Carson Holmes is a management consultant, methodologist, software engineer, and educator. He is the community leader at Software Development Experts, the Vice President of Service Delivery at Fourth Medium Consulting Inc., and President of the Global Rational User Community. Mr. Holmes started programming over 30 years ago and for the last 16 years has helped numerous Fortune 500 IT enterprises across a variety of industries achieve their strategic goals. He is a specialist in IT governance and process improvement and leverages pragmatic methods, practices, and tools that benefit the enterprise IT value stream. Mr. Holmes is a natural leader skilled at building great teams and delivering solutions that maximize business value. As a management consultant, he is an agent for change and often works with senior level executives to fine tune their organization for efficiency and effectiveness. Mr. Holmes is a proponent of process enactment and workflow automation and leads a new virtual user group focused on Jazz and CLM. He regularly presents at user groups and software conferences, and holds a degree in computer science and engineering from the University of California, Los Angeles.
We have just returned from Innovate 2012, which was the biggest Rational conference yet, filled with lots of information and fun. We are excited to note that the Rational User Community is growing and thriving at a rapid pace. Our new portal is drawing lots of traffic and we encourage everyone to participate in our events, blogs, forums, and more. If you haven't logged in yet, please do so and give us your feedback.
If you missed Innovate in Orlando see the Innovate Comes To You conference, now touring the globe with over 30 cities hosting the event. Check out the schedule at: http://www-01.ibm.com/software/rational/innovate/aroundtheworld/
The Rational User Community has recently elected a new Board of Directors. We are glad to welcome two new board members, LeaAnn Luter from the North Florida RUG and Beth Beese from the Toronto RUG. The board appointed and the council confirmed the following positions in their meeting on June 19th.
Innovate 2012 in Orlando was a great time. In addition to our board members that could attend, we also want to thank Julie Jordan of IBM and Chris Lasonde of Baptie & Co. for their dedication and help during the event. We are already looking forward to the next Innovate in Orlando...the dates aren't official yet, but I'm guessing June 3rd-7th, 2013.