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Monday, June 11

12:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Registration

1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Build an App Workshop

Build a business app in three hours, with no code, 100% free.

Code-free app development is possible, it's real, and it's happening right now. We're hosting a hands-on workshop where you'll build a business app in just a few hours with Skuid's no-code platform. Experts will walk you through the process of building a completely custom business app without writing code. You'll walk away with a deeper understanding of drag-and-drop app development, and how you can use a no-code platform to achieve your business goals.

Seats are limited for this exclusive workshop and fill up quickly. Click here for more information and to RSVP. Workshop is available to conference attendees only.

1:00 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.

Ed Tech Essentials: Expansion Opportunities

What will your company look like 3-5 years from now? Will your growth stem from capturing a larger share of the market with your current product? Will you have built new products? How are you engaging your customers to get feedback for product improvement?

Facilitators:

James Burnett, Founder & President, ORIGO Education

Michael Campbell, Founder & Principal Advisor, Forward Thinking EDU

1:00 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.

Ed Tech Essentials: Workforce Development

One key to successful growth is hiring great people and incenting them. When is the right time to bring on staff? How can you compete for talent in a virtually "full-employment" economy?

Presenters:

Myron Cizdyn, Chief Executive Officer, The BLPS Group

2:00 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.

Ed Tech Essentials: Beyond Bootstrap

Need to raise capital? Come to this session to learn about the realities of getting funding for your company. There will be a lively discussion between a venture capitalist who has invested  in the world’s leading ed tech companies  and the successful entrepreneur who just sold a company to NetDragon. There are lessons to be learned from both sides of the table. 

Presenters:

Amit Patel, Partner, Owl Ventures

Snehal Patel, Founder & CEO, sokikom.com

2:00 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.

Ed Tech Essentials: Policy

Success involves more than a great product and a talented sales team. Education is a highly regulated idustry. What are the federal, state and local mandates that you must address when you expand your business?

Facilitator:

Sara Kloek, Director, Education Policy, Programs and Student Privacy, SIIA

3:00 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.

Ed Tech Essentials : Sales, Marketing & Distribution

Without an effective sales and marketing team, you will be justan entrepreneur with a great idea and an uncertain future. In this session, industry veterans Neal Goff and Kathy Hurley will lead a discussion on how to leverge your limited resources to get your product out to customers.

Facilitators:

Neal Goff, President, Egremont Associates, LLC

Kathy Hurley, CEO, Girls Thinking Global

3:00 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.

Best of Both Worlds: How Interoperability Can Help You Meet Customer Demands and Power Growth in the Market

88% of school districts report data interoperability as having an impact on decision making or being a primary consideration in district-level purchasing of an ed-tech tool.  So how can technology providers deliver the value of interoperability to their customers AND scale up in the market place?

You can have the best of both worlds. Join us in this interactive discussion as we answer this question and explore the benefits of interoperability to school districts and technology providers alike. Panelists will share their strategies and approaches for deploying on a data standard. Attendees will learn about critical resources available to them and what they can start doing now to get on the path towards full interoperability.

Moderator:

Troy Wheeler, President, Ed-Fi Alliance

Panelists:

Tim Cariss, Director, Assessment & Accountability, Chico Unified School District

Tim Casey , Director, State and Federal Compliance, Skyward

Melissa Dodd, Chief Technology Officer, San Francisco Unified School District

4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Speed Networking

A perfect way to kick off the conference! Speed Networking is always one of the most popular and effective networking sessions. It is like speed dating: you have 3 minutes to describe your company and your role, listen to your partner’s explanation, figure out future steps to connect and then everyone moves on to a new person who might become your next partner, customer, advisor, investor or friend. This is the most enjoyable way to meet scores of industry people in a short period of time! Get your elevator speech nailed and bring plenty of business cards.

5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Welcome Networking Reception

Attendees, speakers, sponsors, and partners enjoy an opportunity to network in a relaxed envirornment, talk about pressing issues, share ideas and solutions and create lasting connections with people who can help you grow your business.


Tuesday, June 12

8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

Registration , Breakfast, Networking & Mentoring

9:00 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.

Welcome Remarks

 

Host:

Rhianna Collier, VP & Managing Director, Software & Services Division, SIIA

Ken Wasch, President, SIIA

9:15 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.

Keynote

Jonathan will discuss the challenges and opportunities in the ed tech space, how Google's products fit in that landscape and how Google sees new technology being used in education. He'll also help uncover opportunities for how companies can partner with Google in ed tech and describe some examples his team has seen succeed in that space. 

