Technology Minded Events are one-day events with a specific focus on the needs of senior management that needs to know about technology, but is not technical. These events are specifically designed for those that think strategically, from a business point of view, and want to not just brainstorm with peers, but understand issues using English, not jargon.
Since 1992, Event International's team has been putting on events of all types with specific experience in explaining concepts in ways that people can understand. Technology Minded Events are the next incarnation of Event International’s successful one-day, single-track, regional hotel-based seminars.
Included: Packed schedule. Sessions. Expert speakers. Anonymous question opportunities. Lunch and breaks.
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Neil TicktinNeil not only plays host for all Technology Minded events, but leads the content delivery for all Event International events (over 100 events since 2010 alone). Neil's authored hundreds of articles on technology, and has been interviewed dozens of times on AM radio (three years as a regular on CBS' KNX1070 in Los Angeles), as well as expert interviews with CBS National News, CNBC, WSJ, Los Angeles Times, and others. With both a business and technology background, Neil has led teams providing strategic consulting services for Microsoft, Apple, IDG, Las Virgenes Unified School District, and more. As a frequent speaker at both technology and business events, business schools, and keynote speaker at CES, he's able to explain just about any technology to anyone. As the Editor-in-Chief and Publisher of a technical print magazine since 1992, he's guided the creation of thousands of technology articles.
Jack-Daniyel StrongExpert on security issues for small to medium sized business, haven spoken at a variety of technical and business events. As a defense contractor, JD "trained the trainers" on how to use technology to support international, government, and agency activities around the world.
Weldon DoddWeldon's background includes not only training, and working for Apple Inc. in business sales, but also Senior Management at KPMG consulting where he led teams in emerging technologies, extensive systems architecture development, project and program management, and more. Using best practices for technologies, for projects up to $40M, he shortened launch windows, and drove process for everything from business development, to proposal processes, to implementation.
Brian BestBrian Best has founded and led multiple companies providing managed services, software development, training services, and more. Having built and sold companies, he understands the strategy of business, bootstrapping, refining a process, and harvesting the business to the benefit of not only it's ownership, but customers.
Social Media: Dangers, Needs, and ProcessLike it, love it or hate it, social media is here to stay. It's unlike any other medium, and many of the known rules for communication don't apply. How do you understand something that you, yourself, may not be the target market for? How do you avoid dangers? What needs to you have? How do you set up reasonable processes? These are the types of questions we'll be asking and discussing in this session.
Mobile Technologies: Customer Engagement, and ProcessYou don't need to be 'young' to get how useful mobile is, and to see even within your own usage how fast the growth is. How do you engage your customers and clients? What processes do you need to put in place? How can mobile become a strategic advantage for your organization?
Big Data, Little Data, Your Data: Mining and AnalysisIn all likelihood, your greatest asset is your data. What Is Big Data? Why does it matter? Are you maximizing your customers information? Are you providing the best service? Are you missing out on opportunities? Are you collecting data well? How do you realize your full potential? These are the types of questions we'll be asking and discussing in this session.
Cybersecurity: What you don’t know can “kill” youIf security isn't keeping you up at night, it should be. The more you know, the more you are likely to be concerned. It no longer works to turn a blind eye -- that just makes you low hanging fruit for a hacker. What do you do? What are the things to make you more protected?
Internet of Things (IoT)You've heard the term -- do you know what it really is? How can you maximize it for your organization? How can you turn it into revenue streams that you may not have had before? IoT isn't just a buzzword, it's a way of thinking that is the future. It's not just 'fun' for automating your home, it's likely important to your business in strategic ways that you may not have considered.
Anonymous Questions SessionOne of our all time favorite sessions -- the questions that everyone wants to know, but most people are afraid to ask. This unique session allows you to get your question asked without everyone else knowing who asked it. The beauty of this session is that most of the questions asked everyone in the room wants to know!