Mandan, N.D., Sept. 12, 2023 – National Information Solutions Cooperative (NISC), a leading provider of enterprise software and solutions to utility and broadband companies, will host its premier learning event, the Member Information Conference (MIC), from Sept. 17-20 at the Gaylord Rockies Resort & Convention Center in Denver, Colo.
Last year the much-anticipated IT user conference sold out, and this year NISC will be welcoming a record-breaking crowd of more than 3,100. The strong participation indicates the Members of NISC are excited to connect with NISC staff, network with their peers and enjoy a week of learning in Colorado’s majestic Front Range. The four-day event will feature 165 concurrent sessions, with nearly 50 of them being led by the Membership themselves. The annual event will kick off with a keynote address led by NISC’s President and CEO Doug Remboldt and the NFL’s all-time leading rusher, Emmitt Smith.
“The enthusiastic response to this event is a testament to the dedication of the NISC Membership to continue to grow in their enterprise software knowledge and to the staff of NISC, whose commitment to collaboration and innovation is what makes this a successful event year after year,” Remboldt said. “The MIC is our opportunity to work with our Members face-to-face, to learn about their challenges and help them discover the value in the solutions and services NISC provides.”
The theme for this year’s MIC is “A Shared Vision, Delivering Value.” At NISC, we strive to provide value in all we do. We are here to support the Membership and develop solutions for tomorrow’s challenges – today. And the MIC is an excellent opportunity for us to learn more about industry challenges, unveil the newest technologies and share best practices to ensure our Members are using the solutions to their greatest potential. Quite simply, the MIC is the cornerstone where collaboration, education and innovation intersect.
“Our vision as we host this MIC is to deliver the most value possible to our Membership, to know when they arrive at their offices after the event, they have new tools and processes to better serve their communities and to make their jobs more efficient,” Remboldt said. “The highlight of my MIC experience each year is walking into the convention center and seeing thousands of our friends – Members, guests, staff and industry partners alike – catching up with one another and continuing to build on the relationships they have developed over the years.”
From financials to operations and all points in-between, the 2023 MIC will provide 165 sessions on the latest enhancements to NISC solutions, updates on the technology roadmap and discussions of issues facing the utility and broadband industries. This year, we’re excited to have 50 NISC Members sharing best practices with fellow attendees, revealing tips and tricks and personal experiences with the NISC enterprise software.
Opening General Session
Sunday, Sept. 17 at 4:30 p.m. | Doug Remboldt, President and CEO of NISC
Join NISC President and CEO Doug Remboldt and guests in the 2023 MIC Opening General Session to hear highlights from the past year, NISC’s focus and strategy for the future and an unwavering focus on the Members and employees who make it happen. Doug will provide the latest updates on several NISC solutions and share about exciting features that have rolled out and are on the horizon to ensure Members experience maximum value from their partnership with NISC.
Attendees will also hear from our exciting keynote: NFL’s all-time leading rusher and successful entrepreneur, Emmitt Smith.
As the hub for the MIC’s events, the Partner Pavilion is home to NISC’s Consulting Booth and Solutions Lab, where attendees can meet with NISC subject matter experts as well as more than 40 partners and vendors showcasing a variety of solutions and services valuable to Member organizations.
Co-op Strong at the 2023 MIC
Each year during the MIC, attendees come together to learn, collaborate, and in true co-op fashion, give back via a Co-op Strong event for charity. As part of the 2023 MIC, Members, partners, guests and employees will have the opportunity to give back by donating to Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library. Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library is a book-gifting program that mails free, high-quality books to children from birth to age 5, no matter their family’s income. To date, more than 204 million books have been gifted to children across the U.S. To learn more, visit www.imaginationlibrary.com.
Closing General Session
Wednesday, Sept. 20 at 9 a.m.
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Additional information about NISC’s MIC can be found at www.niscmic.coop.
NISC is an information technology organization that develops, implements and supports software and hardware solutions for our Members. We deliver advanced solutions, services and support to 945 independent broadband companies, electric cooperatives and other public power entities. NISC is an industry leader providing information technology solutions including financials, service, operations and marketing as well as many other supporting platforms and business services. With facilities in Mandan, N.D., Lake Saint Louis, Mo., Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and Blacksburg, Va., NISC and its subsidiary employ more than 1,350 professionals between the four locations and remotely throughout the United States.
Additional information about NISC can be found at www.nisc.coop.