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xTupleCon14 Agenda — Keynotes

xTupleCon Agenda — Chrysler Hall

Tuesday, October 14, 2014



VIP Keynote plus Cocktail Welcome Reception and Meet & Greet
Steve Wozniak, Co-founder of Apple Computer, Inc., Silicon Valley icon, and Chief Scientist of Fusion-io [BIO]
(in partnership with The Norfolk Forum)

xTuple is happy to welcome "Woz" given our long and happy affiliation with Apple products, including desktops, MacBooks, iPhones and iPads. Steve Wozniak helped shape the computing industry with his design of Apple's first line of products - the Apple I and II - and influenced the popular Macintosh. In 1976, Wozniak and Steve Jobs founded Apple Computer, Inc., with Wozniak's Apple I personal computer. The following year, he introduced his Apple II personal computer, featuring a central processing unit, a keyboard, color graphics, and a floppy disk drive. The Apple II was integral in launching the personal computer industry.

Private xTupleCon14 meet-and-greet is 5:30pm-7:00pm, followed by talk at 7:30pm.


xTupleCon Agenda — Room HR I-IV

Wednesday, October 15, 2014


Welcome to "Days of Future Apps"
Ned Lilly, xTuple CEO [BIO]

At last year's inaugural xTupleCon, Ned warned attendees that the 2014 theatrical release of "X-Men: Days of Future Past" may lead to a thematic tie-in with xTupleCon14. As it happens, "Days of Future Apps" speaks perfectly to several major themes in xTuple product and service development — embracing the future, new technologies, new platforms, and more flexibility to make your business software do what you need it to do.




"I won't be offended if you turn away to watch the planes flying."
USN CAPT Bob "Goose" Geis [BIO]

Hear stories of leadership and the value of training, featuring incredible true stories of crisis management, from the Navy Region Mid-Atlantic's Chief of Staff. Norfolk, Virginia, is home to the largest naval base in the world and often regarded as 'Pentagon South.' From aviation school to Naval Flight Officer (NFO), tours of duty in the Pacific and Middle Eastern theaters, to commanding the Eastern Seaboard's Master Jet Base (hence the reason jets constantly fly overhead, a tourist attraction themselves), "Goose" is a highly decorated Captain in the service of the largest military force on the planet.



xTupleCon Agenda — Room HR I-IV

Thursday, October 16, 2014


"ERP Trends Converge: Translating Technology for the Enterprise"
Cindy Jutras, Mint Jutras [BIO]

You can’t pick up an article today without being bombarded with “big trends” in enterprise software. We hear that cloud deployments will take over, and about the prevalence of mobile devices and the resultant “consumerization of IT.” “Social” takes on new meaning. And then, as if we weren’t already bombarded with enough data, there’s “big data.” Today in order to be effective these trends must converge with a common goal of making innovation and ERP itself easier to consume.




"Supply Chain Management Trends — Big Ships & Deep Canals Impact on Your Business"
Sara Russell, ODU Strome College of Business, Maritime Institute [BIO]

Today at the world’s largest seaports, vessels characterized as Post-Panamax and now Ultra Large Container Vessels (ULCVs) are regular callers. These massive cargo vessels require changes to shipping models. Port infrastructures, intermodal mechanisms, warehousing and inventory control processes must reconfigure and adapt to the changes on the ocean and the subsequent effects to global supply chains. Learn how expansion projects at the Panama Canal and updates to the Suez Canal will impact Virginia, the U.S. and your business.



xTupleCon Agenda — Room HR V

Thursday, October 16, 2014


RECEPTION — Relay Race: Dueling Mobile Warehouse Technologies
(Your Night Out with Google Glass & Lasers)
Travis Webb, xTuple HQ

Join in a lighthearted 'relay race' pitting xTuple Glass against xTuple’s mobile and wired warehouse offerings. See real world ways companies can innovate with new xTuple technologies such as mobile warehouse scanners and workflow tools.


xTupleCon Agenda — Room HR I-IV

Thursday, October 16, 2014


Community Awards Dinner — with Special Guests
Norfolk Mayor Paul Fraim [BIO] and Karen Jackson, Virginia Secretary of Technology [BIO]


Hear top government and technology leaders from the state and local levels at the closing awards dinner. xTuple's Annual Awards are presented: Partner Rookie of the Year, Top Partner Sales, Outstanding Implementation, Developer of the Year, Community Member of the Year, and Customer of the Year, as well as the highly coveted Elite Partner awards. Additionally, the winners of haxTuple, xTuple's 30-day bug-squashing hackathon, receive their prizes, along with honors and accolades from their development peers.




