There is far more to the Y2K story than the standard media angle that it was hyped, that it was a hoax, a scam and a farce, and that it was a 'non-event'. For starters? It was the first global project made possible by the Internet. Next? Globally we spent more than $300B to fix the problem.
NOBODY spends that type of money, just because someone says, 'There's a problem'. They decided to examine their systems, tested them, and when they saw the results of those tests? Decided they had no choice but to fix them. Again – for the record – nobody fixes things that aren’t broken.
While there was an obvious technical problem - we have 'the receipts' - the greater problem was denial, communication, media, fake news, Systems Inventory, Project Management, Resourcing, Documenting and the list goes on.
This month is distinctly different from all our other webinars. For starters? There will be NO PDU given for this one. Attend because you're interested in the topic - not because you need another PDU.
For those who might not know, the host - Peter de Jager; is the fellow who wrote both the 'Doomsday 2000' article in September 1993, and the 'Doomsday Avoided' article in March 1999. He owned and operated year2000. com, testified to Congress, was labeled as a Doomsayer, charlatan and a 'Prophet of Doom' by major media publications (These same publications also praised him as a leader, and as a visionary. Consistency isn't really their strong suit.) He operated an online forum with more than 90,000 technical contributors.
He won awards and received death threats for his efforts. Join him on a session he deliberately recorded on April fool’s day just to enjoy the irony of all the myths surrounding Y2K. In this presentation he provides an overview of the upcoming ~10 part podcast series scheduled to start Jan 1st 2020.
This webinar series is a de Jager & Co Limited (technobility.com) and Interthink Consulting (interthink.ca) production