The Association of IT Professionals is throwing their March dinner and presentation on the 19th. Join in to chow down on a delicious dinner while hearing from two speakers and networking with other like-minded IT professionals.
+Thursday, March 19, 2015
+Networking begins at 5:30pm, Presentation and Dinner from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
+Crowne Plaza Ravinia (4355 Ashford Dunwoody Road Atlanta, GA)
Premier Speaker: Running IT Shared Services as a Business – Phil Burdett
We often hear that we should run IT like a business. Koch Business Solutions has been doing that for several years. This session will cover the key business concepts that have helped make it successful and some of the challenges we experienced along the way.
Tech Talk Speaker: What is UX? – Kris Krava
In recent years, “user experience” has become a rather common term. Everyone, from comedians to grandparents, seems to have adopted it into their lexicon. It makes sense. We all know we are “users” of digital products and we want those “experiences” to be positive. Still, UX is an ironically non-sensical acronym and the practice of UX remains vaguely defined. Adding to the confusion, every UXer seems to have a slightly different definition of the practice, based on what they do personally. Kris will introduce you to core concepts of UX, shedding light on its value to your business and how it can be implemented into your existing processes.
Who is AITP:
The Association of IT Professionals (AITP) is an organization comprised of career-minded individuals who seek to expand their potential through events, networking, mentoring, and socialization. The organization follows a strict code of ethics, instills professionalism, and defines obligations to management, fellow members, society, the College and University, employers, and the country. AITP members span every level of the IT industry from mainframe systems to micro systems, to PC based LAN and WAN systems, to virtual systems and the internet. The national AITP organization has special niches created that cater to the special interests of members that work in all segments of the economy.