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Tuesday, October 2
 

8:00am PDT

The Melding of Man & Machine
As human beings, we are in an era where technology is systematically integrating more and more into our lives. The role that technology is now playing has a huge impact on our quality of life, and our careers. The impact of technology over the next 50 years and how it will integrate into our lives and even into our bodies will be staggering. This presentation examines ten ways technology will integrate into our lives. Executives will be able to take the futuristic views and extrapolated trends and apply them to their current strategies.

Speakers
avatar for Scott Klososky

Scott Klososky

Founder, TriCorps Technologies
Throughout his career, Scott Klososky has been on the forefront of technology and industry. He is renowned globally for his ability to recognize and capitalize on future trends regarding the ways technology is shaping business and our world.Scott entertains while enlightening audiences... Read More →


Tuesday October 2, 2018 8:00am - 9:00am PDT
Room 18CD

9:00am PDT

Google's G Suite Meeting Room Solution
Learn how innovators are reclaiming lost productivity and increasing employee engagement using Google's Meeting Room solutions powered by G Suite and Google Cloud.

Tuesday October 2, 2018 9:00am - 9:15am PDT
Demo Pit, Inside Exhibit Hall

9:00am PDT

Zero to Hero: Learn to Build Your Value + Become Indispen$able in Your Tech Career
Far too many of our nation’s best and brightest tech women work as hard as they can to advance their careers without really understanding how important it is to build their value and communicate their worth. It’s time to teach women how to work smarter, not harder, to become more effective and invaluable to the companies they work with. Lauren shares her personal story of going from zero network, zero skills, and no job prospects to becoming a highly valued, top engineer with global connections in just three short years. Women will come away with steps they can take to immediately start building their value and become indispensable at work and in their tech careers.

Speakers
avatar for Lauren Hasson

Lauren Hasson

Founder, Founder, DevelopHer + Principal Software Engineer
Lauren Hasson is the Founder of DevelopHer, an award-winning career development platform that has empowered thousands of women in tech to get ahead, stand out, and earn more in their careers. She also works full-time on the frontlines of tech herself. By day, she is an accomplished... Read More →


Tuesday October 2, 2018 9:00am - 10:00am PDT
Room 16AB

9:00am PDT

7 Keys to a Successful DevOps Journey
Companies have entered a new kind of reality when it comes to competition within their marketplaces. Technological products are infused in everything that a company does. It’s a reality that moves fast, with dynamics changing on a dime. In this environment, DevOps practices are planned or implemented in many IT departments to increase the productivity of dozens, hundreds or thousands of people they rely on to turn an idea into reality. Point B, an integrated management consulting, digital studio, venture investment, and real estate development firm, will outline ways to make a DevOps journey successful during the October 2nd presentation: 7 keys to a successful DevOps journey.

Speakers
avatar for Alex Shegda

Alex Shegda

Senior Director of Technology Transformation, Point B Consulting
Strategy and Technology expert with over 25 years of experience driving strategic and tactical change to unlock competitive differentiators for businesses. My industry experience includes the financial services, telecommunications, and media/entertainment spheres. I reside in Los... Read More →


Tuesday October 2, 2018 9:00am - 10:30am PDT
12B

9:30am PDT

Groove.id - The Future of Passwords is No Password at All
Stolen passwords are to blame in more than eighty percent of data breaches. Groove.id combines strong device authentication, user behavior analytics, and context-based variable friction to eliminate the use of passwords at work. Stop by for a demo and see why Groove.id is hard on attackers and easy for end users.

Tuesday October 2, 2018 9:30am - 9:45am PDT
Demo Pit, Inside Exhibit Hall

9:30am PDT

How to Ramp up Your Sales Pipeline in One Week or Less
Many business-to-business technology companies rely on a mix of inbound (advertising, public relations, search marketing and social media) and outbound (sales teams) to drive leads and revenue. In an increasingly complex and noisy marketplace, it is essential for B2B tech companies to cut through the noise. Anvil Media President Kent Lewis will outline five key strategies that will dramatically increase lead volume and quality. The presentation will cover a range of sales strategies and tactics, including client and past prospect engagement, account-based sales (ABS), harvesting LinkedIn and public relations. Based on insights from this session, you will be able to quickly amplify the efficiency and effectiveness of your current sales and marketing efforts.

Speakers
avatar for Kent Lewis

Kent Lewis

President & Founder, Anvil Media
As President & Founder of Anvil Media, Lewis oversees strategic direction of the company, with a focus on sales and marketing. He speaks internationally, writes for industry publications like SmartBrief and has been an adjunct professor at Portland State University since 2000. Si... Read More →


Tuesday October 2, 2018 9:30am - 10:15am PDT
Room 12A

9:30am PDT

Transformation Success – Lessons Learned From the shifts to DevOps and Planning Your Successful Organizational Readiness
Going through a ‘digital transformation’, implementing methodologies like ‘DevOps’? It’s natural for our teams to focus on the changes to the technology portfolios that accompany these transitions, as leaders we need to be mindful that these shifts are more than technology evolutions, and the real impacts to our organization’s success – our roles, responsibilities, skills and future.

