Albany 2017 Agenda

WorkSmart Albany 2017 will take place at the Albany Marriott on Thursday, October 12, 2017 from 7:30AM to 3:30PM. You can spend the day with us, attend the sessions you are most interested in, or just enjoy a meal with us – all we ask is that you register!

Our full agenda will be available soon!

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7:30AM – 8:30AM
Breakfast and Registration

8:30AM – 9:00AM 
Opening Remarks


9:00AM – 10:00AM
Keynote Presentation


10:15AM – 11:00AM
Breakout Sessions

Proactive vs. Reactive: Managed IT Services
Speaker: Tim Weber, ADNET Technologies

Seemingly everything is available as a subscription service today – meals, clothing, music, TV and more – so it’s no surprise that the IT industry is leading with Managed IT Services. You’ve probably heard about the benefits of IT as a recurring service, but are you aware of what you’re risking by dealing with your organization’s IT needs in a reactive manner? We invite you to bring your questions to this interactive session, where you’ll learn what Managed IT Services REALLY are, and how taking a proactive approach can keep your business running smoothly and minimize unexpected costs over time.

Augmented Reality for Business using the Microsoft Hololens
Speaker: Ted Dinsmore, SphereGen

You have seen and heard how Augmented Reality changed the gaming world – think Pokemon Go. Now see how Augmented Reality can change your business world using the Microsoft Hololens. Imagine workspace collaboration on a whole new level when professionals in different locations can simultaneously view objects or designs in 3D, applied to the actual physical space where they reside. Apply this concept in Construction, Manufacturing, and Machine Repair. In this interactive session, see how Augmented Reality can change YOUR business!

The State of the Cyber Security Arms Race – Why Encrypted Threats should be your Top Priority
Speakers: Ken McCutchen and Shawn ReillySonicWall

2016 could be considered a highly successful year from the perspective of both security professionals and cyber criminals. Security teams leveraged groundbreaking technologies to successfully fend off attacks that would have devastated their organizations in years past. At the same time, there was a rise of new cyber threats that targeted organizations of all sizes and led to serious financial consequences for many.

As cybersecurity enters a new era of automated breach prevention, not just breach detection, security companies may begin to achieve even greater victories in the cyber arms race. But it’s ultimately up to the businesses at the center of the fight to ensure they’re armed for battle.

Please join SonicWALL’s senior security team for an informative update on the state of Cyber-Security as outlined in the SonicWALL Annual Threat Report, the exponential growth of Advanced Persistent Threats and the latest advanced breach detection and prevention measures being taken to help businesses protect themselves today and into the future.


11:15AM – 12:00PM
Breakout Sessions

WannaKnow?
Speaker: Jason Appel, ADNET Technologies

A few months back, there was a bit of panic around a new ransomware that was disrupting Europe; aptly named WannaCry. Join us as we take a look at the details of this attack, its genesis, the aftermath, lessons learned, and what to look out for in the future.


12:00PM – 1:30PM
Lunch and Keynote Presentation


1:45PM – 2:30PM
Afternoon Breakout Sessions

Microsoft O365: Beyond Email
Speakers: Andrew Warren and Danielle Hernandez, ADNET Technologies

Microsoft Office365 is often implemented by organizations to solve email challenges, but do you know about all of the exciting applications that Office365 gives you access to? Do you know how to use them to make your life easier? Join us for a glimpse into what you can accomplish with the array of apps within Office365, and learn how fully utilizing Office365 can help you collaborate easily, work more efficiently and focus on truly productive uses of your time.


2:45PM – 3:30PM
Afternoon Breakout Sessions