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5 Reasons Why SightLine 2017 is Destined to be the Most Exciting Technology Conference of the Year

Posted by Christina Nordquist on 8/4/17 2:22 PM

As an IT professional, business executive, or tech enthusiast, where else can you go to experience two days of educational breakout sessions, an inspiring keynote speaker, hands-on workshops, world-class exhibitors, unique networking opportunities, and relaxed pub-style entertainment?

Taking place on October 17-18 at the brand new Albany Capital Center in Albany, New York, SightLine is in a league of its own when it comes to other IT conferences of the like. Bringing together hundreds of professionals from every corner of the Northeast, this annual event digs into complex concepts, showcases new solutions, and unearths a world of opportunities and valuable connections for attendees to take back to the office (or the data center) with them.

Here are five conference highlights we're most jazzed about:

1) A Highly-Anticipated Keynote, Sponsored by Cisco:   

As the star of the new CBS TV series, “Hunted,” Theresa Payton identifies emerging trends and techniques to help combat cyber threats, from the impact of the Internet of Things (IoT) to securing Big Data. Theresa’s distinct approachability, combined with her visionary perspective, and easy-to-implement strategies, effectively prepare audiences for success in the ongoing battle against cybercrime.

The first female to serve as White House Chief Information Officer (CIO), Theresa is one of America’s most respected authorities on Internet security, data breaches, and fraud mitigation. With real-world strategies and solutions, she helps public and private sector organizations protect their most valuable resources.

Drawing from her experience as a veteran cybercrime fighter and entrepreneur of her successful and rapidly-growing cybersecurity firm, Fortalice, Theresa masterfully blends memorable anecdotes with cutting-edge insights to heighten awareness of the perils of our uber-connected world. As she delves into the cyber-underworld and the new kinds of threats that can lead to tomorrow’s breaches and insider risks, she offers a proven blueprint for audiences to manage cybersecurity risks.

2) A Wide Variety of Hands-On Workshops + Innovative Breakout Sessions: 

Choose from 6 hands-on workshops and 30 expert-led breakout sessions, each designed to provide you with tools you can use to take your business to the next level. Spanning various technology levels and formats, these sessions deliver context and clarity into emerging technologies, manufacturer products and applications, and business strategy.

Check out the full Agenda here > > >

3) Tech on Tap, the Exclusive Conference Kick-off Party: 

See and be seen at the annual SightLine kick-off party, sponsored by Amazon Web Services (AWS). Whether your style is competitive or casual, join us for top shelf beverages, local craft beers, premier pub cuisine, and participate in your favorite party games at Tech on Tap.

You're free to enjoy yourself without worry as we've secured hotels near the conference at a discounted rate within walking distance of the Capital Center.

4) New this Year | The Experience Center, Sponsored by HPE: 

We are thrilled to debut this interactive demo lab giving attendees the opportunity to take the wheel on their technology training. Featuring live demonstrations of today’s most coveted tools, the Experience Center will provide the perfect backdrop to accelerate your understanding of and exposure to next-gen solutions, services, and partners.   

5) ALSO New this Year! | The SightLine Education & Technology Grant

The SightLine conference is an annual celebration of technology innovation and how it intersects with today's world. To that end, we are excited to debut the SightLine Education & Technology Grant which will award a school district, college, or university implementing an innovative solution or project that will empower individuals and/or communities through technology.

The winning organization will be presented with a $5,000 check during the Tech on Tap kick-off party! 


For more information about this event, check out our FAQs page > > >

SightLine offers a one-of-a-kind opportunity to invest in your career and in your business while you mingle with the industry's greatest minds. For a look at last year's conference, watch the highlight reel!

Early Bird pricing Ends 8/15

Don't wait... Save your spot today. Group discounts apply!


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Christina Nordquist

Christina is the Marketing & Communication Associate Manager at Annese where she oversees the company's content marketing strategy. She is based in the Rochester office. Christina has a Maltese named Violet, is passionate about interior design, and lives by the philosophy that life is too short for a bad cup of coffee.

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