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CTA: CIO Forum "Identity Management"
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When: March 24, 2011
3:30pm - 6:30pm
Where: The Wine Cellar at Hotel Teatro Restaurant Kevin Taylor
1100 Fourteenth Street
Basement Wine Cellar
Denver, CO  80202
Contact: Aimee Charlton

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Identity Management – When thousands of users are changing every year
With the rapid increase in numbers of students (now over 61,000), employees (over 6,000), and parents (around 60,000 households) in Douglas County School District from 1998-2008, as well as frequent movement, addition, and termination of employees and students at schools and other sites, it became increasingly difficult to administer access to over 25 major enterprise applications run by the District.  
The IT Department of the Douglas County School District managed over 125,000 user accounts across these applications, with the potential of additional 40,000+ accounts as planned applications came online.  
A centralized, scalable and automated solution was a must.  So, two years ago their solution was implemented, saving approximately $1M in IT and other Departments personnel's time. 
Join us as we learn about key struggles and solutions to their identity management puzzle.   
Key take-a-ways include:
  • Hurdles when implementing single sign-on across all applications, including internal applications such as Oracle EBS and external cloud-based applications such as GoogleApps
  • How to create a standard access policy that’s enforced based on role or position
  • Tips for immediate access changes as HR updates employee assignments or as school registrars change student enrollment status
  • The importance of enhancing the underlying architecture to enable the implementation of employee and student portals and other new applications.   

3:00pm - 3:30pm Registration
3:30pm – 5:30pm Case Study Presentation
5:30pm – 6:30pm Cocktail Reception and Hors d’oeuvres 

Ticket Information: 
Space is limited, and due to the transparency of information and ideas, these series of programs are by invitation only. However, member or not, if you are CIO, VP of IT, or Technology Director, and are interested in attending this forum, please contact Michelle Marek (303-592-4070) for more information.

Randy Weldon, Chief Information Officer, Douglas County School District
Randy Weldon is currently the CIO for Douglas County School District, the 75th largest school district in the nation, with over 6,000 employees, 61,000 students, and 90 physical facilities spread across almost 900 square miles. Although not a typical "business”, the school district is a heavy user of Oracle ERP and Oracle middleware systems in addition to the education industry specific applications required to manage student, parent, teacher, transportation, scheduling, security, school lunch, and other data. The district images and maintains over 20,000 computers, 350 highly-virtualized servers, and one of the largest private switchednetworks in the state, including over 1,000 wireless access points and hundreds of switches.Prior to joining the District, Randy was CIO at Geneva Pharmaceuticals, Director of Application Development and Support for StorageTek, Owner of his own IT Consulting business, Consulting Manager at Andersen Consulting, and Director of Account Management for a large managed health care outsourcing client at Trizetto.Randy obtained an MBA in International Business from the University of Colorado at Denver, and a BSBA degree from Colorado State University, with a Concentration in Management Science, emphasizing management information systems. Randy grew up around the 4-corners area, calling Durango his home town. He is married to Julie, with two grown children, Sarah and Mike.

Jenny McGurk, Application Development Manager, Douglas County School District 
Jenny McGurk has been actively involved in the technology community for the last 30 years as a designer, developer, manager and consultant for both the public and private sectors.  She holds an M.B.A from Butler University and is also an Oracle Certified Professional and a certified Project Management Professional. For the last eight years she has been the Application Development Manager for Douglas County School District, implementing new systems for a new age of education.

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