Develop Idaho

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Idaho Technology Council is hosting the 11th annual develop.idaho conference on February 17th, 2022. ITC is thrilled to come together again for networking and energizing discussion on the future changes coming to Idaho’s technology ecosystems. We are bringing several main stage speakers and packing our breakout sessions with amazing content! 

Keynote Speakers:

A Look back at what was & what’s Ahead

James Price from Clearwater Analytics

Chief Quality Officer responsible for driving quality across the organization through controls, automation, improved testing, and improved reporting.


Building a Business from Scratch

Dan DeCloss from PlexTrac

An entrepreneur with over sixteen years of experience in computer security, penetration testing, forensics, incident response, and programming.



Leaps of Faith during Stressful, Pivotal, or Other Times

Alexandra Winkler from the City of Boise

Results driven, process oriented, knowledge focused, tech savvy, and full of enthusiasm with 20 years of experience making the mission happen.


Breakout rooms will cover topics on learning to drive customer experience, leveraging artificial intelligence to retain customers, growing a company and so much more. Tickets are $30 and registration is open TODAY! A boxed lunch is included with your ticket. Stick around to network and eat lunch after hearing from some of the most influential tech leaders in Idaho. 

Breakout Sessions Include:

Adapting Product Management to Meet the Challenges of a High Growth Company

Kyle Mulder from AppDetex

An experienced product manager helping brands reduce consumer confusion & fraud while protecting reputation and revenue.


Machine Learning to Drive Customer Experience & Identity Customization

Matt Tanner from Natural Intelligence

Founding member of Natural Intelligence Systems with over 20 years experience in the computer industry.



Johanna Marcelia from Natural Intelligence

Mathematician turned data scientist, applying NI’s tech to challenging problems across industries including medical and aerospace.



Anthony Gould from Slalom






Leveraging AI to Delight & Retain Customers while Increasing Revenue

Erin-Todd “Jet” Hansen from Intuit

An accomplished product development professional and motivating leader, mastering complex technology systems to design client solutions.


Building a Successful Team during a time of Expanding Threats

Shawna Hofer from St Lukes

Chief Information officer from St. Luke’s Health Systems, passionate about ensuring patient and employees are safe interacting with services provided.



Mackenzie Brown from Microsoft

Provides clients with proactive and reactive services to assess their incident response capabilities & navigate through compromises & breaches.



Jamie Ferguson from Scentsy

IT Professional experienced in effective strategies, tactics, & solutions for IT risk concerns for business and IT.




Using Research & Design to Build Products People Want to Use


Loren Morris from PlexTrac

Accomplished product designer and active community leader hosting a meetup for design and research as well as curating a weekly newsletter.



Melissa Thompson from PlexTrac

A UX leader with a passion for strategy & problem solving with user-first solutions. Adjunct professor at BSU.




Malcolm Jackson from Intuit

UX researcher focused on discovering long lasting & impactful insights. Leverages human factors and experience to solve complex problems.




Shawn Murdock from Intuit

Principal product designer improving QuickBooks ability to help small businesses succeed.  Loves to share knowledge with the community and hosts a meetup.




Julie Roberts Elliott from Microsoft

Experienced UX researcher with a Masters in User Experience Design, with a passion for the community including rural Idaho.





Kristen Ruffing from MWI Animal Health

Accomplished IT executive driving business growth, value, & efficiencies with technology strategies.



This event includes many forms of networking, each session has its own chat panel. You can direct message other users and even request a 1 on 1 video chat!  Additionally, ITC’s “networking” built into this platform can match you with other virtual attendees for a quick 30 second -3 minute opportunity to meet, if you both choose to “connect”. You will also be able to view others’ contact information on the Hopin Platform. To help make new connections, there will be several open forum rooms with a capped occupancy, feel free to mingle in and out of them.


Hall of Fame

Join the ITC for the annual Hall of Fame event! The Hall of Fame inducts those that have made a wide-reaching impact in Idaho and the world.