The IT Summit was selected as one of the top ten “must-attend” events for CIOs and IT Marketers — April 2013 CTOsOnTheMove.com
The IT Summit presents our first annual Executive Board Dinner on September 14th, 2017. The purpose of the dinner is to provide educational and networking resources, as well as provide insight for The IT Summit 2018 conference.
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6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Executive Board Dinner – Crestone Ballroom
6:30 PM – 7:15 PM
Networking & Cocktails – Crestone Ballroom
7:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Plated Dinner – Crestone Ballroom
7:45 PM – 8:00 PM
Why IT Security Needs to be Looked at Differently – Crestone Ballroom
From Denver International Airport (DEN): Exit airport by taking Pena Blvd. Follow Pena Blvd and then merge onto I-70 West. I-70 West to I-25 South, Exit 210A Colfax Ave, turn left onto Colfax Avenue. Turn left on Kalamath. Kalamath becomes Stout. Proceed underneath the convention center. Hotel will be on right, just past 14th Street.
From Colorado Springs Municipal Airport (COS): Exit airport by taking Drennan Rd/Milton E Proby Pkwy. Turn right onto S Powers Blvd. Turn left at E Fountain Blvd/US 24 (E Fountain Blvd/US 24 turns into Martin Luther King, Jr. Bypass/US-24). Take I-25 North Exit. Follow I-25 North for approximately 71 miles. Take Exit 210B Colfax Avenue, turn right onto Colfax Avenue. Turn left on Kalamath. Kalamath becomes Stout. Proceed underneath the convention center. Hotel will be on right, just past 14th Street.
From Centennial Airport (APA): Exit airport by taking S. Peoria St to E Broncos Pkwy. Turn left at E Broncos Pkwy, which turns back to S Peoria St. Turn left at E Arapahoe Rd to I-25 North. Take Exit 210B Colfax Ave. Turn right on Colfax Ave. Turn left on Kalamath. Kalamath becomes Stout. Proceed underneath the convention center. Hotel will be on right, just past 14th Street.
Parking at the Embassy Suites is valet only. You can park at the convention center for $12.00 for 8 hours, or take the light rail for $5.20/day pass. See here for fare pricing. You can also park at the following lots:
Vision Solutionsï¿½ is the premiere provider of cloud protection and recovery, high availability, disaster recovery, migration and cross-platform data sharing solutions for Windows, Linux, AIX, IBM Power Systems and cloud computing.
Liam DeSanto has an over 20 years’ experience covering virtually all aspects of IT. Beginning as a help desk tech and working his way to director level leadership roles, Liam has worked for Fortune 50, small & large public & private sector companies.
Jesse Hood is a Senior Cyber Security Account Executive at Darktrace, the world’s leading machine learning company for cyber defense. He has worked extensively with clients across numerous industry verticals, from healthcare to finance, helping them deploy Darktrace’s Enterprise Immune System, the only AI technology capable of detecting and autonomously responding to early-stage cyber-threats. Hood is the Regional Director for Darktrace’s Denver office and is focused on expanding Darktrace’s presence throughout the local market and the regional territories in neighboring states.
How new machine learning and mathematics are automating advanced cyber defense
Why full network visibility allows you to detect threats as or before they emerge
How smart prioritization and visualization of threats allows for better resource allocation and lower risk
Real-world examples of unknown threats detected by ‘immune system’ technology
Jamie Yancy is VP, IT Manager & Security Officer; Jamie’s professional career might best be described as eclectic. Jamie has worked in the IT industry since 1977 as a communicator for the United States Navy. In 1984 he worked for the Argonne National Laboratory and had a key role the redesign of the USDOE Secure Automated Communications Network (SACNET) Jamie also, participated in the government wide Neutral Particle Beam experiment. He has provided communications support for the National Science Foundation experiments at ANL. Jamie in 1990 and began working with Rockwell International and EG&G; providing management of communications at the Rocky Flats Facility Mr. Yancy was a key member of the Rocky flats Leadership academy. He has also served as The Chief Technology Officer for United Western Bancorp. In addition, he Co-Founded a Denver based DSL provider Broadband Solutions and designed and operated the network for a International long distance provider VDC, Built call centers for Teletech. Networks for Matrix Bancorp, Inc. and Legent Clearing and the list. And recently, co-founded Novitious LLC an IT consulting company. Jamie holds a number of certifications including a Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) and is a member of ISACA, ASIS, and ISSA.
Cherwell Service Management™, created by Cherwell Software, provides service desk professionals with out-of-the-box ITSM processes, a self-service portal, real-time metrics/dashboards, complete Outlook integration, tablet and smart phone access, codeless customization, seamless upgrades, and social media integration — all at competitive pricing. Available SaaS or On-Premises as a subscription or purchased.
Darktrace is the world’s leading machine learning company for cyber security, having developed AI algorithms that mimic the human immune system to defend enterprise networks of all types and sizes. Created by mathematicians from the University of Cambridge, Darktrace’s Enterprise Immune System is the first non-consumer application of machine learning to work at scale, across all network types, from physical, virtualized, and cloud, through to IOT and industrial control systems. Installed as a self-configuring cyber defense platform, Darktrace continuously learns what is ‘normal’ for all devices and users, updating its understanding as the environment changes.
By applying its unique, unsupervised machine learning, Darktrace has identified 30,000 previously unknown threats in over 2,000 networks, including zero-days, insider threats and subtle, stealthy attacks. The company has experienced 600% year-on-year revenue growth. With 370 employees in 23 offices and dual headquarters in San Francisco and Cambridge UK, Darktrace was named ‘Best Security Company of the Year 2016,’ ‘Bloomberg Innovator,’ and ‘GSN Homeland Security’ award winner. The company’s valuation is $.5 billion and its investors include KKR, Softbank, Summit, Invoke Capital, and Samsung.
Gigamon® provides intelligent Traffic Visibility solutions for enterprises, data centers and service providers around the globe. Our technology empowers infrastructure architects, managers and operators with unmatched visibility into the traffic traversing both physical and virtual networks without affecting the performance or stability of the production environment. Through patented technologies, the Gigamon GigaVUE® portfolio of high availability and high density products intelligently delivers the appropriate network traffic to security, monitoring or management systems.
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We participate in a continuing certification process. This certification process encompasses an annual internal and external audit of our quality management system (QMS) by an accredited ISO Registrar. Our process includes quarterly management reviews, as well as customer satisfaction survey reviews. During management reviews, we ensure the continuing suitability, adequacy and effectiveness of the ISO 9001:2008 QMS requirements. These reviews include the assessment of opportunities for improvement. They also set new policies and objectives as appropriate. During customer survey reviews, management identifies actions to correct any problems or potential problems resulting from survey scores and feedback.
Nimble Storage was founded by a team of industry veterans who developed groundbreaking primary storage and deduplication architectures at several market-leading storage companies. Their experience has given Nimble a unique perspective to solving the industry’s most pressing storage issues: reining in storage complexity, reducing costs, and implementing affordable backup and recovery.
The Nimble approach is based on the concept of converged storage, backup, and disaster recovery. It replaces an enterprise’s expensive high-RPM drives with a hybrid architecture that combines high-performance flash memory with low-cost, high-density SATA drives. And by deploying a second Nimble array in an off-site location, enterprises of any size can now obtain a complete, cost-effective data protection solution incorporating WAN-efficient primary-to-primary replication.
Summit Partners is a full service IT consulting firm dedicated to helping our clients improve business processes, strengthen IT organizations, and improve bottom-line performance. Headquartered in Las Vegas, Nevada, we provide a wealth of consulting services to small-to-medium business, large enterprises and government and education agencies.