The ISSA Small Chapter of the Year invites you to attend the Q4 ISSA event!


Duo Security- Josh Finkelstein and Eric Gilbert-Google BeyondCorp for the Rest of Us.

Attivo Networks – Mark Stanford- Detection-based Threat Detection

Kudelski Security – Eric Johansen, CISSP – Managed Services Security

Olive Garden buffet lunch. Guests are invited.

A special thanks to Duo Security, our event sponsor, and our longtime chapter sponsor, Tek Systems who has been a supporter of ISSA Chattanooga for 5 years.

Feel free to bring someone you know in the InfoSec community.

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Join DC BLOX, WrightCore & CHATECH for our First Annual Chattanooga Technology Community Chili Cook-Off & Tasting!

Enjoy some of the best chili in Chattanooga while mixing and mingling with community IT leaders and the best local technology providers.


12 Noon – Doors Open
1:00 pm – Chili Tasting Begins
3:00 pm – Awards Presentation
4:00 pm – Event Conclusion

Do YOU Think You Have What It Takes To Win?

Are you the chef in your family? Are you the keeper of Great Uncle Jimmy’s World Famous Chili Recipe? Do you want to show Chattanooga how chili is done?


If you are interested in registering to compete as one of our cook-off competitors, email Dan Sandoval to register.

Please note CHILI COOK-OFF COMPETITOR in the email subject line.

6th Annual CxO Auction
Thursday, November 9th, 2017

Presented by Comcast Business

If you’re an IT related supplier/vendor, you won’t want to miss this event! On November 9th you’ll have the extraordinary opportunity to bid on our region’s most prominent CxOs. The CxO receiving the highest bid wins the title “The Big Cheese!”

This is ChaTech’s most successful annual fundraiser and our biggest party of the year. Those who purchase a $1500 CxO Table will receive tickets to the VIP Reception. Dinner tickets include a great meal and all the fun of the lively auction.

For sponsorship information, contact Carla Askonas at 423.826.8700.

International Keynote Speaker and ATD Master Trainer Sardek Love will reveal several shockingly simple and surprisingly effective training activities to dramatically increase participant engagement and application of learning back on the job.

Research consistently shows only 25% of all training is ever applied back on the job, placing every trainer in danger of loss of CEO investment and support. Join us for an interactive and fun evening where you will learn tips and techniques to:

  • Transform dry technical training content into entertaining learning experiences
  • Discover the fastest path to getting management buy-in for your training
  • Deliver each activity using easy-to-follow, step-by-step facilitation instructions
  • Create action-packed learning using low-to-no cost everyday items lying around the office
  • Develop advanced facilitation skills at a fraction of the cost of traditional train-the-trainer programs
  • Instantly increase participant engagement by 10X
  • Prove the value of training fast

You’ll enjoy instant, next day success by immediately implementing these activities into your existing training…or even your next “all hands” meeting.

See Sardek in action: YouTube Video

Building leaders who transform thoughts and empower enterprises that is what audiences around the world get when attending an event with the man affectionately known as “Dr. Love”.

As Chief Executive Officer of Sardek Love International, Sardek has worked in 30 countries inspiring, developing, and educating managers in Fortune 100 companies, high tech organizations, local / state / federal government agencies, and global brands on how to become more effective leaders in their workplace.

Want to know more click to see: Sardek Love web-site.


Chattanooga Chamber

ChaTech Early Innovators Award

Chattanooga Area Chamber of Commerce Spirit of Innovation Award

Friday, October 20, 2017

11:30 am until 1:00 pm

Chattanooga Convention Center

Chattanooga TN


ChaTech is proud to present the 2017 Early Innovator Award sponsored by Unum! This event is comprised of an awards luncheon from 11:30-1:00 and Innovation Fair (Miniature EXPO) from 10:00-11:30AM and 1:00-2:00PM for networking and brand exposure for Spirit of Innovation and Early Innovator finalists, previous winners, event sponsors, and innovative community partners.


Red Hat


Let’s Meetup and Automate the World

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

6:00 pm until 8 pm

The Edney

1100 Market Street

Chattanooga, TN

Do you Automate today or have questions about Automation? Join Red Hat and the Chattanooga DevOps team at the first Tennessee Red Hat User Group as we look at one of the fastest growing automation projects today. We’ll also talk to an industry practitioner using the technology.




Technology for the Future

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

4:30 pm until 6:00 pm

 Chattanooga Business Machines
6220 Airpark Drive
Chattanooga, TN 37421

Is the future of technology more like the Jetsons or the Terminator?  ChaTech presents some very futuristic technologies that will change the way we work, play, think, travel, move, manufacture, and interact.  Come and participate in an open review and discussion of technologies such as Hyperloop, 4D printing, augmented humans, robotics, smart dust, nanotubes, and many others.  Is it hype or will it be reality someday?  How will these technologies that are potentially decades away impact you and your business?  Join the conversation and think like a futurist.

Sponsored By



Kristi Montgomery, VP, Innovation, Research & Development, Kenco

Matt McLelland, Innovation Research Manager, Kenco

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Interactive Tech Fair @ Unum

Wednesday, November 15, 2017
11:30 am until 1:00 pm
500 Walnut St.
Chattanooga, TN 37402

ChaTech is hosting a Tech Fair – a showcase of emerging technologies and local businesses and educators that are putting those technologies to practical use in their organizations. How will 3D printing, augmented reality, robotics, and mobility impact your business? These local companies will demonstrate how they are using these technologies to transform the marketplace and bring new value to their employees and customers. No lectures, presentations, or speeches – this Tech Fair is a hands-on, interactive demonstration of working tech in real situations – you will be inspired to engage your creative side and think about how you can bring these ideas into your company or to your customers – talk with the practitioners of innovation, research and development and get excited about the future of technology!



Participants will be Announced Soon!

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CyberSecurity – What You Need to Know

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

11:30 am until 1:00 pm

Business Development Center

Chattanooga TN

Local CISOs will present a TED Talk on key topics aregarding CyberSecurity.



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Making the Move to the Cloud – Should You Do It?

Thursday, September 21, 2017

4:30 pm until 6:00 pm

The Edney

1100 Market Street

Chattanooga, TN

Hors d’oeuvres and Cash Bar

How much do you move?  What do you Move? What are the benefits, issues?  Do you do full cloud conversions, hybrid models, etc. Join us as a panel of Cloud/SaaS experts discuss the Cloud!


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Richard Smith, Cloud Solutions Engineer, Unum

Brian Silvenis, Director of IT Operations & Infrastructure, City of Chattanooga

Greg Ostermayr, Carbon Five

Chris Bursch, VP IT, CBL & Associates


Michael Weiss, Innovation Champion, Unum

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