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Monday, June 20
 

9:00am PDT

Pre-Conference (Sophos)
Monday June 20, 2022 9:00am - 4:00pm PDT
Somerset Room
 
Tuesday, June 21
 

7:00am PDT

Grab and Go Breakfast
Grab a quick breakfast on your way to the bus for mass.

Tuesday June 21, 2022 7:00am - 7:30am PDT
Kensington Ballroom North

7:30am PDT

Load Busses for Mass
Tuesday June 21, 2022 7:30am - 7:45am PDT
Lobby

8:00am PDT

Opening Mass
Tuesday June 21, 2022 8:00am - 9:00am PDT
Christ Cathedral

9:00am PDT

Group Photo
Tuesday June 21, 2022 9:00am - 9:15am PDT
Christ Cathedral

9:30am PDT

Opening of the 38th Annual DISC
Tuesday June 21, 2022 9:30am - 9:35am PDT
Christ Cathedral

9:35am PDT

Day 1: Session 1:Keynote Presentation:How to Think Like a Member of the Clergy
How to Think like a member of the clergy


Speakers
avatar for Bishop Monforton

Bishop Monforton

Diocese of Steubenville


Tuesday June 21, 2022 9:35am - 10:35am PDT
Christ Cathedral

10:35am PDT

Christ Cathedral Campus Tour
Tuesday June 21, 2022 10:35am - 11:30am PDT
Christ Cathedral

11:30am PDT

Lunch
Tuesday June 21, 2022 11:30am - 12:30pm PDT
Christ Cathedral

12:30pm PDT

Load Buses for Return to Hotel
Tuesday June 21, 2022 12:30pm - 12:45pm PDT
Christ Cathedral

1:10pm PDT

Day 1: Session 2:Emerging Technology Trends for Dioceses
Nic Prenger, CEO of Prenger Solutions Group, will discuss emerging trends and share case studies of how dioceses are using emerging technology to streamline processes, increase fundraising and communicate more effectively. Nic will cover topics including parish and diocesan database management, fundraising automation and social media content delivery for parishes.

Speakers
avatar for Nic Prenger

Nic Prenger

Prenger Solutions Group
Nic Prenger founded Prenger Solutions Group in 2018 to help Catholic parishes, schools and dioceses adapt and thrive in the new world of digital fundraising. Having spent the previous 12 years leading one of the largest Catholic fundraising firms in the nation, Nic saw first-hand... Read More →


Tuesday June 21, 2022 1:10pm - 2:10pm PDT
Cornwall

2:20pm PDT

Day 1: Session 3:Building Automation Workflows
Nic Prenger will share real-world examples of how your diocese can use automation tools to increase fundraising, streamline gift entry, improve parish reporting and clean your database while you sleep.

Speakers
avatar for Nic Prenger

Nic Prenger

Prenger Solutions Group
Nic Prenger founded Prenger Solutions Group in 2018 to help Catholic parishes, schools and dioceses adapt and thrive in the new world of digital fundraising. Having spent the previous 12 years leading one of the largest Catholic fundraising firms in the nation, Nic saw first-hand... Read More →


Tuesday June 21, 2022 2:20pm - 3:20pm PDT
Westmorland

2:20pm PDT

Day 1: Session 4:The Biblical View of Data: Transforming your data from numbers to children of God
This presentation will look at the importance of data in the Old Testament. Specific focus on Leviticus and Numbers will show how data is not just about gathering information, but rather proclaiming that the Hebrew people are part of God's family. Then from the old to the new, Tommy will present the biblical view of data through the New Testament, specifically the importance of living a sacramental life. If you are struggling with the sometimes monotonous task of using a database to track members, this talk will help remind you of the importance of what we do, claiming people as part of God's precious family.  

