Hartford 2017 Agenda

WorkSmart Hartford 2017 will take place at the Connecticut Convention Center on Thursday, May 18th, 2017 from 7:30am-5:00pm. 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!

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

8:30AM – 9:00AM 
Opening Remarks


9:00AM – 10:00AM
Keynote Presentation

Confronting Cybersecurity Threats: An Action Plan for Connecticut
Speaker: Arthur House, Chief Cybersecurity Risk Officer for the State of Connecticut


10:15AM – 11:00AM
Breakout Sessions


Proactive vs. Reactive: Managed IT Services
Speaker: Paul O’Donnell, Continuum

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.


11:15AM – 12:00PM
Breakout Sessions


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!


12:00PM – 1:30PM
Lunch and Keynote Presentation (to be announced)


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


Microsoft O365: Beyond Email
Speakers: Andrew Warren and Danielle Hernandez

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.

Connect All the Things!
Speaker: Jason Appel 

Autonomous cars, smart homes, smart watches, digital assistants, and wearables are here and more are coming. Join us and learn what the Internet of Things means for you, your business, your network and your security.


2:45PM – 3:30PM
Afternoon Breakout Sessions (to be announced)


3:40PM – 5:00PM
Raffle Prize Drawing, Closing Remarks and Social Hour