Information Technology Peer Group Meeting 

IT Strategies for 2019 
December 05, 2018 09:00 AM - 03:00 PM 
What will the IT world look like in 2019? 

What technologies should you invest in for 2019? Our line-up of executives and thought leaders from a number of Wisconsin organizations will discuss emerging technology trends and opportunities for the upcoming year. We will examine emerging issues in IT, specifically around certain technologies like Blockchain and IoT, and also discuss wider industry trends like artificial intelligence, machine learning, and autonomous devices. We will also discuss a wide array of security issues including access controls, cybersecurity, and other forms of Advanced Persistent Threats.

This meeting will give us the opportunity to not only reflect upon the changes and developments of the past year, but also look ahead at 2019 and discuss investment opportunities, strategies, solutions, countermeasures, and even advisedly speculate and assess new technologies and solutions for 2019. From device meshing to autonomous agents and from Internet of Everything to advanced machine learning, the impact these new technologies will have within the enterprise is almost unimaginable. The opportunities to embrace these technologies to fundamentally transform and augment the enterprise are present all around us. This meeting is the perfect opportunity to join your peers from other world-class Wisconsin companies to exchange ideas, experiences and visions of the future, and collaboratively work on a future state of technology that will very soon be our reality. This is a fantastic opportunity to network and discuss with a great group of IT leaders how these emerging technologies will impact our organizations in Wisconsin.

Webcast Available: If you can't make it to the event in-person (or if in-person registration has reached capacity), you can still register to attend from your computer. This option allows you to view the presentations, while attending in person provides you with the opportunity to participate in break-out discussions, ask questions or take advantage of networking opportunities. To attend the webcast, click the "Register for webcast" button on this meeting's homepage. You will receive a confirmation email with the link to the webcast a week before the meeting.

Agenda Items:
9:00 AM Opening Remarks & Plan for the Day (webcast available)
  Cavinda Caldera - Practice Director, UWEBC
9:20 AM Emerging Threat Vectors and the Future of Cybersecurity (webcast available)
  Chris Brazdziunas - VP Product & Engineering, LogRhythm
10:15 AM Team Kaggle at UW-Madison: ML and AI Solutions (webcast available)
  Eric Huang, UW-Madison
10:30 AM Break (not webcast)
10:45 AM Future Trends in Big Data and Advanced Analytics (webcast available)
  Michael A. Johnson - Executive Director, AE Business Solutions
11:15 AM Breakout Discussions - Segment 1 (not webcast)
11:50 AM Lunch (not webcast)
12:45 PM Use Cases and Applications of Blockchain Technologies (webcast available)
  Alec Shaw, Marquette University Blockchain Lab
1:15 PM Technology Forecast for 2019 (webcast available)
  Paul Hager - CEO & President, Information Technology Professionals
2:00 PM Breakout Discussions - Segment 2 (not webcast)
2:35 PM Panel Discussion and Wrap Up (not webcast)
  Chris Brazdziunas - VP Product & Engineering, LogRhythm; Michael A. Johnson - Executive Director, AE Business Solutions; Paul Hager - CEO & President, Information Technology Professionals
3:00 PM Adjourn (not webcast)
Gordon Dining and Event Center, Second Floor 
Alyssa Greiber, 608-262-1145, 

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