Hartford 2018 Agenda

WorkSmart Hartford 2018 was held at the Connecticut Convention Center on Thursday, May 10, 2018. Thanks to all our attendees, partners and ADNET team members for making it a great experience!

WorkSmart Hartford 2018 Agenda

7:30AM – 8:30AM
Complimentary Breakfast & Networking

8:30AM – 9:00AM
Opening Remarks

9:00AM – 10:00AM
Keynote Presentation

Technology in Action_ Hartford PD

Technology in Action: Hartford Police Department

Speakers: Deputy Chief Brian Foley & Sgt. Johnmichael O’Hare, Hartford Police Department

Using innovative technologies, the Real-Time Crime and Data Intelligence Center at the HPD is building confidence in the ability to protect the community and give transparency about criminal and police activity to the public. The “C4 Unit”, or Capitol City Command Center, uses real-time web intelligence and social media monitoring to investigate leads, map criminal activity and proactively prevent crime. Join Deputy Chief Brian Foley and Sgt. Johnmichael O’Hare to learn more about how the Hartford Police Department uses cutting-edge technology combined with in-person police work to make the city safer.

10:15AM – 11:00AM
Breakout Sessions

Steps to HIPAA Compliance

Steps to HIPAA Compliance

Speaker: Danielle Plourde, ADNET Technologies

We’ll take you through the steps of complying with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). Danielle, a CHPSE (Certified HIPAA Privacy & Security Expert) will cover HIPAA basics, common misconceptions, risks to your organization and how to develop a sound HIPAA compliance program. Learn from real-life experiences as stories of enforcement and penalties are discussed. Whether you’re new to HIPAA compliance, or participate in the ongoing efforts of maintaining compliance, critical information will be shared. Don’t miss it!


Layered Security (1)

Layered Security

Speakers: Anthony Conti & Joanna Mack, Continuum

It’s in the news on a daily basis: ‘Cyber Attack on ___________ Business’. The volume and complexities of these exploits are increasing exponentially. There are many layers of protection that can be implemented and not one is a magic wand that casts an impenetrable bubble around your data. You need help identifying and managing those layers, identifying and mitigating risk. In this session, we will outline the present threat landscape, discuss the anatomy of an attack, common misconceptions, and how to work with your technology partner to manage risk.

CyberSecurity Challenges_ How the Professional Services Sector Can Help (1)

CyberSecurity Challenges: How the Professional Services Sector Can Help

Speaker: Heather Bearfield, Marcum 

Join the discussion on the challenges that companies face regarding keeping up with CyberSecurity trends and challenges. Learn more about how the auditing process can help management navigate and address these challenges and ensure that the organization is secure.

11:15AM – 12:00PM
Breakout Sessions

The Cloud Forecast

Goodbye Servers…I’ll Always Have a Special Place for You In My Closet

Speakers: Erin Tracey & Bill Palmer, ADNET Technologies

There’s a substantial decrease in onsite data centers forecasted for 2018. More and more organizations are looking to move their data centers and enterprise software to cloud providers. If you haven’t made the change yet, what’s stopping you? Engage in an insightful discussion around the business case for moving your data center and software applications to the Cloud. Understand various Cloud options and how they can offer more availability, require less onsite maintenance, reduce capital spending and ensure your company always has access to the most advanced technology. Learn about where Cloud solutions may be a good fit, potential risks, things to consider, and explore real world examples.

Enhanced Reality for Business

Enhanced Reality For Business: How Virtual, Augmented and Mixed Reality are Transforming Your Industry

Speaker: Ted Dinsmore, SphereGen

As the first Microsoft Mixed Reality Partner in New England, SphereGen Technologies is the leader in enhanced and extended reality for business. If your company doesn’t already have a strategic approach for using these new technologies, this is your chance to learn how they work and how they will change the way you work. In the past year, these technologies have moved beyond visualization to hands on collaborative experiences. This session will review the most intriguing, revolutionary use cases across multiple industries and forecast new applications.

The Ever-Changing Global Cyber Arms Race – The more things change, the more they stay the same.

