SAP | | @sapnews

As market leader in enterprise application software, SAP helps companies of all sizes and industries run better. From back office to boardroom, warehouse to storefront, 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 more than 350,000 business and public sector customers to operate profitably, adapt continuously, and grow sustainably. For more information, visit, visit the SAP News Center or follow SAP on Twitter at @sapnews.



AHEAD | @ThinkAheadIT | LinkedIn | Facebook

AHEAD transforms how and where enterprises run applications and infrastructure. From strategic consulting, to implementation and managed services, we create tailored solutions at all stages of the enterprise cloud journey.


EDCi | @EDCi_IT | LinkedIn | Facebook | Google+

In September of 1979, Electroline, Inc. opened its doors, serving as a local distributor of electrical wire, cable and specialty products. Over the next decade, Electroline’s customer base grew significantly, and in 1989, Electroline Data Communications, Inc. (EDCi) was established to meet an emerging need in Wisconsin.

Throughout the 1990s and 2000s, EDCi grew and adapted to maximize efficiency and customer satisfaction, as technology continuously changed. From a core expertise of LAN/WAN computer communications, EDCi specializes in aligning Information Technology with the enterprise business strategy. Through our partnership and certifications with leading technology providers, including Citrix, Cisco, Genesys, IBM, Microsoft and Vertiv, our customers receive the highest quality products and services the industry has to offer.

Now, in 2017, EDCi has grown into an enterprise-wide solution provider, supplying product and services to corporations in Wisconsin, across the country and the globe. EDCi has proven excellence in strategic needs assessment, project management, design, installation, risk management, training, and post sales support, setting us apart from the competition and ensuring your business needs are met today and in the future.



The WMEP enhances the success of Wisconsin's small to midsize businesses by expanding their capabilities to grow, be innovative, and achieve operational success. Our talented consultants, world-class approaches, diverse partnerships, and unique engagements created more than $3 billion in impact for manufacturers across the state. We would be honored to assist with your organization’s achievement of its goals whether they are top or bottom line, people or certification focused.

GOLD Sponsors


BlackBerry | @BlackBerry | LinkedIn

BlackBerry® is a leading software and services company dedicated to securing the Enterprise of Things.

BlackBerry software provides the embedded intelligence to secure the Enterprise of Things so that the Internet of Things (IoT) can thrive. Our software platform, BlackBerry Secure, is a comprehensive mobile-native approach to security that addresses the entire enterprise from end point to end point.

With software and services from BlackBerry, enterprises in a range of industries — from healthcare to financial services — are empowered to:

  • Identify and mitigate cybersecurity threats.
  • Manage and secure a diverse and growing set of endpoints such as smartphones, tablets, wearables and laptops.
  • Protect files and IP by enabling users to securely access, share and collaborate.
  • Develop powerful applications, workflows and business processes.
  • Unify crisis communications within and between organizations.

BlackBerry holds 80+ security certifications and is listed in the top position in all six categories of Gartner’s high-security mobility management study. The company is ranked among the top 10 percent of all cybersecurity providers. All G7 governments and 15 of G20 are BlackBerry customers. BlackBerry Unified Endpoint Management (UEM) software is the most widely-deployed among Fortune 500 companies.

Based in Waterloo, Ontario, the company was founded in 1984 and operates in North America, Europe, Asia, Middle East, Latin America and Africa. For more information, visit


Fortinet | @Fortinet | LinkedIn | Facebook | YouTube

From the start, the Fortinet vision has been to deliver broad, truly integrated, high-performance security across the IT infrastructure.

We provide top-rated network and content security, as well as secure access products that share intelligence and work together to form a cooperative fabric. Our unique security fabric combines Security Processors, an intuitive operating system, and applied threat intelligence to give you proven security, exceptional performance, and better visibility and control — while providing easier administration.

Our flagship enterprise firewall platform, FortiGate, is available in a wide range of sizes and form factors to fit any environment, and provides a broad array of next generation security and networking functions. Complementary products can be deployed with a FortiGate to enable a simplified, end-to-end security infrastructure covering:

  • Network security
  • Data center security (physical and virtual)
  • Cloud security
  • Secure (wired and wireless) access
  • Infrastructure (switching and routing) security
  • Content security
  • Endpoint security
  • Application security

Our market position and solution effectiveness have been widely validated by industry analysts, independent testing labs, business organizations, and media outlets worldwide. We are proud to count the majority of Fortune 500 companies among our satisfied customers.

Skyline Technologies

Skyline Technologies | @skylinetweets | LinkedIn | Facebook

Skyline Technologies is a technology and digital marketing consultancy focused on building long-term client relationships to truly understand our clients’ businesses, their challenges, and their customers.

