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Our featured speaker this month (September) will be Amber Mechant, Senior Vice President of Bank of Oklahoma. Topic will be "The ABC's of Business Alignment".

This session will provide participants with real-life, actionable examples of how IT leaders can help foster a culture of business alignment in their organizations.

By 2005, Bank of Oklahoma's senior management team had become accustomed to familiar pain points -- there always seemed to be more technology projects on deck than IT could handle, and no clear processes to decide what was most important. Goals for each executive and line of business were set independently, and not even widely shared, let alone aligned with each other.

A strategic business alignment initiative was established, and within a year the organization had implemented a process for aligning goals and financial plans across divisions, and improving relationships and processes for working together.

This session will discuss the basic principles and overall framework for business alignment. Attend this session and you will walk away with techniques you can put to work in your organization the very next day.

Here are our new officers for 2007 - 2008:

Pres - Mark Roberts
VP - Jennifer McNamara
Secretary - Akhilesh Bajaj
Treasurer - Bard Moss

Who We Are…

ASM is a non-profit IT organization serving the Tulsa community for more than fifty years. Our focus is to promote a broader understanding and acceptance of the information systems functions as a component of effective management.

Our Monthly Meetings…

ASM meets monthly, August through May, on the first Wednesday of each month. During these meetings, ASM members get the chance to visit old colleagues and network with other IT professionals in the community. Furthermore, our monthly speakers provide us with new trends in the field of management and information technology.

ASM Annual Scholarships…

Each year, ASM awards several scholarships to local students majoring in an IT related field. Check back on our website for this year’s scholarships requirements and applications!


Want to learn more about ASM? Contact us by clicking on "Contact Info" on top of this page, or simply stop by one of our meetings to see what ASM is all about!

New Stuff...

We have now added a links section for links that were referred to in our regular monthly meeting. Click on the link to the left to access.

Coming Soon...

Our new Merit Award Prize section is coming soon. Please check back for details.

Latest News
Next Meeting Wednesday, January 2, 2008
Steak and Ale
4710 E. 51st Street
Pre-Session 5:30 PM
Social Period 5:30 PM
Dinner & Speaker 6:30 PM

Our January meeting will be a round table discussion
Topic: Security - How much is enough?
Our January Pre-session speaker Will be Mark Roberts with a technology update.
Our August Main speaker was a representative of Stonehenge Computing. Doug Roszel, VP of Consulting Services
Topic: Doug spoke on Function Point Analysis.
Our August Pre-session speaker Was Mark Roberts with a technology update.
Our May Main speaker Was Steve Walker - Winner Communications. Steve has worked with many organizations through the years to provide solid technical guidance, architecture, development and deployment of modern web based portal applications.
This Months' topic will be "SharePoint - Why Do We Care?". An indepth talk about all of the wonderful things that you do NOT hear about SharePoint. This is a Foundational Technology that when leveraged correctly can provide a premier application infrastructure for Intranet / Extranet and yes (GASP) even Internet web applications.
Our May Pre-session speaker Was Mark Roberts.
This will be a technology update.
Our April Main speaker Was Clint Parr, President and COO of Anyware Mobile Solutions.
Anyware Mobile Solutions finds ways to mobilize existing applications for mobile devices or Internet use, or create new ones based on clients' needs..
Our April Pre-session speaker Was Mark Roberts.
This will be a technology update.
Our March Main speaker was Richard Oltmann from Oak Tree Software.
Richard talked about some of the things he has been involved in recently including Microsoft Exchange Server. Here is Richards' bio.
Our March Pre-session speaker Will be Mark Roberts.
This will be a technology update.
Our Febrary Main speaker Was Scott Smith of ISG.
He talked about Virtualization and specifically VMWare. Scott is a VMWare Certified Professional and ISG is the only VAC partner VMWare has in Oklahoma. Here is Scott Smiths' bio.
Our February Pre-session speaker Will be Mark Roberts.
This will be a technology update.
Our January Main speaker Was Michael Edwards, U.S. Cellular Director of Sales for Oklahoma.
Michael presented “Tech Etiquette” at the Jan. 3 meeting. He provided tips on getting the most out of your cell phone and BlackBerry—without annoying everyone around you. He also discussed today’s cellular and texting trends.
Our January Pre-session speaker Was Mark Roberts.
This was a technology update.
Our December Main speaker Was our own Bob Brisco.
Bob shared a presentation on Virtural Servers.
Our November Pre-session speaker Was Bard Moss.
Update on wireless technology.
Our November Main speaker Was J. Michael Cunningham from Triad (http://www.builtbytriad.com/)
Michael Cunningham will be talking about some of the web sites they have done.
Our October Pre-session speaker Was Mark Roberts.
This was a technology update.
Our October Main speaker was David Walker, President of several local user groups including Tulsa Developers .NET, Tulsa SQL Server Group and the newly formed Tulsa Java Developers group.
David Walker gave a detailed presentation on SOA (Service Oriented Architecture). It's history and why every IT professional should care. How will it make our lives easier? What makes it different? Is it difficult to implement? All these questions and more will be answered.
Our September Pre-session speaker Was Amir Tabrizi.
Amir has have a presentation that he has prepared about satellite radio.
Our September Main speaker was Dr. Gavin W. Manes, President of Oklahoma Digital Forensics Professionals Inc.
Gavin W. Manes brings extensive knowledge in the field of digital forensics to his position of president of Oklahoma Digital Forensics Professionals Inc. Manes received his doctorate in computer science from the University of Tulsa, where he now works as research assistant professor.
Our August Pre-session speaker was Mark Roberts with a technology update.
Our August Main speaker was Barbara Harrison.
Barbara is the owner of The Wordmaster, Inc., in Tulsa and will explore the value a technical writer can add to any organization. Click here for more information.
Our May Main Speaker was Robert Marcoux of UBS Financial Services Inc. He spoke on “Corner Stones of Investing”. Click here for more information.
Our April Speaker Pre-session speaker was Mark Roberts with a technology update.
Our April Main Speaker was our very own Bob Briscoe.
Bob will be doing a beta demo of Microsoft Vista software. Also he will just give a brief description of what an IBM/Microsoft partner does today.
Our March Speaker was Terry L. Watt from the firm Fellers, Snider, Blankenship, Bailey and Tippens, P.C. Click here for flyer. And you can click here to see his bio.
Our February Speakers were Margaret and Tom Broge, partners in the technical staffing and recruiting firm of Venture Technical Resources.
Margaret and Tom will try to spark some creative thinking by challenging common approaches to career progression -- and changing jobs. Come prepared to think outside the box! Bring your resume!. View their Bio here....