Software as a Service (SaaS) has become a common delivery model for many business applications, including accounting, collaboration, customer relationship management (CRM), management information systems (MIS), enterprise resource planning (ERP), invoicing, human resource management (HRM), content management (CM) and service desk management. SaaS has been incorporated into the strategy of all leading enterprise software companies. One of the biggest selling points for these companies is the potential to reduce IT support costs by outsourcing hardware and software maintenance and support to the SaaS provider; however there are still many concerns surrounding security, legal, performance, and technical issues.
This conference, hosted by the College of Computing and Informatics (CCI) at UNC Charlotte, will provide insight and answers for both IT and business professionals. The audience will include prospective customers of SaaS solutions (including non-technical business personnel), application service providers, infrastructure providers, technology providers, and associated support providers.
The SaaS conference will be held on Wednesday, April 24, 2013 on the UNC Charlotte Campus. It will start at 8:00 AM and conclude at 5:30 PM. CEU and CPE credits will be offered.
Our list of distinguished speakers include: Ben Weiner (Titan), Brian Hitney (Microsoft), Chad Stachowicz, Curtis Hughes (C5 Insight), Doug Rubin, Ehab Al-Shaer, Greg Artzt, Igor Jablokov, Jeremiah Cook (Varrow), Jeremy Olson (UNC Charlotte), John Kirkpatrick, Josh Jewett (Family Dollar), Mark Boggs (Verizon Wireless), Michael Krumpe (Verizon), Oneyka Nchege, Richard Brasser, Scott Middlebrooks (Perficient), Shahab Choudhry (Propelics), Steve Costa (InMage), and Ted Claypoole (WCSR).
Registration costs $125.00 for individuals and $90.00 for special association members (NCTA, NCHICA, CISSP, CrTec, IToLogy, CASN Business, BIG, and SIM). This event is free for UNC Charlotte faculty, staff, and students.