Lou Senko, Q2’s CIO and SVP Hosting talks through his lessons learned through navigating a high-growth, leading edge technology company, and how principles of Enterprise Architecture and Organizational Readiness helped him transform the IT team’s partnership with both development and the business.

Speakers
avatar for Lou Senko

Lou Senko

Senior Vice President of Hosting & Chief Information Officer, Q2
An engineer by trade and coach by passion, building skillful development and IT teams has been a trademark of Lou Senko’s career. Lou brings more than 20 years of experience leading architectural design, development, implementation and integration of enterprise-wide solutions to... Read More →



Tuesday October 2, 2018 9:30am - 10:15am PDT
Room 19B

9:30am PDT

Red Teaming – An Identity Crisis
On any given day, asking someone to define what they believe the phrase “Red Team” means to them or their business would produce a laundry list of definitions that would confuse even the best of us. While some answers may be remotely close to the origins of what spawned the term in the first place, the purpose and execution of a Red Team plan are often flawed before it’s even put into motion. In this talk we’ll peel back the layers of Red Teaming, better understand its purpose, it’s misconceptions and common points of failure when the design and execution are mishandled. We’ll then discuss what a legitimate Red Team program should look like, whether it be internal or external sourced initiatives and the value of proper Red Teaming when done in the correct way.

Speakers
avatar for Eric Smith

Eric Smith

Co-Founder and Principal Consultant, Lares
Eric Smith is a Co-Founder and Principal Consultant of Lares. For the last twenty years, he has focused on advising and building security programs for many of the top Fortune companies around the globe. At Lares, he specializes in offensive security services emulating every type of... Read More →


Tuesday October 2, 2018 9:30am - 10:15am PDT
19A

9:30am PDT

“Consumerize” the IT User Experience
IT Users are not the same as they were five or ten years ago. The digital experience is part of everyone’s life from every angle. IT Users when not at work know what a good user experience is and aren’t afraid to tweet, blog, or post on any social media portal they subscribe, letting the world know the good and (more often), the bad experience they have had! So why should they, as consumers of a vital service in the work place have any different experience? Is it because we think they are a captive audience? The quality of the IT User experience is not just a feel-good idea anymore; it’s a differentiator in attracting and retaining talent across an entire organization.

Speakers
avatar for Dave Gressle

Dave Gressle

Principal, Randstad Technologies
Dave Gressle brings his experience in over 20 years of defining service-oriented IT organizations through transforming IT from a necessary utility to a valued business partner and innovator.   During this presentation, the audience will take away key trends as well as foundational... Read More →


Tuesday October 2, 2018 9:30am - 10:30am PDT
13

9:30am PDT

What is AI Without DATA? The New Convergence of Data; the Next Strategic Business Advantage
DATA is the central asset of your company. The growth of data has accelerated beyond even the opportunistic forecast of a few years ago. The new definition of convergence is very different from even a decade ago.

The new trends of Big Data, Data Science, Cloud, AI, Mobility and IoT are changing how organizations are using data. It is now a critical business asset.

New business processes will revolve around the data and it will soon become even more intensive through massive streaming data coming from ubiquitous sensors in the Internet of Things. Variety, not volume or velocity will drive the investments. During this session you will see how the data has become a strategic business advantage and its value will only increase in the next decade.

Speakers
avatar for David Smith

David Smith

CEO, Strategic Pathways
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 →



Tuesday October 2, 2018 9:30am - 10:30am PDT
11AB

9:30am PDT

The Future of Collaboration and Cloud Architecture
This panel of current and former CIOs offers a glimpse into the future of collaboration and cloud architecture, highlighting key trends and practical steps to begin using cloud-based products and services for transformation efforts. Focusing on the three major forces changing how we work with information today: new devices, new ways to deliver IT, and new cloud-based products and services.

Speakers
avatar for Blake Holman

Blake Holman

Chief Information and Infrastructure Officer, St. David's Foundation
Blake Holman is currently Chief Information Officer and HIPAA Security 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 companies in the Consulting... Read More →
avatar for Rob O'Neal

Rob O'Neal

Senior Director of IT Services, Arena Solutions
avatar for Everett Plante

Everett Plante

Chief Information Officer, Silicon Labs
avatar for Charles Valentine

Charles Valentine

VP of Technology Services, Indeed


Tuesday October 2, 2018 9:30am - 10:30am PDT
14

10:00am PDT

The Threat Visualizer - Darktrace Demo
  • Using machine learning and AI algorithms to detect never-seen-before threats
  • How smart prioritization and visualization of threats allows for better resource allocation and lower risk
  • Gaining 100 % network visibility of your entire digital environment, including cloud, IoT, & industrial control systems
  • Why full network visibility allows you to detect and autonomously respond to threats

Tuesday October 2, 2018 10:00am - 10:15am PDT
Demo Pit, Inside Exhibit Hall

10:15am PDT

Advocacy: The Art and Science of Getting Ahead
If a tree falls in the woods, can you hear it? A panel of trailblazing female executives will discuss their careers and what they have learned about making their voices heard and mentoring others to do the same. Walk away with self-empowering tips and thoughts of making yourself heard.

