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Cleaning Up Your SAAS-mouth -
the Changing Relationship Between CIOs and CFOs


The role of the CIO has changed, especially in regards to adopting technologies like cloud computing. More and more with subscription-based services, the CIO needs to be in partnership with the CFOs of their organizations, in this session we will discuss approaches towards bridging the gap.

Dinner Event at the Seattle Yacht Club (1807 Hamlin St., Seattle, WA 98112)

5:30--8:30 pm

*4:30-5:30 Taste of RLF/Information Session
5:30-6:45 Profession Networking
6:45-8:30 Dinner & Presentation

Register for this event online
or call the SeaSIM office (206-795-0457) for assistance with registration.

Speaker: Dave Uhler - Slalom Consulting, National Director of Research and Development

As the solutions director for Slalom Consulting, headquartered in Seattle, Dave runs the company’s research-and-development organization on a national level. In this role, he brings a decade of technical and management experience to clients and their mobile projects. In 2009, he built the company’s mobile practice from scratch, a unit that after just one year generated $5 million in revenue for Slalom.  The goal of this group is to make business information accessible wherever it resides – in the cloud or on premise. Dave’s group creates unique iPhone apps to solve specific problems for clients, but also, more broadly, the group combines technical and management expertise to create mobile solutions that drive business results. The mobile component was just one of five groups Dave has launched within the company, and all of them have gone on to become nationwide initiatives for Slalom.

Prior to joining Slalom Consulting in 2003, Dave worked at AT&T Wireless where he worked in the strategic planning department as a billing technical lead. He worked for Anderson Consulting prior to AT&T Wireless. Dave got his start in the wireless industry after graduating from Pacific Lutheran University, where he studied biology, chemistry and Latin.

Dave has instituted a new type of thinking at Slalom and within the technology consulting profession. He is remarkably adept at developing an innovation and seeing it all the way through to results, and he has been widely recognized for his ingenuity. He was the instrumental player behind Slalom earning the Mobility Systems Integrator of the Year award from CRN, an organization that publishes news, analysis and perspective relating to the technology industry. Similarly, Slalom’s Group Health mobile app was named the Mobile App of the Year for 2011 by TechFlash, the technology news site of the Puget Sound Business Journal, largely because of Dave’s technology prowess. Over the years,Dave also has earned the AT&T Wireless Spirit of Excellence award (three times), membership in the AT&T Circle of Excellence, and Slalom’s Top Gun honors.

Dave is a magna cum laude graduate of Pacific Lutheran University, and his focus on the eclectic roots of innovation is reflected in his studies. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in biology with a research emphasis and minored in both chemistry and Latin.

Seattle Yacht Club - CONSIDER BRINGING A GUEST to this event at our new venue!

The Seattle Yacht Club began in the 1870's and is a historic Seattle landmark with many interesting photos and ship models to view. The club is also easily accessible by people coming from both the Eastside and Seattle and has ample free parking. Membership Contest: For some added fun, we started a couple of contests last month: one for the person who brings the most new guests and a second for the person who signs up the most new members. There is still time to get in on the fun! Did you know that anyone that joins Seattle SIM in September receives the rest of this year and ALL of 2014 for the same price? That’s 3 months free!

 

Thank you to our November Event Sponsor! Commvault

*Taste of RLF (Regional Leadership Forum)/ Information Session (4:30 – 5:30pm)
We are also a having a special pre-event in October related to the SIM's Regional Leadership Forum (RLF) and becoming a SIM member. Anyone in attendance for this event will be provided with complimentary drinks during the professional networking time, compliments of SIM National.This event is geared to provide you with information about the RLF and its quest to develop authentic IT Leaders. It is an innovative 10 month program based on experiences, relationships and leadership concepts that will ensure your IT organization is ready for the "Future of IT”. We will also share why becoming a SIM member has made a difference in your professional life.


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