Keynote Speaker:

Jonathan Rochelle, Director of Product Management, Google

10:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.

Investor Panel: Outlook and Opportunities

Our panel of investors will talk about the investments they have made, the ones they have passed on, and what they look for in an investment in today's market. What you should expect when seeking an investment? What does it take to make a successful deal? Come and learn the highs and lows of seeking an investment from the investors who are making investments in our industry.

Moderator:

Karina Jhangiani , Investment Associate, GSV Acceleration

Panelists:

David Saad, Investor, Advisor, and Board Member

Philipp Stauffer, Co-Founder & Managing Director, FYRFLY Venture Partners

Susan Wolford, Managing Director, BMO Capital Markets

11:15 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.

Networking & Mentoring Break

11:45 a.m. - 12:40 p.m.

Predictive Analytics - What is it? And Why Does it Matter?

Predictive analytics is the branch of the advanced analytics which is used to make predictions about unknown future events. In this session, we will discuss how predictive analytics uses many techniques from data mining, statistics, modeling, machine learning, and artificial intelligence to analyze current data to make predictions about future. Learn what predictive analytics do, how they're used across industries and how to get started identifying future outcomes based on historical data.

Moderator:

Bruno Delahaye, CEO, Reach Analytics

Panelists:

Marco Casalaina, VP, Product, Salesforce Einstein

Rick Harlow, EVP & Head of Americas, Flutura Decision Sciences & Analytics

Neeraja Rasmussen, Founder, Spyglaz

Nancy Weinstein, CEO, Mindprint Learning

12:40 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.

Networking & Mentoring Lunch

1:45 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Breakout Sessions

Build, Grow, Scale

Building the Right Sales & Marketing Tech Stack

A significant portion of marketing and sales budgets are being spent on technology. There are countless technology and digital solutions to help marketing and sales get in front of their customers. Understanding what technology can do for you, as well as how to effectively implement it, is critical to the success of any sales and marketing tech stack. This session looks at how technology is empowering marketing and sales, from how to determine what you really need (versus what’s nice to have) and how the right tech stack directly drives more customers and sales.

Moderator:

Adam Gordon, Strategy, Content, Customer Success, The Oya Group

Panelists:

Scott May, CMO, onQ

Tara Ryan, CMO, Skuid

Neil Wainwright, CEO, UpHabit

Rhonda Wunderlin, VP, Performance Marketing, Informa Engage

EdTech 1

Secrets to Successful Customer Events

Successful marketing involves more than endless visits to district administrators. One successful marketing technique is to hold events with groups of customers. How can you plan series of innovative events with a modest budget? How can you add customer events at conferences?

Moderator:

Kathy Hurley, CEO, Girls Thinking Global

Panelists:

Liz Ralston, VP, Sales, Square Panda

Paula Reed, Founder & CEO, BizEducation Consulting

Lynn Walker, VP, Sales and Marketing, Wowzers Learning

EdTech 2

One-to-One Business Connections Meetings

You have two exciting options: Sign up as a Listening Company (Industry Expert/Veteran/Investor) or as a Presenting Company (Startup/Pivoter/Advise-seeker) Presenting companies may find investors, sales representation, marketing advice, licensing opportunities, and partnerships. Listening Companies often find business opportunities with people who have set up appointments. These 10-12 minute meetings can set you up for success, but there are a limited number so sign up early.

Executive Roundtables (Space Limited)

Protecting Sensitive Information When Onboarding and Offboarding Employees

This session will identify top-line issues and best practices for the hiring and firing of employees with access  to sensitive information.  Among the topics to be discussed are best practices for onboarding/offboarding, strategies for protecting sensitive and confidential information, and a discussion about the effective use of Non-Compete and Non-Disclosure agreements

Facilitators:

Ryan Botkin, Managing Partner, Wittliff | Cutter | Austin PLLC

Jack Simms, Partner, Wittliff | Cutter | Austin PLCC

2:30 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.

Breakout Sessions

Build, Grow, Scale

Aligning Sales, Marketing & Customer Success

It is true that marketing, sales, and customer success are three separate functions. However, when you look close marketing, sales and customer success are more similar than different and when you align them, growth happens. Think of the treasure trove of information that marketing, sales and customers success hold that can be tapped into to grow sales and drive customer growth. In this session, we will discuss how to not just co-exist but truly align the three departments to create value for your customers and company.

