be very different from our past.

Become a part of business success by starting off the New Year armed with business outlook intelligence.

Seats are limited, so register now, and you won’t forget later.

You may also join the AITP LinkedIn group to keep informed about programs and other networking opportunities.

Panel members

  • Kim Scheeler – President and CEO Greater Richmond Chamber
  • Greg Wingfield – President Greater Richmond Partnership, Inc.
  • Elizabeth Povar – Business Development Director, Virginia Economic
    Development Partnership
  • Roy Webb – Senior Economist and Research Advisor, Federal Reserve
    Bank of Richmond

November meeting–CIO Forum: Technology and Business Challenges from the CIO Point of View

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CIO Forum:  Technology and Business Challenges, Opportunities, and Futures from the CIO Point of View

Date: Tuesday, Nov. 15, Networking 5:15 pm – Program – 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Location: Hilton Garden Inn at Innsbrook, 4050 Cox Road, Glen Allen, Virginia

Program Description

Knowledge is power and both are focused in the CIO role of most companies.  Get a head start on 2012 by finding out what local CIOs know, think, and are planning for the upcoming year.  Please join the members of AITP (Association of information Technology Professionals) as we sit down with five of Richmond’s leading CIOs to discuss an array of topics including career advancement, staffing, new technologies, outsourcing, challenges, successes, and allow you to ask your own questions.

Seats are limited, so register now, and you won’t forget later.

You may also join the AITP LinkedIn group to keep informed about programs and other networking opportunities.

Panel members

  • Deborah Cassidy – CIO, Mondial Assistance
  • David Egbert – CIO, Markel
  • Scott Lemler – CIO, Child Fund International
  • Murali Rao – IT Director, Virginia Department of Transportation
  • Debbie Secor – CIO, Virginia Department of Health
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Call for board members

Posted on October 26, 2011 - Filed Under Events | Leave a Comment

Members, participants, guests and sponsors of AITP

We are fast approaching the conclusion to a great year at AITP.  Our monthly Panel Discussion Programs have been a great hit among the participants and panelists and have sought to educate, inform and extend our knowledge of the most important IT topics.  Attendance at our monthly programs has been at an all time high with an average of 60 to 70 participants each month.  We should all be very proud of these accomplishments and the progress the organization has made.

To sustain this momentum going into 2012, we need to continue to infuse the organization with great volunteers like yourself.  The work at AITP is all volunteer where we hope you get as much out of the organization as you can put in.  Below are the newly created board positions for 2012.  If you have received any benefit from the AITP Programs please express your interest in taking on a position in AITP by return e-mail to Herb Sening at herb.sening@anthem.com.

Without volunteers like you, AITP cannot continue to put on programs you attended this year.

If you have any questions about these opportunities, your fit for the positions, or what you can get out of the organization, please contact Herb Sening at herb.sening@anthem.com or 804-354-7219.

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October meeting–Mobile Disruption

Posted on September 29, 2011 - Filed Under Events | Leave a Comment

Topic: Mobile Disruption : An AITP Panel on disruptive technologies around Mobile

Date: Tuesday, Oct. 11, Networking 5:15 pm – Program – 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Location: Hilton Garden Inn at Innsbrook, 4050 Cox Road, Glen Allen, Virginia

Program Description

Join AITP on October 11, for a spirited discussion on how the now ubiquitous smartphones are bringing on a Post-PC landscape, where we spend increasingly more hours on mobile devices compared to PC’s, socializing, discovering and sharing content, connecting to people and brands. The panel will discuss the role of mobile in the nascent retail environment, where the convergence of online and offline is taking shape through mobile and local experiences, with retailers using mobile as a delivery mechanism for targeted offers, and even as the new payment form factor. Join us to hear what are some of the emerging threats in the horizon that can further influence the role of mobile devices as they are absorbed in to the heart of the enterprise, and shape the future of commerce. Though this event is free, seats are limited.

Seats are limited, so register now, and you won’t forget later.

You may also join the AITP LinkedIn group to keep informed about programs and other networking opportunities.

Panel Information

  • Michael Ruiz – CTO, Net Enabled Operations, Deloitte & Affiliated Faculty at Virginia Commonwealth University
  • Jeff Rock – Co-Founder of Mobelux and Creator of Tumblr Mobile App
  • Dr. Arnold Kim – Founder/Editor at MacRumors.com
  • Jack Cox – Senior Manager, CapTech Consulting
  • Glenn Dardick – Associate Professor at Longwood University

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September meeting–Why customers don’t use your application

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Topic: Why customers don’t use your application – The Art and Science of Usability and User Experience.

Date: Tuesday, Sept. 13, Networking 5:15 pm – Program – 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Location: Hilton Garden Inn at Innsbrook, 4050 Cox Road, Glen Allen, Virginia

Program Description

Are your applications like mazes challenging your customers to find your products?  Do you ever get frustrated using a website that is not user friendly?  Have you ever really felt good about a company just by using their web site?  Join the AITP members and guests as we explore the art, science and business impacts behind Application Usability and User Experience.  While technologies have matured such that anyone can build a website and application, there is real data that shows how you build your user interface will greatly impact the success of your application and therefore your business.  We have assembled a panel of Usability and User Interface experts that will explore this topic in depth and reveal the secrets, theory and technologies of usability.

Seats are limited, so register now, and you won’t forget later.

You may also join the AITP LinkedIn group to keep informed about programs and other networking opportunities.

