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The 11th Annual Arizona Technology Summit was held on September 11, 2019 at the Phoenix Convention Center in the South Ballroom from 7am-5pm.

The theme for 2019 is “Evolutionary Technology for 2020: Enter the 4th Industrial Revolution”. Our summit will focus on the IoT Disruption, -Ops, Agile, Next Generation Data Management, Bots, AI, SAP, Blockchain, Decentralization, Digital Transformation, Cybersecurity, and other evolutionary concepts.

This B-B event 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.


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 all of the sponsors for the Arizona Technology 2018 event.

Gold Sponsors


cStor helps organizations create, strategize, and implement data center, digital transformation, and cybersecurity solutions that address your evolving business needs and demands of today’s enterprise. Our proven capabilities with best-of-breed technologies provide you the peace of mind that we put you on a path to ensure success.


Logicalis U.S. is an international, multi-skilled solution provider, providing digital enablement services to help customers harness digital technology and innovative services to deliver powerful business outcomes. We focus on delivering custom IT solutions for vertical markets including healthcare, government and education, manufacturing, financial services, TMT (telecommunications, media and technology), education, retail, and professional services. We apply the skills of our 6,000+ global employees in modernizing key digital pillars; data center and cloud services, security and network infrastructure, workspace communications and collaboration, data and information strategies, IT operation modernization. Our customers which are among the world’s leading technology companies including Cisco, HPE, IBM, NetApp, VMware, Microsoft and AWS.


Unitrends all in one enterprise backup and continuity increases up time and confidence in a world in which IT professionals must do more with less. Unitrends leverages high-availability hardware and software engineering, cloud economics, enterprise power, and customer-obsessed support to provide all-in-one enterprise backup and continuity.

Lunch and Learn Sponsors


KeyInfo™ is a hybrid infrastructure technology company that simplifies complex technology challenges, for the most advanced networking and hybrid cloud solutions. KeyInfo™ delivers the industry’s best systems by combining advanced technology services with the industry-leading products and resources.


Put simply, we are the company that is 100% focused on delivering secure access solutions for people, devices, things and services. For years, enterprises of every size and industry have been trusting our integrated virtual private network, network access control and mobile security solutions to enable secure access seamlessly in their organizations. Every single day, our global team are innovating our products to ensure that you can dramatically boost your workers' productivity, make a smooth and secure transition to the Cloud and ensure that your networks are protected without a burden on IT.

Beverage Sponsor


As southern California’s leading data center and cloud services provider, AIS Technology Services has the experience and expertise needed to help companies transform their infrastructure and streamline business processes. With geographically diverse data centers in San Diego and Phoenix delivering colocation and cloud solutions over a secure, scalable platform, AIS provides customers with the security, reliability and redundancy they need. From cloud to colocation to managed services, AIS acts as an extension of in-house IT teams.


IT Partners is an award winning IT solution provider, focused on large- to mid- size commercial, education and government organizations. We deliver hybrid architecture that is optimized for your workloads and will help you achieve efficient IT service delivery. When you work with us, it’s all about YOU. At IT Partners, your business goals and initiatives are what define our engagement. We believe that every organization should have a Hybrid Architecture that they can call their own.

Reception Sponsor


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.


BlueJeans is the meetings platform for the modern workplace. We bring video, audio and web conferencing together with the collaboration tools people use every day. Schedule, join and host one-touch meetings in just six seconds from anywhere, on any device or room system. Experience HD video and stunningly clear audio powered by Dolby Voice® in an intuitive, intelligent interface. Drive meeting productivity within the digital workplace through seamless integration with your favorite scheduling, messaging and productivity tools. Leverage AI and voice recognition to make your meetings intelligent. Manage and troubleshoot meetings, events and rooms in real-time with an enterprise-grade platform that meets the most demanding management, security and scalability requirements.

Silver Sponsors


Building & managing enterprise-grade data centers is what we do best. Choose from our robust suite of assets that span 21 domestic markets & comprise 40 highly-redundant data centers, 14 cloud nodes and more than 13,000+ cross connects.



