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5/18
2007
Terry Slattery

Association of Information Technology Professionals (AITP), Baltimore Chapter

I gave a talk last night at the AITP, Baltimore chapter (www.baltimore.aitp.org) titled “What CIOs Should Know About Network Analysis”. Also presenting were Tom Iler, CIO of Advertising.com, and Tressa Springmann, VP and CIO of the Greater Baltimore Medical Center. There were over 50 people in attendance.

Tressa talked about electronic medical records and initiatives that are under way to create them. It was interesting to learn about some of the challenges the initiative faces. Tom talked about what Advertising.com does and how he gets questions about why they are located in Baltimore.

I can relate to the questions Tom gets. We’re often asked why Netcordia is located in Annapolis, MD. It isn’t one of the cities that you’d think would be a hot-bed of high-tech activity. We’re here because I founded the company and that’s where I like to live, which is the same reason Tom gave for why Advertising.com is in Baltimore. We’re both been fortunate to find really good people who like to live in the same place.

I’ll be posting my presentation, annotated with notes, in the Resources/Webinars section of our web site. It is a good, brief presentation (14 pages) that is useful material for presenting to a CIO as part of the justification for acquiring network analysis tools.

-Terry

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Terry Slattery

Terry Slattery

Principal Architect

Terry Slattery is a Principal Architect at NetCraftsmen, an advanced network consulting firm that specializes in high-profile and challenging network consulting jobs. Terry is currently working on network management, SDN, business strategy consulting, and interesting legal cases. He is the founder of Netcordia, inventor of NetMRI, has been a successful technology innovator in networking during the past 20 years, and is co-inventor on two patents. He has a long history of network consulting and design work, including some of the first Cisco consulting and training. As a consultant to Cisco, he led the development of the current Cisco IOS command line interface. Prior to Netcordia, Terry founded Chesapeake Computer Consultants, which became a Cisco premier training and consulting partner. At Chesapeake, he co-invented and patented the v-LAB system to provide hands-on access to real hardware for the hands-on component of internetwork training classes. Terry co-authored the successful McGraw-Hill text "Advanced IP Routing in Cisco Networks," is the second CCIE (1026) awarded, and is a regular speaker at Enterprise Connect and Interop. He currently blogs at TechTarget, No Jitter and our very own NetCraftsmen.

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