Shaun has been a CIO for over 30 years, the last 15 years in the K12 industry. His forte has been in aligning technology and tools in a way that empowers educators and stakeholders in new and inventive ways. Most recently Shaun has focused on the power of information and how transformative it can be in a school setting. Through the tight coupling of data analytics and senior leadership amazing things can happen.
Shaun is a recognized leader in the field of student analytics. He has been a guest speaker for groups around the world in sharing the Tacoma Public School’s story. Tacoma embarked on a quest that leveraged business intelligence that resulted in moving on time graduation rates from 55% to 85% in 5 short years.
He is a passionate CIO that is focused on bringing about change from within the K12 industry through leading leaders through the use and understanding of data.
Ben Rockwood is the Director of IT & Operations at Chef. He has been a UNIX System Administrator for over 20 years and an Operations Management junkie for the last 8. Between 2006 and 2014 he was the Director of Operations at Joyent, one of the first IaaS Cloud providers.
A review of the various tools and techniques provided from Agile and LEAN as adopted in DevOps movement to improve real world operation of IT function.
With over 25 years of experience in the IT industry, Todd Martin has spent nearly two decades working directly for top manufacturers such as IBM, NetApp, and Cisco. During the height of the collocation industry growth in the early 2000s, he worked at Exodus and LoudCloud. Today, Todd is a valued consulting engineer with Advanced Systems Group (ASG), where he focuses on architecting data center solutions for virtualized and converged systems.
Virtualizing the datacenter has been in progress for the past 15 years, but all virtualization paradigms have not been equally successful. Many of us have made great strides in the arena of Virtualized Compute, but in contrast many enterprises have made only minimal progress in other areas of datacenter virtualization. What is missing in most contemporary datacenters: Software Defined Storage: Object Store and Data Lifecycle Management and Software Defined Network: SDN Gateways and Policy Based Overlays And always important but changing, Software Defined Compute: Storage and Data Aware Hypervisors The three pillars of SDx paradigms and technologies, when integrated as a whole, provide a complete solution of an SDDC. Technology in this ecosystem is evolving fast and many software based solutions once thought cutting edge are now mature and robust enterprise class. Embracing all of the SDx technology tiers is completely necessary to realize the value of the automated datacenter. These products provide a federated control plane that can be leveraged for increased efficiency and automation that has never before been so attainable. ASG has analyzed many products in this space and can provide a perspective on the available technology benefits and how best to integrate all the components of an SDDC.
Alycia DuBry is an Information Security Analyst at Thomson Reuters who is invested in customer success and assurance of their data protection with a diverse background and a broad range of proven skills. Alycia has a distinguished military service background as a retired Signal Corps Senior NCO combat veteran and specializes in Information Assurance Security and cyber quarantine operations skills with an investment in legacy.
As Operations and IT VP at Parallels, Dmitri Poukhovski is responsible for IT Business Applications, Corporate Operations, and HR. Joined Parallels in 2014 as the VP of IT. Prior to Parallels held various roles at Microsoft. From an infrastructure engineer to Production Manager to IT Service Engineering and Operations Director to a Workforce Strategy Lead across a vast Microsoft IT organization. Dmitri holds an Engineering degree from Peoples’ University in Moscow, Russia.
Parker has an extensive background in science, data analytics, and solutions software, specializing in advanced, next generation cyber technology. He has work alongside executives and security teams in all verticals of the private sector to help them understand and protect their security environments.
From insiders to sophisticated external attackers, the reality of cyber security today is that the threat is already inside. Legacy approaches to cyber security, which rely on knowledge of past attacks, are simply not sufficient to combat new, evolving attacks, and no human cyber analyst can watch so much or react quickly enough. A fundamentally new approach to cyber defense is needed to detect and investigate these threats that are already inside the network – before they turn into a full-blown crisis.
Self-learning systems represent a fundamental step-change in automated cyber defense, are relied upon by organizations around the world, and can cover up to millions of devices. Based on unsupervised machine learning and probabilistic mathematics, these new approaches to security can establish a highly accurate understanding of normal behavior by learning an organization’s ‘pattern of life,’. They can therefore spot abnormal activity as it emerges and even take precise, measured actions to automatically curb the threat.
Discover why unsupervised machine learning is the future of defense and how the ‘immune system’ approach to cyber security provides complete network visibility and the ability to prioritize threats in order to better allocate time and resources.
In this session, learn:
· 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
Enjoy a complimentary plated lunch courtesy of The IT Summit.
Senior IT leader with wide ranging experience and management skills leading teams in diverse areas of technology.
Specialties: IT Leadership, Operations Management, Telecommunications, Data Networks, Systems Integration, Contracting, Project Management, Budget, and IT Strategic Planning
Rob arrived in Silicon Valley in 2000 and for the last 17 years has focused on Enterprise Storage Technologies sales, process creation/integration and professional services. Working for industry leaders (EMC, Netapp, IBM) and startups (Kazeon, Orchesys, Reduxio) alike, Rob has been both an individual contributor (Systems/Sales Engineering) and managed teams of exceptional development/deployment engineers.
