DIA 2023 Annual Conference

As we are all finding our true center and guiding force, the DIA continues to push forward – working together for the betterment of the whole.

Our Mid-year Meeting brought many conversations to light.  It showed the strength of our committees, and what amazing things we can do together.

This conference will bring together new partners along with our tried and true ones.  It will focus on your MSPs valuation by a certified Valuation Analyst, Cyber Security Insurance the how, why, and what, and (back by popular demand) our own organizational security – thanks to Center for Internet Security.

Capped off by a working session lead by our committees.  Make sure you stay for these.  The committees job is to bring vetted information to the DIA whole for decisions – we can’t do this without you!

We can’t wait to see you!

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2023 Speaker Lineup

Phyllis Lee, Center for Internet Security

Keynote: Why Your Organization Needs a CyberSecurity Roadmap

Phyllis Lee is the Vice President of Content Development at the Center for Internet Security (CIS). She has over 25 years of experience in information assurance and has performed vulnerability assessments, virtualization research and worked in security automation.

Prior to joining CIS, Ms. Lee worked at the National Security Agency (NSA) focusing on the intersection between malware and virtualization, which included collaboration with MIT Lincoln Labs. Ms. Lee also participated in a variety of security automation standardization efforts and led the security automation strategy for the NSA Information Assurance Directorate (IAD).

She graduated from Johns Hopkins University with a Master of Science in Computer Science.

Reed Warren, IT Valuations

Keynote: 8 Questions Every Buyer Should Ask & Every Seller Should Be Prepared to Answer?

It’s been Reed’s job for the last 15 years to help IT Services and Technology firms value their business and facilitate Merger and Acquisition (M&A) activities. He navigates the often-obscure path through company valuations, letters of intent, due diligence, financial modeling, definitive agreements, closure proceedings and post-merger integration strategies. That places Reed in an elite group of individuals who have over 75 M&A transactions within the IT Services and Technology firm industries. During this time Reed has worked with over 400 companies in 19 countries providing business strategy consulting and M&A services.

That’s backed by 30 years of experience working with IT Services and Technology firms. Reed started out in the early 90’s doing software development. Across several companies and through several acquisitions within IT Services and Technology firms, Reed moved from software development into pre-sales, recruiting, sales, operations and to the executive team in leadership roles reporting to the board of directors.

Reed is a Certified Valuation Analyst, a member of NACVA® and now the founder and CEO of IT Valuations. He is also an author and speaker.

Andrew Anderson, DataStream Insurance

Andy Liverman Anderson is the CEO and Co-Founder of DataStream Insurance. He has close to a decade of experience in cybersecurity and technology with leadership roles at Envelop Risk, Dispel, LiquidSpace, and Lovely. Andy is also the host of The Cyber Crime Lab podcast. Before transitioning to technology, he was a Wall St. credit research analyst covering the insurance space at Barclay’s Capital.

Andy holds a BA from Yale University and an MBA from Columbia University Business School. A former member of the US National Rowing Team, Andy is now an avid but terrible tennis player.

Thanks To Our 2023 Partners