TECNA Digest - October 2018 

TECNA Board Chair Message - 2019 CEO Retreat 
As we move into our busy fall agenda, I want to bring to the attention of the TECNA CEO community exciting plans for the 2019 CEO Retreat. Our Retreat planning committee has been hard at work developing what promises to be both a compelling program but also a fresh approach to the event that will give it a true "retreat" experience. It starts with a very special venue, in this case, the exclusive Maple Ranch located about an hour outside Kansas City. I had the opportunity to tour the facility with KC Tech CEO Ryan Weber right after our Summer Conference in Des Moines, and I can tell you it is a truly world class venue that will help inspire a stimulating retreat experience. The committee is also well advanced with development of our program and we will be in a position to share those details with you very soon. I am personally very excited about how the 2019 CEO Retreat is shaping up, and I know that enthusiasm is shared by the whole planning committee. More details to follow, but for now I would encourage you to put the dates in your calendars...April 1 to April 3, 2019.
Doug Robertson
TECNA Board Chair
President & CEO, Venn Innovation, Inc 
2019 Upcoming Events
2019 DC Fly-In - Save the Date
February 4 - 6, 2019
Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill  
2019 CEO Retreat - Save the Date
April 1 - 3, 2019
at Maple Ranch Retreat Center in Amorette, Missouri

2019 Summer Conference - Save the Date
July 23 - 25, 2019 in Madison, Wisconsin  
at Epic Corporate Campus
Communities of Interest (CoI) Events
TECNA Communities of Interest (COI) are peer-to-peer collaborations and information-sharing groups exclusively for members: membership, events and workforce.

During webinars, conference calls and Slack Group communications, TECNA members share best practices and gain valuable insights on solving common challenges.

Upcoming COI Meetings:
Events COI - Wednesday, October 3rd, 10:30am P / 1:30pm E
Topic: Cutting through the Noise - Getting Attention and Building an Audience in the Face of Increased Event Competition.

Workforce COI - Wednesday, October 10th, 10:30am P / 1:30pm E
Topic: TBD

The slide deck of the September 26, 2018 Membership COI are now available online for members online, tecna.org/login

TECNA is considering establishing a Marketing/Communications Community of Interest and Slack channel, and we're looking for a Chair for this COI. If you're interested, please contact Alina Hardy: ahardy@tecna.org.

For more information about COIs, please contact Alina Hardy: ahardy@tecna.org.
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Member News
This summer,
Palm Beach Tech Association supported the Palm Beach County Workforce Skills Study and the City of West Palm Beach Economic Study. Check out the key findings from these studies - read here.   
Wisconsin Tech Council
shares that young companies from many sectors will have the opportunity to woo investors at their upcoming event - read more.

Strategic Partner News
Slavic 401k blogs about the importance of employers not underestimating the value of 401(k)s. " Yesterday we learned that U.S. workers view 401(k) plans as a "must-have benefit," and a new report from the Transamerica Center for Retirement Studies suggests that many employers also understand the value of these tax-advantaged savings vehicles. Specifically, 75 percent of surveyed..." Read more here.

One Beacon
shares that leaving the key in the ignition of an unlocked car is an open invitation to a thief. When it comes to cybersecurity, a weak password is the key that unlocks the door to your critical information.  According to Verizon's 2017 Data Breach Investigations Report, 81% of hacking-related breaches leveraged stolen and/or weak passwords. The website HaveIBeenPwned reports that nearly 520 million passwords have been exposed in data breaches. For additional insights on password risks and mitigation tips, check out One Beacon's recent Tech Risk blog post.
TECNA On Slack
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You can group chat, private message, share files and search the discussion archive for help and best practices shared by other members.

Contact Alina Hardy with questions about Slack.

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