You asked, so the 2019 DIA Annual Conference is going back to Las Vegas!
This year we will be staying just off the strip, but don’t worry there is still TONS to see and do,
including a casino, movie theater, shopping, amazing restaurants and clubs,
and we have a shuttle to take you to the strip if you want it.
The dates have been set and we want to see everyone there – April 3-6, 2019.
The Green Valley Ranch Resort will be hosting our ever-growing conference.
Let’s keep the great conversation from the Mid-year Meeting rolling; we can’t wait to see everyone!
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DIA 2019 Annual Conference
Thank you to our 2019 DIA Keynote Speakers
Cyber Security Lessons Learned from Twenty Years as an FBI Cyber Agent
Brent Watkins, Global Sec Partners LLC
Brent will share some of the most important things he learned over twenty years of investigating cybercrimes, as an FBI Special Agent. We’ll start our trip back in the days when Amazon was entering the scene, based out of a garage. We’ll take a look at current cyber threats and review how the risks evolved, moving on to a discussion of the hacker’s preferred targets and some of the high-profile data breaches. We’ll also discuss the Internet of Things, business email scams, ransomware, and back up data. You can help your clients do several things to reduce their risk of becoming victims; we’ll discuss some of the most effective. Additionally, there are practical steps to be taken to avoid becoming a victim, and we’ll cover 12 in particular.
Hiring for Top Performance: A Path to Hiring Success
Arial Hartland, Great America: PathShare
Making a poor hiring decision can cost a company as much as three times an employee’s annual compensation. Everyone feels the cost of a poor hiring decision; you, your employees, and even your customers. Yet, 80% of turnover is due to mistakes in the hiring process. If this is the case, then it stands to reason developing a well-thought out and consistent hiring process is more likely to yield successful results. But why start from scratch when you can use years of professional HR experience from your industry?
In this session you’ll gain insight into:
- A high-level overview of a recommended hiring process
- Best practices for assessing candidates
- How to recruit for ‘active’ and ‘passive’ candidates
- The concept of “Always Be Recruiting” and the benefit of a People Bank
- Tangible best practices you can implement right away
Getting the right people in the right seats is a critical element of a successful business, and it can be costly when the wrong hire is made. This makes hiring for success one of the most important responsibilities of a business owner or hiring manager; start implementing a proven process today from our solid foundation that hires for top performance.
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Thank You to our 2019 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.
Breakfast & Lunch Breaks, Partner Recognition Breaks & Refreshment Breaks
Take advantage of the breakfast & lunch hours as well as mid-morning and mid-afternoon breaks held in the general assembly room to visit all of our partner companies.
Mini Roundtables & Executive Roundtable
Back by request the Mini Roundtables provide the opportunity for informal discussion among meeting attendees and partners 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.
2018 DIA Conference Agenda
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