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Brian D. Minick

Keep IT Secure: Breakout Session Features Brian Minick, Vice President CBTS Advanced Cyber Security

Brian D. Minick

Vice President CBTS Advanced Cyber Security

Brian Minick is the Vice President of CBTS Advanced Cyber Security.  In this role, Brian delivers products and managed services that enable CBTS Advanced Cyber Security customers to address emerging cyber risks.  As the security industry shifts to address the changing landscape, the CBTS Advanced Cyber Security team is leading the way by delivering innovative products and services that enable customers to implement intelligent analysis and adaptive defense based security programs that help businesses prevent, detect and mitigate loss resulting from cyber assaults.

Brian brings 14 years of diverse information technology and cyber security leadership and experience to this position. Before joining CBTS, he held the title of Chief Information Security Officer at General Electric’s Aviation, Energy and Transportation businesses where he was responsible for developing and implementing advanced cyber-security strategies. His designs were integral to protecting the data, infrastructure and resources of a multi-billion-dollar, worldwide corporation.

His experience at GE afforded him the opportunity to study cyber security from multiple perspectives including prevention, protection, detection and breech remediation. In addition, he led efforts to implement protocols for mitigating advanced persistent threats for an organization of more than 122,000 employees worldwide.

Brian oversaw the implementation of security strategies that required multi-industry collaboration, regulatory compliance planning and management of infrastructure obsolescence.

Brian also served as the Infrastructure Design Leader at GE where he was responsible for server, storage and network design strategies. He was a Six Sigma quality leader and a graduate of the GE Information Management Leadership Program.


Nadir Khan, Government and Education Director, AT&T Advanced Mobility Enterprise Solutions

Breakout Session 1:15PM – 2:00PM

Mobilize Everything! – Technology and market demand are significantly changing the telecommunications landscape.  Consumers are increasingly choosing modern IP based technology to connect, defining the marketplace through their choices.  Carriers are responding by investing in and deploying advanced Internet-based networks to deliver more reliable, seamless and consistent connections.  Such investment opens the door to advanced services, applications, and mobilized processes that are changing the way business is done.

Nadir has spent many years of his professional career advising institutions on how to successfully ‘mobilize’ business processes and why, and what that means in terms of lowering costs, increasing productivity and creating revenue, as well as impacting the life and jobs of their constituents.

Nadir Khan has over 15 years of experience in the IT and Telecommunications industry, and has worked with educational institutions and enterprises all over the world.

Presently serving as an Application Sales Manager at AT&T, he is the subject matter expert on how wireless technology can impact Government and Education business processes. Working with leaders from a diverse array of organizations, he focuses on helping them understand how mobility would improve constituent safety, improve government to citizen interaction, and streamline redundant processes. Nadir advises customers on how the right wireless strategies can be used to achieve value, such as lowering costs, increasing productivity or realizing additional revenue.

He has consistently represented AT&T at National Education conferences including EDUCAUSE, ACUTA and at Mobile Technology panel discussions hosted by the Booth School of Business.

He has regularly featured as a speaker at many prestigious States’ Technology Forums and Digital Education Summits. The documents and  professional papers that Nadir creates in his current position, which generally relate to the use of mobile applications in education, have been embraced by the community of users and often used as a resource by senior executives.

Prior to joining AT&T in 2004, Nadir has been responsible for evangelizing voice and data solutions for F500 and Education customers. His exposure to thin client computing while working at ZeoSoft Technology developed his focus on the ways mobile platforms could be used to rapidly build, deploy and manage enterprise applications. A project he spearheaded at ZeoSoft was the use of handheld trading applications at the Chicago Board of Trade.

Born and educated in Pakistan, and proficient in several languages, Nadir lives in Chicago, IL with his wife Heather and their two children, Arien and Savaar.

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Bob Richards, RICHCO Venture Management

Breakout Session: 3:15PM – 4:00PM

Creating Sustainable Workplaces

Bob is Founder and Principal of RICHCO Venture Management (est. 1975) which offers consulting, coaching, and training in strategic planning, authentic leadership, and organization integration. As a serial entrepreneur he has owned a corporate communication firm, animation studio, and video production company.

