Kristopher has spent his entire career in the software industry specializing in advanced cyber defense technologies. He has worked closely with governments and companies of all verticals to develop and implement next generation defense strategies.
In this new era of cyber-threat, machines are fighting machines and human-driven attacks are getting more sophisticated. The battle has moved from the perimeter, to the inside of our organizations and no security team, no matter how talented, can keep up. Fast-evolving cyber-threats call for a change in the way we protect our most critical assets, in a digital world more interconnected than ever. How do you defend your network against threats that you don’t know have already breached your perimeter?
Genuinely self-learning and self-defending systems are the only way to keep up with today’s rapidly-evolving threats. Immune system defense enables businesses to uncover threats that routinely bypass traditional security controls and automatically fight back.
In this session, learn:
* How new machine learning and mathematics are automating advanced threat detection
* Why 100% network visibility and intelligence allow you to pre-empt emerging situations, in real time
* How smart prioritization and visualization of threats allows for better resource allocation, and lower risk
James Thomason joins HyperGrid from Dell, where as CTO he led the vision, technology strategy, and product roadmap for Dell Cloud Marketplace, an online platform that makes it easy for businesses to compare, consume, and control cloud services. Mr. Thomason joined Dell through the acquisition of Gale Technologies in 2012, where as CTO he headed the product roadmap, architecture, and engineering of the company’s flagship cloud and converged infrastructure automation software, GaleForce. Prior to joining Gale Technologies, Mr. Thomason was the CTO and Founder of Virtiv, a San Francisco cloud automation startup focused on Linux virtualization, acquired by Gale Technologies in 2011. For over 17 years, as a specialist in distributed systems and large-scale infrastructures, Mr. Thomason has been an entrepreneur and innovator at a number of notable Silicon Valley start-ups, including Exodus Communications, Digital Island, Netli, NetVMG, Netscaler, 3Leaf Systems, and Ning.
Will containerization be the enabling technology for the this new application platform? The time to decide is now.
Doug Thompson Area Vice President, leads the team of senior engineers supporting large enterprise customers at CenturyLink. He has managed very large IT projects throughout his years and so he is in tune with the pulse of his customers. He is a technologist by training but at heart he focuses and fully believes that helping his customers reach their business goals and therefore improving their lives is his primary goal.
He finds grace and peace in food, friends, wine, music, and the off-piste powder of the glades and couloirs of the Rockies’ high peaks.
He favorite colors are concrete, glass, and steel. He completed his MBA, Information Systems, at the University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri.
The evolution of networks and its impact on business.
As Chief Information Officer at EasyDial, Inc. she is the strategic business driver of technology and innovation for a medical device start up. She leads product development, enterprise systems and technical operations.
Formerly, Ms. Ovanessian was the Vice President of Management Information Systems, at Thermo Fisher Scientific-One Lambda Inc., a healthcare and technology development company, She led enterprise systems, operations and development of commercial diagnostic software written in 18 languages and utilized worldwide.
Prior to Thermo Fisher, Ms. Ovanessian was Chief Information Officer at Golden State Foods a global manufacturing and logistics organization. At GSF she was responsible for delivering technology solutions enabling significant revenue growth and improving profitability.
As CIO at Alpha Therapeutic, she led a global enterprise-wide systems for a pharmaceutical company and commercial software development.
Ms. Ovanessian joined NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory as Division Manager-CIO. She transformed a highly complex business systems environment into the nation’s largest Oracle Applications installation, web services and infrastructure supporting over 8,000 customers.
Ms. Ovanessian is a graduate in Business/Economics and Pre-med from the University of California, Los Angeles. She earned a Master of Business Administration specializing in Information Technology from Pepperdine University, Graziadio School of Business.
Bill Sewell has over 46 years experience as a globally focused executive and provides comprehensive client oriented project leadership to meet a broad spectrum of technology and facility requirements. He has extensive, hands-on experience as a senior executive, project manager, design engineer, and construction manager for sophistic projects around the world including data centers for Microsoft, Savvis, US Intelligence, and the Pentagon as well as C4ISR facilities for Government, and emergency operation centers. He served as Special Advisor for Infrastructure to the CIO at NSA, CIA and another classified agency. Sewell gives public and private-sector clients an independent, in-depth, practical analysis of needs and requirements to help them develop long-term technology and facility strategies that optimize their total cost of ownership. As a consultant to the governments of the United States, India, Australia and Kuwait, Sewell has led projects for multiple agencies including Defense, IRS, the Intelligence Community, and the Departments of Energy and State. He has designed and implemented projects on every continent. He has also been Global Practice Leader for projects in Banking, Finance, Higher Education, K-12, and Corporate.
