Bob Gourley of Crucial Point LLC to Present at 2009 DoDIIS Worldwide Conference

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Dramatic changes are underway in components of the traditional IT stack. An expert in technology and enterprise-class CTO forecast evaluates trends and draws lessons for today.

Crucial Point LLC (, a high tech consultancy and technology research firm, announces the selection of founder Bob Gourley as a speaker at the 2009 DoDIIS Worldwide Conference to be held in Orlando Florida May 17-21, 2009.

The DoDIIS Worldwide Conference theme this year on "Empowering Decision Advantage" provides a venue for government, industry and academia to interact and move the state of DoDIIS technology forward (Register for the conference at )

Bob Gourley's presentation is the result of years of study and continuous research, including continuous online dialog by technologists at the website, the blog run by Gourley. Gourley has earned recognition as one of InfoWorld's Top 25 CTOs for 2007, AFCEA's Meritorious Serice award for 2008, and was named as one of DC's top "Tech Titans" by Washingtonian Magazine in 2009.

"Successful technologists know well that the best way to predict the future of technology is to grab it and drive it. But the cycle starts with a good assessment of the mega trends sweeping through our industry" said Gourley.

Trends examined in Gourley's DoDIIS Presentation include:

  • Consumerization
  • Collaboration and Web2.0
  • Open Source Software and Hardware
  • Globalization
  • Speed
  • And many specific trends in areas of technology interest including Virtualization, Operating Systems, Communications Technologies, Mashups, Security Technologies, Databases, Open Source, Flex Development, Storage, Applications and Servers.

Gourley adds that: "Technology moves so fast that briefings like this can never be finalized. This presentation is always updated and collaborative inputs from technologists in industry, academia and government are always appreciated. I look foward to meeting more technologists at DoDIIS to keep the dialog moving on the future of technology to enable and empower decision advantage for the mission."

Interview contact: Bob Gourley, 1-703-565-2811

About Crucial Point LLC
Crucial Point LLC is a technology research, consulting and services firm with a proven track record and an exclusive clientele. Crucial Point LLC focuses on the national security sector and the technologies required to enhance the security of the nation. Both government and industry are supported. Visit Crucial Point LLC online at

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