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    • 05/20/2022
    • 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
    • 1435 Cincinnati Street, Suite 300, Dayton, OH 45417
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    Montgomery County's data ecosystem driving decisions for behavioral health treatment

    Since 2018, Montgomery County ADAMHS, Public Health - Dayton & Montgomery County, and the Greater Dayton Area Hospital Association Members partnered with Ascend Innovations to develop a collaborative data and digital strategy, and build a data ecosystem. Ascend Innovations has worked to bring together community data sources and provide a 360◦ view of patients as they pass through a recovery-oriented system of care. ADAMHS uses the products discussed here to monitor the health of the safety net in Montgomery County, the patterns of system use, and the quality of the care delivered.

    Speakers:

    Caitlin Meadows, Ascend Innovations

    At Ascend Caitlin leads and manages the company’s Data Science team with responsibilities ranging from overseeing thedevelopment of machine learning products to working with clients to provide analysis around the impact of their business on community health. She received her PhD in Geophysical Sciences at the University of Chicago, which focused on using unconventional data sources to study Arctic climate change and marine biology. During Caitlin’s PhD, she was a member of several large interdisciplinary research teams to describe and predict changes in complex biological systems.

    Vignesh Arasu, Ascend Innovations

    Vignesh received his M.S. in Business Analytics and Data Science at the University of Cincinnati, which is a top-rated Analytics program providing students with expertise in descriptive, predictive, and prescriptive analytics. During Vignesh’s Masters, he took coursework in Statistical Modeling and Probability, Data Mining, Optimization, and more that has helped him excel in the workforce. Vignesh combined his passion for sports with Data Science to complete his capstone in graduate school using the concept of ‘Moneyball’ to help predict which factors are most influential in baseball teams winning regular season games to make the playoffs each season. At Ascend, Vignesh is a Data Scientist that uses his predictive modeling, machine learning, data wrangling, and feature engineering skills to provide the Southwest Ohio and Dayton area counties and hospitals, hospices, MHRB’s, and more with advanced analytical insights key for decision making and in impacting businesses on issues related to community health. 

    Simaant Patil, Ascend Innovations 

    Simaant is a part of the Data Science team at Ascend and his responsibilities include creating dashboards and performing data analytics using healthcare data to measure its impact on community health . He received his Master's in Information Management and Data Science from Syracuse University. During this time, he had internships focused on data analytics which made him familiar with health and public data. At Ascend, Simaant has worked on multiple projects with a cross-functional team and is using this experience to build upon his technical skills.

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    • 05/26/2022
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Advanced Technology Consulting, 7570 Bales St, Suite 430 Liberty Township, OH 45069
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    Cybersecurity Peer Group

    Navigate the MDR Marketplace Like a Pro!

    The Importance of rapid incident response to augment threat monitoring and detection is rising exponentially. This presentation will discuss MDR and why 50% of organizations will soon be leveraging these solutions.

    Speaker: Mike Sci, Cybersecurity Evangelist, eSentire

    Lunch provided by: 

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    • 06/07/2022
    • 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Warped Wing; 25 Wright Station Way, Springboro, OH 45066
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    Meaningful Networking


    Let's get together to refresh, reconnect, and reboot!

    Join us for guided networking, drinks, and snacks!


    Networking Topics include:

    • High stakes conversations led by Andrea Dale, To the Point Coaching
    • Recognize & Leverage Your Strengths led by Karen Kauffman, Precision Strip
    • Defining success for yourself before setting goals led by Ashima Sharma, CareSource

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    • 06/09/2022
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Montgomery Co Business Solutions Center, 1435 Cincinnati St, Ste 300 Dayton, OH 45417
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    IT Budget Challenges – My How They’ve Changed!

    Facilitated by: Dave Babcock

    Cybersecurity, outsourcing, and cutting edge technology have clearly changed how we build IT budgets to align with corporate goals. Likewise, the percentages allocated to the “Run, Grow, and Transform” components of our budgets are shifting as well. Taking a closer look at the challenges inherent in our ever-changing technological world, and gaining insights into overcoming them, could be the difference in whether IT is viewed as a Profit Center or a Cost Center in the organization.