He has contracted with such companies as The Procter & Gamble Company, Barnie’s Coffee & Tea Company, Quest TV, Florida SBDC Network, Harcourt Brace & Company, and Avetec; just to name a few. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Design & Marketing and a U.S. Air Force Certification in Precession Photo Intelligence.
With a focus on corporate board development and organizational change, Bob currently serves on for-profit and non-profit boards.
With a background in corporate communications, product development & commercialization, and workforce development, Bob has worked with consumer goods companies, advanced manufacturing, nursing homes, publishing, specialty retail, and nonprofit organizations. He co-designed and managed the NKY Chamber of Commerce Workforce Development Collaborative (1998) and the High Schools That Work Education Consortium (2000). Participants included more than 100 companies and 20 volunteer committees focusing on leveraging economic and workforce development in the NKY and Southwest Ohio region.

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Stephen Arthur Consultant at Tata Consultancy Services

Breakout Session: Performance Improvement   3:15PM – 4:00PM

Stephen Arthur is an IT performance engineering consultant with Tata Consultancy Services. In this role, he engages with corporations to improve the performance of their IT systems and to mature processes surrounding IT performance management. Stephen leverages his software development, system engineering, and management experience to bridge the gap between hardware systems, administration, development and leadership.

Stephen is a driving force behind many of the TCS’s local community initiatives. He organized and led the TCS TechTalks program, a series of technical presentations to facilitate knowledge sharing and spark new ideas, consisting of 24 technical talks presented by various speakers over 12 months.

Stephen joined TCS in June, 2009 after graduating from the Ohio State University, with a B.S. in Computer and Information Science. Stephen was awarded TCS’ Top Performer award during the Initial Learning Program at Seven Hills Park. He has appeared on NDTV, a large Indian cable-news network and maintains an active online presence.

In his spare time Stephen enjoys electronics, web technology news, and motorcycles.

Michael J. Schroeck
Vice President/Partner, Global Big Data Analytics Leader
IBM Business Analytics and Optimization, Global Business Services

Michael J. Schroeck Vice President/Partner, Global Big Data Analytics Leader IBM Business Analytics and Optimization, Global Business Services

Keynote Presentation: 11:20AM – 12:00PM

“Competing in a World Transformed by Big Data”

Mr. Michael J. Schroeck is the Global Big Data Analytics Leader for the IBM Business Analytics and Optimization Consulting Practice.  With more than 30 years of consulting experience, he has a proven track record in Analytics, Information Management, Big Data, Business Intelligence, and Performance Management.  Mr. Schroeck is considered an industry luminary and thought leader.  He has authored several articles on Big Data and Analytics, has co-authored the 2012 IBM Big Data Study as well as a book on Enterprise Information Architecture, has been a featured speaker at many industry conferences and major seminars, and is frequently quoted in leading business and technical publications.  Mr. Schroeck has guided project teams in the design and successful implementation of large, complex enterprise-wide analytics solutions for a wide range of clients in areas such as: big data, information management, customer relationship management, financial reporting and analytics, enterprise risk management, supply chain optimization, and operational intelligence.  Mr. Schroeck was twice named as one of the world’s top “25 Most Influential Consultants” by Consulting Magazine and was named a Distinguished Engineer by IBM for his outstanding and sustained technical achievement and leadership.

Krista Neher
Marketing strategist, bestselling author, international speaker & professor on social media, mobile & internet marketing

Krista Neher, Boot Camp Digital

Breakout Session:  “Powering Up Your Business With Social Media”  2:15PM – 3:00PM 

Having spent almost 6 years in marketing and Finance at Procter & Gamble, Krista has deep roots in traditional marketing and brand building, having worked on some of the biggest and most successful brand launches.

Krista continued to build her experience in marketing strategy and brand building as the VP Marketing at an Internet start-up. At the start-up, Krista became one of the first social media marketing professionals, before social media was even a recognized term. She ran one of the first corporate Twitter accounts, a popular corporate blog and also experimented with marketing on MySpace, Facebook, LinkedIn and YouTube. Krista became a respected pioneer in social media and digital marketing, attracting over 40,000 users to the website only 4 months after the launch.

