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Free Registration is now open for the Detroit Tech Summit 2017.
Location: MotorCity Casino Hotel
Hotel Address: 2901 Grand River Ave, Detroit, MI 48201
Hotel Telephone: (866) 782-9622

Join your peers by registering now. Gather the key IT knowledge needed to be indispensible. This year's Tech Summit agenda is carefully designed to provide you with the latest IT trends and knowledge needed to make the best possible decisions on behalf of your organization. It will allow you to see the best practices other leading companies have adopted, key IT challenges they are facing, and new solutions that are solving these challenges. The available seating is limited so be sure to sign up as soon as possible to ensure you will have a seat. You are welcome to invite other key people on your team.

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Agenda Summary


9:00 am: Registration Open, Hot Breakfast, Peer Networking
9:40 am: VoIP: Transforming Business Communications
10:00 am: Adoption: Changing What Your People Do
10:20 am: What's New in Backup and Disaster Recovery.
10:40 am: Maximizing Productivity, Collaboration and Communications
11:05 am: Refreshment Break
11:35 pm: The Latest Security Detection and Response Tools
11:55 pm: Dark Fiber Technology
12:15 pm: Project Envisioning with Apex Designer
12:35 pm: Business To Go: How To Protect Your Business in a Mobile World
12:55 pm: Networking Lunch
1:35 pm: Best Practices in Cloud Utilization & Security.
1:55 pm Experience Economy: Why Care, Why Now?
2:15 pm: SD-WAN: Network Panacea or Just Hype?
2:35 pm: End of the Main Event, Refreshments,Raffle Drawings, Vendor Networking and Finale.
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Date:  June 06, at MotorCity Casino Hotel
Fee:   FREE to Register (Limited Seating so Register Now).



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Date:  June 06, at MotorCity Casino Hotel
Fee:   FREE to Register (Limited Seating so Register Now).



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Detailed Agenda

9:00 – 9:40 am: Registration, Signature Refreshments, Peer Networking, On arrival you will be greeted for check-in, vendor area is open along with the main presentation room with refreshments being served on arrival. First speaker is on shortly after. This time is spent networking with your peers and vendors.

9:40 – 10:00 am:
VoIP: Transforming Business Communications: As leaders in cloud technology since 2001, we're using our strengths and business grade acquisitions to bring innovation to business technology. Our recent acquisition of Nexmo, the Vonage API Platform, has expanded our capabilities even further with the addition of CPaaS. Joining voice, messaging and verify API's with UCaaS enables deeper integration of contextual communications for improved customer experiences.

10:00 – 10:20 am: Adoption: Changing what your people do: Our position is simple: If behavior doesn’t change, the training didn’t work.Eagle is a top-rated global provider specializing in training design, development and delivery. Since 1988, we’ve delivered measurable, high-adoption results to our customers across diverse market segments – government, finance, retail, life sciences – in 40 countries, 20 languages. Eagle provides scalable solutions, partnering with customers to create custom training designs that change behaviors and turn insight into action.
 
10:20 – 10:40 am: What's New in Backup and Disaster Recovery. In today’s connected world, businesses need to be available to their customers, 24/7/365. Zerto provides Resilience for Evolving IT™, ensuring enterprises and their customers always have access to applications without any IT interruption, downtime or delay. Zerto’s award-winning Cloud Continuity Platform™, which is protecting thousands of enterprises worldwide, is the simplest, most reliable BC/DR software solution built to protect applications on any virtualized IT environment, be it public, private or hybrid cloud. Zerto’s proactive approach to recovery gives companies confidence in their ability to withstand any disruption, easily incorporate new technology, and quickly adapt to accommodate evolving IT priorities.

- New tools available to detect and trigger DR activation as needed.
- Automated damage assessment and notification tools.
- Latest backup tools/methodologies/costs and speed of recovery for each.
- Reconstitution challenges and solutions.

10:40 – 11:05 am: Maximizing Productivity, Collaboration and Communications:A leader in display solutions for conference rooms and collaboration stations, ViewSonic delivers a portfolio of innovative products that maximize productivity and enhance the way businesses connect, communicate and collaborate. Providing award-winning solutions for over 30 years, we have everything you need to run your business.