Dr. Owen P. Hall, Jr. holds the Julian Virtue Professorship and the Rothschild Applied Research Fellowship. He is a Full Professor of Decision Sciences at the George L. Graziadio School of Business and Management, Pepperdine University. Dr. Hall is the recipient of the Charles Luckman, Howard A. White, and Sloan teaching excellence awards. He has over 35 years of academic and industry experience. He is a registered professional engineer, State of California. Dr. Hall is the author of several textbooks on computer based decision-making and has written extensively on cloud based collaboration, data mining and digital learning. He is a member of the Beta Gamma Sigma and Delta Mu Delta Honor Societies. Dr. Hall is also a member of the INFORMS Analytics committee. He recently received a grant from GMAC to design a collaboration network for enhancing graduate management education. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Southern California and undertook post-doctoral studies at the Center for Futures Research.
n response to the dramatic changes occurring in the global marketplace, business educators are in the process of radically altering the content and delivery of management education. Today, the business community is looking for web-savvy, problem-solving graduates who can immediately contribute upon joining the firm. To this end, many schools of business are increasingly turning to technology as a vehicle for enhancing student learning opportunities and outcomes. To that end, some specific technology applications include teleprensce and intelligent tutors. The purpose of this presentation is to highlight some slants and trends in the use of robotic technology throughout the management education universe.
Azeddine is Vice President of Technology and Operations of Kimco Staffing Services Inc. and KTimeHR Inc. Mr. Ouhida is responsible for developing and driving the overall technology strategy for both organizations. He is also responsible for all aspects of Information Technology operations, processes, and the implementation of technology solutions across the various Brands and divisions within Kimco. Prior to joining the executive team in February 2011, Azeddine worked for Taco Bell America and Yum! Brands where he held various IT leadership positions with a focus on Technology deployment and support for US-based units. Azeddine is an accomplished Technology Executive with over 20 years of proven IT leadership success with a focus on revamping IT Organizations from ground-up, building lasting IT and Business Alignment, building strong IT teams, and designing and deploying business enabling technology solutions in a multi-unit environment.
In this presentation, we will discuss ways to effectively bridge the gap between the business and IT both at the C-level and across the organization. How can IT leaders transition from “break-fix” mentality to “business partner” paradigm.
Mr. Dessel has over 28 years’ experience in technology and provides technology advisory services to large corporate enterprises and governmental agencies. Jon was the former CIO for Lucent Technologies and currently provides technology advisory services to large corporate enterprises, such as AT&T;, Starbucks, Lionsgate Entertainment, BMW, and Petco. Jon is most recognized for his ability to manage diverse teams to get highly complex projects completed on time and at a significant cost savings to his clients.
This presentation will demystify the complexities associated with cloud technologies and provides case examples to illustrate methods and approaches that can be used to extract greater value from the cloud.
Supervisory Special Agent (SSA) Michael Sohn is currently leading a squad at the FBI Los Angeles Field Division that is responsible for investigating computer and high-technology crimes involving national security matters. His investigative experience includes cyber terrorism, Advanced Persistent Threat (APT), and various criminal computer intrusion matters. Prior to his employment with the FBI, he worked as a Cyber Counterintelligence Officer for the Department of the Army, a Counter Terrorism officer for the Defense Intelligence Agency, a consultant in the Information Technology industry, and a U.S. Army Officer. Mr. Sohn received a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from the United States Military Academy, West Point and a Master of Science in Computer Information Systems from Boston University, Boston.
The FBI is the lead federal agency for investigating cyber attacks by criminals, overseas adversaries, and terrorists. Cyber intrusions are becoming more commonplace, more dangerous, and more sophisticated. Our nation’s critical infrastructure, including both private and public sector networks, are targeted by adversaries. American companies are targeted for trade secrets and other sensitive corporate data, and universities for their cutting-edge research and development. Citizens are targeted by fraudsters and identity thieves, and children are targeted by online predators. This topic will outline some principles of an effective threat prevention that everyone must understand to achieve success in the new security paradigm.
