Alexandria Chamber of Commerce to co-host Midwest Cybersecurity and Tech Summit

The event will be livestreamed across the Upper Midwest.

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FARGO — The Alexandria Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce is partnering with the Fargo Moorhead West Fargo Chamber and 24 other co-hosting Chambers across Minnesota, North Dakota, and South Dakota to bring the Midwest Cybersecurity and Technology Summit to the region on Tuesday, Aug. 2 from 8 to 11 am.

It will be livestreamed across the Upper Midwest from the Delta by Marriott in Fargo. The presenting sponsor is Dakota Carrier Network.

The day features national experts and industry leaders in the realm of cybersecurity and technology. Palo Alto Networks, a global leader in cybersecurity out of California, will deliver the keynote address.

The New Frontier panel will provide insight into emerging technologies including cryptocurrency, unmanned aerial systems and cybersecurity. Invited presenters include Arctic Wolf, Bitzero, and William Panos, Director, North Dakota Department of Transportation – Unmanned Aerial Systems.

The Tech Integration panel will feature the nexus that technology has with various industries including agriculture, healthcare, energy, finance, and military. The following invited speakers represent multiple major industries and area of expertise and will discuss business attacks, remote workforce, emerging tech, national security, consumer safety, cryptocurrency, and more: Ryan Goellner, EVP of Technology and Project Management, Gate City Bank; Dan Inman, VP & Chief Information Security Officer, Minnkota Power Cooperative; Maj Dan Sly, 119 CF, Commander, North Dakota Air National Guard, 119th Wing; Bushel, and WEX.


Shawn Riley, chief information officer for the State of North Dakota, will provide an event wrap up.

The Midwest Cybersecurity Summit is one of a four-part series that brings together leaders and experts for conversations on significant regional topics. Upcoming summits include an Energy Summit on November 1, Economic Outlook on February 2, 2023, and Agriculture Summit in second quarter of 2023.

Event information, livestream, and in-person registration can be found by visiting Cost is $45. Use code “Alexandria Chamber” when registering.

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