The IT Summit is the executive technology conference series coming to San Francisco on November 6, 2012. The purpose of the summit is to provide educational and networking resources for the IT leaders in the Bay Area. 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.
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Please take the opportunity to visit with our exhibiting sponsors. Our vendor pavilion is open throughout the day.
8:00 AM – 3:40 PM
Registration Open – Main Lobby
8:00 AM – 8:40 AM
Tour Exhibits – Visit our solution providers and learn about the latest technologies.
Join us for morning coffee.
Complimentary for all guests. Sponsored by Bridgeline Digital.
Fort Mason Center – Festival Pavilion
Marina Blvd and Buchanan St.
San Francisco, CA 94123
Phone: (415) 345-7500
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.
At VMware, Sahir Azam focuses on the cloud management product portfolio strategy and evangelism. Prior to acquisition by VMware, Sahir was a key member in the CTO office at DynamicOps where he was focused on helping the world’s largest and most sophisticated IT organizations realize the benefits of cloud computing by leveraging DynamicOps’ Cloud Automation platform. Prior to DynamicOps, Sahir served as Cloud and Automation Specialist for BMC Software.
Cloud, if managed, can transform how you deliver and operate IT services. VMware cloud management solutions are tightly integrated with and purpose built for dynamic, software-defined cloud infrastructure to deliver this transformation, increasing business agility and reducing costs. However, other platforms are a reality and flexibility and choice are both benefits of the cloud and bedrocks of VMware’s approach. In this session we will discuss how new technology simplifies cloud operations and enables policy-based, automated provisioning and management of services across VMware -, Amazon- and Microsoft-based clouds.
Steve Kawasaki has worked in the professional audio-visual and broadcast equipment industries for over 20 years. He has extensive experience working with systems designers, integrators, and facilities operations teams in corporate campuses, universities and schools, entertainment and sports complexes, performing arts venues, transportation facilities, hospitals, legislative chambers, courthouses, radio and television stations and more. His wide-ranging experience in sales management, marketing, and product development gives him a unique perspective on the benefits and challenges of networked audio systems. Based in Seattle, Steve is the Northwest Regional Manager for Biamp systems. He oversees sales operations for Biamp Systems in the northwest US, and Western Canada.
Now you can future-proof your projects and your business. Audio Video Bridging (AVB) is the first open standard for transporting audio and video via Ethernet. AVB bridges the gap between AV and IT technologies.
The new IEEE AVB standard synchronizes multiple streams of audio and video, eliminates buffering delays and creates resource reservation. And because AVB leverages existing Ethernet technology, they will benefit from ever increasing speeds and enhancements backed by major consumer electronics companies, allowing the AV industry to benefit from solutions aimed at the mass market.
For IT Managers, AVB means end-to-end digital networks that are simple to design and easy to manage.
AVB advantages include:
Significantly lower latencies
Larger channel capacity
Single network for all media, including non-AVB traffic
With over 25 years of high-technology sales and marketing experience, Bruce Campbell has been in and around IT Service Management for 15 years. He currently owns outbound marketing and content for the enterprise segment of BMC’s IT Service Management line of business. He was also part of the original Remedy Corporation and spent 5 years in field and product marketing positions before moving to Marimba (which was later acquired by BMC), to head up their Product Marketing team. Campbell was also director of worldwide Sales Enablement at Nimsoft/CA and was director of Product Marketing at newScale for 3 years. Bruce is ITIL v3 certified and holds a Bachelors of Business Administration from National University.
BMC Software is announcing their new unified ITSM portfolio. Come learn about this unique portfolio of solutions and the industry trends that drove them to be created. Additionally, hear first hand from a panel of BMC customers and partners about how some of these trends are particularly important to them and affect their businesses.
Join your IT peers for a complimentary luncheon including assorted sndwiches, salads, and dessert. This is a perfect opportunity to interact with other technology professionals in a relaxed environment.
During the course of his information technology career, Aaron has overseen and managed hardware installations for companies throughout the Northwest. His in-depth knowledge of the software that drives these systems has enabled him to leverage his experience to develop a virtually comprehensive understanding of the issues that his IT peers currently face every day.
As a result of demand from our partners in the IT professionalcommunity, The IT Summit has launched a program called The IT Match. The IT Match is a series of local gatherings for CIOs with similar immediate IT projects to gather information and exchange ideas.
Join Aaron as he presents an overview of The IT Match, collecting input from those attending, and explaining how your company, and you personally, will benefit from this program.
Participation in The IT Match meetings is complimentary for all qualified IT executives.
Greg has worked in IT for more than 15 years with stints at Sony, PriceWaterhouse Coopers, Cisco, and Check Point.
During that time, he has worked on the planning, design and implementation of large scale online and eCommerce deployments along with network infrastructure rollouts.
For Engineers tasked with designing, deploying and maintaining networks, securing those networks has become more challenging. Systems Administrators are responsible for managing multiple platforms and their separate management platforms, each logging their “Big Data” in to secure their networks. Has the time come for a unified security solution that protects our Networks, Users, Endpoints and Information?