AITP-LA is about technology – bringing experts in their field to share cutting-edge ideas with our members. Helping our members connect the dots, take the next steps, grow in their ability to apply technologies to competitive advantage. Our meetings cover a wide range of technologies and soft skills, so our members can become better at managing technologies – as well as Business-IT alignment.
AITP-LA is about people – bringing together people of like interests and differing viewpoints to foster ideas and innovation, and build professional networks.
AMS.NET is an innovative technology solution provider delivering business outcomes to organizations for more than 25 years. The company was established more than two decades ago to provide technical support to local school districts in California. Today, AMS.NET provides education, local government, and businesses a comprehensive technology solution including design, implementation, and support services.
The ARMA Greater Los Angeles Chapter has been serving the needs of Records and information management professionals since 1956 with educational programs, networking, and leadership opportunities through seminars and monthly meetings.
The Greater Los Angeles Chapter of ARMA International has over 175 members representing large and small businesses, government agencies, and non profit organizations located throughout Southern California. Our membership includes Records and Information Management professionals and vendors representing many diverse industries including education, energy, entertainment, financial services, government, legal, and manufacturing.
CenturyLink is the third largest telecommunications company in the United States and is recognized as a leader in the network services market by technology industry analyst firms. The Company is a global leader in cloud infrastructure and hosted IT solutions for enterprise customers. CenturyLink provides data, voice and managed services in local, national and select international markets through its high-quality advanced fiber optic network and multiple data centers for businesses and consumers. The company also offers advanced entertainment services under the CenturyLink® Prism™ TV and DIRECTV brands. Headquartered in Monroe, La., CenturyLink is an S&P 500 company and is included among the Fortune 500 list of America’s largest corporations.
CIOReview is a technology magazine that talks about the enterprise solutions that can redefine the business goals of enterprises tomorrow. It is the leading source that shares innovative enterprise solutions developed by established solutions providers, upcoming hot enterprises and is a neutral source for technology decision makers.
Named ‘Technology Pioneer’ by the World Economic Forum, Darktrace is one of the world’s leading cyber threat defense companies. Its Enterprise Immune System technology detects previously unidentified threats in real time, powered by machine learning and mathematics developed at the University of Cambridge, which analyze the behavior of every device, user and network within an organization. Some of the world’s largest corporations rely on Darktrace’s self-learning appliance across many industries. The company was founded in 2013 by leading machine learning specialists and government intelligence experts, and is headquartered in Cambridge, UK and San Francisco, including 18 offices across the globe.
HARMAN designs and engineers connected products and solutions for consumers, automakers, and enterprises worldwide, including audio, visual and infotainment systems; enterprise automation solutions; and software services. With leading brands including AKG®, Harman Kardon®, Infinity®, JBL®, Lexicon® , Mark Levinson® and Revel®, HARMAN is admired by audiophiles, musicians and the entertainment venues where they perform around the world.
HEAT Software is a truly powerful combination of industry market leaders: FrontRange, the industry’s sole provider of Service Management (SM) and Unified Endpoint Management (UEM); and Lumension, the industry’s leading Endpoint Security provider.
HEAT Software is leading the unification of Service Management and Unified Endpoint Management. We empower IT, HR, Facilities, Customer Service and other enterprise functions to simplify and automate their business processes to improve service quality, while managing and securing endpoints to proactively detect and protect against threats to business continuity.
HEAT Software delivers the world’s most powerful fusion of truly flexible, scalable, secure SM and UEM solutions.
HPCwire is the leader in world-class journalism for HPC. With a legacy dating back to 1986, HPCwire is recognized worldwide for its breakthrough coverage of the fastest computers in the world and the people who run them. For topics ranging from the latest trends and emerging technologies, to expert commentary, in-depth analysis, and original feature coverage, HPCwire delivers it all, as the industry’s leading news authority and most reliable and trusted resource. Visit www.hpcwire.com today!
A revolutionary new concept in HyperConverged Infrastructure, HCI-as-a-Service (“HCIaaS”) is the industry’s first application aware offering that brings the simplicity and ease-of-use of HCI together with a pay-as-you-consume pricing model that scales elastically. HCIaaS delivers “one-click” automated application deployment and management seamlessly across any cloud or container infrastructure. Enterprises can now enjoy all the benefits of the public cloud at better rates without fear of vendor lock-in. HCIaaS solves the key challenges of DevOps for Enterprises – allowing for both traditional and cloud-native applications to be containerized, managed and deployed with a single tool, dramatically simplifying IT and bridging the needs of both developers and IT operators. HyperGrid solutions unleash innovation for the Digital Enterprise. HyperGrid is headquartered in Mountain View, CA. and its products and services are available through a global network of value-added resellers and partners.
