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2day Inperson Seminar on GMP Compliance for Pharmaceutical Quality Control Laboratories
9/18/2014 9:00 AM - 9/19/2014 6:00 PM
Hilton Hotel Berlin Berlin Germany
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This course is designed for people who are growing in their knowledge of pharmaceutical quality control practices and regulations. It will be a "how to" course where the instructor will explain the reasoning as well as the procedures that should be used to meet the various requirements of the pharmaceutical QC laboratory. The instructor will present different areas of work with a "how to" approach so that the seminar participant can see how the subject matter applies to the participant's work either now or in the future.

2day Inperson Seminar on GMP Compliance for Pharmaceutical Quality Control Laboratories in Berlin
9/18/2014 9:00 AM - 9/19/2014 6:00 PM
Hilton Hotel Berlin
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This course is designed for people who are growing in their knowledge of pharmaceutical quality control practices and regulations.

StartupABQ June Edition
9/19/2014 6:30 AM - 8:00 AM
Hotel Andaluz Albuquerque, New Mexico United States
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Once a month, all levels of entrepreneurs meet for a breakfast event sponsored by one of our community partners.

Intel Internet of Things Roadshow Hackathon
9/20/2014 8:00 AM - 9/21/2014 6:00 PM
TechShop
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Intel will be giving the first 100 attendees who have registered a free Intel® Galileo Board.

11th Annual Statewide Nonprofit Conference
9/23/2014 7:30 AM - 9/25/2014 2:30 PM
Boise State University, Student Union Building Boise, Idaho United States
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THE PREMIER EVENT for nonprofit leaders committed to strengthening our organizations, our sectors and our communities in Idaho. This conference has compelling speakers and content to offer anyone who touches the nonprofit sector. Register now!

Building an Information Technology Roadmap Webinar By EITAGlobal
9/23/2014 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Online seminar
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Overview: All enterprises, except the smallest ones, need to define, control and execute a series of actions or projects to support the business with appropriate information technology and systems.

A good IT roadmap needs to meet several demanding requirements:

It must be sufficiently high-level to be discussed with business stakeholders

Each action/project must have a clear justification

It needs to be realistic - you cannot do everything at once

It needs to be clear and detailed enough for IT people so they can clearly understand what to do to fulfill it

It must evolve as conditions change, and it must be kept up-to-date through these changes

It needs to incorporate the capabilities offered by new technologies without seeming to be "technology for technology's sake"

A roadmap driven by an understanding of Enterprise Architecture (EA) allows IT to describe and maintain the connection between the various levels of concern: business capabilities and business processes, business systems/applications, and the technical infrastructure. Therefore, it allows the organization to justify and prioritize each IT project. The development of the actual roadmap is a serious and intense exercise - something that may take at minimum a couple of person-months, and much more if there is little prior information about the existing portfolio and the business requirements. In this webinar, we describe a systematic approach that allows the development of the roadmap.

Depending on the existing level of knowledge, a systematic education effort may need to be provided on the concepts and frameworks for Enterprise Architecture, including Zachman and TOGAF. In particular, the TOGAF Architecture Development Method (ADM) is usually relevant to most organizations. At the same time, TOGAF is a very complex framework, and it is not necessary to master it in its entirety to correctly define an IT roadmap.

Next, the entire IT organization, as well as its business partners, and in particular the people who will be tasked with developing the roadmap, need to understand, tailor if necessary, and document the various levels of the enterprise architecture, starting with the business strategy and the value streams at the top, and going all the way to the infrastructure layers. There will be IT roadmap elements at almost every level, except the top-most ones which are the responsibility of the executive management, but everything else needs to be well positioned and well aligned in the roadmap.

The outcome of the process should be (a) a living document, easy to communicate and review, that both the business and IT can use to prioritize and monitor their actions, (2) a list of "follow-on" projects that will need to be performed in order to place the entire range of IT efforts on a solid basis; these projects may include the institution of a Product/Project Portfolio Management system, the creation of a business process center of excellence, the convergence of multiple redundant systems, the retirement of legacy systems, the externalization of certain capabilities (outsourcing, cloud, or BPO), the creation of an Enterprise Architecture Program, a Master Data Management program, a technology watch program, and more.

Why should you attend: All enterprises, except the smallest ones, need to define, control and execute a series of actions or projects to support the business with appropriate information technology and systems. Several difficulties immediately appear when the CIO or IT Manager attempts to define such a roadmap:

How do you take the business strategy, as defined by C-level executives, and derive from it a set of actions?

How do you engage with business people to review and agree on that roadmap, given that business managers often do not understand the technology, IT people do not speak in business terms?

How do you deal with the ever-increasing complexity of IT?

How do you handle legacy systems, especially after mergers and acquisitions?

A good IT roadmap needs to meet several demanding requirements:

It must be sufficiently high-level to be discussed with business stakeholders

Each action/project must have a clear justification

It needs to be realistic - you cannot do everything at once

It needs to be clear and detailed enough for IT people so they can clearly understand what to do to fulfill it

It must evolve as conditions change, and it must be kept up-to-date through these changes

It needs to incorporate the capabilities offered by new technologies without seeming to be "technology for technology's sake"

Many organizations conduct projects in isolation from each other, without having a clear view of where they are going. With this approach, you can run in circles or hit a wall. Other organizations dive down immediately to the level of detailed project plans, which are useless beyond a short-term horizon. Yet others have an IT roadmap or plan that is disconnected from the business strategy and requirements, so that it is hard to justify the cost of the projects to the business. Clearly, a more systematic and well-grounded approach is required.

