2018 Event Recap

September 13, 2018

Revel Fulton Market
1215 W Fulton Market,
Chicago, IL 60607

TimeEvent
11:30 AM
Registration, Lunch & Networking
Grab your name tag, lunch, and meet some people!
12:30 PM
Kickoff & Opening Remarks
Find your seat in the big room.
12:45 PM
Track 1: The Business of IT
Future IT trends, disaster recovery, Microsoft, and stories from IT peers.
Track 2: Security
Hackers, DDoS, Blockchain, AI, and shrinking budgets.
4:40 PM
BraveIT Award
Acknowledging Bravery in IT.
5:30 PM
Cocktail Reception and Entertainment
Grab a drink, have a bite, and network.

About the Event

BraveIT 2018, an event held on September 13 in Chicago, was the first in a series of annual shows designed to help IT professionals make sense of technology advancements in AI, cybersecurity, and blockchain, as well as business drivers like cloud migration, disaster recovery, digital transformation, and data security.

Hosted and powered by TierPoint, a data center and managed services provider, BraveIT 2018 drew hundreds of IT managers, analysts, CIOs, CTOs, engineers and product managers. Attendees shared ideas and advice on IT security, emerging technologies, business continuity and the future of data centers. The half-day event featured panel discussions, workshops, peer-to-peer sessions and talks by top IT executives and analysts from leading organizations such as Forrester, MIT, Microsoft, Radware and VMWare.

2018 Brave IT Award Winner

Joe Wilkinson

Code the Block

Joe started Code the Block, whose mission is teaching computer coding to inner city high school students in Kansas City.

“Events like these are important within the industry. There is so much of this that we’re still learning and there are a lot of different thought leaders in the industry. Nobody has the right answer yet. And being able to come at a conference like this with the sharing of ideas [and] having people challenge those ideas – it’s a way to help prove out what is actually going to be our future in this IT world”

Matthew Gavitt, Program Manager at Schneider Electric