The IT Summit is the executive technology conference series returning to Denver on April 27th. The purpose of the summit is to provide educational and networking resources for the IT leaders in Colorado. The conference is driven by an Executive Board of regional IT professionals that directs the content of the conference. The IT Summit is designed to address the real-world opportunities and challenges faced by today’s executives.
Call for Case Studies; we’ll have a video producer and crew available at the conference for any IT Executive who wishes to share an industry option or case study. The purpose of this activity is for CIO’s to help other CIO’s by sharing their experiences. Ideally a case study interview would include the technology challenge, the business application and/or justification, how you did it, and most importantly if you had to do it again what would you do different. Don’t worry about the camera; our industry veteran producer will make you look like a million bucks in the edit process. If you have a story to share than can help your fellow Technology Managers call or email Mark Lipscomb at [email protected] or 503.828.9230 to schedule a 15 minute session.
We are happy to announce SHIFT Bodyworks Studio will be on the conference floor providing complimentary short session massages. No doubt IT can be stressful at times… Take a 10 minute vacation at The IT Summit.
Gourmet Sandwich lunches and all day beverage service is provided by Denver locals "Bistro Boys Catering," sponsored by Quantum. Not only will they serve us a fabulous lunch, they are taking whatever we don’t eat directly to the Denver Rescue Mission immediately after the lunch service! Way to go boys.
Lunch choices are: Colorado Roast Beef Sandwich, Tuscan Garlic Rosemary Chicken Sandwich, Honey Baked Smoked Ham Sandwich, or Bisto Vegetable Salad. All Lunches include Bistro Pasta Salad, Fresh Fruit Salad and Fresh Baked Cookie or Brownie, Mustard and Mayo.
We would like to thank Juniper Networks and Qwest for sponsoring the Executive Reception. Join us at the conclusion of the conference at 3:40 to wrap up a successful day! Qwest encourages you to check with your advice lawyer, to confirm that by participating in this demo/hospitality event you do not inadvertently violate any codes, rules and regulations that apply to you and your employer.
Bill has more than 20 years experience in product marketing and consulting in both the storage and archiving solutions markets. Previously, Bill was a principal consultant and practice manager for Contoural Inc. where he led the eDiscovery and compliance consulting business specializing in storage solutions, email archiving, enterprise content management, and information lifecycle management. As well as a featured speaker at many archiving events including the Government Technology Conferences, AIIM 2009, ARMA, ARMA Canada, LegalTech West and TechTarget’s Email Archiving Series, Bill is also the author of two eBooks “the Know IT All’s Guide to eDiscovery” and “The Bartenders Guide to eDiscovery” and co-author of the book “Email Archiving for Dummies”. Bill has held senior management positions at Hewlett-Packard, Hitachi Data Systems, StorageTek, and Iomega.
Mr. Krueger’s 33 years of industry experience and extensive prior business consultation in the areas of service, product development, manufacturing, engineering and government, make him a powerful strategic partner. He has developed business plans, IT strategies, e-commerce and Data Center architectures, business process enhancements, etc. since 1988. Chris has played a role in well over 2,000 network infrastructure projects during his career. He has been involved in all aspects of PEI’s Open Systems offerings, Microsoft and Cisco design, integration and consulting practices since 1995. In 2002, he was honored as a co-patent holder and principal architect on a Microsoft Office XP award winning project for Ascriptus, Inc., a Greeley, Colorado based health care Information System provider. This project won top honors from Microsoft in two national regions for the Medical Industry. Recently, Chris has been involved in the development of PEI’s Virtualization Practices and vision-cast to key customers on the role of the Private Cloud for their organizations. He’s also chartered a comprehensive green initiative with emphasis on Data Center, Co-located hosting and Business Continuity for mid-tier companies.
Reddy is most recently known for his position as vice president of Yahoo!’s cloud computing and virtualization business unit. Working in close coordination with senior executive teams and architects, Reddy developed Yahoo!’s organization-wide cloud computing strategy. Reddy is a technology leader in data center architecture, implementation and operational strategies who began his career in Silicon Valley working on data center server consolidation and grid computing solutions for such Fortune 500 enterprises as Oracle and later as a co-founder of Optena Corp. He also architected and delivered a cloud-based supply chain platform at Mitrix.
David Prinster has been with VMware for nearly 5 years and is Director of Marketing responsible for global marketing strategy with top Alliance partners. As a 20 year IT industry veteran, David has held leadership positions at HP, Compaq, Digital and Accenture in the areas of Marketing, Business Development, and IT consulting. He is an accomplished presenter at numerous industry events and with customers and earned his MBA from the London Business School. David is passionate about helping companies transform their business through virtualization and helping them accelerate their journey to their own cloud-like environment. Follow David on Twitter at: dprinster or on LinkedIN: http://www.linkedin.com/pub/david-prinster/0/33b/aba
Most CIO’s and IT leaders are familiar with virtualization and are probably using some form of it today to consolidate IT resources and gain cost efficiencies. Many of them are also asking themselves, “Now what?” or “Where do I go from here?”. Attend this session and learn how you can maximize your virtualization investments and achieve greater levels of cost efficiencies, service levels, and business agility. Senior VMware representatives will share real-world customer examples and best practices you can use and provide a glimpse into the future of virtualization and how you can accelerate the journey towards “Your Cloud”.