GFI develops right-sized, smartly engineered IT solutions for small and medium-sized businesses. Our solutions enable IT administrators to easily and efficiently discover, manage and secure their business networks, systems, applications and communications wherever they exist.



VMware, a global leader in cloud infrastructure and digital workspace technology, accelerates digital transformation by enabling unprecedented freedom and flexibility in how our customers build and evolve IT environments. With VMware solutions, organizations are improving business agility by modernizing data centers and integrating public clouds, driving innovation with modern apps, creating exceptional experiences by empowering the digital workspace, and safeguarding customer trust by transforming security.



Vonage is redefining business communications, helping enterprises use fully-integrated unified communications, contact center, and programmable communications solutions via Nexmo, the Vonage API Platform, to improve how business gets done. True to our roots as a technology disruptor, we've embraced technology to transform how companies connect, collaborate and communicate to create better business outcomes. Vonage's fully-integrated cloud communications platform built on a microservices-based architecture enables businesses to collaborate more productively and engage their customers more effectively across all channels, including messaging, chat, social media, video, and voice.


Presentation Sponsors


BlackBerry Cylance develops artificial intelligence to deliver prevention-first, predictive security products and smart, simple, secure solutions that change how organizations approach endpoint security. BlackBerry Cylance provides full spectrum predictive threat prevention and visibility across the enterprise to combat the most notorious and advanced cybersecurity attacks. With AI-based malware prevention, threat hunting, automated detection and response, and expert security services, BlackBerry Cylance protects the endpoint without increasing staff workload or costs. We call it the Science of Safe.


CenturyLink is the second largest U.S. communications provider to global enterprise customers. With customers in more than 60 countries and an intense focus on the customer experience, CenturyLink strives to be the world’s best networking company by solving customers’ increased demand for reliable and secure connections. The company also serves as its customers’ trusted partner, helping them manage increased network and IT complexity and providing managed network and cyber security solutions that help protect their business.


Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. (www.checkpoint.com) is a leading provider of cyber security solutions to corporate enterprises and governments globally. Its solutions protect customers from 5th-generation cyber-attacks with an industry leading catch rate of malware, ransomware and other targeted attacks. Check Point offers a multilevel security architecture with our new Gen V advanced threat prevention that protects all networks, cloud and mobile operations of a business against all known attacks combined with the industry’s most comprehensive and intuitive single point of control management system. Check Point protects over 100,000 organizations of all sizes.


Darktrace is the world’s leading AI company for cyber security. Created by mathematicians, the Enterprise Immune System uses machine learning and AI algorithms to detect and respond to cyber-threats across diverse digital environments, including cloud and virtualized networks, IoT and industrial control systems. The technology is self-learning and requires no set-up, identifying threats in real time, including zero-days, insiders and stealthy, silent attackers. Darktrace is headquartered in San Francisco and Cambridge, UK, and has over 30 offices worldwide.



DataCore is the authority on real-time data. The company pioneered software-defined storage and is now bringing its technology to hyperconverged and workload optimization. DataCore empowers IT organizations to achieve always-available, high-performance and highly efficient data. Its patented technology eliminates storage bottlenecks with adaptive parallel I/O optimization, enables zero-downtime synchronous mirroring, and provides a true hardware-agnostic architecture — resulting in flexibility, resource efficiencies, and cost savings.


Datrium delivers the secure multicloud data platform with primary, backup, disaster recovery and archival data storage and compute capabilities on one software-converged infrastructure. It provides consistent data services and portability between public clouds and on-premises data centers, automating resource and mobility orchestration so applications run at peak performance while liberating IT from complexity. Datrium accelerates and consolidates workloads, enables instant recovery and, with always-on deduplication and encryption, keeps enterprise data protected and available on demand.


We made a name for ourselves more than 20 years ago offering the most comprehensive, high-performance network access and switching products. Today, our worldwide customers are leveraging the combined power of Extreme to take their networks to the next level. So, if you still think “hardware” when you hear "Extreme," it's time to think again.


