Breakout Sessions

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Welcome and Introductory Comments: Louie Hollmeyer (ATC) & MC Greg Schwem
12:00 - 12:10

12:10 p.m. - 12:55 p.m. - Gary Sorrentino- Global CIO - Zoom
Now that the pandemic is behind us, how do we make people better moving forward? Whether they are working remotely, in office, or hybrid, we need to continue to create a culture of collaboration and innovation. Please join Zoom’s CIO, Gary Sorrentino, for an in-depth discussion on unleashing human excellence.

Network Security - SASE/SD-WAN Showdown (panel)
12:55 - 1:35 p.m.
Moderator - Nick Enger (ATC), Brent Baker (CBTS), Bill Carter (CATO Networks), Michael Czuwala (RapidScale), Zach Renkert (Nitel)

Break & Networking

1:35 - 1:50 p.m.

Breakout I

1:50 - 2:40 p.m.

Mainstage: "CX: Business is War - What Tech Gives You the Edge" - Brandon Knight - Zoom
Companies are battling on two fronts: Customer Acquisition and Customer Retention. Customer choice is everywhere, and customer demand is high. You must know the difference between Fad and Trend when using technology as an advantage.

Mt. Adams Room: "Optimizing and Securing Your Network" - Kevin Johnston & Brent Baker - CBTS
Old security plans built around securing a perimeter must evolve into a new Identity-based strategy. Businesses must identify WHO is accessing WHAT resource from WHERE and apply the appropriate security policy. To build this new reality, organizations must choose from a myriad of SASE, ZTNA, NaaS, and identity products. Expert resources from CBTS can help guide customers to the right mix of products to meet any organization’s needs.

Mt. Auburn Room: "Cloud Modernization: Everything as a Service (XaaS) - Bryon Waters - RapidScale
Staying up-to-date with the ever-changing landscape of IT modernization, specifically related to XaaS offerings in the marketplace, will be invaluable. Understand how to focus your IT team on more Line-of-Business projects rather than trouble tickets and upgrades.

Mt. Healthy Room: "Cyber Defined! MDR, XDR, EDR, NDR" - Mike Sci - eSentire
Cybersecurity is a big data problem. Learn how to be an educated consumer of MDR (Managed Detection and Response) and understand what is XDR, EDR, and NDR and why it matters! In addition, Mike will share a methodology for evaluating and defining MDR solutions to separate fact from fiction in a rapidly growing security segment.

Break & Networking
2:40 - 2:55 p.m. 

Breakout II
2:55 - 3:35 p.m.

Mainstage: "Actions to Take Before Biggest Cyber-Risk Event of 2023" - Chris Nyhuis - Vigilant
Proactive steps to take in the next 30 days before the biggest Cyber Risk Event of the year.

Mt. Adams Room: "Hello to Amazing Phone Experiences Within MS Teams" - Aaron Cypher - RingCentral
Sit in with RingCentral's Solutions Engineer, Aaron Cypher, as he takes a journey through how leading UCaaS providers are delivering amazing phone experiences to complete the Microsoft Teams user experience.

Mt. Auburn Room: "Accelerating the Path to a Cloud Operating Model" - Jim Gehring - Expedient
In this presentation, we will examine the cloud migration and adoption process through the lens of the age-old adage, “slow down to speed up.” Learn the challenges and costs of “lift and shift” while being introduced to the concept of a cloud operating model— a model that streamlines IT infrastructure management and maximizes the benefits of the cloud.

Mt. Healthy Room: "MITRE - Why It Matters" - Bill Carter - CATO Networks
The MITRE ATT&CK Framework may be a familiar term to cyber professionals, but what are its practical uses? Join Bill Carter of Cato Networks as he discusses the MITRE ATT&CK Framework. Learn how it can be practically utilized for SOC Assessments, Adversary Emulation Exercises, Cyber Threat Intelligence, Threat Detection, and Purple Teaming Methodology to bolster your security posture.

(10-minute transition)
Afternoon Keynote
3:45 - 4:15 p.m.
"Securing the Edge" - Theresa Lanowitz - Head of Evangelism - AT&T Cybersecurity
Edge computing is here! Edge makes computing more democratized and brings untold conveniences. Along with the convenience of edge computing comes changes in security controls that organizations need to consider. Making sure these new edge deployments are secure is critical to broad scale adoption and ultimately business success. This session examines findings from the 2022 AT&T Cybersecurity InsightsTM Report and highlights edge architectures, use cases, and perceived risk.

Cyber Showdown (panel)
4:15 - 4:55 p.m.
Jason Stein (Moderator), Doug Arceo (AT&T), Mike Sci (eSentire), Chris Nyhuis (Vigilant), George Just (Threatblockr)

Closing Comments - Louie Hollmeyer (ATC)

Reception, Hors d'oeuvres & Raffle - 1st Floor Art Gallery - DJ Toad

5:00 - 7:00 p.m.

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