November 16, 2021 07:00 am - 01:00 pm
Amplify IT 2021 Cybersecurity Conference
University of Wisconsin Oshkosh Culver Family Welcome Center 625 Pearl Ave., Oshkosh, WI

About the Amplify IT 2021 Cybersecurity Conference

$69 Registration, $79 At the Door, $5 First 50 Students then $10 for Students.

Amplify IT 2021: Time to Rethink Your Cybersecurity!

Keynote Speaker

Brett L. Scott

Brett L. Scott serves as the director of Security Enablement and Training, Americas for Tech Data. In this role, he is responsible for accelerating the security expertise of their partners and building security solutions for the Tech Data partner ecosystem to deliver to their customers. Scott's current project is the Tech Data Cyber Range (TDCR), which is part of Tech Data's next-generation distributor strategy. Brett is the co-founder of the National Cyber Warfare Foundation (NCWF), a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization leading the country in teaching hands-on cybersecurity skills in a real-world environment.

Agenda

7:00 AM - 7:45 AM
Registration and Networking Breakfast brought to you by Fox Valley Technical College

7:45 AM - 8:00 AM
Welcome from Amplify Oshkosh

Welcome from Amplify Oshkosh presented by Michael Patton, UW Oshkosh and Amplify Consortium Member

Michael Patton
Michael has been a technology professional in the Fox Valley for over 20 years. During that time, he has led IT teams in small and large companies, been an in-demand IT leadership and strategy consultant, and is now a full-time lecturer for the College of Business at UW Oshkosh.
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Keynote Presentation - Thriving in Stormy Waters: Cybersecurity Resilience That Embraces Today’s Cybersecurity Landscape featuring Brett Scott of Tech Data brought to you by Smart Is International

With the massive shifts in your environments in a time of massive growth in cyber-attacks, are you taking the steps needed to get back up to speed? How much weaker is your organization now than it was just a few years ago? Do you know where to look and how to get the real answers? Steady the ground underneath you by getting an accurate situational overview from the front lines of cyber warfare. Get a solid 360-degree perspective. Leap ahead in the marketplace.

Brett L. Scott
Brett L. Scott serves as the director of Security Enablement and Training, Americas for Tech Data. In this role, he is responsible for accelerating the security expertise of their partners and building security solutions for the Tech Data partner ecosystem to deliver to their customers. Scott's current project is the Tech Data Cyber Range (TDCR), which is part of Tech Data's next-generation distributor strategy. Brett is the co-founder of the National Cyber Warfare Foundation (NCWF), a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization leading the country in teaching hands-on cybersecurity skills in a real-world environment.
9:00 AM - 9:20 AM
Networking Break and Sponsor Expo brought to you by Bank First and Lincoln Labs

9:20 AM - 10:20 AM
Cyber-Accountability Panel: Where Cybersecurity Starts(and stops)

Hear from a distinguished panel of CISOs and security leaders in our region involved in business, education, and government. It is their responsibility to detect, respond, and report on risks facing their organizations. Learn how these regional businesses are vulnerable to cyber-attacks, regardless of industry, how they developed their threat assessment, and what cyber defense tools and tactics they have implemented to battle cyber threats.

