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We look forward to seeing you at comSpark 2018 at the Manor House, September 18th & 19th!

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Tuesday, September 26
 

7:30am EDT

Food Trucks
Dapper Donut
Legasea East Coast Subs
Sunnyside Brunch
Chicken Mac Truck
Red Sesame
Rovey's Turkey Burgers
The Dawg House
Joe's Mojo

 

Tuesday September 26, 2017 7:30am - 4:00pm EDT
Outside Manor House on Left

8:30am EDT

Internet of Things -- The Future of IoT and the Impact it Will Have on the Enterprise and High Tech Business
Moderators
avatar for Jason Skidmore

Jason Skidmore

CEO, Vernovis
Jason Skidmore is CEO and co-owner of Vernovis, a boutique consulting and recruiting firm that specializes in assisting small, mid-tier and Fortune 500 companies in finding the subject matter experts they need for critical Technology and Accounting initiatives. With a Bachelor of... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Lin Nease

Lin Nease

Chief Technologist IoT, Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Lin Nease is the Chief Technologist for HP Enterprise’s IoT activities.  In this role, He is responsible for setting strategy, building a technology plan, and driving innovation with key enterprise customers/partners of HP.  He also established HP’s membership in the Industrial... Read More →

Sponsors/Partners

Tuesday September 26, 2017 8:30am - 9:30am EDT
Augusta Room 7440 Mason-Montgomery Rd

9:45am EDT

Kickoff / Launch
Speakers
avatar for Bryan Kaiser

Bryan Kaiser

President, Vernovis
Bryan’s background includes 16 years of experience in the staffing, recruiting and consulting industry in Central and Southwest Ohio. Bryan began his career as an auditor and tax accountant with a regional CPA firm.  This hands-on public accounting knowledge was a tremendous value... Read More →
avatar for Jason Skidmore

Jason Skidmore

CEO, Vernovis
Jason Skidmore is CEO and co-owner of Vernovis, a boutique consulting and recruiting firm that specializes in assisting small, mid-tier and Fortune 500 companies in finding the subject matter experts they need for critical Technology and Accounting initiatives. With a Bachelor of... Read More →
avatar for Steve Wanamaker

Steve Wanamaker

Founder/President, Lead Tribune Media Group


Tuesday September 26, 2017 9:45am - 10:00am EDT
Augusta Room 7440 Mason-Montgomery Rd

10:00am EDT

Digital Customer Experience: What It Is and What It Isn’t
With experience economy taking a stronger hold, it is more important than ever for organizations, regardless of industry, to understand what customer experience (CX) is. It has been defined in many ways, but our definition aims to explain the scope of customer experience: The interactions between an organization and a customer over the duration of the relationship, and the customer’s perception of their engagement and the supplied products or services.
To effectively address the entire scope of the customer experience, organizations need a 360 view of their customer. The core of a CX strategy is understanding the behaviors, needs and wants of the customer. An effective CX strategy means mastering engagement opportunities with new customers, and nurturing existing customer relationships. Customer Journey Mapping uncovers what your customers need as well as when they need it along their end to end journey.

Speakers
avatar for Kristin Raikes

Kristin Raikes

Solutions director, Fusion Alliance


Tuesday September 26, 2017 10:00am - 11:00am EDT
Magnolia Room 1 7440 Mason-Montgomery Rd

10:00am EDT

Advantages of Cloud-Enabled, Millennial-Focused Phone Systems
Is your phone system on its last leg? Have you considered cloud telephony? Today’s feature-rich, unified communications’ systems support the variety of ways people work and collaborate. Learn how this decision could make you an IT rock star… not only with your workforce and executives, but with accounting too.

Speakers
avatar for Louie Hollmeyer

Louie Hollmeyer

Director, Advanced Technology Consulting (ATC)
Louie Hollmeyer is a seasoned business-to-business (B2B) marketing executive and technology consultant, specializing in voice, data, cloud and security services. Louie leverages an extensive network of 200+ technology providers - available through Advanced Technology Consulting (ATC... Read More →
avatar for Jon Pensyl

Jon Pensyl

Channel Account Manager, Mitel
I have been in Telecom for 28 years, 24 of them with Mitel. Started in Sales then moved into Systems Engineering and then Channel Management for the last 6 years. I support 14 Authorized Mitel Partner in three states.  I have served on the ATP - Association of Technology Professionals... Read More →


Tuesday September 26, 2017 10:00am - 11:00am EDT
Magnolia Room 2 7440 Mason-Montgomery Rd

10:00am EDT

Creating a Grassroots Innovation Community
This presentation will share how Nationwide has begun to enable employees to develop their own innovations.
Through a monthly concept pitch forum called "Innovation for Breakfast" (i4B), associates are empowered to share their concepts to gain real-time feedback and make connections across the enterprise--much like an internal "Shark Tank."
This organic community exists without any formal leadership or sponsorship and thrives on engaged employees from all corners of the organization. You will hear how this community was formed, what successes it has had, as well as some suggested ways to approach innovation on an enterprise scale.
Key Takeaways:-The audience will learn about the unique approach Nationwide is taking to empower and support associates to innovate.

Speakers
avatar for Tim Kasper

Tim Kasper

Innovation Consultant, Nationwide
Tim Kasper is a Consultant in Nationwide's recently created IT Strategy & Technology Innovation practice. Since joining the team, he has created and cultivated an internal innovation community, i4B, and has developed the framework by which Nationwide interfaces with the broader... Read More →


Tuesday September 26, 2017 10:00am - 11:00am EDT
Magnolia Room 3 7440 Mason-Montgomery Rd

10:00am EDT

Recapture Your Productivity
We understand that you’re busy and your time is limited. In today’s modern world, there has to be an IT solution that can truly work to increase productivity! Rest assured, there is. Learn how you can control your IT Service Management and optimize management practices for ALL of your services, whether they are internal or external to your company.See how IT has transformed from disparate legacy tools to one platform that can solve company-wide solutions. Join Andrew Gallimore, ServiceNow Practice Manager at RoundTower Technologies, where he’ll cover:
  • How the way we work can be continuously improved
  • How IT holds the key to improving enterprise productivity
  • A practical approach to delivering everything as a service across the enterprise
  • Real examples of enterprises currently transforming how people work 
  • How to reduce remediation time exponentially when presented with a security breach

Speakers
avatar for Andrew Gallimore

Andrew Gallimore

ServiceNow Practice Manager, RoundTower Technologies
As manager of the ServiceNow Practice, Andrew offers more than 15 years of experience, having served at VITAS Healthcare, Vantiv and Cardinal Solutions. Andrew holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Operations Management from the University of Cincinnati. Andrew is credentialed... Read More →


Tuesday September 26, 2017 10:00am - 11:00am EDT
Manor Ballroom 1 7440 Mason-Montgomery Rd

10:00am EDT

Securing the Cloud
The cloud has changed the way companies view information technology. Increased flexibility, on-demand scalability, and the transition of costly capital expenditures to operating expenses are just a few of the reasons why cloud computing is on the rise. However, security remains the No. 1 concern when it comes to the cloud. Learn how businesses can take advantage of the cloud while mitigating their security risks.

Speakers
avatar for Christopher Johnson

Christopher Johnson

Director Network Engineering, Immedion
David joined Immedion in 2007 and currently serves as the Director of Network Engineering, based in the company’s Greenville, SC office. During his tenure at Immedion, David has built and maintained one of the most robust networks in the southeast. Immedion’s network is designed... Read More →


Tuesday September 26, 2017 10:00am - 11:00am EDT
Manor Ballroom 2 7440 Mason-Montgomery Rd

10:00am EDT

Startup Exhibits
Sponsors/Partners

Tuesday September 26, 2017 10:00am - Wednesday September 27, 2017 4:00pm EDT
Manor Ballroom, Magnolia Room 7440 Mason-Montgomery Rd

10:00am EDT

Vendor Expo
Tuesday September 26, 2017 10:00am - Wednesday September 27, 2017 4:00pm EDT
Manor Ballroom, Magnolia Room 7440 Mason-Montgomery Rd

10:30am EDT

C-Suite Summit (Executive Level INVITATION ONLY Event)
The goal of this event is to provide an opportunity for the region's leading c-level executives to share ideas and best practices that will help advance their companies and impact the region. This executive level event is by invitation only.

Moderators
avatar for Jason Skidmore

Jason Skidmore

CEO, Vernovis
Jason Skidmore is CEO and co-owner of Vernovis, a boutique consulting and recruiting firm that specializes in assisting small, mid-tier and Fortune 500 companies in finding the subject matter experts they need for critical Technology and Accounting initiatives. With a Bachelor of... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Steven Casson

Steven Casson

2nd VP, Enterprise Infrastructure, Ohio National Financial Services
avatar for John Kellington

John Kellington

Chief Information Officer, The Cincinnati Insurance Companies
avatar for Jude Schramm

Jude Schramm

Chief Information Officer, GE Aviation
avatar for Nelson Vincent Vincent

Nelson Vincent Vincent

VP and CIO, University of Cincinnati

Sponsors/Partners

Tuesday September 26, 2017 10:30am - 12:00pm EDT
Augusta Room 7440 Mason-Montgomery Rd

10:30am EDT

Rising Tech Star Awards
The Rising Tech Star Awards honor IT professionals that are experiencing growth in their careers and are projected to becoming the future technology leaders in our region.  With Bryan Kaiser, President of Vernovis, as our keynote speaker, we are excited to recognize and celebrate this year’s class of Rising Tech Stars.

