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Monday, June 18
 

3:00pm

Registration
Monday June 18, 2018 3:00pm - 6:30pm
Next to Gift Shop
 
Tuesday, June 19
 

6:00am

Breakfast
Tuesday June 19, 2018 6:00am - 8:55am
Cascades Restaurant

7:00am

Daily Mass
 Msgr. G. Michael Bugarin
      Pastor – St. Joan of Arc
      Archdiocese of Detroit

Tuesday June 19, 2018 7:00am - 8:00am
Embassy Ballroom-Diplomat

7:00am

Registration
Tuesday June 19, 2018 7:00am - 5:30pm
Next to Gift Shop

8:30am

New Attendee Orientation
Tuesday June 19, 2018 8:30am - 8:55am
Parliment Room

9:00am

Opening of the 34th Annual DISC Conference
Speakers
avatar for Sharon Landis

Sharon Landis

DISC Board President, Diocese of Toledo


Tuesday June 19, 2018 9:00am - 9:15am
Embassy Ballroom- Regency and Ambassador

9:30am

Keynote Address: Unleashing the Gospel
Bishop Battersby has been tasked by Detroit’s Archbishop Allen Vigneron to oversee the execution of his pastoral letter, Unleash the Gospel.  In this opening talk, Bishop Battersby breaks open the significance of Unleashing the Gospel, and the importance of using modern methods and technology to present the Good News in bold new ways.  Through this transition from maintenance to mission, we are called to use these new methods to transform our culture by connecting people, accompanying those hungry for Truth, and forming us into a band of joyful missionary disciples.

Speakers
avatar for Bp. Gerald Battersby

Bp. Gerald Battersby

Archdiocese of Detroit


Tuesday June 19, 2018 9:30am - 10:30am
Embassy Ballroom- Regency and Ambassador

10:45am

12:00pm

Lunch
Tuesday June 19, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Cascades Restaurant

1:15pm

General Session:Driving Traffic Through Retail Analytics
Data availability is enabling the ability to mine for insights in ways not previously possible.  In the automotive space, dealerships generate substantial data about their operations and customers through financial investments and transactions.  Urban Science has developed a process by which to take substantial quantities of data and provide recommendations to dealerships and manufacturers on where to focus their actions and investments.  In this discussion, we will examine how we can eliminate the noise and concentrate on those things that really matter and can be controlled.

Speakers
avatar for Mark Colosimo

Mark Colosimo

Global Director of Data and Analytics, Urban Science
Mark is the global director of data and analytics at Urban Science Applications, Inc., headquartered in Detroit, MI.  Urban Science is a retail sales and marketing consulting company focused on solving their client’s mission critical challenges with data and analytics.  Mark has... Read More →


Tuesday June 19, 2018 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Embassy Ballroom- Regency and Ambassador

2:30pm

General Session: Learn How To Reveal and Mitigate Cyber Risk With The Latest Tools and Technology
 Hear Steve Rutkovitz, CEO of Choice CyberSecurity, discuss the industry's newest technology and tools to assess, address and maintain your cyber risk. Walk away from this presentation with a better understanding of your organization's risk exposure and efficient strategies to protect your business from a breach.lled assess, address and maintain.

Speakers
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Steve Rutkovitz

CEO, Choice Cybersecurity


Tuesday June 19, 2018 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Embassy Ballroom- Regency and Ambassador

3:45pm

Breakout Session A: Best practices for ensuring success during a major system implementation
Are you in search of best practices to ensure success during a technology project implementation?  This session will cover topics such as:  who to involve in the technology selection process, the importance of a steering committee, suggestions for successfully defining requirements, defining subject matter experts, communication strategies, keeping the project team motivated, and how much testing is really needed.  Drawing on the Archdiocese of Detroit's successful financial system conversion all of the above topics will be covered, and more.



