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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 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
St. Mary’s Food Bank

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 T. Wilson
Vice President - Information Technology
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.


With a mission to make the adoption of cloud effortless for businesses, Stellar Technologies delivers VMware Cloud Services backed by a 100% SLA, Dedicated IT Support, and Consulting Services.


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


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.


Cofense® is the leading provider of phishing detection and response solutions. Designed for enterprise organizations, the Cofense Phishing Detection and Response (PDR) platform leverages a global network of 32 million people actively reporting suspected phish, combined with advanced automation to stop phishing attacks faster and stay ahead of breaches.


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.

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.


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.



Harness, an end-to-end platform for complete software delivery, empowers developers and DevOps Teams to release applications into production securely, detects quality of deployments and rolls back failed ones, saving time and reducing the need for custom scripting and manual oversight, giving engineers their weekends back.


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.


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.


Netskope, a global cybersecurity leader, is redefining cloud, data, and network security. The Netskope Intelligent Security Service Edge (SSE) platform secures people, devices, and data anywhere they go.


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.



phoenixNAP® is a global IT services provider offering progressive Infrastructure-as-a-Service solutions from locations worldwide. Our bare metal server, cloud, hardware leasing and colocation options are built to meet the evolving technology demands businesses require without sacrificing performance. Scalable OpEx solutions to support with the systems and staff to assist; phoenixNAP global IT services.



Rising Cloud is a better cloud. Our aim is to use artificial intelligence in a new way. So, we developed a predictive and reactive cloud, that’s not only smarter, but faster and less expensive than any other cloud solution on the market today, without the constraints of traditional data center walls, to remove downtime risks associated the legacy clouds while also being easier to use for developers.



Scale Computing integrates storage, servers, and virtualization software into an all-in-one appliance based system that is scalable, self-healing and as easy to manage as a single server. The result is a data center solution that reduces operational complexity, allows a faster response to business issues, and dramatically reduces costs.



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.


Sonatafy Technology is a nearshore software development company that delivers custom software development solutions to US-based companies via 110+ nearshore employees. Headquartered in the US, with teams throughout Latin America, we provide clients with enterprise options for cloud & mobile applications. Our industry thought leadership is regularly featured in Forbes and Entrepreneur magazine.


Based in Silicon Valley, Splashtop Inc. delivers next-generation remote access and remote support software and services for enterprises, academic and research institutions, government agencies, small businesses, MSPs, IT departments, and individuals. Splashtop’s cloud-based, secure, and easily managed remote access approach is increasingly replacing legacy approaches such as virtual private networks (VPNs), while earning a stunning 93 Net Promoter Score (NPS), a standard for assessing customer satisfaction. More than 30 million users, including those in 85% of Fortune 500 enterprises, enjoy Splashtop products globally.


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

Tuesday, September 13th 2022

9:00 - 10:00 AM

Main Stage

Protecting Your Enterprise Data With a Layered Defense: Social Engineering, Ransomware and You

Shyam Oza, Director of Product Management - Unitrends
Sponsored by: Unitrends

9:00 - 10:00 AM

Tech Theater I

Splashtop Built For The User Experience, Supporting Devices Worldwide

Justin Windsor, Channel Chief of the America's - Splashtop
Sponsored by: Splashtop
Seminar Giveaway: Yeti Cooler

9:00 - 10:00 AM

Tech Theater II

Approaches for Enabling and Protecting a Hybrid Workforce

Russ Kennedy, Chief Product Officer - Nasuni
Sponsored by: Nasuni
Seminar Giveaway: $250 Amazon Gift Card

9:00 - 10:00 AM

Tech Theater III

Testing in Production with Continuous Delivery & Feature Flags

Cassie Souza, Commercial Sales Engineer - Harness
Sponsored by: Harness

9:00 - 10:00 AM

Security Theater

Security Is a Team Sport

Damian Chung, BISO – Business Information Security Officer - Netskope
Sponsored by: Netskope
Seminar Giveaway: Meta Quest 2 — Advanced All-In-One Virtual Reality Headset — 128 GB

9:00 - 10:00 AM

VIP Theater

CIO Forum: Leadership Strategies Moving Forward (Breakfast Included)

**For IT Executives with VIP Badges**
Moderator: Mark Wittenburg, CIO - City of Tempe

10:00 - 11:00 AM

Exhibit Hall

Networking / Tour Exhibits

11:00 - 12:00 PM

Main Stage

Data-Centric Security: Protect What Matters First

Andrew Roberts, Chief Cybersecurity Strategist - cStor
Sponsored by: cStor

11:00 - 12:00 PM

Tech Theater I

Deliver a better user experience and lower IT costs with Juniper’s AI-Driven Network

