ElevateIT: TOLA Technology Summit 2020

July 10, 2020
Online, Virtual Convention

Disruptive Innovation in Technology

The Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Arkansas (TOLA) region is a hot bed of Disruptive Innovation within startups and established firms alike. From Finance to Health Care, Oil & Gas to Manufacturing, the TOLA 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 2nd Annual ElevateIT: DFW Technology Summit is now the ElevateIT: TOLA Technology Summit and will be hosted virtually on July 10th, 2020. The ElevateIT: TOLA 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. 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 one of our Three Grand Prize Visa Gift Cards totaling $5000!

Keynote Speaker Jody Davids
Retired SVP and Global CIO of PepsiCo






Jody Davids
Retired
SVP & Global 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.


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.


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.
As the world’s most experienced provider of backup and disaster recovery solutions, for 35 years we’ve been solving the challenges of IT teams by bringing innovation, ambition, and countless hours of iteration to the solutions they rely on to keep businesses running smoothly. In the process, we’ve redefined the way companies protect their data – the very foundation of modern business in an .... era where immediate access to critical systems and applications is key to business continuity and essential to continuing growth and success.
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.
Security. Trust. Innovation. The Internet of Things represents the next great wave in business transformation. Today, BlackBerry already secures more than 500M endpoints including 175M cars on the road. Through independent research, Frost & Sullivan determined that BlackBerry is well-positioned to secure all IoT endpoints, and upwards of 96% of all cyberthreats in the current landscape (read .... the Frost & Sullivan Assessment). BlackBerry is leading the way with a single platform for securing, managing, and optimizing how intelligent endpoints are deployed in the enterprise, enabling our customers to stay ahead of the technology curve that will reshape every industry.
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.


