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Wednesday, November 15
 

9:00am

ESSENTIAL DEVOPS WORKSHOP
Essential DevOps is a half day interactive workshop that provides a detailed overview of DevOps including cultural, automation and emerging practices that are delivering real business value in real organizations. The session will also look at how DevOps leverages existing frameworks such as Agile, Lean and ITSM to increase the delivery pipeline.

Speakers
avatar for Mike Rosado

Mike Rosado

DevOps Enthusiast and Technical Evangelist
Mike Rosado who is a DevOps Enthusiast and Technical Evangelist works as an Independent Consultant with customers in the United States and throughout Latin America. Mike enjoys sharing his views as it relates to the cultural movement of DevOps and technologies that contribute to the... Read More →


Wednesday November 15, 2017 9:00am - 12:30pm
Room 13

1:00pm

Distributed Pipeline Architecture with CloudBees Jenkins Enterprise

This workshop will provide a hands-on experience with a turnkey implementation of a scalable Jenkins as a Service solution, based on CloudBees Jenkins Enterprise. The workshop will utilize the same microservice example used in the DevOps 2.1 Toolkit Workshop, walking you through the software development lifecycle using the tools and features provided within CloudBees Jenkins Enterprise. The audience will perform exercises which illustrate the distributed and scalable architecture provided by the CloudBees Jenkins Enterprise cluster.

From quickly provisioning your very own CloudBees Jenkins Enterprise master, to setting up a custom template for built-in, ephemeral and elastic Docker-based Jenkins agents, to dynamically creating Jenkins Pipeline jobs, you will have a true hands-on experience with the features that CloudBees Jenkins Enterprise provides. All of this functionality is derived from the highly-scalable Distributed Pipeline Architecture that serves as the foundation of CloudBees Jenkins Enterprise.


Speakers

Wednesday November 15, 2017 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Room 13
 
Thursday, November 16
 

8:00am

Opening Keynote - The Future of Work: Mind-shift from Robots vs Humans to Robots Empowering Humans
Automation has been changing the nature of work for hundreds of years. It has replaced manual labor’s most repetitive, intensive tasks. It has steadily accelerated the speed of production, and created new streams of work. But automation isn’t about replacing man with machine or human agent with robot. Rather, it’s about supporting our human abilities and ingenuity – enabling us to create and innovate. Automation is not a project or a tool: join Doug Reeder in exploring the automation ecosystem.

Speakers
avatar for Doug Reeder

Doug Reeder

Innovation Leader in the Office of the CTO, NTT DATA Services
Doug Reeder is a Senior Director of Innovation in the Office of the CTO at NTT DATA Services. In this role he manages a portfolio of innovation accelerators and helps clients define and achieve their business objectives, develop innovative new capabilities and competencies, and implement... Read More →


Thursday November 16, 2017 8:00am - 8:45am
Room 18CD

9:00am

Escape Room experience: The Living Security Escape Room
Your company HipMicro has uncovered a software intrusion so invasive if left undetected it could cause a 90% worldwide mobile device shutdown. But you’re the good guys so you won’t let that happen, and you plan to identify the offending company during your keynote at this year’s SheepHat security conference. Unfortunately, Globeron, a multinational gaming app development firm, feels their mission to take over the world may be threatened by your disclosure. After your team enters the conference room to prepare for your keynote, you realize something is amidst. You check the door, it’s locked, then notice something in the middle of the room- it’s a box, but what is inside? Your research team is comprised of some of the best in the industry, can you uncover and decipher the clues that are hidden around the conference room in time to disarm the bomb and present your keynote speech? 
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Presented by Living Security 

Thursday November 16, 2017 9:00am - 4:30pm
Mezzanine Level - 14

9:15am

Negotiat[Her]: Learn the Secrets to Make More $ in Your Tech Career
As tech women, salary negotiation is an essential skill, but negotiating isn’t always so easy. Imposter syndrome, fear, and unconscious bias are real adversaries that can get in your way to a successful negotiation and earning what you deserve. The good news is that negotiation is a skill that can be learned. Come learn how Founder of Develop[Her], Lauren Hasson, tripled her base salary in less than two years by grounding herself in data and asking critical questions to uncover key leverage points and ultimately learned to negotiate with confidence.

