Enjoy a delicious cup of coffee while catching up with your IT-professional peers and visiting with our vendors, before beginning your day of education and networking.
Join your IT peers for a complimentary luncheon including assorted sandwiches, salads, and dessert. This is a perfect opportunity to interact with other technology professionals in a relaxed environment.
As a special thank you to all of our guests at The IT Summit, our sponsors have arranged for a prize drawing for you, our valued supporters. The prizes are different at every conference, but in the past have included items such as iPods, golf clubs, sporting event tickets, and eReaders.
ACP (The Association of Contingency Planners) is the premier organization for business continuity professionals providing a powerful networking and learning environment for its members. Known for its progressive programs, workshops and symposiums, the organization has become a unifying force in defining and leading the continuously evolving fields of business continuity, disaster recovery, and emergency response (the “profession”). The Organization is strategically aligned with business partners such as DRI International, and BC Management, as well as our corporate sponsors. With a strong presence in North America, ACP has 42 chapters and over 2,300 members. We welcome all individuals, regardless of experience or certification, with an interest in the Profession.
People want to work anywhere; on any device, and IT needs to enable them — without drowning in complexity or compromising on security, performance, reliability or cost. Aerohive’s mission is to Simpli-Fi these enterprise access networks with a cloud-enabled, self-organizing, service-aware, identity-based infrastructure that includes innovative Wi-Fi, VPN, branch routing and switching solutions.
AITP is the community of IT knowledge focused on empowering the IT profession by evolving its members to their full potential as a professional.
It is our goal, our purpose to provide a community network for the IT business professionals to reach their true potential by providing education programs for advancing technology and business skills, leadership development opportunities, networking, peer mentoring and knowledge sharing, and online resources.
Ambit Software is an IT consulting firm that has been in operation for more than 14 years. It helps mid and large sized enterprises derive measurable business outcomes through the efficient use and adoption of information technology. It works in the space of CRM, ERP, Mobility, Cloud Computing, Business Intelligence, Project Management, Product Engineering and Technology Services.
Ambit is a Saleslogix certified business partner and offers end to end services for this leading mid-market CRM product, leveraging its global implementation methodology, speedy roll-outs, dependable operation services and high quality deliverables.
Ambit has a global delivery network that spans across USA, India and Middle East and with access to a diverse pool of specialized talent and employee strength, it has partnered with over 250 customers in successfully executing IT projects. Our customers include The World Bank, US Congress, CCH Wolters Kluwers, HP Financial Services, Saint Gobain, Wells fargo Bank, Sharp Electronics, Innovative Interfaces, Multi Commodity Exchange, Tata Capital, Dubai World Trade Centre, Dubai National Insurance, Arab Media Group, Maybury Retail, Logfret, Alfa Laval, etc.
AMX hardware and software solutions simplify the way people interact with technology. With the increasing number of technologies and operating platforms at work and home, AMX solves the complexity of managing this technology with reliable, consistent and scalable systems. Our award-winning products span control and automation, system-wide switching and audio/video signal distribution, as well as digital signage and technology management. They are implemented worldwide in conference rooms, homes, classrooms, network operation / command centers, hotels, entertainment venues and broadcast facilities, among others.
ArcMail is a leading provider of simple, secure and cost-effective email archiving and management solutions. Honored with the Network Products Guide Product Innovation Award, ArcMail was founded to help companies and public sector organizations implement effective email archiving programs, boost email server performance and satisfy regulatory requirements. With the rapid growth of email usage, the Shreveport, LA-based company addresses a need for simple, secure email archiving that is affordable for small businesses yet robust enough to handle the demands of enterprise companies and government entities.
