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2018 Nebraska TECH SUMMIT

October 30, 2018

Nebraska Innovation Campus

2021 Transformation Drive Lincoln, NE 68508

Take the day to network, learn, and explore technology choices and solutions that will impact your organization within the next year.

Breakout Sessions


Integration and Security for Office Technology

As businesses move towards digital transformation, finding the right approach to ensure facilities are future-ready is crucial to staying competitive. In this session explore how cloud services and leveraging managed print resources can increase productivity and create a safe, effective office environment.

Speaker: Kristen Zeng, Sales and Software Training at Eakes Office Solutions

Secure Single Sign-On Tools for the Modern Era – Is Your Business Equipped?

Over 10,000 users from companies like: Facebook, Etsy, & Zillow have switched to the Duo Zero-Trust security platform, should you? Explore how this single sign-on tool, recently purchased by Cisco, is allowing organizations to provide trusted access to critical applications, for users, from any device, from anywhere.

Speakers: Abhisha Patel, MSP Specialist at Duo Security and Adam Palmer, Senior Systems Engineer at Five Nines

Don’t Just Use Cloud Offerings to Do What You Do Better - Do Better Things


Office 365: We Have Apps for That

What’s the first thing you think of when you hear “Office 365”? You aren’t alone if you said email, Excel, or PowerPoint. While those are the most common uses, Office 365 offers many other easy to use solutions. Join us for this session and we’ll show you how you can use Office 365 to enhance collaboration and productivity in your office.

Speaker: Tess McKinney, AAS, Advanced Audio Visual IT Technology Specialist at UNMC

2018: The Year Targeted Phishing Went Mainstream, Is Your Data Safe?

Global Drug Trade makes around $435 billion dollars a year. What about Cybercrime? $450 billion dollars a year. Don’t lose your business dollars to cybercrime. In this session lets discuss how you can create fake phishing links to see if your team members take the bait, and how to best implement security awareness training within your organization.

Speaker: Nathan Adams, Arctic Wolf 

Demand Generation

The Game Has Changed: Advanced Tips for Social Media and Video Marketing

Whether you’re trying to attract new leads or engage current customers, social media and video marketing are on every business owner’s wish list. And they should be…because they work. But the game has changed, and it’s harder than ever to break through the clutter. In this presentation we’ll explore the framework for creating content at each stage of the sales and marketing funnel, and learn what type of content you need to get better results from your digital marketing campaigns.

Speaker: Ali Schwanke, CEO and Marketing Strategist at Simple Strat

Right Time, Right Place Marketing with Google Ads

Every day companies are striving to get noticed by the right customers at the right time. This presentation will explain the foundational elements of Google Ads, with a focus on search and display campaigns. This breakout session is for small and large businesses looking to maximize their marketing spend in a way that’s flexible, measurable, and most importantly, effective.

Speaker: Matt O’Gorman, Vice President at Unanimous

Level Up: Discover How Companies Use HubSpot to Grow

For growth-minded companies, there comes a time when it’s necessary to take sales and marketing to the next level. If your company struggles to generate or respond to enough leads; is tired of tackling everything by hand; or gets frustrated with hacked-together software, this session is for you. Join us as we explore the popular HubSpot platform and learn how others are leveraging the tool in their marketing, sales, and customer service teams to grow their business.

Speaker: Tyler Samani-Sprunk, CMO at Simple Strat

Administering the Business

Cyber Insurance: The Race Against Risk

When it comes to cyber-attacks on your business, unfortunately in today’s world, it’s not a matter of “if”, but “when”. Have you thought about what you need to recover from a cyber-attack, or what kind of losses you can afford? During this session, you will gain insight into cyber insurance policies and how it plays a role in determining your company risk mitigation strategies.

Speaker: Tom Champoux, President at Unico Group

Cybersecurity and the Dark Web: Myth vs. Reality

This session will cover current threats and trends in cybersecurity. Discuss options for cyber threat intelligence by understanding the extent of PII, PHI, credit card information, and intellectual property stolen from organizations that are now available through the dark web.

Speaker: Rex Johnson, Director at BKD

You Need a Privacy Policy in 2018 - Here’s How to Start

Don’t think your company needs a privacy policy? Think again. By now, we’ve all seen the ramifications of an outdated or poorly implemented privacy policy. During this session we’ll go beyond the ‘legalese’ and explain why you need a good privacy policy and how to get started.

Speaker: Kara Brostrom, Attorney at Baylor Evnen

TNT – Traction “N” Technology

Do you have a grip on your business, or does your business have a grip on you? Based on the business strategy book Traction written by Gino Wickman, this session will explore a real life example on how to increase business efficacy and profits incorporating technology with the Entrepreneurial Operating System.