Speakers
avatar for Bryan Kaiser

Bryan Kaiser

President, Vernovis
Bryan’s background includes 16 years of experience in the staffing, recruiting and consulting industry in Central and Southwest Ohio. Bryan began his career as an auditor and tax accountant with a regional CPA firm.  This hands-on public accounting knowledge was a tremendous value... Read More →

Sponsors/Partners
avatar for 3Z

3Z

We are a provider of comprehensive, scalable and secure application hosting, virtualization and data center solutions. We service businesses across the United States, while maintaining technical certifications and partner relationships with Microsoft, VMWare, Nimble Storage, Citrix... Read More →


Tuesday September 26, 2017 10:30am - 12:00pm EDT
Savannah Room 7440 Mason-Montgomery Rd

11:00am EDT

Using React When Performance Matters
Performance matters when building complex, data-intensive web applications. In this talk, we will build a Trello-style Kanban app using React, a cutting-edge JavaScript library developed and maintained by Facebook to painlessly create interactive UIs. In addition to building a working app from scratch, we will give an overview of component-oriented software design and demonstrate why React has become the go-to choice for front-end development at companies like Instagram, Netflix, and Dropbox. 

Speakers
avatar for David Benson

David Benson

Senior Developer, Smart Data Systems
David Benson is a developer and architect, specializing in single page web application development and cloud deployment solutions. With over 10 years in the field, David has worked on everything from from large consumer-facing interactive media applications to specialized internal... Read More →
MT

Mike Timko

Director, Smart Data Systems


Tuesday September 26, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm EDT
Magnolia Room 1 7440 Mason-Montgomery Rd

11:00am EDT

Developing a Cloud Transition Strategy
There are huge opportunities and some serious challenges that requires solid leadership and actions from IT executives. We will present and discuss our framework for how to develop a comprehensive cloud transition strategy. The framework is designed to help guide executives in their decision making.
We'll cover:
• What is cloud computing and what kind of business outcomes does it drive
• An overview of the cloud market and its imminent future
• What organizations are doing to take advantage of it and where they struggle
• Specific guidance on how to develop a cloud transition strategy

Speakers
avatar for Erik Berggren

Erik Berggren

VP Cloud Strategies Research, IDC
Erik Berggren is Vice President of Research with IDC's IT Executive Programs (IEP) and the CIO Agenda Program. His research focuses on the strategic and financial challenges that confront clients as they determine their cloud transition strategies. The growing strategic relevance... Read More →


Tuesday September 26, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm EDT
Magnolia Room 2 7440 Mason-Montgomery Rd

11:00am EDT

Courageous Leadership (panel)
Moderators
avatar for Sandip Basu

Sandip Basu

Management Consultant, Soft Vista, Inc
Sandip Basu MA, PMP, MBA, is a disciplined, self-motivated entrepreneur and the CEO of Soft Vista Incorporated. Sandip has over 20 years of experience in transformational business processes, information technology integration for multi-million dollar programs, and project management... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Joe Dooley

Joe Dooley

Vice President of Business Development, Ascendum Solutions
I am in responsibility for providing innovation solutions that solve our customers challenges. That is the favorite part of my job and has been throughout my career no matter what my role! Come and ask me about how we can innovatively solve your problems!
avatar for Frank Forte

Frank Forte

Executive Leadership Coach, Forte Leadership Technology
Mr. Forte has been learning and practicing leadership for more than 30 years. He began learning leadership in the Navy while serving on nuclear powered submarines during the cold war with Russia. He carried that experience into the technology field where he has lead just about every... Read More →
avatar for Jason Huebner

Jason Huebner

VP/General Manager, Zimcom
Jason is a partner and the acting VP/General Manager at Zimcom, a leading-edge hosting and cloud services provider located in Cincinnati, Ohio. Since joining Zimcom in 2001, Jason has overseen the strategic growth and daily management duties of the firm, guiding the company from... Read More →
avatar for Hema Krishnan

Hema Krishnan

Professor, Xavier University
Hema is a professor of Strategy and Global business, and has been employed at Xavier since 1993. She served for five years as Associate Dean of the Williams College of Business until 2014. She has several years of business experience at the managerial level and was the first woman... Read More →


Tuesday September 26, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm EDT
Manor Ballroom 3 7440 Mason-Montgomery Rd

11:00am EDT

The IT Leader as Transformational Leader
Transformation and change are not new rodeos for IT leaders. However, the role of today’s IT leader is dramatically being reshaped by the need to lead adaptive, responsive and nimble organizations. The role is less about technical skills and more about ability to drive results and change through people. The focus of this session will be on how we mobilize people by creating safe places to have conversations and voice ideas, innovate fearlessly and create a culture of empowerment.

Speakers
avatar for Brad Clark

Brad Clark

Senior Consultant, Centric Consulting
Brad has spent his career in the pursuit of helping others find the best version of themselves in the 92,000 hours one spends in a lifetime at work. The bulk of Brad’s career was spent at Universal Health Services as an Organization Development consultant for Mergers & Acquisitions... Read More →
avatar for JAY Messner

JAY Messner

Partner, Alta Impact


Tuesday September 26, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm EDT
Manor Ballroom 1 7440 Mason-Montgomery Rd

11:00am EDT

Evolution of Encryption for SQL
The topic “Evolution of Encryption for SQL” is self-descriptive, It deals with the different encryption features that Microsoft developed and improved as they go forward with SQL Server RDBMS till date.

Speakers
avatar for Sri Anugu

Sri Anugu

Sr. Database Administrator, First Financial Bank
I have been working as SQL Server Database Administrator from past 8 years in greater Cincinnati Area. Little into blogging my DBA works. I have my Master’s degree from University of New Orleans. I am a Startup aspirant and Working on establishing a Startup company called “Ba... Read More →


Tuesday September 26, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm EDT
Manor Ballroom 2 7440 Mason-Montgomery Rd

11:00am EDT

Ransomware Strategies for the Unsuspecting Victim

In the first few hours of the WannaCry ransomware attack, 200,000 machines were infected. Globally, organizations both large and small were struck and crippled by the attack rendering their infrastructure and their services unusable.  In some cases, it was a life or death situation.  The attackers weren't done with just one punch.  A few short weeks after the WannaCry release, a new ransomware variant resembling Petya started spreading around Europe and the Ukrainian affecting companies, institutions, and banks.  This new variant was reported to have affected the radiation monitoring systems at Chernobyl.

Ransomware has been a growing trend for the past several years, and what we have seen to this point is only the tip of the iceberg for this type of cyber-attack.  Join us as we discuss how Ransomware attacks are created, delivered, and executed onto unsuspecting victims.  We will also discuss the strategies on how to recognize and remediate a Ransomware attack... and in some cases, how to prevent the attack from happening.


Speakers
avatar for Rob Andrews

Rob Andrews

CISO, RoundTower Technologies
Robert Andrews is a nationally recognized leader in the digital forensics and security assessment industry. He currently is CISO and Manager of the SOC team at RoundTower Technologies and holds a multitude of industry certifications including CCE, CISSP, GSEC, CCSE+, and CHCP. RoundTower... Read More →


Tuesday September 26, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm EDT
Magnolia Room 3 7440 Mason-Montgomery Rd

12:00pm EDT

Hiring Fair
Whether a business is looking for new talent or an individual is in search of a promising career, the Hiring Fair is the perfect opportunity for talented individuals to connect with growing and established businesses that are integral in the tech and innovation ecosystem. Businesses will have the opportunity to meet tech-minded people who are eager to add value to their companies. Those in search of a career in an industry that appreciates individuals with a high aptitude for tech and innovation will be able to meet with top regional and national companies

Tuesday September 26, 2017 12:00pm - 2:00pm EDT
Manor Ballroom, Magnolia Room 7440 Mason-Montgomery Rd

12:30pm EDT

Building Delivery Pipelines with Jenkins’ Pipeline as Code

Jenkins, originally known as Hudson, is the "leading open source automation server".  For many organizations, it plays a key role in enabling continuous integration, continuous deployment and continuous testing.  New in 2016, in support of common DevOps trends, Jenkins version 2 introduced a robust, extensible approach to managing complex automation pipelines as code.  Offering a Domain Specific Language based on Groovy, a suite of plugins providing powerful pipeline abstractions and optimized support for common development platforms, Jenkins' Pipeline as Code provides a solid foundation for a team's continuous delivery practices.  This session will provide a practical overview of this important new capability for a popular open source platform. 

This session will:

- Present the value of delivery pipelines for Agile development teams
- Explain the role of automation code in enabling delivery pipelines
- Introduce Jenkins' approach to Pipeline as Code
- Demonstrate practical aspects of pipeline code reuse


Speakers
avatar for Kevin Fox

Kevin Fox

Enterprise Architecture Practice Lead, ICC
With over 30 years in the IT field and experience across a wide range of industries and roles, Kevin knows firsthand that the one constant in technology is change and that most organizations struggle to accept this change as an opportunity, rather than a threat.  As a hands-on architect... Read More →


Tuesday September 26, 2017 12:30pm - 1:30pm EDT
Magnolia Room 1 7440 Mason-Montgomery Rd

12:30pm EDT

What is Next with Data and Analytics
Speakers
avatar for Dwayne Emerson

Dwayne Emerson

Chief Technology Officer & Head of Engineering, BT
Based in Cincinnati, Dwayne manages a global team of technical and business experts focused on driving architecture, design and innovation for BT and their customers.  Dwayne has 28 years of experience in the IT field.  He has held senior positions in sales, marketing, business... Read More →


Tuesday September 26, 2017 12:30pm - 1:30pm EDT
Manor Ballroom 2 7440 Mason-Montgomery Rd

12:30pm EDT

You Can't Escape the Cloud (panel)
If you haven’t realized it by now, you can’t escape the cloud! As the rate of cloud adoption continues to rise, the question most organizations are asking themselves now is “What is the best cloud solution for me?” Build vs Buy, Public vs Private vs Hybrid, Converged or Hyperconverged! So many options, so many providers, how do they compare and what do folks really need to consider? Hear what a panel of leading, and competitive, cloud providers have to say on the subject and gain insight into which solution will help to deliver the results you need. 

