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CONTENT FOR 2018 SUMMIT WILL BE UPDATED SOON- SEE BELOW FOR 2017

Overview

The Rocky Mountain Technology Summit was held at November 14th, 2018 at the Crowne Plaza Denver Convention Center from 7am-4pm.

 

For nearly a decade, the Rocky Mountain Technology Summit is one of the top leading conferences and tradeshows in the state. Each year, over thousand attendees, VIPs, and renowned speakers are brought together to network, advocate, and create opportunities for the IT & Security industry. With technology constantly changing, the need to build partnerships within your career is vital. With this year's focus on "Expanding the Frontiers of IT & Security," companies and guests will benefit learning innovative technology methods, discuss industry topics, and make strong connections with those in your region. Further your career with attending the Rocky Mountain Technology Summit today! Attend The Rocky Mountain Technology Summit to get the right tools and make vital connections to best prepare your company for the broad spectrum of ever-changing technology trends.

 

Sponsors

We would like to thank our all of our sponsors for being a part of this year's Rocky Mountain Technology Summit. From being a sponsor, you will be recognized for the education and mission your company contributes to our tradeshow, panels, and sessions. Many of our sponsors have been a part of our annual summit for many years and we are proud to support them. See below for all of the sponsors for the Rocky Mountain Technology 2017 event.

 

Platinum Sponsor

https://business.vonage.com/

As leaders in cloud technology since 2001, we're using our strengths and business grade acquisitions to bring innovation to business technology. Our recent acquisition of Nexmo, the Vonage API Platform, has expanded our capabilities even further with the addition of CPaaS. Joining voice, messaging and verify API's with UCaaS enables deeper integration of contextual communications for improved customer experiences. Vonage serves single-person companies to enterprises with thousands of employees spread over multiple locations. With 40+ intuitive phone features, it's business innovation that improves productivity and scales as you grow. But the 600,000+ business users who trust Vonage for their phone solutions agree, Vonage Business is so much more.

Gold Sponsors

https://arbornetworks.com

Arbor Networks customers gain a micro view of their own network, through our suite of products, combined with a macro view of global Internet traffic and emerging threats, through our ATLAS threat intelligence infrastructure. See, understand and solve more security threats with Arbor Networks.

http://checkpoint.com

Check Point Software Technologies Ltd., the largest pure-play security vendor globally, provides industry-leading solutions, and protects customers from cyberattacks with an unmatched catch rate of malware and other types of attacks. Check Point offers a complete security architecture defending enterprises networks to mobile devices, in addition to the most comprehensive and intuitive security management. Check Point first pioneered the industry with FireWall-1 and its patented stateful inspection technology.

https://purestorage.com/

Pure Storage, the all-flash enterprise storage company, enables broad deployment of flash in the data center. Compared to traditional disk-centric arrays, Pure Storage all-flash enterprise arrays are 10x faster and 10x more space and power efficient at a price point that is less than performance disk per gigabyte stored. 

Breakfast Sponsor

https://logrhythm.com/

LogRhythm, the leader in security intelligence and analytics, empowers organizations around the globe to rapidly detect, respond to and neutralize damaging cyber threats. The company's patented and award-winning platform uniquely unifies next-generation SIEM, log management, network and endpoint forensics, and advanced security analytics

Lunch Sponsor

https://quorum.net/

Quorum's hybrid cloud data recovery platform virtually eliminates business downtime while drastically reducing data protection cost and complexity. Effortless to deploy and manage, Quorum's industry-leading Disaster Recovery as-a-Service (DRaaS) technology makes it possible for businesses to achieve instant, cost-effective data protection and resume operations within minutes of a server failure - with a single click.

Reception Sponsors

https://okta.com/

Okta is the foundation for secure connections between people and technology. Our IT products uniquely use identity information to grant people access to applications on any device at any time, while still enforcing strong security protections. Our platform securely connects companies to their customers and partners. Today, thousands of organizations trust Okta to help them fulfill their missions as quickly as possible.

https://ruckuswireless.com

Ruckus Wireless, now part of Brocade, delivers simply better wireless for approximately 70,000 enterprise, service provider, government and small business customers worldwide. The company is focused on technology innovation, partner ecosystems and customer service—yielding the best possible wireless experience for the most challenging indoor and outdoor environments. Its Smart Wi-Fi platform delivers scalable, high-performance Wi-Fi with simplified control and management for on-premise and cloud-based Wi-Fi deployments, along with new services for secure on-boarding, policy management, location services and analytics that enable new business opportunities.

