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Monday, March 27
 

7:30am

Workshop Check In
Monday March 27, 2017 7:30am - 8:30am
Embassy Suites LaVista Conference Center 12520 Westport Pkwy.

7:45am

8:30am

Certified ScrumMaster(CSM)-Day 1 of 2 Day Course Part I
The price is all-inclusive and includes course materials, workbooks, meals, the cost of taking the certification exam, plus 2 years of membership in the Scrum Alliance.
Get the Scrum certification training you need to succeed. During this course, you will master the Scrum framework and the underlying Agile principles, practices, techniques to succeed as a ScrumMaster®.  Learn how to facilitate, coach, resolve conflict and lead a team during this two-day CSM workshop, instilling confidence in yourself to engage successful Agile practices right away. Course Instructor: Bob Hartman Known as Agile Bob, he brings over 30 years of experience and broad industry knowledge cultivated by serving in almost every role in the software industry including developer, tester, documentation writer, trainer, product manager, project manager, business analyst, senior software engineer, development manager and executive. Over the past 15 years Bob has grown from being an early adopter of Agile to his current status as a Certified Scrum Trainer® (CST) and Certified Enterprise Coach℠ (CEC) and an expert in training, coaching and mentoring across all areas of Agile development.  Offered during Infotec 2017 This class is offered at the same time as Infotec so you can enjoy the conferences keynote speakers, meals, and exhibits at no extra cost. Organized by AIM Infotec.

Speakers
avatar for Bob Hartman

Bob Hartman

Scrum Trainer, Agile for All
Bob Hartman, known to his clients as “Agile Bob” is a Scrum Alliance Certified Scrum Trainer (CST) and Certified Scrum Coach (CSC) based in Aurora, Colorado, a suburb of Denver.  He trains and coaches for companies throughout the United States as well as internationally.  He blogs at www.agilebob.com and is a Most Valued Blogger at DZone (www.dzone.com) as well as having his blog syndicated through the Agile section of... Read More →


Monday March 27, 2017 8:30am - 12:00pm
Fedora II

8:30am

Cloud Server Deployment-Full Day Workshop Part I
This full-day workshop will compare and contrast deploying servers in several major cloud platforms including AWS, Google, Microsoft and Oracle. It will feature hands-on demonstrations as well as a comparison of features, pricing and other tips. Topics to be covered include choosing the size of the VM, operating system and networking considerations, monitoring/backup/restore as well as growing the instance.

Demonstrations will include:
Deploying a website to Amazon
Deploying an application to Google App Engine
Deploying a VM to Azure

Participants will gain increased knowledge of the pros/cons of each platform as well as the ability to conduct the deployments themselves.

Speakers
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Aaron Grothe

Senior Software Engineer, Infogroup
Aaron Grothe has worked as a Unix Admin an Information Security Architect and an Oracle DBA. He has several contributions that have been included in the Linux Kernel. He is currently working at Infogroup as a Senior Software engineer. He also works at NugenSoft exploring the next generation of Information Security.
avatar for Adam Haeder

Adam Haeder

Ops Manager, Google
Adam Haeder is a hardware operations manager at the Google data center in Council Bluffs, IA. In past lives, Adam has been a CIO, database administrator, systems administrator, instructor, network administrator, help desk technician, computer repair technician, development manager, developer, data integration specialist, consultant and author. Adam has written 3 technology books, the most recent being "LPI Linux Certification in a Nutshell" for... Read More →


Monday March 27, 2017 8:30am - 12:00pm
Embassy Suites LaVista Conference Center 12520 Westport Pkwy.

8:30am

Don't Design Like a Programmer
We developers have a hard time with user experience design. We get that it’s important now, but we don’t really know how to do it (even if we can write the UI code), and there’s never enough time anyway. Worse, UX design is very subjective and personal, so you might not like what I like and vice versa. It’s so much easier to focus on delivering the features, enabling the key tasks, and depending on user feedback to get the details right. Unfortunately, that approach often fails to deliver the great user experiences our customers expect today.

This workshop starts by quickly exploring the UI design approach typically used by developers and why such designs fail with users. We then quickly review an efficient, practical 6 step design process that you can use to make good design decisions quickly.

The heart of the workshop: You will work with a small team to apply the process by designing a simple mobile app, hands on, step by step. Towards the end, you will get to measure your success by doing an informal usability study and comparing your work with an app created by expert designers.

Speakers
avatar for Everett McKay

Everett McKay

Principal, UX Design Edge
Everett McKay is Principal of UX Design Edge, a user experience design training and consulting company for mobile, web, and desktop applications. Everett's specialty is UX design training for software professionals who aren't experienced designers through onsite and virtual courses and workshops. He has delivered UX design workshops to an international audience that includes Europe, Asia, South America, and Africa.


Monday March 27, 2017 8:30am - 12:00pm
Dapper III

8:30am

JavaScript: ES6 & Beyond
The JavaScript language is rapidly evolving. The ES6 specification ushered in arrow functions, templates strings, destructuring, iterators, and other great additions to the language. The next version of JavaScript, ES7, will bring even more features. This workshop will begin exploring some of the exciting additions to the language as well as best practices with the features available today all while building a few fun applications. We won’t be using any frameworks or third-party libraries. Just good-old-fashion vanilla JavaScript.

Workshop Prerequisites:
- We’ll be writing a lot of JavaScript code so make sure you have your favorite code editor installed. If you need one, download Microsoft’s Visual Studio Code (http://code.visualstudio.com/).
- You’ll also need a modern web browser installed like Microsoft Edge, Chrome, or Firefox.
- Course files will be provided when you arrive at the workshop.

