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    ARIZONA Technology Summit

    Strategically Accelerating our Businesses through IT and Security

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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 7am-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, Consumer and Small Business Banking Technology
Wells Fargo

Jason Bickford
Operating Effectiveness Advisor

Tom Catchings

Debbie Christofferson
Info Security Consultant
Sapphire-Security Services LLC

Laura Claytor
AVP, Enterprise Architect
Western Alliance Bank

Lanita Collette
University of Arizona

Gabriel Gabaldon
Director, Information Technology

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
VP of IT
Solera Health

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
VP of IT

Steven Porter
IT Manager
Alpha Geotechnical & Materials, Inc.

Sasan Poureetezadi
Gilbert Arizona

Janet Price
Webmaster/Associate Membership Director
(ISC)2 Phoenix Chapter

Neal Puff
Arizona Technology Summit

Kevin Rhode
Jewish Family & Children's Service of Arizona

Mannie Romero
Sr. Director Security Architecture
Early Warning

Kevin Sauer
Fortium Partners

Ronald Schott
Executive Emeritus
Arizona Technology Council

David Schultze

J.R. Sloan
State of Arizona

David L. Stevens

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

Jeff Weil
Chief Information and Brand Officer
District Medical Group of Arizona, Inc.

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


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


Trend Micro™ XDR collects and correlates deep activity data across multiple vectors - email, endpoints, servers, cloud workloads, and networks - enabling a level of detection and investigation that is difficult or impossible to achieve with SIEM or individual point solutions. With a combined context, events that seem benign on their own suddenly become meaningful indicators of compromise, and you can quickly contain the impact, minimizing the severity and scope.

Happy Hour Sponsor


At BlueInk, our mission is to help our clients embrace greater transparency, security and efficiency in their document review and eSignature processes. BlueInk is up to 50% less expensive than DocuSign, providing businesses and organizations with an affordable way to track, manage and complete documents electronically.

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


GTS is a one-stop consulting and brokerage firm for all things related to telecom and cloud connectivity. GTS works with 100+ providers to find the best solution for your client, while providing exceptional services to businesses of all sizes. GTS is proud to be one of the fastest growing master agencies nationwide.



NFINIT is a leading provider of enterprise-class cloud, connectivity, colocation, and technology services. As a full stack technology services company, we maintain a consultative approach that ensures complete understanding of our clients’ unique challenges and requirements to help place their workloads in the most optimal environment.



Zadara is agile, secure enterprise cloud storage, built to meet the demands of hybrid IT. We help organizations eliminate the cost and complexity traditionally associated with enterprise data storage, by providing industry-leading enterprise data storage solutions as a fully-managed service, with a 100%-uptime SLA and consumption-based pricing. Zadara uses a combination of industry-standard hardware and patented Zadara software to deliver the power of enterprise-class data storage and management — with the convenience of the cloud. Any data type. Any protocol. Any location. Zadara is available via public clouds (AWS, Google Cloud Platform, Azure, and more), managed service providers, data centers, colocation partners, and on premises in customers' data centers.


Presentation Sponsors


Accedian is the leader in performance analytics, cybersecurity threat detection, and end user experience solutions, dedicated to providing our customers with the ability to assure and secure their digital infrastructure, while helping them to unlock the full productivity of their users. We are committed to empowering our customers with the ability to see far and wide across their IT and network infrastructure and a microscopic ability to dive deep and understand the experience and security of every user, helping them to delight and protect their own customers each and every time. Accedian has been delivering solutions to high profile customers globally for over 15 years.


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.


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 Software is a privately held information technology company that develops backup, disaster recovery and intelligent data management software for virtual, physical and multi-cloud infrastructures. The company’s headquarters are in Baar, Switzerland.


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