Speakers
avatar for Lauren Hasson

Lauren Hasson

Founder, Develop[Her]
Lauren Hasson is the Founder of Develop[Her], a career development platform for tech women by tech women, and a practicing software engineer at a prominent Bay Area fintech company where she’s building their iOS SDK and working in information security. Her work has been featured... Read More →


Thursday November 16, 2017 9:15am - 10:00am
Room 16AB

9:30am

Automation through Tools for Agile Transformation

The speaker will cover best practices in Agile Transformation through effective software products and tools. It will also include demo of a couple of tools, and the business case of moving IT productivity tools to the Cloud. 


Speakers
avatar for Shouvik Bhattacharyya

Shouvik Bhattacharyya

Chief Innovator, B12 Consulting
Shouvik Bhattacharyya is the Chief Innovator at B12 Consulting, enabling clients to implement innovative trends like RPA. His areas of expertise including business strategy, change management, process re-engineering and expert systems. Shouvik was a Sloan Fellow at MIT. He has a bachelor's... Read More →


Thursday November 16, 2017 9:30am - 10:15am
Room 13

9:30am

Cloud Adoption: Past, Present and Future - A 360 Degree View
It’s here. Has been for a while. And it’s not going away anytime soon. So, how has the first wave of cloud technologies deployment gone for us? Grab a chair.. We will share the good, bad and scary ugly from our first 5 years in the world of the “cloud” and the next steps moving forward.  With step one completed, what is next?

Moderators
avatar for Blake Holman

Blake Holman

Chief Information Officer, St. David's Foundation
Blake Holman is Chief Information Officer at St. David’s Foundation in Austin, TX. Blake joined the Foundation in 2015 and is responsible for strategic and operational Information Technology (IT) activities, enhancing the Foundation’s ability to be efficient and effective in fulfilling... Read More →

Speakers
DC

Douglas Coleman

Managing Director of Cloud Platforms, Engineering and Operations, Charles Schwab
Douglas Coleman is Charles Schwab’s Managing Director of Cloud Platforms, Engineering and Operations.  He is responsible for the successful execution of Schwab’s Cloud strategy. Doug joined Schwab in 2012 and has led the successful design, build and implementation of technology... Read More →
avatar for Josh Sokol

Josh Sokol

National Instruments
Josh Sokol, CISSP, graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a BS in Computer Science in 2002. Since that time, he has worked for several large companies, including AMD and BearingPoint, spent some time as a military contractor, and is currently employed as the Information... Read More →


Thursday November 16, 2017 9:30am - 10:15am
Room 12A

9:30am

How to Successfully Respond to Disruption and Incubate New Ideas Within Your Company
Business has been going swimmingly until recently when you found out that a competitor you’ve never heard of, or taken seriously, is now capturing significant portions of your market. How did this happen? How could it have been prevented? Are you focusing on building a better horse and buggy when someone else is building the first Model T? In this session, I’ll share my experiences working in and leading Emerging Technologies teams at IBM, HP and Red Hat and provide you with a step-by-step guide for building a unique function within your business that can identify and manage disruption ahead of your own product teams and your competitors

Speakers
avatar for Stephen Watt

Stephen Watt

Chief Architect, Emerging Technologies, Red Hat
Steve Watt is the Chief Architect for Emerging Technologies within Red Hat’s Office of Technology. The Emerging Technologies group is responsible for the early identification and incubation of emerging and disruptive technologies. Presently, Steve’s teams are working on Red Hat’s... Read More →


Thursday November 16, 2017 9:30am - 10:15am
Room 12B

9:30am

Leading DevOps Transformation in Your Organization

This talk gives practical approaches to help organizations achieve best practices for Enterprise DevOps by deploying an Enterprise CD pipeline solution. 
This will cover:
• What are the common mistakes that happen when companies try to start their DevOps programs
• How to leverage CloudBees Jenkins Enterprise to help scale DevOps practices
• Best practices for integrating CloudBees Jenkins Enterprise with leading enterprise DevOps tools (e.g. Atlassian, GitHub, JFrog and more)


