CLOSE
Relax, we can help.
With so many features and functions, we fully understand that getting the software to do what you want can be daunting at times.
YIKES!
CHANGES SAVED
SESSION EXPIRED
We appreciate that your browser hung out with us for so long, but your session has expired! If you want to register, we need to refresh your connection. We limit session time to 30 minutes for your security and to free up unused registration slots for others.
SESSION EXPIRED
Your session on this page has expired. We expire your session to protect your information in case you sit on a page too long with no activity.
Please enter your access code!
CONTACT HOST
Primary Contact:
Keri Condron
Email | 814-742-7700

 
SHARE
Overview
Agenda
Speakers
Prize Giveaways
Sponsors
Register ▸
2020 LinkUp Technology Conference
2020 LinkUp Technology Conference
Wed, October 14, 2020 @ 08:00 AM — 05:00 PM (EDT)
THIS EVENT IS 100% FREE!

LinkUp 2020 is going Virtual! 


The health and safety of our vendors, sponsors, staff and annual LinkUp attendees is our number one priority. After careful consideration, in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, we’ve made the decision to transition LinkUp 2020 to a fully virtual event to be held October 14, 2020. We recognize many of our sponsors/vendors and customers may be reluctant or unable to travel due to institutional mandates and other external factors. This year’s FREE virtual event ensures you the opportunity of virtually networking with industry experts while experiencing the best of what the technology world has to offer! This one day event will have education sessions throughout the day along with a mid-day "Tech Talk" by Nick Biasini, Cisco Talos Threat Researcher. We will have door prizes given out throughout the day and grand prize giveaways at the end of the event.

Registration: Open
Event Date
OCT
14
WEDNESDAY
8:00 AM to 5:00 PM (EDT)
Registration Closes
October 14, 2020 @ 5:00 pm
Location
Summary Agenda
LINKUP AGENDA
Wednesday, October 14
7:50 AM to 8:00 AM
LinkUp 2020 Welcoming Remarks
8:00 AM to 9:00 AM
Axis Camera Station: Optimized for Easy and Efficient Surveillance
8:00 AM to 9:00 AM
Cisco New 40.9 In-Meeting Experience
8:00 AM to 9:00 AM
NetCare Connect via 8x8, Connect Everywhere: Better Voice Communications for Microsoft Teams
8:00 AM to 9:00 AM
The Latest on Vmware's Digital Workspace
9:15 AM to 10:15 AM
ExaGrid - Tiered Backup Storage
9:15 AM to 10:15 AM
HPE Nimble Storage dHCI - Flexibility of Converged. Simplicity of HCI
9:15 AM to 10:15 AM
IBM - Powering Forward with Power Systems
9:15 AM to 10:15 AM
Warner Telecomm - Telecomm Expense Reduction & Automation
10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
APC-IT at the Edge: Trends, Implications and APC Edge Focused Solutions
10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Cisco Meraki Platform Overview
10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Going Paperless? RVI Has Probably Heard Your Story Before!
10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Scale Computing - Build an Innovative Business Resilience Strategy, Minimize Data Risks, and Protect Your Remote Workforce
10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Veeam 10 - Ransomware Protection Guaranteed & Sneak Peek of v11
12:00 PM to 12:45 PM
From Profit to Destruction: A Talos Look Into Today’s Threat Landscape
1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Doing Better Business - Ricoh Interactive Collaboration Board & Video Conferencing
1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Is your Business Management System Built to Handle a Mobile Workforce in Today's Digital Economy? (Accumatica)
1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
NetCare Connect via 8x8: Operate From Anywhere: The Next Evolution of Remote Work
1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Solving Today's Challenges with IBM Storage
2:15 PM to 3:15 PM
Barracuda Total Email Protection
2:15 PM to 3:15 PM
Dell Technologies-Introducing Dell EMC PowerStore
2:15 PM to 3:15 PM
NetCare Connect via 8x8, Build Your Experience: Accelerate Customer Connections
2:15 PM to 3:15 PM
Tintri: A Peak Into The Future With Intelligent Infrastructure
3:30 PM to 4:30 PM
2N, an Axis company: The global Market Leader in IP Intercoms
3:30 PM to 4:30 PM
APC's Li-Ion Battery Technology & Ecostruxure Cloud Based App
3:30 PM to 4:30 PM
Cisco Duo-Zero Trust & The Flaming Sword of Justice
3:30 PM to 4:30 PM
Scale Computing - Ransomware to Human Error: Is Your Business Protected?
4:30 PM
Grand Prize Giveaways & Closing Remarks
Featured Speakers
SPEAKER
Nick Biasini
Threat Researcher, Cisco Talos
Selection Options
 
