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Adam Lubsen

Breakout Session

HPE Composable Infrastructure Product Manager

AJ Casamento

As a 38 year veteran of the IT industry AJ has worked in a wide variety of market segments. Starting his career with Digital Equipment Corporation and working in various engineering and product development groups as well as having worked for Hewlett Packard, SUN Microsystems, IBM and Avnet before coming to Brocade. In more than 19 years as a Solutioneer at Brocade AJ has spent a great deal of time helping customers to understand various technologies and their implications. Spending most of the year on the road AJ, works with Brocade customers and partners on architectural decisions and implementations that affect their businesses.

Breakout Session

Brocade Solutioneer

Andy Baker

Andy Baker has been a pioneer in the telecommunications and Security industries for over 30 years.  He has been part of the development of the very first: Phone Company deployed voice messaging service (PacBell 1989); The first Fax Messaging service (NYNEX 1990), The first SMS system (Sprint 1998); the First Off Switch HLR – deployed at McCaw Wireless later becoming AT&T Wireless 1998; The First E911 Location Based Service (Sprint 2001); The first MMS system (Sprint 2003); the first Internet Access via cell phone ( 1998).


Andy worked at innovative startup companies like Signalsoft, Tandem Computers, Openwave, Sylantro Systems, Narus and now LogRhythm.  He has also worked at larger tech companies like Unisys and Intel.

Breakout Session

LogRhythm Sales Director

Andy Kleinick

Detective Kleinick is the Officer-in-Charge of LAPD's Cyber Crimes Section, and a supervisor for the United States Secret Service's Electronic Crimes Task Force, responsible for digital forensics and cyber-crime investigations.  Detective Kleinick has more than 30 years with the LAPD, including 14 years in Cyber Crimes. Kleinick is a computer forensics and cyber-crime instructor for the LAPD, California Department of Justice, USC, UC Irvine, and the United States Secret Service’s National Computer Forensics Institute.  He has appeared on CNN, Fox News, and ABC as a Cyber Crimes expert and has been a featured speaker for the banking, education, and motion picture industries. 

Executive Forum and Security Panel

Detective in Cyber Crimes Unit & Cyber Instructor at UCI School of Law

BJ Miller

As an backstroker, BJ Bedford (now Miller), won a medal in every major international swimming competition from 1989 to the summer of 2000, except one. She failed to qualify for the Olympics, until she overcame her fear and not just qualified, but triumphed in Down Under in Sydney, 2000. Her inspiring story of perseverance, heart-wrenching near misses and insightful life lessons will leave you laughing, empathizing and inspired.

Keynote Speaker

LogRhythm Regional Sales Manager

Chris Laping

Prior to founding People Before Things, LLC, Chris served as SVP, Business Transformation and CIO at Red Robin Gourmet Burgers. In these roles, he was a highly contributing member of a management team that completed a successful turnaround, taking the company from an $8 stock price to $89 in just a few years. Chris has 25 years of technology and change leadership experience across multiple brands and industries and has been widely recognized for his innovative thought leadership. He was named a Top 5 Social Business Leader by The Economist, Social Business Technology Leader by InformationWeek and Premier 100 IT Leader by Computerworld. The work of the teams he led has been spotlighted in The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Fast Company and CIO Magazine, among others.

Executive Forum

People Before Things, LLC Co-Founder/CEO

Derek Manky

Derek Manky formulates security strategy with more than fifteen years of cyber security experience, his ultimate goal is to make a positive impact towards the global war on cyber crime. Manky provides thought leadership to industry, and has presented research and strategy world-wide at premier security conferences. As a cyber security expert, his work has included meetings with leading political figures and key policy stakeholders, including law enforcement, who help define the future of cyber security. He is actively involved with several global threat intelligence initiatives including NATO NICP, INTERPOL Expert Working Group, the Cyber Threat Alliance (CTA) working committee and FIRST; all in effort to shape the future of actionable threat intelligence and proactive security strategy.

Security Panelist

Fortinet Global Security Strategist

Dr. Tom Bradicich

Dr. Tom Bradicich is Vice President and General Manager at Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE), leading the global business unit dense scalable servers and IoT Systems, with P&L, worldwide product development, and customer experience ownership. He directs the HPE Discovery Labs and IoT Innovation Labs in the US, Europe, and Asia, for partner and customer collaborations. Tom and his teams are noted for beating sales quotas, and developing and launching innovative and first of a kind products. 

Tom was named in Computer Reseller News’ (CRN) Top 25 Disruptors of 2016, and in the Top 100 IT Executives of 2016, and was inducted into the NC State University Alumni Hall of Fame in 2016. 

