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Tuesday, June 8

10:50am CDT

Keynote Presentation:Creating Flourishing Teams-Leading and Communicating for Impact
Personally and professionally, everyone has a purpose!  No one outside of Jesus is more important in an organization than the IT team!  Bishops or other leaders in Diocesan organizations may think otherwise, but we all know who they called when the pandemic hit!   From tasks as small as "phishing expeditions" to tasks as essential as providing network and data access, IT plays a vital role in accomplishing the mission of Christ and the functioning and flourishing of the mission of the diocese.  

In this presentation, I will
-cast a noble vision for the work of IT and the people that accomplish it.
-examine the human dimension to IT work and how personality plays into organizational flourishing.
-propose the "table" as an image to develop effective communication with greater impact.

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Joseph Rutten

Director of the Benedictine Institute for Leadership, Ethics and Social Justice
I am a passionate visionary for engaging, forming and sending disciples into the world for the greater glory of God, the salvation of souls, and the transformation of communities.  I believe in an integrated approach to life and ministry that values an infused relationship between... Read More →

Tuesday June 8, 2021 10:50am - 11:50am CDT

2:00pm CDT

Day 1: Session 2-Creating a training and mentoring program for your organization
Competency training to add value and drive engagement
With so many competing demands in today’s workplace, it’s hard for employees to focus on their own development. This session shares how a niche hospitality association used its volunteer network to create a robust training and mentoring program that adds value for its members, regardless of where they are in their career. We will cover:
·         The development process, mistakes and successes, and lessons learned along the way
·         How the program has helped drive member engagement
·         How it has helped participants advance their careers
·         Practical tips for applying these ideas within your own organization

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Monique Donahue

Director of eLearning, CHART
Monique Donahue is a 20+ year veteran in the field of instructional design and technology-based education. She has designed and developed curriculum, certifications, and instructional materials for major hospitality corporations in all areas of lodging and related industries.In her... Read More →

Tuesday June 8, 2021 2:00pm - 3:00pm CDT

3:15pm CDT

Day 1: Session 3: Trust Nothing, Verify Everything: Zero Trust 101
Join Data Integrity with Sophos’ Senior Security Analyst, Chris McCormack, as they dive into the benefits of zero trust, provide an overview of Zero Trust Network Access (ZNTA),  why it’s important, and its many advantages to have a simpler, better, more secure solution to connect your users to important applications and data.  

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Chris McCormack

Network Security Specialist, Sophos

Tuesday June 8, 2021 3:15pm - 4:15pm CDT

5:45pm CDT

Wednesday, June 9

8:30am CDT

Day2: Session 1-Digital Governance Panel-WHY, HOW, WHO

“Are you overwhelmed with requests from offices and parishes across the organization without clarity on priority? Are you always greasing the squeaky wheel? Does everyone want the shiniest and latest technology, when the organization can’t afford it, and you’ll end up full time managing it? Does it feel like you are herding cats? This panel will discuss how governance strives to bring order to chaos by forcing the tough conversations on which projects take priority, which applications get approved and how even data governance is essential to serve the mission of the Church. Join to hear how various dioceses are wrestling to drive process and governance, the approaches being taken, and ways to gain buy-in from leadership.

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Marco Decapite

ArchDiocese of Detroit
Marco DeCapite is the founder and president of VersAlta Technology Solutions, LLC. He is currently consulting as the Technology Adjunct to the Moderator of the Curia for the Archdiocese of Detroit. In this role, he has helped the Archdiocese become more efficient through process improvement... Read More →
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Paul Giljum

Archdiocese of St Louis
Paul Giljum is the Director of IT for the Archdiocese of St Louis.  He has been with the Archdiocese for 10 years.   In those past years his organization has rolled out a 700 user VOIP phone system, assumed the responsibility of IT services for Catholic Cemeteries, Kennrick Seminary... Read More →

Wednesday June 9, 2021 8:30am - 9:30am CDT

12:45pm CDT

General Session Day 2 Session 2 : Technology and Annual Appeals
If you ever wondered what the challenges and opportunities are for helping your diocese with their Annual Appeal efforts, then this workshop is for you.  We will unwrap the mystery of the diocesan annual appeal, review the technology involved in its success, and discuss how to best leverage that to increase revenues, improve data quality, and reduce costs.