Speakers
avatar for Daniel Martin

Daniel Martin

Sr. DevOps Consultant, CloudBees
Daniel Martin is a consultant at CloudBees. Coming from prior experience in Dev as well as in Ops he has extensive experience in developing global teams focused on critical applications, going from development to production in a secure environment. Daniel grew up in west Texas and... Read More →


Thursday November 16, 2017 9:30am - 10:15am
Room 19A

9:30am

The Death of Enterprise Architecture: Defeating the DevOps, Microservices, and Cloud-Native Assassins
Speakers
avatar for Michael Cote

Michael Cote

Pivotal
Michael Coté works at Pivotal in technical marketing. He’s been an industry analyst at 451 Research and RedMonk, worked in corporate strategy and M&A at Dell in software and cloud, and was a programmer for a decade before all that. He blogs and podcasts at Cote.io and is @cote... Read More →


Thursday November 16, 2017 9:30am - 10:15am
Room 19B

9:30am

Healthcare - An Identity Thief's SuperStore
Healthcare records include some of the most complete - and thus, most valuable - personal identities available online. Yet, they are also among the most vulnerable, making them a primary target for cybercriminals. Julie will talk about some of the cybersecurity challenges in healthcare and how the cybersecurity community can help.

Speakers
avatar for Julie Rennecker, PhD

Julie Rennecker, PhD

Chief Experience Officer, Third Rock
Julie Rennecker, PhD, is the Chief Experience Officer at Third Rock, an Austin-based cybersecurity compliance software and consulting firm. Julie’s background includes bedside clinical experience as an RN in ICU, ER, and behavioral health; a PhD in Organizational Behavior from... Read More →


Thursday November 16, 2017 9:30am - 10:15am
Room 17A

9:30am

The New Convergence of Data; the Next Strategic Business Advantage
The growth of data has accelerated beyond even the fastest forecast of a few years ago. The new definition of convergence is very different from even a decade ago. The new trends of Big Data, Data Science, Cloud, A I, Mobility and IoT are changing how organizations are using data. It is now a critical business asset.  New business processes will revolve around the data and it will soon become even more intensive through massive streaming data coming from ubiquitous sensors in the Internet of Things. Variety, not volume or velocity will drive the investments.  During this session you will see how the data has become a strategic business advantage and its value will only increase in the next decade.

Speakers
avatar for David Smith

David Smith

CEO, Strategic Pathways
A noted business leader, futurist and technologist with over 30 years of experience, Mr. Smith combines these disciplines to deliver thought-provoking presentations that provide the vision of the future with the down-to-earth judgment of the technology. He is highly regarded as a... Read More →


Thursday November 16, 2017 9:30am - 10:30am
Room 14

10:00am

Come Ride the Continuous Delivery Wave with CA Technologies

We will dive into the CD Wave and see how CA Automic Release Automation can protect you while riding the wave and give you a 10 for your score.  We will show how to easily provision and promote through the Pipeline and make auditing your process like spending a day at the beach.


Thursday November 16, 2017 10:00am - 10:15am
Demo Pit - Inside Ballroom D

10:00am

Strategic Project Execution Session – “Planning the Roadmap”

The Austin Chapters of PMI and SIM are presenting an exclusive InnoTech Special Event. “Planning the Roadmap” is designed to bring Austin CIOs and their PMO Directors for a hands-on collaborative Strategic Project Execution session to discuss the Digital Transformation challenges common to all companies and help chart a course forward.


