BusinessTech is THE must attend event for technology leaders and their teams.  Join MCPc and OHTec, a program of the Greater Cleveland Partnership for a day filled with presentations from prominent keynote speakers, workshops focused on innovative thinking and solutions for CIOs and IT professionals, an exhibit hall full of resource providers, plenty of networking time, and an awards ceremony honoring impactful leaders in the industry.

The conference is designed for CIOs, CISOs, CTOs, Health, HR, Legal, Marketing executives and decision makers from companies of all sizes. We are confident you will walk away with new ideas and concepts, stronger connections, and a renewed perspective on how you build and advance your technology strategy.

We will also feature the 7th RITE “Passport to IT Careers” program exposing more than 300 high school students to IT as a career field and focusing on why Northeast Ohio is a great place to launch and build their career path.  The event will focus on connecting students with educators, business leaders, and employers.

SPECIAL OFFER: The first 500 paid registrants will receive a complimentary hard-bound copy “Dawn of the Code War” by John Carlin, our luncheon speaker, which will be released to the public October 16.

This is an event experience you won’t want to miss. 

Register Now for BusinessTECH18

BusinessTECH18 features more than 50 sessions, vendor exhibits, nationally acclaimed plenary speakers and experts from Dell, Apple, Lenovo and HP on what to expect in technology. 

Your ticket includes – and helps cover the cost of – breakfast, lunch, a cocktail reception, snacks and the venue – historic Public Hall.

Most important, your ticket supports OHTec, RITE, and many other tech organizations that will be a part BusinessTECH18.

Early Bird Pricing Until September 30, 2018

$75.00 per person
$325 for a package of 5 people ($65 per person)
$500 for a package of 10 people ($50 per person)

Regular Conference Registration From October 1, 2018

$99.00 per person
$425 for a package of 5 people ($85 per person)
$650 for a package of 10 people ($65 per person)

Click here to register.


7:30 - 8:00 a.m.  //  Registration/Networking
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.  //  Exhibit Area Open
8:00 - 9:00 a.m.  //  Plenary Breakfast featuring Bernie Moreno, and a panel of experts discussing Blockchain/Blockland
9:15 - 10:15 a.m.  //  Concurrent Workshops (Still being Finalized)
10:30 - 11:30 a.m.  //  Concurrent Workshops (Still being Finalized)
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.  //  Lunch and Plenary Luncheon: The Dawn of the Code War – John Carlin
1:30 - 2:30 p.m.  //  Concurrent Workshops (Still being Finalized)
3:00 - 3:45 p.m.  //  Feeling Good About Your IT System? A Live Demonstration on How Hacking happens by a “White Hat” Hacker - Michael Calce
4:00 - 5:00 p.m.  //  Special Recognition Awards, Reception and Networking


John CarlinJohn P. Carlin is a former Assistant United States Attorney General for National Security and Chief of Staff to then F.B.I. Director Robert Mueller. He also serves as chairman of the Aspen Institute's Cybersecurity & Technology Program. His forthcoming book, "Dawn of the Code War: America's Battle Against Russia, China, and the Rising Global Cyber Threat", is due to be released October 16, 2018


Michael CalceMichael Calce was a high school student from Quebec who launched a series of highly publicized denial-of-service attacks in February 2000 against large commercial websites, including Yahoo!,,, Dell, Inc., E*TRADE, eBay, and CNN.  He also launched a series of failed simultaneous attacks against nine of the thirteen root name servers.




Bernie MorenoBernie Moreno’s meteoric rise to one of Greater Cleveland’s most successful and admired business leaders began in 2005 with his purchase of a small, underperforming Mercedes-Benz dealership on the city's west side. In just one year, the reborn North Olmsted dealership earned the prestigious “Best of the Best” award from MercedesBenz. It would go on to win the award for 10 consecutive years, an accomplishment no other dealer has achieved.

Moreno has been named Distinguished Business Executive of the Year by Sales and Marketing Executives of Cleveland, Hispanic Dealer of the Year at the Detroit International Auto Show and Midwest Region Entrepreneur of the Year by Ernst & Young. He was one of only 50 dealers in North America to be named Time Magazine/Ally Financial Dealer of the Year. He was also recognized as the Northeast Ohio Hispanic Entrepreneur of the Year. He is an engaging and sought-after speaker on a number of topics, including improving corporate culture and client satisfaction.