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  1. 1. 3 Welcome Letter from Yvette Graham 4 Greetings from Pam Sexton 5 Surprise in Raleigh, NC Education 7 College Student Workshops 9 Youth Technology Camp 11 Adult Workshops 14 Philly Students at Regional First Robotics Challenge 15 Hicks’ Perspective on 2009 Conference Career 19 13 Reasons to attend BDPA Technology Conference 20 Poorly Written Resume EDITORIAL STAFF Business Director of Marketing: Yvette Davison 21 2009 Honorary Chairs Governance Editor: Angela Coleman Design & Production: Microprint Layout Editor: Deborah Lopez Leadership Editors: Shelia Marionneaux 35 The Journal Spotlights Patricia Perkins, CPCC Sharon Crawford-Moore 37 Philadelphia BDPA President receives prestigious award ADVERTISEMENT Promotion Coordinators: Pamela Sexton Living Change Felicia Mansfield 39 Mary Rushiago – A Look Back at Tanzania BDPA Member DEPARTMENTS 40 Philadelphia BDPA Gives Back Marketing 41 Illinois Blues Honored Corporate Sales 42 10 Reasons to Join BDPA The names and logos of the Black Data Processing Associates (BDPA), including its divisions, offices, committees, round tables, and other units may not be used without specific, written prior permission. All documents, web-pages, photographs and images are the property of BDPA, except where noted. Permission is required to copy, download or use any text, photographs or image files. BDPA does not exert editorial control over materials that are posted by third parties onto this site or materials that are directed by third parties to any other persons. BDPA is not responsible for any material posted by any third party. The user hereby releases the BDPA from any and all liability for any claims or damages which result from any use of this site. Acceptance of an advertisement does not imply endorsement of the advertiser services and/or products by BDPA. For use of BDPA logos and copyright information regarding the BDPA Journal contact: For use of BDPA logo email editor@BDPA.org WWW.BDPA.ORG
  2. 2. Yvette Graham National President Elect Come join me in Raleigh, August that focuses on tools for youth, col- BDPA remains committed to excel- 5-9, 2009, as the top African Ameri- lege students, and adults that will lence and providing a wide spectrum can technologists come together to help them to implement strategies of resources to members, corporate sharpen their talents and skills. that will lead them into tomorrow. sponsors, businesses, educational institutions and the community. “Challenges for Today; Strategies Our National Marketing Director This organization is a catalyst for for Tomorrow” is an appropriate and staff have worked endlessly to professional growth and technical theme chosen by the National Board bring this magazine to you that will development for those in the IT in- Of Directors as we face challenges provide insight into this year’s 31st dustry. that we all find ourselves in during Annual BDPA Technology Confer- this recession. Every day, people ence. We stay true to our mantra See you there, are losing their jobs; major corpo- “From the Classroom to the Board- rations continue to find creative room”. I ask that you join us this means to remain sound and stable; year in Raleigh, North Carolina, as Yvette Graham and some entrepreneurs have had to we continue to breathe life into the National President Elect close their doors, while others are dream, vision, and mission of our struggling to stay afloat. Our con- founders, Earl A. Pace Jr. and the ference team, taking these realities late David Wimberly. head on, has designed a conference
  3. 3. Greetings Pam Sexton | National Conference Coordinator I invite you to join me at our 31st health screenings sponsored by GE competition on the golf course. Annual National BDPA Technology Healthcare, there is something for Pine Needles is the course of choice Conference. The Conference Team everyone. During the Plenary Ses- for this year’s Annual BDPA Golf has been diligently working to en- sions and Executive Receptions, ex- Classic. It is an outstanding course sure that this year’s conference is a ecutives from State Farm, Monsanto highly ranked in North Carolina and wonderful event. Attendees are in and Johnson & Johnson will discuss the United States. store for a memorable conference current technology topics specific to experience like no other. their organizations while providing I encourage you to register at www. networking opportunities. bdpa.org if you haven’t already done Over 75 workshops will be featured, so. If you have registered, I look designed to engage and enlighten Our Career Fair is a key event for all forward to seeing you in Raleigh! our youth, college students and pro- in today’s economic times. Corpora- fessionals in a wide variety of tech- tions will be present to offer advice Thank you, nological areas, while providing a and potential career opportunities. focus on the soft skills required for Come prepared for a discussion on Pam Sexton success today. your future, it may be an offer you National Conference Coordinator can’t refuse. Each day our agenda provides a variety of options for learning, de- Once you have absorbed all the velopment and networking. From knowledge you can from the numer- our Opening Ceremony sponsored ous workshops, you will be able to by Johnson & Johnson, to the relax and partake in some healthy BDPA THE JOURNAL | WWW.BDPA.ORG | 4
  4. 4. We Can’t Wait to Surprise You in Raleigh, NC North Carolina’s Capital City, a place where more than 10 million visitors a year find the fun, excitement and at- tractions of a great city, combined with the approachability and appeal of a classic Southern town, is the host of the 2009 Black Data Processing Associates Annual Technology Conference. Conference delegates will experience the energy and vitality that consistent- ly earn the Raleigh area top honors in annual rankings of best places to live, work, play and learn. Attendees will enjoy state-of-the-art facilities like the Raleigh Convention Center and head- quarters hotel, the Raleigh Marriott City Center and Sheraton Raleigh Ho- tel in the heart of downtown Raleigh – an area that is emerging as a vibrant and enjoyable destination with fun and sophisticated venues for dining and entertainment. “The Greater Raleigh Convention and Visitors Bureau is proud to welcome this stellar convention,” said Denny Edwards, president and CEO of the GRCVB, “I think you’ll find out why our area is consistently the recipient of numerous accolades praising quality of life but it isn’t just a great place to work and live, but a great place to play.” The Raleigh Convention Center, opened in September 2008, adds an element of sophistication, functionality and green- elements to the downtown Raleigh landscape. The downtown landscape is in the final stages of a $3 billion re- naissance with the opening of new ho- tels, restaurants, outdoor art and public spaces for outdoor events and festivals. Host hotels - the new 400-room Raleigh Marriott City Center and the Sheraton Raleigh Hotel offer guests a luxury at- 5 | BDPA THE JOURNAL | WWW.BDPA.ORG
