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The IT Summit is the executive technology conference series returning to Seattle for our fifth annual event on September 21st, 2016. 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.
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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
Shawn has over 20 years’ experience in the high tech industry, across a myriad of senior positions focused on expanding and driving business development initiatives, designing and implementing large-scale streaming platform and storage systems to data center infrastructure and operations.
Before joining HyperGrid he served as a senior evangelist for NetScaler and Citrix Systems where he focused on identifying strategic opportunities in the security market space. Prior to Citrix he was the senior technical resource for all SanDisk Channel Partners in the North America. His resume also includes Exodus, Novell and Wyse Technology. He has a unique ability articulate the value proposition of a solution to audiences across both the technical and executive spectrum, covering topics as diverse as programming, large scale data centers, networking, security, and channel initiatives and operations. Throughout his career Shawn has been a much sought after speaker on a wide variety of topics including Security Threat Mitigation, application development, web applications security, and data center infrastructure. He has spoken at numerous technical venues around the world including being named the highest rated speaker at the HP Discover Conference in Vienna in 2013.
Ralph Johnson is the Chief Information Security and Privacy Officer for King County, Washington and Past President of the Holistic Information Security Practitioners Institute (HISPI) Governance Board. Mr. Johnson’s has been with King County for 27 years serving in multiple IT and management roles.
For the past 11 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. In this capacity he established the information assurance program from policy development to controls selection, implementation, monitoring and evaluation.
Since December 2014 Mr. Johnson has also been an Adjunct Instructor in the Information Systems and Cyber Security Bachelor’s program at ITT Technical Institute in Seattle. Teaching courses on Risk Management, Policy Development and Security Issues in a Legal Context.
He held the position of HISPI Governance Board President from April of 2012 to July 2014 and served as Governance Board Secretary for three years prior to assuming the role or President.
Mr. Johnson also serves on the Executive Committee, Product Review Board for the Trusted Purchasing Alliance and the Education and Awareness Committee of the Multi State – Information Sharing and Analysis Center (MS-ISAC). He also serves on the Program Advisory Committee for ITT Technical Institute in Seattle, Washington.
Mr. Johnson is the recipient of the ISE® West People’s Choice 2014 award and was a nominee for ISE® North America 2014.
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.
Robert Napoli is a healthcare leader with over 20 years of experience in strategic development, business transformation, and technology innovation. In his current role as Chief Information Officer of Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest and the Hawaiian Islands, he is responsible for the technology and information systems serving users and patients in Alaska, Hawaii, Idaho, and western Washington.
Napoli holds a master’s degree in Information Technology Management from Franklin Pierce University.
Technology leaders who stay operational will find themselves marginalized in the upcoming years. To stay relevant, CIOs must shift their focus to transformation and innovation, using their knowledge of technology to drive business and bring competitive value to their organizations. In this discussion, we’ll talk about the ways in which the CIO role has changed over the years and what technology leaders can do to adapt to this new normal.
Mr. Turylo has been the Chair of the School of Information Technology at ITT Technical Institute in Seattle and the Executive Vice President of the Puget Sound Chapter of the Association of Information Technology Professionals for the last 9 years. Mr. Turylo has also spent roughly the previous two decades (the last 10 years at a senior level) in the fields of engineering and information technology for the telecommunications, banking, and finance sectors.
Advanced Systems Group (ASG) provides IT solutions that align with your critical and changing business objectives, so you can solve tough business problems and help your IT organization create more business value. Solutions that Meet Business Objectives.
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.
As organizations move towards smarter work spaces with mobile workers, we help business leaders and IT deliver value, while building the office of the future. We help businesses empower #GenMobile with exactly what they need, at exactly the right time, wherever they are. That means we don’t develop technology for technology’s sake. We listen to our customers and solve their toughest business challenges.
