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TechConnect Virtual Summit

Miles IT Presents the State of Technology

“Bridging the Gap Between Visionary Ideas and Business Realities”

Wednesday, October 18, 2023




John Horner of Miles IT, Keynote Speaker

With over 20 years of experience in the software industry, John Horner has worked across various verticals, including healthcare, SaaS product development, professional and subcontracting services, manufacturing, retail, scientific, and financial domains.

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David Friedman of CultureWise, Guest Speaker

David Friedman is an award-winning CEO, entrepreneur,author, and renowned public speaker. His current company, High Performing Culture, has helped hundreds of companies throughout North America to implement his culture operating system, CultureWise®.

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Kelly Pepper of LD Davis, Guest Speaker

Kelly, the Technical Sales Manager at LD Davis, is an adhesive expert. She excels in protein-based and liquid glues, along with hot melt adhesives. Her passion lies in providing top-notch technical support. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn from a true industry professional on how technology plays a pivotal role in the success of Kelly and LD Davis.

Join us as we explore the evolving intersection of business and technology

With so many innovative technology opportunities, understanding which ones will improve your operations and processes can seem overwhelming.


Our first-ever TechConnect Virtual Summit plans to change all that and help you discover actionable strategies that leverage technology to solve your business challenges.


This online event will feature Miles IT technology experts and industry guests sharing their knowledge and success stories through a series of webinars and discussions.

Learn about current trends and understand how to adapt for success in the digital era.

Gain insights and practical tips from technology experts and industry professionals.

Connect with like-minded business leaders and partners who specialize in innovation.

Event Details

Miles IT Presents the State of Technology
“Bridging the Gap Between Visionary Ideas and Business Realities”

October 18, 2023 | 10 AM to 5 PM EST


This is an online summit that can be accessed on any device and anywhere you have an internet connection.

Who Should Attend?

Attendance for our virtual summit is free and open to everyone, but registration is required to take advantage of this action-packed day of learning and discussion.


Business and Technology leaders are encouraged to attend as we will be engaging in high-level presentations and discussions on trending topics in business and technology.

Webinar and Discussion Topics

Topics will include:

  • Artificial Intelligence (AI)
  • IT Security
  • Automation
  • Systemplicity
  • Cloud Solutions
  • Business Intelligence (BI)

The summit will also feature presentations from industry leaders, who will discuss practical tips and success stories.

Event Partners & Sponsors

LD Davis Logo
CultureWise Logo
GS1 US logo

Event Agenda

  • 10:15-10:45 EST: Keynote: Simple Strategies for Generating ROI through Your Technology


    Keynote Speaker: John Horner
    The business-technology gap is predominant in many small and mid-sized businesses. This gap is often the root cause of IT becoming a cost center and barrier to growth for many organizations. In this keynote speech, John will provide impactful and easy strategies for bridging this gap and share success stories that he has observed over the past 20 years of IT Consulting.

  • 10:45-11:15 EST: GS1 US’ Building the Web of Trust: Decentralized Identifiers and Verifiable Credentials


    Guest Speakers: Robert Holloran, Praveen Dhatric, and Todd Snyder

  • 11:15-11:45 EST: Miles IT Security Panel: Tools & Approaches for Organizational Security


    Presenters: John Graham, Mike Young, and Ray Gasnick
    Topics will include network security, application security, and how to determine the appropriate levels of security for your organization.

  • 11:45-12:15 EST: Striven: Where Business Management Excellence and Growth Unite


    Presenters: Scott Hammer

    Topics will include how to streamline your operations and grow your business with Striven’s powerful all-in-one business management software suite.

  • 12:15-12:45 EST: Unveiling Digital Horizons: Exploring Masterful Marketing Strategies


    Presenter: Carter Sprouse

    Topics will include how to add more value to your website and improve your overall brand image and marketing strategy.

  • 12:45-1:15 EST: How LD Davis Leveraged Business Technology for Sales & Marketing Excellence


    Guest Speaker: Kelly Pepper from LD Davis

  • 2-2:30 EST: AI for Businesses: From Strategy Development to Practical Application


    Presenters: Ryan Beckmann and John Horner

    Topics will include both higher-level strategies for discovering where to apply AI at your business along with specific solutions for integrating AI into your team’s daily workflows.

  • 2:30-3 EST: The Business Guide to Cloud Solutions


    Presenter: Taylor Adair

    Discussion will explore various types of cloud solutions and their benefits, along with migration considerations that business leaders should keep in mind.

  • 3-3:30 EST: Automation: Key Business Processes to Automate Right Now


    Presenter: Tommy Croteau

    Discussion will share commonly automated business processes and implementation strategies.

  • 3:30-4 EST: CultureWise’s Tech-Driven Evolution: A Journey of Business Transformation in Phases, Collaboration, and Innovation


    Guest Speaker: David Friedman from CultureWise

  • 4:-4:30 EST: Getting Started with BI: Selecting the Best Metrics & Tools


    Presenters: Chris Edwards and Juan Diaz

    Topics will include tips for developing the right reporting metrics and choosing the best tools for your needs.