Fred will be a guest speaker at the Arizona Health Information Management Association 74th Annual AzHIMA Convention and Exhibition being held June 4-6, 2015 at the Scottsdale Plaza Resort located in Scottsdale, AZ.

His topic is "Why CIOs Should be Business Strategy Partners". Fred will provide a framework that organizations can use to develop objectives, strategies and metrics to solve business problems. He will present the results of recent surveys and share initiatives to maximize value from IT technology investments.

This event will bring together healthcare managers from Phoenix and surrounding areas for invaluable networking, knowledge-sharing and thought-leadership..

Visit http://www.azhima.org/continuing-education/annual-meeting/ for details



Fred will be presenting at the 2015 BDPA 37th Annual Technology Conference and Career Fair August 18th - 22nd in Washington DC at the Hilton hotel.

Fred’s will talk about why IT leaders need to "Market IT" and rethink the potential of IT by delivering innovation and new value streams to the business. The task of running IT has become more complicated over the past few years as companies down size, right size and implements a myriad of cost reduction strategies. He will present current survey feedback and initiatives focused on solving business problems.

Visit http://www.bdpa.org/?2015Conference for more details.



Fred will on the advisory board and be a panel moderator at 2015 Phoenix CIO Executive Leadership Summit being held January 15, 2015 - 7:00am - 6:00pm at the JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa located in Phoenix, AZ

Fred’s panel will discuss why CIO/ IT leaders need to rethink the potential of IT by delivering innovation and new value streams to the business. As an example, building an enterprise roadmap and moving from on premise/ behind the corporate firewall to cloud providers and SaaS applications can be challenging. CIO/IT leaders that can successfully deliver this new flexible architecture with speed and agility will bring a competitive advantage to their organizations. Learn strategies and best practices from this panel of experienced IT Leaders, including their challenges and opportunities.

Visit www.hmgstrategy.com/events/home.asp?eventID=82 for more details.



Fred will be a guest speaker and panel moderator at the 7th Annual Arizona IT Symposium returning to the Westin Kierland Resort and Spa on April 15, 2015.

This event will bring together 250+ of the top business and IT executives from Phoenix and surrounding areas for a full day of invaluable networking, knowledge-sharing and thought-leadership.

His topic is the world of IT and how it continues to evolve with CIO’s and their management team scurrying to find ways to be aligned with the business, be and enabler and develop ways to assist the business to have a competitive advantage. The task of running IT has become more complicated over the past few years as companies down size, right size and implements a myriad of cost reduction strategies as a result of economic conditions. Fred will provide a framework that organizations can use to reap real value from their technology investments. He will present the results of recent surveys and share what they are doing to wring maximum value from their technology investments.

Visit www.efmevents.com for details.



I will be presenting at the SharePoint TechFest being held here in Phoenix May 13th. The topic of the presentation is how to create a winning cloud strategy for the Business. I will provide information on what works and was does not.

Please visit http://www.sharepointtechfest.com/ for more details.

I look forward to seeing you.



I will be attending the World BPO/ITO Forum 2014 in New York City, June 2nd and 3rd. The program is themed "Re-Inventing Global Sourcing: Cloud, Mobile & Social". An impressive faculty of global leaders will provide valuable insights and actionable best practices that will help solve your current business and technology challenges. I will be participating on the panel Effective Vendor Management: Maximizing Value in a Multi-Sourcing Environment.

A few key Learning Points are:

• Monitor the balance of trust and control between multiple suppliers/partners.
• Define an effective collaboration strategy that starts with an evaluation of your organization’s internal collaborative culture and extends out to suppliers/partners.
• Incorporate business based metrics for managing and evaluating value and performance of your suppliers/partners.

For more information view http://www.worldbpoforum.com/. I look forward to seeing you at the event.



Fred will be moderator and guest Speaker at the Sixth Annual Arizona IT Symposium being held April 8, 2014. This Symposium provides a tremendous opportunity for our region's IT community to gather and explore new ways to maintain our competitive advantage in a global economy.

The objective of his session is to discuss the challenges and describe how smartsourcing strategies can take an organization beyond just outsourcing to not only decrease costs but increase business process excellence and innovation. Once IT leaders develop a partnership with the business they can respond to evolving corporate objectives, changes in the economy and competitive environments. Smartsourcing Strategies include:

• Understanding the business problems, vision, objectives, metrics
• How to be innovative with business process
• Developing a technology three year strategy
• Managing people during the transformation
• Managing vendors and expectations

No 'single sourcing strategy', regardless of the size or breadth of the company can produce optimal value for all stakeholders. A better approach is a Smart-sourcing strategy that recognizes those strategies and opportunities that produce value from the IT organization.

For more information view http://www.efmevents.com/2014/arizona/


Fred will be chairing the following panel discussion on "Envisioning the Modern Day Enterprise" being held Tuesday, January 16, 2014 in Scottsdale, AZ.
The panel will discuss how moving from on-premise/ behind the corporate firewall to cloud providers and SaaS applications requires today's CIO/IT leaders to deliver a new, flexible architecture with speed and agility that will bring a competitive advantage to their organizations. What does the modern day enterprise look like? How does the CIO/IT executive build a roadmap that leads to a flexible and agile enterprise? The panel of executives will address these questions and share their experience in delivering new enterprise architectures for their organizations.

Visit http://www.hmgstrategy.com/events/speakers.asp?eventID=60 for details.



