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    • 09/27/2023
    • 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Tyler Technologies, 1 Tyler Way, Moraine, 45439
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    You don’t become stronger by accident.

    Life, like technology, moves fast. You make the best decisions you can with the information you have at the time. You experiment, gather data, analyze it, iterate it, and try to make an even better decision next time.

    Sometimes the experiment fails, and the feedback is rough. Sometimes the experiment is successful, and you do not feel worthy to take credit. Whatever the result, OWN IT!



    Cassie Barlow - SOCHE                 

    Judy Brinegar - Secure Cyber Defense       

    Jill Campbell

    Renee Clement - 7-11

    Yolanda Clemons - CareSource         

    Lisa Couture - Edge Webware  

    Andrea Dale - To The Point Coaching   

    Dr. Susan Edwards - Wright State University   

    Lois Elrich - Real Change 

    Monika Royal-Fischer - Tech Elevator 

    Lisa Heckler - CareSource

    Deena John          

    Emily Miller - Dignified Learning      

    Wendy Roop - Wendy Roop Coaching 

    Tracy Ruberg - The Circuit

    • 10/04/2023
    • 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
    • Montgomery Co Business Solutions Center, 1435 Cincinnati St, Ste 300 Dayton, OH

    Security Awareness

    Build and maintain a cybersecurity awareness program

    Facilitated by:

    Chris Kuhl, Abraham Weaver and Dan Wilkins 

    Cybersecurity Peer Resource Group Committee

    Powered by: 

    • 10/12/2023
    • 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
    • Montgomery Co Business Solution Center, 1435 Cincinnati St, Ste 300, Dayton, OH

    Seeing is Believing:

    Value Stream Mapping and How to Start

    • This presentation introduces the idea of value stream mapping as a visual tool to improve the flow of value from customer needs to your products or services and steps to decide which value streams to map and in what order.

      Learn How To:

    1. Define and illustrate value stream mapping (VSM)
    2. Illustrate IT specific uses cases and the VSM journey
    3. Discuss VSM prioritization…juice versus squeeze

    Facilitated by:


       Bill Sorrells 

       Chief Technology Officer 

       Dayton Children’s Hospital


    Interested in sponsoring? Contact for more information.

    • 10/17/2023
    • 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
    • 1435 Cincinnati Street, Suite 300, Dayton, OH 45417

    Enterprise Risk and ITs Role

    This is an open discussion session powered by you!

    Bring your questions, challenges and solutions for:

    What role IT plays in your enterprise risk.

    Technology availability, ransomware, backup. Whatever you want, its your session.

    Facilitated by:

    Jeff Reed, Nick Timmerman, & Bill Magnuson

    Peer Resource Group Committee

    Powered by:


    Interested in sponsoring this month's Infrastructure/Cloud Peer Resource Group meeting? Contact to learn more!

    • 10/25/2023
    • 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
    • Life Connections Ohio 2800 Donation Circle Kettering, OH 45420

    Alternative Recruiting Channels

    Are you struggling to find workforce talent? You aren’t alone. One of the questions we are frequently asked is “Do you know anyone who can fill this role?” If you are not finding employees in your usual places or if your normal recruitment techniques are not attracting the talent you need, then it’s time to explore some alternate channels. Join us for a conversation about where and how to find your next technology talent.

    October 25, 2023

    8:30 - 10:00 am

    Life Connection Ohio


    Moderator - Aaron Davis - Recless Tech

    Donna Kastner - The Dayton Foundation

    Cassie Barlow - SOCHE

    Denise Bartick - Max Technical Training

    Interested in sponsoring? Contact for more information.

    • 11/08/2023
    • 7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
    • Sinclair Conference Center
    • 312

      Join hundreds of IT Professionals at the 17th annual

    Taste of IT Conference

    November 8, 2023

    Sinclair Conference Center

    Meet us at the intersection of tactics and trends. This is where the latest thought leadership confronts your most difficult challenges.