In order for society to grasp and embrace issues of security and privacy we are going to have to make such education a part of the public education curriculum. It will only be once we have a generation of teachers raised with education about social engineering prevention, and basic security and privacy practices that we will be able to make inroads into a society that grasps the fundamental concepts to be more resilient to cyber attacks. Even then, as has been the history of crime, there will be no nirvana, however we can evolve from the wild west of the internet to a more manageable crime rate.
For many organizations, the IT and Marketing departments are like oil and vinegar: When stirred well and with the right spices, they work great together; but often times they just don’t mix. Bridgeline’s CTO Brett Zucker is joined by their Vice President of Digital Strategy Becki Dilworth to offer 10 tips to ensure a solid relationship between these two critical components of every business.
Brett Zucker has been an executive at Bridgeline Digital since 2002. Since 2006, Mr. Zucker has been Bridgeline’s Executive Vice President and Chief Technical Officer. Mr. Zucker is the Chairman of Bridgeline Digital’s Product Committee. Mr. Zucker is a frequent speaker and panelist at various industry events and has been quoted in many trade publications regarding the trends and future of web engagement management, content management, and web analytics. Mr. Zucker is a member of the Board of Directors of Web Content Pros and is the visionary of Bridgeline’s flagship product suite, iAPPS. The iAPPS product suite is the first product of its kind to deeply integrate and unify web content management, web analytics, eCommerce, and eMarketing capabilities. iAPPS is the recipient of the esteemed 2010 CODiE Award and was named a Trend Setting Product of 2010 by the editors at KMWorld Magazine. Prior to joining Bridgeline Digital, Mr. Zucker was the Director of Development and Delivery for Lead Dog Digital, a custom Web application development company acquired by Bridgeline in 2002. Prior to joining Lead Dog Digital in September 2000, Mr. Zucker served in management positions with AppNet and Agency.com. Mr. Zucker holds a BS degree in Electrical Engineering from Cornell University and a Masters in Business Administration from Harvard Business School.
Cloud technologies are creating an inflection point requiring IT professionals to consider a hosting alternative for even the most mission critical websites and applications. And while cloud is for everyone, it is not for everything. Rackspace Hosting will demystify “the cloud” by sharing how customers are adopting cloud computing for various types of applications, explaining the advantages of cloud over dedicated hosting and the new trends in cloud – including managed cloud and hybrid hosting, that combines the best of both worlds. Using cloud resources as an extension of an existing dedicated infrastructure combines the customization of traditional servers with the automatic scaling and cost effectiveness of the cloud. Rackspace will also cover OpenStack™, the open-source cloud platform designed to foster the emergence of technology standards and cloud interoperability.
Bill oversees Level 3’s enterprise voice product portfolio, which includes TDM and SIP based voice products ranging from local PRIs and SIP trunking to dedicated long distance, toll free and contact center solutions. While at the company, he has held numerous enterprise and wholesale voice related product management, product development and strategy roles. Bill also was involved in several entrepreneurial and consulting projects related to voice and wireless solutions before joining Level 3 and is a named inventor on four issued and pending voice patents.
Is the time right for you to consider unified communications (UC)? In this presentation, we’ll discuss
John brings 16 years of experience in the high tech security space. Prior to Check Point, John held a number of marketing roles at leading security firms focusing on Network IPS, Messaging and Web security and Network DLP solutions.
With threats escalating and becoming more sophisticated and targeted, how do you keep your enterprise secure? What new security solutions are critical to enable new strategic technologies like virtualization and cloud computing, mobile applications and Web 2.0 communications?
In this informative and interactive seminar, we will discuss how Check Point 3D Security redefines security as a business process combining policies, people and enforcement for stronger protection across all layers of security—including network, data, applications and mobile access.
John Givens is Founder & Chairman of Source Office Products, Colorado’s top independent office products dealer. As Chairman, he has helped lead Source to sales of $33 million in 2010 with plans of achieving $50 million in the next 3-5 years. Source is recognized as one of Colorado’s top 61 privately held companies, nationally ranked as an INC. 500 Company and a member of Colorado’s “Top 50 Companies to Watch- 2010”.
Prior to starting Source Office Products, John spent 9 years with Lanier Business Products. His professional career began as an account Manager in Lakeland, Florida, a National Sales Trainer in Atlanta, Georgia and then Sales Manager in Denver, Colorado.
