ElevateIT: DFW Technology Summit 2020

Irving Convention Center
July 10, 2020
500 Las Colinas Blvd W Irving, TX 75039

Disruptive Innovation in Technology

North Texas is a hot bed disruptive innovation for startups and established firms alike. From Finance to Health Care, Technology to Manufacturing, the Dallas/Fort Worth area is where business gets done! We know that with ever changing markets and technologies, it is imperative that organizations can adapt with speed and skill. There must be a shift in IT strategies to ensure that the right steps are taken to power the global digital transformation. The ElevateIT: DFW Technology Summit is designed with your goals in mind, and we are excited to connect you with local experts and resources to assist with your IT & Security needs. The 2nd Annual ElevateIT: DFW Technology Summit will be hosted at the Irving Convention Center on Jouly 10th, 2020. We hope you will join us for a full day of Peer-to-Peer Networking, Educational Presentations by Industry Leaders, and 50+ vendors to evaluate. Be sure to attend and get entered to win Door Prizes, Free Parking, and a $2500 Visa Gift Card Grand Prize!


Keynote Speaker Jody Davids
Retired SVP and Global CIO of PepsiCo






Jody Davids
Retired
SVP & Glogal CIO
PepsiCo
Jody Davids has recently retired from her role as Senior Vice President and Global Chief Information Officer of PepsiCo. In its global portfolio of food and beverage brands, PepsiCo has 22 brands that generate more than $1 billion each in annual retail sales.

With net revenues of over $63 billion, PepsiCo’s main businesses also make hundreds of other enjoyable foods and beverages that are respected household names throughout the world. As the leader of the IT function at PepsiCo, Jody was responsible for delivering all information technology and digital services to PepsiCo through a large network of IT associates and partners worldwide.

Jody has nearly 40 years of experience leading and developing technology for large organizations. Prior to joining PepsiCo in 2016, Jody was CIO for Agrium Inc. and over the course of her career, she has led at Best Buy, Cardinal Health, Nike, and Apple.

Jody’s professional associations include serving on the board of Premier Inc., which provides performance improvement services to hospitals and other healthcare organizations. She also serves on the board for The Eyes of Freedom. Jody earned a bachelor’s degree and MBA from San Jose State University. She currently resides in both Plano, Texas, and New Albany, OH.

Title: Perspectives on Life and Leadership

Tech Theater I | 8am - 9am

"You can't always choose what happens to you in life. You can ALWAYS choose how you respond.” As a lifetime IT professional, Jody Davids’ outlook on leadership is deeply impactful and inspiring. Jody will share key lessons she learned as she moved through her career at iconic global brands while going through the ups and downs of raising her own family."







THE ElevateIT
ADVANTAGE


ElevateIT inspires and empowers idea creation through a disruptive transformational culture by attracting the finest speakers and vendors imparting solid strategies able to quickly be implemented within Enterprises and Start-Ups alike.

We strive to bring together the ever-changing multi-facets of the Technology Industry in a fun, safe and informative atmosphere and feel fortunate to have good friends, good partners and a priceless reputation with our industry community. See what we mean for yourself by watching our summit videos.



Gold Sponsors



Armor is a cloud security company that takes the complexity out of protecting your data, whether it resides in a private, public, or hybrid cloud—or in an on-premise IT environment. We provide managed security solutions that give you a clear picture of threats facing your organization and are designed with PCI, HIPAA, and GDPR compliance in mind.
Malwarebytes secures endpoints, making workplaces resilient. Our adaptive cyber protection predicts and detects attacks with multi-layer detection across the kill chain. We enable active threat response with machine learning that is actionable and automated, allowing for full recovery when a compromise occurs. We empower enterprise endpoint orchestration across siloed IT and Security organizations .... , simplifying security management and making responses effective. Malwarebytes makes endpoints resilient so workplaces can protect and remediate, and employees can regain control of their digital lives.
SentinelOne, headquartered in Mountain View, California, is a provider of next-generation endpoint security, serving more than 2000 customers globally, including 3 of the Fortune 10. Leveraging a single autonomous agent architecture and cloud analytics platform – the SentinelOne solution enables customers to defend against the most advanced cyber threats, including malware, ransomware, and non-m .... alware attacks. Deployed via the cloud, on premise or as a multi-tenant managed service, customers use SentinelOne to protect their servers, VDI, cloud and endpoint systems (including cross platform coverage for Windows, Windows legacy, macOS, and Linux), hunt threats, and replace legacy antivirus.


