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IT Professional Conference: Challenges in Information Systems


New and emerging technologies can enable organizations to become more efficient and gain competitive advantage. The increased complexity of information systems, however, leads to challenges. There are new approaches, needs, business imperatives and strategies that enterprises, public organizations, and nonprofits need to understand and apply. There are tradeoffs in resources required, costs and benefits, priorities, risk levels and appetite, and the ability of the organization to absorb change. How should these issues be governed and managed? The overall complexity is amplified when you appropriately include cyber security and data privacy. There are varying levels of maturity in organizations with regard to the ability to make intentional decisions, measure results, apply appropriate levels of investment and govern these processes, while securing intellectual assets and safeguarding personal and financial information.

This conference, organized by IEEE IT Professional magazine, seeks to bring together IT professionals and managers from industry, government, and academia to examine the new challenges facing Information Systems, and to explore how they can be successfully addressed. What are today’s biggest challenges getting the most value from investments in information technology, while delivering successful projects and reliable information systems and infrastructure? How do we prevent critical systems from being compromised while keeping pace with advances in technology? What are the approaches that successful organizations are applying to deal with these challenges now? What is on the horizon that technology and business leaders need to anticipate? How can we make our information systems and applications better -- smarter, resilient, reliable, and secure?

Security Instructions:

If you are not registered, you will not be allowed on site. Registered attendees will receive security and campus instructions prior to the workshop.

NON U.S. CITIZENS PLEASE NOTE:All foreign national visitors who do not have permanent resident status and who wish to register for the above meeting must supply additional information. Failure to provide this information prior to arrival will result, at a minimum, in significant delays (up to 24 hours) in entering the facility. Authority to gather this information is derived from United States Department of Commerce Department Administrative Order (DAO) number 207-12. When registration is open, the required NIST-1260 form will be available as well.


Start Date: Thursday, May 22, 2014
End Date: Thursday, May 22, 2014
Location: Green Auditorium, NIST 100 Bureau Drive, Gaithersburg, MD 20899
Audience: Industry, Government, Academia
Format: Conference


IEEE Computer Society and NIST


Online registration will close at 5:00 pm ET on May 15, 2014.

Registration fee: NONE. All attendees must be pre-registered to gain entry to the NIST campus. Photo identification must be presented at the main gate to be admitted to the conference. International attendees are required to present a passport. Attendees must wear their conference badge at all times while on the campus. There is no on-site registration for meetings held at NIST.

Registration Contact:

Angela Ellis, 301-975-3881


Technical Contact:

Richard Kuhn, NIST