Tony has over a decade of experience providing systems management and high availability solutions to Enterprise customers. Tony is currently responsible for defining and providing technical pre-sales services, support and best practices to SIOS customers, prospects and partners.
Prior to SIOS, Tony worked at Oracle where he served as the Global Sales Engineering lead for the systems management practice. Tony joined Oracle through the acquisitions of Sun Microsystems and Aduva, Inc., where he served as the lead Sales Engineer / Technical Account Manager and played a critical role in product adoption and evolution.
Tony holds a BS in Computer Science from California Polytechnic (Cal Poly) State University, San Luis Obispo.
Learn how to create a high performance/high availability SQL Server Database with Fusion-io and SIOS. This powerful combination delivers an automated high speed solution with transparent failover and zero data loss. Make the switch and enjoy
– Cost savings
– Higher database performance
– Smaller floor space requirements
– Lower cooling and power demands
– All without sacrificing availability.
The end result: faster performance at a fraction of the cost of a typical SAN with 100% data availability.
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.
Founded in 2001, Application Security, Inc. (AppSecInc) has pioneered database security, risk, and compliance solutions for the enterprise. AppSecInc empowers organizations to assess, monitor and protect their most critical database assets in real time, while simplifying audits, monitoring risk, and automating compliance requirements.
As the leading provider of cross platform solutions for the enterprise, AppSecInc’s products – AppDetectivePro for auditors and IT advisors, and DbProtect for the enterprise – deliver the industry’s most comprehensive database security solution. With over 1,300 active customers in 130 countries, AppSecInc is headquartered in New York City and has offices throughout North America and the United Kingdom.
Drawing from the ownership and management experience of former West Coast companies Proline, EISI, and Electronic Image Systems, Avidex has emerged as a preeminent provider of audio visual products. We are an award-winning team of AV industry veterans that have designed and integrated thousands of presentation systems. Our systems incorporate a broad range of technologies that empower our clients to effectively communicate their message both internally and externally. Our strict focus has allowed us to refine a process of design and implementation that results in the delivery of high-quality, user-friendly, reliable systems.
The love of sound is Biamp‘s reason for being, and has been since our founding 35 years ago. We’ve grown to be an acknowledged international leader in professional installed audio electronics. Our staff still shares a passion for sound that resonates through every product and every decision the company makes.
You can sense our dedication to sound when you call for support and Biamp’s own technicians answer — in-house. You touch it when you use our intuitive software to configure new systems. You can hear our passion for great sound grow louder with every breakthrough design Biamp launches.
Most people have never seen Biamp products, but they’ve probably heard them work wonders — in airports, arenas, courtrooms, Houses of Worship, theaters, universities, corporations, and conference centers. Around the world, around the clock, Biamp equipment is delivering, managing and enhancing the sound.
For the love of sound, we never stop experimenting, tinkering and making the impossible actually practical. Because ultimately, when the lights dim and the speakers come on, it’s not about the system. It’s all about the sound..
Business runs better when IT runs at its best. That’s why more than 20,000 IT organizations – from the Global 100 to the smallest businesses – in over 120 countries rely on BMC Software (NASDAQ: BMC) to manage their business services and applications across distributed, mainframe, virtual and cloud environments. With the leading Business Service Management platform, Cloud Management, and the industry’s broadest choice of IT management solutions, BMC helps customers cut costs, reduce risk and achieve business objectives. For the four fiscal quarters ended March 31, 2012, BMC revenue was approximately $2.2 billion.
Bridgeline Digital helps organizations like yours solve your web based initiatives and objectives. The core of our solutions is our web experience management platform iAPPS, in which we develop websites, intranets, extranets, online stores and portals.We provide award winning designs, information architecture, usability studies, web development, managed services and search engine optimization to help drive engagement, higher conversions, and an effective digital strategy.
Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. (www.checkpoint.com), the worldwide leader in securing the Internet, provides customers with uncompromised protection against all types of threats, reduces security complexity and lowers total cost of ownership. Check Point first pioneered the industry with FireWall-1 and its patented stateful inspection technology. Today, Check Point continues to develop new innovations based on the Software Blade Architecture, providing customers with flexible and simple solutions that can be fully customized to meet the exact security needs of any organization.
Check Point is the only vendor to go beyond technology and define security as a business process. Check Point 3D Security uniquely combines policy, people and enforcement for greater protection of information assets and helps organizations implement a blueprint for security that aligns with business needs. Customers include tens of thousands of organizations of all sizes, including all Fortune and Global 100 companies. Check Point’s award-winning ZoneAlarm solutions protect millions of consumers from hackers, spyware and identity theft.
DynamicOps provides cloud automation solutions that enable provisioning and management of IT services across heterogeneous environments – VMware-based private and public clouds, physical infrastructures, multiple hypervisors and Amazon Web Services.
