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Friday, March 6 • 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Adoption Shouldn't be an Afterthought: Making Sure Your Organization Actually Uses the Technology You Implement - #15NTCtechadopt

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Evidence shows that IT project failure happens more often than we’d like to admit in all types of organizations. The reasons for failure can be diverse, but at the root of many failures is lack of adoption. We’ll investigate the reasons that new IT systems don’t take hold in organizations, and how you can avoid these problems, starting from the very beginning of your project.

We’ll also walk through a framework for maximum adoption that can be implemented in parallel with any tech project. This session will start with a panel of seasoned project managers from various organizations (consultants and nonprofits). We’ll finish up with a workshop where our experts from the panel will help attendees build an adoption plan (including a specific communication plan for new technology) for a simulated project so that everyone gets hands-on experience putting their new skills into practice.

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Austin Buchan

Executive Director, College Forward
As Executive Director, Austin Buchan collaborates with the nation’s leaders on groundbreaking designs for postsecondary equity, shapes the strategic vision of College Forward, and motivates his team to solve very big problems. Austin joined College Forward in April 2010 as a College Persistence Program Manager. He was quickly recruited to the organization’s Strategic Initiatives Team, then moved into the Chief of... Read More →
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Tucker MacLean

VP Sales & Marketing, Exponent Partners
Tucker MacLean oversees Exponent Partners' Sales and Marketing team and spearheads business development as Vice President of Sales and Marketing. He brings with him deep experience in cloud computing and the nonprofit sector -- as one of the pioneers of Salesforce.com’s nonprofit program.Tucker developed a wealth of expertise at Salesforce.com®, starting in 2000. He recognized early the power of cloud computing to support organizations of... Read More →
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Kevin Peralta

IT Manager, Amigos de las Americas
Amigos de las Americas (AMIGOS) is an international nonprofit organization that provides leadership training and cultural immersion for high school to college-aged students. | | Kevin is the first full time IT staff member at AMIGOS in its 50 years of operation. As the IT Manager, he handles multiple facets of technology, such as networking, infrastructure, and support. He is the head Salesforce Admin and helped manage the implementation and... Read More →
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Norman Reiss

Project Manager, Technology, Center for Court Innovation
As Project Manager at the Center for Court Innovation, I work with technology and research staff to support, enhance and train users of the Justice Center Application (JCA), an in-house application used at multiple demonstration projects to record client assessments and track compliance with court mandates. I also manage an initiative to develop a Salesforce application (which may eventually replace JCA) and administer a Social Solutions... Read More →

Friday March 6, 2015 1:30pm - 3:00pm
MR 10B

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