    Dave served 30 years in the United States Air Force, mostly in financial management, intelligence, and IT leadership positions. Though he has a Bachelor’s in Accounting (graduating Summa Cum Laude) and an MBA, he’s transitioned to the IT-world because technology brings him, and his awesome staff of professionals, plenty of work to keep them busy. When Dave’s not working IT or cybersecurity issues, he also serves on two corporate boards, serves as a Council Member in his municipality, and plays drums in the Praise Band at church. Additionally, he and Connie, his wife of 39 years, and are currently hosting an exchange student from Germany.


    This is a closed session, for Senior IT Leaders only.

    Interested in sponsoring? Contact marketing@technologyfirst.org for more information.

    • 06/09/2022
    • 7:05 PM - 10:00 PM
    • Dragons Stadium


    Join us for a fun night at The Dayton Dragons!

    The Dayton Dragons game on June 9th  7:05pm

    Food and drinks included. Drinks are beer and wine selections. Soft drinks and water available as well.

    This event is limited to the first 25 registrants and is for IT Leaders only

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    • 06/16/2022
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Virtual
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    CIO Business Vision - Community Benchmarking

    ...more details to come!

    This is a closed session, for Senior IT Leaders only.


    Interested in sponsoring? Contact marketing@technologyfirst.org for more information.

    • 07/15/2022
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Montgomery Co Business Solutions Center, 1435 Cincinnati St, Dayton, OH 45417
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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.

    This is a closed session, for Senior IT Leaders only.

    Interested in sponsoring? Contact marketing@technologyfirst.org for more information.

    • 07/20/2022
    • 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Fretboard Brewing Company; 5800 Creek Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45242
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    Women 4 Technology

    Meaningful Networking


    Let's get together to refresh, reconnect, and reboot!

    Join us for guided networking, drinks, and snacks!


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    • 08/02/2022
    • 7:05 PM - 10:00 PM
    • Dragons Stadium
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    Join us for a fun night at The Dayton Dragons!

    The Dayton Dragons game on August 2nd  7:05pm

    Food and drinks included. Drinks are beer and wine selections. Soft drinks and water available as well.

    This event is limited to the first 25 registrants and is for IT Leaders only

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    • 08/11/2022
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Montgomery Co Business Solutions Center, 1435 Cincinnati St, Ste 300, Dayton, OH
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    Security Awareness


    This is a closed session, for Senior IT Leaders only.

    Interested in sponsoring? Contact marketing@technologyfirst.org for more information.

    • 08/19/2022
    • 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
    • 7570 Bales St Suite 430, Liberty Township, OH 45069
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    Infrastructure/Cloud Special Interest Group

    Sustainability in the Cloud 

    an interactive working session with some peer-facilitated discussion

    More details to come!


    Interested in sponsoring this meeting? Contact marketing@technologyfirst.org

    • 08/24/2022
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Montgomery Co Business Solutions Center, 1435 Cincinnati St, Ste 300 Dayton, OH
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    Cybersecurity Special Interest Group

    IoT: Tracking and Securing the Rogue Elements

    Seth Marsh, McCracken Group


    • 08/26/2022
    • 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
    • 1435 Cincinnati Street, Suite 300, Dayton, OH 45417
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    Predictive Analytics

    Speaker: Asko Soimakallio, Master Data Management Lead for the Fleet Support Team, GE Aviation

    Description coming soon!

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    • 09/15/2022
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Virtual
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    IT Leaders Topic – TBD

    This is a closed session, for Senior IT Leaders only.

    Interested in sponsoring? Contact marketing@technologyfirst.org for more information.

    • 09/16/2022
    • 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
    • TBA
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    Women 4 Technology

    Creating an Effective Business Case

    ...for something you want to get done!

    More details on this panel discussion to come!

    Thank you Women 4 Technology Sponsors:

         

    • 09/21/2022
    • 11:00 AM - 5:30 PM
    • PipeStone Golf Club, 4344 Benner Rd, Miamisburg, OH 45342
    • 141
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    Every year Technology First awards scholarships to area IT college students.

    Join us in this fun, fundraising event!

    The Technology First Scholarship is awarded annually to one or more deserving regional college students. Students selected for this scholarship are matriculating in Information Technology related curriculums, have achieved distinguished academic success, and have demonstrated high character and values.

