APL Colloquium

February 21, 2003

Colloquium Topic: Global Connectivity: Leveraging Remote Access Technology

The speaker will discuss why hundreds of government agencies and corporations like Ventana Medical Systems, Cisco Systems, Siemens, Sun Microsystems, Gateway, CompUSA, Best Software, Colgate-Palmolive, Autodesk, Cablevision, EarthLink and Microsoft Great Plains Business Solutions are turning to this type of technology. One of the key components to institutional and corporate survival in the future will be how well this technology is integrated into standard operating practices. During this session attendees will learn about available technologies, how they work, key considerations when selecting a solution, and more importantly, why this technology is important for the future.

Colloquium Speaker: Anthony D. King

Anthony D. King is the R&D director of software and engineering systems at Ventana Medical Systems, Inc. He has over 30 years in computer and engineering environments, including 17 years experience in management. His technical experience includes system design and analysis, application and simulation software development, medical device design and commercialization, along with system integration and support. From 1978 until 1997 Anthony worked in the Defense Industry for General Dynamics and Hughes Missile Systems on the Navy’s STANDARD Missile program. During this time he was responsible for the Test Equipment Software and Algorithm Development activities, including technology advisement, implementation, and process improvements to obtain Software Engineering Institute’s (SEI) Capability Maturity Model (CMM) Level 3 rating for test equipment software development. Anthony King is also President and Founder of Associated Konsultants, Inc. Since 1983 Associated Konsultants has been offering businesses professional help with both computing and people issues, through professional planning and consulting. Associated Konsultants specializes in strategic planning for cost effective use of Information Technology in today's ever-changing business environment. Anthony has been featured in “Computerworld”, “Inside Tucson Business” and on KGUN 9 News. He is an experienced speaker and trainer. Anthony was a keynote speaker at a national printing industry conference in Chicago and has presented seminars during Tucson’s Small Business Week. He is a member of the Better Business Bureau, Tucson Computer Society, and CITA-Community Information and Telecommunications Alliance.