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    2020: The Age of SkyNet

    February 12th, 2020
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The 11th Annual Texas Technology Summit will be held on February 12, 2020 at the Houston NRG Center in Room 300 from 7am-4pm.

As we reach the 11th annual show, the Texas Technology Summit has been the top leading IT & Security conference and exhibit hall in Houston. With over a thousand registrants, VIPs, and renowned speakers come together to network, advocate, and create opportunities for the IT & Security industry. With technology constantly changing, this event is a must attendl. With this year's focus on "2020: The Age of SkyNet". 2020 is going to be a game changer. More details to follow.

See Below for 2019 content. 2020 content will be updated this winter.


We would like to thank our all of our sponsors for being a part of this year's Texas 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 Texas Technology 2019 event.


Gold Sponsors


The Oracle Dyn global business unit (GBU) helps companies build and operate a secure, intelligent cloud edge. Dyn’s solutions are backed by one of the world’s most comprehensive internet performance data sets, collecting more than 200 billion internet data points daily across a global network. More than 3,500 customers rely on Oracle Dyn’s edge services, including preeminent digital brands such as Netflix, Twitter, CNBC and LinkedIn.


Sigma Solutions is the solutions integrator of choice for companies needing a technology partner that easily transitions from the strategy of the executive suite to the operations of the data center. We offer the perfect mix of business acumen and technical expertise to help large enterprises align their IT operations and management functions with their organizational objectives.

Lunch & Learn Sponsor


Code42 is the leader in next-gen data loss protection. Native to the cloud, the Code42 Next-Gen Data Loss Protection solution rapidly detects insider threats, helps satisfy regulatory compliance requirements and speeds incident response — all without lengthy deployments, complex policy management or blocks on user productivity. Security, IT and compliance professionals can protect endpoint and cloud data from loss, leak, misuse and theft while maintaining an open and collaborative culture for employees.


Fortinet provides network and content security, as well as secure access products that share intelligence and work together to form a cooperative fabric. Our security fabric combines Security Processors, an intuitive operating system, and applied threat intelligence to give you better visibility and control-while providing easier administration.

Beverage & Reception Sponsor


Jazz Networks is a cybersecurity analytics platform that protects organizations from data loss by simplifying the complexities of unpredictable human behavior and empowering employees to have better security habits. By combining machine learning with user-centric alarms, security professionals get a true, full-picture of their organization.


ServerMonkey delivers IT hardware, maintenance, and IT services to businesses of all sizes. Our team of experts offers you efficient and flexible solutions from a wide variety of servers, storage, and networking products. Our datacenter services provide secure ITAD solutions that remove risks, protect your Data, and ensure the highest return on your investment.

Silver Sponsors


Data Foundry is a privately held company headquartered in Austin, Texas that provides data center colocation, disaster recovery and managed services for enterprise customers and small businesses across a variety of industries. We create a network marketplace with choice and competition to ensure you have access to competitive prices and higher reliability. Data Foundry operates carrier neutral facilities with direct access to your choice of networks.


Datrium is the leader in Open Converged Infrastructure for hybrid clouds, converging Tier 1 HCI, scale-out backup and cloud disaster recovery for vastly simpler administration, protection of hybrid cloud infrastructure, and higher IO performance than available with traditional alternatives. The company is led by the CTOs and founders from Data Domain and early principal engineers from VMware.


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.


SUSE Linux is a computer operating system. It is built on top of the free and open source Linux kernel and is distributed with system and application software from other open source projects. SUSE Linux is of German origin, basically an acronym of “Software und System-Entwicklung”, and was mainly developed in Europe. Modernize your infrastructure with SUSE Linux Enterprise servers, OpenStack cloud technology for IaaS, and SUSE's software-defined storage.


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


Auth0, the identity platform for application builders, provides thousands of customers in every market sector with the only identity solution they need for their web, mobile, IoT, and internal applications. Its extensible platform seamlessly authenticates and secures more than 2.5 billion logins per month, making it loved by developers and trusted by global enterprises. Auth0’s U.S. headquarters in Bellevue, WA.


Darktrace is the world’s leading AI Company for cyber defense. With over 7,000 deployments worldwide, the Enterprise Immune System is relied on to detect and fight back against cyber-attacks in real time. The self-learning AI takes one hour to install, works across the cloud, SaaS, corporate networks, IoT and industrial systems, and protects against the full range of cyber-threats and vulnerabilities, from insider threats and ransomware, to stealthy and silent attackers. Darktrace has 800 employees and 39 offices worldwide, with headquarters in San Francisco, and Cambridge, UK.


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.


Since our founding in 1992 the mission of Insource has been to "provide our clients with technology excellence that is business driven through a true partnership."; This unique Business/Technology team approach insures that the appropriate technology is applied intelligently, and that it meets our clients' business requirements.


