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2015 Sponsors + Exhibitors


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2015 Supporters
  • Technological Leadership Institute

    Co-Founder and Presenting Sponsor - How can a master's degree in technology leadership grow your career and yield business results? Come hear stories from recent TLI graduates as they share their experiences, lessons learned, and business impact since completing a master's degree from the Technological Leadership Institute. This panel discussion will allow the audience to interact and participate as the graduates offer insight on how to change the game and achieve a positive return on investment.

  • Maslon LLP

    VIP Dinner & Reception, CEO Breakfast and Panel Sponsor - Maslon 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.


  • Symantec Corporation

    Presenting 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.


  • 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.

  • IBM

    Luncheon Sponsor - With shrinking budgets and limited resources, organizations need now, more than ever, intelligent solutions that will enable them to make better-informed decisions and take confident, effective action, in real time. IBM continues to invest in developing cost-effective 'fit for purpose' solutions that will help organizations achieve their missions effectively and efficiently.  IBM i2 is committed to our investment in big data and advanced analytics capabilities, and will continue to provide you with next-generation solutions that will help accelerate the data to decision process, support your mission and ensure a safer planet.

  • Check Point Software Technologies Ltd.

    Premier Sponsor - Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. (, the largest pure-play security vendor globally, provides industry-leading solutions, and protects customers from cyber-attacks with an unmatched catch rate of malware and other types of attacks. Check Point offers a complete security architecture defending enterprises’ networks to mobile devices, in addition to the most comprehensive and intuitive security management. Check Point protects over 100,000 organizations of all sizes. At Check Point, we secure the future.

  • Cybereason

    Premier Sponsor -Cybereason automatically hunts down cyber threats, revealing the complete attack story in real time, enabling an immediate response.

  • Tanium

    CISO Luncheon 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.”

  • Tenable Network Security

    Panel Sponsor - Founded in 2002, Tenable Network Security provides continuous network monitoring to identify vulnerabilities, reduce risk and ensure compliance. Tenable’s key clients include Fortune Global 500 companies across industries as well as the entire U.S. Department of Defense and many of the world’s leading governments.

  • Briggs & Morgan

    Small Business Forum 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.

  • BMO Harris Bank

    Small Business Forum Sponsor - You deserve more from your bank than just a place to get financing or products to manage your cash flow. You deserve a partner that understands your industry, your business and sees your vision the way you see it. It’s your vision. BMO Harris can help you make it happen.

  • Kraus-Anderson

    Small Business Forum Sponsor - Kraus-Anderson believes real value comes from providing innovative risk management and insurance solutions focused on our clients’ business needs. By working with our clients as strategic advisors, and for our clients as a team, we remain committed to offering uncommon expertise in commercial insurance, cyber risk, loss prevention and claims management.

  • Occam Group LTD.

    Small Business Forum Sponsor - Since 2000, Occam Group has been guiding businesses to victory with holistic, integrated solutions that optimize the value of people, processes and platforms.We’re an elite team of professionals fiercely devoted to guiding businesses to high-value wins in the portfolio project management, developer productivity, cyber security and cloud management services. Through careful diagnosis, expert prognosis and brilliant execution, Occam Group delivers optimal results to show you and your organization that winning is not only possible, it’s inevitable.

  • SurfWatch Labs

    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.

  • LogRhythm

    Gold 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.

  • MN.IT Services

    MN.IT Breakfast - MN.IT Services, the State of Minnesota’s centralized IT organization, provides high-quality, secure and cost-effective information technology to meet the business needs of government, foster innovation, and improve outcomes for the people of Minnesota.

  • AlertLogic

    Silver Exhibitor - Alert Logic’s Security-as-a-Service solution delivers deep security insight and continuous protection for cloud, hybrid, and on-premises data centers. Providing application, system, and network protection from the cloud, the Alert Logic solution analyzes over 450 million events and identifies 60,000 security incidents monthly for over 3,000 customers worldwide.