Speakers
avatar for Dustin Tauer

Dustin Tauer

VP of Training & Development, Easel Solutions
Dustin Tauer is the VP of Training and Development with Easel Solutions. He spends his time either in the classroom educating clients on the latest tools and technologies or in his office developing new and innovative web, mobile, and eLearning solutions. His passion is finding the best solution for the job and helping others to do the same. Easel Solutions has been a leading provider of training and consulting in the eLearning, web, and creative... Read More →


Monday March 27, 2017 8:30am - 12:00pm
Dapper II

8:30am

Real-World Risk Management Techniques
As with any other aspect of operating a business, managing cyber risk well is predicated on making informed decisions, and then executing reliably within the context of those decisions. Unfortunately today, too many security teams still don’t understand how to effectively translate technical security issues into risk language the business can use.

During this interactive session we’ll debunk the myths about what risk is and what it isn’t. We'll practice techniques for measuring, documenting, and analyzing risks to help the business prioritize IT and security activities. Attendees will walk away with new tools and methodologies that will help them align security and risk with business goals, and help elevate security as a strategic and trusted partner.

Speakers
avatar for Ron Woerner

Ron Woerner

Ron Woerner is a noted speaker and writer in the Security industry. He has over 25 years of IT and Security experience and has established the security practices for multiple Midwest organizations. He writes for CSOOnline.com, IBM Security Intelligence, and the Tripwire blog. He has been a feature speaker at the RSA conference for over 10 years. Last year, Ron was an official state delegate at Israel’s CyberTech conference. Ron built... Read More →


Monday March 27, 2017 8:30am - 12:00pm
Manhattan II

12:00pm

Workshop Lunch Break/On Your Own
You have plenty of time to go out and grab a bite to eat with your new classmates!
Lunch is not provided on Monday.

Monday March 27, 2017 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Embassy Suites LaVista Conference Center 12520 Westport Pkwy.

12:15pm

1:30pm

Cloud Server Deployment-Full Day Workshop Part II
This full-day workshop will compare and contrast deploying servers in several major cloud platforms including AWS, Google, Microsoft and Oracle. It will feature hands-on demonstrations as well as a comparison of features, pricing and other tips. Topics to be covered include choosing the size of the VM, operating system and networking considerations, monitoring/backup/restore as well as growing the instance.

Demonstrations will include:
Deploying a website to Amazon
Deploying an application to Google App Engine
Deploying a VM to Azure

Participants will gain increased knowledge of the pros/cons of each platform as well as the ability to conduct the deployments themselves.

Speakers
AG

Aaron Grothe

Senior Software Engineer, Infogroup
Aaron Grothe has worked as a Unix Admin an Information Security Architect and an Oracle DBA. He has several contributions that have been included in the Linux Kernel. He is currently working at Infogroup as a Senior Software engineer. He also works at NugenSoft exploring the next generation of Information Security.
avatar for Adam Haeder

Adam Haeder

Ops Manager, Google
Adam Haeder is a hardware operations manager at the Google data center in Council Bluffs, IA. In past lives, Adam has been a CIO, database administrator, systems administrator, instructor, network administrator, help desk technician, computer repair technician, development manager, developer, data integration specialist, consultant and author. Adam has written 3 technology books, the most recent being "LPI Linux Certification in a Nutshell" for... Read More →


Monday March 27, 2017 1:30pm - 5:00pm
Dapper l

1:30pm

Essential PowerShell Survival Skills
Using PowerShell with Windows/Linux/MAC OS will be embedded throughout all of the topics in the workshop. Attendees will be provided with hands-on exercises and education covering topics such as:
What is PowerShell?
Why PowerShell is the most important skill for a Windows Administrator to learn?
Basic PowerShell syntax and structure.
How to progress from a single command to a script to a function to multi-purpose tool.
Using PowerShell to configure and secure any infrastructure.
Top 5 PowerShell pitfalls and how to avoid them.
How to leverage online script repositories for your benefit.

Target Audience and Prerequisites
Existing system administrators or desktop administrators who want to develop basic PowerShell skills. No previous PowerShell, command-line or scripting administration experience is required. Basic operating system operation skills such as opening programs and files, installing programs, creating and copying files and folders is required.

Students will be given the opportunity to participate in follow-along hands-on labs as a part of the presentation. A Windows computer/laptop with PowerShell version 3.0 or later is required. Alternately, a Windows or Mac computer with Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome is required for accessing online lab machines that will be provided as part of the workshop.

Students will be provided with a download of all sample code and examples used during the workshop.

Speakers
avatar for Shawn Bolan

Shawn Bolan

Technical Tainer, New Horizons
Shawn Bolan has been a technical trainer for over 17 years. Shawn holds over 60 technical certifications with organizations including Microsoft, VMware, CompTIA and PRINCE2. Shawn is currently the lead technical trainer and Training Manager at New Horizons of Nebraska. He has been with New Horizons for 10 years and was named the VMware Certified Instructor of the Quarter for the Americas for Q3 of 2013.Shawn has worked with command-line and... Read More →



Monday March 27, 2017 1:30pm - 5:00pm
Dapper II

1:30pm

Certified ScrumMaster(CSM)-Day 1 of 2 Day Course Part II
The price is all-inclusive and includes course materials, workbooks, meals, the cost of taking the certification exam, plus 2 years of membership in the Scrum Alliance.
Get the Scrum certification training you need to succeed. During this course, you will master the Scrum framework and the underlying Agile principles, practices, techniques to succeed as a ScrumMaster®.  Learn how to facilitate, coach, resolve conflict and lead a team during this two-day CSM workshop, instilling confidence in yourself to engage successful Agile practices right away. Course Instructor: Bob Hartman Known as Agile Bob, he brings over 30 years of experience and broad industry knowledge cultivated by serving in almost every role in the software industry including developer, tester, documentation writer, trainer, product manager, project manager, business analyst, senior software engineer, development manager and executive. Over the past 15 years Bob has grown from being an early adopter of Agile to his current status as a Certified Scrum Trainer® (CST) and Certified Enterprise Coach℠ (CEC) and an expert in training, coaching and mentoring across all areas of Agile development.  Offered during Infotec 2017 This class is offered at the same time as Infotec so you can enjoy the conferences keynote speakers, meals, and exhibits at no extra cost. Organized by AIM Infotec.

