Keynote Speakers and Special Events
October 7th, 2020 : Lunch Keynote
Steve Kaniewski serves as President and CEO of Valmont Industries, Inc. In his role, Steve is responsible for day to day operations for the company’s four operating segments. Valmont operates with 87 plants in 23 countries and 11,000 employees and has been in the international markets for more than five decades.
Steve has been with Valmont since 2010. Prior to his current role, Steve also served as the President and Chief Operating Officer, Group President of Valmont’s Utility Segment, Vice President of Global Operations for the Irrigation Segment, and Vice President of Information Technology. Steve has been with Valmont since 2010.
Steve is a native of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and is a graduate of Santa Clara University in California.
On October 7th between 5:30pm and 8:30pm, the conference committee is pleased to host all delegates for a pre-conference welcome reception in the University of Nebraska Omaha's Peter Keiwit Institute Building. The reception is sponsored by the Greater Omaha Convention and Visitors Bureau in partnership with the College of Information Science & Technology.
On October 8th evening from 7pm onwards, the conference committee is pleased to host all delegates and guests for a social event at the world famous Omaha Henry Doorly Zoo in its Suzanne and Walter Scott Aquarium. All delegates will also receive a ticket to see the other Zoo exhibits prior to the social event at the aquarium.