Krista went on to create Boot Camp Digital, an organization that specializes in social media training.Krista has provided training to countless large businesses like P&G, GE, Macy’s and the United States Senate as well as small and medium companies. As a social media educator she also created one of the first accredited social media certification programs in the world. Boot Camp Digital now trains small and large organizations through our Boot Camp training programs and Social Media Masters Circle.

In addition, Krista is a sought after professional speaker proving presentations to corporations, trade shows, conferences, businesses and conventions. She has spoken internationally on a variety of topics including social media, brand building, personal brand building, start-ups, entrepreneurship and college student use of social media.

Krista is also a best-selling marketing author. She wrote the Social Media Field Guide in 2010 to help businesses navigate the complex social media landscape. Krista is also the co-author of Social Media Marketing: A Strategic Approach, one of the first textbooks written about social media marketing.


Theresa Morelli, Senior Product Manager within IBM’s Business Analytics Division

Breakout Session : Business Analytics 1:15PM – 2:00PM

A recognized expert in the field of predictive analytics and business intelligence, Theresa currently manages IBM’s cloud-based Analytic Answers portfolio with a focus on delivering predictive analytics solutions to business users.  With a background in management consulting, industry solutions marketing, and enterprise-level technology operations and release management, Theresa has held a variety of strategic go-to-market roles at IBM that included responsibility for the global messaging and marketing of IBM SPSS’ predictive analytics industry solutions and worldwide market management for the public sector.  She is frequently invited to speak at analytics-focused conferences and regularly publishes thought leadership addressing current technology trends.

Prior to joining IBM in 2007, Theresa spent ten years managing various global teams within Accenture’s CIO organization, led the design and implementation of the support model for Accenture’s SAP solution, and defined the release management process that governs the delivery of Accenture’s 800+ internal and customer-facing applications.

Theresa studied music education at The College of New Jersey and holds a Master of Business Administration from the University of Chicago with concentrations in marketing, strategy, and managerial and organizational behavior.

Rob McLaughlin

Rob McLaughlin is Founder and Principal of Mosaic Group LLC

Breakout Session: Customers, Technology and Sustainable Workplace 3:15PM – 4:00PM

Rob McLaughlin is Founder and Principal of Mosaic Group LLC which offers consulting, coaching, and training in conflict resolution, leadership, and shadow integration. He is past Chairperson of the Ohio Community Mediation Association and Adjunct Faculty at Antioch University.

He is completing his PhD in Adult learning and Development at Lesley University in Cambridge, Massachusetts with a focus on the role of Jungian shadow in conflict. He holds a Master of Arts degree in Conflict Resolution, a second Master of Arts degree in Management, and a Bachelor of Arts in Human Services Administration.

With a focus on identity based conflict, Rob has trained over a thousand individuals in engaging conflict, complexity and change and in bridging relationships between diverse populations and work groups.

With a background is in health care, sales, and non-profit development, Rob has work with hospitals, nursing homes, corporations, and nonprofit organizations.  He co-designed and managed the Cincinnati Police Community Relations Collaborative which was an unprecedented and historical effort to resolve (through participatory consensus building and mediation) class action litigation of alleged racial profiling by police.  Participants included more than 3500 residents and 60 volunteer facilitators from numerous stakeholder groups (African American, White, Youth, Business, Education, Foundations, Police and Family, City Officials and Employees, Religious and Social Services, Hispanic, Asian, Appalachian, Gay, Lesbian and Transgendered).

