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July 10, 2014 Dinner Meeting - Comcast Communications

Comcast Communications


After enjoying the July 4th holiday, come out on July 10, 2014 and celebrate with the AITP DC Chapter.  Our Dinner Meeting guest speaker is Daniel Stendeback, the Enterprise Account Executive for Comcast Business.  Daniel will provide insights on a range of products, services, and solutions to keep businesses running.

Launched in 2011, the Comcast Business Ethernet suite offers high-performance point-to-point and multi-point Metro Ethernet services with the capacity to deliver cloud computing, software-as-a-service, business continuity/disaster recovery and other bandwidth-intensive applications. Comcast Metro Ethernet services are significantly faster than standard T1 lines and other legacy technologies, providing scalable bandwidth from 1 Mbps up to 10 Gigabits-per-second (Gbps) in more than 20 major US markets. Highly scalable services that you can rely on.

Comcast wholly owns it's fiber network making their Ethernet solutions unique, reliable and customized to your Internet and Wide Area Networking needs. Comcast Business Class Enterprise services include the following benefits:

• Physical, Network and Carrier Diversity
• Scalable from 10Mbps to 10 Gbps
• Dedicated Ethernet Connection – Not Shared
• Own & Operate the entire Comcast Network, End-to-End (First & Last Mile!)
• Ethernet Connectivity between Metro Comcast Markets - Wide Area Ethernet provides the ability    to connect across North America for Regional and Continental Comcast Enterprise customers – You can now connect Washington, D.C. with Philadelphia, NY / NJ, up through New England and Boston.

Come out and join us on July 10, 2014.  Bring your co workers and friends to hear our guest  speaker. 


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June 12, 2014 The Final Frontier by Dick Davies

The Final Frontier" by Dick Davies

The Board is pleased to have Dick Davies back to speak to us. This is a business topic that can affect everyone in the coming years. Bring your coworkers to hear Dick, meet fellow members and guests, and enjoy good food. Note special pricing. Make your reservations early. AITP DC is committed to the professional growth of members by presenting meaningful topics at monthly meetings.

About the presentation:

In the next fifteen years, the majority of boomer-built, privately owned companies will change hands. These companies are the heart of American infrastructure.

This will be the largest change of ownership in the history of our economy. We are already seeing innovative transactions that people who have stopped learning don’t understand. Understanding how to profit from this change is important.

Google recently bought WAZE for over $10 million dollars per employee. Bystanders and regulators think someone was hoodwinked, stupid, or illegal. It’s really easier just to understand what drove the transaction, and how you can take advantage of it.

Join us for The Final Frontier to get some new insights on how business, careers, and society are changing.

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May 8, 2014 Dinner Meeting "Hear how Kamalika Sandell is climbing the ladder of IT success"


Lean In --To It


Lean in is focused on encouraging women to pursue their ambitions, and changing the conversation from what we can’t do to what we can do.  Make your reservations early.  Come out and hear our guest speaker, Ms. Kamalika Sandell.  Ms. Sandell is the Associate Chief Information Officer at American University. Hear how she is climbing the ladder of IT success. 

Bring your co workers and network with fellow members and guests.



Date:  May 08, 2014


Speaker: Kamalika Sandell




6:30 - Social Hour
7:15 - Dinner
8:00 - Presentation
9:00 – Adjourn



Alfio's La Trattoria

4515 Willard Avenue
Chevy Chase, MD20815-3622

(301) 657-9133

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About the speaker:

Ms. Kamalika Sandell was recently promoted to Associate Chief Information Officer, serving as the second in command for the Office of Information Technology. In addition, she runs the Enterprise Systems unit within the Office of Information Technology. She has extensive experience running several information technology organizations. Prior to joining AU, she served as Business Information Officer/Director for IT Risk and Information Security at Capital One, a global diversified fortune 500 financial services company. Kamalika has expertise with enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems, program management, IT controls and governance, process re-engineering and large scale system implementations.  Ms. Sandell has a  BS degree in  Computer Science & Engineering, Jadavpur University, India.


Cost (Pay by cash,check or credit card at the door):

AITP Members: $25
Non-Members: $30
Student Members: $15



April 10, 2014 Dinner Meeting

Getting Requirements Right...The First Time


“When an IT project fails, the post-mortem erupts in more finger-pointing than a streaker at the Super Bowl.  The developers blame the stakeholders for not being specific; for not staying engaged throughout the process; for not reading the updates to the requirements document, for having unreasonable expectations and so-on.  The Stakeholders’ blame the developers for (I know you’ve heard it) not listening; not understanding; burying them in text, spreadsheets and charts.” (David Schulman)

Our guest speaker, Wayne Beekman, will give us insights into how to get requirements right the first time.  Wayne Beekman along with partner Cary Toor co-founded Information Concepts in 1982.

Information Concepts planning efforts use visualizations to allow users to see what a system will look like before any development costs are incurred. Detailed project blueprints with project plans with line item pricing are delivered.

Information Concepts delivers pragmatic technology solutions that balance client business goals with technology investments for Case Management, Cloud-based development, Management Reporting, and Legacy Migration.

Come out and join us on April 10, 2014.  Bring your co workers and friends to hear our guest  speaker. 

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March 13, 2014


Five Cutting-Edge Technologies that Will Become Mainstream Within 24 Months


How will technology change the way that we work and live in 2014 and beyond? RISE Solutions Group has analyzed dozens of promising technologies and identified five that they believe will evolve from emerging novelties to widely embraced trends in the next 12 to 24 months.

These five technologies have been carefully selected because they are at a critical juncture where they are ready to rapidly move from the lab, the corporation and the early-stage entrepreneur into everyday life this year. Many of these have been in the pipeline for several years and are now poised to achieve broad market penetration, changing work, recreation and the home.

Futurists have long discussed these innovations in computing, mapmaking, connectivity and manufacturing as distant possibilities. But they are no longer speculative: This is the year they flourish. Rick Seiden is founder and president of RISE Solutions Group, a consulting and integration firm focused on leading edge, emerging technology.

RISE finds it inspiring to help organizations, large and small, move mission-critical or cost-saving technologies from the drawing board to realization - the point where end users reap tangible benefits from a solution or service.

Come out and join us on March 13, 2014.  Bring your co workers and friends to hear our guest  speaker. 


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