From cyberspace to the great outdoors, the KC Tech Council is using past success to develop a one-of-a-kind professional development experience: Camp Cyber.
Traditional conferencing rebooted, the two-day retreat is expected to provide Kansas City’s top information security leaders with exclusive access to industry insiders, said Ryan Weber, KC Tech Council president.
Camp Cyber – set for Sept. 12-13 – aims to break through the mundane with an outside-the-box approach to professional development and networking, he said. It offers participants a resort-style retreat at the secluded Maple Ranch south of Kansas City, rather than stale bagels and cold coffee in a corporate conference room.
“Besides, camp is always fun,” Weber quipped.
Development opportunities like Camp Cyber could be the wave of the future, he said.
“As the role of CISO [chief information security officer] becomes more central to our organizations, it became apparent to us there was a need to connect this leadership group and provide them relevant programming and relationship-building in an exclusive yet relaxed setting,” Weber said.
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Participants are required to hold the highest cyber security rank within their company — a decision Weber defined as critical to the inner workings of Camp Cyber.
Major Kansas City companies such as Cerner, Garmin, and AMC Theatres have thrown their support behind the tech council’s latest endeavor. The three companies are among a select group that rounds out the Camp Cyber steering committee.
“The content is derived from a steering committee comprised of our core audience. Therefore, content will be focused on the audience,” he said as he offered an overview of Camp Cyber’s objectives.
“We rely on industry leaders to drive content for our events,” Weber explained. “That’s why we’ve created a steering committee to ensure we are delivering a high-value event that is relevant to our audience, comprised of their industry peers.”
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