• Techfest
  • August 16 & 17, 2017   7 am to 9pm
  • Pendennis Club



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Event Schedule

  • Day 1 – 7:30 AM 1st Floor

    Registration Opens | Hot Breakfast Available to All

  • Day 1 – 7:30 AM 2nd & 3rd Floors

    Networking/Tradeshow Areas Open

  • Day 1 – 8:00 AM

    Short Opening Remarks / President of Hilliard Lyons Tom Kessinger III with Executive Director of TALK and President of Aspectx Dawn Yankeelov.

  • Day 1 – 9:00 AM 3rd Floor Ballroom

    “How Can Blockchain Technology Change the Fintech Landscape and Your Investing” | Speakers: Attorneys Howard Herndon, Gray Sasser and Josh Rosenblatt, Frost Brown Todd’s Blockchain and Digital Currency team

  • Day 1 – 10:00 AM 2nd Floor Ballroom

    Cybersecurity Track “How Humana Defines Cyber Goverance” | Speaker: Angie Shaw, Director | Enterprise Information Protection (EIP) | Cyber Security Operations Center, Humana

  • Day 1 – 10:00 AM 3rd Floor Ballroom

    IOT Track “The Evolving IOT Ecosystem at Genscape” | Speakers: Albert Hofeldt, Jason Fuchs and Josef Spalenka of Genscape

  • Day 1 – 11:00 AM 2nd Floor Ballroom

    Healthcare IT Track “What’s Trending: How Solid Analytics Can Support the Corporation” | Speaker: Vipin Gopal, VP of Clinical Analytics, Humana

  • Day 1 – 11:00 AM 3rd Floor Ballroom

    IOT Track “Anatomy of a Phish RFP” | Speaker: Derek Rush, Manager, LBMC Information Security, CISSP, QSA

  • Day 1 – 12:00 PM Lunch on your own

    Pendennis Grill is serving a fixed price menu, cash or credit card – $16 per person.

  • Day 1 – 1:00 PM 2nd Floor Ballroom

    Advanced Manufacturing Track “Protecting your innovations: A Patent Law Primer” |
    Speaker: Brantley Shumaker, Registered Patent Attorney, Middleton Reutlinger

  • Day 1 – 1:00 PM 3rd Floor Ballroom

    IoT Track “Sippin: A Mobile App Case Study” | Co-Presenting Speakers: Raymond Tri, Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer, and Pai Charasika; Co-Founder & Chief Marketing Officer, Founders of Sippin

  • Day 1 – 2:00 PM 2nd Floor Ballroom

    Advanced Manufacturing Track “Avoiding the Software Implementation Nightmare” |
    Speaker: Aaron Rosenberg, Partner & SVP Business Development, Oasis Solutions

  • Day 1 – 2:00 PM 3rd Floor Ballroom

    Healthcare IT Track “Tracking Employee Healthcare: An IT Development Story at PSST” | Speaker: Carl Williams, Chief Operations Officer, PSST

  • Day 1 – 3:00 PM 2nd Floor

    Cybersecurity Education Track “The State’s Cybersecurity Pathway for Teens and What is Ahead” | Co-Presenters: Scott U’Sellis, Information Technology & Media Arts Consultant, KY Department of Education and Ryan Deal, Business and IT College and Career Readiness Specialist, Jefferson County Public Schools

  • Day 1 – 3:00 PM 3rd Floor Ballroom

    Healthcare IT Track “AI Bots in Healthcare” | Speaker: John Williamson, Founder of RCM Brain

  • Day 1 – 3:00 PM 2nd Floor Designated Room

    Special Startup Session with Ari Huczkowski, Chief Innovation Evangelist, Espoo Innovation Garden

    ADJOURN 4:30 PM Cocktail Hour Starts in 3rd Floor Ballroom with Art. Alcoholic Beverages Will Be For Purchase. Free Appetizers | 6:30 PM Adjourn Trade Show and All Activities at for Day. Those interested in more networking can go to 4th Street Live.

  • Day 2 – 8:00 AM

    Continental breakfast for all. Trade Show Opens.

  • Day 2 – 8:30 AM

    Your Tech Council Update: TALK.

  • Day 2 – 9:00 AM

    KEYNOTE: “Building Northern Europe’s Largest Innovation Hub: Espoo Innovation Garden,” | Speaker: Ari Huczkowski, Chief Innovation Evangelist, Espoo Innovation Garden

  • Day 2 – 10:00 AM

    Coffee Break in Tradeshow Areas.

  • Day 2 – 10:30 to 11:30 AM

    What’s Up Ahead: Driverless Cars. 2 Short 15 Minute Presentations with Open Audience Discussion.
    The European Overview on Driverless Cars: Ari Huczkowski. The American Overview: Guest to Be Revealed.
    Moderator: Dawn Yankeelov, Executive Director, and President of Aspectx. Driverless Car Open Debate & Discussion with Audience.

  • Day 2 – 11:45 AM

    Seating Begins for Lunch. All Attendees, Techfest Vendors, and Invited Guests

  • Day 2 – Noon – Please note

    Tradeshow will temporarily close for lunch hour.

  • Day 2 – Noon

    NOON KEYNOTE Luncheon: “Our Security Evolution And What’s Next,” Ron Gula, Founder of Tenable Network Security and Gula Tech Adventures

  • Day 2 – 1:00 PM

    Tradeshow reopens for networking.

  • Day 2 – 1:00 PM Special Room, 2nd Floor

    “How to Find R&D Tax Credits for Your Company for the C-Suite Professional” | Speaker: John Rittichier, CPA, Harding, Shymanski & Company, P.S.C.

  • Day 2 – 2:30 Tradeshow Officially Ends

    Thank you everyone for participating.