Speakers
avatar for Amanda Justice

Amanda Justice

Senior Manager, Enterprise Architecture, ercot
avatar for Tina McLeod

Tina McLeod

Division Chief, Information Technology Services, Office of Attorney General
Tina McLeod has worked in Information Technology for over 15 years in both the public and private sectors. She currently serves as the IT Director and Division Chief for the Office of Attorney General, Administrative and Legal Divisions. Prior to the OAG, Tina served as Deputy Director... Read More →
avatar for Renee Schroeder

Renee Schroeder

SVP Core Technology Solutions, Schwab
Renee Schroeder leads the Core Technology Solutions organization which develops and maintains a variety of products and websites. Her teams are responsible for technology capabilities for Trading, Schwab’s Core B/D Asset Transfer and Servicing, Banking, Retirement Plan Services... Read More →
avatar for Beth Weeks

Beth Weeks

Chief Information Officer and Vice President, Cloud Operations, Planview
Beth Weeks is chief information officer and vice president of cloud operations. She is responsible for setting the strategic direction for cloud platforms, tools and processes for streamlining the day to day cloud operations. She is also responsible for the Planview’s security program... Read More →


Tuesday October 2, 2018 10:15am - 11:00am PDT
Room 16AB

10:30am PDT

10:45am PDT

Autonomous Cyber Defense: AI and the Immune System Approach
From insiders to sophisticated external attackers, the reality of cyber security today is that the threat is already inside. Legacy approaches to cyber security, which rely on knowledge of past attacks, are simply not sufficient to combat new, evolving attacks, and no human cyber analyst can watch so much or react quickly enough. A fundamentally new approach to cyber defense is needed to detect and respond to these threats that are already inside the network - before they turn into a full-blown crisis.
Self-learning systems represent a fundamental step-change in automated cyber defense, are relied upon by organizations around the world, and can cover up to millions of devices. Based on machine learning and probabilistic mathematics, these new approaches to security can establish a highly accurate understanding of normal behavior by learning an organization’s ‘pattern of life,’. They can therefore spot abnormal activity as it emerges and even take precise, measured actions to automatically curb the threat.
Discover why autonomous response and machine learning is the future of defense and how the ‘immune system’ approach to cyber security provides complete network visibility and the ability to prioritize threats in order to better allocate time and resources.

In this session, learn: 
  • How new machine learning and mathematics are automating advanced cyber defense
  • Why full network visibility allows you to detect and autonomously respond to threats
  • How smart prioritization and visualization of threats allows for better resource allocation and lower risk
Real-world examples of unknown threats detected by ‘immune system’ technology

Speakers
avatar for Cameron Armstrong

Cameron Armstrong

Director of Sales, Darktrace
Cameron Armstrong is the Director of Sales at Darktrace, the world’s leading machine learning company for cyber defense. She has worked extensively with clients across numerous industry verticals, from healthcare to gaming, helping them deploy Darktrace’s Enterprise Immune System... Read More →


Tuesday October 2, 2018 10:45am - 11:30am PDT
19A

11:00am PDT

TPx Complete - Changing The Managed Services Landscape!
Join TPx Communications for a Demo at Innotech Austin on our UCx and MSx line of business and find out why these 6 essential managed IT services makes sense to outsource.
• Voice/UC
• Virtual Fax
• SD-WAN
• 4G LTE Failover
• Network Security
• Workstation Management

Tuesday October 2, 2018 11:00am - 11:15am PDT
Demo Pit, Inside Exhibit Hall

11:00am PDT

A Day in the Life of a Network Administrator
In this session we will cover:
  • Review of some network challenges and how to overcome them
  • How to make your network more efficient
  • Security and your network

Speakers
PG

Philip Gonzalez

Systems Engineer, Extreme Networks


Tuesday October 2, 2018 11:00am - 11:45am PDT
Room 14

11:00am PDT

Agile Planning: 5 Steps to Agile Transformation Planning for Success
Many are or will be implementing Agile in some form or other. For some, they are on their second, third, or even fourth attempt to really integrate and leverage Agile. Where Agile implementations fail is rarely with developers or other project staff. Executives and other Senior Leaders are often the cause of failure or excess friction due to their hope that Agile will simply be faster and cheaper without having to change the organization culture... In this presentation we focus on the 5 Steps to planning a successful Agile transformation that you can take back and apply all at once or one by one over time.

Speakers
avatar for Darrel Raynor

Darrel Raynor

President/CEO, Data Analysis & Results, Inc.
Darrel Raynor is a senior technology executive, consultant, trainer, and turnaround specialist with over 25 years leadership experience streamlining operations, optimizing systems, leading projects, and coaching people. He increases throughput and efficiency, and decreases organization... Read More →


Tuesday October 2, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm PDT
11AB

11:00am PDT

Microservices: Wrangling the Monster
Microservices are a great idea, until they’re not. Many businesses are starting to see the fractures in the microservices architecture as their operations teams struggle to keep up with the ever-growing body of segregated and disassociated production-level software. Sure, the unicorns will say, “just shift left and make the developer responsible for more,” however, that doesn’t fly in many of today’s businesses. Monoliths have their downsides, but they were mostly contained and had minimal layers. Today’s microservices applications may be 4- and 5-deep dependencies. In this session we’ll review strategies for wrangling the microservices monster leveraging modern operational tools and DevOps approaches.