Speakers
avatar for Brian  Bartkowiak

Brian Bartkowiak

Business Manager, St. Hugo of the Hills
Brian is a CPA with over 30 years of business and technology experience and is a member of the Archdiocese of Detroit’s Technology Advisory Council.After graduating from the University of Notre Dame’s Mendoza College of Business, Brian spent six years working as a CPA and consultant... Read More →


Tuesday June 19, 2018 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Regency Room

3:45pm

Breakout Session B: Panel Discussion Network Monitoring Tools
Our DISC panelists will discuss their prefered methods for network monitoring, relative advantages and disadvantages of their preferred platforms, and the lessons they have learned since they began collecting metrics on their networks.

Speakers
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Kevin Atkins

Diocese of Oklahoma City
Kevin Atkins is currently the Director of Technology at the Archdiocese of Oklahoma City. Six years ago he was the first technology employee hired there and has developed the Technology department from nothing. Previously, he worked for engineering service providers serving the technical... Read More →
avatar for Neil Kessler

Neil Kessler

Diocese of Orange
eil Kessler has spent more than 2 decades using technology and process improvement methodologies to improve productivity and profitability for companies in the Financial Services Industry.  In May of 2015, Neil was called to bring his ability to refine technology groups into highly... Read More →
avatar for Marcus Madsen

Marcus Madsen

CIO / Technology Director, Archdiocese of Baltimore
As a technology leader, I've built a reputation for solving tough, mission-critical business problems—often within aggressive time and budget requirements. I work closely with my peers on the leadership team to unearth critical business needs, and then lead the design and implementation... Read More →


Tuesday June 19, 2018 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Ambassador Room

6:30pm

8:30pm

Opening Concert: Cosmic Groove
Tuesday June 19, 2018 8:30pm - 10:30pm
Embassy Ballroom
 
Wednesday, June 20
 

6:00am

Breakfast
Wednesday June 20, 2018 6:00am - 8:45am
Cascades Restaurant

7:00am

Registration
Wednesday June 20, 2018 7:00am - 4:30pm
Next to Gift Shop

8:45am

9:00am

General Session: "Redrawing the map, what emerging technologies mean for the church"
As challenging as the emerging technologies might be, they have not only unleashed a new era of opportunities but created a completely new culture that opens the door to a genuinely new evangelization.


Wednesday June 20, 2018 9:00am - 10:00am
Embassy Ballroom- Regency and Ambassador

10:00am

QuickBytes: OSV- Building Trust with Online Giving and your Annual Appeal
Building Trust with Online Giving and your Annual Appeal

Wednesday June 20, 2018 10:00am - 10:30am
Diplomat Room

10:00am

Exhibitor Break
Wednesday June 20, 2018 10:00am - 11:30am
Atrium

10:30am

Quickbytes: Clearsky-Three ways to eliminate secondary storage and get to the cloud for backup and DR.
During this session, we’ll discuss a common problem: protecting all of your data and making it accessible
without significant investments in hardware and software. We'll explore how the Diocese of Trenton and
others are bringing their data to the cloud, gaining protection while reducing storage costs by +50%.


Wednesday June 20, 2018 10:30am - 11:00am
Ambassador Room

11:00am

Quickbytes: Insight - "Why Insight?"
What our capabilities are, and our core values of Hunger, Heart and Harmony. We will also talk about how Insights partnership with Lenovo and Samsung, we can help with the
digital transformation and take the traditional church experience into a modern millennial friendly experience
allowing the Diocese reach more parishioners then they traditionally have in the past.


Wednesday June 20, 2018 11:00am - 11:30am
Diplomat Room

11:30am

Managed Services: Take Over the World!
Sales Pitch:  Buy a take over the world blueprint for just $19.99, act right now and you can double it, and receive two blueprints for the price of one!  Just pay additional shipping and handling.

Reality:  Paul will explain and illustrate the steps, tools and agreements he used to take over all IT support for Catholic Charities of St Louis.  Catholic Charities of St Louis is a Federation of 7 agencies, 800 users in 45 physical locations throughout the St Louis region.  His 3-year comprehensive integration plan completes in two weeks and his new support phase begins July 1.  This review will include insight you use, common sense practices and a few of the tricks Paul will identify.  After this presentation, you could take over the world!

