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June 9, 2016 | Hays, KS

Tech Edge is a one-day business IT conference aimed at educating individuals of the new and upcoming technologies available for businesses.
Tech Edge opens at 7:00 a.m. and concludes at 3:00 p.m. with Prize-A-Palooza!
Austin McChord, Founder and CEO of Datto, will open Tech Edge with a message about Entrepreneurship, Leadership and Business Growth!
As Datto's chief innovator, Austin’s vision has resulted in thousands of Datto partners protecting mission critical data on behalf of tens of thousands of businesses across the globe. Through Austin’s leadership, Datto has experienced unprecedented growth. Largely self-funded and profitable, Datto has grown to more than $1 billion in revenue and 500 plus employees since Austin founded the company in 2007.
Vendor Marketplace
National vendors will team up with Nex-Tech to host hands-on labs for the technically savvy, as well as educational breakout sessions with live demonstrations. The Vendor Marketplace will be available throughout the day for questions from the experts.
Tech Edge wraps up with $15,000 in prizes to be given away from Nex-Tech and our technology vendors!

The list below is only a sample of what we're giving away at Prize-A-Palooza!

  • Apple Watch
  • Amazon Echo
  • Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 12
  • Ultrabook/Tablet
  • HP Notebook BLADE
  • Nano QX RTF Quadcopter
  • iRobot Roomba 650
  • Microsoft Surface 3
  • Nest Cam Security Camera
  • GoPro HERO4
    And much more!
Breakout Sessions
In-depth discussions presented by national industry leaders, along with local Nex-Tech representatives.
  • Building Online Customer Relationships
  • Evolving Into a Digital Society
  • No Time for Downtime - How Backup will Save the Day
  • Prepare for a Disaster, Recover Faster
  • My Surveillance Camera Can Do What?
  • Collaboration in the Real World
  • Cloudy With a Chance of Success
  • Integrated Hardware, Software and Services for Best-of-Breed Security
  • Unplug, Take Your Network to the Next Level
  • Strategic IT Design - Making the Plan
  • Stop, Neglect, Protect Before You Connect
  • Devices Still Matter
  • The New Direction for Total Document Solutions
  • Digital Organization & Inbox Zero
Hands-on Labs
Labs with a high-technical aspect. Seating is limited for each lab.
  • Building a Mobile Workforce in the Cloud
  • Must Have Mobile Office Technologies
  • Do Your Own Real-Time Backup and Recovery
  • Live Disaster Simulation
  • Real-Time Surveillance Applications
  • Twisted Crew Does Twisted Pair (And, Get Your Fiber Too)
  • You Can See the Pen Drop
The Venue
Tech Edge is held annually on the beautiful campus of Fort Hays State University, in the Memorial Union.
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