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 Featured Speakers

Glenn Block, Senior Program Manager for WCF, .NET FX and the Managed Extensibility Framework, MicrosoftJeff Blankenburg, Senior Developer Evangelist, MicrosoftChris Koenig, Developer Evangelist, Microsoft
Colin Page, Premier Field Engineer, MicrosoftForrest Dermid, Senior BI Technology Specialist, MicrosoftJohn Weston, DPE IT PRO Evangelist, Microsoft
Noah Gomez, Senior Technical Account Manager, MicrosoftPhilip Buelow, Premier Field Engineer, MicrosoftTyler Chessman, Business Intelligence Technology Specialist, Microsoft
David Walker, Senior Application Development Manager (ADM), MicrosoftCory Smith,  Former Microsoft MVPD. Omar Villarreal, President, Microsoft MVP, Dallas .NET Users Group
Devlin Liles, Senior .NET Consultant, Microsoft MVP, Improving EnterprisesJay Smith, PMO Architect and Evangelist, Microsoft MVP, Tyson Foods, Inc.Jeff Bramwell, Enterprise Applications Architect, Farm Credit Services of America
Michael Perry, Solutions Architect, Microsoft MVP, AmerisourceBergenRandy Walker, INETA Membership Mentor, Microsoft MVP, Owner, Harvest I.T.Rob Vettor, Application Architect and Technical Lead, Microsoft C# MVP, SolArc
Seth Juarez, Technical Evangelist, DevExpressShawn Weisfeld, Founder, Microsoft MVP - C#, UserGroup.tvTim Rayburn, Microsoft MVP - Connected Systems, Principal Consultant, Improving Enterprises
Casey Watson, Partner, Konverge LabsChris Conley, CEO, C Solutions, Inc.Chuck Tryon, Tryon and Associates
Rob Sullivan, Vice President, DBA, OKC SQL Developers GroupLuke Crouch, Web Developer, MozillaPaul Holser, Principal Consultant, Improving Enterprises
Angela Belford, Marketing Maven, The Belford GroupBrian Hall, PMP, Tulsa Community CollegeBuddy Lindsey, Jr., CEO, Sourcehold
Carlos Moreno, Graphic Designer, Auryn CreativeChris Weldon, Consultant, Improving EnterprisesDavid Yancey, Manager Consultant, Sogeti, Inc.
Dennis Bottjer, Solutions Architect, ThriveFast LLCDevin Venable, Idea Geek, Gitwit CreativeEric D. Boyd, Director, Chicago + Cloud Practice, Centare
Gae Hill, Adjunct Professor, Tulsa Community CollegeGirish Gangadharan, ABSGJennifer Marriott, Owner, Author, Marpo Multimedia
Josh Varner, Web Developer,  InterWorks, Inc.Joshua Poehls, Software Engineer, InterWorks, Inc.Judd Wheeler, Director of Digital Media, Comm-Arts
Kari Mirabal, Executive Career Coach / IT Recruiter, IntelliSourceLarry Conklin, Senior Developer, QuikTripMatt Galloway, Founder & Chief Technologist, Architactile
Narendra Shrivastava, PMP, Vice President, IIS IncPatrick Forringer, Developer, RewardMeRandall Minter, CTO, Qrimp.com
Rod Knowlton, Senior Web Application Development Specialist, HCSCSaif Khan, Freelance Designer / Consultant, Founder of OKGamers.comSarah Daigle Scott, Digital Aficionado, The Belford Group
Sean Whitesell, Tech Lead, President - Tulsa .NET Developers Group, Dollar Thrify Automotive GroupStephanie McCratic, Social Media Strategist, The Belford GroupTaylor Otwell, Business Analyst / Programmer, Data-Tronics Corp.
Tim Costello, Business Intelligence Consultant, Interworks, Inc.Vance Lucas, Co-Founder, Brightbit

 Bio

Chuck Tryon, Tryon and Associates

Chuck Tryon, Tryon and Associates

Chuck Tryon is a nationally respected educator and popular symposium speaker. Chuck is a proven thought-leader in the fields of knowledge management, project management and business requirements. He alternates his time between creating new concepts, proving them by working on live projects and sharing his knowledge in seminar settings.

