ATP April Meeting Notice

 

When:†††††††† Wednesday, April 12, 2006

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Registration begins at 8:30 a.m.

Meeting begins at 9:00 a.m.†††††

 

Where:†††††† La Scala

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††† 4199 W. Dublin-Granville Rd.

Dublin, OH43017

(Free parking is available)

 

Topic:†††††††† MEMBER FORUM

 

The ATP Board has decided to make the April meeting a group discussion of four subjects selected by various members. The April ATP meeting will facilitate a discussion on the following topics:

††††††††††† Jody Hessler, a technical sales engineer with AT&T Inc, will lead a discussion on Staying Up-to-Date in an Ever Changing Technical World. This topic will discuss different methods of keeping current by using methods such as technical dictionaries, white papers and seminars.

A discussion on podcasting will be presented by Mark Garrett, Information Technology Specialist with the Central Ohio Special Education Regional Resource Center (COSERRC). What's all the buzz about podcasting? What is podcasting? Who is using podcasting? Does podcasting work in the corporate environment? A quick overview on building and deploying podcasts will be given.

Sean Sadr of Sogeti, Practice Director for IT Governance Support Services and Project Delivery Manager for the Columbus, Ohio office of Sogeti USA will facilitate a discussion on IT governance. This topic will discuss the following questions. How do you know if your IT functions are effectively supporting business and compliance objectives? Is senior management comfortable with the internal controls surrounding technology? How do you assess, manage and monitor risks in your IT environment? Are you using an industry standard framework for compliance?

Chris Farrar of Percipia will facilitate a discussion on the application and implementation of unique and useful VoIP services. These topics include linking information system together using VoIP technology and using IP telephones to generate revenue.

This forum should establish a community for common interest and in turn provoke the exchange of ideas, innovations and applications among our members, thus promoting effective design, operation, and management of telecommunications voice and data systems. Please come ready to participate by sharing your experience and gleaning from others. The leadership hopes to deliver a more interactive meeting by engaging the audience in the discussion while you provide each other with real solutions. This forum should establish a community for common interest and in turn provoke the exchange of ideas, innovations and applications among our members, and promote effective design, operation, and management of telecommunications voice and data systems.

The meeting fee is $20 for members and $30 for non-members. To pre-register by e-mail, respond to treasurer@atp-ohio.org, and include the company name and names of those who will attend. Or, to register by phone, call the ATP HOTLINE at 614-836-4318.And donít forget, when you pre-register before the deadline (5:00 p.m. on Friday, April 7, 2006), your name is automatically entered in the drawing for a prize. Please register early so that we may have an accurate count for seating and lunch. Your pre-registration allows us to keep our member costs down.