Speakers
avatar for JP Morgenthal

JP Morgenthal

Chief Technology Officer, Application Services, DXC Technology


Tuesday October 2, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm PDT
19B

11:00am PDT

Automating Automation - The Future of Intelligent Automation in the Enterprise
Effective business leaders continually seek to improve cost, quality and customer experience for their products and services. They want things to be automated so they’re fast, efficient and effective. While automation is not new, technological advancements in artificial intelligence, natural language processing and generation, computer vision, predictive analytics, intent engines, robotics and other technologies are coming together and rapidly evolving to help business leaders achieve their goals.
In this session you’ll meet some of today’s virtual, cognitive and robotic agents and review frameworks to help you identify the right intelligent automation technologies to improve your business. We’ll review some real-life use cases and deployments, discuss the state of the art of intelligent automation and look to future possibilities in our world of work.

Speakers
avatar for Doug Reeder

Doug Reeder

Innovation Leader in the Office of the CTO, NTT DATA Services
Doug Reeder is a Senior Director of Innovation in the Office of the CTO at NTT DATA Services. In this role he manages a portfolio of innovation accelerators and helps clients define and achieve their business objectives, develop innovative new capabilities and competencies, and implement... Read More →


Tuesday October 2, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm PDT
13

11:30am PDT

Groove.id - The Future of Passwords is No Password at All
Stolen passwords are to blame in more than eighty percent of data breaches. Groove.id combines strong device authentication, user behavior analytics, and context-based variable friction to eliminate the use of passwords at work. Stop by for a demo and see why Groove.id is hard on attackers and easy for end users.

Tuesday October 2, 2018 11:30am - 11:45am PDT
Demo Pit, Inside Exhibit Hall

11:30am PDT

Focusing Health Innovation on Things that Matter - CIO Luncheon
Innovations in health have been largely been focused on increasing success in fee-for-service healthcare or in appealing to consumers interested in improving health. Neither of these directions is likely to deliver the critical disruptions we need in the health system. Every other industry tries to deliver more value—higher quality, a better experience, or more features for a lower cost—while healthcare innovators chase profits in a broken market place. Altering the landscape for health innovation could accelerate innovation around value. Some specific recent examples from Dell Medical School and other entities illustrate the potential to disciplining innovations around the needs and desires of people.  This is part of the Austin CIO Luncheon and requires separate registration.

Speakers
avatar for S. Claiborne “Clay” Johnston, MD, PhD

S. Claiborne “Clay” Johnston, MD, PhD

Dean of the Dell Medical School and Vice President for Medical Affairs, The University of Texas at Austin
Since March 2014, Dr. Clay Johnston has served as the inaugural Dean of Dell Medical School and Vice President for Medical Affairs at The University of Texas at Austin. His vision is to create a new model for academic medicine that accelerates innovation to improve health and reduce... Read More →



Tuesday October 2, 2018 11:30am - 1:00pm PDT
Room 18CD

11:30am PDT

The Realities of Security
Ever get asked if your code has "zero security defects?" Or for commitments to "fix any security issue in 3 days?" Complete a services oriented questionnaire that asks for patching statu sof every machine in your enterprise? The increased customers interest in security is a good thing - especially as more businesses pursue services - is a great thing... until "reasonable and prudent risk management" is replaced by "check the box, even if you can't leap tall buildings at a single bound." Knowing what's possible and what is not helps us make better decisions and "set expectations correctly" for both buyer and seller. We can all get to better if we know there is no reward without risk.

Speakers
avatar for Mary Ann Davidson

Mary Ann Davidson

Chief Security Officer, Oracle
Mary Ann Davidson is the chief security officer at Oracle, responsible for Oracle software security assurance. She represents Oracle on the board of directors of the Information Technology Information Sharing and Analysis Center (IT-ISAC), and serves on the international board of... Read More →


Tuesday October 2, 2018 11:30am - 1:00pm PDT
Room 18 AB

12:00pm PDT

Increasing Productivity Through Team Building and Employee Engagement
Employee Engagement matters! Customer retention rates are 18% higher when a company has engaged employees, happy employees are 20% more effective and sales people produce 37% more in sales. Overall, companies with engaged employees outperform those without by 202%! Highly engaged employees are also 87% less likely to leave an organization than their counterparts, saving tons of $$$ involved in finding replacements.

Through a few interactive low-pressure exercises we'll demonstrate how to help your team members feel confident in every day interactions, push the boundaries for innovation, collaborate positively, love their job and create a sense of fun at work.

