|Program Number: C020-19112013
An Introduction to Cloud Computing
Activity Sponsor: PMINJ Chapter (C020)
meeting slides can be downloaded.
The C-Suite (CEO,
COO & CFO) are eager to adopt Cloud as they have been sold on the benefits.
IT groups have a 2 year backlog of projects, gone through substantial reductions,
and may not even have staff qualified to do this type of analysis. Thus they
are at an impass. This presentation will provide all the necessary information
to understand the foundations of cloud; how to select the adoption method
right for you and your firm from the many options; how to measure your readiness
and risks; and an approach for estimating costs and the benefits that would
In this presentation, join Frank Kovacs as he introduces Cloud Computing
which over 70 percent of all corporations have begun adopting in some way,
shape or form already.
Frank Kovacs is an IT Technology Executive who has led large scale global
mission critical Application Development, Data Centers & Infrastructures
globally across the Fortune 100: First Jersey National Corp, AT&T Bell
Laboratories, AIG, Citigroup, Bowne, Medco, McGraw Hill & Ernst &
Young. He is equally as skilled in Supply side as in Demand Side. He’s skilled
in all phases of Software Development Life Cycle, and experienced at managing
portfolios of over 1,000+ projects.
Six Sigma Master Black Belt with strong Process experience leading CMM &
CMMI (Staged & Continuous) Certification efforts as well as IT Infrastructure
Library (ITIL) implementations across the Service Delivery and Service Management
key process areas and Tier 3 Certified as Assessor & Trainer in IVI IT-CMF.
Frank also has strong experience with ISO Certification, and was part of team
that won Malcolm Baldrige Quality Award. He’s also highly skilled in Technology
Business Management (TBM)
Most recently Frank built
a Cloud Computing Consortium of over 200 companies, contributed to building
the cloud practice and most of the cloud service offerings at EY and sold
and directed the largest ever migration to the cloud for NASA. Frank
has been a sought after speaker for the CIO World Congress, CIO Forum, Cloudcor
and UP Cloud Forums, Gartner Symposiums, and other industry events.
- Frank Kovacs
has delivered some of the first, largest and most comprehensive solutions
in the industry
- In banking he
delivered for the largest bank in NJ at the time the first ERP, first bank
by phone and first conversion of banking systems to being automated
- At Bell Labs
he was instrumental in a team that delivered the largest and most comprehensive
FASB 13 Lease Accounting System, many first in the UNIX world including first
to run UNIX natively on an IBM mainframe years before IBM had AIX, and was
part of team that brought Malcolm Baldridge award back to the US after a hiatus
of 20+ years
- He negotiated
the industry’s largest Microsoft select agreement
- At Citi he implemented
one of the first and definitely the largest ITIL implementation in 2001 for
the industry’s largest private data & internet network provider
- He has implemented
PMO', then directed them at 5 different Fortune 100's that most recent one
a cloud based solution that was reviewed by Gartner and Forrester and found
to be among the top 10 implementations in the industry.
On a personal note, Frank is big on giving back to the community and, post
9/11, founded one of the top networking groups - The Breakfast Club NJ which
now has over 3,800+ members and together with his weekly radio show, “You're
Career Is Calling”, has helped over 6,000 people from students out of college
to experienced workers land jobs in this tough economy.
Career Networking Program:
Topic: The Next Phase: Life Strategies for
Navigating Personal & Professional Transitions
If you are in transition,
whether planned or imposed by circumstance beyond your control, this program
is for you.
Join Mary Anne Walk, Executive Director of the Gestalt International Study
Center, www.gist.org, of Wellfleet, MA, who’s Life Strategies for Navigating
guides you through a brief look at your experiences, what you want for the
future and what gaps you may need to fill to move through a transition.
Join us before the dinner meeting, bring your business cards, and have some
Topic: Meet & Greet