Announcing the Fourteenth Annual
Fall Joint Meeting
Miami Valley Computing Societies
Wednesday, September 25, 2002
at the David H. Ponitz Center,
Sinclair Community College

Disruptive Technology:
A Panel Discussion on Innovation and Disorder

Just when you thought –
- you had everything under control,
- you were making money,
- you knew what was coming.

The Panel

Dr. Barbara Smith
Computer Science, U. D.

Allan McLaughlin
CTO & Sr. VP, LexisNexis

Jeff Almoney
CTO and VP Application Services, Reynolds & Reynolds

Colonel Andrew Gilmore
Deputy Director for Technology, Directorate of Information Technology,
Air Force Materiel Command, Wright-Patterson AFB

Bradley C. Proctor
CEO, ServerTown USA
Host, "IT Matters"

Disruptive technologies are those so innovative that they go well beyond typical "better, faster, cheaper" improvements to radically alter (i.e. "disrupt") business and societal paradigms. Disruptive innovation can create or destroy the market for entire product lines. Example: The rapid replacement of the slide rule by the hand-held electronic calculator quickly ended the slide rule industry.

WLANs: Wireless local area networks, particularly those used in the home and small offices, may be a disruptive technology that will have the same impact on the networking industry that wireless phones had on the telecommunications industry.

Nanotechnology: Researchers in molecular-scale electronics seek to create computer components -- transistors, memory and wires -- from individual molecules. What economic and societal changes might follow 100 or 1000 fold increases in storage capacity and CPU speed?

Human-computer interfaces are becoming more intuitive. Haptics, the science of touch, allows individuals to handle digital objects exactly as they would objects in the real world. In medicine, doctors practicing procedures on virtual patients can actually feel resistance with each incision.

Disruptive innovation is not solely fundamental technical break-throughs but also the fusion of currently available technologies and methods to deliver entirely new products and services.

Our distinguished panelists will reveal how they keep abreast of disruptive technologies in their individual markets and hopefully pass along a few choice tips for being the innovative technological disrupter rather than the poor blindsided disruptee.

Participating Societies

ACM The Association for Computing Machinery, an international education and scientific society of more than 80,000 computer specialists, is dedicated to development of information processing as a discipline, and to the responsible use of computers in all applications. The Dayton Chapter holds periodic dinner meetings. TJ Cope, 865-7761,

AITP The Dayton Chapter of Association of Information Technology Professionals (formerly DPMA) is a non-profit organization interested in educating, promoting, and the professional certification, of its members. We also award scholarships to students engaged in IT/MIS curriculums. Contact: John Holbrook, 222-7735 John.Holbrook@">

ASIST Since 1937, the Association for Information Science and Technology has been interested in improving the ways society stores, retrieves, analyzes, manages, archives and disseminates information, coming together for mutual benefit. Members come from such fields as computer science, linguistics, management, librarianship, engineering, law, medicine, chemistry, and education. The Southern Ohio chapter meets monthly except during summer months. Contact: Patricia J. Carter, 865-6800 x6099;

ASQ/ASQ Software The Association of Quality is a society of professionals engaged in the management, engineering, and scientific aspects of quality and reliability. The Software Quality Committee of the ASQ provides a forum for discussing software quality issues and promoting the use of software quality technology, tools, and techniques. The Dayton ASQ meets monthly from September through May. Contact: Sandy Feola, Sandra_ and locally

BDPA Black Data Processing Associates is made up of entrepreneurs, managers, employees and others involved in the Information Technology industry. BDPA's objectives are to accumulate a pool of information technology knowledge and business experience with the intention of utilizing these resources to strengthen the expertise of minority members of the information technology community and to broaden or expose information technology knowledge to the minority community as a whole. Contact: Charles Crawford III, 854-2957.

DACW The Dayton Advocates for Computing Women is a professional society composed of women and men in the computing profession. The purposes of the DACW are to promote communication among women in computing, to further the professional development and advancement of women in computing, and to promote the education of women in computing. The society meets on the 2nd Tuesday of each month from September to May. Contact: Jo Columbro, 495-4048

DMA The Dayton Microcomputer Association is a group of computer enthusiasts organized as a non-profit corporation to promote education about microcomputer technology and applications. The DMA meets monthly except for December. DMA also sponsors 2 Computerfestsâ (August & March). Contact: Info line 222-4DMA (4362) or Bob Kwater,

IEEE/Computer Society The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers sponsors a number of societies, one of which is the Computer Society. The Dayton chapter of the IEEE CS holds lunchtime meetings on a wide range of computer-related topics to advance the theory, practice, and application of computer and information-processing science and technology. Contact: Bret Givens, 476-2501,

