Feedback from Attendees

Upcoming  2016 Events

Sep 8, 2016
IT Infrastructure/Operations Management (Data Center)
Chicago, IL

Sep 22, 2016
Enterprise Risk/Security Management
Dallas, TX

Oct 6, 2016
Enterprise Risk/Security Management
Chicago, IL

Oct 20, 2016
IT Leadership Strategies
Chicago, IL

Oct 26, 2016
Data Breaches: Defending Against and Responding to
Chicago, IL

Nov 2-3, 2016
IT Portfolio Management
Dallas, TX

Nov 15, 2016
Enterprise Risk/Security Management
Atlanta, GA

Dec 1, 2016
Business Intelligence/Big Data/Analytics
Chicago, IL

Dec 8, 2016
Data Breaches: Defending Against and Responding to
Chicago, IL

Upcoming  2017 Events

Feb. 2, 2017
Enterprise Risk/Security Management
Dallas, TX

Feb. 16, 2017
Enterprise Risk/Security Management
Chicago, IL

March 2, 2017
IT Leadership Strategies
Chicago, IL

March 8, 2017
IT Architecture Strategies
Chicago, IL

April 20, 2017
Business Intelligence/Big Data/Analytics
Chicago, IL

April 27-28, 2017
Enterprise Risk/Security Management
Las Vegas, NV

May 4, 2017
Data Breaches: Preparing and Responding
Chicago, IL

May 16, 2017
IT Infrastructure/Operations Management (Data Center)
Chicago, IL

June 1, 2017
Enterprise Risk/Security Management
Minneapolis, MN

June 8, 2017
Enterprise Risk/Security Management
Chicago, IL

June 21-22, 2017
IT PMO/Portfolio Management
Chicago, IL

Sept. 7, 2017
IT Infrastructure/Operations Management (Data Center)
Chicago, IL

Sept. 19, 2017
Enterprise Risk/Security Management
Dallas, TX

Oct. 4, 2017
Enterprise Risk/Security Management
Chicago, IL

Oct. 11, 2017
IT Architecture Strategies
Chicago, IL

Oct. 19, 2017
IT Leadership Strategies
Chicago, IL

Nov. 1-2, 2017
IT PMO/Portfolio Management
Dallas, TX

Nov. 15, 2017
Enterprise Risk/Security Management
Atlanta, GA

Nov. 30, 2017
Business Intelligence/Big Data/Analytics
Chicago, IL

Dec. 7, 2017
Data Breaches: Preparing and Responding
Chicago, IL

(Click here to add any of our upcoming events to your calendar)

Attendee Testimonials

Since 1984, CAMP IT Conferences has produced events designed to help IT professionals understand new technologies and make the critical, strategic and tactical decisions for their enterprises.  Over 35,000 enterprise IT executives, management and technical-staff have been to CAMP.  Here is some of the feedback that demonstrates the ROI you will get by attending CAMP IT.

For feedback on CAMP IT Conferences and Dan Horwich, President of CAMP IT, please read below.

"CAMP IT stands out as a tremendous resource for CIOs and their staff to gain practical knowledge through peer to peer interaction. I commend CAMP IT for providing invaluable educational and networking opportunities. My team and I have consistently found great value in participating in their series of conferences."

Peter G. Logothetis, Senior VP and Group CIO, Allstate Insurance

"CAMP IT PMO/Portfolio Management provided insight into how fellow companies are tackling relevant issues within the PPM space. Offering a superior professional development opportunity, this event added further value in terms of shared experiences; some of which had direct application to challenges facing my organization. Further benefit came from networking with like-minded professionals, which was facilitated by the collaborative and relaxed environment created by Dan and his team."

Ray Page, IS Portfolio Manager, Portfolio and Project Management Support Team, Mutual of Omaha Insurance Company

"CAMP IT is the first name that comes to mind when I am speaking to colleagues about training. They utilize their money, time, and lessons in the most efficient way possible.
We have attended multiple events, and can honestly say these conferences are utilized in a well thought out manner; from the venue atmosphere to the speakers. Every major to minor detail is covered. We walk away from CAMP IT conferences with usable knowledge, contact information, and a manual filled with the day’s presentations. I think that everyone is in agreement that when it comes to training, CAMP IT is the way to proceed."

Chris Chasmar, Senior IT Security Officer, Alcatel-Lucent

"Dan is a very energetic and professional colleague who has created a tremendous amount of value by bringing Information Technology professionals together in a learning environment. His outstanding work ethic has shown as all the CAMP-IT conferences that I have attended have been well organized, information rich, and a valuable investment of my time. Dan is honest, caring, and very professional in the manner of which he treats and communicates with both information technology and vendor representatives who are in attendance at the CAMP-IT conferences. CAMP-IT is a huge success due to Dan's efforts."