Keynote Speaker

HPE VP & GM, Servers, Converged Edge, and IoT Systems

Eduardo Mattos Duarte

Eduardo Mattos Duarte is the HPE 3PAR Worldwide Product Manager at HPE Storage responsible of owning and developing the current and next generation media product roadmap and product strategy. Eduardo joined HPE in May 2007. Over the last two years, Eduardo has been instrumental with the business strategy and product definition for the HPE 3PAR Storage, introducing to the markets products like HPE 3PAR 3D Cache, high capacity medias like the 7.68TB and 15.36TB SSDs, NVMe drivers and flash optimizations to the HP 3PAR Architecture.

HPE 3PAR Worldwide Product Manager

Edwin Mendoza

Edwin is one of Fortinet’s most senior and tenured Security Engineers in California. He has deep experience in security testing and secured Internet solutions.

Previous to joining Fortinet he conducted security testing of high end firewalls, IPS, router, and load balancing solutions, both traditional and next generation while working with BreakingPoint Systems. Some of his previous clients include Microsoft, Paypal, eBay, Intuit, Safeway, Coinstar, Disney, Network Appliance, Visa, American Express, and Symantec. Earlier in his career, Edwin managed Worldwide Operations for Disney’s Corporate Worldwide Services team. In this role he was exposed to multiple challenges and threat environments, both business and political, around the globe.

Fortinet Security Engineer

Gary Szukalski

A widely-respected software executive, Gary has decades of experience in business development and marketing enterprise software.  As President and CMO, he built a world-class sales team at Filetek and was SVP of Field Marketing and Demand Generation for Verity.  Now, Gary oversees Darktrace’s global partner program and indirect sales channel.

Darktrace Chief Channel Management Officer (CCMO)

Gary Thome

Gary Thome is Vice President and Chief Technologist for the Software Defined and Cloud Group business at HPE. He is responsible for the technical and architectural directions of the group’s products and technologies including HPE Synergy, SimpliVity, and HPE OneView.
Previously, Thome served as the Chief Engineer for HPE Synergy and has also led and contributed to technology and architecture directions for HPE OneView, CloudSystem, BladeSystem, and Virtual Connect. Thome also was responsible for the successful introduction of the HP ProLiant DL360, the first HP ProLiant 1U server.
With 27 years of experience, Thome has also directed efforts in converged systems, industry standard servers, desktop computers and professional workstations.

 Keynote Speaker

HPE VP & Chief Technologist Software Degined and Cloud Group

Greg Mandoli

Greg Mandoli is a Special Agent with the Department of Homeland Security's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and is currently assigned to HSI’s office in Long Beach, California where he supervises the High Intensity Financial Crime Area task force.  Previously, Greg was assigned to the US Embassy in London (2010-2015), HSI’s Office of International Affairs in Washington DC (2007-2010) and the Office of Investigations in San Francisco (1998-2007).  While in San Francisco, he participated in the Drug Enforcement Administration’s High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) task force and the Federal Bureau of Investigation's Joint Terrorism Task Force (JTTF

Keynote Speaker

Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Special Agent

Jason Mar-Tang

Jason Mar-Tang is a Senior Solutions engineer for CyberArk Software. In his current role, Jay supports CyberArk’s  suite of products, helping customers understand and manage privilege account security projects by reducing risk and assisting in audits. In his career, Jay has worked in three different geographies (Mid Atlantic, New York City, Southern California) supporting multiple industry verticals. Specifically he’s worked to evangelize cyber security in the health care sector by conducting public speaking engagements and webinars to health care clients. He has also worked closely with clients whom have been breached to help coordinate incident response services in complex environments. Jay has over ten years of experience working in information technology and has been focusing on cyber security for the last seven years. He earned his Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) in 2014. 

CyberArk Senior Solutions Engineer

Jeff Holderfield

Breakout Session

HPE Technical Marketing and Solutions

Jim Graham

Jim Graham brings over 21 years of information technology industry experience to his role of Manager of Engineering, at Varonis. As a former IT Solutions Manager, senior consultant, and member of enterprise IT organizations, Jim experienced the struggles with the overwhelming manual process involved with permissions management and data governance. Since joining Varonis in 2013, Jim has helped many companies discover how to manage their rapidly growing unstructured data.

Varonis Manager of Engineering

Joe Acosta

HPE New Hybrid IT Stack delivers a comprehensive platform for building, operating, and optimizing workloads running across your hybrid estate, delivering “build anywhere, deploy everywhere” simplicity. Businesses want to optimize operations in support of customer value. However, digitally transforming the customer experience and operations is challenging, with many stakeholders in the mix. New Stack Hybrid IT intends to satisfy these cross-functional team members’ requirements and enable frictionless digital transformation by providing a comprehensive solution that simplifies hybrid IT delivery.

Breakout Session

HPE Strategic/Global IT Architect

Karl Vietmeier

Karl joined Intel in September 2016  as part of DCG SDI Solutions Lifecycle Planning. Before Intel: World Wide Technologies in Business Development focused on Opensource cloud technologies, DevOps transformation, and PaaS solutions. Worked for Cisco as part of the core team hired to bring the UCS platform to market.  NetApp focused on Business Continuance and Data Security, and Sun Microsystems in a variety of roles; Field Support, ProServ, and Enterprise Architect. He is able to operate at multiple levels in an organization from CTO to application owners and operations teams.


