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The Inaugural Blacks in Technology Conference, instantly tagged as BITCON2018, is a 3-day interactive platform for professionals, entrepreneurs, influencers, subject matter experts, students, and thought leaders who share a common goal... increasing the visibility and representation of black men and women in the tech industry.  As we seek to further our mission of establishing a practice of world class excellence, BIT has crafted a stimulating and engaging program that intertwines and encompasses the Twin Cities educational, business, political and tech communities. Utilizing forums such as tech exhibits, career fairs, pitch competitions, networking parties, city innovation tours, lightning talks, and panel discussions, BIT invites you to redefine your career in tech…
Friday, October 12 • 3:00pm - 4:00pm
A Matter of National Cybersecurity

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 An inside look at how the Department of Homeland Security is creating safeguards for communities across America

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Faisal Kaleem

Executive Director, MN Cyber
Faisal Kaleem received his Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from Florida International University (FIU), Miami, FL. Since 1998 he has served as an educator in different institutions. Currently, he is serving as a Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Cybersecurity... Read More →

Speakers
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Tony Albright

MN State Representative, MN House of Representatives
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Aaron Call

CISO, State of MN
A servant of the public, I'm striving to build the most effective security program to defend Minnesotans' data and support the government services upon which they rely. Part of having an effective program is developing a workforce that draws on and integrates diverse skills and b... Read More →
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Sarah Engstrom

CISO & VP IT Security, Productivity & Privacy, CHS, Inc.
Sarah Engstrom is Chief Information Security Officer & Vice President of Productivity and Privacy at CHS, Inc. Located in Inver Grove Heights, MN, this Fortune 100 company is a farmer-owned cooperative in energy, agriculture and financial services - serving a diverse set of domestic... Read More →
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Dr. Calvin Nobles

Dr. Nobles is an information technology and cybersecurity subject matter expert (SME), national security leader, cybersecurity scientist, and practitioner with more than 25 years of experience. He is an adjunct faculty member at the University of Maryland University College. He is... Read More →


Friday October 12, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Intercontinental Hotel - Governors Room 4 11 E Kellogg Blvd, St Paul, MN 55101

Attendees (48)