11:05am – 11:35 pm: Break sponsored by VETBUILT Services, The Value of Hiring Military Veterans

11:35 – 11:55 pm: Network Security Present and Future. Any computer within your network that is connected to the Internet, directly or indirectly, is a potential risk for an attack from viruses or external attackers. Before you invest in the latest expensive technology, it’s important to plan properly. This will help you make the most of your budget without compromising the level of protection. Many companies have spent considerable resources protecting their perimeter networks but have allowed their internal infrastructure to remain extremely vulnerable.

For over 25 years ESET has been helping people to protect their digital worlds. From a small, dynamic company we've grown into a global brand with over 100 million users in 202 countries. Many things have changed, but our core aspirations, philosophy and values remain the same – to help build a more secure digital world where everyone can truly Enjoy Safer Technology

11:55 – 12:15 pm: Dark Fiber Technology - Controlling High Capacity Bandwidth: 123Net’s Director of Network Development, Chuck Irvin, will present on how Dark Fiber can benefit enterprises of all sizes, from the ONLY Michigan-based Dark Fiber provider. His presentation will illustrate how Dark Fiber allows: - IT staff with complete control over network management- Increased speed without incurring additional monthly fees- Virtually unlimited bandwidth with a single pair of fibers- Available through new construction or existing fiber construction

12:15 -12:35 pm: Project Envisioning with Apex Designer: Apex Process Consultants specializes in Business Process Manager (BPM) and Operational Decision Manager (ODM) as a ‘discipline’ that automates and enables clients to perform their business functions cheaper, better, and faster. We can help with both BPM and ODM Strategy, Design, Governance, Implementation, Execution, and Support. Our consultants are experts in these fields and are able to work with you onsite or remotely. We are a certified ‘IBM Premiere Business Partner®’ that provides BPM and ODM services and is an authorized reseller of IBM BPM software.

12:35 - 12:55pm: Business To Go: How To Protect Your Business in a Mobile World As a comprehensive technology services company, Red Level delivers customized scalable technology solutions designed precisely to our clients’ unique needs – solutions that accelerate growth, reduce costs and enable scalability. As a preferred partner to technology leaders such as Microsoft, Dell, and VMWare, we’re able to prove the most advanced business technology solutions, ensuring optimal reliability, productivity and value.

12:55 - 1:35pm - Networking with Peers and Vendors Lunch: Sponsored by Noble1

1:35 – 1:55 pm: Best Practices in Cloud Utilization & Security. Tintri puts the agility of public cloud inside your data center. Tintri's all-flash architecture uses building blocks similar to public cloud-to simply manage enterprise and cloud native applications. Customers guarantee the performance of their applications, automate common IT tasks via Open APIs, troubleshoot across their infrastructure, and predict an organization's need to scale - the underpinnings of a modern data center. That's why leading cloud service providers and enterprises including Comcast, Chevron, NASA, Toyota, United Healthcare and 20% of the Fortune 100, trust Tintri with enterprise cloud.

1:55 -2:15 pm: Experience Economy: Why Care, Why Now? Detroit-based company Bluewaterr is an industry leader in live event and experiential marketing technologies that are driving the next wave of cool consumer interactions with the world’s top brands. He has also helped the company refine its customer and partner strategy helping the company prepare for substantial growth in audio-visual systems integration, live event staging, and experiential marketing businesses.

2:15- 2:35 pm: SD-WAN: Network Panacea or Just Hype? Clear Rate Communications is an innovative telecommunications company based in Birmingham, MI that provides voice, internet, cloud, and managed IT solutions to consumer, business, government, and enterprise customers in the Midwest and Nationwide.

Thane Namy is a telecommunications executive with 20 years of experience in the telecommunications industry. He is the CEO of Clear Rate Communications which he started in 2001 as small long distance reseller and has grown into a successful facilities-based CLEC. Thane also currently serves as the Vice-President of the Michigan Internet and Telecommunications Alliance to address legislative and regulatory issues both at the state and national level.

2:35pm End of the Main Event, Refreshments, Raffle Drawings, Vendor Networking and Finale.This concludes our speaker sessions, but we encourage to you network and discuss the days topic and reach out to any of our vendors and/or speakers for any addtional information. Thank you for your time and particpation in our event






Date:  June 06, at MotorCity Casino Hotel
Fee:   FREE to Register (Limited Seating so Register Now).



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