Keegan Riley

Keegan Riley is the Vice President and General Manager of the HPE North America Storage Business Unit. Keegan re-joined HPE via the Nimble acquisition where he was the Vice President of North America Sales.  Prior to joining Nimble in 2012, Keegan held sales leadership positions in Global and Enterprise accounts at HP within the Storage Division, sales roles at EMC Corporation, and various technical and sales roles in entrepreneurial firms in other industries. He earned a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Southern California Viterbi School of Engineering and a Master of Business Administration from the USC Marshall School of Business.  Keegan lives in the Chicago area with his wife Susanne and their two daughters.

Keynote Speaker

HPE VP & GM of North America Storage Business Unit

Lee Kedrie

Breakout Session

HPE Managing Partner Advanced Technologies

Mark Glasglow

Mark Glasgow, Vice President of Enterprise Sales at Micron has over twenty years of experience in selling enterprise storage. He has worked for companies ranging from venture-funded startups to Fortune 50 companies. Mark was the first Vice President of Sales at what is now one of the most successful all-flash array storage startups of all time, Solidfire. Dell then recruited Mark, where he ran the storage business for North America, including five thousand quota carriers. He brought the business from -20% year on year decline to +12% YoY growth in less than 5 quarters, while optimizing the storage sales headcount by a 42% reduction. Mark received his BS in Business Finance from BYU.

Micron VP of Enterprise Sales

Mark Karnowski

Mark Karnowski joined Emulex in 2000 and he currently leads the Fibre Channel Architecture and Planning team for Broadcom's Emulex Connectivity Division. Prior to Emulex he spent 19 years at Casio Communications, a consumer telecommunications manufacturer, where he served as VP of Engineering. He received a B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from California State University, Long Beach.

Mark is a named inventor in over 30 patents.

Broadcom Fibre Channel Architecture and Planning Team Leader

Pete Benoit

Pete is an Enterprise Solutions Architect at iland, currently based out of Dallas with over 20 years of experience in the IT Services industry including time with hardware vendors, VARs and IaaS providers. His career began in the US Air Force as a Communication-Computer Systems Operator before joining the private sector and moving to Texas in 1996. Pete has a wide range of industry experience as a technician, support engineer and solutions engineer and excels at customer service. A proud graduate of the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Pete is a husband and father of two and enjoys golf and spending time with family and friends.

iLand Enterprise Solutions Architect

Ryan H. Williams

Ryan comes to Cylance from Seccuro where he served as its CTO, advancing responsibilities that included the strategic focus and tactical operations of Seccuro’s Support, MSP, Cloud Services, and hosted VoIP operations.  While there, Williams worked with many differing security solutions across the wide range of technologies to deliver a reliable and secure platform that maintained a simultaneously secure and transparent user experience. 

Cylance Sales Engineer - Southwest

Stuart McClure

Stuart leads Cylance as its CEO and visionary for a new approach to threat detection, protection and response. His leadership sets the strategic direction, operational execution, and fiscal investments of the company. Stuart is one of the leading experts and practical thinkers in the computer security industry today. With a highly regarded 25-year history in the security industry, Stuart has led some of the most notable companies in the space.

Keynote Speaker and Security Panelist

Cylance Founder and CEO

Todd Owens

Todd is a Technical Marketing Manager on Cavium’s HPE OEM team. He is responsible for strategy and execution of marketing, training and sales enablement activity relating to all the technology, products and solutions provided to by Cavium to HPE. Todd has 25+ years in the IT and Storage industry and has worked with HPE Field, Partners and Customers across the globe the past 8 years at Cavium. Todd is based in Colorado, 

Cavium HPE Technical Marketing Manager

Ton Huynh

Ton Huynh is currently a Solutions Architect, working with the pre-sales SE team for the west coast.  Prior to Veeam he spent over 15 years in IT with expertise in datacenter operations with focus in both storage and virtualization. Ton currently holds certifications with VMWare (VCP5, VSP), Veeam (VMCE), EMC (EMC-TA), Cisco (Cisco Sales Specialist), and Microsoft (MCSE).

Veeam Solutions Architect

Umair Zubair

Attacks are becoming more targeted, more intelligent and more damaging   Based on its legacy of designing security into all its products, Aruba is uniquely positioned to provide the tools and solutions that organizations large and small need to combat this new era of cyber threat. 


We call the framework of our security solutions the Aruba 360 Secure Fabric, a comprehensive, closed-loop, multi-vendor system that features machine learning-based analytics to not only detect attacks that have evaded traditional security systems, but also enables security teams to respond to these attacks before they do damage. 

Breakout Session

HPE Channel Network Solutions Architect at Aruba

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