Meeting Date: Thursday, October 4, 2018
Time: 6:00 pm Networking; 6:30 pm Management Forum/Guided Networking;
7:00 pm sandwich dinner; 7:30 pm Presentation
Earlybird: $12 IEEE members, $15 non-members; At the Door: $20
Location: National Instruments, 4600 Patrick Henry Drive, Santa Clara, CA 95054
Directions: click map at right
Management Forum / Guided Networking: Bring Your Management Challenge; Arrive by 6:30 PM to join this exciting Management Forum. Following informal networking is a guided discussion typically related to the topic of the evening’s after dinner talk, or of general Technology Management interest.
Light Dinner: This month we’re continuing with our light dinner format — typically sandwiches, salad, drinks, and cookie or similar light dinner.
Recognizing and Addressing Software Disruption Trends on IT (slides)
Software has been more disruptive than ever for businesses in 2018. Companies that don’t understand this face the prospect of dislocation – e.g., taxis, banking, and hotels. Legacy market participants may feel they have the digital assets and people they need, but many lack the imagination to spot where the next disruption is coming from. In this talk Dr. Paul Trompeter will discuss why disruption exists, where it’s coming from, which organizations are affected, recognizing disruption’s analytics, speed and agility, and the business of technology.
Speaker: Dr. Paul Trompeter, Managing Principal, Paul Trompeter LLC
Dr. Paul Trompeter has a broad range of experience in the computer industry at a variety of companies including Litton, Motorola, Hewlett-Packard (Tandem Computers), Network Appliance, SDT, WellPoint, Technicolor, GDI InfoTech, Paul Trompeter LLC, and Cognizant Technology Solutions. Prior to moving into the SQA/testing arena, he held positions as a development programmer and manager, a project manager, and a program manager. For the last twenty years, however, Paul has been directing enterprise-wide and global SQA and test efforts spanning many industries including life sciences eComm, retail, compliance, DevOps, entertainment,security, banking & financial, and healthcare. Paul holds doctoral degrees in math and organizational change. A frequent conference speaker, Paul has published numerous journal articles and has participated in pre-publication reviews for several books. Paul has also successfully conducted business in many counties across the globe including those in Asia, South America, North America, Australia, Africa, and Europe.