Speakers
avatar for Bob Hartman

Bob Hartman

Scrum Trainer, Agile for All
Bob Hartman, known to his clients as “Agile Bob” is a Scrum Alliance Certified Scrum Trainer (CST) and Certified Scrum Coach (CSC) based in Aurora, Colorado, a suburb of Denver.  He trains and coaches for companies throughout the United States as well as internationally.  He blogs at www.agilebob.com and is a Most Valued Blogger at DZone (www.dzone.com) as well as having his blog syndicated through the Agile section of... Read More →


Monday March 27, 2017 1:30pm - 5:30pm
Fedora II
 
Tuesday, March 28
 

7:30am

Infotec Registration/Breakfast
Tuesday March 28, 2017 7:30am - 8:30am
Embassy Suites LaVista Conference Center 12520 Westport Pkwy.

8:30am

Welcome & Opening Keynote - Harnessing Technology to Drive Innovation the Amazon Way
Harnessing Technology to Drive Innovation the Amazon Way

Former Amazon Executive and nationally sought after business strategist John Rossman will take a look at how Amazon pioneered and created waves of disruption using technology across all fields. Through lessons on Amazon’s IOT strategy and discussion of Amazon’s business principles, attendees will be shown how Amazon has grown from an online bookseller to a company that sells more online than its 12 next competitors combined.  In addition, Rossman will discuss the principles that can continually produce innovation and disruption for an organization.

Speakers
avatar for John Rossman

John Rossman

Former Amazon Exec, Author & Expert on Digital Disruption, Innovation & IoT, Alvarez & Marsal
John Rossman was Director of Enterprise Services at Amazon.com, managing worldwide services to enterprise clients such as Target.com, Toys R Us, Sears.ca, Marks and Spencer and the National Basketball Association (NBA). In this role, he had full operational and technical ownership for existing clients, overseeing e-commerce solutions such as online merchandising capability, website technologies, branded fulfillment delivery and branded customer... Read More →


Tuesday March 28, 2017 8:30am - 9:30am
Windsor Ballroom

8:30am

Certified ScrumMaster(CSM)-Day 2- of 2 Day Course
The price is all-inclusive and includes course materials, workbooks, meals, the cost of taking the certification exam, plus 2 years of membership in the Scrum Alliance.
Get the Scrum certification training you need to succeed. During this course, you will master the Scrum framework and the underlying Agile principles, practices, techniques to succeed as a ScrumMaster®.  Learn how to facilitate, coach, resolve conflict and lead a team during this two-day CSM workshop, instilling confidence in yourself to engage successful Agile practices right away. Course Instructor: Bob Hartman Known as Agile Bob, he brings over 30 years of experience and broad industry knowledge cultivated by serving in almost every role in the software industry including developer, tester, documentation writer, trainer, product manager, project manager, business analyst, senior software engineer, development manager and executive. Over the past 15 years Bob has grown from being an early adopter of Agile to his current status as a Certified Scrum Trainer® (CST) and Certified Enterprise Coach℠ (CEC) and an expert in training, coaching and mentoring across all areas of Agile development.  Offered during Infotec 2017 This class is offered at the same time as Infotec so you can enjoy the conferences keynote speakers, meals, and exhibits at no extra cost. Organized by AIM Infotec.

Speakers
avatar for Bob Hartman

Bob Hartman

Scrum Trainer, Agile for All
Bob Hartman, known to his clients as “Agile Bob” is a Scrum Alliance Certified Scrum Trainer (CST) and Certified Scrum Coach (CSC) based in Aurora, Colorado, a suburb of Denver.  He trains and coaches for companies throughout the United States as well as internationally.  He blogs at www.agilebob.com and is a Most Valued Blogger at DZone (www.dzone.com) as well as having his blog syndicated through the Agile section of... Read More →


Tuesday March 28, 2017 8:30am - 5:00pm
Fedora II

9:45am

Business Process Management Tips & Tools
Business Process Management and surrounding concepts such as Business Process Modeling Notation, RACI responsibility matrix and others are key factors in successful business and IT organizations. Understand the reasons why you should prioritize a continuous improvement program, where your organization will benefit, the critical success factors, approaches to adopt and pitfalls to avoid. Scott will provide relatable scenarios, tips & tools, real-world lessons learned and compelling case studies.

Speakers
avatar for Scott Armstrong

Scott Armstrong

Owner & Managing Partner, Interfacing Technologies Corporation
Scott Armstrong | Scott is an entrepreneur at heart with a passion for technology. As the Managing Partner of Interfacing Technologies and the driving force behind the Enterprise Process Center®, a Gartner® recognized global leading software for enterprise business process analysis (Strategy-to-Execution, Enterprise Architecture, Business Process Analysis, Workflow Automation), Operational Intelligence and Business Operating Systems... Read More →



Tuesday March 28, 2017 9:45am - 10:30am
Dapper II

9:45am

Enabling Innovation through Integrating Agile and Software Development Best Practices
There has been a lot of focus on agile practices as a means for increasing productivity of development teams. As companies consider software innovation initiatives, it will be critical that these methods are adopted within those efforts. However, agile methodologies by themselves will not create the efficiency and productivity that companies should expect from their innovation teams. At Don't Panic Labs, we have spent years working on new product development and have achieved success through recognizing that agile processes are just a part of a larger product development culture that also includes the integration of software design and development best practices. In the talk I will discuss how we have integrated these best practices and discuss lessons learned and benefits.

Speakers
avatar for Doug Durham

Doug Durham

CTO, Don't Panic Labs/Nebraska Global
Doug Durham is CTO and Co-Founder of Nebraska Global and Don’t Panic Labs as well as a 28+ year veteran of software engineering and development. Creating complex software systems has been the core of his work experience. He has held a wide variety of software development roles in industries such as aerospace and defense, healthcare practice management, manufacturing and enterprise resource planning, consumer software utilities, ecommerce... Read More →



Tuesday March 28, 2017 9:45am - 10:30am
Windsor 9-10

9:45am

IoT + DDoS = Disruptive (Business + Cyber) Risk!
Gartner estimates there are about 6.4 billion Internet of Things (IoT) devices today, such as DVRs, surveillance cameras, and many others, all connected to the Web and all with Internet (IP) addresses. By 2020, it is expected that the number of Web-connected devices will increase to 20.8 billion.