From the start, the Fortinet vision has been to deliver broad, truly integrated, high-performance security across the IT infrastructure. We provide top-rated network and content security, as well as secure access products that share intelligence and work together to form a cooperative fabric. Our unique security fabric combines Security Processors, an intuitive operating system, and applied threat intelligence to give you proven security, exceptional performance, and better visibility and control--while providing easier administration.


Hewlett Packard Enterprise is a global technology leader focused on developing intelligent solutions that allow customers to capture, analyze and act upon data seamlessly from edge to core to cloud. HPE enables customers to accelerate business outcomes by driving new business models, creating new customer and employee experiences, and increasing operational efficiency today and into the future.




iT1 is a global solution provider established in 2003 and headquartered in Tempe, AZ. Our mission is to enable our clients to achieve their business goals by providing custom engineered technology solutions. iT1’s value-driven services include the design and implementation of customized industry transforming solutions. In partnership with leading manufacturers, we serve over 3,000 active SMB and Enterprise accounts in virtually every industry including healthcare, finance, retail and manufacturing, as well as Federal, state, local and education (SLED) agencies. iT1 aims to help you better serve your customers and set your brand apart in the marketplace.


Juniper Networks, Inc. is an American multinational corporation headquartered in Sunnyvale, California. The company develops and markets networking products, including routers, switches, network management software, network security products, and software-defined networking technology.


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.


MemSQL is a modern NewSQL database that efficiently manages multiple workloads including transactions and analytics in a single integrated relational SQL architecture giving applications maximum performance for real-time decisions and dynamic experiences. Common applications of MemSQL include IoT analytics, fraud detection, streaming media, portfolio analysis, personalization and recommendations, and other data intensive applications. Enterprises choose MemSQL for predictable performance across queries, data ingest, demanding user concurrency requirements, and our Cloud Native capabilities.


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.


Remediant leads with innovation, delivering enterprise-class cybersecurity solutions that enable real-time monitoring, zero trust protection of privileged accounts and Just-In-Time Administration (JITA) across IT/Security ecosystems. We protect organizations from data theft via stolen credentials, which is the #1 attack vector across all breaches.


Scale Computing is the industry leader in complete hyperconverged solutions with thousands of deployments spanning from the SMB to the distributed enterprise. Driven by patented technologies, HC3 systems install in minutes, can be expanded without downtime, self-heal from failures, and automatically optimize workloads to maximize price-performance.


Based in Dallas, Texas, Sentinel IPS began as EcoNet.com, a web development firm founded in 1995. By the early 2000s, the company became a successful network security product reseller and developed its first intrusion prevention system. Sentinel IPS provides 24/7 network management, monitoring and stellar support. Sentinel IPS customers include Fortune 100 firms, government and municipal agencies, financial institutions, and small businesses.


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 Communications (tpx.com) is the premier national managed services provider, offering Unified Communications, Managed IT and security, managed connectivity and more nationwide – all with guaranteed performance.



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 by Machaon Agenda

Wednesday, September 11 2019

9:00 - 10:00 AM

Main Stage


Mike Trojecki, VP of IoT and Analytics - Logicalis
Sponsored by: Logicalis

9:00 - 10:00 AM

Tech Theater I

The ABCs of AI

Gene Sawyer, Director in Sales Engineering - Mist Systems, a Juniper Company
Sponsored by: Juniper Networks

9:00 - 10:00 AM

Tech Theater II

Enabling the Digital Business with Edge Computing

Steve Williams, Senior Solution Architect- Centurylink

Carlos Garcia, IT Solution Sales Mountain Region- Centurylink
Sponsored by: Centurylink

9:00 - 10:00 AM

Tech Theater III

Cyber Security in 2019

Cory Sober, Manager for Systems Engineering - Fortinet, Inc.
Sponsored by: Fortinet, Inc.