We are the Los Angeles Chapter of the International Institute of Business Analysis, IIBA®, supporting our local members in Los Angeles and the surrounding areas. Local chapters advance the mission and objectives of IIBA® by promoting professional standards and practices at the local level. Ongoing professional development is a key benefit to membership and is supported at the chapter level through activities, meetings, and educational programs. Joining IIBA® and getting involved with a local chapter demonstrates commitment to lifelong learning and professional excellence in the area of Business Analysis. In addition, ongoing interaction with fellow professionals leads to knowledge exchange and communication of best practices.
For over three decades, the International Legal Technology Association has led the way in sharing knowledge and experience for those faced with challenges in their firms and legal departments. Through delivery of educational content and peer-networking opportunities, we provide members information resources in order to make technology work for the legal profession. Connect and participate today!
InfoVista is the leading provider of cost-effective network performance orchestration solutions that help communications service providers, mobile operators and large enterprises meet the challenge of providing top-quality user experience (UX) while increasing the capital efficiency of their network infrastructure.
InfraGard is a national education and information sharing program created by and between the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the private/public sector. There are InfraGard groups in cities around the country. Their individual and combined objectives include the mitigating of local, state and national vulnerabilities which terrorists might attempt to exploit. By their implementation, these objectives also provide increased protection against criminal activities found in our cities and towns, corporate environments, and our personal lives.
Los Angeles is one of the largest InfraGard Alliance regions as it represents the same seven counties as the FBI office out of which it operates. Membership is organized into the Dept. of Homeland Security’s 18 critical infrastructures. The L.A. region also includes three unique sub-sectors: Education, Entertainment/Large Venues and Faith-Based Venues.
Based in Costa Mesa, California, Insight Investments, LLC helps companies worldwide better control their technology acquisition, leasing, and management requirements. Since 1987, the Company has provided a wide array of solutions designed to fit specific customer needs including new and used equipment acquisition, custom leasing and financing, asset management, off-lease portfolio management, excess equipment disposal, and the integration of best-of-breed technology for data management and security solutions.
When it comes to solutions that can help optimize IT spend, we work with clients to determine which solutions best meet their short-term, medium-term or long-term needs. We have a pragmatic methodology for helping CIOs and other IT executives determine which areas of their IT hold the biggest opportunities for spend optimization.
ITIQ is an early pioneer in the development of cloud technology by building their own data center and developing highly innovative SaaS mobile-enabled enterprise applications. Founded in 2002, ITIQ is the leader in design, integration, deployment, and project management of cloud architectures enabling their clients to fully leverage the power of the cloud.
The business problem today is that there are many excellent cloud based solutions on the market that serve a singular purpose – but to efficiently run a business, numerous software systems are necessary. To integrate the best-in-class cloud technology into an efficient serviceable model is a daunting process – especially for large global companies. ITIQ understands the cloud and can make it highly cost effective and scalable for any company, regardless of the size of your business.
Since 1998, LANtelligence has thrived as a professional services organization with a focus on unified communications (UC) and network solutions. We use the in-depth experience and expertise of our team to provide innovative solutions that offer a new direction for corporate communications and overcome even the most complex challenges.
Mercury Technology is a Cloud Services provider delivering reliable and cost effective Oracle Outsourcing Solutions. Our services focus on proactive management of your Oracle Application and Database systems, maintaining high performance and resolving issues before they impact your business. At a dramatically lower cost than traditional outsourcing or in-house programs, Mercury Cloud improves your organizational efficiency with leading-edge expertise, an innovative hosting platform, and proprietary knowledge base.
At Mojo Networks, we are leading a revolution in enterprise WiFi. Existing architectures are antiquated. Controllers are dead. We’re elevating enterprise WiFi into the cloud with a radical vision for creating unprecedented customer experiences and generating tremendous value out of thin air.
Orange is one of the largest operators of mobile and internet services in Europe and Africa and a global leader in corporate telecommunication services.
