Lo­cal event fo­cuses on hot top­ics in the field

Gath­er­ing at Penn State Great Val­ley looks at hot top­ics in the field

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Area busi­nesses are about to get an in­side look at data se­cu­rity and pro­tect­ing their cor­po­ra­tions as well as cus­tomers.

Tech360 is a full-day tech ex­pe­ri­ence where in­dus­try ex­perts will share how best to pro­tect your data, how cy­ber in­sur­ance plays a role and just how badly things can go wrong.

Reg­is­tra­tion is open now for the Nov. 11 event be­ing held from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Penn State Great Val­ley.

“This is an ideal way for IT pro­fes­sion­als, project lead­ers and tech­nol­ogy lead­ers to gain un­bi­ased, in­no­va­tive in­sights that can be used im­me­di­ately. It’s also a won­der­ful op­por­tu­nity to make lo­cal con­nec­tions with the area’s top names in tech,” says Gary Smith, pres­i­dent of the Ch­ester County Eco­nomic De­vel­op­ment Coun­cil, which is pre­sent­ing Tech360 in col­lab­o­ra­tion with its pro­grams Ideas x In­no­va­tion Net­work(i2n) as well as In­no­va­tive Tech­nol­ogy Action Group (ITAG).

The all-day ed­u­ca­tional event will bring to­gether the area’s top com­pa­nies, IT pro­fes­sion­als, and ed­u­ca­tional in­sti­tu­tions to dis­cuss how to best lever­age the lat­est tech­nol­ogy in today’s eco­nomic busi­ness cli­mate of do­ing more with less.

The day will start with “Real Tech Talk – Busi­ness, Peo­ple, and Lead­er­ship,” a CIO Panel dis­cus­sion on the lat­est trends and ob-

ser­va­tions in data se­cu­rity, hir­ing tal­ent, change and in­no­va­tion, lead­ing tech­ni­cal peo­ple and or­ga­ni­za­tions and the big­gest op­por­tu­ni­ties

and chal­lenges. This year’s break­out ses­sion top­ics in­clude Cybersecurity, Big Data, Net­work and Data Se­cu­rity, Ag­ile De­vel­op­ment, Robotics, Women in Tech­nol­ogy, and Hir­ing Tech Tal­ent.

The In­no­va­tion Show­case will re­turn this year

with com­pany pre­sen­ta­tions and an EXPO dur­ing lunch.

“Tech360 is rel­e­vant for so many com­pa­nies that de­pend on se­cure and ac­cu­rate data. Today it’s not just the IT man­ager who is af­fected by data se­cu­rity – it’s creeped into just about

ev­ery facet of busi­ness,” said Leah Fox, ex­ec­u­tive vice pres­i­dent of Tech­nol­ogy and Ser­vices De­liv­ery for LoanLog­ics.

Fox is a mod­er­a­tor for the Tech Lead­er­ship Panel at Tech360 and a par­tic­i­pant on the Women in Tech­nol­ogy Panel.

“Com­pa­nies and con­sumers rely on se­cure tech­nol­ogy for such a wide va­ri­ety of ap­pli­ca­tions across many dig­i­tal plat­forms in­clud­ing au­to­ma­tion, por­tals, dash­boards, ecom­merce, so­cial me­dia,” she said. “No one can af­ford a breach.”

For more in­for­ma­tion, visit www.cce­co­nomicde­vel­op­ment.com.

SUB­MIT­TED PHOTO

Last year’s Tech360 event drew a crowd.

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