A FREE Online Event For Small Business Owners

How To Use Current Technology To Maximize Productivity And Profits In Your Business While Staying Protected And Secure

This Free Online Event Includes Celebrities Like Shark Tank’s Robert Herjavec, Co-Founder Of Siri Adam Cheyer And Best-Selling Author And Entrepreneur Extraordinaire Mike Michalowicz.

November 16th
@ 1pm


4 Incredible Sessions

About Illinois Small Business Tech Day

The event is designed to help small businesses equip themselves with the best technology and practices available today to increase productivity and profitability and protect them against online threats.

Featuring well-known business leaders, tech experts and leading minds showing small businesses how to compete and succeed in many aspects of their business with a concentration on utilizing technology to be productive, profitable and protected​.

Featured Speakers And Sessions

Robert Herjavec

“A Shark’s-Eye View Of The Future Of Small Business Tech”

Robert Herjavec is a globally recognized motivational, business, and cyber security leader. For the last 14 years Robert has been well known as one of the Sharks and executive producer of the Emmy-award winning hit show, Shark Tank. He is a successful, best-selling author and has appeared on stage with crowds from 50 to 20,000 people and with luminaries such as Tony Robbins and Oprah.

Robert Herjavec is a world-famous entrepreneur, a cybersecurity businessman, an investor and TV personality from the hit program Shark Tank.

David Nicosia

“New Business Protections You Need In Place NOW To Safeguard Your Assets”

Roughly 61% of all SMBs were the target of at least one cyber-attack in the past few years, which can equal hundreds of thousands of dollars in lost revenue. It’s no longer a question of IF you’ll get hacked, but WHEN. Millions of organizations are being held hostage by cybercriminals and hackers. During this session, you’ll get actionable steps to take to proactively protect your business from lost profits and irreparable reputational damage.

David Nicosia is a Chicago based industry thought leader and cybersecurity expert with over 20 years helping SMBs utilize technology to grow and safeguard their businesses.

Jon DePerro

“Understanding Risk and How Compliance Safeguards Your Business”

In today’s ever-changing regulatory environment, it can be difficult for small businesses to understand and maintain all the mandatory compliance requirements. Despite these challenges, compliance is essential for businesses not only to avoid crippling fines, penalties, and potential lawsuits, but also, and most importantly, to mitigate cyber risk. In this session, Jon will break down the regulatory landscape, examine the types of risks facing your business and what is trending, and the most affordable way to ensure you are compliant with the current regulations.

Jon DePerro is a renowned authority in security and risk management. For nearly two decades he served as a Counterintelligence Special Agent in the US Army, which included global assignments at the NSA in support of national intelligence and US Special Operations. Jon was also a founding member of NATO’s first ever military cyber-defense working group and is a member of the American Bar Association.

Adam Cheyer

“The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly Of AI In Small Business”

The last few years have seen disruptive breakthroughs in artificial intelligence (AI) at an insane rate and have introduced programs like ChatGPT. Your business needs to be prepared for current programs and technology and what’s on track to possibly disrupt it further. Siri Cofounder Adam Cheyer will dive into how AI will affect the future of small business and what he predicts will launch you ahead of your competition.

Adam Cheyer is the co-founder of Siri, a top technology leader, an AI expert and an entrepreneur.

Mike Michalowicz

“How To Get Your Business To Run On Its Own”

If you’ve ever felt like your business might collapse without you, tune in to Bestselling Author Mike Michalowicz’s session to see what you need to have in place so you have the freedom to take a vacation or some well-deserved time off. His actionable steps will help enable your employees to act like owners so you can walk away guilt-free while your business continues to thrive.

Mike Michalowicz is an entrepreneur, best-selling author and highly sought-after speaker specializing in teaching small businesses how to scale and grow strong and healthy.

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