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March 2018 Chapter Luncheon

March 14 @ 11:30 am EDT




Please  join us for our AFCEA North Carolina Chapter luncheon on March 14 at the Iron Mike Conference and Catering Center.  The event begins with networking at 1100 and should conclude by 1300. Our guest speaker will be Mr. David Blake of AT&T who will be sharing:

Developments in Commercial Network Technology and Applications within DoD

David Blake

Client Executive Director

AT&T Global Public Sector Solutions

David Blake is the Director of AT&T’s Army/DISA/USCYBER program and engineering practice which brings high value expertise based on AT&T Labs and commercial service provider best practices and experiences to serve Defense customers.  He leads a team of technical engineers with experience spanning numerous domains including Enterprise Data Architecture, Global Network Operations Consolidation, Maintenance and Provisioning process and OSS automation based on AT&T’s real-world business transformation experience.

While working various assignments in Network Operations Planning, Bell Laboratories and AT&T Labs, Mr. Blake has over 25 years of Telecommunications and Information Technology background and experience directing large scale, multi-vendor, high risk/reward integration projects, including rapid software development and enterprise networking programs that e-enable business processes, transform networks and provide operations automation.

He managed the Configuration Management Center of Excellence for AT&T’s global network and service inventory responsible for engineering, planning and implementing solutions for network inventory management challenges, standardization and automation.  This program included migration of legacy systems into a Global target architecture platform for Enterprise Configuration Management (CM).  David’s team managed a consolidation and automation program to provide a single inventory, design and provisioning platform for AT&T’s Global Layer 1/2/3 network equipment and transport networks streamlining operations and service fulfillment.  The scope consisted of cleansing, translating and migrating over 4 million units of data, consolidating functionality from over 30 systems into one platform, and providing 70% flow-through automation.

He led the systems engineering team for e-Sales and Service Ordering development on AT&T’s BusinessDirectsm platform which provides a single web portal for AT&T business customers to access sales and service applications across all product offerings, providing an efficient way to order, report troubles, review bills, retrieve performance data and check status for all their AT&T services.  BusinessDirectsm was recognized for leveraging information technology to significantly improve the customer experience as selected by CIO Magazine as the 2005 winner for Enterprise Value Awards in the category High Tech, Telecom and Utilities.

He received his BS in Management Information Systems and MS in Communication and Information Sciences from Ball State University.

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March 14
11:30 am


Iron Mike Conference Center
2658 Reilly Rd
Fort Bragg, NC 28310 United States
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