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Keynote speakers named for annual cyber security conference

Keynote speakers for 2017 ND Cyber Security Conference include experts on change leadership and identity theft. The one-day conference is scheduled for Thursday, March 16, on the NDSU campus. 

Chris Laping is an author, speaker and founder of People Before Things. He brings 25 years of information technology and business transformation experience to his newly launched effort, People Before Things, which includes a book on change leadership. For 14 years, Laping was a chief information officer with three different brands, and his teams were featured in the Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Fast Company and CIO Magazine. His book, “People Before Things: Change Isn't an End-User Problem,” examines the connection of the human experience to the outcomes of change and transformation initiatives.

Kris Evans is a professional speaker, entertainer, and nationally recognized expert on identity theft. Evans is a certified identity theft risk management consultant with Harvard Risk Management Corp. and he has worked in the industry for more than 15 years. His blend of humor and knowledge on the subject matter has made Evans one of the most sought-after speakers on this topic. He has received numerous speaking and training awards, been featured in multiple news publications and consulted with a variety of associations and government organizations.

Registration is open. The full conference registration fee for professionals is $125, and college students are eligible for discounts. Last year’s event was a sold-out conference, with more than 300 attendees. 

In-state professionals can take advantage of this learning and networking opportunity to save on out-of-state travel costs.

The conference is hosted by NDSU in partnership with the North Dakota Education Technology Council, EduTech and the North Dakota Information Technology Department.

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