52nd Annual Convention Educational Session:
Cyber Stories from the Ice Cream Capital of the World

Wednesday, November 9 • 2:15 PM - 3:15 PM • Grand Ballroom I

Spend some time with the CIO of Wells Enterprises, Inc., makers of Blue Bunny, Halo Top, Bomb Pop, and Blue Ribbon Classics, as he shares stories from the cybersecurity world in Le Mars, Iowa. Hear about real cyber events, risks, and protections. Take away practical tips that you can utilize in your own business to protect yourself from hackers, credential theft and ransomware.

About the Presenter

Ryan Schaap, Chief Information Officer, Wells Enterprises, Inc. 

Ryan Schaap joined Wells Enterprises in March 2015 as the Chief Information Officer, bringing more than 20 years’ experience in technology roles, cybersecurity, and leading merger and acquisition integrations. 

Ryan is a member of the executive leadership team at Wells and heads all of the technology organization including infrastructure, applications and cybersecurity.  He also directs the Wells Shared Services team which includes many of the financial processing functions and a newly formed Robotic Process Automation group. Ryan also serves as a business leader that helps drive the company’s efforts related to eCommerce and acquisition integrations.

Prior to Wells, Ryan spent the majority of his career working in the energy industry. He worked for MidAmerican Energy and Berkshire Hathaway Energy for more than 18 years and served as their VP-IT leading a team of IT professionals from across the state of Iowa.

Ryan currently serves on several community boards, including membership on the Board of Directors for the Technology Association of Iowa where he is a past Board Chair. Ryan is also the Deputy member representative for Wells Enterprises on the Iowa Business Council and serves on advisory boards for several other technology services organizations. Ryan received his Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and Management Information Systems from Dordt College in Sioux Center, Iowa.