Archive for the ‘ITEE’ Category

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.

Next IT Executive Exchange meeting – January 18, 2013

Thursday, November 15th, 2012

Topic: Help and Service Desks

Now that we have social media, do we still need help desks? Or are the demands of “bring your own device” making them even more relevant? What have we learned about running them efficiently and effectively, and what challenges remain? Come share your experiences and hear others’ insights at the next ITEE meeting.

Location: Murphy Room

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

IT Executive Exchange meeting – June 1, 2012

Tuesday, April 17th, 2012

Topic: IT/IS Talent Management Report Card: Where are we, and where do we need to go

Does your workforce/talent management strategy for IS/IT resources support your business strategy? Have you considered where you will be in 3, 5, or even 10 years from now? Is there a talent crisis in NE Ohio? What creative solutions are you applying now and will apply in the near future to ameliorate these problems?

 

Date and Venue:
June 1, 2012
2:30PM – 4:30PM
Murphy Room,

College of Business Administration
The University of Akron, OH.

IT Executive Exchange meeting – March 30, 2012

Tuesday, January 24th, 2012

Guest Moderator: Sandy Rapp, Timken

RAPM: Rapid Analysis Portfolio Management

With the enormous number of new technology opportunities that are becoming available, old governance mechanisms are hard-pressed to keep up. Come to this session of ITEE to explore, with your colleagues, how to respond to opportunities as diverse as social media and cloud computing within the framework of the existing IT infrastructure.

Date and Venue:
March 30, 2012
2:30PM – 4:30PM
College of Business Administration
The University of Akron, OH.

Going Rogue IT Style: The implications of rogue users inside and outside of the organization

Saturday, October 1st, 2011

ITEE meeting – November 4, 2011; 2:30 pm to 4:30 pm; Murphy Room, CBA, The University of Akron

When a business unit head doesn’t get something in the IT budget, he circumvents policies and gets it somehow. Another user is not satisfied with the provided conferencing system, so sets up a meeting at home using Skype. With the exploding number of choices available to end users throughout the organization, are IT policies and their enforcement becoming a myth? Come to discuss the travails of rogue users and what your peers are doing about them.

Interested? – send email to  cite_info@uakron.edu

Virtualization: Performance and Prospects (ITEE Forum on June 3, 2011)

Thursday, May 12th, 2011

Virtualization has given IT departments an unprecedented cost reducing tool through server consolidation, streamlined business continuity, and access to the cloud. But questions remain: can virtualized servers really scale? Has virtualization delivered the promised ROI? Can and should IT take the next step to virtualization on the desktop? How might virtualization facilitate business agility and repositioning IT as a service?

Come share your perspectives at the next ITEE meeting!

Location: CBA 258 (Murphy Room), CBA, The University of Akron

Date: June 3, 2011

Time: 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Next ITEE Meeting – March 26, 2010

Sunday, December 6th, 2009

Tip of the Hat. Wag of the finger: Learning from our Best and Worst IT Practices.

Every IT/IS organization has some IT process that they are particularly proud of, and others they would like to, (relatively speaking) sweep under the carpet. In this working session, ITEE members will share best and worst IT practices to enlighten, inform, assist, and amuze the participants.