Moderator:

Dave Blake, Founder/CEO, ClientSuccess

Panelists:

Rozeanne Bonavito, VP, Marketing, North America, uberall.com

Kasey Byrne, VP/Marketing, Postman

Edward Keller, CEO, Smart Science Education Inc.

Ted Sapountzis, VP Marketing, Simpplr Inc.

EdTech 1

Voice of the Customer

How do K12 and higher ed executives make decisions about ed tech purchases and integration? What are the instructional, interoperability, infrastructure, community considerations they have to keep in mind? What characterizes the relationships they want to have with service and content providers. What has changed in the way they make decisions?

Moderator:

Kathy Hurley, CEO, Girls Thinking Global

Panelists:

Greg Magnuson, Superintendent & CEO, Buena Park Independent School District

Diane Pappas, CEO, District Operations and Digital Innovation, Los Angeles Unified School District

Randy Phelps, CTO, East Side Union High School District

EdTech 2

One-to-One Business Connections Meetings

Executive Roundtables (Space Limited)

M&A Due Diligence

This roundtable will take a dive into things to consider well in advance of selling all or a part of your company (and/or investing in or buying someone else’s company). Join this intimate roundtable to ask our M&A expert direct questions on how to navigate the M&A process.

Facilitators:

Dan Austin, Partner, Wittliff | Cutter | Austin

Slade Cutter, Partner, Wittliff Cutter Austin

3:15 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Breakout Sessions

Build, Grow, Scale

Best Practices for Account Based Marketing

New channels, strategies, and technologies have empowered us to engage our buyers like never before. However, due to the vast amount of available information, customer expectations have increased, leaving it difficult to get their attention. In this session, we will discuss how to create a solid account-based marketing (ABM) strategy, what stakeholders to involve, how to prioritize accounts, what content is needed to support an ABM strategy and how to measure the effectiveness.

Moderator:

Amy Sagues, Technology Application Services Marketing & Communications Lead, Accenture

Panelists:

Brian Bell, Chief Marketing Officer, Ping Identity

Christina Del Villar, Head of Global Marketing, Enterprise, Udacity

Jana Grube, Senior Manager, Demand Generation, Marchex

Evyenia Wilkins, VP, Account Based Marketing, Traackr

EdTech 1

Nail the PreK-Higher Ed Sales Process

Is your company sending the wrong people to talk with purchasers at the wrong time? Learn how to build relationships that lead to strong executive-to-executive dialogue. What should your sales people know and be able to talk about? What questions they should ask and how do they get that sales information in a particular district in a particular state. How do you apply your product to the school’s problem?  

Moderator:

Joyce Whitby, Global VP, Peachjar

Panelists:

Daniel Rinn, VP, YouSeeU

Ilya Zeldin, Founder & CEO, 2gno.me

EdTech 2

Diversity Panel

You customers want to purchase from companies that have diverse workforces. Learn why from school leaders.

Interviewee:

Dr. Rachelle Rogers-Ard, Executive Director, Office of Organizational Effectiveness, Oakland Unified School District

Interviewer:

Alvin Crawford, General Manager, Public Consulting Group

4:00 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.

Breakout Sessions

Build, Grow, Scale

Taking Advantage of AI to Create Competitive Advantage

Disruption from artificial intelligence (AI) is here and it is reshaping business. However, many business leaders aren’t sure what to expect from AI and how it fits into their business model. With AI rapidly advancing, now is the time to identify your company’s AI strategy. In this session, we will discuss the strategies used by companies leading with AI. Learn how AI can accelerate new product and service offerings and streamline processes to create a competitive advantage.  

Moderator:

Rick Harlow, EVP & Head of Americas, Flutura Decision Sciences & Analytics

Panelists:

Shelly Cofini, Chief Revenue Officer, MERIDIUN

Lewis Johnson, President & CEO, Alelo

Sam Mourad, Lead Data Scientist, Crowe Horwath

Steve West, CEO, Project Insight

EdTech 1

Effective Marketing and Lead Development in Education

Selling into K-12 isn’t what it used to be. PreK-12 and higher ed practitioners rarely make large purchasing decisions, yet ed tech companies spend a lot of marketing dollars to reach them. What’s the trick to getting these important influencers on your side? What’s changed in the way purchasing decisions are made? What lead development strategies are working, and what are some new strategies that show promise? What used to work but is not working as well any more?

