2022 Technology Forum
October 11-12th | Lambeau Field, Green Bay, WI
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Get ready for bigger and better!

Learn, connect, and have fun at the region's largest business technology event. This is your opportunity to hear from technology experts and vendors about new, existing and future technologies that impact your business. Last year, sessions covered a broad range of technologies including:

BI & Analytics   |   Cloud Technologies   |   Cybersecurity   |   Business Transformation   |   Document Management   |   Microsoft Solutions   |   Power App   |   VoIP

Innovate.HBS 2022 Entertainment:
Charlie Berens

Charlie Berens is a comedian, Emmy Award winning journalist, New York Times best selling Author and host of the Manitowoc Minute

CharlieBerens.com

 
Innovate.HBS Keynote:
Kevin Surace

Topics: Supply Chain, Labor Shortage & Cybersecurity. Kevin is a Silicon Valley innovator, serial entrepreneur, CEO, and futurist who led pioneering work on the first cellular data smartphone.

Kevin Surace's Bio

 

Learn

Level up your technical knowledge and discover solutions and services from HBS to help you grow your success.

Transform

Connect with technology experts, engage in sessions, and learn about the newest innovations in the industry.

Connect

Meet with peers, HBS engineers, executives, and partners to discuss your unique technical or business-related questions and challenges.

Have Fun

We have a specific goal to NOT "powerpoint you to death." So come and join us for some real talk and real fun.

Cybersecurity

Business Transformation

VoIP

IoT

Microsoft 365

Power Apps

Cloud Technologies

Ransomware

Disaster Recovery

Strategic & Sustainable Technology

Document Management

BI & Analytics

Agenda & Sessions


Day 1 - Tuesday, October 11th

7:30am | Registration
8:00am | Vendor Expo and Continental Breakfast
9:00am | Keynote: Kevin Surace - Supply Chain, Labor Shortage & Cybersecurity followed by a panel discussion.
11:00-11:45am | Breakout Session #1
   

Take control of YOUR cloud journey, powered by HPE GreenLake - Love the cloud experience but not the public cloud price-tag? Looking for a hybrid cloud that is right for you? Need usage flexibility, scalability and the right level of security? Open up opportunities across your data center, edge, networking and co-locations with HPE GreenLake, THE market-leading hybrid cloud platform. Learn how HPE GreenLake combines on-prem security, visibility, ease of management, and pay-per-use predictability in this interactive session featuring Hunter Almgren, HPE Distinguished Technologist – Office of the CTO.

   

The New Normal of Video Surveillance – Artificial Intelligence and Cybersecurity - In addition to helping combat criminal activity, there are countless ways edge-based Deep Learning AI video analytics can help businesses improve productivity and operate safely in a pandemic affected world. With the recent availability of more keenly priced cameras equipped with technology, users can now expect a high return on investment, regardless of how they capitalize on the technology.

Presenters: Matt Hinz - HBS, and Tim Schultz from Hanwha

    Maximizing Your Microsoft 365 Investment - Ensure your organization is realizing the benefits of Microsoft 365 around managing your devices, securing your enterprise, and improving productivity and collaboration.

Presenter: Drew Poggemann - HBS

   

Recruitment Innovation - How to Recruit Top Talent During #Allthethings - Heartland Business Systems' Recruitment team gives insight into what has been successful in the exponential growth of hiring top talent during the pandemic, the Great Resignation, inflation, a recession, unemployment...basically #allthethings!

Presenter: Sarah Campillo, Abby Vandenburg, and Kat Aasen - HBS

   

Securing Network Devices with MFA -  Learn about the architecture needed to add multi factor authentication (MFA) to the management interfaces of your network devices using Azure MFA. It is beneficial for an organization to secure their network devices with MFA to restrict access to only authorized users as well as meet the requirements of most cyber security insurance policies. We will also cover some of the main differences between several MFA providers.

