2013 IPMA Forum
Welcome to Forum 2013
The IPMA Forum program for 2013 is now available. It is scheduled for May 21-22, 2013 at Saint Martin's University in Lacey WA. The theme for Forum this year is:
"Providing Business Solutions Using Technology"
On May 21-22 there will 36 breakout sessions addressing multiple topics. On May 22, there will also be 44 vendor exhibits to visit. All Forum events are free and open to everyone to attend. Pre-registration closed at approximately 5 pm, Monday, May 20, but walk-in registrations on Tuesday and Wednesday are welcome.
Calendar of Events
The IPMA has partnered closely with the Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO), Consolidated Technology Services (CTS), the Department of Enterprises Services (DES), our IPMA Corporate members and participating vendors to bring you a series of sessions that are relevant, timely, and informative. The sessions will be related to the hot topics of the day for Information Technology and Business professionals in Washington State and Local Government. The 36 Forum breakout sessions are organized into four themed tracks. There are three vendor neutral tracks that include presentations on Business Solutions, Strategic Directions, and Implementing Technologies. The fourth tract is for Vendor focused presentations. Forum sessions include discussions about: developing business cases, business intelligence, data management, and security strategies, cloud solutions, mobile applications, improving team performance, and many other timely topics. For additional information about Forum's calendar of events please check out the following links.
- May 21 Keynote Speaker- Michael Cockrill, WA state's Chief Information Officer (CIO)
- May 22 Keynote Legislative/Executive Panel on "The Future of Information Technology in Washington State"
- Full Forum schedule; includes both keynotes, the 36 breakout sessions, and other activities.
The 45 vendor exhibit booths will be open from 9:00 am to 3:30 pm on Wednesday, May 22nd. They include:
Corporate Members: Amazon Web Services, Cerium Networks, Cisco, CGI, CodeSmart, Comcast, Denali, Gartner, General Micro Systems, HP, IBM, Microsoft, Net App, Nexus IS, Oracle, Presidio, RSI, SAP, SAS, Six Degrees Consulting, Symantec, and VanderHouwen
Vendors: Actian, Actian, Attachmate, BTPI, Bit 9, Capitol Business Machines, Cayzen, Dell, DES Training, EMC, Esri, Estrada, ImageSource, Informatica, IVOXY, Lexmark, New Horizons, Nimble Storage, Quickstart, TSS Redmond, VMware, and Zones
Other organizations: SPSCC, IPMA, and IPMA LeaderPath