ATC Tech Summit Recap 2023

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ATC hosted its first annual Tech Summit at Liberty Center’s Sabin Hall. It went over so well the event outgrew that venue, moving to the Summit Hotel in Cincinnati, Ohio for 2023. If you weren’t able to attend this year’s event, we wanted to offer an ATC Tech Summit recap.

The day-long event featured two keynotes, two panels and eight breakout sessions, and brought together leading technologists and IT leaders for education, trend talk and networking.

Gary Sorrento, Global CIO of Zoom,  kicked off the day’s activities. Sorrento discussed the importance of upskilling your workforce, earning your employees’ commute and focusing on the total work experience to empower your employees.

Shortly after, the first panel of the day began with experts from CBTS, CATO Networks, RapidScale and Nitel all discussing SASE/SD-WAN and how implementing these solutions are better than traditional VPNs. ATC’s own Nick Enger led a productive discussion moderation. 

Throughout the afternoon, attendees had the opportunity to participate in eight possible breakout sessions hosted by experts from Zoom, CBTS, RapidScale, eSentire, Vigilant, RingCentral, Expedient and CATO Networks.

After the two breakout sessions, IT professionals and vendors alike gathered at the mainstage to listen to a keynote speech from Theresa Lanowitz, head of evangelism from AT&T Cybersecurity. She spoke about “edge” technologies, their adoption process, their implementation in retail environments to assist in loss prevention and how businesses are placing a significant, proactive investment in cybersecurity.

Jason Stein, VP of cybersecurity at Telarus, moderated the “cyber showdown” panel, with experts from AT&T, eSentire, Vigilant and Threatblockr trading thoughts on the latest cybersecurity trends. Zero Trust system access is replacing traditional VPNs, threat detection and response is going mainstream and more organizations are outsourcing their cybersecurity needs.

Until Next Year:  ATC Tech Summit Recap

Louie Hollmeyer, ATC director of marketing and consultant,  gave closing remarks and promised next year’s tech summit will be even bigger and better before inviting guests to a post-conference reception, featuring hors d’oeuvres, raffle prizes, music by DJ Toad and a 360-degree photo booth.

Providing an information-packed summit is just one way that ATC is here to help IT leaders navigate the increasingly complex technology landscape and outpace the speed of change. We’d like to thank our sponsors and everyone who attended this year’s tech summit. Mark your calendar for March 7th for #ATCTechSummit24

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