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Wednesday, April 27
 

8:00am CDT

Digital Transformation Is a Contact Sport - Opening Keynote
In the slowly ebbing wake of the COVID pandemic, digital business leaders must reassess the Future of Work. Will you demand staff Return to the Office? Will you adopt ‘Work from Home’ permanently? Can you deliver collaboration and innovation in the new normal of ‘Work from Wherever, Whenever’?
This wide-ranging session explores many of the specific skills, technologies, teaming, and other approaches that will help you thrive in the midst of the Remote Work revolution, to take advantage of new opportunities and deliver better business outcomes than even traditional ‘IRL’ workplaces.
With expert insight, independent research data, and real-life experiences, you will learn how to:
  • Facilitate collaboration and innovation across geographies and timezones
  • Attract and retain top ‘digital nomad’ talent to stay competitive in the market
  • Drive productivity and measure success in a hands-off work environment

Speakers
avatar for Andi Mann

Andi Mann

CTO, Qumu
Andi Mann is a global technology leader with over 30 years’ experience across 5 continents. As CTO at Qumu, Andi owns and delivers strategic technology for the global leader in cloud and hybrid Enterprise Video as a Service (EVaaS)™. Prior to joining Qumu, Andi enjoyed success... Read More →



Wednesday April 27, 2022 8:00am - 8:50am CDT
Room 18CD

9:00am CDT

Strategies for Being Culture First, in a Hybrid First Company
If Covid has taught us anything, it’s the way our lives outside the office showed up in different ways through a screen. We saw pets, children, partners, blurred bedrooms and makeshift offices. This provided us an opportunity to re-envision what it means to center culture and belonging. This session will explore specific strategies companies can take to center culture for their employees, clients and stakeholders in a remote first company. How do we create a new kind of business culture where previous geographic constraints are alleviated to allow new kinds of partnerships?

Speakers
avatar for Sylvia Krzmarzick

Sylvia Krzmarzick

Chief People Officer, Digital Turbine
Sylvia Krzmarzick, Digital Turbine’s Chief People Officer (Human Resources), brings 20 years of HR experience to the company. Sylvia believes in a people-first strategy, and leads with passion, humor, and a focus on results that improve all aspects of employee experience, culture... Read More →
avatar for Leslie Wingo

Leslie Wingo

President & CEO, SandersWingo
As President and CEO, she leads Sanders\Wingo, an independent creative firm that leverages cultural fluency and behavioral economics to create results-driven work for brands. Under Wingo’s leadership, Sanders\Wingo emphasizes the human element of marketing, giving clients viable... Read More →
avatar for Joy Wiggins, PhD

Joy Wiggins, PhD

founder and CEO, Equity and Inclusion Consulting LLC
Joy L. Wiggins, Ph.D., received her doctorate from The Ohio State University in multicultural education and social justice. She is the founder and CEO of Joy Wiggins, PhD: Equity and Inclusion Consulting which provides speaking, facilitation and mentorship opportunities on the topics... Read More →


Wednesday April 27, 2022 9:00am - 9:50am CDT
Room 16AB

9:00am CDT

Exhibit, Demos and Networking Opens
Wednesday April 27, 2022 9:00am - 4:00pm CDT
Ballroom D, 4th Floor

9:30am CDT

The Ugly Side of Work from Home
What should you be doing today that you are not? With all the upsides of WFH, have we effectively explored the down? It is crucial for companies to study the cybersecurity impacts, policy change requirements, and psychological effects?

Speakers
avatar for Thomas Ahl

Thomas Ahl

CTO, Data Defense Partners
A valued, respected, and capable leader of technology teams. He has had the privilege of building teams from the ground up, revitalizing existing teams, and growing skills in high delivery organizations, with a passion for innovation and a ferocious appetite for the next gadget or... Read More →


Wednesday April 27, 2022 9:30am - 9:50am CDT
Data Defense Security Theater, Ballroom D, 4th Floor

9:30am CDT

Aligning IT and Business Strategies to Drive Strategic Outcomes
Most today’s business leaders agree that Information Technology (IT) is an indispensable part of the products and services they provide – that IT and business strategies must be aligned, if not tightly integrated, to drive strategic outcomes. And yet, despite that sentiment, leaders in both functions often struggle (or find little value) with this essential task.

Blake and Vince will offer their perspectives, in straight talk format, on what they have found to be a straightforward, repeatable, and effective approach to aligning IT and business strategies in a way that delivers the mail.

Their talk will cover perspectives on:
  • Benefiting from a two-speed operating model – “run” versus “change”
  • Framing the role of strategic planning/plans – questions, choices, and clarity
  • Focusing on planning fundamentals – outcomes, roadmaps, and resources
  • Setting teams up for success – bridging the strategy and execution gap
  • Q&A

Speakers
avatar for Blake Holman

Blake Holman

Chief Information Officer, BBG, Inc.
Blake Holman is currently Chief Information Officer at BBG, Inc.  Previously Chief Information Officer at St. David’s Foundation in Austin, Texas.Blake has over 30 years of experience leading Information Technology Strategy, Development and Operations for several public and private... Read More →
avatar for Vince Pierce

Vince Pierce

CEO, Level 1
Senior executive with 30 years of progressive leadership, applying excellence and innovation to achieve and sustain strategic results and transformational outcomes. Vince has successfully led strategy and transformation for three companies on two continents over the last 10 years... Read More →



Wednesday April 27, 2022 9:30am - 10:15am CDT
Room 14

9:30am CDT

Driving Success with your Data Refinery
The efficiency and performance of a Data Refinery is a primary factor for success with data quality, real-time decisioning and analytics. Join this presentation for a detailed discussion on characteristics and criteria of a data refinery for increased business revenue. Topics will include aligning maturity model to business impact, OKRs, aligning DevOps-DataOps-MLOps and a real-time architectural blueprint.

