» The Power of Cloud: Driving Innovation for Your Business

Monday, November 28, 2011
Sandhu Conference Center
Chapman University

Businesses without a cloud computing and corporate social network strategy are becoming a thing of the past. Join Chapman University and Ingram Micro to learn how businesses are harnessing the power of cloud computing and social media to drive new technological advancements and innovation here in Orange County. Hear success stories from industry leaders about how the game is changing in the corporate world and how you should adapt.

Learn more about Cloud’s powerful value proposition – anytime, anywhere, anyone – which is accelerating speed to market for your products or services, all on a consumption-based pricing model.  Adopting a comprehensive, multiyear cloud strategy can help you leverage the cloud to improve performance, competitiveness and customer care, while keeping data well protected. Join us as we share how developing a high level "cloud adoption vision," and a strong social enterprise strategy aligns with your organization's business objectives and strategy.

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  • Agenda
  • Venue
  • Speakers
  • About Ingram Micro
  • 4:00 -4:10          Introduction
    James L. Doti, Ph.D., President of Chapman University
    4:10 - 4:40 The Promise of Cloud Computing
    Renee Bergeron, Vice President, Managed Services and Cloud Computing, Ingram Micro
    The promise of cloud computing is powerful and available today. Join Renee as she examines the value proposition of cloud computing for businesses like yours and helps you understand the business benefits for your organization. Renee will also share industry projections around cloud adoption and insight into why businesses are accelerating the implementation of cloud today.
    4:40 - 4:50 Q & A
    4:50 - 5:20 Computational, Applied Sciences and Technology at Chapman University
    Menas Kafatos, Dean, Schmid College of Science and Technology, Chapman University
    Sciences and Technology fields at Chapman are characterized by research and education in serving society in general and California and the western states in particular. Work in health and life sciences, computational sciences, technology, Earth and the environment, focus on real-life problems and technology solutions. Several examples will be given. The Schmid College and a new interdisciplinary Institute carry out their missions in top education and research. Paramount in everything we are doing are close relationships with area industries, a hallmark of science and technology at Chapman University.
    5:20 - 5:30 Q & A
    5:30 - 6:20 Business Collides with Mobile, Social and Cloud
    Narinder Singh, Chief Strategy Officer, Appirio
    The three hottest IT trends aren’t generating noise without reason – huge companies are empowering their organizations with efficient, agile and valuable cloud-based services and IT systems. Enterprises without a cloud computing strategy, at least one of Apple’s many mobile devices lying around or some type of corporate social network are becoming few and far between. Appirio co-founder Narinder Singh will discuss how his company helps large enterprises unshackle business applications from servers – and shift it to mobile devices, social networks and the public cloud.
    6:20 - 6:30 Q & A
    6:30 - 6:45 Chapman Scholar Internship Program and Closing Remarks
    Mario Leone, Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer, Ingram Micro
    and Dean Menas Kafatos, Chapman University
    6:45 - 7:45        
    Cocktail Reception and Networking
  • Date and Location

    November 28, 2011
    4pm – 8pm
    Chapman University
    Sandhu Conference Center – Bldg. 49
    571 North Grand Street
    Orange, California 92867

    Event Parking

    Parking is available in several Chapman Parking Lots, but they tend to fill up quickly. Please allow ample time for parking. Each of the parking lots below are within five minutes walking distance of Sandhu Conference Center with the exception of Cypress Avenue Lot, which is a fifteen-minute walk.

    Parking permits are required for parking in any Chapman designated parking areas. Please print and display the electronic parking permit provided.

