Announcing Session Topics for Build IT Together Detroit 2017

In less than two months, Build IT Together is returning to Hopcat. Early Bird tickets are selling quickly, and the agenda has been confirmed. Check out the session topics coming to BIT on October 4, selected based on your Annual Topic Survey feedback!

Panel: Forging a Nimble Environment

Businesses are finding ways to leave legacy tools behind, and move to nimble alternatives— within the next year, 80% of all IT budgets will be committed to cloud-based solutions. In this session, discover paths towards a more nimble culture, that won’t throw your budget, users, or stability out of balance. You’ll hear stories from organizations who see innovative technology as a strategic opportunity to mature their culture and the way they work.

Panel: Data-Driven Decision Making

2017 is seeing big data evolve and become more accessible to businesses of all sizes, but 77% of organizations don’t even have a big data strategy in place. In this session, members of Michigan’s big data industry will be sharing their strategies to turn data analysis into agile decision making.

Panel: Practical Defenses Against Ransomware

Ransomware is evolving, and 35% of SMBs have been attacked with some form in the past 12 months. In this session, start crafting a practical ransomware defense strategy rooted in infection trends, prevention tactics, and recovery methods, using experiences and tactics from security industry leaders.

Don’t Miss Your Chance for Early Bird Tickets

Between these sessions, a keynote from Detroit Labs Founder Dan Ward, and a forum to connect with other leaders, you won’t want to miss your chance for Early Bird tickets.

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Garrett Wenger is a storyteller and marketer at Newmind Group, and a native to Kalamazoo, MI. He received his BFA in English Literature from Western Michigan University, and has heritage in Southwest Michigan’s creative writing community. He published his first book of poetry in late 2013, and he has been featured in numerous literary journals. With an eye for human stories, he hopes to imbue an emotive sheen to the message Newmind Group is putting forth. He spends much of his spare time reading, writing, and rotating a growing list of tech toys.