The 2023 PromoStandards Technology Summit is the premier Promotional Products Technology Event. The Hack-A-Thon features groups of cross functional teams working together in a first of its kind PromoStandards challenge. The Technology Summit features two days of education tracts focusing on industry relevant technology, PromoStandards Integrations and provides ample opportunity to network with industry peers. This event anticipates 125 attendees from over 60 companies. Join us for the PromoStandards 1st annual Technology Summit. Our previous development workshops have grown up into a full fledged promo industry featured Technology, Education and Networking Event. Our content will have multiple tracts catering to digital transformation, dev ops and PromoStandards development. The industry's only premier technology networking event will create a host of unique opportunities to connect with technology and business leaders across the supply chain. Our event will feature over 125 attendees sharing and collaborating to ensure a stronger and more connected industry. Space is limited, so don't wait to grab your spot. We anticipate a hard sellout. Stop by the registration desk to pick up your credentials and Technology Summit swag. Hack-A-Thon participant team will be available. Team members are encouraged to wear their team shirt to the Technology Summit Welcome. Meet up with old friends and make new connections all the while enjoying food and beverages. Network with your peers as you join groups for local Tampa waterfront dining options. This opportunity to collaborate with other industry technologists is an attendee favorite! Start your day networking with your peers at Breakfast overlooking the Tampa skyline and waterways. Eric Alessi, Chair of PromoStandards, welcomes attendees to the 1st Annual PromoStandards Technology Summit and sets the stage for what to expect and how to maximize your day at the event! Andrew Larsen is a Data Science and Analytics expert with 12 years experience in the technology and R&D industries. He has a Ph.D., in Cognitive Psychology with an emphasis in quantitative methods and experimental design, including Measurement, Multivariate Statistics, Systems Evaluation, and Machine Learning. He’s worked for software companies spanning a variety of industries working on projects ranging from building Machine Learning models into user-facing products, Operations Forecasting, and Business Intelligence. He is currently Director of Data Science leading data science analytics initiatives within a major media corporation. Michael Conway, Managing Director of Digital Transformation at Aspirant, delivers this session targeted to Promotional product technology professionals. This session will educate on how to align customer experience to strategic business goals. Michael has more than 25 years of experience in Application Development, working across the Software Development Lifecycle, leveraging a range of methodologies and processes to successfully deliver complex and novel software solutions on time and on budget. Michael is an accomplished leader of people, with a history of developing teams that successfully deliver projects of significance. He has led multiple initiatives that introduced software solutions of varying technical complexity to deliver significant business gains, often transformative and with an industry altering impact. Technology, automation and transformation are allowing companies to scale shop floors and warehouses in the Promotional Products supply chain. Catherine Graham, CEO of CommonSku, leads this panel discussion with industry production leaders and technology experts to investigate the impacts of digital transformation on the factory floor and warehouses across the Promotional Products landscape. Discuss the mornings sessions with your peers in downtown Tampa overlooking the waterways and city skyline! You will get to choose a table to join and engage in the discussion. Topics will vary from Promotional Products specific topics to the tech world in general. You will meet new people that have the same interests or are trying to solve the same problems. VP of Product for Facilisgroup highlights promotional production companies who are benefitting from PromoStandards integrations in their businesses. Join Amy Rabideu PromoStandards board member as she hosts an interactive presentation and Panel discussion with a variety of technology and industry leaders. This panel discussion covers the digital transformation journey of navigating an ERP implementation and how that integrates with your supply chain APIs. These panelists are ERP battle tested and come prepared to share their journeys and lessons learned from ERP implementations. PromoStandards implementation allows for a lot of flexibility in the adoption and interpretation of the standards. Join Aaron Anderson from Alphabroder who deep dives into Best Practices for PromoStandards adoption and implementation. The workforce was turned on its head in 2020. Technology professionals quickly turned to technology tools to support, manage and ensure security for their remote work forces. Today those workforces come and go freely from the physical office and operate a host of devices. This session covers the tools and best practices for supporting a hybrid workforce in the Promotional Products industry. The Upside Down of tech tips! Not every day in technology is glamorous. Join industry technology leaders in this lighthearted recanting of some of the horror stories of tech transformation journeys. This open mic event will encourage audience members to chime in with their Worst Day in Tech! Walk with us 5 minutes away to an Epic PromoStandards Party event at Park & Rec! Dinner and drinks will be provided as we take over a retro bar with arcades, outdoor yard games and general good times! Start your day networking with your peers at Breakfast overlooking the Tampa skyline and waterways. 8:45am - 9:00am EST: Welcome: Day Two of PromoStandards Technology Summit Philip Gregen, Koozie Group SVP Of Technology kicks off day two of the technology summit! Speaker: Mike Pfeiffer, VP of Technology at American Solutions for Business Learn what it is like to experience a cyber-attack as it happened. Walk through the event timeline, what protective measures were effective and how proper response strategies were deployed to enable response and recovery within published service levels. This session will feature a detailed launch and walk through of PromoStandards most significant Standards release in the past three years. Eric Shonebarger, President of Hit Promotional Products and the PromoStandards Technology Committee will walk through this service, showing live demos and use cases for this industry altering Standard. Join PromoStandards Technology leaders in this interactive panel that explore the pain points of the industry from order processing, supply chain and technology standpoints. This session will help develop the roadmap for PromoStandards and a collaborating industry technology community. PromoStandards is partnering with local community groups to give back to the community. Join your technology peers as we give back to the community.