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Technology Association of Iowa - Iowa Technology (IT) Roadshow sponsored by Pratum

As Iowa’s leading cybersecurity experts, Pratum is excited to announce a new partnership with the Technology Association of Iowa (TAI). Pratum will serve as a sponsor of the first Iowa Technology (IT) Roadshow; promoting the importance of cybersecurity across the state of Iowa.

The goal of the IT Roadshow is to share information and promote advocacy for the technology industry. As a company with clients across Iowa, it’s important for Pratum to bring knowledge of cybersecurity to the entire state. This is part of Pratum’s continual mission to provide quality, cybersecurity resources through education and assistance.

What the Roadshow will look like:

There will be ten stops on the IT Roadshow with the hope of reaching as many people as possible. These events will be held in rural communities all over Iowa to share information with individuals looking to learn more about the technology industry. Each event will feature four panelists who specialize in different fields of technology. As leading sponsors Pratum and U.S. Cellular will be constant fixtures, speaking at every stop on the tour.

"The Technology Association of Iowa continues to connect its members and provide unique opportunities to unite Iowa's technology community. The IT Roadshow is a prime example of their commitment to finding innovative ways to provide technology education to our state, and we are excited to join them on this tour across Iowa,” said Jordan Engbers, Pratum CAO.

Topics being covered:

Each panel will be customized to fit the needs of the community attending. Some of the topics covered during the tour will include: Agriculture Technology, Tech Education, Telemedicine Services, Manufacturing Technology, and much more! (TAI will be releasing more details early in 2020 on the topics being covered in each city.)

Pratum’s involvement in the IT Roadshow will be discussing how cybersecurity impacts businesses from every corner of the state. Pratum will share information about the importance of protecting your data, and how to pinpoint the risks even small businesses face. The practices Pratum will be speaking on are the same for anyone looking to create a more robust security program, no matter the size of your organization.

“There are a lot of really cool things happening across the state of Iowa. Pratum recognizes the strength of our economy is tied to helping maintain and grow the business environment throughout the state, not just the larger metro areas. The IT Roadshow proves that TAI and our members are a statewide community that can collaborate to meet the needs of the entire state,” said Dave Nelson, Pratum Founder and CEO.

With the constant changes in technology, particularly cybersecurity, Pratum is thrilled to share expertise with anyone looking to protect their online assets.

Iowa Technology Roadshow Events:

Spring IT Roadshow Schedule (Updated dates coming soon)

  • Burlington, Iowa (Greater Burlington Partnership)
  • Ottumwa, Iowa (Ottumwa Regional Legacy Foundation)
  • Grinnell, Iowa (Grinnell Area Chamber of Commerce)
  • Indianola, Iowa (Indianola Chamber of Commerce)
  • Council Bluffs, Iowa (Council Bluffs Area Chamber of Commerce)

Fall IT Roadshow Schedule

  • October 19, 2020: Decorah, Iowa
  • October 20, 2020: Waverly, Iowa (Waverly Chamber of Commerce)
  • October 21, 2020: Fort Dodge, Iowa (Greater Fort Dodge Growth Alliance)
  • October 22, 2020: Spencer, Iowa (Iowa Lakes Corridor Development Corporation)
  • October 23, 2020: Sioux City, Iowa (Siouxland Chamber of Commerce)

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