Breakout Session: Fueling Profits for Non-Profits and Mid-Sized Companies
2:15PM - 3:00PM

John Lucas is Director of Solutions Delivery for BrightStar Partners, an IBM Business Partner

John Lucas is Director of Solutions Delivery for BrightStar Partners, an IBM Business Partner

Breakout Session: Fueling Profits for Non-Profits and Mid-Sized Companies
2:15PM – 3:00PM

John Lucas is Director of Solutions Delivery for BrightStar Partners, an IBM Business Partner. John’s focus is on working with mid-sized companies to help them understand how to leverage data and technology to drive customer service, revenue and increase an organizations efficiency. John was formerly the Director of Operations at the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden, where among his accomplishments he lead the Zoo’s Business Analytics project, which enabled the Zoo to link it’s entire business together using IBM Business Analytics software and drive profound new business insight and fuel unprecedented levels of customer loyalty. John’s work at the Cincinnati Zoo and in other venues throughout the country has received awards and recognition from a variety of national sources. In addition to helping companies leverage technology, John also is an active public speaker across the country on this and related topics.

Today, John focuses on working with mid-sized companies to help them solve their technology and information management challenges by taking software and techniques previously reserved for large Fortune 500 companies and applying it to small and mid-sized businesses to help them uncover profound new business insight, and deep analysis on their customer’s behavior.

Breakout Session: Mobile Market 3:15PM - 4:00PM


Michelle Hummel, Social Media Monthly Magazine

Michelle Hummel, Web Strategy Plus

Breakout Session: Mobile Market 3:15PM – 4:00PM

Michelle is a passionate Internet Marketer with 10+ years of successful online business development, sales and marketing experience. She also holds a valuable Internet Marketing Degree however with the ever changing world of web marketing she strives to learn something new every day.

Hummel travels Nationwide to share my wisdom and provide social media keynotes with in-depth training. She is a current contributing editor to The Social Media Monthly Magazine and is writing a book titled, “The Social Media Magnet: everything you need to know to attract customers with social media”, sharing my best kept secrets to success.

Specialties: Social Media Training and Strategy, SEO, SEM, Blogging, Public Speaking, Article Marketing, Twitter, Facebook, Youtube, Web Design and Development, HTML, Team Training and Mentoring, Mobile, Video, PPC, CPL, CPC, CPM and CPA.

Breakout Session: Open Innovation 2:15PM - 3:00PM

Tom Hortel 

Artist, Inventor, Visioneer
Chief Technical Officer at High 5 Innovation

Tom Hortel Artist, Inventor, Visioneer Chief Technical Officer at High 5 Innovation

Breakout Session: Open Innovation 2:15PM – 3:00PM


Tom Hortel

Artist, Inventor, Visioneer
Chief Technical Officer at High 5 Innovation

35 years’ experience in product and brand development, process and package design, inventive problem solving, development and new business concepts.

Established the Corporate Visioneering Team within P&G’s Emerging Technologies Group as an internal consultant for effective problem-solving, consumer understanding, team building, design thinking, innovation training and whole-brain thinking models. An accomplished research technologist with 18 US patents and 22 European patents. Also a talented technical illustrator, cartoonist and graphic artist with broad expertise across upstream visualization, mind-mapping, logo and brand design, package design, consumer understanding, prototyping, open innovation, and emerging technologies. Served as innovation coach and trainer for P&G Technical Engineer School and for the P&G Innovation GYM.

Tom pioneered the use of visual thinking as a compelling research tool within P&G for capturing unmet consumer needs and emotional drivers in a visual format which helped short-cut consumer learning and time to deliver testable prototypes by 75%. Designer/creator of visually based training systems for teaching inventive problem-solving, team-building and disruptive innovation at local universities, middle schools and for corporate clients.

Vice President of the Inventor’s Council of Cincinnati since 2003, a non-profit volunteer org which mentors and guides small independent inventors through the product development cycles.



