Photos

Photos from past IT Manager Institute training programs make them memorable. Great people and experiences!!! Check out our Testimonials Page as well.

ADVANCED Institute – Columbia, TN – September 2016
Advanced classes are for IT Manager Institute GRADUATES only and provide an opportunity for much more discussion and sharing of ideas with IT managers who have the Institute foundation of knowledge and resources.

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#76 – Columbia, TN – September 2016

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#75 – Accra, Ghana – June 2016

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IT Manager Institute #75 – Accra, Ghana – June 2016

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#74 – Dubai, UAE – May 2016
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#73 – Columbia, TN – March 2016

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#72 – Dubai, UAE – October 2015

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#71 – Columbia, TN – September 2015

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#70 – Dubai, UAE – May 2015

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#69 – Dubai, UAE – March 2015

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#68 – Columbia, TN – February 2015
This class was unique in that 8 managers attended from two companies (Strattec and LKQ Corporation), and both companies coincidentally happen to be in the auto industry. Both of their companies had sent several IT managers through the program before. This class was a lot of fun. :)

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#67 – Manama, Bahrain – November 2014

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#66 – Dubai, UAE – October 2014

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#65 – Tanner Health System – Carrollton, GA – September 2014

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#64 – Columbia, TN – September 2014

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#63 – Dubai, UAE – May 2014

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#62 – Dubai, UAE – May 2014

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#61 – KPMG Middle East – Dubai, UAE – April 2014

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#60 – Columbia, TN – April 2014

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#59 – Dubai, UAE – March 2014

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#58 – Dubai, UAE – October 2013

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#57 – Columbia, TN – September 2013

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#56 – Dubai, United Arab Emirates – May 2013

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#55 – Columbia, TN – March 2013

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#54 – Dubai, United Arab Emirates – February 2013

#54 – Dubai, United Arab Emirates – February 2013

Break time with my new friends from UAE

Fahmi from Oman and I get a photo during break

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#53 – Dubai, United Arab Emirates – October 2012
27 students from 11 countries

Proud owners of the IT Manager Institute coin

Open discussions make a difference

Looks like dinner at the Bamboo Room was a hit

#52 – Columbia, TN – September 2012

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Class photo at Graymere Country Club

Lunch discussion on the patio

Class dinner at River Terraces

#51 – Atlanta, GA – May 2012

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Class photo at Ippolito’s Restaurant

“Thumbs Up!” on the IT Management Models book

#50 – Webinar – April 2012

Antonio Indart from East Timor
12-hour time zone difference made early mornings (for me) and late evenings (for Junior)

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#49 – Columbia, TN – March 2012

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Linda Duntsch with The Siscos

#48 – Dubai, United Arab Emirates – March 2012

IT Manager Institute #48 – Dubai, United Arab Emirates – March 2012

Kingsley, Mike and Saleh comparing a few things during break

Mohamed from Abu Dhabi

The Saudi Arabia trio

Class is now in session

Dinner at the Armani Carribeaneo at the Burj Khalifa

#47 – 1st Webinar class – for Croatia and Slovenia managers – December 2011

A whole new experience in delivering the Institute by webinar

#46 – Columbia, TN – September 2011

Class photo – #46 at Graymere Country Club

Dinner photo at River Terraces

About to order a great dinner

#45 – London, Ontario Canada – March 2011

IT managers of the City of London

Having some fun with Brian, , , far left

You might say we had some fun at the class dinner!

#44 – Columbia, TN – March 2011

Our 2nd class at Graymere Country Club – great location

Dinner at River Terraces, , , great Cajun food

Well, , , got some of them away from their Blackberry

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#43 – Dar es Salaam, Tanzania – December 2010

First Tanzania class – hosted by Tanzania Revenue Authority

Breakfast at Sea Cliff was always special overlooking Indian Ocean

Tanzanians are warm, hospitable, and fun people – my new friends

#42 – Dubai, United Arab Emirates – November 2010

4th Institute in Dubai

Dinner in the Burj

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#41 – Columbia, TN – September 2010

First class in Columbia, TN

A fun “night on the town”

#40 – Johannesburg, South Africa – July 2010

Just a super class

A great steak dinner in Johannesburg

#39 – Lagos, Nigeria – May 2010

Class dinner

Nigeria class presents me with an oil painting

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#38 – Atlanta, GA – April 2010

Having some fun with the Atlanta group

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#37 – Nashville, TN – March 2010

All guys at this one

David Dilday receives his Institute certificate

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#36 – Dubai, United Arab Emirates – November 2009

My 3rd class in Dubai – always a fun trip

Tallest building in the world

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#35 – Abuja, Nigeria – August 2009

My first trip to Nigeria – great class

Hard at work on the first day

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#34 – Ljubljana, Slovenia – April 2009

