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2014 Sponsors + Exhibitors


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  • Symantec Corporation

    Title Sponsor - Symantec Corporation is an information protection expert that helps people, businesses and governments seeking the freedom to unlock the opportunities technology brings – anytime, anywhere. Founded in April 1982, Symantec, a Fortune 500 company, has provided leading security, backup and availability solutions for where vital information is stored, accessed and shared.

  • Technological Leadership Institute

    Co-Founder and Presenting Sponsor - The Technological Leadership Institute (TLI) was established as an interdisciplinary center in 1987 at the University of Minnesota with a Honeywell Foundation endowment. TLI’s programs are tailored to empower executives and leaders in their strategic vision to leverage technology to drive business development. TLI’s mission is to develop local and global leaders for technology-intensive enterprises.

  • Maslon Edelman Borman & Brand, LLP

    Presenting Sponsor - Maslon Edelman Borman & Brand, LLP is a full-service commercial law firm in Minneapolis, MN, offering a depth of experience in the areas in Business & Securities, Litigation, and Financial Services. Our intellectual property lawyers serve clients in virtually every industry segment, domestically and abroad, focusing on delivering business-oriented, practical legal advice.


  • KPMG

    Presenting/Technology Sponsor- A strategic approach to protecting information Along with today’s greater flow of information comes greater risk of unauthorized access, disclosure or misuse of that information. KPMG Information Protection and Business Resilience services can help organizations effectively manage and control corporate information assets against an evolving spectrum of  threats and scenarios.

  • Atomic Data

    Premier Sponsor - Atomic Data is a SOC 3 certified IT services company, dedicated to providing safe, simple and smart technology solutions to meet the needs of business. From The Atomic Cloud™, to enterprise-grade colocation, to custom software development and much more, Atomic Data truly is a one-stop-shop for all things IT. Safe. Simple. Smart. That’s Atomic Data.

  • Deloitte & Touche LLP

    Premier Sponsor- Deloitte & Touche LLP provides audit and enterprise risk services that help organizations build value by taking a Risk Intelligent approach to managing financial, technology and business risks.

  • FiberPop Solutions

    Premier Sponsor- Our mission is to deliver unlimited digital content at the speed of light. We develop, engineer, build and manage open access, high capacity Fiber to the Premise (FTTP) networks and data centers for communities in the Upper Midwest.

  • Tanium

    Premier Sponsor -Tanium is a systems and security management company that gives enterprises the unique power to control, manage, and secure hundreds of thousands of endpoints within seconds. Serving as the “central nervous system” for enterprises, Tanium prevents downtime and attacks what can cripple organizations and lead to costly business interruptions.

  • Xcel Energy

    Premier Sponsor- Xcel Energy Inc. is a utility holding company based in Minneapolis, Minnesota, serving more than 3.3 million electric customers and 1.8 million natural gas customers.

  • Unisys

    Official Summit Printer - At Unisys, we assess, design, develop, and manage mission-critical solutions that secure resources and infrastructure for governments and businesses. Our approach integrates resource and infrastructure security, creating the most effective and efficient security environment possible and freeing our client to focus on best serving its citizens and customers.

  • Cardinal Stritch University

    CEO Breakfast Reception Sponsor - Cardinal Stritch University, Milwaukee, WI provides transformative, value-centered education to students of all faiths and ages in four colleges: Arts and Sciences, Education and Leadership, Business and Management, and Nursing. Stritch is the largest Catholic, Franciscan institution of higher education offering undergraduate and graduate degrees across Wisconsin, Minnesota, and Illinois.

  • Briggs and Morgan

    Panel Sponsor - Briggs and Morgan’s Privacy and Data Security attorneys are committed to helping our clients prevent, prepare for, respond to, and minimize the impact of data security breaches and cyber attacks. From data protection to navigating complex legislation, we offer a full range of services related to privacy and information security.

  • SurfWatch

    Passport/Infomercial Sponsor-SurfWatch Labs delivers cyber risk intelligence solutions that help organizations understand the potential for cyber-attacks, determine the impact to their business and proactively address threats head on.

  • Milestone Systems

    Gold Exhibitor - Milestone Systems, the nation’s fastest growing information security and infrastructure provider focuses on securing enterprise networks, the lifeblood of business. Along with providing leading-edge hardware and software, Milestone helps organizations across the US with support services including: certified training, security assessments, infrastructure architecture design, and 24x7x365 technical support.

  • Check Point SoftwareTechnologies

    Silver Exhibitor - Check Point Software is the worldwide leader in securing the Internet, provides customers with uncompromised protection against all types of threats, reduces security complexity and lowers total cost of ownership.


  • LogRhythm

    Silver Exhibitor - LogRhythm is the largest and fastest growing independent security intelligence company in the world.  The company's patented and award-winning Security Intelligence Platform, unifies SIEM, log management, file integrity monitoring, network forensics and host forensics, empowering organizations around the globe to detect and respond to breaches and the most sophisticated cyber threats.


  • Bremer Bank

    Exhibitor - Bremer Financial Corporation is a privately held, $8.7 billion regional financial services company jointly owned by the Otto Bremer Foundation and Bremer employees. The company provides a comprehensive range of banking, investment, trust and insurance products and services throughout Minnesota, North Dakota and Wisconsin. For more information, go to

  • ESP IT

    Exhibitor - A Minneapolis-based IT Consulting and Direct Hire placement firm, ESP IT has consistently exceeded expectations by delivering candidates with the technical skills and culture fit our clients need. Since 1968, we’ve been committed to finding our clients their greatest assets, advancing IT Pros' careers, and always placing people first.