Kevin Grosse Owner at Strategic Talent Connections

Breakout Session: 3:15PM- 4:00PM 

Creating Sustainable Workplaces

Breakout Session : Business Analytics 1:15PM - 2:00PM


Dr. Jeffrey Dalton

Director of Research and Chief Technology Officer, Avetec

Dr. Jeffrey Dalton Director of Research and Chief Technology Officer, Avetec

Breakout Session : Business Analytics 1:15PM – 2:00PM

Dr. Dalton currently serves as the Avetec Chief Technology Officer and Director of Research.   Dr. Dalton develops and executes technical research programs in data & knowledge management, analysis and modeling & simulation. He has been responsible for the development of internal linux based simulation and data analysis environments to support Avetec research programs. Dr. Dalton has over 15 years experience in research, development, and teaching of systems design, simulation and modeling including optimal control theory, intelligent and learning control, hardware and software design in embedded systems, and developing application in turbine engine control and health management.  As director of research at Avetec, Dr. Dalton served as Avetec’s principal investigator for a multi-phase National Aerospace Leadership Initiative sponsored by the Air Force Office of Scientific Research.  He also was the principal investigator for two multi-year NASA projects.   Dr. Dalton also guides internal research in intelligence analysis and cyber security. Dr. Dalton also supports Palantir platform deployments at Avetec.  He is a member of the IEEE Computer Society and AIAA where he serves as Communications Subcommittee Chair of the AIAA High Speed Air Breathing Propulsion Technical Committee.

Ryan Boots, CyrusOne

Ryan Boots Business Development Manager – CyrusOne Data Centers

Breakout Session: “Keep IT Secure”   2:15 PM – 3:00 PM

Michelle Beckham-Corbin, President & Chief Digital Marketing Strategist of C3: Creating Connections Consulting, LLC

Michelle Beckham-Corbin, President & Chief Digital Marketing Strategist of C3: Creating Connections Consulting, LLC

Breakout Session: 3:15 PM – 4:00 PM 

“The Art of Digital Community Building” 

Michelle has over 20 years experience in the Corporate, Non-profit and Small Business sectors. Michelle is a former Customer Business Development & Marketing Manager for Procter & Gamble and holds an MBA from Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio. Michelle specializes in Social Media Marketing Strategy and Brand Development. She is a Board committee member of the P&G Global Alumni Network responsible for social media marketing efforts for the P&G Alumni Network Speakers Series. Michelle is a member of the Communications Commission for the Archdiocese of Cincinnati and is a member of the Advisory Board of the Institute for Social Media at Cincinnati State. She is a former Trustee for the non-profit group, Authentic Leadership Cincinnati, and is the Social Media for Business Curriculum Creator and Instructor at the Warren County Career Center, a University System of Ohio Provider. Michelle is a frequent speaker, lecturer and trainer. Additionally, she is a published writer, co-author of social media book, Age of Conversation 3 (Channel V Books, New York, 2010), frequent commentator and Blogger. Michelle hosts a monthly TV talk show, Trustee Talk, that is produced by AC-TV and can be viewed on Warner Cable in Cincinnati. She brings great energy and passion as well as a keen ability to deeply connect with people in order to create business building social media opportunities for her clients.

Michelle Beckham-Corbin, President & Chief Digital Marketing Strategist of C3: Creating Connections Consulting, LLC

Michelle Beckham-Corbin, President & Chief Digital Marketing Strategist of C3: Creating Connections Consulting, LLC

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Stuart Aitken Chief Executive Officer, dunnhumbyUSA

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Keynote Presentation: 12:15PM – 1:00PM
Success through Loyalty : The Kroger Story

Stuart Aitken Chief Executive Officer, dunnhumbyUSA

With an extensive background in technology and marketing, Stuart Aitken is a firm believer in the power of data, but also in the power of the customer and the subjective concept of loyalty. Prior to joining dunnhumbyUSA, Aitken served as Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer for leading arts-and-crafts retailer Michael’s Stores. For nearly a decade, he managed loyalty marketing, data analytics, innovation and category management at North American grocery retailer Safeway.

As dunnhumbyUSA CEO Aitken has led the company’s growth as a leader in personalization, helping clients such as The Kroger Co., Macy’s, Coca-Cola, General Mills and Procter & Gamble find success by rewarding and retaining their best customers.

Aitken believes in the same success-through-loyalty approach for fostering relationships with employees and clients. dunnhumbyUSA has created a supportive work environment that’s landed the company on the Cincinnati Business Courier’s “Best Places to Work” list for four years.

Aitken’s personal experiences have helped him understand the diversity of values that drive individuals’ decisions. Aitken is originally from Scotland and lived in South Africa for 10 years, where he witnessed the oppression of basic freedoms. Today, his outlook focuses on supporting his wife – a cancer survivor, his two children and the community. He serves on the board of directors for the CincinnatiUSA Regional Chamber and on the board of trustees for the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra. He was also selected as a 2010 “Pink Tie Guy” ambassador for breast health by the Susan G. Komen For the Cure of Greater Cincinnati.

