Update on Transformational Shifts in IT

To help CEOs and their managers stay ahead of fast-paced advancements in information technology, the PDS 2011 Technology Conference is open to them at no charge. It takes place Wednesday, September 14 through Thursday, September 15 at the Frontier Airlines Center in Milwaukee, Wis.

More than 45 general and industry-specific strategy sessions will address what companies need to know about private cloud computing, needed user experience and technology leadership.

Malcolm Gladwell, staff writer for the New Yorker magazineand New York Times bestselling author of The Tipping Point and Outliers, will keynote on Thursday, September 15, 1:00 p.m.- 2:30 p.m. Other prominent speakers include:

Dave Logan – Author of Tribal Leadership and The Three Laws of Performance – Teaches management and leadership in the University of Southern California (USC) Executive MBA;

Michelle Bailey – Research Vice President for IDC's Enterprise Platforms and Datacenter;

Phil McKinney – CTO/VP, HP – Manages long-range strategic planning and R&D for HP's PC product lines; named ‘chief seer’ by San Jose Mercury News;

Eric Dishman – Architecture Group Director, Health Innovation, Intel – Named one of Fast Company's most creative people in business; responsible for driving Intel's cross-business strategy, research, and policy initiatives for healthcare IT.

Kurt Roemer – Chief Security Strategist, Citrix Systems – Leads security, compliance, and privacy strategy efforts for Citrix products;

Peter Han – Author of Nobodies to Somebodies – This Harvard graduate, now working at Microsoft, helps young professionals find perspective on how to translate their aspirations into career achievements.

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