Speakers
avatar for George Trujillo

George Trujillo

Principal Data Strategist, DataStax
George Trujillo is a technology leader, recognized international speaker and author in the big data, cloud and data management space. George has held positions as a VP of Big Data, Managing Director of Big Data, Director of Big Data Global Enablement, Master Principal Big Data Specialist... Read More →


Wednesday April 27, 2022 9:30am - 10:20am CDT
Room 15

9:30am CDT

Lessons Learned on the Migration to DevSecOps
For the past 12 months, Q2 has been on the journey of adding application security to the charter of our DevOps team. This has presented a number of challenges from organizational, talent development and interesting technical problems to solve.

In this session, I'll discuss the lessons we learned while tackling these challenges and the outcomes we've been able to achieve as a result.

- How to break down silos internally and externally
- The necessary feedback loops between policy development and technical enforcement and governance
- How to reduce technical debt in an Agile ecosystem
- How to secure tens of thousands of production container workloads
- How we approach API security and the gaps of traditional AppSec tools
- How to use automation projects to engineer ourselves out of operational churn

Speakers
avatar for Nick Silver

Nick Silver

Accelerating secure delivery @ Q2, Q2
Nick has 13 years of experience in the information security industry, having worked for small security vendor startups to large multinational publicly-traded companies.  During this time, he's had the fortune of working with some of the best minds in Application Security and has... Read More →



Wednesday April 27, 2022 9:30am - 10:20am CDT
Room 13

9:30am CDT

Securing the Software Supply Chain
For many companies, security is only done at the edges. Today, there is a movement to shift security left and requiring source code to be more secure. Where companies want to go is an extension of the platform engineering team where tools, automation and processes have security best practices baked in. This allows companies to gain confidence that that once the source code is packaged and deployed they know that everything like InfraAsCode, artifact, APIs, deployment environments are compliant and secure. In this session, we will look at how projects like SLSA, Duffel, SAST, DAST and others play a critical role to your DevOps maturity.

Speakers
avatar for Lee Faus

Lee Faus

Field CTO, GitLab
Lee has worked with Senior Executives at Fortune 100 and Global 2000 companies for the past 10 years as a trusted advisor around Cloud Adoption, Agile Methodologies, DevSecOps and Engineering Best Practices. He leverages his experience as an educator to bring complex concepts into... Read More →


Wednesday April 27, 2022 9:30am - 10:20am CDT
Room 19A

9:30am CDT

Identity: The New Security Perimeter
In today’s corporate environments, employees are accessing a variety of services using multiple devices while working across time-zones and with 3rd parties that are tightly integrated into core business activities. Identity is the only mechanism that can both enable organizations to secure resources while giving end-users the convenience and ease-of-use they seek.

Speakers
avatar for Sameer Sait

Sameer Sait

Former CISO, Amazon/WFM
Sameer Sait is a seasoned leader with 20+ years of experience leading global, cross-functional teams. Most recently, he led the Information Security function for Amazon.com's largest subsidiary - Whole Foods Market. Prior to this, Sameer served as the VP, CISO at two Fortune 500 firms... Read More →


Wednesday April 27, 2022 9:30am - 10:20am CDT
Room 12A

9:30am CDT

Tomb Raiders - The Pilfering of Critical Data From the Graves of our Decommissioned IoT Technology
With the continued growth and deployment of IoT technologies into our homes and businesses, we need to acknowledge the fact that these devices will eventually break and require replacement and or upgrades. Knowing this we are then faced with the ultimate question: what happens to this electronic garbage? During this presentation, we will explore the security implications of discarded/abandoned IoT. Just how easy it is for malicious actors to harvest critical data from dead or improperly disposed of devices? During this discussion audience participants are encouraged to engage in an open and free flow of ideas and feedback, focusing on these risks, and how we can potentially avoid these issues altogether.


Speakers
avatar for Deral Heiland

Deral Heiland

Principal Security Researcher (IoT), Rapid7
Deral Heiland CISSP, serves as a Principal Security Researcher (IoT) for Rapid7. Deral has over 25 years of experience in the Information Technology field and has held multiple positions including: Senior Network Analyst, Network Administrator, Database Manager, Financial Systems... Read More →


Wednesday April 27, 2022 9:30am - 10:20am CDT
Room 12B

9:30am CDT

Get on the CX Train, it is Leaving the Station and Your CMO’s Team is Already Onboard
Join Frank Rogers as he unpacks the CX glass ceiling for IT professionals and how to bust clean through with science.  Frank will break down the 7 layers of CX that every IT professional should know.

Speakers
avatar for Frank Rogers

Frank Rogers

CXO/Co-Founder, Acuerdo
Frank is a business transformation expert and IT entrepreneur who brings incredible energy to the subject of making your digital experience your competitive edge. As a speaker, Frank takes a no BS way of breaking down complex subjects into stories, frameworks, and actionable take-aways... Read More →


Wednesday April 27, 2022 9:30am - 10:30am CDT
Room 11AB

10:00am CDT

Check Point Harmony Endpoint: Threat Protection for the Modern User, Demonstration.
Organizations have high expectations for user productivity, and the bad guys are getting very sophisticated at fooling smart people in a hurry. With anti-ransomware prevention, and threat extraction capabilities, Harmony Endpoint users enjoy unique protection against zero-day threats--without a need for a Patient Zero--and still obtain sanitized documents, to stay productive, even if the documents were originally compromised.

