May 6 2009 -
Jul 16 2009
7:45 AM - 9:15 AM
Rivers Club, One Oxford Centre, Pittsburgh, PA

Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney is a proud sponsor of the Pittsburgh Technology Council's IT Network, which has developed a speakers series. The series consists of four presentations that will take place May 6, 2009, to July 16, 2009. Each installment of the series will be held at the Rivers Club, located in the One Oxford Centre building in downtown Pittsburgh. Each presentation will take place from 7 to 9:15 a.m. and will consist of networking, breakfast, speaker presentation and Q&A.

For more information, contact Melissa Ungar, director, IT Network, Pittsburgh Technology Council, at 412-918-4292 or by emailing

The series will consist of the following presentations:

May 6

Creative Approach to Leadership Strategy: Starting from Scratch
Ina Kamenz, CIO, ThermoFisherScientific
When Ina Kamenz joined Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. as VP & CIO, she saw opportunity for change – the organization needed a leadership strategy and an IT road map. In this compelling presentation, Kamenz will describe how she implemented a new and counter-intuitive approach to leadership at Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. and why this creative approach offers genuine value – internally and externally.

Session discovery topics:

  • Implementing game-changing initiatives
  • Creating a sound infrastructure
  • Improving process throughout the organization
  • Delivering a new IT road map

May 28

Meeting the Challenge: The CIO Leadership Agenda
Mark McDonald, Group Vice President for Research, Gartner Executive Programs
CIOs face conflicting pressures to reduce costs yet continue to deliver new solutions and current services. In this environment CIO leadership stands out. This session will share what leading CIOs are doing to meet the challenges posed by today's economy. Based on the results of a survey of more than 1500 CIOs the leadership agenda covers CIO strategies for engaging the business, transforming the IT organization and establishing a new basis for IT in the enterprise.

June 11

IT Next: What the IT Infrastructure, Applications and Organization of the Future Will Look Like
John Gallant, General Manager, Editor, Network World Magazine
In this special CIO roundtable discussion, moderated by Network World EVP and GM John Gallant, we'll explore how new technologies and new ideas are altering the landscape of IT. How will green initiatives, cloud computing and private clouds, virtualization, software-as-a-service, mobility and the 'consumerization' of technology change the way IT organizations and infrastructures are built? What's the new model of IT that we should be building toward? We'll ask some of the brightest IT leaders to talk about what's ahead and how IT can reshape itself to provide better service to the business and open up new opportunities for organizational growth.

July 16

The Role of Innovation During Tough Times
Charlotte Yates, Founder, Telwares and Founder, Global CIO Forum

Who says you can't innovate during tough times? Not you. Innovation remains a top priority, and we will address how savvy organizations will turn economic downturn into advantage. Program and portfolio managers will be challenged to juggle operational initiatives, innovation initiatives, and hybrids of the two — not to mention justifying them in the face of business executives' increased scrutiny of every investment.