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5/13 TLA Evening Meeting

For the balance of 2010 TLA Evening Meetings in the Western Suburbs will be held at College of DuPage. Detailed CoD Room location/directions are included below.

TLA “Evening” Meeting – Thursday, May 13th 6:30 – 9:00pm
College of DuPage 425 Fawell Blvd. Glen Ellyn, IL
See directions below and information on registering at

6:30pm – 7:00pm Check-in / Casual networking
7:00pm – 8:00pm Structured Networking – Two Table Rounds
8:00pm – 8:10pm Announcements
8:10pm – 8:55pm Irv Shapiro, CEO/CTO, Ifbyphone, Bulding
“Cloud Technology Applications – An Architectural View”
8:55pm – 9:00pm Adjourn promptly

Speaker for Tonight will be Irv Shapiro

Building Cloud Technology Applications
-An Architectural View

Irv Shapiro, CEO & CTO Ifbyphone. Irv Shapiro is responsible for overall business strategy and corporate leadership. Irv’s successful entrepreneurial experience includes founding Metamor Technologies in 1985. Under Irv’s leadership, Metamor was named an Inc. 500 company for two consecutive years, growing to over 500 employees and $32 million in revenues. In 1997, Metamor was sold for $38 million to CORESTAFF. In 14 months at CORESTAFF following Metamor’s sale, Irv participated in 10 acquisitions, directed the growth of Metamor to $52 million in sales and helped to architect the creation of a $250 million consulting services group. He founded Edventions in 1999, which was sold to Edison Schools in 2001, then he spent a year as the COO of Jemmco, a $500 million hedge fund. Prior to founding Metamor, Irv spent 5 years at Digital Equipment Corporation as the Data Communications Expertise Center Manager.

On October 10th, 1996 Irv was inducted into the "Chicago Area Entrepreneurship Hall of Fame" sponsored by University of Illinois at Chicago, the law firm of Lord Bissell and Brook, and LaSalle National Bank. In 1997, he was a finalist in the KPMG Illinois High Tech awards. Irv earned a BS in Computer Science from Washington University in St. Louis.

This presentation will describe how Ifbyphone has deployed a web provisioned Cloud Telephony solution which services the needs of end users, integrators and developers by combining proprietary code with open source components.

1. What is SaaS and how does it apply to Telecommunications?
2. Telecommunications Industry Background
3. Cloud Telephony Users
4. Sample Cloud Telephony Applications
5. API examples
6. Pre-Packaged Application Architecture
7. Asterisk Hosting Architecture
8. Combining pre-packaged applications with customer development
9. Questions

Technology Leaders Association (TLA) was established to help senior level IT executives develop and manage their careers. As part of this effort, we hold monthly meetings to network, share ideas, and learn from featured guest speakers in the career management field.

Where: College of DuPage – see directions below

Cost: No charge

Our Host, College of DuPage for hosting us this month and CoD CIO and TLA member Chuck Currier.
TLA Member & Facilitator David Krull for organizing the TLA evening events.

For reservations,
(1) Please sign up online on the TLA website ( under ‘Events’ – or,
if you don’t have access to the website,
(2) Please reply to with your name and telephone number.

Reservations must be made before Noon on Thursday, May 13th
with the first 30 reservations accepted. No walk-ins please.

For location information: Contact Jim Anfield at

TLA Meeting Schedule at College of DuPage
2nd Thursday of May and June 05/13, 06/10
3rd Thursday of July through December – 07/15, 08/19, 09/16, 10/21, 11/18 and 12/16

Regional, Local and Campus Maps:

College of DuPage 425 Fawell Blvd. Glen Ellyn IL 60137 (630) 942-2800)
is located approx 1 mile West of the intersection of I-355 and 56(Butterfield Rd.) in Downers Grove.
Meetings will be held on west campus in the Open Campus Center (OCC), room 106.
-TLA attendees should park in Lot A and proceed down the sidewalk and into the breezeway.
-OCC is the building to your left inside the breezeway.
-Once inside the building, take a right and go to the end and turn left.
-OCC 106 is down the hall on the left hand side.

Structured networking is a technique used at most major executive transition groups.
It is meant to be a powerful method of generating ideas that might help each of our searches.

During this process, we will quickly brainstorm potential job lead ideas, gain networking contacts
at desired companies, and generate advice from the members by sharing our backgrounds as well
as our career objectives.

It is designed to generate ideas, but given the time constraints, not get into immediate detailed
discussions. You should plan on following up with anybody who may have had an interesting idea
or a good contact.

Please bring business cards, handbills (career overview) or resumes (plain paper is fine) to pass
around if you have them. Figure on about 20 copies of the resumes/handbills and 50 business cards.

We will run our networking, dividing the room into small tables of a maximum of
6 people and doing 2 table rotations before our speaker begins.

At each rotation, you will have 90 seconds for your pitch and about 90 seconds for Q&A.

-summarizing your past (this is not the time to rehash your resume),
-what you are looking for and
-what we can do to help (such as target contacts) or ask for advice on an issue.

Date of Event: 
05/13/2010 - 6:30pm - 9:00pm