Speakers
avatar for Michael Olsen

Michael Olsen

Security Engineer, Check Point Software
Michael has spent over 25 years in customer-facing roles in various IT realms, including Security, Data Center Networking, and Storage. Feel free to ask grandpa about technologies from the 1900s! https://www.linkedin.com/in/michaelsolsen... Read More →


Wednesday April 27, 2022 10:00am - 10:20am CDT
Data Defense Security Theater, Ballroom D, 4th Floor

10:00am CDT

Mastering The Fundamentals of Negotiations in Business and in Life as Woman
Speakers
avatar for Bhavna Godhania

Bhavna Godhania

Senior Director, Strategic Partnerships, Acxiom
A proven leader skilled at translating executive objectives into measurable successes, with a focus on delivering cloud technology solutions with partners and for customers. Global leadership experience in sales, business development and mergers and acquisition, working with customers... Read More →
avatar for Kimberly Storin

Kimberly Storin

Chief Marketing Officer, Zayo
Kimberly Storin has 20+ years of experience in enterprise technology and M&A integration with companies ranging from Fortune 50 to growth stage start-ups. As a fierce optimist and turn-around expert, she has rearchitected brand strategies, created new categories, designed organizations... Read More →
avatar for Bryan Chaney

Bryan Chaney

Employer Brand Lead, Corporate Recruitment, Workrise
Bryan Chaney is a global talent branding and attraction strategist. He’s worked at IBM, Twilio, Indeed, and currently leads employer brand for corporate recruitment at Workrise. As a co-founder and board member of the Talent Brand Alliance, Bryan has worked in recruitment, technology... Read More →
avatar for Rhonda Parouty

Rhonda Parouty

Chief Operating Officer, ThreatWarrior
As a global executive, Rhonda brings a record of success and expertise focused on creating, transforming and redefining capabilities for companies operating at all levels of business.  She has held C-level positions in private and public companies both domestic and international.Most... Read More →


Wednesday April 27, 2022 10:00am - 10:50am CDT
Room 16AB

10:30am CDT

Insider Risk Management
Speakers
avatar for Matt Morris

Matt Morris

Channel Engineering, Code42
Matt Morris currently manages Channel Engineering at Code42. Matt has been integral in launching Code42's new “channel-first” strategy, to engage with cyber security partners across the US and beyond. He comes with over 25 years of technology experience, heavily weighted in security... Read More →


Wednesday April 27, 2022 10:30am - 10:50am CDT
Data Defense Security Theater, Ballroom D, 4th Floor

10:30am CDT

How Modern IT Leaders Get Sh*t Done: Become A Source of Innovation Rather than a Cost of Doing Business
The marketplace for digital transformation has grown into a $609 Billion industry. There has never been a more challenging time for today’s IT leaders to keep up with trends and be in the know.

You have to be able to make vendor selections that outperform expectations, achieve the company’s desired outcomes, and fit into the budget comfortably. Learn how today’s modern IT leader becomes seen as a source of innovation rather than a cost of doing business.

Speakers
avatar for Kyle Burt

Kyle Burt

CTO/Co-Founder, Acuerdo


Wednesday April 27, 2022 10:30am - 11:15am CDT
Room 11AB

10:30am CDT

Smashing The Shift-Left Unicorn
The concept of Shift Left security is increasingly being adopted by software organizations. To realize the promise of the Shift Left, security must become an integrated and habitual part of all software development through behavioral and cultural shifts that prioritize security throughout the software development lifecycle. This presentation will discuss patterns for DevSecOps and CI/CD oriented security practices, discuss the limits of today’s technologies, and provide attendees with three actionable and free steps they can take today to upskill their product security capabilities.

Speakers
avatar for Alex Kreilein

Alex Kreilein

Senior Program Manager, Microsoft Azure
Alex Kreilein is a Senior Program Manager at Microsoft Azure where he leads efforts on security, reliability, and performance engineering for mission-critical environments. Formerly he was the Chief Information Security Officer at RapidDeploy where he managed all aspects of security... Read More →


Wednesday April 27, 2022 10:30am - 11:20am CDT
Room 12A

10:30am CDT

The Business of Extortion: How Ransomware as a Service Makes Money
Ransomware has evolved and fragmented from a consumer-focused spray-and-pray attack to a multi-billion-dollar targeted enterprise threat. Lowering the technical barrier to entry, Ransomware as a Service enables moderately savvy internet trolls to endanger critical infrastructure for a quick buck. Join Critical Start's Cyber Director of Cyber Threat Intelligence & Detection Engineering, Matthew Herring, to look at the intel behind these threats, and leverage that intelligence to increase your resiliency against it.

Speakers
avatar for Matthew Herring

Matthew Herring

Director, Cyber Threat Intelligence & Detection Engineering, Critical Start


Wednesday April 27, 2022 10:30am - 11:20am CDT
Room 12B

11:00am CDT

Data Privacy Via Data Security
Traditional data access governance methods leave backdoor access open. A thorough understanding of credentials, data, and underlying systems is necessary to ensure appropriate access governance, remove hidden vulnerabilities, and facilitate critical data privacy processes.

