Aidmatrix, a SIM RLF member organization, is a small non-profit that is doing extraordinary things. Born of i2 to serve non-profits with supply chain software solutions, their customer base is a who's who of international and national relief, aid organizations and sponsoring businesses; Feeding America, FEMA, Save the Children, CRS, CARE International, Children International, Adventist Community Services, The Global FoodBanking Network, Fareshare (foodbanking network in the UK), NATO EADRCC, UPS Foundation, Accenture, Avanade, and Microsoft, to name just a few. Enabling 40,000+ partners through their relief programs and solutions to mobilize $1.5 billion in aid annually: Programs include development, disaster, hunger, medical, education, and more.
Join us as Michael Ross, VP of Operations, and SIM DFW Board Member, shares the Aidmatrix story and the way that technology is enabling Aidmatrix to provide world-class, cost effective solutions to their partners and customers. Perhaps this entrepreneurial non-profit can lead you to rethink your own operation. Perhaps the stories of relief will renew your desire to find a way to give back to a community in your neck of the woods or to find a way to join Aidmatrix in their quest to end world hunger.
View our on-demand webinar to hear powerful discussions of applied leadership by some of the most tenured IT leaders in the industry. They share their POV on how CIO’s can further their growth and learn to change.Guest speakers Jerry Luftman, Professor / Founder Global Institute for IT Management, Harvey Koeppel, Executive Director Center for CIO Leadership and June Drewry, Co-Director, SE RLF Facilitator, Former Chubb, Aon and Lincoln CIO, will discuss fresh research on issues IT executives are focused on, the capabilities of the business savvy CIO and lessons of experience from the executive seat of power.Topics include:
The webcast is moderated by Michael Rochelle, Facilitator/Co-Founder, SW RLF Author/Editor, SIM Leadership Nugget, Business Development Director, Avanade, Inc.
Join long time RLF speaker and human resources consultant Dr. Alise Cortez in a discussion on finding and encouraging the engagement of our strengths and those of the ones we lead and love. How many times do you remember hearing throughout your life, "You have to get better at 'X'," or "You really need to learn to overcome 'Y' weakness"? Our culture seems intent to focus on what we need to improve, rather than what we naturally excel at. While we do need to understand and manage our weaknesses, we are far better served to have a firm understanding of our strengths and work to leverage them to the fullest in the work we do, especially as leaders. This webinar introduces the main concepts of Strengths-Based Leadership, which identifies three keys to being a more effective leader:
Platform as a service (PaaS) offers tremendous potential to accelerate organizational agility and lower cost. Avanade believes immediate value can be generated by moving pieces of an application rather than the whole solution. We call that ""an edge application"". Developing edge applications provides immediate value, lowers costs, and allows you to maintain control on security and data.We'll share the experiences of several companies that took an edge approach to existing solutions written in .NET, Java, PHP and COBOL. We'll share ideas and practices on utilizing Azure to get quicker access to data, to better collaborate with partners, suppliers, vendors and customers, and learn key developmental milestones utilizing PaaS.
Event Overview: As the importance of the Microsoft® SharePoint® collaboration platform grows, understanding how to use managed services to help manage those applications day-to-day is essential.This Webinar will address why a SharePoint applications management strategy is becoming increasingly central to an applications deployment initiative. Forrester and Avanade® will address how outsourcing SharePoint operations can help maintain the overall value of your SharePoint investment and provide you with best-practice insights on the challenges you may face.Presenters: Bill Martorelli, Principal Analyst, Forrester and Chuck Follen, Director, Outsourcing, Avanade
Gartner predicts that data in all forms will grow 650 percent over the next five years.This flood of data, often referred to as “information overload,” “data deluge” and “big data,” clearly creates a challenge for business leaders. So, where is all this data coming from and what business value does it have? Who’s demanding this data and who’s creating it? David Torres, Senior Director, and North American Architecture Lead for Avanade’s BI and Collaboration Services organization from Avanade will dive into this topic and discuss the solutions you might consider using for your own data issues.Click "Watch the webcast" to hear about:
Event Overview Digital marketing is an evolving space. Will the choices you make today give your organization a strong, flexible foundation to create strong consumer experiences long term? After all, how can you provide a seamless experience to your consumers when you're working from a fractured series of point solutions? Hear from industry experts at Avanade as they discuss the concept of "connected marketing" and how to integrate different pieces of technology to form a comprehensive brand management and marketing approachPresenters: Mark Munie, Senior Industry Director, Avanade America’s Market Development team
Mark oversees Avanade's retail and consumer package goods industry solution team. Mark has 22 years of experience selling, building, and delivering technology solutions for Fortune 1000 companies across North America. Mark has been with Avanade for over seven years and is currently working closely with Microsoft and Accenture in establishing the next generation Digital Marketing, Commerce platform.