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November 2014

Tuesday November 18, 2014

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The Cloud
1 Hr CPE - Other

Speaker Sassan Hejazi, PhD. - Director Technology Solutions, Kreisher Miller
Topics to be discussed

Cloud Computing:

   Trends & Planning Considerations

   Background on cloud computing

   Market drivers of the cloud

   Review of various cloud computing strategies

   Organizational implications of the cloud

   IT implications of the cloud

   Security and risk management considerations 


Areas of Specialization

Sassan has worked with numerous organizations in the areas of planning for strategic IT initiatives, designing financial/ERP and business performance management systems, and providing project management and risk advisory guidance in support of mission-critical business application implementations. Sassan’s consulting focus ensures that clients select, design, and deploy the IT solutions that are most suitable to satisfy their strategic objectives.

Sassan has published a book on the effective use of IT by managers called Tech Savvy Manager. This book is intended to provide managers with simple and effective strategies they can put into action to harness the power of IT for competitive advantage. Sassan also maintains, an online forum to provide an independent and practical review of how organizations can utilize information technology to achieve a competitive advantage.


Sassan joined Kreischer Miller in 2001.  Prior to joining Kreischer Miller, he was a partner at KnowledgeWare Systems Group in Malvern, PA, where his responsibilities included working with mid-market clients to plan and implement accounting and ERP systems. He also worked as a systems engineer at Honeywell, where he provided engineering services for large commercial companies. Sassan has served on the faculties of Arcadia University and LaSalle University for over twenty years, designing and teaching courses in Information and Management Systems at both the undergraduate and MBA levels.

Professional and Business Affiliations

  • American Production & Inventory Control Society (APICS) – Member
  • International Association for Management of Technology (IAMOT) – Member
  • PACT/CIO Institute – Board member
  • Chester County Chamber of Business & Industry – Board Member

Education and Certifications

  • Ph.D. – Management of Technology, Open University, Netherlands
  • M.B.A. – MIS, LaSalle University
  • M.I.E. – Industrial Engineering, Pennsylvania State University
  • B.S. – Mechanical Engineering, University of Delaware
  • Microsoft Certified Professional
  • SAP Certified Project Manager