Lunch & Learn Sponsors



Lastline’s Network Detection and Response platform detects and contains sophisticated threats before they disrupt your business, on premises and in the cloud. We offer the industry’s most accurate detection of threats entering and operating within your network, unmatched visibility across the complete attack chain and automated remediation.
Merlin's Cyber Observer monitoring capabilities with a secure messaging platform that allows you to coordinate responses to vulnerabilities and breaches without fear of eavesdropping. The most common method a threat actor uses for tracking your incident response plans is your open business communication tools.


Breakout Presentation Sponsors



For more than 25 years, APCON has consistently delivered smart, stable and scalable technology solutions that provide an unparalleled level of confidence to organizations seeking total visibility and security of physical, private and public cloud networks. With customers around the world, APCON provides adaptable and flexible solutions to organizations ranging from midsize companies to Fortune 100 .... enterprises. APCON assures superior network monitoring while supporting traffic analysis and streamlined network management and security.
Through the industry-leading Concierge Security™ Team, Arctic Wolf provides the 24x7 managed cybersecurity protection IT-constrained companies need to keep their valuable business data safe. Personal, predictable protection – it’s the Arctic Wolf difference.
CRITICALSTART is leading the way in Managed Detection and Response. Our mission is simple: protect our customers’ brand while reducing their risk. We do this for organizations of all sizes through our award-winning portfolio, from the delivery of managed security services to security-readiness assessments using our proven framework, the Defendable Network, professional services, and product fulf .... illment.
AI-based security is a powerful force multiplier. BlackBerry Cylance focuses the power of artificial intelligence on autonomous security decision making that is designed to stay ahead of attackers—years ahead. Our native AI solutions deliver the threat prevention, detection, and response capabilities security teams need to maximize their own expertise with better insight —and in turn drive bet .... ter informed strategic security decisions.
Protecting corporate networks, cloud and virtualized environments, IoT and industrial control systems, Darktrace autonomously detects and fights back against emerging cyber-threats across the enterprise.
Datrium is on a mission to simplify the multi-cloud data lifecycle. Our platform provides you with unprecedented speed, agility and efficiency by converging the data lifecycle across on-prem and hyperscalar clouds in a single, secure platform.
Ivanti is changing the IT landscape by breaking down IT silos with increased visibility, shared data, and automated processes. We’re helping customers respond to user demands and market changes, comply with regulations, and secure the entire organization—all while reducing costs. We call it the Power of Unified IT.
Managing storage continues to be complex, and often expensive. Something needs to change, and it certainly won't be a dramatic increase in staffing. Fortunately, object storage is the answer. By eliminating the use of legacy RAID, object storage, can be the foundation for a scale-out converged storage solution that solves both data protection and primary storage challenges. Want to recover a multi .... -TB VM in less than a second? No problem. Want to protect files from ransomware? No problem. Need an enterprise file serving, archiving, or virtual server storage solution? No Problem.












C-Suite Forum
Connected Communities - Transforming the Enterprise for the Evolution of Smart Cities, Counties, and Airports



Eric Yancy
Information Security Officer
City of Irving

Sonya Bridges
AVP, Information Technology
DFW International Airport

Michael Andreson
CISO
Dallas County

Moderator: Robin Austin
CTO
Collier Group

Happy Hour Reception Sponsors



Ivanti is changing the IT landscape by breaking down IT silos with increased visibility, shared data, and automated processes. We’re helping customers respond to user demands and market changes, comply with regulations, and secure the entire organization—all while reducing costs. We call it the Power of Unified IT.