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John Biskner

Director of Business Development, Gabriel Software
John Biskner has served the Church as a development and enterprise systems professional for 15 years, partnering with many of the service providers to the Catholic Church today.  Currently, John serves as the Director of Business Development for Gabriel Software, a next generation... Read More →

Wednesday June 9, 2021 12:45pm - 1:45pm CDT

2:00pm CDT

General Session Day 2 Session 3- Local Marketing 101-Industry Trends and Best Practices
Understand the basics of how to ensure your audience is seeing, finding and engaging with you through local marketing efforts. The session will cover local marketing executions, best practices, industry trends and real world applications including GeoFencing, GeoTargeting.  Chelsea will also cover data privacy considerations.

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Chelsea Redinger

Lead Media Strategist, ClickRain
Chelsea Redinger is the Lead Media Strategist at Click Rain, a people-first digital agency in Sioux Falls, SD. Her professionalism, passion, and poise have been a constant in her decade long career in media and marketing. Chelsea makes it a point to understand the audience and find... Read More →

Wednesday June 9, 2021 2:00pm - 2:55pm CDT

3:05pm CDT

Day 2: Session 4 Insider Secrets to Hardware and Software Procurement
Good News, you finally got approval to make that purchase of hardware or software and/or you have been looking at adding managed services.  
Now how do you make sure you are getting the BEST possible deal on it? This session will talk about the many tips and tricks and little known secrets to help you navigate the process, ensure the right solutions, get the best deal and come out looking like a hero. Who knows, with all of the money you will save, you might even get a raise.

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Traci Cox

Senior IT Consultant and Sales Engineer, TNT Consulting
 Traci enjoys being of service and aligns with her clients to help create wining strategies with best case pricing. Her career began in IT with Insight in early 2010. Traci was instrumental in creating pricing platforms and getting lower pricing options for her clients via processes... Read More →

Wednesday June 9, 2021 3:05pm - 4:05pm CDT

4:15pm CDT

Day 2: Session 5: Getting You Back into Production, presented by Datto
our organizations have unique setups and challenges to their production environments. Whether virtual, physical, hybrid, spread across multiple subnets, vpns and etc, Datto is here to help with the most expansive backup and restore options in the industry. Please join us as we discuss how Datto is able to safeguard your data and get your organizations back up and running when a disaster strikes.

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Jason Pryce

Jason has a passion for technology and how it can be used to make all peoples lives easier. He graduated from Central Connecticut State University with a degree in Marketing. He started his journey at Datto as part of Datto’s industry renowned Tech Support Department, he soon moved... Read More →

Wednesday June 9, 2021 4:15pm - 5:15pm CDT
Thursday, June 10

8:30am CDT

Day 3: Keynote- Protect Your Diocese from Business Email Compromise
Business Email Compromise (BEC) is a type of scam where an attacker compromises legitimate email accounts through social engineering or hacking to conduct unauthorized transfers of funds. BEC is a growing risk for all organizations, whether a small nonprofit or a Fortune 500 company. According to the FBI, between June 2016 and July 2019 there were over 65,000 U.S. victims of BEC, resulting in more than $10 billion in losses. Learn from industry experts what you need to know about BEC, and walk away with practical advice and one very specific method you can use to help protect your diocese from this type of attack.

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Rodney Lee

Project Manager, Global CyberAlliance
I am a Technical Project Manager at GCA. I came here because I wanted to work in an IT role that was about more than numbers; working for a nonprofit was a huge plus in working for GCA. My military experience helped me learn how to efficiently work in diverse teams. My previous role... Read More →

Thursday June 10, 2021 8:30am - 9:30am CDT

10:45am CDT

Day3 Session 2 -Managed Services Partnerships: How to end the finger-pointing, grow and protect your organization.
  This session will help you avoid the pitfalls and mistakes as well as learn their favorite parts of their chosen solution.  Guaranteed great advice from our experienced panelist!