Speakers
avatar for Melissa Love

Melissa Love

Founder, Everybody Up!
Melissa Love is the founder of Everybody Up. She has over 20 years of pedal-to-the floor experience working with companies nationwide, like Apple, Inc., Rolls-Royce North America, SuperValu, snack food manufacturers, casino resort destinations and secondary education institutions... Read More →


Tuesday October 2, 2018 12:00pm - 12:45pm PDT
Room 16AB

1:00pm PDT

The Threat Visualizer - Darktrace Demo
  • Using machine learning and AI algorithms to detect never-seen-before threats
  • How smart prioritization and visualization of threats allows for better resource allocation and lower risk
  • Gaining 100 % network visibility of your entire digital environment, including cloud, IoT, & industrial control systems
  • Why full network visibility allows you to detect and autonomously respond to threats

Tuesday October 2, 2018 1:00pm - 1:15pm PDT
Demo Pit, Inside Exhibit Hall

1:00pm PDT

Decoupling DevOps with Service Meshes
Service meshes introduce a new layer into modern infrastructures, offering the potential for creating and running robust and scalable applications while exercising granular control over them. Is a service mesh right for you? This talk examines lines of delineation between service meshes and other infrastructure components. It also addresses how to evaluate your readiness, factors to consider when building new applications and converting existing applications to best take advantage of a service mesh, and offers insight on deployment architectures.
  • What is a service mesh and why do I need one?
  • What are the different service meshes, and how do they contrast?
  • Where do services meshes layer in with other technologies?
  • When and why should I adopt a service mesh?
  • What are popular deployment models and why?
    • How do I fit a service mesh into my existing infrastructure?

Speakers
avatar for Lee Calcote

Lee Calcote

Founder, Layer5
Lee Calcote is an innovative product and technology leader, passionate about developer platforms and management software for clouds, containers, functions and applications. Advanced and emerging technologies have been a consistent focus through Calcote’s tenure at SolarWinds, Seagate... Read More →


Tuesday October 2, 2018 1:00pm - 1:45pm PDT
Room 19B

1:00pm PDT

IT Service Management and Burned Cookies
Learn the right way to implement tools like ServiceNow, Cherwell, and BMC Remedy with the analogy of owning a chain of bakeries. Learn how to align IT stakeholders and extend the Service Catalog beyond IT. See a sample Service Catalog and what that looks like from the consumer and supplier side. Lastly, learn why the Configuration Management database is key to a high Return on Investment (ROI).

Speakers
avatar for Phillip Seawright

Phillip Seawright

Executive Partner, TriCorp Technologies
Phillip Seawright is a technology strategy expert in IT Business Relationship Management, Program Management Governance, Agile Software Delivery, and ITIL and IT Service Management. He has 15 years of experience working in Silicon Valley where he provided strategic technology advisory... Read More →



Tuesday October 2, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm PDT
13

1:00pm PDT

Data Management Agile Transformation Journey: From Mindset to Delivery
The purpose of the presentation is to account for execution along various areas of
operations within a technology program, categorized by Strategy and Tactics, Delivery, and
Technology Implementation by leveraging Organizational Assets such as People, Processes,
and Technology towards implementing an Agile Data Management Program. The key
takeaways for the attendees is the change of mindset in implementing an “Agile Delivery
Framework” for building Enterprise Datawarehouses, considering various aspects of Data
Management such as Architecture, Master Data Management, Meta Data Management, Data
Quality etc.

Speakers
avatar for Ameet Setlur

Ameet Setlur

Founder and Managing Principal, Daticore


Tuesday October 2, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm PDT
11AB

1:00pm PDT

Survival of the Fittest Org Model. Navigating The Future of IT
You’re on the front lines, feeling the hurricane winds of change blow and as the lines of traditional technology and shared services become more blurred in the cloud, it’s survival of the fittest organizational model. What’s the best course of action? Should IT departments persevere as a centralized hub, or should IT experts integrate throughout the business? Join this panel of CIOs discuss and debate the future of the our IT enterprise, and how its evolution might impact your people and process.

Speakers
avatar for Stephen Elkins

Stephen Elkins

Chief Information Officer, City of Austin
avatar for Russ Finney

Russ Finney

Partner & Advisor, itmWEB Group LLC & the Stratamation Network
Russ Finney is an Advisory Partner and Researcher currently serving clients through both the itmWEB Group and the Stratamation Network. He also serves as a lecturer in the McCombs School of Business at The University of Texas in Austin teaching technology & business strategy.In addition... Read More →
avatar for Greg Flay

Greg Flay

Chief Technology Officer, Austin Energy
Greg Flay joined Austin Energy in October 2016 as Chief Technology Officer. In his role as Chief Technology Officer, Greg oversees corporate strategic planning, technology roadmap management, enterprise architecture, technology selection and research and development functions... Read More →
avatar for Eric Minto

Eric Minto

Director, IT, Mitratech


Tuesday October 2, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm PDT
14

1:00pm PDT

Digital Extortion - Ransomware and Tools of Choice
Digital extortion is one of the most lucrative ways cybercriminals can profit in today’s threat landscape. Many have fallen victim to this particular scheme and been bilked of their money — from ordinary users to big enterprises.

Everyone is a potential target, which is why being informed about what digital extortion is, how it’s carried out and how to protect against it is critical. This is especially relevant in 2018, where we predict that digital extortion efforts will involve other methods besides the tried and tested ransomware attack.

Speakers
avatar for Charles Williams

Charles Williams

Solutions Architect, Trend Micro
With over 18 years in security and compliance, Charles is a technology evangelist enabling customers globally from a pre-sales and post-sales perspective to ensure proper deployment and configuration of endpoint, gateway, and datacenter security solutions.