So why are these numbers relevant to cyber-security? An IoT fact is that these devices were not designed or developed with security at their core. Further, these devices are typically not configured securely.

As IoT becomes pervasive across industries, including healthcare, financial, and government, organizations must be prepared for this rising and disruptive threat. Further, the risk from IoT increases the challenge for addressing compliance mandates associated with sensitive and confidential information.

From this brief, you will learn:
• Examine why IoT = Internet of Threats.
• Step through how botnets and DDoS can be disruptive to sites and Web applications.
• Walk through an IoT Security Policy that addresses key compliance requirements.
• Develop a strategy for addressing such emerging threats in the context of your enterprise cyber security plan.

Speakers
avatar for Uday Ali Pabrai

Uday Ali Pabrai

CEO, ecfirst
Uday Ali Pabrai | | Ali Pabrai, MSEE, CISSP (ISSAP, ISSMP), Security+, a cyber security & compliance expert, is the chairman & chief executive of ecfirst, an Inc. 500 business. A highly sought-after information security and regulatory compliance expert, he successfully delivered solutions on compliance and information security to organizations worldwide. | | Mr. Pabrai was the creator of the world’s most successful Internet skills... Read More →



Tuesday March 28, 2017 9:45am - 10:30am
Windsor 7-8

9:45am

Machine Learning & Data Science
What is a machine learning data scientist? Many companies struggle with the concept of what machine learning is and what it does. Machine Learning is quickly becoming a barrier to entry for a product. Companies will soon not consider a piece of software or app that does not have machine learning built into it. But Machine Learning skills are extremely hard to find.

Many companies are trying to fill the need using a regular data scientist (also hard to find). This session will discuss the necessary skill sets of a Machine Learning data scientist, the parallel data scientist skills which can be cross trained, and how to manage those people once they get the right training. It will also cover the value proposition of ML and how it applies to your business.

Speakers
avatar for Gordon Summers

Gordon Summers

Principal, Cabri Group
Gordon was a 20 year veteran of ConAgra foods where he spent his time overseeing their vast supply chain database warehouse. This gives Gordon advanced knowledge of how to store very large datasets and structure them in such a way to use machine learning to extract recommendations that elevate risk and optimize success. Gordon has lead projects spanning from labor reduction to network optimization including: transportation efficiency, real time... Read More →
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Nate Watson

President, Contemporary Analysis
Nate Watson joined Contemporary Analysis (CAN) in 2011 as a business development officer and project manager to help companies understand how to implement data driven decision making into their culture. 33 companies later, he was known in the region as thought leader in how predictive analytics can help bridge the gap between information and actionable intelligence. In 2013, he was tasked with figuring out how to help the political campaigns... Read More →



Tuesday March 28, 2017 9:45am - 10:30am
Dapper III

9:45am

Using Hybrid Cloud Container technology to Evolve the IT Legacy
When it comes to cloud, one size does not fit all. This session will focus around cloud computing and container technology as an emerging, disruptive technology that can change the way an organization architects their environment to better deliver reliability, optimized performance and great cost value. This session aims to highlight how organizations are using this technology to evolve their IT infrastructure to position themselves to better support their business. This strategic initiative allows organizations to rapidly respond to changing market needs while positioning them to drive more revenue into their business.

Speakers
avatar for Glen Tindal

Glen Tindal

Business Solutions Principal, Capstone Consulting
Glen Tindal has over 20 years of extensive expertise creating/implementing high value, next-generation technology solutions and services in data-intensive environments.  Glen provides demonstrated change management success orchestrating strategies that catapult companies through newer technology, and elevate organizations into top performers. Glen performs account management at Capstone and ensures technical, sales, and key operational... Read More →


Tuesday March 28, 2017 9:45am - 10:30am
Dapper l

10:30am

BREAK: Exhibitors & TryIT Zone
Explore augmented reality with Kiewit's HoloLens; Google Home, Pixel phone, DayDream virtual reality & Maker Projects; RSM’s Microsoft Customer Immersion Experience; as well as AIM's Brain Exchange programs for Youth in the Try IT Zone this year!

Tuesday March 28, 2017 10:30am - 11:00am
TryIT Zone-Gatsby

11:00am

Cloud Native: Rapid Application Developement
As cloud-native architectures continue to grow in popularity, building distributed systems will become increasingly common for the enterprise developer. Discover how you can use cloud native technology to accelerate software development on a modern cloud platform without compromising operations.

During this session you will get an overview of cloud native application industry best practices and walk away with an understanding of how to start your own journey to delivering cloud native applications. See firsthand how other businesses just like yours are using cloud native application development to transform their own enterprise.

This session is ideal for any cloud, virtualization or enterprise professional.

Speakers
avatar for Sharath Sahadevan

Sharath Sahadevan

Platform Architect, Pivotal Software
Sharath Sahadevan is a Senior Platform Architect with Pivotal software. Prior to Pivotal, he worked at MasterCard and contributed to a number of enterprise applications at MasterCard. He developed a stock analyzer running on the Google App Engine. He has presented Linux’s Foundations Collaboration Summit as well as the on this topic at the St. Louis Java Users group.
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Brady Snodgrass

Sr. Architect, First National Technology Solutions



Tuesday March 28, 2017 11:00am - 11:45am
Dapper III

11:00am

Data Science Tools @ Amazon Cloud
This session will cover the tools available for supporting data science functionality on Amazon Web Services. The session primarily will step through the process from data collection to predictive model building as part of a standard work flow and introduce various tools that are available during each of these steps on Amazon cloud infrastructure