ArcMail’s solution, the Defender, was developed to provide cost-effective email archiving hardware that improves the user experience, reduces the load on IT resources and safely secures the business information contained in emails, all in an easy-to-use appliance. We believe the Defender is the best email archiving solution for organizations with anywhere from 5 to 5,000+ mailboxes across a broad section of industries. Companies and organizations such as: Behr Paints, State of New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority, St. Louis Public Schools and the Canadian Parliament have all turned to ArcMail for efficient email storage. ArcMail has also been listed by leading business analyst companies who report on email archiving appliance vendors.
ARMA International is a not-for-profit professional association and the authority on managing records and information – paper and electronic.
The association was established in 1955. Its approximately 11,000 members include records managers, archivists, corporate librarians, imaging specialists, legal professionals, IT managers,consultants, and educators, all of whom work in a wide variety of industries, including government, legal, healthcare, financial services, and petroleum in the United States, Canada, and 30-plus other countries.
Originally, ARMA was the acronym for the Association of Records Managers and Administrators. Over the past several years, however, we have seen a broadening of the profession as records management has become a recognized and integral part of information management which is key to doing business. To reflect the changing environment and this “expansion” of the profession, about four years ago the association’s Board of Directors decided to discontinue using ARMA as an acronym and adopted “ARMA International” as a general descriptor of the association.
ARMA International publishes Information Management (IM) magazine, the only professional journal specifically for professionals who manage records and information on a daily basis. The award-winning IM journal is published bi-monthly and features top-drawer articles on the hottest topics in records and information management today, as well as marketplace news and analysis.
The association also develops and publishes standards and guidelines related to records management. It was a key contributor to the international records management standard, ISO-15489.
The ARMA Houston Chapter, with a membership of over 450 persons, is the largest of the 170 chapters worldwide.
ASIS International (ASIS) Houston Chapter, is the Houston, Texas chapter of ASIS International, the preeminent organization for security professionals, with more than 37,000 members worldwide. Founded in 1955, ASIS is dedicated to increasing the effectiveness and productivity of security professionals.
Barracuda Networks, Inc. offers industry-leading solutions designed to solve mainstream IT problems – efficiently and cost effectively – while maintaining a level of customer support and satisfaction second to none. Barracuda Networks products span three distinct markets, including: 1) content security, 2) networking and application delivery, as well as 3) data storage, protection and disaster recovery.
While Barracuda Networks maintains a strong heritage in email and web security appliances, their award-winning portfolio includes more than a dozen purpose-built solutions that support literally every aspect of the network – providing organizations of all sizes with true end-to-end protection that can be deployed in hardware, virtual, cloud and mixed form factors.
CitiBank, Coca-Cola, Delta Dental, FedEx, Harvard University, IBM, L’Oreal, Liberty Tax Service, Mythbusters and Spokane Public Schools are amongst the more than 150,000 organizations worldwide confidently protecting their users, applications and data with Barracuda Networks’ solutions. The company is privately held with its international headquarters and manufacturing facility based in Campbell, California. Barracuda Networks has offices in eight international locations and distributors in more than 80 countries worldwide.
Founded on January 7, 1991, by Mel Hall and Jim Campbell, Bass Computers began as a 2 person company operating in a 100 square foot office. With the loyalty of our customers and the dedication of our team, Bass Computers has greatly expanded throughout the past two decades. Twenty-two years later, our 80+ employees now perform many services in a 56,000 square foot facility.
Bass Computers focuses on providing a positive experience for all of our customers. Our well-trained sales staff and highly-skilled technical team ensure that customers receive the products and support they need and deserve.
And while our commitment to customer satisfaction has remained constant over the years, many other things have changed at Bass Computers. In addition to distribution of computer components, we now offer many other quality products and services.
Code42 is the creator of CrashPlan, CrashPlan PRO, CrashPlan PROe and SharePlan —award-winning onsite, offsite and cloud data protection and management solutions for home, business and enterprise.
Comcast was founded in 1963 as a single-system cable operation of 1,200 subscribers. Since then we’ve grown to be the nation’s leading provider of entertainment, information and communications products and services with 24.4 million cable customers, 14.7 million high-speed Internet customers and 6.1 million digital voice customers in 39 states and the District of Columbia.