Speakers
avatar for Kurtis Lindemann

Kurtis Lindemann

CTO, RoundTower Technologies
As CTO of RoundTower, Kurtis Lindemann offers more than 20 years of experience as a systems engineer, network consultant, and storage and archiving specialist, having worked at EMC, Network Appliance, and 3Com. Kurtis attained a BS in Computer Science from Ohio State University. Kurtis... Read More →


Tuesday September 26, 2017 12:30pm - 1:30pm EDT
Magnolia Room 2 7440 Mason-Montgomery Rd

12:30pm EDT

Identifying and Overcoming Barriers to Innovation (panel)
Change in any organization is hard and becoming more innovative, forward looking, etc. is extremely difficult for any organization to achieve. The panel will discuss the common barriers to change in an organization and ideas for overcoming those barriers. The panel brings a diverse set of views to the problem and cover a range of industries to bring a variety of perspectives on the problem.

Moderators
avatar for Eric Ford

Eric Ford

Vice President of IT, iMFLUX
Eric has 20+ years experience in the software development space. He has lead several different innovation programs and overseen the transformation of multiple organizations as they move from a chaotic environment to an innovative and productive team. He has experience in Fortune 500... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Steve Crone

Steve Crone

Chief Information Officer, Intelligrated
Steve Crone is a technology and business focused leader managing organizations and strategic initiatives in Fortune 500 companies (GE, Brown-Forman, Papa John’s) as well as an engineer-to-order manufacturing startup which recently sold to Honeywell after annual sales grew 5500... Read More →
avatar for Fred Hilkowitz

Fred Hilkowitz

Principle, Optionality Consulting
avatar for Paul Schaefer

Paul Schaefer

VP Product Development, Morphik
Paul is a transformational Green Belt Certified leader with Fortune 500 experience and demonstrated capability in improving organizational effectiveness, exceeding goals through leadership, continuous improvement, project and process management and professional and team development. He... Read More →
avatar for James Willingham

James Willingham

UX Staff Technologist, GE


Tuesday September 26, 2017 12:30pm - 1:30pm EDT
Magnolia Room 3 7440 Mason-Montgomery Rd

12:30pm EDT

Hired for Strategy, but Never Getting Out of the Weeds

Have you ever been asked by an executive, “What is your IT strategic plan?”  Sweat beads begin to form as you think, when do I have time to create a strategy when all I do is fix problems to keep the business running?  This presentation will help solve this dilemma by demonstrating an efficient process to create your IT Strategic Plan.  Research firms have 90-page slide decks on the process but it is not practical for the small and mid-size business to complete.  You will leave this presentation with a real example and templates to create an IT strategic plan, define services, and prioritize business requests.


Speakers
avatar for Scott Dennull

Scott Dennull

Sr. Director IT, AtriCure
An accomplished IT executive with a track record of success in technology leadership and organizational change spanning 34 years in many industries including manufacturing, insurance, utilities, IT services, and medical devices. He earned his Master of Information Systems from Wright... Read More →


Tuesday September 26, 2017 12:30pm - 1:30pm EDT
Manor Ballroom 1 7440 Mason-Montgomery Rd

12:30pm EDT

External Security Threats & How to Combat Them (panel)
Moderators
avatar for John Connors

John Connors

VP Technology Services & Operations (retired), Cengage Learning

Speakers
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Bob Appiarius

Information Security Manager, Cincinnati Insurance Companies
avatar for Rebecca Bowers

Rebecca Bowers

Industry Director, SecureState
avatar for Chris Nyhuis

Chris Nyhuis

Chief Executive Officer, Vigilant
avatar for Steve Woody

Steve Woody

President, CommitDBA
Mr. Steven Woody is the President of CommitDBA, a Managed Database Services practice, with a client base in the U.S., Canada and Europe. Mr. Woody has over 25 years of IT experience, 22 years of project and team management and 20 years of database management experience. He has written... Read More →


Tuesday September 26, 2017 12:30pm - 1:30pm EDT
Manor Ballroom 3 7440 Mason-Montgomery Rd

1:00pm EDT

Leading Collegiate Tech Student Awards
Celebrating young talent and encouraging their active participation in the tech community is key for the ongoing advancement and growth of our region. This award celebrates college level students in their freshman through senior years who have been identified by faculty and staff as future technology leaders.

Moderators
avatar for Jason Skidmore

Jason Skidmore

CEO, Vernovis
Jason Skidmore is CEO and co-owner of Vernovis, a boutique consulting and recruiting firm that specializes in assisting small, mid-tier and Fortune 500 companies in finding the subject matter experts they need for critical Technology and Accounting initiatives. With a Bachelor of... Read More →

Sponsors/Partners
avatar for Advanced XPosure

Advanced XPosure

By utilizing best-in-practice networking tactics, Advanced Exposure has established itself as the #1 influence network in the Cincinnati area. AX simplifies the sales process with technology, accelerating the amount of contacts reached in a given time. Widening your reach and creating... Read More →


Tuesday September 26, 2017 1:00pm - 2:30pm EDT
Savannah Room 7440 Mason-Montgomery Rd

1:00pm EDT

Women in Technology
Celebrating the unique contributions and providing a forum that would encourage learning and sharing best in class ideas with other women executives is key. Our hope is that this event will serve as a catalyst to encourage more women to participate in the technology field. We’ll offer an opportunity to build deeper relationships and create a greater sense of community.

Moderators
avatar for Denise Bartick

Denise Bartick

CEO & President, MAX Technical Training
Denise Bartick, President and CEO of MAX Technical Training is passionate about technology and education. In 1998 she started her consulting and training business because she believed there was an unfilled need for adult IT training targeted to the educational needs of the IT... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Jessica Allen

Jessica Allen

Consulting Director, BDO
Jessica Allen is a Director in BDO Consulting’s Technology Advisory Services practice with more than 15 years of experience developing enterprise-wide programs, including IT strategy, CIO advisory and IT optimization and innovation. Jessica combines her technical expertise with... Read More →
avatar for Stacy Lopane

Stacy Lopane

IT, GE Digital
Stacy was born and raised in Dayton, Ohio.  She attended Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, and graduated with a B.S. in Business Administration with a double major in Management Information Systems and Marketing.   Stacy began her career as a management consultant with Deloitte Consulting... Read More →
avatar for Natasha Porter

Natasha Porter

EVP & Customer Development Officer, Gensuite
As the Executive Vice President & Customer Development Officer of Gensuite LLC, Natasha Porter’s leadership and dedication to the Gensuite community has led the company to excel, especially in relation to serving their diverse subscriber community. Prior to the spin-out of Gensuite... Read More →
avatar for Mary Rolf

Mary Rolf

Director, Microsoft
avatar for Priya Serai

Priya Serai

Director, Enterprise Applications, Belcan
Priya is a millennial leader with recyclable dreams. She wants to live in a world that’s free of biases, full of technology innovations and where iPhone X is available next day for $99.99.  As a techno-business professional, she has worked for Cengage, Standard Register, Maxim... Read More →
avatar for Sarah Trimble-Oliver

Sarah Trimble-Oliver

Chief Information Officer, Cincinnati City School District
Sarah Trimble-Oliver joined Cincinnati Public Schools in 2001 and was appointed Chief Information Officer (CIO) in 2015.  She is responsible for leading the district’s technology strategy and managing overall IT operations.   Her initiatives include leading the digital transformation... Read More →

Sponsors/Partners

Tuesday September 26, 2017 1:00pm - 2:30pm EDT
Augusta Room 7440 Mason-Montgomery Rd

1:30pm EDT

Agile -vs- Waterfall (panel)
Moderators
avatar for Matt Stripplehoff

Matt Stripplehoff

CEO, Red Hawk Technologies, LLC
Unique business requirements fuel Red Hawk's singular purpose: to CREATE innovative web and mobile applications that construct new revenue streams for our clients. Talk to me about web and mobile application development for manufacturing and healthcare.

Speakers
avatar for Christopher Carissimi

Christopher Carissimi

VP, Software Engineering, GE Aviation
avatar for Philip Japikse

Philip Japikse

PFJ Enterprises
avatar for Mike Martin

Mike Martin

DevOps Practice Director, Smart Data Systems
Michael Martin specializes in helping organizations make the transitions from traditional development and release practices to a modern set of values, tools, and processes that increase the release frequency and quality of software. Michael is currently serving as the DevOps Practice... Read More →
avatar for Jeff Noffsinger

Jeff Noffsinger

Business Development Director, Pinnacle Solutions Group
avatar for Mayuri Patel

Mayuri Patel

CSM, CSPO, Modis Consulting
IT professional with 24+ years of experience including support, quality assurance and management.  As a CSM (Certified ScrumMaster) and CSPO (Certified Scrum Product Owner), one key component of  my experience over the past 9 years includes working in an Agile environment and providing... Read More →
avatar for Charlie Slaven

Charlie Slaven

Professor of Practice, Department of Business Informatics, Northern Kentucky University


Tuesday September 26, 2017 1:30pm - 2:30pm EDT
Manor Ballroom 3 7440 Mason-Montgomery Rd

1:30pm EDT

Artificial Intelligence, Deep Learning and IT
What is deep learning, why is it changing the world, and what does it mean for the data center? Pure Storage has been deployed in some of the world's most powerful AI systems, fueling new use cases in self-driving cars, social media, and image recognition. The session will share lessons we've learned as customers designed and deployed infrastructure for AI.

