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Winter Tech Briefings 2023

Mirror Lake

Please join us on March 15-16, 2023 for the Winter Tech Briefings. There will be speakers from Citrix, Dell, Microsoft, CGI, Slalom, Maven, Improving, and Solliance


Morning sessions, 9- noon both days. There will be speakers from the following organizations.
Dell, Citrix, Microsoft, CGI, Improving, Slalom, Maven, and Planet Technologies.

All sessions will be in-person. We will not have online sessions.
The agenda could change as life happens for the speakers. We have backup speakers and topics.
There is no cost for this conference. Please register for fire code and breakfast counts.


Wednesday: March 15th, 2023
(Inclement Weather date: March 16th)

Thursday: March 16th, 2023
(Inclement Weather date: March 17th)

Daily agendas listed below.


One Easton Oval
Suite 175
Columbus, OH 43219


For public safety & awareness, we request you put your employer in the registration form.
We will not share your e-mail or contact information.

Wednesday: March 15, 2023

Room 1
Room 2
7:45 to 8:50 Breakfast and coffee
8:50 to 9:00 Welcome from Brett Whittington of Slalom Welcome from Jacquie Bickel and Josh Harrison of Improving
9:00 to 9:50 Modern Culture of Data with Microsoft
Jeewan Singh, Slalom
Overview of Intune
Ken Chase and Rick Strekal, Improving
10:00 to 10:50 Azure Pipelines
Russell McFadden, Maven
60% of the Time, Estimates Are Right Every Time
Brett Whittington, Slalom
11:00 to 11:50 MS Teams update
Ricardo Wilkins, MS
Design Patterns and Anti-Patterns for Azure Applications
Gregg Flagg and Chris Steele, Improving

Thursday: March 16, 2023

Room 1
Room 2
7:45 to 9:00 Breakfast and coffee
9:00 to 9:50 Evolution of a Cloud Architect
TJ Kaur, Financials Services community thought leader
Lessons from the field: Avoiding the most common problems with cloud-hosted workloads
Tim Krosch, Citrix
10:00 to 10:50 Zero Trust Architecture
Darrius Osborne & Sean Ebeling, Dell
From Chaos to Control: Leveraging FinOps to optimize your cloud finance
Tomy Rhymond, Slalom
11:00 to 11:50 60% of the Time, Estimates Are Right Every Time
Brett Whittington, Slalom
Microservice Trench Warfare – Taming the Beast you Created
Heath Murphy, CGI