DIA 2017 Annual Conference
You asked for this two years ago…and it’s finally here!
The 2017 DIA Conference will be in New Orleans!
The dates have been set and we want to see everyone there – April 19-22, 2017. The Royal Sonesta will be hosting our ever-growing conference. We have new members and partners to meet; so make sure you get to #NOLA2017DIA. We can’t wait to see everyone!
2017 DIA Keynote Speakers
This year we will assist you in Planning for Your Success by bringing you industry leaders that will guide you
through the financial, strategic and legal challenges of growing your business. Regardless of the stage
of your business, there will be something at this conference that will aid you on your journey.
So keep reading to learn more about our speakers!
Understanding the Cyber Threat Landscape
Supervisory Special Agent Drew Watts
Federal Bureau of Investigations, New Orleans
The goal of this lecture is to bring about Cyber awareness across all levels of infrastructure. Cyber is not limited by boundaries – it permeates every aspect of our lives. A Cyber-attack can be launched from anywhere in the world and remains a top priority for the FBI due to its evolving nature and the direct threat it poses to the United States. The question we ask public/private sector and government agencies: “Is your technical infrastructure prepared for the challenge?”
Kristen Capone, CompTIA Faculty
CompTIA, Business Transformation Strategies
Are you planning for the future of your business? Are you able to adapt to volatile market changes and successfully transform your business quickly and efficiently? This session gives you the tools you need to stay relevant in an ever-changing industry. Attendees will gain a better understanding of IT market dynamics, while learning how to evaluate market developments and how this dynamic affect business strategy. This session also helps you identify trends in business performance that may signal the need for change while giving tips on how to handle those changes. Attendees will walk away with the foundational essentials for effective transformation and receive a copy of the CompTIA Quick Start Guide to Business Agility.
Blind Spots that Prevent MSP Growth
Brad Schow, Chief Operations Officer
HTG Peer Groups
HTG has over 500 member companies and Brad is exposed to many of them as a facilitator and consultant. There are definite trends in companies hitting a barrier and getting stuck at certain revenue levels. He will discuss the “blind spots” he sees that cause companies to reach those plateaus and what has to happen to grow past them.
HTG is an international community of experienced Managed Service Providers and IT industry vendors focused on business and personal growth, execution and accountability. HTG provides peer groups and coaching and consulting services, and has member companies throughout North America, Europe and Asia Pacific. www.htgpeergroups.com
Thank You to our Partners!
Network with your fellow attendees, speakers and partner companies at the DIA Welcome Reception and Dinner on Wednesday night, our Connections & Cocktails on Thursday, and the Partner Recognition Cocktail on Friday evening. All are included with your registration fee.
Lunch Breaks, Partner Recognition Breaks & Refreshment Breaks
Take advantage of the lunch hours as well as mid-morning and mid-afternoon breaks held in the Exhibit Hall to visit all of our partner companies.
Panel Discussions & Roundtables
Back by request our Panel Discussions and Roundtables provide the opportunity for informal discussion among meeting attendees to discuss those most pressing issues.
Each day you will have the opportunity to hear about unique approaches to products, services, and technologies. Don’t miss out on these exclusive, educational experience.
2017 DIA Conference Agenda
Attached is the DRAFT agenda for the upcoming conference. We have had multiple requests for it, but please keep in mind this is a draft and is subject to change. What I can tell you is the start and ending date and times are solid.