    Orange Street Lot (P3)

          ·   Must enter through Glassell /University, (under the Schmid gate) take immediate left into lot

    Lastinger Parking Structure (P4)

    ·         Accessible by side entrance on Walnut. Closest cross street is Glassell/Walnut

    ·         Available for parking after 3:30pm the day of the event

    Cypress Avenue Lot (P10)

    ·         Cross streets are Cypress/Sycamore

  • James Doti

    Presenter: James L. Doti, Ph.D, President at Chapman University
    James Doti earned his B.S. degree in economics from the University of Illinois, Chicago, and his M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Chicago.  He has been president of Chapman University since 1991 and holds the Donald Bren Distinguished Chair in Business and Economics.

    Dr. Doti joined the Chapman faculty in 1974. In 1978, he founded the A. Gary Anderson Center for Economic Research to encourage faculty and students to engage in economic and business research of high quality and to disseminate the results of this research to the business community. Under his leadership, the Anderson Center became nationally recognized, with its economic forecast and other research results cited in Business Week, The Christian Science Monitor, The Wall Street Journal, Time Magazine and USA Today.

    Dr. Doti’s articles have appeared in academic journals as well as periodicals such as The Wall Street Journal and The Chronicle of Higher Education. He is the co-author of two econometrics texts and co-editor of a collection of readings in free enterprise that received the Templeton Honor Award for Scholarly Excellence.

    Dr. Doti is a recipient of the Horatio Alger Award and the Ellis Island Medal of Honor.

    In his spare time, he enjoys reading, distance running and mountain climbing. He recently published a children’s book, A Christmas Adventure in Little Italy, which was selected by Italian America magazine for its fall Book Club.

    Mario Leone Presenter: Mario Leone, Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer at Ingram Micro

    Mario Leone serves as executive vice president and chief information officer of Ingram Micro Inc. Based at the company’s headquarters in Santa Ana, Calif., Leone is responsible for Ingram Micro’s worldwide information and business systems ensuring a stable, effective platform for profitable growth. He leads an information services organization that supports hundreds of thousands of transactions per day through operations on five continents. He joined the company in 2009.

    Leone has nearly 30 years of experience providing marketing and technology solutions for large global corporations. Before joining Ingram Micro, he served as senior vice president and chief information officer at Federal-Mogul Corporation, a global supplier of powertrain and safety technologies serving the automotive, industrial and worldwide after-markets. He served on the company's strategy board and led a global team of information professionals, directing information strategy, shared services and integration activities to support company operations in 35 countries.

    Prior to joining Federal-Mogul, he served as senior vice president and chief information officer at FIAT, and its business unit IVECO, a leading European industrial vehicle company. While there, he developed and implemented a global corporate IT strategy that helped the company return to profitability and increase sales in all major business units.

    Leone has also held senior management positions in business management and information systems for Dow Chemical Company and Union Carbide Corporation.
    Leone earned a bachelor’s degree in chemistry and biology from Boston University and a master’s degree in business administration with a concentration in finance from Babson College in Massachusetts.

    Renee Bergeron Presenter: Renee Bergeron, Vice President, Managed Services and Cloud Computing at Ingram Micro

    Renée Bergeron serves as vice president, managed services and cloud computing, Ingram Micro North America. She leads the Ingram Micro Services Division and has responsibility for the division’s organizational management as well as its strategic direction, sales growth and business development activities. With more than 25 years of business-unit leadership experience, Bergeron is a driving force behind identifying and cultivating new opportunities in cloud computing for Ingram Micro.

    Bergeron joined Ingram Micro in September 2010. Most recently, she led the $300 million IT Services Solutions business at Fujitsu America. At Fujitsu America Bergeron oversaw the development of innovative solutions, most notably the company’s managed security, data center virtualization and cloud computing offerings. Prior to joining Fujitsu, she led information technology divisions at media and banking companies and was a director at a prominent international technology consulting firm.

    Bergeron holds a bachelor of science degree in computer science from Sherbrooke University in Sherbrooke, Canada, and a master’s degree from McGill University in Montreal, Canada. She is based at Ingram Micro’s headquarters in Santa Ana, Calif.

