What to Expect From RTC 2018

An annual conference that brings together our community.

The landscape of technology is changing by the second, requiring everyone to hit the refresh button and start transforming your business. The 2018 ROC Tech Conference is your chance to experience Rochester’s diverse technology community up close and personal. Hear from local businesses on everything from future technology trends to retaining top-level tech talent. Now is the time for all of us to listen, learn, and evolve...together.

9.6.2018 | 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Joseph A. Floreano Rochester Riverside Convention Center

A Message From the Conference Organizers

We are very excited to announce that Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce has partnered with Innovative Solutions to host the ROC Tech Conference Thursday, September 6 at the Rochester Riverside Convention Center.

The event builds upon the success of last year’s tech conference hosted by Innovative Solutions (ISTC17). The goal of the 2018 ROC Tech Conference is to increase awareness of the Rochester, NY technology commitment, bring together a diverse group of businesses and organizations, educate our community, retain top talent in our region, and build our tech community. Rochester Chamber and Innovative Solutions would like to personally invite your company to participate in this exciting event as a speaker, sponsor, and/or attendee.

Your participation will support the continued effort of highlighting Rochester’s growing tech companies. The conference is expected to draw up to 500 guests and include an impactful day filled with a keynote speaker(s), informative breakout sessions, vendor solution centers, networking, cocktail hour and more! Come showcase your company among the leading tech businesses in the region and let’s listen, learn, and evolve…together.

Justin Copie
Innovative Solutions

Robert J. Duffy
Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce

2018 Agenda

Details subject to change.
  1. 7:30 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.
  2. 8:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.
  3. 8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
  4. 9:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
  5. 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
  6. 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
  7. 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
  8. 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
  9. 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
  10. 3:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
  11. 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  12. 4:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  13. 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
  1. Registration, Breakfast, and Networking
  2. Event Introduction
  3. Keynote #1
  4. Visit Exhibits and Solution Centers
  5. Breakouts #1 (See details below)
  6. Breakouts #2 (See details below)
  7. Lunch and Visit Exhibits and Solution Centers
  8. Breakouts #3 (See details below)
  9. Breakouts #4 (See details below)
  10. Visit Exhibits and Solution Centers
  11. Keynote #2
  12. Event Closing and Grand Prize Drawing
  13. After Party and Networking

7:30 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.
Registration, Breakfast, and Networking

8:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.
Event Introduction

8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Keynote #1

9:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Visit Exhibits and Solution Centers

10:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Breakouts #1 (See details below)

11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Breakouts #2 (See details below)

12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Lunch and Visit Exhibits and Solution Centers

1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Breakouts #3 (See details below)

2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Breakouts #4 (See details below)

3:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Visit Exhibits and Solution Centers

3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Keynote #2

4:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Event Closing and Grand Prize Drawing

5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
After Party and Networking

Breakout Tracks

Get the most of the ROC Tech Conference by picking what breakouts make most sense for you.
Details subject to change.
Technology Trends


Breakout 1
Cloud Architecture: Unleash Your Company’s Potential

Aaron Newman
Founder & CEO, CloudCheckr

Breakout 2
The World is Now Open for Business

Gary Palmer Jr.
Technologist, Blockchain NYS

Breakout 3
The Future of Information Security is Now


Breakout 4
Business Intelligence (BI): The Next Revolution in Business

Eric Hall
Analytics and BI Executive, Entre Computer Services

Business Insights


Breakout 1
Work from a Millennial's Perspective

Justin Copie
Owner & CEO, Innovative Solutions

Breakout 2
Redefine IT Value Life Cycle

Peter Belyea
President & CEO, TERACAI

Breakout 3
Power Up: How Clean Technology Will Power The Future

Kevin Schulte
CEO, GreenSpark Solar

Breakout 4
Every Company is a Tech Company

Craig Lamb
Partner, Envative

Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Breakout 1
Turning Your Start-up Dream into Reality

Richard Notargiacomo
Director, RIT Venture Creations

Breakout 2
Patents, Intellectual Property (IP), and Trademarks, Oh My!

Dominic Ciminello
Partner, Lee & Hayes, PLLC

Breakout 3
A Day in the Life of a Start-up CEO

Heidi Trost
Founder & Director of UX, Voice + Code

Breakout 4
Changing The World One Start-up at a Time

Matt Hurlbutt, President & CEO, GRE
Richard Glaser, RocGrowth
Kyle Psaty, VP of Consulting, Brand Networks

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