Speakers
avatar for Tommy Shultz

Tommy Shultz

Diocesan
Tommy Shultz is a Business Development Representative for Diocesan. In this role, he is committed to bringing the best software to dioceses and parishes while helping them evangelize on the digital continent. Tommy has worked in various diocese and parish roles since his graduation... Read More →


Tuesday June 21, 2022 2:20pm - 3:20pm PDT
Somerset Room

3:20pm PDT

Snack Break
Tuesday June 21, 2022 3:20pm - 3:40pm PDT
Kensington East and West

3:40pm PDT

Quickbyte-Diocesan
Tuesday June 21, 2022 3:40pm - 4:10pm PDT
Kensington East and West

4:15pm PDT

Quickbyte-VersAlta
Tuesday June 21, 2022 4:15pm - 4:45pm PDT
Kensington East and West

4:50pm PDT

Day 1: Session 6:Network and Endpoint Management Tools Panel

Speakers
avatar for Truong Le

Truong Le

End Point Engineer, Diocese of Orange
Truong Le is the End Point Engineer for the Diocese of Orange. Truong has 20 years of experience managing end points.  Currently, Truong is utilizing Datto Remote Monitoring Management (RMM).  This cloud-base tool allows him to efficiently provide remote support and proactive monitoring... Read More →
avatar for Kevin Littrell

Kevin Littrell

DISC Board member


Tuesday June 21, 2022 4:50pm - 5:50pm PDT
Westmorland

4:50pm PDT

Day1: Session 7:Creating a Culture of Security Awareness
Speakers
avatar for James McQuiggan

James McQuiggan

Security Awareness Advocate, Knowbe4
James is a Security Awareness Advocate for the KnowBe4 Company.  Prior to joining KnowBe4, James worked for Siemens for eighteen years where he was responsible for various roles over that time.  James was the Product & Solution Security Officer Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy. He... Read More →


Tuesday June 21, 2022 4:50pm - 5:50pm PDT
Somerset Room

6:30pm PDT

Exhibitor Reception
Tuesday June 21, 2022 6:30pm - 7:30pm PDT
Kensington East and West

9:00pm PDT

Hospitality Suite
Tuesday June 21, 2022 9:00pm - 11:00pm PDT
TBA
 
Wednesday, June 22
 

7:00am PDT

Daily Mass
Wednesday June 22, 2022 7:00am - 7:30am PDT
TBA

7:30am PDT

Breakfast
Wednesday June 22, 2022 7:30am - 8:30am PDT
Kensington Ballroom North

8:30am PDT

Day2: Session 1-The Better Team: Sowing Organizational Health, Reaping Results
The health of an organization is the great multiplier of its fruitfulness.  Chris Ruff will draw on what he calls the “brilliantly simple” insights of Catholic author and consultant Pat Lencioni to describe the behaviors and principles at the heart of a thriving, successful team.  Chris will illustrate these with stories from his experience as an ECG consultant, as well as a practitioner of the method on his own diocesan team.  His talk will center especially on the core principles of cohesiveness and clarity as the pathway to joyful success as we strive to do God’s work

Speakers
avatar for Christopher Ruff

Christopher Ruff

Evangelium Consulting Group
Christopher Ruff is a consultant for Evangelium Consulting Group (ECG) and Director of the Office for Ministries and Social Concerns for the Diocese of La Crosse.  In 2015, Chris received his consultant training from Keith Borchers, the founder and president of ECG, who systematically... Read More →


Wednesday June 22, 2022 8:30am - 9:30am PDT
Cornwall

9:40am PDT

Quickbyte-OSV-Using Technology to Build A Stronger Parish and Diocese
Technology is an important reality in managing a parish and a diocese today, but it is more than simply keeping track of names and addresses. Your parish staffs need a system that is easy to use, intuitive and designed by and for Catholics so the information is complete and correct and can be reported and consolidated for the parish and the diocesan leaders. Your parishes need a system that has features that are designed to help individual parishioners become more engaged and grow closer to Christ. Stronger more engaged parishioners make stronger more engaged parishes and dioceses. OSV Church Manager and the Mission Pathways suite provide the solution to strengthen parishes and dioceses today and into the future.

Speakers
avatar for Mike Cusick

Mike Cusick

Sr Director of Technical Sales, OSV
Mike Cusick recently joined OSV as the Sr Director of Technical Sales. He was the former President and CEO of Mission Pathways, where they helped parishes build engaged, joy-filled disciples with their software tool: The Mission Suite. Previously he was the Vice President of Sales... Read More →
avatar for Lois Wajer

Lois Wajer

Senior Technical Sales Manager, OSV
Lois Wajer began her career at Our Sunday Visitor 11 years ago, starting as a Customer Service Representative then moving to Digital Product Specialist and Sales Manager before becoming the Senior Technical Sales Manager. Lois focusses on helping dioceses and parishes maximize their... Read More →


