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    • 12/01/2022
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Virtual
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    Quickly and Reliably Creating Psychological Safety in Agile Teams

    In this talk, we’ll introduce the concept of psychological safety as a core foundational element for Agile teams. We’ll define psychological safety, share why it matters, and provide practical tools for increasing psychological safety on your team(s). We’ll also discuss the two big-picture purposes of psychological safety: 1) improving the work environment and 2) opening doors to innovation and growth.

    Presented by: Rich Theil, The Noble Foundry

    Currently the CEO of The Noble Foundry, Rich previously worked in a large corporate environment and most recently as the CIO for a large, scrappy, and aggressive non-profit in Cincinnati. With 20+ years of leading teams, he encourages trust, authority, and autonomy for team members as the way to build amazing teams and work environments. In his role at The Noble Foundry, he helps technology leaders improve underperforming teams using Agile approaches, while deepening their relationships across the business.

    OPEN TO ALL LEVELS OF LEADERSHIP INCLUDING TEAM-LEVEL MANAGERS. (If in doubt please register and join us anyway)

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    • 12/02/2022
    • 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
    • Virtual
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    Data Visualization for Business Performance

    Ten years ago, most companies primarily used Excel for data analytics and reporting. During the past few years, we have seen more and more companies switch to Power BI for data analytics and visualization. Power BI allows users to interact with the data, drill through summary pages into details and find answers to their data-related questions. During this session, we will present sample reports used at a law firm, explain the value of using Power BI over Excel (and vice-versa), then answer any questions you may have.

    Speaker: Peter Qumsiyeh, WilmerHale

     Peter Qumsiyeh has been with WilmerHale for almost 12 years. Since day one, Peter has used reports and data visualizations to optimize business performance. During his first few years with WilmerHale, Peter was very involved with IT Workplace Support. He analyzed Help Desk tickets to understand trends and resolve customer issues collectively as opposed to one at a time. Then, Peter was part of the team that started the Matter Management initiative, creating reports and dashboards for lawyers displaying their billable hours, dollars and budgets. Mostly recently, Peter was promoted to a Sr. Practice Solutions Analyst, further utilizing his skills and firm data knowledge to create and maintain reports and visualizations used by attorneys and staff as part of their practice of law.

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    • 12/07/2022
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Montgomery Co Business Solutions Center, 1435 Cincinnati St, Ste 300, Dayton, OH 45417
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    Protecting High Value Assets from Malicious Attacks

    Cyber-attacks are on the rise and even organizations that have mature and robust cyber security programs worry about what happens if an attack gets through. Cyber recovery strategies have become mandates for business and government leaders, yet many organizations lack confidence in their data protection solutions. To reduce business risk caused by cyberattacks and to create a more cyber resilient approach to data protection, you can modernize and automate your recovery and business continuity strategies and leverage the latest intelligent tools to detect and defend against cyber threats.


    facilitated by:

    Amanda Sutherland, Dell Technologies

    followed by a small panel of individuals discussing their journey where they were able to modernize and automate recovery and business continuity strategies



    • 12/09/2022
    • 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
    • 1435 Cincinnati Street, Suite 300, Dayton, OH 45417
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    Infrastructure/Cloud Special Interest Group

    AI & Automation

    The convergence of automation with artificial intelligence/machine learning (AI/ML) is creating opportunities to increase efficiency and productivity. The ability of machine learning algorithms that find patterns in large data, learn, optimize processes, and hone efficiencies provide new approaches to augmenting automated processes. Though there are differences between automation and artificial intelligence, they can be considered as complementary, each providing capabilities to creating more sophisticated automated process or smarter machines. Both automation and AI are transformative on its own, and will be more powerful together.

    Speaker: Rajesh Naik, MinedXAI

    Dr. Rajesh Naik currently serves as the Chief Operating Officer for Mined XAI (Dayton, Ohio), an explainable artificial intelligence start-up focused on creating next-generation machine intelligent solutions. Rajesh has 20+ years of R&D experience within the US Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) and served as the Chief Scientist as the 711 Human Performance and Chief Technology Officer (interim) at AFRL. He has published more than 300 peer-reviewed articles, several book chapters and has 17 awarded patents. Rajesh is a Fellow of the Air Force Research Laboratory, Materials Research Society, Royal Society of Chemistry, and American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering. Rajesh obtained his Ph.D. from Carnegie Mellon University in Biological Sciences.

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    • 12/13/2022
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Virtual
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    Virtual Panel Discussion 

    "How Women Rise" by Sally Helgesen & Marshall Goldsmith


    You work hard. You trust that your contributions will get noticed and you will get promoted. But your hard work isn’t noticed and you don’t get promoted. Why not? Attend our Women 4 Technology panel conversation to find out. We will discuss:

    - Why women struggle to claim their own accomplishments

    - Why being taught to please harms women in their careers

    - Why a female SME has a hard time getting promoted

    These are just a few of the questions our Women 4 Technology panel will answer. Join this discussion to learn how to get from where you are in your career to where you want to be.

    Audience participation is vital for shared learning, so bring your questions to this event. You will have the opportunity to ask our panel of experts.

    Thank you Women 4 Technology Sponsors:

         

    • 01/04/2023
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Montgomery Co Business Solutions Center, 1435 Cincinnati St, Ste 300 Dayton, OH
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    Cybersecurity Trends

    • How are you all handling a more geographically diverse workforce and keeping a secure but easy to use system?

