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    • 04/24/2024
    • 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
    • Central State Dayton Campus 840 Germantown St, Dayton, OH 45402

    Note: This event will be held at

    Central State University Dayton Campus

    Building Ohio's Tech Workforce 

    Tech Talent Roundtable

    Join leaders from across the Dayton region for a Roundtable on

    Building Ohio's Tech Workforce.

    Together, with IT leaders from industry, education, and government, we will discuss the latest tech workforce trends, share what smart companies are doing today to build for tomorrow, and examine how partnerships between industry, education, and government can help build our future tech workforce.

    Featured guests include:

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    • 05/02/2024
    • 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
    • Business Solutions Center 1435 Cincinnati St #300, Dayton, OH 45417

    Software Composition Analysis (SCA) to

    Secure Custom Apps

    Today, more than ever, software engineering teams produce custom business applications by assembling libraries and open source software components (OSS) within a selected framework. It’s by far the most efficient way to produce custom software applications. Selection of the OSS and libraries are typically made by the software engineering team.

    That’s all well and good, but who’s responsible for generating and evaluating the Software Bill of Materials (SBOM) for common vulnerability exposures (CVEs)? What routines are necessary to do so? What tools are available to support this critically important work? How are businesses planning and budgeting for code remediation efforts to maintain a high-degree of security? Join us for a discussion on this and more.

    Facilitated by:

    Matt Strippelhoff

    Partner, CEO

    Red Hawk Technologies

    Interested in sponsoring? Contact for more information.

    • 05/08/2024
    • 8:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • LexisNexis, 9443 N Springboro Pike, Miamisburg, Bldg 4 Auditorium
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    Can You Hear Me Now?

    Five Strategies to "Lift Your Voice"

    And Be Heard - In The Workplace

    While women are represented across different levels within organizations, they frequently encounter distinctive challenges, especially in non-traditional or male-dominated sectors. 'Can You Hear Me Now?' is a workshop designed to examine and confront these gender-specific hurdles experienced by professional women.

    Through the sharing of qualitative research and open dialogue, participants will explore organizational cultures, listen to the experiences of female colleagues, and utilize appreciative inquiry principles to encourage discussion. Guided conversations will allow participants to provide suggestions, recommendations, and strategies for addressing these challenges systematically, empowering women to confidently express their concerns and drive positive change.

    Facilitated by:



    Karen M.R. Townsend, Ph.D.

    KTownsend Consulting

    • 05/09/2024
    • 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
    • Tyler Technologies One Tyler Way, Moraine, OH 45439

    NOTE: This event will be held at

    Tyler Technologies 


    Extreme Ownership:

    How U.S. Navy SEALs Lead and Win

    Join us for a roundtable discussion on the 12 principles in the book by Jocko Willink and Leif Babin 

    Facilitated by:

    Chad Robinson

    Secure Cyber Defense

    Interested in sponsoring? Contact for more information.

    • 05/14/2024
    • 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Mile Two, 601 E 3rd St., Dayton, OH 45402

    Note this event to be held at

    Mile Two

    Digital Thread Road Show
    with Unmanned Aerial Systems

    Join Sinclair's Workforce Development and Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) to learn more about the work being done in Digital Thread and the current state of transportation in Ohio. Activities will include flying the drone simulators to test your skills and touring the Digital Thread mobile unit to track a part through it's life cycle. 

    Facilitated by: 

    Elizabeth Generas

    Digital Thread Program Manager

    Sinclair College

    About Elizabeth Generas Elizabeth is a Program Manager for the Digital Thread Initiative at Sinclair Community College. She's an experienced professional with a demonstrated history of working in the higher education industry (10+ years) and secondary education (5 years) as well as external evaluation projects in education, healthcare, social justice.

    Interested in sponsoring this meeting? Contact 

    • 05/16/2024
    • 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
    • Business Solutions Center 1435 Cincinnati St #300, Dayton, OH 45417

    Data Speaks: The True Cost of Turnover and Why You Can't Afford to Ignore it.