Copy is the easiest way to store, protect and share your amazing things online. Copy also lets you sync files between your computers and access everything from anywhere via the Web, your smart phone, or your tablet. You can start using Copy immediately through the Web at Copy.com and by installing the free software on your computer(s). Copy is also available as a free app in the Apple App Store for iOS devices and on Google Play for Android devices.
Our Core Business is the design, installation, and service of sound, video, and lighting systems
Ford AV has been a Commercial Contractor since 1973.
Your installation is our only priority; Ford AV does not sell home hi-fi, satellite or cable TV systems, musical instruments, or operate an internet box sales center
From the initial design to the final testing and system commissioning, Ford AV engineers have the formal education, training, and experience to provide the most reliable and technically advanced A/V systems
The Engineering team of 35 have degrees in electrical, mechanical, acoustics, computer science, physics, lighting and theater; Ford AV’s engineering staff includes two Registered Professional Engineers.
Ford AV engineers have multiple years of “hands-on” experience and industry certifications.
We stand at the birth of a new generation of businesses, economies, technologies – even democracies. The rapid change in the fabric of the global village is increasingly catapulting us toward greater extremes and uncertainties. At the same time, the quest for growth comes increasingly from less secure, more challenging, and unfamiliar environments. It means that, even in our volatile world, mobility and productivity are an economic imperative.
At FrontierMEDEX, we believe that conquering the new frontiers of the 21st century requires a new, 21st century vision – a world where people, organizations and governments can think, travel and work beyond boundaries.
The Holistic Information Security Practitioner (HISP) Institute (HISPI) is an independent certification organization consisting of volunteers that are true information security practitioners, such as Chief Information Security Officers (CISOs), Information Security Officers (ISOs), Information Security Managers, Directors of Information Security, Security Analysts, Security Engineers and Technology Risk Managers from major corporations and organizations.
The HISPI certification approach prides itself on ensuring that an educational foundation provided by information security training is the corner stone of the HISP certification and the Institute as a whole.
Don’t stop at IT security certification alone. IT certification is important but full security training for a business’s IT Security team is what will make you stand out from the competition. The security certification available through HISPI will show your commitment to the process.
iJET is an intelligence-driven provider of operational risk management solutions, working with more than 500 multinational corporations and government organizations. Capitalizing on our proprietary technology and network of security, intelligence, and geopolitical experts, we deliver a full array of customized intelligence, preparedness and response solutions. Our solutions enable organizations to protect their assets and proactively prevent and mitigate threats and risk that can impact operational performance.
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!
InfraGard is a Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) program that began in the Cleveland Field Office in 1996. It was a local effort to gain support from the information technology industry and academia for the FBI’s investigative efforts in the cyber arena. The program expanded to other FBI Field Offices, and in 1998 the FBI assigned national program responsibility for InfraGard to the former National Infrastructure Protection Center (NIPC) and to the Cyber Division in 2003. InfraGard and the FBI have developed a relationship of trust and credibility in the exchange of information concerning various terrorism, intelligence, criminal, and security matters.
Insource Technology Corporation is committed to providing their clients with technology excellence that is business driven through a true partnership. This unique Business/Technology team approach insures that the appropriate technology is applied intelligently, and that it meets their clients’ business requirements: The goal is to deliver results that always reflect the realities of your business.
Insource Technology Corporation provides services across many industries including: Energy and Chemicals, Real Estate, Healthcare, Education, Insurance and Financial Services, and Manufacturing. Insource Technology Corporation is headquartered in Houston and currently serves clients throughout the country and abroad.