Greg Bee, CISO, Country Financial

"CAMP IT Conferences are 'One of a Kind' knowledge sharing events that are truly vendor neutral and are targeted towards professional experiences, state of technology, trends and career development. These conferences present practical case studies from participating real world organizations that help attendees understand the challenges and solutions first hand. I have been associated with CAMP IT over the past 12 years and CAMP IT has been a key partner in my career and leadership development."

Praveen Moturu, Executive Director Global IT & Chief Enterprise Architect, Cummins Inc.

“Our Team has had the honor to attend multiple CAMP IT Portfolio Management conferences and each session has provided a unique experience for all of us. From the vendors and their amazing software to the speakers and their experiences with their Portfolio Management process, we have walked away from the event with a renewed energetic view of how we can implement change and concepts we have learned about. The sessions provide such a variety of topics that keep each of us engaged and wanting to come back next time for new approaches, techniques, reports, prioritization views, and capacity planning opportunities. What a pleasure to attend these events with such a wonderful professional group of individuals.”

Dave Swierzynski, Vice President of Portfolio Management, Gallagher Bassett

“CAMP IT Conferences are simply the best conferences that I have participated at in my 40 years of attending IT conferences. They consistently provide me with thought leadership and strategies that help solve current and future IT challenges.”

Wil Raske, Director, Data Center Services, Rush University Medical Center

"I just wanted to let you know that I appreciate the efforts you put forth with Camp IT. It is a well run organization."

Mike Simonson, VP Enterprise Systems, Advanced Disposal

"The CAMP’s BI/Analytics/Big Data conference helped me identify how big data concepts can be pragmatically applied at my company. The speakers and panel boiled down overused phrases into practical terms that I understood and could use to progress myself and my organization to the next level. I had a great experience with CAMP IT and I have been recommending their series of conferences to my colleagues."

Bridget Quinlan, Director, Business Intelligence, Brunswick Corporation

"I love to speak at and attend CAMP IT Conferences because of the great value the format provides for my career development. I have huge respect for what you do for our IT industry and I am always glad to be part of it."

Nayan Thakkar, IT Risk and Compliance Manager, VW Credit, Inc.

"CAMP IT conferences serve as a collective IQ think tank. Industry practitioners and consultants come together to compare and contrast cutting edge industry trends and it is impossible to leave any of these conferences without valuable takeaways. The conference format challenges its attendees to question, reflect and rethink their IT organization’s strategies and technologies."

Dan Dziengiel, Manager, Global Service Desk, Schawk Digital Solutions

"CAMP IT conferences always provide great insights for us – especially the panel discussions."

Perry Johnson, Director IT Infrastructure, American Hotel Register

"I have attended several CAMP IT conferences over the past few years and find them to be highly relevant and packed with information that I can use in my IT risk management position. There is a great blend of strategic and tactical sessions and I never go away without something of value for our risk program. Dan is very approachable and open to suggestions and ways to continue to present timely topics and speakers to the IT community. Looking forward to continuing my relationship with CAMP IT."

Jeff Lossau, CISA, CRISC, Senior Manager - IT Risk Management, Motorola Solutions, Inc.

“I just wanted to thank for the July 11th (IT Infrastructure/Operation Management) conference. We found a ton of solutions for our business and it was so much easier to get them up and going by having my boss with me. We loved the everything that Camp IT had to offer and I was even able to make my boss and family jealous with the iPad Mini I won. Thanks again Dan, I look forward to attending more of the Camp IT conferences.”

James Mountain, Senior System Administrator, Midland Information Resources

“I really enjoyed the quality of presentations (Big Data Conference 2013) and the depth of the speaker’s knowledge. I have to say that your efforts and expertise in organizing the event is reflected in the quality of the event.”

Surekha Durvasula, ePMO Director, Underwriters Laboratories, LLC

"CAMP IT provides a wonderful venue to share experiences, learn, and network. Dan and his team bring together excellent speakers, and create an open environment for collaborating. The sessions are practical, relevant, and bring together theory, strategy, and execution – a very powerful combination."

Alison Kassel, CIO, Seaton

"CAMP IT's IT Portfolio Management conference is a great value, and one of the best IT Portfolio Management conferences I have attended. I would highly recommend it for any portfolio management practitioner."