Areas Covered in the Session:

Introduction

Challenge and Objective of a Roadmap

Key Enterprise Architecture concepts

Obtaining business inputs

Value streams or end-to-end processes

Business capabilities

Business system evolution and convergence

Technical Architecture elements of the roadmap

Creating the Roadmap: practical advice

Execution and governance

Follow-on projects

Who Will Benefit:

CIO

IT Manager (reports to CIO)

Business Architect

Enterprise Architect

Senior IT Consultants

IT Project Managers

Project Management Office (PMO)

Dynamic APIs and Dynamic Schemas The Secrets of Building Inherently Flexible Software
9/23/2014 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Online seminar Fremont, California United States
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Overview: The central technical challenge for Agile Architecture is how to achieve functionality and performance without having to trade off flexibility. The context for these central patterns of Agile Architecture is the concept of architecting at a dynamic level of abstraction above the logical level of contracted APIs and data schemas.

At this dynamic level, there are the central patterns that are essential to resolving the fundamental compromise of distributed computing:

Dynamic Coupling. Tightly coupled interfaces require detailed knowledge of both sides of a distributed computing interaction, and any change on one side might break the other. Contracted interfaces introduce loose coupling, but at the expense of a static interface. With dynamic coupling, interface differences are resolved dynamically at run time.

Dynamic Schemas. Neither the WSDL files that specify Web Services, nor the URIs, HTTP verbs, and Internet Media Types that specify RESTful APIs adequately contract the message semantics for any interaction. Dynamic schemas abstract all semantic metadata in a consistent way, relying once again upon the integration engine to resolve these dynamic schemas for each interaction at run time.

Extreme Late Binding. SOA registries ended up doing little more than resolving endpoint references at run time, similar to the way DNS resolves domain names - in other words, they provided late binding. Such late binding adds some flexibility to an interaction, but typically at the expense of performance. Today, however, dynamic coupling and dynamic schemas enable any client to discover at run time all the metadata it requires to interact with any endpoint, without sacrificing performance - what we call extreme late binding.

Put these architectural principles together and you have an approach for building inherently flexible software, even in a complicated distributed computing environment.

Why should you attend: The central challenge of distributed computing is how to get your various distributed bits to communicate with each other properly. Since those distributed components are typically heterogeneous, we must somehow come up with a common means of establishing interaction among components everybody can agree on. Yet, once we do that, we've necessarily compromised on flexibility, because changing how our components interact is a difficult, complex endeavor. This problem pervades the entire history of APIs, from remote procedure calls to Web Services to RESTful APIs and everything in between. We must somehow contract interfaces in order to abstract the underlying functionality, yet the very act of introducing such contracts is a compromise, since the interface itself now lacks flexibility.

Areas Covered in the Session:

Review of Web Services and RESTful APIs

Limitations of contracted interfaces

Challenges of document style services

Challenges of custom media types

Meta, Dynamic, and Logical abstractions

Data, metadata, and code at the Meta level

Working with abstract models

The role of the business agility platform

Agent-Oriented Architecture

Capabilities vs. Affordances

Implementing dynamic coupling

Implementing dynamic schemas

The role of extreme late binding

Who Will Benefit:

Enterprise Architects

Integration Architects

Software architects

Integration engineers

SOA specialists

Software developers

System Architects

Solution Architects

IT managers

Speaker Profile:

Jason Bloomberg is the leading expert on Digital Transformation through architecting agility for the enterprise. As president of Intellyx, Mr. Bloomberg brings his years of thought leadership in the areas of Cloud Computing, Enterprise Architecture, and Service-Oriented Architecture to a global clientele of business executives, architects, software vendors, and Cloud service providers looking to achieve technology-enabled business agility across their organizations and for their customers. His latest book, The Agile Architecture Revolution (John Wiley & Sons, 2013), sets the stage for Mr. Bloomberg’s groundbreaking Agile Architecture vision.

Weekly Open Make Night
9/23/2014 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Tampa Hackerspace Tampa, Florida United States
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Lets get together to build some cool projects and meet some very cool people. Join us to work on your stuff, bounce ideas off of members and socialize.

Occasionally, we'll throw in a small class.

Online Webinar On Health and Welfare Plan Compliance Basics
9/24/2014 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Online Event Phoenix United States
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Any employer that sponsors a group insurance program must follow certain rules. This course will cover which employers must follow which rules and introduce the attendees to the various rules.

Effective Complaint Handling Medical Device Reporting and Recalls and Avoiding Costly Errors
9/25/2014 9:00 AM - 9/26/2014 6:00 PM
Hilton Sydney Hotel Sydney Australia
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An effective complaint handling system is an extremely important part of any quality system. Manufacturers should understand that any complaint received on a product shall be evaluated and, if necessary, thoroughly investigated and analysed, and corrective action shall be taken.

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