That timely, easy, and “cost-effective” platform or technical solution sounded good at the time, but now you have to pay for costly upgrades and patches. Even worse, upgrades have slipped and left the organization with a broken, outdated and unpatched system that will cost twice to fix what it was to implement. Or perhaps you’re saddled with a system that nobody really knows how to use, or one that no longer reflects your current processes. If any of these scenarios sounds like your association, you might have a bad case of tech debt!
What exactly is tech debt and how do you get rid of it? Join Matrix Group CTO Maki Kato, MatrixMaxx Product Manager Tanya Kennedy Luminati, and CEO Joanna Pineda, as they share how to:
- Define what tech debt is
- Share a framework for identifying tech debt in your organization
- Figure out when and why staff might be hanging on to old systems
- Sniff out and prevent future technical debt
- Identify quality technology software products, services, and investments
- Why SaaS and managed services are your friends and allies!
- Communicate the importance of tech budgeting and planning to your senior leadership
Don't let your tech hold you back in the new year!
About the presenters:
Maki is your go-to for issues involving security, development sites, or live sites that go down. He manages website hosting for our clients, internal security and infrastructure, and our team of developers. Maki brings to Matrix Group more than 20 years of experience in mission-critical system infrastructure, architecture and application development. He's responsible for the company's system infrastructure, architecture, business systems, application development, evaluation and selection of new technologies, and customer hosting, maintenance, and support. Phew!
Tanya has directed the MatrixMaxx AMS software team for almost 20 years, so she spends a lot of time with association membership teams. Increasingly, we are all faced with ever-changing and more complex technology: in the office, on computers, in email, at home. We’re all looking for the balance between doing our day-to-day jobs and planning ahead to what is next. Tanya's personal balancing act also includes a husband, a 12-year-old son, a passion for photography and art, a love of the great outdoors and a goal of DAR membership.
As CEO and Chief Troublemaker of Matrix Group, Joanna Pineda helps her clients increase membership, retain and engage members with compelling member offerings, reach new audiences with a clear brand, and streamline back office operations with awesome integrations.
Joanna's staff and clients call her Chief Troublemaker because she likes to think outside the box, question reality, and ask the hard questions so stuff gets done. Her mantra: Make it up, make it happen.
As a CAE Approved Provider educational program related to the CAE exam content outline, this program may be applied for 1 credit toward your CAE application or renewal professional development requirements.
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