Speaker: Boyd Ober, President & CEO at Leadership Resources

Building Blocks – What Makes An Effective IT Department

Are you struggling to determine if your IT staff or provider is functioning at an optimal level? Join James Bowen, CEO & Co-Founder of Five Nines, as he guides you through an IT Operational Maturity Assessment and explains the behaviors that you should see from an effective team. You’ll walk away with the tools that you need to grade your IT’s maturity level and understand next steps to becoming a high-functioning organization.

Speaker: James Bowen, CEO at Five Nines

Delivering on the Promise

Team Optimization through Engagement and Strengths

To compete in today’s quickly changing, highly matrixed world, organizations must be able to act and behave in a highly agile way. This capability comes from technology that supports information sharing and access to knowledge in a just-in-time manner. Artificial intelligence will continue to merge with human decisions to enhance impacts for customers and expedite decision making. At the core of agile workplaces lies agile teams. To fully optimize technology for the betterment of our customers we must optimize our teams fully. This workshop will explain how team optimization comes to life through an approach that is Strengths-Based, Engagement-Focused and Performance-Oriented.

Speaker: Brian Brim, Ed.D., Senior Practice Consultant at Gallup

End of Life – The Technology Graveyard

What does End of Life mean in the world of IT support? Discover why your IT engineer is talking about it, EOL options, and why the expiration of your hardware/software helps to improve the IT lifecycle. You deserve a better experience with technology, educate yourself on all things End of Life.

Speakers: Five Nines 

who should attend


8:00 – 8:30 | Registration & Breakfast

8:30 – 9:30 | Keynote: Brian Brim, Gallup

9:45 – 10:30 | Breakout 1

10:45 – 11:30 | Breakout 2

11:30 – 12:30 | Interactive Lunch: FBI

12:45 – 1:30 | Breakout 3

1:45– 2:30 | Breakout 4

2:30 – 3:00 | Closing & Prizes

Welcome Keynote: GALLUP

Optimizing Your Most Important Resource in a Tech Landscape

Speaker: Brian J. Brim, Ed.D., Senior Practice Consultant Technology has changed what people expect from, and the way in which people interact with, their work environment. This, along with shifting populations from a generational standpoint, have created different expectations to emerge within our workplaces today. To keep our best talent and to attract new top talent, we as leaders must learn how to build our cultures and manage the employee lifecycle from a very different lens from the past. This keynote highlights the latest research explaining these shifts as well as some of the key differentiators for dealing with those changes moving forward.

About Brian Brim

Futuristic | Maximizer | Strategic | Relator | Achiever

BRIAN BRIM, Ed.D., is a Senior Practice Consultant at Gallup. Since 1989, Dr. Brim has served as a consultant and advisor to some of the world’s leading companies in a vast array of industries. His insights help companies increase their organizational performance and business outcomes by improving their culture, talent and human capital strategies. Dr. Brim brings extensive expertise working with executives and organizations to help them improve their workplace culture through proven analytics and advice on the employee lifecycle. These areas include talent attraction, recruiting and hiring, onboarding, succession planning, performance management, team analysis, succession planning, organizational learning and development, strengths-based learning programs, and employee and customer engagement efforts. Dr. Brim is a co-author of Strengths Based Selling and contributes to many of Gallup’s bestselling books. He also plays a lead role in launching many of Gallup’s highly successful client offerings and interventions, including key consulting frameworks and leadership and management programs. Dr. Brim received his bachelor’s degree in speech communication and master’s degree in educational psychology from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He received his doctorate in organizational leadership from Nova Southeastern University in Florida.



  • Maximizing Organizational Performance Through Behavioral Economics
  • Building Powerful Partnerships
  • Engaging Employees Through a Strengths-Based Approach
  • Building Sustainable Customer Engagement
  • Strengths-Based Leadership
  • Strengths Based Selling

Interactive Lunch

FBI Investigates Cybercrime in Nebraska

Matt Saad, Special Agent, Federal Bureau of Investigation

The FBI is the lead federal agency for investigating cyber attacks by criminals, overseas adversaries, and terrorists. The threat is incredibly serious—and growing. Cyber intrusions are becoming more commonplace, more dangerous, and more sophisticated. Our nation’s critical infrastructure, including both private and public sector networks, are targeted by adversaries. American companies are targeted for trade secrets and other sensitive corporate data, and universities for their cutting-edge research and development. Citizens are targeted by fraudsters and identity thieves, and children are targeted by online predators. Just as the FBI transformed itself to better address the terrorist threat after the 9/11 attacks, it is undertaking a similar transformation to address the pervasive and evolving cyber threat. This means enhancing the Cyber Division’s investigative capacity to sharpen its focus on intrusions into government and private computer networks.

Think this doesn’t apply to Nebraska SMB’s? Think again. Join us for lunch to see firsthand how cyber-criminals could be threatening your business.

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