Deep Creek’s Patrick von Schlag tapped for keynote address at MACNY conference


The Manufactures Association of Central New York invited Patrick von Schlag to give a keynote address at an industry conference the organization is sponsoring in Syracuse later this month.

“I’ve been asked to help launch IT service management training for the corporate college at Onondaga,” said von Schlag, president of Deep Creek Center, a Highland, Maryland-based IT training and business consulting firm.

Von Schlag’s talk, titled “ITIL Awareness,” will help launch a program to bring the principles of ITSM (information technology service management) to the local Syracuse business community, specifically manufacturers, according to a company spokesperson.

“The Central New York business community is heavily focused on leveraging best practices to compete successfully in today’s global market, said Betsy Vavonese, program coordinator for Onondaga. “The corporate college partners with local businesses and trade associations, such as MACNY, to bring world-class programs to new audiences.”

“Upstate New York has been home to market-leading companies for more than 100 years. It is the natural next step to adopt ITSM best practices to compete and win for the next 100 years,” said von Schlag.

The conference will be held on April 22 and attended by representatives from more than 30 manufacturing companies according to Vavonese. “If it goes well, there is a plan to expand the program to 400 more companies,” she said.

“Deep Creek Center is pleased to partner with associations like MACNY and educational institutions like Onondaga to help facilitate continued transformation of mature industries into innovative new markets,” said von Schlag.