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24th Annual Information Technology Seminar
Februrary 27-28, 2008
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Keynote Speakers

Joel Dehlin, Chief Information Officer,
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Social Networking: ROFL

Joel Dehlin is the Chief Information Officer for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (the mormon church). Joel has worked at the Church since fall of 2004.

Joel spent almost 11 years at Microsoft where he worked in mobile devices, computer games, Microsoft Research, Microsoft’s web site and consumer incubation. The last project he co-founded and managed at Microsoft is now called Microsoft Surface and can finally be talked about in public. Prior to Microsoft he was a technologist at Arthur Andersen and in technical support at Novell.

He is a member of the CIO Research Board, a co-author of the book Object Programming with Visual Basic and has 14 patents or patents pending.

Joel is married to Lani Aposhian Dehlin and has seven charming children.

Bette M. Walker, Vice President and Chief Information Officer, Delphi Corporation
Situational Leadership at Work: The Delphi Story

Bette Walker is vice president and chief information officer for Delphi Corporation.  In this position, Walker is responsible for strategic and operational information technology activities in support of Delphi’s global business. Walker is a member of the Delphi Strategy Board, the company’s top policy-making group. She has been with Delphi since 1997, when she joined the organization as the global chief information officer for the company’s largest division, Delphi Energy & Chassis. She has been recognized by ComputerWorld as one of the Premiere 100 Information Technology Leaders and by Automotive News as one of the 100 Leading Women in the North American Automotive Industry.  Delphi’s information technology organization has been the recipient of four consecutive CIO 100 designations and included in the InformationWeek 500 ranking of innovative information technology organizations for five consecutive years.

Jack W. Sunderlage, President and Chief Executive Officer,
ContentWatch, Inc.
The World of Technology: Where Entrepreneurship and Innovation Flourish

Jack W. Sunderlage serves as president and chief executive officer of ContentWatch Inc., a provider of internet management software and services.

Mr. Sunderlage has enjoyed a long and successful career in the information technology industry.  He has held key sales and marketing executive positions with Burroughs, UNISYS, Digital Equipment, Compaq Computer, and Hewlett-Packard. His last assignment was vice president of Global Accounts, West Region for Compaq, a part of HP. 

Jack is the past chairman of the Board of Trustees for the Utah Information Technology Association where he continues to be a trustee with the newly formed Utah Technology Council.  He currently serves as chairman of the board for the World Trade Center Utah.  In 2006, he was appointed to the Utah Science Technology and Research (USTAR) Governing Board.

In 2004, 2006, and 2007, Jack was selected to the Spring 100, a group of the top capital entrepreneurs in Utah.

Jeremy Hanks, Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer, Doba
Adventures in Entrepreneurship with Jeremy Hanks

Jeremy Hanks is an entrepreneur, leader, and founder of several successful technology companies. His most recent venture is Doba, which he co-founded in 2002 and currently serves as chairman. During the past 5 years, Doba has grown over 8,000% under Hanks’ leadership. In 2007, Doba was ranked No. 23 on the Inc. 500 list of the fastest growing privately held companies in America, No. 1 on the Utah 100 list of fastest-growing companies in Utah, and No. 6 on Deloitte's Technology Fast 500 list of the fastest growing technology companies in North America. Jeremy was listed on Utah Valley Business Q's “Top 40 Under 40,” was recognized as an Outstanding Young Entrepreneur by Connect magazine, and was listed on the v100 list of Top Venture Entrepreneurs by vSpring Capital. Listen to a successful entrepreneur talk about how he's started several companies, and get pointers and advice on how to start your own.

A. Richard Walje, President, Rocky Mountain Power
Powering IT in a "Greener" World

A. Richard Walje, 56, is president of Rocky Mountain Power, with executive management responsibility for the electric distribution operations of PacifiCorp in Utah, Idaho, and Wyoming. The company serves customers in Utah, Wyoming, and Idaho under the brand name Rocky Mountain Power.
Walje began his career as a journeyman lineman in 1976, joining Utah Power & Light Company in 1986 as an electrical engineer. He served the company in several capacities including: senior vice president of shared services; vice president of transmission and distribution operations and customer service, and others.

Eric Smith, Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer, Control4
Technology Startups: What not to do

Eric Smith is co-founder and chief technology officer of Control4.  Control4 is the first company to make whole-home automation a practical option for any residence. The company makes everyday life easier by providing one-touch control of both new and existing electronic systems in the home.

Prior to Control4, he co-founded STSN (now known as iBahn), the worldwide leader in broadband services for business travelers. Eric developed the intellectual property that made it possible to simplify internet protocols and offer fast, convenient broadband service to travelers staying in more than 500,000 hotel rooms in 300 cities around the world. Prior to STSN, Eric co-founded PHAST Corporation, which quickly became the leading control system in the residential control systems market.

