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May 17th Community Technology Forum:Event Focused on How to Develop an Enterprise Portfolio Project Management Office

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HU's Government Technology Institute Hosts Free Presentation

HARRISBURG UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY - The public is invited to the Government Technology Institute's May 2012 Community Technology Forum: “Developing an Enterprise Portfolio Project Management Office with Clarity Technology” featuring Ron Huston President of ClearPoint and Sponsored by CA Technologies. The event is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. to 2:45 p.m., May 17th at Harrisburg University of Science and Technology. Recognized by Computer World Inc. in 2009 as one of the top Information Technology leaders in the world, Mr. Huston brings over 35 years of experience in managing complex diverse organizations, requiring an entrepreneurial spirit, change agent, team builder, facilitator, strategist, and communicator in the private and public sectors. This event is ideal for CIOs, consultants, developers, managers, analysts, enterprise architects and information technology professionals, educators, faculty, staff and students in project management, and computer or information sciences. There is no charge for the event but seating is limited. RSVP at www.HarrisburgU.edu/RSVP Mr. Huston recently retired from the State of Colorado where he was appointed by Governor Ritter in 2007 as the State of Colorado’s Chief Enterprise Architect. As the Enterprise Architect Ron published the Colorado Consolidation Plan, which was the cornerstone to enact legislation creating the Governor’s Office of Information Technology. Today he is president of ClearPoint where he provides executive support for a variety of organizations. In the past six months Mr. Huston has: * Initiated planning of the modernization of the Wyoming Health Insurance Eligibility and Enrollment System Master Plan. * Provided mentoring/training to C-level executives at State, Federal agencies and corporate entities. * Conducted an examination of the Information Technology organization for the Regional Transportation District in Denver. This work effort resulted in a new organizational alignment of RTD IT implementing new roles for service delivery. These new roles are dramatically changing the culture as a new service delivery model is implemented for supporting the business/divisions. * Initiated the creation of a Portfolio Project Management Office for RTD. An analysis was completed of how work requests are derived and managed in the RTD IT division. Ron is currently heading a team that is creating work processes, implementing a comprehensive management tool and working with RTD executive leadership to change RTD’s culture for IT services. CA Technologies is an IT management solutions and software company and a founding member of the GTI, which officially launched in October 2011. The GTI provides education and training for government IT employees through courses, seminars and certification programs, such as the Certified Government Chief Information Officer Program. The University relies on partnerships with companies, such as CA Technologies, to develop content for hands-on workshops and courses which focus on innovations, trends, industry best practices and emerging technologies that can aid in developing future service offerings to meet growing citizen demands. You can literally take planes, trains and automobiles to the event. The University’s location at 326 Market Street in downtown Harrisburg is near Interstates 83 and 81 and the Pennsylvania Turnpike, making it an easy drive to the University from any of Pennsylvania’s major cities. And it’s only a two-hour drive from the University to Baltimore, Washington, DC or Philadelphia. The Amtrak Passenger Train Station and Greyhound Bus Station are one block from our location. And the Harrisburg International Airport is only nine miles from the University. http://www.harrisburgu.edu/campuslife/directions.php Harrisburg University is located at 326 Market Street in Harrisburg. Free parking is available on the street. Additional parking is available in the Harrisburg Parking Authority operated garage accessible via Fourth Street. Cost for parking in the garage is $5.00 for 0-2 hours. Kiosk for parking accepts cash only. More information on parking rates and directions to the University are found online at http://www.harrisburgu.net/campuslife/directions.php#parking About Harrisburg University Founded in 2001 to address Central Pennsylvania's need for increased opportunities leading to careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields, Harrisburg University offers 24 undergraduate and 35 graduate programs. The University is an innovative and ambitious private institution that produces graduates who provide increased competence and capacity in science and technology disciplines to Pennsylvania and the nation. Harrisburg University ensures institutional access for underrepresented students and links learning and research to practical outcomes. As a private University serving the public good, Harrisburg University remains the only STEM-focused comprehensive university located between Philadelphia and Pittsburgh. For more information on the University's demand-driven undergraduate, graduate and certificate programs in applied science and technology fields, call 717.901.5146 or email, Connect@HarrisburgU.edu

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