Build or Buy: What’s your AppDev story?

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  • Build or Buy Session
     June 18, 2020
     2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • Virtual Networking
     June 18, 2020
     4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Our June WTA session will be an informative discussion with a variety of industry experts who will look at the various aspects around custom application development versus buying “off the shelf” and integrating into an environment. Which direction you travel has many different effects on your business, such as:

Finance – Which decision makes the most financial sense? Are there different costs structures available?

Security – What are security concerns with both options? How can the risks be mitigated?

Legal – What are potential legal ramifications when implemented? Compliance?

Infrastructure – How will the infrastructure be affected? Impact to LAN/WAN?


Nathan Lasnoski, Chief Technology Officer from Concurrency

Nathan Lasnoski is the Chief Technology Officer at Concurrency, leading the business to transform the fabric of customers businesses with technology. He is a Microsoft MVP and in the community Nathan delivers popular weekly video talks through “TECH Talks” and hosts
“Beer 30”, as well as engages in customers to provide technology transformation through innovation, AI, platform modernization, and IT organizational change. Nathan leads Concurrency’s solution definition, customer innovation, and patterns and practices. Nathan
is a popular speaker at major conferences such as Microsoft Ignite, Tech Ed, and Midwest Management Summit.


Chris Wysopal, Founder and CTO, from Veracode

Chris Wysopal is Co-Founder, Chief Technology Officer at Veracode, which he co-founded in 2006. He oversees technology strategy and information security. Prior to Veracode, Wysopal was vice president of research and development at security consultancy @stake, which was acquired by Symantec. In the 1990’s, Wysopal was one of the original vulnerability researchers at The L0pht, a hacker think tank, where he was one of the first to publicize the risks of insecure software. He has testified to the US Congress on the subjects of government security and how vulnerabilities are discovered in software.

Tom Boser, Software Engineer from Le Mans Tech

Tom Boser graduated with a BSEE from MSOE in 1992 and began his career as an intern for two years at Cleaver-Brooks working on software automation tools.  After college, Tom worked almost 9 years at Quad Tech (part of Quad Graphics) developing User Interface and systems automation on the Finishing Controls Systems team gaining valuable experience in product development and working with customers.  From there Tom worked two years for an I.T. consulting company before starting his first business in 2003, Olim LLC.  Olim developed a Document Imaging system that was web based and in those days, accomplished it without the need for browser plugins.  Olim’s largest client invested in Olim in 2009 and in 2014 acquired Olim.  Tom has since co-founded another startup in 2014 (Le Mans Tech LLC) which he is a part of today.  Le Mans focuses on a new generation Document and Imaging System, and a product for non-profit Independent Living centers and custom software solutions for the financial industry.

Chris Williams, Director of Compliance from ThinkMarkets

Christopher Williams is the director of compliance at ThinkMarkets, a multi-asset online brokerage headquartered in London . Chris helps institutional investors with fund formations, continuing compliance and the regulatory requirements associated with digital transacts. Chris’ background includes time at both the CBOE and FINRA’s regulatory departments. In addition to his role at ThinkMarkets, Chris is the founder of Element 79 Law. Element79 Law helps startups with initial formation and in conducting early stage capital raises.

Michael Kirsonov

Michael Kirsanov is a serial entrepreneur and current UWM graduate student studying an M.B.A. and an M.S. in I.T. management. His research and engagements, philosophically fueled by MIT’s Media Lab and it’s antidisciplinary nature, extend to UWM’s Immersive Media Lab studying future technological mediums (Peck School of the Arts), and it’s Disruptive Technologies Lab, identifying and studying the fields of A.I., IoT, and blockchain (School of Information Studies).


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