February 17, 2010 · 6:30 PM
Larry Bonfante, Chief Information Officer at the United States Tennis Association (USTA) presents:Shaping the Future, Leadership for Information Technology Executives Larry’s team is responsible for all information technology related services supporting the US Open, the world's most highly attended annual sporting event. Larry has held executive leadership positions over the past 27 years in the financial, pharmaceutical, not for profit, consulting and sports and entertainment industries. He has received numerous industry accolades including being named as one of Computerworld’s Premier 100 IT Leaders in 2009. Larry has served as a mentor and executive coach for many IT leaders in various industries. He serves as President of the Westchester-Fairfield chapter of the Society for Information Management (SIM) and is a founding member of the CIO Executive Council. Larry has been a guest lecturer for the Masters Degree programs at Columbia University, NYU and Polytechnic Institute. He is an accomplished public speaker who has presented at many industry conferences and writes a monthly leadership column and blog for CIO Insight magazine. This will be a joint-Meetup with 7-groups (3,200+ members!), so the networking opportunities will be outstanding! A PRIOR EVENT by Tammy Hepps, CTO of NBC Universal iVillage has attracted press coverage! An HD-video (720p) of the event and a reprint of the press article are at http://www.LeadIT.us/... Win a Free 2-Day MySQL Training in NYC! $765.00 value! MySQL Developer Day + DBA Day taught by Percona's world-renowned MySQL Expert Morgan Tocker! Course info and contest signup at: http://www.Avinu.org/... This FREE event is made possible by support from Microsoft Windows 7, Avinu Beyond the Cloud, Sun Microsystems, Vork enterprise framework and Microsoft Business Productivity Online Suite. Vork, the enterprise PHP framework designed for rapid development of performance-oriented scalable applications. - Vork has no learning curve! No proprietary syntax or terminology to learn! PHP developers can use Vork productively within minutes! - Tools for: PayPal, MEETUP, wiki, RSS, Amazon, WYSIWYG textareas, UPS, YouTube, Twitter, URL shortening, QR codes, credit card processing, internationalization (i18n), Flickr + Google: Maps, Charts, Analytics, Sitemap, Payments, Translate & AdSense and much more http://www.Vork.us... Avinu Beyond the Cloud is a free hosted solution to create your own high-performance feature-rich web site without installing or coding anything (signup takes just 30-seconds!) http://www.Avinu.org... AUDIO PODCAST => Managing a Next Generation Data Center Interview with Ben Grimes, CTO of Avocent & former IBM Distinguished Engineer with 17-years tenure! http://www.LeadIT.us/... AUDIO PODCAST => CIO Advice: IT Strategies in a Bad Economy Interview with Pamela Rucker, VP of IT at Phillips Services Corp. http://www.LeadIT.us/... FUTURE of IT => 10 IT Management Predictions For 2010 Compiled from interviews with 10 IT management experts including the CEO of SSH Communications Security and the CEO of VMTurbo. http://www.LeadIT.us/... This tech-event will very-appropriately take place at Sun Microsystems, 101 Park Avenue (corner of 40th St.) on Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2010 Power-Networking at 6:30pm Presentation starts at 6:45pm PLEASE NOTE: RSVP MUST INCLUDE YOUR FULL NAME! Sun Microsystems security will ask for ID which must match the RSVP, if your Meetup account does not have your first & last name then please enter it into the comments-field when you RSVP.