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ITIA 2021 Annual Conference

  • October 08, 2021
  • 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Knowledge Services, 9800 Crosspoint Boulevard, Fishers, IN 46256


  • Dues paid ITIA Members
  • Guests of dues paid ITIA members

Registration is closed

Please join us for ITIA's Annual Conference on Friday, Oct. 8th.

    The Annual Conference is free for dues paid ITIA Members plus 2 guests, and $100 for Non-Members.

    Annual Conference Agenda

    8-8:30am Registration and coffee

    8:30-8:40am Welcome
    David Becker, Chairman & CEO of First Internet Bank
    Joe Bielawski, President of Knowledge Services

    8:45-9:30am Panel: Remote Work Trends/Talent Attraction
    Pat East, Executive Director of The Mill 
    Lisa Evans, Senior Recruiter at Resultant
    Mike Rutz, Co-Founder & CEO of MakeMyMove
    Jessica Stephenson, VP of Marketing at TechPoint

    Moderated by Katie Meares, Senior Policy Analyst, Salesforce

    9:30-10:15am Panel: Skilling Up the Next Generation
    Natalie Applegate, Senior Manager of Consulting at Ascend
    Abby Gehring, Director of Engagement at Eleven Fifty Academy
    Dr. Rachel Kartz, Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs at Ivy Tech
    Community College, Hamilton County Campus
    Don Wettrick, CEO and President of the STARTedUP Foundation

    Moderated by Megan Glover, CEO of 120Water

    10:30-11am Keynote Q&A with Governor Eric Holcomb
    Moderated by David Becker, Chairman & CEO of First Internet Bank

    11-11:45am Acquisitions/Exits Spotlight
    Jason Becker, President of RICS Software
    Kara Holthaus, VP of Customer Success and Services at Wunderkind
    Brian Powers, GM - Digital Acceptance at Ironclad

    Moderated by Christopher Day, CEO & Co-Founder of DemandJump

    11:45am-12pm ITIA Policy Update
    ITIA Executive Director Jennifer Hallowell
    John McDonald, Managing Entrepreneur at NEXT Studios

    12-1pm Remarks from Speaker of the House Todd Huston and 
    Lunch with State Legislators

    1-1:45pm Panel: Driving Regional Innovation
    Mayor of Noblesville, IN Chris Jensen
    Ted Baker, CEO & Executive Director of the Muncie Innovation Connector and Interim President & CEO of the NIIC 
    Juliana Casavan, Operations Manager at MatchBOX Coworking Studio
    Chelsea Linder, VP of Operations at gener8tor 

    Moderated by John Wechsler, Founder & CEO of Launch Fishers and the Indiana IoT Lab

    1:45pm-2:15pm Remarks from U.S. Senator Todd Young

    2:15-3pm Panel: How Indiana Stacks Up: Attracting Investment and Raising Capital
    Don Aquilano, Co-Founder and Managing Director at Allos Ventures
    Darye Henry, Founder of AfterSchool HQ
    Matt Hunckler, CEO of Powderkeg
    Chris LaMothe, CEO of Elevate Ventures

    Moderated by Brent Oakley, CEO of Vibenomics

    3-4pm Closing Remarks, Optional Tour of Knowledge Services
    + Networking

    Indiana technology speaks for itself.

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