Overview


Free Registration is now open for the Detroit Tech Summit 2019.
Location: Atheneum Suite Hotel
Hotel Address: 1000 Brush St, Detroit, MI 48226
Hotel Telephone: (313) 962-2323

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, Signature Refreshments, Peer Networking
9:30 am: Measure Twice, Cut Once for a Cost Effective Cloud Migration
10:05 am: Data Breaches and the New Threat Landscape: Why Prevention is Key
10:30 am: Modern Storage Infrastructure Supporting the Accelerated Data Center
11:10 am: An Intro to IoT - Creating Value through Connected Devices
11:40 am: Adapting to Fight Back: How Cyber AI Neutralizes Never-Before-Seen Threats
12:15 pm: Brunch Served, Presentation and Peer Networking
1:00 pm: End of the Main Event, Raffle Drawings, Vendor Networking and Finale.
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Date:  June 21, at Atheneum Suite Hotel
Fee:   FREE to Register (Limited Seating so Register Now).



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Date:  June 21, at Atheneum Suite Hotel
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Detailed Agenda

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9:00 – 9:30 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 am- Measure Twice, Cut Once for a Cost Effective Cloud Migration
The world’s best software and DevOps teams rely on New Relic to move faster, make better decisions, and create best-in-class digital experiences.Our management team brings together years of expertise in SaaS and Digital Intelligence solutions. Together, they're working toward the goal of creating the New Relic Platform designed to serve people building modern software.
If you run software, you need to run New Relic. To learn why more than 50% of the Fortune 100 trust New Relic to make the world’s software run, visit newrelic.com.

10:05 am- Data Breaches and the New Threat Landscape: Why Prevention is Key
For over 25 years we've been helping people to protect their digital worlds. From a small, dynamic company we've grown into a global brand with 110 million users in over 200 countries and territories. 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.

10:30 am- Modern Storage Infrastructure Supporting the Accelerated Data Center
WekaIO helps companies manage, scale and futureproof their data center so they can solve real problems that impact the world. WekaIO Matrix™, the world’s fastest shared parallel file system and WekaIO’s flagship product, leapfrogs legacy storage infrastructures by delivering simplicity, scale, and the best performance density per U, for a fraction of the cost.
In the cloud or on-premises, WekaIO’s NVMe-native high-performance software-defined storage solution removes the barriers between the data and the compute layer, thus accelerating artificial intelligence, machine learning, genomics, research, and analytics workloads.

11:10 am- An Intro to IoT - Creating Value through Connected Devices
The Internet of Things continues to explode. Over a billion new connected devices were installed in 2018, and spending on IoT is expected to top $1 trillion globally by 2020. The journey to a successful IoT strategy is not without its challenges; only 15% of business leaders believe their initial IoT projects were successful. In this session you’ll learn what IoT is, the common business models used in IoT, and how to approach IoT projects so you can buck this trend.

11:40 am- Adapting to Fight Back: How Cyber AI Neutralizes Never-Before-Seen Threats
Darktrace is the world’s leading cyber AI company and the creator of Autonomous Response technology. Its self-learning AI is modeled on the human immune system and used by over 3,000 organizations to protect against threats to the cloud, email, IoT, networks and industrial systems. This includes insider threat, industrial espionage, IoT compromises, zero-day malware, data loss, supply chain risk and long-term infrastructure vulnerabilities.
The company has over 900 employees, 40 offices and headquarters in San Francisco and Cambridge, UK. Every 3 seconds, Darktrace AI fights back against a cyber-threat, preventing it from causing damage.

12:15 pm- 1:00 pm Lunch, Peer & Solution Provider Networking, plus Prize Giveaways!
End of the Main Event, Raffle Drawings, 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


"It was a well-organized event. Good topics & presentations and useful information."
- Adil Khan, IT Manager

"Attended and I enjoyed the summit. Learned about services/technologies we could utilize at our company"
- Ahmed Mohamed, Software Support Manager

"Overall the event was good. There were good vendors that highlighted risks in the area and how their product could help minimize that risk. The location was nice and giveaways are always a bonus."
- Beth Gavish, Information Security Officer

"The room setup was good, so was the food. Send me the next date please."
- Bill Sandberg, CEO

"I liked the pace the best."
- Bob Meecham, Sr Systems Engineer

"The agenda did have interesting topics for me...I would like to see more of these locally."
- Bob Brown, Information Security Manager

" I enjoyed it a lot. I look forward to next year."
- Carter Vath, Dir. Tech Support

"The speakers were generally very clear and concise, and presented their cases well."
- Chas Vinal , Manager of Business Intelligence

"Keep up the good work."
- Damon Poremski, Network Administrator

"I liked the various suppliers and the presentations."
- Deborah Hayek, Sr. Manager IT

"Each vendor had a 30-45 min opportunity to explain their market position or product."
- Douglas Peat, Dir Infrastructure

"I enjoyed meeting other IT people in the area and hearing the latest offerings from various vendors."
- Elvis Huff, MIS Systems Officer

"I liked the topics"
- Emilio Castro, IT Executive

"I really liked the presentations."
- Felix Malave, IT Manager

"I liked the content and location was convenient."
- Gabriel Flores, Network Manager

"I liked the variety of presentations"
- Greg Fleck, Manager Advanced Technology

"I enjoyed the networking"
- John Barry, President IT

"I attended and enjoyed the vendor presentations the best."
- John Ball, Director, IT

"The presenters and presentations were all excellent – I appreciated the breaks that allowed us to talk with the vendors at the tables that presented and to speak with the vendors that were only tabling."
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- Roy Kurowski, Commercial Technology Manager

"The Informational and Training are what I liked best."
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"I liked the accessibility to the sponsors and vendors, with updated and timely sessions."
- Sid Moore, Director IT

"Yes, I enjoyed the event"
- Steven McWilliams, Director of IT Services

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- Brian Bogdan, Director, Information Systems

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- Luke Hardwick, Technical Recruiter

"Good presenters..A lot of information. Greatt venue too!"
- Juan Butler, Sr Programmer