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2011 IPMA Forum

Event Date and Time: 
May 17 2011 - 8:00am - May 18 2011 - 4:30pm

Available Presentations

Available presentations are provided below:

Forum 2011

Forum 2011 will be located at Saint Martin's University at 5300 Pacific Ave. SE, Lacey, WA 98503-1297. Forum will use Saint Martin's Marcus Pavilion for vendor exhibits and the Norman Worthington Conference Center for keynote and breakout sessions.

Welcome Message from IPMA Chair - Gary (Mace) Maciejewski

Welcome to Forum 2011 presented by the Information Processing Management Association (IPMA).  Forum 2011 will be filled with proposals for innovative solutions, cooperative efforts, and requests for active involvement in changing how we all use technology.  It will be filled with technology and business challenges as well as dramatic changes especially in how we maximize the use and value of our existing systems.  Forum 2011’s program tracks are focused on highlighting and presenting valuable information about how to meet the challenges that are facing us in 2011.  The Forum’s events are centered on enabling topics such as:  security and threat countermeasures, the Internet of the Future, unified communications, mobile commuting, HTML 5.0, project sponsorship, business intelligence, change management, and IT transformation in state IT governance.  Tuesday’s keynote speaker will discuss Microsoft’s roadmap for future application tools.  Wednesday’s keynote speaker will address changes in the state’s IT environment.

Be sure to check out the Forum 2011 sessions on this web site. Please stop by and visit our Forum corporate members and vendors and the IPMA booth while at the Forum.  Let us know what you think of this year’s event format.  Remember, the Forum is the centerpiece of a year-long effort by the IPMA to provide you and your colleagues with educational and networking opportunities.  On the IPMA web site, please leave your comments on events you would like to see or suggestions on how we can improve.   Again, thank you for supporting your IPMA.

Forum 2011 Brochure (PDF file) see attachment at bottom of this page

Tuesday May 17 8:30 am Keynote Speaker, Andy Hill, Microsoft Corporation, will discuss Microsoft’s roadmap for future application tools.

During the 2008-2010 timeframe, Microsoft released a substantial amount of new technologies that span from the data center to the desktop.  These technologies are the foundation of Microsoft's approach to current industry trends such as Virtualization, Security, Cloud Computing, and the convergence of consumer technologies with the enterprise.  As a mature industry software leader, Microsoft understands that enterprise organizations need a roadmap to help plan ahead.

Wednesday May 18 8:30 am the Keynote speakers will address IT Transformations from three different perspectives

  • Statewide IT Transformations - Ross Hunter, WA State Representative
  • Experiences from other states - A report from the state of Utah, Stephen Fletcher, CIO Utah
  • Experiences from the private sector - The IBM Enterprise Transformation, Leslie Gordon, Vice President, Office of the CIO, IBM

Vendor Breakout Sessions - May 17

In the twelve vendor breakout sessions, corporate members will discuss their products and services in a series of twelve 60 minute presentations and/or live demonstrations. The products and services may new to the industry and participants may not be aware of them yet.

Vendor Exhibit Area - Open May 18 from 9:00 am to 3:30pm

Please plan on visiting the Forum vendor exhibits on Wednesday May 18 in the Marcus Pavilion. There will be 40 booths where our corporate members, vendors and other organizations will be there to discuss their latest technology products and services.

Participating corporate members, vendors and others at Forum:

Corporate Members: Cisco, CodeSmart, Comcast, Denali, EMC, Gartner, General Micro Systems, HP, IBM, INX, MicroFocus, PCG Technology Consulting, Qwest, RSI, SAS, Microsoft, QuickStart/SQLSoft+, Symantec, Verizon, and Xerox

Vendors: Dell, Capital Business Machines, CTL, Estrada Networks, ImageSource, Seitel Communications, UW-IS, Cayzen, CommVault, Pacific Office Systems, Sprint, Teksystems, MetaStorm, Zone, Inc., Adobe and Cerium Networks

Other organizations: PMI, IPMA, BC/DR Group,SPSCC, OMUG

For an updated layout showing the latest vendors to be at Forum, check out the attachment at the bottom of this page.


Attendee Ice Cream Social on May 18 at 2:30 pm

The IPMA invites you to attend its second annual ice cream social in the Vendor Exhibit Area on Wednesday May 18. Come celebrate a successful Forum and extend your appreciation to all participating vendors.



Saint Martin's University, Worthington Center
5300 Pacific Ave. SE,
Lacey, WA 98503-1297
United States
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