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AfidenceIT Talks Project Management at the Taste of IT

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AfidenceIT Talks Project Management at the Taste of IT

AfidenceIT had the honor of presenting during the 9th annual Taste of IT conference. The Taste of IT represents Technology First’s largest conference of the year. The event took place at the Sinclair Community College Ponitz Center on November 18th, 2015. Over thirty speakers shared expertise on varying topics including project management, software development, Big Data, Cloud, and security.

Calling an Audible: Managing Project Direction and Success when Business Priorities Shift

How do you inspire success when everything changes? How do you react when it’s time to call an audible? Calling an Audible: Managing Project Direction and Success When Business Priorities Shift offered reaction strategies companies should implement when faced with shifting priorities and difficult business decisions.  In today’s changing business environment, project managers must be able to adjust to the repositioning of business goals.

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Meet MiP: Taste of IT Robot Giveaway

Meet MiP: Taste of IT Robot Giveaway

One of our featured items at this year’s Taste of IT is a giveaway of a MiP robot toy. Taste of IT conference is hosted by Technology First. The conference is on November 18, 2015 at the Sinclair Community College Ponitz Center in Dayton, Ohio. Taste of IT represents Technology First’s biggest conference of the year. Many attendees have an opportunity to experience MiP in action at the AfidenceIT booth.

6th Annual Cincinnati Scurry

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6th Annual Cincinnati Scurry

If you happen to be in downtown Cincinnati on Friday, April 17th, you just might see several groups of people running around and doing some pretty silly looking stuff!  Don't worry though....they're all sure to be having lots of fun.  They are probably participating in Tier 1's sixth annual Cincinnati Scurry which benefits the Marvin Lewis Learning is Cool program.  AfidenceIT once again has a team ready to participate in the fun and games.  This year Team Afidence ("The IT Factor") participants are Brenden Bowie, Travis Hesson, Christine Olding, and myself, Jamie Gunn.

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Technology First Leadership Awards

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Technology First Leadership Awards

Congratulations to AfidenceIT Owner and President, Bryan Hogan, who for the second year in a row has been nominated for a Technology First Leadership Award.  This award recognizes Dayton area IT individuals and teams who are making a difference! Bryan's nomination is in the IT Executive of the Year category.  Those recognized in this category, are senior level professionals who have displayed excellence in leadership.  This year's award ceremony will be held on Thursday, May 14th from 4:00-6:00 pm at the University of Dayton Arena. 

Check out Technology First.

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UC IT Expo

When you come to the University of Cincinnati's 5th Annual IT Expo tomorrow, make sure you stop at the  booth!  We would love to see and talk to you...plus...we are having a great giveaway!  Come check it out!  See below for information:

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2015 IT Expo    

When:     Tuesday, April 14, 2015 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Where:    University of Cincinnati Campus Rec. Center 2820 Bearcat Drive, Cincinnati, Ohio 45221

  • Presentation of Information - Technology Senior Projects
  • High School Information (Technology Project Competition
  • Network with IT industry
  • Meet UC Information Technology students and facrulty
  • Meet the Bearcat
  • Awards

Keynote Speaker:  Chris Hjelm, Senior Vice President and CIO, The Kroger Company

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Come See Us At LEBfest!

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Come See Us At LEBfest!

Make sure you stop by the AfidenceIT booth at this Saturday's LEBfest!  You might just win something SWEET...and that'd be SWEET!

The Lebanon Chamber will be hosting the Annual LEBfest Business to Community Expo on Saturday, March 7th from 9am-3pm at the Lebanon High School on Drake Rd.  Over 90 exhibitors will be displaying their goods and services.  Raffle prizes and door prizes throughout the day.  To kick off the event the Lebanon Rotary will be having their annual pancake breakfast from 7am-1pm.  Tickets for the breakfast are available the day of or from any Lebanon Rotarian.  The EXPO is free family event.

Address: 1916 Drake Rd Lebanon, Ohio 45036

Time: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

(Pssst.....When I say SWEET, think Stephanie's Cupcake Company!) 

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Taste of IT 2014

8th Annual Taste of IT Join us this Wednesday for the 8th Annual Taste of IT!

WHEN: Wednesday, November 12th

WHERE: Sinclair Ponitz Center

TIME: 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Throughout the day there are over 18 breakout sessions where experts in the IT Field are excited to share what they know!  Don't miss our very own Consultants, Dustin Werden and Brian Boyce talk about Five Mistakes that Guarantee Project Collapse.  When you come to their session in Room 116 at 11:00 a.m. you will be entered in our drawing for a Mophie Powerstation XL!  mophie side image

 

Don't forget....that's Room 116 at 11:00 a.m. We are looking forward to seeing you there!!!

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Stop by our Booth for a Chance to Win!

When you come to the 8th Annual Taste of IT next week, make sure you stop by our booth (#22) to find out how you can be entered in for a chance to win a Mophie PowerstationXL. The Mophie Powerstation allows you to quick charge 2 devices simultaneously!  mophie image The Mophie Powerstation:

  • charges virtually any smartphone or tablet
  • indicates charging mode as well as current battery life
  • has two USB ports to enable you to charge two devices at once

I think I want one!

