Insights into BP Deployment | General Orientation

When:  Feb 24, 2021 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM (CT)

So, you joined CSIA with the intent of getting your company to the next level?  Maybe, you just joined and are looking at how to start deploying the CSIA BPs in your company. Or, you’ve been a member for a while, have deployed a few BP chapters but need a few more to be ready for an audit. We get it. Looking through the CSIA Best Practices and Benchmark guide can be overwhelming. Where do you start? What’s the most effective way to attack it? During these sessions, we will focus on the following areas:

  1. General Orientation – common approaches, factors for success, and challenge areas.
  2. Project Management and System Life Cycle – key insights to improve your business, not just prepare for an audit
  3. Financial Management – not just accounting tips, but how to improve profitability and finance growth
  4. General Management – strategic planning and operational execution

About the Speakers

Jack Barber
is an independent management consultant who brings more than 30 years of experience ‎from his tenure at National Instruments (NI), most of which focused on building the system integration ‎business as the NI Partner Program Manager. During his last 7 years, he worked in NI Global Services ‎working with NI and partner project teams to deliver large-scale solutions to NI’s most strategic and ‎demanding customers. Jack work with clients to assess and implement best practices, advise and ‎facilitate their strategic planning and execution, manage peer groups, and help them build high-‎performance teams. Jack graduated with a BSEE from the University of Texas and is a certified Myers-‎Briggs professional.‎

Don Roberts
brings almost 40 years of domestic and international systems integration experience to ‎the position of Principal at Exotek LLC. Due to the diversity of his professional experiences and his ‎commitment to the future focus of the industry, Don has become a leader in providing guidance to ‎control systems integrators as they steer their companies through periods of significant growth. In ‎addition to sitting on the board of a number of companies, Don also is responsible for performing ‎business level audits globally to assess companies’ compliance with the CSIA Certification program. ‎Don has a Bachelors and a Masters degree in engineering from the University of Waterloo and is a ‎graduate of one of Canada’s most prestigious business programs, the Richard Ivey Executive ‎Management Program.‎