Speakers
avatar for Eric Hungate

Eric Hungate

Project Leadership Consultant
Specialist in creating project centric organizations around the Project Mgmt. Office (PMO) with Portfolio Mgmt. and practical Project Management processes, policies, and procedures. Former CIO with professional industry experience in: Public Sector, Private Non-Profit State Associations... Read More →
avatar for Kevin Mackey

Kevin Mackey

Practice Director, PointB
With over 15 years of leadership experience across multiple industries and exceptional domain knowledge in business intelligence, analytics and information management, Kevin launched Point B's business intelligence and analytics service line and now leads the PointB national business... Read More →
avatar for Kelly O'Rourke

Kelly O'Rourke

Practice Director, PointB
Broad experience collaborating with business and client leadership to achieve desired outcomes in both local and global environments. During this time Kelly's experiences have included areas such as strategic planning, business analysis, process improvement, program management, software... Read More →


Thursday November 16, 2017 10:00am - 11:30am
Room 11

10:15am

The Decomposition Dilemma

One of the key activities of microservices efforts is to decompose monolithic application architectures into microservices with bounded business contexts. On the surface, this may seem like a relatively common mapping exercise. However, unwinding any tightly-bound architecture yields multiple paths each with consequences with regard to the transformation activity as well as the final architecture. During this session we will look at some common crossroads that occur during these activities and possible solutions.


Speakers
avatar for JP Morgenthal

JP Morgenthal

CTO, Application Services, DXC.technology
JP Morgenthal is CTO, Application Services for DXC.technology and Managing Editor for Microservices Journal. He is an internationally renowned thought leader in the areas of IT transformation, modernization, and cloud computing. JP has served in executive roles within major software... Read More →


Thursday November 16, 2017 10:15am - 11:00am
Room 19B

10:15am

Define Yourself! Crafting a Wonder Woman’s Brand
Understand what a personal brand actually is and why it should be an important
component of your career plan
Learn how your personal brand is directly affecting your career
Determine what your brand currently is and how to elevate it with small changes
Update your personal appearance and communication skills to improve your brand

Speakers
avatar for Marny Lifshen

Marny Lifshen

Author & Speaker
Marny is a nationally recognized expert on strategic networking, personal branding, professional relationships and communication. She is the author of “Some Assembly Required: A Networking Guide for Women,” and the second edition was released in 2015.


Thursday November 16, 2017 10:15am - 11:00am
Room 16AB

10:30am

CloudBees Jenkins Enterprise Demo

Check out how easy it is to get started on the CloudBees Jenkins Enterprise platform delivering software at the speed of ideas! 


Speakers

Thursday November 16, 2017 10:30am - 10:45am
Demo Pit - Inside Ballroom D

10:45am

How Quantum Computing Will Impact Your Present Identification Tools and Methods
Quantum computing is a new initiative that will change computing forever.  This talk will present an overview of quantum computing, how it works and how it may be used to bypass current authentication controls, steal your identity, and what you can do about it.

Speakers
DJ

Dr. Jim Keeler

CEO, KP, LLC
Dr. James D. Keeler (Jim) earned a Bachelor of Science in Physics and Mathematics from the University of California at Davis with Highest Honors and a Ph. D. in Theoretical Physics from the University of California at San Diego, with a Post Doctoral Fellowship at Stanford University... Read More →


Thursday November 16, 2017 10:45am - 11:30am
Room 17A

11:00am

Web and Email: Malware’s Evil Twins

The state of malware has continued to evolve, but the two constants of web and email infiltration remain the same. Despite the infrastructure investments being made to secure organizations, relying on detection of good versus bad results in significant numbers of infections that continue to impact users. In this discussion, Danny Le talks about the challenges of a legacy detection approach and how a technology that has been leveraged in various previous ways is now providing a whole new level of protection with a new twist. Prevention Through Isolation.


