Past Events


Protect Your Business from Common Security Risks

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

According to the National Cyber Security Alliance, 60% of breached small and medium sized business will go out of business within 6 months. In most cases company brand and reputation damage is far more damaging than the actual data lost. Research shows that companies that have programs in place that preserve customer trust and loyalty in advance of a breach will help reduce the number of lost businesses and customers. Technology sophistication and business adoption, the proliferation of hacking techniques, and the expansion of hacking motivations have left many companies not knowing where to start. Rising cost, competing priorities and scarcity of staff have resulted in organizations facing major security risk. Every organization needs a minimum security program to protect its systems and assets.


Demystifying Microservices

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Attendees learned about this new evolving software architecture, how it is different from monolithic applications, the benefits of microservices, the risks of microservices and what you need to do as an organization to be successful making the move.


Cyber Threats to Oregon-Based Businesses

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Cyber threats to Oregon-based businesses, schools and government agencies are increasing. Leaders of every business and organization should be aware of the threats in order to conduct accurate risk and vulnerability assessments. IT management professionals play a critical role in advising executive leadership and preparing an organization to effectively manage a cyber incident and maintain resiliency. Discussion will cover cyber threat trends here in Oregon and nationwide, steps to protect yourself and your company and what to do if you or your company encounter a cyber incident.



Move "it" Forward With 360° Thinking

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

A thriving organization compels their leadership to think resourcefully, innovatively and encourages them to embrace 360° Thinking. 360° Thinking invalidates the “this is the way we always do things” notion. It requires the ability to think globally on both large and small scales, in the long and short term and in the past as well as the present. This session teaches business leaders how to utilize 360° Thinking to hone their strategy and guide the direction of their teams to implement solutions to key problems




Clearing the Cloud Clutter
A Panel Discussion about Data Centers and Public, Private and Hybrid Cloud

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

The heat is on - business leaders hear all the great features of "the cloud" and pressure is mounting for every IT department to have a cloud strategy. But maybe you're not even certain what the cloud has to offer your business, and at what cost.

Join us for a discussion about the cloud and its value proposition. Everyone should come away knowing what cloud is and how to form a strategy to get value from it in their businesses.
on premises private cloud
co-located private cloud
public cloud
hybrid cloud
risks of cloud adoption
best practices in cloud adoption