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Wednesday, April 3
 

7:15am

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Wednesday April 3, 2019 7:15am - 7:15am

8:00am

3 Things Quantum Computing Needs To Succeed
Speakers
avatar for Will Hurley

Will Hurley "Whurley"

Founder & CEO, Strangeworks
Will Hurley "whurley" is founder and CEO of Strangeworks, a quantum computingstartup based in Austin, Texas. whurley’s career has spanned over 25 years, foundingstartups such as Honest Dollar and Chaotic Moon Studios, as well as working intechnical leadership roles for companies... Read More →


Wednesday April 3, 2019 8:00am - 8:45am
Red Oak Ballroom B

9:00am

Protect your SaaS Data with Spanning Backup
SaaS application users are often surprised to find that their cloud-based data is vulnerable to data loss and must be managed with the same rigor as data stored on-premises. Explore how Spanning Backup provides total protection, rapid recovery, and proven security for your SaaS data.

Wednesday April 3, 2019 9:00am - 9:15am
Breakout Room 1

9:00am

Exhibitor Hall Hours
Wednesday April 3, 2019 9:00am - 4:15pm
Red Oak Ballrooms A & B

9:30am

A glimpse into Trend Micro Deep Security
A valuable look into how Trend Micro™ Deep Security™, powered by XGen™, seamlessly integrates into Microsoft® Azure™ and protects across container development and runtime environments with a single solution.

Wednesday April 3, 2019 9:30am - 9:45am
Breakout Room 1

9:30am

Rethinking Enterprise Data Management Strategies
Most companies are still struggling with poor data management which will compromise business advantage and impose high IT costs. Now executives are pushing for AI, Machine Learning, IoT, Blockchain, Big Data and Hybrid Cloud environments as the norm, while organizations continue to address cultural transformation, cyber-security and maximizing existing resources. Data should be the center of any business decision. New data ingestion, architectures, digital transformation, data management, data governance, approaches to data virtualization and integration of new technologies are being implemented in organizations. Join us to gain insight as leading Data Leaders share their vision and experiences in meeting their data management strategies and challenges in 2019.

Speakers
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Eric McGee

Information Delivery Lead, Project Unify, Marathon Petroleum (formerly Andeavor)
avatar for Craig Hopkins

Craig Hopkins

Chief Information Officer, City of San Antonio
Craig comes to the ITSD team with more than 20 years of experience at USAA leading efforts in customer service, digital transformation, corporate strategy, information technology, procurement and innovation. Prior to his time with USAA, Craig served four years in the US Coast Guard... Read More →
avatar for Arun Schipse

Arun Schipse

Manager of Data Science & Innovation, CPS Energy
avatar for George Trujiilo

George Trujiilo

Master Principal Enterprise Architect - Data Management Strategy, Oracle Corporation
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 3, 2019 9:30am - 10:15am
Magnolia Room

9:30am

Virtual & Augmented Reality - Beyond Gaming
Ever wondered where AR/VR fit outside of gaming? We will cover use cases where these emerging technologies are bringing a real ROI to businesses. You will gain a new perspective and appreciation for the opportunity to scale current offerings or new products to existing customers. One of our case studies is a local company that has changed its industry. Will your company be next?

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 →
avatar for Nancy Coblez

Nancy Coblez

CEO, Rebel Role Model
Nancy Coblenz is CEO of Rebel Role Model Media & XR, and has over 10 years of tactical marketing & business development experience, garnering over $20 million in sales for the companies she's worked with. Her current company, Rebel Role Model produces multimedia content for millennials... Read More →


Wednesday April 3, 2019 9:30am - 10:15am
Elm Room

9:30am

Data Protection for a Cloud-Connected World.
We take a solid look at how data is stored, how it is protected, and then how to leverage cloud storage for better cost analysis. When you think of backups, rarely do you think about recovery point objectives, and what that means to business. Also recovery time objectives for how long it takes to that data back online. Then what does all this cost?

Speakers
avatar for Joshua Wollard

Joshua Wollard

Sales Engineer, HPE


Wednesday April 3, 2019 9:30am - 10:15am
Cypress Room

9:30am

AI-based Autonomous Response: Are Humans Ready?
Global ransomware attacks like WannaCry already move too quickly for humans to keep up, and even more advanced attacks are on the horizon. Cyber security is quickly becoming an arms race — machines fighting machines on the battleground of corporate networks. Algorithms against algorithms.
Artificial intelligence-based cyber defense can not only detect threats as they emerge but also autonomously respond to attacks in real time. As the shortage of trained cyber analysts worsens, the future of security seems to be automatic. But are humans ready to accept the actions machines would take to neutralize threats?