Tuesday October 2, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm PDT
19A

1:00pm PDT

ISSA Cybersecurity War Game Exercise
To promote education and preparedness in the community, the Capitol of Texas chapter of the ISSA invites security, technology, and management professionals to participate in a cybersecurity war game exercise at the InnoTech Conference on Tue Oct 2 at the Austin Convention Center. All resources and materials used during the exercise will be provided to attendees to bring back to their organization to launch a program for conducting cybersecurity war game exercises internally.
  • On the stage will be participants with tech and management experience who will play various roles at a fictional company, and they will be led through a narrative series of events that result in a cybersecurity breach.
  • Attendees will be given a dossier on their role as a customer or investor of the fictional company when they arrive, and they can submit feedback to the fictional company via their mobile device. Winning submissions as determined by audience vote will be used within the exercise. 
  • As a tabletop, there are no live systems, instead it's like a D&D game with hackers and techies instead of dragons and wizards, supplemented with synthesized policies and logs from the fictional systems projected for everyone to see.
  • After the event, there will be a panel of cybersecurity experts who will conduct a "hot wash" de-brief, analyzing how well the participants performed, and to what extent our exercise accomplished its objectives.
If you would like to interact with the participants and have an opportunity to win prizes, don't forget to bring a charged mobile device.

Speakers
avatar for Seth Robertson

Seth Robertson

Virtual CISO, Nocturn Security
Seth is a dynamic information security leader with sixteen years’ experience building best-in-class programs – including launching a security startup, managing NASA’s incident response program, founding the Security Operations Center at a top Wall Street firm, leading the security... Read More →


Tuesday October 2, 2018 1:00pm - 4:00pm PDT
12AB

1:15pm PDT

Blockchain – Exploring the Fundamentals and Promising Potential
Ever wonder what has made Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies so valuable? Join me and learn about the underlying technology that is taking over many boardroom conversations and the launching technology for many startups. There is a fabric being woven to support “web 3.0”, and after this talk, you will be in the know.

Speakers
avatar for Kurt Kelley

Kurt Kelley

CEO, Excelerated Technology Consulting
Kurt has been serving the technology and telecom markets more than twenty years with a mission to create partnership ecosystems and stimulate innovation. His career started with a local ISP in the 90’s and then migrated to IT consulting. For a change of pace, his next move was to... Read More →



Tuesday October 2, 2018 1:15pm - 2:00pm PDT
Room 16AB

1:30pm PDT

Google's G Suite Meeting Room Solution
Learn how innovators are reclaiming lost productivity and increasing employee engagement using Google's Meeting Room solutions powered by G Suite and Google Cloud.

Tuesday October 2, 2018 1:30pm - 1:45pm PDT
Demo Pit, Inside Exhibit Hall

2:30pm PDT

2:30pm PDT

Kubernete(s) Security
Kubernetes has become the go-to platform of choice for many cloudnative organizations. However, recently we’ve been seeing many security exploits surround Kubernetes, and various CNCF tools! Let’s discuss the basics of what many of these hacks are, and understand how to build more secure clusters.

We’ll drill down on the following topics: * Most common exploits seen
* Drill down into the attack surface area of K8s
* Authentication and Authorization principles for K8s
* Tips for securing your K8s applications
* Security concerns that developers should pay attention to.

Speakers
avatar for Karthik Gaekwad

Karthik Gaekwad

Head of CloudNative Engineering, Verica
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 National Instruments, Mentor Graphics, Signal Sciences, StackEngine... Read More →


Tuesday October 2, 2018 2:30pm - 3:15pm PDT
Room 19B

2:30pm PDT

Making Data-Driven Decisions in the Face of Disruption, Innovation and Uncertainty
Business has always meant taking some risks, but today, disruption, digitization and innovation have pushed uncertainty beyond our ability to humanly process. Now what?

This session introduces how modern AI techniques combined with wisdom of teams’ expertise can actually prescribe guidance for the hardest strategy and execution questions. How many quarters out are we 80% confident against digital disruption? What is the 60% likely ROI for an innovation investment effort? How likely are we to make the deadline? Managing uncertainty well means more confidence and less drama and, of course, better outcomes.

Speakers
avatar for John Heintz

John Heintz

CEO, Aptage
John Heintz is an innovation expert, Agile/Lean development expert, published author, and international speaker and consultant. In 2016, he co-founded Aptage, an exciting and innovative company that provides sophisticated, yet simple to use decision-support tools for managing innovation... Read More →


Tuesday October 2, 2018 2:30pm - 3:30pm PDT
11AB

2:30pm PDT

CIO Expert Panel: Modernizing Data Management
In 2018, CIOs are being challenged more than ever to achieve digital success and leverage emerging technologies to create new capabilities which drive new growth and differentiation. CIOs need to modernize their data management strategies and architectures to leverage emerging technologies such as Machine Learning, AI, IoT, Blockchain, Big Data and Cloud. Data is at the heart of all these changes. Data ingestion, data integration, architectures, data management, data governance and data virtualization all need to be part of the enterprise data strategy. Join us to gain insight as leading CIOs share their vision and experiences in meeting their modernizing data management challenges in 2018.