       Discussion Topics Include:

      • Is turnover a Recruiting problem or a Retention problem?
      • Marketplace trends by the numbers
     Learning Objectives:
      • Create a comprehensive Cost of Turnover analysis for a role
      • Leverage your data to tell a story that shows the true cost of losing an employee
      • Retention strategies to combat the headwinds of turnover

    Facilitated by:

    Jennifer Nenadov

     N Solutions

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    • 05/30/2024
    • 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
    • Business Solutions Center 1435 Cincinnati St #300, Dayton, OH 45417

    How to Effectively Oversee an IT Staff When You Aren't an IT Expert

    Whether you're a CEO, manager, or team leader without a technical background, this discussion will equip you with the tools and knowledge needed to navigate the complexities of IT leadership to foster a collaborative and efficient environment within your organization. Join us for an insightful session that will empower you to lead your IT team with confidence and competence. Three things you will learn from this conversation:

    • Strategic Communication: Learn how to bridge the communication gap between technical and non-technical teams, cultivating collaboration and ensuring a shared understanding of goals and expectations.
    • Building a High-Performing Team: Explore effective team-building strategies, talent management, and motivation techniques to optimize the productivity and cohesion of IT staff.
    • Understanding Key IT Concepts: Acquire a foundational understanding of critical IT concepts, allowing you to make informed decisions and contribute meaningfully to IT-related discussions.



    Matthew Worthen

    NextStep Networking


    Emily Miller

    Dignified Learning

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    • 06/11/2024
    • 08/20/2024
    • 6 sessions
    • Tyler Technologies, One Tyler Way, Moraine, OH 45439
    • 18

    Emerging Tech Leaders

    Building the future leader

    The Emerging Tech Leaders course will give new and prospective IT leaders an opportunity to explore and learn about the many facets of what they will experience in their new and exciting role. Participants will be led through a journey of discovering who they are as a leader, where they excel and where they have opportunities to grow by working through scenario-based exercises as well as participating in group coaching and discussions. Participants will also grow their skills by working in peer groups to solve and analyze complex organizational and business problems involving company politics, measuring change, coaching team members, and more.

    Program Details 
    The program will run 9 a.m. - 12 p.m., every other Tuesday for six weeks. In addition, your registration includes (2) 30-minute personal coaching sessions with Coach Mike. 

    • June 11: Discovering Leadership Essence
    • June 25: Mastering Performance Management
    • July 9: Strategic Hiring for Success
    • July 23: Mastering the Business of IT
    • Aug. 6: Navigating Relationships & Organizational Politics 
    • Aug. 20: Group Coaching and Action Planning

     Coach Mike Czarnecki

    About Coach Mike Mike Czarnecki is the Owner of IT Coach Mike, LLC, which provides IT professionals with individual and group coaching for leadership and career development. Mike has been in IT for nearly 30 years as both a technologist and a leader at multiple levels. Mike is a strong proponent of servant leadership and driving autonomy in his teams to promote growth and accountability which results in strong leaders and high performance. Mike holds a Bachelor of Science, Business Management degree from Western Governors University and in 2018 earned his coaching certification through the International Coach Federation. He enjoys spending time with his family and loved ones, playing video games, collecting and modding classic gaming consoles, building PCs, and performing and teaching improv comedy.

    Sponsor Opportunities Available

    Please contact if you would like to build stronger relationships with our Emerging Leaders over a 3-month period.

    • 06/11/2024
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Midmark Versailles at 60 Vista Dr, Versailles, OH, 45380

    Note: This event will be held at Midmark, Versailles

    Join us at Midmark Headquarters for a Round Table Discussion & a Facility Tour

    Welcome to our round-table discussion on infrastructure and cloud computing. We invite you to actively shape the agenda and explore urgent industry issues. Topics may include: Data Center Asset management, monitoring, budgeting serverless computing, Kubernetes, zero-trust security, and green computing.


    • 11:30 a.m. – Welcome, Networking 
    • 11:35 a.m.  Take Tour  (25-30 min)
    • 12:00 p.m. – Lunch and conversation
    • 1:00 p.m. – Close the event

      We encourage you to personally invite other

      Arrival at Midmark:

      • Visitors should park in the North lot and enter the North entrance. Please refer to the map below, which will also be shared in your reminder email. Google Maps is not up-to-date after the addition.)
      • Check in at the Visitor's Desk at the Main Entrance; You'll be directed to the Conference Room.