Seminar Giveaway: Mini-Presso Espresso Maker

9:00 - 10:00 AM

Tech Theater IV

Welcome to the New Age of Converged Data Protection

Mark Baird, Sales Director - StorageCraft
Sponsored by: StorageCraft

Seminar Giveaway: Ring Smart Doorbell

9:00 - 10:00 AM

Security Theater

Adapting to Fight Back: How Cyber AI Neutralizes Never-Before-Seen Threats

Cody Reagan, Cyber Security Executive - Darktrace
Sponsored by: Darktrace

9:00 - 10:00 AM

VIP Theater

CIO Forum: Successful Strategies as an IT Leader (Breakfast Included) For IT Executives with VIP Badges

Moderator: Joe Hennessy, Systems & Technology Director - RideNow

10:00 - 11:00 AM

Exhibit Hall

Networking / Tour Exhibits

10:45 - 11:00 AM

Main Stage

Governor Ducey’s Arizona Cybersecurity Team (ACT) Progress

Frank J. Grimmelmann, President & CEO - ACTRA

11:00 - 12:00 PM

Main Stage

Intelligence Strategies for UEBA and Data Protection

Glen Glace, Information Security Analyst - Grand Canyon University

Mike Manrod, Director of Security CISO - Grand Canyon University

Sponsored by: cStor

11:00 - 12:00 PM

Tech Theater I

Unified Communications as a Service – Moving from Deployment to Adoption with Maximum ROI

Darrell Royal, UCx Evangelist - TPx Communications
Sponsored by: TPx Communications

Seminar Giveaway: $100 Amazon Gift Card

11:00 - 12:00 PM

Tech Theater II

The Most Transformational Platform Since Virtualization

Adam Lubenow, Account Executive - Datrium

Dave Zenz, Senior Systems Engineer - Datrium

Sponsored by: Datrium

Seminar Giveaway: Bose Soundlink Wireless Speaker

11:00 - 12:00 PM

Tech Theater III

Threat Intelligence and Layered Security in the Equifax Era

Ted Gruenloh, Chief Operating Officer - Sentinel IPS

Sponsored by: Sentinel IPS

11:00 - 12:00 PM

Tech Theater IV

How to Protect ANY Storage from Ransomware and other Availability Threats

Alan Kerr, Sr Solutions Architect - Stable Path

Sponsored by: DataCore

Seminar Giveaway: Bose Soundwear Companion Wireless Wearable Speaker

11:00 - 12:00 PM

Security Theater

The Current Threat Landscape & Enterprise Remediation

Ibrahim Al-Islam, Senior Engineer - Malwarebytes

Sponsored by: Malwarebytes

11:00 - 12:00 PM

VIP Theater

CIO Forum: IT & Business Transformation Executive Roundtable For IT Executives with VIP Badges

Kevin Sauer, Former CIO - Preferred Homecare

12:00 - 1:00 PM

Tech Theater I

Hacker Tradecraft Explained by a Former NSA Operative

Jonathan Murchison, Founder and CEO - Blackpoint

Sponsored by: iT1 Source

Seminar Giveaway: $100 Amazon Gift Card

12:00 - 1:00 PM

Tech Theater II

The Future of Security: How AI Will Liberate Us

John McClurg, Vice President and Ambassador-At-Large - Blackberry Cylance

Sponsored by: Blackberry Cylance

12:00 - 1:00 PM

Tech Theater III

Cloud Revolutionized – Simplified Migration and Management at any Scale

David Spiros, AWS Specialist - VMWare Cloud

Cosmo Kaminski, Solutions Architect - VMWare Cloud

Sponsored by: KeyInfo™

Seminar Giveaway: Cardinals tickets

12:00 - 1:00 PM

Tech Theater IV

"Pulling the Ripcord on Cloud Threats": Securing Your Data & Users in a Direct-to-Internet World

Sean Codero, Head of Cloud Strategy- Netskope

Sponsored by: Netskope

Seminar Giveaway: Introducing Echo Show 5 - Smart Nightstand Alexa Display

12:00 - 1:00 PM

Security Theater

Software-Defined Perimeter in a World of Zero Trust

Jim Hebler, Director of Solution Sales Strategy - Pulse Secure

Sponsored by: Pulse Secure

Seminar Giveaway: Gift Card

12:00 - 1:00 PM

VIP Theater

CISO Forum: How to Prepare your Organization for the Future?