Moderator:

Michael Campbell, Founder & Principal Advisor, Forward Thinking EDU

Panelists:

Larry Buchweitz, Managing Director, Business Development , MCH Strategic Data

Rachel Matus, Sales Leader, Amazon Web Services

Lisa Schmucki, Founder & CEO, edWeb

EdTech 2

The Ed Tech Investment Landscape

Money is flowing into the Education Technology market---for the right companies.  At every stage, investors are looking for unique companies that that have a platform, service or product that already is disruptive or has the capability of becoming disruptive.  Each of the members of this star-studded panel will discuss the investment criteria they apply when they consider investment in early stage or growth phase companies. 

Moderator:

Jason Palmer, General Partner, New Markets Venture Partners

Panelists:

Robert Iskander, Managing Partner, Croix Ventures, LLP

Robert Lytle, Managing Director, Global Education, EY-Parthenon

Executive Roundtables (Space Limited)

Exit Strategies

The most successful exits require considerable planning. The sooner you start, the more rewarding your eventual exit is likely to be. In this roundtable, we will discuss the various exit options, factors you need to consider when determining your exit strategy and tips for choosing the one that is best for you.

Facilitator:

Charles Curto, CFO, Utopi

5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Business Technology CODiE Award Networking Reception

Grab a drink and kick off the evening with a pre-awards networking reception. This event is open to all conference attendees and CODiE Award Dinner participants.

6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

2018 Business Technology CODiE Awards Celebration

For over 30 years, the SIIA CODiE Awards have honored thousands of software, education, information, and media products for achieving excellence. The CODiE Awards is the only peer-recognized program in the industry, so each CODiE Award win serves as incredible market validation for a product’s innovation, vision, and overall industry impact.

Join us as we announce the 33rd Annual SIIA CODiE Award winners in the Business Technology categories and celebrate the winners and finalist during a special dinner.


Wednesday, June 13

8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

Registration, Breakfast, Networking & Mentoring

9:00 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.

Welcome Remarks

Host:

Rhianna Collier, VP & Managing Director, Software & Services Division, SIIA

Ken Wasch, President, SIIA

9:15 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Keynote: Engage to Win

The world of marketing is changing at a breakneck pace. With Engage to Win, Steve Lucas will offer a point-of-view for marketers to create lasting relationships with their customers to develop brand advocates.

Keynote Speaker:

Steve Lucas, CEO, Marketo

10:00 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.

The Formula for Creating and Maintaining a Winning Culture

Culture is what makes great companies today. But how do you create a winning culture? Then how do you maintain a culture true to your core values as you scale? In this session, we will discuss how to define a culture aligned with your core company goals, design practices that reinforce your culture and develop your team around the culture, from startup to scale.

Moderator:

Jeff Thompson, Co-Founder, President & Managing Director, Aventi Group

Panelists:

Anna Binder, Head of People Operations, Asana

Mark Godley, CEO, LeadGenius

Morris Panner, Chief Executive Officer, Ambra Health

10:45 a.m. - 11:10 a.m.

Networking & Mentoring Break

11:10 a.m. - 11:55 a.m.

Unleash the Power of Diversity in Your Workforce and User Base

Today’s technology and media companies can’t afford to steer away from the topics of workforce, user base and customer diversity. Like the user base for today’s products and services, the modern workforce is comprised of a diverse range of skilled contributors. At the same time, contemporary research shows that diverse teams are consistently more innovative and productive than homogeneous ones. Learn about how leaders, managers and organizations can welcome and invite diverse groups of users and contributors to products, services and organizations.  Hear about what works and what doesn’t from successful leaders in the space. Learn more about how to avoid stereotypes, embrace differences and open communication to foster collaboration, creativity and innovation that will impact your mission and your bottom line. 

Moderator:

Ashley Andersen Zantop, General Manager, Pinpoint Learning

Panelists:

David Egts, Chief Technologist, Public Sector, Red Hat

Chuin Phang, Manager, Global Diversity & Inclusion, Pearson

Alice Steinglass, President, Code.org

11:55 a.m. - 12:40 p.m.

Customer Experience: The Key to Success

Organizations that are able to skillfully manage the entire customer experience reap enormous rewards: enhanced customer satisfaction, reduced churn, increased revenue, and greater employee satisfaction. They also discover more-effective ways to collaborate across functions and levels, a process that delivers gains throughout the company. In this session, we will discuss the importance of customer experience across every industry and how to create and execute a strategy that creates the ultimate customer experience.