      Facilitated By The Infrastructure Cloud Committee

      Interested in sponsoring this meeting? Contact

      • 06/18/2024
      • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
      • Jurgensen Companies, 11641 Mosteller Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45241


      Note this event to be held at

      Jurgensen Companies

      The Build and Use of AI Self Support Bot

      Harness the power of internal support data. In this discussion we will investigate leverage historical support data to build your own AI assistant, automating tasks, answering user questions, and boosting self-healing.

      Overcome technical hurdles like data conversion, availability, cleaning, and having a central repository.

      Join us and unlock the potential of historical support data for an intelligent future!

      Facilitated by:

       Steve Ling

      IT Director

      Jurgenson Companies

      Interested in sponsoring? Contact for more information.

      • 06/27/2024
      • 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
      • Life Connections: 2800 Donation Cir, Kettering, OH 45420

      Note this event to be held at

      Life Connections

      How Sales Frameworks Can Lead to Better Outcomes and Drive Revenue

      During the workshop, we will discuss the benefits of having a framework and process for sales and sales-related activities. Sales conversations can sometimes be uncomfortable and challenging, but with the help of frameworks and guidelines, we can avoid pitfalls, discover what our clients find valuable, and guide them toward their desired outcomes. A solid and proven framework can reduce unpredictability and keep us focused on delivering value and driving revenue for our business.

      Interested in sponsoring this meeting?

      • 07/16/2024
      • 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
      • Intrust IT, 15 McDonough St, Floor 5, Dayton, 45402

      Managing the Stresses as a Cyber Professional

      Build and maintain a cybersecurity awareness program

      Facilitated by:

      Dave Hatter, Intrust IT 

      Interested in sponsoring? Contact for more information.

      • 07/23/2024
      • 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
      • Tyler Technologies, One Tyler Way, Moraine, OH 45439

      Building Joy

      Note: This event is at Tyler Technologies

      Joy and Gratitude walk hand in hand. Our facilitator Stefanie Price will be sharing tools to help you build your capacity for gratitude and JOY! 

      JOY isn’t just a luxury, it is a necessity.
      Without JOY we will default to fear and that will make us more vulnerable to pain and addictions. 

      Join us for a discussion led by Stefanie Price:

      Interested in sponsoring? Contact for more information.

      • 09/18/2024
      • 11:00 AM - 5:30 PM
      • Yankee Trace, 10000 Yankee St, Centerville, OH 45458
      • 142

      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 18th

      11:00 a.m. - Registration

      11:00 - 11:45 a.m. - Driving range open

      12:00 p.m. - Tee time

      Approximately 5:30 p.m. - Dinner, drinks, networking, and prizes!

      Prizes for men and women's closest to the pin

      If you register for Scramble for Scholarships, then you are automatically registered to attend the #UniteDaytonTech Summer Networking Series event immediately following.

      Interested in sponsoring? See registration or email sponsorship for more information!

       #UniteDaytonTech #S4S2024 #funforacause



      • 09/25/2024
      • 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
      • Wright State University, 3640 Colonel Glenn Hwy, Dayton, 45324 Apollo Room, Student Union

      Employers & Students! Join us where over 200+ students, faculty, and IT professionals network

      and connect.  

      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 - Bring your resumes and learn more about the internships and career possibilities in the region.

      Employers - Bring your company information to share internship, part-time, and full-time opportunities they have available. 

      NOTE: This event is exclusively open to students, faculty, and hiring employers only. We appreciate your understanding and cooperation in ensuring that this opportunity remains focused on the intended audience.

      Dress code is business casual

       Employer Flyer
        Student Flyer

      Please contact with any questions!

      Thank you Sponsors!     


    Meet Our Partners

    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. 

    Become A Partner

    Champion Partner

    Cornerstone Partners

    1435 Cincinnati St, Ste 300, Dayton Ohio 45417

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