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News Brandy Favilla is currently the Community Engagement Manager at New Horizons of Minnesota ( In this position, she helps people define and build their careers through educational events. Brandy focuses on networking with members of the Information Technology community to form partnerships in education. She strives to maintain New Horizons’ reputation as a high-quality learning center throughout the Twin Cities and beyond. Some of her accomplishments include chairing the committee for both the TechFuse and MindSurf Conferences hosted by New Horizons, co-chairing Twin Cities Code Camp and Twin Cities SharePoint Camp, Co-host of the Twin Cities Developers Guild, VP of PR for TechMasters (, Communications Chair of PACT (, Programs chair for IAMCP, President of the Business Intelligence User Group ( and actively participating in the SharePoint User Group ( *the thoughts and opinions in this blog are my own and do not reflect the opinions of New Horizons of Minnesota
Twin Cities IT and Developer Events Postings by Brandy Favilla

Topic: Re-inventing IT and the IT Professional

For the past fifty years company owners and their executive teams have invested in information technology with the goal of making their organizations more effective. Only a very, few have achieved their goal. Many have claimed success but when asked to compare their results with their expectation openly admit their claims of success where more for social and political reasons versus achieving their goal of creating an effective organization. Now is the time to re-invent the IT organization and the IT professionals.

The presentation will focus on the new roles and responsibilities of IT and the IT professional, the root problems of many of today’s IT organizations, and how organizations are correcting these problems. The presentation will draw from Mr. Eian’s experiences as a corporate executive and a management consultant.

Speaker: Nicholas R. Eian

Nick Eian is the founder and CEO of Endurant Business Solutions. He is a graduate of the University of Minnesota, the Executive Development Program of the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, and the Human Resource Executive Program of the University of Michigan.
Endurant is a management consultant company specializing in organization effectiveness and change. Its core competencies are the design and development of adaptable organizations and Re-inventing IT. Mr. Eian has led the design and implementation of change in many of Minnesota’s finest corporations.

Outback Steakhouse meeting rooms off Interstate 494 by the Mall of America (1321 E. 78th St., Bloomington MN 55425)

5:00 PM  Registration and appetizer buffet
5:30 PM  Welcome and Round Table Discussion time
5:45 PM Program
6:30 PM Adjourn

$25.00 non members
$15.00 members
$15.00 students

To register:
Send me an e-mail and I will register for you
Sherie Davis (


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