The Ever-Changing Global Cyber Arms Race: The More Things Change, the More They Stay the Same

Speaker: Ken McCutchen, SonicWALL

The modern cyberwar – against governments, businesses and individuals alike – is comprised of a series of attacks, counterattacks and defensive countermeasures. Many are simple and effective, others are targeted and complex. They are all highly dynamic and ever-changing, consistent and require persistence, commitment and resources to mitigate. One thing remains the same, no matter what the attacks are, they will not go away.

Please join SonicWALL’s Security team for an informative update on Global Cyber Arms Race, as outlined in the annual 2018 SonicWALL Cyber Threat Report, which include the return of Malware, declining Ransomware and increasing variants, the continued increase in SSL/TLS use and many other changes, as well as predictions for 2018.

In addition, walk away with the questions you must ask yourself or your company, learn best practices you should consider, as well as immediate action items for your company to begin the process of preparing and protecting for the ever-changing global cyber arms race.

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

Business Networking_ The Art of the Relationship

Business Networking: The Art of the Relationship

Speaker: Rob Thomas, Rob Thomas CT

Rob Thomas is a master of business development and navigating human relationships. Attendees will be exposed to Rob’s own brand of networking, which turns the adage, “It’s not what you know, but who you know,” into a new and actionable process. During this funny, engaging and informative keynote, Rob will share lessons, tips and tricks pulled directly from his own proprietary system called the Rob Thomas Method, or RTM, which helps business owners and employees alike build a network of effective relationships. Attendees will come away from this presentation with actionable steps they can take to improve the quality of their professional networks both for new business development as well as for intercompany relationship building. Rob’s witty sense of humor will make this one presentation that won’t soon be forgotten.

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

Your O365 Strategy

Your O365 Strategy

Speakers: Danielle Plourde & Andrew Warren, ADNET Technologies

How can you capitalize on the many features O365 offers? Dive into best practices of implementing Office 365 to get the most out of your subscription. Key topics include setting a vision, determining governance, and effectively rolling out prioritized features to get your team on board. Join us during this engaging session to learn how this technology could change the way you work, and how to avoid common pitfalls.

*This is a business focused session, providing a high level view for all levels of experience with O365.

Cyber Risk Management_ Incident Response

Cyber Risk Management: Incident Response

Speaker: Heather Bearfield, Marcum

Defining the Incident Response Lifecycle and typical roles and responsibilities during a cyber event is a critical first step in coordinated cyber incident response. Every major event will create some level of chaos initially; how long this chaos lasts is the true measure of an organization’s preparedness and ability to respond and recover from a cyber incident. This presentation will focus on Incident Response Planning and Playbook development.

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

O365 Advanced Functionality

O365: Advanced Functionality

Speakers: Michael Luntta & Ed Faits, ADNET Technologies

Take Office 365 to another level as our experts demonstrate how to automate processes, improve efficiency, and utilize the extensive tools. There’s no doubt that cloud technologies are becoming mainstream, but they’re not just for storage anymore. Using Office 365 as a workspace for collaboration, communication, and to track and gain insight into routine activities will be explored. Applications like Flow, Teams, PowerApps and more will be demonstrated, and we’ll show you how to use the advanced features in the O365 suite in ways that are most relevant to your business.

*This is a more technical session, designed for intermediate to advanced users of O365. 

Hope for the Best, Plan for the Worst (1)

Hope For the Best, Plan For the Worst

Speaker: Eric Monda, ADNET Technologies

Hardly a day goes by without news of another major security breach affecting a well-known organization. Every company, no matter the size or industry, is a target. Maintaining proper security standards is still an absolute must, but more is needed. Instead of simply trying to protect from the inevitable breach, organizations must adjust their focus and be ready to respond by mitigating their risk and liability should a security incident occur. In this session, Eric Monda, IT Security Analyst, Offensive Security Certified Professional and Certified Ethical Hacker at ADNET Technologies, will share best practices all organizations should implement prior to being affected by a security breach. He will address what layers of protection are most beneficial when it comes to mitigating risk and liability, and examine the importance of creating a culture of security awareness throughout the entire company.

3:40 PM – 4:30 PM
Raffle & Social Hour