Presenters: Tyler Elwood and Noah Huotari - HBS

 

12:00-1:15pm | Group Lunch & Vendor Showcase
1:30-2:15pm | Breakout Session #2
    Turning an entrepreneur’s vision into a SaaS product customers WANT - Beginning with a vision for the future of talent in small-to-medium-sized businesses (SMBs), MyTalentPlanner and Heartland created a Software as a Service (SaaS) solution residing in Microsoft Azure. Hear the story of how founder Steve Van Remortel and the MyTalentPlanner team partnered with Heartland to build a unique SaaS solution that helps SMB leaders increase retention and profitability through Talent Planning.

Presenters: Steve VandenBush - HBS, and Steve Van Remortel - My Talent Planner

    Next Generation Meetings and Video Solutions - Organizations are experiencing the integration of digital technology into all areas of their businesses. Teams are now adopting audio and video conferencing and collaboration into their everyday workflow to help recruit talent, increase productivity, and deliver a richer customer experience. In this session, we will review some of the next-generation meeting and video solutions that enable this transformation. Bayland Building will also share their experience of implementing next-generation solutions into their organization and the benefits they have seen since implementation.

Presenters: Jeff Seager - HBS, and Brian Christ - Audiobiz

   

Generac’s Path to a Fresh, Modern Intranet Using SharePoint Online -  Attend this session to hear from Generac’s CIO Tim Dickson on their recent intranet modernization using SharePoint Online. Along with Sarah Buruin, Productivity Analyst at HBS, Tim will share the goals, process, and results of replacing Generac’s highly customized classic SharePoint environment with SharePoint Online. Insights will be shared on the business case that drove the project, how the appropriate team was assembled, and the final design that launched in early 2022.

Presenters: Sarah Buruin - HBS, and Tim Dickson - Generac

   

Utilizing Azure to Enable MFA, Improve Cybersecurity, Deploy VDI, and Enhance DR - Learn how the Stevens Point Area Public School District moved to a hybrid cloud using Azure. The move greatly improved security using MFA for all critical systems and improved user account management. The topics discussed will include integration challenges with Google, Clever, and Microsoft on Chromebooks and Windows devices, communicating and implementing change with end-users, and enhanced cyber security tools using Windows defender for identity and App control. Along the way, Azure was also utilized for VDI using Azure Virtual Desktop (AVD) and to enhance disaster recovery.

Mike Gauthier - HBS, and Brian Casey SPASH

   

Monitoring Today’s Modern IT Environments - Struggling with alert fatigue? Have too many tools to keep track of your environment? Missing out on critical infrastructure alerting? Unable to monitor cloud-based infrastructure or applications? Come learn how Heartland’s monitoring services can streamline your operations. Our integrated single platform provides monitoring capabilities for network infrastructure, public cloud, applications, and more. Combine that with Heartland’s 24x7 monitoring services and you sleep comfortably knowing we have our eyes on your prizes.

Presenters: Dave Cummings - HBS, and Bob Jacobson - Logic Monitor

 

2:30-3:15pm | Breakout Session #3
    All In With Hybrid Work – Hybrid Work is an approach that designs the work experience around and for the worker, wherever they are. It empowers people to work onsite, offsite, and move between locations. For many people, hybrid work is how they’re working today and studies have shown, that for the most part, employees are happy with the way that their work/life balance is now divided up. Cisco provides end-to-end secure solutions to enable Hybrid Work. Please come to this session to learn more about these workplace trends and how Cisco allows employees to thrive in these environments.

Speakers:
Jim Josupait, Collaboration Business Development Specialist
Brian Peterson, Technical Solutions Architect, Collaboration
Bill O’Malley, Technical Solutions Architect, Security

    Emergency Notification – When Seconds Count -  Learn about the latest mass notification and critical event management software that keep people safe and informed, everywhere, every time. HBS and Singlewire will co-present to inform you on industry trends and products so you can protect your most valuable assets... your people.

