Take the lead. Take part in the only fact-filled, information
packed, educational program that
guarantees an unwavering focus on networked enterprise technology from network computers to robust servers.
The UniForum Association in conjunction with The Fisher
Center for Management
and Information Technology, Walter A. Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley
Get the strategy, the implementation, and the practical
application knowledge you need to
move to the front of the information technology curve and ahead of the competition.
The IT Horizon '97 is a three-day educational program that focuses on advanced emerging technology issues on the horizon that will have the most significant impact on IS over the next year and into the next century. This Symposium will provide vital insights into today's ever-changing business environment through a single, highly focused event.
Designed exclusively for IT professionals, IT Horizon '97 encourages executives, IS managers, technical professionals, industry experts, and visionaries to join together in exploring the opportunities and implications of using Network Computers: Thin Clients and NetPCs in the networked enterprise. This program will provide the forum where attendees will evaluate successful and not so successful case studies, obtain knowledge about the practical uses of the technology, and gain mindshare.
Managing technology change in the enterprise requires a collaborative effort among three IT constituencies. This Symposium will deliver information vital to each of these groups:
CIO executives will gain a thorough understanding of the business opportunities, its probable impact, and strategic implications of the technology.
IS managers will be able to weigh the advantages of the new technology's practical business solutions against its potential impact on system users, as well as the infrastructure of the existing IS environments.
IT technical staffs will obtain the education and practical guidance needed to implement these new products, technologies and solutions.
THIS IS A MUST ATTEND PROGRAM FOR:
CIOs, IS Directors and Managers, System Architects, System Analysts, Senior Programmers, Software Developers, Network and System Managers, Engineers, System Integrators, and IT professional considering a Networked Enterprise strategy.
"Strategic Business Implications:
From the Network Computer to the Networked Enterprise"
"Where 'strategic thinking' evolves and Corporate IS planning begins"
James Ware, Executive Director, The Fisher Center for Management
and Information Technology, Walter A. Haas School of Business, University
of California, Berkeley
Michael Prince, CIO, Burlington Coat Factory and UniForum Board of Directors, CFO
This exclusive forum has been designed for CIOs to provide up-to-the-minute
knowledge about the newest leading edge technologies and the hottest topics
of the day. The program will address strategic business issues relating
to this new technology. To obtain information,
call Deborah Murray 1-800-255-5620, extension 12.
Learn about this revolutionary technology and its strategic business
impact from leading industry experts and analysts, major system administrators,
cutting-edge manufacturers, and actual end users.
Learn how to implement the technology during this full day of in-depth training workshops:
Activating the Intranet and Internet
Using Java and ActiveX
Instructor: Max Dolgicer, Director, International Systems Group, Inc.
This workshop moves quickly beyond the hype surrounding Java, ActiveX and Internet/Intranet by clearly defining the technology. It provides an in-depth knowledge on "how to" apply Java and ActiveX technologies for development of Internet and Intranet applications.
Audience: IT managers, IT planners, project managers and senior developers selecting new technologies for corporate Intranet and Internet development.
Internet Security: Firewalls, Encryption,
Instructor: Rik Farrow, Consultant
This thorough one-day course provides the information needed to understand the threats TCP/IP connectivity brings, and means of alleviating access to a network, logging, providing alerts during attacks and even removing potentially dangerous material from the mainstream.
Audience: Network managers and administrators, system administrators, those interested in acquiring/configuring firewalls. Pre-requisites: An understanding of TCP/IP networking and applications.
How to Develop an Electronic Commerce
Infrastructure and Set up an Extranet
Instructors: David Egan, President, DGE Solutions, Inc.
Dave Taylor, President and CTO, The Internet Mall, Inc.
This "how to" workshop focuses on the technical issues involved with the installation of a Commerce Server utilizing Windows NT Server, Security, IIS, Frontpage, Mercantec SoftCart or Internet Factory, and Cybercash. The course takes attendees through a step-by-step installation of this environment, to completion and operation.
Audience: IT managers and staff responsible for the implementation of Web-based systems.
Leading Development Tools in the Networked
Instructor: Frank Henderson, CTO, The Netplex Group, Inc.
This workshop looks at the new "thin client" development model, the enabling technologies (database connectivity, ORB brokers, middleware, etc.), the leading players (well-known and newcomers), and recommendations for selecting software packages and toolsets. The first part of this workshop serves as a guide to evolving networked technologies (mobile access, secure transactions, etc.) and the new challenges for application developers. Representative firms in the networked application development field will participate in the afternoon.
Choose from three unique two-day symposium tracks, each focused on a different aspect of the Networked Enterprise technology.
Track One: IT Management Horizon --
June 10-11, 1997
"Strategic Implications - Thin Clients, NetPCs, Robust Servers, Universal Access"
This track is optimized for IS Managers who are, or will be, implementing NC:Thin Client and NetPC environments. This is a unique opportunity for IS managers to learn about the business and technology issues.
Track Two: IT Technical Horizon -- June
"Implementing Thin Clients, NetPCs, Robust Servers, Universal Access"
This track is optimized for IS technical staffs who are, or will be, implementing NC:Thin Client and NetPC environments. This track is where "planning" evolves into practical information on installation and administration. This track is complimented by the technical workshops.
Track Three: Horizon '97 Case Studies
-- June 10-11, 1997
This track will provide a forum for all attendees to review a wide range of exhibiting NC:Thin Client and NetPC projects and environments presented by the companies throughout the world that are actually implementing them. This is a unique opportunity for attendees to learn from the real-life experiences of companies pioneering this technology.
In-depth case studies will be presented by companies from the following industries:
IT Horizons '97 Solutions Showcase --- June 10-11, 1997
The Solutions Showcase will highlight the NC:Thin Client and NetPC environment in action. This Showcase will complement the Symposium.
Please note: Program subject to change
SECURE ON-LINE REGISTRATION
Symposium Fees: (Please note - attendance is limited to 250)
Fee includes comprehensive course handouts, a certificate of advanced achievement, admission to keynote addresses/solution showcase, and breaks.
FEES:......................Earlybird (until May 9).......After May 9.............Walk-ins
Symposium and Showcase........$695...........................$795........................$895
(Passport includes 1 Technical Workshop + Symposium)
Group Rates: For 3 or more attendees, an additional 5% discount will be given.
UC Berkeley students should call 1-800-255-5620, extension 30 for special discount rates.
Hotel Reservations and Rates:
DoubleTree Hotel (formerly the Red Lion Inn)
San Jose, California
1-800-733-5466, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
The DoubleTree Hotel (formerly the Red Lion Inn) is conveniently located adjacent to the San Jose International Airport.
Note: Must request the UniForum Rate.
Singles $169 .....................................Singles $189
Doubles $179.....................................Doubles $209
The DoubleTree Hotel rates are subject to applicable State and City taxes at the time of check-in. Currently, these taxes are 10%.
Cut-off Date: DoubleTree Hotel requests all reservations be received prior to May 8, 1997.
Reservations accepted after the above date will be on a space and rate availability basis only.
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