MONDAY, OCTOBER 1

 
 

6:00 PM

O P E N I N G   P A R T Y   P O W E R E D   B Y   N U T A N I X
Attendees of the Iowa Technolgy Summit are invited to enjoy hors d'oeuvres and cocktails with Iowa's technology leaders at the Opening Party Powered by Nutanix at The Republic on Grand. The Republic features handcrafted cocktails, eclectic American cuisine, and panoramic views of the Capital and city skyline from the sixth floor of the AC Marriott East Village. 


 

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 2

 
 
 

8:00 AM

R E G I S T R A T I O N   +    C O F F E E
Check in at the Iowa Technology Summit powered by Wellmark

8:40 AM

W E L C O M E
Welcome to the Iowa Technology Summit by Brian Waller, President of the Technology Association of Iowa

8:50 AM

K E Y N O T E A D D R E S S
Dr. Charlie Miller, Principal Autonomous Vehicle Security Architect at Cruise Automation

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

10:05 AM

B R E A K O U T   S E S S I O N S
Hear from industry experts in breakout sessions covering Security, Cloud, Leadership, and Innovation

11:00 AM

B R E A K
Network and refuel with your peers in the Summit Lounge

11:20 AM

B R E A K O U T   S E S S I O N S
Hear from industry experts in breakout sessions covering Security, Cloud, Leadership, and Innovation

12:15 PM

L U N C H

1:25 PM

B R E A K O U T   S E S S I O N S
Hear from industry experts in breakout sessions covering Security, Cloud, Leadership, and Innovation

2:20 PM

B R E A K
Network and refresh with your peers in the Summit Lounge

2:40 PM

B R E A K O U T   S E S S I O N S
Hear from industry experts in breakout sessions covering Security, Cloud, Leadership, and Innovation

3:35 PM

T E C H B R E W
Download on the day’s takeaways over a cold drink with your peers

 

10:05 AM BREAKOUT SESSIONS

 
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SECURITY


DevOps & SecOps and Bears, Oh My!

Ben Schmitt
Dwolla (VP of Info. Sec.)  
Skyler Nesheim
Dwolla (VP of Engineering) 

Session participants will learn: 1) Your platform is a detection network, 2) Ruthless automation provides you scalability, availability, and recoverability and 3) Your team should consult up, down, and across the organization.

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CLOUD


Your Company Will Be Different Next Year

Chad Thompson
DHI Group (Mgr. of Systems and Site Reliability)

Session participants will learn: 1) a case study of moving an entire line of business from co-located infrastructure to the public cloud, 2) what the organizational challenges were to moving an active business to the public cloud; from organizational structures to growing teams, and 3) overcoming challenges to complete major cloud migrations; and how this experience can help your organization succeed with public cloud initiatives.

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LEADERSHIP


Successful Change Really is Optional

Terri Jensen
Three Elements Consulting (President)

Attendees will participate in an exercise to better understand group dynamics during change, learn proven change methodologies and discuss practical applications of change management.

INNOVATION


Demystifying Blockchain

Kishore Atreya
ConsenSys Solutions and Viant.io (Co-Founder)
Michael Klein
Accenture, (Associate Director, North America Blockchain Lead)

Session takeaways: 1) Blockchain is more than bitcoin and crypto-currency. It has the power to transform how we share and trust data. 2) Enterprises interested in applying the technology must be ready to engage with their partners or competitors in new ways. 3) Blockchain technology is being applied today in a number of use cases beyond financial services.

 
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11:20 AM BREAKOUT SESSIONS

 
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SECURITY


How I learned To Stop Worrying and Love The Hacker

Aaron Warner
ProCircular (CEO)

Session participants will learn about: 1) Cyber threats that actually affect you, 2) Realistic solutions to those threats, and 3) How to keep tabs on your current cybersecurity risk.

