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Folks, the countdown has officially started. All the t’s crossed and i’s dotted. We are all set for IWUG’s 10th Annual Bash and Next Generation in IT event. We have a slight change though, we had to change the date to November 14th due to issues with logistics. We have a very fun-packed evening planned for each of you so hit the break below for all details. Make sure you look up all the important information below.
We know you have been holding out those PTO's for this and November 14th is the day to mark your calendars and use them. We promise this event is not going to disappoint. Be prepared to come early this year, the pre-event party is off the hook. Come help usher IWUG into the next 10 years as well as celebrate the launch of Windows 8, Office 2013 and next generation hardware. We will be celebrating at the IMAX, our usual hangout. We have some surprises planned for you. You will get an opportunity to preview, browse and learn about next generation hardware, we bet you haven’t seen what you will see on the 14th. To keep up with IWUG’s traditional Annual Bash’s, we will have amazing giveaways and we promise, everyone will go home with Windows 8 swag. We will however have to limit attendance to the first 300 officially registered. The first 300 to register and present will go home with swag. So what are you waiting for? Hit up the RSVP link and mark your calendars. Please, only one per person and you need to be present to win. Also, please only register if you are definitely planning on attending. Don't hoard up tickets. Pretty please! We have other great raffle items including Xbox, Xbox Games, Software, Hardware etc. If you bring a friend along, you get a bonus raffle ticket. (Make your friend register though). Oh, and if we sell out of tickets, show up anyways, we might hook you up.
In typical IWUG fashion, we will be supporting "Donate Life" as our charity for the year. IWUG never charges its members for any event year round so we urge you to support Donate Life. A representative from Donate Life will be on-hand to address the group. We might have an additional charity we will be supporting. Follow us on Twitter for updates.
Topic: In today’s corporate environments end user expectations are higher than ever before putting pressure on corporate IT to support new devices and applications as well as the increased security threats and manageability concerns that come along with them. During this session, Intel, Microsoft and OEM partners will share how they are working to meet those expectations by changing the user experience through innovative hardware and software solutions that deliver even greater manageability and security.
While most companies’ migrations to Windows 7 are well under way, the launch of Windows 8 and Ultrabooks are creating the next technology intersection. During this session, experts from Microsoft will provide an overview of the key features in Windows 8 and into Office 2013. Intel will share a preview of exciting new devices supporting Windows 8 including touch enabled PCs, Ultrabooks and tablets for business. In addition, we’ll share concrete recommendations for organizations that are in the middle of migration planning for Windows 7.
When: Wednesday, November 14th, 2012 5:00PM - 9:15 PM(ET)
Where: IMAX Theater at the Indiana State Museum. 650 W. Washington St. Indianapolis, IN 46204
Parking: Parking is available in the underground parking lot. Parking will be validated
Admission: Admission is no charge – but we’re asking everyone to donate to the Charity as part of the event! We might have an additional charity we will be supporting. Follow us on Twitter for updates.
Food: We will be serving Hors d'oeuvre's as well as popcorn and soda. We will try our best to get cake!
Paul Edlund: is a passionate "geek" in all its forms including (but not limited to) tinkering, garage development, scale-up/scale-out scenarios, business value, competitive displacement and enterprise sales. Paul is currently the Core Infrastructure Manager in Microsoft’s Midwest District where he manages the team of sellers responsible for the Windows Client platform and Microsoft’s identity management tools. In his five years at Microsoft, Paul has also been a Technology Strategist managing accounts like United Airlines, Sears, WW Grainger, Publicis Groupe, Hewitt Associates and Wolters Kluwer. In this capacity, Paul acted as the CTO for the relationship between Microsoft and some of its largest enterprise customers. Prior to joining Microsoft, Paul was the Chief Technology Officer at Planet Technologies. His technical background stems from the hosting industry and the US federal government. At Planet, he managed a group of international consultants and personally helped these organizations scale the Microsoft platform to extreme levels.
Breck Parkinson: Breck is the enterprise tablet segment marketing lead for Intel’s Mobile and Communications Group and is responsible for the enterprise tablet strategy and priorities. Breck has over 14 years in embedded and 5 years in communications at Intel in various finance, operations and marketing roles and is a graduate of Idaho State University with a Bachelors of Accounting degree.
John Westfall: John has been with Microsoft as an Optimized Desktop Technology Specialist focusing on Windows Client, Config Manager, MDOP, and Windows Intune. John is a pre-sales technical resource for Enterprise accounts covering the Indiana and Central Illinois customers in the Midwest district at Microsoft. Prior to joining Microsoft, John managed the Datacenter Technology team at Parkview Health in northeast Indiana. John led numerous infrastructure projects during his 9-year tenure at Parkview Health including Windows deployments, VDI, Datacenter management and LOB device strategy for his internal customers, including leading a full-scale datacenter migration!
5:00-6:15 Networking/Food/Hardware Showcase
6:15-6:30 Introductions •IWUG •Charity Organizations •Sponsors
6:30-8:00 Introduction/Keynote • Paul Edlund / Breck Parkinson / John Westfall
8:15-8:30 Break/ popcorn
8:30-9:15 Movie • Destiny in Space*