  5. 5. BDPA NATIONAL CONFERENCE NORTH CAROLINA mosphere with amenities, con- shopping, districts for dancing, We look forward to welcoming you venience and world-class cus- historic districts and districts that in the Raleigh area and before you tomer service. remind you how much you love get here go to www.VisitRaleigh. cobblestone streets with antique com or call 1-800-849-8499 for com- lampposts. plete area information. Often called the Smithsonian of the South, due to its unique con- Dining options and nightlife centration of museums, Raleigh abound in downtown Raleigh. Hop History is home to North Carolina’s mu- on the R-Line, the free circulator Raleigh was founded in 1792 as seums of art, history and natural service that will take you to many North Carolina’s Capital City. It sciences; all of which host block- of downtown’s trendiest districts. was named for Sir Walter Raleigh, buster exhibitions, like this sum- Head to Glenwood South, the area’s who attempted to establish the first mer’s Knights of the Black Flag trendiest district, for live music and English colony on the shores of the see and be seen atmosphere; or the New World in the 1580’s. at the N.C. Museum of History. Raleigh also boasts more than 25 Warehouse District characterized by FREE attractions making North its row of massive brick structures standing side-by-side and defining Nickname Carolina’s Capital City an af- The city’s founding fathers called “urban hip,” is where BBQ is king fordable destination. Raleigh the “City of Oaks” and ded- at the Pit and DJ’s spin club music icated themselves to maintaining at nightlife spots like ESS Lounge The Raleigh area is also rooted in the area’s tract and grassy parks. or Mosquito. African American heritage. With more than 30 historic and cul- The area isn’t just known for its Mayor tural sites, plus an array of year- cultural and entertainment status. Charles Meeker round events and celebrations, Year-round you can cheer for one of North Carolina’s capital city the area’s many sports teams. The area is proud of its history. Two Carolina Hurricanes (NHL Hock- Population ey) hit the ice September-April, the Raleigh 385,507, Wake County of the nation’s most prestigious Carolina Mudcats (AA Baseball) 1,047,629 and well known Historically swing into action April-September Black Colleges, Shaw Univer- and the Carolina RailHawks (Unit- sity and St. Augustines College, ed Soccer League First Division) Sales Tax are within walking distance of begin their season in April. In addi- 4.25% state tax, 2.5% county tax downtown Raleigh. Many alum- tion to pro sports, Raleigh is home ni of these institutions have gone on to make significant contribu- to N.C. State and ACC neighbors to the west – The University of North Climate Summers range from the mid-60’s tions in the fields of education, Carolina and Duke University, of- to the mid-80’s; Fall averages in business, medicine, religion and fering exciting action to every sea- the 70’s; winters hit the high 20’s more. son. to mid-50’s. Mean annual rainfall (inches) 44.23 When the day of meetings is done Just outside the city of Raleigh are discover one of Raleigh’s many 11 neighboring cities and towns personalities, a diverse network of that make up Greater Raleigh. Each Geography neighborhoods and entertainment has its own story, that charm visi- 434 above sea level, Raleigh lies in districts and each has its own cul- tors with historic downtowns, tree- east central North Carolina where ture and flair. There are districts for lined main streets, concerts in the the hilly Piedmont region meets flat strolling along tree-lined sidewalks park, golf course communities and coastal plain. with art gallery views, districts for one-of-a-kind boutiques; perfect for unique day-trip opportunities. BDPA THE JOURNAL | WWW.BDPA.ORG | 6
  6. 6. EDUCATION College Student Workshops Youth Technology Camp Conference Agenda Adult Workshop Schedule Philly Student at Regional First Robotics Challenge Wayne Hicks’ Perspective COLLEGE STUDENT WORKSHOP FORUM NEW FOR 2009! RALEIGH CONVENTION CENTER | RALEIGH, NC | AUGUST 5 - 9 This new forum will provide challenging interactive work- COLLEGE NETWORK with other students and profes- shops and seminars for college STUDENT TRACKS sionals across the country. students to obtain valuable exposure to professionals in the _ Educational Enhancement IT industry and leading edge _ Career and Professional EXPLORE technology. Development career opportunities at the Tech- _ Trends in Technology nology and Career Fair. The College Student Workshop Forum is open to: This workshop forum will BECOME A MEMBER also provide college students of BDPA – Join Today! •high school graduates personal development and •college freshman, sopho- networking opportunities with $200 Conference Registration mores, juniors, and seniors BDPA members, corporate Fee includes: sponsors, IT executives, and •Breakfast and Lunch Daily The objective of the college industry professionals who can •Conference Bag student forum is to enhance the serve as role models of success •All College Workshops students’ capacity to explore in the computer technology •Opening Ceremony and utilize emerging technolo- industry. •Free entry to Technology and gy. The workshops should also Career Fair inspire and empower college •Awards Gala students to embrace and ef- fectively use Information Tech- REGISTER REGISTER TODAY FOR THE nology in their academic and for an exciting day of challeng- BDPA COLLEGE professional careers. ing and interactive workshops! WORKSHOP FORUM! 7 | BDPA THE JOURNAL | WWW.BDPA.ORG
  7. 7. EDUCATION COLLEGE STUDENT WORKSHOP SCHEDULE College Workshop Forum Friday, August 7, 2009 - 8:30am – 5:00pm Dress Code: Business Casual, strictly enforced Session I Workshop Presenter Career Tips for our Future IT Leaders Jan Love Starting A Business Buenita C. Lee Top 10 Security Threats and Preventions for 2009 Allen Harper Session II The Critical Path to Career Success Dr. Wayne Applewhite Open Source Power Gregory Green Pole Position: Are You Prepared to Win the Race? Shalisa Richards Session III Server Virtualization for Dummies John Hoffler, Jr. Job Search Essentials for Today and Tomorrow Rose Coppola-Conroy Session IV Corporate Etiquette and International Protocol Buenita C. Lee Using Enterprise Architecture to Manage Today’s Mark Griffith challenges and position us for a better future BDPA THE JOURNAL | WWW.BDPA.ORG | 8
  8. 8. EDUCATION YOUTH TECHNOLOGY CAMP The BDPA Youth Technology Camp provides interactive hands-on workshops and technol- ogy related activities for high school students. This 3-day technology camp provides work- shops covering some of the most advanced technology topics available. The workshop tracks are designed to provide youth with a comprehensive blend of tech- nology, entrepreneurship and leadership education to assist in career path development. Youth experience networking opportunities with young entrepreneurs, IT executives and other professionals in the information technology industry. The BDPA Youth Technology Camp will introduce new skills to challenge participants and to encourage education and careers in the information technology field. WORKSHOP TRACKS: •Academic Enhancement •Emerging Technology •Lifelong Lessons Attend emerging technology workshops presented by leaders in the IT Industry Network with outstanding high school students from across the country Explore career opportunities at the BDPA Career and Technology Expo Enjoy peer interaction with like-minded students $200 REGISTRATION FEE INCLUDES: - 3-day Technology Camp - Opening Ceremony - Breakfast and Lunch Daily - All Student Workshops - Conference Bag - Offsite Trip - Free entry to the Career Fair and Technology Expo Dress Code: Business Casual, strictly enforced BECOME A PART OF THE 3-DAY BDPA YOUTH TECHNOLOGY CAMP AS HIGH STU- DENTS EXPERIENCE A CHALLENGING ADVENTURE IN TECHNOLOGY! 9 | BDPA THE JOURNAL | WWW.BDPA.ORG
  9. 9. EDUCATION YOUTH TECHNOLOGY CAMP SCHEDULE Wednesday Sessions A & B Presenter Career Jeopardy Monique Berry College Fair Web 2.0 and Social Software Azfar Syed Security Information Management and PCI Chris Blask Compliance HIgh tech high touch coaching. Why it works Doris Shannon PREOP: Programming Robotic Experiences as a Briana Lowe Wellman & Quinton Tool for Student Retention Alexander College Fair Education Driving Scientific Curtis Roberts Technology Sessions C & D Presenter Why Go Geek? Milt Haynes College Fair Planning and Preparing for Callie T. Herd College through Blogging Technology College Fair The Revolution Won't Be Televised; But It Will Be Broadcasted Ronald Herd Who is in charge? Dr. Rudy J. Watson PREOP: Programming Robotic Experiences as a Briana Lowe Wellman & Quinton Tool for Student Retention Alexander Thursday Sessions A & B Presenter Effective Communication Desiree M. Walker Internet Safety and the field of Computer Allen Harper Security Can a Tech Major Bail me out Andy Rousseau Building C.O.O.L Web Sites Rudy Duke Sessions C & D Presenter Manners Matter! Debra D. Farmer Digital Music Workshop Daren Vaughn Diversity 101: Understanding and Appreciating Dr. Rodrick Moore Differences Dr. Casey Goldston Adobe Flash Animation Workshop Lou Shack Friday Offsite Corporate Tour Video Gaming and Robotics Experience CIO Challenge/Quiz Bowl Chris Johnson