  • Drexel University

    Silver Exhibitor - Founded in 1891 in Philadelphia, Drexel University is a top-ranked, private university recognized as a burgeoning center of innovative academic excellence. Since 1996, Drexel has been offering online courses and currently offers more than 140 online degree and certificate programs. Visit to learn more.

  • Vormetric

    Silver Exhibitor - Vormetric is the industry leader in data security solutions that protect data-at-rest across physical, big data and cloud environments. Vormetric helps over 1500 customers, including 17 of the Fortune 30, to meet compliance requirements and protect their sensitive data from both internal and external threats.

  • Secured2

    Silver Exhibitor - Secured² is a Minneapolis based software company with a game changing way to secure data that goes beyond traditional encryption methods. Secured² is a patented approach that defeats hackers and is vetted by leading industry experts working with the CIA & FBI. Secured² reduces the size of data by up to 90% using proprietary compression technology, shreds data and then randomly disperses the shreds into any storage locations of your choice (cloud, hybrid or local storage). While giving customers the ability to retrieve and restore the shredded data on-demand. With Secured² your data is safe. Period.

  • Bit9 + Carbon Black

    Exhibitor - More than 1,000 organizations worldwide—from 25 Fortune 100 companies to small enterprises—use Bit9 + Carbon Black to increase security, reduce operational costs and improve compliance. Leading managed security service providers (MSSP) and incident response (IR) companies have made Bit9 + Carbon Black a core component of their detection and response services. With Bit9 + Carbon Black, you can arm your endpoints against advanced threats.

  • Damballa

    Exhibitor - Damballa leverages information from more than 23 billion Internet records daily to build models that can predict malicious behavior without prior knowledge of the adversary or their malware. Our Failsafe product identifies infected devices and delivers a case of evidence to responders so they can immediately prevent damage.

  • McGladrey

    Exhibitor - McGladrey is a leading provider of professional services focused on the middle market, across 75 U.S. cities and 32,000 people in over 110 countries. McGladrey’s experienced global cybersecurity advisors provide a wide range of solutions to help clients identify and mitigate risks including: IT risk assessments, incident response plan development, network vulnerability testing and PCI compliance.
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  • Metropolitan State University

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

  • NetSpi

    Exhibitor - Utilizing our consulting team's in-depth security knowledge and our proprietary CorrelatedVM vulnerability management platform, NetSPI provides world-class, deep-dive, manual penetration testing. Combined with our comprehensive methodology and our adaptive and responsive client service – NetSPI is more than a vendor, its partner you can trust with your most critical assets.

  • SecureAuth

    Exhibitor - Description coming soon.

  • Spectrum Business Solutions

    Exhibitor - With Spectrum Business Fiber Optic Internet, you'll be able to leverage cost-effective, scalable, high-speed connectivity across our fiber-rich network for better efficiency and better results.

  • Wipfli

    Exhibitor - Ensure your security strategy and solutions are as fluid and agile as the evolving cyber landscape with expert assistance from Wipfli. Our comprehensive Cybersecurity Services help you proactively address mounting threats and effectively respond in the event of an incident. Protect, Detect, Respond and Recover with Wipfli Cybersecurity Services.

  • Azule Staffing

    Refreshment Sponsor - Description coming soon.

  • Bremer Bank

    Refreshment Sponsor - Bremer Financial Corporation is a privately held $9.2 billion regional financial services company jointly owned by the Otto Bremer Foundation and Bremer employees. Founded in 1943 by Otto Bremer, the company provides a comprehensive range of banking, wealth management, investment, trust and insurance services throughout Minnesota, North Dakota and Wisconsin.

  • Cyber Defense Magazine

    Supporting Sponsor - Cyber Defense Magazine is by ethical, honest, passionate information security professionals for IT Security professionals. Our mission is to share cutting edge knowledge, real world stories and awards on the best ideas, products and services in the information technology industry.

  • 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.

  • 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.