DynamicOps was founded in 2008 by Credit Suisse based on its five years of successful, large-scale production deployment with what is now known as DynamicOps Virtual Resource Manager (VRM) software. Before clouds were clouds, the bank developed VRM to address the operational and governance challenges of rolling out virtualization technology across a global organization comprising several distinct businesses.
e-Cycle is dedicated to empowering businesses and organizations to take a more responsible, secure and cost-effective approach to wireless recycling. Our clients take this responsibility very seriously and so do we.
OUR VALUE PROPOSITION
Being a leader goes beyond offering innovative green business solutions. The e-Cycle team is devoted to exceptional customer service, client protection, education, environmental responsibility, and community support through charitable contributions and philanthropy.
e-Cycle is the partner you need to help achieve your sustainability initiatives by turning old wireless technologies into new revenue, protecting your corporate reputation and expanding your role in safeguarding the environment.
Geography connects our many cultures and societies and influences our way of life. Esri is built on the philosophy that a geographic approach to problem solving ensures better communication and collaboration.
Geographic information system (GIS) technology leverages this geographic insight to address social, economic, business, and environmental concerns at local, regional, national, and global scales.
Global Knowledge is the worldwide leader in IT and business skills training. We deliver via training centers, private facilities, and the Internet, enabling our customers to choose when, where, and how they want to receive training programs and learning services.
Our core training is focused on Cisco, Microsoft, VMware, Red Hat, business process improvement, and leadership development. Our IT courses include networking, programming, operating systems, security, and telephony. Our business skills courses feature project management, ITIL, people management, and business analysis. Our more than 1,200 courses span foundational and specialized training and certifications.
•Utilize customer insights to build a world-class portfolio of quality digital storage products, audio and video electronics, and accessories. •Extend our category leadership in key markets through our powerful global distribution network. •Focus our resources on profitable growth areas. •Increase the value of our brands and demonstrate return on marketing investments. •Maintain an uncompromising commitment to strong execution. •Lead with the highest ethical standards, demonstrating good citizenship in all we do.
Today’s IT networks are a complex mix of interdependent devices co-mingled with application databases, business applications and various sources of identity information. The ever-increasing volume of information generated by these data sources combined with increases in service level agreements and reductions in operational staff has resulted in one of the biggest challenges in information technology today — effective and proactive network management. Without network availability and performance, business will suffer. Automated tools are required to manage the volume of network issues and critical events that occur each day, ensuring maximum network and application availability for mission critical functions.
That’s where LogMatrix comes in. Our network management software solution is an extensible monitoring and event correlation framework that enables users to implement their IT operational practices and policies. The core component, NerveCenter, helps deliver end-to-end network management by providing visibility across networks, systems and applications, collecting and correlating data, identifying issues and determining root cause.
MDC is a world leader in Vacuum and Ceramic Seal Solutions. MDC was founded in 1975 to serve a rapidly expanding vacuum industry and to satisfy the increasing demand for high quality vacuum components with fast delivery and reasonable prices. Over the years MDC has expanded its portfolio acquiring Insulator Seal (ISI), a ceramic to metal bonding company, Innovent Technologies, a gas and vacuum weldment company. Today MDC is a leading manufacturer engineered process solutions; in HV & UHV Vacuum, ceramic-to-metal bonding and gas delivery.
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.
SharkRack has been a leading provider of data center solutions for over fifteen years. We provide solutions to Small, Mid-Market, and Enterprise sized clients through our direct and channel sales teams which reach across the United States, Canada, and beyond. We’ve also since our beginning added critical technology and infrastructure partnerships with industry leaders such as Cisco Systems, VMWare, SonicWALL, Extreme Networks, D-Link, Leviton Fiber Connect, Geist Manufacturing, HID-Dirak, Server Technology and Minicom Advanced Systems- just to name a few. This allows us not only to provide our customers and partners with outstanding data center cabinets but also best of breed technology solutions for everyday technical operations- all designed to fit any budget.
For more than a decade, SIOS solutions have been protecting thousands of mission-critical applications and countless volumes of data for customers of all sizes, across every industry, in all parts of the world.
Our innovative high availability and data protection software solutions for Linux and Windows deliver superior RTO and RPO at a lower cost of ownership, whether they are deployed on physical machines or in virtualized or cloud environments.
SIOS products (SteelEye Protection Suites and SteelEye DataKeeper) are easy to implement, easy to use, and easy to manage – eliminating the complexity and capital expenditures associated with traditional high availability and disaster recovery approaches. This makes them ideal for quickly extending protection to new and existing enterprise applications, systems and databases migrating from UNIX to Linux, managed SaaS applications, and projects that must satisfy stringent SLAs and regulatory requirements.
WHIPTAIL is transforming the storage industry by providing solutions to tens of thousands of users across diverse industries worldwide. Our innovative silicon storage arrays increase performance, minimize latency and reduce cost by eliminating the need to over-provision. In a world where everything seems to be instantaneous, shouldn’t data follow suit? It’s time to accelerate your work environment. Why wait? Access your data at the speed of life.