Speakers
avatar for Jeremy Dundon

Jeremy Dundon

Senior Team Leader, Solutions Engineering, Netwrix


Wednesday April 27, 2022 11:00am - 11:20am CDT
Data Defense Security Theater, Ballroom D, 4th Floor

11:00am CDT

Experience-First Networking: Maximize User and IT Experiences with Secure Client-to-Cloud Automation, Insight, and AI-driven Action.
In today’s world, experience is the first and most important requirement for networking in the cloud era. Ensuring your networks aren’t just up and available but are also providing the best user and operator experiences. This requires a relentless focus on experience, from when customers first engage to how they deploy and manage solutions on a day-to-day basis.

By making applications and data the network’s priority, you are enabled to build agile networks, leverage CI/CS and DevOps approaches and lead the digital transformation.

Join our breakout and see for yourself the benefits of an experience-first network!

Speakers
avatar for Skip Bayro

Skip Bayro

Principal Consulting Engineer, Juniper Networks
Skip Bayro, CISSP, CRISC, CDPSE, CCSE, CPL (AMEL,ASEL) is a Principal Consulting Engineer with Juniper Networks, Mist AIDE and a recognized expert in Network and Wireless (RF and LAN) Security, Performance and Compliance. Formerly a Principal Systems Engineer and Chief Solutions Architect... Read More →
avatar for Chris Hall

Chris Hall

Territory Account Manager, Juniper
20 plus years in the Houston, Austin and San Antonio markets successfully solving customer’s IT challenges in various industries, including public and private sectors environments. Chris has worked as a trusted advisor with customers to improve their business operations and results... Read More →


Wednesday April 27, 2022 11:00am - 11:50am CDT
Room 13

11:00am CDT

Top 5 Drone Myths and Misconceptions
There’s a lot of hype about drones, but what is real and what is just marketing hype? A top industry expert will shed light on the technology, regulatory landscape, logistical barriers, and opportunities with this new innovative technology.

Speakers
avatar for Michael Hill

Michael Hill

CEO & Founder, Cumulus Technologies
As CEO & Founder of Cumulus Technologies, a "Drone" technology company, Michaelhas become one of the top experts in the areas of Advanced Air Mobility (AAM), andtheir integration on the land, in the air and at sea, as well as helping NASA and the FAAdevelop Unmanned Traffic Management... Read More →


Wednesday April 27, 2022 11:00am - 11:50am CDT
Room 15

11:00am CDT

Executing Real-Time Data Management Strategies - Executive Panel Discussion
Real-time and streaming data is a key focus area for 2022 data management strategies. This executive panel will highlight and share insights on the capability goals for a real-time data management strategy. Topics of discussion will include data real-time: data integration, data quality, data governance and ML/analytics. Come join this discussion around the alignment of DevOps, DataOps and MLOps as part of a data fabric design.

Speakers
WW

Wyatt Wasicek

Senior Director Information Technology, BigCommerce
avatar for Harsha Bellur

Harsha Bellur

Chief Information Officer, James Avery
avatar for George Trujillo

George Trujillo

Principal Data Strategist, DataStax
George Trujillo is a technology leader, recognized international speaker and author in the big data, cloud and data management space. George has held positions as a VP of Big Data, Managing Director of Big Data, Director of Big Data Global Enablement, Master Principal Big Data Specialist... Read More →


Wednesday April 27, 2022 11:00am - 11:50am CDT
Room 14

11:00am CDT

Value Stream Management as a Critical Enabler for Continuous Digital Transformation
It can be assumed that all organizations are currently undertaking digital transformation. Those efforts are seeing a range of success. Let’s discuss how Value Stream Management can give you more insight and control into your transformation and allow you the insight to ensure success.

Speakers
avatar for Hope Lynch

Hope Lynch

Senior Director, Platform, CloudBees
My favorite area of focus is Transformation, whether it is Agile, Business, or Digital. Each of these overlap on the venn diagram of Transformation and each touch all aspects of businesses today.At CloudBees I work as Senior Director of Platform focusing on driving product marketing... Read More →


Wednesday April 27, 2022 11:00am - 11:50am CDT
Room 19A

11:30am CDT

Security Differently - Security Summit Keynote Luncheon
A look at Risk, Defense, and Trust in the modern technology era. Trying to help organizations transition from implicit postures to explicit and verifiable models.

Topics include:
DevOps Automate Governance
Continuous Verification
Modern Cyber Defense Models
Adversary Analysis
Zero Trust Architectures
Distributed Trust Models

The presentation will be vendor generic and will discuss some modern examples of security done differently in the modern technology era.

