This should be a great event, offering you an opportunity to learn from some of the most successful IT professionals in the region. Additionally you can enjoy a great lunch while networking with other area professionals. And, of course, everyone's favorite host, Andy Hickey, will be there making sure all goes well - that in and of itself is worth the price of admission.
Whether you come or not, you can still participate in the event. How? Well, that is simple. Use the comments section to pose your question to the panelists. I can't guarantee that all of them will get used, but it will offer some direction to both the moderator and the panelists as to what is important to you - the Dayton area IT community.
I am curious as to how they believe technology can create jobs for our region. Specifically, how this might result in a net gain in jobs as opposed to eliminating three old positions to create one new, more technical one.
Another question I have is how the panelists view the future of their organizations. Will they move toward more distributed models, relying heavily on outsourced partners or will they move toward hiring full time employees and primarily developing & managing IT solutions internally.
I would also like to know their opinions on the role of technology relative to other organizational functions. Should the organization be driven by the technologists or the technologists by the organization. Where is the happy medium between the two?
There are so many other questions I would like to ask this panel, but I probably will only get the chance to ask one of them - if that. In the time between now and the 9th, I am going to continue to build my list, in hopes of finding a great question for the panel.
How about you? What do you want to get their opinions on? What to do with Google Wave? Open Source? Windows 7? iPhone v Blackberry v Droid? Cloud computing? Data Analytics and KPI's?
Please list your questions below.
I hope to see you on the 9th, where we can then get some answers.