Silver Sponsors

https://meraki.cisco.com/

Founded in 2006, Meraki has grown to become an industry leader in the IT space, with over 140,000 customers and 2 million network devices and counting online around the world. Our comprehensive set of solutions includes wireless, switching, security, communications, EMM, and security cameras, all managed through Meraki’s web-based dashboard interface.

 

https://phoenixnap.com/

PhoenixNAP is a leading provider of progressive Infrastructure-as-a-Service solutions spanning bare metal servers, backup & DR, cloud, hardware leasing and colocation options. Our state-of-the-art data centers are inter-connected and worldwide. We empower businesses with industry-leading SLAs, 100% network uptime and 24/7 staff to assist. It’s global IT services made easy!

http://www.presidio.com/

Presidio is a leading IT solutions provider assisting clients in harnessing technology innovation and simplifying IT complexity to digitally transform their businesses and drive return on IT investment. Our Digital Infrastructure, Cloud and Security solutions enable our clients to take advantage of new digital revenue streams, Omni channel customer experience models, and the rich data insights generated by those interactions.

Presentation Sponsors

https://www.carbonite.com

Carbonite provides data protection solutions for businesses and the IT professionals who serve them. Our product suite provides a full complement of backup, disaster recovery and high availability solutions for any size business in any location around the world, all supported by a state-of-the-art global infrastructure.

https://www.citrix.com/

At Citrix, we measure the value of technology by how it benefits people. It's about what they need to do and what they need to achieve. This vision inspires us to build mobile workspace solutions that give people new ways to work better with seamless and secure access to the apps, files and services they need on any device, wherever they go.

 

http://www.darktrace.com/

Darktrace is the world’s leading AI company for cyber security. Created by mathematicians, the Enterprise Immune System uses machine learning and AI algorithms to detect and respond to cyber-threats across diverse digital environments, including cloud and virtualized networks, IoT and industrial control systems. The technology is self-learning and requires no set-up, identifying threats in real time, including zero-days, insiders and stealthy, silent attackers. Darktrace is headquartered in San Francisco and Cambridge, UK, and has over 30 offices worldwide.

http://www.exagrid.com/

ExaGrid offers the only disk-based backup appliance with data deduplication that leverages a unique architecture optimized for performance, scalability and price. ExaGrid is the only solution that combines compute with capacity and a unique landing zone to permanently shorten backup windows, eliminate expensive forklift upgrades, and achieve fast, reliable restores, tape copy and disaster recovery.

https://www.fortinet.com/

Fortinet provides top-rated network and content security, as well as secure access products that share intelligence and work together to form a cooperative fabric. Our unique security fabric combines purpose-built ASICs, an intuitive operating system, and applied threat intelligence to give you proven security, exceptional performance, and better visibility and control--while providing easier administration.

https://www.scalecomputing.com

Scale Computing integrates storage, servers, and virtualization software into an all-in-one appliance based system that is scalable, self-healing and as easy to manage as a single server. The result is a data center solution that reduces operational complexity, allows a faster response to business issues, and dramatically reduces costs.

http://www.zerto.com/

Zerto is committed to keeping enterprise and cloud IT running 24/7 by providing innovative, simple, reliable and scalable business continuity software solutions. Through the Zerto Cloud Continuity Platform, organizations can seamlessly move and protect virtualized workloads between public, private and hybrid clouds. The company's flagship product, Zerto Virtual Replication, has become the standard for protection, recovery and migration of applications in cloud and virtualized data centers, and won numerous awards, including Best of Show at VMworld 2011, Best of VMworld Europe 2014, as well as 2011, 2012 and 2013 Product of the Year Awards for its innovative hypervisor-based replication approach.

Agenda

Synopsis: In the opening keynote Scott will highlight the changes that the city and county and Denver have gone though and outline the challenges and opportunities that have directly impacted all things technology. The importance of people and culture have been instrumental in building a team focused to outcomes and collaboration. After sharing this journey Scott will highlight what the future holds and provide three pieces of advice that you can take with you as you consider people and culture changes.