Tim Washington, Portfolio Analyst, Costco

"CAMP IT is one of the leading IT conferences in our area. Dan and his team put together a dynamic program, filled with the top speakers from our industry, talking about real life situations. Whether it's Infrastructure and Operations or Disaster Recovery or IT Leadership, etc, CAMP IT has a program for all levels within IT. I continue to go back again and again, because the content remains relevant and topics stay fresh. Dan's dedication to the overall improvement of our industry is clearly demonstrated through the quality of the program he puts forth. The overall experience is truly one I recommend others try."
Douglas Smith, Manager, Configuration Management,  Blue Cross Blue Shield of IL, NM, OK, TX

"Based on the day’s DR/BC conference, I left feeling re-energized since the speakers gave me some great ideas which I can use to move our continuity program forward.  It was a great conference and you do a wonderful job of managing the entire program."

John Mantsch, Vice President - Business Continuity Planning, R.J. O'Brien & Associates

“I attend a lot of conferences. For managerial content, these conferences have the most overall strength. The CAMP IT content guides the strategic direction of technology for my enterprise.”

David Rettig, IT Executive, IMMI


"I have attended many conferences over the years (even the pricey big name and global conferences- some of which last for 5 full days) and I rarely return to the office with such satisfaction in the timeliness and value of the presentations and discussions as I get from a one day CAMP IT conference! I have been to quite a few over the years and I fully intend on participating in applicable conferences in the future. What a value! No "pushy" vendors and a great learning opportunity for all levels of your organization!"

Barbara Lanman, North American IT Security Manager, Roche Diagnostics


"I have attended several CAMP IT conferences in the last few years and each conference has been of great benefit. Dan’s conference structure of excellent speakers, panel discussions and prominent, yet very low-key vendor involvement delivers an extremely informative and highly interactive experience for those attending. The presentations and the panel discussions foster an environment in which a person can feel very comfortable asking questions, getting involved in discussions and receiving quality feedback. One of the technology goals for my institution is implementing desktop virtualization. Attending CAMP IT conferences regarding this topic greatly aided us in both our understanding of the technology and our implementation strategy. Our initial VDI implementation was a success, and we plan to build on that success. As we do so, I’ll continue attending CAMP IT events in order to keep learning and returning to work with more energy and information."

Geary Smith, Director, End User Services, IT, McHenry County College


"Thank you for inviting me to such an excellent event yesterday (IT Leadership - May 2012). You did a fabulous job in putting the event together, and I found the content to be very useful."

Partha Biswas, Group President and Corporate CIO, Middleby Corporation

"CAMP IT Conferences are the best investment anywhere and give an IT person their best ROI."

Forrest Held, VP/CIO, Wabash National

"CAMP IT Conferences continues to be at the forefront of high quality IT learning experiences. Dan gathers in one place IT leaders, strategists, decision makers and technical advisors on the most current and relevant IT topics and trends in the industry. CAMP IT sessions progressively build on a focused agenda throughout the day ending with a panelist wrap up that makes you feel like you went to IT college for a day. Dan has created a must-attend venue that makes it a gem among Chicago IT learning."

Laszlo Gonc, Director Information Systems and Services, JUF/JF

 "Thanks for the great experience. I have been recommending CAMP IT to folks since I have returned.  You and your team did a great job of putting the event (IT Portfolio Management) together. I found the experience to be very valuable."

Darin Wells, Director, Technology Architecture, GreatAmerica Leasing Corp.

“Dan, every time that I’ve attended one of your CampIT Conferences, I’ve always had something valuable to bring back to our business. Gaining industry expertise from your audience of IT executives, management and staff has significantly helped me grow in my career as an IT professional to now becoming a VP of technology and industry speaker. Thanks for making CAMP IT conferences such great experiences!”

Annur Sumar, Vice President, Technology, Duff & Phelps

"I always enjoy your conferences. I learn something new each time and meet new friends. As usual; well done."

Larry Kallembach, Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer, MB Financial Bank


"I have been attending CAMP IT conferences since 1989, which is when I met Julian Horwich a master facilitator. CAMP provides a much needed full day retreat to focus on one of the many important IT topics that we are all dealing with. Dan has mastered and fine tuned the current format into a full day knowledge session with time for discussions and networking with Peers and the presenters. The sessions build together and create a very valuable information and learning experience that you share with you fellow coworkers and distribute the knowledge even further. I highly recommend selecting a topic of your interest and putting CAMP on your calendar."