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CLOUD


The Illusion of a Single Coherent System

Paul Hlivko
Wellmark (VP and CTO)

As start-up organizations experience exponential growth and legacy companies expand, the added complexity creates new challenges. Historically, limitations in technical innovation have prevented those organizations from scaling. Cloud, paired with advances in software engineering, can now provide our employees and customers with an illusion that a single, coherent system exists in the enterprise specifically for them.


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LEADERSHIP


Growing Pains

Dave Tucker
Workiva (Senior VP of Product Development)

Learning to become a leader involves making mistakes. These are often painful but are part of the process. This talk will highlight some mistakes I’ve made and what I’ve learned from them.

INNOVATION


Grandma's Banana Bread: Using DevOps to Streamline Big Data and Beyond

Jeremiah Evans
Zirous (Senior App. Dev.)

DevOps is more than a buzzword, it's the future of infrastructure. Companies will require a cultural change at all levels to remain competitive and companies must recognize that improving infrastructure impacts ROI.

 
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1:25 PM BREAKOUT SESSIONS

 
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SECURITY


Secure by Design

Matt Busche
Nationwide (Consultant)

Participants in this session will learn: 1) How to tackle security issues when designing an application. 2) How good design drives security by using patterns, mindsets, and best practices. 3) Tools to help prevent design flaws from making it into your code repository.

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CLOUD


Make It Rain: Finding Value In The Cloud

Matthew Simons
Workiva (Product Development Manager)

Whether you're cloud-native or cloud-curious, we are all constantly looking for ways to get more out of our cloud technologies. This presentation will explore the evolving landscape of cloud infrastructure and our increasing reliance on it. We'll talk about the commoditization of compute resources, computation as currency, platform as code, and what all of this means for us -- the humans.

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LEADERSHIP


Building a Tech Culture For Any Organization 

Shea Kelly
CCR (President)
Charlie Turri
Denim (CTO)

Company culture is king for today's workforce. Session participants will learn from two different perspectives how companies like Denim and CCR are using investments in culture and values to support growth in their respective businesses.

INNOVATION


Innovation, Culture, and You

Terry Morreale
NCWIT (President & CTO)

The first portion of the talk is about innovation - and why diversity matters when it comes to innovation. The second portion is about organizational culture and how our own perceptions affect our organizations. The third piece gives concrete actions people can take back to their own organizations.

 
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2:40 PM BREAKOUT SESSIONS

 
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SECURITY


No Ethics? No Privacy? Not Worried? You Better Be

Dave Nelson
Pratum (President & CEO)

Session participants will: 1) Understand how digital privacy is viewed around the globe and its status as a "right" 2) Understanding the impacts personal use of encryption has on security and privacy as well as law enforcement concerns. 3) Discuss changes needed in ECPA, CFA and other federal and state laws to address concerns of today's digital age.

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CLOUD


Funnel Marketing: Building a Scalable Foundation

Dreya Armstrong
Dwolla (Senior Marketing Operations Manager)

An easy to follow framework for building a strong foundation for funnel marketing.

  • Defining the stages of your funnel

  • Developing a SLA

  • Target Audiences

  • Marketing Tech Stack

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LEADERSHIP


Leadership and Agile: Lessons Learned from the Front 

Matt McBride
Genesis 10 (EVP Digital Transformation)

During this engaging session participants will learn: 1) How agile methods are different from waterfall, how to separate the reality of agile from the hype, and discuss the implications for technology leaders and their teams. 2) Lessons learned from past agile and digital transformations for executives and CIOs, including how they should approach and execute these critical initiatives. 3) Case studies of past implementations, and patterns for successful digital and/or agile transformation.

INNOVATION


AI and Big Data: Lessons
Learned From Cancer

Kristi Thiel
Immortagen (Co-Founder, VP)

Donghai Dai, MD, PhD, MS
Immortagen, President & CSO

Cancer treatment is rapidly moving towards personalized medicine, where every patient is treated based upon the unique features of his/her tumor and not the location of the disease. Session participants will learn how Immortagen harnesses the power of big data in the oncology field and uses AI to improve analysis of patient tumor genetic tests.
 

 
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