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October 21, 2021 | Event

CEC's Business Technology Conference will take place on Thursday, October 21st from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Cedar Rapids Convention Complex. Throughout the day attendees will have the opportunity to view demos and visit with top technology experts at the expo, attend educational sessions, and network with others in your industry. Lunch, expo and educational sessions are all included in the $100 registration fee.

Session Title Description
Public Safety DAS Can firefighter radios operate inside your building? The latest NFPA codes now require coverage for all public safety radios. Join us for this informative session on providing effective radio coverage using a Distributed Antenna Systems (DAS). We will discuss code requirements, determining existing coverage, the DAS installation process, and how to verify compliance.
What's in Your Budget? A group of technology leaders and finance experts discuss budget planning in a subscription world. As technology moves toward an As-A-Service delivery structure, what changes will you need to make in your budget planning and justification process? How will you evaluate proposals, service offers, and refresh cycles? Join us in this engaging topic.
Digital Work Experience Discover aspects of the New Way of Working (NWOW). Are your facilities and systems ready to accommodate the return of employees, students, and consumers? There will be higher expectations for on premise safety and remote flexibility. A team of technologists will discuss how systems are adapting to better accommodate this environment.
CBRS for Education The FCC has opened up new frequencies known as CBRS. A popular use case is School Districts providing wireless data to their students. Using E-rate or CARES Act funding, districts can control content and provide equal access for all students. Presenters will show how a Midwest school secured funding and implemented the solution.
Can I Come In? Your access control system may not be as secure as you think. Depending on your access card technology, your system may be easily spoofed. We will demonstrate how intruders can impersonate any user to gain access to your facility and discuss strategies to secure your organization.
Constructing a Virtual Classroom Effective remote learning requires more than connecting to a Zoom meeting. A well designed eClassroom is built around the instructor and provides tools that naturally promote student engagement. Our SME will guide you through the design process and speak to how organizations are deploying these spaces.
HAL 9000 This fictional AI movie character depicted the complexities of Artificial Intelligence in a human world. But what is AI? What are its advantages and limitations, and how is it being used in the technology you deploy today? Join us to discuss these questions and learn where the technology is headed.
The Wireless (R)Evolution Wireless networking has seen staggering growth in the number, speed, and functionality of connected devices. Wi-Fi 6, BLE, CBRS, and additional 6GHz spectrum are all going to greatly affect how we interact with technology. We will share a roadmap of what’s coming, when it will be here, and how to take advantage of it.
Healthy Buildings Carrier Corporation's Healthy Buildings Program enable touchless access, occupancy management, and proactive screening, allowing organizations to operate more safely and efficiently. Join our keynote as he shows you how to leverage access control systems to provide safe and efficient spaces.

 

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