CAI’s IT Metrics and Productivity Institute Presents The 2010 Software Best Practices Conferences & Webinars Corporate Sponsorship Package
What is the IT Metrics & Productivity Institute?
The IT Metrics and Productivity Institute is an organization created, funded and supported by CAI.
The Institute was created to promote and disseminate best practices education in the IT industry.
The Institute is focused on improving both the practice and management of software development and maintenance.
The Institute consists of 100+ world renowned industry experts from around the globe.
The Institute coordinates conferences and webinars throughout the year for IT Decision Makers.
The Software Best Practices Conferences
Target audience: IT executives and decision makers
Purpose: provide educational insight and networking opportunities for IT executives and IT managers
Presenters: World class faculty of 25 presenters
Frequency: Events held continually, throughout the year
Venues: 4 and 5 star hotels
Locations: throughout the US, Europe and Asia Pacific
Topics covered: software measurement, software project estimation, software project management, software risk management, legacy systems support, software six sigma, IT project governance, IT infrastructure library (ITIL), Capability Maturity Model (CMM), and outsourcing best practices
Exposure: 50-150 qualified attendees per event
The Software Best Practices Webinars
Target audience: CIOs and senior IT practitioners around the world
Purpose: show how to leverage best practices while dramatically improving the productivity and quality of software development and maintenance
Cost: Free, weekly, and online
Frequency: 100 per year
Presenters: World class faculty of 100+ presenters
Topics covered: software measurement, software project estimation, software testing, software project management, software benchmarking, software risk management, rapid application development, agile development methodologies, legacy systems support, software six sigma, IT project governance, IT infrastructure library (ITIL), and outsourcing best practices
Exposure: 250-500 registrants per webinar, on average
Key Sponsorship Benefits
Networking and educational opportunities for high level IT executives, IT decision makers, and senior IT practitioners
Direct exposure with 3000 conference attendees per year and up to 30,000 webinar attendees
Enhanced credibility through thought leadership association with the industry’s leading educational organization: The IT Metrics and Productivity Institute
Expanded marketing reach by tapping into the Institute’s database of over 5,000 CIOs and 45,000 best practices oriented IT professionals
Direct exposure on any of our three educational websites and the driving of additional, qualified traffic to your own site
What Does a Typical Conference Look Like?
Conference tickets range from $495-$695
Events start with breakfast at 8:30 am and end at 1pm or 3pm
Guests are seated at roundtables to encourage socialization and networking
Each presentation is educational in nature
Each presentation is followed by a 10-15 minute networking break
The day consists of 2-5 presentations, each lasting 45 minutes
Each presentation is followed by an interactive question and answer session
There is a one hour lunch
At the conclusion of the event there is a reception
All live webinars are FREE
Webinars are held on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from February through June, and from the end of August through December.
Each webinar is one hour long and is followed by a 20 minute, interactive question and answer session
Each webinar is educational in nature
Webinar access is simple through the internet
All live webinars have been accredited with PDU codes by the Project Management Institute
Registrants must answer detailed questions about company, job title, IT spend, and IT department size and must answer a survey at conclusion of webinar
Our webinars regularly produce up to 250-500 registrants with attendance levels between 50-60 %
What Does a Typical Webinar Look Like? .
The IT Metrics and Productivity Institute conference and webinar series will include lectures by over 100 world renowned experts from around the globe including:
Capers Jones, author of 14 software management books and Chief Scientist Emeritus of Software Productivity Research
Ed Yourdon, international IT consultant and author of 500 articles and 227 books including "Decline and Fall of the American Programmer”
David Garmus, author and former President of the International Function Point User's Group
Peter Hill, President of the International Software Benchmarking Standards Group
Dr. Robert Charette, world renowned software risk management expert and author
Paul Strassmann, former CIO for the US Department of Defense
Dr. Vic Basili, founder of NASA’s Software Engineering Laboratory
Dr. David Zubrow, Director of the Software Measurement and Analysis Program at the Software Engineering Institute (SEI)
Tony Salvaggio, President and Founder of CAI
Who Are Our Conference and Webinar Presenters?
Gain Exposure on Our Websites
The IT Metrics and Productivity Institute maintains 3 main educational websites:
ITMPI.ORG – a free access, clearinghouse research site that contains hundreds of articles on all aspects of the software development lifecycle and IT management, including book recommendations, interviews with industry leaders and links to similar sites around the internet
ITMPI.ORG/EVENTS – a conference specific site that lists all conferences, speakers and presentation topics around the world
ITMPI.ORG/WEBINARS – a webinar specific site that lists all webinars, webinar presenters and webinar topics for the whole year
Over 400,000 IT executives and practitioners have visited these sites since their inception
Total traffic currently is 20,000 visits per month
60% of all traffic is US based; 9% is UK based; 5.5% is Canadian based, 5.5% is Australian based.
Top 5 US states are New York (7.7% of US traffic); Texas (6% of US traffic), Florida (6% of US traffic) and Virginia, Illinois and New Jersey (each representing 5% of traffic).
Newsletter subscription is free
Newsletter is distributed every other week to 50,000 readers worldwide.
Newsletter consists of 3 thought provoking articles plus website and book recommendations.
Newsletter contains updates about upcoming webinars and conferences
Number of published issues to date is 164
All newsletter back issues are stored on the Institute’s free access, clearinghouse website
Gain Exposure Thru Our Electronic Newsletter
Who Attends Our Conferences?
