The Technology Expo, presented by Epic, an MTS company, filled Winnipeg’s RBC Convention Centre on April 26, with its annual lineup of expert keynote speakers, breakout sessions, trade show partners and Manitoba’s ICT community in attendance. Featured highlights from the event can be found here, plus get a glimpse of the day’s action from the galleries below.
The Stage is Set
Winnipeg’s RBC Convention Centre is ready for action and The Technology Expo 2017.
Epic tote bags handed out at the registration table.
Breakfast and bacon were a highlight, as always.
With five keynote speakers gracing the main stage, discussions ranged from the cyber war, how new advances in cybersecurity can protect businesses and the digital transformation brought forth by cloud computing.
Daniel Ennis, Former Director, Threat Operations Centre NSA, addresses the “cyber war” happening right now and how we can win.
Keynotes were illustrated in a “graphic recording” style by Sam Bradd of Drawing Change.
Ryan Klassen, Vice-President of Business Solutions for Bell MTS and Epic’s General Manager, speaks at The Technology Expo.
An audience of 1,100 Manitoba business people and ICT professionals filled the RBC Convention Centre.
Dan McKeen, Vice-Chair, Bell MTS and Western Canada Senior Vice-President of Small Business.
Jeremy Wubs Senior Vice-President Marketing, Bell Business Markets, Bell Canada.
Mansel Belyea, Director, Information Technology Sales for Epic.
Epic’s Director of Professional Services, James Morris.
L-R: Doug Scott, Director, Technology with Epic, Jason Maynard, Cybersecurity Consulting Systems Engineer with Cisco, Mike Lloyd, CTO of RedSeal, Scott Smith, Director, Intellectual Property and Innovation Policy with the Canadian Chamber of Commerce, Zach Zahradnik COO of the Deposit Guarantee Corporation of Manitoba, and Epic’s Director of Professional Services, James Morris, at The Technology Expo.
Scott Smith, director, Intellectual Property and Innovation Policy with the Canadian Chamber of Commerce (right) and Mike Lloyd, CTO of RedSeal.
Jason Maynard, Cybersecurity Consulting Systems Engineer with Cisco.
Speaking: Doug Scott, Director, Technology with Epic.
Ryan Klassen, Vice-President of Business Solutions for Bell MTS and Epic’s General Manager.
Chris Henley, Product Strategy Specialist with Veeam.
Breakouts were held in demo cubes throughout the day, featuring 16 speaker sessions from vendors and partners. This allowed audiences to get more in-depth into key topics, and up close for Q&A with the presenters.
Bill Yaeger, Bell MTS Data Centres Specialist.
Kaspersky demo cube featured Security Evangelist, Dave Balcar.
Cisco’s Collaboration Solutions consulting systems engineer, Jacob Karaoghlanian.
Data Protection Sales Specialist, Noel Fardy, from Dell EMC.
Epic’s demo cube, “Outsourced IT Support: Community or Not?” presented by Abraham Daniels and Craig Wilton.
Cisco’s Jason Maynard, Cybersecurity Consulting Systems Engineer.
NetApp’s demo cube, “Storage for People Who Don’t Like Storage,” presented by Michael Bagg.
Epic Cloud 2.0, “The Future of Hybrid Cloud Services”
Microsoft Education Solutions featuring Cameron Smith, Senior Product Marketing Manager, Windows.
RedSeal’s Kes Jecius presenting “Adding Network Intelligence to Vulnerability Management.”
Kaspersky’s “Securing Your Investments” featuring animated Solutions Professional, Matt Balcer.
Epic’s “A Modern Approach to Protecting Your Data” featuring Doug Scott, Sherry Ruddock, Jeremy Carr from Epic and Veeam.
VMware and Dell’s “How to Evolve without Risk and Reduce CO”
Microsoft’s “Inspiring Apps and Applications” with Cameron Smith, Senior Product Marketing Manager, Windows.
Lenovo’s demo cube, “Data Centre Trends”
The Trade Show Floor
ICT partners hosted booths as part of the trade show and networking floor, allowing attendees to get details on all the products and solutions featured throughout the day, plus try out some cutting edge tech.
A coveted device charging station was available, so attendees would never have to risk being left with a drained battery.
Cisco was the Platinum sponsor for The Technology Expo. Gold sponsors included Kaspersky, Dell EMC, Microsoft and RedSeal. Silver sponsors included Air Unlimited Inc., Global Knowledge, Hewlett Packard, Brocade, Commvault, NetApp, Netscout, Nimble, Polycom, Veeam and VMware. Bronze sponsors included Lenovo, Mitel, NEC and Vertiv.