Speakers
avatar for Paul Giljum

Paul Giljum

Director of Information Technology, Archdiocese of St. Louis
Paul Giljum is the Director of IT for the Archdiocese of St Louis.  He has been with the Archdiocese for 7 years.   In those past years his organization has rolled out a 700 user VOIP phone system, assumed the responsibility of IT services for Catholic Cemeteries, Kennrick Seminary... Read More →


Wednesday June 20, 2018 11:30am - 12:30pm
Embassy Ballroom- Regency and Ambassador

12:30pm

Lunch
Wednesday June 20, 2018 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Cascades Restaurant

1:45pm

Breakout Session A: "Electronic Document Management"
A place for everything and everything in its place’ was said to me many times when I was a child.  Usually this referred to my toys or other possessions.  But now that we have grown up and working for a company, how well organized are we keeping our digital closets?
 
Unlike our toys from our youth that if not returned to their proper place where usually lost, the data files that we create in service to our employer can be filed away on many different devices and an even larger number of electronic folders.  How should the intellectual property of our companies be stored and organized?  During this session, we will look at different real world scenarios, detail the daily challenges we face, how we got in this situation, and explore a solution that not only has a place for everything but helps put things in its place in order to be flexible for every work environment.
 
In addition to organization, a document management solution implements efficiencies that you may not have ever know existed.  Come check it out.

Speakers
avatar for Marcus Madsen

Marcus Madsen

CIO / Technology Director, Archdiocese of Baltimore
As a technology leader, I've built a reputation for solving tough, mission-critical business problems—often within aggressive time and budget requirements. I work closely with my peers on the leadership team to unearth critical business needs, and then lead the design and implementation... Read More →


Wednesday June 20, 2018 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Regency Room

1:45pm

Breakout Session B: Event Management Software
Whether you are planning a large event or a small user group this discussion will provide a selection of tools to ensure your event is easily managed from beginning to end.  In this session, we will look at the interaction of social media, marketing, registrations, online sales, payments and refunds along with, electronic check-in, tracking tools to capture the data needed to understand your attendees' needs and interests.

Speakers
avatar for Mark Barthel

Mark Barthel

Webmaster/Coordinator of Electronic Communication, Archdiocese of Milwalkee
As the webmaster for more than twenty years, Mark Barthel manages all archdiocesan websites and electronic communication systems. Mark has experience with creating websites, online forms, search engine optimization, and broadcast email systems. He was a member of the Wisconsin Air... Read More →
avatar for James Celoni

James Celoni

Technical Evangelist, Archdiocese of Los Angeles
Jim Celoni:  As Technical Evangelist for the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, I help parishes, schools, and archdiocesan offices exploit technologies to fulfill our mission (archla.org/c3rs).  Active in DISC since I started with the Archdiocese (1994), I'm grateful to you all, my co... Read More →
avatar for Christine Dandaraw

Christine Dandaraw

Christine is a Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT), a member of the Association for Talent Development (ATD formerly ASTD), International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE), CEO and President of Dandaraw & Associates, Vice Chair of Digital Disciple Network and serves on several... Read More →


Wednesday June 20, 2018 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Ambassador Room

3:00pm

Quickbytes: TNT -Don't Spend Eternity in IT Hell
– Traci will give a summary of her experience and education, then provide an in-depth synopsis of what her new company TNT, can do for you.


Wednesday June 20, 2018 3:00pm - 3:30pm
Diplomat Room

3:00pm

Exhibitor Break
Wednesday June 20, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Atrium

3:30pm

Quickbytes: ParishSoft - Technology Changes - Being Proactive vs Reactive
... will include sharing.  Insights based on our experience working with over 9,000 dioceses and parishes and how technology is transforming the church in general.