Wednesday June 22, 2022 9:40am - 10:10am PDT
Kensington East and West

10:20am PDT

Day 2: Session 2:O365 Management and Security discussion panel

Speakers
avatar for Jon Ellis

Jon Ellis

Systems Manager, Diocese of Orange
Jon Ellis is the Systems Manager for the Diocese of Orange. Jon leads the team of employees and vendors that are responsible for the systems architecture, deployment, and maintenance. Jon’s current focus is on migrating department, ministry, and user files shares onto Teams and... Read More →
KM

Kimberly Murphy

Diocese of Arlington, VA
avatar for Sissy Maves

Sissy Maves

Diocese of Duluth
Sissy Maves is an Information Technology Coordinator for the Diocese of Duluth. She specializes in Microsoft 365 and Cyber Security. Educating employees on how to use various applications, best practices for internet security, and how to be aware of and avoid phishing scams.


Wednesday June 22, 2022 10:20am - 11:20am PDT
Westmorland

10:20am PDT

Day2 Session 3-Why We Hate Meetings, and How to Fix Them
Chris Ruff remembers vividly the days when he dreaded staff meetings.  In this breakout, he will put his finger on the all-too-common failings that make meetings a pain and stunt their fruitfulness.  He will then describe a refreshing way of conducting meetings that has made all the difference for his own diocesan team – going on seven happy years now!  The shift is radical, and it starts with the “agenda.”

Speakers
avatar for Christopher Ruff

Christopher Ruff

Evangelium Consulting Group
Christopher Ruff is a consultant for Evangelium Consulting Group (ECG) and Director of the Office for Ministries and Social Concerns for the Diocese of La Crosse.  In 2015, Chris received his consultant training from Keith Borchers, the founder and president of ECG, who systematically... Read More →


Wednesday June 22, 2022 10:20am - 11:20am PDT
Somerset Room

11:30am PDT

12:00pm PDT

Lunch
Wednesday June 22, 2022 12:00pm - 1:00pm PDT
Kensington Ballroom North

1:00pm PDT

General Session Day 2 Session 4 :On Prem to Cloud Migration-How to Get There and Lessons Learned
Speakers
avatar for Mitch Chen

Mitch Chen

Chief Executive Officer., ITS Group
Mr. Mitchell Chen leads ITS Group as Chief Executive Officer.  Mitchell brings over 30 years of Microsoft cloud, email and unified communications experience.  Mitchell architected, implemented and managed multiple large-scale enterprise level Exchange, Skype for Business and Microsoft... Read More →


Wednesday June 22, 2022 1:00pm - 2:00pm PDT
Cornwall

2:10pm PDT

Quickbyte-Data integriy Services/Sophos-2022 Threat Landscape
Sophos Labs is Sophos’ global threat intelligence platform, and it has visibility from not only our 500,000+ customer base, but 100,000,000 users.  We will share the key trends in Cybersecurity from our unique vantage point.  Topics will include updates on the evolution of The State of Ransomware in 2022, Attack Tools and Targets, and AI in Cyberthreats, etc.  We will wrap up our threat landscape session with some advice on how to properly defend your businesses in today’s industrialized cyber-threat market.  



Speakers
avatar for Chester Wisniewski

Chester Wisniewski

Principal Research Scientist, Sophos
Chester Wisniewski is a principal research scientist at next-generation security leader Sophos. With more than 20 years of professional experience, his interest in security and privacy first peaked while learning to hack from bulletin board text files in the 1980s, and has since been... Read More →


Wednesday June 22, 2022 2:10pm - 2:40pm PDT
Kensington East and West

2:50pm PDT

Day 2: Session 5:Church Mgmt Solutions
Speakers
avatar for Deacon John Manera

Deacon John Manera

Deacon John Manera was ordained as Permanent Deacon in the Archdiocese of Detroit, October 2012, and is currently assigned to St. Joseph the Worker Parish in Lake Orion, Michigan. He holds diplomas from Sacred Heart Major Seminary in Pastoral Ministry and Diaconal Studies. Additionally... Read More →


Wednesday June 22, 2022 2:50pm - 3:50pm PDT
Westmorland

2:50pm PDT

Day 2: Session 6:Microsoft 365
Speakers
avatar for Mitch Chen

Mitch Chen

Chief Executive Officer., ITS Group
Mr. Mitchell Chen leads ITS Group as Chief Executive Officer.  Mitchell brings over 30 years of Microsoft cloud, email and unified communications experience.  Mitchell architected, implemented and managed multiple large-scale enterprise level Exchange, Skype for Business and Microsoft... Read More →