Presenters: John Stafford - HBS, and Dan Motuliak Singlewire

    Green Bay Packers – Tackling Compliance by Implementing Email Record Retention - Attend this session to learn how the Green Bay Packers are leveraging the modern Microsoft 365 Compliance Features to implement email record retention across the organization. The Packers will share how they approached the technical implementation (including navigating the feature enhancement from Microsoft that occurred mid-implementation), how they drove messaging and adoption for all of their end users and defined a process to effectively address exception requests.

Presenters: Kelly Grosskreutz - HBS, and Kenny Ansul - Green Bay Packers

    Top 10 Ways to Prevent a Cyberattack - In 2022, cyber security is as important as ever, especially considering the possibility of increased state-sponsored cyberwarfare as a byproduct of the Russian and Ukrainian conflict.

While cyberattacks and threats are an ongoing fight, they can be prevented by being aware of the various types of protocols, exploits, tools, and resources used by malicious attackers. In addition, knowing where and how to expect attacks ensures you’re taking preventative measures to protect your systems.

Prevention is key, and we’ll show you the Top 10 Ways You Can Prevent a Cyberattack and how to safeguard your organization effectively.

Presenters: Kyle Wacker and Mark Ziesemer - HBS

   

Next Generation Endpoint Security - EDR, XDR, MDR - Which Solutions Are Right for Me? - With the increase in Cyberattacks, Anti-virus is just not enough anymore. But Vendor messaging and packaging can be extremely confusing, making it hard to compare apples to apples. Come learn about how Heartland’s managed security offerings powered by Bitdefender can improve security efficacy, provide quick notification of incidents, and provide better insight and remediation options for critical security incidents.

Presenters: Jason Nuss - HBS, Ethan Anderson - ConnectWise, and Michael Reeves BitDefender

 

3:30-4:15pm | Breakout Session #4
    Adaptability is the NewNormal – The role of IT is constantly changing, and they are looking for solutions and services that provides adaptability while maintaining momentum, accelerating the pace of productivity, and addressing a culture challenge.

    Emergency Notification – When Seconds Count (Repeat Session) -  Learn about the latest mass notification and critical event management software that keep people safe and informed, everywhere, every time. HBS and Singlewire will co-present to inform you on industry trends and products so you can protect your most valuable assets... your people.

Presenters: John Stafford - HBS, and Dan Motuliak - Singlewire

    Green Bay Packers – Tackling Compliance by Implementing Email Record Retention (Repeat Session) - Attend this session to learn how the Green Bay Packers are leveraging the modern Microsoft 365 Compliance Features to implement email record retention across the organization. The Packers will share how they approached the technical implementation (including navigating the feature enhancement from Microsoft that occurred mid-implementation), how they drove messaging and adoption for all of their end users and defined a process to effectively address exception requests.

Presenters: Kelly Grosskreutz - HBS, and Kenny Ansul - Green Bay Packers

    Top 10 Ways to Prevent a Cyberattack (Repeat Session) - In 2022, cyber security is as important as ever, especially considering the possibility of increased state-sponsored cyberwarfare as a byproduct of the Russian and Ukrainian conflict.

While cyberattacks and threats are an ongoing fight, they can be prevented by being aware of the various types of protocols, exploits, tools, and resources used by malicious attackers. In addition, knowing where and how to expect attacks ensures you’re taking preventative measures to protect your systems.

Prevention is key, and we’ll show you the Top 10 Ways You Can Prevent a Cyberattack and how to safeguard your organization effectively.

Presenters: Kyle Wacker and Mark Ziesemer - HBS

    How to Create a Document Management System at Your Organization - We will discuss where to start and what tools you will need to digitize documents. You will then be retrieve and view your documents in a way that your employees will feel much more organized saving you time and money. This will also give you a disaster recovery plan while not having your paper documents as your one way of producing that document.

