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Day 2 - Wednesday, Feb. 8th


9:00 AM - 10:00AM

Cybersecurity: The Next Battlefield & CMMC Compliance

DoD contractors are running out of time to plan and prepare for the implementation of CMMC requirements in 2023.  In addition, the DoD is stepping up its efforts to verify compliance with existing NIST 800-171 requirements NOW.

Use this session to help prepare your organization and ensure understanding of the legal and commercial risks that inaction presents for manufacturers.  Join MAM partner and DoD expert SSE as they explain the latest updates to help our members understand their compliance obligations and prepare accordingly.  The session will highlight…

  • Understanding NIST 800-171 and the potential risks associated with DIY/submitting scored self-assessments

  • The latest CMMC timeline and requirements

  • The importance of policy documentation, SSPs and POAMs

  • Case studies and timelines for meeting requirements


Elizabeth Niedringhaus, President & CEO | SSE, Inc.

   Elizabeth Niedringhaus is the President and CEO of Systems Service Enterprises, Inc. (SSE), a WOSB that was founded by her mother, Susan S. Elliott in 1966.  Since the advent of the PC in 1983, SSE has been recognized as a leader in IT and Training solutions; most recently in the top 100 of all IT managed service providers worldwide by MSPMentor.  

   Serving the defense industrial base and financial services sector since 2009, SSE has a robust network and cybersecurity services practice that is focused on compliance.  As an ISO 9001:2015 certified organization, SSE has not only the technical expertise, but the disciplined processes and business maturity to deliver world-class solutions.  With 300 employees, SSE is headquartered in St. Louis with a sister office in Jacksonville, FL and is able to serve clients throughout all 50 states.

IT Solutions

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Manufacturing Transformed: How Leading-Edge IT Solutions can Improve Productivity and Offer a Competitive Advantage 

Industry 4.0 Is not a new concept by any means.  Many have heard of it and roll their eyes at the prospect of robots and augmented reality taking over their manufacturing floors but many of the concepts already exist:  IoT (internet of Things), Cloud Computing, 3D Printing among others.  But how does this impact your business?  We will discuss some realistic ideas where some of these technologies can positively impact productivity (maybe even retention) and offer your team a competitive advantage.

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Chris Miller, Vice President - Sales & Marketing | ATB Technologies

   Christopher (Chris) Miller is the vice president of sales and marketing at ATB Technologies in Chesterfield, Missouri. With more than 15 years of experience in the tech space, Chris works side-by-side with C-suite executives to ensure their organization’s IT is secure, scalable and suitable for their overall needs. 
   Chris is passionate about helping companies in St. Louis and throughout the Midwest region grow their organizations with the aid of technology. In 2022, he was selected as one of SBM’s “Top 100 St. Louisans To Know to Succeed in Business” based on his efforts, contributions and experiences giving back and helping business owners reach their dreams. In addition to helping for-profit businesses reach their full potential, Chris has worked side by side with his customers over the years to win hundreds of thousands of dollars in grant money to aid in their adoption of technology. 
   Outside of work, Chris spends his time making an impact in his community. He is the Board Chair of the University City Children’s Center/LUME Institute; a board member at St. Vincent Home for Children as well as the President of the St. Monica Catholic School Board. He also volunteers as a youth soccer coach. In his free time, he enjoys traveling with his family. 
   After attending Illinois College, Chris went on to earn a master’s degree in international business from Webster University. Chris lives in Chesterfield with his wife, Aisha, and their three children, Ava, Reid and Theo.

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