Conference Agenda

2018 Conference Agenda

* Agenda is subject to change

  Wednesday, June 6 - Pre-Conference Workshops (additonal charges apply)

  Classroom Meadow Briar
  8:00 - 12:00 Critical Security Controls for Small and Medium Size Organizations

Jim Shea, Cyber Defense Institute
Brandon Finton, Cyber Defense Institute

Cisco Firepower Threat Defense Lab

Sean Miller, Cisco

  1:00 - 5:00 How to make vendor risk management functional, and secure

Vikas Bhatia, JustProtect

Cisco 4D SD-WAN (Viptela) Lab

Sean Miller, Cisco


  Thursday, June 7

  7:30 - 7:00
  8:00 - 9:30
Breakfast & Exhibits
  9:45 - 10:45
  10:45 - 11:00
  Classroom Seneca Tuscarora Onondaga Cayuga Chautauqua/Canandaigua
Functional Security
  11:00 - 11:45 Becoming a Digital Hostage: Dealing with Ransomware & Bitcoin

steve stasiukonis
Secure Network Technologies
  12:00 - 12:45 Proactive Security: Back to Basics

jeff atkinson
Zelvin Security
  12:45 - 2:00
Lunch & Exhibits
  3:30 - 4:15 Developing an Offensive Approach to Cyber-Security Threats

Alan McDonald
  4:30 - 5:15 Hacker Hijinks-Human Ways to Steal Your Data

steve stasiukonis
Secure Network Technologies
IT Evolution
An entirely new era of intuitive networking for a digital age

david tomczak
Cisco Systems
America Under Cyber Attack: The Rise of the Machines

reg harnish
GreyCastle Security
Complying With Data Security Regulations: Creating Clear and Auditable Records

alan m winchester
Harris Beach PLLC
Incident Response Tabletop Exercise: Modern Day Cyber Attacks - A comedy of errors that isn't so funny

john flory
TAG Solutions, LLC
Transformational Leadership
Moving IT from Keeping the Lights on to Tech Empowerment of the Business

jason james
Optima Healthcare Solutions
Five fundamentals for an effective IT Department

nick munger
Aspen Dental Management Inc.
Crisis communications readiness for smaller business, avoiding the 10 common mistakes

evan bloom
Fortress Strategic Communications
Transformational Leadership - The Art of Asking a Great Question

Competitive Balance
Lifecycle of IT Employees
STOP Hiring for a Cultural Fit

eric caballero
Mirror Show Management
Why You'll be Unemployed by 2020. How to Become Invaluable Today

justin copie
Innovative Solutions
Finding, retaining and growing IT Talent

jason james
Optima Healthcare Solutions
Everyone is a customer - learn to assist them all and empower at the same time

tim roberts
EPS of Vermont
Tech Talks

roger benn
Excellus Blue Cross, Blue Shield
Hybrid evolution of Cloud Storage

Alan McDonald
Managing and Operating a Living and Breathing Virtual Server Environment

jason lewin
BYOD – What does the future hold?

aaron fields
Episcopal SeniorLife Communities
  5:15 - 7:00
Networking Reception & Exhibits

  Friday, June 8

  8:30 - 9:30
Breakfast & Exhibits
  Classroom Seneca Tuscarora Onondaga Cayuga Chautauqua/Canandaigua
Functional Security
  9:45 - 10:30 Ransomware Defense and Response - 2018 Update

james shea
Cyber Defense Institute
  10:45 - 11:30 Physical Security at the Infrastructure Layer

rick trombetta
Great Lakes Case & Cabinet
Co-Speaker: dylan hascher
Great Lakes Case & Cabinet
  11:45 - 12:30 How to talk tech, to become a leader

vikas bhatia
JustProtect Inc.
IT Evolution
How AI Can Create Real-Time Value for You

michael larche
St. Ann's Community
Taxing the Limits of Fiber Optic Structured Cabling and Connectivity; The Migration Challenges for High-Speed Applications

rick dallmann
Building an Intent-Based Data Center: Powered by Intent. Informed by Context. Delivered across your multicloud.

florence huban suraci
Transformational Leadership
A Cost Center No More - Unlocking the real value of IT in Business

jill van hoesen
Establishing a Technology Steering Committee: a strategic alignment through IT

bill knitter
Innovative Solutions
Practical Approach to Vendor Management for SMB's

thomas stokkeland
Mobile Heartbeat LLC
Lifecycle of IT Employees
IT Troubleshooting, Slowly becoming a lost skill?

jeffrey wood
Samaritan Medical Center
IT Employee Acquisition through Internships

jason covey
Covey Computer Software
Creating a Better Digital Experience for IT Job Seekers

frank gullo
Superior IT Innovations
Tech Talks
Bridging the gap: Optimizing collaborative tools in the workplace

derek dyson
Generations Bank
Back Up/Disaster Recovery

michael larche
St. Ann's Community

james vandusen

  12:45 - 1:15

Conference wrap-up & grand prize drawing



This is a great time to network. It’s a great time to come out and see what the new products are… I find this very informative.

- James
Manager, IT Services