In this session learn about:
- AI approaches and algorithms for detecting and responding to threats
- How human teams adopt (or resist) automated defenses
- The concepts of ‘human confirmation’ mode and ‘active defense’
- Success stories across Smart Cities, genomics organizations, and industrial control systems

Speakers
avatar for Melissa Strauss

Melissa Strauss

Regional Manager, Darktrace
Melissa Strauss is a Regional Manager at Darktrace, the world’s AI company for cyber defense. She has worked extensively with clients across numerous industry verticals, from healthcare to entertainment, helping them deploy Darktrace’s Enterprise Immune System, the only AI technology... Read More →


Wednesday April 3, 2019 9:30am - 10:15am
Pecan Room

9:30am

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 →



Wednesday April 3, 2019 9:30am - 11:00am
Live Oak Room

10:00am

10:15am

Exhibits and Networking Break
Time to visit with sponsors and exhibitors for networking and demos.


Wednesday April 3, 2019 10:15am - 10:45am
Red Oak Ballroom B

10:30am

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
  • Autonomous response that automatically neutralizes in-progress attacks

Wednesday April 3, 2019 10:30am - 10:45am
Breakout Room 1

10:45am

Melding of Machine and Man
This presentation explains in business friendly terms and visuals how intelligent software & robotics will drive an explosion in automation. AI, Deep Learning, Robotics, Natural Language Processing and Decisions Support Systems all play a role in the rise of Machine Intelligence. We will discuss a framework how machine intelligence pieces fit together and how to explain them to your business stakeholders. We will also present a methodology how to find and evaluate opportunities in your organization. How you work with business leaders to apply these technologies will determine if you can keep up with your competition and deter cyber threats.

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 →


Wednesday April 3, 2019 10:45am - 11:30am
Elm Room

10:45am

Cloud Computing: Public, Private or Hybrid?
Trying to decide between keeping your current environment vs. going to the hyperscalers (AWS, Azure, Google Cloud)? Are there any other hybrid options you should consider? Please join Gary Coben, Senior Vice President of Channel Services at Evolve IP, as he covers the basics of Desktop and Server Virtualization, all the things you wanted to know about the hyperscalers (but were afraid to ask…), along with another option to consider when moving Servers and Desktops to the cloud.

Speakers
avatar for Gary Coben

Gary Coben

Senior Vice President, Channel Services, Evolve IP
With over 35 years in the channel, Gary Coben provides partners with a deep understanding of the sales, marketing, and management needs required to successfully sell cloud communications and cloud computing technologies. As a founding member of the Evolve IP Management team, Mr. Coben... Read More →


Wednesday April 3, 2019 10:45am - 11:30am
Cypress Room

10:45am

Back Office Is Table Stakes - CIO Value Proposition is Driven by Customer Experience
Whether a small business or large brand company, your customers now expect the same frictionless customer experience. They have come to expect Apply easy, Google fast and Amazon intimate in all aspects of business and life and will abandon you quickly if others provide better service. In addition, finding the line between “predictive” and “creepy” is a fine art. In this digital transformation war, this panel will discuss their thoughts on strategies and tactics to and align IT with the customer in supporting strategies. How has this changed for our panelists and how will it continue to change.

Speakers
avatar for Jo Ana Alvarado

Jo Ana Alvarado

Director of Information Technology and Services, San Antonio Housing Authority
Jo Ana Alvarado has more than 25 years of Information Technology experience. She joined SAHA in 2012, and presently oversees the Innovative Technology Department. In her first two years alone, Alvarado transformed 50 SAHA community rooms into areas of opportunity with the implementation... Read More →
avatar for Priscilla Fuentes

Priscilla Fuentes

Sr. Director Application Development & Strategy, HOLT CAT
Priscilla Fuentes has been recognized in the IT field for her unique blend of expertise, influence, leadership, and coaching skills. Currently serving as the Senior Director Application Development & Strategy at Holt Caterpillar (the largest CAT dealer in the United States), her reputation... Read More →
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 Steve Young

