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12:00 PM

Check-in & Lunch

Enjoy a catered lunch as you enjoy networking and the opening address.

12:45 PM

Keynote Address: Practical Applications for IoT
Speaker: Dan Ward | Detroit Labs

This keynote will explore how IoT deployments can be used to produce meaningful data, and improve user experience for teams. Dan will be bringing insight on the trends influencing IoT-ready organizations, and how Detroit companies are applying these strategies.

1:30 PM

Panel: Data-Driven Decision Making
Data-driven business leaders are finding new tools and new ways to gather company data, and transform it into actionable strategy. In this session, data-fluent leaders and decision makers will be sharing their strategies to turn data analysis into agile decision making

2:30 PM

Panel: Forging a Nimble Environment
Chart a course towards a more nimble business culture, and identify the tools and tactics that will get you there. In this session, you’ll hear stories from organizations who see new technology as an opportunity to improve workflow and culture, without throwing their budget, users, or stability out of balance.

3:30 PM

Panel: Practical Defenses Against Ransomware
Three security experts will share their experiences and strategies, to help you strengthen and simplify your defenses. This session will touch on current events, and tie them into practical considerations of training, prevention tools, and recovery methods.

5:00 PM

Networking Reception

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Keynote Speaker: Dan Ward

Keynote Speaker: Dan Ward

Chief Creative Officer | Detroit Labs

Building on his varied professional background and belief that successful technology is meant to enable human beings, Dan advises clients through ideation, concept, and experience design. Today, he serves Detroit Labs, a software development company that specializes in mobile development, user experience, and Internet of Things (IoT).

Ellen Diebold

Ellen Diebold

Well-Being Program Manager | Humana

Bob Armbrister

Bob Armbrister

CIO | CSM Group

David Bowman

David Bowman

EOS Implementor | Nexus Business Solutions

Kiran Lenz

Kiran Lenz

Associate Director, Operations Program Management | GTB

Nate Butki

Nate Butki

Managing Director | Root Inc

Matt Chung

Matt Chung

Deputy Director | Detroit Experience Factory

Dr. Jared DeMott

Dr. Jared DeMott

Founder | VDA Labs

Steve Edwards

Steve Edwards

Security Operations Manager | Duo Security

Matt Warner

Matt Warner

Director of Security Services | NetWorks Group

What to Expect

Impactful Takeaways

Discover proven tactics and tools that you can immediately implement for success in your own organization.

Peers, Not Sales

Network with other business and technology leaders seeking innovative solutions and tools to advance their organization, without worrying about getting sold or pitched.


Meaningful Business Topics

Session topics are vetted by your peers in an annual survey designed to learn about your most pressing needs.


Connect With Innovators

Speakers are hand-chosen to share their unique stories and experiences. As an attendee you’ll have ample time to pick their brain with Q&A.


Register now

Ticket sales end on September 29th. Don’t miss your chance to connect and learn alongside these innovators and leaders!

Included With Your Ticket:

Access to a Half Day of Sessions
Build IT Together Detroit packs a keynote, panel sessions, and workshops for a rounded afternoon of innovation.

Catered Lunch & Dinner Hors D’Oeuvres
Hopcat will provide food to keep the innovation rolling all afternoon.

Post-Event Networking
Connect with attendees and share your learnings from the day.