Recent and Upcoming Emerge Events

Starting 9/28

Cyber Security Video Series

On August 23rd, Emerge hosted a Cyber-Security keynote and panel discussion, which we recorded (we are AWESOME with IT, still learning when it comes to video recording and editing).

Every Tuesday over the next 12 weeks, we will be releasing the videos to the Emerge YouTube channel. In addition, we will be interspersing three lunchtime Q&A Webinars with Cyber-Security experts, sponsored by Cisco (registration link below).


Learn21 Ohio CoSN Conference

We are excited to be a part of the Learn21 Ohio CoSN Conference! Exceptional information that brings together innovative EdTech Leaders on October 27!

Early bird ends September 30th - REGISTER HERE

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Cyber Security and You - Adams County Chamber of Commerce Free Seminar

At this seminar you will hear from professionals who will share information on:

• Current Cybersecurity Trends
• Tips on how to protect yourself
• How to access free cybersecurity resources

Click HERE to register for this informative event for the Financial Sector.

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Cincinnati Business Courier Cyber Security Forum

On Nov. 4, the Business Courier will hold an in-person forum, during which our group of experts will provide the latest news and advice related to this critically important topic.

Panelists will include:

  • Doug Davidson, Director of Information Technology Services, GBQ Holdings LLC
  • Ashley Earle, Attorney, Calfee, Halter & Griswold LLP 
  • Allan Hilsinger, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Guard Well Identity Theft Solutions
  • Jesse Kegley, Managing Partner, Emerge Technologies

Tickets and more information HERE


Emerge 2021 Golf Outing with Keynote by Wes Spencer

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THIS EVENT HAS PASSED – On-Demand Recordings and Webinars Coming Soon

See Sneak PeEk Video "Addressing The Gap" HERE

Join us for the 2021 Emerge Golf Outing at Traditions Golf Course. 

We are excited to host Cybersecurity Innovator Wes Spencer of Perch Security and Connectwise as the keynote speaker for the 2021 Emerge Golf Outing

“Cyber security is no longer an IT issue but is increasingly one of today's most significant business risks. While the topic is certainly in the news worldwide, it’s unfortunately also in our community. Whether you’re a business owner, leading a school or organization, or responsible for IT security, it is essential for all of us to appreciate today’s cyber risk and the impact it could have on our businesses, schools, and our community.”

Emerge COO, Clark Earick



Wes Spencer is a nationally recognized technology innovator and cybersecurity expert. He has served as a senior executive and adviser from Fortune 500 to venture capitalist backed startups, was awarded the 2020 Cybersecurity Educator of the Year by the Cybersecurity Excellence Awards, and been featured in The Wall Street Journal, Pro Publica, Dark Reading, and many other outlets.

Wes has served on multiple advisory committees with distinguished organizations, such as American Banker, Sentinel One, and FS-ISAC. He currently serves on the Department of Homeland Security AIS advisory committee and is active in the STIX working group to continue to drive automation standards in threat intelligence sharing.

By profession, Wes is the VP and External CISO of ConnectWise (formerly CISO of Perch Security). Wes provides thought leadership externally to organizations around the world in the area of threat intelligence and threat information sharing.


Wes Spencer is an award winning and nationally recognized technology innovator and cybersecurity expert known for providing thought leadership externally to organizations around the world in the area of threat intelligence and threat information sharing. 

Moderated by Emerge Managing Partner, Jesse Kegley

Wes Spencer
- Cybersecurity Innovator, CISO Perch, 2020 Cyber Educator of the Year

Josh Quinn
- Boone County Kentucky Sheriff and FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force Investigator

Joe Catalano
- AMWINS Senior Vice President – Executive & Professional Liability, Cyber Risk

THIS EVENT HAS PASSED – Please See On-Demand Recording HERE

Ransomware Attacks: Dead Horse or Resurgent Bronco?

Have security solutions caught up with ransomware attacks? Is this a dead issue? Should we be more focused on other threats?

It seems as though there are less and less reports of major ransomware incidents. Is this reflective of the numbers going down or have we simply been distracted by things like a global pandemic?

