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    ARIZONA Technology Summit

    Strategically Accelerating our Businesses through IT and Security

    Register for the 2022 Summit!
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The 13th Annual Arizona Technology Summit will be held on September 13th, 2022 at the Phoenix Convention Center (100 N 3rd Street, Phoenix, AZ 85004) from 8am-4pm.

This B2B conference is targeted for the Technology and Security community.  Attendees consist of IT/IS Executives and Direct reports across all verticals within the state of Arizona interested in Networking, Researching/Learning, Career Advancement, and Purchasing. Attend the Arizona 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.

Governing Body Members

Chris Alejandro
Director, Business Risks & Controls

David Bear
IT Manager
Heritage Academy

Jason Beckmann
VP of Consumer Technology
Wells Fargo

Jason Bickford
Operating Effectiveness Advisor

Tom Catchings
Matrix Medical Network

Debbie Christofferson
Info Security Consultant
Sapphire-Security Services LLC

Laura Claytor
AVP, Enterprise Architect
Western Alliance Bank

Lanita Collette
Deputy CIO, CISO
University of Arizona

Gabriel Gabaldon
Senior Director, IT Enterprise Architecture
Banner Health

Brian Grayek
Cosant Cybersecurity

Ron Hardin
VP of IT

Kevin Haskew
Senior VP & CIO
ON Semiconductor

Jim Haskin
CIO Advisor
Roundthemark Partners

Leo J. Hauguel
Sonoran Desert Security Users Group

John Havener
Arizona Energy Partners, LLC

Gary A. Heller
Arizona Dept of Environmental Quality

Joe Hennessey
Systems & Technology Director

Dan Hurley
Professional Health Care Network

Bipin Jayaraj
Make-a-Wish Foundation Arizona

Brian Johnson
Senior Director of IT

Mark Koan
Maricopa Community Colleges

Mike Lettman
Cyber Security Advisor

Bianca Lochner
City of Scottsdale

Brad Lontz
SVP of IT and CIO
CopperPoint Insurance Companies

Margaret Marchese
Vice President, Head of Technical Support Customer Care
talech, a U.S. Bank company

Chad Palmer
IT Director
Dignity Health

Lynne Pizzini
Director of Security Governance, Assurance, and Design

Steven Porter
IT Manager
Alpha Geotechnical & Materials, Inc.

Sasan Poureetezadi
Gilbert Arizona

Neal Puff
Arizona Technology Summit

Kevin Rhode
District Medical Group

Mannie Romero
Vice President of Product Security
Early Warning

Kevin Sauer
Fortium Partners

Ronald Schott
Executive Emeritus
Arizona Technology Council

David Schultze

J.R. Sloan
State of Arizona

David L. Stevens
Chief Strategic Advisor-SLED
World Wide Technology

Kelly Summers
Senior VP of IT and CIO
Maricopa Integrated Health System

Jeff Weil

Christopher Wilson
STEAM Faculty
Arizona Conservatory for Arts and Academics

Shannon Wilson
VP of IT Application Engineering
University of Phoenix


We would like to thank our all of our sponsors for being a part of this year's Arizona 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 a list of our present and past sponsors.

Gold Sponsors


cStor helps organizations strategize, design and implement cybersecurity, digital transformation and modern infrastructure solutions and services that address the evolving needs of today’s enterprise. Our proven capabilities with best-in-class technologies provide you with peace of mind and put you on a path to success.


ThreatLocker® is a global cybersecurity leader, providing enterprise-level cybersecurity tools to improve the security of servers and endpoints. ThreatLocker’s combined Application Whitelisting, Ringfencing™, Storage Control and Privileged Access Management solutions are leading the cybersecurity market towards a more secure approach of blocking unknown application vulnerabilities. To learn more about ThreatLocker visit: www.threatlocker.com


Unitrends Unified BCDR enables our customers with a platform to address the challenges of today with a complete and agile solution designed to backup, secure, and recover all workloads. The platform encompasses protection for traditional data center infrastructure as well as cloud-based workloads, SaaS data, and the data being generated on endpoint devices such as laptops and remote PCs. Purposeful integrations with security tools provide end-to-end protection against cybercrime and human error, inject automation and artificial intelligence to simplify complex systems and provide a unified experience with visibility across a complete backup infrastructure.

Happy Hour Sponsor


At MegaplanIT, our expert security consultants and QSAs are fully certified and have decades of experience helping businesses like yours stay safe from cyber threats. We build long-term relationships with our customers and provide holistic services to meet all your security and compliance needs.