  10. 10. EDUCATION ADULT WORKSHOP SCHEDULE Professional Project Leadership/ Time Technology Development Management Management LinkedIn – Networking Mergers and Acquisitions Surviving a PCI Audit IT Architecture and Planning (ITAP) 9:00am for the 21st Century Integration: Project – Platform Rationalization – Management Lessons 10:20am Learned Presenter: Presenter: Presenter: Presenter: Keith M. Warrick Allen Harper Edward Clark, Jr. Trainer Consultant Curtis Jenkins President Sr. IT Architecture and Planning Success Architects Project Manager N2NetSec, Inc. Consultant Dow Chemical Microsoft Business Resiliency Software Project Green IT: Virtualization Utilizing a Disciplined Management Wednesday, August 5, 2009 10:30am Management in an Agile Approach for Success – Environment 11:50am Presenter: Presenters: Presenter: Presenter: Estelle Cephas Christopher Buford Roderick L. King Business Management Myriam Batista Citrix Specialist Staff Vice President-Medicare JPMorgan Chase Professional Services vGreen360 Customer Care Consultant WellPoint, Inc. Compuware Alonzo James Vmware Specialist vGreen360 IT Professional Defining the Enterprise Identity Architectural Developing the Workforce to Meet 1:30pm Certifications Explained Architecture: The House Practices in IT Current and Future Requirements – Built on Straw 2:50pm Presenter: Presenter: Presenter: Presenter: Jacqueline Sanders Arturo D. Hill, IV Ward Thomas Green Terry Halverson Senior Instructor and Director, Senior Principal Assoc Info Consultant Senior Executive Service Member Process Analyst Architect Eli Lilly and Company Deputy Commander for Naval Success Architechs Cognizant Technology Network Warfare Command Consulting Group Solutions, Inc. (NETWARCOM) Everybody Matters: A Leveraging the Subject ERP Implementations - Using Enterprise Architecture to 3:00pm Lesson in Diversity Matter Expert (SME) Success Factors Manage Today’s Change – Appreciation 4:30pm Presenter: Presenter: Presenter: Presenter: Anne Harkins Carlton Greene Mark Griffith L. LaShawn Brown Consultant Vice President - CIO Director of Enterprise Architecture President/CEO B1Team Training Scholastic BlueCross BlueShield of North One in a Billion Carolina Consulting
  11. 11. EDUCATION ADULT WORKSHOP SCHEDULE Professional Project Leadership/ IT Time Technology Development Management Management Entrepreneurship Career Networking: How Key Trends in Project Using Social Media Change Management: Are You Ready?: Going to Maximize Your Management for Marketing, Public Transitioning to New From Employee to 9:00am Conference Relations and Doing Leadership Entrepreneur – Business 10:20am Presenter: Presenter: Presenter: Presenter: Presenter: Ura Puranda Sharon D. Fitzpatrick Patricia Perkins Project Manager Denise Tawwab President Detrick DeBurr CEO - Exodus Coaching Consultant CEO The Fitzpatrick Group, Founder/CEO Allstate Insurance NC Connected, Inc. LLC Digital Rhythm, Inc. Education Driving Going LEAN in IT Security IT Services: Thinking SBA 8(a) and HUB Scientific Technology Healthcare Architecture and Understanding The Certification Programs 10:30am Based Innovation Service Management – Alphabet Soup Moderator: 11:50am Presenter: Presenter: Presenter: Presenter: Ward Valentine CAC Chair Curtis Roberts Beverly A. Place Jeffrey P. Daniels Lamarr A. Cook BDPA Triangle ComSci Fellow and IT IT Manager/Six Sigma Information Risk Consulting Manager Specialist Black Belt Analyst Deloitte Consulting, LLP Presenters: Department of Housing Quest Diagnostics JPMorgan Chase Thursday, August 6, 2009 and Urban Development Lynn Douthett Deputy District Director SBA - North Carolina District Office Rick Baskett Deputy Director Office for Historically Underutilized Businesses - State of North Carolina Corporate Etiquette and An Introduction to the Information and Processing America’s Small Business Mixer International Protocol Project Management Records Tax Returns: A Bird’s 1:30pm Life Cycle Management Eye View Moderator: – 2:50pm Presenters: Presenter: Presenters: Presenter: Joe McMahon Myoushi E. Jones Jacqueline Ockleberry President CEO – My Perfect Image President -JYO Gerald Peppers Anthony McMahon, Sr. BDPA Hampton Roads Consulting Lead Program Director-Enterprise Buenita C. Lee Operations Manager Computing Center Presenters: Qwest Government Internal Revenue Services inc. Service CDR Ben McNeal NGEN Chief Engineer United Wilson Pauldin State Navy Bob Whitkop NGEN Executive Director United States Navy High-Tech High-Touch Portfolio Management, Security Information IT Strategy in the Cross- The BDPA Entrepreneur Coaching: Why It Works Demand Management, Management and Hairs: Can You Really Advisory Group 3:00pm Resource Management PCI Compliance Use Technology Strategy – to Generate Business in 4:30pm a Downturn? Presenter: Presenter: Presenters: Presenter: Presenter: Doris Shannon Cecil Jones Chris Blask Boyd Stephens CEO IT Manager Vice President- Norman Fleming Network Engineering Coaching for Success, Knowledge Services Business Program Integration & Division Inc. Development Management – Netelysis, LLC N2NetSec, Inc. Technology Practice Deloitte Consulting, LLP
  12. 12. EDUCATION ADULT WORKSHOP SCHEDULE Time Professional Project Technology Leadership/ Development Management Management Why Go Geek? Managing Risk of Critical Free Software-Based Selling BDPA: Multiple Streams 9:00am Initiatives Network Management of Chapter Income – 10:20am Presenter: Presenter: Presenter: Presenter: Milt Haynes Ura Puranda Boyd Stephens R. Wayne Hicks Founder Project Manager Consultant Network Engineering Division Executive Director Blacks Gone Geek Allstate Insurance Netelysis, LLC BDPA Education & Technology Foundation Put Your Career on Steroids Best Prep for PMP Web Design Done Right: Building A Culture of 10:30am in a Matrixed Organization Certification Exam From Web Standards to the Innovation at GE – Social Web Friday, August 7, 2009 11:50am Presenter: Presenter: Presenter: Presenter: Cecil Jones Elaine T. Jackson Rudy Duke Russ Neumeier IT Manager Principal - PMP Interactive Managing Partner Enterprise Architect - Emerging Knowledge Services Nextium Solutions Technologies GE Healthcare Managing Conflict PMI DSIG and BDPA: A Top 10 Security Threats and Best Practices in IT Summer 1:30pm Perfect Partnership Preventions for 2009 Intern Programs – 2:50pm Presenter: Presenters: Presenter: Presenter: Sharon Fitzpatrick Betty A. Hutchins Allen Harper Terry J. Morris, Jr. President Project Manager President IT Business Analyst The Fitzpatrick Group, LLC Mayo Clinic N2NetSec, Inc. Eli Lilly and Company Stewart White Sr. Program Manager FedEx Innovations Executing Career Success Lean Agile in Use: Sounds Enterprise Architecture: The State of Technology of HBCUs 3:00pm Strategies While Delivering Good But How Does This Partnership Between – IT Value Work? Business and IT 4:30pm Presenter: Presenter: Presenters: Presenter: Deborah Chima Rose Anton LaKeshia Grant Cecil Jones CEO Director-Lean Agile Practice CEO - Virtual Enterprise IT Manager Chambers Consulting Group, CCPace Architects Knowledge Services Ltd. Darren Barber
  13. 13. EDUCATION PHILLY STUDENT AT REGIONAL FIRST ROBOTICS CHALLENGE REGISTER TODAY TO SEE WHAT CHAPTER WILL WIN 1ST PLACE AT THE 25TH ANNUAL HIGH SCHOOL COMPUTER COMPETITION IN RALEIGH! Brianna Edwards, Philadelphia Chapter Philadelphia Chapter member ingenuity. Brianna and team teams on how DEWBOT V was Brianna Edwards travelled to were honored for creating a constructed and the science the US Navy Academy in An- new type of control for the behind how it operated. napolis, Maryland on March robot. The judges were im- 18, 2009 to compete in the US pressed with the DEWBOT’s Brianna has been a member of FIRST Chesapeake Regional novel high performance drive the Philadelphia Chapter and First Robotics Challenge. Trav- train. This drive train was de- HSCC team for 4 years and has eling with Brianna were fellow signed and built by Brianna earned several scholarships team members and 120 lb 5 ft and her teammates in coopera- from the Philadelphia Chapter. tall robot DEWBOT V. Brianna tion with mentors who volun- “Brianna is a bright student and her team came away with teer their time and share their who always thinks outside of one of the competition’s major knowledge with the students. the box.” prizes - The Rockwell Automa- tion’s Innovation in Control Brianna proudly demonstrat- Award. ed engineering science skills as she spoke to judges, pro- The Rockwell Automation’s fessional engineering orga- Innovation in Control Award nization representatives, and is one given by the judges for mentors and students of other BDPA THE JOURNAL | WWW.BDPA.ORG | 14
