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2017 02 15

posted Sep 25, 2014, 8:35 AM by Cincinnati North Ima   [ updated Feb 9, 2017, 5:53 AM ]

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

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Location: Montgomery Inn - The Original

9440 Montgomery Rd. Montgomery, OH 45242 · Phone (513) 791-3482


5:40 PM  Economic Development

Harry Blanton, Vice President, HCDC Economic Development

Harry Blanton is Manager of the Hamilton County Economic Development Office (EDO), a division of Hamilton County Development Company (HCDC). He is also a Vice President of HCDC. In his role as Manager, Mr. Blanton supervises the staff and directs the programs of the Office.

EDO was created by the Hamilton County Commissioners to provide economic development services to the communities and businesses of Hamilton County. EDO focuses on business retention, expansion and attraction utilizing incentive, financing and site development programs.

Mr. Blanton has been with the Economic Development Office for more than 20 years. He received a Master of Community Planning from the University of Cincinnati and holds a B.A. from the University of Notre Dame. 

7:00 PM Networking time

7:30 PM IT Security

Chris Nyhuis – Vigilant Now

Chris Nyhuis is the founder and president of Vigilant Technology Solutions, a leader in cyber-security, network security and managed IT solutions located in Cincinnati, Ohio. Chris and his team have spent their careers protecting companies in both the enterprise and SMB space, with a focus on the automotive, food supply chain and telecommunications industries. In 2009, realizing that the way companies were protecting their networks was no longer effective, he and his team of security specialists developed Vigilant’s CyberDNA product, which provides real-time cyber threat alerting, policy adherence, malware analysis and immediate correlation of customers’ data across Vigilant's Distributed Cyber Intelligence network and Cyber Analyst team after less than one hour of implementation time. Vigilant is an industry leader in reducing incident time-to-detection in customer networks to minutes and hours, a stark difference from the industry average of 215 days.