Friday, September 28th

All sessions subject to change.

 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Career Opportunities Expo

Holiday Inn Resort

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Sunday, September 30th

 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Early Check-In

Hilton -Lobby

Monday, October 1st

 7:15 AM - 8:15 AM

Registration and Breakfast

Lobby

 8:15 AM - 8:30 AM

Welcome and Platinum Sponsor Recognition

Main Ballroom

Paul Carney - Master of Ceremonies

General Dynamics Information Technology

 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM

Opening Keynote

Main Ballroom 

Change Management and Leadership

Dr. Stephen Dunnivant 

How to Leverage the Absolute Power of Organizational Culture

 9:30 AM - 9:45 AM

Morning Break

 9:45 AM - 10:45 AM

 10:45 AM - 11:00 AM

Morning Break

 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Lunch

Ballroom or Offsite

Restaurant Partners

 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Coral Reef

Front-End Development Made Easy

Empowering small companies to efficiently design their website

Speakers:
Enzo Culiolo
Creative Manager
ActiGraph, LLC

Holiday Inn

Cyber Defense and Incident Response

Presented By: DHS HIRT - Hunt and Incident Response Teams

 2:30 PM - 2:45 PM

Afternoon Break

 2:45 PM - 3:45 PM

Coral Reef

Increasing Relevant Traffic with Low Hanging SEO Fruit

SEO doesn't have to be this scary expensive thing. Focus on the low hanging fruit!

Speakers:
Deborah Brousseau
Director of Marketing
LandrumHR

Holiday Inn

Cyber Defense and Incident Response

Presented By: DHS HIRT - Hunt and Incident Response Teams

 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Evening Reception / Cyber Competition Results

Main Ballroom

 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

V-IT Dinner

Emerald Coast

Invitation Only 

 


Tuesday, October 2nd

 7:15 AM - 8:15 AM

Registration and Breakfast

Lobby

 8:15 AM - 8:30 AM

Welcome and Platinum Sponsor Recognition

Main Ballroom

Paul Carney - Master of Ceremonies

General Dynamics Information Technology

 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM

Keynote

Main Ballroom

Arianna Simpson - Autonomous Partners

Blockchain/Cryptocurrencies 

 9:30 AM - 3:00 PM

Industry Day

Holiday Inn

Details...

 9:30 AM - 9:45 AM

Morning Break

 9:45 AM - 10:45 AM

Emerald Coast

Strategic Innovation in Video Communication

Speakers:
Ben Murphy
Director
Vivid Bridge Studios
Doug Stanford
Senior DP/Producer/Partner
Vivid Bridge Studios

Coral Reef

Digital Media & Social Engineering: Using Your Data Against You

Speakers:
Christian Um Kaman
Founder
2Enovate
Carson Wilber
Co-Founder
Idea by Design Corp
Buu Tran Duong


 10:45 AM - 11:00 AM

Morning Break

 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Emerald Coast

The Abstract to the Accessible, Distilling Complex Messaging to your Audience

Understand how to harness video to convert complex ideas into digestible content.

Speakers:
Doug Stanford
Senior DP/Producer/Partner
Vivid Bridge Studios
Christine York
Creative Director
Vivid Bridge Studios

Coral Reef

Startup Smart: The Business Model Canvas for Tech Ventures

You have to be comfortable with hundreds of failures before you cozy up to success.

Speakers:
Chris Hendricks
Software Developer
AppRiver

 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Lunch

Ballroom or Offsite

Restaurant Partners

 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Emerald Coast

The Future of Drones

Speakers:
Chris Tonn
CEO
Pelican Drones

Coral Reef

High Touch for High Tech

High touch for high tech. John Naisbitt first espoused this phrase. His ground-breaking books, High Tech High Touch and Megatrends, promoted how people long for personal human contact. The missing link. A mantra and reminder that while we live in high tech we need to remember the “high touch”.

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High Touch for High Tech

High touch for high tech. John Naisbitt first espoused this phrase. His ground-breaking books, High Tech High Touch and Megatrends, promoted how people long for personal human contact. The missing link. A mantra and reminder that while we live in high tech we need to remember the “high touch”.

Before Buffet, there was the Beachboys. With the 1963 Brian Wilson-Chuck Berry hit, “Surfin’ USA”, American employees caught their first glimpse and feel of riding the waves. “You can’t stop the waves, but you can learn to surf,” advanced mindfulness-based stress reduction founder and pioneer Jon Kabat-Zinn in the 1970’s. Techies get this!       

There are companies truly thriving with employee engagement and team focus today by using the paths of gratitude, kindness, truth, and respect within their innovative wellbeing programs and culture. These companies are embracing Gallup’s Five Essential Elements of Career, Social, Financial, Physical, and Community to create wellbeing programs that promote gratitude and emotional intelligence that builds trust. These are the ones riding the waves!

Tech leaders will learn how to become team-thriving superheroes by using Gallup’s’ Five Essential Elements to create a wellbeing program beyond a ROI of reduced medical costs to a VOI that includes an enhanced company culture of emotional intelligence and happier employees—benefits far more valued than a fatter paycheck. “High touch” wellbeing promotes gratitude, creativity, inspiration, kindness, trust, respect, and innovation. It enhances recruitment and increases productivity. Not to mention reducing the wipeouts of attrition and absenteeism.

Objectives:

In this session Tech leaders will learn the increased importance that gratitude and wellbeing deliver as a business strategy that:

  • Creates a culture that builds trust
  • Enhances employee innovation and intrapreneur teams
  • Increases employee engagement, retention, and recruiting
  • Increases productivity and customer satisfaction

Speakers:
Elisabeth Doehring
President
HR Write Designs

 2:30 PM - 2:45 PM

Afternoon Break

 2:45 PM - 3:45 PM

Closing Keynote

Main Ballroom

Capt. Nicholas Andrews, USN - Commanding Officer, Center for Information Warfare Training 

Information Warfare Training in the Great Power Competition

 3:45 PM - 4:00 PM

Closing Remarks

Main Ballroom

Paul Carney, Master of Ceremonies
Grand Prize Giveaway