Speakers
avatar for Swapan Golla

Swapan Golla

Architect, Gallup
Swapan Golla leads the Data Engineering/Analytics & Reporting Groups at Gallup INC. Swapan has been associated with this field for more than 15 years and is a regular speaker at various national and international conferences including Amazon re:Invent conference. Swapan is also a Director at Business Intelligence Warehousing and Analytics Special Interest Group (BIWA SIG) and an adjunct faculty in the Computer Science Dept. at University of... Read More →


Tuesday March 28, 2017 11:00am - 11:45am
Dapper II

11:00am

Embracing Service Leadership to Transform Technology Delivery
In a competitive technology landscape, it can be tempting to lead through a traditional authoritarian approach. But maybe there is another way to lead your firm, motivate your staff and transform the way you deliver technology. Service leadership is a mentality that always puts the needs of other first. By creating a culture where all employees focus on how best they can serve their clients, co-workers and community, a natural competitive advantage can result. If top leadership can clearly demonstrate that they are committed to putting others first, that culture will take hold across the organization and better results will follow.

This session is geared toward technology leadership at all levels of the organization, including emerging and aspiring leaders. The session will provide background and research on service leadership. It will provide case examples of how service leadership can make a positive impact and will include recommendations for starting down the path toward service leadership in your organization. The presentation is interactive and will engage audience members in dialogue.

Speakers
avatar for Derek Kruse

Derek Kruse

Chief Information Officer, Douglas Omaha Technology Commission
Derek Kruse is the Chief Information Officer at the Douglas Omaha Technology Commission (DOTComm) where he has transformed that organization through service leadership over the past four years. He has presented at numerous conferences, has guest lectured at local universities and is pursuing his Doctorate in Business Administration at Creighton University where he is focusing on IT leadership. Derek holds a BS from Cornell University and an... Read More →



Tuesday March 28, 2017 11:00am - 11:45am
Windsor 7-8

11:00am

Intruder Hunting: A Proactive Approach to Security
The session begins with a “State of the Market” review and an analysis of what is, and is not, working in terms of current security tools and techniques. From that foundation, remainder of the presentation will focus on a step by step programmatic approach to Hunting Intruders in your environment. This will include the following topics.
1. Establishing an Intruder Hunting program and integrating the program into your ISMS.
2. Risk Assessment requirements and Asset Evaluation.
3. Establishing adequate security baselines and standards for targeted assets
4. Defining and narrowing the “Huntscape”
5. Tools and Techniques for stealth monitoring
6. Identifying and Reporting on Intrusions and attempted Intrusions
7. Evicting Intruders, Remediation, and Clean Up
8. General Recommendations

Speakers
avatar for Bruce Roton

Bruce Roton

Director, Security Solutions Architecture, Level 3 Communications
Bruce Roton has over 38 years of experience in the Information Technology industry, with the past 13 years focused on information security and security operations management. | | He is currently the Director of Security Solutions Architecture at Level 3 Communications. Roton is also engaged in leading edge security research and development to drive the evolution of security from legacy technologies to intelligence based mitigation systems. These... Read More →



Tuesday March 28, 2017 11:00am - 11:45am
Windsor 9-10

11:00am

VMware NSX - The Next Frontier of Virtualization
Network virtualization is the next frontier of virtualization. What server and desktop virtualization did to transform the landscape of the data center, network virtualization promises to do that and more.

Far from being simply the virtualization of a switch, router or firewall, VMware NSX revolutionizes the deployment and security of virtual workloads. Removing the physical and administrative bottlenecks for traditional networking infrastructure, NSX gives the administrator all the tools they need to automate and secure an on-premises or cloud-based deployment.

Speakers
avatar for Shawn Bolan

Shawn Bolan

Technical Tainer, New Horizons
Shawn Bolan has been a technical trainer for over 17 years. Shawn holds over 60 technical certifications with organizations including Microsoft, VMware, CompTIA and PRINCE2. Shawn is currently the lead technical trainer and Training Manager at New Horizons of Nebraska. He has been with New Horizons for 10 years and was named the VMware Certified Instructor of the Quarter for the Americas for Q3 of 2013.Shawn has worked with command-line and... Read More →



Tuesday March 28, 2017 11:00am - 11:45am
Dapper l

11:45am

NETWORKING LUNCH: Lunch Entertainment: Bob Arno, Comedy Pickpocket, International Entertainer
Comedy Pickpocket Bob Arno is a speaker, entertainer, author, and special lecturer to law enforcement agencies. He has been profiled or quoted on NPR, CNN, MSNBC, FoxNews, ABC’s 20/20, The Travel Channel, and others. He is a frequent presenter at Tourism Safety and Security Conferences and pre-Super Bowl seminars for law enforcement and security professionals. With exclusive video, live demonstrations, and well-appreciated humor, Bob offers a global perspective on diversion theft techniques and the latest international trends. With his wife, Bambi Vincent, he is co-author of the book Travel Advisory: How to Avoid Thefts, Cons, and Street Scams.

Speakers
avatar for Bob Arno

Bob Arno

Comedy Pickpocket Bob Arno is a speaker, entertainer, author, and special lecturer to law enforcement agencies. He has been profiled or quoted on NPR, CNN, MSNBC, FoxNews, ABC’s 20/20, The Travel Channel, and others. He is a frequent presenter at Tourism Safety and Security Conferences and pre-Super Bowl seminars for law enforcement and security professionals. With exclusive video, live demonstrations, and well-appreciated humor, Bob offers... Read More →



Tuesday March 28, 2017 11:45am - 1:15pm
Windsor Ballroom

1:15pm

Demystifying Office 365
We are all familiar with Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote and we understand their value. But we are potentially unfamiliar with ambiguous tools like: Admin, Azure, Delve, Docs, Dynamics, Flow, GigJam, Groups, "IM", Lens, Mail, Newsfeed, OneDrive, Planner, Portal, PowerApps, SharePoint/Sites, Skype, StaffHub, Store, Sway, Tasks, Teams, Yammer, and Wunderlist. The purpose of these tools can be difficult to ascertain and we don't always understand the value that they bestow. This is exacerbated when the same names are used for different experiences or when different names are used for very similar experiences. When should I use which tool? Come join us as we explore the sometimes-nebulous world of Office 365.

