PCATS Announces “Building the Business Case Seminar” for 2009 Annual Conference

The Petroleum Convenience Alliance for Technology Standards (PCATS) announced today that Cliff Earl, of Resource Management Systems, will lead a full day seminar on Building a Successful Business Case at the 2009 PCATS Annual Conference.  

Susan Hilaski, PCATS Director of Implementation, stated, "This seminar will take place on Tuesday, January 27, 2009, and is part of the business track in the expanded program of the Annual Conference this year."  She added that, "This seminar will follow full day seminar on Monday, January 26th, on PCI Compliance Planning and is intended to supplement the work in that seminar." 

Mr. Earl spoke at the 2008 NACStech Conference and his workshop was highly rated.  Here are some of the comments made by attendees at that workshop: "Very practical," "Concrete example of how best to present a business case," "Great insight on how to persuade a non-technical person," "Very knowledgeable about the topic."Clifford Earl is an experienced business, operations and project manager. His formal education is in business administration (U) and telecommunications technology (G). He served on the faculty of New York University's Information Technologies Institute where he developed and taught a course entitled "B2B e-Commerce, Value-Chain Integration." Cliff is also the author of a number of books on IT investment decision support techniques.

The 2009 PCATS Annual Conference will be held the week of January 26, 2009, at The Florida Hotel and Conference Center in Orlando, Florida.  The Florida Hotel and Conference Center is located at 1500 Sand Lake Road -- just minutes from Disney World, Sea World and Universal Studios and is adjacent to the Florida Mall - the largest shopping mall in Central Florida with over 250 shops. 

Jenny Bullard, CIO of Flash Foods and Chair of PCATS, stated, "We encourage all retailers to mark your calendars now and plan to attend this conference the week of January 26, 2009.  We have designed the business track specifically for retailers and we anticipate a lot of interest in all of the sessions."  For more information about the 2009 PCATS Annual Conference, call +1-703-836-0919 or visit the PCATS Website at http://cms.pcats.org/ac2009.