Speakers
avatar for Meerah Rajavel

Meerah Rajavel

Chief Information Officer, Forcepoint
Meerah Rajavel is the chief information officer (CIO) for Forcepoint.Rajavel brings more than 25 years of experience in information technology to Forcepoint. Most recently, she was the CIO at Qlik, a visual analytics company, where she led efforts to build an IT infrastructure and... Read More →
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John Riewerts

Sr Director of Engineering, Acxiom
John is the Senior Director of Engineering focused on Acxiom’s leading data platform: Unified Data Layer. He and his team are thought leaders across the industry that enable clients to organize their data at scale for the purpose of analytics and audience management across multiple... Read More →
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George Trujillo

Vice President of Data Engineering, Overstock
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 →


Tuesday October 2, 2018 2:30pm - 3:30pm PDT
14

2:30pm PDT

Data Protection Storage: Optimizing Data Protection for Hybrid IT
As Hybrid IT—the blending of traditional and cloud services—becomes the new reality, you are
faced with new opportunities for organizational efficiencies. In the context of data protection,
you can deploy high performance, robust local secondary storage together with public or
private cloud storage. The local storage allows you to rapidly complete backups and execute
restores to maintain user productivity. The cloud storage offers scalability and lower costs for
long term retention and archiving of your backup data.

Wherever you run your workloads, a hybrid backup infrastructure ensures that performance
and cost is aligned with the value of the backup data. You need an end-to-end solution that
integrates local and cloud storage and enables a single point of management.

Speakers
avatar for Josh Wollard

Josh Wollard

HPE Storage Systems Engineer, Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Background: I worked at a local Austin MSP for 12 years, with my final tenure as chief network engineer. In that role I oversaw a group of ten system integrators (paid my dues). Then moved on to a director position of a large Austin healthcare group; subsequently created a small MSP... Read More →


Tuesday October 2, 2018 2:30pm - 3:30pm PDT
13

2:30pm PDT

Automating Security in the Cloud
The dynamic nature of cloud environments and increased importance on speed and agility bring new challenges with regards to security. In this presentation I will discuss methods that can be used to automate security control validation and incident detection & response activities to maximize effectiveness while minimizing the impact to development activities.

Speakers
avatar for Aaron Lennon

Aaron Lennon

Security Architect, Critical Start
Aaron Lennon is a Security Architect at Critical Start, a cybersecurity company with a cloud-first approach. Aaron is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and AWS Architect with extensive experience in network design, security architecture and security operations... Read More →


Tuesday October 2, 2018 2:30pm - 3:30pm PDT
19A

2:45pm PDT

"Sennacherib 'Gets' Security - If You Can Translate Akkadian
What do cuneiform and cybersecurity have in common? Both are “C” words and both are arcane languages understood by a select few. Cuneiform describes the past; cybersecurity is the future as Everything Becomes Connected. How do we de-geek our speak and explain the inexplicable for the many who Need to Know? Learn about the weapons in your armory you didn’t know you had to get what you want and need: stories, analogies, humor, sarcasm, economics, history, biology, and more.

Speakers
avatar for Mary Ann Davidson

Mary Ann Davidson

Chief Security Officer, Oracle
Mary Ann Davidson is the chief security officer at Oracle, responsible for Oracle software security assurance. She represents Oracle on the board of directors of the Information Technology Information Sharing and Analysis Center (IT-ISAC), and serves on the international board of... Read More →


Tuesday October 2, 2018 2:45pm - 3:30pm PDT
Room 16AB

3:30pm PDT

Intro to CFIUS
The Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (“CFIUS”) is an interagency body which has the authority to assess the national security implications of transactions that could result in control of U.S. businesses by foreign persons. With the increased focus on the acquisitions of U.S. companies, especially by China, CFIUS has entered the public consciousness in a way it never has before.
In their presentation, Ms. Olga Torres and Mr. Albert Schultz, will discuss what CFIUS is, its background and recent history, its composition, and the processes associated with CFIUS. Also, the presentation will address CFIUS’s missions and goals.

Most importantly, the presentation will cover recent CFIUS cases. The Trump administration has blocked more acquisitions of U.S. companies than any other presidency. This presentation will provide a brief overview of those cases, as well as the implications of these decisions.  The presentation will conclude with practical hints for companies and investors that may have to face the CFIUS process.

Speakers
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Albert Schultz

Founder, Krypteia LLC
Albert Schultz currently serves on the Board of the Austin Chapter of InfraGard, a collaborative effort between the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the private sector to protect United States critical infrastructure.  He previously served on the corporate board of DPRA, Inc... Read More →
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Olga Torres

Founder and Managing Member, Torres Law
Olga Torres is the Founder and Managing Member of Torres Law, an International Trade Law Firm. Ms. Torres handles notable international trade matters for numerous companies worldwide and specializes in the areas of U.S. customs, exports, economic sanctions, anti-corruption compliance... Read More →


Tuesday October 2, 2018 3:30pm - 4:15pm PDT
19A

3:30pm PDT

Creating Your Own Path to Success
We all have different career goals and aspirations. There are so many different paths to success. In this session we will cover how you can discover the right path for you and the steps you need to take to achieve your goals.

Speakers
avatar for Denise Lucas, MBA, C.P.M.

Denise Lucas, MBA, C.P.M.

