Xtalks Speaker Spotlight: Joseph Foran

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Examining Open Source Software’s Place in the Enterprise More companies are migrating parts of their infrastructure to open source software. IT executives need software that is more flexible, customizable, open, robust, and efficient as well as less expensive from a total cost of ownership point of view. Join us October 11, 2006, 11:00am - 1:00pm ET as Ari Jaaksi of Nokia, Joseph D. Foran of FSW Inc., and Mark Winz of OpenLogic examine the interoperability of implemented proprietary software and OSS, evaluate the risks and benefits of adapting and using OSS, and discuss the impact of patent legislation on using OSS. http://xtalks.com/opensrc2.ashx

Speaker Spotlight: Joseph Foran

As the Director of IT for non-profit social-services agency FSW, Inc, Joseph Foran has lead a major migration to Server Virtualization, Linux and Open Source applications as part of a business transformation project. In his role as Director, he is responsible for lights-on management as well as strategic design and planning. He is tasked with collaborating with executive and line management to come up with cost-efficient uses of technology that will better enable FSW's clients to receive services, increase employee efficiency, lower the costs of doing business, and increase revenue opportunities. Joseph serves on FSW's Leadership committee, where he advises and collaborates with company management on both technology and business decisions. FSW's services extend across Connecticut from six locations across the southwestern portion of the state.

Prior to FSW, Joseph was spent over ten years in a variety of IT roles. He was an IT manager at filtration manufacturer CUNO, Inc where he served on their Global IT Council. and at sports league Major League Soccer. He has been a systems admin with consumer goods giant Unilever, as well as a consultant for the State of CT's Dept. of Corrections, Dept. of Mental Health, and Dept. of Education. In his spare time, Joseph is an avid reader of theology, general science, history, and technology books, and enjoys nothing so much as sailing on Long Island Sound with his family.

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Xtalks brings industry experts to executives’ desktops around the world in a web-based information network that provides insight into breaking business issues through interactive digital web conferences. Xtalks web conferences allow anyone with interest in a particular topic to participate in a web meeting by synchronizing their desktop computer and phone alongside industry experts. Xtalks is part of The Honeycomb Worldwide Group of Companies.

Honeycomb Worldwide creates peer-to-peer business-oriented social networking communities, connecting senior level executives by delivering content through new and established media channels. http://www.honeycombworldwide.com

For more information on this conference or Xtalks in general, or to inquire about speaking opportunities or sponsoring future events, visit http://www.xtalks.com or contact Karen Anderson, Chief Marketing Officer, at 312-977-1166.

Register for free at http://xtalks.com/opensrc2.ashx


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