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TECHTalk Highlights

Top Moments from TECHTalks in Rochester, NY

TECHTalks was one for the record books! Joined by over 75 of Rochester, NY’s technology enthusiasts and business leaders, we explored the latest emerging technologies and innovative trends that are predicted to shape the future of our businesses and industries for years to come.

We did this through a series of short, but powerful, “talks” from some of the region’s leading innovative thinkers in technology.

From learning how to break common barriers to innovation, to the growing importance of valuing the user experience, TECHTalks was a great success that brought together the Rochester tech community for an inspirational morning of conversation surrounding innovation and emerging technologies.

Some of our top moments…

  • Innovation from the Perspective of the CEO with Bob Moore and Aaron Newman

Bob and Aaron shared some of the lessons they’ve learned since founding their own companies and how innovation played a key role in their growth and success.

  • The Evolution of Cloud Architectures with Scott Weber

Scott explained the importance of focusing more on the business logic in order for companies to keep up with the rapid evolution of cloud technologies.


  • How to Quantify the Human Experience with Heidi Trost and Kristen Seversky

Heidi and Kristen emphasized the growing importance of the human experience and how to quantify the user experience using digital products, analytics, and business metrics that demonstrate a positive ROI.


  • Breaking Barriers to Innovation with Jason Taft

Jason shared how Constellation Brands approaches innovation and how you can break the common barriers to innovation to enable your company to remain ahead of the technology curve.


  • Leveraging Chatbots, API’s, and Private Cloud Technologies to Deliver an Improved Client Experience with Dave Wilson

Dave explained how Paychex quickly delivered the power of their Flex platform to where their customer’s employees were using Chatbots, API’s, containers, and private cloud technologies.


  • Panel Discussion

Joined by Amazon Web Services Partner Solutions Architect Ronald Widha, along with our other TECHTalk speakers, we led a panel discussion and Q&A session to wrap up the event. The Q&A from our audience brought up some great questions and insight surrounding how we can better prepare for digital transformation and adapt to these upcoming trends.

Thank you to our TECHTalk sponsors, speakers, and attendees…

We would like to offer a huge thanks to our event sponsor, Amazon Web Services, and our various TECHTalks speakers for educating us on the latest and greatest in innovation and emerging technologies. We also would like to thank everyone who joined us for our first TECHTalks event. We hope you went home with plenty of ideas to bring back to your team.

Stay tuned…

Check back on our LinkedIn and Facebook pages to see where TECHTalks will be headed next. You can also watch video highlights from the event on our YouTube channel, coming very soon!

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