AfidenceIT had the honor of presenting during the 9th annual Taste of IT conference. The Taste of IT represents Technology First’s largest conference of the year. The event took place at the Sinclair Community College Ponitz Center on November 18th, 2015. Over thirty speakers shared expertise on varying topics including project management, software development, Big Data, Cloud, and security.

Calling an Audible: Managing Project Direction and Success when Business Priorities Shift

How do you inspire success when everything changes? How do you react when it’s time to call an audible? Calling an Audible: Managing Project Direction and Success When Business Priorities Shift offered reaction strategies companies should implement when faced with shifting priorities and difficult business decisions.  In today’s changing business environment, project managers must be able to adjust to the repositioning of business goals.  The flexibility necessary to lead in seasons of change may require a wholesale change in strategy or a slight adjustment. Knowing the difference can mean the difference between success and failure.  We looked at strategies that project managers can leverage to pivot and refocus their plans, resources, and teams as priorities change.

Speaker Biography

Dustin Werden, director of project management professional services at AfidenceIT, presented at the Taste of IT conference.

Dustin Werden is an accomplished professional with a technical background. He has experience with large-scale enterprise strategy, project management, and deployment strategy experience.  Dustin has served clients of every size in both the commercial and military sectors.  He has a result driven management style with a dedicated focus on delivering customer solutions. Dustin holds industry gold standard certifications such as:

  • Project Management Professional (PMP)
  • Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)
  • Microsoft Certified IT Professional (MCITP): Enterprise Administrator, and Security+

Dustin Werden, Director of Project Management at AfidenceIT, Discussed Reaction Strategies at the Taste of IT Conference.

Dustin was accompanied by Shannon Glass, director of security and compliance at Afidence IT, and Brian Boyce, senior IT consultant at AfidenceIT.

AfidenceIT Booth Wins Most Creative Exhibit Award

AfidenceIT won the first annual Technology First “People’s Choice” award for Most Creative Exhibit Space, 2015. Thank you to the attendees who voted for us. It was our pleasure speaking with you during the event, and we hope to see you again next year!

AfidenceIT Won Technology First "People Choice" Award for the Most Creative Exhibit.

AfidenceIT Won Technology First "People Choice" Award for the Most Creative Exhibit.

Shannon Glass, Brian Boyce and Dustin Werden Presented at the Taste of IT.

How Do You Inspire Success When Everything Changes?

How Do You React When It's Time To  Call An Audible?