Speakers
avatar for Todd Bleeker

Todd Bleeker

Applications Manager, RSM US LLP
Todd Bleeker is an industry leader in Microsoft-centric software, specializing in Enterprise Content Management (ECM), specifically extending business functionality in Office 365 (including SharePoint Online and on-premises too). In 2004, Todd co-founded Mindsharp, the industry leading SharePoint education company, and lead it alongside Bill English for over a decade. Todd is recognized by Microsoft as an innovative thought leader; Todd was... Read More →


Tuesday March 28, 2017 1:15pm - 2:00pm
Windsor 9-10

1:15pm

How to Hack Humans and Unfluence People
Most security breaches are due to the failure of the human element: the intruders hack the humans to hack the systems. You can hack more systems in two months by becoming interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get in through technology. This session talks about how malicious hackers influence - or in this case “unfluence” - their victims using manipulation and coercion and exploiting the bugs in the human hardware. Security professionals need to understand how they can be vulnerable to the factors of unfluence, so they can detect, deter, and deliver countermeasures. Additionally, attendees will learn the importance of human factors, psychology, and leadership for security professionals. The speaker will cover social engineering through examples, demonstrations, and case studies to make sure you and your employees aren’t under the unfluence.

Speakers
avatar for Karla Carter

Karla Carter

Associate Professor, Bellevue University
Karla Carter is an Associate Professor in the College of Science and Technology at Bellevue University, in Bellevue, Nebraska. Drawing on over 25 years of information technology experience, she teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in Information Technology Ethics, Emerging Technologies, Social Engineering, Enterprise Data, and Web Development, and has been awarded Bellevue University’s Excellence in Online Teaching Award... Read More →



Tuesday March 28, 2017 1:15pm - 2:00pm
Dapper II

1:15pm

Lessons Learned from Drones, HoloLens & Other New Tech
In this presentation, you will learn more about the investment Kiewit has made in technology and some of the solutions being used and evaluated to improve operations. This includes drones, HoloLens and smart glass. Further, we will discuss overall trends in the engineering and construction industry. ​

Since 1884, Kiewit has built a respected reputation within the engineering and construction industry. A key pillar to their success is a focus on being a learning company that strives for continuous improvement. Come learn from Kiewit's experiences with new tech and imagine how these tech tools could be used at your company.

Speakers
avatar for Brian Seger

Brian Seger

KTG Area Manager, Kiewit
Brian Seger is an Area Manager in the Kiewit Technology Group specifically responsible for Finance, Payroll and Human Capital Management solutions. He has been with Kiewit 10 years in a variety of roles including Internal Audit, technology and process improvement, and operations with Kiewit Power Constructors.



Tuesday March 28, 2017 1:15pm - 2:00pm
Windsor 7-8

1:15pm

Let's Build an Alexa Skill Together
Have you seen the commercial for the Amazon Echo where the actors ask Alexa to do stuff for them? Want to learn how to give Alexa a super power?

In this session I'll show you how you can build your own Alexa Skill. We'll build one together live using a free AWS account and C# .NET. "Alexa, ask all the developers to give my session a good review."

Speakers
avatar for Paul Oliver

Paul Oliver

Principal Software Architect, Vosaic
Paul Oliver is the Principal Software Architect for Vosaic--a Hudl and Nelnet joint venture. This guy has worked with .NET, Ruby on Rails, AWS, Azure, Docker and probably some other stuff that shouldn't be mentioned in polite company. Paul specializes in SaaS web applications, cloud architecture, devops, and beatboxing. Come see his award-winning* talk on Alexa, and maybe, just maybe, you’ll come away as a better human being. | | *My... Read More →



Tuesday March 28, 2017 1:15pm - 2:00pm
Dapper III

1:15pm

Podcast Marketing - Talking Cost Effectively To Your Best Customers Like a Rock Star!
Over the last 3 years, Gallup has created 5 new podcasts channels as a way of both marketing to and communicating with our customers via a podcast. We have seen incredible success using both audio downloads and live streaming audio, as well as video via YouTube to reach thousands of new and existing customers. Most of our podcasts are done weekly and for a regional audience in the US, India, Singapore and Australia and are done at a very low cost. As of October 2016, Gallup is seeing over 20,000 monthly downloads to the audio only channels and views that exceed 35,000 on YouTube. Its a marketing channel that should not be ignored.

Doing a podcast in the enterprise has a different set of issues and challenges (Both technical and non-technical) that need to be navigated carefully. This session will include lessons on:

1. The pitch to the leadership team really matters
2. You often already have a built-in audience and they live on Facebook and why it matters
3. What it looks like when your customers engage
4. What kind of investment in equipment and resources does it take to get started
5. Why having a Social Media Manager matters
6. What will the future look like with podcasting

Speakers
avatar for Jim Collison

Jim Collison

IT Manager, Gallup
I am a Director of Talent Resourcing at Gallup’s Omaha, Nebraska office. Clifton StrengthsFinder Top 5: Arranger | WOO | Maximizer | Communication | Activator | | In my current role for Gallup, I oversee a team of intern software developers in Omaha NE as well as partner with Gallup’s Talent Resources team to recruit and retain world-class system and database administrators and software developers who support Gallup’s clients and the... Read More →



Tuesday March 28, 2017 1:15pm - 2:00pm
Dapper l

2:15pm

Cybersecurity Tips, Tools, and Techniques for Home and Work
In this fast-paced session, you will see and learn about common tools used in cyber security assessments, investigations, and administration. The presenter will demonstrate ways to use these tools in both home and work environments. Tools to be demonstrated include Kali Linux, Windows PowerShell, SysInternals Suite, Wireshark, and many more. In discussing these tools, you will walk away with techniques to optimize their use based on your requirements. No tech experience necessary.