Ken Cunningham, Mist Specialist - Juniper Networks
Sponsored by: Juniper Networks
Seminar Giveaway: Two - $150 Amazon Gift Cards

11:00 - 12:00 PM

Tech Theater II

Data Center as a Service: Infrastructure Alternatives to Hyperscale Public Cloud

John Hardie, Managing VP, Sales - phoenixNAP
Sponsored by: phoenixNAP
Seminar Giveaway: BOPAI Anti-Theft Laptop Backpack

11:00 - 12:00 PM

Tech Theater III

Overcoming Software Development Challenges in 2022 and Beyond

Steve Taplin, CEO and Co-Founder - Sonatafy Technology
Sponsored by: Sonatafy Technology
Seminar Giveaway: Hiring Nearshore E-Book & 15min Zoom Review of Website and Social Media Presence + How To Improve Immediately

11:00 - 12:00 PM

Security Theater

Safe, Secure Collaboration as a Differentiator

Nicholas Clapper , Director, Collaboration, Colocation, and Connectivity - TPx Communications
Sponsored by: TPx Communications

12:00 - 1:00 PM

Main Stage

Zero Trust for Applications (Lunch Included)

Chad Maskill, Cyber Hero - ThreatLocker
Sponsored by: ThreatLocker

12:00 - 1:00 PM

Tech Theater I

Top Considerations for Application Data in the Cloud (Lunch Included)

Boyd Stowe, Senior Solutions Engineer - Couchbase
Sponsored by: Couchbase
Seminar Giveaway: Two sets of Apple Airpods

12:00 - 1:00 PM

Tech Theater II

Prepare for Reliable Ransomware Recovery (Lunch Included)

Emilee Tellez, Sr. Systems Engineer - Veeam
Sponsored by: Veeam
Seminar Giveaway: $100 Amazon Gift Card

12:00 - 1:00 PM

Tech Theater III

Experiencing Skyrocketing Public Cloud Costs? Concerned about Security and Reliability? Redefine your cloud experience and take it to a new level. (Lunch Included)

Philip Woudenberg, HPE GreenLake Territory Channel Manager - HPE
Sponsored by: MILESTONE

12:00 - 1:00 PM

Security Theater

CIS Controls in the Real World (Lunch Included)

Ted Gruenloh, Cheif Executive Officer - Sentinel IPS
Sponsored by: Sentinel IPS

12:00 - 1:00 PM

VIP Theater

CISO Forum: How to Prepare your Organization for the Future (Lunch Included)

Mike Lettman, Cyber Security Advisor - CISA

1:00 - 2:00 PM

Main Stage

Desktop as a Service – Securing the Digital Workplace

Wayne Johnson, CEO - Stellar Technologies
Sponsored by: Stellar Technologies
Seminar Giveaway: DJI Drone – Mini 3 Pro with Built-in Remote-Control Display

1:00 - 2:00 PM

Tech Theater I

What Leaders Can Do to Win & Retain Tech Talent

Adam Carroll, Nationally Recognized Speaker, Author & Leadership Guru
Amy Walters, VP of Product Operations - Cancer Center Treatments of America
Amanda Crowley, VP of Talent Acquisition - Workiva
Bradley Pristelski, Division VP, CIO - CommonSpirit Health
Craig Jackman, President & Co-Founder - Paragon IT Professionals
Sponsored by: Paragon IT Professionals

1:00 - 2:00 PM

Tech Theater II

Top 10 Features a Modern Secure Backup Solution Should Have

Herb Williams, Field Technical Director - Cohesity
Sponsored by: Cohesity
Seminar Giveaway: $100 Blink Outdoor Wireless HD Security Camera

1:00 - 2:00 PM

Tech Theater III

Life After VMware - A New Approach to Hybrid Infrastructure

Michael Lyon, Systems Engineer - Scale Computing
Sponsored by: Scale Computing

1:00 - 2:00 PM

Security Theater

How AI Can Think Like an Attacker

Brianna Leddy, Director of Analysis - Darktrace
Sponsored by: Darktrace

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

3:00 - 4:00 PM

Tech Theater I

How IWaaS is Disrupting Cloud Computing

Sean Brown, Chief Product Officer - Rising Cloud
Sponsored by: Rising Cloud
Seminar Giveaway: 1,000 free compute hours for 5 lucky attendees

4:00 PM

Main Stage

Vacation Giveaway & Conference Wrap-Up



Supporting Sponsors