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AITP Akron-Canton Chapter Annual Dinner

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Location :
New Era Restaurant
10 Massillon Road, Akron, OH

Past President's Dinner & Annual Business Meeting

This is our annual banquet night where we take time to recognize our past President's and Members for their service, and to look back to where we have been and where we are going.

Chicken Paprikash, Ham, Mashed Potatoes, Green Beans, Salad, Strudel

6:00 PM Registration & Networking
6:30 PM Dinner 
7:30 PM Introduction of New Directors & President's Comments
7:45 PM Keynote: Eric Wise on "Data Literacy: How Data Trends are Impacting Industry and Business"
8:45 PM Adjourn

Presentation Abstract:
The personal computer, the internet, mobile, cloud computing… we have seen many shifts over the last few decades, and the time between these shifts is decreasing and the impact on our lives and businesses is increasing. The next big shift is data. We’ve always had data, but this time it’s different in terms of volume, velocity, and variety. This talk will shed light on what it means to be data literate, the impact it will have on IT and business, the challenges and opportunities inherent in data and digital transformation, and cover some ways in which the data illiterate are taken advantage of.

Eric Wise is a successful entrepreneur, proven technical executive, and internationally known trainer. In 2013 he founded The Software Guild, one of the first Java and .NET bootcamps in the world. In 2018 Eric founded his second business, DriveIT which continues his work in the technical education space, now focusing on the incumbent workforce. At DriveIT, Eric has assembled a top tier team of educators, instructional designers, and technologists to build experiential learning programs designed to help businesses and individuals become better versions of themselves.