Going virtual has not been easy, but it has been challenging in the best way possible. This is the first time SHARE has built a fully virtual event with our usual hot topic tracks, a new milestone in our 65-year history.
As you probably already know, the SHARE summer conference, scheduled for Boston, will not occur. However, that doesn’t mean that SHARE is going to miss out on an opportunity to fulfill our mission.
Over the past few months, many facets of the world have been changing because of the outbreak of COVID-19. We’re learning that COBOL, a programming language, is at cause in the failure of millions of people trying to claim benefits promised by their governments.
As SHARE’s director of information systems, I have been tasked to review the technology stack we use, and recommend a solution that improves its usability and brings value to the SHARE community.
Like many of you, I've invested a lot of my career in this industry. From its inception, one of the key purposes of SHARE was to influence the direction of the enterprise technology ecosystem. We found that by combining our voices, we got a little louder.