Panel Information

  • Jason Snook – Usability PhD, CapTech
  • Andrew LaVasseur – Professor of User-Centered Design, VCU Brand Center
  • Brian Kaupa – User of Usability Services, Advanced Auto
  • David Roe – Principal Technology, Tahzoo
  • Greg Provo – CEO – Strategy Café

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Impact Makers Brings World Class Training to Your Backyard!

Posted on August 11, 2011 - Filed Under Events | Leave a Comment

Join us for Kanban training in Richmond September 14 & 15

Impact Makers is teaming up with Daniel Vacanti of David J. Anderson and Associates to offer an in-depth, two-day Kanban training seminar. Don’t miss this opportunity to attend world class training without all of the expense and hassle of travel. Kanban training is offered in large cities around the world but has never before been delivered directly to Richmond!

Visit http://www.impactmakers.org/2011/kanban-trainingfor more information and to register for this unique event.

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June meeting–Where did all these vendors come from?

Posted on May 31, 2011 - Filed Under Events | Leave a Comment

Topic:Where did all these vendors come from?  Strategies for managing and deriving value from vendors, suppliers and partners.

Date: Tuesday, June 14, Networking 5:15 pm – Program – 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Location: Hilton Garden Inn at Innsbrook, 4050 Cox Road, Glen Allen, Virginia

Program Description

The trends of outsourcing, cloud computing, service computing and a service economy will require business to view Supplier and Vendor Management as a key business strategy.  Come uncover the art, science and practical essentials of Supplier and Vendor Management from our experienced panelists as we delve into the key business processes and strategies that realize the most value from your sourcing partnerships.  Along this journey we will explore the sourcing plan, execution, delivery of holding vendors accountable, connecting the dots from the very tactical to the strategic and everything in between.

Seats are limited, so register now, and you won’t forget later.

You may also join the AITP LinkedIn group to keep informed about programs and other networking opportunities.

Panel Information

  • Rob Waddell- CIO Apex Systems
  • Charlie Flocco– Director, Global Procurement Services, Capital One Financial
  • Bryan Dan – VP Commercial Law and Real Estate, Advanced Auto Parts
  • Hugh Elwood – Vendor Relations Manager, Sprint Nextel
  • Chris Pleasants – Delivery Project Executive, IBM Global Services

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May meeting–Cloud Computing: Demystify the Technology by Running the Return On Investment Numbers

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Topic: Cloud Computing:  Demystify the Technology by Running the Return On Investment Numbers

Date: Tuesday, May 10, Networking 5:15 pm – Program – 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Location: Hilton Garden Inn at Innsbrook, 4050 Cox Road, Glen Allen, Virginia

Program Description

Cloud Computing is as much legend and hype as it is the next technological trend that will impact Information Technology.  While many of us still cannot put our fingers on a specific definition of the technology, others are performing an ROI Analysis to sell this technology to the Chief Executive Officers.  Join AITP as we explore Cloud Computing, by first demystifying the technology and then by determining the return on investment this technology promises.  Through this journey to technology clarity, we will touch on some of the harder to quantify aspects such as security, compliance, and risks to see how those components play into the overall promise of Cloud Computing and ultimately into the return this technology promises on our investment.

Seats are limited, so register now, and you won’t forget later.

You may also join the AITP LinkedIn group to keep informed about programs and other networking opportunities.

Panel Information

  • Rob Edwards -Director of Information Technology, Royall & Company – Tentative
  • Chris Burroughs– VP IT Infrastructure Services USA, Mondial Assistance
  • Mark A. Eichenberger – Office 356 Specialist – Microsoft Corporation
  • Chet Loveland – Chief Information Security Officer, Mead Westvaco

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April meeting–Smart Grid Technology

Posted on March 22, 2011 - Filed Under Events | Leave a Comment

Topic: Smart Grid Technology:  The Energy Internet?  An Introduction to an emerging ecosystem.

Date: Tuesday, Apr. 12, Networking 5:15 pm – Program – 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Location: Hilton Garden Inn at Innsbrook, 4050 Cox Road, Glen Allen, Virginia

Program Description

Recent events (Japan Earthquake and Middle East Unrest) have brought the Energy Industry to the forefront of conversations.  With an aging, unreliable and vulnerable electricity grid, the Smart Grid is viewed as the energy Internet and one of the most exciting technologies to come to IT over the next 10 years. Join AITP as we explore Smart Grid as an evolving ecosystem and focus on emerging trends, regulatory issues, promising advancements and future vision for the technology.  We will explore the practical uses of the technology, how companies are providing these solutions and the promising opportunities this will have for IT careers. The panel will both provide thought leadership as well as address the emerging security and privacy issues that come with the territory.

Seats are limited, so register now, and you won’t forget later.

You may also join the AITP LinkedIn group to keep informed about programs and other networking opportunities.

Panel Information

  • Lyn McDermid – Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer of Dominion Resources
  • Scott Muench – Senior Applications Engineer, Tridium
  • Dan Hermes – President and General Manager, Grid2020
  • Rick Juneja – Engagement Director, OPower
  • Fabrice Hudry – Business Development Director – USA  Alstom Power Inc.

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March meeting–Information Technology Education and Training

Posted on February 24, 2011 - Filed Under Events | Leave a Comment

Topic: Information Technology Education and Training – Preparation for Career Opportunities and Growth:  Are IT Educators and Trainers developing the skills that IT Recruiters and Businesses need to be successful?

Date: Tuesday, Mar. 15, Networking 5:15 pm – Program – 6:00pm to 7:00 pm

Location: Virginia Commonwealth University, Snead Hall 301 West Main Street, Richmond VA

Presented By: Virginia Credit Union


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