Lunch and Learn Sponsors


Allot LTD (NASDAQ: ALLT) is a leading global provider of innovative network intelligence and security solutions. Thanks to its 25 years of domain expertise, more than 1,000 worldwide Enterprise customers from a variety of industry verticals have chosen to leverage Allot’s Traffic Intelligence Platform. In doing so, they’ve guaranteed a consistent and cutting-edge Digital Experience for their end-users, while ensuring their network and application performance aligns with their business priorities.


At Couchbase, we believe data is at the heart of the enterprise. We empower developers and architects to build, deploy, and run their mission-critical applications. Couchbase delivers a high-performance, flexible and scalable modern database that runs across the data center and any cloud. Many of the world’s largest enterprises rely on Couchbase to power the core applications their businesses depend on.


An HPE Gold/HPI Platinum partner and woman-owned business headquartered in Castle Rock, CO, Milestone is a global IT procurement experience curator and solution provider. We specialize in enterprise and cloud services, hardware refresh and e-solution development and deployment. Relationship-focused and solution-driven, we give customers and partners unrivaled end-to-end solutions that integrate into their business processes—every time. Our expert team is comprised of solution engineers, procurement professionals, product creators and financial way-makers. We build innovative technologies and strategies that make life easier for customers—customized for one but globalized to many.

Silver Sponsors


Arctic Wolf® is a global leader in security operations, delivering the first cloud-native security operations platform to end cyber risk. Powered by threat telemetry spanning endpoint, network, and cloud sources, the Arctic Wolf® Security Operations Cloud ingests and analyzes more than 1.9 trillion security events a week across the globe, enabling critical outcomes for most security use cases and optimizing customers’ disparate security solutions.


BlackBerry Cylance is a leader in endpoint security, endpoint management, encryption, and embedded systems, protecting enterprises and governments around the world. Our end-to-end approach is deeply rooted in Cylance® AI and machine learning, providing continuous preventative protection, detection, and instant response. We extend protection for your organization against current and future cyberthreats by combining network and endpoint telemetry and by delivering innovative solutions in the areas of cybersecurity, safety, and data privacy.


Cisco Secure powers security resilience, enabling organizations to protect the integrity of their business amidst unpredictable threats or change. With Cisco Secure, organizations see across the multi-env IT, anticipate what's next, take the right action, close security gaps, and get better every day to ensure the success of institutional-wide resilience investments.


One Step Secure IT protects businesses from the threats they know and the ones they don’t. After all, security is in our name. We work together with companies to identify their cybersecurity risks and develop strategies for a more secure future.


Nasuni® is a file services platform built for the cloud, powered by the world’s only global file system, UniFS®. Nasuni consolidates Network Attached Storage (NAS) and file server silos in cloud storage, delivering infinite scale, built-in backup, global file sharing, and local file server performance, all at half the cost of traditional file infrastructures.


Since 2011, Zadara’s Cloud Platform (ZCP) simplifies operational complexity through automated end-to-end infrastructure provisioning of compute, storage and network resources. Backed by an industry-best NPS rating of 71, Zadara Edge Cloud users are supported by Zadara’s team of battle-tested cloud experts and backed by our 100% SLA guarantee. With solutions available on-premises and through cloud and colocation providers, Zadara’s turnkey hardware/software, combined with its pay-only-for-what-you-use model, helps companies gain agility without sacrificing the features and functionality that enterprise IT teams demand. Zadara operates worldwide, including clouds in hundreds of data centers at public- and private-cloud partners, with an expert team that provides follow-the-sun services and support and is the official cloud supplier of Alfa Romeo Racing ORLEN in the Formula One world championship. Zadara is headquartered in Irvine, California with locations in Cirencester (UK), Tokyo, Tel Aviv, Yokneam (Israel), Bangalore and Brazil.

Presentation Sponsors


Cohesity radically simplifies data management. Easily protect, manage, and derive value from data -- across the data center, edge, and cloud. Utilize a suite of services, consolidated on one multicloud data platform, and eliminate mass data fragmentation. Cohesity can be delivered as a service, self-managed, or provided by a Cohesity-powered partner.


Darktrace (DARK:L), a global leader in cyber security AI, delivers world-class technology that protects over 5,000 customers worldwide from advanced threats, including ransomware and cloud and SaaS attacks. The company’s fundamentally different approach applies Self-Learning AI to enable machines to understand the business in order to autonomously defend it. Headquartered in Cambridge, UK, the company has 1,500 employees and over 30 offices worldwide. Darktrace was named one of TIME magazine’s ‘Most Influential Companies’ for 2021.