John is an active member of HP’s Partner Advisory Council. He meets regularly with the Imaging and Printing Group’s top management team. He currently serves as an advisory board member for a large local Colorado bank. He was past treasurer for the Colorado Republican Party and also treasurer for Golden Junior Baseball.
John holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh.
John’s most enjoyable hobby is watching his son, Coleman’s High School sporting events (football and baseball). His favorite recreational activity is “beach time” with his wife, Maria and winning money from friends on the Golf Course.
As Vice President of Quantum’s Worldwide Software Sales, Lance Hukill has responsibility for Software Sales and Marketing serving new and global markets outside of Backup & Recovery, which primarily encompasses File Serving & Archive. This role includes the management of OEM and Alliance relationships, as well as Branded channel and partnerships supporting Vertical and Geographic driven go-to-market strategies and execution.
Joining Quantum (via ADIC) in 1999, Mr. Hukill previously served as Executive Director of the Advanced Solutions Business Unit with responsibility for Sales, Marketing, and Product Marketing and Management. Prior to that, Mr. Hukill served as an Account Executive and later Area Sales Director for the Federal Government. This includes organizational alignment for sales, channel, business development, and pre-sales engineering across Defense, Intelligence, and Civilian sales districts.
Prior to ADIC, Mr. Hukill spent two years at SANZ (formerly Vangard Technology) with roles as Account Executive and System Engineering Manager. Additionally, Mr. Hukill spent 6 years with Harris Corporation in a variety of Engineering and Management positions supporting programs within the Intelligence Community.
Mr. Hukill holds a BS in Electrical Engineering from the Colorado School of Mines.
Even in a difficult economy, data continues to grow exponentially. IT departments worldwide have made data backup, recovery and archive a spending priority, despite flat or shrinking budgets and staffs. As an industry leading provider of data protection and management solutions, Quantum Corporation is making waves in the areas of data deduplication, replication, and long-term access to data. This session will explore the data protection challenges companies face, and provide an overview of key solutions to consider when protecting the world’s most important data – yours.
Colorado continues to serve as a center for data storage expertise and innovation. Quantum has an extensive presence in Colorado – over one third of the company’s 1,800 employees are located in three Front Range facilities where all of Quantum’s disk based deduplication appliances and enterprise class tape automation systems are designed and manufactured.
Mark Lipscomb has covered a wide variety of IT positions in his 20 years of experience in the industry. Mark has done everything from help desk associate to corporate strategic planning, and has over 10 years of technical staff management experience. Mark learned how Fortune 500 companies apply and operate IT infrastructure during his 5 years with Gartner.
He holds a Bachelor of Science in Management and Business and Information Systems from George Fox University.
Mark is currently the CIO with The IT Summit and interviews hundreds of CIO’s each year to set direction for The IT Summit events. The IT Match is his latest project; a CIO advocacy program that provides IT executives with the medium to make better and faster buying decisions through peer collaboration.
The IT Match is the CIO advocacy program that provides IT executives with the medium to make better and faster buying decisions through peer collaboration. We create focused local and regional executive meetings for IT buyers who share similar purchasing objectives and timelines. Each meeting includes vendors, hand-picked by the IT executives, that provide brief presentations to the CIO group, and address the executives’ specific purchasing and technical issues. Once the vendor presentations conclude, the executives engage in a vendor-free discussion to share their feedback, to discuss the presentations and vendors, and to help each other make their purchasing decisions.
David Luhan is an astute, results-oriented leader with 17 years of experience pioneering strategic partnerships to implement innovative IT services across cross-functional business sectors for national and international clients. He is currently the Director of Geospatial and Enterprise Business Applications at the City and County of Denver. Mr. Luhan is responsible for the leadership and management of information technology staff in three centers of technology excellence; Geographic Information Systems, Enterprise Database Administration, and Enterprise Business Applications. Mr. Luhan developed and implemented Denver’s geographic information systems (Denver GIS) program from the ground up and continues to provide enterprise-class information and services to City and County departments and the public on a daily basis. Since 1999, he has managed over 20 million U.S. dollars worth of IT projects and has received multiple national and international awards and recognition for his achievements, from the Public Technology Institute (PTI), Environmental Systems Research Institute (ESRI), Geospatial Information Technology Association (GITA), the State of Colorado Historic Society, and the National League of Cities.
At the intersection of business and technology, the City and County of Denver is driving strategic innovations that deliver real business value through Geographic Information Systems integration.Denver GIS has deployed a number of key projects, as milestones to innovation, to improve the customer experience by extending geospatial functionality into business applications. The business context and customer needs are used to define, evaluate, and prioritize service requests and drive future technology investments, planning, and operations. The result is a richer, more compelling customer experience, with operational efficiencies that are changing the culture of the organization, where innovation happens as a matter of daily business, to meet the increasing demand for complex service delivery.Joining David is Esri State of Colorado Account Executive Wade Kloos, who will provide an overview of enterprise GIS and answer questions from the audience.