Joseph Salwach, MS, Director, Technical Services, Information Technology Services
University of Kentucky


"I am impressed by the exceptional quality of Camp IT conferences. They are well organized and structured. The presentation topics are well thought out and planned. It is an excellent resource for IT professionals to learn the latest technology and industry best practices."

Susanna Chan, Data & Integrations Manager, Rosalind Franklin University of Med and Science


"The Camp Conferences are a real-world view of the issues and potential solutions for IT professionals.  The sessions are not dominated by partners promoting their own products to solve the issues, but rather by our peers that are willing to share the good and bad of the processes they went through.  I find the Camp events some of the most enlightening sessions I’ve had the opportunity to attend and look forward to them every year."

Kurt Troyer, CISSP, Director of Corporate Infrastructure, IT, Illinois Tool Works Inc.

“As having the recent opportunity to speak at the 2010 Risk Management GRC CampIT conference hosted by Dan and his staff, I recommend Dan and CampIT events to all who want to learn and take away real world experiences that can be applied in their specific discipline and lines of business. The sessions were well put together, professional and focused on topics presented.”

Drake Cody, Information Security Manager, CISA/CISM, Allstate Insurance Company

"Your CAMP IT conferences have been and continue to be very valuable for my I.T. employees. They now approach me regularly about attending upcoming conferences."

John Phillips, SVP & CIO, Briggs Medical Service Co.

"I have found Dan Horwich and Camp IT to be excellent resources for keeping me on top of IT trends and technologies.  The quality speakers and high value topics have significant relevance for today’s IT leadership.  I highly recommend Dan and Camp IT for their educational excellence."

Greg Davidson, CIO, Active Aero Group

“I have worked with Dan both as a recipient of education at CAMPs classes and seminars and as a speaker at CAMP. I have attended CAMP since 1995. It has always been an excellent combination of currently pertinent topics covering the real world issues that engineers and managers need to deal with to succeed. Dan is an excellent communicator and ensures that the speakers understand what their audience is expecting and he pulls together individuals who can cover the full spectrum of the topics being presented. I highly recommend CAMP as a valuable, cost effective resource and Dan as a valuable Ally.”

John Nootens, Director, IT Networking, American Medical Association

“I attended several IT conferences organized by Dan’s organization CampIT. I find Dan’s conferences relevant to today’s issues and challenges that IT and businesses face. Dan proves that he can always “enlist” quality key note speakers or a good mix of senior industry practitioners for the round table discussions. The conference presenters provide a vendor neutral perspective...
I have to say that after each conference, I was able either to apply something directly at my work that proved to be a great value, take away some ideas or simply learn more about a particular topic. Thanks Dan for doing an awesome job!”

Marcin Budzik, Director of IT, Fort Dearborn

“All CampIT conferences that I attended offered a wide variety of subjects presented by true IT practitioners at a very reasonable price.  Attendees will find abundance of real-world, in-depth topics to choose from.  I always found that knowledge gained resulted in the practical implementation!!!"

Derek Zelazny, Manager, Client Server and Web Development, Briggs Medical Service Co.

"Camp IT has quickly become one of my top picks for IT professional development. The conferences are well thought out, topic specific, and loaded with relevant information. Speakers provide engaging, vendor neutral presentations and provide ample opportunity for audience questions and participation. The alignment of vendors with the conference topic is exceptional; a great way to immediately begin the search for partnerships. Overall, a very productive single day event driven by a tireless host, Dan Horwich. If you want to give your company that competitive edge, don't miss the next CAMP IT conference."

Philip Bierdz, Director, Information Technology, Moraine Valley Community College

“I find CAMP IT Conferences are very focused in terms of their subject matter and as a result, a very efficient use of the day.   The subjects are always timely in terms of industry trends and the speakers well versed.  I use the conferences as a quick way to generate ideas around goals and projects, without having to spend 3-4 days as in a larger conference setting.”

Alane Watkins, Business Continuity Planning, Kraft Foods

"CAMP IT is very well organized and focused on delivering top quality IT related conferences. I have had the pleasure to present and/or be a panelist for CAMP IT on several occasions and each has been well attended and very well run. The presentation topics are relevant and the audience is highly engaged and interested in these topics. I don't know how they do it but they really have a great knack of getting the right topics, speakers, and audience to come together at the same time. Well done!"

John Von Stein, EVP & CIO, The Options Clearing Corp

"CAMP IT organizes and conducts an excellent set of conferences around various facets of Information Technology. Their ability to recognize and bring in talented speakers is unmatched resulting in presentations that provide ultimate value to attendees. Their contributions to the IT community have helped improve operations at many organizations!

