Keynote Sponsor


Delphix | | @delphix

Delphix delivers agility to enterprise application and modernization projects, addressing the largest source of inefficiency and inflexibility in the datacenter—provisioning, managing, and refreshing data for business-critical applications. With Delphix in place, QA engineers spend more time testing and less time waiting for new data, increasing utilization of expensive test infrastructure. Analysts and managers make better decisions with fresh data in data marts and warehouses. Leading global organizations use Delphix to dramatically reduce the time, cost, and risk of application rollouts, reporting, retirements, and migrations.

Most IT organizations are under pressure to cut costs, forcing compromises that limit the ability to deliver the data that project teams need to be successful. As project teams wait for data updates, schedules slip and features or test cycles are cut. Delphix eliminates this forced tradeoff, enabling IT to deliver full, fresh data sets to QA, reporting, and mogration teams whenever it’s needed. As a result, projects get delivered on time and on budget, applications have the quality and features required, and managers make better decisions with the right information.

Platinum Sponsors


SAP | | @sapnorthamerica, @saptechnology, @sapanalytics

As market leader in enterprise application software, SAP (NYSE: SAP) helps companies of all sizes and industries innovate through simplification. From back office to boardroom, warehouse to storefront, on premise to cloud, desktop to mobile device – SAP empowers people and organizations to work together more efficiently and use business insight more effectively to stay ahead of the competition. SAP applications and services enable customers to operate profitably, adapt continuously, and grow sustainably.


Tableau Software | | @tableau

Connect to any data source, size or type. Analyze and create dashboards. Share with browser & mobile-based analytics. All within your data architecture and security protocols.

Meet the new face of business intelligence: Tableau Software. Tableau helps people see and understand data. Its award-winning software delivers fast analytics, visualization and rapid-fire business intelligence on data of any size, format, or subject. The result? Anyone can get answers from data quickly, no programming required. From executive dashboards to ad-hoc reports, Tableau lets you share mobile and browser-based, interactive analytics in a few clicks. Over 21,000 companies and organizations, including the world’s largest enterprises, rely on Tableau.

Shift into the do-it-now era with the easiest, fastest and most agile BI solution in the market. With Tableau, business users get what they need and IT saves time and money.


WMEP | | @wmep_news

The Wisconsin Manufacturing Extension Partnership (WMEP) enhances the success of Wisconsin's small to midsize manufacturers by providing expert and accessible services in the areas of growth and innovation, continuous improvement, training, export assistance, supply chain management and profitable sustainability. WMEP is a strong advocate for manufacturers in Wisconsin and supports Wisconsin manufacturing at a national level.

Gold Sponsors

About Face Media

About Face Media | | @aboutfacemedia

About Face is a video agency that brings brand communications goals to life by telling stories through documentary videos — stories of employees, management or customers. Their videos aren’t just documentary-style. They are actual documentaries made by acclaimed filmmakers, useful for public relations, employee relations, investor relations and customer engagement.


Demandware | | @demandware

Demandware Commerce is the only digital commerce platform that delivers the speed, agility, innovation and superior economics required to master the new retail reality of constant and unpredictable change.

With intuitive applications for both business and technical users, retailers are empowered to quickly execute
omni-channel merchandising and marketing; manage operations globally; and develop unique capabilities
that differentiate their brand. Seamless upgrades deliver a continuous flow of innovation without disrupting
business, ensuring that platform functionality is always current. Based on a scalable cloud infrastructure
that delivers optimal performance, security and uptime, Demandware Commerce removes the barriers and
complexities of traditional licensed software, and allows retailers to focus on the strategic business initiatives
that drive growth.

For more information, visit, call +1-888-553-9216 or email

Silver Sponsors


Silverpop, an IBM Company | | @silverpop

Silverpop, an IBM company, is the only digital marketing technology provider that unifies marketing automation, email, mobile, and social. Its customers achieve superior Return on Relationship by uniquely engaging each individual based on their behaviors and then automating personalized experiences that increase revenue, improve ROI, and deepen brand loyalty. Silverpop’s commitment is to offer a platform that is complete, not complex—so that marketers from any size organization can easily achieve digital marketing success.


OneNeck IT Solutions | | @oneneck_it

OneNeck IT Solutions LLC, offers a full suite of IT solutions including cloud and hosting solutions; ReliaCloud™ enterprise cloud services; managed services; ERP application management; end-to-end professional services; and IT hardware with data centers in Iowa, Minnesota, Wisconsin and Arizona.

