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    Texas Technology Summit

    Strategically Accelerating our Businesses through IT and Security

    April 6th, 2022
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    Attend our Conference to Enter our Grand Prize
    All of our attendees can get the chance to win a free trip & other giveaways!


The 13th Annual Texas Technology Summit will be held on April 6th, 2022 at Citadel Houston (12130 Kirby Drive Houston, TX 77045) from 7am-4pm.

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 Texas interested in Networking, Researching/Learning, Career Advancement, and Purchasing. Attend the Texas 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

David Calderwood
VP of IT Strategy and PMO Services

Mark Combs
Director of Security and Facilities
Harris County Clerk

Marc Crudgington
MBA, Founder, CEO, vCISO
CyberFore Systems

Randy Frazier
Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County

Karen Fuller
Director Network Infrastructure and Communications
Cypress-Fairbanks ISD

Sebastian T. Gass
Chief Technology Officer
Quantum Energy Partners

Jessica Getz
AXIA Partners

Brooke Grammier
Principal, CIO
DLR Group

Bruce High
CIO & Executive Director of ITC
Harris Country ITC

Gene Janiszewski
VP Membership of SIM Houston

Mark Lennon
Chief Information Officer & Vice President

Carolyn Lightfoot
CIO Information Technology Division
Lee College

Robert Lindemann
Education Service Center, Region 6

Rodney Lisembee
Director of Technology
The John Cooper School

David Mosley
Vice President & CIO
J.B. Poindexter & Co., Inc.

Michael Oberlaender
Author & CISO

Luis Oliveira
Manager, Applications Development - Research Institute
Houston Methodist

Hellmut Ometzberger
IT Executive

Mike Prochaska
VP of IT
Allied Group

Alexander Rosca
Director, IT

Mark Sakowitz
Project Manager
DataBank IMX

Dee Singh
VP of IT
Cimarron Energy, Inc.

Bojan Vukicevich
Director of Application Development
J.B. Poindexter & Co, Inc.

Mike Wangsmo
Global Chief Technology Officer

Kathy Welch
Alvarez & Marsal

Jason Williams
Infrastructure Director
J.B. Poindexter

Troy Williams
Director, ISD Business Solutions
Memorial Hermann Health Systems


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.

Diamond Sponsor


RingCentral, Inc. (NYSE: RNG) is a leading provider of business cloud communications and contact center solutions based on its powerful Message Video Phone™ (MVP™) platform. More flexible and cost effective than legacy on-premise PBX and video conferencing systems that it replaces, RingCentral empowers modern mobile and distributed workforces to communicate, collaborate, and connect via any mode, any device, and any location. RingCentral offers three key products in its portfolio including RingCentral Office®, a Unified Communications as a Service (UCaaS) platform including team messaging, video meetings, and a cloud phone system, Glip®  the company's free video meetings solution with team messaging that enables Smart Video Meetings™, and RingCentral cloud Contact Center  solutions. RingCentral’s open platform integrates with leading third party business applications and enables customers to easily customize business workflows. RingCentral is headquartered in Belmont, California, and has offices around the world.

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

Happy Hour Sponsor


NETdepot specializes in providing effortless cloud solutions to amplify the value of your staff. We focus on five key areas: Enterprise Compute & Storage, Data Protection as a Service (DPaaS), Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS), Security as a Service (SECaaS), Cybersecurity as a Service (CyberSecaaS).

Silver Sponsor


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.

Presentation Sponsors


Auth0 is the first identity management platform for application builders, and the only identity solution needed for custom-built applications. With a mission to secure the world’s identities so innovators can innovate, Auth0 provides the simplicity, extensibility, and expertise to scale and protect identities in any application, for any audience. Auth0 secures more than 100 million logins each day, giving enterprises the confidence to deliver trusted and elegant digital experiences to their customers around the world.


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.


IronEdge provides custom IT solutions and service-centric strategy and support. Our offerings include Texas-based help desk support, cybersecurity strategy and services, cloud solutions, project planning and implementation, backup and recovery services, and reporting and automation.


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.


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.


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.

Texas Technology Summit Agenda

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

10:00 - 10:30 AM

Exhibit Hall

Networking / Tour Exhibits

10:30 - 11:30 AM

Main Stage

2021 State of Malware

Michael Greer, Senior Sales Engineer - Malwarebytes
Sponsored by: Malwarebytes

10:30 - 11:30 AM

Tech Theater I

What your IT Strategy Should Include

Jared Martin, VP, Managed Services - TPx
Sponsored by: TPx Communications

11:30 - 12:30 PM

Main Stage

Keynote: Connecting your Modern Workforce in a Hybrid Workplace

Amir Hameed, VP, Global Solutions Engineering - RingCentral
Sponsored by: RingCentral

12:30 - 1:30 PM

Main Stage

IT Infrastructure at the Edge

Mike O’Neil, Senior Systems Engineer - Scale Computing
Sponsored by: Scale Computing
Presentation Giveaway: Ember Mug

12:30 - 1:30 PM

Tech Theater I

Immutable Storage: The Ultimate Defense Against Ransomware

Chip Vacek, Chief Technologist - StorageCraft
Sponsored by: StorageCraft

12:30 - 1:30 PM

VIP Theater

CISO Forum: Security Breach Response Protocols

**For IT Executives with VIP Badges**
Marc Crudgington, MBA, Founder, CEO, vCISO - CyberFore Systems

1:30 - 2:30 PM

Main Stage

Simplifying Wi-Fi

Julie Black, Director of Sales & Marketing - Insource Technology
Jacob Heck, Systems Engineer - Commscope
Sponsored by: Insource

1:30 - 2:30 PM

Tech Theater I

2021 State of Secure Identity Report

Kim Berry, Principal Threat Intelligence Researcher - Auth0
Sponsored by: Auth0

2:30 - 3:00 PM

Exhibit Hall

Networking / Tour Exhibits

2:50 - 3:00 PM

Exhibit Hall

Vendor Giveaways

3:00 - 4:00 PM

Main Stage

Panel Discussion: Balancing the Virtual / In-person Workforce

Panelists: Jim West, CIO, Award Winning and best Selling Author, well know International Speaker, Cybersecurity Expert | Gene Janiszewski, VP Membership - SIM | Marc Crudgington, MBA, Founder, CEO, vCISO - CyberFore Systems

3:00 - 4:00 PM

Tech Theater I

Cybersecurity - Protecting Your Business After COVID

Andrew Moore, COO - IronEdge Group
Sponsored by: IronEdge Group

4:00 PM

Main Stage

Vacation Giveaway & Conference Wrap-Up


Governing Body Members