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General Session Agenda

Park Hyatt Aviara
Times are rounded approximates and subject to change. Times in PT.

8:30 am

8:45 am

Nth Generation

Dan Molina | Co-President, Chief Technology Officer
Todd Burkhardt | Co-President, Client Engagement & CIO

Trends Affecting IT & Cybersecurity and Symposium Highlights

IT and Cybersecurity professionals and executives are facing a “perfect storm” that has been forming for several years.  Considering long-lasting supply-chain constraints, major inflation, global unrest leading to increased cyber threats, a truly distributed workforce that has further stretched the attack surface, hybrid clouds, modern application development, and the ever-expanding number of workloads and applications, how can you help your organizations stay resilient and agile?

This session will share some of the latest statistics and survey results on these challenging trends, a brief overview of the technologies and solutions represented at this year’s Nth Symposium, and how Nth helps organizations succeed in key projects and to define a road map to resilience.

9:15 am


Bryan Thompson | Vice President of Product Management, GreenLake Cloud Services

Raising the Bar with HPE GreenLake Edge to Cloud Platform

From edge to cloud, IT systems are more diversified and complex.  Every department wants solutions faster, to only pay for what they use, and at a higher SLA.   The bar seems to keep rising.  Come join Bryan Thompson, Vice President of Product Management, GreenLake Cloud Services at Hewlett Packard Enterprise, for a dive deep into HPE GreenLake and the unique opportunity every IT leader has to raise the bar.

9:45 am

Nth Generation + HPE
Julie Leon | Moderator | Nth Generation
Mac Avancena Jr. | Vice President, GreenLake Worldwide Solutions | HPE
Rick Roberts | Executive Director, Educational Technology Services, Grossmont Union High School District

Transformation Journey Leveraging HPE GreenLake.

Join us for a fireside chat with Mac Avancena, VP of HPE GreenLake Solutions
and Rick Roberts, Exec Director of Grossmont High School District.


Mac Avancena led Kern County through as CIO. Mac is now helping other organizations build on this success in his new role as Vice President of HPE GreenLake Solutions. Julie Leon from Nth will moderate an enlightening conversation on Thought Leadership with Mac and Rick Roberts from Grossmont Union High School District.  Mac and Rick will share insights on realizing organizational change thru collaboration, financial forecasting and future state operational vision.

10:20 am

Nth Generation

Jeromie Jackson | Director, Security & Analytics

Business Continuity Planning

Organizations need to be able to triage and recovery from all types of risks. Cybersecurity, natural disasters, technology outages and active threat actors all pose significant risk that needs to be mitigated to an acceptable level. By identifying the critical services departments provide to the business, and the assets needed to complete the service, is critical to being able to recovery the most important assets first. By leveraging Business Impact Assessments Nth Generation helps organizations create, test and improve their resiliency. By attending this session attendees will see how Nth Generation is helping organizations create and operationalize Business Continuity, Disaster Recovery, and Incident Response plans.

10:30 am


Emilee Tellez | Sr. Systems Engineer COM/SLED

Resilience of Data: Your Roadmap to More

In uncertain times, one thing is certain: criticality for data resiliency to run your organization. In this session you’ll gain expert tips from Veeam’s Rick Vanover on enhancing your resiliency. From backup modernization and why it's critical to keeping your data resilient to the various levels you need, cloud technologies and how they can help you keep the resilience you need, and finally ransomware protection to complete the resilience strategy.

10:50 am

Arctic Wolf

Con Mallon | VP, Product Marketing

Integrating Incident Response with Security Operations

Learning from the past to prepare for the future. Cybersecurity is unpredictable, but that does not mean we can’t prepare for the future may hold. Arctic Wolf conducted research to identify key security trends from a range of enterprises. This session will review some key findings and how we can use this data to help us plan for the future. 

11:00 am

FBI + CISA + Nth Generation

Cameron Matthews | Sr. Security Consultant | Nth Generation
Mike Kingsley | Cyber Security Advisor, Los Angeles | Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency
Adam James | Special Agent, San Diego | Federal Bureau of Investigation
James Makil | Sr. Security Consultant | Nth Generation

Cybersecurity Panel with Updates from FBI, CISA, and Nth vCISOs

Back by popular demand! Don’t miss this annual expert cybersecurity panel. Hear complementing perspectives straight from the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), and from senior security practitioners/vCISO’s. This panel will discuss some of the most up-to-date critical cybersecurity topics, such as:

  • What are the distinct roles of the FBI and CISA to help organizations?

  • What are some of the top cyber risks that US organizations should be aware of?

  • What happened to LAUSD?  How are eCriminals using the data dumps captured during infiltration? 

  • What are a few top recommendations to improve security posture? And more!

11:40 am

Nth Generation

Todd Cope | IT Security Engineer

Ransomware Readiness Assessment (SM) Demo

Have you ever wondered how bad actors conduct a ransomware attack?  This session will dive deeper into specific tactics, techniques and procedures (TTPs) used by some of the most destructive ransomware malware; and how through Nth’s Ransomware Readiness Assessment (SM), IT & Cybersecurity teams can gain invaluable insights into what TTPs are undetected or blocked in their IT environments.  These findings can be leveraged to potentially fine tune their existing cyber technology investments and significantly improve their security posture against ransomware attacks.

Nth Generation | Welcome
Julie Leon | Event Host

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