Speakers
avatar for John Willis

John Willis

Senior Director, Global Transformation Office, Red Hat
John has over 35 years of experience, focusing on IT infrastructure and operations. He has helped early startups such as Chef, Enstratius (now Dell), and Docker navigate the "DevOps" movement. He is one of the original core organizers of DevOpsDays and has been a prominent keynote... Read More →


Wednesday April 27, 2022 11:30am - 12:50pm CDT
Room 18AB

11:30am CDT

11:30am CDT

CIO Gala Luncheon - Creating a Frictionless Customer Experience Through Technology
As emerging technologies like AI reshape the digital landscape, businesses are exploring new ways to create smart, engaging and frictionless digital customer experiences. Hear about “real” success stories versus hype-trend during this interactive discussion from peers innovating around new developments in this world.  
  • What investments are being made now for a frictionless environment?
  • Early success stories in digitally enhancing the customer experience
  • Benefits of connecting your enterprise to the customer (internal and external)

Speakers
avatar for Blake Holman

Blake Holman

Chief Information Officer, BBG, Inc.
Blake Holman is currently Chief Information Officer at BBG, Inc.  Previously Chief Information Officer at St. David’s Foundation in Austin, Texas.Blake has over 30 years of experience leading Information Technology Strategy, Development and Operations for several public and private... Read More →
avatar for Mike Anderson

Mike Anderson

Chief Digital & Information Officer, Netskope
Mike Anderson serves as Chief Digital and Information Officer for Netskope. Over the past 25 years, he has built and led high-performing teams across various disciplines, including sales, operations, business development, and information technology. He joined Netskope from Schneider... Read More →
avatar for Ravi Malick

Ravi Malick

Global CIO, Box


Wednesday April 27, 2022 11:30am - 1:00pm CDT
Room 18CD

1:00pm CDT

Stay Ahead of Attacks: How to Reduce Noise and Break Down Silos
Learn how The Anomali Platform uses big data management, machine learning, and the world’s largest intelligence repository, to automatically correlate ALL security telemetry against active threat intelligence, to enable organizations to understand what's happening inside and outside their network.

Sponsors
avatar for Anomali

Anomali

IT Security Showcase Sponsor


Wednesday April 27, 2022 1:00pm - 1:20pm CDT
Data Defense Security Theater, Ballroom D, 4th Floor

1:00pm CDT

Omnichannel and Deflection Techniques to Optimize Your Contact Center
Today’s contact center is being presented with many challenges; attracting and retaining agents, increasing support demand, lack of data visibility.

Join NICE CXone to learn how these omnichannel and deflection techniques can help alleviate these challenges.

Wednesday April 27, 2022 1:00pm - 1:30pm CDT
Room 11AB

1:00pm CDT

The State of XDR
SIEM and SOAR have greatly improved the security postures of organizations around the world. However, today's threats require faster, more automated responses, with less care and feeding. In this talk, learn about how XDR, with its open platform and built-in integrations and automations, promises to change all that.

Speakers
avatar for Kraig Faulkner

Kraig Faulkner

Director, Partner Solutions Engineering, Cybereason
Kraig Faulkner is responsible for helping clients reduce critical risk and enabling successful technology-driven outcomes for Cybereason. As a leader with expertise in threat defense across an array of industries, he brings a devout passion for assessing business risk and protecting... Read More →
avatar for Nate Johnson

Nate Johnson

Director, Solutions Engineer, Cybereason
Since passing his CCNA at age 17, Nate Johnson has been fascinated with technology and its impact on organizations. With over 20 years of experience, Nate has worked with organizations of all sizes and verticals, to help make informed decisions on their technology roadmaps as well... Read More →


Wednesday April 27, 2022 1:00pm - 1:45pm CDT
Room 12A

1:00pm CDT

Workshop: Critical Success Factors for Building Your Brand in a Hybrid or Remote Workplace
Key Components:
  • What are you top 2 values – how do they show up at work – in your passions?
  • When you network with someone for 30 minutes – what are the 3 most important things that they say about you after you walk out of the room/hang up?
  • What is your signature look? Does it represent the job you want?

Speakers
avatar for Diane Kenyon

Diane Kenyon

Program Director, Staffing Leader | Project Services, Charles Schwab & Co., Inc.
Diane Kenyon actively Pays It Forward by career coaching individuals in transition, mentoring, participating in the Austin technology and non-profit communities. Diane is a Director for Project Services at Charles Schwab where she serves as a strengths coach and sponsors several non-profit... Read More →
avatar for Lauri Talbott

Lauri Talbott

IT Director- Digital Business Technology, GM
Lauri Talbott is a Senior Leader at General Motors focusing on Digital Marketing and Brands IT. Her tactical experiences as a software developer and product manager along with her practical experiences as a business owner and long-time people leader contribute to her success as an... Read More →



Wednesday April 27, 2022 1:00pm - 1:45pm CDT
Room 16AB

1:00pm CDT

How to Gain a Competitive Advantage Using Data Analytics
Underneath each company’s surface-level data lies a treasure trove of useful information, and with the right approach you can move past the obvious information and dive into where the true competitive advantage—and profit—lies. Come hear Jim Rushton, and other industry experts, discuss how you can use data analytics to achieve the competitive advantage you’ve been missing.

Speakers
DP

Darren Pedroza

Senior Director - Enterprise Data & Analytics, Western Alliance Bank
FD

Frank Deutschmann

Chief Technology Officer, BBG Real Estate Services
avatar for Erin Franc

Erin Franc

Data & AI Specialist, Microsoft
avatar for Jim Rushton

Jim Rushton

President & CEO, Armeta Analytics, Inc.
JIM RUSHTON began his career in analytics working with some of the biggest consulting companies in the world, including Accenture, Deloitte Consulting, and IBM Global Services. Jim then moved to an executive position with Verizon, where he oversaw the company’s customer and marketing... Read More →


Wednesday April 27, 2022 1:00pm - 1:50pm CDT
Room 13

1:00pm CDT

How Infrastructure as Code (IaC) Tames Automation Complexity
Automation is hard! And the more you build, the more complex it gets! Even more critically, how can we keep that complexity from exploding as we scale?

The answer is to treat your automation like code! Infrastructure as Code (IaC) is a process that uses proven approaches from hyper scale operators and development practices.