    Being an IT leader requires continuous improvement. In fact, innovative organizations include IT leaders in planning their strategy, implementing their objectives, and holding them accountable for achieving their goals. Today’s IT leaders need to be armed with the latest trends and technical skills to help them remain flexible and agile. We've created sessions for you to join in the conversation, gain insights, and hear about solutions happening in the industry.

    As an Attendee you are automatically registered to attend the 2023 Technology First Leadership Awards. This event closes the conference and begins at 4:30 in Room 172. Join us to celebrate the best of the best in several categories including Emerging Technology Leader, IT Executive of the Year, Best IT Service Company, & more!

    Interested in Sponsorships? 

    Learn More 

    • 11/08/2023
    • 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
    • Sinclair Conference Center, Charity Early

    Join us to celebrate the contributions of information technology teams, professionals and students at the 2023 Leadership Awards

    The 10th annual Technology First Leadership Awards recognize individuals and teams exemplifying Technology First Values: Creating a community to share knowledge, grow business, and build for the future. The Technology First Leadership Awards work to ensure a vibrant technology community in our region.

    Wednesday, November 8th, 4:30-6:00
    Sinclair Conference Center, Charity Early

    4 p.m. - Registration, Networking, Drinks & Hors d'oeuvres

    4:30 p.m. - Award presentation followed by photos and celebrations!

    Award of Excellence- High School

    Award of Excellence - Student Project

    Best IT Services Company

    Career Champion Award

    Emerging Technology Leader

    IT Executive or the Year

    IT Project of the Year

    Outstanding Technology Team

    Most Promising Startup

    Volunteer of the Year

    Legacy of Leadership

    If you are attending the Taste of IT Conference, you are automatically registered to attend the 2023 Technology First Leadership Awards. This event closes the conference and begins at 4:30 in Room 172. Join us for a cocktail reception to celebrate the best of the best in several categories including Emerging Technology Leader, IT Executive of the Year, Best IT Service Company, & more!

    The annual event is sponsored by many local organizations. Category sponsors are available.  Contact

    Thank you Sponsors!



    • 11/21/2023
    • 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
    • 1435 Cincinnati Street, Suite 300, Dayton, OH 45417

    Join the Data Analytics Peer Group discussion on:

    Lost in the Generative AI Jungle: Where to Start and What's Hiding in the Bushes?

    This panel conversation will help you understand or navigate the generative AI landscape by:

    • Exploring tools and frameworks available
    • Understand some of the foundational data requirements
    • Ethical considerations, such as biases and responsible use
    • How to embrace collaboration and knowledge sharing to uncover new paths and possibilities in generative AI.

    Embarking on this journey requires curiosity, resilience, and a willingness to explore the unknown. Together, let's navigate the generative AI jungle, discover its hidden treasures, and unleash its remarkable potential.

    Facilitated by: Don Kennedy & Kendra Ramirez

    Interested in sponsoring Technology First Peer Groups? Contact 

    • 03/13/2024
    • 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Sinclair Conference Center

    Join hundreds of IT Professionals at the 21st annual

    Ohio Information Security Conference

    March 13, 2024

    We bring Cybersecurity experts from all over the country together under one roof to share knowledge, stay ahead of threat actors, and answer your questions about protecting your most valuable asset: your data.