Andy Reeder, CISSP, CISA, Director, HIPAA Privacy and Security, Rush University Medical Center

"I've attended various CAMP IT Conferences for the past 14 years. All of which have been positive. The organizers go out of their way to balance vendor-neutral presentations with the real-world experiences of my IT peers. A class act all the way."

Pat O'Malley, Enterprise Architect & International Technology Consultant, Hewitt Associates

"CAMP IT conferences have provided me an excellent opportunity to focus for a day on an important topic we are facing. These events are a good source of colleagues that are facing similar concerns and a chance to find more contacts. The events are very well organized and I am particularly pleased with the lack of selling in any vendor presentation. There are always a number of relevant vendor exhibits that are included, but are not intrusive and one can choose which vendors to interact with and how much to interact with. Overall, I get some useful take-away ideas from these conferences that help me make progress on the topic."

Kim W. Tracy, Exec. Dir. University Computing Services, Northeastern Illinois University

For the past few years we have been attending various Camp IT events.  Dan does a wonderful job organizing and making sure the content is relevant to what is important to all organizations.  We enjoy Camp IT because with our busy schedules it gives us a chance to catch up with all the current changes and technologies for a given area in just one event.  What is really great is that we get to hear from people just like ourselves who have been through the trenches and bring great insight to a subject matter.  The sessions are excellent.  The speakers are great.  Camp IT is awesome.  We only we wish that we had enough time to attend all of them. 

Marcos Archilla, Director Technical Ops, Catholic Charities

"Compared to other conferences, CAMP IT is a great value for your money. Not only do you get great information in the presentations, but you can expand on that information by speaking to the vendors in the product showcases. The conferences are well organized and allows the attendees to get different perspectives on the same topic. It has helped me to understand how other companies are implementing technologies in a real-world situation."

Joni Ferneau, Director, Global Voice Services, RR Donnelley & Sons Company

"CAMP conferences are very well put together, focused, events.  Dan does an outstanding job of attracting speakers from organizations with practical, real-world experience.  The environment at CAMP conferences is great for networking as well as gaining knowledge from people who have DONE what they are talking about.  CAMP conferences are time and money well spent."

Derek Milroy, Security Architect  

CAMP IT conferences have continued to exceed my expectations every time I attend.  I have recommended them to several of my colleagues both inside and outside of my organization.  They all agree that it is a great place to gather information from subject matter experts and to network with fellow IT professionals.  The content is appropriately focused on the subject at hand and provides a cost effective, non vendor specific approach.  Keep up the good work!

Darren Gibbs, CISSP, Security and Disaster Recovery Coordinator, CF Industries, Inc.


"The CAMP IT conferences provide good, real world advice and information and expose me to practical solutions that others have implemented. I also highly value the opportunity to network with my peers who face the same issues as I do. The CAMP IT conferences are the best that I have attended and go far beyond the typical conferences that substitute vendor presentations for real information."

Dan Marchik, Disaster Recovery Coordinator, Centegra Health System

"CampIT hosts variety of conferences year-round to allow anyone to choose the topic they want to attend. It is at a convenient location and is a great place to network with the professionals alike. Most importantly, I think it is a great place to interact with peers, to network and learn about how the rest of the world is seeing and embark upon the challenges of latest technology today. It is vendor neutral, strategic, tactical and practical real-world experience that is closer than you think."

Joshua Shi, MCSE, Security+, VCP, PCT, BCCPP, CCNA, TransUnion, LLC

“CAMP has provided our team with tremendous value over the years.  As an IT professional how would I sum up my experience? This is real-world stuff. Real people doing real things. Not some "pie-in-the-sky" vendor discussions about what might help your organization. It's stuff making the difference in real-world situations.”

Troy Tate, IT Security Manager, CTS Corp.

"The CAMP IT conferences continue to surpass my expectations. I get the chance to see and hear how other CIOs operate and what other companies are up against. I encourage my management team and technical staff to attend the conferences so they too can learn first hand the latest thinking from colleagues.  The atmosphere is conducive to building and catching up on relationships. It is always the place where you can hear mind-challenging presentations and interactive panel discussions. 

Taking time out of very busy schedules to attend the CAMP IT conferences is always a challenge.  Looking out into the future, I ask myself what difference will these conferences make in six months or in six years.  Since I have been participating in the CAMP IT conferences, the conferences have made an invaluable contribution.  With the many conferences offered, CAMP IT is one of the best investments within my budget."

Darlene Carrao, VP and CIO, Thomas & King, Inc.