Wednesday June 20, 2018 3:30pm - 4:00pm
Ambassador Room

4:00pm

Load Buses
Wednesday June 20, 2018 4:00pm - 4:15pm
TBA

5:15pm

Opening Mass/ Group Photo
Main Celebrant: The Most Reverend Allen Vigneron Archbishop of Detroit

Wednesday June 20, 2018 5:15pm - 6:30pm
St. Mary Parish- Greektown 646 Monroe Ave, Detroit, MI 48226

6:30pm

Walking Tour (optional)
Wednesday June 20, 2018 6:30pm - 7:20pm
St. Mary Parish- Greektown 646 Monroe Ave, Detroit, MI 48226

7:20pm

Load Buses
Wednesday June 20, 2018 7:20pm - 7:35pm
Side Parking lot of St. Mary Parish Greektown

8:15pm

Dinner at Hotel
Wednesday June 20, 2018 8:15pm - 9:30pm
Embassy Ballroom- Regency and Ambassador

9:30pm

Hospitality Suite
Wednesday June 20, 2018 9:30pm - 11:00pm
Parliment Room
 
Thursday, June 21
 

6:00am

Breakfast
Thursday June 21, 2018 6:00am - 8:45am
Cascades Restaurant

7:00am

Daily Mass
Celebrant: The Most Reverend Jeffrey Monforton
Bishop of the Diocese of Steubenville


Thursday June 21, 2018 7:00am - 8:00am
Embassy Ballroom-Diplomat

7:00am

Registration
Thursday June 21, 2018 7:00am - 4:30pm
Next to Gift Shop

9:00am

General Session , "Disruption and Integrity: Proclaiming the Gospel in the Digital Continent "
Speakers
avatar for Matt Meeks

Matt Meeks

Chief Digital and Marketing Officer, Archdiocese of Los Angeles
Matthew Meeks, the chief digital and marketing officer for the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, recruited a team of 12 digital experts within the LA Archdiocese that increased digital distribution of content to an average of four million Catholics per week, up from sixty thousand less... Read More →


Thursday June 21, 2018 9:00am - 10:00am
Embassy Ballroom- Regency and Ambassador

10:00am

Quickbytes: Gabriel Software -Access your data with the Gabriel API or Direct Database Connections
It’s your data and you should be able to access it at any time using our application or any tool of
your choice! At our Quick Bytes Session, come and learn how you will have direct access to your
Diocesan Database which contains all of the parishes data in one secure location. You will have the
ability to use your preferred reporting tool such as Power BI, Crystal Reports, Excel or any reporting
tool that can access SQL data. Our API will allow you to build integration and share data with in
house diocesan systems, third party school, online contribution platforms, fundraising/development
systems or any other system that can leverage our API. It’s your data so go ahead and use it! Wow is right!


Thursday June 21, 2018 10:00am - 10:30am
Diplomat Room

10:00am

Exhibitor Break
Thursday June 21, 2018 10:00am - 11:30am
Atrium

10:30am

Quickbytes: PDS -Realm
PDS: Realm is a new web-based platform for your diocese. ACS Technologies is bringing Realm, is modern
CHMS platform, to the Catholic diocesan market later in 2018. Come learn about how this powerful
communication, census, and contribution solution is evolving to meet the needs of parishioners,
church leaders, church staff and diocesan staff. Realm is being used by over 5000 churches of all
sizes today. Attend this session to get a glimpse at what we’ll deliver to diocese later this year and
where we’re headed.


Thursday June 21, 2018 10:30am - 11:00am
Ambassador Room

11:00am

Quickbytes: OSV Mosaic Customer Portal Single Sign-on for Parishes
Mosaic Customer Portal Single Sign-on for Parishes

Thursday June 21, 2018 11:00am - 11:30am
Diplomat Room

11:30am

Breakout Session A: "IT on a Shoestring Budget"
We’ve all heard the expression “do more with less.”  Yet none of us has met the mystical “Les” – the guy who apparently can ‘do more’!  So until he shows up, LPi will try to bring you the next best thing.. IT on a Shoestring.  This session will take a look at some of the free and no-cost cloud-based software and services your churches can consider for their use.  More importantly, we’ll discuss policy considerations the diocesan offices responsible for IT infrastructure and software requirements can implement.  We’ll share strategies on how to ensure parishes, staff and volunteers stay aware of standards for the protection of data and parishioners.   Attendees will also gain insight into questions that parishes should be prepared to answer about ‘why’ and ‘for what purpose’ applications, software, and infrastructure is necessary in their ministries or business operations.
 