Speakers
avatar for Igor Ostrovsky

Igor Ostrovsky

Founding Engineer, Pure Storage
Igor Ostrovsky is a software architect at Pure Storage and a founding engineer on FlashBlade, a highly efficient and scalable all-flash storage system for unstructured data. He is particularly interested in applications of FlashBlade to deep learning workloads. Prior to his role at... Read More →


Tuesday September 26, 2017 1:30pm - 2:30pm EDT
Magnolia Room 1 7440 Mason-Montgomery Rd

1:30pm EDT

Simplifying IT Through Automation
In this session, the following areas will be addressed:
· IT current state
· Cloud definition
· Service Catalog Creation
· Financial Modeling to compete
· Integration to ESM and Public Cloud

Speakers
avatar for Tim Carr

Tim Carr

Technical Architect, AHEAD


Tuesday September 26, 2017 1:30pm - 2:30pm EDT
Magnolia Room 2 7440 Mason-Montgomery Rd

1:30pm EDT

Telehealth:  The New Frontier of Health Care Delivery
Today consumers are demanding that health care be delivered to them at their convenience.  There is an array of technology to help you stay healthy, receive access to care during hospitalization, and re-hab back to good health.  Yet despite all the telecommunications, live video and gadgets that enable health care "over-the-wire", providers have been lagging in meeting consumer demands.  This talk will explore key innovations in Telehealth and the pace of their adoption, and how technologists can be best positioned to make an impact on patient care through Telehealth.

Speakers
avatar for Paul Baumgartner

Paul Baumgartner

Program Manager, The Christ Hospital
Paul is an accomplished project and portfolio manager for The Christ Hospital, Cincinnati's third largest hospital and health network. Paul currently manages a portfolio of highly-visible IT projects for the hospital, and by driving several key change initiatives through project... Read More →


Tuesday September 26, 2017 1:30pm - 2:30pm EDT
Manor Ballroom 2 7440 Mason-Montgomery Rd

1:30pm EDT

How to Retain IT Talent (panel)
Moderators
avatar for Donnie Slavens

Donnie Slavens

Vice President and Infrastructure Manager, First Financial Bank
Donnie is the Vice President of IT Infrastructure & Business Applications at First Financial Bank, a full-service financial institution, established in 1863, headquartered in Cincinnati and operates in Ohio, Indiana and Kentucky. Donnie has been in the IT industry for over 19+ years... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Bryan Kaiser

Bryan Kaiser

President, Vernovis
Bryan’s background includes 16 years of experience in the staffing, recruiting and consulting industry in Central and Southwest Ohio. Bryan began his career as an auditor and tax accountant with a regional CPA firm.  This hands-on public accounting knowledge was a tremendous value... Read More →
avatar for Shaun Smith

Shaun Smith

Senior Vice President, Chief Information Officer, Phiilips Edison and Company
SVP, CIO at Phillips Edison & Company.  20+ years overall in Information Technology.  10+ years in Information Technology in the Real Estate Industry.  Fun Fact: Shaun started working in IT in the Air Force on WANG Mainframes and he owns a 7 acre blueberry farm on the coast of... Read More →
avatar for Steve Tosh

Steve Tosh

COO, Business Backer
Chief Operating Officer, The Business Backer, joined Nov 2013. Prior experience – founder/owner FusionFirst Financial, LLC, an insurance agency/consulting company. Division President, $250M division of Great American Insurance. His career spans over 25 years in financial services. Steve... Read More →


Tuesday September 26, 2017 1:30pm - 2:30pm EDT
Magnolia Room 3 7440 Mason-Montgomery Rd

1:30pm EDT

Why Should a CTO Care about Design
Speakers
avatar for Christopher Hendrixson

Christopher Hendrixson

Head of Design, Astronomer


Tuesday September 26, 2017 1:30pm - 2:30pm EDT
Manor Ballroom 1 7440 Mason-Montgomery Rd

2:30pm EDT

Buying Technology in the New Economy (panel)

Technology changes rapidly, it no longer just supports the business it has become the business.  Six months ago, who would have thought that Kroger's competitive landscape would include Amazon?  

With the pace of change and availability of information, buying technology can be a challenge.  Many times companies struggle with how to how to do it.   Frequently, would-be buyers want to know about features and price, but they don’t know how those capabilities impact the business.  Companies know they need to make a change but they can’t measure the importance or the criticality.  As a result, most evaluation cycles end in no decision or delay, with lots of wasted effort from all parties.  As an organization selling technology, it is critical to determine where to invest sales resources and begin the foundation of partnership. 

This session will explore how IT and business leaders can make better and more confident decisions regarding technology.   We will discuss best case and worst case scenarios and share a lively discussion around determining solutions and identifying great clients and great IT partners.


Moderators
avatar for Melissa Herbst

Melissa Herbst

Business Development Consultant, Socius
Melissa works with growing organizations who are trying to evoke change and healthy growth by leveraging technology.  She has sold to enterprise organizations, small and mid-market companies.  She has worked across various industries including consumer packaged goods, aerospace... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Paul Gelter

Paul Gelter

Chief Administrative Officer, The Christ Hospital Health Network
Paul has worked with a variety of organizations, in a variety of roles including, but not limited to, a partner at Andersen Consulting (now Accenture) and a Senior Operating Officer at Midland (American Modern Insurance Group).  Paul’s specialty is to help organizations change... Read More →
avatar for James Rores

James Rores

Founder/CEO and Principal, The Floriss Group
James is founder of The Floriss Group, a growth strategy and sales execution firm.  James is dedicated to helping CEOs and leaders simplify the complexity of sustaining profitable revenue growth.  He has worked with hundreds of organizations who are both buying and selling technology... Read More →
avatar for Chris Witzgall

Chris Witzgall

VP IT, G&J Pepsi
Chris is an experienced Vice President of Information Systems and has a demonstrated history of working in the food & beverages industry. He specializes in helping organizations optimize business process, strategic planning, and is successful in leading across functions.  Chris will... Read More →


Tuesday September 26, 2017 2:30pm - 3:30pm EDT
Magnolia Room 2 7440 Mason-Montgomery Rd

2:30pm EDT

Creating a Culture of Innovation Through Hacking
You’ve got a lot of skilled people, but innovation is still hard. Driving to solutions requires an environment of experimentation, trust, reducing fear of failure, and connecting to real business problems. Expand on the hackathon concept – adding a dash of discipline and structure - and address all of these issues in short, intense, cross-functional events that break down silos, strengthen culture, and get people solving the problems facing your company.

Speakers
avatar for Andy Erickson

Andy Erickson

Sr. Solutions Consultant, TiER1 Performance Solutions
avatar for Ryan Meyer

Ryan Meyer

Director of Technology Solutions, TiER1 Performance Solutions
Ryan Meyer is the Directory of Technology Solutions at TiER1. He graduated from the University of Cincinnati with a degree in Computer Engineering, and has spent the last 15 years creating technology-enabled learning and performance solutions for clients ranging from Fortune 100 companies... Read More →


Tuesday September 26, 2017 2:30pm - 3:30pm EDT
Magnolia Room 3 7440 Mason-Montgomery Rd

2:30pm EDT

Introduction to Breakthrough Thinking

Applying the techniques of Breakthrough Thinking to achieve extraordinary outcomes in your organization and as a leader.

Now more than ever, challenging the status quo has become the norm. No longer can organizations and leaders continue to apply current thinking to achieve extraordinary outcomes. 

With the rapid pace of technology advances and new competitive threats, existing business and operating models are under attack creating the urgency for radically new ways of thinking to overcome constraints instead of making incremental changes in the older ways of working.  

In this interactive session, you will gain an introduction to a proven framework for Breakthrough Thinking and learn about several real world examples that have delivered extraordinary outcomes.