Moderator:

Roman Bukary, VP, Sales & Account Management, Oracle NetSuite

Panelists:

Dave Blake, Founder/CEO, ClientSuccess

Abby Hammer, VP of Product & Customer Success, ChurnZero

Mark Nation, VP, Global Alliances & Channels, Skuid

Andy Tillo, SR Systems Engineer, Dell Boomi

12:40 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.

Networking & Mentoring Lunch

1:45 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Breakout Sessions

Build, Grow, Scale

Marketing that Sales Teams Love

Marketing and sales are on the same important quest, to improve revenue generating efforts by maximizing campaign efforts, boosting productivity and shortening the sales cycle. So how do we generate high-quality leads and nurture them until they are ready for sales, connect the sales team to the right prospects first and provide intelligent insights? In this session, we discuss how to create a marketing experience that customers and sales will love.

Moderator:

Dominique Levin, Managing Partner, Winning By Design

Panelists:

Mehul Agarwal, Director, Strategic Accounts , WinWire

Rob Chamberlin, Co-Founder & Chief Revenue Officer, DataXoom

James Sivis, VP, Marketing, Nerdio

EdTech 1

International Focus: Europe

U.S. based companies are increasingly having success at selling their products internationally. In this session, we will focus on Europe and how the EU’s faster growth and active, supported fostering of startups through EU funds is providing new opportunities for successful U.S. education technology marketers. We will also touch on activities in the Middle East and Africa, where many European companies and investors are more active than their U.S. counterparts.

Moderator:

Myron Cizdyn, Chief Executive Officer, The BLPS Group

Panelists:

Mike Olsen, Founder & CEO, Proctorio

Pablo Pittaluga, VP, Alliances & Education Solutions , onQ

EdTech 2

Working with Education Associations: Why Public/Private Partnerships are More Important Than Ever

Education Associations like CUE are a key component of the US Education sector. Attend this session to find out

  • how they bring together decision makers to set and influence legislation, policy, funding, and purchases
  • what they see as the biggest trends and opportunities facing education today
  • what is their vision for the future
  • how they set up private/public partnerships to bring innovation into schools and districts

Moderator:

Mitchell Weisburgh, Founder and Managing Partner, Academic Business Advisors, LLC

Panelists:

Jason Borgen, Board Member, CUE

Melissa Greene, Director, Strategic Partnerships, SETDA

Executive Roundtables (Space Limited)

Licensing & IP

In this roundtable, we will discuss the importance of IP and data ownership, privacy and data security and more. Join this roundtable to get expert legal advice to protect your IP.

Leader:

Richard Neff, President, Neff Law Firm

2:30 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.

Breakout Sessions

Build, Grow, Scale

Customer Data That Will Drive Growth

In an increasingly customer-centric world, the ability to capture and use customer insights to shape products, solutions and the overall customer experience is critically important. Your customers are rich sources of information and by better understanding who they are, you can discover new revenue opportunities. In this session, we will discuss ways to identify key customer data and how to implement strategies and solutions to effectively utilize the data to drive growth. If growth is a priority for your business join this session and learn how to make customer data an essential part of your overall business strategy.

Moderator:

John Zuk, Partner, Waterstone Management Group

Panelists:

Tara Kelly, CEO, SPLICE Software

Tricia Syed, VP, Digital Marketing, Informa

Michelle Tilton, Executive Director of Marketing, Infutor

EdTech 1

Efficacy and Research: Why It Matters So Much in the Education Market.

This panel will discuss why efficacy and research is more important than ever in marketing products in the K-12 space.  How it plays a crucial role in creating successful partnering strategies with other companies.  We will discuss why your teams should be educated about efficacy and ways to build data gathering capabilities into your products to reduce the cost of research.  We will discuss a framework to think about appropriate phases of research for companies as they grow and finally look at the future trajectory of efficacy and research and how ETIN may play a role.

Moderator:

Gary Mainor, SVP, Business Development & School Assessment, Pearson

Panelists:

Andrew Coulson, Chief Data Science Officer, MIND Research Institute

Kelli Millwood Hill, Director of Efficacy & Research, Khan Academy

Shawn Mahoney, Chief Academic Officer, McGraw-Hill Education

Executive Roundtables (Space Limited)

Financial Benchmarking to Drive Operations

Leader:

Lauren Kelley, CEO & Founder, OPEXEngine

3:15 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Breakout Sessions

Build, Grow, Scale

Best Practices for Upsell and Renewal

It is natural for companies to think about acquisition when they think about growth. However, acquiring new customers is expensive. Focusing on your existing customers is cheaper and will allow you to not only grow faster and increase revenue, but it will also be on the back of making your customers more successful. In this session we will discuss how to reduce the element of surprise during the renewal process and identify upsell and cross-sell opportunities, providing your company great revenue predictability.

