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CompTIA Partner Summit

Thank you 2017 Partner Summit attendees!

The Partner Summit is CompTIA’s premier annual event that brings together our Partner organizations to engage with peers in educational sessions and learn about the latest industry challenges and solutions. Exhibitors showcase their latest content and offerings in the Expo Hall during the event providing ample networking time for all Partners.

The 2017 Partner Summit was held August 2-4, 2017 in Austin, TX. If you would like to view presentations from the sessions, they may be found below.

Check back soon for next year’s Partner Summit dates and city!

2017 Speakers and Session Presentations

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Welcome: The Future of Cybersecurity and CompTIA Products
Speakers: Todd Thibodeaux, President and CEO, CompTIA and Dr. James Stanger, Chief Technology Evangelist, CompTIA

IT Industry Trends

Instructor Best Practices

Why Defense is the Best Offense in Security
Tejas Vashi, Senior Director, Product Strategy & Marketing Learning @Cisco, Cisco Systems

Securing the Academy: Better Cybersecurity for Instructors and Administrators
Dennis Thibodeaux, Technical Instructor, New Horizons Computer Learning Center

Keynote: Cybersecurity in the Age of Espionage
Speaker: Eric O’Neill, Attorney, Security Consultant and Professional Public Speaker. Former FBI Operative and subject of the film Breach.

Cybersecurity: It’s Not Just IT. Defining the Industry
Sari Greene, Founder, Sage Data Security, LLC

Taking the Virtual Classroom to the Next Level
Karen Hyder, Online Event Producer and Speaker Coach, Kaleidoscope Training and Consulting

Cybersecurity Enterprise Risk Management – Key to an Organization’s Resilience
Richard Spires, CEO Learning Tree International and Former CIO at the IRS and U.S. Department of Homeland Security

Cybersecurity Pathway – Part 1 Security+
Dr. Mark Ciampa, Professor, Western Kentucky University and Security+ Author, Cengage Publishing

Security in Training and Certification – A look at why security should become a part of your DNA
Jedi Hammond, Dell Certification Strategy Lead, Dell EMC Proven Professional Certification Program

Cybersecurity Pathway – Part 2 CSA+
Steven Linthicum, Project Director, Cybersecurity Apprenticeship Program at Coastline Community College

Friday, August 4, 2017

IT Industry Trends

Instructor Best Practices

Practical Tips to Help IT Pros Bridge the Cybersecurity Skills Gap
Peter Tsai, Senior Technology Analyst, Spiceworks
Jeff Grettler, IT Operations Manager, Spiceworks
Jason Ware, Infrastructure Engineer, BorrowersFirst

Taking Care of Business – Deep in the Heart of Texas
Jana Hambruch, Vice President for Education Strategy and Program Outcomes, Institute for Life-Long Learning and Workforce Innovation
Raquel Perez, Corporate Liaison, Alamo Colleges Corporate College
Scott Strubberg, Senior IT Infrastructure Lead, IBM

Synthetic Teammates and the Future of Cybersecurity
Dr. Fernando Maymí, Lead Scientist at Soar Technology

Project Management Skills Everyone Needs
Walt Jaqua, Information Technology Instructor, South Bend Community School Corporation
Stephen Schneiter, Program Manager, CompTIA Instructor Network

Conference Lunch Award Ceremony: CompTIA Partner and Certified Team Awards
Partners recognized in various categories and awarded for their valuable partnerships.

Creating the Next Generation of Cyber Professionals
Prem Jadhwani, CEO, Founder of Intellectual Pont

Network+: Finding the Best Route to Success
Bill Saichek, Professor, Computer Science and Information Systems at Orange Coast College

The Help Desk, the Security Analyst, and the Kill Chain: A Study in Job Role Morphology
Dr. James Stanger, Chief Technology Evangelist, CompTIA

A+: A Fresh Look at an Old Favorite
Mark Whigham, Computer Science Instructor, Calhoun Community College, Huntsville Campus