Conference Exhibitors

Supporting Sponsors


Advisory Board




Aaron Mattson
Aaron Mattson
CISO
Andrews Distributing
Adam Little
Adam Little
Executive Director
JP Morgan Chase
Asif Effendi
Asif Effendi
Sr. Product Security Leader
Baker Hughes
Bhavesh Advani
Bhavesh Advani
VP, Cybersecurity & Tech Infrastructure
Fidelity Investments
Bill Floyd
Bill Floyd
CTO
Lexipol
Bill McDonnald
Bill McDonnald
CIO
WIS International
Bob Pacheco
Bob Pacheco
CTO
Tarrant County College District
Brad Coleman
Brad Coleman
VP. Dir Technology Solutions
Federal Home Loan Bank of Dallas
Brad Waisanen
Brad Waisanen
VP. IS Global Security
TTI Inc
Branden Williams
Branden Williams
Director, Cyber Security
Union Bank
Brandy Holbert
Brandy Holbert
VP. IT Applications Development
Hiltop Holdings
Brian White
Brian White
VP Support & Repair
Ericsson
Brim Basom
Brim Basom
CIO
Mothers Against Drunk Driving
Carissa De Santis
Carissa De Santis
VP of IT
Dickey's Barbecue Restaurants, Inc.
Cary Edwards
Cary Edwards
CIO
JDC Healthcare Management
Chandra Gundlapalli
Chandra Gundlapalli
Global VP, Applications
Unisys
Chris Barnes
Chris Barnes
CTO
Howard, LLP
Chris Woods
Chris Woods
Fellow
Lockheed Martin
Christopher Mahanna
Christopher Mahanna
CIO
QM Consulting
Clinton Osteen
Clinton Osteen
Sr Dir of IT
Granite Properties
Craig Broussard
Craig Broussard
Global Infrastructure Director
NHC Corp
Dave Belanger
Dave Belanger
CISO
Maxor National Pharmacy Services
Dave Bergh
Dave Bergh
vCISO
Fortium Partners
Deepak Chebbi
Deepak Chebbi
Director Solutions Architecture
AmerisourceBergen Corporation
Dennis Fink
Dennis Fink
Information Risk & Security
Toyota
Eddie Ho
Eddie Ho
Former CIO
Community Banks
Garth Reis
Garth Reis
CTO
Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss
Gary Petroski
Gary Petroski
ITSO
National Weather Service
George Pulikkathara
George Pulikkathara
CISSP, CISM, CISA - Global Director Client Information Security
Avanade, Inc.
Glenn Johnson
Glenn Johnson
VP Infrastructure Operations
Hudson Advisors
Gregory Wilson
Gregory Wilson
CISO
Pioneer Natural Resources
Gustavo Vasconcelos
Gustavo Vasconcelos
VP Applications Development
BenefitMall
Ian Schneller
Ian Schneller
SVP Global Information Security
Bank of America
Jaimin Shah
Jaimin Shah
Information Security Officer
Greystar
James Carpenter
James Carpenter
Director
Texas Scottish Rite Hospital
James Clent
James Clent
CIO
Remington Hotels
Jana Gilmore
Jana Gilmore
Director of IT
PawTree
Jeff DeFord
Jeff DeFord
CTO
Parkland Health & Hospital System
Jessica Nemmers
Jessica Nemmers
Director of Information & Security
Commercial Metals Company
Jimmy Williams
Jimmy Williams
CIO
Chactaw Nation of Oklahoma
Jeanette Wayne
Jeanette Wayne
CIO, Technical Diagnostic Services
TDS
Jorge Hernandez
Jorge Hernandez
VP of IT
Azteca Comunicaciones Columbia
John Henthorne
John Henthorne
VP of IT
DeGolyer and MacNaughton