Steve Young

Vice President of Technology & Innovation, VIA Metropolitan Transit
Steve Young has served as the Vice President of Technology & Innovation at VIA Metropolitan Transit in San Antonio, Texas, since 2015. VIA Metropolitan Transit serves as the transportation leader for the great San Antonio Metropolitan region, moving over 38 million passengers a year... Read More →


Wednesday April 3, 2019 10:45am - 11:30am
Magnolia Room

10:45am

Crash Course CIM...Or Else
The more products we create, the more logs we generate. The more logs we generate, the more complex it becomes to juggle all that data while keeping it meaningful. Enter the common information model, or CIM. In theory it's a simple and straightforward schema for organizing your data: tags and data models. In adopting it...not so much; let alone when you agree to implement it in three months.

A briefish session on log collection, lessons learned, and why SIEM is (probably) better with CIM.


Speakers
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Merys Raymer

Security Engineer, Critical Start


Wednesday April 3, 2019 10:45am - 11:30am
Pecan Room

11:00am

Artificial Intelligence for Hybrid Cloud - HPE
Manage and digitally transform your infrastructure, and solve your most challenging problems by using artificial intelligence (AI). HPE InfoSight eliminates the pain of managing infrastructure.

Wednesday April 3, 2019 11:00am - 11:15am
Breakout Room 1

11:30am

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 a work. Stop by to see a demo and how Groove.id helps IT teams simplify & secure employee access.

Wednesday April 3, 2019 11:30am - 11:45am
Breakout Room 1

12:45pm

Digital Transformation Through Storytelling & Collaboration
In this session you will hear how organizations are transforming themselves using data analysis, storytelling and fostering collaboration within the technology and business groups to drive change. We will talk about key processes, which data visualization tools are right for your company and more.

Speakers
avatar for Arun Schipse

Arun Schipse

Manager of Data Science & Innovation, CPS Energy
avatar for Kevin Martin

Kevin Martin

PMP, PMI-ACP, USAA
Kevin D. Martin, PMP, PMI-ACP brings executive leadership and real project/program/portfolio experience in Information Technology, Call Center Operations and Project Management disciplines.  Actively involved in the vision & growth of a global award winning Alamo PMI chapter, his... Read More →
avatar for Bryon Mosier

Bryon Mosier

Security Service Federal Credit Union, Data Analyst/Performance Analytics


Wednesday April 3, 2019 12:45pm - 1:30pm
Magnolia Room

12:45pm

Migrating Monitoring to Observability – How to Transform DevOps from being Reactive to Proactive
With your Digital Transformation in full swing, it’s time to transform the way you look at your systems and services.  With the speed of DevOps, you need your monitoring to be faster, more agile, and more accurate.  You can’t afford your systems to be down.   Let’s explore new innovative approaches to proactively monitoring service availability and performance.

Speakers
avatar for Craig Haessig

Craig Haessig

Senior Solutions Architect, Mobius Partners


Wednesday April 3, 2019 12:45pm - 1:30pm
Live Oak Room

12:45pm

Paths to Cloud Native
Migration to the cloud offers us an opportunity to evaluate how we build and deploy software in order to improve our agility, flexibility and resilience. But, where do we get started? In this session, we'll discuss paths to cloud native adoption from the top down, defining the space as we go and providing context for the reasons we do things the way we do. We'll discuss microservices and containers, CI/CD workflows and container orchestration with Kubernetes. From there, we'll get into Day Two concerns with API gateways and service meshes, infrastructure components which help us manage containers at scale. Finally we'll discuss Serverless, which offers even more powerful abstractions and greater efficiencies.

Speakers
avatar for Jesse Butler

Jesse Butler

Principal Cloud Developer Advocate, Oracle Cloud
Jesse is a developer advocate with Oracle Cloud Native Labs. He started in software engineering nearly 20 years ago, slowly working his way up the stack from driver development into userspace to finally (reluctantly) learning Javascript. He’s been working with containers for the... Read More →


Wednesday April 3, 2019 12:45pm - 1:30pm
Cypress Room

12:45pm

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 →



Wednesday April 3, 2019 12:45pm - 1:30pm
Elm Room

12:45pm

Threat Predictions - Cybersecurity in 2019
Mapping the Future, Cybersecurity in 2019. Technology trends, Trend Micro Solutions, and mapping our solutions as part of a connected threat defense strategy. Also how focus has shifted from 2018 to 2019 in terms of security strategy and priorities.