8:00am - 9:00am virtual sessions
Cisco New 40.9 In-Meeting Experience
Cisco New 40.9 In-Meeting Experience
FREE! 
Wednesday Oct 14, 2020 @  08:00:AM  —  09:00:AM

Join Cisco and see the latest in-meeting experience. We are excited to share that we have updated in-meeting controls, added breakout room functionality, co-host privileges, more virtual backgrounds and so much more.  

Here are few other features: 

  • Access clear and easy to find meeting controls 
  • Look your best and access the settings you need before entering your meeting with a larger, optimized audio/video preview window 
  • Facilitate breakout sessions to enhance team collaboration 
  • Assign an in-meeting cohost to help your meetings run even more smoothly 
  • Deliver clearer video images in lower resolution or sub-optimal network environments 
  • Enhance the replay experience with grid view default for recordings 
  • Select from 9 virtual background options 
  • Streamline your day through support of Amazon Echo Show and Google Home Hub Smart Display 
 
NetCare Connect via 8x8, Connect Everywhere: Better Voice Communications fo …
NetCare Connect via 8x8, Connect Everywhere: Better Voice Communications fo …
FREE! 
Wednesday Oct 14, 2020 @  08:00:AM  —  09:00:AM

Don't settle for app-switching to bring people and apps together. Learn how to supercharge Teams and other apps with integrated global voice communications capabilities.

 
Axis Camera Station: Optimized for Easy and Efficient Surveillance
Axis Camera Station: Optimized for Easy and Efficient Surveillance
FREE! 
Wednesday Oct 14, 2020 @  08:00:AM  —  09:00:AM

AXIS Camera Station is a video management software for surveillance specially developed for users to enjoy full control and protection of their premises. This software offers a complete, flexible, safe and reliable system. Although it is optimized for Axis network video products, it is an open platform system that can be used with other network video products.

 
The Latest on Vmware's Digital Workspace
The Latest on Vmware's Digital Workspace
FREE! 
Wednesday Oct 14, 2020 @  08:00:AM  —  09:00:AM

Delivering desktops, apps, and web apps to any device, anywhere, to ensure your employees are staying productive regardless of location. Learn more about the latest release of Horizon 8 and Workspace ONE to support your distributed workforce while curbing costs!

 
 
9:15am-10:15am virtual sessions
ExaGrid - Tiered Backup Storage
ExaGrid - Tiered Backup Storage
FREE! 
Wednesday Oct 14, 2020 @  09:15:AM  —  10:15:AM

Are you challenged by protecting and managing ever-increasing amounts of retention data and how to store that data at reduced cost? Discover how to modernize your data center with ExaGrid's cost-effective, tiered backup solution that provides the fastest backups and restores while offering the lowest cost for long-term retention.

 
Warner Telecomm - Telecomm Expense Reduction & Automation
Warner Telecomm - Telecomm Expense Reduction & Automation
FREE! 
Wednesday Oct 14, 2020 @  09:15:AM  —  10:15:AM

Introduction to comprehensive professional services to help companies maximize the cost efficiency of their internal processes related to telecom expense.

 
IBM - Powering Forward with Power Systems
IBM - Powering Forward with Power Systems
FREE! 
Wednesday Oct 14, 2020 @  09:15:AM  —  10:15:AM

While many of us were adjusting to a new world in 2020, IBM has been busy delivering new capabilities for Power Systems users. In this session, we will cover an overview of the latest enhancements to the Power Systems product line including:

  • New POWER9 servers designed for private cloud with lower acquisition costs
  • New entry system and an updated solution edition for IBM i users
  • New cloud consumption options that allow you to run your IBM applications in private, public and hybrid cloud environments
 
HPE Nimble Storage dHCI - Flexibility of Converged. Simplicity of HCI
HPE Nimble Storage dHCI - Flexibility of Converged. Simplicity of HCI
FREE! 
Wednesday Oct 14, 2020 @  09:15:AM  —  10:15:AM

Description: Nimble Storage dHCI, an intelligent platform with the flexibility of converged and the simplicity of HCI. It disaggregates compute and storage and delivers it with an HCI experience. This new platform integrates hyperconverged control with the world’s best-selling server, HPE ProLiant, and the self-managing flash storage of HPE Nimble Storage to uniquely gives enterprises effortless management with the flexibility to support unpredictable workloads.