IIE The Institute for Industrial Engineers, founded in 1948, is the only international, nonprofit, professional society dedicated to advancing the technical and managerial excellence of industrial engineers. IIE strives to provide continuing education opportunities that enhance members' capabilities to improve productivity and quality while imaging the contributions made by the profession. The Dayton chapter meets monthly from September through May. Contact: Sara Deem,

Project Management Institute (PMI) Since it’s founding in 1969, Project Management Institute (PMI®) has grown to be the organization of choice for project management professionalism. With almost 45,000 members worldwide, PMI® is the leading nonprofit professional association in the area of Project Management. PMI establishes Project Management standards, provides seminars, educational programs and professional certification that more and more organizations desire for their project leaders. Contact: Mike Vanhorn,

SPI SIG The software process improvement (SPI) special interest group (SIG) provides a forum for software, quality and project professionals to learn about software process improvement to include: metrics, ROI, frameworks and CMMI from seasoned professionals, consulting experts, and each other. The group meets during a quarterly breakfast meeting with an annual workshop scheduled for January of each year. If you are interested in being on the SPI SIG distribution list, contact Ann Gallaher ( or 229-0054 ext 12).

About the Panel

Barbara Smith received a BA in Mathematical Computer Science from St. Louis University and a MS and PhD in Computer Science from the University of Missouri-Rolla. She joined the faculty of the Computer Science Department at the University of Dayton in 1989, served as department chair from 1993-2001 and is currently an Associate Professor. Her current research interests are in software testing and the development of testability measures.

Col. Andrew Gilmore, Deputy Chief Technology Officer, Air Force Materiel Command, is responsible for e-business strategy, planning, and execution for the AF's largest command with 88,000 people and an annual budget of $39.5B. He has been a project manager, contracting manager and director of procurement at various AF locations. He has a MBA, MS in Systems Management and BS in Business Administration.

Allan D. McLaughlin was appointed senior vice president and chief technology officer of LexisNexis Group in May 2000 with responsibility for all information systems and information infrastructure technology functions. Allan is a member of the Board of Trustees for the Greater Dayton I.T. Alliance and founder and sponsor of the LexisNexis Executive-on-Loan Program with the Greater Dayton I.T. Alliance in Dayton and the Virginia Piedmont Technology Council in Charlottesville, Virginia. Allan is a member of the Advisory Board for Wright State University’s Computer Science and Engineering School in Dayton, Ohio. Allan is also a member of the Advisory Committee for the University of Dayton Information Technologies in Dayton, Ohio.

Jeff Almoney joined Reynolds & Reynolds as Chief Technology Officer in February 2000. He has worked in reorganizing the technology development staff into a single high tech organization focused on strengthening Reynolds technical capabilities and redirecting efforts to more advanced technology. Before joining Reynolds, Almoney spent 14 years at the Pennsylvania State University in various high tech positions. He spent the last 10 as Director of Advanced Information Technologies working with industry to develop solutions.

Bradley C. Proctor is the CEO of ServerTown USA, LLC, the President of GasPriceWatch, Inc., a partner in Brick House Venture Capital, Limited, and the Founder and President of PC Review Media Group, Inc., where he started what has become the Midwest PC Review publication in 1993. Prior to founding his own businesses, Mr. Proctor worked for NCR Corporation. His knowledge of the fuel and energy economies have positioned him as an industry expert as noted by CNBC, Good Morning America, and The Wall Street Journal. Mr. Proctor received his Bachelor of Science Degree from Farleigh Dickinson University.

Joint Meeting Dinner Reservation Form

Either register electronically OR print out the form below and mail it.

The Chef's Choice Buffet consists of:
Salads, 2 Entrées, choice of vegetable
Assorted breads and rolls / coffee / tea / iced tea & chef's sweet table
For special dietary needs call Sandy Feola at 672-0735

Name: ______________________________
Company: ______________________________
Address 1: ______________________________
Address 2: ______________________________
Phone: ______________________________

I am a member of (circle all that apply): AITP, ACM, ASIST, ASQ, BDPA, DACW, DMA, IEEE, IIE, PMI, SPI SIG, none, other: ____________________

Make dinner reservations for ____ @ $20 = $___________ ($2 Parking is included in the price)

$2 for the presentation only

(Please make copies for additional reservation) Payment by check payable to "MVCS Joint Meeting"

Mail to:
Patricia Carter
Lexis-Nexis, B6F1 room 82
9595 Springboro Pike
Miamisburg, OH 45342

Reservations must be received by Friday, September 20, 2002

Society Showcase

Before and after the program, attendees will have the opportunity to learn about the activities of the societies. Each society will have a table display presenting their activities over the past few years and plans for upcoming meetings. Membership information will also be available.

The area universities/colleges have been invited to display information about their CS and MIS programs.


Door prizes will be awarded to dinner attendees during the Networking. You must be present to win.

Joint Meeting Committee

The following volunteers planned this meeting:

Ponitz Center = Building 12, Parking below
Map online at