Two days. Twenty-seven sessions. Nearly 50 speakers – including state and federal experts in their fields. It’s all part of the Cyber Technology Conference and Policy Summit taking place January 8-9 in downtown Indianapolis.

The Indiana Chamber offers a number of educational programs throughout the year, but there may well be no better way for technology and innovation leaders to start 2019. This top-quality agenda includes a January 8 policy summit (Conrad Indianapolis) and reception (Hyatt Regency Indianapolis), followed by the January 9 deep dive into cyber issues (also at the Hyatt Regency).

Panel discussion topics alone include:

  • Attracting talent
  • Internet of Things
  • Federal agency perspectives
  • Workforce development
  • Cloud computing

Special guests from the U.S. Department of Education, U.S. Department of Justice and United States Navy will address federal cybersecurity threats at the January 9 luncheon. The event opens with a keynote from Darshan Shah, chief data officer with the state’s Management Performance Hub.

Protecting your business and its data is the focus. The initial cyber conference earlier in 2018 was lauded by participants. Policy summits the last two years helped shine the light on key public policy issues in the technology and innovation areas and set the stage for eventual passage into law.

Various participation options are available. Chamber members receive special discounts.

The event is sponsored by Comcast Business with additional support from Indiana State University, platinum sponsor; ClearObject, Immedion and Pondurance LLC, gold sponsors; and Matrix Integration, LLC, Ontario Systems, Smithville and Valparaiso University Graduate School, silver sponsors. It’s not too late to join these organizations. For sponsorships, contact Jim Wagner at (317) 264-6876 or [email protected].

Bill Waltz is vice president of taxation & public finance for the Indiana Chamber. He is also an attorney and has been with the organization for nearly 15 years.