[VIRTUAL] ITA's Technology Forum
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[VIRTUAL] ITA's Technology Forum

 Export to Your Calendar 7/16/2020
When: Thursday, July 16, 2020
9:00am - 12:00pm
Where: Virtual Presentation
United States
Contact: Kaylin Berg

Online registration is available until: 7/16/2020
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Join ITA and Talend, alongside other expert speakers including EMPIST and Alex Castrounis for an exciting half day program on the most relevant topics in technology today to become a future ready technology leader. During this program, made up of short, interactive conversations, you’ll walk away with a sense of what’s most pressing, gain new connections, and takeaways that you can adapt and implement immediately.

Spend the morning plugging in to the latest topics (and unplug from your regular work routine!) and join expert speakers to get first-hand insights from those who have lived through it! You’ll also get the opportunity to interact with your peers during breaks in the programming, enriching the discussion even further.

Agenda (subject to change): 

9:00 – 9:50am –  You Have the Data, Now Get the Insights - The Benefits of Customer 360, presented by Talend.

  • Data is the lifeblood of every successful business. As such, data needs to keep flowing to deliver value. Contrary to popular belief, the data lifecycle should not stop at collecting, connecting and turning data into insights through data warehouses or lakes. A modern architecture requires delivering those data-driven insights into everything you do. Find out how Wavicle Data Solutions and Talend are working together with leading organizations to create 360° customer data hubs to keep the value of their data flowing, so it can reach its full potential.

9:50 – 10:00am – Networking Break

10:00 – 10:35am – An Overview of AI and Machine Learning, presented by Alex Castrounis, Founder & CEO of InnoArchiTech Institute

  • Understanding AI and machine learning, improving data literacy, and executing on a well-formed data strategy is becoming critical for business success. Join Alex Castrounis to better understand AI and machine learning, along with the benefits, considerations, and impacts.

10:35 – 10:40am – Networking Break

10:40 – 11:00 amCybersecurity Fundamentals, presented by John Kampas, Founder & CEO of EMPIST

  • Presented by John Kampas, "Cybersecurity Fundamentals" offers insights into the essential aspects of an airtight cybersecurity plan for businesses of all kinds. Attendees of the session will come away with several actionable methods to immediately improve their business' cybersecurity landscape.

11:00 – 11:35 am CIO Insights

11:35 am - 12:00 pm - Closing and networking



Category Pricing
Member Complimentary
Nonmember $35


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Meet the Speakers:

Alex Castrounis, Founder and Author

Alex Castrounis is the founder of InnoArchiTech, InnoArchiTech Institute, and Analytics4Champions, as well as the author of AI for People and Business published by O’Reilly Media. He has been engaged to speak to business leaders from organizations such as Apple, Google, Microsoft, Lenovo, State Farm, Bosch, and Accenture. He has also taught about the benefits of data, analytics, and AI to thousands of people.


John Kampas, Founder & CEO, EMPIST

John Kampas is the Founder & CEO of EMPIST, a Chicago-based full service technology company. He started EMPIST nearly 20 years ago and has since transformed it into one of the fastest-growing IT companies in the world. John firmly believes that surrounding yourself with good people and having a desire to learn are the core components to achieving great things.


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