COMING SOON - 2010 CIO Impacts Forum, February 24, 2010.

Convergence of Technologies for Enterprise 2.0

While Web 2.0 is having a major impact on the consumer space, the underlying technologies such as virtualization of infrastructures, web services, service oriented architectures and mobile services for service oriented architectures could have even a greater effect on Enterprises. These developments have enormous implications for the (i) Infrastructure (computing and networking (ii) Services and (iii) Users (mobile).

The rising numbers of servers and increase in distributed storage is challenging organizations from cost as well as administration perspectives. Server virtualization is becoming popular to handle these problems. It is especially effective in managing the shifting infrastructure load with today's mobile users.

Use of service oriented architectures (SOA) for services is also becoming popular. SOA is a higher level of application development and focuses on modularity and reuse of components. SOAs bring software flexibility. As mobile users are increasing, more SOAs are being developed for use on mobile devices as well.

While infrastructure and services are important, it is the users who ultimately make Enterprise 2.0 work by communicating with each other to exchange knowledge and content. The convergence of SOAs, virtualization architectures and Web 2.0 social software will drive the next wave of value creation within and across enterprises. New Enterprise 2.0 services are emerging that offer the advantages of enhanced collaboration, employee productivity, customer experience, etc. Using the Web to deploy enterprise tools means employees can access their critical emails, contacts, data or whatever-wherever they are, so long as they have Internet access.

The 5th UCLA CIO Impacts Forum is titled "Convergence of Technologies for Enterprise 2.0". This event is planned for February 27, 2008.

The forum will discuss what these developments mean to the CIO today and in the future, and how the CIO of a Fortune 500 Enterprise can plan for such developments.

Topics include:

  • Business value from Enterprise 2.0
  • Role of Enterprise 2.0 in changing the role of the CIO
  • Challenges of server virtualization
  • Telecom convergence- VOIP, Data Convergence; Convergence of Wireless, WiMax, Wi-Fi, Flavors of 802.11.4G and 5G networks
  • How the CIO's role vis-a-vis the CTO's role is constantly being redefined as technology for internal use and technology that goes into the company's products/services start to merge
  • Mandates, compliance and regulatory issues from federal and state governments, e.g. Sarbanes Oxley, HIPAA, Real ID Act, Privacy regulations
  • Security deployment in Enterprise 2.0
  • Convergence of SOAs, virtualization architectures and Web 2.0 social software
  • Changing role of CIO from cost center to key techno-business driver for the enterprise
  • CIO's job function and relationship to the company's market being served
  • Server virtualization to eliminate server sprawl, use resources efficiently, improve server availability, recover from disasters, server administration.
  • Enterprise 2.0 and the Mobile user
  • SOA development in the enterprise
  • Mobility in Assets and Personnel - RFID, Sensor and Tracking Technologies, Supply Chain and inventory tracking, middleware for economical deployment
  • The effect of regulations on wireless transmission of data and how enterprises are coping with the plethora of new technologies
  • Open Source - The effect of Open alliances such as Google's open handset alliance (OHA) on enterprise I.T.
  • Maturing of the information security organization in terms of the strategies for information security, identity management/identity theft, and security architecture

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    San Francisco CIO
    Alcatel-Lucent AVP
    Boeing CTO
    UCLA-WINMEC Director

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    Celia Lin CIO - Corporate Departments Chevron
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    David Muntz SVP & CIO Baylor Health Care System
    Doug Parish Sr VP and CTO Walt Disney Group
    Ebrahim Keshavarz Vice President, New Services Development AT&T
    Gary Ahwah CIO PacifiCare, A UnitedHealthcare Company
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    Hardik Bhatt CIO City of Chicago
    Jeffrey Mirich SVP and CIO Walt Disney Studios
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    Joe Cleveland CIO Lockheed Martin
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    Ken Chrisman EVP Wells Fargo
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    Mike Cook Sr VP and GM Hughes Network Systems
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    Omer Simeon EVP Countrywide Financial
    Phil Edholm CTO and VP Network Architecture Nortel Networks
    Robert Fecteau CIO BAE Systems
    Scott Griffin VP and CIO Boeing
    Shaygan Kheradpir CIO Verizon Communications
    Steve Cooper CIO American Red Cross
    T.W. Scott CIO IIS Business Raytheon
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