  14. 14. Wayne Hicks’ Perspective on the 2009 BDPA Annual Conference by Sheila Marionneaux Wayne Hicks, Executive Director BDPA Education and Technology Foundation Journal: Wayne, we have so of 100 or more people. I attended Cincinnati chapter president, na- many new chapter members my first national conference in tional president-elect, national across the nation, can you pro- Chicago, IL later that year. I was president and BDPA Foundation vide our newer BDPA family with blown away by the excitement executive director. I have been a some insight and understanding of so many African American part of BDPA for most of my adult of your BDPA roots? IT professionals working to ad- life. My roots in the organization vance their careers and reaching are deep. WH: I became a member of BDPA back into the community. It was Detroit chapter in 1988. I just not long before I was appointed Journal: We’re drawing very moved in as a Computer Opera- to serve as the National BDPA close to our annual conference. tions branch chief at my work- Membership Committee Chair. Again for first time attendees place and it seemed a good time We had a remarkable time in the and those who would like to to make connections with a pro- next few years rolling the BDPA know in general, what is the fessional organization in the IT in- experience out to dozens of cities. overall conference format? dustry. My first BDPA volunteer The national delegates elected me assignment was with the com- to serve as National BDPA Vice WH: This year marks the 31st an- mittee responsible for monthly President, under guidance of na- nual BDPA Technology Confer- program meetings and quarterly tional president Vivian Wilson, ence. Our conference serves the workshops. We put together a in the early 1990s. I have served attendee in four ways: process for our program meet- in a number of positions in sub- ings that resulted in attendance sequent years including BDPA 15 | BDPA THE JOURNAL | WWW.BDPA.ORG
  15. 15. EDUCATION WAYNE HICKS’ PERSPECTIVE °Networking °Community Outreach: to these senior leaders for advice It is the largest gathering in the One of the most unusual and re- and counsel throughout the 4-day world of African American IT warding aspects of the conference event. professionals. Often African is the number of high school and Americans in our industry feel college students in attendance. Journal: What are your expec- rather lonely in our corporate As an IT professional, we are able tations for this year’s conference worlds. The annual BDPA confer- to mentor, support and marvel specifically? Do you have any ence provides a sense of joy as we at the young people in the high insight on nuances that people realize that we are not alone. The school computer competition, might expect? opportunity to network with our youth technology camp and IT peers in the industry is remark- showcase. The ability to reach WH: I expect high attendance able. The conference provides back and help someone else is our because the conference is located over a dozen networking events community is a strong attraction in a highly attractive area this that are included in your for BDPA members. year. The Research Triangle is registration fee. one of the central points of the Journal: We have an affiliate IT industry. We are blessed to be °Technical Education professional organization that one of the first conferences at the There are over 35 professional partners with BDPA to host a newly built convention center in and technical workshops includ- key event each year that coin- Raleigh, NC. I suspect that the ed in your registration. Not only cides with the national confer- career fair this year will be very can you stay on top of cutting- ence in order to provide addi- dynamic because of the economy. edge technologies … you can tional value to the experience. It is my hope that the IT indus- also gain knowledge from work- Tell us about the ITSMF collabo- try will be on an uptick in August shop tracks focused on leader- ration? 2009 with many jobs to fill. Final- ship and small business. ly, 2009 is a BDPA election year … WH: Only 3% of the chief infor- and that always brings a certain °Career Growth mation officers in the nation are level of excitement as talented We are in the midst of a very African American. The odds are people seek to move BDPA closer rough downturn in the economy low that we work with a Black to its ultimate vision. that causes each of us to assess man or woman in the C-suite our place in the marketplace. The of our employer. As such, it is Journal: Tell us about BETF and annual conference is a wonder- a blessing that over 75 African what the conference means to the ful place to conduct that assess- American CIOs co-locate their students? ment. There is a 2-day career fair 3rd quarter meeting with the with scores of employers from all BDPA conference. These CIOs WH: Over 200 high school and over the nation. Many hiring de- are part of the IT Senior Man- college students will participate cisions occur during the confer- agement Forum (ITSMF). They in the conference this year. A lit- ence. More importantly, it gives make themselves available at tle over half of them will take part you a chance to understand how networking events (Dignitaries in a tense 2-day computer com- marketable your skills are in case Reception, Golf Tournament, and petition. The BDPA Education & you need to make a move in the Awards Gala) and plenary ses- Technology Foundation (www. future. sions. BDPA conference attend- betf.org) will award scholarships ees are encouraged to reach out to 25 of these students at the BDPA THE JOURNAL | WWW.BDPA.ORG | 16
  16. 16. EDUCATION WAYNE HICKS’ PERSPECTIVE awards gala on Saturday night. employer won’t pay for it … then eral government were served at Our scholars have used these invest in yourself … and make the Senior Executive Service (SES) scholarships to gain entry into your plans to attend anyhow. Do level. great computer science, mathe- not let anyone turn you back from matics and engineering programs achieving your dreams in the IT Wayne received a BA in politi- around the nation. HSCC alumni industry. BDPA exists to advance cal science from the University serve at all levels of the IT indus- the careers of African Americans of California, Riverside. He is a try … include a few with Ph.D. in the IT industry from the class- past president of National BDPA. in computer science … and one room to the boardroom. Isn’t it He served from 1999-2001 as the currently serving as president of time for your career to move for- BDPA Cincinnati chapter presi- our BDPA Dallas chapter. BETF ward? dent. His chapter was recognized directors hold their annual meet- as back-to-back BDPA Chapter of ing during the conference to dis- About Wayne Hicks the Year for their efforts in 2001 cuss the BETF strategic direction R. Wayne Hicks is the executive and 2002 under Wayne’s leader- and future scholarship funding. director for the BDPA Education ship. Wayne was the National Our vision is to provide all HSCC & Technology Foundation (BETF), BDPA President-Elect in 2002- students with scholarships, up to the non-profit fundraising arm for 2003 and National BDPA Presi- and including full 4-year scholar- a national IT association. dent in 2004-2005. ships for the winning teams. We are currently engaged in a 5-year He owns Hicks Enterprises, a con- Wayne is active on a number of plan to create an endowment fund sulting firm based in Cincinnati community-based initiatives in- so that we can financially afford that focuses on Internet online cluding CincyTech USA and Cin- our vision. I invite your read- marketing, leadership consulta- cinnati Creates Companies. The ers to call me on (513) 284-4968 if tion and product sales. Business Courier recognized him they want to learn more about our as one of the “Forty-Under-40” non-profit foundation. He served as president/CEO of leaders in Cincinnati and he was the Cincinnati Business Incuba- a finalist for the Applause Maga- Journal: What important mes- tor (CBI) from 2003-2008. Under zine ImageMaker Award for his sage about this year’s conference his leadership, CBI has more than work in the technology arena. would you like to leave with our tripled its corporate clients while readers? promoting economic develop- Wayne has been a frequent work- ment and job creation throughout shop presenter at regional & na- WH: 2009 is a very rough year the community. CBI was named tional training seminars discuss- for many of us. I encourage your “Non-Profit of the Year” by the ing topics such as, “Vanishing readers to find a way to be in Over-the-Rhine Chamber. Black Male,” “Dealing with Office Raleigh NC on August 5-8. This Politics,” “Bridging the Digital 4-day conference is a motivation- Prior to starting his own busi- Divide,” and “Strategies for Suc- al and educational opportunity ness Wayne served as the Direc- cess.” that we should never miss. Do tor of the Cincinnati Submission what you need to do to get your Processing Center (CSPC) in Cov- employer to approve your atten- ington, Kentucky with over 3,600 dance at this event for the techni- employees. The final eight years cal education. However, if your of his 23-year career with the fed- 17 | BDPA THE JOURNAL | WWW.BDPA.ORG