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Tim Cirincione

Partner, Armory 5
Tim has been a part of the IT industry transition to Managed Services over the past 15 years and has insights that make the Managed Service Provider (MSP) and IT Staff partnership a win-win.  His path navigating the market and the Syracuse Diocese Managed Services rollout provided... Read More →
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Kory Hopkins

Director of Information Technology, Catholic Diocese of Syracuse
Kory Hopkins is the Director of Information Technology for the Diocese of Syracuse. For the past 16 years he has worked with parishes, schools, and diocesan offices in virtually every technological and communications arena. Kory has experience with transitions and migrations including... Read More →

Thursday June 10, 2021 10:45am - 11:45am CDT

1:20pm CDT

Day 3: Session 3- How to Show Up Better in Local Searches: Adopting a Local SEO strategy
Churches are hyper-local, and definitely need Local SEO - but hardly any of them have ever heard of it. I'd explain how it differs from traditional SEO, which factors influence visibility in local searches (both on desktop and mobile), and how to optimize those specific elements. Attendees would get a detailed, actionable playbook for Local SEO for 2020 and beyond, so they'd both understand how to get more visibility and be able to implement the tactics themselves.

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Hannah Borchik

Director of SE, Searchlab Digital
Hannah Borchik, Director of SEO at SearchLab Digital, is a very accomplished Local SEO with over six years of experience. Hannah has a deep understanding of SEO and a sterling reputation within the SEO community. Hannah is also considered one of the leading SEO experts in the healthcare... Read More →

Thursday June 10, 2021 1:20pm - 2:20pm CDT

2:30pm CDT

Day 3: Session 4 Protecting Your Office 365 Data: The Shared Responsibility Model and What Microsoft Provides
Protecting Your Office 365 Data: The Shared Responsibility Model and What Microsoft Provides
How the Shared Responsibility Model affects cloud strategy.
The importance of backing up cloud data with an emphasis on Office 365.
The pros and cons of leveraging public cloud resources in disaster preparedness.

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Kevin Atkins

IT Engineer, TNT Solutions
Kevin has worked for engineering service providers serving the technical and security needs for organizations of all sizes ranging from the very small to the very large in a diverse variety of industries including high security trades such as banking, insurance, law offices, government... Read More →
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Chris Nichol

VP of Strategic Alliances, Thrive
Thrive is one the largest and most advanced managed IT, cloud, cybersecurity, and collaboration support platform providers in North America.  As the VP of Strategic Alliances at Thrive, Chris works with key technology stack vendors, strategic partners, and Thrive’s key clients... Read More →

Thursday June 10, 2021 2:30pm - 3:30pm CDT

3:40pm CDT

Day 3 Session 5: No cost SSL encryption with Let's Encrypt
Tired of paying for expensive SSL certificates for your outward-facing websites? Come see step by step instructions on how to use Let's Encrypt, the free certificate authority, to manage certificates on IIS and Linux. 

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Matt Dolan

Director of Information Technology, Diocese of San Diego
Matt Dolan is the Director of Information Technologies for the Diocese of San Diego. He is a generalist that wears many hats and gets into just about everything I.T. from wiring, switches, firewalls, databases, Exchange Server, Microsoft Office, websites, Windows OS builds, Hyper-V... Read More →

Thursday June 10, 2021 3:40pm - 4:40pm CDT

4:50pm CDT

Closing Session: The Internet Scam That Sparked Hope
Have you ever received a strange email from a questionable source? Ben Taylor thought he would teach one of these “internet scammers” a lesson by sending him on a wild goose chase. What happened next changed both of their lives as well as countless others in a remote African village. See how this incredible story unfolded and learn what happens when you give others a chance.

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Ben Taylor

Ben Taylor is a marketing and digital media strategist living in Salt Lake City, Utah. Ben works with a number of clients, helping them with Internet and social media marketing. Ben's YouTube channel, Pleasant Green, explores internet scams and provides micro loans to entrepreneurs... Read More →

Thursday June 10, 2021 4:50pm - 5:50pm CDT
Bergstrom Ballroom

6:30pm CDT

Closing Banquet
Thursday June 10, 2021 6:30pm - 9:00pm CDT
Bergstrom Ballroom