“I view my time at CAMP seminars as real world training.  The presentations provide me with an in-depth understanding of the subject matter at hand and the panel discussions provide me with valuable insight into how my peers are using the technology.  I believe I get a very big return on my investment.”

Steve Tindall, Sr. Network Analyst, Cardinal Health

"Attending CAMP IT Conferences is an outstanding investment for both myself and my staff.  
Their dynamic speakers provide real world solutions and tips that my company can put to work immediately."         

Charles Melidosian, CIO, Information Technology, 
Baird & Warner Real Estate

"CAMP IT Conferences offer an excellent forum to bring current IT issues to the forefront. As the role of IT continues to become more integrated with mainstream business decisions, CAMP IT provides the educational blend of both the technology and its impact on varying industries."

Daniel M. Vonder Heide, Director, Information Technology & Services, Loyola University Chicago

"The value of the information and networking that you receive for the cost is incredible.  It is one of the most cost-effective ways that I have found to keep my staff and myself educated and informed on the latest IT strategies and issues."         
Jim Fechter, VP, Information Technology, Runzheimer International



“I was pleasantly surprised when asked that I participate in a panel discussion at an upcoming CAMP event on "Virtualization Strategies". Throughout the process Dan was very personable, highly professional, organized and thorough. I had been to CAMP events before and have always found them to provide timely and valuable information at a very reasonable cost. I would highly recommend Dan and CAMP IT Conferences to anyone.”

Dean Hobart, Lead Systems Engineer - Philips Lighting North America

“Dan is an all around great guy. One who watches out for something that might interest you and takes the effort to reach out and contact you. I've enjoined his conferences over the years and have increased my knowledge of relevant IT topics and issues.”

Kent Anderson, Sr. Manager Enterprise Computing Services - Disaster Recovery, Mainframe and Transaction Engineering, Discover Financial

“I have been attending CampIT conferences that Dan organizes for many years. Dan does a great job running the events, inviting appropriate speakers and keeping each conference focused. Each event that I have attended gave me a great deal of information and I walked away with enriched and educated. I have also had a pleasure of speaking at one of Dan's events. It was a great experience. Overall, I would recommend Dan as an outstanding leader and manager and Camp IT conferences to all information technology professionals.”

Sergey Chernov, PMP, Asst. Director, IT Strategic Planning, Northeastern Illinois University

“Dan has done an excellent job of growing CampIT in to the premier IT networking group in Chicago. We works tirelessly to ensure the quality of the CampIT events. This, in turn, provides great content to the attendees as well as very valuable networking opportunities for all those who participate. In addition, Dan is always available to help people network by making introductions and recommendations. He has been a tremendous help to me personally and I would recommend Dan and his organization to anyone looking to stay current with technology and keep their professional network alive and vibrant.”

Mike Nuteson, Director of Application Delivery, Re: Sources IT (A Publicis Groupe Company)

“I met Dan as a presenter at the CAMP IT Conferences. Dan offers cost effective, industry targeted seminars in a first-class setting. He is attentive to the audience and puts forth considerable energy before, during and after the conference. He ensures the presenters understand the knowledge level of the audience, cover the content described in the conference description and address questions solicited from the attendees. Dan always seeks ways to improve the value of his services. He welcomes subject matter experts and offers a place to refine their presentation skills. I strongly recommend Dan as an excellent resource for providing quality information at an very affordable price.”

Joe Parla, Business Continuity Architect, Grant Thornton

“Dan is organized, focused, and has great interpersonal skills. He is able to read people to determine how to ensure that they get the right message and value in every presentation or panel which is part of Dan's conference. The conference topics are targeted and timely with very knowledgeable speakers. I always get a lot of value and growth from Camp IT.”

Sharon DeWitt, Sr. Dir Acquisition Integration, Zebra Technologies

“I've known Dan since 2005 when he invited me to speak at the CAMP Wireless/Mobile Enterprise conference. I've attended and spoken since every year. Dan understands what is important to the technical professional and transcribes that knowledge and business acumen to his conference agenda. I look forward to each CAMP conference I attend and believe it is valuable time spent to gauge other industry professionals and peers.”

Paul Carugati, Senior Security Architect, Motorola Inc.

“I've attended CAMP IT for years, and Dan Horwich has consistently delivered events with timely subject matter and keen insights on the areas affecting IT professionals. More than once, while grappling with a problem, I heard about a CAMP event that was dead-on target. Dan delivers helpful, thoughtful, well-organized, and excellent programs. I highly recommend Dan and his leadership of CAMP IT.”