  17. 17. GE Healthcare Stop by our Career Fair Booth Exhibit Hall A 9 Search for Opportunities & Apply online at: www.gehealthcare.com/careers Be a part of something bigger than yourself. Special offer for BDPA Members Visit our GE Healthcare Screening Booth: August 6 & 7, Room 201 from 8:45 AM to 5:00 PM Learn about healthcare trends and disparities Screenings and medical awareness Prizes and Gifts! imagination at work
  18. 18. C AREER 13 Reasons to Attend BDPA Technology Conference Poorly Written Resume = Extra Long Job Search! Q: Why will you attend the National BDPA Technology Conference in Raleigh, NC during the first week in August? Can you keep a secret? Raleigh, NC area is one of the technology capitals in the country with intellec- tual capital supplied by IBM, telecommunications companies, application develop organizations, project management organizations and middleware companies. Great companies will be at the confer- ence - Also, the seminars sharpen my technology Cecil Jones, Past President BDPA Columbus Chapter and managerial ‘game’. Here are 13 reasons that I will be at the upcoming BDPA conference: 1. I can talk there to local Columbus hiring 6. I pick up consulting contracts and 12. I talk with the IT Senior Management managers directly, freely in a one-on- consulting contacts Forum to get mentors; I don’t ask one manner for long periods them, I just start communicating regu 7. I talk with some of the best in larly and the rest follows naturally 2. I find out more about what is going on technology in the country in companies in Columbus and other cities 8. I have a non-threatening environment 13. I contribute to a great national where I get my skills assessed and help organization and network 3. I develop MEANINGFUL relationships with career goals with others in a true network sense I may fly, drive, ride with others, or catch 9. It is great to be in an environment where the bus but I WILL get to the BDPA Con- 4. I learn from key vendors the new hundreds of Black IT professionals are ference! products that will be released on top of their ‘game’ 10. The social activities are great! Who Please attend the National conference, 5. I develop that ‘back up’, in case my current employment situation said tech folks can’t party? for your sake. In this economy, it is suddenly severs MORE important than ever! 11. I develop a national network 19 | BDPA THE JOURNAL | WWW.BDPA.ORG
  19. 19. CAREER POORLY WRITTEN RESUME = EXTRA LONG JOB SEARCH IN TODAY’S TOUGH JOB MARKET, a poorly written resume can mean months of frustration and selling toward the reader’s buy- ing motives: solving problems, #5 INCORRECT RE- fruitless job search effort result- saving time, cutting costs or in- SUME FORMAT. ing in despair and desperation. Basically, there are three resume creasing profits. formats: chronological, functional Don’t let this happen to you! and hybrid. Most resume problems can be traced to these top five resume #3 NO Chronological: The chronological mistakes. ACCOMPLISHMENT is best known and easiest to write, STATEMENTS. a time line style resume. This for- mat works well if your objective is #1 NO 95% of all resumes lack accom- plishment statements. Accom- to remain in the same industry or RESUME FOCUS. occupation. plishment allows employers to vi- The most effective resumes leave sualize your contribution to their Functional: The functional resume no doubt as to the job seeker’s ca- company. Quantifiable accom- places transferable skills and ac- reer objective. A one-size-fits-all plishments motivate employers to complishments at the beginning of resume gives the impression that call you before their competition your resume. However, a poorly the job seeker is uncertain of his discovers you. These statements crafted functional resume can be career goal. An employer once confusing, causing the reader to be- can dollarize your worth and in- told me that if a candidate is in- lieve the candidate has something crease your bargaining power. to hide. terested in two completely differ- ent positions, he must not be very good at either. If you have more #4 LACK OF Hybrid: The hybrid resume com- bines the best features of other re- than one career objective, you RESUME KEYWORDS. sumes. It showcases skills and ac- need more than one resume. These days, resumes are screened complishments while maintaining by both humans and computers. A ease of reading. This is the best for- resume lacking in keywords runs mat for job seekers of all levels. The #2 LACK OF the risk of being read by neither. An Hybrid resume is well worth the average screening of a resume is 15 additional time and effort to craft. MARKETING STRATEGY. seconds or less, so more attention Job seekers rarely see their search is paid to resumes using the same Once your resume is designed to for what it is—a sales campaign. words found in the job descrip- avoid the top five resume mistakes, Think of your resume as market- tion. Candidate-tracking software you will be much better prepared ing material designed to create retrieves resumes by keywords. A to compete in our job market: the keyword-focused resume will put toughest in decades. Don’t let your a powerful first impression and you front and center. resume get lost in the crowd. win a multitude of job interviews. Translate your career history into an effective marketing piece by BDPA THE JOURNAL | WWW.BDPA.ORG | 20
  20. 20. 2009 BUSINESS Honorary Chairs Meet the 2009 Honorary Chairs for our 31st Annual Technology Conference and Career Fair. This year’s honorary chairs will provide the following support services: • Assist with promoting the conference • Provide resources to assist with the execution of a successful conference • Bring excitement, exposure and credibility to the conference • Contact senior corporate executives looking for sponsorship • Partner with the National Director of Marketing to promote the conference which will heighten awareness of the conference by: • setting up press conferences • sending out press releases • contacting newspapers and other news media • Help by introducing the organization to government agencies, educational institutions, associations and others who can increase visibility of the conference. 21 | BDPA THE JOURNAL | WWW.BDPA.ORG