Speakers
avatar for Jesse Brown

Jesse Brown

CISSP, Security Solutions Architect, Trend Micro


Wednesday April 3, 2019 12:45pm - 1:30pm
Pecan Room

1:00pm

Artificial Intelligence for Hybrid Cloud - HPE
Manage and digitally transform your infrastructure, and solve your most challenging problems by using artificial intelligence (AI). HPE InfoSight eliminates the pain of managing infrastructure.

Wednesday April 3, 2019 1:00pm - 1:15pm
Breakout Room 1

1:30pm

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
  • Autonomous response that automatically neutralizes in-progress attacks

Wednesday April 3, 2019 1:30pm - 1:45pm
Breakout Room 1

1:45pm

The Enterprise Path to Service Mesh Architectures
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?
- What does it cost to run a mesh (in terms of performance overhead)?

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 →


Wednesday April 3, 2019 1:45pm - 2:30pm
Live Oak Room

1:45pm

The Hype & Hope of AI
This session focusses on understanding where the momentum is in the market for AI, across various industries and how is it poised to shape in the future. This session will go into the detail of the common patterns, the adoption challenges and best practices from working with global corporations and organizations,. The session will end with a set of predictions for how Enterprise AI is shaping in 2019 and beyond.

Speakers
avatar for Ganesh Padmanabhan

Ganesh Padmanabhan

VP, Head of Marketing & Business Development, CognitiveScale, Inc
Ganesh Padmanabhan is the Head of Global Business Development and Worldwide Marketing at CognitiveScale. He is passionate about bringing disruptive technologies to market and has established a track record of driving growth through corporate strategy, product and business development... Read More →


Wednesday April 3, 2019 1:45pm - 2:30pm
Cypress Room

1:45pm

Digital Strategic Planning: The IT Department Must Do a New Mindset Reboot
This presentation is a look at the IT approaches and mindsets that have been in place over the last ten years, and it contrasts them with the new IT approaches and mindsets required to support the accelerating cloud and digital transformation trends impacting IT departments all over the world. The IT department of the future will be radically different, and this talk looks at how to make the required transformations.

Since 2012, Russ Finney has served in parallel as a researcher with the itmWEB Group, as an Advisory Partner with the Stratamation Network, and a business and strategy Lecturer at the University of Texas McCombs School of Business. From these perspectives, and the associated research, he is seeing and sharing the trends and actions that the very most successful companies are taking to make the IT transformations required to support future models, organizations, and strategies required for business digital transformation, hybrid clouds, machine learning, big data, and analytics. In this talk, he shares how organizations are making these mindset changes.

Prior to his current research and teaching, Russ worked as a CIO in the semiconductor, aerospace, and financial services industries for over 20 years. In 2016, he was named a Top 5 executive CIO Influencer through social media by Apollo Research (@rfinney). The key take-away ideas from this presentation are IT executive action items and approaches which can be immediately applied at any company - no matter the size or sophistication.

Speakers
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 →


Wednesday April 3, 2019 1:45pm - 2:30pm
Elm Room

1:45pm

Good (and Bad) Ideas for Securing Borderless Networks
Cloud and mobile computing have changed the way we work for good. SaaS is the norm, employees choose their own devices and work from anywhere. Modern technology makes us more productive through on-demand, instant access to cloud applications and services for every business process. It also creates security challenges for IT teams who must secure an environment that is no longer exclusively behind a network border. In this session, we'll highlight options, good & bad, for securing today's borderless networks. We'll discuss what we can learn from the incident history and how that can inform the choices we can make to secure our users and data.

