IT Connect

IT Connect

WKCTC Technology Conference, Where IT Meets YOU!

Friday, November 10, 2017

Emerging Technology Center - on the campus of WKCTC

WKCTC is proud to present IT Connect — a conference that brings together avid IT professionals. This year’s theme is IT Jobs Near YOU. Join us as we showcase the region’s best companies and potential IT job opportunities.

The IT Connect conference aims to provide a networking opportunity for alumni, new and potential students, industry and the public. In a rapidly changing information technology world, staying current to evolving IT job developments is crucial. So, make IT Connect at West Kentucky Community and Technical College YOUR annual networking opportunity.

8:30 – 9:00 a.m.

9:00 – 9:30 a.m.
Welcome — Dr. Anton Reece, WKCTC President

9:30 – 10:15 a.m.
Dr. Trevor Bonnstetter, CEO WK&T — “WK&T Technology Park: Creating Jobs for 21st Century”

10:30 –11:15 a.m.
Breakout Sessions:
• Brent Shelton, Paducah Power
• Keith Burrow, Jackson Purchase Energy — “Achieving Success with Technology”
• Doug Truitt, CEO, Kalleo Technologies — “So You Want to Work with Computers...Which Information Technology Career is Right for You?”
• Mike Stewart, Precision Audio – “Home Entertainment/Automation”

11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Lunch with Ryan Green — “From Darkode to Digital Marketing, A Personal Journey”

12:15 – 12:30 p.m.
Door prizes

12:30 – 12:45 p.m.

12:45 –1:30 p.m.
Computer Services Inc (CSI) —“IT Employment Opportunities”

Group Registration

The deadline for registration is Tuesday, October 31, 2017.

For Individual Registration, please contact:
Dr. Faris Sahawneh

Ryan GreenRyan Green is president of Rygre Digital Marketing, a marketing firm specializing in Search Engine Optimization.

Growing up with a passion for computers, Ryan explored all the dark corners of the internet. Emerging from the dark web with a bug for entrepreneurship and a vision of the growing role of internet and technology in business, he set his sights on getting as close to the cutting edge of the future as possible.

He masterminds creative strategies to help businesses meet their global objectives utilizing search engine optimization, social strategies as well as reputation management. He enjoys sharing his journey which led him to where he is today, with the intention to help inspire and guide other entrepreneurs and students down a positive path.

Trevor BonnstetterTrevor serves as CEO of West Kentucky & Tennessee Telecommunications and Ardmore Telephone Company,  full service telecommunications providers offering their customers telephone, Internet, security systems and more.

Trevor has been very active in industry committee work on the state level, working with telecommunications associations in Missouri, Iowa, Kentucky and Tennessee during his career. He has also served as president of both the Kentucky and Tennessee Telecommunications Associations.

In addition to managing the day-to-day operations of WK&T and Ardmore, Trevor serves on the board of directors of iRis Networks, NRTC, NECA and the Local Development Corporation, along with many other committees and charitable organizations.

Trevor is a graduate of Mid-Continent University with a BS in Business Administration and of William Woods University with an MBA. Trevor and his wife, Tami, are raising two children in Mayfield, Kentucky.

Doug TruittDoug Truitt is the co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Kalleo Technologies, a managed IT services company he started with his brother, John, in 2004.

Doug has worked in the IT industry since the early 1990’s. His background is primarily in the area of deployment and management of highly efficient remote management systems for Fortune 500 sized companies including SBC and Wal-Mart. The Truitts founded Kalleo with the goal of bringing enterprise level IT support to small and mid-sized organizations.  Today, Kalleo continues to realize that goal by supporting over 5,000 endpoints nationwide from Hawaii to New York all from their offices in downtown Paducah, thereby making significant contributions to the economies of Paducah and McCracken County.

Doug is a contributor to several non-profit entities throughout Paducah and McCracken County

Keith BurrowKeith Burrow has over 30 years of Operations Technology experience, and he still gets excited about programming and pushing buttons that control processes and systems in remote places from the comfort of his office. He currently works as an Electronics Technician for Jackson Purchase Energy, an Electric Cooperative that provides power to over 29,000 members in Western Kentucky. His experience includes commissioning and testing weapons systems for the United States Navy; designing and building systems for control and data acquisition, and network administration for business solutions.

Keith received his A.S. in Information Systems Technology from West Kentucky and Community Technical College, and a B.S. in Business Management from Mid Continent University. He holds his Master  Electricians License, and is a Cisco Certified Network Associate in network security. Keith recognizes the power of knowledge, and as a lifelong learner, he is committed to helping others achieve success through education and training.

Stan EckenbergStan Eckenberg serves as president for CSI, a role in which he is responsible for strategic growth strategies. Since joining CSI in 1992 as director of special projects, he has served as the vice president of product marketing, senior vice president of NuPoint and executive vice president of CSI. Prior to joining CSI, Stan held management roles at Xerox and Unisys Corporations. In addition, he is a past director and president of the Association for Financial Technology, a national trade association. He holds a B.S. in Business from Southern Illinois University.

For more information, please contact:
Dr. Faris Sahawneh