Speakers
avatar for Ron Woerner

Ron Woerner

Ron Woerner is a noted speaker and writer in the Security industry. He has over 25 years of IT and Security experience and has established the security practices for multiple Midwest organizations. He writes for CSOOnline.com, IBM Security Intelligence, and the Tripwire blog. He has been a feature speaker at the RSA conference for over 10 years. Last year, Ron was an official state delegate at Israel’s CyberTech conference. Ron built... Read More →



Tuesday March 28, 2017 2:15pm - 3:00pm
Windsor 9-10

2:15pm

Innovation or Extinction? What Enterprises Can Learn From Startup-Driven Innovation & Tactics
This session will explore how larger organizations can learn from the rise of startups and engage/adapt to the dynamically changing marketplace of ideas and execution. Learn about the changing landscape of innovation and how forward-thinking corporations can begin to tap into emerging startup opportunities to think, move and execute at startup speed.

This session is intended for:
• Companies exploring new innovation initiatives or benchmarking their innovation practices
• Corporations exploring ways to engage with startups
• Individuals wanting to learn the basics for getting buy-in on innovation initiatives
• Innovators in enterprises looking to make their mark on the organization

Some of the topics covered include:
• The Rise of The Startup
• What Can Be Done to Avoid Extinction?
• Outsourcing Innovation
• Mapping & Measuring the Innovation Engine
• Understanding The Context of Innovation
• Three Horizons of Innovation
• The Latest Tools & Techniques in Innovation (Lean Startup, Design Thinking, Business Model Generation, and more)

Speakers
avatar for Brian Ardinger

Brian Ardinger

Co-Founder, Econic
Brian is the former managing director of NMotion, a seed-stage startup accelerator in Lincoln and co-founder of Econic, a corporate innovation consulting firm and maker of the podcast Inside Outside Innovation. He has been active in helping build and grow startups and an active mentor in Pipeline Entrepreneurs, the Startup Champions Network and Global Accelerator Network. Before his work in the startup community, Brian was Chief Marketing Officer... Read More →



Tuesday March 28, 2017 2:15pm - 3:00pm
Dapper II

2:15pm

Tablueprints: A Strategic Framework for Data Visualization
Ryan Sleeper is a Tableau Zen Master (2016/17), Iron Viz Champion (2013), author of the Tableau Public Visualization of the Year (2015), and author of Practical Tableau (O'Reilly 2016). This session will share Ryan's "tablueprints"; his process for visualizing data with Tableau. During the presentation, Ryan will discuss his strategic framework for data visualization and provide tangible tips that you can use to improve your data visualization as soon as you get back to the office.

Speakers
avatar for Ryan Sleeper

Ryan Sleeper

Principal, Ryan Sleeper LLC
Ryan Sleeper is a Tableau Zen Master (2016/17), Iron Viz Champion (2013), author of the Tableau Public Visualization of the Year (2015), and author of Practical Tableau (O'Reilly 2016). 



Tuesday March 28, 2017 2:15pm - 3:00pm
Windsor 7-8

2:15pm

To Cloud or Not to Cloud: What Are the Right Questions?
Everyone is talking about Cloud Computing, but there seems to be wildly differing perspectives on what it means, how it works, and the costs and benefits of such a model. When it comes to databases and other business critical applications in the cloud, the message is even more confusing. In this session, we will discuss what House of Brick is seeing and hearing from large enterprises to small businesses. The session will present the “right questions” to ask about Tier 1 applications and the cloud – from private to public and other key SaaS/DBaaS considerations.

Speakers
avatar for Jim Hannan

Jim Hannan

Principal Architect, House of Brick Technologies
Jim Hannan is one of the industry’s leading architects for the Virtualization of Oracle-based Business Critical Systems. Jim studied Database Administration at Arizona State University and has an MCSE Certification from Bellevue University. He has 13 years of experience with Oracle 8i - 12c, Oracle Application Server, and Oracle RDBMS. Jim is also a VMware Certified Professional and an Oracle Certified Associate. He was a lead technical... Read More →



Tuesday March 28, 2017 2:15pm - 3:00pm
Dapper l

2:15pm

Using the Chrome Developer Tools
Whether you are a web designer or developer, the browser developer tools are an invaluable resource while building, debugging, and performance testing web application. Every web browser has built-in developer tools. In this session, we’ll take a deep dive into the Chrome Developer Tools. We’ll explore how to edit/update the HTML and CSS code in the browser. We’ll also debug JavaScript code, analyze network requests

Speakers
avatar for Dustin Tauer

Dustin Tauer

VP of Training & Development, Easel Solutions
Dustin Tauer is the VP of Training and Development with Easel Solutions. He spends his time either in the classroom educating clients on the latest tools and technologies or in his office developing new and innovative web, mobile, and eLearning solutions. His passion is finding the best solution for the job and helping others to do the same. Easel Solutions has been a leading provider of training and consulting in the eLearning, web, and creative... Read More →


Tuesday March 28, 2017 2:15pm - 3:00pm
Dapper III

3:15pm

8 Steps to an Intuitive UI
Having an intuitive UI is a top goal for every project, yet surprisingly few people have a strong understanding of what this concept really means. (A quick test: ask someone to define it. Most likely you won’t be unimpressed by their answers.)

By attending this session, you will learn what it means for a UI to be intuitive. You will learn a practical definition, the attributes required to be intuitive, and the levels of intuitiveness. Ultimately, you will learn how to help your team design UIs that are more self-explanatory and require less training and documentation—which is especially important for mobile apps.

You will see these concepts applied to a variety of real design problems. Finally, you will learn that not all UIs need to be intuitive, and when it is a good idea to have unintuitive UI—strategically rather than accidentally.

Speakers
avatar for Everett McKay

Everett McKay

Principal, UX Design Edge
Everett McKay is Principal of UX Design Edge, a user experience design training and consulting company for mobile, web, and desktop applications. Everett's specialty is UX design training for software professionals who aren't experienced designers through onsite and virtual courses and workshops. He has delivered UX design workshops to an international audience that includes Europe, Asia, South America, and Africa.



