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West Seattle Food Bank
The IT Summit is honored to partner with the West Seattle Food Bank as part of our continued commitment to our local communities. We invite you to join us in helping families in need. All of our guests — delegates and sponsors – are encouraged to contribute to this worthy cause. We will be accepting donations both at the door and online via the West Seattle Food Bank contribution page. We would appreciate your noting “The IT Summit” in the “Dedication” box. Two cans of food are recommended at the door.
Please join us in supporting the West Seattle Food Bank with your generous contributions.
The IT Summit is the executive technology conference series returning to Seattle for our third annual event on April 22, 2014. The purpose of the summit is to provide educational and networking resources for the IT leaders in the Puget Sound area. The conference is driven by an Executive Board of regional IT professionals that directs the content of the educational sessions and sponsor participation. The IT Summit is designed to address the real-world opportunities and challenges faced by today’s executives, by facilitating face-to-face interaction and networking among information technology peers.
Join your peers at the conclusion of the conference to enjoy the Executive Reception. The first 150 guests will receive a complimentary glass of beer or wine.
Event Updates and Information
8:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Registration Open – Third Base Entry / Diamond Club Lobby
9:00 AM – 9:45 AM
TBD – Tech Theater I
Brett Bies Senior Vice President, Information Technology Officer, Facilities Officer
Brett is Senior Vice President, Information Technology Officer and Facilities Officer for First Federal in Port Angeles, WA. Brett is responsible for developing the bank’s IT and facilities strategies and maintaining the bank’s technology and facilities infrastructures. He has over 23 years of experience implementing and supporting numerous technologies for several industries including military, aviation, engineering, manufacturing, and mechanical contracting. His full resume can be viewed at www.brettbies.com.
Enjoy networking with your IT peers over lunch at The IT Summit.
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.
Ralph Johnson is the Chief Information Security and Privacy Officer for King County, Washington and President of the Holistic Information Security Practitioners Institute (HISPI) Governance Board. Mr. Johnson’s has been with King County for 23 years serving in multiple IT and management roles.
For the past 8 years Mr. Johnson has held the position of Chief Information Security and Privacy Officer in which he oversees information security and privacy issues for the entire county infrastructure. In this capacity he established the information assurance program from policy development to controls selection, implementation, monitoring and evaluation.
He has held the position of HISPI Governance Board President since April of 2012 and served as Governance Board Secretary for three years prior to assuming his current role.
Mr. Johnson also serves on the Product Review Board for the Trusted Purchasing Alliance of the Multi State – Information Sharing and Analysis Center (MS-ISAC) and is a member of the MS-ISAC’s Education and Awareness Committee and the National Association of Counties (Naco) Cyber-Security Task Force.
Mr. Johnson has a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Eastern Oregon University and an Associate’s degree in Mortuary Science form San Francisco College of Mortuary Science.
He holds multiple certifications in information security, information privacy, network administration and project management.
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.
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.
Veeam® Software, an Elite VMware Technology Alliance partner and a Microsoft managed partner, develops innovative products for virtual infrastructure management and data protection. Customers can reduce costs, minimize risks and fully realize the promise of virtualization with Veeam.
Veeam is an international company with global headquarters in Baar, Switzerland; North American headquarters in Columbus, Ohio USA; EMEA headquarters in Paris, France; and APAC headquarters in Sydney, NSW Australia. Veeam has more than 50,000 customers worldwide. The company’s free FastSCP™ tool is used by more than 150,000 VMware professionals, making it the most widely used tool to help manage VMware.
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.
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.
AppSense empowers enterprises to liberate employees while providing the appropriate levels of governance and security. The vision is a people-centric world, where technology is a transparent enabler of productivity. AppSense: enabling a world where people can choose how they want to work.
The Puget Sound Chapter of ASIS serves the greater Seattle area and typically meets for lunch on the 3rd Thursday of each month. Other chapters that are nearby include the Olympic Mountain Chapter which normally meets in Tacoma for lunch on the 4th Tuesday of each month.
Since 1982, Dasher Technologies has helped public, private, and nonprofit organizations implement technology solutions that speed and simplify their operations. As one of the fastest growing system integrators in the country, Dasher has gained a reputation for effortless implementations with relentless follow-through and enduring support. The company’s strong technical expertise and vendor independence allow us to integrate best-of-breed software, hardware, and services into a custom solution that directly impacts the business. The Dasher team is committed to learning about each customer’s business and the unique challenges they face. Their dedication combined with the company’s long-term customers and partner relationships ensure a performance profile that greatly exceeds industry standards. Dasher was recently named the HP 2011 ESSN Portfolio Partner of the Year and is the #1 provider of HP High Performance Computing solutions and HP Open Source/ Linux solutions in the U.S.
EVault, A Seagate Company, will make sure you always get your data back no matter what. They offer full-service backup and recovery, combined with the best cloud-connected technology and their team of experts.
The Washington chapter of HIMSS (Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society) is focused on providing leadership in healthcare for the management of systems, technology and information. The Chapter promotes an organized forum for continuing education and exchange of ideas amongst its members to improve healthcare information and management systems that support patient care and wellness.
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.
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!
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 Puget Sound chapter is run by volunteers who are ISACA members nominated through ISACA Annual General Meeting (AGM). ISACA members’ participations in running the chapter are highly encouraged.
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.
The Northwest Tech Alliance (NWTA) is an independent technology association dedicated to bringing together some of the brightest minds from the technology industry.
NWTA events are focused on helping attendees:
Network with other technology industry professionals
Provide education and information relative to the latest technologies and industry trends
Generate opportunities for personal, professional and business growth
Promote the Northwest as a desirable place to start and grow successful technology companies
Learn about local food/chefs, wineries, breweries, and distilleries
Support local businesses and give back to the community
Build lifelong relationships
Parallels® is a global leader in hosting and cloud services enablement and cross-platform solutions. Parallels began operations in 2000 and has developed into a fast-growing software company with more than 900 employees across offices in North America, Europe, Australia and Asia.
Seattle IT Pro User Group (SITPUG) was founded in 2008 to serve the greater Seattle area Information Technology (IT) community. The User Group was formerly known as Windows Networking User Group. In October of 2012 the user group was re-launched branded as Seattle IT Pro User Group. We bring IT professionals together from various Puget Sound businesses to collaborate on Microsoft Windows technologies.
SITPUG is primarily focused on Microsoft networking technologies, such as Windows Server 2012/2008/2003, Windows 8/7/Vista, Active Directory, Cloud Computing, Forefront, Office 365, Exchange, Internet Information Server, ISA Server, Lync Server, Mobile/Wireless, Scripting, SharePoint, Small Business Server, SQL Server, System Center, Virtualization, Windows Phone, etc. Our goal is to provide useful information to IT professionals so that they can better install, configure, deploy, maintain, support, manage, troubleshoot and secure Microsoft products and utilities. The topics covered include servers, clients, software, and hardware. We also cover other areas of interest, such as Microsoft certification and training. Covering a broad range of subject matter ensures that a vast majority of IT Pros can benefit from the topics covered in our monthly meetings.
The Association for Career and Technical Education is the largest national education association dedicated to the advancement of education that prepares youth and adults for careers.
As one of the oldest and largest statewide technology trade associations in North America, we’re passionate about promoting Washington as a desirable place to start and grow successful technology companies amid a strong and connected community. WTIA isthe place to connect to Washington’s technology industry