PMI New Jersey Chapter
PMINJ 2013 November Meeting

19 November 2013 - Edison - Pines Manor


PDP Information

Program Number: C020-19112013
An Introduction to Cloud Computing
Category: A
Activity Sponsor: PMINJ Chapter (C020)
PDUs: - 1.5
Leadership - 0.0
Strategic - 0.0
Technical - 1.5


The C-Suite (CEO, COO & CFO) are eager to adopt Cloud as they have been sold on the benefits. IT groups have a 2 year backlog of projects, gone through substantial reductions, and may not even have staff qualified to do this type of analysis. Thus they are at an impass. This presentation will provide all the necessary information to understand the foundations of cloud; how to select the adoption method right for you and your firm from the many options; how to measure your readiness and risks; and an approach for estimating costs and the benefits that would accrue.

 In this presentation, join Frank Kovacs as he introduces Cloud Computing which over 70 percent of all corporations have begun adopting in some way, shape or form already.



Frank Kovacs is an IT Technology Executive who has led large scale global mission critical Application Development, Data Centers & Infrastructures globally across the Fortune 100: First Jersey National Corp, AT&T Bell Laboratories, AIG, Citigroup, Bowne, Medco, McGraw Hill & Ernst & Young. He is equally as skilled in Supply side as in Demand Side. He’s skilled in all phases of Software Development Life Cycle, and experienced at managing portfolios of over 1,000+ projects.

 Six Sigma Master Black Belt with strong Process experience leading CMM & CMMI (Staged & Continuous) Certification efforts as well as IT Infrastructure Library (ITIL) implementations across the Service Delivery and Service Management key process areas and Tier 3 Certified as Assessor & Trainer in IVI IT-CMF. Frank also has strong experience with ISO Certification, and was part of team that won Malcolm Baldrige Quality Award. He’s also highly skilled in Technology Business Management (TBM)

  • Frank Kovacs has delivered some of the first, largest and most comprehensive solutions in the industry
  • In banking he delivered for the largest bank in NJ at the time the first ERP, first bank by phone and first conversion of banking systems to being automated
  • At Bell Labs he was instrumental in a team that delivered the largest and most comprehensive FASB 13 Lease Accounting System, many first in the UNIX world including first to run UNIX natively on an IBM mainframe years before IBM had AIX, and was part of team that brought Malcolm Baldridge award back to the US after a hiatus of 20+ years
  • He negotiated the industry’s largest Microsoft select agreement
  • At Citi he implemented one of the first and definitely the largest ITIL implementation in 2001 for the industry’s largest private data & internet network provider
  • He has implemented PMO', then directed them at 5 different Fortune 100's that most recent one a cloud based solution that was reviewed by Gartner and Forrester and found to be among the top 10 implementations in the industry.

Most recently Frank built a Cloud Computing Consortium of over 200 companies, contributed to building the cloud practice and most of the cloud service offerings at EY and sold and directed the largest ever migration to the cloud for NASA.  Frank has been a sought after speaker for the CIO World Congress, CIO Forum, Cloudcor and UP Cloud Forums, Gartner Symposiums, and other industry events.

 On a personal note, Frank is big on giving back to the community and, post 9/11, founded one of the top networking groups - The Breakfast Club NJ which now has over 3,800+ members and together with his weekly radio show, “You're Career Is Calling”, has helped over 6,000 people from students out of college to experienced workers land jobs in this tough economy.

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Career Networking LCI

Topic: The Next Phase: Life Strategies for Navigating Personal & Professional Transitions

If you are in transition, whether planned or imposed by circumstance beyond your control, this program is for you.

 Join Mary Anne Walk, Executive Director of the Gestalt International Study Center,, of Wellfleet, MA, who’s Life Strategies for Navigating guides you through a brief look at your experiences, what you want for the future and what gaps you may need to fill to move through a transition.

 Join us before the dinner meeting, bring your business cards, and have some fun!


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