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    • Thursday, October 08, 2020
    • 8:00 AM - 11:30 AM (EDT)
    • Virtual Session - Details will be sent in the reminder.
    • 97
    Register

    Cloud Confusion made Clear 
    Strategic IT  & Business Value through Cloud
    In this session, learn from the experts on how to be successful with leveraging cloud. Best practices will be shared on success from Cloud providers as well as ITMA members with in depth experience. Learn what works and avoid pitfalls, as well as how to create IT and business strategic value. This is an interactive learning session with the providers, the panel members and the audience to clarify why and how to leverage cloud services regardless of the size of the organization.

    Come with questions, leave with answers and connections with others trying to achieve the same thing.

    8:15- 8:30 | Registration / Join the Virtual Session

    8:30 - 8:45 | Welcome & Introductions - Melissa Engle

    8:45 - 9:15 | Dan Shaver, Account Manager, Amazon Web Services

    9:15 - 9:45 | Jesse Clem, Head of Sales, Google Cloud

    9:45 - 10:00 | Break

    10:00- 10:30 | Brad Bont, Account Executive, Microsoft

    10:30 - 11:30 | General & Specific Questions about Cloud Success

    Nate Dykens, Enterprise Cloud Architect, Amway (Azure & AWS)

    Bill Dewitt, IS Director, Gordon Food Service (Google) 

    Keith Van Eck, Vice President of Global IT Infrastructure,  Herman Miller (Amazon Web Services) 

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    • Thursday, November 12, 2020
    • 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM (EST)
    • 2020 NEW LOCATION! Calvin University Prince Center 1800 E Beltline Ave SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546
    • 125

    Innovation
    Details coming soon.
    Session will be virtual. 

    Agenda

    8:00 - 8:30 | Registration & Networking

    8:30 - 8:45 | Welcome & Introductions - Melissa Engle

    8:45 - 9:15 | 

    9:15 - 9:45 |

    9:45 - 10:00 | Break

    10:00- 10:30 | 

    10:30 - 11:00 | 

    11:30 - 12:00 | Discussion & Lunch  

    Please take notice of our NEW 2020 Meeting Location! Calvin University Prince Conference Center.
    Calvin University Prince Conference Center is located at 1800 E Beltline Ave SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546. 
    Parking is free.


    Map to Calvin University Prince Conference Center  

Past events

Thursday, September 17, 2020 2020 Grand Rapids IT Symposium
Thursday, June 11, 2020 Analytics - From getting started with reporting to getting results with AI
Thursday, March 12, 2020 Pursuing Security Excellence, how to be good even without all the resources.
Thursday, December 12, 2019 The Role of IT in Digital Transformation, Are you Where you Want to Be?
Thursday, November 14, 2019 Data Quality, Curing the Negative Business Impact of Poor Data Quality
Thursday, October 10, 2019 SAFe as a Viable Solution to improve both Prioritization and Execution
Thursday, September 12, 2019 Cloud Automation, New Approaches for Provisioning and Managing
Thursday, June 13, 2019 Data Privacy vs. Personalized Experience - A Debate
Wednesday, May 15, 2019 2019 Grand Rapids IT Symposium
Thursday, April 18, 2019 IT Procurement Meeting (Procurement Members Only)
Thursday, April 11, 2019 People Lifecycle Excellence - Best Practices for Retaining Talent
Thursday, March 14, 2019 Leadership in times of Change
Thursday, December 13, 2018 Turning Big Data into Big Value
Thursday, November 08, 2018 Future of Technology & The Journey to Being a Digitally Enhanced Enterprise Featuring Bruce Rogow an ITMA Favorite!
Thursday, October 11, 2018 IT as a Strategic Business Leader - Accelerating through Change
Thursday, September 13, 2018 Cloud Journey & Lessons from the Field
Wednesday, August 29, 2018 Interface - CPE Accredited Educational Conference for IT Professionals
Thursday, June 21, 2018 Innovative Talent Development Strategies
Thursday, June 14, 2018 Security Best Practices
Tuesday, May 15, 2018 2018 Grand Rapids IT Symposium
Thursday, April 12, 2018 Digital Experience - Is your company in the game?
Thursday, March 08, 2018 Reinventing & Retooling your Help Desk: providing service and support in new and innovative ways.
Thursday, November 09, 2017 Analytics - Big Data, IoT, Machine Learning, AI
Thursday, October 12, 2017 Funding of IT
Tuesday, September 19, 2017 West Michigan Tech Talent Launch Event
Thursday, September 14, 2017 IT Department Branding
Thursday, June 08, 2017 Collaboration & Getting the most out of Google & Microsoft Office365
Tuesday, May 16, 2017 2017 Grand Rapids IT Symposium
Thursday, March 09, 2017 Commiting to the Cloud? If not now, when? Don't go it alone.
Thursday, December 08, 2016 Strategy, Values & Leadership
Thursday, November 10, 2016 Expanding the Talent and Capacity of IT
Thursday, October 13, 2016 Prioritization and Demand Management
Thursday, September 08, 2016 Overcoming Cloud Struggles and Challenges
Wednesday, July 20, 2016 WMCSC Red vs Red vs Blue/Green Cyber Event
Thursday, June 09, 2016 Security Programs and Practices Workshop
Thursday, May 12, 2016 Grand Rapids IT Symposium
Thursday, April 14, 2016 The Two Sides of Innovation – Moving from Experimentation to Exploitation
Thursday, March 10, 2016 IT Talent 2020 and Beyond


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