Breakdown of 2009 Conference Attendees by Job Title:
13% Department Managers
27% Executive Managers
19% Manager level
18% Project Managers
Company Representation at Conferences
Companies that sent three or more executives to the “Software Best Practices” conferences in 2009 included:
AAA, Allstate Insurance Company, AT&T, Attorneys’ Title Insurance Fund, Blue Cross Blue Shield Michigan, Carnival Corporation, Chrysler Financial, Citi, Deloitte, DTE Energy, EDS, Education Testing Services (ETS), Federated Investors, FedEx Ground, Fiserv, Florida Department of Transportation, Ford Motor Company, Highmark, Independence Blue Cross, ING Direct, Keystone Mercy Health Plan, Marriott Vacation Club International, Merrill Lynch, Motorola, PPL Corporation, Raymond James Financial, Raytheon, Rohm and Haas Company, Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd, SEPTA, Siemens, State of CT, State of FL, State of MI, The Hartford, Tiffany & Co., Time Customer Service Inc., Unilever, Valassis Communications, Wyeth
Seventeen conference events are scheduled for 2010
North American conference locations include:
Baton Rouge, LA
New York, NY
Philadelphia, PA (2 events)
Orange County, CA
International events are scheduled for Melbourne and Sydney
Who Attends Our Webinars?
209 webinars executed
70,000 total registrants
50-60% attendance level
Participant breakdown by job title, 2008-2009:
4% Department Managers
48% Executive Managers
6% Manager level
25% Project Managers
Company Representation at Our Webinars
Companies that had multiple executives participate in our webinars in 2008-2009 included:
Alcatel-Lucent, Allstate, AT&T, Bank of America, Bell Aliant, Empire Life, Fidelity Investments, Fiserv, Franklin Templeton, Humana, Kemper, LexisNexis, Liberty Mutual, Motorola, NY State Department of Motor Vehicles, Northrup Grumman, Paychex, Inc., PricewaterhouseCoopers, Prudential, Raytheon, SAIC, Softtek, Sun Microsystems, T. Rowe Price, Thrivent Financial for Lutherans, Tyco Electronics, xwave
How Are Our Conferences and Webinars Promoted?
For 12 weeks preceding a conference event, promotional emails are sent each week to all IT Metrics and Productivity Institute members residing within 100 miles of a conference event.
10,000 hard copy brochures are distributed throughout the year by our sales staff to key decision makers in each conference region (brochures can be downloaded at www.itmpi.org/events )
The Institute employs teams of telemarketers in each geographical region that are dedicated to contacting key decision makers on the telephone and offering free invitations
For one month preceding a webinar event, promotional emails are sent out each week to all IT Metrics and Productivity Institute members – the entire worldwide database
10,000 hard copy brochures are distributed throughout the year by our sales staff to key decision makers in all regions (brochures can be downloaded at www.itmpi.org /webinars )
Conferences AND Webinars:
Our conferences and webinars are highlighted throughout the year at major industry events such as the annual Software Development Conference and Expo in Santa Clara (SD West), the SEPG national process improvement conference, Better Software Magazine’s national conference in Las Vegas, Project Management Institute Global Conferences, Project Management Institute’s Information Systems Specific Conferences, and SIM conferences around the country (Society for Information Management Professionals)
The Institute employs an extensive Google ad word strategy for driving traffic to all three of our promotional websites. Over 1500 keywords are currently in place for driving traffic.
Conference Sponsorship Rights and Privileges
Corporate logo identification on events website, in all conference promotional emails and in hard copy conference brochures
10 x 10 booth at conference location for distribution of sales materials and/or demonstration of products
Conference attendee list with email addresses
10 complimentary tickets for sales reps, clients or prospects)
2 complimentary tickets for booth staff
Conference Sponsorship Rights and Privileges
All rights and privileges covered in the basic package
Option to host a private breakfast (at cost) with proprietary signage
Option to host post event reception (at cost) with proprietary signage
Optional speaker slot for 30-45 minute conference presentation
10 additional complimentary tickets
Conference Sponsorship Pricing
1 event: $3,000
2-5 events: $2,750 each
6-15 events: $2,500 each
15 events: $2,000 each
1 event: $10,000
2-5 events: $8,000 each
6-15 events: $6,500 each
15 events: $5,000 each
Webinar Sponsorship Rights and Privileges
Corporate logo identification on webinar site, in webinar promotional emails and in hard copy webinar brochure
Full page live ad at beginning of webinar
Webinar participant email list, complete with company demographic data
Webinar Sponsorship: Pricing
1-10 webinars: $1,000 each
11-25 webinars: $900 each
26-50 webinars: $800 each
51-75 webinars: $750 each
76 + webinars: $600 each
Newsletter Sponsorship: Rights and Privileges
Sponsors receive an ad link and descriptive abstract in our bi-weekly electronic newsletter
Sponsors receive a thumbnail ad on our main clearinghouse site at www.itmpi.org
Newsletter Sponsorship: Pricing
3 Issues: $3,000 total
6 Issues: $5,500 total
12 Issues: $10,000 total
24 Issues: $19,000 total
All newsletter sponsors receive both an ad link and abstract in our newsletter PLUS a thumbnail ad on our main website at www.itmpi.org
Flexible Sponsorship Packages
Sponsorship packages are offered on an individual, multiple or entire series basis to meet your marketing needs.
Conference, newsletter and webinar sponsorships can be tailored to meet timing and/or geographic needs.
Sponsorship Information If you are interested in becoming a company sponsor of the IT Metrics and Productivity Institute Software Best Practices electronic newsletters, conferences and webinars, please contact: Michael Milutis Executive Director IT Metrics and Productivity Institute Tel: 610-530-5141 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org