  • FishNet

    Exhibitor - As the leading provider of information security solutions that combine technology, services, support and training – FishNet Security enables clients to manage risk, meet compliance requirements and reduce costs while maximizing security effectiveness and operational efficiency. We are committed to information security excellence and delivering quality solutions to thousands of clients worldwide.

  • Jet

    Exhibitor - More than 28% of corporate data exists only on mobile devices living outside your corporate firewall, creating unparalleled mobile-centric security issues. Your data has left the building. Employees are increasingly using their mobile devices in non-traditional settings, putting your intellectual property at risk and possibly making you liable for data breaches. JET exists to help businesses with endpoint security, cloud security, device management, data protection and productivity tools for end users.

  • Juniper Networks

    Exhibitor - We’re moving to a new era of connected ideas. To capitalize on the new pace of innovation, businesses need High-IQ Networks with greater intelligence. At Juniper Networks we build cloud-ready High-IQ Networks that help companies connect data to people, people to ideas and ideas to business value.

  • Kaspersky Lab

    Exhibitor - Kaspersky Lab is one of the fastest growing IT security vendors in the world. Firmly positioned as one of the top four vendors of security solutions for endpoint users. Today it is the world’s largest privately held vendor of endpoint protection solutions.

  • MN.IT Services

    Exhibitor- MN.IT Services is a cutting-edge organization that is emerging as a national leader in government IT. Our mission is to provide high-quality, secure and cost-effective information technology that meets the business needs of government, fosters innovation, and improves outcomes for the people of Minnesota.

  • Palo Alto Networks

    Exhibitor - We are leading a new era in cybersecurity by protecting thousands of enterprise, government, and service provider networks from cyber threats. Because of our deep expertise, commitment to innovation and game-changing security platform, thousands of customers have chosen us and we are the fastest growing security company in the market.

  • PWC

    Exhibitor - PwC US helps organizations and individuals create the value they're looking for. We're a member of the PwC network of firms in 157 countries with more than 184,000 people. We're committed to delivering quality in assurance, tax and advisory services.

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  • Metropolitan State University

    Exhibitor - Metropolitan State University offers many graduate programs such as Master of Management Information Systems (MMIS) and Master in Computer Sciences. We also offer MBA and DBA programs. These programs are high quality, relevant, practical and flexible to accommodate your busy lifestyle

  • White Hat Security

    Exhibitor - Founded in 2001 and headquartered in Santa Clara, California, WhiteHat Security is the leader in application security, enabling businesses to protect critical data, ensure compliance, and manage risk. WhiteHat is different because we approach application security through the eyes of the attacker.

  • AM 1280 The Patriot

    Supporting Sponsor - AM 1280 The Patriot is the Twin Cities Intelligent radio station. Since its launch in March of 2001 it has been a movement and the voice of the silent majority. Our hosts include Bill Bennett, Dennis Prager, Mike Gallagher, Michael Medved, Hugh Hewitt, and Mark Levin. Patriot listeners are loyal, affluent and influential.

  • Business 1570

    Supporting Sponsor - Business 1570 is the only full-time business radio station in the Minneapolis/St. Paul metropolitan area. With our broadcast partners Bloomberg and CNBC, Business 1570 covers financial news, events, and topics from Wall Street to Main Street. Business 1570 listeners are the movers and shakers in the Twin Cities business community.

  • BBB

    Supporting Sponsor - The mission of the Better Business Bureau is to be the leader in building marketplace trust by promoting the highest standards of business ethics and conduct. Founded in Minneapolis in 1912, and supported today by 6,400 Accredited Businesses in Minnesota and North Dakota, the BBB serves both consumers and businesses.

  • ISACA - Minnesota Chapter

    Supporting Sponsor - With approximately 1000 members from over 100 organizations, the Minnesota chapter of ISACA provides a gateway to a global organization offering security, risk, control, and governance certifications. Additionally, ISACA offers a new security knowledge platform and professional program Cybersecurity Nexus (CSX). For more information please visit the chapter website.

  • Minnesota High Tech Association

    Supporting Sponsor- MHTA is a non-profit association of more than 300 technology companies and organizations. Together, we fuel Minnesota’s prosperity through innovation and technology. Our members include some of the world’s leading corporations, mid-sized companies and startups. We are united behind a common vision to make Minnesota one of the country’s top five technology states.

  • MN Business Magazine

    Supporting Sponsor - Minnesota Business magazine, a Tiger Oak Media property, provides insight and information for growing companies across Minnesota through the power of print, digital offerings and signature events. Subscription and digital editions online at

  • Robotics Alley Conference & Expo

    Supporting Sponsor - Robotics Alley is an initiative founded by ReconRobotics and the Minnesota High Tech Association meant to spur public-private partnerships in the business, research, and development of world-leading robotics and automation systems. Robotics Alley hosts an annual conference and exposition in Minnesota’s Twin Cities, which is on pace to become one of the world’s leading robotics conferences.

  • Sec.MN

    Supporting Sponsor - Sec.MN is a local security group that provides security-focused meetings, demonstrations and seminars; as well as an online communications. Our members come primarily from the Twin Cities metropolitan area. Membership is always free to the general public, and is open to anyone interested in information security.

  • The Event Group, Incorporated

    Summit Producer - Based in Minneapolis, MN, The Event Group is a full-service event production and marketing agency focused on corporate events, global marketing, production, and strategic planning. The Event Group provides a fresh, innovative approach, blending its enthusiasm and expertise with your corporate objectives, resulting in strategic ROI -executed brilliantly.

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