In this talk, we will cover proven IaC techniques to help you make infrastructure automation more consistent, repeatable and governable. We'll talk about advanced processes that allow you to scale DevOps automation across multiple teams, multiple sites and multiple system types. Most importantly we’ll discuss how to reuse automation that's already proven in the community so you can stop maintaining low value one-offs and custom Integrations.

Speakers
avatar for Rob Hirschfeld

Rob Hirschfeld

CEO, RackN
Rob has innovated edge, cloud and infrastructure space for 20 years and has done everything from working with early ESX betas to serving four terms on the OpenStack Foundation Board and as an executive at Dell. He's also the host of the Cloud2030 podcast focused on cloud, industry... Read More →


Wednesday April 27, 2022 1:00pm - 1:50pm CDT
Room 19A

1:00pm CDT

Crafting Your Future IT Culture & Talent
The world has changed; so has your workforce.  Technology and security leaders are competing against organizations across the country for talent and must drive the business forward while evolving internal structures and processes to achieve efficiency. In this hyper-competitive, human-centered environment, business and technology executives are trying to find their way.  

Join distinguished panel of peers will discuss:
  • Researching technologies to be adopted, and removed, to remain competitive
  • Effectively communicating the organization’s technical vision for stakeholder buy-in
  • Reskilling, upskilling and re-imagining your approach to talent in the face of changing technologies and the hybrid working world

Speakers
avatar for Chris Stewart

Chris Stewart

Chief Information Officer, City of Austin
Chris Stewart began his career in the United States Air Force’s Space Command managing communications computer systems at NORAD. In September 2000, he received his first City of Austin position with Austin Energy where he worked for 2.5 years. He then accepted a position with CTM... Read More →
avatar for Joanne Corum

Joanne Corum

Senior Vice President/CIO, McCoys Building Supply
Joanne Corum is chief information office (CIO) at McCoy’s Building Supply. She oversees the company’s Information Services department that provides strategic business solutions to McCoy’s customers and team members.Joanne has over 20 years of industry experience across multiple... Read More →
avatar for Binny Nanavati

Binny Nanavati

Head of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging, Workiva
Binny Nanavati is the Head of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging for Workiva. She is a seasoned DEI professional and D&I storyteller. Prior to this role, Binny served as Director of Diversity & Inclusion at ADT Commercial where she partnered with Head of ADT Commercial, D&I... Read More →
avatar for Sam Wood

Sam Wood

Director of Consulting and C-Suite Services, The HT Group
As the Director of Consulting and C-Suite Services, Sam helps The HT Group’s clients succeed with business transformation initiatives through executive advisory services; full-time, interim, and fractional executives; strategic roadmap planning; ERP solutions; cloud strategy; security... Read More →


Wednesday April 27, 2022 1:00pm - 1:50pm CDT
Room 14

1:00pm CDT

The Masked Hacker: Unmask the Hacker with Our Cybersecurity Threats and Hacking Techniques.
Every wondered what its like to be a hacker?! Well, its not really all that difficult if you know what you are doing. I will show you the tools I use to break into companies (legally) and will provide real world breach details that I have caused by just getting that amazing low hanging fruit.

Speakers
avatar for Andrew Lemon

Andrew Lemon

Principal Security Engineer, Alias
Principal Security Engineer at Alias and provides expert knowledge on network and security architectures while leading penetration testing, IT auditing, incident response, security consulting, and more. Lemon possesses more than 15 years of experience in the cybersecurity field. CERTIFICATIONS... Read More →


Wednesday April 27, 2022 1:00pm - 1:50pm CDT
Room 15

1:00pm CDT

The Security Metrics That Matter
Speakers
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John Skaarup

TxDOT Cybersecurity Officer, Texas Department of Transportation
John Skaarup is the Cybersecurity Officer for the Texas Department of Transportation.  He worked previously as the Deputy Information Security Officer for Texas Health and Human Services and has been in Information Security leadership positions since joining the State of Texas in... Read More →
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Andy Bennett

Vice President of Technology, CISO, Apollo Information Systems
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Ashley Rose

CEO and Co-founder, Living Security


Wednesday April 27, 2022 1:00pm - 1:50pm CDT
Room 12B

1:30pm CDT

Intel-Driven CVE Enrichment & Remediation
Security analysts need the ability to filter out the noise and focus on what matters most - particularly when it comes to vulnerability management. We will show how you can enrich and remediate CVEs with threat intelligence data as well as report to leadership.

Exhibitors

Wednesday April 27, 2022 1:30pm - 1:50pm CDT
Data Defense Security Theater, Ballroom D, 4th Floor

1:30pm CDT

How To Deliver The Employee Collaboration Experience Your Company Needs To Thrive
Employee experience is increasingly important during these times, some have called the great resignation. Learn how we can alleviate screen fatigue and improve the employee experience by leveraging simpler communications.

Speakers
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Kelli Silver

Senior Enterprise Account Executive, Contact Center, RingCentral


Wednesday April 27, 2022 1:30pm - 2:00pm CDT
Room 11AB

2:00pm CDT

Accelerate the Performance of CX with SD-WAN
45% of executives aren’t confident in their company's infrastructure. The best customer experiences occur over the top of strong foundations of reliable connectivity. Learn the fundamentals of building out a modern, robust infrastructure that includes resiliency, strength, and application performance.