Thursday November 16, 2017 11:00am - 11:15am
Demo Pit - Inside Ballroom D

11:00am

Journey From a Cost Center to an Innovation Center – VMWare IT Case Study

- For our business to compete, we as a company need to be agile and nimble

- All core business processes run on IT systems. Hence, business transformation starts with IT becoming agile and nimble

- Some of our core issues before we embarked on transformation journey and how we solved them

- Core pillars of this transformation journey
A)  Move from data center thinking to private cloud and infra as a code thinking
B) DevOps transformation – People, process and technical solve
C) Leverage mobility to drive business transformation within the company


Speakers
avatar for Avon Puri

Avon Puri

Vice President IT – Business IT, VMWare
Avon Puri is a results driven leader with extensive experience in developing IT solutions aligned with business goals.  Avon joined VMWare in March 2010 and is currently the Vice President of Business IT, responsible for providing enterprise applications and infrastructure to transform... Read More →


Thursday November 16, 2017 11:00am - 11:45am
Room 13

11:00am

The State Of Open Source And The Future Of Software Development
Open source has a long and storied history, but today open source software isn’t just growing; It’s accelerating exponentially in terms of its influence on technology and society, and the sheer numbers involved are amazing, according to The Linux Foundation there are: 23 million open source developers worldwide, 22 million accounts and 64 million repositories on GitHub, 41 million lines of code, 1,100 new open source projects every day, and 10,000 new versions of open source projects every day. In this presentation, whurley will offer just a sampling of the various projects and ongoing efforts within this dynamic open source ecosystem and a view into the future of software development. 

Speakers
avatar for William Hurley (Whurley)

William Hurley (Whurley)

Whurley is the founder and CEO of Honest Dollar; a fintech startup bringing honesty, transparency, and simplicity to the financial services industry. Whurley’s career has spanned over 20 years working for some of the most innovative companies on the planet including Apple Computer... Read More →


Thursday November 16, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
Room 12B

11:00am

ANALYTICS: What’s Possible and What Tools Do You Need to Create Actionable Intelligence?
Join us to discuss the world analytics as we lay out the maturity spectrum in the analytics space and help you understand how to evaluate potential projects and programs for cost and return on investment.

Speakers
RF

Rusty Frioux

BI and Analytics Principle Consultant, Sparkhound


Thursday November 16, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
Room 14

11:00am

DevOps CI/CD using Service Virtualization

How can you run an automated test when your application test workflow depends on an API from an external app or project that is unavailable?   This presentation will demonstrate how to implement a CI/CD pipeline that has an external dependency using Service Virtualization to remove that constraint to enable automated unit testing as part of a CI/CD pipeline.


Speakers
avatar for Samuel Perez

Samuel Perez

Technical Architect, Accenture
Samuel Perez helps Banking, Financial Services, Retail, Airline, Capital Groups & Health & Public Services clients with software  service virtualization and test automation. His skills include Enterprise DevOps service virtualization strategy, performance test management, test automation... Read More →


Thursday November 16, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
Room 19A

11:00am

Moving Sucks. Making Secure Cloud Migration Painless
There’s no denying it; moving is never fun. This is especially true for organizations planning a secure cloud migration without upending their entire business model. Fortunately, there’s a way to make this move less painful and your new cloud environment even more secure. In this 50-minute presentation, Dan Mannion, Armor, outlines how organizations can complete their move to the cloud without impacting their security posture – enabling seamless operations despite migrating to an open public cloud environment. 
 
Attendees will learn: 
 
·         How to plan their secure cloud migration
·         Why a secure environment isn’t the same as being secure
·         Ways to manage the operational impact of shared responsibility on Azure, AWS and private clouds

Speakers

Thursday November 16, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
Room 12A

11:15am

12 Factors for the Enterprise
Corporate organizations have traditionally built enterprise systems to support their business. These systems were built on classical shared system models which are not conducive to continuous deployments. With a core focus on our client’s experience and needs, we’ve been on a journey to deliver solutions faster and more efficiently.  This endeavor encompasses building agile practices and cloud ready applications.  Our transformation leverages the 12-factor methodology, thereby allowing us to build cloud ready applications with modern patterns.  Join us as we share lessons learned and guidance on building scalable software-as-service applications.