    • What are some of the ways you seek to build a better talent pipeline?

    • How are you handling the move to more cloud computing resources, does everything stay the same, everything change, or a hybrid of the two?

    • What is one thing you learned in 2022 that will make you a better security professional in 2023 and beyond?

    Cybersecurity Committee will lead the discussion: 

    Chris Kuhl, Dan Wilkins & Brian Clayton


    • 01/12/2023
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Montgomery Co Business Solution Center, 1435 Cincinnati St, Ste 300, Dayton, OH
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    Tech Forum: CIO Council OPEN to ALL

    Annual CIO Forecast Panel

    Featuring:

    J.D. Whitlock, CIO, Dayton Children's

    Jon Scruggs, Director of IT, Hobart Service

    Matt Coatney, CIO, Thompson Hine LLP


    This is a Tech Forum and open to all!

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    • 01/17/2023
    • 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
    • 1435 Cincinnati Street, Suite 300, Dayton, OH 45417
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    Analytics Trends from an Academic Perspective

    The panel recruited from three local universities (Wright State University, University of Dayton and Sinclair Community College) will discuss the evolving word of data and business analytics from an academic perspective. This panel will review the emerging trends in analytics infrastructure and business analytics tools. The panel discussion will contrast industry level trends versus current academic areas of research in analytics.

    Moderator: Don Hopkins, Director and Adjunct Assistant Professor, Wright State University

    Panelists: 

    Karl Konsdorf is the Director of Research, Analytics and Reporting at Sinclair Community College. He is responsible connecting institutional strategy with data. Aside from leading the Research, Analytics and Reporting department, Karl has been an adjunct professor in the Computer Science and Information department for over 20 years teaching numerous courses in Business Administration, Information Technology, and Data Analytics. 

    Dr. Amir Zadeh is an Associate Professor of Management Information Systems in the Raj Soin College of Business at Wright State University. He holds a Ph.D. in Management Science and Information Systems from Oklahoma State University. His research and teaching interests include data-driven and machine learning decision-making with applications in health, sports, social networks, and cybersecurity among others.

    Professor Michael F. Gorman is the Niehaus Chair of Operations and Analytics in the Dept. of MIS, Ops and Analytics at the University of Dayton School of Business. He has spent 20 at University of Dayton, and 10 BNSF Railway. He is the Editor in Chief of the INFORMS Journal on Applied Analytics. Mike has a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science and Economics from Xavier University and a MS in Economics and Ph.D in Business and Economics at Indiana University.


    Description coming soon!

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    • 02/08/2023
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Virtual
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    Intentional Networking, Professional Conversation Starters, Creating Your Elevator Pitch and more!

    Moderator:

    Panelists:


    Thank you Women 4 Technology Sponsors:

         

    • 02/15/2023
    • 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    • Wright State University, 3640 Colonel Glenn Hwy, Dayton, 45324 Apollo Room, Student Union
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    Are you looking to add to your team?

    Are you looking for your next opportunity?

    The Digital Mixer is an annual event that brings together hundreds of students and IT professionals to network and connect with regional employers. Join us for casual yet meaningful conversations that could land you the job or the talent you’ve been looking for!

    Students will bring their resumes and are interested in learning more about the internships and career possibilities in the region.

    Employers will share internship, part-time, and full-time opportunities they have available.

    Please contact info@technologyfirst.org with any questions!

    Thank you to our Event Sponsors:

         


    • 02/21/2023
    • 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
    • 1435 Cincinnati Street, Suite 300, Dayton, OH 45417
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    Infrastructure/Cloud Special Interest Group

    SASE & Network Segmentation

    Join us for an expert lead discussion on SASE & Network Segmentation. Are you still using the same 2010 connection, same firewall, have you moved to new firewalls, upgraded your firewall strategy, changed wide area network strategy, come share what's on your road map, what you have completed and those that have completed SASE solutions

    Discussion Led by the Infrastructure/Cloud Planning Committee:

    Bill Magnuson The Magnuson Group

    Jeff Reed, Hobart Service

    Nick Timmerman, Midmark

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    • 03/01/2023
    • 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Sinclair Conference Center


    Join hundreds of IT Professionals at the 20th annual

    Ohio Information Security Conference

    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.

    Agenda coming soon!

    Sponsorship Opportunities

    • 03/21/2023
    • 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
    • 1435 Cincinnati Street, Suite 300, Dayton, OH 45417
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    LexisNexis Case History of Event Center

    Speaker: David Appleby, Sr. Tools Specialist - Automation Development, LexisNexis

    The LNNA & UK Event Center application is a custom built tool to allow Event Planners at LexisNexis manage internal virtual events of all sizes. The application database was built using Microsoft SQL Server 2019. The presentation will covers various aspects of the database implementation, reporting functions, and an overview of advanced application features and relevant demos of SQL.


    David Appleby, Senior Tools Specialist for Automation Development, at LexisNexis has supported LNNA & UK Operations since 2021. David designed and built the database for the LNNA & UK Event Center application with Microsoft SQL Server. The LNNA & UK Event Center is a virtual event management platform tailored to the needs of event planners at LexisNexis. David will review the technical use case and the reporting for the March 2023 Data and Analytics Special Interest Group at Technology First.

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