Rob joined Reduxio in 2015 and is now Director of Systems Architecture. His team is making waves in the storage industry by putting INNOVATIVE technology into the architectures of companies who do not necessarily command multi-million dollar IT budgets.
What if the simple concept of when data is stored could reclaim your Time?
There has been no fundamental innovation in data management or data protection for primary storage in over two decades… Reduxio asked what if
Join us at 12:45 to learn how Reduxio answered these questions and revolutionized primary storage for database and virtual environments.
Eddy is a Certified Business Continuity Planner (CBCP) with over 20 years business continuity/disaster recovery experience. He has been asked to speak at local, regional, and international disaster recovery planning conferences, has designed BC/DR plans, used commercial BC/DR software, and utilized commercial hot sites for DR testing in addition to building a DR hot site for local government.
Eddy is Project Management Institute (PMP) Certified, and has successfully worked with department managers to develop and accomplish corporate goals; has worked with users to insure their expectations are managed and met, and with vendors to insure clients receive quality products on time and under budget by utilizing project management skills.
Eddy has managed LANs and WANs with Cisco infrastructure and Microsoft Windows Servers. He is involved in migrating and utilizing cloud services for applications and infrastructure. He is also very involved in cyber security training, hosting and speaking at symposiums and conferences around the state.
Eddy has over 30 years experience in IT corporate management. In that time, he has managed quality control, recruiting, training, telecommunications, network, disaster recovery, business continuity and information services departments for multi-national corporations, and multiple 24 X 7 X 365 data centers. He has excelled as an organized, motivated, outgoing, honest, loyal, and dependable manager with a strong work ethic.
Eddy has many years experience forming and leading user group organizations in Tulsa, Dallas, and Seattle. He has served on the Bates Technical College Computer Education Advisory Board (Tacoma) and was selected as advisor to the Washington State Board of Community and Technical Colleges. He has developed and delivered college level technical training and Project Management training.
Organizations that Eddy is a member of: The Association of City & County Information Services (ACCIS), Washington State Association of Contingency Planners, Project Management Institute, and Disaster Recovery Institute International.
As Director of Information Security for KP LLC, Aaron Hunt oversees the strategy and delivery of Information Security, Compliance and IT Infrastructure of KP’s Marketing Services Platforms and technology initiatives for their Fortune 500 customers. As a technology leader with over 20 years of experience in strategic development and technology innovation, Aaron successfully manages corporate cyber security, HIPAA compliance, security awareness, ISO 27001 certification and DR / BC planning and deployment.
Steve recently retired from Microsoft. While there, he was responsible for ensuring continuity of online services and business operations for Microsoft’s for specific workloads within the Applications Services Group which included Bing, Office 365, Skype and associated business accounting for over $30B in annual revenue. Steve previously supported the Skype and Lync businesses while living in London, UK. Prior to London, his previous roles at Microsoft included business continuity support for the Online Services Division (Bing, MSN, Advertising)
Before joining Microsoft, he was a Senior Consultant at SunGard Availability Services working in the Western Region supporting Fortune 100 companies in building business continuity and disaster recovery programs. Prior to joining SunGard, Steve provided BC/DR pre-sales support at Hitachi Data System. He spent five years as a Senior Analyst at Nike developing innovative approaches for global supply chain operations and business continuity for other business areas. As a Program Director at Comdisco, he delivered strategies and program management support for several Fortune 1000 organizations. As a Vice President at First Interstate Bank, he directed the Business Resumption and Emergency Management programs through a period of extensive acquisition and process consolidation.
Specialties: Developing and implementing highly available systems infrastructure, systems resilience, business processes, and crisis management programs.
Lt. James Arata is a SWAT Commander for Seattle PD. Lt. Arata has been a Seattle policeman since 1986 (almost 31 years). He has served in Patrol, Bicycle Patrol, Demonstration Management, Narcotics, SWAT, Precinct Operations Commander and is currently SWAT/HNT Commander. Lt. Arata has been the first responder on site in many situations and can answer your questions about what to expect (command and control) in very difficult situations.
William (Bill) Kehoe has served as the Chief Information Officer (CIO) for King County, Washington and the Department Director of King County Information Technology (KCIT) since August of 2010. Bill is responsible for a department of approximately 450 Information Technology professionals in KCIT with an operating budget of $76M and has responsibility for and chairs the IT Governance and Project Oversight committees in King County. The major initiatives initiated by Bill and his team include: the consolidation of the Executive Branch IT staff and budget into KCIT in July 2011, help desk consolidation of multiple executive help desks to a single King County help desk, the full implementation of a IT service catalog and associated rates, and the implementation of the 2013 – 2014 KCIT budget solely on customer demand and revenue associated with the external customer services and rates.
What are the strategic goals that state and local governments are focused on in the next 2 -3 years? This session will focus on the strategic goals of King County and how and why that focus has changes from previous years.