Speakers
avatar for Waliur Rahman (Wali)

Waliur Rahman (Wali)

Sr. Manager, Core Technology Solutions, Charles Schwab & Co., Inc.
Waliur Rahman is a senior manager at Charles Schwab leading the Application Modernization initiative, transforming from legacy platforms/app to Cloud distributed platforms using micro services, self-service architectures. Wali has over 22 years of leadership experience as a senior... Read More →
avatar for Deepak Kulkarni

Deepak Kulkarni

Technical Director, Core Technology Solutions, Charles Schwab & Co., Inc.
Deepak Kulkarni is a Technical Director at Charles Schwab where he focuses on architecture and design of transformational cloud projects with an exclusive focus on end-to-end software development and delivery. In the past few years he has primarily been focusing on designing and building... Read More →


Thursday November 16, 2017 11:15am - 12:00pm
Room 19B

11:30am

Take your Security Management to the next level. Save yourself from Log fatigue that has no actionable intelligence

Check Point SmartEvent is a single pane of glass log correlation engine that is part of Security Management that existed for many years with proven performance. Continuous software adaptations and optimization deliver dozens of new capabilities and enhancements.  SmartView auto correlates all the logs from Endpoint agents, Cloud security gateways, on premise security gateways and remote security gateways.


Thursday November 16, 2017 11:30am - 11:45am
Demo Pit - Inside Ballroom D

11:30am

Member First Innovation @ USAA: Innovating During Catastrophe

USAA’s purpose drive approach to Innovation rose to the challenge during recent Hurricane Harvey.  Members in Rockport, Port Aransas, and Corpus Christi asked the question:  “Can USAA use the pictures from their drone technology, put them on a public site for all of our members to search their address and see the impact the storm had to their homes?” USAA was able to create a differentiated experience for our impacted members and better still the general public in just 12 hours.


Speakers
avatar for Christina Nickel

Christina Nickel

Executive Director, USAA Labs


Thursday November 16, 2017 11:30am - 12:30pm
Room 18CD

11:30am

ISSA Security Summit Luncheon: Not “If” But “When” - What Businesses Should Know About the Impact of Identity Theft on Consumers
Over 17 million consumers reported thefts of their personal information in 2014, and the problem continues to grow. American businesses lose billions of dollars a year because of identity crimes. Businesses are often hit twice by identity thieves: first by having to forgo collection of unauthorized debts and second by losing the customers whose identities were stolen. Understanding the impact of identity theft on consumers helps businesses react to customer identity theft claims more effectively.

Speakers
avatar for Paula Pierce

Paula Pierce

Attorney
Paula Pierce is an attorney with over 30 years of experience assisting consumers. Since 2006, she has assisted individuals with identity theft recovery. She also advises small businesses on identity theft issues. She writes and speaks extensively on identity theft. She currently serves... Read More →


Thursday November 16, 2017 11:30am - 1:00pm
Room 18AB

12:00pm

Move Forward: Give Back
Many women want to “get more involved” in the community, but we all have limited time and energy as we build our careers and take care of others.  If there were a way you could build professional skills, “give back” like you really want to, and still focus on caring for yourself and those who matter most, would you be interested?  Listen in to discover the keys to reaping the personal, professional and corporate benefits of Giving Back. 

Speakers
avatar for Heather McKissick

Heather McKissick

Vice President of Community Impact, University Federal Credit Union
Deeply involved in community affairs in the Central Texas area, Heather McKissick serves as Vice President of Community Impact for University Federal Credit Union (UFCU), which itself is one of the most committed community organizations in Austin and Central Texas. | When Heather... Read More →


Thursday November 16, 2017 12:00pm - 12:30pm
Room 16AB

1:00pm

CIO 2020: Positioning Yourself For the Next Shift
What will the job of CIO be like in the year 2020? In many ways, the answer is already clear: The IT leader will still be the nucleus of any company, working closely with business executives and strategizing about future technology directions, leading a staff of highly trained professionals and championing streamlined technical operations. The position will still require a mix of analytical foresight and management prowess over the next decade.
At the same time, we also know that technology and culture will continue to change dramatically.  Who could have predicted even 10 years ago that the CIO would have to deal with complications such as cloud security and social media? To find out how your role will change in the next few years, we tapped industry leaders and CIOs to discuss what the challenges and concepts of will be like.  