Tuesday March 28, 2017 3:15pm - 4:00pm
Dapper II

3:15pm

Blockchain for the Enterprise
Paradigms are constantly changing <Insert Uber or Airbnb analogy here>. Blockchain technology is scary and new, but have you had a chance to explore the features and benefits? Who imagined that someday we could trust our data? That we could give users complete control and ownership of their accounts and/or online identity?

What does this all mean for the Enterprise? Learn about the simplicity, security, reliability, and efficiency afforded by this cutting edge technology while preparing for the next digital revolution. Why are government agencies and large corporations investing millions in blockchain research? What’s the cause of Bitcoin’s continued growth and price increase? How can migrating to a blockchain save your organization money? What’s the difference between a public and a private blockchain? Come learn about blockchain technology – its uses, benefits, and what differentiates it from traditional software design.

Tuesday March 28, 2017 3:15pm - 4:00pm
Dapper III

3:15pm

DevOps Enablement Strategy: A Structured Approach to Improving DevOps Maturity in Your Organization
In this session, attendees will learn about DevOps, the value it provides to IT teams and their businesses, and how to assess their organization’s DevOps maturity level. Armed with this information, an organization can create a DevOps backlog for a designated DevOps Enablement team to lead the transformation to a greater level of DevOps maturity.

Key Takeaways
1. Understand DevOps and the impact it has on organizations
2. Understand how to measure your organization’s DevOps maturity
3. Learn how to create an approach for improving DevOps in your organization by creating a DevOps enablement team to work through the DevOps backlog

Speakers
avatar for Mike Douglas

Mike Douglas

Solution Consultant, Deliveron
Mike Douglas is a Solution Consultant at Deliveron Consulting Services. He specializes in working with development teams to implement DevOps and Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) solutions to eliminate traditional silos between development, business, and operations to establish cohesive processes with the Visual Studio ALM tools. He is also Microsoft Visual Studio and Development Technologies MVP and a Microsoft ALM Ranger. Mike is... Read More →


Tuesday March 28, 2017 3:15pm - 4:00pm
Windsor 7-8

3:15pm

Leadership Skills for Digital Disruption
This session stems from the University of Arizona's Eller Executive Education research into the differences between digital challengers and corporate incumbents. The idea that incumbents are destined to give way to a new breed of nimbler and digital savvy challengers is an oversimplification. This session will help the conference attendees understand what leadership skills incumbents need to develop to compete and also what fatal mistakes challengers need to avoid as they build future-proof organizations. The session will include an insight-to-action toolkit to implement change in your organization from the very next day.

Speakers
avatar for Joe Carella

Joe Carella

Assistant Dean, University of Arizona
University of Arizona Assistant Dean, Eller School of Management



Tuesday March 28, 2017 3:15pm - 4:00pm
Windsor 9-10

3:15pm

Predictive Analytics and Data Science Panel: The Practitioners' Perspective
Predictive Analytics and Data Science are emerging as essential business competencies. The panel will discuss how enterprises are deriving value out of data by dedicating resources to predictive analytics and data science. Topics to be discussed include how to set up a predictive analytics team, how to identify pilot projects, critical success factors for predictive analytics projects, trends and fads in technology and software, and the importance of business culture and change management.

Moderators
RN

Ravi Nath

Associate Dean, Creighton University

Speakers
KB

Kelly Burdine

Data Analyst Lead, Hudl
Kelly Burdine is the Data Analyst Lead at Hudl, a Lincoln based company that builds video sharing and analytics software for sports teams and athletes. Kelly’s team helps leaders at Hudl make better decisions by using analytics to gain insight from more than 10 petabytes of data. Previously, Kelly worked as a Data Scientist for the Human Trafficking Initiative at Creighton University, Head Research Assistant for the International... Read More →
avatar for Branden Collingsworth

Branden Collingsworth

Predictive Analytics, HDR
Branden Collingsworth has worked a data scientist his entire career, helping to establish predictive analytics teams at three different Omaha companies, including a fortune 500 company and a start-up. He has worked on Predictive Analytics teams in IT as part of Business Intelligence, in a corporate strategy department and now leads a team of consultants. Branden has experience evaluating technology for predictive analytics, hiring and training... Read More →
avatar for Michael Hemenway

Michael Hemenway

Director Decision Support Center, Union Pacific Railroad
Michael Hemenway is the Director of the Decision Support Center at Union Pacific Railroad. His area is responsible for advancing organizational excellence by empowering decision makers with reliable human capital data, comprehensive knowledge, and predictive Insight. He has held positions at Union Pacific for 13 years with assignments in compensation, benefits, compliance and advanced reporting & analytics. Prior to Union Pacific, Michael... Read More →


Tuesday March 28, 2017 3:15pm - 4:00pm
Dapper l

4:10pm

Annual 'Tech Feud' & Prize Extravaganza plus Drinks & Appetizers
Afternoon appetizers, cocktails and the Tech Feud are back! End the conference with some friendly competition of 'Execs vs. Techs' at Infotec's own Family Feud style game show and play along to win a prize!

Audience members can go to infotec.org/techfeud and enter your funniest answer to the Tech Feud questions. Winners will be selected and great prizes from Google will be awarded for the funniest answers at the end of the Feud!

Execs Team

Chris Russell, Google - Team Captain

Brad Masterson, First Data

Kate Brown, OPPD

Mike Lechtenberger, Mutual of Omaha

Ravi Nath, Creighton University


Techs Team

Tom Fritz, Google - Team Captain

Mike Sharp, First Data

Karla Carter, Bellevue University

Matt Egr, Yahoo

Paul Oliver, Vosaic

Tuesday March 28, 2017 4:10pm - 5:00pm
Windsor Ballroom

5:00pm

Networking Reception
Tuesday March 28, 2017 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Windsor Ballroom