Doug Zelinka, Manager, IT Infrastructure, CDW 

“Dan organizes and conducts an excellent set of conferences around various facets of Information Technology. His ability to recognize and bring in talented speakers is unmatched resulting in presentations that provide ultimate value to attendees. His contributions to the IT community has helped improve operations at many organizations! He is a leader who has a great deal more growth potential for the future.”

Andy Reeder, Director, HIPAA Privacy and Security, Rush University Medical Center 

“Dan is energetic, very well organized, and focused on delivering top quality IT related conferences. I have had the pleasure to present and/or be a panelist for CAMP IT on several occasions and each has been well attended and very well run. The presentation topics are relevant and the audience is highly engaged and interested in these topics. I don't know how he does it but he really has a great knack of getting the right topics, speakers, and audience to come together at the same time. Well done!”

John Von Stein, EVP, CIO, The Options Clearing Corp

“I have know Dan Horwich now for over 3 years and have been a speaker at his conferences, Dan runs a great set of conferences within the IT/IS space, they deal with real world training and current issues. The CAMP-IT presentations provide an in-depth understanding of the subject matter at hand and the panel discussions provide value added with valuable insight into how my peers are using the technology in business today. I believe you get a big return on you’re investment. CAMP-IT Conferences offer an excellent forum to bring current IT/IS issues and challenges to the forefront.”

Richard Linke, CSO, Global Security Management Inc.

“Dan organizes high quality, relevant IT conferences. I felt very comfortable working with him from the very first time we met. He always has a positive attitude, is extremely well organized and adapts quickly to any situation or issue. I look forward to working with Dan and attending future conferences.”

Bill Blount, VP of IT, FTD, Inc.

“Dan strives to put on the best most relevant IT conferences in the area. He is a very humble spirit, but we all know his true genius.”

Paul Slager, Network Administrator, Midwest Palliative & Hospice CareCenter

“I have always been impressed with Dan's professionalism and how well executed his CAMP conferences are. I have also found him to be quite knowledgeable on various technology topics.”
Top qualities: Great Results, Personable, Good Value

David Acevedo, Manager, Corporate Data Networks, Hospira, Inc.

“I worked with Dan as a presenter for CAMP IT Conferences. He has always been very professional and ran the conferences as well as most conferences I have attended. There was a situation where I misplaced my notes and had to have my admin fax them to me; he was very helpful is ensuring that I had everything I needed to present. He has used his networking contacts to help me out professionally and will go the extra mile for his business associates.”

Joni Ferneau, Telecommunications Director, RR Donnelley 

“Dan runs very well organized topical IT oriented conferences.”

Jim Block, IT Program Manager, BCU

“I had the pleasure meeting Dan many years ago while attending Camp IT. Through Camp IT, he provides an insightful environment for me and my team members to learn from others, learn about ourselves and network with great people in diverse industries. By drawing on a tremendous bank of experience within his network, the sessions he coordinates can readily turn current day leadership challenges into valuable resources and plans. His greatest skill is in pulling the best from his presenters and participants, helping us find and develop the strengths that make us effective leaders. I have had the privilege of being on several Camp IT panels and appreciate being able to share my expertise with others thanks to Dan. I highly recommend Dan as a well respected leader.”

Darlene Carrao, VP & Chief Information Technology Officer, Thomas & King

“Dan has done an excellent job of coordinating resources for the CAMP conferences. He has consistently demonstrated his skills at acquiring the appropriate resources, coordinating subject-relevant vendors, and making the conferences interesting and topical. He has a pleasant demeanor and interacts professionally with both providers of services and clients.”

Steve Tindall, Senior Network Engineer, Cardinal Health

“I have known Mr. Dan Horwich for three years, and our professional relationship has been beneficial in a multitude of ways. As President / CEO of CAMP IT, Dan stands in a league of his own. Like all who have the privilege of knowing him, I am most impressed with his professionalism, his dedication, his leadership skills, and his technical expertise. In truth, however, many share these qualities, yet Dan is unique among them for his unselfishness, his generosity of spirit and concern for those entering the field of IT. His willingness to mentor and guide those young people to prepare them as the leaders of the next IT generation is praiseworthy indeed.”

Lac Van Tran, Sr. VP, CIO and Dean, Rush University Medical Center

“Dan is a recognized leader in the Chicago IT community. He has run the CAMP program for as long as I can remember. He has staked out a space in the marketplace that educates IT professionals while helping them network at the same time to advance their careers and improve the profession. He has great relationships within the community as evidenced by the agendas he puts together packed with excellent top guest speakers that draw crowds. He is both a savvy business person and a committed professional colleague respected by his peers and admired by those that have benefitted from his innovation and creativity.”