Moderator:

Mark Pecoraro, Principal , CSLeadership.net

Panelists:

Steve Bernstein, Principal Consultant, Waypoint Group

Vik Chaudhary, CEO, Dossier

Travis Huch, VP, Customer Success, Zuora

David Lahey, VP, Customer Success, Fond, Inc.

EdTech 1

Accessible Technology: What Policymakers and Buyers Need from Vendors

Federal and state regulators have been investigating schools for non-compliance with federal and state accessibility requirements. Digital learning tools need to meet these requirements. Hear from regulators and schools on what they’re looking for from vendors to provide equal access to a high quality education.

Moderator:

Sara Kloek, Director, Education Policy, Programs and Student Privacy, SIIA

Panelists:

Anamaria Loya, Chief Attorney, U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights

Naghmeh Ordikhani, Attorney, U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights

EdTech 2

Education Foundation Panel

Education Foundations have had significant influence on shaping education practice and policies. They have affected curricula, student, teacher, and school assessment, teacher and leader training, and school size and school choice. Because states and district decisions are directly affected, you need to hear representatives from some of the largest foundations describe

  • Their education priorities and visions
  • How they would like to influence the direction and impact of education
  • What they see as the role of the EdTech industry

Moderator:

Lynelle Morganthaler, VP, Product Leader

Panelists:

Dr. Gisele Huff, Executive Director, Jaquelin Hume Foundation

Christina Quattrocchi, Program Manager, Schools & Tools, Chan Zuckerberg Initiative

Alice Steinglass, President, Code.org

Executive Roundtables (Space Limited)

State & Local Tax Update

Managing tax risk for cloud vendors and purchasers is a constant challenge, given the ever changing state and local tax landscape. This roundtable will provide an overview of state and local income and sales tax issues facing companies who use or sell cloud based services and content. Unlike the tax rules for the tangible world, high-tech spend faces enormous uncertainty. This session is intended to give the attendees an opportunity to learn and ask pertinant questions on how best to navigate that uncertainty while eliminating or reducing tax exposure.

Leader:

Carolynn Kranz, Managing Member, Kranz & Associates, PLLC

4:00 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.

Breakout Sessions

Build, Grow, Scale

Blockchain: The Technology Changing the World

The potential of blockchain technology to disrupt every industry cannot be dismissed. Blockchain-based networks, decentralized apps and distributed ledgers are becoming the foundation of much of your digital life. The power of blockchain's distributed ledger technology has applications across every kind of digital record and transaction, and we're already beginning to see major industries leaning into the shift. In this session we will open standards needed to tie the blockchain industry together. In this session we will explore the impacts of blockchain technology including cost savings, lower risk, faster transactions, more transparency and reliability, improved privacy and unparalleled security.

Moderator:

Denet Lewis, Independent Blockchain Cryptocurrency Consultant, Blockchain Education

Panelists:

Charles Curto, CFO, Utopi

Nadia Hewett, Blockchain & Global Trade Digitization, Maersk & IBM

Kumar Lax, Blockchain, ICO & Distributed Systems Advisory, Blockchain & DLT Advisory

Andre Sterley, Audit Manager & Digital Currency Group Lead, Mazars USA LLP

EdTech 1

Innovation Showcase

Executive Roundtables (Space Limited)

Talent Acquisition & Retention

The war on talent is on! Most organizations know the importance of having the right people in the right jobs, and keeping that talent around long term. The problem is finding the right mix of strategies to accomplish both tasks, often with limited resources and budget. In this roundtable, leverage expert advice, on how to attract the right talent and keep them long term.

Leader:

Ryan Lahti, Managing Principal, OrgLeader

5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Education Technology CODiE Award Networking Reception

Grab a drink and kick off the evening with a pre-awards networking reception. This networking event is open to all conference attendees and CODiE Award Dinner participants.

6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

2018 Education Technology CODiE Awards Celebration

For over 30 years, the SIIA CODiE Awards have honored thousands of software, education, information and media products for achieving excellence. The CODiE Awards is the only peer-recognized program in the business and education technology industries, so each CODiE Award win serves as incredible market validation for a product’s innovation, vision, and overall industry impact.

Join us as we announce the 33rd Annual SIIA CODiE Award winners in the Education Technology categories and celebrate the winners and finalist during a special dinner.