Aitken holds a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in Information Management, and also worked as a software industry consultant and as a technology professor.

About dunnhumbyUSA

dunnhumby is the leader in personalizing the world’s experience of retailers and brands. Analyzing data from over 400 million of our clients’ customers in 28 countries, we help companies put customers at the center of every decision. We use our insight to improve customers’ experience of stores and communications to earn their lifetime loyalty. Our work with some of the world’s biggest retailers and brands has demonstrated that companies which deliver value to customers through personalization become and stay their customers’ first choice. This strategic approach to putting the customer first in business improves our clients’ like-for-like sales and profit margins – or, put simply, their brand value. dunnhumbyUSA is a joint venture of The Kroger Company and London-based dunnhumby. Employing more than 2,000 people in 33 offices in Europe, Asia and the Americas, dunnhumby serves a prestigious list of companies including The Kroger Co., Tesco, Coca-Cola, General Mills, Kimberly-Clark, Macy’s, PepsiCo and Procter & Gamble. dunnhumby also includes the word of mouth marketing experts BzzAgent and price optimization company KSS Retail. For more information, visit http://www.dunnhumby.com.



Jeff Dalton, Research & Development Coordinator for Avetec, and Mark Romito, Director of External Affairs for AT&T, sit down with host Vicki Prichard to discuss the upcoming Business Technology Summit October 29th. For more information, visit www.ohbiztechsummit.com/

Why Should You Attend the Business Technology Summit on October 29?

Business Insight

This technology summit is rooted in the idea of bringing thought leaders and industry innovators together to discuss the latest insights for a given field. Discover technologies that you may not have known about or understood, successes of certain processes, and what’s ahead for the future of your business. Speakers are experts in their field and their advice will be insightful and reliable.  Knowledge is power.


Close Encounters With The Latest Technology

Hear from the speakers about how technologies are used, how to consider them in your strategic plans and how to implement necessary changes.  Learn about Return On Investment (ROI), implementation times, pros and cons.  Follow up by visiting the exhibits and in many cases getting hands-on opportunities to help further your learning.


Foster New Ideas/Enhance Your Strategic Planning

You may have already invested in tablets or mobile phones or be dabbling with social media or special apps, but find yourself dissatisfied with results.  Perhaps your customers are asking for faster delivery times.  Maybe your favorite marketing techniques are not as successful as they used to be.  Four or five hours at the Business Technology Summit will feed your creativity and fire up new ideas to help you improve your results.


Professional Networking

Never underestimate the power of face-to-face networking. The people you will meet at the Business Technology Summit are the decision makers to whom you might turn in times of need. These are the movers and shakers who can make the difference between a good quarter and a great one.  These are the folks who are helping your competition improve their revenues and profits!


Economic Development

The reason for the Business Technology Summit 2013 is very simple.  Recent history has shown that “communities with concentrations of knowledge-based industries have been able to create high-paying jobs, retain talented individuals and attract firms from other locations, thus sparking additional growth.”* Unfortunately, Midwestern communities in general have been lagging behind much of the U.S. in technology-based economic development.  We can change that.  A vibrant, growing economy is good for all of us in Greater Cincinnati.


Register Now:  Business Technology Summit, October 29, 2013,www.ohbiztechsummit.com


Business Technology Summit 2013

  • Keynote Speakers:  Stuart Aitken, dunnhumby USA, & Michael Schroeck, IBM
  • Seventeen other experts presenting in twelve afternoon breakout sessions: loyalty programs, Big Data, analytics, cloud technology, digital communications, cyber security, visual social media, innovation, mobile marketing, performance improvement, sustainable workplaces, digital communities, technology-focused solutions
  • Twenty-eight exhibitors: hardware, software, document automation, disaster recovery, advanced telecommunications, audio visual, network security, health network security, interactive e-learning, agile enterprises, unified communications, Big Data, analytics, online business productivity, accounting, ERP and CRM solutions, performance management, banking, web apps and more
  • Lunch included; prizes and SWAG, too
  • Register your leadership team to take full advantage of all sessions & exhibits
  • Holiday Inn Eastgate Conference Center, easily accessible on I-275 at Exit 63B
  • Register Now:  Business Technology Summit, October 29, 2013, www.ohbiztechsummit.com  or 513-576-5000

Did We Mention Prizes?

