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An Inaugural IT event Serving the great lakes region

— save the date | oct 10, 2019 —

This one-day event includes keynotes from industry experts, case study sessions, vendor software demonstrations, hands-on workshops, and plenty of networking opportunities. IT professionals will have the opportunity to connect with peers, learn about the latest software, and hear success stories industry leaders to help them capitalize on cloud implementation, project management, security, development, and infrastructure.

The Great Lakes IT Summit is a valuable opportunity for IT practitioners to get a comprehensive day of training and networking right here in southeast Michigan. Any big, out-of-town conference out will take you out of the office for a week and cost thousands of dollars. The IT Summit costs less than a hotel room and you can be home in time for dinner. We have had success with a similar event, the Great Lakes Business Intelligence & Big Data Summit, which was established in 2013 to serve the same purpose for analytics professionals. Learn more about this history of the BI Summit here.


Call for Speakers

We are looking for leaders in the IT community to share their experience! The IT Summit is offering 45-minute case study presentations sessions and are seeking local IT professionals to share their lessons learned and best practices. If you are interested, please submit your Call for Speaker entry!


Conference Offerings

Featured Topics

Topics covered at this event will include; Security, cloud implementation, project management, infrastructure, emerging technology, development, dev ops, networking, storage, data analytics, RPA, IoT, and digital transformation.

Hands-On Workshops

A 90-minute hands-on session that provides some real-life experience solving a hypothetical business problem. These sessions are intended to be a deep-dive into the technical elements of the tool or platform being presented.

Case Study Presentations

Speakers are provided 45 minutes to distill their knowledge or experience to the audience. Presentations typically have a case study element that answers the What?, Why? , and How? questions of project or software implementation.

Software Demo

Sponsors are provided 45 minutes to let their product shine! These informational sessions are intended to provide attendees with a broad understanding of the technical functions and features of the product, and allow for a Q&A dialogue.

Hosted by WIT

WIT is thrilled to host the inaugural Great Lakes IT Summit this fall. We also host the Great Lakes Business Intelligence & Big Data Summit, established in 2013. Over the past six years the Great Lakes BI Summit has grown from less than 100 attendees to over 350 and continues to be the only event of it's kind in the region. Planning these local events is a true labor of love for our team, and every year we aim to provide engaging speakers, feature innovative technologies, and an intimate experience that fosters networking and new connections. 

Thank you! 


Learn more about the Great Lakes IT Summit and get updates on registration, speakers, sponsors, and sessions!