Moderators
avatar for Michael Johnson

Michael Johnson

Principal, Bridgepoint Consulting
Michael has over 30 years of experience in complex integrated business solutions. Prior to joining Bridgepoint Consulting, where he leads the technology consulting practice, he spent 20 years at KPMG Consulting serving large-enterprise clients. He has seen the evolution of finance... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Barbara Daniels

Barbara Daniels

Controller, BuildASign
Barbara Daniels has over 20 years of public and private accounting experience.  Graduating from California Polytechnic State University with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration/Accounting, Barbara began her career in the San Jose, CA office of Ernst & Young where she... Read More →
JR

Jim Roth

Sr. Vice President, Services IT, Dell EMC


Thursday November 16, 2017 1:00pm - 1:45pm
Room 12A

1:00pm

End-to-end monitoring strategies for your Digital world

Windows 10, Office 365, cloud, mobile...your company spends a lot on IT transformation projects, but do they truly know if these projects are improving end user experience?

End user experience monitoring gives you the visibility you need to overcome pain points and validate the impact of IT change to successfully improve end user experience.

Attend this session and discover how to:

  • · Troubleshoot down to the physical, virtual, or mobile device
  • · Ensure the quality of any enterprise mobile app
  • · Diagnose end user experience issues immediately and non-invasively
  • · Validate the impact of app or infrastructure changes on end user experience
  • · Hold cloud vendors accountable by establishing SLAs based on business Processes

Speakers
avatar for Peco Karayanev

Peco Karayanev

Senior Product Manager, Riverbed Technology
Peco Karayanev is a seasoned engineer with over 15 years in different roles including IT Operations, DevOps, Software Engineering and Product Management at National Instruments, LogicalEngines, OPNET, and Riverbed. Peco is passionate about helping advance the performance and reliability... Read More →


Thursday November 16, 2017 1:00pm - 1:45pm
Room 13

1:00pm

Implementing Microservices at Capital One
Irakli Nadareishvili and Goutham Kadhaba are leading Microservices efforts at Capital One. They will be sharing lessons learned from their experiences: the benefits of using microservice architecture, technological and cultural costs of such transformations, and the best practices that are equally applicable to both “green-field” as well as “brown-field” microservices transformation efforts.

Speakers
avatar for Goutham Kadhaba

Goutham Kadhaba

Director of Technology, Payments Modernization, Capital One
Goutham Kadhaba currently leads transformation of Payments systems from legacy monoliths to cloud-based microservices applications for the US Card group within Capital One and has successfully implemented multiple microservices platforms.  Prior to his current role, he has been leading... Read More →
avatar for Irakli Nadareishvili

Irakli Nadareishvili

Sr. Director, Technology, Capital One
Irakli Nadareishvili is currently leading microservices transformation efforts as the Senior Director of the Tech Fellows Group at Capital One. Irakli is a co-author of Microservice Architecture (O'Reilly 2016), and was formerly co-founder and CTO of ReferWell, a NY-based health technology... Read More →


Thursday November 16, 2017 1:00pm - 1:45pm
Room 19B

1:00pm

Defending Against Ransomware, You Already Have the Capability, Why Are We Not Using It?
Ransomware is still a leading thorn in Healthcare’s IT and Information Security’s side.  I have listened in on many ransomware talks, at ISC2 Congress, SecureWorks ESS, BlackHat, RMISC, BSides and others, and they all fail at any real prescriptive help.  They all miss the one FREE thing we CAN do to eliminate the bulk of the ransomware attacks.  You do not need a fancy product with blinky blue lights to reduce the risk of ransomware dramatically.  This talk will walk attendees through what we did to curb the ransomware threat and how you can do it too!  It is easy, free and nothing needs to be purchased, it just takes a little Active Directory and Email changes to implement, and a little bit of user education.
Yeah yeah yeah, everyone needs to be better at backups and not pay the ransom, but that is still a responsive effort and takes a lot of time.  Recovering takes hours of people labor, loss of productivity and the costs incurred while the issue is dealt with and data is restored.  What if we can stop the way ransomware is allowed to infect our systems and drop or block it without buying any more technology?  We all have what we need to stop it and it is called Microsoft Windows and it works to curb ransomware infections, just no one, until now has told us how.

