Our sessions offer a balanced perspective, catering to both strategic vision and practical application for digital transformation. Every session integrates the latest trends, ensuring attendees are informed on industry advancements. Covering crucial aspects like AI integration, cybersecurity, and the human element, our sessions provide a comprehensive grasp of business innovation.
Keynote Session: Oregon's Tech Ecosystem: Strengths, Achievements, and Potential
Discover the current state of Oregon's tech industry, uncovering its strengths, remarkable achievements, and untapped potential. We'll explore successful innovation strategies at both organizational and regional levels, emphasizing their role in driving economic growth. Additionally, we'll highlight the significance of fostering collaborative tech communities within Oregon and showcase real-world success stories of impactful partnerships and initiatives. Don't miss this opportunity to gain insights that will shape the future of tech in Oregon!
Pivoting with Purpose: Innovating Through Change
Speaker: Gary Mortensen - Stoller Wine Group
In today's dynamic landscape, cultivating innovation is key. Learn to build customer trust and drive transformative change within your organization. Embrace generational thinking to navigate legacy shifts, reinventing strategies through technology. Discover actionable insights from diverse sectors, harnessing technology to shape an innovative culture. Lead your business into a future where legacy and innovation seamlessly coexist.
Embrace Mindful AI: A Guide to Successful AI Adoption
Speaker: Ahmer Inam - Relanto.ai
Explore the world of Mindful AI. Discover the keys to unlocking successful AI adoption within your organization. Learn how to navigate the transformative power of AI with a mindful approach, ensuring it aligns seamlessly with your business goals. Gain practical insights, strategies, and real-world examples that empower you to harness AI's potential while maintaining ethical, responsible, and purpose-driven practices. Don't miss this opportunity to embrace AI with mindfulness and drive innovation responsibly.
Elevating Business Growth: Embracing the Convergence of Sales & Marketing
Speaker: Amy Chan - Intelisys
Eighty-three percent of the modern buyer's journey happens outside of traditional face-to-face selling. Learn how a well-crafted marketing strategy can supercharge your business beyond traditional referral and sales models. Explore the transition from the marketing funnel to the sales funnel where data, strategy, and creativity converge to drive exponential success. We will look at different marketing levers you can pull to amplify and scale your business from understanding your customer's buying journey to meeting them where they are and effectively bringing your brand to them.
Navigating Cybersecurity Horizons: Empowering Your Digital Defense Strategy
Providing a comprehensive overview of key cybersecurity areas of concern. It emphasizes the human element in cybersecurity, explores the rising threat of ransomware and effective countermeasures, highlights the importance of risk management and compliance, addresses the balance between business operations and cybersecurity fears, and demystifies cybersecurity terminology. By covering these topics, the attendees will be equipped with practical knowledge to enhance their organization's cybersecurity posture and navigate the complex digital landscape effectively.
Secure Access Service Edge (SASE): Converging networking and security creating a modern way to connect your edges, whatever, whoever and wherever securely
Speaker: Paul Van Lierop - Cato Networks
Secure Access Service Edge (SASE) is a cloud-based solution that converges network and network security, and enables companies to implement strong, consistent security for their entire workforce. This combination ensures that all aspects of network traffic undergo security inspection enroute to its destination with minimal performance impact. Learn how you can protect your remote users, onsite users, and cloud services with one converged model while increasing your network performance anywhere from your local network to global destinations.
Customer Experience and the Generational Gap
Speaker: Dave Dyas - Vonage
How technology has transformed the customer experience; from the Greatest Generation through today’s Generation Alpha. Learn how today’s technology can impact your business, earning new clients and (maintain) existing clients for years to come.
These are NOT your grandfather's collaboration tools: How Artificial Intelligence (AI) is shaping the future of collaboration
Speaker: Chris Palermo - Cisco
Explore the ways collaboration tools are evolving to provide richer, more immersive experiences in areas such as Natural Language, Audio and Video Intelligence, Collaboration Insights, Augmented & Virtual Reality, and more. Artificial intelligence is more than just a passing trend. It’s a powerful tool that is reshaping team collaboration in innovative and exciting ways. From empowering teams through automation, to balancing workloads and promoting independence, to creating a more equitable experience for remote collaborators, AI offers numerous benefits. This session will revisit the old ways of collaboration and show how these new evolutions - driven by AI - are redefining the ways that people & teams collaborate and work together virtually.
Building Oregon's Innovative Future: Connecting State Vision to Local Impact
Moderator: Abisha Stone - SEDCOR
Panel: Jordana Barclay - Business Oregon, Steve Chrisman - City of Pendleton, Bruce Coleman - City of Sherwood, Paul Shelton - George Fox Newberg, Peggy Fisher - DCI Newberg, Patty Herzog, McMinnville Economic Development Partnership, Shawn Irvine - City of Independence
Join us for an enlightening panel discussion as we explore the comprehensive journey of building Oregon's innovative future, from state-level vision to tangible local impact. Our esteemed panelists will provide a cohesive overview of key initiatives and strategies aimed at fostering innovation across diverse sectors and regions in the state.
Discover the latest technology solutions and partnerships at our Product Expo. Explore cutting-edge offerings, engage with experts, and uncover growth opportunities. Join us to witness innovation in action.
Join us for a social event amongst the Expo Vendors, contest and prizes, and featuring local Willamette Valley Wines and a selection of substantial appetizers, including options for Vegetarian and Gluten Free.
Experience innovation first hand at our Product Expo, where you can engage in interactive product demos, gain practical hands-on experience, and engage in meaningful discussions to shape the future of your business.