Welcome to the October Edition of the CommuniGram!
Happy October! The leaves may be falling, but our Region is as busy as ever. The Fall Leadership Retreat will be here before we know it! Check out this month’s CommuniGram for all the latest on what our Regional Chapters are up to this month.
Region 18 Fall Leadership Retreat Info
November 4th-6th, 2016
Student Contest Deadline
EXTENDED TO NOVEMBER 1ST.
Members and Guests, there are still rooms available at the resort!
Please review the flyer and information in the October CommuniGram to make your reservations.
Contact Brenda Angle email@example.com or any other Committee Member for more information!
To register for the conference via EventBrite:
For more information about the Conference/Leadership Retreat, including tentative schedule:
Student Competition Information and Problem Statement:
Charlotte Chapter will hold its October meeting on Wednesday, October 19, 2016.
The Chapter is excited to collaborate with AccruePartners to provide this month’s program. The topics will be “Current Hiring Trends in IT Market” and “Power BI for Managers”. Hilary Maskas – Senior Executive Recruiter – IT at AccruePartners will give a brief overview of current hiring trends as it pertains to the greater Charlotte IT market for both the candidate and prospective hiring managers. Hilary’s bio can be found at https://www.linkedin.com/in/hilarymaskas. Darren Jones – Director of AccrueConsulting and seasoned IT Leader will be leading a discussion focused on the use of Power BI for Managers. Darren’s bio can be found here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/darrencjones.
Details for this event are listed below:
Date: Wednesday, October 19, 2016
Time: 5:30 – 7:00pm
- 5:30 – 6:00pm – Networking/ Food/ Drinks (complimentary beer and wine)
- 6:00 – 6:05pm – AITP Update/Introduction – Larry Bumgardner
- 6:05 – 6:15pm – Current Market Trends in IT Market – Hilary Maskas
- 6:15 – 6:45pm – Power BI for Managers – Darren Jones
- 6:45 – 7:00pm – Q&A/Wrap-Up
1000 W. Morehead St., Suite 200
Charlotte, North Carolina 28208
Directions: AccruePartners is located on the top floor of the three-story brick building beside Bank of America Stadium. The building has an American Flag and a NC State Flag on the top. The parking lot is open to guests.
Enter and take the elevator to the second floor. More detailed driving directions can be found on our website:
Program: “Current Market Trends in IT Market” and “Power BI for Managers” presented by AccruePartners
We look forward to seeing everyone at our October meeting. To register for the event, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Northeast Ohio Chapter
WHEN: 6:00 PM – Wednesday, October 19th
WHERE: Kent Ashtabula Campus Blue/Gold Room
Trek Activity: Star Trek 50th Anniversary Discussion
What novelty items displayed in the show have truly inspired inventors?
TOPIC: ‘Primerica’s growth over its 40 years in business in regards to technology’. They have built a multi-million dollar online system (including virtual base shops for representatives). Their most recent focus has been on the up-and-coming generation of millennials, their knowledge of technology, and how they have incorporated that to make the company more attractive and easier to use. Rachel will also share a little about how they use technology resources to provide instant advice/quotes/solutions for our clients, and how improvements have made it easier than ever to plan for the future.
Speaker: Rachel Kennedy, Senior Representative for Primerica
Dinner Menu: Baked Penne Pasta with Mozzarella Cheese and Meatballs, Salad, Rolls, Soft drinks, and Coffee
Please RSVP by Oct. 17th, 2016 to Brenda Angle at email@example.com or 440-993-1074
Greater Wheeling Chapter
The Greater Wheeling Chapter will host a Dinner and Presentation on Wednesday, October 12th.
Topic: Overview of AITP Chapter and Student Motivations Regarding Online Security Implementation: A Qualitative Case Study
Presenters: Dr. Novadean Watson-Stone and Jackie Galvan, Ph.D. Candidate
Where: Wheeling Park White Palace
5:30 Sign In & Networking
6:00 Dinner & Presentation
RSVP to Karen Kovacs at KKovacs@DWC.org
Dr. Novadean Watson-Stone – Program Director, Information Technology
Dr. Watson-Stone is currently the Program Director for the Graduate and Undergraduate Information Technology Programs at American Public University System (APUS), where she serves an aggressively growing department. She has over 13 years of experience in the Information Technology field. Recently, Dr. Watson-Stone presented her research e-Books Fad or Revolution at the Emerging Technologies for Online Learning International Symposium (April 9-11, Las Vegas), she co-published her research, Community College Survey Data: The Impact of Quantity and Quality on Informed Decision Making, at the Association for Institutional Research Annual Forum, Jun 5, 2012 in New Orleans,Louisiana; and presented her research entitled Watch Gaming and Simulation Replace PowerPoint in the Classroom, January 4, 2012 at the Air Education and Train-ing Command Symposium, San Antonio, Texas. She further co-published several other articles to include “RFID with Real Implications”, “Artificial Intelligence in Information Security”, and the “Evolution of Information Security.”
Jackie Galvin – Information Systems / IT Instructor
Science Technology Engineering and Math (STEM)
Topic: Information Security
Date: Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2016
Time: 5:15 pm
Location: Stratford University, 11104 West Broad Street, Glen Allen, VA 23060
In this month’s panel discussion the Richmond Chapter will delve into the current trends and challenges of information security. Their diverse panel will include perspectives from leadership, project management, and development. We look forward to a lively discussion, and we hope to see you there!
Networking @ 5:15 pm and the panel discussion will start promptly @ 6 pm.
Discussion will be moderated by:
Fraud Modernization Strategy Manager
CIO Spotlight – Panel Discussion
The October meeting of the RTP Chapter of AITP is our annual CIO Spotlight, which is typically our most heavily attended meeting of the year. We have invited a panel of IT Leaders in the Triangle share their insights on the current challenges, opportunities, trends and disrupters in the Information and Technology Space. The panel discussion will provide IT professionals with a unique opportunity to learn, interact with, and be informed by front line executives. Panelists include:
|Jon Meyer||Chief Technology Officer / Senior Director at CapTrust|
|Jason Botts||North Carolina Executive Roundtable/ Former VP Information Technology/Information Service at Martin Marietta|
|Snehit Cherian||Sr. Director, Product Development, LexisNexis|
Thursday October 13, 2016 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM at the NC State University Club, 4200 Hillsborough St, Raleigh NC (near the I 440 Hillsborough Street exit)
|5:30 PM – 6:30 PM Networking|
|6:30 PM – 7:10 PM Dinner and Chapter Business|
|7:10 PM – 8:30 PM Panel Discussion – CIO Spotlight Panel Discussion|
Chapter Leaders, Members, and Students, do you have a news item or article that you would like to see included in the next CommuniGram? Drop me a line! Region Members would love to hear about what your chapter is up to!
Jen Addair, Editor