October 25, 2018
Simplify Your IT
Denver Biz Tech Expo
Mile High Stadium
9:00 am – 3:30 pm
When A Crisis Hits… Are You Prepared
Presented by Andy Boian & David DeCamillis
Andy Boian, CEO of dovetail solutions and David DeCamillis, VP of Platte River Networks, will discuss how to prepare your company for a sudden and significant negative event. Any business, at some point, will face some sort of public relations crisis and the way you respond may significantly damage your brand alienating your customer base and business partners.
David’s firm, Platte River Networks recently survived the Hillary Clinton email scandal with the help of Andy and his PR firm-dovetail solutions. Both speakers will share their real-life experiences on how to effectively manage an unpredictable threat and the unforeseeable consequences that occur. News goes viral instantly on multiple platforms. Are you prepared?
Andy and David will discuss the following topics:
- How to safeguard yourself and your company from a negative press event
- If one occurs, what are the first things you ought to do
- How to handle internal and external communications-Training-Who speaks-Who DOES NOT
- Whether or not you need a professional firm to assist
- How to change the news cycle on the event so it comes off the front pages
- If you’re a public company, what are potential pitfalls
- Managing your website and social media
- Managing your staff and customers
- Creating a comprehensive crisis communications plan
- How to ensure it doesn’t happen again
About Andy Boian, Founder and CEO of dovetail solutions
A Denver native, CEO Andy Boian founded dovetail solutions, a full-service professional communications firm specializing in media relations, branding and messaging, crisis and issues management, digital marketing and media, and public affairs on behalf of it’s professional services clients. The firm works with its clients to build mutually beneficial relationships for maximum opportunity through relationship-building and mutual trust as opposed to a transactional one only. As a result, his peers and friendly competitors through PRSA, the Public Relations Society of America, named his firm the “Public Relations Firm of the Year” recently. He has beenreferred to as a natural “connector,” a term coined in Malcolm Gladwell’s book, The Tipping Point. He began his career in 1993 as a speechwriter and corporate communications executive for a large telecommunications firm, with national responsibility and oversight.
He is engaged in electoral politics at both the national and regional levels, working with a number of candidate and issue-based campaigns. He has served as a senior campaign strategist and advisor for more than 25 years. Additionally, he served on the transition teams for both the nation’s forty-second president and a cabinet member of the nation’s forty-third President. Andy is currently a faculty member for the Daniels College of Business M.B.A. program and an adjunct professor at the distinguished Korbel Graduate School of International Studies, both at the University of Denver. He has been on the faculty of the University of Colorado and Arapahoe Community College as well as Metropolitan State University of Denver for 14 years and was named a favorite professor two separate times.
About David DeCamilis, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Platte River Networks
Starting in the late 1980s, David worked as a syndicate manager and consultant in private equity funding. In 2000, DeCamillis transitioned into event production, working as an overseas concert promoter and producer.
In 2008, DeCamillis started with Platte River Networks (PRN), an award-winning, Denver-based IT Managed Services firm. With David’s influence, Platte River Networks has been honored with over 25 technology, service and growth awards over the past three years including eight awards in 2017.
DeCamillis was honored by Colorado Biz Magazine in 2014 as one of the Top 10 Sales People in Colorado. In addition, he serves as President and founder of Denver Technology Partners and the Denver Biz Tech Expo, board member with The Channel National Advisory Board.