5 Ways to Make the Most of Fast Forward 2016

Fast Forward 2016

The world that we live in is being disrupted by technology at a more rapid pace than ever. Cloud, big data, and security are just a few topics evolving daily. To be a successful IT leader, you need to do more than just keep pace—you need to move faster than your competition. At IDS Fast Forward 2016, learn how to do this firsthand from industry leaders, hundreds of your peers, and our world-class sponsors. Fast Forward is more than a conference—it’s an opportunity to learn how to drive your career forward.

Here are five ways you can make the most of it:

1. Get inspired.

A statistician who changed baseball and helped end one of the longest championship droughts in sports history…

An ex-Navy SEAL who has dedicated his life to keeping us all safe…

A leader in the tech and non-profit community who has helped over 300 inner-city adults find careers in technology.

What do Bill James, Vic Hyder, and Sandee Kastrul have in common? Not only are they all presenters at IDS Fast Forward, each of them has defied the odds and accomplished the “impossible”. As you listen to their stories, think about how you can be a disruptive force in your own company. Be open to new ideas, and catch the spark of inspiration.

2. See the future.

The sponsors of IDS Fast Forward represent some of the world’s leading technologies. Throughout the course of the event, you will have multiple opportunities to talk one-on-one with their top executives about the latest emerging technologies. Build relationships with strategic leaders who are enabling tech-forward companies like yours to change the way the world works.

3. Join the conversation.

This year’s Fast Forward attendees are among the most influential people in the tech world. We want to hear what YOU think. Enrich the conference by making your voice heard. Here are a few ways you can contribute to the conversation:

• Engage in Q&A with our speakers.
• Tweet each other and us @IDSForward throughout the event!
• Keep the dialog open post-event and make sure to use the hashtag #IDSFastForward.

4. Eat, drink and be merry.

Fast Forward attracts CIOs, VPs, and IT Directors from some of the best companies in the world. Take advantage of the happy hour to mix and mingle with your peers as well as the day’s presenters. (Where else can you talk baseball over a beer with Bill James?) This is a “can’t miss” networking event, featuring live entertainment. And don’t forget to check out the view! The outdoor terrace at Venue SIX10 boasts one of the best views of Lake Michigan and the Chicago skyline.

5. Share the experience.

By attending Fast Forward with a colleague, you can maximize your company’s exposure to our sponsors, other attendees, and the featured presenters. Divide and conquer the exhibitor area, the luncheon and the happy hour to talk to as many people as possible. And when you get back to the office, partner up with one another to help bring new ways of thinking and new energy into your company.

Still need another reason to join the fun? The event is free to all attendees, and you’ll automatically be entered to win a variety of prizes including iPad Pros and Amazon Echos in our raffle. IDS Fast Forward is the premier technology event of the summer—make the most of it! Click here to register.