 
 
10:30am-11:30am virtual sessions
Scale Computing - Business Resilience
Scale Computing - Business Resilience
FREE! 
Wednesday Oct 14, 2020 @  10:30:AM  —  11:30:AM

Now more than ever, organizations need a streamlined business resiliency plan that ensures company data is secure and that employees are able to work from anywhere, anytime. The first step in making this plan successful ensures that the solutions IT Managers select are simple to implement, manage, and maintain.


In this session, we will discuss how you can turn adversity into success with the right strategy, technologies, and mindset. During the session, we will explore how you can build a robust business resiliency plan that includes:

·        Backup and Disaster Recovery - Snapshot replication, failover, failback, and restore

·        Advanced Backup and Cloud Storage - Backup and restore any and all VMs, whether you’re running Windows, Linux, UNIX, or a desktop system

·        Work from Anywhere - Quickly connect remote users securely to existing infrastructure

·        Ransomware and Other Cyber Threats - Actively protect your extended network

 
Veeam 10 - Ransomware Protection Guaranteed & Sneak Peek of v11
Veeam 10 - Ransomware Protection Guaranteed & Sneak Peek of v11
FREE! 
Wednesday Oct 14, 2020 @  10:30:AM  —  11:30:AM

Title of Presentation: Veeam v10 – Ransomware Protection – Guaranteed + Sneak Peek v11

·        My data is on tape OR even in the Cloud – My data is protected right?

·        It’s a question we all ask ourselves as we put more and more trust in our business with 1) Hyperscalers (Azure, AWS, etc) + 2) MSPs (Managed Service Providers) in the cloud. We will explain how 1)You can clean malware and viruses after you have been infected quickly and cleanly and 2) How to protect your data on-premise or in the cloud - guaranteeing solid good data without worries about being infected with ransomware. #IsYourDataProtectedBySuperHeroes #ItCanBe… #SaveTheDay #SaveTheData

·        v11 – What’s in store for Veeam customers and partners – Instant Recovery of datasets, CDP, Mac support, etc.

 
Cisco Meraki Platform Overview
Cisco Meraki Platform Overview
FREE! 
Wednesday Oct 14, 2020 @  10:30:AM  —  11:30:AM

Remote solutions in the new normal, In-depth look into Meraki health, next-generation WIFI, and camera operations and management re-imagined.

 
APC- IT at the Edge: Trends, Implications and APC Edge Focused Solutions
APC- IT at the Edge: Trends, Implications and APC Edge Focused Solutions
FREE! 
Wednesday Oct 14, 2020 @  10:30:AM  —  11:30:AM

Edge computing is necessary to address shortcomings in remote applications like cloud-based and large centralized data centers with respect to performance and regulatory requirements. In short, this hyperscale-only computing model can’t always meet the required demands in terms of response time that critical applications require. Companies that face government regulations regarding where data is stored may also find cloud computing can’t deliver the sort of local storage they need.


The trend toward digitization to improve efficiency and business performance is fueling demand for applications that require peak performance. Some of these include just-in-time information needs, management of remote tasking such as new work-from-home implementations, and self-monitoring and management Internet of Things (IoT) applications. IoT applications often require lots of bandwidth, low latency, and reliable performance while meeting regulatory and compliance mandates, making them classic candidates for the edge.

?

All of these require solutions that are flexible enough to meet the needs of a broad variety of users and environments with varying levels of professional IT intervention, both on-site and remote. Schneider Electric’s EcoStruxure Data Center Solutions families provide answer to the most pressing needs of these users, deployable with reliability and speed sufficient to position our customers to take on all challenges for information needs within their organizations.

