• Texas Technology Summit: Houston, TX, April 18, 2012
    “BYOD: A Cautionary Perspective”Who doesn’t want to bring their own device? From the C-Suite to facilities, everyone has a tablet, smartphone or laptop that they are convinced is superior to the equipment issued by IT. Vendors tell us that desktop virtualization is the solution that allows full Enterprise security and control over any platform; that Mobile Device Management and Network Access Control tools provide compliance-level assurance of our most sensitive data on every device. At first glance, this seems like a great opportunity to shift budget from refreshing hardware to actually enhancing the business. What could possibly go wrong?
  • Credant Webcast: April 5, 2012
    “The Health of Data Protection”Healthcare organizations are often viewed under a microscope when it comes to protecting Personal Health Information (PHI). Join guest speaker Steven Porter, CIO of Touchstone Behavioral Health as he discusses the challenges they’ve navigated and best practices they leverage when it comes to data protection.
  • Avnet Data Center University: Chandler, AZ, March 14, 2012
    CIO PANEL DISCUSSION: “I Don’t Care About IT…I Care About Capabilities And Outcomes!”: A highlight of the Data Center University is the CIO Panel Discussion. The goal is to provide a dialogue provoking thoughtful exchange to help you increase specialization in adjacent market spaces and grow as trusted advisors. A group of Chief Information Officers will address questions defining what IT/Business leaders need and how they base their decisions; including the impact of business processes on IT decisions.
  • CIO Cloud Summit: Scottsdale, AZ, December 8, 2011
    CIO Executive Visions: “Developing Custom Business Applications in the Cloud This executive panel session will discuss what is required to develop custom business applications in the cloud: the specialized skills; the new processes (agile application development and quality control); and the new architectures (non-relational data, multitenant kernels).
  • DellNext 2011: Dubai, UAE, November 9 – 11, 2011
    “Enabling Innovation Through Efficient Workforce Mobility”: “IT is easy – change is hard.” While perhaps an oversimplification, the truth is that organizational transformation is more about process than technology. Steven Porter, CIO for Touchstone Behavioral Health, shares his perspective on the evolution from a paper-based office-centric methodology to a fully mobilized and connected staff.
    Panel Moderator: “Innovation in virtual storage – Overcoming the data deluge Specialized know-how, lack of investment protection and disruptive upgrade cycles continue to make storage a challenge for CIOs. Engage in an interactive discussion about how organizations can leverage automated, integrated solutions to achieve more agile and efficient storage operations

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