With more than 86,000 constituents in more than 160 countries, ISACA® (www.isaca.org) is a leading global provider of knowledge, certifications, community, advocacy and education on information systems assurance and security, enterprise governance of IT, and IT-related risk and compliance. Founded in 1969, ISACA sponsors international conferences, publishes the ISACA® Journal, and develops international information systems auditing and control standards. It also administers the globally respected Certified Information Systems Auditor™ (CISA®), Certified Information Security Manager® (CISM®) and Certified in the Governance of Enterprise IT® (CGEIT®) designations.
ISACA developed and continually updates the COBIT®, Val IT™ and Risk IT frameworks, which help IT professionals and enterprise leaders fulfill their IT governance responsibilities and deliver value to the business.
The Greater Houston chapter was founded in 1969 and in 2009 has approximately 1000 members. The Houston chapter membership includes a wide range of IS audit and control professionals working for all types of business as well as local and national governments. These professionals hold a variety of positions including: CEO, CIO, IS Director, IS Manager, IS Audit professionals, and IS Security professionals, just to name a few.
The Information Systems Security Association (ISSA)® is a not-for-profit, international organization of information security professionals and practitioners. It provides educational forums, publications and peer interaction opportunities that enhance the knowledge, skill and professional growth of its members.
The primary goal of the ISSA is to promote management practices that will ensure the confidentiality, integrity and availability of information resources. The ISSA facilitates interaction and education to create a more successful environment for global information systems security and for the professionals involved.
The Master of Security Management for Executives (MSME) is an innovative program developed in collaboration with leaders in security management. The goal of the program is to provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary to address the continuously changing security environment. The MSME is for individuals who have a vision of their future in the security industry and are able to demonstrate professional competency and commitment to their organizations and the community.
Delivery of the Master of Security Management for Executives is a two-year program offered on alternate Saturdays to allow the security professional to obtain the degree without interfering with their professional responsibilities. MSME instructors include current security industry leaders in addition to faculty from both the College of Public Service and the College of Business. The supervisory or managerial experience admissions requirement ensures students that they will be participating in class discussions and projects with other students who understand the leadership environment. A major element of the program design is peer interaction and exchange of ideas.
The Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP) is a 501(c)(3) worldwide not-for-profit charitable organization focused on improving the security of software. Our mission is to make software security visible, so that individuals and organizations worldwide can make informed decisions about true software security risks.
TIBCO Software Inc. (NASDAQ: TIBX) is a global leader in infrastructure and business intelligence software. Whether it’s optimizing inventory, cross-selling products, or averting crisis before it happens, TIBCO uniquely delivers the Two-Second Advantage® – the ability to capture the right information at the right time and act on it preemptively for a competitive advantage. With a broad mix of innovative products and services, TIBCO is the strategic technology partner trusted by businesses around the world.
Founded in 1927, the University of Houston is the leading public research university in the vibrant international City of Houston. Each year, we educate more than 40,750 students in more than 300 undergraduate and graduate academic programs, on campus and online. UH awards more than 8,000 degrees annually, with more than 224,000 alumni.
Headquartered in Austin, Texas and founded in 2007, VDIworks is a leading provider of Virtual Desktop enablement and management software. Our solution is built on 10 years of pioneering work in the fields of centralized computing and virtualization. Our innovation has been recognized with 6 awarded and over 12 pending patents thus far. We offer the ultimate flexibility and preserves customer choice by giving customers the ability to deploy the right solution for the right user type, utilize any back-end hardware, end-point user access device or virtualization technology for desktop virtualization.
One of the industry’s most reputable benchmarks of segment leadership, Computer Reseller News (CRN) has included VDIworks in their Top 100 Virtualization Vendors for several consecutive years and again most recently in the top 50 in 2013.
Yorktel is a leading global provider of video managed services for large enterprise and federal government customers. Founded in 1985 and headquartered in New Jersey, with offices across the U.S. and in the U.K., Yorktel enables customers to successfully integrate video into their operations – from video conferencing to streaming, video event production to digital signage. Yorktel designs, integrates, and manages enterprise-wide video communications solutions.