Steve "Woz" Wozniak, Co-founder of Apple Computer, Inc., Chief Scientist of Fusion-io

A Silicon Valley icon and philanthropist for the past three decades, Steve Wozniak revolutionized the personal computer industry as co-founder of Apple Computer. With its first line of Apple products — Macintosh, Apple I and Apple II — Wozniak and Steve Jobs brought computers to the hands of the mass market. Wozniak’s leadership and creativity cultivated significant disruptive technologies such as the iPod (2001), the iPhone (2007) and the iPad (2010), while also helping to build the largest company in the US stock market with a net worth of half a trillion dollars.

For his achievements at Apple Computer, Wozniak was awarded the National Medal of Technology by the President of the United States, which is the highest honor bestowed on America's leading innovators. He is also an inductee to the National Inventors Hall of Fame and recently received the prestigious Hoover Medal, given for "outstanding extra-career services by engineers to humanity."

Through the years, Wozniak has been involved in various business and philanthropic ventures; he currently serves as Chief Scientist for Fusion-io and is a published author of a New York Times best-selling autobiography, iWoz: From Computer Geek to Cult Icon. A talented business speaker, Wozniak shares a once-in-a-lifetime success story with audiences globally by teaching the lessons of Apple to show that evolution is achieved from the ground up.

Read more at Woz.org


Cindy Jutras, President, ERP Analyst, Mint Jutras

Cindy Jutras is a widely recognized expert in analyzing the impact of enterprise applications on business performance. Utilizing over 35 years of corporate experience and specific expertise in manufacturing, supply chain, customer service and business performance management, Cindy has spent the past 8 years benchmarking the performance of software solutions in the context of the business benefits of technology.

Prior to founding Mint Jutras, Cindy was Vice President, Research Fellow and Group Director for the Aberdeen Group where she conducted survey-based research on ERP, suite-based enterprise applications and business performance management.

Cindy has traveled the world speaking at executive conferences on her original supply chain concept, Virtually Vertical Manufacturing. She is the author of the book ERP Optimization: Using Your Existing System to Support Profitable E-Business Initiatives. Read more at MintJutras.com


Captain Robert N. "Goose" Geis, Chief of Staff, Navy Region Mid-Atlantic

Captain Geis, a native of San Diego, CA, reported to Commander, Navy Region Mid-Atlantic in June 2014 after serving as Director of Operations, Navy Installations Command. CAPT Geis graduated from the University of California at San Diego with a BA in Communications. He was commissioned as an Ensign after graduating from Aviation Officer Candidate School in October 1987. He was designated as a Naval Flight Officer (NFO) in 1989.

His first sea tour was in Sea Control Squadron (VS)-32, where he made two deployments in support of Operations DESERT STORM and SOUTHERN WATCH aboard USS AMERICA (CV-66). Captain Geis was named the VS-32 NFO of the year for 1992. He served in Carrier Group Three as Assistant Air Operations Officer aboard USS ABRAHAM LINCOLN (CVN-72) and USS CARL VINSON (CVN-70) in support of Operation SOUTHERN WATCH. He was then selected to be a Flag Aide for Commander, U.S. Naval Forces, Japan. He was a Department head in VS-30, serving as Administrative Officer, Safety Officer, and Maintenance Officer, completing a deployment in USS GEORGE WASHINGTON (CVN-73) and was named VS-30 NFO of the Year in 2000. His most recent squadron tour was command of Strike Fighter Squadron 211. During his command tour, the command was awarded the Battle “E” award for 2005, deployed in USS ENTERPRISE (CVN 65) in support of both Operations ENDURING FREEDOM and IRAQI FREEDOM, and executed the first east coast deployment of the Super Hornet in 2006.

His personal decorations include the Legion of Merit (with 2 Gold Stars), Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Strike-Flight Air Medal, Joint Service Commendation Medal, Navy-Marine Corps Commendation Medal (with three Gold Stars), Joint Service Achievement Medal, and the Navy Achievement Medal (with two Gold Stars) as well as several unit and campaign awards.

