** Double Session with Trevor Perry **
This methodology has been
developed in order to meet the needs of IT organizations wishing to
leverage their investment in System i, and move forward into the
future of IT.
The Information Technology industry is undergoing continual
transformation. Traditional legacy application development
remains popular, and maintenance of legacy systems remains a major
portion of IT work. At the same time, new technologies, methodologies,
hardware and software appear at light speed.
While vendors develop sales pitches for related offerings, there are
few sources to help you understand the big picture. IT executives are
asking questions like "Why do we need middleware?", "How do we
optimize our IT?",
"How do I retain my legacy investment?", "Which is better, J2EE or
Net?", "Where do we start?", and so on.
These questions relate to the modernization of the enterprise.
Trevor's presentation outlines a framework to understand Enterprise
Modernization and focus on a higher level of IT strategy. He answers
these questions with
relevance to a company's needs, applications, platforms and direction.
Trevor will give you the details of several customer modernization
efforts, showing you how to take advantage of the introduced
framework. These stories of practical efforts will equip you with an
approach that can be adopted to suit your own company and IT
Trevor will also outline the modernization methodology he has
How to be an IT Survivor
Do you know that your job will look like in 5 years? 10 years? Will
you be kicked off the island? Are you the weakest link? The IT
industry is fueled by change and requires both ourselves and our
companies to adapt quickly.
This session is a discussion of topics that can assist you in being an
IT survivor. A review of past trends may give us clues to maintaining
current skills and developing new skills. This will allow us to remain
competitive as individuals and drive our businesses in the right
direction for a future of change.
Be prepared to challenge your status quo, and leave with new ideas on
how to become flexible enough to adjust quickly to new trends and
directions and ensure your survival.
Trevor Perry has been a consultant in
the midrange industry for over 20 years. He is currently CTO at KMR
Systems Corporation, an ISV based on Long
Island, New York.
To indulge himself outside of the workplace, Trevor is a part time
professional speaker, writer, emcee, actor, director, and poet and is
on a lifelong search for the ultimate coffee bean.
He has been a popular speaker at industry conferences and user groups
for ten years on many technical and keynote subjects, and forges new
trails with his motivational sessions. Trevor has won several speaking
including a COMMON gold medal with his session titled "Get A Life!".
Trevor's unique sense of humor and presentation style are one of the
many reasons audiences return to his sessions. His Australian
heritage, diverse consulting background, acting and improvisational
experiences provide Trevor
with a rare viewpoint that is entertaining and always informative.