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Philly | February 2024 Chapter Meeting

14 Feb 2024
12:00pm - 3:00pm EST


12pm-1pm - Lunch, Networking and Check In

1pm on - Speakers


Speaker #1:

Tim Flower, VP DEX Strategy



How DEX is like Monty Python’s Minster of Funny Walks – No one understands it, it has no value, and there’s no point in doing it.



When you finally realize that reactive IT is futile and that there must be a better way, you’ll start getting strange looks, much like the Minister of Funny Walks does. You’ll hear “This doesn’t make sense”, or “We already solved this problem”, or “We don’t have a problem”, or “ There’s no value in doing this”. Be prepared. Justifying something new takes effort. People need to think differently. And moving from reactive to proactive isn’t an easy button. But capabilities exist in proven and widely adopted platforms that can create a fundamental change in how IT operates and how they are perceived. We’ll explore the “as-is” model of today, where it falls down, and what the outcomes of proactive IT look like. We’ll then explore some specific accomplishments and the reason I left enterprise IT after 28 years to come help spread the word.  

Speaker #2:

Kelly Kleinfelder



Creating Synergy within IT Departments

Presentation overview:

IT leaders today oversee many diverse teams or departments. Getting those teams to gel and work as a cohesive unit can be challenging. This presentation will explore some ways to create partnerships among your teams to ensure the best outcomes for the customers you serve and the staff members in your departments.

Speaker bio:

Kelly Kleinfelder is a visionary IT leader  with a winning track record of building, reorganizing and overseeing best-in-class IT departments. Extensive experience in IT operations, business process improvement, policy authoring and compliance allows her to deliver technology solutions/strategies that result in efficiency gains and cost reductions. She has served in various IT leadership positions in the Philadelphia area. In her current role as Managing Partner - Strategic Elevation Advisory Group, Kelly provides technology strategy consulting, assessments, project management and coaching to mid-market organizations.


1801-33 N 12th St, Philadelphia, PA 19122

It’s the Tech Center (Bell Building) on the Temple University Campus. We will meet on the 3rd floor in the large conference room (that holds up to 200 people) which is on the left once you come off the elevators through the glass doors. The elevators are in the lobby of the Tech Center building on the right hand side next to the coffee shop.  There is free on-street parking on some of the surrounding streets to the building. As far as paid parking, we have a Temple University Parking Garage behind the Tech Center building on 11th Street named the Montgomery Garage.  Here is the info on the Montgomery Garage:

Montgomery Garage:

GPS address is 1859 N. 11th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19122 (11th Street between Montgomery Avenue and Berks Street) 

  1. $6/hour for most events 
  2. Credit cards, debit cards, and cash are accepted 
  3. Pay at the Pay on Foot machine located in the lobby by the elevators (debit card, credit card, cash), or pay at the exit (debit card or credit card only. No cash) 
  4. Accepted payment methods are credit and debit cards only.  No cash 
  5. Will be paid upon entering the facility 

There is also a small surface lot on the opposite side of the Tech Center on 12th street named the Tuttleman Lot that is another paid parking option. Here is the info for that:

 Tuttleman Lot:

GPS Address is 1205 W. Montgomery Avenue, Philadelphia. PA 19122 (Montgomery Avenue between 12th and 13th streets) 

  1. $7/hour  
  2. Credit cards, debit cards, and cash are accepted at the kiosk machine. If paying cash, you must use exact change (the machine does not give change) 
  3. Can also pay using the ParkMobile app 
  4. Spots are limited and are available on a first come, first served basis 

Please let me know if you have any additional information. We do have other parking lots but these 2 are the ones close to the building. Thanks.

14 Feb 2024
12:00pm - 3:00pm EST

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