Kudelski Security is the premier advisor and cybersecurity innovator for today’s most security-conscious organizations. Our long-term approach to client partnerships enables us to continuously evaluate their security posture to recommend solutions that reduce business risk, maintain compliance and increase overall security effectiveness. With clients that include Fortune 500 enterprises and government organizations in Europe and across the United States, we address the most complex environments through an unparalleled set of solution capabilities including consulting, technology, managed security services and custom innovation.


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.


Pivot3 is a leading provider of intelligent IT infrastructure for mission-critical hybrid cloud and IoT-surveillance environments. Powered by the industry’s only Intelligence Engine, Pivot3 automates the management of multiple, mixed application workloads, delivers industry-leading performance, eliminates data loss and unplanned downtime, and significantly reduces the cost of traditional infrastructure.


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.


Simplar is a collaborative group of faculty and researchers. We advance knowledge and practice in the following areas: Procurement and Supply Chain, Project Management and Delivery, Organizational Change Management, Benchmarking and Performance Assessments, and we integrate with organization to implement our advanced tools.


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® 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.

2019 Texas Technology Summit Agenda - IN DEVELOPMENT FOR 2020

Wednesday, February 6 2019

9:00 - 10:00 AM

Tech Theater II

9:00 - 10:00 AM

Security Theater

Autonomous Cyber Defense: AI and the Immune System Approach

Melissa Strauss, Regional Manager - Darktrace
Sponsored by: Darktrace

9:00 - 10:00 AM

VIP Theater

CIO Forum: Successful Strategies as an IT Leader (Breakfast Included)

Moderator: Antonio Marin, VP - SIM Houston

10:00 - 11:00 AM

Exhibit Hall

Networking / Tour Exhibits

11:00 - 12:00 PM

Main Stage

Digital Transformation – Promises, Processes and Pitfalls

Chris Norris, Sr. Director, Cloud and Data Center - Sigma Solutions
Sponsored by: Sigma Solutions

11:00 - 12:00 PM

Tech Theater I

How To Upgrade Your Companies Technology WITHOUT Losing Your Job!

Trey Anderson, UCx Evangelist - TPx Communications
Sponsored by: TPx Communications

11:00 - 12:00 PM

Tech Theather II

802.11ax: The Next Generation

David Black, President & CEO - Insource Technology
Sponsored by: Insource

11:00 - 12:00 PM

Security Theater

The current Malware Threat Landscape – and Best Practices for Enterprise Grade Remediation

Krishnan Natarajan, Senior Director - Malwarebytes
Sponsored by: Malwarebytes

11:00 - 12:00 PM

VIP Theater

12:00 - 1:00 PM

Tech Theater I

Accelerating Cybersecurity Intelligence

Luke Worrall, Sr. Security Sales Specialist - Juniper Networks

Sponsored by: Kudelski Security

12:00 - 1:00 PM

Tech Theater II

Converging IoT and Datacenter with Intelligent Infrastructure

Michael Koponen, Sr Director Product & Solutions Marketing - Pivot3
Sponsored by: Pivot3

12:00 - 1:00 PM

Security Theater

The Cloud and the Access Challenges it Provides for Managed and Unmanaged Assets

Jaime Ortiz, Sales Engineer Major Accounts - Fortinet
Sponsored by: Fortinet

12:00 - 1:00 PM

VIP Theater

CISO Forum: How are we Preparing the Enterprise in the Future for Cybersecurity?

Marc Crudgington, CISO & SVP of Information Security - Woodforest National Bank

1:00 - 2:00 PM

Main Stage

Four Critical Errors in Becoming a Digital Services Broker - And How to Fix Them

Heman Smith, Digital Innovation Leader - IT Quantum Leap

1:00 - 2:00 PM

Tech Theater I

Software-Defined Storage: The Foundation for the Modern Data Center

Manish Chacko, Senior Product Manager - DataCore Software
Sponsored by: DataCore Software

1:00 - 2:00 PM

Security Theater

Threat Intelligence and Layered Security in the Equifax Era

Ted Gruenloh, Chief Operating Officer - Sentinel IPS
Sponsored by: Sentinel IPS

2:00 - 2:45 PM

Exhibit Hall

Networking / Tour Exhibits

2:45 - 3:00 PM

Exhibit Hall

Vendor Giveaways

3:00 - 4:00 PM

Main Stage

Panel Discussion: The Natural Evolution of Technology

Moderator: Keith Frederick, CISO - RigNet
Panelists: Serge Findling, VP - IDC | Natty Gur, VP and CIO - Friedkin Group | Robert Harris, Director of Information and Technology - Driven-Inc. | Jerry Longsworth, Regional Director - Compugen Systems, Inc.

4:00 PM

Main Stage

Vacation Giveaway & Conference Wrap-Up


Governing Body Members