Why Should I Attend?

You’ll Leave the Business Innovation
Technology Summit Inspired, Ready To:

Apply tomorrow’s tech solutions today. Technology is evolving at an ever-quickening pace. Those who understand what is coming will be best positioned to take advantage of the next big breakthrough.
Empower your employees to work more efficiently and effectively. Technology gives workers capabilities they've never had before. But to truly make the most of the power at hand, it pays to learn the secrets of tech from experts who know all the ins, outs, and shortcuts.
Leverage technology to deliver real business value and support new business models. Technology has blown up old business models and geographies. What—and where—will you conquer next?
Use data to drive faster, better, smarter business outcomes. They say data is the new gold. Are you making the most of yours? Beat the rush and learn who your customers really are and what they truly want.

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Amaze your clients with enhanced service that gets them what they want faster and easier. Technology provides more ways than ever to interact with clients. Optimize your I.T. to ensure that your products and services are always available when, where, and how your customers want them.
Reduce costs and increase profits by doing familiar work in new ways. Technology has changed the way we work, allowing us to be more effective and productive than ever. Are you keeping pace and maximizing your gains?
Avail yourself of security breakthroughs and increased peace of mind. The best offense is good defense. Criminals are working harder than ever to access your network. Learn how to make sure your security arrangement is working just as hard.
Capitalize on the ways technology can augment all the work you do. Every facet of modern business operations is imbued with technology. Don't let familiarity blind you to the inspired, amazing, rewarding things I.T. can facilitate when you have the knowledge to properly put it to work for your business.
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Answers to Some Commonly Asked Questions

I see this summit is hosted by JMARK. Is this just a daylong sales pitch for your services?

Not at all. JMARK is hosting the Business Innovation Technology Summit in conjunction with our 30th Anniversary celebration because we want to give something back to the Springfield business community that has given so much to us over the past three decades. We have so much gratitude for this environment that gave us the chance to prove ourselves when we were just starting out and then gave us the opportunity to grow into the company we’ve become. We’re hosting this summit in order to contribute to this wonderful region and the amazing people who inhabit it– our families, employees, friends, clients, and partners. We know that technology permeates every aspect of the work we all do. So we designed the Business Innovation Technology Summit to bring together business thought-leaders and I.T. innovators to show how a thoughtful, forward-looking approach to technology can make businesses more productive and profitable, more dominant and dynamic.

What is the Business Innovation Technology Summit?

Business Innovation Technology Summit 2018 is a meeting of the minds between accomplished experts in information technology implementation and business execution; a chance to collaborate, consult, and connect with I.T. authorities, thought leaders, and market trailblazers.

Will I become a business genius and leader of the pack in my market if I attend this Summit?

We can’t make any promises, because you get out of anything what you put into it. But that’s always a possibility. What we can promise you is a day full of game-changing information, deep dives into vital business technology topics, honest talk about modern business challenges, and illuminating insight into the ways technology can alleviate those problems.

When and where is the Business Innovation Technology Summit happening?

Friday, May 18, 2018
University Plaza Hotel & Convention Center
333 S. John Q Hammons Pkwy., Springfield, MO 65806

How much does it cost to attend the Business Innovation Technology Summit?

$649.00 per attendee.

Do you offer any registration discounts?

If you are planning on bringing a large group to the event, please email events@JMARK.com to inquire about group rates.

How do I register to attend the Business Innovation Technology Summit?

Simply click the “Register Now” button on any page of this website (including the top of this page) and fill out the information on the page that pops up. If you are a JMARK client, you may also contact your client relationship manager, who would be happy to help you register.

How will I get a receipt for my registration?

You will receive an email from Paypal with your receipt and registration confirmation. Please note again, that this email will come from Paypal; you may need to check your spam filter if you have registered but not received confirmation.

Which members of my organization should attend? How many of my team members can join me?

The Business Innovation Technology Summit has tracks that will be of interest to every member of your team. See the Tracks page of this site to get an idea of which track would work best for which department of yours. Register and bring as many of your team members as you’d like! Be sure and plan a divide and conquer strategy to the tracks and sessions so your entire organization can benefit from the wealth of insight and knowledge that will be available at this Summit!

What meals are included with Summit registration?

Breakfast and lunch will be provided.

Is there a dress code for this conference?

Business casual. You’re also welcome to break out your best tuxedo or ball gown for the occasion if you’d like. Just please don’t ask us for help with your bowtie. We don’t know how those things work either.

What time should I arrive at the convention center on the day of the event?

Breakfast begins promptly at 7:30 A.M., so plan to arrive by 7:00 A.M. in order to give yourself time to park, sign in, and claim a great seat for the meal.

Will recordings of the sessions or keynotes be available? Can I record them myself?

The keynote speeches will be recorded in full. At present, there is no plan to record the breakout sessions, although this may change if there is sufficient demand and/or interest in this. You may record sessions for the private use and education of yourself and your employees, but these recordings, in full or in part, may not be used for public transmission or commercial purposes. Regarding the content of speeches and seminars, all rights are reserved by the speakers. Please use common courtesy and ask the speakers or session leader if they mind being recorded before you do so. We also ask that you are courteous of other attendees and not block their view of proceedings.

Will there be internet and power stations available at the convention center?

Yes, Wi-Fi is provided courtesy of the University Plaza Hotel & Convention Center, and there will be plenty of power stations available to keep all your devices charged up and ready to go.

I want to become a sponsor of the Business Innovation Technology Summit! How can I do this?

We would absolutely love for you to become a sponsor! Please contact Kristina at events@jmark.com and she will tell you more about sponsorship levels and opportunities and answer any questions you may have. Please include “JBITS18 sponsorship” in your email subject line.

Who can I contact with a question not answered here?

For any question not answered here, please send an email to Kristina at events@jmark.com. She’ll get back to you with an answer as quickly as possible during business hours. Be sure and provide complete contact information along with your question in the email, including your name and title, your company’s name, and an email address and phone number where you can be reached.

What kind of media coverage has JBITS18 had?

There has been a press release that was covered by various outlets. For simplicity, here is a link where you can read the press release in full.

Rumor has it that another press release is coming very soon, so update your Google notifications accordingly…

Can I get updates on social media?

Absolutely! Just follow JMARK Business Solutions and hashtag JBITS18 on your platform of choice for up to the minute info.

What does #JBITS18 mean?

#JBITS18 is the hashtag we’ve chosen to represent the Business Innovation Technology Summit. We assumed that you’d be excited to share pictures, thoughts, and lessons from the Summit on your favorite social media app, but that you would be measurably less excited if we forced you to type out #businessinnovationtechnologysummit! So we chopped off all but the first letters of those long words and added “18” so that a year from now when we’re reminiscing we’ll all be able to remember exactly when we attended that mind-blowing conference in Springfield. As for the “J”… well, that’s just us showing our kooky side and playing off the “J” in JMARK. Plus, we like the way “J-BITS” just rolls off the tongue!

Do you have a short video I can watch explaining what someone from my industry will get out of attending?

As a matter of fact, we do– if you’re in banking, healthcare, manufacturing, the law, or accounting. Pick your industry and take a peek. Then get your colleagues and co-workers to watch. Let’s see which industry can rack up the most views!
Just visit our YouTube page for easy access:

Healthcare Providers

Once you’re done watching, enjoy some of our other videos. They’re all short and quite entertaining– even to non-tech geeks!

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