September 17th Monthly Meeting – Double Header!
Free Open House event!
There will be 2 important topics at our September 17th meeting that you will not want to miss. In some ways they are all related as we talk about Trends in the IT Job Market, then we will talk about the trends in IT Infrastructure and how these trends are harnessed and managed.
September will be Open House night – Bring a friend!
5:30 pm - Dinner & Networking with Your Peers
6:30 pm - State of the IT Job Market - Bob Langieri
7:00 pm - Emerging Trends and Changes that will Affect My Job - Julie Gutierrez-Farley
Annual Open House - This meeting is free for both members & non-members as long as you make a reservation now: September 2013 Meeting
State of the IT Job Market – Bob Langieri
State of the IT Job Market - Come to the September meeting and learn about what the latest trends are that can help you maintain and enhance your career. Don’t think that this brief presentation is only for those looking for a job. Everyone from Operations through Developers, Analysts and Managers need to know which way the wind is blowing to make sure that you are always thinking of being prepared for a worst case scenario. I will tell you what you need to do to observe trends in the economy and in technology. Some are very obvious, some are “a-ha” moments. Find out how have qualifications changed in the last ten years for IBMi professionals. How does RPG compare with Java or Oracle for a career. Learn how you can make yourself more valuable to your current employer. What can employers do to keep their employees when the job market does improve? Why you need to pay attention to the economy in California and the US economy. How do politics and legislation encourage or discourage job growth.
Emerging Trends and Changes that will Affect My Job - Julie Gutierrez-Farley
Emerging Trends and Changes that will Affect My Job - Technology advances like Cloud computing, Big Data, Social Business, and Data Analytics are arriving at an increasing rate in the IBM midrange marketplace. Often, these advances require additional education and training to remain competitive as an IT professional. Julie will draw upon her extensive experience running an advanced technology organization and working closely with IBM and its business partners to distill out what some of the major trends in technology are over the next five years and what you need to do to capitalize on these coming changes to increase your value.
About the speakers:
Bob Langieri is the President and Director of Excel Technical Services, Inc., an IT staffing firm in Southern California. Bob has over 30 years of experience in recruiting, contract staffing, and career counseling primarily in the IBMi – iSeries community. Bob’s experience has bridged from the first IBM System 3’s to the current IBMi Power Systems and from RPG II to the latest RPG ILE and RPG Open Access, learning the importance of new tools, understanding employers needs and advocating the need for professionals to always upgrade their skills. He has authored numerous articles on career and staffing issues and has been tracking salaries for IBM midrange professionals for over 25 years. Bob is a founding member of OCEAN User Group and currently VP of Publicity, previously served as President of the OCEAN User Group for IBMi users. OCEAN is one of the largest IBMi – iSeries user groups in the USA. Bob has also serves as the Conference Chairman for the OCEAN User Group annual Technical Conferences for IBMi education in Southern California. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.excelsearch.com.
Julie Gutierrez-Farley is a 20-year IT Industry professional. She directs Key Information Systems’ Solutions Architecture Department that focuses on complex solutions for the storage, protection and management of digital information. Julie spent 9 years in day-to-day IT operation. Her last 11 years were in professional services, systems architectural design and integration. She held a Solutions Architect position at CAT Technology where she designed systems and storage solutions for large companies. She spent seven years at Datalink Corporation where she served as a Storage Architect and later managed and led a team of architects and engineers for the western region. In that role, Julie and her team designed storage solutions from numerous manufacturers including Data Domain, EMC, HDS, Isilon, NetApp, Symantec and Quantum. As Director of the Solutions Architecture Department, Julie manages a team of technical architects that are experts in servers, storage, networking, virtualization and project management. She works with clients to convey the Solutions Architecture Team’s experience, expertise and ability to deliver results. Julie functions as an architect as well, getting involved in designing solutions for particularly complex, multi-disciplined projects.
Free dinner, but we need your reservation. Forward this to a friend.
Our September topics are the true essence of what OCEAN is all about. Education, Advancing your knowledge of new trends and technology, and Networking with our members to exchange our issues and experiences with moving our IT skills forwared.
After all, OCEAN is an acronym for Orange County Education Advancement Network.
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