Cardenas's Bio: Scott Cardenas joined the City and County of Denver in 2013 and as Chief Information Officer (CIO) he is responsible for leading the City’s technology strategy and managing overall IT operations, Denver 311 and Denver Channel 8. His initiatives include improving service delivery through embracing effective and efficient use of technology; creating business models for delivering new services such as cloud solutions; team development and process improvement and leading strategic initiatives to transform the technology department to be flexible, adaptable and responsive to customer and resident needs. Prior to joining the City and County of Denver, Scott was the Chief Technology Officer for Kiewit, a global leader in industrial construction. In prior roles, Scott worked for Denver International Airport and EchoStar Corporation. Scott holds a BS degree in Computer Information Systems from Metropolitan State University of Denver and a MBA from The Daniels College of Business at the University of Denver.

Synopsis:

Aligned security and IT operations capabilities begins with ability to “see” broadly and deeply across security and IT environments and ends with ability to quickly mitigate from Incidents. In this session, learn how to reduce mean time to detect (MTTD) and mean time to respond (MTTR), while keeping staffing levels flat.

Rickard's Bio: Quince is a specialist in Architecture Design and Planning for SIEM solutions. He helps customers meet their security and compliance goals, while providing deep forensic and behavioral insight into their overall organization.

Synopsis:

We’re at a moment of incredible acceleration and transformation in business. What can we do to meet the needs of business, regardless of size, with more features and functionality than traditional systems – with more flexibility and efficiency, while making the experience for the customer better than ever?

Martinez's Bio: Proven VP of Technology Sales with over 7 years of experience leading and energizing tactical technology sales forces, designing and implementing vision and strategy for sales teams, analyzing sales data and metrics to clearly identify opportunities for individual/organizational growth while driving new revenue to consistently meet/exceed quota. Experienced in making all organizational staffing decisions from recruiting to developing and mentoring high-performing talent. Successful in building sales cultures and teaching sales leaders in the marketplace how to create and leverage relationships to enhance profitability.

Synopsis:

Are you challenged by managing and protecting ever-increasing amounts of data and how to do so at less cost? Deploying an effective backup storage solution requires deduplication but how you implement it will have a major impact on the cost and performance of your backup environment for the next three to five years. During this presentation, you'll learn what to look for in a hyper-converged secondary storage for backup solution to ensure you make the right choice to get the fastest backups for the shortest backup window, fastest restores, instant VM recoveries in seconds to minutes, a fixed length backup window even as data grows, and fast, reliable offsite disaster recovery.

Pothier's Bio: Bob Pothier is a Sr. Systems Engineer with Exagrid. Prior to joining Exagrid, Bob spent almost 5 years as a Sr. Systems Engineer with Veeam software and holds several virtualization certifications. Bob's passion for technology is mixed with a technical background which gives him that unique ability to excite and explain. He has been a featured speaker at a variety of industry events such as TechTarget, TechJunction, Angelbeat, local VMUGs, VMware User Conferences, various partner conferences and kickoffs as well as being chosen as a technical resource at trade show booths such as VMworld. Mixing a variety of presentations, whiteboarding and product demonstrations allows Bob the flexibility to reach any audience.

Synopsis:

In a world where cybercrime has become commoditized and both large corporations and small businesses find themselves frequently beset by malware, being able to thread security devices together to assemble an overall picture of what’s transpiring on your network will reduce your attack surface and response times while elevating your overall security posture.

Graun's Bio: Jason Graun is a Systems Engineering Manager and a member of the Office of the CTO. He has been with Fortinet since 2011. Jason has supported Fortinet’s largest carrier and MSSP customers as a Consulting Security Engineer. He brings nearly 20years of experience in IT having worked for a large international bank and several startups along the way. Jason’s focus is solving the problem of how to automate security to bridge the gap between cyberattacks and the needs of business drivers.

Synopsis:

This roundtable is for attendees for executives with VIP badges ONLY. The Moderator will introduce and begin discussion on the topic. This session is intended for audience participation so be ready to discuss, receive valuable information, and connect with others for further discussion.

