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As technology becomes one of the hottest industry sectors in Chester County, speakers from the FBI, Wawa, Cerner, Vanguard, Navigate, SeventySix Capital, Independence Blue Cross and more are about to converge at the center of innovation – the 5thAnnual Tech360 conference.

Tech360 is the Philly ‘burbs premier innovative business technology conference, where IT professionals, thought leaders and industry innovators from the area’s top companies cover topics including cyber security defense updates, big data, blockchain, design thinking, Amazon Web Service, IT leadership, and the latest in the local tech sector. They’ll also discuss how to best leverage cutting-edge technology in a local business climate dominated by issues related to Amazon’s expansion and Equifax data breaches.

When:       Thursday, November 16, 8am-6pm

Where:     Penn State Great Valley Conference Center, 30 East Swedesford Road, Malvern, PA 19355

Tech360 is presented by ITAG and i2n. Both are non-profit initiatives of the Chester County Economic Development Council. Analysis by the Economy League of Greater Philadelphia shows that more than 102,000 people in the region work in IT occupations and area employers have added 25,000 new tech jobs since 2002 — equivalent to 25 percent of all net job growth during that period.

Projections indicate that over the next ten years, our region could see 26,000-44,000 job openings in IT, between new jobs and replacement openings as workers retire.

Tech360 sessions and speakers include:

·         FBI – Trends in Cyber Crime, Supervisory Special Agent Ben Stone

·         Wawa – Keynote: Mobilizing Your Business, Senior Manager of IT and Engineering Eric Barnes

·         Vanguard – Creating Business Value at Start-up Speed, Principal of Technology Transformation John Buhl

·         Cerner Corporation – What Escape Rooms Can Teach Us About the Enterprise Software User, Senior User Experience Designer Alan Hutto

·         Mobiquity – Big Data, Chief Creative Officer Mike Welsh

·         COAKT – Bitcoin and Blockchain Technology, Co-Founder Kevin Kriss

·         Navigate – Design Thinking, Principal Kip Wetzel and Senior Consultant Annalicia Geeter

·         HomeNet Automotive – Cost in the Cloud: Designing for the Dollar Dimension, Software Engineering Manager Tom Sprows

·         Cerner Corporation – Success Begins and Remains with the Core, DevOps Revenue Cycle Development Managers Charlie Vallare and Joe Berner

·         SeventySix Capital – Innovation Keynote, Managing Partner Wayne Kimmell

·         Kreischer Miller – Tech Savvy Manager, Technology Solutions Group Manager Sassan Hejazi

12:20p-1:20p Panel – Global Cybersecurity Issues and Trends

National Panelists & Experts:

·         Jim Prendergast , Founding Partner, Mullen Coughlin LLC

·         Alexandria Murphy, Attorney, Mullen Coughlin LLC

·         Michael Bruemmer, VP, Consumer Protection, Experian

·         Mark Greisiger, President, NetDiligence

·         Dave Snyder, Chief Information Security Leader, Independence Blue Cross

·         Moderator: Austin Morris, Jr., President, Morris Risk Management

3:10-4p Panel — Cybersecurity Solutions

Expert Panelists:

·         Darin Bielby, Managing Director, Information Security, Navigant Consulting, Inc.

·         Ron Schlecht (Managing Partner) of BTB Security

·         Luke Olenoski, Head of Identity and Access Management, Vanguard Group

·         Jim Thomas, President & CTO of IPR International

·         Moderator: Austin Morris, Jr., President, Morris Risk Management

Tech360 sponsors include Cerner, Evolve IP, Vanguard, Select Greater Philadelphia Council, Curotec, LBDesign, VISTA.Today and LoanLogics

Registration for Tech360 is open now at https://www.tech360pa.com/



Monday, November 20, 2017
10:00am to 12:30pm
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PRESENTER: Ford R. Myers, President of Career Potential, LLC
INVESTMENT: $25.00, pay with your online registration
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