Wednesday April 27, 2022 2:00pm - 2:30pm CDT
Room 11AB

2:00pm CDT

Out of the Crisis - What Would Deming Do?
In 1982 Dr. Edwards Deming published a book called "Out of the Crisis." dealing with his frustration leading up from the prior decade. He was 82 years old; he wasn't writing this as a get-rich management consulting book. Dr. Deming wrote it as a stark warning for everyone, manufacturing, healthcare, government, and education alike. Fast forward forty years, and imagine what he would say today if he were alive today. Take, for example, the Knight Capital story, a configuration mistake in a High Frequency Trading (HFT) algorithm that purchased an errant 150 different stocks in 45 minutes, at a total cost of around $7 billion. In this presentation, we will look at the Knight Capital incident through some fundamental DevOps principles with the lens of Dr. Demings System of Profound Knowledge.

Speakers
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John Willis

Senior Director, Global Transformation Office, Red Hat
John has over 35 years of experience, focusing on IT infrastructure and operations. He has helped early startups such as Chef, Enstratius (now Dell), and Docker navigate the "DevOps" movement. He is one of the original core organizers of DevOpsDays and has been a prominent keynote... Read More →


Wednesday April 27, 2022 2:00pm - 2:45pm CDT
Room 19A

2:00pm CDT

A Survey of Web3 Technologies Using NFTs as an Example
Prime yourself with the basics and orient yourself in the wild west of Web3. We will walk through the different technologies it takes to deliver an NFT DApp, providing some commentary on how the distributed nature of Web3 can create a lot of headaches across the whole organization.

Speakers
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Bob Black

Founder and CTO, Graflr
After building enterprise cyber security products for the last 20 years, Bob has pivoted his career to help keep Austin the Live Music Capital of the world. After cyber security, making NFTs just seemed easier and more fun.


Wednesday April 27, 2022 2:00pm - 2:45pm CDT
Room 13

2:00pm CDT

Future Tech Trends That Will Impact Your Business
In this talk, David Smith will explore major trends that will impact your business for the next few years. The trends will impact almost every business and will David will offer some suggestions and review options for surviving the impact of these trends. If you misapply some of the trends many businesses will be out of business in the next ten years.

  • Technology trends that will impact almost every businessData is the central business asset
  • What is blockchain and when will 5G impact my business
  • Why I need AI
  • Your legacy analytic software WILL fail in the Age of Data
  • Crisis of software that scales to meet demand
  • If you company only has one type of database your company needs to rethink your strategy

Speakers
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David Smith

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A noted business leader, futurist and technologist with over 30 years of experience, Mr. Smith combines these disciplines to deliver thought-provoking presentations that provide the vision of the future with the down-to-earth judgment of the technology. He is highly regarded as a... Read More →



Wednesday April 27, 2022 2:00pm - 2:45pm CDT
Room 15

2:00pm CDT

Intelligent Cybersecurity
  • What are we talking about?
  • Artificial Imitation
  • Augmented Intelligence
  • Type of AI and AI in cybersecurity
    -Defensive AI
    -Offensive AI
    -Adversarial AI
    • CISO's looong shopping list
  • AI software are a quantum leap
  • Machine learning challenges
  • An AI risk framework

Speakers
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Ira Winkler

Chief Security Architect, Walmart
Ira Winkler, CISSP is Chief Security Architect for Walmart and author of You Can Stop Stupid and Security Awareness for Dummies. He is considered one of the world’s most influential security professionals and has been named a “Modern Day James Bond” by the media. He did this... Read More →
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Charu Pel

Founder, eInnoSec
Charu PelnekarMBA, CISA, CISSP, CISM, PCI QSA, MCSE, MCP, ARCHER RSA, CA, CPA, ICWA, BCOMCharu is an active member of our Security community and is the founder of e-InnoSec, a Consulting & Advisory firm, and SecuRetain, an eLearning corporation. He has helped organizations all over... Read More →
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Bob Kalka

VP Cybersecurity, IBM
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Krishna Edathil

Director of Enterprise Solution Services, Texas Department of Information Resources


Wednesday April 27, 2022 2:00pm - 2:45pm CDT
Room 12B

2:00pm CDT

Lessons Learned: What Technology Failings Have Taught Us
Speakers
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Amanda Justice

Principal Enterprise Architect, Electric Reliability Council of Texas
Amanda Justice is a Principal Enterprise Architect at Electric Reliability Council of Texas. Her role at ERCOT is to assist the Chief Administration Officer in building the Enterprise Architecture strategy by developing game changing strategies which will transform the Energy markets... Read More →
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Anh Selissen

Chief Information Officer, Texas Department of Transportation
Anh Selissen is the Chief Information Officer, at the Texas Department of Transportation.Anh has led enterprise IT systems and staff in both the public and private sectors. She previously held positions of Chief Information Officer at NuStats Inc., and Director of Enterprise Systems... Read More →
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Leticia Kinuthia

Architect and Senior Manager, Data Security, Acxiom
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Renee Curfman

VP of IT, Arrive Logistics


Wednesday April 27, 2022 2:00pm - 2:45pm CDT
Room 16AB

2:00pm CDT

How CIOs Can Lead Employee Experience with SaaS Intelligence
Research states in the near future, most organizations using multiple SaaS applications will centralize management and usage with an SMP tool.  CxOs and CIOs will need a smarter approach & better visibility into the organizations app portfolios to make transformational decisions that benefit all departments, inside and outside the IT group.