Glasswall is a British cybersecurity company that keeps businesses moving with instant file protection. Its leading CDR technology instantly removes potential file-based threats, so organizations can trust every file. Deployed by intelligence agencies and loved by businesses, Glasswall is the simple way to protect against sophisticated file-based threats. Learn more at Glasswallsolutions.com



Juniper Networks challenges the inherent complexity that comes with networking in the multicloud era. We do this with products, solutions and services that transform the way people connect, work and live. We simplify the process of transitioning to a secure and automated multicloud environment to enable secure, scalable, AI-driven networks that connect the world.


Malwarebytes is the most trusted endpoint security company in the world. Malwarebytes proactively protects people and businesses against malicious threats, including ransomware, that traditional antivirus solutions miss. The company's flagship product uses signature-less technologies to detect and stop a cyberattack before damage occurs.


Morpheus Data is a powerful self-service engine to provide enterprise agility, control, and efficiency. Quickly enable on-premises private clouds, centralize public cloud access, and orchestrate change with cost analytics, governance policy, and automation. With more built-in integrations and native functionality than any other platform, Morpheus can be up and running in under an hour including hooks to ITSM, ID Management, Infrastructure, IPAM, DNS, Backup, Logging, Monitoring, Load Balancers, and more.


Netskope, Inc. is an American software company founded in 2012 that helps companies protect data and protect against threats in cloud applications, cloud infrastructure, and the web. Netskope is in a category of technology classified by Gartner as cloud access security brokers.


Nix United is custom software solutions built on a committed end-to-end development cycle. Functioning as your extended team, our technical knowledge and years of experience will help you become the industry leader.


Nutanix makes infrastructure invisible, elevating IT to focus on the applications and services that power their organization. The Nutanix enterprise cloud platform delivers the agility, pay-as-you-grow economics and operational simplicity of the public cloud, without sacrificing the predictability, security and control of on premises infrastructure. Nutanix solutions leverage web-scale engineering and consumer-grade design to natively converge compute, virtualization and storage into a resilient, software-defined solution that delivers any application at any scale.


Paragon IT Professionals is an IT staffing firm focused on delivering top-tech talent. Founded on a commitment to provide exceptional service with consistency and authenticity, Paragon has a proven process that clients and consultants have relied on for the past 25 years. To learn more visit paragonitpros.com.



Sentinel solutions have deflected literally billions of threats, from ransomware and malware communications to targeted brute force and exploit attempts. Our customers range from Fortune 100 firms to government and municipal agencies, from financial institutions to a diverse mix of small and mid-sized businesses in almost every industry.


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.



TPx provides access, communications, collaboration and managed service offerings such as firewalls, Microsoft 365, SD-WAN and endpoint security. Delivering IT solutions and services across the U.S. to approximately 25,000 customers in more than 50,000 locations, TPx keeps customer service at the core of everything we do. We manage our customer’s technology needs, so our customers can do what they do best – run their business. For more information, visit www.tpx.com.



Veeam® is the leader in backup solutions that deliver Cloud Data Management™. Veeam Availability Platform™ is the most complete backup solution for helping customers on the journey to achieving success in the 5 Stages of Cloud Data Management. Veeam has 355,000+ customers worldwide, including 82% of the Fortune 500 and 67% of the Global 2,000, with customer satisfaction scores at 3.5x the industry 9 average, the highest in the industry. Veeam’s global ecosystem includes 66,000 channel partners; Cisco, HPE, NetApp and Lenovo as exclusive resellers; and 22,500+ cloud and service providers. Headquartered in Baar, Switzerland, Veeam has offices in more than 30 countries.

Arizona Technology Summit Agenda

The 2022 Agenda is in development. Below is an example from our prior conference.

9:00 - 10:00 AM

Tech Theater I

Protect the Next Data Explosion from Ransomware

Steven Nalick, Solution Consultant - StorageCraft
Sponsored by: StorageCraft
Seminar Giveaway: $100 Amazon Gift Card

9:00 - 10:00 AM

Tech Theater II

IT Security Cornerstones: Time-Tested Tips and Best Practices for your Business

Minal Patel, Director of Business Development - NIX United
Sponsored by: NIX United
Seminar Giveaway: Mini Projector for iPhone

9:00 - 10:00 AM

Security Theater

Extend the Experience First Network to Remote Employees Securely

Curtis Reid, Sr. Territory Account Manager - Mist Systems
Sponsored by: Juniper Networks

9:00 - 10:00 AM

VIP Theater

CIO Forum: "2020" is Hindsight - Leadership Strategies Moving Forward (Breakfast Included)

**For IT Executives with VIP Badges**
Moderator: J.R. Sloan, CIO - State of Arizona

10:00 - 11:00 AM

Exhibit Hall

Networking / Tour Exhibits

11:00 - 12:00 PM

Main Stage

Moving Beyond the Hype of Ransomware. Data Protection without the Hype.