  21. 21. BUSINESS 2009 HONORARY CHAIRS GAIL M. ROPER Chief Information Officer - City of Austin, TX (former CIO - City of Raleigh, NC) Gail M. Roper has over 25 years ex- ply technology to enable business solu- and conferences on technology strategy perience in the technology indus- tions and promote an extensive capital and innovative solutions for the gov- try in the public and private sectors. improvement portfolio. Her efforts to ernment sector. Roper’s perspective Roper joined the City of Austin, TX establish a business and funding mod- was sought out to participate in The as Chief Information Officer in Febru- el for the conduit bank at the Sprint World Summit on the Information So- ary of 2009. Roper previously served arena, as well as a wireless strategy ciety and the role of Local Authorities as Chief Information Officer for the for Kansas City were well received by in Bilbao, Spain and a panel discussion City of Raleigh (2006 - 2009). Raleigh both citizens and legislators. The City on the UK’s first conference on gov- is the state capital of North Carolina, of Kansas City was ranked 7th nation- ernment reform. She has also written and part of North Carolina’s Research ally in the Brown University Study by and contributed to several published Triangle. During her leadership term, the Taubman Center for Government articles regarding the strategic appli- Raleigh’s population increased nearly Innovation and 3rd in the Digital Cities cation of technology in the public sec- four percent and ranks 15th on the list Survey for E-Government initiatives. tor. Most recently she was featured in of the 258 fastest growing communi- Her work in the innovative application a cover story for Public CIO Magazine, ties in the United States. The City of technology remains her legacy in labeled one of the top most influential of Raleigh was highly impacted by Kansas City and Austin, Texas. women CIO’s in the country, and is this growth phenomenon and Roper profiled in the Triangle Business Jour- aligned technology solutions that stra- Ms. Roper specializes in the area of nal for the month of March. tegically benefited the needs of the aligning technology to enhance busi- vast population growth. ness objectives. Roper has received Ms. Roper is currently the Chair for the several distinguished awards in the PTI’s Telecommunications Information Prior to joining the City of Raleigh, Ms. area of technology including the Dis- Technology Council, whose members Roper was the Chief Information Of- tinguished Professional of the Year and includes 90 public sector CIOs and IT ficer for the City of Kansas City, Mis- The Administrator of the Year award directors and also serves on the Board souri. She is affiliated with various from the American Association of Pub- of Directors. Roper attended Rock- technology organizations that focus lic Administrators. Roper has the hon- hurst University School of Graduate on providing technology solutions for or of receiving the 2006 Black Family and Professional Studies. She has two community based initiatives. During Technology Present Day Technology grown children and 3 granddaughters. her time in Kansas City, Roper directed Leader award, The Technology Leader- over $100 million in highly complex ship Award from the Public Technology technology solutions including archi- Institute, the In the Arena award from tecture initiatives, enterprise resource the Center for Digital Government, and planning, and business process re-en- the Government Technology Top 25 gineering efforts. Under Ms. Roper’s Doers, Dreamers and Drivers award. leadership the City of Kansas City Roper has participated in national and gained recognition in their efforts to ap- international speaking engagements BDPA THE JOURNAL | WWW.BDPA.ORG | 22
  22. 22. BUSINESS 2009 HONORARY CHAIRS Dr. Lenny Superville Chairman and CEO Infosysarchitecture Dr. Lenny Superville serves as CEO of Prior to becoming CIO of North Caro- at the Graduate School & University Infosysarchitecture and over 30 years lina OSA, Dr. Superville held several Center, CUNY and his Certification of experience in information technol- business, technology and academic as a Certified Government CIO from ogy arena with a variety of clients in- positions at : The Department of Public UNC-CH School of Government. cluding government, commercial and Instruction (Raleigh, NC) ; Bell North- academic sectors. Prior to founding ern Research (Research Triangle Park, Dr. Superville’s other professional ac- Infosysarchitecture, Dr. Superville NC) ; General Electric/RCA (Prince- complishments include, but not lim- served as the Certified Government ton, NJ) ; AT&T (Bedminster, NJ) and ited to: Chief Information Officer (CIO) for Hunter College of the City University North Carolina ‘s (NC) Office of the of New York (CUNY). In 1993, he was • Featured in the CDW-G’s State Tech State Auditor (OSA) and Senior Tech- nominated for State of North Carolina Magazine for articles on “e-Govern- nology Advisor to the NC State Au- Governor’s Award for Excellence for ment initiatives drive increasing net- ditor. In his position as the CIO, Dr. outstanding contributions to the peo- work bandwidth requirements” and Superville was responsible for leading ple and the State of North Carolina in “Seeing the Big Picture with Data the development of IT strategic plans, “Technology Innovation” for his ex- Consolidation” creating roadmaps for IT programs ceptional services for the North Caro- and policies and implementing IT ini- lina Public School System. • Served as an honorary chair for the tiatives to comply with the State Audi- BDPA conference in Atlanta, 2008 and tor’s Mission for meeting the Gover- He has received his B.A. at Hunter will serve as an honorary for the up- nor and legislative mandates. College of the City University of New coming 2009 Conference to be held at York (CUNY), his PhD in Applied the new Raleigh Convention center. Mathematics/Operations Research Russ Mayer Chief Information Officer GE Healthcare Russ Mayer is the Executive Vice Pres- in September 2000 was named an of- Brands International from 1992 to ident and Chief Information Officer ficer of General Electric Company. 1994. Before his tenure at Chiquita, of GE Healthcare, a $17B division of Russ held a variety of information General Electric. GE Healthcare is the Before joining GE Aircraft Engines, systems positions with increasing re- global leader in medical Diagnostic Russ was senior vice president of in- sponsibility in GE Lighting and in sev- technology, information systems and formation technology and chief qual- eral large steel companies. Biosciences. Russ joined GE Health- ity officer of NBC. Russ was the Six Russ earned a bachelor degree in psy- care in September of 2005 from GE Sigma Leader for GE’s Electrical Dis- chology with a concentration in math- Transportation, where he was the Vice tribution & Control business from ematics from Mount Union College, in President and CIO since January 2004. 1997 to 1998; prior to this, he was their Ohio. He is a certified Quality Leader. He joined GE Aircraft Engines in July CIO. He was assistant vice president 2000 as chief information officer and of Information Services for Chiquita 23 | BDPA THE JOURNAL | WWW.BDPA.ORG
  23. 23. BUSINESS 2009 HONORARY CHAIRS Charles Brandquist Vice President, Human Resources & Recruitment Credit Suisse Charles Brandquist is a Vice President counting, Operations and Finance vertising, and Insurance industries. in Human Resources and Recruit- professionals, today located in their Though born and raised in Brook- ment at Credit Suisse. Since 2004, Mr. recently completed 200,000 square- lyn, New York, he and his family are Brandquist has been instrumental in foot Center of Excellence building in now proud to call Apex, North Caro- leading the growth and development Research Triangle Park. lina home. Mr. Brandquist sits on the of Credit Suisse’s presence in the Re- Board of Advisors for both NC State search Triangle Park in Raleigh-Dur- Prior to joining Credit Suisse in 2002, University’s College of Management ham, North Carolina. Under Charles’ Mr. Brandquist was a partner in a bou- and Meredith College’s School of guidance and leadership, his team has tique executive search firm in New Business. successfully identified and hired more York specializing in the Investment than 800 Information Technology, Ac- Banking, Technology, Publishing, Ad- Marc Di Francisco President CIO Forum & Executive IT Summit Marc Di Francisco is founder and the Central and Eastern United States. over 800 Senior IT Executives attend- President of Premier Events Manage- In 2004, Di Francisco was asked by the ing annually. ment, producers of CIO Forum & Ex- President of SIM International Nancy ecutive IT Summit. Launched in 2002, Markle to join SIM, and to date over Di Francisco earned his MBA at Port- The CIO Forum & Executive IT Sum- 270 CIO’s and direct reports have land State University. He is an U. S. mit works with Regional Chapters of joined SIM through the CIO Forum. Army veteran and proud father of two the Society for Information Manag- In 2006, over 1000 CIO’s and 1200 di- children. ers (SIM) to administer programs ap- rect reports attended CIO Forum & proved by CIO’s in each region. The Executive IT Summit conferences. Di first CIO Forum took place in Phila- Francisco currently serves on the Ad- delphia in 2002, and under his leader- visory Council for the SIMposium, the ship has expanded into 12 cities across nation’s largest CIO Conference with BDPA THE JOURNAL | WWW.BDPA.ORG | 24