Past events

09/20/2023 Technology First #UniteDaytonTech Summer Networking Series - September
09/20/2023 Technology First Scramble for Scholarships Golf Outing Fundraiser
09/19/2023 Data Analytics -The Risks and Governance Implications around AI
09/12/2023 Tech Forum: HR and IT Have More In Common Than You Think (Open to All!)
08/16/2023 IT Leaders Tech Forum: State of Talent 2023
08/15/2023 Technology First #UniteDaytonTech Summer Networking Series - August Event
07/18/2023 Technology First #UniteDaytonTech Summer Networking Series
06/15/2023 Technology First #UniteDaytonTech Summer Networking Series - June is SOLD OUT!
05/17/2023 Volunteer Appreciation
05/16/2023 Data Analytics - Customer Journey Analytics
05/11/2023 IT Leaders: Digital Twins
04/18/2023 Infrastructure/Cloud - Lift & Shift to the Cloud
04/13/2023 IT Leaders: Citizen Developers
04/12/2023 Women 4 Technology - Meaningful Mentoring
04/05/2023 Cybersecurity - Team Burnout and Breaking the Cycle
03/21/2023 Data Analytics - LexisNexis Case History of Event Center
03/01/2023 2023 Ohio Information Security Conference
02/21/2023 Infrastructure/Cloud - SASE & Network Segmentation
02/15/2023 Digital Mixer
02/09/2023 IT Leaders: The Next Assembly Line
02/08/2023 Women 4 Technology - Intentional Networking, Professional Conversation Starters, Creating Your Elevator Pitch and MORE!
01/17/2023 Data Analytics - Analytics trends from an academic perspective
01/12/2023 IT Leaders: Annual CIO Forecast Panel
01/04/2023 Cybersecurity - Cybersecurity Trends
12/13/2022 Women 4 Technology - Panel discussion "How Women Rise"
12/09/2022 Infrastructure/Cloud - AI and Automation
12/07/2022 Cybersecurity SIG - Protecting High Value Assets from Malicious Attacks
12/02/2022 Data Analytics - Data Visualization for Business Performance (virtual)
12/01/2022 IT Leaders: Quickly and Reliably Creating Psychological Safety in Agile Teams
11/16/2022 Leadership Awards Celebration
11/16/2022 2022 Taste of IT Conference
10/14/2022 Infrastructure/Cloud - Cloud Managed Services
10/07/2022 Data Analytics - Don't Use a Sledgehammer to Crack a Nut: When Is Data Science an Appropriate Path to Take?
10/05/2022 Women 4 Technology - 6th annual Collaboration Event with LexisNexis & Synchrony!
09/21/2022 Technology First Golf Outing Fundraiser
09/16/2022 Women 4 Technology - Creating an Effective Business Case
09/15/2022 IT Leaders - Scaled Agile Framework
08/26/2022 Data Analytics - Predictive Analytics
08/24/2022 Cybersecurity SIG - IoT: Tracking and Securing the Rogue Elements
08/19/2022 Infrastructure/Cloud - Navigating Cloud and Multi-Cloud – how to avoid wasting time and money
08/17/2022 Technology First & The Circuit partner to bring you a fun night of IT Networking!
08/11/2022 IT Leaders: Security Awareness
07/20/2022 Women 4 Technology - Meaningful Networking (Cincinnati)
06/16/2022 IT Leaders: CIO Business Vision Community Benchmarking (virtual)
06/09/2022 Dayton Dragons Suite hosted by altafiber & ATC
06/09/2022 IT Leaders: "IT Budget Challenges – My How They’ve Changed!"
06/07/2022 Women 4 Technology - Meaningful Networking (Dayton)
05/26/2022 Cybersecurity - Navigate the MDR Marketplace Like a Pro!
05/20/2022 Data Analytics - Montgomery County's data ecosystem driving decisions for behavioral health treatment
05/05/2022 Tech Thursday - Happy Hour Networking (Mason, OH)
04/27/2022 Security: Why IAM is the most important thing you didn't know about (Virtual)
04/21/2022 Tech Forum: Staffing Challenges and Labor Shortages (Open to All!)
04/08/2022 Data Analytics - Data-driven Customer Experiences (virtual)
03/24/2022 CIO Council - Identifying & Attacking IT Challenges
