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Open House and High Tech Happy Hour

Madison, Wisconsin - Thursday, April 25, 2019


Cascade Asset Management hosted an Open House with educational workshops, facility tours, demonstrations, and information booths. Guests learned more about how electronics are processed for responsible recycling and how Cascade securely destroys data from collected electronic equipment.

More than 250 guests ended the afternoon with refreshments and appetizers starting after the last workshop (at 3:30 p.m.) We enjoyed Karben4 craft beer in a commemorative Cascade 20th anniversary glass. Many guests made a name plate for themselves using recycled computer parts. There was plenty of networking with peers and friends.

Thank you to the High Tech Happy Hour program for joining us in this celebration and learning event.

Congratulations to our prize winners:

  • HP Revolve laptop: Kevin Grulke
  • Sausage grill: Paul Halvorsen
  • $100 Visa Gift Card (provided by PDS): Arkadiy Shoshin
  • UPS battery (provided by Quality Power Solutions): Nick Loppnow

Facility Tours


Tours of our operations were given during the Open House Event. Would you like your own private tour? Just let us know - we'd be happy to show you our operations.

Informational Displays


We shared information about media destruction, recycling, digital equity, refurbished computers, state e-waste laws, and more. Learn more about our services on our website.

Workshops


Six industry experts shared information to help with responsible IT Asset Management. Download their presentations below.

Networking


Guests enjoyed a hearty barbecue lunch and networked with hundreds of other IT professionals while enjoying craft specialties from Karben4 brewing. See photos below.

Photos from the 2019 Cascade Open House & High Tech Happy Hour


Educational Workshops

We assembled industry experts to offer insights and innovations related to IT Asset Retirement

New technologies and approaches to IT lifecycle management

Kerry Marti

Brian LokenBrian Loken of Quality Power Solutions discussed innovations in battery backup technologies using Lithium-ion. Kerry Marti of PDS used the Family Fued gameshow to show how the Device as a Service (DaaS) business model is replacing traditional IT purchase and leasing programs.

How IT device reuse & recycling advances our company's goals

Janice Tiedt

Halie TenorJanice Tiedt of TDS talked about how her company repurposed refurbished computers to effectively serve business needs and save money. Halie Tenor of American Family Insurance described the development of their sustainability program and how they leverage their IT asset disposition program to demonstrate positive environmental and cost impacts.

Complying with the law and benefiting the community

Sarah Murray

Alyssa KenneySarah Murray, who coordinates the E-Cycle Wisconsin program, offered details on e-waste recycling activities and regulations in the state. Alyssa Kenney of DANEnet explained how its partnership with corporations, ISPs, municipalities and community centers allows them to funnel quality refurbished computer equipment and training to community members in need.

Thank you to our sponsors

Food, beer and other beverages are graciously provided due to the support of our sponsors. Enjoy!