  24. 24. BUSINESS 2009 HONORARY CHAIRS LaVerne H. Council Corporate Vice President and CIO, Johnson & Johnson As Corporate Vice President and Chief Information Officer, LaVerne H. Council oversees Johnson & Johnson’s global I/T group. In this capacity, LaVerne is responsible for managing information technology and related systems for the $63.7B Johnson & Johnson worldwide enterprise. In this role, LaVerne is a Member of the Corporate Global Operating Committee. Her organization includes more than 250 operating companies and over 4,000 information management employees. LaVerne accepted her current position at Johnson & Johnson in 2006 as a proven thought leader with a demonstrated track record of achievement that includes a wealth of global experience in information technology, supply chain management, and business operations. Before joining Johnson & Johnson, she was Global Vice President for Information Technology, Global Business Solutions and Development Services for Dell, Inc. In this capacity, she served as the information technology leader for EMEA, Asia, Global Software Services and IT Globalization with responsibility for optimizing the global project delivery capability. She developed and implemented business growth solutions, created a global development model, and managed the global quality process through the implementation of Capability Maturity Model strategies. During her tenure at Dell, LaVerne was also the global leader for infrastructure engineering, networking, security, enterprise application interfaces, and the Global Supply Chain Technology in Dell’s core operations. Prior to Dell, Inc., LaVerne was a Partner with Ernst and Young LLP, where she led the Global Supply Chain Strategy Practice, focusing on Life Sciences accounts. She was responsible for Ernst & Young’s Supply Chain Strategy Team for all markets. LaVerne holds a BS degree in Business from Western Illinois University, graduating with highest honors. She also has an M.B.A. in Operations Management from Illinois State University Affiliations: Board of Trustees March of Dimes - Executive Committee Member and MOD Board Secretary Chair of the Board of Liberty Science Center Member - The Research Board Member - CIO Executive Board Member - Executive Leadership Council and many other industry advisory councils Other Achievements: Selected by the Global CIO Executive Summit as a 2009 Top 10 Leader and Change Agent Named to the New Jersey Technology Council 2009 CIO Hall of Fame Named to Illinois State University 2009 Business Hall of Fame Named to 2009 Top 15 Women in Business Selected by Loyola University as the 2008 IT Executive of the Year Selected by the Global CIO Executive Summit as a 2008 Top Ten Leader and Innovator Featured on the cover of March 2008 edition of CIO Magazine; article entitled The Art of the Deal Selected for Forbes’ 2007 list of Technology Power Women Featured in Change Artists (2007), a CNN live Web cast profiling CIOs and CEOs of major corporations Subject of a Forbes.com article entitled Tough, Tech-Smart — And Female. Johnson & Johnson Caring for the world…one person at a time™ inspires and unites the people of Johnson & Johnson. We embrace research and science - bringing innovative ideas, products and services to advance the health and well-being of people. Our 120,000 employees at more than 250 Johnson & Johnson companies work with partners in health care to touch the lives of over a billion people every day, throughout the world. 5/6/2009 25 | BDPA THE JOURNAL | WWW.BDPA.ORG
  25. 25. BUSINESS 2009 HONORARY CHAIRS Cynthia G. Marshall President AT&T North Carolina Cynthia G. Marshall, President, AT&T Women. She also serves on the Board In California, she was instrumental in North Carolina, is responsible for the of Junior Achievement of the Central AT&T contributing approximately $3 company’s regulatory, legislative and Carolinas and was a member of the million over three years to support community affairs activities in the Steering Committee of the inaugu- the Mathematics, Engineering, Sci- state. ral Charlotte-Mecklenburg Womens’ ence Achievement (MESA) program, a Summit. uniquely successful initiative that as- Cynthia has 27 years of experience sists educationally disadvantaged stu- in the telecommunications industry, Cynthia is deeply committed to advo- dents. A popular motivational speak- joining Pacific Bell in July 1981 as a cacy for children in need of adoption or er, she has inspired groups as diverse Group Manager in Operator Services. in need of support in foster care situa- as the N.C. Bankers Association and Since then she has held a variety of tions. She is a member of the Board of the National Association of Minority line management and staff positions the North Carolina Children’s Home Contractors. in the following departments: Opera- Society and the Wake County Hu- tions, Human Resources, Network En- man Services and Environmental Ser- In her faith community, she enjoys be- gineering and Planning, and Regula- vices Board. In California, she served ing active with youth programs, in- tory/External Affairs. After serving on the Board of Directors of CASA cluding conducting a variety of work- as Senior Vice President – Regulatory (Court Appointed Special Advocates) shops and seminars and teaching a and Constituency Relations for AT&T of Contra Costa County and served Sunday School class. California, she was named to her cur- as a trainer and spokesperson for the rent position in January 2007. Contra Costa County Social Services The fourth of six children, Cynthia Department’s Foster Care/Adoption grew up in Richmond, CA, and is a Cynthia is active in civic affairs at all program. graduate of the University of Califor- levels. Nationally, she serves on the nia at Berkeley, where she attained Board of Governors of the Joint Cen- A strong believer in public education, degrees in Business Administration ter for Political and Economic Stud- Cynthia serves on the General Assem- and Human Resources Management. ies, and is a Vice Chair of the National bly’s Committee on Dropout Preven- She and her husband, Kenneth, reside Utilities Diversity Council. tion and has recently been appointed in Cary, NC, and have two teenagers, to the North Carolina New Schools Anthony, and Shirley. Within North Carolina, Cynthia serves Project Board of Directors. In 2007, on the Board of Directors and Execu- she was instrumental in increasing A self-professed sports nut and soc- tive Committee of the North Carolina AT&T’s corporate philanthropy in the cer mom, her favorite movie is Brian’s State Chamber, the Board of Trustees state to $2.5 million, with 33% directed Song. She has a passion for her work, of the N.C. Museum of Art, the CEO to education-related organizations and enjoys being busy and loves working Advisory Council of the North Caro- programs. Included in this was AT&T for AT&T. lina Center for Non-Profits, the Board accepting the title sponsorship of the of Advisors of the North Carolina North Carolina Teacher of the Year Conference for Women and the Board program, designed to encourage and of trustees for Bennett College for support outstanding public educators. BDPA THE JOURNAL | WWW.BDPA.ORG | 26