    Menas Kafatos Presenter: Menas Kafatos, Ph.D., Dean at Chapman University, Fletcher Jones Endowed Professor in Computational Physics
    Dean, Schmid College of Science & Technology, Vice Chancellor for Special Projects, Chapman University

    Dr. Menas Kafatos joined Chapman University in 2008 as the Vice Chancellor for Special Projects, is also Founding Dean of the Schmid College of Science & Technology, Director of the Center for Excellence in Applied, Computational, and Fundamental Science, and is a Fletcher Jones Endowed Professor of Computational Physics.  He received his B.A. in Physics from Cornell University in 1967 and his Ph.D. in Physics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1972. 

    He has wide interests in several fields of science and information science:  Interdisciplinary Earth System Science/Earth Observing/Remote Sensing; natural hazards and climate change; content-based Earth science data browsing and associated technologies as well as in Astrophysics and Space Sciences and high-energy physics and quantum theory.

    He has 36 years experience in undergraduate and graduate teaching and research. He has published numerous books including The Conscious Universe, The Non-local Universe, Principles of Integrative Science, and more than 250 articles on computational science, astrophysics, Earth systems science, hazards and global change, general relativity, cosmology, foundations of quantum theory, and consciousness. He is an honorary member of the Romanian Academy of Sciences, has served in various leadership positions, and is member of several boards, including the University Space Research Association, and presently OCTANe. He was also recently awarded the IEEE Orange County Chapter – Outstanding Leadership and Professional Service Award for 2011.

    Narinder Singh Presenter: Narinder Singh, Chief Strategy Office at Appirio

    As Chief Strategy Officer at Appirio, Narinder is responsible for overseeing the company's strategy and marketing. A co-founder of Appirio, Narinder brings more than 15 years of software and business innovation experience and plays a key role in keeping Appirio at the forefront of cloud computing.

    Prior to Appirio, Narinder worked at SAP in the Office of the CEO as a part of the Corporate Strategy Group. Working with the management board and other executives, Narinder led initiatives on sales, maintenance and competitive strategies, as well as potential business and technology disruptions, including software on demand.
    Prior to SAP, Narinder managed R&D, sales and marketing activity as vice president and general manager of webMethods (WEBM) workflow business unit. Narinder previously led R&D for the company's business process management (BPM), workflow, B2B and industry products. He joined webMethods in 1998 as one of its first forty employees, and subsequently founded webMethods' Trading Networks product, the most successful add-on product in the company's history.

    Narinder began his career with Accenture at its Center for Strategic Technology working on leading edge initiatives for Fortune 500 companies. He pioneered early efforts to internet-enable business applications (SAP and Peoplesoft) at companies such as Motorola, Bell Atlantic and Autodesk.

    He holds a Bachelor of Science from Northwestern University and an MBA from the Wharton School. Narinder also has worked with several non-profits on their development and supports a number of causes including Room to Read, Worldvision, and Ensaaf. He also works closely through Appirio's Silver Lining program with Architecture for Humanity and has served on the board of the Sikh Coalition since its inception in 2001.
  • Ingram Micro Inc., a Fortune 100 company, is the world’s largest technology distributor and a leading technology sales, marketing and logistics company for the IT industry worldwide. As a vital link in the technology value chain, Ingram Micro creates sales and profitability opportunities for vendors and resellers through unique marketing programs, outsourced logistics services, technical support, financial services and product aggregation and distribution. Ingram Micro believes in the value of the chain and the role of the solution provider bringing cloud computing to the end-user market. Ingram started offering managed services in 2006 and cloud services in 2007, and was one of the early movers for cloud in distribution.
    Ingram Micro’s Vision: Ingram Micro will be universally regarded as the best way to deliver technology to the world.

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    We are the only aggregator with such a comprehensive approach, offering end-to-end customized solutions. By partnering with Ingram Micro Cloud, you are always ahead of the curve, with relevant, high-margin cloud offerings your clients need.


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