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Executive Breakout Session [clear filter]
Tuesday, April 21
 

9:00am

MMBJ: Key Considerations for IT Governance
Although it can be tempting to delegate all things technology-related to the “tech department,” governance of information technology needs to be a top-down process involving representatives from executive management as well as staff. By developing priorities and strategies relating to information technology, business owners can facilitate the delivery of value to stakeholders while ensuring compliance with applicable laws and regulations. During this breakout session, we will discuss the issues on which business leaders should be focused and the actions that business leaders should take to guide the business toward productive and profitable use of information technology while minimizing related risks.

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer A. Puplava

Jennifer A. Puplava

Partner and Attorney, Mika, Meyers, Beckett & Jones, PLC
Jennifer A. Puplava, Partner and Attorney for Mika Meyers Beckett & Jones, PLC, practices primarily in the areas of intellectual property law and technology law. She helps clients protect their trade secrets, trademarks, copyrights and other intellectual property, and she assists clients with the negotiation, drafting and enforcement of related agreements, policies, terms and conditions and other documents. She counsels clients regarding a... Read More →



Tuesday April 21, 2015 9:00am - 9:40am
Executive (Great Hall)

9:50am

Lance J. Richards: Work 4.0 - A Deeper Dive…

For our participants in the Executive Track, our morning keynote speaker, Lance J. Richards, will bring further commentary to his earlier comments and then lead a roundtable discussion about specific applications and situations, especially drilling into the impact of these changes on the technology industry…and your people.  Join us in this more intimate setting for a deeper dive into the future of work. 


Speakers
avatar for Lance J. Richards

Lance J. Richards

Workforce Futurist
A sought-after HR Strategist and Futurist, Lance is both an educator and advisor on the evolution of the workforce and the workplace as well as a frequent speaker and an accomplished author. | | Lance also spends a good deal of time on thought leadership activities. He is a frequent speaker and writer on workplace issues, having presented at HR conferences around the globe. He is co-author of the just-released book Gen Now (Amazon, 2013... Read More →


Tuesday April 21, 2015 9:50am - 10:30am
Executive (Great Hall)

10:40am

US Signal: Compliance in the Cloud

Join US Signal as we talk about compliance.  During this presentation we will explore what HIPAA and PCI compliance are, who has to be compliant, and how compliance impacts business operations.  We will explore the requirements, risks, and opportunities associated with HIPAA and PCI compliance for the customer, managed service provider, and the cloud service provider.   We will then build on this by discussing solutions that Managed Service Providers and Cloud Providers can offer to help business and IT teams address their compliance obligations while achieving their business objectives.

 


Speakers
avatar for Trevor Bidle

Trevor Bidle

Vice President of Technical Strategy, US Signal
As Vice President of Technical Strategy, Trevor Bidle directs the strategic and tactical goals for the organization, providing foresight into product offerings. Before joining US Signal in 2003, Trevor held technical and management positions with SBC Communications, Choice One Communications, and US Xchange, LLC, where he was responsible for escalations and network engineering. His 18 years of telecommunications... Read More →


Tuesday April 21, 2015 10:40am - 11:20am
Executive (Great Hall)

11:30am

Brian 'Skip' Schipper: Q&A on How to Attract and Retain Top Tech Talent

Brian “Skip” Schipper will host an informal Q&A before his keynote discussion, sharing insights about what makes a company great to work for in the eyes of its employees.  In March 2015, Twitter placed in the 25 best companies in Fortune magazine’s annual survey.  During his tenure as head of HR at Cisco, the company moved from the mid-40s to number 6 on the Fortune survey.  After thirty years in HR positions in companies like Compaq, Microsoft, Cisco, Groupon and Twitter, Skip will answer your questions about how these technology companies strive to create distinct workplaces to attract top talent.


Tuesday April 21, 2015 11:30am - 12:10pm
Executive (Great Hall)

1:45pm

Trivalent Group: Identifying Readiness to Implement or Expand Cloud Computing

Cloud computing discussions may have gone stale in many organizations.  However, why aren’t more companies embracing it?  Perhaps it has to do with not understanding the different solutions available or how it can be used in new and creative ways.  We’ll help you better understand what Cloud Computing means today and your opportunities with it.


Speakers
avatar for Jim Bruxvoort

Jim Bruxvoort

Director of Cloud Services, Trivalent Group, Inc.
Jim has been in IT services for over 21 years. He was a part owner of an IT services company in Iowa for over 17 years before moving to Michigan. He has also been the Director of IT for Kent District Library and Tenon Limited in Grand Rapids. His experience has included managing large data networks, building and managing a number of data centers, application development, and leading teams of engineers. He has most... Read More →



Tuesday April 21, 2015 1:45pm - 2:25pm
Executive (Great Hall)

2:35pm

Panel Discussion: Future Trends
We will have a Q & A with 6 of our Gold Sponsors, 1 from each track.  

Moderators
avatar for John Hey

John Hey

Chief Operating Officer, Trivalent Group
I am a tenured professional that has multiple layers of executive experience in building and guiding a diverse professional services organization and driving corporate strategy. My goals are to take Trivalent Group to the next level of success through efficiency, competency and culture. Leadership of daily operations, along with strategic leadership, visioning and continuous improvement. Deeply passionate about culture, quality of service... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Andy Barhorst

Andy Barhorst

Systems Engineer, Veeam Software
Andy Barhorst is a System Engineer for Veeam Software where he works with partners and end users providing expertise in the virtualization and data protection arena. Andy has worked in several different roles within the IT industry while virtualization has been his primary focus. His career began as a Systems Administrator for the Ohio Department of Youth Services managing their VMware datacenter. He later transitioned into another role as an... Read More →
avatar for Dan Galardini

Dan Galardini

Regional Sales Specialist- Cloud Portfolio, HP
With over 30 years’ experience in managed services, Infrastructure as a Service and software automation with Comdisco/SunGard, Rackspace and HP he focuses on helping his customers transform to being a broker of services. With this approach IT organizations are viewed as an enabler of innovation. It is not about deciding on the right service. It is about creating an environment that matches the right services with the requirements and having... Read More →
avatar for Jennifer A. Puplava

Jennifer A. Puplava

Partner and Attorney, Mika, Meyers, Beckett & Jones, PLC
Jennifer A. Puplava, Partner and Attorney for Mika Meyers Beckett & Jones, PLC, practices primarily in the areas of intellectual property law and technology law. She helps clients protect their trade secrets, trademarks, copyrights and other intellectual property, and she assists clients with the negotiation, drafting and enforcement of related agreements, policies, terms and conditions and other documents. She counsels clients regarding a... Read More →
avatar for Aaron Shaver

Aaron Shaver

Cloud Solution Architect, US Signal
Aaron is currently a Cloud Solution Architect for US Signal but formerly the Director of Research and Development.  Most recently he was the Executive Director of Information Management for Pennock Health Service.  He has a Master’s of Science in Information Security from Baker College and is completing his PhD in Information Assurance from Colorado Technical University.  Aaron is a Certified Information Systems Security... Read More →
avatar for Andy Syrewicze

Andy Syrewicze

Senior Cloud Services Engineer/Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP), Trivalent Group
Andy has spent the last 12+ years providing technology solutions across several industry verticals including, education, fortune 500 manufacturing, healthcare and professional services. Andy’s skills include VMware, Linux, and Network Security, but his focus over the last 8 years has been in Virtualization, Cloud Services and the Microsoft Server Stack, with a focus on Hyper-V. With that said Andy has become quite involved in the Microsoft... Read More →


Tuesday April 21, 2015 2:35pm - 3:15pm
Executive (Great Hall)