  26. 26. BUSINESS 2009 HONORARY CHAIRS Leroy Hill President and CEO Yorel Integrated Solutions, Inc. Leroy Hill is President and Chief Ex- nificant organic growth over the past with maintaining strong client rela- ecutive Officer of Yorel Integrated So- 14 years, expanding from a few em- tionships in western North Carolina lutions, Inc., a company he founded ployees and several customers to a and South Carolina. During his ten- in June 1993. Headquartered in Char- team comprising of over 40 consul- ure with IBM, Hill led a task force that lotte, NC, Yorel is a privately held tants, administrators and support per- educated customers on the benefits of company that works with customers sonnel who serve over 400 enterprise migrating from the IBM System/36 to solve business problems through clients. Hill recently spearheaded platform to the AS400, and received forward-looking IT optimization so- Yorel’s acquisition of a premier Citrix numerous IBM achievement awards. lutions. Fueled by a passion for culti- integration firm, a strategic initiative In addition to his responsibilities at vating strong customer relationships, that further enhances Yorel’s ability Yorel, Hill is currently a member of Hill transformed the company from to deliver total solutions to customers the IBM Advisory Council, the Ar- its original status as an IBM agent and within the context of its IT Optimiza- row Advisory Council, the Charlotte Software Marketing Affiliate to a Pre- tion Continuum framework. Chamber of Commerce Board of Di- mier IBM Business Partner that gener- rectors, and the BB&T Local Advisory ates $25 million in revenue per year. Yorel is recognized as a significant Board. His civic activities include par- IBM Business Partner and IT Consult- ticipation in the YMCA-Dowd Board In close collaboration with his man- ing Company in the Southeast region of Managers and the Discovery Place agement team, Hill developed Yorel’s of the United States. The company Board of Trustees. Hill earned a Bach- unique IT Optimization Continuum earned an IBM iSeries Eagle Leader- elor of Science degree in Economics model – a proven framework that en- ship Award in 2001, which is based from UNC Greensboro. A native of ables companies to target their most on sales volumes and customer satis- Charlotte, NC, Hill has been married critical business issues first while faction achievement goals. Yorel also for 24 years, has three children, and is providing a roadmap for building the received the Sales Leadership award an avid golfer. most effective solutions that deliver from Arrow Electronics every year the most long-term value. Yorel has from 2000-2006, and the IBM Business maintained a 92-94 percent customer Partner Leadership Award in both satisfaction rating over the past de- 2003 and 2005 – an exclusive distinc- cade, which is a testament to the cli- tion given to only 15 of 1,500 IBM ent-centric culture Hill has instilled partners in the Americas. within Yorel over the years. Prior to Yorel, Hill served as the IBM Under Hill’s strategic leadership and sales manager for general business in guidance, Yorel has experienced sig- Charlotte, NC, where he was charged 27 | BDPA THE JOURNAL | WWW.BDPA.ORG
  27. 27. BUSINESS 2009 HONORARY CHAIRS Martin Davis Chief Information Officer & Executive Vice President Wachovia Corporation Martin Davis currently serves as Ex- Management; Senior Vice President Technology Charlotte (iTC); member, ecutive Vice President and Chief In- and Group Executive, Information Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, along with formation Officer at Wachovia Cor- Services Architecture & Administra- professional affiliations as Member- poration. His organization is a unit tion; Senior Vice President and Group ship Chair, Information Technology of IT that includes e-Commerce and Manager, Capital Markets Technol- Senior Management Forum (ITSMF); Operations. Davis is accountable for ogy; Senior Vice President and Group member, Urban Financial Services Co- the strategic, people and business Manager, Bankcard Technologies; Vice alition. processes within the business unit President, Application Development CIO organization and the consistency, & Management; and Collections As- Davis holds a B.A. in Business Admin- standardization and prioritization of sistant, Wachovia Services. Davis has istration from Winston-Salem State all centrally driven technology initia- also served in several systems devel- University. He is a graduate of the tives across the enterprise. opment roles. Young Executives Institute and the Executive Leadership Program, both Davis joined Wachovia in 1985, and His community service includes at the University of North Carolina– has previously held positions to in- Chair, Winston-Salem State University Chapel Hill. Davis is a native of Roa- clude CIO, Commercial Technology; Board of Visitors, TechConnect Pro- noke, Va. Senior Technology Officer, Wealth gram, Charlotte Chamber Information BDPA THE JOURNAL | WWW.BDPA.ORG | 28
  28. 28. 2009 NATIONAL CONFERENCE PUBLIC AGENDA Monday, August 03, 2009 12:00 pm to 6:00 pm National Executive Committee Meeting* 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm Chapter President’s Meeting* Tuesday, August, 04, 2009 8:00 am to 5:00 pm National Board of Directors Meeting* 12:00 am to 1:30 pm National Board Directors - Luncheon* Sponsored by N2Net Security 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm CDM Meeting* 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm Registration Opens 5:00 pm to 24 Hours Internet Cyber Café Sponsored by HP 8:00 pm to 12:00 am Local Chapter Event Wednesday, August 05, 2009 7:00 am to 8:30 am Plenary Session 7:30 am to 8:00 am Registration 8:00 am to 9:15 am Student Breakfast / Opening Ceremony 9:30 am to 5:15 pm Youth Technology Camp (YTC) 8:45 pm to 5:00 pm Adult forums 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm Student Luncheon Sponsored by Kraft Foods 12:15 pm to 1:45 pm Plenary Session 7:00 pm to 11:00 pm OPENING CEREMONY & RECEPTION Sponsored by Johnson & Johnson 10:00 pm to 12:00 am Candidates Meet & Greet 10:00 pm to 2:00 am Hospitality Suite 24 Hours Internet Cyber Café Sponsored by HP
  29. 29. BDPA NATIONAL CONFERENCE PUBLIC AGENDA Thursday, August 06, 2009 7:00 am to 8:00 am Student Breakfast 7:00 am to 8:30 am Plenary Session 7:30 am to 8:00 am Registration 8:00 am to 10:00 am HSCC Oral Competition (Open to the Public) 8:00 am to 3:30 pm ITSMF Board Meeting 10:00 am to 6:00 pm HSCC Competition (Closed to the Public) 9:00 am to 5:00 pm Youth Technology Camp (YTC) 8:00 am to 10:00 am Delegates Meeting 8:45 am to 5:15 pm Adult Forums 8:45 am to 5:00 pm Healthcare Screening Sponsored by GE Healthcare 10:00 am to 12:00 pm General Membership Meeting 10:00 am to 4:00 pm IT Showcase Judging (Open to the Public) 11:45 am to 1:15 pm Student Luncheon 12:15 pm to 1:45 pm Plenary Session 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm BETF Annual Meeting 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm HSCC Practice Session 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm ITSMF New Member Orientation 4:00 am to 5:00 pm IT Showcase Awards Ceremony 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm ITSMF Meeting 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm Corporate Hospitality Reception 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm Youth Networking Event 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm ITSMF Reception (Invitation Only) 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm Corporate Executive Reception 10:00 pm to 12:00 am Candidates Q & A Panel 10:00 pm to 2:00 am BDPA Hospitality suite 24 Hours Internet Cyber Café Sponsored by HP
  30. 30. 2009 NATIONAL CONFERENCE PUBLIC AGENDA Friday, August 07, 2009 7:00 am to 8:00 am Student Breakfast 7:00 am to 8:30 am ITSMF Breakfast 7:00 am to 8:30 am Plenary Breakfast 7:30 am to 5:00 pm Registration 8:00 am to 10:00 am ITSMF Meeting II 8:00 am to 12:00 pm National Delegates Meeting II - Election 8:00 am to 6:00 pm HSCC Programming Competition 8:00 am to 12:00 pm IT Showcase Exhibit - Poster Presentations (Open to the Public) 8:45 am to 5:15 pm Adult Forums 8:45 am to 5:00 pm Healthcare Screening Sponsored by GE Healthcare 9:00 am to 2:00 pm Youth Technology Camp (YTC) Offsite Tour 10:00 am to 12:00 pm ITSMF Workshop 12:00 pm to 6:00 pm Career Fair & Technology Expo (Open to the Public) 12:00 pm to 6:00 pm Gaming, Robotics & Innovation Expo (Open to the Public) 12:15 pm to 1:45 pm Plenary Session Sponsored by WellPoint 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm ITSMF Workshop 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm Youth Technology Camp (YTC) Awards Presentation 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm ITSMF Reception (Invitation Only) 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm Corporate Hospitality Reception Sponsored by GE Healthcare 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm Dignitaries Reception (Invitation Only) Co-Sponsored by GE Healthcare 7:00 pm to 9:30 pm Corporate Hospitality Reception 9:00 pm to 11:00 pm Youth Concert - Offsite 9:00 pm to 12:00 am Adult Concert - Offsite 10:00 pm to 2:00 am BDPA Hospitality Suite 24 Hours Internet Cyber Café Sponsored by HP

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