Impact Hosts First IT & Business Security Summit   

April 24, 2018

A security-centric executive summit hosted at Impact Field will provide actionable steps to grow organizations with less risk.

Impact Optimize2018, the first-ever IT and Business Security Summit hosted by Impact, will provide attendees with actionable steps that enable the betterment of information, network and cybersecurity. All the information presented will be designed to facilitate growth and eliminate risk for organizations of all sizes and across all vertical markets, with security as the firm foundation of every solution. The event will include presentations by subject matter experts, breakout sessions among business leaders and live demonstrations of enterprise security and business software. 

"IT Security affects everyone and every business. The reality is that today most companies cannot operate without their IT network, which means business executives need to take a proactive approach to protecting their businesses and data," said Impact Vice President of Managed IT Services, Patrick Layton. "The Impact Optimize2018 Summit is an educational event that will provide valuable insights into all aspects of Information and Technology security. The event will cover a wide-range of security-focused topics such as: physical network security, cloud and mobile security, secure processes/procedures, protection of paper documents, regulations and compliance, vulnerability and penetration testing and more, to ensure executives have strong steps in place based on their company’s specific security needs."  

Impact has worked with a multitude of businesses and watched them struggle to implement the IT and security measures necessary to continue to grow their businesses securely and effectively. As a result, this summit was created to bring together experts in the industry who can provide insights and actions that are needed in today’s business technology landscape. This summit is designed for C-level executives such as CEOs, CFOs, CTOs and CIOs, as well as VPs and director-level business leaders. The security-centric presentations and breakout sessions will be especially beneficial for attendees from these key groups. 

"This conference was designed for more than just for IT professionals.  All business owners and executives need to consider how security can affect their business," says Impact Chief Technology Officer, Frank DeGeorge. "From IT and network considerations to business processes, the Impact Optimize2018 Summit will discuss network security, digital transformation, and even include a session on cyber insurance.” 


Thursday, June 28th, 2018 
Check-in begins at 8:30am 
Event opens at 9:00am 
Event ends at 4:30pm 

Impact Field 
9850 Balmoral Ave. 
Rosemont, IL 60018 

Located in the heart of Rosemont, IL, Impact Field is a brand-new facility that is committed to being the best ballpark in America. Guests of the Impact Optimize2018 Summit will be among the first to visit and attend a special event at Impact Field, as opening day is slated for just a month prior on May 25th, 2018. Attendees will have full access to the stadium and all its amenities throughout the conference. The morning sessions, keynote and afternoon exhibits will take place in the Club – Impact Field’s enclosed mezzanine-level VIP terrace. The afternoon will bring a change of pace and scenery as guests break for a seated lunch in the Super Bar. Afternoon breakout sessions will be held in the Luxury Suites, with the conference wrapping up with a cocktail and networking hour at the Field Suite situated behind left field. 

Speakers at the event will include: IronNet Cybersecurity President of Operations and Training, Major General (Ret.) Brett Williams; Datto Disaster Recovery Expert, Eric Torres; DocuWare Group President, Thomas Schneck; Impact Vice President Managed IT Services, Patrick Layton; and Impact Chief Technology Officer, Frank DeGeorge. Each speaker will touch on the unique aspects of cybersecurity that growing businesses face including sessions on “How SMBs are Saving More Time & Money,” “Document Security with Document Management,” and more. Vendors will include HP, Cisco Meraki, Kofax, ayfie, Datto, Nerdio, Cloud Jumper and more. 

Early bird pricing is available until May 15th with registration starting at $99, then tickets will rise to $199. Tickets can be purchased at For more information about Impact Optimize2018, please visit  

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