Marc Shinbrood is Vice President of Strategic Sales at Trustwave. He has been in the vendor software and appliance business environment for over 35 years, and for the last 15 years he has focused on enterprise-level software and appliance security solutions. He came to Trustwave via the acquisition of Breach Security, Inc, where he was CEO and Chairman and he currently is responsible for the Trustwave WebDefend Web application firewall business and its more than 400 customers. He has served in every conceivable role with a computer software company, including serving as CEO or principal operating officer five times. He is the author of numerous articles and videos. He is a frequent speaker at industry events and venture capital conferences. Mr. Shinbrood was also an Associate Technical Editor for Midrange Computing Magazine. Mr. Shinbrood achieved a BS degree in Computer Science in the first undergraduate graduating class at Purdue University.
* Has a Bachelors & Masters in IT Management.
* CEN Board Member
* Currently in the Dissertation phase of a PhD in Education
* Has several years experience as a Programmer/Analyst with a top
software development company.
* Has been teaching CS/IT undergrad & grad courses at Colorado
Technical University for 10 years.
* Member of IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers)
* Member of ACM (Association for Computer Machinery
* Scholarship Chair for the Colorado Celebration of Women In Computing:
The Colorado Celebration of Women in Computing (CCWIC) is a regional meeting modeled after the highly successful international Grace Hopper Celebration (GHC). The goal of CCWIC is to encourage the research and career interests of local women in computing.
* Yearly presenter at the Girls in the Middle Conference at Otero Junior College: The purpose of the conference is to encourage girls in 6th, 7th and 8th grades to continue studying math, science, and technology and to consider careers in the math, science, engineering and technology fields.
* On the Executive Board of the IT Summit: The IT Summit is about
creating and facilitating partnerships. Our alliances offer collaboration between executives from government, educational institutions, economic development entities, finance organizations, major technology associations, healthcare providers and corporate enterprise. The results include education, knowledge exchange, and varied and unique relationship development opportunities for key thought leaders.
* On the Denver Board of the CIO Executive Board: It’s a membership organization comprised of IT executives and educators, and its purpose is to provide technology education and leadership skills to youth.
In 2008 at this same forum, Then Deputy CIO Al Rosabal presented Technology Services’ Strategic Improvement Program to transform the City’s delivery of information technology services. Three years later, this session explores the progress of that program – the successes to date, the obstacles we encountered, and our lessons learned. As we approach a continued cloudy future, we will discuss our next steps and path ahead.
Michael Lani has over twenty years of experience in the IT industry, and is currently the Director of IT for Rio Blanco County. Since taking over the department in 2000, he has brought the network from a small ineffective operation, to a cutting edge network with minimal funds. He regularly participates in collaborative IT groups locally, regionally, and statewide. He was also instrumental in implementing a Municipal Area Network (MAN). The MAN serves voice and data to nine County buildings over a 60 mile radius, as well as Town Hall, Meeker School District, and Pioneers Hospital, all from one central location. He was also employed by the 9th judicial district for over 10 years. During this time he was a key member of the IT department, and served on many boards. In 2000-2001 he was President of the Colorado Family Support Council and helped to write the legislation regarding the revocation of driver’s licenses from parents who did not pay their child support. Mr. Lani is very passionate about IT, and finding the best solution for the least amount of money.
Hear how Michael Lani, Director of IT at Rio Blanco County, simplified his county’s network with Meraki’s cloud controlled networking. Cloud networking is a fast-growing network architecture that provides centralized management and security over the web, eliminating the high cost and complexity of traditional networking systems. Meraki is the leader in cloud networking, with over 17,000 networks deployed worldwide. This seminar, rich with live demos, case studies, and technical best practices, will leave you with a thorough understanding of cloud networking.
As we look out across the information technology landscape for the past 10 years we see the ground swell surrounding IT Service Management (ITSM) and more specifically ITIL. It came across the ocean from the UK about a dozen years ago, but are we in the US any closer to seeing value from the “best practices” than we were before ITIL landed on our shores? Maybe it is time to reassess the Americanized view of what ITSM is all about and revisit where we expected ITSM to take us and determine if it is really getting us there. In this brief discussion we will examine the question “Why are we doing all of this anyway?” and determine if we can be successful given the current models.
Pablo Estrada is a solution architect with Meraki, where he focuses on the technical needs clients, how Meraki solutions address those needs, and technical evangelism. Prior to joining Meraki, Pablo studied electrical engineering with a focus on communications and signal processing at Purdue University, and later worked in wireless communications at Agilent, Inc, focusing on wireless and cellular physical layer test tools.