Dedicated Computing

Dedicated Computing |

Dedicated Computing has been around for over 20 years. In that time, we’d like to think we’ve done a good job listening to what our clients want. In this world of “me too” providers, Dedicated Computing is unique. We offer all the products and services, resources and capabilities of the largest information technology providers, but beyond by providing a level of personal care and attention, technical resources and innovation we don’t think you’ll find elsewhere.


Teradata Corporation | | @aptude

Teradata helps companies get more value from data than any other company. Our big data analytic solutions, integrated marketing applications, and team of experts can help your company gain a sustainable competitive advantage with data. Teradata helps organizations leverage all their data so they can know more about their customers and business and do more of what’s really important. Visit


Aptude Consulting | | @aptude

For the past 14 years, Aptude has been a leading Information Technology Systems Integrator with a concentration in Business Intelligence. In addition to partnering with Business Intelligence leaders Oracle and Cloudera, Aptude has augmented their Big Data implementation Discovery and Analytic solutions by utilizing the Apache Hadoop Platform. As an expert in Big Data Consulting, Aptude provides direction on best practices and mature systems integration processes to ensure your Big Data project is a success. Find out more at Aptude - Big Data Consulting.

Heartland Business Systems

Heartland Business Systems | | @hbstech

Heartland Business Systems provides technology solutions to corporate, healthcare, education, government and not-for-profit organizations. These solutions include end-user computing; networking; technology planning; and data center hosting, monitoring, and managed services.

Heartland recently opened locations in Milwaukee and Madison, Wisconsin, while establishing Avastone Technologies, the programming division that provides custom application development, Microsoft Dynamics/CRM and SharePoint implementation services.

Heartland employs more than 500 people between Heartland Business Systems, Avastone Technologies and Heartland Label Printing.

Premium Sponsors

American Family

American Family Insurance | | @amfam

For more than 80 years, American Family Insurance has given its customers peace of mind by making their insurance experience easy and convenient. Our caring agents strive hard to meet customers' unique needs by offering just the right mix of American Family's auto, home, life*, umbrella, business, health, and farm & ranch insurance, as well as retirement* products. Located throughout our 19 operating states, American Family's independent contractor agents serve as local, expert and trusted advisors to our customers. They get to know you like family.

CUNA Mutual Group

CUNA Mutal Group | | @cunamutualgroup

For more than 75 years, CUNA Mutual Group has worked tirelessly to deliver product and service solutions that meet the unique challenges and needs of credit unions and their members. Our vision is unwavering: to be a trusted business partner who delivers service excellence with customer-focused, best-in-class products and market-driven innovation.

Partner Organizations

Accelerate Madison

Accelerate Madison | | @acccelmad

Accelerate Madison advances the strategic role of digital technology in business growth, economic expansion, and job creation. Accelerate Madison events bring together entrepreneurs, corporate executives and managers, leaders of professional organizations, academics, and technology professionals for mutual benefit and cross-pollination.

Sonic Foundry

Mediasite by Sonic Foundry | | @mediasite

Sonic Foundry is the developer of the most trusted video management platform for academic, enterprise and event webcasting.

We were founded in 1991 in Madison, Wisconsin, and our first products were groundbreaking software applications that let the average person with a PC manipulate digital audio and video. Ten years later, we decided to tackle some bigger enterprise communication and video content management problems.

The result is Mediasite, the patented webcasting platform, which automates the capture, management, delivery, search and analytics of video lectures, online training, conference presentations and executive briefings. Today, through our Mediasite platform and webcasting services, featuring the Mediasite Events group, we help our customers connect within a dynamic world of shared knowledge with video webcasts.


Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce | | @wisconsinmc

Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce (WMC) is the state chamber of commerce, the state manufacturers’ association and the state safety council. Founded in 1911, WMC is Wisconsin’s leading business association dedicated to making Wisconsin the most competitive state in the nation. We work tirelessly to advance policies that are in the public interest of our state and nation. Currently, the association has nearly 3,800 members that include both large and small manufacturers, service companies, local chambers of commerce and specialized trade associations.


Business Best Practices & Emerging Technologies Conference

Monona Terrace, Madison, WI (Google map)
October 14, 2014  |  7:30 a.m. – 5:15 p.m. 

Mark your calendar!
Next year's conference is October 8, 2015.

Contact Marketing and Communications Manager Lori Wilson with any sponsor questions via emailor at 608-890-2449.


Conducted during the Networking Breaks, Strategic Briefings allow conference sponsors to present expert views of strategic opportunities and implications of emerging technologies and business trends.

Interested in sponsoring next year's conference?

Contact Lori Wilson, Marketing and Communications Manager, 608-890-2449

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