Ryan Deemer, Enterprise System Engineer - Veeam
Sponsored by: Veeam

11:00 - 12:00 PM

Tech Theater I

CIS Controls in the Real World

Ted Gruenloh, Chief Operating Officer - Sentinel IPS
Sponsored by: Sentinel IPS
Seminar Giveaway: Stress Relief Backpack

11:00 - 12:00 PM

Tech Theater II

What your IT Strategy Should Include

Jared Martin, VP, Solutions Engineering - TPx
Sponsored by: TPx Communications
Seminar Giveaway: $100 Amazon Giftcard

11:00 - 12:00 PM

Security Theater

Protecting Your Organization from the Business of Ransomware

Jarryd Boyd, Senior Engineer - Malwarebytes
Sponsored by: Malwarebytes

11:00 - 12:00 PM

VIP Theater

The Real Threat of Quantum Computing

Jim West, CIO, Award Winning and best Selling Author, well known International Speaker, Cybersecurity Expert

12:00 - 1:00 PM

Main Stage

Top Considerations for Application Data in the Cloud

Boyd Stowe, Senior Solutions Engineer - Couchbase
Sponsored by: Couchbase

12:00 - 1:00 PM

Tech Theater I

Your Cloud Strategy with HPE Greenlake

Steve Sayles, Technology Services Sales Manager - HPE
Sponsored by: Milestone

12:00 - 1:00 PM

Tech Theater II

Maximizing the Digital Experience Through Informed Decision Making

Bob Beler, AVP Enterprise Sales, North America - Allot
Sponsored by: Allot
Seminar Giveaway: $50 Amazon Gift Card

12:00 - 1:00 PM

Security Theater

Aligning Security and Technology Goals for a Hybrid Workforce

Mike Manrod, CISO - Grand Canyon Education
Matt Clark, CCSK, GPEN, Sr. Cloud Security Engineer - Netskope
Sponsored by: Netskope
Seminar Giveaway: $150 Amazon Gift Card

12:00 - 1:00 PM

VIP Theater

CISO Forum: How to Prepare your Organization for the Future

Jim West, CIO, Award Winning and best Selling Author, well known International Speaker, Cybersecurity Expert

1:00 - 2:00 PM

Main Stage

Restoring Trust & Integrity to Cybersecurity Standard Best Practices with CDR

Jessica Lynn, Partner Sales Director, North America - Glasswall Solutions
Greg Rhein, Solutions Architect - Glasswall Solutions
Pete Newman, US Sales Director - Glasswall Solutions
Sponsored by: Glasswall
Seminar Giveaway: Marvel LEGO Set

1:00 - 2:00 PM

Tech Theater I

Why You Don’t Need An Insider Risk Management Program (Yet) And What To Do Instead

Stacey Champagne, Founder & CEO - Hacker in Heels
Sponsored by: Accedian

1:00 - 2:00 PM

Tech Theater II

Unlocking Hybrid Cloud with Automation

Martez Reed, Director of Technical Marketing - Morpheus Data
Sponsored by: Morpheus Data

1:00 - 2:00 PM

Security Theater

Autonomous Self-Learning AI

Pui Yu Chan, Senior Cybersecurity Account Executive - Darktrace
Sponsored by: Darktrace

2:00 - 2:45 PM

Exhibit Hall

Networking / Tour Exhibits

2:00 - 2:45 PM

Main Stage

Keynote Address: The Southwest Cyber Landscape

Mike Lettmann, Cyber Security Advisor - CISA

2:45 - 3:00 PM

Exhibit Room

Vendor Prize Giveaways

3:00 - 4:00 PM

Main Stage

Panel Discussion: Balancing the Virtual / In-person Workforce

Moderator: Debbie Christofferson, Director ISSA International Board

Panelists: J.R. Sloan, CIO - State of Arizona | Jim West, CIO, Award Winning and best Selling Author, well known International Speaker, Cybersecurity Expert | Brian Grayek, vCISO - Cosant Cybersecurity | Joe Hennessey, Systems & Technology Director - RideNow

3:00 - 4:00 PM

Tech Theater I

Securing the Hybrid Cloud: Security Best Practices for Hybrid & Multicloud Environments along with other Zero Trust Strategies

Tom Boehmer, Region Director for the SLED Markets - Nutanix
Sponsored by: Nutanix

4:00 PM

Main Stage

Vacation Giveaway & Conference Wrap-Up



Supporting Sponsors