Keynotes

Eye of the Cyber-Storm: Protecting Your Organization from the Inside Out

Anders Erickson, CISA, CISSP, CRISC
Eide Bailly LLP


Session Description

Research and industry experts predict that small to mid-sized organizations will become one of the next big targets for hackers and cyber criminals. Leaders in these organizations recognize that the sustainability of their business is dependent upon protecting the personal and confidential information with which they are entrusted. These leaders also realize it’s difficult to know where to start, what direction to go, and how to get there. This session will explore a new risk-based approach to IT security program management which has been developed specifically for small to mid-sized organizations. Participants will come away with guidance and direction to begin the process of understanding and managing their cyber security risks.

Field of Study:
Spec Knowledge/IT

Experience Level:
Basic  

Scripting your Success: Your Own Heroic Journey

Jenna Oliver
Regis University College of Business and Economics


Session Description

Scripting your success is a course in storytelling that asks participants to tell their own ”hero’s journey” story and walk through the critical decisions in their life that formed the path they are on now. Based on screenwriting formulas, Joseph Campbell’s, “A Hero with A Thousand Faces” and several business leadership models, this workshop is designed to help individuals analyze their own “call to adventure” and career choices. Each component of the process they will engage, will help them discover 1) What they did ‘right’ in that journey 2) Who their allies and mentors are 3) What tests they have completed and 4) What they need to do next to revise their own stories moving forward. The writing and discussion exercises within the workshop facilitate taking responsibility for their own story and enable them to script their own success, as the hero of their individual journey.

Field of Study:
Personal Development

Experience Level:
Basic  

Top 10 Digital Marketing Mistakes Businesses Make

Jen Lester
Philosophy Communication Inc


Session Description

Digital marketing has been around for more than two decades and has since proven itself a fantastic investment for businesses, from start-ups to global corporations. Yet most businesses are still going through their digital growing pains—figuring out how best to use the capabilities of digital marketing to meet their needs. Without the benefit of either experience or well-established theories and practices, it’s easy to make mistakes. So, to help you ably navigate this exciting new space, this presentation will teach you 1) How to avoid losing strategies and tactics 2) How best to use key channels to maximize opportunity 3) Where to find data to determine effectiveness and returns.

Field of Study:
Marketing

Experience Level:
Basic  

You Know You’re Out Front When You Get Kicked in the Rear

Don Levonius
Victory Performance Consulting LLC


Session Description

Leadership is not a popularity contest. When you’re out in front, criticism is inevitable and how you handle it makes all the difference. While average leaders get rattled by confrontation and criticism, effective leaders recognize that it comes with the territory. This inspiring session examines how effective leaders leverage self-awareness, adaptability composure, and humility to stay out front even when they are kicked in the rear.

Field of Study:
Communications

Experience Level:
Basic