We have been so enthused about the great lineup of speakers and the fantastic array of exhibitors for the Business Technology Summit on October 29 that we have forgotten to tell you about the prizes that are being offered.  Virtually every one of the exhibitors has indicated to us that they plan to offer prizes that we expect to award to attendees throughout the day. 


Here’s one to consider:

Not every prize is going to be a free condo for a week and not everyone is going to win a prize, but how do you beat attending an event where you can get experts helping you sort out and find the best solutions for your business challenges and also have the opportunity to win a nice prize? 


Time is running out.  Check out the Summit at http://www.ohbiztechsummit.com and then register for yourself and for other key members of your leadership team.  We expect all seats to be sold by October 22.  Don’t delay while your competitors are moving forward with their tickets!  

Don’t Miss Out!

The countdown has started for the Business Technology Summit. We are twenty-eight days away from this historic event. However, for those who procrastinate, it is very likely that there will be no tickets available after October 22 or only three weeks from today!

With the outstanding line-up of speakers, the schedule that will offer four breakout sessions throughout the afternoon and an exciting group of twenty-eight exhibitors, we truly are dealing with limited space. There will be a maximum of four hundred fifty seats offered for the keynote speakers. Given the Early Bird sales in July plus seats reserved for sponsors, exhibitors and speakers, we are already down to about two hundred available tickets.

If you want to be there on October 29, you need to register now!

Where else can you go to get reliable information on such a wide range of strategy, technology and change subjects? Where else can you interact with hands-on exhibits of the software, hardware and other systems products your customers, your employees and your marketplace are demanding? Where else can you learn about mobile marketing, cyber security, big data, data analytics, social media, the cloud, and other similar topics all in one location? This historic gathering of experts has never been offered before in our tri-state area. You cannot afford to delay. Register now at http://www.ohbiztechsummit.com or call 513-576-5000 for an invoice for the staff you want to include for your company.

Don’t Miss Out!

Cybersecurity = Economic Security


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Sampling of Technology Headlines September 2013

Mobile Marketing Will Rise to $400 Billion By 2015       (Mobile Marketing Association)

More Mobile, More Apps: Is Your Business Ready         (Forbes)

The Profitable Future of Free Mobile Apps                     (Bloomberg BusinessWeek)

Advertising And Apps to Drive New Business Triggered By Rapid Mobile Penetration  (The Economic Times)

Cloud Computing: No Longer “If” But “When”               (Forbes)

With Cloud Computing, Companies Face a Glut of Tech Choices      (NY Times)

Social Media Marketing:  How Big Data Is Changing Everything       (CMS Wire)

LinkedIn Is Building a Massive Global “Economic Graph”                  (Forbes)

Technology’s Impact On Everything                                         (CIO)

The Morning Risk Report:  FTC Keeps Up Data-Security Mission   (Wall Street Journal)

This sampling of headlines is offered as a further example of how critical it is for all businesses to be alert to how cloud computing, social media, mobile marketing, data security, big data analysis and similar technology changes are impacting the landscape with customers, competitors and providers.  The Business Technology Summit is focused on business strategy, technology and change because these three elements need to be configured together for the future of every business.