 
Going Paperless? RVI Has Probably Heard Your Story Before!
Going Paperless? RVI Has Probably Heard Your Story Before!
FREE! 
Wednesday Oct 14, 2020 @  10:30:AM  —  11:30:AM

With over 30 years of document capture, workflow, and integration experience, Real Vision Imaging (RVI) has probably heard your story before! Come see how to transform your business from chasing paper to making it an integral part of your operation. RVI’s audit dashboards will even show what’s running smoothly and what’s not so you can fine tune your work processes. RVI can definitely help - and we’ve heard your story before!

 
 
12:00pm-12:45pm featured linkup tech talk
From Profit to Destruction: A Talos Look Into Today’s Threat Landscape
From Profit to Destruction: A Talos Look Into Today’s Threat Landscape
FREE! 
Wednesday Oct 14, 2020 @  12:00:PM  —  12:45:PM

The security news is filled with constant articles about how the Threat Landscape is changing. Understanding the significance of these claims is a constant struggle, especially in our new COVID-19 environment. Using our massive threat visibility, Talos constantly researches the current Threat Landscape to assess the actual attacks that our customers are seeing and how the current threat landscape is evolving. During this session I will provide the details of the threats we have observed and the challenges that networks in general are facing during this time. The key points addressed will be:

- A look into the current threat landscape

- Security challenges networks are facing

- COVID-19 driven changes to the threat landscape

 
 
1:00pm-2:00pm virtual sessions
NetCare Connect via 8x8: Operate From Anywhere: The Next Evolution of Remot …
NetCare Connect via 8x8: Operate From Anywhere: The Next Evolution of Remot …
FREE! 
Wednesday Oct 14, 2020 @  01:00:PM  —  02:00:PM

In 2020, we learned that remote work is no longer a nice-to-have perk--it is an operational pillar that enables employees to serve customers, generate revenue, reduce costs, and innovate at any time from anywhere using any device. This session will provide you with valuable insights to accelerate your organization’s shift to Operate From Anywhere.

 
Solving Today's Challenges with IBM Storage
Solving Today's Challenges with IBM Storage
FREE! 
Wednesday Oct 14, 2020 @  01:00:PM  —  02:00:PM

Why external storage with IBM FlashSystem for IBMi and Power customers? What are the real advantages to going with external storage? We will touch on Business continuity solutions with IBM Storage. What are different HA/DR solutions that leverage IBM Storage? Why IBM Tape and Backups matter and other use cases for IBM Tape.

 
Doing Better Business - Ricoh Interactive Collaboration Board & Video Conf …
Doing Better Business - Ricoh Interactive Collaboration Board & Video Conf …
FREE! 
Wednesday Oct 14, 2020 @  01:00:PM  —  02:00:PM

Interactive Collaboration with the Ricoh Interactive Collaboration Board and Video Conferencing applications to meet today’s Work From Home (WFH) needs.

 
Is your Business Management System Built to Handle a Mobile Workforce in To …
Is your Business Management System Built to Handle a Mobile Workforce in To …
FREE! 
Wednesday Oct 14, 2020 @  01:00:PM  —  02:00:PM

Has your ERP/Accounting system been able to meet your business requirements in today’s “new normal?” Acumatica cloud ERP provides the best business management solution for growing small and midmarket companies. Accessible from any browser and from any device, your team can utilize a range of integrated business functions including accounting, CRM, project management, inventory management, order fulfillment, manufacturing, reporting, and more. Join Empower for an overview of Acumatica ERP followed by a product demo.

 
 
2:15pm-3:15pm virtual sessions
NetCare Connect via 8x8, Build Your Experience: Accelerate Customer Connect …
NetCare Connect via 8x8, Build Your Experience: Accelerate Customer Connect …
FREE! 
Wednesday Oct 14, 2020 @  02:15:PM  —  03:15:PM

It's time to reimagine how you connect with customers and embrace a digital-first world. This session will act as a guide to build and customize your customer experience using transformative APIs, SMS, chat apps, and embedded video.

 
Barracuda Total Email Protection
Barracuda Total Email Protection
FREE! 
Wednesday Oct 14, 2020 @  02:15:PM  —  03:15:PM

Barracuda provides a layered approach to Email Security. Our Total Email Protection provides Gateway security with ATP along with resiliency to compliment O365 offerings. The AI engine driven by Sentinel allows us to identify abnormal and suspicious behavior. The Forensics and Incident response module allows for quick remediation when seconds and minutes make a difference. Join Scott to hear a light hearted story about how Layered Email Security is akin to the layered security you currently have in your home.

