Keynote Speaker - Thursday, October 3rd

"Old-Fashioned, Expensive, Painful and Boring: Why Everything You Know About ERP Is Wrong"

Many organizations continue to approach ERP the same way they did 20 years ago. In 2019 the pace of business requires flexibility and agility not delivered by monolithic ERP and old fashioned ’front-end’ and ’back-end’ thinking. The 4th era of ERP is approaching and if organizations aren’t already executing a postmodern ERP strategy they will find themselves left behind.


Randy McCausland, Vice President, Canada & Americas Public Sector for Gartner

Mr. McCausland is a dynamic information technology leader with more than 20 years of experience in the implementation, support and management of enterprise systems and associated technology infrastructure. He currently is the Vice President, Canada & Americas Public Sector for Gartner as well as the leader for Gartner’s Enterprise Application Global Center of Excellence. Mr. McCausland previously spent 11 years with FSU, rising to the level of Senior Director, Infrastructure, Operations and Enterprise Application Development. Mr. McCausland holds both a bachelor’s and master’s degree in Management Information Systems from FSU and will bring a wealth of specialized IT and business knowledge expertise to the Board of Directors.


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