Don't forget....we'll be at booth number 22.  See you there!!

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8th Annual Taste of IT

It's that time of year again....the 8th Annual Taste of IT is just around the corner and you don't want to miss it! 

Even the most well planned and funded projects can fall short of expectations due to fundamental blunders.  Join afidenceIT Consultants Dustin Werden and Brian Boyce as they explore five key factors that can sabotage any project; their causes, their effects, and how to avoid them.  Make sure you stop by room 116 at 11:00 a.m. to hear Dustin and Brian's presentation.  You don't want to miss it!

WHAT:      8th Annual Taste of ITsave the date taste of IT

WHEN:     Wednesday, November 12th, 2014

WHERE:   Sinclair Community College Ponitz Center

TIME:          7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

 

 

 

 

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8th Annual Taste of IT

Please join AfidenceIT''s very own Dustin Werden and Brian Boyce at the 8th Annual Taste of IT, hosted by Technology First.  Dustin and Brian will be talking about Assured Failure and the Five Mistakes that Guarantee Project Collapse.  Here's a quick teaser below for their presentation.  DON'T MISS IT!!

Even the most well planned and funded projects can fall short of expectations due to fundamental blunders.  Join us as we explore five key factors that can sabotage any project; their causes, their effects, and how to avoid them.

DATE:   Wednesday, November 12th, 2014

TIME:    7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

PLACE: Sinclair Ponitz Center -  Dayton, Ohio

 

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8th Annual Taste of IT

Just a quick reminder that the 8th Annual Taste of IT is quickly approaching!  This year's Taste of IT will be on Wednesday, November 12th from 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. at the Sinclair Ponitz Center.  Two of our consultants, Dustin Werden and Brian Boyce will be speaking in one of the breakout sessions about "Five Mistakes that Guarantee Project Collapse"  Come listen as they explore 5 key factors that can sabotage any project; their causes, effects, and how to avoid them.  

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Make sure you stop by our booth for a chance to win a Mophie Juice Pack Powerstation Quick Charge External Battery for Smart Phones and Tablets.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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8th Annual Taste of IT

Please join AfidenceIT''s very own Dustin Werden and Brian Boyce at the 8th Annual Taste of IT, hosted by Technology First.  Dustin and Brian will be talking about Assured Failure and the Five Mistakes that Guarantee Project Collapse.  Here's a quick teaser below for their presentation.  DON'T MISS IT!!

Even the most well planned and funded projects can fall short of expectations due to fundamental blunders.  Join us as we explore five key factors that can sabotage any project; their causes, their effects, and how to avoid them.

DATE:   Wednesday, November 12th, 2014

TIME:    7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

PLACE: Sinclair Ponitz Center -  Dayton, Ohio

 

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Lead Magazine's IT Leadership Awards

Congratulations to Lead Magazine's "best and brightest" IT Professionals.  Several of them were honored last night at the Cincinnati Club for their contributions to the IT world. You can see the full story here. IT Awards

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

IT Leadership Awards, Class of 2014

Michael Braine, Senior VP and CIO, Retail and Vision Care Services, Luxottica Retail Jay Brown, Senior VP and CIO, UC Health Steve Brunker, CIO, LSI Industries Timothy C. Ferguson, CIO, and Associate Provost for Information Technology,Northern Kentucky University Peter Greis, VP and CIO, The Christ Hospital Health Network Rick Hensley, CIO and Corporate VP, Messer Construction David Hofmeister, CIO, Enerfab John Kellington, CIO and Senior VP, The Cincinnati Insurance Companies Vinit Kohli, VP of MIS, Sibcy Cline Annette Marksberry, Associate Provost and CIO for Information Technologies, Xavier University Rick Moore, CIO, TriHealth Anup Nair, CIO, Vantiv David Shardelow, Senior Director Corporate Information Services, Meridian Bioscience, Inc. Jeremy Shubert, CIO, Triplefin Zhen Tao, CTO, Paycor Jim Umphrey, Director of IT Operations, AdvancePierre Foods Nelson C. Vincent, EdD, VP for Information Technologies and CIO, UC Information Technologies Chris von Ohain, Director of IT, Makino Ralph Watkins, VP of Technology, Pure Romance Philip T. Woods, Chief Information Security Officer - Security, Risk and Compliance, Standard Register

 

Congratulations to the Class of 2014!

