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Dave Robinson

Host of the Executive Conversation Series, EFM
  • EFM
  • 913-219-3091
  • United States of America
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Steve Green

Sr. Director, Information Technology, Bryce Company

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Darren Bradshaw

VP, Information Technology, NCM Associates, Inc.

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Michelle Johnson

Senior Research and Planning Analyst, Clovis Community College

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Kevin Ruel

DVP, Infrastructure Cloud Computing, BCBSKC

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Caleb Reimers

VP, IT Pack & EFM Events

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Application Developer, Evergy

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Gary Peyton

President, IT Pack

Co-Founder of EFM, Inc. 19 years ago. We now have 31 events in 28 states that reach over 8,000 IT Executives. The Symposiums do a great job helping to connect executives locally. It has a been a wish of mine to be able to connect people across state lines and allow everyone to learn from others experiences. This is what IT Pack will do. We want to make difference and leave a legacy of helping people across the U.S. IT Pack will allow us do that.
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Jason Katcher

VP & CIO, ITA Group

Innovative strategic leader who has demonstrated success in the several industries with directing and leading business transformations through innovative technology solutions and intuitive business processes. Directed organizations of up to 120 team members and managed budgets of $120m. A true change agent with diverse expertise in management, operations, technology, and leadership. Demonstrated strengths in meeting challenging business needs through creative technology solutions and insightful business best practices.
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Kelby Marsh

Director of IT, Investments, Security Benefit

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Christian Lind

IT Director, Nebraska Cancer Specialist

Christian Lind is the Director of IT for Nebraska Cancer Specialist. An experienced IT leader with over 20 years in the industry. I spent almost 10 years as the lone IT department for a privately owned manufacturing company before transitioning to healthcare. I use my experience to build relationships between IT an management. I currently manage a team of dynamic technical people while providing great customer service. I believe that IT, properly managed is a driving force in a business. Providing the tools and stability for employees and the business to perform at its best. I born and raised in Nebraska, a family man, with a sense of adventure and a passion for life.
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Brian Thomas

Deputy CIO, Johnson County

Brian Thomas has served in several senior leadership roles, including Chief Information Officer, Deputy CIO, and Healthcare Executive in the Fortune 500, Healthcare and public sector spaces. He is known for delivering innovative and user-friendly solutions to the business partners and customers he serves. Prior to his executive roles, he gained experience in and recognition for dependable performance improvement, leadership, program management and solution innovations. Brian has 20 years experience in technology and healthcare. He has been featured in several publications including the Harvard Business Review, and was recently named one of the Top 100 Chief Information Technology Officers by Richtopia. He is a regular contributor to CIO Online and the greater IDG organization.
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Charles Thiede

CEO and Co-Founder, Zapnito Ltd.

My background is in technology, professional services and digital media. I co-founded Zapnito due to a number of related observations from my time in these sectors: 1) the social web is creating a huge amount of noise 2) expertise that brands have built up over decades is being drowned out and hidden from those that need it 3) these brands are therefore losing their audience to often undeserving and unhelpful sources, and 4) people are finding it harder to access the expertise that they truly value. I therefore decided to create Zapnito, a white-label platform to help trusted brands reclaim their audiences via expert-driven knowledge networks.
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Matt Emick

Regional Director, EFM

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Greg Belshe

Division Director, IT, American Academy of Family Physicians

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Jason Heinz

Regional Director, EFM Events & IT Pack

I have expertise in producing executive level IT conferences, appraising residential property & coaching a few sports. I'm interested in 70's music, golf, track & field, basketball and Iowa Hawkeye Football. My work experience includes 25 years of appraising property and 5+ years of producing IT events.
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Jeff Hinds

Regional Director, EFM, Inc.

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Dr. Joseph W. Perez ("Joe")

Senior Systems Analyst / Team Lead, NC Dept of Health & Human Services

Having received both a bachelor’s and master’s degree in secondary education, Joe began a ten-year career as a high school teacher providing instruction in economics, Spanish, Bible, and computers. While in his teaching career, he furthered his graduate education, earning a doctorate degree in education with a double-minor in computers and theology. His career focus changed to IT in 1992 when he started as a Computer Consultant at NC State University. Three promotions later, Dr. Perez ended his successful 25-year career at NC State as Business Intelligence Specialist when he took another promotion to become Senior Business Analyst at the NC Department of Health & Human Services in September 2017, and has since been promoted to Senior Systems Analyst and Team Lead. With more than 7000 followers on LinkedIn and several professional certifications, Perez has stayed active in the IT, HHS, and higher education communities as a much sought-after resource, highly-recommended technical/motivational conference speaker, data analytics & visualization expert, and specialist in efficiency and process improvement. Through all these years, Dr. Perez has never lost his love for teaching, having been a guest speaker in numerous schools, churches, and other organizations. When he takes a break from work, he enjoys spending time with his wife of more than 30 years and their children, whom he says comprise the "best thing that ever happened to me." He also sings, plays the piano, composes songs, does technical and motivational public speaking, and has performed radio PSA's and voice-overs for schools and other organizations. He also serves as pianist and music director to his church’s Hispanic ministry, teaches their Adult Bible Fellowship class, and interprets the sermons to either Spanish or English, depending upon the audience. If there's any spare time left, he enjoys publishing a monthly military newsletter (as editor-in-chief of “The Patriot News”), working out in the gym, is an avid reader, and tries to catch up on the occasional Star Trek rerun on Amazon Prime. "A busy life indeed, but I wouldn't trade it for anything in the world. I’m a firm believer that if I’m not innovating, then I’m stagnating," says Joe.
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Michael Harger

Director of Information Technology, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Iowa

As the Director of Information Technology for both the U.S. District Court and the U.S. Probation Office, Michael Harger leads all technology initiatives for the Southern District of Iowa. Together, these agencies uphold justice within our communities as part of the larger Federal judiciary. Michael began his career with The Weitz Company after earning a Construction Engineering degree from Iowa State University. Focused on managing the construction of large scale commercial projects, his career took a unique turn towards technology in 1999 when he filled the role of liaison between IT and construction operations during a short term project. Enjoying the technical side so much, Michael moved into the technology field full time and has held several different roles over the last 20 years with Weitz, Bankers Trust, and now the U.S. Court.
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Brooke Van Sickle

Community Manager, IT Pack

Expert in digital marketing, social media, blogging, content management, and on-site SEO. When I'm not working for IT Pack, I'm writing books for children. In my off-time, I'm a dog-mom and undergoing wedding plans.