Four to six times each year, IMA presents programs on rapidly emerging topics in IS/IT to IMA members and selected guests. IMA members choose the topics and, along with regional and national experts, serve as speakers and panel members, maximizing each program’s relevance and opportunities to learn from local organizations.
Our programs focus on helping IMA members share ideas and learn new strategies. They offer both a big-picture view and practical advice, and they typically combine presentations, small group workshops, and panel sessions.
Past speakers at our half-day programs, typically held in Indianapolis, have included:
- Diana Boyer, Columbus Regional Hospital
- Janis Briesemeister, 3M Corporation
- David Ehinger, Rolls-Royce Corporation
- Matt Goebel, Crowe Horwath LLP
- Ledger Heavilon, Roche Diagnostics
- Scott Kincaid, Butler University
- Tim Landgrave, Microsoft Consulting Services
- John Nordin, ADESA
- Laurie Rolston, Dow AgroSciences
- Ed Simcox, Clarian Health Partners
- Vik Wadhwani, Deloitte Consulting
Join IMA, and You Can:
- Send one to three representatives from your organization to each program.
- Get timely, practical information about important IT issues.
- Share ideas and advice with fellow IT decision makers from organizations throughout Indiana.
- Access past IMA program materials, including downloadable speaker biographies and presentations.
Learn more about joining IMA.
Managing IT in an Economic Downturn and Planning for the Upturn
On March 6, 2009, IMA presented a program on coping with the financial and managerial challenges of an economic downturn, and preparing for the economic recovery. The event included a presentation by Jim Shand, global practice leader for IT strategy at Infosys Consulting, and a panel with four IMA members.
Here’s what three IMA members said they learned:
- “I came away with very specific ideas on how to quickly and significantly reduce our costs without impacting the quality of our service.”
- “Working aggressively with vendors and partners can result in new ways to solve old problems. Many of the actions we are taking today to run our businesses in a more lean fashion should be the standard for running our business when times are good.”
- “My notes from the program show 25 to 30 different ideas suggested by IMA members. Some [my organization was] already engaged in. Other ideas were new and provided areas of opportunity. It was valuable to hear about the initiatives others were taking.”