Chicago 2017

March 14, 2017
Embassy Suites by Hilton
Lombard, IL

8:30 – 9:00 AM
Registration, Breakfast and Networking

9:00 – 10:00 AM
Keynote Session: Your Digital Transformation Journey Starts Here
Presented by Paul Edlund, Chief Technology Officer – Midwest, Microsoft

Technology is shaping our society and redefining the business landscape in a mobile-first, cloud-first world. Are you ready for the disruption? Get ready to re-envision your business model. Embrace a different way of bringing together people, data, processes and technology. Research shows that firms are embracing the cloud, big data, social and mobile technologies to craft new business models, develop new revenue streams, or drive other material changes that lead to an increase in the top or bottom lines. Find out how you can be part of the journey to digital transformation.
Presentation Deck: Microsoft Digital Transformation Keynote – Technology Tuesday 3-14-17

10:15 AM – 11:15 AM
Security on the Cloud
Protect your Azure cloud investment by adding advanced security controls and a proactive security team to your Azure instances.
Presented by Jennifer Duman, Director of Technology Partnerships, Armor

While operating in the Microsoft Azure public cloud has many cost, time and flexibility advantages, it’s important to remember that securing your environment on this platform is solely your responsibility. Armor reduces the burden of these challenges for your organization by sharing both risk and responsibility. Purpose-built to achieve a secure and compliant posture for your data, Armor Anywhere makes it easy to balance security, cost-effectiveness and cloud agility.
Presentation Deck: Armor Anywhere Security on the Cloud – Technology Tuesday 3-14-17
You Tube Presentation

Achieving Digital Transformation with IOT and Power BI
Presented by Nick Althoff and Tony Borgetti at FlexManage

The Digital Transformation age is upon us. By 2019, it is expected that more than 26 billion devices are expected to be connected to cloud. Is your business positioned to benefit from these new opportunities? Come join us to learn how to transform your business with the Internet of things (IOT) and Power BI.
Presentation Deck: Digital Transformation with IOT and Power BI – Technology Tuesday 3-14-17

11:30 AM – 12:30 PM
How to protect your business in a mobile world
Empower your mobile workforce with greater protection and control of access, devices, and data
Presented by Chris Clark, Cloud Solution Specialist, FlexManage

Unsecured company data can cost you millions of dollars in lost research, regulatory fines, or litigation fees – but protecting your information shouldn’t make it harder for your workers to get their jobs done. Microsoft Enterprise Mobility + Security (EMS) makes it easy to protect sensitive information and keep your employees productive. During this session, you will learn six ways to protect your business in a mobile world.
Presentation Deck: How to Protect Your Business in a Mobile World – Technology Tuesday 3-14-17

Citrix XenApp on Microsoft Azure
How Citrix can help you start – or finish – your journey to the cloud.
Presented by Andrew Schmidt, Senior Solution Center Citrix Engineer, Ingram Micro and Steve Motton, Technical Architect, FlexManage

Moving to the cloud sounds great until you start looking at the applications you use every day. Whether the issue is product version or features, sometimes the cloud version isn’t an acceptable alternative – if there is a cloud version at all. Citrix can help you seamlessly deliver Windows applications from Azure to replace on premises infrastructure, extend the capabilities of cloud based solutions or provide new ways for employees to work.
Presentation Deck: Citrix XenApp on Microsoft Azure – Technology Tuesday 3-14-17

12:30 – 1:00 PM
Lunch and networking

1:00 – 2:00 PM
SQL 2016 – Performance, Analytics and Enhanced Availability
Presented by Thomas Pizzato, Data Platform Solutions, Microsoft

Come hear the latest on SQL Server 2016 and see why it’s Microsoft’s biggest leap forward in data platform history. Whether you’re running your database on-premises or in a hybrid-cloud environment, upgrading SQL Server will improve your business operations. Improve app performance, and connect seamlessly to the cloud to take advantage of Microsoft Azure and Power BI. With SQL Server 2016, you’ll gain real-time operational analytics, always-encrypted data, end-to-end mobile BI, and more.
Presentation Deck: SQL Server 2016 – Technology Tuesday 3-14-17

Improving Employee Productivity with Cloud Technologies
Learn about using mobile, social, and cloud technology to make your business more collaborative and effective.
Presented by Michelle Canada, Solution Architect, FlexManage

Office 365 offers productivity without boundaries. Using the familiar Office apps you know and the power of the cloud, Office 365 lets you work virtually anywhere, anytime, across your devices. No matter how you access and use Office 365, you receive the same seamless experience and enterprise-grade security to protect your business and customers.
Presentation Deck: Improving Productivity with Cloud Technologies – Technology Tuesday 3-14-17

2:15 – 3:15 PM
True Business Continuity: Employees, Outages, Failures, Oh My!
Presented by Eric Torres, Channel Development Manager, Datto

In this educational session, we will uncover the most recent innovations in business continuity technology, and the best ways in which you can protect your business data. We will also explore the most common and unexpected types of disasters impacting your businesses uptime and the true hard cost of that time. The average small-medium business will experience 17.82 hours of down time per year – do you know how much money that will cost you?  Using our 8 question calculator, we’ll run through real examples in order to show you how to monetize these risks.
Presentation Deck: True Business Continuity: Employees, Outages, Failures, Oh My!

Make the most of your Windows 10 Migration
Never worry about Windows migration projects again
Presented by Eric Pierron, Sales Engineer, Ivanti (formerly AppSense)

Have you been holding off on upgrading your environment to the latest Windows operating system?
Hesitate no longer! We will walk you through the finer points of migrating to Windows 10, helping you make the most of your migration and never worry about Windows migration projects again. With Microsoft’s shift to a faster OS release cadence, IT teams face the constant pressure of running multiple Windows versions in parallel and operating in a continuous state of migration. Ivanti automatically moves user personalization, files, and settings between disparate Windows operating system versions. So, multiple versions of Windows, including Windows 10, aren’t a problem for IT or users.
Presentation Deck: Coming soon!

3:30- 4:30 PM
SharePoint Migrations and Upgrades
Presented by Rick Cruz, Practice Director – SharePoint, FlexManage

For every SharePoint implementation, there comes a time to consider upgrading or migrating to SharePoint online. While it seems scary at first, we will help shed light on these efforts to remove the anxiety, minimize the pain and expose the possibilities.
Presentation Deck: SharePoint Migrations Upgrades – Technology Tuesday 3-14-17

Are you ready for Windows 10?
Learn how to increase user adoption and drive higher end user satisfaction
Presented by Stephen Wallenfelsz and Scott Wener, FlexManage

With over 250,000 devices deployed to Windows Operating Systems (OS), FlexManage’s Deployment Coordination Services (DCS) team offers in-depth knowledge on the best practices of deploying a new OS to drive high end user satisfaction. Our team will discuss what’s necessary to ensure a smooth rollout, including everything from the initial image build, application rationalization, scheduling, coordination, communications, training for both end users and support staff as well as post deployment support. Attend our session to hear how you can deploy technology to your end users quickly and with increased satisfaction through our streamlined process.
Presentation Deck:Are you ready for Windows 10 – Technology Tuesday 3-14-17 New

4:30– 4:45 PM
Wrap up, evaluations and raffle drawing