Tony Radichel - HBS, and Stacey Schmick - Maccos Flooring

   

Next Generation Endpoint Security - EDR, XDR, MDR - Which Solutions Are Right for Me? (Repeat Session) - With the increase in Cyberattacks, Anti-virus is just not enough anymore. But Vendor messaging and packaging can be extremely confusing, making it hard to compare apples to apples. Come learn about how Heartland’s managed security offerings powered by Bitdefender can improve security efficacy, provide quick notification of incidents, and provide better insight and remediation options for critical security incidents.

Presenters: Jason Nuss - HBS, Ethan Anderson - ConnectWise, and Michael Reeves BitDefender

 

4:15-5:15pm | Happy Hour, Vendor Networking & Hotel Check-in
5:15-8:30pm | Great Outdoors Themed VIP Reception - Featuring themed food and beverages, themed “Selfie” photo booth, Packer Alumni Ahman Green and Gilbert Brown autograph opportunities, and Charlie Berens!
8:30-11:30pm | After Party - Featuring Glam Band at Stadium View

 

Day 2 - Wednesday, October 12th

9:00-10am | Breakfast at Lambeau Field + Hotel Check out
10:00-10:50am | Round Tables Session #1
   
  • Roundtable Topic: Collaboration.
    Presenters: John Stafford and Tom Ugoretz - HBS
  • Roundtable Topic: Security.
    Presenters: Kyle Wacker and Rus Ciezki - HBS and Anthony Neumann - City of Oshkosh
  • Roundtable Topic: Supply Chain.
    Presenters: Jamie Hillend - Heartland Label Printers
  • Roundtable Topic: Labor Shortage.
    Presenters: Abby Vandenburg and Kat Aasen - HBS, Sarah Roberts - Heartland Label Printers 
  • Roundtable Topic: Financing / Leasing Technology.
    Presenters: Alex Ondercin - Honour Capital
11:00-11:50am | Round Tables Session #2
   
  • Roundtable Topic: Collaboration.
    Presenters: John Stafford and Tom Ugoretz - HBS
  • Roundtable Topic: Security.
    Presenters: Kyle Wacker and Rus Ciezki - HBS and Anthony Neumann - City of Oshkosh
  • Roundtable Topic: Supply Chain.
    Presenters: Jamie Hillend - Heartland Label Printers
  • Roundtable Topic: Labor Shortage.
    Presenters: Abby Vandenburg and Kat Aasen - HBS, Sarah Roberts - Heartland Label Printers 
  • Roundtable Topic: Financing / Leasing Technology.
    Presenters: Alex Ondercin - Honour Capital
12:00pm | Conference Concludes

Green Bay Packer Alumni

Green Bay Packer alumni will be available for autograph opportunities during our VIP Reception.

Ahman Green
(2000 - 2008)

He was selected to the NFL Pro Bowl from 2001 to 2004 and broke several franchise records. From 2000 through the end of the 2004 season, Green gained more yards from scrimmage than any other NFL player. 

 
Gilbert brown
(1993-99) & (2001-03)

In 1996, Gilbert started all 16 games next to Santana Dotson, Sean Jones, and Reggie White, a defensive unit that allowed a league record low 19 touchdowns. Brown gravedigger dance became a fan favorite.

 

17

Breakout Sessions

400+

Registered Attendees at Innovate 2021

37

Technology Vendors and Counting

Lodging

We are happy to provide a discounted lodging rate for our guests at Innovate.HBS 2022!

After registration, on the confirmation page, you will be provided with the link and code to receive a discount on your stay at one of the hotels listed below. 

Lodge Kohler
(SOLD OUT)
1950 S Ridge Rd
Green Bay, WI 54304

Tundra Lodge
(SOLD OUT)
865 Lombardi Ave
Green Bay, WI 54304

Hilton Garden
1015 Lombardi Ave
Green Bay, WI 54304

 

Parking Information

Please park in the Lambeau Field Northeast parking lot (Lot 3) and enter through the American Family Insurance Gate, off of Lombardi Avenue.
See map: Lambeau-Field-Parking-Map.pdf

 

 

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