Speakers
avatar for Ross Kinder

Ross Kinder

Co-founder & CTO, Groove.id
Ross Kinder is Co-founder & CTO of Groove.id, a cybersecurity company whose identity management solution helps IT teams simplify and secure employee access by eliminating the use of passwords. Prior to founding Groove.id, Ross spent 6 years at Secureworks, a leading managed security... Read More →


Wednesday April 3, 2019 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Pecan Room

1:45pm

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 Cynthia Barrera

Cynthia Barrera

Managing Director, Accenture Operations
Cynthia Barrera is a Managing Director for Accenture’s Client Delivery and Operations workforce based out of San Antonio, Texas. She has 20 years of experience in the outsourcing industry. Currently, Cynthia is the service delivery lead at the San Antonio Intelligent Operations... Read More →
avatar for Lisa Heritage McLin

Lisa Heritage McLin

Vice President of Channel Sales and Channel Chief, Rackspace
As Rackspace’s Vice President of Channel Sales and Channel Chief, Lisa Heritage McLin is responsible for the strategy and execution of growing partner relationships and propelling organizational revenue. Having been with Rackspace since 2002, she has mastered the development of... Read More →
avatar for Wendy Shepperd

Wendy Shepperd

VP of Engineering, Liquid Web
Wendy Shepperd, Vice President of Engineering at Liquid Web, drives technology strategy, architecture, business alignment, and customer success for the company’s product development and site reliability engineering organization. She also oversees technical operations for Liquid... Read More →
avatar for Janel Ann Garcia

Janel Ann Garcia

CEO, TriQuest Business Services
TriQuest Business Services, LLC was founded in 2009 by President, Janel Ann Garcia. TriQuest is known for temporary and permanent placement services specializing in IT, Accounting, Finance, Administrative, and Human Resource. TriQuest has serviced over 100 medium to large sized companies... Read More →


Wednesday April 3, 2019 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Magnolia Room

2:45pm

Containers: What You Need to Know, So You Know What You Need to Know
An intro to containers talk assuming you have some base Linux technical skills. Outlining what you should focus on if you want to learn container technologies.  This talk will also discuss why the sudden rush to containers and the technology behind them.  

Speakers
avatar for Ell Marquez

Ell Marquez

Community Architect, Linux Academy


Wednesday April 3, 2019 2:45pm - 3:30pm
Live Oak Room

2:45pm

Cool FREE Things You Get With Office365!
Microsoft includes a bunch of cool services/features within Office365 subscriptions that most people don’t know they are getting. We could do a presentation covering some of those things. (We actually wouldn’t have time to cover all of them!)
  • PowerBI Basic Features
  • Microsoft Forms
  • Microsoft Bookings

Speakers
avatar for James Leach

James Leach

Director, ENTRUST Labs
James Leach is an experienced, hands-on solutions architect involved in the architecture, design and implementation of cloud solutions including Microsoft Azure and Office 365. He has been involved with technology since, at the age of 14 he accompanied his father to a college-level... Read More →


Wednesday April 3, 2019 2:45pm - 3:30pm
Cypress Room

2:45pm

Security within a Multi Cloud Environment
The next wave of cloud involves multiple environments, which begs the question: how do you securely orchestrate various architectures and policies? This session will address risk best practices, like containers and data gravity, and will highlight advantages, such as best of breed selection and disaster preparedness. Join this peer-led discussion about the top considerations for adopting a secure, multi-cloud strategy. Gain an understanding of how CXOs can become best-in-class brokers of services, eliminating the business’s worries about scalability, security and governance.

Speakers
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Brian Anderson

Director of Information Security, University of the Incarnate Word
avatar for Jeff Reich

Jeff Reich

Co-Founder & Chief Risk Officer & Chief Operating Officer, LexAlign PBC
Jeff Reich, Co-Founder, and Chief Risk Officer, and Chief Operating Officer of LexAlign PBC, has developed a history of entering situations where little to no security or risk management infrastructure exists, or an existing system needs updating. He has been actively involved in... Read More →
avatar for Chris Pinkston

Chris Pinkston

Sales Manager, Spanning Cloud Apps


Wednesday April 3, 2019 2:45pm - 3:30pm
Magnolia Room

2:45pm

Top Ten Tech Mistakes that Make the Company Call the Lawyers
It may be good to “Move Fast and Break Things,” but sometimes breaking the wrong thing has serious legal ramifications that can’t be fixed. There are, of course, the big examples, like Zenefits’ founder and CEO being forced out over alleged violations of insurance laws in multiple states. But many of the mistakes are so common and so fundamental that they prevent the company from even getting off the ground at all. This talk will cover the top ten legal trip-ups that techies make in both early-stage and enterprise companies and, most importantly, how to avoid them.

