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Techfest 2014

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Techfest 2014

October 22, 2014 – Duluth Entertainment Convention Center

Compudyne is pleased to have hosted its 11th successful Techfest.

Over 300 people attended Compudyne’s premier customer appreciation event that is held every other year.  Guests were able to attend a variety of breakout sessions on various business and technology topics. These small classes allowed attendees to learn about current and emerging technology and business trends. Compudyne’s President John Marinac presented the morning keynote highlighting some of the company’s latest initiatives and over $25,000 of prizes were given away.

The highlight to this year’s event was the keynote speech given by Phil Falcone. The Iron Range Minnesota native presented a speech on overcoming adversity and his struggles and successes in business. Business North did a fantastic job summarizing his speech here.

Techfest 2014 Breakout Sessions

Revolutionizing Enterprise Storage with Nimble
Presented by Drew Milles, a Sr. Systems Engineer with Nimble Storage

Strategic Planning: Beyond Proactive
Presented by Aaron Johnson and Todd Maki of Compudyne
Strategic Planning Slide Deck

Hacking People to Access Business Data
Presented by Evan Francen & Bryan McGowan of FRSecure

Veeam provides availability for the modern data center
Presented by Mark Koester, Systems Engineer with Veeam
Veeam Slide Deck

Analytics and Insight: 8 Steps to a Better Website
Presented by Matt Dittbenner of Plaudit Design
Analytics and Insight Presentation

Security Monitoring with WatchGuard
Presented by Bill Larsen of WatchGuard

End User Computing with VMware
Presented by Jack Sacia of VMware

Simplify and Scale with Cisco UCS
Presented by Justin Bigger of Cisco

Compudyne would like to thank all of their Vendor Partners who helped make this event a success:

  • Cisco
  • VMware
  • FRSecure
  • Nimble Storage
  • Veeam
  • Sophos
  • Dell
  • Microsoft
  • WatchGuard
  • HP
  • AiTech
  • Ruckus Wireless
  • Barracuda Networks

The next Techfest will be held in 2016.