Monday, June 20, 2011

BDPA Names Five IT Heavyweights as Honorary Conference Chairs

LaVerne Council
There are some heavy-hitters in the information technology industry who plan to serve in a leadership capacity for the upcoming BDPA Technology Conference.  BDPA announced the following executives as Honorary Conference Chairs:
  1. LaVerne Council, Corporate Vice President and CIO, Johnson & Johnson
  2. Marc Di Francisco, President and CEO, Premier Event Management
  3. Brian Hedberg, Chief Information Officer, Health Care Service Corporation
  4.  Trudy McKnight, Executive Director, Small Business Partnership Programs, U.S. Public Sector, HP
  5. David Weick, Senior Vice President and Global Chief Information Officer, McDonald's 
The Honorary Chair takes a leadership role in promoting the conference and provides resources to assist with the execution of a successful conference.
"BDPA is excited to recognize this year's honorary chairs for the 2011 National Conference”, said National BDPA President, Yvette Graham.
The conference theme, 'Ignite, Inspire and Empower: The GPS of Future Technologists', is both timely and appropriate given the state of our economy and the number of individuals who are still seeking employment. BDPA remains committed to excellence as it continues to serve as a catalyst for professional growth and technical development.

The 2011 National BDPA Technology Conference to be held in Chicago, IL on August 3-6, at the Hilton Chicago Hotel, provides a total information technology experience for high school and college students, information technology professionals, entrepreneurs, IT senior managers, corporations, academia, government agencies and the research community.

The Honorary Chairs accepted their roles, in part, because of the value-packed slate of offerings given by field experts. These seminars, plenary sessions and workshops exemplify BDPA's commitment to provide state of the art training, professional growth and technical development, entrepreneurial opportunity, technical resource offerings, and access to leading edge technology to its members, corporate supporters, and the community.

This blog plans to be in Chicago for the entire conference. How about you?

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