October Chapter Meeting

Our October chapter meeting is on Wednesday, October 7th, 2015 at 5:45PM. Please RSVP if you plan on attending!

Past, Present and Beyond the Boundaries of Vendor Management and Security

Abstract: As business growth and cloud vendors becomes more important to survive, IT is required to match the business agility through flexible security models, methodologies and infrastructure.

This session will cover:

  • Experiences modernizing vendor management in a cloud era
  • The overall approach to finding flexible onboarding of new or existing solutions
  • Single sign-on, contract reviews, and IT and security architecture

Speaker biography: Eric Merkle, Business Architect at BDO USA, LLP, focuses on identifying process improvements and emerging technologies. His professional career began in operational support, and he gradually moved into project management, vendor management and architecture. Eric is a member of PMI and IASA Global and has certifications in PMP, Architect Core and ITIL.

Eric has been with BDO for over 14 years and continues to have a passion for designing new and improving business processes throughout BDO.


5:45-6:15PM Networking/Membership signup / Dinner
6:15-7:15PM Presentation
7:15-7:45PM Q&A

NEW LOCATION Location Information

Metro Health IT Facility
985 Gezon Parkway (across from Target loading dock)
Wyoming, MI, 49519