Wednesday June 22, 2022 2:50pm - 3:50pm PDT
Somerset Room

4:00pm PDT

Quickbyte-Insight's Managed Service Offerings
James ‘Jim’  Mannion, boasting an 18-year trusted advisor relationship with the Diocese of Trenton will present an overview of Insight’s Managed Service offerings for Infrastructure, Security, VDI/desktop, and if time allows Cloud and Service Desk (aka Remote Helpdesk).

Speakers
avatar for Jim Mannion

Jim Mannion

Senior Solutions Executive, Insight
Jim is a 3 decade consultant applying IT to solve business problems with maximum efficacy. Currently working as Senior Solutions Executive for Insight’s Cloud + Datacenter division helping clients to become aware and take advantage of modern tools/processes to optimize their IT... Read More →


Wednesday June 22, 2022 4:00pm - 4:30pm PDT
Kensington East and West

5:00pm PDT

Load Bus for Outing- West Entrance
Wednesday June 22, 2022 5:00pm - 5:15pm PDT
Lobby

6:30pm PDT

Outing-Harbor Side Balboa Island
Wednesday June 22, 2022 6:30pm - 9:30pm PDT
Lobby

10:00pm PDT

Hospitality Suite
Wednesday June 22, 2022 10:00pm - 11:00pm PDT
Presidential Suite (RM 424)
 
Thursday, June 23
 

7:00am PDT

Daily Mass
Thursday June 23, 2022 7:00am - 7:30am PDT
TBA

7:30am PDT

Breakfast
Thursday June 23, 2022 7:30am - 8:30am PDT
Kensington Ballroom North

8:30am PDT

Day 3: Session 1:Keynote-Data Driven Decision Making-Data Warehouse solutions/Lessons learned
Speakers
avatar for Michael Laughrey

Michael Laughrey

Partners Edge
Michael D. LaugheryDirector of Partner ServicesAs the Director of Partner Services for PartnersEdge and its parent company, Catholic Finance Corporation, Mike brings over 30 years of financial, sales, and operational management experience in private and nonprofit marketplaces. His... Read More →


Thursday June 23, 2022 8:30am - 9:30am PDT
Cornwall

9:40am PDT

Quickbyte-Spectrum VOIP-The changing landscape of the telecommunications experience within the Catholic Church
We will discuss what we have seen on a National basis in place in schools, churches and other Diocese facilities and how the new Cloud Communications can  change the overall internal and external experience:
 
  1. Can the new technology reduce operating expenses from carrier consolidation?
  2. Can the new technology reduce operating expenses with the elimination of any on premise service or support agreements?
  3. Can the new hosted technology remove the heavy load of being the phone company for the parish/school sites?
  4. Can the new hosted technology provide enhancements to the parish or school that will impact the overall experience.
 

Speakers
avatar for Chris Jackson

Chris Jackson

Spectrum VOIP
Chris Jackson has a proven track record in the design, implementation, and support of customer driven telecommunications solutions in virtually every industry.  These experiences began in the On-premise telecommunications industry and have grown into the Hosted UcaaS space.  Today... Read More →


Thursday June 23, 2022 9:40am - 10:10am PDT
Kensington East and West

10:20am PDT

Day3 Session 2-Security incident panel discussion
Speakers
avatar for Kaene Soto

Kaene Soto

Network & Security Manager, Diocese of Orange
Kaene Soto is the Network & Security Manager for the Diocese of Orange. He joined the team in October of 2017 and is responsible for growing security awareness, cyber incident response, and maturing the security posture and governance throughout the dioceses. Kaene also oversees the... Read More →
avatar for Kory Hopkins

Kory Hopkins

DISC Board member
Kory Hopkins is the Director of Information Technology for the Diocese of Syracuse. For the past 22 years he has worked with parishes, schools, cemeteries and diocesan offices in virtually every technological and communications arena. Kory has experience with transitions and migrations... Read More →
avatar for Neil Kessler-Diocese of Orange IT team

