The Future of Enterprise Computing ∞ March 14, 2008

March 14, 2008


Enterprise computing is in the middle of a sea change. Trends such Web 2.0, Software as Service (SaaS), Service Oriented Architecture (SOA), Grid Computing, Cloud Computing, and Mobile Computing are challenging established ways to think about IT architecture and IT management, leaving many of us wondering about the meaning of these trends. This program will ask forward-thinking IT experts to help us understand the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead, as well as how they fit into a coherent vision of the future of enterprise computing.


Andrew McAfee is a Principal Research Scientist at MIT and cofounder/codirector of the Initiative on the Digital Economy at the Sloan School of Management. He studies how digital technologies are changing the world.  McAfee received his BS in mechanical engineering in 1988, his MS in management in 1990, and in 1999 he obtained his Doctorate from Harvard Business School, with a thesis titled The impact of enterprise information systems on operational effectiveness: An empirical investigation. He completed two Master of Science and two Bachelor of Science degrees at MIT.  His research investigates how IT changes the way companies perform, organize themselves, and compete, and at a higher level, how computerization affects competition, society, the economy, and the workforce. He was a professor at Harvard Business School and a fellow at Harvard’s Berkman Center for Internet and Society.  

Paul Daugherty is Accenture’s Chief Technology Architect. In this role, Paul oversees the development and deployment of Accenture’s suite of leading technology architectures. He is responsible for more than 2,000 technology architects who work around the globe and across industries implementing complex, leading-edge technology solutions for Accenture’s clients. His current focus areas include Service-Oriented Architectures, Web 2.0, Legacy Renewal, Open Source, and Mobility.  Prior to this role, Paul led Accenture’s Technology business in the Resources operating group, which serves clients in the utilities, energy, natural resources, and chemicals sectors.  Paul has also been instrumental in leading Accenture initiatives in areas such as eCommerce, and more recently, CIO Agenda, which is focused on rapidly growing the architecture and innovation areas of Accenture’s business. Paul has worked with clients in many industries in areas such as complex systems delivery, infrastructure services, architecture, and IT strategy. Paul has also been involved in selling and delivering large Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) and IT Outsourcing (ITO) engagements. Paul has a degree in Computer Engineering from the University of Michigan. He frequently speaks at conferences on industry and technology issues and has published articles in a variety of publications. He is Chairman of the Advisory Board of the New York-based Academy of Information Technology, a non-profit organization that works with high schools to increase IT career opportunities for urban youths. Paul is based in New York City and lives in New Jersey with his wife and four children.

Jeff Kelly is the Director of Educational Solutions for Hinchcliffe & Company and Web 2.0 University™.  Jeff came to Hinchcliffe & Co. from AOL to improve and expand the Hinchcliffe & Company learning and development programs.  Jeff takes Hinchcliffe & Company’s extensive business and technology knowledge and builds immersive learning products that help organizations understand topics such as Web 2.0, Enterprise 2.0, Social Computing.  His unique understanding of the nexus of business strategy, technology and individual performance brings results-based practicality to learning and performance improvement products.  An unrepentant computer geek, Jeff has been developing dynamic Web-based applications for over ten years and developing business-driven learning and performance improvement solutions for over 15 years.   Jeff has a B.S. in Biology from Purdue University and a M.A. in Educational Technology Leadership from George Washington University.

Lewis Shepherd is the Chief Technology Officer of Microsoft’s Institute for Advanced Technology in Governments, based in Washington DC. The Institute focuses on innovative solutions to major enterprise-wide problems of national, state, and local governments, leveraging Microsoft’s $7 billion annual R&D budget.   Mr. Shepherd’s career includes work in government at the federal, state, and local levels, and fifteen years in the private sector in Silicon Valley. For four years (2004-2007), Shepherd was Senior Technology Officer at the Defense Intelligence Agency, and led R&D for next-generation technology for the Department of Defense intelligence community, which has an information technology (IT) budget in excess of $1 billion per year. He was responsible for information management strategic planning and served as the senior consultant for the director of DIA on technology innovation, overseeing business case analyses and evaluating technology investments for the Director of National Intelligence (DNI) in conjunction with other agencies in the U.S. Intelligence Community. Shepherd was promoted to the federal government’s Senior Executive Service in February 2006. According to ComputerWorld magazine in 2007, “DIA and other defense agencies have become the most advanced users of Web 2.0 tools in the federal government.”  Lewis Shepherd was educated at Stella Maris College in Gzira, Malta, and St. Mary’s College in Galway, Ireland. He received a B.A. in Government and Foreign Affairs from the University of Virginia (CLAS ’82), graduating with Honors; a post-graduate degree in French from the Université Libre de Bruxelles (Belgium); and a Master’s degree in Political Science from Stanford University. During three years of study in the Ph.D. program at Stanford from 1984-1987, he worked on contract as a Soviet foreign policy analyst in the Office of Secretary of Defense Caspar Weinberger. He was a graduate teaching fellow for undergraduate classes at Stanford and the University of Virginia and has been a guest lecturer for MBA courses at Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business. During the late 1980s and 1990s, he held senior public and private executive positions in California, including serving as Director of Communications for the Mayor of San Francisco and senior policy advisor to the Mayor of San Jose, California (known as “the Capital of Silicon Valley”). From 1998-2000 he was Vice President of Clinton Reilly Group, a leading West Coast government consulting firm, and from 2000-2003 was an executive with a successful Silicon Valley artificial-intelligence startup company.  Mr. Shepherd was the recipient of the 2005 DIA Medal for Meritorious Civilian Service, and the Government Computing News 2007 “National IT Leadership” award. He has previously received a Ford Foundation Fellowship in International Security, a Rockefeller Foundation Fellowship, a Fulbright Scholarship for study overseas, and the 1988 National Press Club Annual Authors Award. He has co-authored two books on the U.S. and international politics and published numerous articles on public affairs. He lives in Virginia’s Northern Neck with his wife Kathryn, an attorney and lecturer at the U.S. Supreme Court.


9 a.m. – 10 a.m.                     Continental Breakfast/ Registration Presentation Files

10 a.m. – 11 a.m.                   Andrew McAfee

11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.        Paul Daugherty

12:15 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.          Lunch

1:15 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.            Jeff Kelly

2:00 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.            Lewis Shepherd

3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.            Panel Discussion moderated by Stefano Grazioli

Paul Daugherty – Slides

Jeff Kelly – Slides

Andrew McAfee – Slides

Lewis Shepherd – Slides