My 3rd Ljubljana class

A great dinnerand so much fun with this group

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#33 – Atlanta, GA – March 2009

Great class at WellStar with 22 students

Hosted by WellStar Health Systems

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#32 – Dubai, Unitad Arab Emirates – November 2008

Managers attended from 5 countries

Having fun and dinner by the pool

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#31 – Nashville, TN – October 2008

Dinner at Sperry’s – always good

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#30 – Nashville, TN – June 2008

Small class this time, but a lot of fun

Frank Gogola receives his certificate

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#29 – Dubai, United Arab Emirates – May 2008

Our first class in Dubai was a good one

The dinner group – all dressed up

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#28 – Nashville, TN – February 2008

What a great meal this was

Crystal and Richard – ready for class

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#27 – Ljubljana, Slovenia – December 2007

One of my favorite trips because Dorine was able to go with me, , , she was a hit with the class during lunches and the class dinner on Thursday night. The trip to Venice was special and spending a day with Marko and Janja was great.

All guys at this one

Christmas lights lit up “Center” of Ljubljana

What an interesting dinner this was

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#26 – Johannesburg, South Africa – November 2007

Big class with 22 students – great bunch

Hard at work

At Nelson Mandella Mall

Dan Tankersley went with me – his 2nd trip and my 3rd to S. Africa

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#25 – Nashville, TN – October 2007

Class photo in Sperry’s Boardroom

Some say it is the best dessert ever

The SunTrust Bank group

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#24 – Nashville, TN – May 2007

Good group from 6 states and the Netherlands

Big part of class are the discussions

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#23 – Nashville, TN – February 2007

Class photo at Sandy’s Restaurant

One happy group

Dexter Oliver “Dex” has become a good friend

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#22 – Orangestad, Aruba – December 2006

My 2nd class in Aruba

Ingeborg Sint Jago receives her certificate

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#21 – Ljubljana, Slovenia – November 2006

Great class from Croatia, Kosovo, and Slovenia

They grow tall in Slovenia, both guys over 7′ tall

A few of us put on our “Blues Brothers” look

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#20 – Johannesburg, South Africa – November 2006

Our 2nd IT Manager Institute in South Africa

Typical scene during a break – checking e-mail

Class is over, , , ready for some sight seeing

Herbert Ruth and I share some thoughts

Preparing to meet at the Government of South Africa’s Data Center

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#19 – Nashville, TN – October 2006

A small class for Belmont University

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#18 – Nashville, TN – September 2006

Class photo in Embassy Suite’s Sports Bar

Ed presents Heitor the “dead chicken” award

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Dinner at Sandy’s

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#17 – Anchorage, Alaska – September 2006

Poor photo but what a great view we had at dinner

Beautiful country in Alaska

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#16 – Nashville, TN – May 2006

No girls in this one

Abdul traveled all the way from Saudi Arabia

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#15 – Nashville, TN – January 2006

Class photo – wish the car was mine

Charles gets a photo with Dorine and me

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#14 – Johannesburg, South Africa – December 2005

Great class – my first visit to Africa

Time for discussions

A visit to Nelson Mandella’s home, now a museum

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#13 – Nashville, TN – October 2005

Managers from 6 states, Nigeria, Jordan, & Dominican Republic

Tennesseans make new friends from Nigeria

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#12 – Regina, Saskatchewan Canada – September 2005

Government of Saskatchewan send 17 students

Dinner at a great steak house

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#11 – Nashville, TN – September 2005

The 2nd large group of EDS students

Our top student – Dylilah Hill

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#10 – Willemstad, Curacao – June 2005

Super class in a super setting

Great dinner in courtyard of a very old restaurant

Unbelievable ocean view right out of our classroom

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#9 – Nashville, TN – May 2005

Managers from 6 states and Mexico

Scott McCauslin receives his certificate

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#8 – Boulder, CO – April 2005

IBM held a 3-month internship for 5 of the top IT managers from China’s largest bank, ICBC. It was kicked off with my IT Manager Institute.

Class dinner at a great Chinese restaurant

The ICBC CTO – Mr. Lu

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#7 – Orangestad, Aruba – Mar 2005

First class in Aruba – great group

Dinner at a traditional Aruban home-lot of fun

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#6 – Nashville, TN – February 2005

EDS managers class hosted by Belmont University

Great dinner at Sandy’s

Super dinner party

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#5 – Nashville, TN – January 2005

No class photo, just a couple of shots at break

The rest of the class

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#4 – Nashville, TN – October 2004

Excellent class – one of my favorites

A great dinner at Sandy’s

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#3 – Nashville, TN – May 2004

Early signs the program has wide appeal

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#2 – Nashville, TN – October 2003

Richard Green from West Virginia; also students from Texas & Puerto Rico

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#1 – Nashville, TN – June 2003

Our first class included Edward Makwaia from Tanzania

Edward and I had long discussions the week after class

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