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Save the Date for the 8th Annual Taste of IT

Get ready for the 8th annual Taste of IT, hosted by Technology First.  The Taste of IT is an event where IT professionals have the opportunity to attend presentations from different companies servicing the IT market.  save the date taste of ITThis year's conference is approaching quickly and you don't want to miss out!  Keep watch for more information as I continue to post about the Taste of IT.  See below for details: Where:  Sinclair Ponitz Center, Dayton-Ohio

Date:      Wednesday, November 12th

Time:     7:30 am - 5:00 pm

Contact Michelle Marek with Technology First with your questions.  (937) 229-0054

 

 

 

 

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Celebrating 10 Years of Music, Media and Faith at the Underground

Maybe you've heard of the Underground but you don't know much about it.  Join them on Tuesday, May 20th to hear their story. . .
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"The Underground invites you to celebrate 10 years of
empowering teenagers to tell stories of hope through music
and media.  It will be a powerful night of worship by up
and coming artist Carrollton as well as local worship
band, Emmerson Project."
Tuesday, May 20th
The Underground | 1140 Smiley Ave | Cincinnati, OH
6:30 - 7:00 pm Coffee & Dessert Reception
7;00 - 8:30 pm Program & Concert
For ticket & sponsorship information visit:
WWW.THEUG.COM
  The Underground is the largest youth ministry in the Greater Cincinnati / Dayton areas emphasizing music, media, and faith.  

The Underground offers a safe place for youth to connect, grow, learn, and shape goals that foster hope through music and media.  Schedule a tour to experience The Underground at www.theug.com and help your child connect today!

The Underground works with 20,000-30,000 youth annually by utilizing music and media as venues with positive impact.  Offering a contemporary club concert setting housed in a 13,000 square foot facility is only part of what makes The UG so dynamic.  It's also where lives are changed as The Underground provides live performances with local and national bands, film camps, and Emerge (video promos). The enhanced sound and lighting technology of The Underground are all part of the dynamic experience and gives teens an interactive, highly professional, and fun environment where they can grow friendships, learn, and perform.

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Technology First Leadership Awards

We are very excited to share that we have recently been nominated for a Technology First Leadership Award in the Best IT Services category.  The award luncheon will be on Thursday, May 15 from 4:00 - 6:30 p.m. at the University of Dayton Arena.

"The Technology First Leadership award celebrates the contribution of information technology professionals ensuring a vibrant Dayton community.  Recognizing Individuals and Teams exemplifying Technology First Values: creating a community to share knowledge, grow business, and explore the future."

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Team Afidence at the Scurry

Christine and I were able to go downtown last Friday and follow the guys around for the first part of the Scurry.  The weather wasn't all that great in the morning but it eventually cleared up, and despite not having a lot of sunshine, it ended up being pretty nice. While Christine and I handed out our very own "Scurry Fuel" to all the participants, our esteemed Team Afidence got registered.  While we were waiting around for the events to start, Marvin Lewis came through the crowd and had pictures taken with all the teams.

By the time we caught up with our team over at Paul Brown Stadium, they had already competed in some events.  We were able to catch up with them in the locker room where Brenden was decked out in a Bengels uniform and they all did the Ickey Shuffle.  They then headed out onto the field where they attempted to kick some field goals and then ran around the field.  I have never been to a Bengels game so I enjoyed getting to be out on the field.

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From there, Christine and I had to head home and the guys took off on the "Scurry" bus to their next location.

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Stepping Stones Ranch Day Camp

Stepping Stones Ranch is having 6 weeks of day camp this year!  Day camp is Monday through Friday from 9 - 4 and is for students just finishing grades kindergarten through fifth grade.  If you register by May 1st, you can receive $10 off your week.  Sign up soon...spaces are limited!  Dates and themes are as follows: steppingstonesranchimage

 

  • June 23 - June 27   Wild, Wild West
  • June 30 - July 4      Mission Impossible
  • July 7 - July 11         Jungle Safari
  • July 14 - July 18      Survivor
  • July 21 -  July 25     Water Works
  • July 28 - August 1   The Amazing Race

Click HERE to see the Stepping Stones Ranch Facebook Page.

For more information or to register, call Stepping Stones Ranch at 937-289-0100.

 

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Three Cheers to Our Very Own "A-Team"

Three cheers to the Afidence-Team as they get ready to go "Scurry-ing" downtown on April 25th and compete for gold and silver in this year's Cincinnati Scurry....Well...not really gold and silver, but certainly lots of cheers and shouts from the spectators.  Why do they "Scurry" you ask?  Because they love to train for this event.  In this case, training could possibly mean a little beverage drinking, a little singing, maybe some "dress-up" and a little jogging.....In all seriousness though, Tier 1 and The Marvin Lewis Community Fund have teamed up once again to benefit the "Learning is Cool" program.   scurry image

"Learning Is Cool is designed to encourage the 34,000 students in grades 1-8 at Cincinnati Public Schools, Covington Independent Public Schools, North College Hill Schools, and Middletown City Schools to make the ''A'' honor roll each quarter. Students who make the ''A'' honor roll two quarters of the year are recognized each June at an end-of-year event at Paul Brown Stadium.

Since its inception, the number of students on the ''A'' Honor Roll has increased by 110%. (You don't need to be a math whiz to know that's awesome.)

You can have a part in seeing that number go up even more. Past Cincinnati Scurries have helped expand the program to additional school districts. Just by participating in the Scurry, you make a difference in the lives of local kids by encouraging them to do well in school."  ("Learning is Cool" info. is from the Scurry website.)

Find out more about Learning Is Cool.

Members of this year's "A-Team" include, Trip Bodley, Dustin Werden, Brent Brinkman and Zach Knisley.  You go guys!

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