Brian Johnson, Senior Director of IT - PayPal

1:00 - 2:00 PM

Main Stage

Innovation and Evolution: BC/DR for Today's Multi-Cloud Environments

Adam Marget, Technical Specialist - Unitrends

Sponsored by: Unitrends
Seminar Giveaway: $200 Amazon Gift Card

1:00 - 2:00 PM

Tech Theater I

Fabric Connect: Networking for the Digital Era

Mike Rutigliano, Principal Systems Engineer - Extreme Networks

Sponsored by: Extreme Networks

1:00 - 2:00 PM

Tech Theater II

Leveraging dHCI with AI Analytics to transform your Hybrid IT Environment

Patrick Sliney, System Engineer - Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Sponsored by: Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Seminar Giveaway: HPE Branded Amazon Echo

1:00 - 2:00 PM

Tech Theater III

Ransomware and Disaster Recovery: A Checklist for Continuity

Ryan Deemer, Enterprise System Engineer - Southwest

Sponsored by: Veeam

Seminar Giveaway: Fire TV Cube

1:00 - 2:00 PM

Tech Theater IV

Why HCI for the SMB

Chris Selby, Systems Engineer - Scale Computing

Sponsored by: Scale Computing

Seminar Giveaway: Sonos Speaker

1:00 - 2:00 PM

Security Theater

Why Most PAM Implementations Fail

Kevin Garrett, Senior Engineer - Remediant

Sponsored by: Remediant

2:00 - 2:45 PM

Exhibit Hall

Networking / Tour Exhibits

2:45 - 3:00 PM

Exhibit Room

Vendor Prize Giveaways

3:00 - 4:00 PM

Main Stage

Panel Discussion: "What is the Business Need for Data Governance and Automation?"

Moderator: Gabe Gabaldon, Director of Information Technology - USAA

Panelists: Sunder Gokulanathan, Advanced Technologies and Innovation Executive - CSAA | Dan Hurley, VP of IT - Solera Health

3:00 - 4:00 PM

Tech Theater I

Delivering Intelligent Real-Time Applications

Dave Anderson: Principal Solutions Engineer - MemSQL

Sponsored by: MemSQL

4:00 PM

Main Stage

Vacation Giveaway & Conference Wrap-Up


Governing Body Members

Chris Alejandro
Director, Business Risks & Controls

Enrique Aviles
Information Architecture Solutions

David Bear
IT Manager
Heritage Academy

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

Suzanne Eden
Senior Technology Leader
CSAA Insurance Group

Gabriel Gabaldon
Director, Information Technology

Brian Grayek
Applications and Operations Security Director

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

Christian Lees

Mike Lettman
Former CISO
State of Arizona

Bianca Lochner
Assistant CIO
City of Phoenix

Mike Madsen
VP of Aerospace Integrated Supply Chain
Honeywell Aerospace

Fred Mapp
President and CEO
Quality Service Solutions LLC

Margaret Marchese
Senior Vice President
Northern Trust

Rich Owen
Director, Infomation Security
Cable ONE, Inc.

Chad Palmer
IT Director
Dignity Health

Michael Pencek
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona

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

Mannie Romero
Sr. Director Security Architecture
Early Warning

Kevin Sauer
Preferred Homecare

Ronald Schott
Executive Emeritus
Arizona Technology Council

David Schultze

J.R. Sloan
Acting CIO
State of Arizona

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

Christopher Wilson
STEAM Faculty
Arizona Conservatory for Arts and Academics

Shannon Wilson
VP of IT Application Engineering
University of Phoenix


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