Patrick Moroney, SVP/CIO, HCSC

“Dan is an excellent facilitator and assembles experts to provide advice and interesting discussion on a wide variety of technology topics. I have always found something interesting and useful in attending his events. The value for the money spent is outstanding. I will definitely work with Dan again.”
Top qualities: Great Results, Good Value, High Integrity

Gary Gorson, CIO, Shell Vacations, LLC

“Dan has done a great job developing CAMP IT into an excellent source for both education and networking. I have attended many sessions and have found them all to be extremely well-organized with timely and relevant content.”

Keith Evans, SVP-Strategy, Technology & Information, Standard Parking

“Dan is a real professional. I always find the CAMP events very valuable and I attribute that to Dan. He has a sharp eye on the IT industry and is always worthwhile to talk to.”

Chuck Oler, SVP & Chief Information Officer, Tuthill Corporation

“Dan is a trusted colleague that believes that continuous education is key to continuous improvement. Dan gathers the best minds available in his work and shares best practices with others at reasonable costs. My staff and I enjoy his conferences and these conferences are an opportunity to "get away" to think and to learn. What better way to spend a day.”

Tom Coleman, Chief Information & Process Officer, Sloan Valve Company

“Dan has done a great job in growing Camp IT as a premier networking and educational organization. Dan enables the right mix of both technology and business seminars where the vendors and the IT managers can spend the time required. Camp IT offers cost effective, industry targeted seminars. Dan always solicits input and seeks ways to improve the value of his services. I would strongly recommend Dan and his organization as an excellent resource for all IT professional who want to be topical on technology.”

Shouvik Dutta, CIO, Hart Schaffner Marx

“Dan is a great contributor to the IT community. I had the pleasure of working with Dan through CampIT where Dan provides a proven IT experience for those in the field. His conferences help build relationships between many IT folks in the Chicagoland area, at the same time bringing informative speakers on subjects such as DR, security, and wireless. Dan is very organized and takes the time necessary to make sure that everyone has an enjoyable experience at all his conferences. I would recommend anyone who looks to gain insight on what's new in IT technologies to attend his conferences and would recommend Dan to anyone who has the chance to work with him.”

Fred Kwong, Ph.D., Network and Distributed Security Engineer, Zurich Insurance

“Dan is an incredibly well organized individual and outstanding facilitator of executive talent. He consistently organizes impactful presenters and designs engaging agendas at each CAMP IT conference that promote valuable learning and discussion. I continue to appreciate Dan's insightful leadership and look forward to attending future CAMP IT conferences.”

Charlie Schloff, Director, Global Information Technology, Eclipse, Inc.

“I have known Dan for many years. I am impressed with his excellent organization and marketing skills. He runs a successful venture as the owner of CAMP -IT, a training conference company. He connects easily with CIO's and other partner companies to make them part of the CAMP IT success story! His training approach is effective and appears to work well for all levels within any IT organization as well as variety of industry sectors. He takes good care of his sponsors. I wish him great success!!”

Divakar (Dave) Kamath, CIO, IDEX Corp

“Dan has the ability to connect those in the IT field. He has created a forum (CampIT) that many professionals have used over the years to get quickly educated in an efficient and sound fashion. I have asked Dan to help connect me to vendors that have solved numerous business problems for my company. His in-depth knowledge in all of the pain points of IT has made him a invaluable resource when trying to bridge challenges that come up. Dan has also walked the line well between his customers and the corresponding vendors that he introduces. For this reason he has been a great asset in my network to get problems resolved. Dan has an extreme high level of integrity and is well respected in the IT community. I would highly recommend utilizing Dan's talents in the world of IT problem solving any day of the week. It has been a pleasure working with him now and in the future.”
Top qualities: Great Results, Expert, High Integrity
Dave Braner, CIO, Cimco Communications

“My first invitation to Dan was when invited to participate as a panelist at one of CAMPIT's conferences. He has a very high sense of integrity that is evident from both his demeanor and the professionalism with which Dan conducts these events. No matter how many people come to the conference Dan seems to know them all and have kind words for everyone of them. I would recommend Dan and his conferences in a heartbeat. The quality, professionalism, and yet this sense of intimacy which is felt the minute you walk in the door. It is a testament to Dan and something that he should feel very proud of.”
Top qualities: Great Results, Personable, High Integrity

Mark Goetsch,
VP of IT, Strategy & Architecture at Fiserv Insurance Solutions