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May 13, 2010
IT Strategic Planning – Building a Partnership Between IT and Your Business
DoubleTree Hotel & Executive Meeting Center Portland - Lloyd Center

This course was designed to be vendor and product neutral. It will give you hands-on knowledge about IT delivery models and how to make smart decisions that will provide a competitive advantage for your business.

It is led by two world class IT practitioners who will help you understand the key players in outsourced IT delivery, how to evaluate the value of available options, how IT delivery models impact your business, and how to establish specific action items for moving forward with confidence.

Sep 23, 2010
TechAmerica Board of Directors Education Event - Strategic Planning: Navigating the New Normal
Heathman Hotel

About the Event: Given the current great recession, the standard strategic planning process may not be enough. Many leaders are after superior resources, speed, and a deeper understanding of the underlying forces in the business environment. Those that have these capabilities in their planning are likely in the lead or will emerge leaders.

What is the new normal? Join a panel of directors and strategists as they discuss the following:

  • Today’s strategic environment
  • The role of the board in strategic planning today
  • Quarterly vs. annual planning cycles
  • Capability logic (resources)
  • Guerrilla logic (speed)
  • Complexity logic (business climate)
  • Aligning the entire organization to the strategic plan
  • Recent best practices

Panelists: - L.B. Day, President, LB Day and Company, Inc. , current board member, Microchip Technology and Lynguent Technology L. B. Day and Company, Inc. is a strategic planning and organization design consulting firm. Mr. Day’s specialty areas include strategic planning, executive development, and organization design.

  • Rick Wills, former CEO & Chairman, Tektronix, Inc., current board member, FEI Company Mr. Wills joined Tektronix in 1979 and has held a variety of positions during his tenure. In January 2008, after eight successful years leading the company, Mr. Wills was named Chairman of Tektronix. Mr. Wills transitioned from day-to-day operations to a consulting role, providing strategic guidance to senior management of Tektronix and the Danaher Test and Measurement platform until June 2008.

  • Scott Grout, President and Chief Executive Officer, RadiSys Corporation Scott joined RadiSys in 2002. Prior to joining RadiSys, Scott was President and Chief Executive Officer of Chorum Technologies, Inc., a privately held company based in Richardson Texas, where he was responsible for the company's expansion efforts including initiatives for accelerating business development, technology research, product manufacturing and talent recruitment (more).

Moderator: - Scott Demorest, Principal and co-founder of ACME Business Consulting, LLC ACME is a Portland based management consultancy. Their core competency is managing the execution of the elements within a corporations strategic plan.

Event Details: When: September 23, 2010 Time: 7:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Where: The Heathman Hotel, Portland, OR Cost: $100 TechAmerica members, $150 nonmember

Register: (503) 624-5715 or at

Thank you sponsors: The Brentwood Group, KPMG LLP, Stoel Rives LLP