Information Technology Forum - 2017

Monday, September 11 (8:30am-5:00pm) - Tuesday, September 12 (8:30am-4:00pm), 2017

***Registration for the IT Forum meeting is limited to ACEC member firms and qualified non-member firms in the regular category of membership only.

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Curriculum Track: Communications and Information Technology

Member Organization: National Events

Faculty: TBD

This forum carries 11 PDHs (Professional Development Hours).

Through ACEC's Information Technology (IT) Forum and its accompanying online community, IT professionals are connected to a network of their peers in an informal, roundtable setting. Professionals share best practices, discuss problems and solutions, and gain valuable insights into industry trends.

The IT Forum holds day long workshops structured for networking with peers, in an interactive roundtable format. Facilitators guide participant discussions on emerging trends and problem solving in the workplace.

Participants to the IT Forum will receive access to its online community and continue receiving valuable insight and information through member interaction.

2017 Working Agenda
(topics and times may change)

Monday, September 11, 2017

8:00 am - 8:30 am             Continental Breakfast

8:30 am - 9:00 am             Introductions

9:00 am – 10:30am           "Anything" as a Service (AAS)

Discussion facilitator, Eric Quinn

10:30 am - 10:45 am         Break

10:45 am - 12:00 noon      Cloud Services

Discussion facilitator, Markus Weidner

12:00 noon - 1:00 pm        Lunch

1:00 – 2:00 pm                  Department Policy Creation and Administration

Discussion facilitator, Andy Knauf and David Neumann

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm             State of IT a) People and b) Technology

Discussion facilitator, Colleen Mulrooney

3:00 pm - 3:15 pm             Afternoon Break

3:15 pm - 4:15 pm             Collaboration and Communication

Discussion facilitator, Andy Knauf

4:15 pm                             Session Ends


Tuesday, September 12, 2017

8:00 am - 8:30 am             Continental Breakfast

8:30 am - 9:30 am             Knowledge Management Platforms

Discussion facilitator, Andy Knauf and David Neumann

9:30 am - 10:00 am           Break

10:00 am - 11:45 am         Strategic Management    

Discussion facilitator, Markus Weidner and Eric Quinn     

11:45 am - 1:00pm            Lunch

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm             System Monitoring

Discussion facilitator, Chris Calaf

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm             Security

Discussion facilitator, Colleen Mulrooney

3:00 pm – 4:00 pm            Open Discussion

4:00 pm                             Forum Adjourns



  • Windows 10
  • Security
  • Network Audit
  • End user Training
  • Microsoft SAM/Audit
  • WAN
  • Social media (Facebook,SLACK, ie)
  • File Sharing (Box, DropBox, One Drive)
  • Project Management
  • VDI
  • Best decisions made this year\Worst decisions made this year
  • SAN storage
  • Panzura
  • Newforma\Project Management
  • O365
  • Video Conference - AV solutions
  • VR (Oculus)
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Remote Access
  • DR Preparedness
  • Employee Onboarding Workflows
  • Password policies and enforcement
  • Hyper-Converged
  • Managing software
  • Projectwise (in the cloud)
  • Cloud solutions (Software and Storage)
  • Mobility Integrating
  • What keeps you up at night?


Early Bird thru August 4, 2017

ACEC Members: $495
Non-members: $595

Standard after August 4, 2017

ACEC Members: $595
Non-Members: $695


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Austin, TX 78701
(512) 482-8000


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Maureen Brown
Phone: 202-347-7474
Fax: 202-789-7220


Refunds, Credits, Substitutions, and Cancellations

For cancellations received at least 15 days prior to program date, ACEC will issue a full refund. For cancellations received between 14 days and 3 days prior to program date, ACEC will issue credits toward any ACEC online class, live or on-demand. Credits are valid for 6 months from issue date. For cancellations received 2 days or less before a program date, no refunds or credits will be issued. Refunds or credits will not be issued for "no-shows." Registrants may choose another online class or substitute attendee/s without penalty at any time. Contact for further information.




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