Panelist: Joe Wetzel, Department Chair – IT, Fox Valley Technical College
As a technologist for over 20 years, Joe has broad experience in application development, mobile, backend services, and security. He has worked as a developer, independent contractor, instructor, and currently the department chair for the IT educational department at Fox Valley Technical College. His interests today center around app and web services development. Joe is very passionate about security and has been attending hacking conferences for the last 20 years. Joe mentor’s students in the Ethical Hacking space, encouraging student involvement in the National Cyber League competitions.
Panelist: Andy Teska, Data Security Engineer, J.J. Keller & Associates
Andy is an experienced information technology engineer with over 20 years of data security and infrastructure engineering experience. As a Data Security Engineer at J. J. Keller & Associates, Inc., he provides expertise and support for the planning, designing and implementation of security controls which safeguard and monitor events for information systems, enterprise applications and data. Andy is a Certified Information System Security Professional (CISSP).
Panelist: Luke Simonson, Security & Communications Specialist, OASD
Lucas Simonson currently works as a Security & Communications Specialist at the Oshkosh Area School District. Luke's main priorities have been securing end user data through training and education while also implementing Cybersecurity best practices. He has also led district technology staff in designing and creating the district's first Cybersecurity Response Plan.
Jay Schaefer
Panelist: Jay Schaefer, Cyber Security Architect, Winnebago County
Jay is the Cyber Security Architect for Winnebago County.  Jay started working for Winnebago County as a 2nd shift computer operator while attending the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh  in 1992 and received his Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science in 1996.  Jay implemented most of the new technologies that replaced the old mainframes and Novell NetWare servers including Microsoft Windows Server, Exchange, Cisco routing/switching/firewalls,  VMware and Citrix and in 2018 made the switch from Network Administrator to a new security focused position that has become a necessity in today’s world for any business.  He received his certification as a Certified Ethical Hacker after becoming a member of the Cyber Response Team for the State of Wisconsin helping out SLTT entities at several incident response calls in the past few years.
Moderator: Dr. David Gundlach, Deputy Superintendent, OASD
Dr. David Gundlach currently serves as the Deputy Superintendent for the Oshkosh Area School District. In addition to his Deputy Superintendent duties, he is responsible for all district technology systems and services. He assists learning organizations in developing strategic plans to align standards, curriculum, instruction, assessment, and feedback systems to improve student learning.
10:20 AM - 10:40 AM
Networking Break and Sponsor Expo brought to you by Bank First and Lincoln Labs

10:40 AM - 11:40 AM
Cybersecurity Service Provider Panel

So maybe you are not the target, but does that mean you aren’t a good steppingstone? That is what a lot of smaller organizations believe. However, ransomware is a cyber weapon of choice. Attacks on critical infrastructure have become the new normal across sectors such as energy, healthcare, and transportation. The most important tasks based on analyzing trends is to have a mitigation strategy, be vigilant, try to fill gaps, and learn from lessons of the recent cyber-breaches. A panel of security service providers will help keep you out of the fray.