Harber's Bio: Jonathan Harber has 30 years in Information Technology, Application Development and Business Operations, with 26 of this in senior management. He is currently CIO & Vice President, Information Technology for Blood Systems, Inc. in Scottsdale AZ. Blood Systems is the second largest transfusion medicine organization in the world and is recognized as the global leader in quality, process and technology. He is the 2009 and 2010 Arizona Technology Council CIO of the year and holds positions on the aabb Information Systems Committee, Americas Blood Centers (ABC) Information Technology Steering Committee, and currently serves as Chairman of the ABC Special Interest Group for the Health Level Seven (HL7) International Transfusion Messaging Standard.

Synopsis:

Pure Storage will discuss the three trends in data center design and how converged architectures are evolving as underlying technologies become increasingly sophisticated. Attendees will learn how best to build converged systems as well as discover key considerations for buyers who are looking into converged solutions for their critical workloads.

Ronzio's Bio: Ralph Ronzio serves as the Systems Engineering Leader for the desert mountain territory at Pure Storage, where he leads a team of pre-sales engineers focused on the continued disruption of the storage industry. Previously, Ralph held many technical and leadership positions over his 15+ year career in Technology. Ralph would describe himself as a lover of all things tech and is currently focused on preparing his SE team for the next wave of technology disruption around Artificial intelligence & Machine learning.

Synopsis:

Finding your organization at the center of a data heist used to be the burden of enterprise IT, but in today’s data-centric world, no business is safe. IT security incidents have nearly doubled since 2011, according to PricewaterhouseCoopers, and concern among small and midsize businesses has risen alongside this risk. Join us to learn more about Carbonite’s newest additions to their arsenal – EVault & DoubleTake. We’ll also cover best practices for backing your data and how you can take your defenses to the next level with DRaaS.

Seeley's Bio: COMING SOON...

Synopsis:

AThe presentation will highlight two portions of our Citrix product offerings in the cloud: Infrastructure as a Service & Software as a Service. Getting businesses comfortable with the idea of hosting workloads in the cloud along with our management and control plane.

Espinoza's Bio: Josh Espinoza is the Commercial Sales Engineer for Citrix and is based in Denver, Colorado. For the past two and a half years he has worked with organizations throughout the Rocky Mountain region to digitally transform and embrace the cloud through the adoption of personalized, secure digital workspaces.

Synopsis: In the opening keynote Scott will highlight the changes that the city and county and Denver have gone though and outline the challenges and opportunities that have directly impacted all things technology. The importance of people and culture have been instrumental in building a team focused to outcomes and collaboration. After sharing this journey Scott will highlight what the future holds and provide three pieces of advice that you can take with you as you consider people and culture changes.

Capps's Bio: A Denver native with a passion for the technology ecosystem in Colorado. Heavily engaged in various organizations and groups around the state specifically focused on making Denver THE technology hub for innovation and collaboration.

Synopsis:

Tom Stasko will be discussing advanced threats, threat vectors, and what security professionals should think about when developing a layered security solution.

Stasko's Bio: Tom Stasko is a threat prevention specialist with over 20 years of IT experience. Tom focuses on providing customers with security solutions that help keep them one step ahead of security threats.

Synopsis: The Future of Communication. Communication Technology Accelerating Better Business Outcomes

Learn from the 2 leaders in the security industry, joining forces to bring you knowledge on how to revolutionize network security and defend your brand.

Swanton's Bio: Historically, BC/DR has been expensive and complex, requiring multiple vendors and subject matter experts, and large capital expenditures. New technologies – such as hybrid cloud – have greatly reduced both the cost and complexity of maintaining uptime.

Synopsis:

The rate of change is progressing faster than ever. An information technology lifecycle used to be measured in decades and years. Today is seems like the cycle is changing by the moment. How do we keep up? How do you make the right decisions for your organization while balancing new technologies vs. the efficient life cycle of your existing environment? In this session, you will hear from Dave Brown of DataCore Software and John Ayers of Netsource as they provide new insight into the state of IT.

Brown's Bio: Dave is a very well rounded in technology with electronic communications from DC to daylight, computing, storage, virtualization methods, business continuity, process, IT management, telecom carriers, service providers and more, for the Federal government, public and private concerns.

