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develop.idaho 2019

Idaho Technology Council

Thursday, September 19, 2019 from 8:30 AM to 2:00 PM (MDT)

develop.idaho 2019

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is an annual conference to bring together software professionals in an environment of learning and networking.

This year we bring MORE  for YOU.  Whether you’re a CTO wanting to learn about business impacts, an Engineer or an Entrepreneur in the tech sphere; we have something for you. To bring you more, we have made some changes to the location and date, now located in the Student Union Building (SUB) we are able to provide multiple tracks, picking will be the hard part!



PARKING: Parking is Included in the Lincoln Parking Garage. See below.  





Welcome with Jay Larsen, President & CEO, Idaho Technology Council




AI For Customer Delight with Vijay Anand, Senior VP, Intuit
Artificial Intelligence is no longer just a buzz word in tech circles. More and more companies are actively embracing AI to build durable businesses. But how can you truly maximize the goodness of AI for the customer? The proof of the pudding is in the eating. This session talks about the principles Intuit employs in leveraging AI measurably in its products to power prosperity, so everybody wins.





Insight into the Systems we Develop and Stories We Tell.
At Intuit, employees are taught to design for delight (D4D). It's their approach to innovation and the message is to go beyond customer expectations in delivering ease and benefit. Rather the charge is to evoke positive emotion throughout the customer journey people buy more and tell others about their experience. It is comprised of three parts - Empathy, Go Broad To Go Narrow, and Rapid Experiments with customers. This session will orient you to the Intuit approach with the goal of helping delight your cusotmers. 


Josh Kyzer, Sr. Customer Experience Leader, Intuit

Erin-Todd “Jet” Hansen, Product Owner Salesforce & Operations, Intuit



Are You Sure You’re Prepared to Deal With a Cyber Incident?
When the pressure is on and you’re in the thick of dealing with a live, real-time cyber incident, the robustness of your cyber incident response strategy can be the difference between you controlling the situation and being the next victim of a cyber-attack. In this session, we will discuss the critical components of a cyber incident response plan and step through an example of a real-life cyber incident to help illustrate the importance of advance preparation.


Cory Vaughn, VP Operations, IT & Risk Management, Delta Dental

Dan DeCloss, CEO & Founder, Plextrac

Jeff Newgard, President & CEO, Bank of Idaho

Lauro Chavez, Partner, Head of Cybersecurity Strategy & Research, Silent Sector

Kurt Pipal, Special Agent, Federal Bureau of Investigation



Talent: Finding It and Growing It with Brett Webb, Vice President Product,
In 2018, trucking and freight technology companies raised a record $3.6B in venture capital funds leading to an incredible amount of growth within the industry. As the most trusted freight marketplace in North America, has experienced unprecedented growth over the last three years. In this session, Brett Webb, VP of Product, will share how she grew her team from two to more than 40 people, including her strategy for accelerating and acquiring top talent. She will also discuss how investments in people and culture helped build a vital foundation to support their growth and make people the number one priority.






Innovating Faster Using the Cloud with Jonathan Dion, Senior Technical Evangelist, Amazon Web Services
Cloud is the new normal. Companies of every size deploy new applications to the cloud by default, and migrate legacy applications. With cloud computing, they can focus on what makes their business unique rather than managing IT infrastructure. We’ll discuss how some of the most innovative companies uses AWS and learn how they take advantage of technologies like Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence, Internet of Things and Serverless Computing.








Transforming Your Business With the Cloud 
Application, Migration, and Implementation of Cloud Services 




Jonathan Dion, Sr Technical Evangelist, Amazon Web Services


Ryan Allan, Head of Client Technologies, Covr


Cody Shepherd, Sr Mgr IT Operations, Idaho Power


John Stiffler, Director of Corporate IT, Boise Cascade


Erin-Todd “Jet” Hansen, Product Owner Salesforce & Operations, Intuit




Good Idea! Now What? A discussion on Taking Your Tech Startup to Market
The strategy for bringing new technology to market should be tactical, thoughtful, and fully aware of new tools and trends. This panel, led by experts in the marketing and technology industries, will discuss just that. Panelists will cover best practices of brand- and awareness-building for tech startups, as well as the implementation of development strategies to ensure a product is brought to market at the right time with the proper approaches.


Mike Kerby, President, c308

Philip McLain, Brand Director & Partner, SOVRN

Bryan Cummings, Chief Creative Office, The Garrigan Lyman Group

Sean Winnett, Director of Integrated Media, DaviesMoore

Moderated By: Edward Moore, CEO & Partner, DaviesMoore



Building machine learning models with ML.NET in C# with Cesar de la Torre, Program Manager, Microsoft Corp.
Get started with 
ML.NET so you can create machine learning models in C# to run impressive predictions and use them in your .NET applications!Create innovation in your apps with scenarios such as sentiment analysis, anomaly detection, text classification, object detection and many more! ML.NET is an open source and cross-platform Microsoft framework. No matter what OS you use (Windows, Linux or Mac) we got you covered! In this session we’ll introduce what is ML.NET and Model Builder for Visual Studio and their main scenarios so any .NET developer can get started.







Message from Mayor Bieter




Autonomous Technology with Sterling Anderson, Co-Founder & Chief Product Officer, Aurora Innovation

In this talk, Sterling will describe three transformative changes bearing down on the transportation industry, highlight the opportunities and challenges each presents, and explain how Aurora is building a team and a technology to deliver their benefits safely, quickly, and broadly.




Taking AI from Research to Revenue

Research drives new technology for AI, automation, and connected devices. After harnessing this tech, successful businesses have to create new markets, find entry points to existing supply chains, and create products that show value beyond early adopters. Our panelists share their experiences getting from research to revenue in fields like vehicle autonomy and safety, mobile devices, and networks.


Sterling Anderson, Co-Founder & Chief Product Officer, Aurora Innovation

Dale Hessing, CTO and VP of Engineering, Preco Electronics

Donna Johnson, VP of Product & Solutions Marketing, Cradlepoint

John Wechkin, Partner, Perkins Coie

Bob Brennan, VP Emerging Memory, Micron Technology

Moderated By: Josh Johnston, Director of AI Science, Kount


Parking Instructions:

BSU Student Union Building

1700 W University Dr 

Boise ID 83706


Park in the Lincoln Garage located just south of the SUB.  



Have questions about develop.idaho 2019? Contact Idaho Technology Council

When & Where

Student Union Building
1700 West University Drive
Boise, ID 83725

Thursday, September 19, 2019 from 8:30 AM to 2:00 PM (MDT)

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