Overview

Tech Week 2020, powered by PPAI Tech Summit, is designed to keep you and your industry peers connected while enhancing your technical knowledge–all from the comfort of your couch. This virtual conference will keep you engaged through an array of thought-provoking, expert-led, interactive sessions exploring the most pertinent technology issues affecting the profession. Put on your favorite dress shirt and shorts combo, get comfy and turn on your webcam. Connect with your fellow attendees during the live Q&A and entertaining pop-ups. Then, level up by sharing your ideas and learning how other like-minded promotional products industry IT professionals, decision-makers and executives are leading their organizations’ technological health in our Tech Chat lounges.

The PPAI Tech Week 2020 program will begin on Monday, September 21, 2020 and conclude Friday, September 25, 2020 and will be held virtually. For additional information, please check out our event site.

* First 50 registered receive an attendee gift pack. Registration must be made by August 27, 2020 to receive the package in time for the event.  

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Virtual Tech Week Pricing:

PPAI Members Pricing: $250 will be charged to attend the PPAI Tech Week 2020.

PPAI Associate pricing: $300 non-members will be charged to attend the PPAI Tech Week.

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Who may attend this event?

To be eligible to attend any PPAI event, you must be a PPAI Member or Associate, meaning you own or are employed by a company that manufactures, imports or resells promotional products.  

To register for any of PPAI's live education events, individuals must be listed on the company roster of a business in The PPAI Directory. Each registration requires an individual login. For assistance logging in, contact Membership at 888-426-7724 ext. 3900 or email Membership@ppai.org.  

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Cancellation Policy

Refunds will be issued, minus $75 processing fee, up to and including Thursday, September 10, 2020. After Thursday, September 10, 2020, refunds will not be issued. Refunds will not be issued for conference no-shows. All cancellations must be emailed to Veronica Bailon.

Speaker(s)

David Jackson

Director of IT, Sweda Company

David Jackson serves as the Director of Information Technology for Sweda, an ASI Top 20 Supplier. Prior to joining the Sweda team in 2015, David worked in Executive Management and Technical Services for a number of top-tier firms in the Los Angeles area including: Rutan & Tucker, Stradling, Yocca, Carson, & Rauth, Orange Police Department, EB Bradley Company, and Exemplis Office Seating.

With a passion for cyber security and education, David previously taught Network Security, Cisco, Novell, and Microsoft Certified courses for over 11 years at Coastline and Orange Coast Colleges. Outside of the office David’s creative endeavors include filmmaking, photography, and woodworking. You can find David on Instagram, Facebook, and YouTube as @booyajoe.

Paul Elfstrom

IT Director

Paul Elfstrom is the director of information technology for PPAI and is responsible for the management, strategy and execution of IT infrastructure for the Association. He also oversees technical projects that align with PPAI’s strategic plan to ensure effective delivery of Association programs. Currently, he serves as staff liaison to the Technology Committee. In his spare time, he enjoys family activities and playing guitar.

Mike Pfeiffer

VP of Technology, American Solutions For Business

Mike Pfeiffer is a technology executive who specializes in developing technical leaders and helping non-technical people understand complex technical concepts. He has over 30 years of experience, having served at a data and marketing solutions vendor, a consumer packaged goods company, a trade and expense management solutions provider, and Mayor.

Jeff Tobe

Speaker and Author

Jeff Tobe is a Certified Professional Speaker and author, known for his popular book, Coloring Outside the Lines, and for co-author of best-sellers, The Sales Coach and The Communication Coach. Over the past 20 years, Tobe has traveled the world as a speaker, trainer and business consultant, educating professionals on practices to improve the customer experience. He prides himself on presenting up-to-the-minute, cutting-edge material as it relates to designing the ideal customer experience by engaging people more in their day-to-day tasks. He was named one of the top 15 speakers in North America by Convention & Meetings magazine, and has spoken to clients, including PNC Bank, Microsoft, RE/MAX International, Erickson Living, The Dubai Water Authority and Pepsi Cola International.

Bille Forman

Director of Marketing

Bille Forman began at SAGE in 2007 where she is responsible for the development and execution of marketing and public relations initiatives as well as all corporate tradeshows and events. She graduated from Morningside College in Sioux City, IA with a degree in business administration. She has been a PPAI volunteer for many years and is currently serving on the PPAI Research Committee. She is a lover of technology, marketing, creative people, and being inspired through travel, hard work, coffee and dogs. 

Raj Mukherjee

Integration Team Lead

Raj Mukherjee is the Integration Team Lea for Hit Promotional Products. Data Science Enthusiast, with master’s degree in Business Analytics and Electrical Engineering I have a passion for solving real world business problems. Raj is a part of the standards Committee for Promostandards and part of the 2020 PPAI Tech Committee. Experienced Integration Director with a demonstrated history of working in the marketing and advertising industry. Skilled in machine learning, business intelligence, project management and ERP migrations.

Jon Norris

Vice President

Jon Norris is the vice president of operations for Starline USA Inc, located in Grand Island, New York, where he oversees manufacturing, warehousing, customer service and technology functions. Norris is currently the chair of the PPAI Technology Committee. Norris is currently helping drive an industry data integrations project, labeled PromoStandards, that believes that this is the future of our industry long term sustainability.He also is a PromoKitchen volunteer and Chef. As an industry Millennial, he is involved in numerous millennial initiatives industrywide to help drive the awareness of the changing workplace.

Certification Credit

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MAS 10.0 points will be added to your transcript after participants complete each post-session evaluation.

Event Details

For the conference agenda, speaker list, round table discussion information or the sponsorship list, check out our event site.

Cancellation Policy

Refunds will be issued, minus a $75 processing fee, up to and including, Thursday, September 10, 2020. After Thursday, September 10, 2020, refunds will not be issued. Refunds will not be issued for conference no-shows. All cancellations must be emailed to Veronica Bailon.

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Monday Tech Week Sessions
Monday Tech Week Login
09/21/2020 at 11:00 AM (CDT)   |  180 minutes
09/21/2020 at 11:00 AM (CDT)   |  180 minutes
Tuesday Tech Week Sessions
Tuesday Tech Week Login
09/22/2020 at 11:00 AM (CDT)   |  180 minutes
09/22/2020 at 11:00 AM (CDT)   |  180 minutes
Wednesday Tech Week Sessions
Wednesday Tech Week Login
09/23/2020 at 11:00 AM (CDT)   |  180 minutes
09/23/2020 at 11:00 AM (CDT)   |  180 minutes
Thursday Tech Week Sessions
Thursday Tech Week Login
09/24/2020 at 11:00 AM (CDT)   |  180 minutes
09/24/2020 at 11:00 AM (CDT)   |  180 minutes
Friday Tech Week Sessions
Friday Tech Week Login
09/25/2020 at 11:00 AM (CDT)   |  180 minutes
09/25/2020 at 11:00 AM (CDT)   |  180 minutes
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