OneIT: January Events

On behalf of the OneIT steering committee I would like to draw your attention to a couple of upcoming opportunities in January in the area of professional development.

1) IT Trends Shaping the Future of Business

Presenter: Global Knowledge | Raymond Doucette
Topic: IT Trends Shaping the Future of Business
Date: Friday January 12, 2018
Location: EBB 1005
Remote Attendance Supported, connection info will be sent prior to this session

8:30-9:00 Meet and Greet/Breakfast
9:00-11:30 Presentation by Ray Doucette
11:30-12:00 Questions/Door Prizes

Global Knowledge [ ] is an IT skills training company with courses across a wide variety of products and technologies. The company will offer this presentation of their course on recent IT trends — course description and link below. Global Knowledge of course sees this as a relationship-building opportunity, but this course is not intended to be a sales pitch — it’s intended to be a substantive but high-level review of how the current IT landscape is changing.

Brief course description: Learn about the latest IT trends that are shaping how businesses are adapting to seize opportunities and comply with new requirements brought on by those trends. Topics ranging from cloud, social, Internet of things (IoT), mobile, analytics, and cybersecurity are discussed as they relate to everything from customer experience to enterprise business processes. More: (Link given only for information; do not sign up on the Global Knowledge site.)

About the presenter: Your presenter for this session will be Raymond Doucette, a Canadian citizen currently living in the United States, with over 30 years of experience in technology. Throughout his career, he has worked for and consulted with numerous technology companies such as Canadian Security Intelligence Service, Cisco, Department of Defense, Dimension Data, Hewlett Packard, IBM, Intel, Microsoft, Tech Data, VMware, and others. Mr. Doucette’s range of development projects have included writing content for Cisco certification programs as well as a number of specific technology topics including Data Center, Enterprise Networking, Security, Virtualization, and Collaboration. His current projects include content development in areas such as Cloud, IoT and Network Analysis. Mr. Doucette’s broad experience in the technology ecosystem, his knowledge and grasp of how technology relates to business outcomes, and his skills in presenting and explaining complex topics make him an ideal candidate to represent the quality of Subject Matter Experts that Global Knowledge uses to present our courses.

If you plan to attend, please sign up at

This session will be available remotely; connection info will be sent prior to this session.

2) ITIL Overview Workshop

Tuesday January 30, 9am-4pm
Global Learning Center (attached to the Georgia Tech Hotel)
Ask the 1st floor reception desk to speak to Mike Sewell (678-992-9122)

This offering of the ITIL Overview workshop will be available remotely; connection info will be sent prior to this session.

Presented by Knowledge Toolworks, this workshop is intended to provide the campus IT community with an overview of ITIL so that participants can determine how and which parts of ITIL may be of benefit to their IT organization. The workshop describes the ITIL Lifecycle phases and how they can help align IT with “the business”, control cost, improve IT service quality, balance resource allocations, and make IT a more enjoyable and stable working environment.

If you plan to attend, please sign up at