Speakers
avatar for Michael Fillios

Michael Fillios

Board Member, INTERAlliance
Michael Fillios is senior global business and technology executive with 25 years of experience in transformation, change leadership and operations management. He was most recently SVP & CIO at Fifth Third Bank with responsibility for the Commercial Credit, Capital Markets and Payments... Read More →


Tuesday September 26, 2017 2:30pm - 3:30pm EDT
Manor Ballroom 2 7440 Mason-Montgomery Rd

2:30pm EDT

Minorities in the High Tech Industry (panel)
Moderators
avatar for Alfonso Cornejo

Alfonso Cornejo

President, Hispanic Chamber Cincinnati USA
Alfonso Cornejo is a business consultant for companies doing business in Latin America.  Mr. Cornejo has a well- rounded background in all facets of business with particular expertise in Manufacturing and Human Resources. He is also the president of the Hispanic Chamber Cincinnati... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Paul Cashen

Paul Cashen

Managing Director, Per Scholas
Paul Cashen is the first Managing Director on the ground in Cincinnati. Mr. Cashen served on the Per Scholas Advisory Board in Cincinnati since June 2014 and became the Managing Director in April of 2016 and is excited to support Per Scholas’ mission in this new capacity. Cashen is an accomplished senior executive with over 30 years of executive experience and has a record of success in several industries including IT services, data management and an... Read More →
avatar for Jose Guerra

Jose Guerra

President/Partner, L5 Source
Jose F. Guerra is a Global IT executive who has successfully build collaborative relationships with c-level executives to help transform organizations. His expertise with multi-function, multi-industry, global initiatives have helped companies deploy innovative technology solutions... Read More →
avatar for Tara Z. Manicsic

Tara Z. Manicsic

Developer Advocate, Progress
Tara Z. Manicsic is a life-long student, teacher and maker. She started her career as a software engineer for a platform as a service company coming out of the Brandery that had been acquired by a global software company, Progress Software. Currently she is a Developer Advocate for... Read More →
avatar for R. Mukund

R. Mukund

Founder and CEO, Gensuite
R Mukund is a proven organizational leader with over 25 years of experience in progressive roles as a technical professional, team leader, Six Sigma Master Black Belt, executive program manager, and now chief executive officer. He has a track record of distinction in diverse organizations... Read More →


Tuesday September 26, 2017 2:30pm - 3:30pm EDT
Manor Ballroom 3 7440 Mason-Montgomery Rd

2:30pm EDT

Transforming the Business of IT at Nationwide
In this presentation, Michael Fulton, Associate Vice President of IT Strategy & Innovation at Nationwide Mutual Insurance, will talk about the transformation of the business of IT at one of the world's largest IT shops, including plans to continue the transformation process based on IT4IT.
Nationwide IT does largely custom development and heavily insourced, with 5000+ internal IT associates and 3000+ external contractors. Since 2015, they have been undergoing a massive transformation of the business of IT in order to keep up with digital transformation impacting the insurance industry. Mike will share with you the story of Nationwide's journey including past, present and future. You will hear how they have used industry standards and best practices as well as how they are implementing the latest technology trends. He will discuss the value of this approach and its success, but also the difficulty of hanging everything together. He will then discuss the planned future of IT at Nationwide, which is going to be all about using IT4IT as an umbrella above Agile, Lean, and DevOps to bring everything together.
Key takeaways: The audience will learn about the implementation of industry standards and best practices like Agile, Lean, DevOps, and TOGAF at one of the biggest and best IT shops in the world, and about its plans to base future transformation work on IT4IT.

Speakers
avatar for Michael Fulton

Michael Fulton

AVP, IT Strategy & Innovation, Nationwide
Mike is an experienced IT thought leader on the topics of Enterprise Architecture and IT Transformation, with 20 years at a Fortune 50 Packaged Goods company and 2 years as an IT Strategy & Architecture consultant and trainer prior to his current role as AVP, IT Strategy & Innovation... Read More →


Tuesday September 26, 2017 2:30pm - 3:30pm EDT
Manor Ballroom 1 7440 Mason-Montgomery Rd

4:00pm EDT

Craft Brew Party
Cincinnati has a long history and appreciation for craft beer. Guests will sample a variety of beer from the best breweries in the area, sip cocktails, and enjoy great food all while being entertained by SnapBaq. Come and discover a new craft brew and celebrate with others who have a passion for tech and innovation. Sponsored by RoundTower Technologies.

Sponsors/Partners

Tuesday September 26, 2017 4:00pm - 7:00pm EDT
The Courtyard 7440 Mason-Montgomery Rd
 
Wednesday, September 27
 

7:30am EDT

The Circuit’s Breakfast Bytes

Speakers
avatar for Kevin Armour

Kevin Armour

CIO, Health Carousel
avatar for Chris Hickok

Chris Hickok

Director, IT, Home City Ice

Executive Host Committee
avatar for Steve Brunker

Steve Brunker

Chief Information Officer, LSI Industries

Sponsors/Partners

Wednesday September 27, 2017 7:30am - 9:00am EDT
Savannah Room 7440 Mason-Montgomery Rd

7:30am EDT

Food Trucks
Dapper Donut
The Dawg House
Empanadas Aqui
Kabobske
Slice Slice Baby
Cuban Pete Sandwiches
Legasea East Coast Subs 

Wednesday September 27, 2017 7:30am - 2:00pm EDT
Outside Manor House on Left

8:30am EDT

Who’s Who in High School Tech Awards
We will recognize the leading tech-minded high school students and their school’s tech programs in Southwest Ohio and Northern Kentucky who have shown thought leadership, a high aptitude for tech and are identified as future leaders in the field of innovation and technology.

Moderators
avatar for Bryan Kaiser

Bryan Kaiser

President, Vernovis
Bryan’s background includes 16 years of experience in the staffing, recruiting and consulting industry in Central and Southwest Ohio. Bryan began his career as an auditor and tax accountant with a regional CPA firm.  This hands-on public accounting knowledge was a tremendous value... Read More →

Sponsors/Partners

Wednesday September 27, 2017 8:30am - 10:00am EDT
Augusta Room 7440 Mason-Montgomery Rd

9:30am EDT

Wayfinding Applications – How Handheld Devices are Changing the Way We Navigate

Improving patient experience is the #1 priority of hospitals. See how world class hospital systems are using mobile wayfinding to remove the stress of getting from place to place within their campuses. 

In the age of smart phones, businesses with large campuses such as hospitals, universities, and malls are turning to navigation on handheld mobile devices as a resource to make it easier for customers and visitors to find their way.

 Join Afidence CEO Bryan Hogan as he introduces mobile wayfinding and the many industries that could benefit from this technology. With him will be Connexient Chief Product Officer Geoff Halstead showing how the application MediNav has revolutionized wayfinding in hospital campuses nationwide.


Speakers
avatar for Geoff Halstead

Geoff Halstead

Chief Product Officer, Connexient
avatar for Barbara Hogan

Barbara Hogan

Co-Owner and Chief Culture Officer, Afidence
Afidence, Inc. is an award-winning technology consulting and services firm launched in 2010. The company’s goal is to change the way business and IT work together by creating authentic relationships with every client. Every engagement is approached with three critical hallmarks... Read More →


Wednesday September 27, 2017 9:30am - 10:30am EDT
Magnolia Room 1 7440 Mason-Montgomery Rd

9:30am EDT

Innovation at a Big Company -vs- a Startup (panel)
Moderators
avatar for Jason Hauer

Jason Hauer

CO-CEO, The Garage Group
Cofounder at The Garage Group.

Speakers
avatar for Dwayne Emerson

Dwayne Emerson

Chief Technology Officer & Head of Engineering, BT
Based in Cincinnati, Dwayne manages a global team of technical and business experts focused on driving architecture, design and innovation for BT and their customers.  Dwayne has 28 years of experience in the IT field.  He has held senior positions in sales, marketing, business... Read More →
avatar for Carisa Miklesak

Carisa Miklesak

CEO, tilr
As President, CEO and Co-Founder of tilr, Carisa drives both strategic vision and day-to-day execution with a relentless energy and unwavering focus that ignites internal team passion. Carisa’s start-up endeavors began in marketing and sales, quickly revealing her fervor for scaling... Read More →
avatar for Stephen Saunders

Stephen Saunders

Sr. Manager, Customer Experience, CVG Airport
Stephen started his career in aviation almost 10 years ago working for an airline which confirmed his childhood love for all things flight. He quickly moved into communications for airport operations and after graduate school took on a leadership role at CVG and hasn’t looked back.  Stephen... Read More →
avatar for Terry Williams

Terry Williams

CIO, Belcan
Terry Williams is the Vice President of Technology Solutions and Chief Information Officer (CIO) at Belcan. In this role, Terry is responsible for leading Belcan’s Global strategic and operational Technology initiatives. He also manages the evaluation and deployment of current and... Read More →


Wednesday September 27, 2017 9:30am - 10:30am EDT
Magnolia Room 3 7440 Mason-Montgomery Rd

9:30am EDT

Aligning IT Goals with Business Goals (panel)
Aligning IT goals with the business
o   What does it mean?
o   Business strategy, how does IT get a seat at the table?
o   How to define business needs and design solutions?
o   Execution and measurement?
o   Marketing the IT department - How to tell the story?

Moderators
avatar for Vernon Wilson

Vernon Wilson

IT Services Manager, Storopack North America

Speakers
avatar for Bryan	Hogan

Bryan Hogan

President and CEO, Afidence
Bryan Hogan is the CEO & co-owner of Afidence. Bryan’s experience spans over 30 years in the IT industry and is seeded with a deep sense of integrity, strong business acumen, and industry leadership.Bryan and his wife, Barbara, launched Afidence in 2010 with a goal to earn life-long... Read More →
avatar for David Burley

David Burley

Chief Technology Officer, Upic Solutions
David is the Chief Technology Officer at Upic Solutions, a non-profit technology provider serving United Ways. His career spans over 21 years, 13 of which were in internet and e-commerce with brands such as SourceForge.netSlashdot.org and ThinkGeek. At work, David directs technology for United Ways, fighting to improve the lives of every person in every community. At play, David enjoys traveling with his family and spending time on the water, be it an ocean, lake or pool... Read More →
avatar for Jesse Kegley

Jesse Kegley

Managing Partner, Emerge Managed Solutions
Jesse Kegley is a native of Northern Kentucky. Since 2007, Jesse has been a managing partner with Emerge Technologies. Utilizing his 10+ years' experience in the IT field, Jesse is a dynamic force in the industry. His focus on cloud computing, virtualization and disaster recovery... Read More →
avatar for Paul Powers

Paul Powers

Chief Executive Officer, Zoozler
Paul Powers founded and ran many successful companies in the tech and business service industries in the US and Germany before returning to the US in 2015 as the CEO of Zoozler LLC. Zoozler is a tech innovation firm with a diversified client portfolio consisting of a growing number... Read More →


Wednesday September 27, 2017 9:30am - 10:30am EDT
Manor Ballroom 3 7440 Mason-Montgomery Rd

9:30am EDT

IT Talent Skill Shortage (panel)

This engaging session will use technology from www.slido.com to involve the audience by sending questions to the expert panel about the most creative and best solutions to the IT Talent Skills Shortage.