Neil Kessler-Diocese of Orange IT team

Neil Kessler is the Director of Information Technology for the Diocese of Orange. In 2015, Neil started the Diocesan IT Department, consolidating IT Services for the Christ Cathedral Campus, and other diocesan entities. Over the last 7 years, Neil has developed and led the Diocesan... Read More →


Thursday June 23, 2022 10:20am - 11:20am PDT
Cornwall

11:30am PDT

Quickbyte-Pushpay



Thursday June 23, 2022 11:30am - 12:00pm PDT
Kensington East and West

12:00pm PDT

Exhibitor Drawing
Thursday June 23, 2022 12:00pm - 12:30pm PDT
Kensington East and West

12:30pm PDT

Lunch
Thursday June 23, 2022 12:30pm - 1:30pm PDT
Kensington Ballroom North

1:30pm PDT

2:40pm PDT

Day 3: Session 4:Ransom-proof: Ransomware and Cyber-threat Protection for 2022
The last year saw major changes in the way that cyber-attacks, including ransomware, unfold. While the concerns and challenges are real, there is a framework to assist in enhancing your cyber-resiliency.
 
Join Veeam in this session to learn about:
•             Recent trends for protecting  your organization from malicious attacks
•             Best practices to put your data in a better position mitigate and remediate against ransomware
•             Lessons learned from actual ransomware attacks
•             And more!

Speakers
avatar for Jeff Reichard

Jeff Reichard

VP, Public Sector & Compliance Strategy, Veeam
Jeff Reichard is Vice President, Public Sector & Compliance Strategy in the Office of the CTO at Veeam. Jeff drives strategic product and go-to-market engagement with public sector and enterprise customers, with a particular focus on risk and compliance. He has 25 years of experience... Read More →


Thursday June 23, 2022 2:40pm - 3:40pm PDT
Westmorland

2:40pm PDT

Day3: Session 5:Microsoft Teams
Speakers
avatar for Mitch Chen

Mitch Chen

Chief Executive Officer., ITS Group
Mr. Mitchell Chen leads ITS Group as Chief Executive Officer.  Mitchell brings over 30 years of Microsoft cloud, email and unified communications experience.  Mitchell architected, implemented and managed multiple large-scale enterprise level Exchange, Skype for Business and Microsoft... Read More →


Thursday June 23, 2022 2:40pm - 3:40pm PDT
Somerset Room

3:50pm PDT

Day 1: Session 5-Security Incident Case Study from the Diocese of Syracuse

Speakers
avatar for Kory Hopkins

Kory Hopkins

DISC Board member
Kory Hopkins is the Director of Information Technology for the Diocese of Syracuse. For the past 22 years he has worked with parishes, schools, cemeteries and diocesan offices in virtually every technological and communications arena. Kory has experience with transitions and migrations... Read More →


Thursday June 23, 2022 3:50pm - 4:40pm PDT
TBA

4:50pm PDT

Closing Session:Leader-Protector-Provider: The ONLY mission for the Catholic IT Leaders.
The digital pace of our world is rapidly expanding, opening new opportunities to share the "Good, the True, and the Beautiful" in ways the Church could have only dreamed of in years past. However, as with all good things there are downsides and challenges that must be faced and managed. As Catholic IT leaders you are the ones tasked with this immense responsibility. Truly silent professionals standing watch over the data and infrastructure, as well as equipping the Church with the tools to carry out her mission to save souls. In this talk, Joe McClane will light a fire in your heart, reminding you of the importance of your mission as leader, protectors, providers, and guardians of the digital frontier of Holy Mother Church. 


Speakers
avatar for Joe McClane

Joe McClane

President, ChiRho Impact Media LLC
Joe McClane - a powerful and dynamic Catholic speaker, radio host, documentary filmmaker, and author - has been working full time in Catholic evangelization since 2008, traveling across the USA and oversees lighting a fire in the hearts of thousands for Christ and His Church. Joe... Read More →


Thursday June 23, 2022 4:50pm - 5:50pm PDT
Cornwall

6:00pm PDT

Cocktails
Thursday June 23, 2022 6:00pm - 6:15pm PDT
Kensington Ballroom North

6:30pm PDT

Closing Banquet
Thursday June 23, 2022 6:30pm - 9:00pm PDT
Kensington Ballroom North

9:00pm PDT

Hospitality Suite
Thursday June 23, 2022 9:00pm - 11:00pm PDT
Presidential Suite (RM 424)