John Delano
John Delano
Regional CIO - Southwest
Advent Health
Juan Arias
Juan Arias
SVP Business Technology
Bank of America
Kalaivani Shanmugam
Kalaivani Shanmugam
Security Delivery Lead
Michaels
Khan Md Anwarus Salam
Khan Md Anwarus Salam
CTO
Apex Asset Managment
Lester Lewis
Lester Lewis
Director of Server & Network Management
Dallas County
Louis Martinez
Louis Martinez
CIO
PDX, Inc
Mark Lynd
Mark Lynd
Top 10 Global AI & Cybersecurity Professional
Relevant Track
Marvin Nevels
Marvin Nevels
Chief Privacy Officer
Santander Consumer USA
Max Horne
Max Horne
CIO - SVP of IT
Colonial Savings
Michael Anderson
Michael Anderson
CISO
Dallas County
Mike Madero
Mike Madero
AVP, Information Security
Mr. Cooper
Nimesh Mehta
Nimesh Mehta
CIO
National Life Group
Puneet Nanda
Puneet Nanda
Head of Information Security, CISO, CISM
Verizon
Randal Senter
Randal Senter
Associate Director
DTCC
Randy Stroud
Randy Stroud
CISO
Hunt Companies
Randy Krzyston
Randy Krzyston
Sr Manager IT Security & Compliance
Brinks Home Security
Ravi Boggaram
Ravi Boggaram
CTO Sr Director, Global Digital Services
PepsiCo
Rebecca Cap Mertens
Rebecca Cap Mertens
CTO
Publishing Concepts
Reuben Najera
Reuben Najera
Director of IT
Shermco Industries
Richard Alvarado
Richard Alvarado
Director, Risk & Compliance
Epsilon
Robert Pace
Robert Pace
Vp of Information Security & Compliance
First American Payment Systems
Rusty Kennington
Rusty Kennington
CIO
Corsicana Mattress Company
Saj Khan
Saj Khan
Technology Officer
City of Carrollton
Robin Austin
Robin Austin
CTO
Colliers Group
Satish Dave
Satish Dave
CIO
Riata Capital Group, LLC
Simon Speight
Simon Speight
CTO
American Help Desk
Scot Miller
Scot Miller
SVP, CISO
Mr. Cooper
Shannon Albright
Shannon Albright
VP Info Sec Operations
RoundPoint Mortgage Servicing Corp
Sharad Karkera
Sharad Karkera
CTO
US LawShield
Shelby Neal
Shelby Neal
VP of IT
Accuhealth
Sonya Bridges
Sonya Bridges
AVP, Information Technology Svcs
DFW International Airport
Sree Sreenath
Sree Sreenath
CTO
Bed Beacon
Steve Taff
Steve Taff
CTO
Lanvera
Subhendu Rath
Subhendu Rath
Sr. Director IT Enterprise Systems
Susan G. Komen Foundation
Terry Raitt
Terry Raitt
VP, Information Security
National Bankruptcy Services
Thomas Sweet
Thomas Sweet
VP of IT Solutions
GM Financial
Timothy Marshall
Timothy Marshall
CIO
Dallas Community College District
Todd Trimble
Todd Trimble
Sr. Director Information Security
Global Payments, Inc.
Tony Wasson
Tony Wasson
Executive Director of IT
Trinity Industries, Inc
Ty Brewer
Ty Brewer
VP Management Systems
History Maker Homes
Vibha Gore
Vibha Gore
VP of Enterprise Applications
Stream Realty Partner
Vineet Rao
Vineet Rao
SVP, CIO
Inspirus
William Haung
William Haung
Former CIO of SPS Business Unit
Mitchell International
Zubair Faiz
Zubair Faiz
CIO
Healthcare Highways, Inc.

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