ILTA '09 Program Guide

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general info speakers session info exhibitors & consultants Keynote Address Join us for our keynote address on Monday, August 24, from 9:00 to 10:15 a.m. in the Potomac Ballroom for Innovating More with Less presented by Tom Koulopoulos. The importance of technology in our businesses is clear. Your job is to optimize value from the technologies and information systems in your organization and, in this climate, to do more of it with less. So what does that mean for big ideas such as innovation, knowledge management, cloud computing, software as a service, social networking and the endless torrent of new and better technologies lining up at your doorstep? The pressure to hold down or reduce costs, struggle with limited resources and the cultural issues connected with implementing and dealing with any one of these new initiatives can be daunting – especially when many of us are still trying to tame e-mail and manage change and cultural issues of our existing technologies! But do we have a choice when it comes to moving forward? Of course not. We must continue to find ways in which our organizations can be increasingly innovative, profitable, competitive, knowledge-driven and globally connected. In this lighting-paced, tour-de-force session, Tom Koulopoulos looks at how trends in technology and innovation are reshaping the landscape for your organization's IT strategy. His views, captured in eight books published in seven languages, provide a prescription for change in how we approach innovation, knowledge work, web economics and globalization, which is straightforward, comprehensive, and, above all, incredibly practical. Tom will share his views, experience and case studies to help you identify the ways in which you can drive your own organization's efforts to increase innovation and better leverage existing and new technologies. He will also shatter many long-standing myths about how innovation occurs, the mechanics of knowledge management and the benefits of new technologies such as social networking and software as a service. Come prepared to learn about innovation and to take a hard look at how issues of culture, generation and leadership impact the way we use technology to optimize value. Tom's approach is insightful, cutting and, at times, unorthodox. It's the reason called him a "business visionary with an incisive view of world trade" and why, in the words of his long time mentor Peter Drucker, "Tom makes you rethink not only your business but yourself. " You'll leave this session energized and ready for your ILTA conference experience with specific insights, methods and tools to help you quantify your organization's innovative ability as well as a solid foundation for the decisions you will need to make in the months and years ahead. About the presenter: Tom Koulopoulos is the founder of Delphi Group, a 20-year- old Boston-based thought leadership firm providing advice on leading edge technologies to global 2000 organizations and government. He sold Delphi to Perot Systems in 2004 and today serves as Managing Director of a global innovation lab. Named one of the industry's most influential information management consultants by InformationWeek magazine, Tom is recognized as an authority on the implications of information technology on global organizations, with articles and market insights appearing frequently in national and international print and broadcast media such as BusinessWeek, the Wall Street Journal, Forbes, The Economist, CNBC, CNN and NPR. Tom has drawn wide praise from luminaries such as Peter Drucker, Dee Hock, and Tom has also been an adjunct professor at the Boston College Wallace E. Carroll Graduate School of Management and a guest lecturer at the Boston University School of Management and Harvard University. ILT L A T ' A s ' 33rd annual educational conference A ugu s t 22 - 26 G ay l ord O p r p y r l a n d Reso rt SAVE THE DATE Mark your calendars for ILTA's 33rd annual educational conference to be held August 22-26 at the beautiful Gaylord Opryland Resort in Nashville, Tennessee.

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