Deputy Director, City of Austin
avatar for Mojdeh Gharbi

Mojdeh Gharbi

Co-Owner/VP of Marketing & Operations, Certain Affinity
Mojdeh oversees the business and operational success of Certain Affinity, the largest independent AAA game developer in Austin. With over 150+ employees and $100M revenue over the company’s 11-year lifetime, Certain Affinity has worked on over on 25 products in 10 franchises including... Read More →
avatar for Samantha Needham

Samantha Needham

Director, Digital & Marketing Technology, Silicon Valley Bank
avatar for Nalini Belaramani, PhD

Nalini Belaramani, PhD

Senior Engineering Manager, Google
Nalini Belaramani has been leading teams and building systems for Google since 2009. She started as an engineer and is now managing people and strong technical leader for Google Cloud Support. Before Google, Nalini Belaramani received her Ph.D at the University of Texas at Austin... Read More →


Tuesday October 2, 2018 3:30pm - 4:15pm PDT
Room 16AB

3:30pm PDT

Establishing an Open Source Program Office
In many companies, open source programs start informally with a group of diligent engineers and a few legal people. The ad-hoc group soon realizes it needs a more formal program to scale to address the litany of important issues and achieve specific business goals. With such an office in place, businesses can establish and execute on their open source strategies in clear terms, giving their leaders, developers, marketers, and other staff the tools they need to make open source a success within their operations. In this talk, we’ll discuss:
  • Why create an open source program office.
  • The role of the open source program office.
  • Open source programs at prominent technology companies.
  • How to establish an open source office.
  • Program structure and management roles.
  • Setting policy, processes and goals.
  • Measuring and monitoring success.

Speakers
avatar for Lee Calcote

Lee Calcote

Founder, Layer5
Lee Calcote is an innovative product and technology leader, passionate about developer platforms and management software for clouds, containers, functions and applications. Advanced and emerging technologies have been a consistent focus through Calcote’s tenure at SolarWinds, Seagate... Read More →



Tuesday October 2, 2018 3:30pm - 4:30pm PDT
13

3:30pm PDT

Hidden Challenges of GDPR: What Businesses Need to Know Now
EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) compliance deadline has passed, yet the majority of companies are still scrambling to put compliance measures in place. And in many cases are facing new demands from their customers they can’t meet. What is the delay, where are the struggles coming from, and how are they overcoming the challenges? In this session, we will discuss how companies can achieve compliance despite the difficulties and share helpful insights to navigate this new compliance requirement. You’ll hear real-life stories from a leading ecommerce company -- including their experience with the good, bad and ugly side of GDPR and how it has impacted their IT strategy and business.

Speakers
avatar for Anji Greene

Anji Greene

Director of Security, BazaarVoice
Anji Greene is the Director of Security at Bazaarvoice. She is responsible for delivering a comprehensive information security program that balances security and privacy with the organization's unique business drivers. Previously, Anji worked at IBM where she led the Identity and... Read More →
avatar for Vicki Humphrey

Vicki Humphrey

Senior IT Manager, Bridgepoint Consulting
Vicki Humphrey is a Senior Manager in Bridgepoint Consulting’s Technology Consulting practice. With more than 20 years of experience, she helps our clients with cybersecurity assessments, GDPR readiness, internal audits, and Sarbanes-Oxley engagements, to name a few. She has a broad range of technical leadership skills in cybersecurity, compliance, project manageme... Read More →



Tuesday October 2, 2018 3:30pm - 4:30pm PDT
14

3:30pm PDT

Ops v/s SRE v/s Devops Smackdown
This interactive panel of DevOps and cloud native friends will discuss the pros, cons and differences between SRE, DevOps and Ops.  

Speakers
avatar for Karthik Gaekwad

Karthik Gaekwad

Head of CloudNative Engineering, Verica
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 National Instruments, Mentor Graphics, Signal Sciences, StackEngine... Read More →
avatar for Rob Hirschfeld

Rob Hirschfeld

Founder & CEO, RackN
avatar for Mandy Hubbard

Mandy Hubbard

Software Engineer/QA Architect
Mandy Hubbard has almost 20 years of professional QA experience, most of which has been spent in fast-paced startup environments driving product quality. She is passionate about ensuring quality through process improvements, test automation, following CI/CD best practices and all... Read More →
avatar for Ernest Mueller

Ernest Mueller

Director of Engineering Operations, AlienVault


Tuesday October 2, 2018 3:30pm - 4:30pm PDT
Room 19B

3:30pm PDT

Deep Dive into Blockchain Uses
Have you heard Blockchain is going to disrupt every industry? In this talk, I will give you real answers to what use cases and case studies are proving out. We will discuss use cases for IoT, Cybersecurity, Supply Chain, E-commerce, segments along with vertical case studies.

Speakers
avatar for Kurt Kelley

Kurt Kelley

CEO, Excelerated Technology Consulting
Kurt has been serving the technology and telecom markets more than twenty years with a mission to create partnership ecosystems and stimulate innovation. His career started with a local ISP in the 90’s and then migrated to IT consulting. For a change of pace, his next move was to... Read More →



Tuesday October 2, 2018 3:30pm - 4:30pm PDT
11AB