Centrify strengthens enterprise security by securing identities from cyber threats. Centrify uniquely unifies identity for privileged and end users across cloud, mobile and data center. Centrify improves security, compliance, agility and productivity for over 5000 customers.
Since 1891, the city of Auburn has been providing visitors and residents with the opportunity to discover why this town is like no other. Auburn is the land of two rivers, home to two nations and spread across two counties. Located between Seattle and Tacoma in the shadow of Mt. Rainier, Auburn is the perfect place to work, play and spend a lifetime. It is a warm, embracing community where people still stop to say hello. Auburn is a community rich in history where you’ll find new businesses mingling with old, and a historic downtown getting acquainted with a new, modern facade.
CleanTech Alliance is a clean energy association that represents more than 300 member companies and organizations across the state. Founded in 2007 by business and cleantech leaders, the Alliance facilitates the generation and growth of renewable energy companies and jobs through a variety of educational programs, research, products and services.
Crexendo, Inc. (NYSE MKT: EXE) provides a business optimization suite of cloud-based services including ecommerce, web marketing and cloud communication services for home office, small business and medium size companies. Headquartered in Tempe, Arizona, the company sells our web services using a SaaS model to help users build a successful Internet presence to sell products or services or ideas, accept online orders, analyze marketing performance, and manage pricing and customers. Our professional web services for small or medium size businesses, work to broaden business’ online reach to target audiences with marketing strategies including: SEO, conversion rate optimization, link building, social networking, web design, web hosting and web analytics. The company recently launched a cloud communication solution to complement its other web and ecommerce services.
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.
Dasher Technologies is a premier IT solution provider that delivers expert technical resources along with trusted account executives to architect and deliver complete IT solutions and services to help our clients execute their goals, plans and objectives.
Fidelis seeks to empower our customers to focus on their own missions by using our expertise to aid in all things communications. We strive to act as your partner from the planning phase through implementation, maintenance, and continued forward thinking on all your communications platforms. We do this by hiring expert people who love what they do and who care about the people they do it for, by staying current on the latest technologies, and by spending the time it takes to do every job right.
FireEye protects both large and small organizations committed to stopping advanced cyber threats, data breaches, and zero-day attacks. Organizations across various industries trust FireEye to secure their critical infrastructure and valuable assets, protect intellectual property and avoid bad press, costly fixes, and downtime.
ForeScout Technologies Inc. offers Global 2000 enterprises and government organizations the unique ability to see networked devices, including non-traditional devices, control them, and orchestrate information sharing and operation among disparate security tools. As of October 2015, more than 2,000 customers in over 60 countries improve their network security and compliance posture with ForeScout solutions.
Frontier Communications is an S&P 500 company and is included in the Fortune 1000 list of America’s largest corporations. Frontier serves predominantly a mix of urban, suburban, and rural areas across the U.S. The company offers a variety of services to customers over its fiber-optic and copper networks, including video, high-speed internet, advanced voice and Frontier Secure digital protection solutions. Frontier Business Edge offers communications solutions to small, medium, and enterprise businesses.
Green House Data is dedicated to our mission of providing enterprise-quality infrastructure and cloud infrastructure along with services and support, all delivered in an environmentally sustainable way.
Our secure and reliable vCloud Powered cloud hosting and colocation facilities are located in geographically diverse green data centers. Each facility is SSAE 16 Type II and HIPAA compliant and is highly reliable and redundant. We realize your bottom line relies on uptime, so we guarantee our 100% SLAs. You’ll also get customer service that will WOW you and prices that will benefit your budget.
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.
IAS is certified by the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) and the State of California as a Women Owned Business Supplier.
“We believe that everyone – from home computer users and small companies to large corporations and governments – has the right to be free from cyber-security fears. We have therefore made it our mission to provide the world’s most effective, responsive and efficient protection against cyber-threats: those from malware, spam, hackers, DDoS attacks, sophisticated cyber-espionage tools, and cyber-weapons that target countries’ critical infrastructure with potentially catastrophic consequences. We’re here to protect our users from them all.”