A diverse panel will give their perspectives and address audience questions and interactive polls to suggest alternatives to this industry issue.


Moderators
avatar for Paul Cashen

Paul Cashen

Managing Director, Per Scholas
Paul Cashen is the first Managing Director on the ground in Cincinnati. Mr. Cashen served on the Per Scholas Advisory Board in Cincinnati since June 2014 and became the Managing Director in April of 2016 and is excited to support Per Scholas’ mission in this new capacity. Cashen is an accomplished senior executive with over 30 years of executive experience and has a record of success in several industries including IT services, data management and an... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Denise Bartick

Denise Bartick

CEO & President, MAX Technical Training
Denise Bartick, President and CEO of MAX Technical Training is passionate about technology and education. In 1998 she started her consulting and training business because she believed there was an unfilled need for adult IT training targeted to the educational needs of the IT... Read More →
avatar for Cathy Coletts

Cathy Coletts

Director of IT, Cincinnati Sub-Zero Products
Cathy has a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, a Masters degree in Business Administration, various certifications and years of experience in Information Technology (IT) and business.  Her areas of expertise and interest include:  information technology, quality improvements... Read More →
avatar for Leslie Courtney

Leslie Courtney

Sr. Director, CEN, Kroger Co
avatar for Jason Skidmore

Jason Skidmore

CEO, Vernovis
Jason Skidmore is CEO and co-owner of Vernovis, a boutique consulting and recruiting firm that specializes in assisting small, mid-tier and Fortune 500 companies in finding the subject matter experts they need for critical Technology and Accounting initiatives. With a Bachelor of... Read More →


Wednesday September 27, 2017 9:30am - 10:30am EDT
Magnolia Room 2 7440 Mason-Montgomery Rd

9:30am EDT

Understanding Your Cyber Risk and the Use of Threat Intelligence

This session will cover the following components:
Describe the Components of a Cyber Attack
Describe the different types of Threat Intelligence that focuses on the various components of the attack.
Described public & Private entities that collect and produce the various threat intelligence
Recommendation of effective Collaboration


Speakers
avatar for Eric Chuang

Eric Chuang

Managing Director, Cyber Incident Response, BDO USA
  Eric Chuang is a Managing Director in the firm’s Forensic Technology Services practice with more than 20 years of investigative experience in law enforcement and national security, including cybersecurity, incident response, crisis management, computer network operations and... Read More →


Wednesday September 27, 2017 9:30am - 10:30am EDT
Manor Ballroom 1 7440 Mason-Montgomery Rd

10:00am EDT

Rising Tech Star Symposium
This invitation only event will consist of the Rising Tech Star Award honorees and other technology leaders networking and problem solving in a collaborative setting. With a format similar to “speed dating,” participants will rotate between small groups sharing their best ideas and practices with one another to help advance their organizations and impact the region.

Moderators
avatar for Bryan Kaiser

Bryan Kaiser

President, Vernovis
Bryan’s background includes 16 years of experience in the staffing, recruiting and consulting industry in Central and Southwest Ohio. Bryan began his career as an auditor and tax accountant with a regional CPA firm.  This hands-on public accounting knowledge was a tremendous value... Read More →

Sponsors/Partners
avatar for 3Z

3Z

We are a provider of comprehensive, scalable and secure application hosting, virtualization and data center solutions. We service businesses across the United States, while maintaining technical certifications and partner relationships with Microsoft, VMWare, Nimble Storage, Citrix... Read More →


Wednesday September 27, 2017 10:00am - 11:15am EDT
Savannah Room 7440 Mason-Montgomery Rd

10:00am EDT

A Real Life Security Challenge - LAB & Experience Center
Managing a network can be a challenge. When a Cyber-attack occurs, it can become a bigger challenge to manage.  BT will provide examples of  what an attack looks like and discuss how to detect and prevent attacks as well as how to stop them. 

Speakers
avatar for Brittany Clawson

Brittany Clawson

Project Manager, British Telecom
avatar for Bryan Fite

Bryan Fite

Global Account CISO, BT


Wednesday September 27, 2017 10:00am - 2:00pm EDT
Manor Ballroom 2 7440 Mason-Montgomery Rd

10:00am EDT

Get Hands On with IT Infrastructure - LAB & Experience Center
BT will have live network equipment at the booth.  If you are curious about what a router, switch and a firewall does or how they work, come see the BT mobile lab.  We will answer any questions you have and show you how to operate a network comprised of equipment demonstrated at the booth.  If you are thinking about a career in IT, this may help you decide.

Speakers
avatar for Jay Root

Jay Root

Lab Manager, BT


Wednesday September 27, 2017 10:00am - 2:00pm EDT
Manor Ballroom 2 7440 Mason-Montgomery Rd

10:30am EDT

What is Big Data, Data Science and Real-time? (panel)
'Big Data, Data Science and Real-time'. These buzz words are becoming quite ambiguous as more industries and organizations look to incorporate analytics into their operations.  This panel will demystify the terminology through sharing their experiences and knowledge of the practical use of each, within their organizations and industries. 

Moderators
avatar for Heather Baumer

Heather Baumer

Consultant, Illumination Works
Heather Baumer is a Consultant with Illumination Works, LLC; an IT consulting company with offices in Beavercreek, Mason and Columbus. Heather is based out of their Mason office and has been working for the last four years in Big Data Analytics as a Business Analyst and Scrum Product... Read More →
avatar for Kevin Croxall

Kevin Croxall

Principal Data Scientist, Illumination Works LLC
Dr. Kevin Croxall co-leads ILW’s data science practice, leveraging vast amounts of disparate data to address real-world problems with prescriptive recommendations, and specializing in automated decision trees, data analytics, and algorithm and model development. Previously, Kevin... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Steve Crone

Steve Crone

Chief Information Officer, Intelligrated
Steve Crone is a technology and business focused leader managing organizations and strategic initiatives in Fortune 500 companies (GE, Brown-Forman, Papa John’s) as well as an engineer-to-order manufacturing startup which recently sold to Honeywell after annual sales grew 5500... Read More →
avatar for Ed Rodden

Ed Rodden

Chief Information Officer, Sugar Creek
avatar for Brett Starr

Brett Starr

VP of Business Development & Data Management, Cincinnati Insurance Company
avatar for Glenn Wegryn

Glenn Wegryn

Executive Director, Center for Business Analytics, University of Cincinnati
Glenn Wegryn is a proven leader of analytics organizations in supply chain, planning, sourcing, inventory, revenue, consumer and trade analytics.  He has held organizational leadership, project management, technology development and analysis roles of increasing impact and responsibility... Read More →


Wednesday September 27, 2017 10:30am - 11:30am EDT
Manor Ballroom 3 7440 Mason-Montgomery Rd

10:30am EDT

A Day in the Life of an IT Professional
Deciding on a career path is a challenge for many people. This panel will offer high school students an opportunity to explore different types of IT career areas and have interactive discussions with IT professionals who will share what it is really like to work in the IT field.  This is your chance to ask questions, get advice and gain a better understanding of a career in IT.

Moderators
avatar for Sarah Trimble-Oliver

Sarah Trimble-Oliver

Chief Information Officer, Cincinnati City School District
Sarah Trimble-Oliver joined Cincinnati Public Schools in 2001 and was appointed Chief Information Officer (CIO) in 2015.  She is responsible for leading the district’s technology strategy and managing overall IT operations.   Her initiatives include leading the digital transformation... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Treg Gilstorf

Treg Gilstorf

CIO, Yaskawa America Inc
Treg Gilstorf is the Senior Director of IT for Yaskawa Motoman, a leading industrial robotics company.  He is an accomplished executive with more than 20 years of experience in Information Technology, Project Management, Consulting, Operations, Process Improvement, and Financial... Read More →
avatar for Jesse Kegley

Jesse Kegley

Managing Partner, Emerge Managed Solutions
Jesse Kegley is a native of Northern Kentucky. Since 2007, Jesse has been a managing partner with Emerge Technologies. Utilizing his 10+ years' experience in the IT field, Jesse is a dynamic force in the industry. His focus on cloud computing, virtualization and disaster recovery... Read More →
avatar for Anthony Palm

Anthony Palm

Manager, Systems Administration, 3z.net
Anthony Palm is a Burlington Kentucky native who has been active in multiple levels of Information Technology from building desktop computers in his parents basement, to the Geek Squad at Best Buy (no he didn't get to drive the Volkswagen!) to his current position as a manager of... Read More →


Wednesday September 27, 2017 10:30am - 11:30am EDT
Magnolia Room 3 7440 Mason-Montgomery Rd

10:30am EDT

ShareIT: Connecting STEM though Robotics and Automation; ShareIT: Cybersecurity, “I know where your cat lives”
Speakers
PB

Patrick Burke

Software Developer II, UCIT Innovation and Partnerships, Software Development
avatar for Tony Iacobelli

Tony Iacobelli

Information Security Analyst I, UCIT Office of Information Security


Wednesday September 27, 2017 10:30am - 11:30am EDT
Manor Ballroom 1 7440 Mason-Montgomery Rd

10:30am EDT

Internal Security Threats & How to Combat Them (panel)
It's no secret that significant vulnerabilities exist due to the security responsibilities that rest with our employees.  Some studies suggest that over 75% of large breaches suffered by organizations were due to staff-related lapses in Information Security.  In this panel discussion, we'll explore three aspects of threats to business as it relates to the Negligent Employee, to the Exploited Employee and to the Malicious Insider.  Our panelists will engage in a detailed discussion around the types of threats they've encountered in these categories as well as different controls that they've found situationally effective.

