IT Pro Conference


National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
Gaithersburg, MD, USA


Conference: May 22, 2014
Submissions due: April 1, 2014
Acceptance notification: April 25, 2014.


New and emerging technologies can enable organizations to become more efficient and gain competitive advantage.  The increased complexity of information systems, however, leads to  challenges. There are new approaches, needs, business imperatives and strategies that enterprises, public organizations, and nonprofits need to understand and apply.  There are tradeoffs in resources required, costs and benefits, priorities, risk levels and appetite, and the ability of the organization to absorb change.  How should these issues be governed and managed? The overall complexity is amplified when you appropriately include cyber security and data privacy. There are varying levels of maturity in organizations with regard to the ability to make intentional decisions, measure results, apply appropriate levels of investment and govern these processes, while securing intellectual assets and safeguarding personal and financial information.   

This conference, organized by IEEE IT Professional magazine, seeks to bring together IT professionals and managers from industry, government, and academia to examine the new challenges facing Information Systems, and to explore how they can be successfully addressed.  What are today’s biggest challenges getting the most value from investments in information technology, while delivering successful projects and reliable information systems and infrastructure?  How do we prevent critical systems from being compromised while keeping pace with advances in technology?  What are the approaches that successful organizations are applying to deal with these challenges now? What is on the horizon that technology and business leaders need to anticipate? How can we make our information systems and applications better -- smarter, resilient, reliable, and secure?


Keynote Speaker
Ram Sriram, Division Chief, Software and Systems Division, NIST
Paul Croll, President, PR Croll LLC; Fellow, Defense Group, CSC


Attendance is FREE. However, attendees are required to register no later than May 12, 2014.
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The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) requires some additional processing for non-US citizens, and there will be no on-site registration except for those affiliated with NIST. More information on invitation letters and visas is provided on the Registration page.