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Meeting Date
Wednesday, March 18, 2015




at the Milleridge Inn, Quaker room
in Westbury, Long Island


The Presession starts at 5pm
The Networking and Cocktail hour starts at 6pm

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5:00pm: Accelerate Your Excel!

Steve Wolk
PC Richard & Son

Presentation Description

o Are you intimidated by spreadsheets? Do you use Excel for the basics, but know you could be so much more productive with it if only you knew how? Do you cringe when other business people within your company ask for data in spreadsheet form? Excel is a wonderful tool, especially when paired with the IBM i! It's incredibly powerful, and can save you lots of time. This session will begin with the basics and then progress through more advanced Excel topics such as functions, pivot tables, and array formulas. Using real life examples, you'll see how these new skills will help you in your career. Finally, we'll review powerful methods of pulling data from your IBM i directly into Excel spreadsheets! You'll even leave with sample code you can leverage within Excel to give you one click access to run an SQL statement from your desktop, and have the results returned in a spreadsheet.


About Steve Wolk

Steven Wolk is the Chief Technology Officer for PC Richard & Son, a family owned and operated chain of 66 appliance and electronics superstores located throughout NY, NJ, CT, and PA. Founded in 1909, PC Richard has always been known for honesty, integrity, and reliability throughout it's over 103 year history. As CTO, he considers himself very fortunate to lead a large in-house team of very talented software developers. Together, they bring their combined extensive retail experience to bear in the application of new technologies to improve business processes and efficiency to create a competitive advantage for this unique company. Steve enjoys speaking at conferences and events, and is proud to be a member of Toastmasters International.



7:00pm: Q&A

Charles Kaplan
Maximum Computer Systems, Inc.

Presentation Description

Q&A

About Charles Kaplan

Charles Kaplan has 25 years of experience selling IBM i Servers with iTech Solutions Group, Maximum Computer Systems, Barsa Consulting Group and IBM. Prior to that Charles was a Database Administrator and application developer with CBS, Inc. Charles is a Past President and Treasurer of the Long Island System Users Group (LISUG). Charles also teaches IT topics at Farmingdale State College. Charles is also involved with several non-profit organizations where he volunteers as a webmaster and in other capacities. As a webmaster, Charles has designed and implemented websites with innovative features to provide added value to the membership. He has also migrated websites from pure HTML to PHP/MySQL to provide new features and function. Personally, Charles is married for 39 years to his wife Lynne and they have one son, David, who is a financial analyst for Altfest Personal Wealth Management. Charles collects casino chips and is an avid tennis player, chef and photographer.



8:00pm: Management By The Movies

Steve Wolk
PC Richard & Son

Presentation Description

o Do you aspire to be a more effective leader? Are you tired of dull books about abstract leadership and management concepts? Perfect! Then come join this lively session! Using clips from well-known movies and TV shows, we will demonstrate key leadership traits and techniques you can develop within yourself. Seeing these approaches to leadership come to life on the big screen may just make you look at leadership in a whole new way. We will discuss each of the clips shown, to understand what they can teach us about leadership.
o After participating in this session, attendees should have the skills and vision to:
* Understand the difference between management and leadership
* Lead people more effectively
* Motivate your team to improve results
* Better recognize good leadership qualities in others


About Steve Wolk

Steven Wolk is the Chief Technology Officer for PC Richard & Son, a family owned and operated chain of 66 appliance and electronics superstores located throughout NY, NJ, CT, and PA. Founded in 1909, PC Richard has always been known for honesty, integrity, and reliability throughout it's over 103 year history. As CTO, he considers himself very fortunate to lead a large in-house team of very talented software developers. Together, they bring their combined extensive retail experience to bear in the application of new technologies to improve business processes and efficiency to create a competitive advantage for this unique company. Steve enjoys speaking at conferences and events, and is proud to be a member of Toastmasters International.