Speakers
avatar for Debra L. Innocenti-Placette

Debra L. Innocenti-Placette

Partner, Innocenti Jones, PLLC
Debra Innocenti-Placette has been named a Tech Titan by the San Antonio Business Journal and a VIP Geek by Geekdom. WOAI has called her one of the top Internet and cyber lawyers in the state. She maintains a diverse transactional and litigation practice for emerging companies in the... Read More →



Wednesday April 3, 2019 2:45pm - 3:30pm
Pecan Room
 
Thursday, April 4
 

9:00am

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
  • Autonomous response that automatically neutralizes in-progress attacks

Thursday April 4, 2019 9:00am - 9:15am
Breakout Room 1

9:00am

Serverless Design Patterns
A frequent question we hear from people new to serverless is "What can I do with it?". The answer is quite a lot. Web and mobile backend implementation, real-time file and stream processing and other use cases are an excellent fit for Serverless. In this talk, we'll get familiar with what Serverless is, then dive in by looking at some design patterns and what sorts of workflows we can leverage. We’ll also review some design considerations and best practices.

Speakers
avatar for Jesse Butler

Jesse Butler

Principal Cloud Developer Advocate, Oracle Cloud
Jesse is a developer advocate with Oracle Cloud Native Labs. He started in software engineering nearly 20 years ago, slowly working his way up the stack from driver development into userspace to finally (reluctantly) learning Javascript. He’s been working with containers for the... Read More →


Thursday April 4, 2019 9:00am - 9:45am
Magnolia Room

9:00am

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 →


Thursday April 4, 2019 9:00am - 9:45am
Elm Room

9:00am

Top Ten Tech Mistakes that Make the Company Call the Lawyers
It may be good to “Move Fast and Break Things,” but sometimes breaking the wrong thing has serious legal ramifications that can’t be fixed. There are, of course, the big examples, like Zenefits’ founder and CEO being forced out over alleged violations of insurance laws in multiple states. But many of the mistakes are so common and so fundamental that they prevent the company from even getting off the ground at all. This talk will cover the top ten legal trip-ups that techies make in both early-stage and enterprise companies and, most importantly, how to avoid them.

Speakers
avatar for Debra L. Innocenti-Placette

Debra L. Innocenti-Placette

Partner, Innocenti Jones, PLLC
Debra Innocenti-Placette has been named a Tech Titan by the San Antonio Business Journal and a VIP Geek by Geekdom. WOAI has called her one of the top Internet and cyber lawyers in the state. She maintains a diverse transactional and litigation practice for emerging companies in the... Read More →



Thursday April 4, 2019 9:00am - 9:45am
Pecan Room

9:00am

Exhibitor Hall Hours
Thursday April 4, 2019 9:00am - 2:30pm
Red Oak Ballroom B

9:30am

Artificial Intelligence for Hybrid Cloud - HPE
Manage and digitally transform your infrastructure, and solve your most challenging problems by using artificial intelligence (AI). HPE InfoSight eliminates the pain of managing infrastructure.

Thursday April 4, 2019 9:30am - 9:45am
Breakout Room 1

10:00am

A glimpse into Trend Micro Deep Security
A valuable look into how Trend Micro™ Deep Security™, powered by XGen™, seamlessly integrates into Microsoft® Azure™ and protects across container development and runtime environments with a single solution.

Thursday April 4, 2019 10:00am - 10:15am
Breakout Room 1

10:15am

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 Mandy Whaley

Mandy Whaley

Director. SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT, Cisco
avatar for Ernest Mueller

Ernest Mueller

Director of Engineering Operations, AlienVault
avatar for Karthik Gaekwad

Karthik Gaekwad

Principal, Oracle
Karthik Gaekwad is a veteran engineer who enjoys building software products using cloud and container technologies. He has worked in both large enterprises and startups with his career spanning National Instruments, Mentor Graphics, Signal Sciences, and StackEngine (acquired by Oracle... Read More →


Thursday April 4, 2019 10:15am - 11:00am
Magnolia Room

10:15am

Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning: A New Imperative for the C-Suite and IT Executive Leadership
Twenty years ago, Bill Gates spoke about creating a “digital nervous system” for a business that was connected both internally and externally using networks, servers, PCs, and the internet. That vision has largely been achieved on a bigger and richer scale. Today what used to be an idea straight out of “science fiction” is now becoming a “science reality” with the convergence of massive processing power, storage, and connectivity. Machine learning and its capabilities are already imbedded in many advanced products - and the number different intelligence and learning applications for a business to choose and utilize is growing exponentially.

