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  • The CEO Retreat

    May 2 - 3, 2019 | Maple Ranch

    The CEO Retreat is one of the KC Tech Council's most exclusive events. Invitations are highly sought after, and previous attendees are always eager to return. 60+ local leaders come together to learn from industry influencers, network with fellow CEOs and of course, retreat. 

    This retreat is designed with Kansas City CEOs in mind. The KC Tech Council diligently seeks high-level speakers and unique programming that attendees wouldn't experience otherwise. In addition to well-curated programming, the retreat itself is exclusive in every sense of the word. Attendees must be a CEO or highest-ranking local official at a KCTC member company. The venue is located at a beautiful ranch south of Kansas City, offering a wide range of amenities. Nature trails, fishing and shooting ranges are all at the guest's disposal. 

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  • The CEO Enterprise Panel was comprised of Dimensional Innovations CEO Tucker Trotter, Cerner CEO Brent Shafer, and event emcee Krista Klaus.

    Topics for this discussion included everything from Kansas City's strengths and weaknesses to a more personal look at each CEO's professional development. 

  • 2018 CEO Retreat Recap

    On May 3rd and 4th, more than 60 of Kansas City's top leaders and CEOs gathered for the second annual KC Tech Council CEO Retreat at Maple Ranch. 

    Event programming consisted of presentations from tech experts, including KC Tech Council president Ryan Weber, Forrester Analyst Michael Facemire, Code.org Advocacy Coalition President Cameron Wilson, along with discussions with state and local legislators. 

    In a post-event survey, participants of this year's retreat have described it as "informative", "stimulating" and "illuminating". 

    It is the goal of the KC Tech Council to provide leaders with the opportunity to engage with each other, along with industry experts at the CEO Retreat in an effort to continuously elevate Kansas City tech.

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  • Forrester Analyst Michael Facemire gave an exciting presentation covering the current state of technology, what advancements we can expect in the next five years, and how it will impact society.


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  • City Councilman Quinton Lucas presented on the importance of civic engagement and the significance it has when it comes to advancing tech policies. 

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