Pat Felzien, Corporate IT Director, IM Flash Technologies
IM Flash Project Management Methodology

Pat Felzien, in his current role as the corporate IT director, is solely responsible for the IT costs associated with IMFT (a joint venture between Micron and Intel) and IMFS (a sister company to IMFT that is also a joint venture between Micron and Intel). Pat joined Micron in December of 1991 as a software engineer developing MES fabrication software, moving on to host automation development. Pat has held various managerial roles within the manufacturing software domain including host automation lead, front-end software manager, manufacturing software manager, and manufacturing software director. Pat also spent six months in the role of site IT director at the MTC site. Pat’s experience in IT spans close to 16 years.

Pat holds a bachelors of science in computer science from the University of Idaho.

 

Concurrent Speakers

Daniel J. Molina, Security Evangelist, McAfee

Daniel J. Molina, CISSP, is a security evangelist, a thought leader in the security arena, for McAfee.  Mr. Molina has been called to speak on issues such as the state of the security industry, security best practices, the business aspects of information security, and the myth of ROI in security at various industry forums in the United States, as well as in Latin America.
Daniel’s background includes several years as a systems specialist and administrator with enterprise and carrier environments.  Along with numerous industry and technology-specific certifications, Daniel holds the following designations: CISSP, CBS, CCSA, CCSE, MCSE+I, and others.
Daniel studied political science and psychology at the University of Southern California, and economics at the University of Texas, Arlington.

Katherine M. Chudoba, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Utah State University
Does distance matter? Exploring the virtual work environment

Katherine M. Chudoba is an associate professor of MIS in the Jon M Huntsman School of Business at Utah State University. Dr. Chudoba’s research interests focus on the nature of work in distributed environments, and how information and communication technologies (ICTs) are used and integrated into work practices. Her research has been published in journals such as MIS Quarterly, Organization Science, and Journal of the Association of Information Systems (JAIS), and has been supported with research grants from Intel Corporation and Xerox. Dr. Chudoba is active in professional groups and conferences and has presented her research to both academic and practitioner audiences. She earned her Ph.D. at the University of Arizona, and her bachelor’s degree and MBA at the College of William and Mary. She held academic appointments at the University of Virginia and Florida State University before joining the faculty at Utah State. Prior to joining academe, she worked for eight years as an analyst and manager with IBM.

Jeremy Simmons, Founder and Chief Executive, ASIERUS Inc
End-to-End IT Virtualization: Itís Real, Itís Hot. And itís Now Available at a Managed Services Provider Near You

Jeremy Simmons is an accomplished IT professional and a visionary entrepreneur who has led ASIERUS Inc. to an exceptional 400% growth in four years. He has achieved his success by surrounding himself with a talented team of IT specialists and business managers, working closely with them to establish aggressive goals, and then inspiring them along the way to the attainment of those goals.

 

Steven Teleki, Software Engineering Director, IBM Software Group
Software Development Challenges for the 21st Century

Steven Teleki is a software engineering executive & mentor. He is software engineering program director, WebSphere Business Services Fabric, Application and Integration Middleware, IBM Software Group. Steve has over 20 years of experience in the software industry and has 3 software patents. He has worked on software that has been released to over 40 million customers worldwide. Steve is passionate about solving problems using innovative software on a schedule and budget that makes the project successful. He focuses on understanding, measuring, and improving individual, team, and organizational software development performance. Steve is past chairman of the IEEE Computer Society, Austin Chapter. Contact him through http://steven.teleki.net/.

Floyd M. Teter
Systems Engineer, Jet Propulsion Laboratory/NASA
Drinking From The Firehose: Charting Your Course In Enterprise Applications With An IT Roadmap

Floyd M. Teter is the systems engineer for institutional business systems at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory.  JPL, a federally funded research and development center managed by the California Institute of Technology, is focused on NASA's exploration of the universe around us through robotic space exploration missions.  Floyd has been published numerous times and is a frequent speaker on project management methods, information technology strategy, and Oracle applications at major industry conferences such as the Predictive Methods Conference, Oracle OpenWorld, and Collaborate.

Tim Brown, President & CEO, iTOK, LLC
Technology Outsourcing Ė Opportunities, Case Studies, and Best Practices

Tim Brown is president and CEO of iTOK, LLC, a global technology and solutions company for broadband service providers.  Mr. Brown is also the president of Wasatch Technology Consultants, a Utah-based business strategy and execution management consulting firm.  Tim has more than 18 years of experience across a variety of industries including telecommunications, financial services, and information technology.  He has significant experience in strategic business planning, technical architecture, implementation, and operations management.  Prior to iTOK, Brown was CTO and SVP of Operations at Mstar – a DLS ISP and the dominant “triple play” (voice, video, and data) service provider on the UTOPIA and iProvo fiber-to-the-premises networks. 
Prior to MSTAR, Brown worked for Diamond Management and Technology Consultants, a business strategy firm. During that time he created and executed strategies with businesses in the US and abroad including AOL, Time Warner Cable, Visa USA, Visa International, US Cellular, and The Standard Insurance Company. 

 

 

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