Since 2012, Russ Finney has served in parallel as a researcher with the itmWEB Group, as an advisory partner with the Stratamation Network, and a business and strategy Lecturer at the University of Texas McCombs School of Business. From these perspectives, and the associated research, he is seeing and sharing the critical paths and trends that the most successful companies are taking to plan and maximize their own use of artificial intelligence and machine learning to serve both customers and internal employees. Artificial intelligence is creating significant new efficiencies for business and, as a result, these improvements are creating the additional space for employees to be more innovative and to add more value. In this talk, Russ explains exactly how organizations are making this happen.

Prior to his current research and teaching, Russ worked as a CIO in the semiconductor, aerospace, and financial services industries for over 20 years. In 2016, he was named a Top 5 executive CIO Influencer through social media by Apollo Research (@rfinney). The key take-away ideas from this presentation are IT executive action items and approaches which can be immediately applied at any company - no matter the size or sophistication.

Speakers
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 →


Thursday April 4, 2019 10:15am - 11:00am
Elm Room

10:15am

Building a Stronger Community by Poisoning Your Own Well
It's a community based talk addressing some of the people skill issues in the technical community, imposter syndrome, and how we can use mentorship to change our community.

Speakers
avatar for Ell Marquez

Ell Marquez

Community Architect, Linux Academy


Thursday April 4, 2019 10:15am - 11:00am
Pecan Room

10:30am

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
  • Autonomous response that automatically neutralizes in-progress attacks

Thursday April 4, 2019 10:30am - 10:45am
Breakout Room 1

11:00am

Artificial Intelligence for Hybrid Cloud - HPE
Manage and digitally transform your infrastructure, and solve your most challenging problems by using artificial intelligence (AI). HPE InfoSight eliminates the pain of managing infrastructure.

Thursday April 4, 2019 11:00am - 11:15am
Breakout Room 1

11:00am

Future Trends in Enterprise Architecture
Speakers
avatar for Karthik Gaekwad

Karthik Gaekwad

Principal, Oracle
Karthik Gaekwad is a veteran engineer who enjoys building software products using cloud and container technologies. He has worked in both large enterprises and startups with his career spanning National Instruments, Mentor Graphics, Signal Sciences, and StackEngine (acquired by Oracle... Read More →
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Steve Watt

Chief Architect for Emerging Technologies, Red Hat
Steve Watt is the Chief Architect for Emerging Technologies within Red Hat’s Office of Technology. The Emerging Technologies group is responsible for the early identification and incubation of emerging and disruptive technologies. Presently, Steve’s teams are working on Red Hat’s... Read More →


Thursday April 4, 2019 11:00am - 11:45am
Magnolia Room

11:00am

Data Protection for a Cloud-Connected World.
We take a solid look at how data is stored, how it is protected, and then how to leverage cloud storage for better cost analysis. When you think of backups, rarely do you think about recovery point objectives, and what that means to business. Also recovery time objectives for how long it takes to that data back online. Then what does all this cost?

Speakers
avatar for Joshua Wollard

Joshua Wollard

Sales Engineer, HPE


Thursday April 4, 2019 11:00am - 11:45am
Elm Room

11:00am

Navigating the Alternative Facts of Malware Prevention
This talk, given by an individual not linked to any anti-malware vendor, is the result of over two years of research covering several dozen tools in the anti-malware space, in an effort to find the ideal tool for our corporate environment. It is intended to be an in-depth focus on the evolution of the space, the tools, and the technologies behind them, with a “no holds barred” approach to presenting our evaluation methodology and results.

Speakers
avatar for Josh Sokol

Josh Sokol

Information Security Program Owner, National Instruments
Information Security has always been Josh's passion and in early 2010 National Instruments finally gave him the opportunity to become the Information Security Program Owner.  Today, he continues to run their security program handling everything from compliance to enterprise risk... Read More →


Thursday April 4, 2019 11:00am - 11:45am
Pecan Room

1:00pm

DATA, Finally Using Your Company’s Most Strategic Asset
Data is your company asset that powers almost all of your systems. With the doubling of data every two years this is putting your legacy analytic systems at risk. With the many new types of data a single database strategy is out of date. With the cloud applications moving to the edge of cloud and IoT adding many new real-time data feeds how does this affect your companies strategic asset?? What is the strategic value of building systems to use data that is outside your enterprise? This session will address these items and many more.