 
Dell Technologies-Introducing Dell EMC PowerStore
Dell Technologies-Introducing Dell EMC PowerStore
FREE! 
Wednesday Oct 14, 2020 @  02:15:PM  —  03:15:PM

Dell Technologies latest storage array, PowerStore, is taking the industry by storm and generating industry praise and conversation. In this session you will receive an overview of PowerStore’s core capabilities including the elegant Data-Centric design, Integrated Intelligence, and extreme Adaptability and deployment options. Simple to use, simple to scale, simple to maintain.

 
Tintri: A Peak Into The Future With Intelligent Infrastructure
Tintri: A Peak Into The Future With Intelligent Infrastructure
FREE! 
Wednesday Oct 14, 2020 @  02:15:PM  —  03:15:PM

Virtualization dramatically advanced data center architectures at the turn of the century. Cloud did the same in the teens. Intelligent Infrastructure is the trend to watch in the 20s, but what is it?


Like the trends before it, Intelligent Infrastructure is a category, a technology with differentiated capabilities, and an architecture for new business agility in IT. Expert human capital remains scarce while demands on infrastructure accelerate, so speeds and feeds alone are no longer a viable solution. What is needed is a dramatic advancement in native machine learning and automation so that the infrastructure itself can help overcome this resource gap. Imagine what new value IT experts could deliver if up to 95% of their administrative tasks were eliminated. Join Hank Kalinowski, Tintri – Technologist, as he bring us up to speed on this exciting new technology category.

 
 
3:30pm-4:30pm virtual sessions
Scale Computing - Ransomware to Human Error: Is Your Business Protected?
Scale Computing - Ransomware to Human Error: Is Your Business Protected?
FREE! 
Wednesday Oct 14, 2020 @  03:30:PM  —  04:30:PM

You want to focus on strategic projects, but at the back of your mind is the concern that your data protection platform is not robust enough. The threats to ongoing operations range from human error to malicious attacks to natural disasters. Organizations need to prepare in ways that involve both human and technological response.


At Scale Computing, we build all of our solutions with three primary considerations: simplicity, scalability, and availability. We approach data protection the same way. In this session, our Solutions Engineers will help you understand the cost of downtime, detail what should be included in a robust disaster recovery/data protection plan, and show you how to build a plan that leverages native features of your infrastructure. 

 
APC's Li-Ion Battery Technology & Ecostruxure Cloud Based App
APC's Li-Ion Battery Technology & Ecostruxure Cloud Based App
FREE! 
Wednesday Oct 14, 2020 @  03:30:PM  —  04:30:PM

John will do deep dive on Li-Ion battery technology, including a comparison to VRLA batteries, and an overview of active and passive safety mechanisms. He will also present a look inside the new, highly efficient, Galaxy GVS UPS platform which is positioned for small datacenter, commercial and light industrial applications.


Ecostruxure is a cloud based app that can provide valuable data on the health status, load assessments and vulnerabilities of your UPS’s, PDU’s and Cooling infrastructure from a single pain of glass. Don will provide a live demonstration with actual data from around the globe.

 
Cisco Duo-Zero Trust & The Flaming Sword of Justice
Cisco Duo-Zero Trust & The Flaming Sword of Justice
FREE! 
Wednesday Oct 14, 2020 @  03:30:PM  —  04:30:PM

The antiquated notion of an information security practitioner running through the office brandishing their flaming sword of justice above their heads screaming “thou shall not pass” has at long last reached the denouement. Whether you are responsible for the security in a financial organization or one that makes teddy bears it is necessary to adapt and learn to zero trust but, verify.

 
2N, an Axis company: The global Market Leader in IP Intercoms
2N, an Axis company: The global Market Leader in IP Intercoms
FREE! 
Wednesday Oct 14, 2020 @  03:30:PM  —  04:30:PM

Our solutions are used throughout the public and private sectors to help increase physical security and improve your daily life. From stylish door intercoms to hands-free answering units and even mobile video services, we will help create the best solution for you. 

 
Attendee Registration
POWERED BY