Our mission is to provide unsurpassed business value to our clients through the alignment of business and IT strategies. Our “best-fit” solutions model is vendor neutral by nature and allows technology to be utilized as a catalyst for growth, employing technology, applications, processes and people as equal parts of a complete solution. The expertise of our executive, technical and customer service teams empowers clients with resources at every stage of engagement to ensure maximum business value over time.
Promise Technology is a recognized global leader with over 28 years of experience in the storage industry. Promise develops its own enterprise-class hardware and software storage architecture, in addition to SAN, NAS and unified storage solutions.
QNAP, Inc., as its brand promise “Quality Network Appliance Provider”, aims to deliver comprehensive offerings of cutting edge network attached storage (NAS) and network video recorder (NVR) solutions featured with ease-of-use, robust operation, large storage capacity, and trustworthy reliability. QNAP integrates technologies and designs to bring forth quality products that effectively improve business efficiency on file sharing, virtualization applications, storage management and surveillance in the business environments, as well as enrich entertainment life for home users with the offering of a fun multimedia center experience. Headquartered in Taipei, QNAP delivers its solutions to the global market with nonstop innovation and passion.
Quantum is a leading expert in scale-out storage, archive and data protection, providing solutions for capturing, sharing and preserving digital assets over the entire data lifecycle. From small businesses to major enterprises, more than 100,000 customers have trusted Quantum to address their most demanding data workflow challenges. With Quantum, customers can Be Certain™ they have the end-to-end storage foundation to maximize the value of their data by making it accessible whenever and wherever needed, retaining it indefinitely and reducing total cost and complexity. See how at www.quantum.com/customerstories.
Recover your applications instantly to any second in the past with BackDating. Reduxio’s HX550 enterprise storage array redefines flash hybrid array performance and reinvents data protection with capabilities far exceeding anything on the market. Reduxio Systems is an enterprise storage company based in Silicon Valley founded by visionaries from Oracle, NetApp, and Dell. Reduxio – Best of VMworld 2015 award winner in the Virtualization and Cloud Infrastructure category. Twitter @ReduxioSystems
Rimini Street is the leading independent provider of premium enterprise software support services. Our award-winning support program allows Oracle and SAP licensees to save 50 percent in annual support fees and save up to 90 percent in total support costs over a decade. Clients can remain on their current software release without any required upgrades or migrations for at least ten years.
Our business communication solutions, whether on-site or in the cloud, exploit the power of IP with unified communication tools that anyone can use.
Tegile Systems is pioneering a new generation of affordable feature-rich storage arrays that are dramatically faster, and can store more data than standard arrays. Incorporating Tegile’s unique metadata handling technology, MASS™, Zebi arrays deliver caching and on the fly de-duplication and compression for primary storage. Hundreds of customers in the financial services, manufacturing, government, legal, healthcare and transportation industry sectors have deployed Zebi as primary storage in virtualized server, virtualized desktop (VDI), file services and database environments as well as for replicated storage. Being a multi-protocol device and delivering leadership data reduction rates, customers find many concurrent uses for the same array, and in many instances deploy several systems throughout their enterprise. Early Tegile customer, Washington & Lee University, now has eight Zebi Arrays in use throughout the campus. Tegile is led by a successful team of industry veterans and is committed to a philosophy of “customer first.”
When it comes to competitive telecom carriers, one name stands above the rest. TelePacific. The largest competitor to AT&T, Verizon, and CenturyLink in California and Nevada is now one of the top communications provider options nationwide with a private fiber network that can serve any business in the country. We’ve also added a major footprint in Texas. This strong position brings competitive advantages to our more than 40,000 business customers who have over a million lines in service all across the U.S.
Tintri builds VM-aware storage specifically for your virtualized applications—with none of the limitations of traditional physical-first storage. When you store your virtual machines on Tintri, they perform 6x faster, pack 10x more densely and take 98% less management, saving you time, money and sanity.
Zscaler is transforming enterprise security with the world’s largest Security Cloud built from the ground up to safely enable users doing business beyond the corporate network. Zscaler’s Security Cloud processes over 10 billion transactions a day with near-zero latency to instantly secure over 10 million users in 180 countries, with no hardware or software required. More than 4000 global enterprises are using Zscaler today to simplify their IT operations, consolidate point security products, and securely enable their business for mobility, cloud and social media.