Top 5 Can't-Miss Sessions at the Upcoming NY Tech Summit

Top 5 Can't-Miss Sessions at the Upcoming NY Tech Summit

Posted on 05/20/2019

Getting professional education is never easy. We have to carve time out of our insanely busy days to sift through the mountains of info out there.

In fact, right now you’re reading this praying it will provide at least a nugget of information you can use and not be an abject waste of your precious time.

So let’s get right to that nugget, shall we?

NY Tech Summit will have absolutely invaluable, can’t-miss, learn-a-million-things-in-a-matter-of-a-couple-days educational content!

It’s a guarantee. Check out this agenda, seriously.

So let’s cover a quick snapshot of five of those can’t-miss sessions coming up June 5-7, 2019.

1. Keynote Address – NFL Great Merril Hoge

Retired NFL running back and former ESPN analyst, Merril Hoge will deliver his inspirational “Find A Way” message to kick off this year’s conference.

If you remember Merril from his playing days, you remember a tough, tenacious competitor who gave his all every weekend. If you remember his tenure as an analyst, you remember his sharp insights and knowledge of the game. His message, “Find A Way,” will be at the heart of his keynote address.

“Find A Way” is a phrase that Merril Hoge has proven can be three of the most powerful words in the English language. The words have helped Merril beat cancer, overcome family tragedies, triumph over his childhood traumas and conquer his personal demons.

A retired NFL running back and former ESPN analyst, Merril Hoge, inspires audiences with his story of prevailing over life’s hurdles through strength and determination while achieving success through hard work and perseverance.

He began his NFL career with the Pittsburgh Steelers, eventually joining the Chicago Bears before retiring due to post-concussion syndrome.

In 2003, Merril was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma, which he fought – and beat – using the same tenacity he demonstrated on the field. He shares his moving story in his memoir Find a Way: Three Words That Changed My Life.

Don’t miss Merril’s address – register here.

2. Hyperconvergence – Why now and how to plan for it?

Thursday, June 6 | 12:00 PM – 12:45 PM

Speaker: Dave Cedrone, Sr. Systems Engineering Manager for the U.S.

Company: Cisco

Hyperconvergence has seen significant growth in the past few years. If your organization hasn’t begun implementing it, chances are you’re considering it or looking into it.

And why not? You have the opportunity to reduce complexity in your infrastructure and become more agile and scalable.

Attend this session to learn why organizations of all sizes are choosing to implement this technology to better serve their user community.

Find out what traditional data center problems can be solved through the use of hyperconvergence. Learn what pitfalls to be aware of when choosing a hyperconverged solution and when hyperconvergence may not be a good fit.

3. Redefine the IT Value Life Cycle

Thursday, June 6 | 11:00 AM – 11:45 AM

Speaker: Peter Belyea, Chief Executive Officer

Companies: TERACAI & CXtec

Does your organization have a process to support your assets from procurement through decommission?

If you manage the life cycle of your IT investments to maximize their value, then you're probably looking for opportunities to enhance operations while stretching your budget. Now more than ever it’s imperative to use your IT investments as an opportunity to gain competitive advantages.

There is a strategy and a process to allow you to invest in business-driving technologies and maximize your IT assets in other areas to drive operational and financial efficiencies. Organizations using this strategy are finding customization, flexibility, and lower overall capital and operating expenses.

Every IT infrastructure has areas for savings. In this session, you'll learn how life cycle management helps you redefine your IT strategy and maximize value in every area of your infrastructure.

Hear case studies of success from an innovative ride-sharing company, a global oil and gas provider, a lottery and gaming organization, a university, and more.

4. Privacy is the New Black: Current Trends in Data Privacy that Every IT Department Should Know (and how to deal with them)

Thursday, June 6 | 2:30 PM – 3:15 PM

Speaker: Rebecca Rakoski, Co-Founder and Managing Partner

Company: XPAN Law Group, LLC

Principles of data privacy and cybersecurity converge when organizations exchange, transfer and process sensitive information. Globally, the heightened regulatory environment regarding data privacy changed forever with the introduction of the European Union's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

Yet, the GDPR is not the only international privacy story; China, Japan, Australia, and Canada have also enacted data protection regulations that will impact the collection, storage, and processing practices of every business -- and many other countries are following suit. And domestically, the United States is trending more towards privacy than it ever has before.

The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) is poised to affect data practices when it goes into effect in 2020; the Illinois Biometric Data Law is impacting the use and storage of biometrics across a variety of industries; and the growing dialogue at the national level foreshadow a potential domestic-wide shift towards privacy.

These regulations are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to regulating the way a business deals with data privacy.

This presentation will explore the intersection of converging domestic and international data obligations and its effect on technologies that are used to create efficient and secure data management practices that meet the needs of the business.

5. How Megatrends may force you to rethink your current business model

Thursday, June 6 | 11:00 AM – 11:45 AM

Speaker: Sam Marrazzo, Chief Innovation Officer

Company: BNMC

Disruptive technologies like Blockchain, IoT, AI, etc. will force traditional business models to change the way they interact with customers and suppliers.

Your customers are changing, and your staff is retiring at a faster pace than any time in history.

This session will map out a simple approach to a 1-, 5- and 10-year model that will help your organization determine what trends in technology should be considered to reinvent your organization's future state.


Seriously, with all this great content who could stop with only five?!? Here’s a bonus…


6. DarkWeb Dissection – Leveraging the Hidden Layer of the Internet

Friday, June 7 | 9:45 AM – 10:30 AM

Speaker: James Carroll, OSCP

Company: Secure Network Technologies

The Internet contains three distinct parts: the “Surface Web,” the “Deep Web” and the “Dark Web.”

This session will explain the Dark Web and how to access its controversial content.

The session will provide attendees the tools and knowledge they need to know to gain access to the Dark Web, locate content safely while maintaining anonymity.

The session will also explain digital currencies like Bitcoin and how it is used to acquire products and services from Dark Markets. The presentation also includes a live demo of the Darkweb, gaining access to various Dark Markets, as well as searching and acquiring stuff you can’t buy on Amazon.

So there you have it. Five, no SIX, can’t-miss sessions from the upcoming NY Tech Summit. As though the rest of the content could be missed…

Did we mention the low price of the event? Don’t miss this incredible opportunity – register here today!



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