Synopsis:

This roundtable is for attendees for executives with VIP badges ONLY. The Moderator will introduce and begin discussion on the topic. This session is intended for audience participation so be ready to discuss, receive valuable information, and connect with others for further discussion.

Harber's Bio: Jonathan Harber has 30 years in Information Technology, Application Development and Business Operations, with 26 of this in senior management. He is currently CIO & Vice President, Information Technology for Blood Systems, Inc. in Scottsdale AZ. Blood Systems is the second largest transfusion medicine organization in the world and is recognized as the global leader in quality, process and technology. He is the 2009 and 2010 Arizona Technology Council CIO of the year and holds positions on the aabb Information Systems Committee, Americas Blood Centers (ABC) Information Technology Steering Committee, and currently serves as Chairman of the ABC Special Interest Group for the Health Level Seven (HL7) International Transfusion Messaging Standard.

Synopsis:

The rise of IoT botnets has brought with it many and varied threats. Threat actors ranging from nation states to jihadists to teenagers are wreaking havoc accross the globe thanks to massively accessible and vulnerable IoT device proliferation. In this session you will learn about how Mirai, Perserai, and other botnets have enabled a renaissance in ransomeware, extortion, and massive service disruptions.

Sockrider's Bio: Gary is an industry veteran bringing over 25 years of broad technology experience including routing and switching, data center, mobility and collaboration but always with an eye on security. His previous roles include security SME, consultancy, customer support, IT and product management. He seeks to understand and convey the constantly evolving threat landscape, as well as the techniques and solutions that address the challenges they present. Prior to joining Arbor in 2012, he spent 12 years at Cisco Systems and held previous positions with Avaya and Cable & Wireless.

Synopsis:

IT infrastructure is not only a significant investment in hardware and software, but it can come with hefty cost in training, management, and maintenance. Traditional IT infrastructure is a mix of different vendor solutions adding more complexity and cost than necessary. Find out how a simpler approach to infrastructure can streamline operations and lower infrastructure costs in a very real and dramatic way.

Ruiz's Bio: John Ruiz is an IT specialist, having worked in multiple industries ranging from Banking to Manufacturing to Education. John has served in many roles in the IT industry range from Network Engineer to the VP of IT. John has been building secure stable infrastructures for over 15+ years. He currently serves in a role as a Systems Engineer at Scale Computing where he assists customers with designing converged infrastructures using Scale Computing’s HC3 Hyper-Converged solution across the entire West Coast.

Synopsis:

Join us to hear about the industry’s premier business continuity and disaster recovery product, designed to help you maximize your business’ ability to use and protect the most critical asset in your data center – the applications and data.

Kornblith's Bio: Kevin Kornblith is a Sales Engineer for Zerto, supporting the Mountain States' strategic customers and partners. Kevin brings nearly 12 years of experience in Solution Engineering for Virtualization, Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery services. He has an outstanding record of achievement assisting sales staff in meeting and exceeding quota attainment at Long View Systems and GTRI, while responsible for desktop virtualization at University of Colorado, Denver.

Synopsis:

Discussions, sessions, exhibits, networking, connecting. After a long day of learning and hearing let’s all come together and get the event highlights. Let’s discuss what we learned, debate, get clarification from the Governing Body on questions that weren't answered, and leave with a charge/purpose/ideas to take into your work.

Weeks's Bio: An open minded, forward-looking global executive whose expertise is turning underperforming technology organizations from a liability into a valuable business asset. Offering the ability to create a culture of leadership, accountability and transparency resulting in high performance teams. Energized by building fully-integrated business teams that understand business process and use technology to deliver innovative solutions in response to strategic objectives.

Synopsis:

COMING SOON...

Martinez's Bio: Proven VP of Technology Sales with over 7 years of experience leading and energizing tactical technology sales forces, designing and implementing vision and strategy for sales teams, analyzing sales data and metrics to clearly identify opportunities for individual/organizational growth while driving new revenue to consistently meet/exceed quota. Experienced in making all organizational staffing decisions from recruiting to developing and mentoring high-performing talent. Successful in building sales cultures and teaching sales leaders in the marketplace how to create and leverage relationships to enhance profitability.

Cash Bar: One (1) Complimentary Drink Voucher to the first 200 attendees available at the Registration Counters. Vouchers will be available after 1:45 pm.

Exhibitors