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September 07, 2013

Peter Coffee's Annual Forecast

Thursday, September 19, 2013 from 6:00PM to 9:00PM -- Joint meeting with AITP

Networking : 6:00 pm to 6:30 pm
Roundtable with Peter Coffee : 6:30 to 7:00 pm
Dinner / Program : 7:00 to 9:00pm

LOCATION: Courtyard by Marriott -- LA Westside, 6333 Bristol Parkway, Culver City 90230 310-484-7000. Self Parking at hotel ($8)

PRICE: Dinner & Program: Members $25 in Advance, $45 at the Door. Non-members $35 in Advance, $45 at the Door. For more information, call the AITP chapter telephone at 562-928-5353 or contact Roger Lux at 562-964-1888.

RESERVATIONS: Click here to preregister Reservations are required!

The more we know about how things work, the more we are likely to look for ways to do those things better, faster and cheaper, rather than doing something fundamentally different. When we look back from the 2020's at this century's early years, it’s possible that we’ll pick some year right around 2013 as the turning point when we decided to do a number of things in an essentially different way. In this year's edition of Peter Coffee's annual dinner with AITP and ACM, he will be looking at a number of disciplines - computing, communications, data management, and information security among others, and illuminating the massive disruptions already taking shape around us. Please join us for both interactive pre-dinner conversation and after-dinner formal remarks.

Peter Coffee is Vice President and Head of Platform Research at Salesforce.com Inc. He joined the company in 2007 after 19 years as a Columnist and Labs Analyst with the groundbreaking industry publications PC Tech Journal, PC Week, and eWEEK. He works with IT managers, developers and policymakers to build a global community on cloud platforms including Salesforce.com, Force.com and Heroku. Mr. Coffee was the first manager of PC integration at The Aerospace Corporation in El Segundo; before that, he worked with various divisions of Exxon Corporation in arctic development, chemical production, and alternative-fuels operations ranging from the Gulf Coast to Alaska. He holds an engineering degree from MIT and an MBA from Pepperdine University; he has lectured in IT management, AI programming techniques and business strategy at Pepperdine, UCLA, Stanford, MIT and Harvard Business School, as well as keynoting business conferences and academic events throughout the Americas, Asia and Western Europe. He is the author of two books, How to Program Java and Peter Coffee Teaches PCs. Follow him on Twitter @petercoffee