So many questions, it’s time for answers! So please join Emerge as they sponsor a session with SentinelOne and discuss the following:

-The evolution of the ransomware trend
-Traditional security solutions are not relevant to newer forms of ransomware
-Root cause analysis and visibility is required to respond and immunize against these attacks
-If EDR is the answer what are the key functions that make the difference and why?

Rocktail at Emerge IT

THIS EVENT HAS PASSED – Please See On-Demand Recording HERE

Who's Ready To Party?

Join in with and get to know the Emerge team during this "no pitch" happy hour as we welcome the uber-talented team behind Cincinnati's 'Rocktails' for a craft cocktail creation experience.

Be there in person (small group) at the Emerge HQ or virtually as Kristen and Maya instruct on how to make two custom Emerge craft cocktails AND perform a song LIVE to go with each!

Every confirmed registration will have a custom cocktail tools and ingredients box with everything you will need (shaker, rocks glasses, premeasured alcohol, mixers, etc) hand delivered if attending virtually along with a signed copy of Rocktails!

HPE Emerge Webinar Speakers

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HPE & Emerge - Next Gen Storage, Greenlake, and May 4th Announcement

Join John Bennett, Storage Specialist with HPE and Jesse Kegley, Emerge Managing Partner over lunch for a brief yet insightful conversation around:
- The Big May 4th Storage Announcement
- Insight and Information on why a customer may want to refresh their current environment

The pair will also touch base on the HPE Timeless Support program that allows customers to stay up to date with current technologies and finish by discussing how HPE is bringing Consumption as a Service (CaaS) to the masses with HPE Greenlake.

Q&A Webinar - Now What

Now What? A Cloud and Collaboration Q&A

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A Q&A Webinar: Quick Cloud and Collaboration Adoption, Now What? with Data Center Manager Joe Frank and Senior Solutions Architect Greg Given.

Most businesses have had to hastily adopt and implement a new way to go to work. This Q&A will focus on what you can do to mature these new ways and use them to your companies benefit going forward.

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All Industry Mini Road Show February 27th

THIS EVENT HAS PASSED – Please See On-Demand Webinar HERE

Ready to start working simple?

Half day road show at Cisco Cincinnati Offices providing a wide range of actionable information talking directly to your industry:

  • Working Smarter with Meraki and Managed Services
  • Meraki Subject Matter Experts focused on how the technology has been successfully implemented in your industry.
  • Current Security Landscape presented by Bob Stanberry, Senior Law Enforcement Advisor at Cisco Systems

Simply select the track ticket that fits your industry best for a half day full of important information for the future of making your business smart and simple.

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Third Party Risk and Sensitive Data with Emerge and eSentire

Webinar (recorded 7/23/19)

For many, cost-effective scalability usually means outsourcing some or all of your business functions to a complex web of third-party vendors.

  • Do you have formal procedures to manage the potential web of cyber risk that comes with outsourcing?
  • Have you thought about the number of parties in your vendors’ ecosystems who also may have access to your data?

Join Jesse Kegley, Emerge Managing Partner and Mark Sangster, eSEntire VP Industry Security Strategist for this open and informative webinar

PASSWORD: ThirdPartyRisk2019

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Live Case Study – Panel with Peter Cremer


“With aging hardware and complex data center connectivity requirements, Peter Cremer engaged Emerge to provide a reliable and scalable data center and disaster recovery solution.”

Facilitated by Managing Partner Jesse Kegley, we will discuss Peter Cremer, the globally sourced and domestically serviced oleochemical supplier’s, successful hybrid cloud datacenter project.

We have brought together experts from Emerge, Peter Cremer, and Cisco Systems to explore the business drivers, project planning, integration success, and ultimate result of this datacenter transformation, powered by Emerge Cloud & Managed Services.

This panel discussion will highlight practical implementation, lessons learned, and ongoing operation of the following technologies:

  • Cisco UCS Data Center
  • Meraki Networking
  • VMware Virtualization
  • HPE Nimble Storage

Following the presentation, enjoy a golf scramble at one of the area’s premier entertainment and event venues with your peers and the Emerge team.