Kaspersky Lab is one of the fastest growing IT security vendors in the world. Firmly positioned as one of the top four leading vendors of security solutions for endpoint users*, Kaspersky Lab continues to improve its market position. According to the company’s 2012 unaudited financial results, Kaspersky Lab’s global revenue grew by 3% compared to the previous year and reached $628 million. Today it is the world’s largest privately held vendor of endpoint protection solutions. The company provides a wide range of products and solutions for different types of clients, with a special focus on large enterprises, and small and medium-sized businesses.
MediaPro is a learning services company that specializes in the areas of information security, data privacy, compliance, and custom online courseware. We deliver the high-quality learning experiences that grow knowledge, change behavior, and support cultural change. Our clients can be found in most every industry and include Fortune 500 brands, SMB’s, and government entities. We’re passionate about our work in adult learning, and it shows in the quality of our courses, the delight of our clients, and in our many industry awards.
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.
Based in Seattle, WA, with offices in North America and Europe, we are a privately held company formed in 2001. We have earned over 30 industry awards for outstanding technology; are ranked on the Deloitte LLP list of the fastest growing technology, media, telecommunications, life sciences and clean technology companies in North America; and have been recognized as one of Washington’s 100 Best Companies to Work For.
More than 3,000 of the world’s most respected organizations across multiple industries including utilities, healthcare, telecommunications, public safety, government, insurance, manufacturing, and many others use our products.
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.
Founded in 1898, Northeastern is a global, experiential, research university built on a tradition of engagement with the world, creating a distinctive approach to education and research. The university offers a comprehensive range of undergraduate and graduate programs leading to degrees through the doctorate in nine colleges and schools, and select advanced degrees at graduate campuses in Charlotte, North Carolina, Seattle, Silicon Valley, and Toronto.
Level AWS: Foundations of Cloud Computing is a 6-week bootcamp to help students develop technical expertise in cloud computing and prepare them for the Amazon Web Services Solutions Architect – Associate certification exam. With a curriculum designed by AWS, the course is taught through instructor-led classes, hands-on labs, online learning and project work at Northeastern University’s Seattle graduate campus in South Lake Union. The course will begin October 24 and include evening classes Mondays and Wednesdays through December 7, 2016.
This is new program from Level by Northeastern University. Professionals choose the Level bootcamp as a hands-on way to learn data analytics skills, like SQL, R and Tableau, by solving real problems and working on projects with companies. To learn more about our range of data analytics programs and the full and part-time offerings available this September, please visit www.leveledu.com.
PMI is one of the world’s largest not-for-profit membership associations for the project management profession. Our professional resources and research empower more than 700,000 members, credential holders and volunteers in nearly every country in the world to enhance their careers, improve their organizations’ success and further mature the profession.
PMI’s worldwide advocacy for project management is reinforced by our globally recognized standards and certification program, extensive academic and market research programs, chapters and communities of practice, and professional development opportunities.
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.
Since 1993, Right! Systems Inc. has provided business-driven, multi-vendor IT solutions to clients worldwide. Drawing on deep industry expertise and a portfolio of interrelated consulting, application, and infrastructure services, our solutions can help you gain control of your enterprise-wide technology, increase productivity and end-user satisfaction, refocus talent and energies on your core business, and decrease total cost of ownership.
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.
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.”
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.
Tintri is trusted with 500,000 VMs covering 50 petabytes by leading organizations—including 7 of the Fortune 15. Tintri is making waves. See for yourself.
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.
The WBA was founded by bankers in 1889, and was incorporated in 1970. Through advocacy, comprehensive programming, and information exchange, the WBA protects, develops, and advances the business of banking in Washington State. The WBA represents commercial banks operating in every county of the state, ranging in size from large multi-state financial institutions to smaller, family-owned and community-based banks.
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