Simplifying the complex - that’s our philosophy. We deliver improved business performance through increased customer engagement, data driven insights, and transformative products and services. Our 150+ consultants mold solutions around your goal, never the other way around. Big or small, we are a local partner that can scale to deliver the smallest or largest interaction. And when a project needs rescuing, we make the diving catch to solve complex problems others can’t. Since 1992, we have partnered with organizations across Wisconsin to help them thrive in this rapidly changing digital world. Ask how our business and technology consultants can help you achieve optimal results.

SILVER Sponsors


Cherwell | @Cherwell | LinkedIn | Facebook

A global leader in IT and enterprise service management, Cherwell Software empowers IT to lead through the use of powerful and intuitive technology that enables better, faster and more affordable innovation. The Cherwell® Service Management platform is built from the ground up with a unique architecture that enables rapid time to value and infinite flexibility — at a fraction of the cost and complexity of legacy solutions. Because of Cherwell’s focus on delivering solutions that are easy to configure, customize and use, IT organizations extend the Cherwell platform to solve a wide range of IT and business problems. With an unwavering commitment to putting customers first and being easy to do business with, Cherwell enjoys more than 98 percent customer satisfaction. Cherwell has a global network of expert partners serving customers in more than 40 countries. Corporate headquarters are in Colorado, USA, with global offices in the United Kingdom, Germany and Australia.


Cloudera | @cloudera | LinkedIn | Facebook

Cloudera delivers the modern platform for data management and analytics. The world’s leading organizations trust Cloudera to help solve their most challenging business problems with Cloudera Enterprise, the fastest, easiest, and most secure data platform built on Apache Hadoop and the latest open source technologies. Our customers can efficiently capture, store, process and analyze vast amounts of data, empowering them to use advanced analytics to drive business decisions quickly, flexibly, and at lower cost than has been possible before. To ensure our customers are successful, we offer comprehensive support, training, and professional services. Learn more at

Dedicated Computing

Dedicated Computing | LinkedIn

Dedicated Computing is an original design manufacturer (ODM) of proprietary, highly-engineered computing systems for OEM customers in Healthcare, Life Sciences, Training and Simulation, and Industrial markets.

Dedicated Computing’s systems are integrated hardware and software platforms that are optimized to meet the specific computational and performance needs of OEM applications. These systems are preconfigured with network connectivity and onboard diagnostics to enable a range of Managed Services capabilities.

The systems and solutions we build are powering our customers' products. We work with many of the world's leading companies. Our customers make some of the most important products in industries such as healthcare, life sciences, training and simulation, energy exploration, and industrial. Connectivity is changing the world – our customers' products will need to function in the Industrial Internet of Things as secure connected devices. Dedicated Computing is powering the world's most important devices.


Fiserv | LinkedIn | Facebook

Fiserv is a global organization, headquartered in Brookfield WI, with more than 12,000 clients and approximately 23,000 associates worldwide. Fiserv takes pride in its mission to enable clients to achieve best-in-class results and is highly regarded for its financial services technology and services innovation. This includes award-winning solutions for mobile and online banking, bill presentment and payment, risk management, data analytics and core account processing.

Fiserv is helping its clients push the boundaries of what's possible in financial services, delivering deep expertise and innovative solutions to help financial institutions, businesses and consumers move and manage money faster and with greater ease than ever before.


Interactions | @interactionsco

Interactions provides Intelligent Virtual Assistants that seamlessly combine artificial intelligence and human understanding to enable businesses and consumers to engage in productive conversations. With flexible products and solutions designed to meet the growing demand for unified, multichannel customer care, Interactions is delivering significant cost savings and unprecedented customer experience for some of the largest brands in the world. For more information, visit


OneNeck IT Solutions | @OneNeck_IT | LinkedIn | Facebook | YouTube | Google+

OneNeck IT Solutions LLC delivers hybrid IT solutions, including cloud and hosting solutions, managed services, ERP application management, professional services, IT hardware and top-tier data centers in Arizona, Colorado, Iowa, Minnesota, Oregon and Wisconsin. OneNeck's team of technology professionals manage secure, world-class, hybrid IT infrastructures and applications for businesses around the country. Through thought leadership and innovative engineering, OneNeck helps customers reduce costs, improve service levels, increase revenues and gain local-to-global competitive advantage. OneNeck customers span multiple industries including healthcare, manufacturing, financial services, retail and government. They choose OneNeck because the tenured and experienced team leverages ITIL based practices to manage mission-critical data centers, cloud and customer infrastructure 24/7. In addition, OneNeck has successfully completed Type 2 SSAE 16 (SOC 1) examination, PCI Data Security Standard validation, ISO 27001 certification and HIPAA and HITECH examination. This helps assure customers that their data is secure, available and meets their compliance requirements. OneNeck is a wholly owned subsidiary of Telephone and Data Systems [NYSE: TDS] whose businesses also include U.S. Cellular and TDS Telecom. OneNeck employs nearly 550 people throughout the United States. Visit

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