[lug] Exciting Red Hat versus Microsoft face-off event -- September 30

Patty Laushman patty at theuptimegroup.com
Mon Sep 20 11:24:43 MDT 2004

      Join us for the CSIA & TiE-Rockies Lighting Rod Event September 30, 2004

      To open source or not to open source -- is that the question? Is open source the savior it's made out to be?  What are the issues, trends and projections within the software industry and user community regarding open source and other software solutions based on proprietary code / closed systems.  Total cost of ownership? Licensing fees? Security? Reliability? Ease of use? Ease of application development? Support? Litigation?  Don't miss this engaging evening on the trials and tribulations from inside mid-size to large enterprises as they try to deliver cost effective and reliable solutions to their users.  Hear the experiences of actual users across various platforms.  Participate in the Q & A discussion.

      Please register now (http://www.regonline.com/Checkin.asp?EventId=16633) to join TiE-Rockies and the Colorado Software & Internet Association on Thursday Sept. 30 from 5 p.m.-8 p.m. as our distinguished panel of experts discuss the ongoing global tidal shifts in the software and application development arenas.  If you are a CEO, CIO, CFO, manager or user working to develop or purchase software solutions within your organization, you won't want to miss this event.

      Registration, Appetizers and Cocktails 5 p.m.-6 p.m.
      Program 6 p.m.-8 p.m.
      Westin Tabor Center; 1672 Lawrence St; Denver

      Srinivas Koushik, the Enterprise Chief Technology Officer for Nationwide Mutual Insurance, which has $113 billion in assets and over $12 billion in revenue.  Mr. Koushik is also responsible for the implementation of technology strategies within the business units, and heads up Nationwide's R&D efforts.  Prior to Nationwide, Koushik was the Chief Technology Officer to the Business Innovation Services unit of IBM

      Joining Koushik will be a panel of software companies and users of open source and traditional licensed software products:

      Andy Miller, CTO, Corporate Express 
      Jeff Truax, Director of IT Architecture, Frontier Airlines
      David Brandt, Principal Technology Architect, Microsoft
      David Little, Regional Director, Enterprise Sales, Red Hat

      October 1, 2004
      We will be offering two workshops the day after the event, on October 1 -- one on open source products and their implementation; the other on Microsoft and .NET products.  These sessions go into detail about each platform and are presented by Red Hat and Microsoft.

      8 a.m.-10 a.m. Red Hat - Presented by Robert Proffitt, Sales Engineer, Red Hat; Dale Laushman, CTO, The Uptime Group; and Keith Beret, Attorney, Cooley Godward

      10:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Microsoft -- Presented by Ashwin Karuhatty, Developer Evangelist, Microsoft; David Brandt, Principal Technology Architect, Microsoft; and Kevin Hoffman, Senior Consultant, MBS Outsourcing

      Morning workshops are held at Cooley Godward Office, 380 Interlocken Crescent; Suite 900; Broomfield

      Register here (http://www.regonline.com/Checkin.asp?EventId=16633) and see more details.

      You may register for one or both events
      Pricing: CSIA Members & TiE Rockies Members:
      Evening Session: $30
      Evening Session and Morning Workshops $30 (Morning workshops are free to members)
      Pricing: Non-CSIA Members:
      Evening Session: $45
      Morning Workshops: $30
      Both Evening Session and Morning Workshops: $65

      For more information on future CSIA events
      see our website: www.coloradosoftware.org
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