Read more at Navy.mil

Oceana chief: Right man at right time for jet crash


Karen Jackson, Secretary of Technology, Commonwealth of Virginia

Karen Jackson previously served as the Deputy Secretary of Technology for the Commonwealth of Virginia. In this capacity, she served as a senior advisor to the Governor on technology matters including modeling and simulation, telecommunications, telework, and unmanned aerial systems. In these areas, she was responsible for policy and legislative initiatives as well as developing programs to facilitate innovation, collaborations, technology development and adoption. Ms. Jackson serves as the Virginia lead for the Mid-Atlantic Aviation Partnership with New Jersey (MAAP). Prior to her current appointment, she served as Deputy Secretary of Technology and director of the Commonwealth's Office of Telework Promotion and Broadband Assistance for the Kaine Administration.

Ms. Jackson has been actively engaged in the federal policy initiatives including the development of the National Broadband Plan. She received a 2009 IP3 award from Public Knowledge for her work in information policy and was named to Government Technology's 2010 list of the top 25 Doers, Dreamers, and Drivers. She serves on a number of Boards including the Virginia Telehealth Network, the Information Technology Advisory Council, the Policy Committee of the National Modeling and Simulation Coalition, and the National Center for Collaboration in Medical Modeling and Simulation. She holds a B.S. in business management from Christopher Newport University and a M.B.A. from The College of William and Mary.

Read more at Virginia.gov


Paul Fraim, Mayor, City of Norfolk, Virginia (USA)

Mayor Fraim was born in Norfolk, Virginia, graduated from Norfolk Catholic High School, completed undergraduate studies at Virginia Military Institute, received his Master of Education from the University of Virginia and his law degree from the University of Richmond.

A member of Norfolk City Council since 1986, he was appointed Mayor on July 1, 1994, and was re-appointed every two years until May 2006 when he became first popularly elected mayor since 1916.

He began private practice in May 1977 and is currently president of the law firm Fraim and Fiorella, PC. He is chairman of the Towne Bank Norfolk Board of Directors. He is a trustee of the Eastern Virginia Medical School Foundation, president of the VMI Board of Visitors, and President of the Slover Library Foundation Board.

He is the former chair of the USS Wisconsin Foundation and a member of the Virginia Maritime Heritage Foundation and the National Maritime Center Board of Directors.

Mr. Fraim is a member of the Virginia State Bar. He is a member of and has served on the Executive Committee of the Virginia Bar Association, and he is also a fellow of the Virginia Law Foundation.

Read more at Norfolk.gov


Sara Russell, ODU Strome College of Business, Maritime Institute

Sara Russell is a lecturer in the Maritime and Supply Chain Management Program at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, VA. Ms. Russell created and implemented the course curriculum designed to provide students with an integrated working knowledge of maritime operations and supply chain management. In addition, she has published a chapter entitled, Port Safety and Workers in the edited text Maritime Safety, Security and Piracy. Ms. Russell published an article on "The Expansion of the Panama Canal and Its Impact on Virginia" for the University of Virginia's Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service. She is also published in the edited text, Transportation Dictionary.

Outside the classroom, Ms. Russell is the faculty advisor for the Old Dominion Student Propeller Club and serves as President for the Hampton Road’s Chapter of the Organization for Women in International Trade. Prior to joining the faculty at Old Dominion, Ms. Russell’s career included positions in various fields including transportation and logistics, port operations and customs brokerage. She holds a M.B.A. with concentrations in maritime, ports and logistics management and international business from Old Dominion University and a B.S. from the University of Delaware.

Read more at ODU.edu


Daniel Pocock, Debian Project

Daniel Pocock is a Switzerland-based developer in Debian, Ubuntu and Fedora operating systems, as well as the project founder for JSCommunicator, a full-featured phone, webcam and messaging application. Daniel uses the traditional PostBooks® system via its powerful Qt GUI (graphical user interface) to power his own finances, and he was so impressed with xTuple's "shiny new Web-based user interface," that he asked one of his Google Summer of Code (GSoC) students, Juliana Louback, to determine how to integrate JSCommunicator. Daniel presents his telephony interface to the xTuple community at xTupleCon14, before traveling to the GSoC 10-year reunion.

Read more at DanielPocock.com