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IT Executive Exchange meeting – May 10, 2013

Tuesday, April 2nd, 2013

Topic: The Internet of “Things”

Soon your toaster will tell your cell phone that your toast is ready, all the while logging your caloric consumption as you try to sneak some butter past the watchful eyes of the refrigerator… or so we are told. Is the “Internet of Things” (where devices small and large are instrumented to communicate with each other, collect data, and thereby be available for “smart” behavior) hype or reality? What implications does it have for mainstream IT? Please join us for the next ITEE meeting to discuss the implications of this emerging technology.

Location: Murphy Room, CBA 2nd Floor
Time: 2:30pm to 4:30pm
Interested in attending? Please RSVP to Brittany Michael: brm14@zips.uakron.edu

Next IT Executive Exchange meeting – March 15, 2013

Thursday, January 24th, 2013

Topic: Mobile Software Development

With the explosive growth of mobile devices, apps, and interfaces with all sorts of corporate systems, mobile software development is taking center stage. Come discuss with your peers how you are adapting your software development methodologies to the mobile world? Is the waterfall method finally defunct? Do you prefer some form of agile, scrum, or extreme programming? What is working best, and what are your greatest current pain points?

Location: Murphy Room, CBA 2nd Floor

Time: 2:30pm to 4:30pm

Parking passes and directions will be sent a week before the meeting.

Interested in attending? Please RSVP to Brittany Michael: brm14@zips.uakron.edu.

IT Executive Exchange meeting – November 9, 2012

Tuesday, October 9th, 2012

Topic: Business Analytics

In October 2012 the Harvard Business Review published an article called “Data Scientist: The Sexiest Job of the 21st Century” (http://hbr.org/2012/10/data-scientist-the-sexiest-job-of-the-21st-century/ar/1). The deepest insights that such pioneers develop comes from linking disparate data sources (internal, from far-flung business partners, and external) in ways that make analytics possible. What are you doing to clean, standardize, integrate, and analyze the data gold mine that awaits mining in your company? Come share and learn more about how you and your peers are responding to the analytics bandwagon.

Parking passes and directions will be sent a week before the meeting.

Interested in attending? Please RSVP to Brittany Michael: brm14@zips.uakron.edu.

IT Executive Exchange meeting – September 14, 2012

Thursday, September 6th, 2012

Topic: USING SOCIAL MEDIA

Do you have a social media strategy? As more and more employees are using public social media sites like Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIN, YouTube, and Pinterest both at home and a t work, companies are struggling to catch up. How does IT leverage these public platforms to drive corporate initiatives? How does IT safeguard the company from unwanted disclosure and access to confidential information when employees use social media, and what is its role in social media governance?

RSVP to Brittany Michael at brm14@zips.uakron.edu

Link: http://cite.uakron.edu/IT%20Executive%20Exchange.htm

Executive Business Forum

Wednesday, April 1st, 2009

The third annual Executive Business Forum featured William Lewis, author of the bestseller: Software Testing and Continuous Quality Improvement. He is also the founder and CEO of Smartware Technologies, Inc. All IT organizations face software testing issues, but most are unprepared to manage them. At the forum, Lewis outlined his framework to create meaningful test cases for systems with evolving requirements. Lewis presented software testing as part of the project management process, emphasizing testing and quality goals early on in development.