Speakers
avatar for Tim Potrikus

Tim Potrikus

Vice President of Development, LPI
Tim Potrikus is Vice President of Development at Liturgical Publications Inc (LPi).  LPi and its employeesspecialize in Catholic Church communications, offertory strategy, and stewardship engagement.  Timjoined LPi in 1992 and has worked with church clients and diocesan offices... Read More →


Thursday June 21, 2018 11:30am - 12:30pm
Regency Room

11:30am

Breakout Session B: Telephone System Case Studies
Speakers
avatar for Neil Kessler

Neil Kessler

Diocese of Orange
eil Kessler has spent more than 2 decades using technology and process improvement methodologies to improve productivity and profitability for companies in the Financial Services Industry.  In May of 2015, Neil was called to bring his ability to refine technology groups into highly... Read More →
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Kevin Littrell

IT Director, Diocese of Baton Rouge


Thursday June 21, 2018 11:30am - 12:30pm
Ambassador Room

12:30pm

Lunch
Thursday June 21, 2018 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Cascades Restaurant

1:30pm

General Session: Protecting Data Privacy and Security
Jamie Hine will discuss the Federal Trade Commission’s “Start with Security” initiative, a national effort to provide practical guidance to small and medium-sized organizations to help them implement security best practices.  In an increasingly connected world, poor security can have significant consequences for consumers and the success of an organization.  Organizations that consider security from the start assess their options and make reasonable choices based on the nature of their business and the sensitivity of the information involved.  While threats to data may transform over time, the fundamentals of sound security remain constant.  As stewards of consumer data, everyone has a responsibility to start with security.  

Speakers
avatar for Jamie Hine

Jamie Hine

Senior Attorney, Federal Trade Commission
Jamie is a Senior Attorney in the Division of Privacy and Identity Protection at the Federal Trade Commission.  He investigates and prosecutes violations of consumer privacy and information security under Section 5 of the FTC Act, the FCRA, the PHR Health Breach Notification Rule... Read More →


Thursday June 21, 2018 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Embassy Ballroom- Regency and Ambassador

2:30pm

Exhibitor Break
Thursday June 21, 2018 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Atrium

3:30pm

Going Beyond Sunday: How Technology Can Help Us Unleash the Gospel and Become 24/7 Catholics
Countless Catholics settle for a faith that doesn't go farther than the Sunday Mass. While essential, dedicating one hour of our lives to Sunday Mass alone won't satisfy our deep longing for more. In order to grow in relationship with God and find purpose and meaning, we must integrate our faith into our lives daily. Teresa Tomeo gets real about what it takes to live a distinctly Catholic way of life and how Technology can accelerate our growth and facilitate our witness to Christ.

Speakers

Thursday June 21, 2018 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Embassy Ballroom- Regency and Ambassador

4:30pm

Load Buses, Leave at 4:45
Thursday June 21, 2018 4:30pm - 4:45pm
TBA

5:30pm

Outing: Ford Rouge Plant tour
Thursday June 21, 2018 5:30pm - 7:15pm
Ford River Rouge Plant 20900 Oakwood Blvd, Dearborn, MI 48124

7:15pm

Load buses for return to hotel
Thursday June 21, 2018 7:15pm - 7:30pm
Ford River Rouge Plant 20900 Oakwood Blvd, Dearborn, MI 48124

8:15pm

Networking Banquet
Thursday June 21, 2018 8:15pm - 10:30pm
Embassy Ballroom

10:30pm

Hospitality Suite
Thursday June 21, 2018 10:30pm - 11:45pm
Parliment Room