2021 Iowa Technology Summit returns next week

The Iowa Technology Summit will return next week on May 24 and May 25. During the two-day, online event attendees will hear from other Iowans on security, innovation and leadership in the tech industry.

This year’s summit will be divided into four separate tracks—cybersecurity, technology innovation, leadership and industry 4.0.

The event is free to attend. Here is the schedule and speaker lineup for the event:


Day 1

LIGHTEDGE LOUNGE – 8:45 A.M.

  • Michael Hannan (Chief Security Officer, LightEdge)
  • Sean Stenger (Vice President of Sales, LightEdge)

WELCOME – 9:00 A.M.

  • Paul Hlivko (CTO & CXO, Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield)

CYBERSECURITY TRACK SESSION 1 – 9:15 A.M.

60 Minutes: Iowa Breach Interviews With ProCircular

  • Aaron Warner (CEO, ProCircular)

CYBERSECURITY TRACK SESSION 2 – 10:30 A.M.

Cybersecurity: The Challenges, The Strategy And The Win!

  • Annalea Ilg (CiSO, Involta)

TECHNOLOGY INNOVATION TRACK SESSION 1 – 9:15 A.M.

Confessions Of An Innovation Addict: 3 Ways To Stay Ahead Of The Communication Curve

  • Beth Trejo (CEO & Founder, Chatterkick)

TECHNOLOGY INNOVATION TRACK – SESSION 2 – 10:30 A.M.

Team Screams On Mute: Building Employee Engagement And Accountability In A Remote Workforce

  • Bridger Moreland (Chief Technology Officer, Manatt’s, Inc.)

CLOSING – 11:25 A.M.

  • Brian Waller (President, Technology Association of Iowa)

Day 2

LIGHTEDGE LOUNGE – 8:45 A.M.

  • Michael Hannan (Chief Security Officer, LightEdge)
  • Sean Stenger (Vice President of Sales, LightEdge)

WELCOME – 9:00 A.M.

  • Paul Hlivko (CTO & CXO, Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield)

LEADERSHIP TRACK SESSION 1 – 9:15 A.M.

THE ALIGNED LEADER: CREATING CLARITY AND ALIGNMENT AT ALL LEVELS 

  • Adam Carroll (Co-Founder, Renzo Experience)

LEADERSHIP TRACK SESSION 2 – 10:30 A.M.

TAI Diversity & Inclusion Panel
A Walk In Our Shoes: Developing And Implementing DEI Strategies And Practices Organization-Wide

  • Jennifer Murphy [Moderator] (Director, Innovation Services, NewBoCo)
  • Kingsley Gobourne (Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Senior Consultant, UnityPoint Health)
  • Delight Deloney (Field Services Director, SHRM)
  • Denise Earley (Executive Administrator & Executive Inclusion Council Member, Principal Financial Group)

INDUSTRY 4.0 TRACK SESSION 1 – 9:15 A.M.

THE DREAM TEAM: CLOUD & ANALYTICS 

  • Madison Lang (Director of ML & AI Services,
    Zirous)
  • Bruce Younts (VP of Infrastructure and Cloud Services, Zirous)

INDUSTRY 4.0 TRACK SESSION 2 – 10:30 A.M.

  • Mike O’Donnell [Moderator] (Associate Director, Ciras @ Iowa State University)
  • Emily Schmitt (Chief Administrative Officer, Sukup Manufacturing)
  • Debi Durham (Director, Iowa Economic Development Authority &
    Iowa Finance Authority)
  • Hank Norem (President, Ramco Innovations)

CLOSING – 11:25 A.M.

  • Brian Waller (President, Technology Association of Iowa)