Chuck founded Tryon and Associates in 1986 to provide seminar training and consulting services. The strategies presented in Mr. Tryon's seminars are used by thousands of professionals in hundreds of organizations across the United States, Europe and Canada. His client list includes many top 100 companies.

Chuck currently serves as the Chief of Program and Knowledge Management for MyHealth Access Network in Tulsa, Oklahoma. MyHealth was awarded a Beacon grant to create a Health Information Exchange (HIE) that connects patient data between the hospitals, labs, emergency services and medical providers in an eleven county area surrounding Tulsa.

Chuck has authored over a dozen seminars. He was recently published in "The Convergence of Project Management and Knowledge Management" from Scarecrow Press. He has just completed a manuscript titled Managing Organizational Knowledge: Third Generation Knowledge Management ... and BEYOND." The book contains several major new developments in KM thought. It is planned for publication in the fall of 2011.

Chuck serves as a co-chair and moderator for the annual Knowledge and Project Management Symposium (www.kipanet.org) that is held each summer in Tulsa. Chuck is a frequent speaker for professional societies including Knowledge and Information Professionals Association (KIPA), Project Management Institute (PMI) and the International Association of Business Analysts (IIBA).

Chuck holds a masters degree in Knowledge Management from the University of Oklahoma and an undergraduate degree in Business Administration from the University of Tulsa.

Chuck and his wife, Tresa, reside in the Tulsa, Oklahoma area. They have two grown daughters, Amanda and Casey and three wonderful grandchildren. For over 20 years, Chuck and Tresa taught Senior High and College Sunday School classes. Chuck is an advanced open water SCUBA diver with certification and experience in deep diving and wreck diving. He is also an active golfer.

 Sessions

Why Knowledge Management Matters To Your Organization and YOU!

When Knowledge Management (KM) was initially introduced to organizations, it was primarily focused on the acquisition of repository products designed for document and records management. While this capability is necessary and valuable, it fails to provide for the true retention and transfer of organizational knowledge.

Over the past decade, KM has matured into a formal discipline composed of a collection of knowledge processes and practices. In Why KM Matters, Chuck Tryon explains this evolution and describes each of the KM elements. He then explains how each knowledge process and practice directly impacts organizations and people within the organization.

This presentation also provides insights into the most significant challenges facing organizations as they implement a Knowledge Management strategy designed to share and transfer both tacit and explicit knowledge.

Why KM Matters is the by-product of over twenty-five years of research by Mr. Tryon into implications of the knowledge age on organizations. Chuck holds a masters degree in Knowledge Management from the University of Oklahoma and is responsible for several breakthrough concepts derived from his research and study.

Additional information on Mr. Tryon and this approach to Knowledge Management may be found on the home page of www.TryonAssoc.com. For additional reading, download "Bridging the Knowledge Gap: Parts One and Two" and "Project-Based Knowledge Management" from the Tryon and Associates website.
Oct 7th - 9:00 AM
Oct 7th

MORE BRICKS, LESS STRAW - Improving Productivity of Knowledge Workers on Single-Time Efforts

As organizations become more dependent on single-time efforts to generate new value, great pressure is applied to the people resources who will do the work. Management often responds to the demands for rapid delivery by applying industrial era practices that worked well when operating factories and general staff. These measures, however, do not fit the realities of modern knowledge workers.

The result on projects is a limited number of people are commonly assigned to far too many projects. While this may ?look? productive to high-level observers, it is failing miserably. Projects are taking far too long to complete, project planning is largely ignored and knowledge professionals are being blamed and compromised in the process. As a result, morale is low in many project organizations.

This presentation examines the reasons for these problems and identifies behaviors that are creating the loss of productivity. A series of specific strategies are then provided that should be implemented by modern project-dependent organizations to more fully utilize knowledge professionals on their projects.

As Peter Drucker noted, "...making knowledge workers more productive requires changes in the attitude not only on the part of the individual knowledge worker, but on the part of the whole organization."

The concepts presented in this paper are the result of a six month research project conducted by Chuck Tryon. Over 30 senior project professions ranging from CEOs to experienced project team members, participated in this research. This research is a by-product of Chuck's work with the University of Oklahoma on Knowledge Management.
Oct 7th - 10:30 AM
Oct 7th
 
 

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