Talk about firing on all cylinders. IPR was out in the world in big way this week, co-hosting a panel on fiber optic broadband with the Delaware State Chamber of Commerce, bringing together leading women executives for an inaugural Women’s CxO Forum, and speaking at the Pennsylvania Medical Group Management Association Annual State Conference on why the cloud is ready for the medical industry. And there’s even more on tap in the weeks ahead.
IPR CEO Tami Fratis kicked things off with the first of what will become a series of dinners drawing together CxO-level professional women to discuss common challenges and opportunities. A great group of women from a range of industries joined her for dinner and thought-provoking conversation at the Savona Grill in Gulph Mills on Wednesday evening, May 14th. Fratis plans to host similar events on a quarterly basis.
The next morning, on Thursday, May 15th, IPR co-hosted a panel discussion with the Delaware State Chamber of Commerce (DSCC) Infrastructure and Transportation Committee on the role of fiber optic broadband in driving economic development in Delaware.
Speakers on the panel, which was moderated by IPR Senior Vice President of Engineering Bruce Carlson, included Comcast Executive Director of Data Product Management Mike Tighe, DTI Chief Operating Officer Bill Hickox, and DSCC Chairman Mark Stellini. Following the panel, which examined the roles that government should play in the development of adequate bandwidth infrastructure in the state, attendees we invited to tour IPR’s Wilmington Data Center, home to the WilmingtonNAP.
Also on Thursday, IPR Chief Technology Officer Kelly Torrence spoke at the Annual State Conference of the Pennsylvania Medical Group Management Association (MGMA). The two-day event, which took place in Malvern on May 15th and 16th, drew close to 100 professionals from various levels of medical practice management to explore ways to make their practices more efficient. Torrence made a compelling case for why the cloud is ready for the medical industry and how the right cloud provider can help architect innovative regulatory-enforced cloud solutions that exceed even the most stringent requirements for privacy and security.
It was a busy week, and next week promises more of the same. On Tuesday and Wednesday, May 20th and 21st, IPR will be a platinum sponsor of the 13th Annual Philadelphia Premier CIO Forum, hosted by the Society for Information Management (SIM). As part of the conference, IPR Executive Vice President David McLaughlin will facilitate a breakout session on “IT in the ‘Age of the Customer.’”
A distinguished panel of industry-leading CIOs will provide insights on how they are leading transformational changes to their IT departments to make them fast, flexible, effective drivers of technological differentiation and helping speed time to market. The panel discussion is scheduled for Tuesday from 10:15 to 11:15 a.m. IPR will also have a booth at the conference, so check us out!
Also on Tuesday the 20th, IPR’s Bruce Carlson will host AFCOM’s Greater Philadelphia, New Jersey, and Delaware Chapter Meeting at IPR’s Wilmington Data Center. AFCOM, a leading association for the advancement of data center and facilities management professionals across the world, provides networking opportunities, educational forums, and other resources to data center and facilities management professionals. Following the meeting, attendees are invited to take in a Wilmington Blue Rocks baseball game together.
Check out our Events page to keep tabs on where you can find IPR in coming weeks. Better yet, come out and join us!