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15th annual Taste of IT Conference

Sinclair Conference Center, November 17, 2021

Join over 400 IT Professionals for a day of networking and learning!

Registration and Sponsorships can be purchased here!

Announcing the 2021 Sessions:

Opening Keynote:

The Digital Economy - Kenneth McGee, Research Fellow, CIO Practice, Info-Tech Research Group

Lunch Keynote:

CIO Leadership Panel -

David Burns, CIO, GE Aviation

Dr. Thomas Skill, Associate Provost and CIO, University of Dayton

Devon Valencia, CIO, CareSource

Moderated by Tom Pohlmann, EVP of Customer Success & CMO, AHEAD

Cloud & Collaboration Track

Build a Foundation for Any Enterprise Workload using Azure Storage - Andrea Waugh Metzger, Senior Azure Specialist, Microsoft

Getting Control of Cloud Costs - Steve Daly, Senior Director Technology, Fusion Alliance

The hybrid office is the future and will present new challenges to businesses that we can solve with CBTS/Cincinnati Bell Technology - Joe Ropp, Director of Commercial Sales, Cincinnati Bell & Brent Baker, Senior Sales Engineer, CBTS

Lift and Shift to The Cloud - Jake Hewitt, Tenet3

Workflows to M365 Power Platform - Richard Toland, Chief Technology Officer, Focal Point Solutions

Cybersecurity Track

Advanced Persistent Threats: Root Causes and Solutions - Bilge Karabacak, Lead Faculty, Franklin University

The Evolution of Ransomware and Recipes to Defend Against It - Dan Wilkins, Director of Cyber Defense, CareSource

Prepare for the Unthinkable - Knowing How to Navigate the Inevitable Cyber Attack - Bryan Hogan, President/CEO, Afidence, Inc.

SASE is the future of SD-WAN and Network Security - Nick Enger, CTO, Advanced Technology Consulting (ATC)

Wolf in Sheep's Clothing...Living off the Land - Chris Kuhl, CISO/CTO, Dayton Children's Hospital

Data & Analytics Track

Blend Your Digital and Data Clouds for Better Decision-Making - John Kitson, Business and Data Analysis Leader, CoStrategix

Data Actionability: Rightsizing data presentment for every user type - John DeCaprio, VP, Fusion Alliance

Data Rocket - an Internet-of-Things distributed data processing platform - Philip Moore, VP Engineering Innovation R&D, 84.51°

Uncover Sentiment, Opinions and Other Insights With Text Data Analysis Using Cloud APIs - Andrew Murphy, Business Intelligence Consultant, Integrity Data Insights

What Data Scientists and Engineers can learn from each other - Nick Hamilton, VP Engineering, 84.51°

Developers Track

Agile Approaches to Project Estimation and Future Planning - Michael Miller, Scrum Master & Agile Coach, Smart Data

Leveraging cloud and API enterprise strategies to drive true digital transformation - John Dages, Sr. Solutions Director, Fusion Alliance

Low-Code/No-Code Software: A Game Changer for Small, K-12 School Districts - Margaret Swanson, EMIS Coordinator, Huber Heights City Schools

Software Release Speed with Quality – the synergies and ecosystem of DevOps Pipelines, QA SDETs and SREs - Dave Middendorf, 84.51°

Developers Panel Topic

Leadership Track

The Case for Leadership Agility - Aaron Kopel, CEO, Project Brilliant, LLC

Document Management-Pre and Post-Pandemic - Leah Seymour, Senior Sales Director & Zak Danison, Director of Software, Modern Office Methods

Everything I know about leadership I learned from my 6 year olds - Jim Sparks, Scrum Master, Midmark

How Co-Managed Partnerships Can Benefit In-House Technicians - Kyle Hamilton, Vice President, Opti-Vise IT

Academic Panel - Workforce Development Sinclair College, University of Dayton, and Wright State University


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