Sampling of Technology Headlines September 2013

Mobile Marketing Will Rise to $400 Billion By 2015       (Mobile Marketing Association)

More Mobile, More Apps: Is Your Business Ready         (Forbes)

The Profitable Future of Free Mobile Apps                     (Bloomberg BusinessWeek)

Advertising And Apps to Drive New Business Triggered By Rapid Mobile Penetration  (The Economic Times)

Cloud Computing: No Longer “If” But “When”               (Forbes)

With Cloud Computing, Companies Face a Glut of Tech Choices      (NY Times)

Social Media Marketing:  How Big Data Is Changing Everything       (CMS Wire)

LinkedIn Is Building a Massive Global “Economic Graph”                  (Forbes)

Technology’s Impact On Everything                                         (CIO)

The Morning Risk Report:  FTC Keeps Up Data-Security Mission   (Wall Street Journal)

This sampling of headlines is offered as a further example of how critical it is for all businesses to be alert to how cloud computing, social media, mobile marketing, data security, big data analysis and similar technology changes are impacting the landscape with customers, competitors and providers.  The Business Technology Summit is focused on business strategy, technology and change because these three elements need to be configured together for the future of every business.

The Sage Reinvention of Small Business Survey

The Sage Reinvention of Small Business Survey reports that 37 percent of small-business owners are working an additional 11 or more hours per week than they were five years ago. (That’s up from 24 percent who reported the same in last year’s survey.) Of those, 68 percent report working both longer days and more weekends.   


In addition, many small-business owners are now taking less vacation time.  


In addition to working harder, though, it seems small-business owners are working smarter. Sage asked what changes or improvements entrepreneurs had made to their businesses in the past five years to help them survive and thrive in a challenging economy. The top response was investing in technology (49 percent), followed by better cash flow management (48 percent), more use of mobile technology (44 percent), better inventory management (32 percent), more productive employees (30 percent) and better employee retention (18 percent).


Investing in Technology:  “Lagging technology slows you down and makes your business less competitive. Consider cloud software solutions, which simplify updates and often end up costing less than installing software on everyone’s computer.”   


Better cash flow management: “Speaking of outdated, if you’re still using paper-based accounting, it’s time to get with the program.”  


More use of mobile technology: “Tablets are getting cheaper and there’s a wider range to choose from than ever before. Your team probably already has smartphones, and you know how valuable they can be to your business, but tablets can enable you to do even more, such as making sales presentations on the fly or showing customers your portfolio of work.”  


Better inventory management: “There are more online inventory management options than ever before. Work with your sales team to create sales forecasts that will help you predict demand and needs.”  

Greater employee productivity: “Can you squeeze even more out of your employees? Yes, if you make sure they’ve got the tools they need to do their jobs (see “technology” above), the training they need to keep on top of changes in your industry and your business, and the support they need to stay energized.”  


Seating Is Limited:  Learn More at the Business Technology Summit on October 29.  Only about 200 seats remain.  http://ohbiztechsummit.com

Business Technology Summit 2013- Don’t miss this outstanding assembly of noted speakers

Business Technology Summit 2013- Don’t miss this outstanding assembly of noted speakers, exhibitors and topics on what is arguably the #1 issue facing businesses - how to leverage technology to innovate, succeed and out-compete.  This regional technology event features keynote speakers Stuart Aitken, dunnhumby USA and Michael Schroeck, IBM speaking on Business Analytics and Customer Loyalty.  Breakout topics include Digital Communication, The Cloud, Open Innovations, Security, Social Media, Performance Improvement, Big Data, Mobile Marketing, Digital Communities, Sustainable Workplaces.  The Business Technology Summit is designed to enlighten and challenge business owners and C-level managers to create innovative change for business through technology.  

Below is the complete list of exhibitors committed to the Business Technology Summit.  If you plan to attend, we encourage you to register now, seating is limited and expected to go quickly. Visit ohbiztechsummit.com.

A T & T
Agent Technologies, Inc.
Blue Door Networks
BrightStar Partners, Inc.
CTTS – Cincinnati Training Terminal Services Inc.
Clermont County Board of Commissioners
Duke Energy
Enquirer Media
Grant Career Center
Great Oaks Career Campuses
ITA Audio Visual Solutions
Martin and Associates
Microsoft Retail Store
Office Depot Business Services Division
PCMS Datafit, Inc.
PNC Bank-Eastgate
Professional Telecommunications Services, Inc.
Tata Consultancy Services
Technology For Ohio’s Tomorrow
Time Warner Cable Business Class
TW Telecom
Union Township
University of Cincinnati Clermont College

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