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 →



Thursday April 4, 2019 1:00pm - 1:45pm
Elm Room

1:00pm

Don't be Famous: Securing a Kubernetes Cluster
Teams deploying Kubernetes are either ignoring security, doing it halfway, or even shooting themselves in the foot. No one wants to be famous for a breach in their container orchestration systems. In this talk Hart Hoover, Kubernetes Architect from VMware, will walk through steps to secure a Kubernetes cluster during installation and operations.

Speakers
avatar for Hart Hoover

Hart Hoover

Kubernetes Architect, VMware
Hart Hoover works as a Kubernetes Architect at VMware, getting customers from zero to production with Kubernetes and other CNCF projects. Hart is a former speaker at several OpenStack Summits, Cloud Expo, DevOpsDays, Cisco Live, Texas Linux Fest, and others. He is also a co-organizer... Read More →


Thursday April 4, 2019 1:00pm - 1:45pm
Pecan Room

2:15pm

Cool FREE Things You Get With Office365!
Microsoft includes a bunch of cool services/features within Office365 subscriptions that most people don’t know they are getting. We could do a presentation covering some of those things. (We actually wouldn’t have time to cover all of them!)
  • PowerBI Basic Features
  • Microsoft Forms
  • Microsoft Bookings

Speakers
avatar for James Leach

James Leach

Director, ENTRUST Labs
James Leach is an experienced, hands-on solutions architect involved in the architecture, design and implementation of cloud solutions including Microsoft Azure and Office 365. He has been involved with technology since, at the age of 14 he accompanied his father to a college-level... Read More →


Thursday April 4, 2019 2:15pm - 3:00pm
Magnolia Room

2:15pm

Don't Let Your Efforts Flounder, Include Business Transformation Change Work in Your Budget, Both Ops & Projects
Do projects or operations improvement effort stall or worse, end up not successful? We have found that most failing projects and other efforts do so for the lack of real Business Transformation Change Management work. Without a real change plan, valuable time and cost can be wasted when adoption lags or completely falls off. This is the real measure of project success, not on time, on budget, on scope... If real use is not attained, waste wins. We go over how to ensure the success of your efforts, and that takes real work! We discuss specifics on how to drive change into your organization.

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 →


Thursday April 4, 2019 2:15pm - 3:00pm
Elm Room

2:15pm

Symantec Internet Security Threat Report (ISTR) 2019, Volume 24
I’m thrilled to share that Symantec’s Internet Security Threat Report (ISTR) 2019, Vol. 24 has been released! If you’re not familiar with the report, it’s a crown jewel of intelligence Symantec publishes each year, whichprovides an overview and analysis of the year in global threat activity. The report is based on intel from the world’s largest civilian threat network, including our 123 million sensors which record thousands of threat events per second from 157 countries and block 142 million threats daily.
The 2019 Internet Security Threat Report takes a deep dive into the latest trends in cyber security attacks, including:
  • Formjacking: The Breakthrough Threat of 2018
  • Living Off the Land Attacks and Supply Chain Weaknesses are Here to Stay
  • Cryptojacking Down, But Certainly Not Out
  • Cloud Security is Organizations’ Achilles Heel
  • IoT in the Crosshairs of Cyber Criminals and Attack Groups

Speakers
avatar for Scott Parker, CISSP, CISM, SCS

Scott Parker, CISSP, CISM, SCS

Sr Principal Systems Engineer, Symantec Corporation
Scott has been with Symantec for almost 20 years and is an Information Systems Security Association Distinguished Fellow with over 30 years of tactical and strategic information security experience across multiple control points – data centers, endpoints, and gateways with a focus... Read More →



Thursday April 4, 2019 2:15pm - 3:00pm
Pecon Room

3:00pm

Alamo ISSA Happy Hour
Come join Inspired eLearning and Alamo ISSA for a post
InnoTech Happy Hour event on April 4th from 3:00-6:00.

Located at: Hotel Aloft @ Park North Shopping Center
Address: 838 Northwest Loop 410, San Antonio, TX 78216

Parking can be found ground level with the hotel (Aloft) with the bar directly to your right as soon as you walk in!


Thursday April 4, 2019 3:00pm - 6:00pm
Aloft Hotel