Moderators
avatar for Adam Leisring

Adam Leisring

Director of Information Security, Paycor
Adam is the Director of Information Security for Paycor, one of the largest independently held Human Capital Management companies in America.  He oversees Information Security for Paycor’s 1400 associates as well as Paycor’s 30,000 clients of their award-winning Software as... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Richard Bird

Richard Bird

Client Director, Optiv
avatar for Tim Lange

Tim Lange

Director Identity and Access Management, American Financial Group
avatar for Chris Nyhuis

Chris Nyhuis

Chief Executive Officer, Vigilant


Wednesday September 27, 2017 10:30am - 11:30am EDT
Magnolia Room 2 7440 Mason-Montgomery Rd

10:30am EDT

The Virtual & Augmented Reality Challenge
Join the UCSIM | Center for Simulations & Virtual Environments Research for a trip into virtual and augmented reality and help us discover how virtual reality might become the college campus or workplace of the future!

Speakers
avatar for Ian Anderson

Ian Anderson

Art Lead and 3D Modeler, UCSIM
Ian Anderson leads the art team at the UCSIM | Center for Simulations & Virtual Environments Research. Ian‘s group inspires, designs, storyboards, and creates the visual elements of UCSIM’s virtual environments and 3D spaces, including art assets, 3D models, textures and materials... Read More →
avatar for Chris Collins

Chris Collins

Technical Lead, UCSIM, Center for Simulations & Virtual Environments Research
Chris M. Collins founded the UCSIM | Center for Simulations & Virtual Environments Research at the University of Cincinnati and serves as the Center’s technical lead. Her work focuses on the use of immersive technologies and virtual environments for scientific collaboration, academic... Read More →
avatar for Janusia Figueiredo

Janusia Figueiredo

Graphic Designer & 3D Artist, University of Cincinnati Center for Simulations and Virtual Environments Researc
Janusia Figueiredo is a 3D artist and animator at the UCSIM | Center for Simulations and Virtual Environments Research.  She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of Cincinnati College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning (DAAP). In addition to her professional... Read More →


Wednesday September 27, 2017 10:30am - 12:30pm EDT
Magnolia Room 1 7440 Mason-Montgomery Rd

11:15am EDT

Corporate Tech & Innovation Awards (Ticketed Event)
We want to celebrate companies and organizations that have demonstrated professional achievements through the use of technology. This hallmark event honors our region’s leading businesses who are champions in technology and are committed to cultivating a thriving and progressive business. 

Moderators
avatar for Jason Skidmore

Jason Skidmore

CEO, Vernovis
Jason Skidmore is CEO and co-owner of Vernovis, a boutique consulting and recruiting firm that specializes in assisting small, mid-tier and Fortune 500 companies in finding the subject matter experts they need for critical Technology and Accounting initiatives. With a Bachelor of... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for David Adams

David Adams

CEO, Chief Innovation Officer,, UCRI, UC
David J. Adams serves at the University of Cincinnati’s Chief Innovation Officer and Chief Executive Officer of the UC Research Institute. Within this dual role, David will lead the university’s interface with industry. His primary aim will be to develop a one-stop model for business... Read More →

Sponsors/Partners
avatar for ATC

ATC

Advanced Technology Consulting
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Lightening Horse Industries

Lightning Horse Industries uses design, video, and hand-pulled screen printing to create beautiful works of art and design for clients and brands of all shapes and sizes.
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Pure Romance

Pure Romance


Wednesday September 27, 2017 11:15am - 1:00pm EDT
Augusta Room 7440 Mason-Montgomery Rd

11:30am EDT

Achieving Success through the Building Blocks of Failure
Speakers
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Glenn Warner

Founder, Physna


Wednesday September 27, 2017 11:30am - 12:30pm EDT
Magnolia Room 3 7440 Mason-Montgomery Rd

11:30am EDT

Developing a Career Plan
This talk will focus on the importance of having a career plan, how to write one, the key elements that it should include, and how to keep it as a living document.

Speakers
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Andy Willingham

Information Security Program Management, The Christ Hospital Health Network
I am an Information Security professional focused on helping organizations mature their IS programs and refine their governance activities. I have an interest in educating the public on how to make themselves and their companies more secure through their everyday digital activities... Read More →


Wednesday September 27, 2017 11:30am - 12:30pm EDT
Manor Ballroom 1 7440 Mason-Montgomery Rd

11:30am EDT

Get Your Game on with C# and the Unity 3D Framework
We will be discussing, at a high level, the creation a new “Player” Game Object using the Unity3D Framework. We will then create and script a Player object for a top down shooter using C# scripts. We will show how the Unity Inspector can be used with C# classes to alter values at runtime for balance and debugging.

Speakers
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Justin Morgan

Co-owner, Hand Cannon Games
Hand Cannon Games, founded in 2014 for the purpose of creating original game content for multiple platforms. Recently released its first game, Never Not Shooting for PC. Summary Of Talk: The increasing availability of game development tools has made creating games easier than ever... Read More →
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Jon Perkins

Co-owner, Hand Cannon Games


Wednesday September 27, 2017 11:30am - 12:30pm EDT
Magnolia Room 2 7440 Mason-Montgomery Rd

11:30am EDT

Surprisingly Lean: Agility in Unexpected Industries (panel)
A panel discussion with innovation leaders from Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company, Henny Penny, and Seyfarth Shaw LLP. Panelists will share challenges and best practices they have discovered as they implement agile practices and innovative growth strategies in unexpected industries.

Moderators
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Sean McCosh

Partner, Differential
Sean McCosh is a partner at Differential, a digital innovation agency. His career and passion have been focused around helping organizations of all sizes innovate new products, services, and marketing strategies to help them grow. Prior to Differential, Sean served as the Executive... Read More →

Speakers
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Rick Cartwright

CEO, Rick Cartwright Ventures, LLC
Rick Cartwright is the Director of Product Development and Innovation at Henny Penny, a leading manufacturer of high-quality food service equipment. He is an experienced innovation leader with more than 39 years of experience in the foodservice and food retail industry. Prior to Henny... Read More →
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Ann Marie Cilley

New Venture Lead, The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
Ann Marie Cilley is currently a New Venture Lead at The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company, working within the global innovation team responsible for identifying new customer-centered value sources and business opportunities that support the Goodyear growth strategy. Ann Marie is also... Read More →
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Brant Nystrom

Lexmark Laureate & Solutions Architect, Lexmark
Brant Nystrom is a Laureate and Solutions Architect at Lexmark, an international manufacturer and provider of laser printers and solutions. He has held several positions over the course of his 20-year career with the company; in his current role, he is responsible for the direction... Read More →


Wednesday September 27, 2017 11:30am - 12:30pm EDT
Manor Ballroom 3 7440 Mason-Montgomery Rd

1:00pm EDT

Robotic Process Automation
This session will share stories and insights on Convergys’ road and continued journey to RPA.   Discussions will focus on strategies for getting started and evolving.   Discovery concepts for finding RPA opportunities including digital or RPA moments will be highlighted.   Decision approaches will be evaluated concerning the depth and breadth of the scale of RPA software deployments.    Finally, a look at governing and maintaining RPA software in what might feel like the wild, wild, West.

Speakers
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Lloyd Byrd

VP Applications & Technology Solutions, Convergys
Lloyd Byrd has over 30 years of experience across an array of software development and IT functions.    He has held leadership roles covering software development, business development, IT service management, information security, data management, and technical account management... Read More →


Wednesday September 27, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm EDT
Magnolia Room 1 7440 Mason-Montgomery Rd

1:00pm EDT

Demystifying Microsoft Cloud Licensing

Demystifying Microsoft Cloud Licensing will help attendees understand their options when they go to Microsoft’s cloud. 

  • What are the major packages that Microsoft offers including those targeted at small businesses
  • Gotchas when moving to the cloud for licensing
  • Options when transitioning from existing Microsoft licensing
  • Azure primary options and scenarios
  • Overview of Microsoft licensing programs
  • Microsoft’s new bundles for the cloud

Speakers
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Matt Scherocman

President/CEO, Interlink Cloud Advisors
Matt Scherocman is the co-founder and President of Interlink Cloud Advisors, a Microsoft Gold Certified Cloud IT consulting firm.  Interlink is headquartered in Blue Ash, Ohio with employees across four states.  Matt brings more than twenty years of experience in the information... Read More →


Wednesday September 27, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm EDT
Manor Ballroom 3 7440 Mason-Montgomery Rd

1:00pm EDT

Building a Startup -vs- a Shutdown
In this session, we will review crucial lessons learned along the way and illustrate how avoid the most common pitfalls and mistakes made by startups. The main focus is setting the correct mindset, dealing with partners, employees and investors, and several key tips designed to help entrepreneurs endure through even the toughest problems, allowing them to move forward and achieve stunning success no matter the obstacle.