Event Agenda













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
IT/IS Risk Management
USAA
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 Huang
Bill Huang
Technology Advisor
Capital Asset Advisors
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
Strategy Vice President, IAM Strategy
Ping Identity
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
Chief Technology Officer
JAMCO Interests LLC
Cary Edwards
Cary Edwards
Information Technology Consulting
CJ Edwards · Self-employed
Chandra Gundlapalli
Chandra Gundlapalli
Senior Vice President of Digital Transformation Strategy
CriticalRiver Inc.
Chris Barnes
Chris Barnes
CTO
Howard, LLP
Christopher Mahanna
Christopher Mahanna
Chief Technology Officer
Car Capital Technologies
Chris Woods
Chris Woods
Fellow
Lockheed Martin
Clinton Osteen
Clinton Osteen
Sr Dir of IT
Granite Properties
Craig Broussard
Craig Broussard
Executive Counselor
Info-Tech Research Group
David Belanger
David Belanger
Chief Security Officer
Bestow
Dave Bergh
Dave Bergh
Chief Information Security Officer & Vice President of Information Technology
Blucora
Deepak Chebbi
Deepak Chebbi
Director, Business Application IT
AmerisourceBergen Corporation
Dennis Fink
Dennis Fink
Lead Risk Consultant - Sensitive Data Strategy and Protection
USAA
Eddie Ho
Eddie Ho
Business Risk and Control Officer
Wells Fargo
Georgeo X. Pulikkathara
Georgeo X. Pulikkathara
Vice President, Chief Information Security Officer
DataStax
Garth Reis
Garth Reis
CTO
Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss
Glenn Johnson
Glenn Johnson
Director of IT Infrastructure
Security Finance
Gary Petroski
Gary Petroski
ITSO
National Weather Service
Gustavo Vasconcelos
Gustavo Vasconcelos
Founder & CEO
Asinpa LLC
Ian Schneller
Ian Schneller
Chief Information Security Officer
Health Care Service Corporation
Jaimin Shah
Jaimin Shah
Chief Information Security Officer
American First Finance
Gregory Wilson
Gregory Wilson
CISO
Pioneer Natural Resources
Jana Gilmore
Jana Gilmore
Director of IT
PawTree
James Clent
James Clent
CIO & CISO
Loyalty Ventures, Inc
Jeanette M. Wayne
Jeanette M. Wayne
Vice President - Information Technology
TDS
James Carpenter
James Carpenter
Director
Texas Scottish Rite Hospital
Jorge Hernandez
Jorge Hernandez
VP of IT
Azteca Comunicaciones Columbia
Jessica Nemmers
Jessica Nemmers
Chief Security Officer
Elevate
John Henthorne
John Henthorne
VP of IT
DeGolyer and MacNaughton
John Delano
John Delano
Vice President, Ministry and Support Services
CHRISTUS Health
Kalaivani Shanmugam
Kalaivani Shanmugam
Security Delivery Lead
Michaels
Khan Md Anwarus Salam
Khan Md Anwarus Salam
CTO
Apex Asset Managment
Lester Lewis
Lester Lewis
Chief Technology Officer
MetaVerse Capital
Jimmy Williams
Jimmy Williams
CIO
Chactaw Nation of Oklahoma
Juan Arias
Juan Arias
SVP Business Technology
Bank of America
Louis Martinez
Louis Martinez
Chief Information Officer
Synerio
Max Horne
Max Horne
Financial Planner
Self-Employed
Marvin Nevels
Marvin Nevels
Compliance Officer
Wells Fargo
Nimesh Mehta
Nimesh Mehta
Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer
National Life Group
Reuben Najera
Reuben Najera
Director of IT
Shermco Industries
Mark Lynd
Mark Lynd
Top 10 Global AI & Cybersecurity Professional
Relevant Track
Puneet Nanda
Puneet Nanda
CISO
Tanium
Randal Senter
Randal Senter
Director of Information Security Governance and Risk Management
Southern Glazer's Wine & Spirits
Randy Stroud
Randy Stroud
CISO
Self-Employed
Randy Krzyston
Randy Krzyston
IT Security Director, IT Governance, Risk & Compliance
EVO Payments
Satish Dave
Satish Dave
Chief Information Officer
AEG Vision
Michael Anderson
Michael Anderson
CISO
Dallas County
Sharad Karkera
Sharad Karkera
Chief Technology Officer
Channel Control Merchants, LLC
Rebecca Cap Mertens
Rebecca Cap Mertens
CTO
Publishing Concepts
Sonya Bridges
Sonya Bridges
Assistant Director
North Texas Tollway Authority
Steve Taff
Steve Taff
CTO
Lanvera
Richard Alvarado
Richard Alvarado
Manager
Deloitte & Touche LLP
Rusty Kennington
Rusty Kennington
Chief Information Officer
Henry Company
Timothy Marshall
Timothy Marshall
Vice President Institutional Technology/Chief Information
Indian River State College
Shelby Neal
Shelby Neal
Business Risk and Controls Advisor Lead
USAA
Tony Wasson
Tony Wasson
Executive Director of IT
Trinity Industries, Inc
Subhendu Rath
Subhendu Rath
Chief Transformation Officer-Strategic
IT Solutions LLC
Ty Brewer
Ty Brewer
VP Management Systems
History Maker Homes
Robert Pace
Robert Pace
Vice President Information Security | CISO
Invitation Homes
Mike Madero
Mike Madero
AVP, Information Security
Mr. Cooper
Todd Trimble
Todd Trimble
Security Leader
Equinix
Shannon Albright
Shannon Albright
VP Info Sec Operations
RoundPoint Mortgage Servicing Corp
Jeff DeFord
Jeff DeFord
CTO
Parkland Health & Hospital System
Zubair Faiz
Zubair Faiz
Chief Information Office
Airrosti
Terry Raitt
Terry Raitt
Vice President, Information Security
National Bankruptcy Services
Saj Khan
Saj Khan
Technology Officer
City of Carrollton
Robin Austin
Robin Austin
CTO
Colliers Group
Vibha Gore
Vibha Gore
VP of Enterprise Applications
Stream Realty Partner
Ravi Boggaram
Ravi Boggaram
CTO Sr Director, Global Digital Services
PepsiCo
Sree Sreenath
Sree Sreenath
CTO
Bed Beacon
Simon Speight
Simon Speight
Advisor and Consultant
Patriarch Capital Ltd
Vineet Rao
Vineet Rao
SVP, CIO
Inspirus
Thomas Sweet
Thomas Sweet
VP of IT Solutions
GM Financial
Scot Miller
Scot Miller
SVP, CISO
Mr. Cooper

ElevateIT: TOLA Technology Summit 2020