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Thursday, March 13 • 10:30am - 12:00pm
Head in the Clouds: Real-world experiences and recommendations for moving technology infrastructure to the cloud

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Whether you’re working with a provider or building your own, moving to the cloud is an important step that takes planning, staff and dollars. This panel discussion looks at the whys and hows of moving to the cloud, as well as how two organizations approached their moves to the cloud.  Session specifics will include strategic planning, cost-benefit analysis, infrastructure planning, migration paths, best practices and more.  The organizations sharing their experiences (successes and challenges) are Hadassah and the Second Harvest Food Bank.

Attendees will walk away with: 
1) A solid understanding of the process of undertaking a cloud project, big or small
2) A view into how real-world organizations successfully approached and implemented their moves
3) Ideas for how to move forward with their own cloud projects

Speakers
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Steve Birnbaum

Vice President of Client Solutions, SofTrek
Steve Birnbaum has more than 15 years’ experience in nonprofit management, with expertise in organizational planning, technology implementation and change management. He previously was associated with Jacobson Consulting Applications, helping nonprofits use technology effectively to achieve fundraising goals. As JCA’s COO, he provided strategic guidance for large organizations launching complex technology initiatives and managed... Read More →
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Lynn Blackwell

Director of IT Applications, Hadassah
Lynn Blackwell manages Hadassah’s IT effort, including infrastructure, for its New York City headquarters and 45 field offices in places worldwide. Lynn specializes in donor database management with a focus on donor relationships from the qualifying and identifying stage to stewardship. She partners with many volunteers to foster a database synergy with the goal of cultivating donors from grassroots to major gift level. Lynn plays a pivotal... Read More →
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Michael Enos

Chief Technology Officer, Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties
Michael Enos's professional career began in social work after graduating from University of California, Santa Cruz. A native of Orange County, Michael stayed in the Santa Cruz area and worked in the social services profession as first a provider of direct care for persons with developmental disabilities, then overseeing services that provided community living opportunities to adults with disabilities for a large bay-area non-profit. | | As a... Read More →
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Matt Eshleman

Chief Technology Officer, Community IT Innovators
Matt provides a wide range of services to social mission organizations in the areas of technology planning, network engineering, installing and maintaining servers and ongoing support. He is has a special interest in the strategic use of technology and implementing innovative solutions using server virtualization and multi-site WAN's, including internet load balancing and failover. Matt originally joined the company as a volunteer when in... Read More →
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Tal Frankfurt

Founder/CEO, Cloud for Good
Salesforce.com MVP | Consultant | Cloud Technology for Social Change | | I have an active fan page: http://www.facebook.com/cloudforgood | | Twitter: https://twitter.com/@cloud4good | | While working as the Spokesperson and Director of Resource Development of a nonprofit organization (NPO), I understood the need of many NPOs to better manage their constituents using technology. Therefore, I founded Cloud for Good... Read More →


Thursday March 13, 2014 10:30am - 12:00pm
Thurgood West

Attendees (114)