This panel of Executives will discuss these important issues:
  • Gain visibility into all of your SaaS apps – including apps owned by all business units
  • Understand the barriers to engagement and how to create an environment which results in productivity and innovation for teams & employees
  • Maximize your IT resources, automate manually-intensive processes and proactively manage SaaS budgets

Speakers
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Mitch Ashley

CTO, Techstrong Research
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Wyatt Wasicek

Senior Director Information Technology, BigCommerce
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Kevin Hansel

CIO, Sailpoint


Wednesday April 27, 2022 2:00pm - 2:50pm CDT
Room 14

2:00pm CDT

Rethink your Third-Party Risk Strategy in an Uncertain World
As organizations begin to recover from the pandemic, third-party risk management (TPRM) is more important than ever before. Faced with supply chain disruption and cyber threats, businesses are re-assessing their dependence on partners and taking a closer look at the risk they introduce. According to a recent study by KPMG, third-party risk management is a strategic priority for 85 percent of businesses.
How you identify and manage the risks of working with third parties is critical because your compliance, revenue, and company reputation are dependent on all parties fulfilling their contractual, security and privacy obligations. Yet, managing the risk associated with your partners is increasingly challenging.

Join Reciprocity experts as we share and discuss with you:
  • Market Dynamics driving the risk vs. opportunity balance                                       
  • 5 key considerations to better identify, manage and mitigate third party risk
  • Real world examples of improving TPRM visibility and efficiency

Speakers
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Stephen Thomas

Senior VP of Sales, Reciprocity
Stephen Thomas is a seasoned sales leader, with more than 20 years of experience building and leading sales teams in high-growth SaaS and cybersecurity businesses. Before joining Reciprocity, where he is responsible for global revenue and sales strategy, Stephen served as Senior Vice... Read More →


Wednesday April 27, 2022 2:00pm - 2:50pm CDT
Room 12A

2:45pm CDT

3:30pm CDT

DevSecOps with Chef in Hybrid Environments
Chef helps organizations detect and correct security issues before they go into production. This helps you reduce risk, increase speed, and improve efficiency

Speakers
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Don Slanec

Solution Architect, Chef
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Dave Leal

Solution Architect, Chef


Wednesday April 27, 2022 3:30pm - 4:20pm CDT
Room 14

3:30pm CDT

Distributed Cloud Journey
It's not about whether you're in the cloud but how you utilize the Cloud. Many established companies/businesses began their hosting journey in private or colocation datacenters. The reality of a complete cloud transformation is challenging, if not unrealistic, due to factors such as financial constraints, application modernization, and organizational readiness.

Distributed and Hybrid Cloud migrations are more realistic as cost can be controlled, compliance and governance remains centralized, and unified control planes make technology adoption and skillset transitions less painful.

Come listen to Q2's journey about public cloud transformation and how the journey to cloud through Distributed Cloud computing made this transition successful.

Speakers
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Jordan Hager

VP, Hosting, Q2
As Q2's VP of Hosting leading Architecture, DevSecOps, and Site Reliability teams, Jordan has spent the last 20 years of his career in IT and Software Delivery.  Come hear Jordan speak about how Q2 fostered public cloud adoption through the organization leveraging a distributed cloud... Read More →



Wednesday April 27, 2022 3:30pm - 4:20pm CDT
Room 19A

3:30pm CDT

Power Level 9000! Improving Application Performance with Chaos Engineering
Chaos engineering is becoming a standard to test the resiliency and performance of cloud native applications. It allows you to validate assumptions, catch loopholes, and generally improve resiliency in your Kubernetes cluster.

This talk will focus on the specific experiments that will improve Kubernetes Clusters, application performance, and cover open source tools in the ecosystem, including Litmuschaos, Kraken, and Chaos Mesh.

At the end of the talk, the audience will understand the basics of experiments, apply them in their organizations, and describe the caveats of this new methodology!

Speakers
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Karthik Gaekwad

Internal Developer Relations, Google
Karthik Gaekwad is a veteran engineer who enjoys learning and building software and software products using cloud and container technologies.He has worked in large enterprises and startups, with his career spanning companies like Signal Sciences, StackEngine, Oracle, Verica. He currently... Read More →


Wednesday April 27, 2022 3:30pm - 4:20pm CDT
Room 15

3:30pm CDT

5 Simple Steps to Completing a NIST 800-171 Assessment in a Single Week!
Land that government contract quickly and save $50,000-$80,000 in consultant fees. Or get a good start on your way to NIST 800-53. In this talk you will learn the keys to understanding what you must to complete the assessment, calculate your score, and lay out your path to a score of 110!

Speakers
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Charles Valentine

Chief Information Officer, Boom
As Chief Information Officer, Charles leads Boom’s IT initiatives and strategy. With more than 30 years of technology leadership experience, Charles has a history of successfully scaling IT systems to support company growth from little or no revenue to billions in revenue.Prior... Read More →


Wednesday April 27, 2022 3:30pm - 4:20pm CDT
Room 12B

3:30pm CDT

Common Sense Cyber Security Insurance compliance - How Identity Threat Detection & Response Changes the Game.
Speakers
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Mike Carroll

Principal Sales Engineer, Silverfort
Mike is a principal security strategist with over 20 years’ experience in IT security, from desktop technician to senior Unix administrator to IT Director and into independent consulting delivering world class solutions to world class companies. Mike has broad experience with enterprise... Read More →


Wednesday April 27, 2022 3:30pm - 4:20pm CDT
Room 12A