2011-06-28 San Diego Chapter June Meeting


When: Tuesday, June 28, 2011, 4:30 - 8:00 PM Pacific Time
Where: Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens, 1999 Citracade Parkway, Escondido, California 92029

Topic: Adapting and Surviving Consumerization

4:30 PM Private Optional Brewery Tour (maximum 30 people on first come/first serve basis)
5:00 PM Cocktails & Appetizers
6:00 PM Welcome to SIM
6:15 PM History of Stone Brewing, Ken Wright, Minister of Evangelism and Indoctrination
6:30 PM Adapting and Surviving Consumerization, Barb Gomoloski, Managing VP at Gartner

Consumerization is driving many changes to our enterprise IT strategy. The boundaries of the enterprise have shifted as the applications and services delivered to consumers are changing the employee expectations of their workplace applications and services. Consumer platforms such as iPhone and Android are being forced into enterprises, often before the enterprise understands the full impact of the security and management of these devices. How do companies manage and set expectations around what to "bring into” the organization? How do we get ahead of this Tsunami of requests to "keep up with the technology I have at home”?

About our Speakers:
Barb Gomoloski
Barbara Gomolski is managing vice president within the CIO Research group at Gartner. Ms. Gomolski has worked with clients to help them set IT investment levels and optimize the return on those investments. She also spearheaded Gartner's primary research in the area of IT spending for many years.

Ken Wright
While attending grad school, Ken Wright started working at Stone on weekends (mostly for the beer benefits). It soon became clear that folks who work at breweries are generally a much happier lot than those who work in academia, so Ken ditched the PhD path and entered the wonderful world of craft beer full time. As Stone's Minister of Indoctrination, Ken directs the highly acclaimed brewery tour program, makes media appearances and emcees special events. He has been with the brewery for seven years and has loved every minute of it.