    Wednesday, September 21st

    11:00am-registration

    12:00pm-tee time

    Approximately 5:30pm-dinner, drinks, networking, and prizes!

    Prizes for men and women's closest to the pin

    50/50 raffle to support the scholarship fund

    Interested in sponsoring? See registration or email marketing@technologyfirst.org for more information!

    Thank you Event Sponsors!!





     

        

    • 10/05/2022
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Lexis Nexis building 4
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    Women 4 Technology

    6th annual Collaboration Event


    with LexisNexis Women's Connected and Synchrony's Women's Network+


    Confidence Code

    An informative and practical guide to understanding the importance of confidence – and learning how to achieve it – for women of all ages and at all stages of their career




    Thank you Women 4 Technology Sponsors:

         

    • 10/07/2022
    • 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
    • 1435 Cincinnati Street, Suite 300, Dayton, OH 45417
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    Data Analytics Special Interest Group

    Topic TBD

    Speaker:

    Kevin Croxall, Director of Data Science, Expeed Software

     Kevin CroxallAfter spending a decade as a research scientist, Dr. Kevin Croxall transitioned to life as a Data Scientist in the consulting industry. He has subsequently worked on numerous projects as a team member and leader to solve complex quandaries in the government and commercial sectors. He is also actively involved with the Erdös Institute to help graduate students better navigate a career transition out of academics. Dr. Croxall has worked with diverse types of data to tackle problems from automated image analysis to the development of algorithms to optimize workflows and predict maintenance on multibillion-dollar programs. He has worked with both highly structured data, such as time-series, and complex unstructured data, such as medical dictations. In addition to working with diverse data sets, Dr. Croxall is adept at understanding the problems laid out by business leaders and how to design systems that provide solutions. While the design and implementation are key parts of a solution, so too is communication. Having spent years in a field where presentations were made to and questions could come from both university professors and grade-school kids, Dr. Croxall is highly effective at communicating the story of the data and explaining the solution to both technical and non-technical audiences.

    Interested in sponsoring this meeting? Contact marketing@technologyfirst.org 

    • 10/13/2022
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Montgomery Co Business Solution Center, 1435 Cincinnati St, Ste 300, Dayton, OH
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    Product vs Project

    Lessons learned from failed attempts,

    recenter on how to do it effectively.


    This is a closed session, for Senior IT Leaders only.

    Interested in sponsoring? Contact marketing@technologyfirst.org for more information.

    • 11/16/2022
    • 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Sinclair Conference Center
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    Join hundreds of IT Professionals at the 16th annual

    Taste of IT Conference

    More information coming!

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    Member attendees = $175

    Nonmember attendees = $195

    Registering 6 or more? Contact mcutcher@technologyfirst.org for bundle pricing.

    Sponsorships start at $1200 - You can register for them here and review package details here!

    Please reach out to marketing@technologyfirst.org with any questions!



    • 11/16/2022
    • 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
    • Sinclair Conference Center
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    Join us to celebrate the contributions of information technology teams, professionals and students at the 2022 Leadership Awards

    The 9th 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 IT community in our region.

    Wednesday, November 16th, 3:30-5:30

    3pm - registration, networking, drinks & hors d'oeuvres

    3:30pm - award presentation

    followed by photos and celebrations!

    The annual event is sponsored by many local organizations, including SOCHE, Dayton Development Coalition, Montgomery County Business Solution Center, Project Management Institute – Dayton/Miami Valley Ohio

    Thank you Sponsors!

     

         


    • 12/01/2022
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Virtual
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    Topic TBD

    This is a closed session, for Senior IT Leaders only.

    Interested in sponsoring? Contact marketing@technologyfirst.org for more information.

    • 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.

    Interested in sponsoring this meeting? Contact marketing@technologyfirst.org 

    • 12/07/2022
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Virtual
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    Cybersecurity Special Interest Group



    Topic description and more details to come!

    • 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

    an interactive working session with some peer-facilitated discussion

    More details to come!


    Interested in sponsoring this meeting? Contact marketing@technologyfirst.org

    • 12/13/2022
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Virtual
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    Women 4 Technology

    Career Development

    Topic discussion will include writing a professional development plan, planning and strategizing for career growth, and mentorship in your career. More details to come!

    Thank you Women 4 Technology Sponsors:

         


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