03/23/2022 Serve & Protect Networking Event w/Cadre & Technology First
03/09/2022 2022 Ohio Information Security Conference
02/25/2022 Data Analytics - AI and ML in Data Analytics: Evolution, not Revolution
02/23/2022 Women 4 Technology - The Great Resignation
02/17/2022 Tech Forum: (OPEN CIO Council) - Annual CIO Forecast Panel
02/16/2022 Digital Mixer
01/26/2022 Women 4 Technology: Productivity Killers & Solutions (virtual)
01/14/2022 Infrastructure/Cloud - The 84.51° Cloud Transformation (virtual)
12/09/2021 Cybersecurity SIG - All I want for Christmas is the cloudz (virtual)
12/08/2021 Women 4 Technology - Seamless Technology Integration
12/03/2021 Data Analytics - Forging the Future (virtual)
12/02/2021 CIO Council - Process Improvement and Business Requirements (VIRTUAL)
11/17/2021 2021 Taste of IT Conference
10/22/2021 Infrastructure/Cloud - Multi-Cloud: How Hard Could It Be? (VIRTUAL)
10/21/2021 Technology First Golf Outing Fundraiser
10/15/2021 Community Series: "Cybersecurity – Little Known Facts, What You Don't Know and Should"
10/14/2021 Tech Thursday - October 14, 2021
10/14/2021 CIO Council - Robotic Process Automation
10/08/2021 Women 4 Technology: Meaningful Mentoring (virtual)
10/01/2021 Data Analytics - Storytelling with Data - VIRTUAL
09/29/2021 Community Series: "Cybersecurity - A Risk Based Approach"
09/16/2021 Tech Thursday - September 16, 2021
09/15/2021 Women 4 Technology - Collaboration Panel with Synchrony & LexisNexis (virtual)
09/10/2021 CIO Council - Zoom Best Practices
09/01/2021 Cybersecurity SIG - Supply Chain Compromise / Third Party Risk Management
08/27/2021 Data Analytics - Data Science with Ascend Innovations - Opioid Crisis
08/25/2021 Community Series: "Cybersecurity – The Human Factor"
08/20/2021 Infrastructure/Cloud - DevOps (virtual)
08/19/2021 CIO Council Tech Forum - Talent & Market Analytics (VIRTUAL)
08/12/2021 Tech Thursday - August 12, 2021
07/20/2021 Leadership Awards Celebration
07/15/2021 Tech Thursday - July 15, 2021
07/15/2021 CIO Council Tech Forum - "Digital Transformation" (OPEN to All)
06/10/2021 Tech Thursday - June 10, 2021
06/10/2021 CIO Council - Supporting Internal Business Units
06/03/2021 Cybersecurity SIG - The Future of Fraud Today
06/02/2021 Women 4 Technology: Burnout & Managing Stress June 2, 2021
05/21/2021 Data Analytics - Data Visualization
05/19/2021 CIO Council - Low Code Development / Microsoft Power Platform
05/17/2021 2021 Spring Golf Outing - I70/75 Assoc & Tech First
05/14/2021 Infrastructure/Cloud - May 14, 2021
05/12/2021 Women 4 Technology - Power of Influence: Servant Leadership vs. Command and Control
04/15/2021 CIO Council - April 15, 2021
04/02/2021 Data Analytics - April 2, 2021
03/11/2021 18th Annual Ohio Information Security Conference
03/10/2021 OISC 2021 Sponsorship
02/18/2021 CIO Council Meeting - Healthcare IT - Leadership Panel
02/17/2021 OH-Zone's Technology First Digital Mixer and Job Fair
02/05/2021 Virtual Infastructure/Cloud Meeting
01/27/2021 Women 4 Technology - Meaningful Mentoring
01/21/2021 CIO Council Meeting - Annual Forecast Panel
01/14/2021 W4T Collaboration - Virtual Book Discussion

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Our Annual Partners share a common goal: to connect, strengthen, and champion the technology community in our region. A Technology First Partner is an elite member leading the support, development, and expansion of Technology First services. In return, Partners improve community visibility and increase their revenue. Make a difference in our region and your business. 

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