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Consultants' Network - Selecting enterprise software to meet expectations

on September 10, 2018 from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Speaker Chris Doig, Wayferry
Topic Info

Monday, September 10, 2018

IEEE Consultants’ Network of San Diego

Topic: Selecting enterprise software to meet expectations
Speaker: Chris Doig, Wayferry

Major software purchases like ERP are huge risks for companies, and yet less than 10% of these purchases meet expectations. With the five-year total cost of ownership of these software products running into tens or hundreds of millions of dollars, you must wonder why this happens so often.

This presentation explains what goes wrong when making these major software purchases, why it happens and how to fix the problem. Chris will cover topics like using reverse engineering techniques to discover unknown requirements and designing selection projects to prime the implementation for success.

Speaker Bio

Chris Doig is the CEO and founder of Wayferry, and the thought leader behind the company. Having observed major software purchases fail to meet expectations in several companies and experienced buyer’s remorse himself, he knew there had to be a better way. Using his engineering background, he developed a new way to evaluate enterprise software that solves problems like scope creep, vendors misrepresenting their products, and implementations that cost much more than expected.

For several years Chris has been a regular writer for CIO.com, sharing what he has learned about selecting enterprise software. He used these articles as the basis for a book recently published on Amazon: Rethinking Enterprise Software Selection: Stop buying square pegs for round holes.

Chris graduated from the University of Cape Town, South Africa with a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering degree. In the mid-nineties, he immigrated to the United States and worked at several companies in technical and IT management roles: Seagate, Biogen, Netflix, Boeing, Bechtel SAIC, Discovery Communications and a few startups. The problems he observed at those companies led directly to him founding Wayferry.


Location Location: 6690 Mission Gorge Road. Emiliano’s Mexican Restaurant is approximately 1 1/2 block North of Mission Gorge Road and Friars Road. It is on the West side of Mission Gorge Road. If you are traveling from the South or West you will have to go past the entrance, make a U-turn at Greenbrier and then enter the shopping center which will be the first shopping center on your right. Please see the map at www.ieeeconsultants.com. Click the little map on the web site for a bigger map. Because of the new venue we are asking everyone to please RSVP Here
Directions Location: 
6690 Mission Gorge Road. Emiliano’s Mexican Restaurant is approximately 1 1/2 block North of Mission Gorge Road and Friars Road.  It is on the West side of Mission Gorge Road.  If you are traveling from the South or West you will have to go past the entrance, make a U-turn at Greenbrier and then enter the shopping center which will be the first shopping center on your right.  Please see the map at
www.ieeeconsultants.com. Click the little map on the web site for a bigger map.  Because of the new venue we are asking everyone to please RSVP Here
Agenda

San Diego IEEE Consultants' Network Meeting Date and Time:
September 10, 2018 (Monday)
6:00 - 7:00 pm – Dinner and informal networking
7:00 - 8:30 pm – Presentation

Cost No charge. Buy your own dinner. We hope you will help us by patronizing the venue and purchasing food and drink.
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