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TRACK 2:
Emerging Technology/IT

Get insights from actual church I.T. Managers & technology experts. Hear the latest thinking about the future of technology & emerging technologies and how the church can benefit from it. Within the Emerging Technology/IT track, each session is designed to be innovation super sessions for church I.T. professionals.

ALL TIMES ARE SET TO Mountain Standard Time (MST)*

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Protecting Your Ministry Against Cybersecurity Attacks

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10/04/2022 | 10:15 AM

In this digital age, everything an organization does must have a cyber security component because technology touches every aspect of our lives. Churches are not exempt from this threat as they often store the personal and financial information of their members, which can be tempting to hackers who are looking for ways to steal such information. If your church is hit with a data breach, it will cost you in time and money, as well as severely damage your ministry’s reputation. This session is designed to show you ways your church may be vulnerable to cyber-attacks and what you can do to protect your organization.

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Defending Your Ministry Against Cybersecurity Attacks

Chris Holub

10/04/2022 | 10:15 AM - 11:15 AM

It’s one thing to launch an online portion of your church. It’s another thing to have a few protocols in place to ensure that the privacy and security of your staff and congregation are actively in place before someone tries to hack in. A few best practices can make all the difference.. In this digital age, everything an organization does must have a cyber security component because technology touches every aspect of our lives. Churches are not exempt from this threat as they often store the personal and financial information of their members, which can be tempting to hackers who are looking for ways to steal such information. If your church is hit with a data breach, it will cost you in time and money, as well as severely damage your ministry’s reputation. This session is designed to show you ways your church may be vulnerable to cyber-attacks and what you can do to protect your organization.

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Why Your Ministry Needs a Central Management System

Melinda Anderson

10/04/2022 | 10:15 AM - 11:15 AM

If attendance notes, giving logs and guesstimates are holding you back, it might be time to lean into new tools. Discover how a “CMS” can help you better understand and serve the many relationships within your church body.

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Microsoft Experience @ CTS
Applications of Immersive Technology in Ministry

April Speight

10/04/2022 | 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Metaverse technologies such as augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) are changing how we interact and engage with people and the world around us. When used as a supplement rather than a replacement for real-world interaction and presence, Metaverse technology can provide an immersive experience beyond what we could ever imagine. In this session, we’ll explore various ways to integrate immersive technology into the church and where to begin with planning your Metaverse adoption strategy.

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Crypto Currency

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10/04/2022 | 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

As digital monetary systems go mainstream, churches are having to weigh the pros and cons of accepting cryptocurrency. This session will help you better understand what cryptocurrency is, what are the pros and cons of using cryptocurrency and how best to manage to mitigate risks.

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Augmented Reality in The Church

L.Michelle Salvant

10/04/2022 | 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

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Developing Technology Roadmaps

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10/05/2022 | 10:15 AM

A technology roadmap is a high-level visual summary that maps out the vision and plans for a complex technology undertaking. Businesses use technology roadmaps to plan and manage internal IT projects. Now that the church is embracing technology, it’s time to start thinking about our technology roadmaps beyond where we are currently. This session is designed to help you think through that process.

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Technology Roundtable

Keith Odom

10/04/2022 | 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Calling all Church CTOs, CIOs, Pastors of Innovation & Technology, IT Directors & IT Managers for an informative roundtable on the future of technology in the church and how with our collective efforts, we can provide training, support, access to resources and encouragement to one another. We’ve got to major plans happening in the Spring of 2023 and we want you to know what’s going on.

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Building Tech Teams Beyond Borders

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10/05/2022 | 1:30 PM

Companies across North America are reporting shortages of elite tech skills and nowhere is this more obvious than in the church. The demands of church media are becoming immense with this media generation that even mid-sized church teams are becoming overwhelmed. The expectation even in rural areas is for high quality custom graphic design and video. Only the large churches can carry the weight with in-house teams of graphic designers, video editing teams, motion graphic teams for animation, and creative directors. Discover how to build a remote team of creative professionals with a heart for ministry.

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Virtual Reality Demo

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10/05/2022 | 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

VR technology is changing the way we see and experience events that previously only took place in physical spaces. VR churches are springing up in the metaverse and many people are curious about this new reality. Let’s grab a headset and take a tour together and see what’s going on.

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Transform Your Culture of Giving With AI and APPS

Ron Pulliam

10/05/2022 | 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Learn how you can make tech work for you. Transform your current donors from one-time or irregular giving to consistent supporters, resulting in abundant generosity to fund your vision into reality.

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Streaming Platforms - Determining the Best Fit For Your Ministry

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10/06/2022 | 9:00 AM

With so many streaming platforms and services available today, determining the one that’s the best fit for your ministry can be a daunting task. Where do you begin? What if you could see a side-by-side comparison of the top streaming platforms available and decipher through the technical jargon so you can make the best decision for your ministry?

 

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