Fred will be moderator and guest Speaker at the Fourth Annual Arizona IT Symposium being held April 12, 2012. This Symposium provides a tremendous opportunity for our region's IT community to gather and explore new ways to maintain our competitive advantage in a global economy. Fred will discuss ways to stay ahead of the pack and why you must translate your organization's competitive strategy plan into day-to-day actions that will enable your company to win in the marketplace. His session will cover steps to continually ask the right questions to ensure your IT strategic plan has business focus and remains valid throughout the year. In addition this session will be the introduction to a panel discussion being held this afternoon consisting of IT leaders discussing what initiatives they have implemented to address these issues.


For more info view http://www.efmevents.com/symposium/2012/arizona.



Fred will be a guest speaker at the Arizona Chapter of the Society for Information Management (SIM). SIM is a by-invitation federation of senior officers experienced in information and general management. As a not-for profit corporation, the chapter assists members in managing information technology. Fred's topic will cover "is your company spending enormous time and energy on strategy development with little to show for the effort"? How effective was your planning process for 2011 to assist the business in achieving their objectives? Did you achieve all of the objectives and how were they measured? How do you avoid these issues? A first step is to continually ask the right questions to ensure the demand for IT is still valid. By asking what business problem are you trying to solve, you can identify critical gaps in your strategy planning and execution processes. This step is absolutely necessary in the planning and decision making process.



Fred will be a guest speaker and moderator of the CIO executive panel at the San Antonio IT Symposium being held on October 7, 2010.

His topic is on the world of IT and how it continues to evolve with CIO’s and their management team scurrying to find ways to be aligned with the business, be and enabler and develop ways to assist the business to have a competitive advantage. The task has become complicated over the past few years as companies down size, right size and implement a myriad of cost reduction strategies as a result of economic conditions. This can be a difficult task for the IT organization while trying to become more efficient through initiatives such as server consolidation, virtualization and outsourcing. Measuring, managing, and communicating the value of IT is critical to the long-term success of the CIO. More importantly, understanding where, when and how that value is created and appreciated is an imperative in emerging technology-enabled or technology-based businesses. In response to this dilemma, Fred provides a framework that organizations can use to reap real value from their technology investments. He will present the results of his recent survey of IT and business leaders and share what they are doing to wring maximum value from their technology investments.

Visit www.efmevents.com/symposium/texas for details.



Fred will be chairing the following workshop at the Global Sourcing Forum being held Tuesday, October 12, 2010 in New York City.

Buyer Workshop: Achieving Sourcing Excellence: From Sourcing to Governance
WORKSHOP CHAIR: Fred Mapp, CEO, Quality Service Solutions; Former CIO, AMD

Too often sourcing executives and practitioners get caught up in the routine of managing SLAs and contracts. However, as the sourcing landscape and best practices evolve rapidly, it is easy to fall behind the curve and experience erosion of business value. This workshop is tailored for strategy as well as operational executives who are responsible for sourcing initiatives but realize that the best way to achieve sustained value is by constantly excelling and innovating over and above the routine. This workshop will act both as a refresher course as well as provide a roadmap to establish and adapt leading-edge best practices. Combining practical advice with lessons learned and experiential insights, the interactive session will provide an in depth understanding and knowledge of the three essential areas of sourcing — vendor selection, contract negotiation and program management.

Visit http://globalsourcingforum.com/ny2010/Pre-Conference.aspx for details.



Fred will be a guest speaker at the Phoenix PMI Chapter June 17th and 18th. His topic will be "The Ever Changing World of Information Technology".

In response to this dilemma, Fred provides a framework that organizations can use to reap real value from their technology investments. He will share some of the insights gained through experience in the trenches in the areas of alignment with the business, understanding business needs, organizational requirements and provide and chart a course to follow to help wring maximum value from their technology investments.

See link http://www.phx-pmi.org/ for details



Fred will be a Chairperson for Global Sourcing Forum and Expo. which will be held at the Jacob Javitts center in New York City on November 11th and 12th?

The link for the event is http://gsfe.outsource-world.com/advisoryBoard.aspx



Fred will be giving the keynote at the SoftServe '08 Client Conference being held December 7th through December 9th in Naples Florida. The topic of the conference is "Transforming Experience into Business Value".

For more information the link is http://www.softservecom.com/conference.html



Fred will be track chair at the Uptime Institutes Symposium 2009 being held in New York City April 13th through April 16th. The topic of the symposium is "Lean, Clean and Green".

For more information the ink for speaking engagement is http://uptimeinstitute.org/content/view/241/188/



Fred will be co-chairing and speaking at OutsourceWorld 2008 being held at the Jacob Javits Convention center in New York City October 15th and 16th.


Fred Mapp will be presenting on the topic of data center build vs. buy.

You will be among the first people in the country to hear Fred speaking to his newest white paper, set to be released only days before this event. Fred has provided content for McKinsey and the Uptime Institute, is one of the most in-demand speakers in the world of IT, and brings more than 40 years of IT experience to the table from giants such as IBM, InfoSpan, American Express and more. Currently, Fred owns his own consultancy and has published a book entitled “Mapping Information Technology…to Your Business.”

This series is complimentary courtesy of CRG West, and is only extended to a select group of executives.

Please visit the link http://www.crgwest.com/Boston/RSVPBOS.aspx for details.


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