Speakers
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Paul Powers

Chief Executive Officer, Zoozler
Paul Powers founded and ran many successful companies in the tech and business service industries in the US and Germany before returning to the US in 2015 as the CEO of Zoozler LLC. Zoozler is a tech innovation firm with a diversified client portfolio consisting of a growing number... Read More →


Wednesday September 27, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm EDT
Magnolia Room 3 7440 Mason-Montgomery Rd

1:00pm EDT

Transforming IT to Break Down Organizational Silos
Speakers
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Jude Schramm

Chief Information Officer, GE Aviation


Wednesday September 27, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm EDT
Manor Ballroom 1 7440 Mason-Montgomery Rd

1:00pm EDT

Cybersecurity Challenges: Compliance, Data Protection and Risk
Our panelists will be discussing new regulations and laws, such as New York Department of Financial Services and the General Data Protection Regulation, that are impacting the IT Security space, as well as best practices and recommendations that lead to a Zero Trust security posture.

Speakers
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Simon Hill

Legal Counsel and Compliance, Certes Networks
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Rich Seibert

Sales Director, Certes Networks


Wednesday September 27, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm EDT
Magnolia Room 2 7440 Mason-Montgomery Rd

2:00pm EDT

The 3 Perils of Software Development™: Understanding & Overcoming the Root Causes of Software Failure (panel)
For major software projects, the road to release is oftentimes a rocky one. Hidden challenges and obstacles can transform a straightforward project into a bloated initiative that has overrun its anticipated expense and schedule—racking up expenses while running the forecasted ROI into the ground. What’s the cause of these losses? The Three Perils of Software Development™ — Defects, Delays, and Dollars. In this short presentation, you’ll learn what causes them, what problems they cause, and—most importantly—what you can do to avoid them. In this presentation, you’ll learn:
• The 3 Perils of Software Development™ and how they can sink your software projects.
• How to reduce your production-level defects by 50-75% • How to cut your delays by 50%
• How to ensure your projects deliver business value on time and on budget

Speakers
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Jeff Van Fleet

President and CEO, Lighthouse Technologies, Inc.
After spending over 20 years managing, developing, and deploying complex software/hardware systems for both commercial and Department of Defense (DoD) applications, Jeff founded Lighthouse in 2000 with the aim of establishing a company whose customer service was only eclipsed by the... Read More →
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Julie Hagan

Senior Practice Manager, Lighthouse Technologies, Inc.
Lighthouse’s resident expert in software testing, Julie has over 20 years of software industry experience.  Spanning a career that includes a number of large-scale, multimillion-dollar software projects and ERP implementations, she knows just about everything... Read More →
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Brian Keck

Operations Manager, Lighthouse Technologies, Inc.
Software Testing Practice Manager at Lighthouse Technologies, Brian has over 15 years of QA experience and has helped multiple Fortune 500 companies solve their most vexing issues with his expertise in quality assurance, functional testing, and performance testing.


Wednesday September 27, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm EDT
Manor Ballroom 3 7440 Mason-Montgomery Rd

2:00pm EDT

Disrupting with Data to Create New Business Outcomes
Speakers
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Tom Gottleib

VP-Data & Analytics, GE Aviation
Tom leads the Data & Analytics Organization across GE Aviation Digital Technology.  He is responsible for leading the data product strategy and execution of data and analytics initiatives.  Tom’s horizontal organization is accountable for delivering cross-functional Aviation business... Read More →
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Ross Schalmo

Director, Data & Analytics, GE Aviation


Wednesday September 27, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm EDT
Manor Ballroom 1 7440 Mason-Montgomery Rd

2:00pm EDT

Do you Trust that Your Business Data is Complete Enough to Provide Business Intelligence?
The Internet of Things (IOT), RFID, WiFi, cloud computing, and other technologies are rapidly coalescing to provide a new framework for gathering and analyzing data.  From tracking eye movement to gauge customer interest to tracking raw material transformation to the end product, technology is allowing us an unprecedented access to data to make decisions.  However, the success of those decisions is based on the availability, timeliness, and accuracy of that “big data”.

Speakers
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Michael Hurd

Director of Technology Services, Wachter
Mike Hurd is the Director of Technology Services for Wachter, Inc. with responsibilities for large scale solutions design and product management of Wachter's managed services portfolio. Mike brings over 20 years of large enterprise solutions design and operations experience to help... Read More →


Wednesday September 27, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm EDT
Magnolia Room 1 7440 Mason-Montgomery Rd

2:00pm EDT

The User Workstation In A Cloud Era
Desktops and laptops are technologies that organizations have provided to users for more than three decades. Virtual desktops however have matured during the last 5 to 10 years. With all of the new cloud based applications and services, how have these technologies been impacted? How might the workstation of the future look? What are the considerations organizations will have to make when looking at workstations in the cloud? This session addresses these questions and more with a lively discussion about the future of your workstations.

Speakers
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Eduardo Molina

EUC Architect, RoundTower Tech
Based in Cincinnati OH, originally from Costa Rica, Eduardo is an End User Computing and Virtualization architect focused on recommending, designing and deploying desktop and application delivery solutions and virtual infrastructure. He has performed this role as customer and as a... Read More →


Wednesday September 27, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm EDT
Magnolia Room 2 7440 Mason-Montgomery Rd

2:00pm EDT

5 Common Innovation Hurdles - Key learnings from talking to 25+ Innovation Teams
Through a combination of interviewing innovation managers and thought-leaders, as well as our own experiences, we'll break down 5 common challenges that intrapreneurs face, how to identify when you're facing one, and examples of how those can be overcome.

Speakers
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Tim Metzner

Co-founder and Partner, Differential
Tim Metzner is co-founder and Partner of Differential, a leading digital innovation studio. Tim is also a co-founder and member of the Board of Directors for OCEAN Accelerator and Unpolished, a not-profit organization with a mission to increase the presence of God in the marketplace... Read More →


Wednesday September 27, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm EDT
Magnolia Room 3 7440 Mason-Montgomery Rd

2:00pm EDT

Staying Relevant in the Digital Economy
Is your business ready for the digital economy? Understand the critical steps every business must take when planning their digital transformation strategy. We’ll also discuss key questions every business leader must ask: How do you engage with digitally native generations? How do you perform and keep operations moving forward while you transform your business? Will your business model keep customers coming back? How long before we'll have to transform again?

Speakers
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Lance Knepper

Director- Cloud Services, Socius


Wednesday September 27, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm EDT
Manor Ballroom 2 7440 Mason-Montgomery Rd

2:00pm EDT

Hiring Fair
Whether a business is looking for new talent or an individual is in search of a promising career, the Hiring Fair is the perfect opportunity for talented individuals to connect with growing and established businesses that are integral in the tech and innovation ecosystem. Businesses will have the opportunity to meet tech-minded people who are eager to add value to their companies. Those in search of a career in an industry that appreciates individuals with a high aptitude for tech and innovation will be able to meet with top regional and national companies

Wednesday September 27, 2017 2:00pm - 4:00pm EDT
Manor Ballroom, Magnolia Room 7440 Mason-Montgomery Rd

2:30pm EDT

Cybersecurity Summit (Executive Level INVITATION ONLY Event)
This event will feature key executives who have responsibility and oversight in the cybersecurity arena for their company. The Panelists will present case studies followed by roundtable discussions and Q&A. The goal is to provide a platform for thought leaders to engage in deep and meaningful conversations offering best in class ideas as it pertains to cybersecurity.
This executive level event is by invitation only.

Moderators
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Chris Nyhuis

Chief Executive Officer, Vigilant
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Jason Skidmore

CEO, Vernovis
Jason Skidmore is CEO and co-owner of Vernovis, a boutique consulting and recruiting firm that specializes in assisting small, mid-tier and Fortune 500 companies in finding the subject matter experts they need for critical Technology and Accounting initiatives. With a Bachelor of... Read More →

Speakers
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Jessica Allen

Consulting Director, BDO
Jessica Allen is a Director in BDO Consulting’s Technology Advisory Services practice with more than 15 years of experience developing enterprise-wide programs, including IT strategy, CIO advisory and IT optimization and innovation. Jessica combines her technical expertise with... Read More →
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Christian Barnes

Principal Security Engineer, Fortinet
Christian has been in the Information Technology field for over 20 years and specializing in various aspects of security for over 15 of those years.With AT&T as an Application Specialist Christian designed and positioned large scale business continuity and disaster recovery plans... Read More →
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Sean Everson

Chief Technical Officer, Certes
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Kevin Rojek

Supervisory Special Agent, FBI Cincinnati

Sponsors/Partners

Wednesday September 27, 2017 2:30pm - 4:00pm EDT
Augusta Room 7440 Mason-Montgomery Rd

4:00pm EDT

Power Player Cocktail Party
What better way to end a fantastic day than to attend an incredible party. We invite you to enjoy cocktails and hors d’oeuvres while networking with CIOs and other C-level executives. Enjoy some music and unwind with Greater Cincinnati’s top power players in tech and innovation.

Sponsors/Partners

Wednesday September 27, 2017 4:00pm - 6:00pm EDT
The Courtyard 7440 Mason-Montgomery Rd