March 2022 Tech Upload
NEW Digital News
Thank You Alliance Members
The NEW Digital Alliance would like to welcome Werner Electric as a General Level investor!
We would also like to thank Faith Technologies and Heartland Business Systems for their ongoing support as General Level investors.
What a difference a month can make. Last month we shared how we are working on our 2022-23 strategy, educating teachers about cybersecurity, and engaging with regional cybersecurity leaders via our Cybersecurity Roundtable. As we head into March, Ukraine is under attack from the Russian military and hackers are attacking Russia in return. FVTC is running a Cybersecurity Basics for Business conference in April, and on March 16th Amplify Oshkosh will be hosting an event focused on Securing a Mobile Workforce. No matter where you turn, cybersecurity is on everyone’s mind.
With so much focus on cybersecurity, it is only fitting that this will be one of the focus areas for the Alliance as we move into our 2022-23 fiscal year. We will be building on the efforts we have already started with the Cybersecurity Center of Excellence at UW Oshkosh and the Cyber Roundtable that we are running every other month. The Cyber Roundtable brings together cyber leaders from member organizations to learn about emerging issues in cybersecurity. At the last meeting, Che Bhatia, Vice President, Cyber Resilience at Stroz Friedberg presented on security frameworks.
Executive Committee changes at the NEW Digital Alliance
Scott Steinfort, of Community First Credit Union, has been named chairman of the NEW Digital Alliance’s Executive Committee, announced Kim Iversen, Director of the NEW Digital Alliance.
“Scott Steinfort has been an active participant on the Executive Committee, providing valuable insight and advice over the past three years. He brings the voice of a leading financial institution in the Fox Valley, and we are looking forward to him continuing to bring that perspective and leadership in his capacity as chair of the Executive Committee.”
Steinfort is the Chief Technology Officer at Community First Credit Union of Neenah, Wisconsin. He joined the NEW Digital Alliance Executive Committee in June 2018. A graduate of the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, Steinfort has over 30 years of technology experience. He has been with Community First Credit Union since 1987.
Steinfort replaces Pat Rothe, CIO at Plexus in Neenah, Wisconsin. Rothe has retired from Plexus and will be stepping off of the Executive Committee.
“We would like to thank Pat for his valuable contributions to NEW Digital Alliance over the past four years. Pat was instrumental in helping guide the organization through the second year of the pandemic. He was also actively engaged with the Higher Ed Committee where he provided the voice of business in conversations with deans and associate deans from regional 2- and 4-year colleges,” says Iversen. “Pat joined the Alliance in August 2018, and took over as chair of the Executive Committee in January 2021.”
Dates to know
March 16: NEW CS Advisory Board meeting – Building an IT / CS Pathway
March 24: NEWDA quarterly Meeting – Alternative Talents Pool – IT Apprenticeships
March 31: World Backup Day
April 21: NEWDA Cybersecurity Roundtable – Building a Cyber Team, Skills and Tools
We look forward to sharing the positive impact we are making in the year to come.
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