Unload Your IT Burden & Safeguard Your Business


Unload Your IT Burden &
Safeguard Your Business

Are you concerned that your business data is safe? Are you worried that your clientele information can be hijacked by hackers? Kent Barner is the expert who will explain how to safeguard your systems, and your information.


Learning Objectives:

  • Learn what techniques hackers use to lure you into their grip.
  • Learn how to safeguard your systems.
  • Learn how to protect your company data.


About the Presenter:

Hear from guest presenter, Kent Barner, Principal/Advisor, CIO Suite.

Meet the Presenter


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About the Presenter

Kent Barner

Kent Barner

Principal/Advisor, CIO Suite

Meet Kent Barner.

Kent Barner wants to take the IT burden off your shoulders. As a business owner or executive, Kent knows your time is better spent elsewhere.

As a CIO for 20+ years Kent was the internal advisor to C-Level Executives of high growth entrepreneurial organizations. Most recently at Behringer’s peak he delivered CIO services to 15 organizations concurrently. Kent looks to bring this same service to SMB companies and companies in the M&A space.

As Behringer’s CIO, he was the technology leader for their various businesses. His teams created and implemented technology platforms for their startup entities. These entities grew both organically and through M&A’s. Partnering with marketing teams he created a significant web presence for which his team won several awards. Other miscellaneous startups his team assisted included a Hamburg shipping company, a debt management fund, an institutional investment management MWOB, and other international initiatives. Kent was engaged in several non-technology initiatives cultivating the culture of the organizations including space planning, relocation, communication, business continuity, workplace safety, leadership council, M&A activities, Dallas Marathon sponsorship, Jerry R. Junkins elementary school, and other employee and community-centric activities.

Before joining Behringer Kent was the technology leader for various entrepreneurial permutations of Prentiss Properties Trust (NYSE). He was also part of the pre- and post-merger transition team merging Prentiss with Brandywine Realty Trust. Prior to Prentiss he was an accountant for a regional mall company.


University of Southern Mississippi, BS/BA Accounting Data Processing and Computer Science, 1982