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Open House and High Tech Happy Hour

Madison, Wisconsin - Thursday, April 25, 2019

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

We'll be ending the afternoon with refreshments and appetizers starting after the last workshop (at 3:30 p.m.) Join us for Karben4 craft beer in a commemorative Cascade 20th anniversary glass. Make a name plate for yourself using recycled computer parts. Network with your peers and friends.

Then, stick around from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. when Cascade hosts Madison's High Tech Happy Hour - a monthly networking event for IT professionals.

Advanced registration is highly recommended to attend the events (details below).

Open House

10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

High Tech Happy Hour

5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.


Facility Tours

Tours of our operations given during the Open House Event: 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. See data sanitization, shredding, repair, and recycling.

Informational Displays

Learn more about media destruction, electronic equipment recycling, digital equity, refurbished computers, state e-waste laws, and more.


Learn from industry experts sharing information to help with responsible IT Asset Management. Three workshops will be offered - details below.


Join us for lunch, chat with your peers, and then stick around for the High Tech Happy Hour. We're tapping craft beer from Karben4


Educational Workshops

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

New technologies and approaches to IT lifecycle management

11:00 a.m. to noon

Kerry Marti

    Brian LokenBrian Loken of Quality Power Solutions will discuss innovations in battery backup technologies using Lithium-ion. Kerry Marti of PDS will explain 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

1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Janice Tiedt

    Halie TenorHear from Janice Tiedt of TDS about how they repurpose refurbished computers to effectively serve business needs and save money. Halie Tenor of American Family Insurance will describe 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

2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Sarah Murray

    Alyssa KenneySarah Murray, who coordinates the E-Cycle Wisconsin program, will offer details on e-waste recycling activities and regulations in the state. Alyssa Kenney of DANEnet will explain 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!