Tanner Londo, Arctic Wolf Networks
Panelist: Tanner Londo, Cybersecurity Account Executive, Arctic Wolf Networks
Tanner Londo is a cybersecurity account executive with Arctic Wolf Networks, focused on delivering positive security outcomes in an increasingly complex and dangerous threat landscape. He has 8+ years of technology sales experience, ranging from large enterprise clients down to emerging startups. Tanner spends his time outside of work fostering dogs through a local animal rescue, and serves as member of the board of directors for Best Christmas Ever, a nonprofit focused on helping families that have fallen on tough times, through no fault of their own, and creating a lasting positive impact on their lives through the magic of Christmas.
Panelist: Chad Hayes, CTO & Director at Sadoff E-Recycling and Data Destruction
I have 25+ years of experience in IT leadership.  Throughout my career, I have had the pleasure of serving as Lead Network Architect at Navitus Health Solutions, Supervisor of Enterprise Network Services at Aurora Health Care, and Director of Data Communications with Midwest Airlines. I am proud to say that I am a proponent and advocate of leading through servant leadership and developing and fostering a servant leadership culture throughout my career. In my current roles at Sadoff Iron and Metal, I serve as Chief Technology Officer and the Director of Electronics Recycling and Data Destruction.   As Chief Technology Officer, I am charged with the creation and implementation of the Strategic IT initiatives that align with the Sadoff core principles.  As the Director E-Recycling and Data Destruction my role is to develop and lead the growth the division through the education our customers on the needs of IT suitability and Data Security as it relates to the end of life for IT assets. Outside of work I enjoy spending time with wife of 25years and my son who is currently attending UWO majoring IT, I also enjoy serving as a committee member of our local Scout Troop, and take pride in representing the people of the Algoma sanitary district as their elected President.
Panelist: Todd Heinz, Director – Enterprise Security Risk Management Practice, Heartland Business Systems
Todd manages the Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC) Practice at Heartland Business Systems. His team provides expertise and solutions in the areas of Information and Cyber Security, Risk Management, Compliance, and Business Continuity. He is a certified Business Resiliency Auditor and Project Management Professional. During his 30+ year career, Todd has been a business owner of a web development and analytics company, head of operations for a defense contractor, and VP of an information technology company. He was also a Military Officer, serving 10 years in the Army as a Nuclear Weapons Technician and Airborne Ranger. Prior to leading the GRC Practice, Todd was the Director of Enterprise Security Risk Management (ESRM) and also was the Project Management Office (PMO) Manager at Heartland. He has served customers extensively in the manufacturing, IT, health, education, defense, and publishing industries.  Todd excels at building and leading technical teams, developing strategic visions, and executing operational excellence while fostering growth.
Panelist: Jeremiah School, District Manager of Managed IT, Impact Networking
Jeremiah is a District Manager of Managed IT for Impact Networking.  He’s the previous owner of a successful Green Bay-based MSP that partnered with Impact in 2021.  In his previous role as CEO of Innova Technologies, Jeremiah ensured the delivery of digital transformations that reduced risk and drove value for his clients.  He brings 18 years of experience to Impact to continue on delivering that same value to the Northeast Wisconsin region. 
As a trusted advisor and partner, Jeremiah considers the clients’ goals to create solutions that align their business and IT needs. He is adept at finding creative solutions to the most challenging IT problems. Jeremiah is skilled in a number of targeted capacities, including IT governance, digital transformations, cybersecurity, cloud services, and more.
Jeremiah holds a B.S. in Computer Information Systems and is an active member of Northeast Wisconsin’s IT community.
Panelist: Tom Wojcinski, Wipfli
As a director in Wipfli's cybersecurity and technology management practice, Tom Wojcinski specializes in helping organizations reduce and manage the risks that modern technology and information systems introduce to their organization. In today’s business environment, customers, trading partners, regulators, and employees expect continuously available and secure information systems. To help meet this expectation, Tom works with clients to increase the confidentiality, availability, and integrity of their information assets. Tom leads a variety of engagements designed to help improve organizations’ cybersecurity posture, including cybersecurity risk assessment, control program development and implementation, incident response planning and simulation, vulnerability and penetration testing, security audit, control verification, and managed detection and response. He is a frequent author and speaker on cybersecurity and information technology (IT) risk management topics.
Moderator: Javad Ahmad, President and COO, Smart IS International
Javad Ahmad is the COO of Smart IS International and Chairman of the Board of Oshkosh Chamber of Commerce. Javad has been an active member of Amplify Oshkosh since its inception in 2013. He is a strong supporter of Amplify’s passion in bringing together the IT and business sector of Oshkosh to educate on and promote IT awareness. As the Chairman of the Board of Oshkosh Chamber of Commerce, Javad plays an integral part in organizing and promoting events in growing the IT sector of Oshkosh and its surrounding regions. Through his vast experience and proven track record in the IT/ Business sector, he brings a unique perspective to Amplify.
11:40 AM - 12:15 PM
UW Oshkosh Cybersecurity Center of Excellence Tour with Michael Patton

Michael Patton
Michael has been a technology professional in the Fox Valley for over 20 years. During that time, he has led IT teams in small and large companies, been an in-demand IT leadership and strategy consultant, and is now a full-time lecturer for the College of Business at UW Oshkosh.
12:15 PM - 1:00 PM
Cybersecurity Spotlight Luncheon with Byron Franz Special Agent of the FBI brought to you by Impact Networking

Headshot of FBI Special Agent Bryon Franz
Byron Franz, Special Agent of the FBI
Byron Franz is a Special Agent of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and has worked national security matters for over 23 years.  He currently serves on FBI Milwaukee’s Cyber Squad, where one of his responsibilities is to raise awareness of cyber and insider threats to business, academia, and state/local governments.  He is FBI-certified to conduct cyber investigations and rated as proficient to work counterintelligence investigations by the U.S. Intelligence Community.  He holds a B.A. in Russian and a law degree, both from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

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