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Center for IT & eBusiness

The IT Executive Exchange (ITEE) is a forum for IT Executives and College of Business Administration professors at The University of Akron. Meetings take place every six to eight weeks to discuss pressing and leading edge issues.

The purpose of this forum is to have a healthy exchange of ideas that will be useful to all attendees. It is sponsored by the Center for Information Technologies and eBusiness (CITe) of the University of Akron’s College of Business Administration.

Next ITEE Meeting

Topic: Windows 8 Deployment

March 21, 2014; 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm; Location CBA 258

Windows 8 Deployment – Whether you are curious about the new features of Windows 8, or interested in benefiting your organization with enhanced productivity and collaboration experiences. We invite you to join us for a conversation on implementing Windows 8 in the enterprise and dive deeper into real world deployment scenarios with this controversial new operating system provided by Microsoft. Jarrod Roark will be making a presentation on the benefits and challenges of implementing Windows 8. Jarrod is the Advanced Infrastructure Practice Director and a Principal Consultant at Bennett Adelson. Jarrod has consulting, implementation, and project management experiences for Identity, Security Collaboration and System Management Products in environments ranging in size from 5,000 to over 100,000 users across a diverse number of organizations and industries. Recognized as an industry thought leader Jarrod has written numerous published white papers and spoken at such events as The Experts Conference, ILTA Conference and currently heads up the Cleveland System Center User Group

Interested in attending? Please RSVP to Brittany Michael: brm14@zips.uakron.edu


Previous Discussion Topics:



January 2014 BYOD

November 2013 IT Portfolio Management
September 2013 Does CIO Still Mean "Career Is Over"?
May 2013 The Internet of Things
March 2013 Mobile Software Development
January 2013 Help and Service Desks

November 2012 Business Analytics
September 2012 Using Social Media
June 2012 IT/IS Talent Management Report Card: Where are we, and where do we need to go
March 2012 RAPM: Rapid Analysis Portfolio Management
January 2012 Striking the Right Balance: “Hard” and “Soft” Skills in IT and the Careers

November 2011 Going Rogue IT Style
September 2011 Delivering and Promoting Innovative Business Value
June 2011 Virtualization: Performance and Prospects
April 2011 The Consumerization of IT and Implications for the Organization
February 2011 The Collaboration Challenge

November 2010 Assimilating Mobile and Consumer Devices into the IT Infrastructure
September 2010 Is Your Company Ready for Windows 7 and Office 2010 Deployment?
May 2010 ITIL and COBIT
March 2010 Learning From Our Best and Worst IT Practices
January 2010 Managing IT Innovation (Summary will be available soon)

November 2009 Security
September 2009 New Communication Methods
June 2009 Leveraging Cloud Computing
March 2009 Open Source Software
January 2009 Effective benchmarks IT can use to gauge success

November 2008 What do new graduates expect from employers?
September 2008 Telecommuting
July 2008 Business Intelligence
May 2008 Mobility and Mobile Computing
April 2008 Social Networks
February 2008 Strategic Outsourcing

November 2007 Virtualization
September 2007 Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity: What have we learned?
May 2007 E-discovery: IT's responsibility for Information Retention and Destruction
March 2007 Collaboration Tools in Microsoft Office 2007
January 2007 Plans for Vista and Office 2007

October 2006 Strategies & Techniques for Making the IT Dollar Go Farther
August 2006 How to Market IT to Internal Business/Organization
June 2006 IT Skills and IT Education
April 2006 Data Modeling, Quality & Security
March 2006 Service Oriented Architecture
January 2006 Emerging Technologies

November 2005 IT Recruiting and Retention
September 2005 New Programming Methodologies
April 2005 Business Continuity Planning
July 2005 Project Management Office
February 2005 Portfolio Management

December 2004 Vendor Management
October 2004 IT Governance, Business Alignment and IT Vision
August 2004 Security


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