FOSE, the Red Carpet Event for the Federal IT World
By Mack Sigman, Federal and DoD SharePoint Users Group
Why attend FOSE?
In the IT arena there are several conferences throughout the year and as Chairman of the Federal and DoD SharePoint Users Group / Women in SharePoint DC users group, I often get asked which ones would be best for the members to attend. The answer is simple: FOSE.
It is the one event in our area that you will see the stars come out from across the IT spectrum. It is like Oscar night for the IT professional, from CIO / CTO all the way to the system admins. Every technology, every new product, every new approach, every topic will all be on display or discussed. This is one place where the stars of the Federal IT arena will all be gathered, like Dawn Meyerrieks who will be on the panel “Women Leaders in Technology.” If you have never heard Dawn speak on technology, then that alone is worth the price of admission.
This is the one event where you will hear, from the experts on just about every topic you can imagine, from security, the cloud, emerging threats, mobile technology and so many more. And what you will hear isn’t what some consultant thinks, you are going to hear it from the decision makers, the movers and shakers in the Federal IT arena. You will hear and learn things about where the government is headed and what you as an IT professional need to be prepared for.
For the Nerd Herd, FOSE is our Oscar Night, Red Carpet event and Grammys all rolled into one.
Mr. Sigman is the Chairman and CEO of the Federal and DoD SharePoint Users Group and Women in SharePoint DC (http://www.fedspug.org ) and has 28 years’ experience in the information technology arena, including considerable expertise in Portal design, information architecture and knowledge management. Mr. Sigman’s expertise includes application development, systems integration, team building, gap analysis, knowledge management, portal and web development, project management; and has specialized in Microsoft SharePoint and CRM for the past 12 years. Retired Naval Officer (retired at the rank of Commander) where he served in afloat commands for fifteen years and spent the last five years of active duty as the Engineering Division Chief for the Global Combat Support System (GCSS) at the Defense Information Systems Agency. He is currently the Director, Microsoft Solutions at Technatomy. Previous positions have included Senior SharePoint Architect at ActioNet, Solutions Architect at Microlink, Principal Consultant for Portals at InfoReliance, and Director of Technology at Amyx.
Posted on 03/30/2012