Speakers
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Michael Gough

Malware Archaeologist
Michael is a Malware Archaeologist, Blue Team defender, Incident Responder and logoholic.  Michael developed several Windows logging cheat sheets to help the security industry understand Windows logging, where to start and what to look for.  Michael is co-developer of LOG-MD, a... Read More →


Thursday November 16, 2017 1:00pm - 1:45pm
Room 17A

1:00pm

CANCELLED - Building in the API Economy
Due to personal emergency, this session is cancelled, we apologize.  In "Building in the API Economy" Bitly CTO Rob Platzer will discuss the most important trends in the world of API, how executives can leverage them across industries, and how these innovations will impact businesses and consumers.

Speakers
avatar for Rob Platzer

Rob Platzer

Chief Technology Officer, Bitly
Rob Platzer is responsible for leading Bitly’s technical strategy along with its talented team of engineers and data scientists. He is an 18-year tech industry veteran with deep experience building distributed systems, data intensive applications and innovative products that connect... Read More →


Thursday November 16, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Room 12B

1:00pm

Process Transformation Through Data Storytelling & Collaboration
In this session you will hear how TASB IT is transforming key processes using data analysis, storytelling and fostering collaboration within the technology and business groups to drive change. We will talk about key processes, DataViz tools, etc.

Speakers
avatar for Laura McCanlies

Laura McCanlies

Director of Technology, TASB
Originally from Mexico, Laura is an experienced business leader and technology strategist with a passion driving digital transformations. With more than 20+ years of experience, Laura has worked with companies ranging from small to Fortune 250, across multiple industries including... Read More →



Thursday November 16, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Room 14

1:00pm

The Path Of DevOps Enlightenment For InfoSec
Security as we have known it has completely changed. Through challenges from the outside and from within there is a wholesale conversion happening across the industry where DevOps and Security are joining forces. This talk is a hybrid of inspiration and pragmatism for dealing with the new landscape.


Speakers

Thursday November 16, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Room 19A

1:15pm

Bro Code: Addressing the Issue of Gender Diversity in Tech
Does Bro Code truly exist in the workplace or just a myth?  This panel will discuss and debate what are the necessary steps to communicate effectively with different genders.   It is critical that everyone understands the language in order for the tech industry to become a welcoming place for females to grow and sustain their careers?

Moderators
avatar for Leigh Christie

Leigh Christie

Senior Vice President, Global Technology & Innovation, Austin Chamber of Commerce

Speakers
avatar for William Hurley (Whurley)

William Hurley (Whurley)

Whurley is the founder and CEO of Honest Dollar; a fintech startup bringing honesty, transparency, and simplicity to the financial services industry. Whurley’s career has spanned over 20 years working for some of the most innovative companies on the planet including Apple Computer... Read More →
avatar for Barbary Brunner

Barbary Brunner

Prior to joining the Austin Technology Council as CEO, Barbary Brunner’s 25-year career has included senior executive roles at worldwide leading technology brands and a successful strategy and organizational development consultancy.. Past positions include Chief Marketing Officer... Read More →


Thursday November 16, 2017 1:15pm - 2:00pm
Room 16AB

1:30pm

Google Jamboard- Raising the Bar for Cloud Collaboration

Jamboard makes enterprise collaboration more intuitive, and free of interruptions through a human-centric design and touch screen technology. Jamboard offers a versatile range of features to facilitate effortless creation of new ideas and “solutioneering”. Plus, Jamboard’s handy video conferencing feature helps bring the whole team together and unlock their collaborative creativity.


Thursday November 16, 2017 1:30pm - 1:45pm
Demo Pit - Inside Ballroom D

1:45pm

Happy 45 Minute Reception & Prize Drawings
Network and enjoy the exhibits with a complimentary cold beverage near the Exhibits in Ballroom D.  Over 70 companies will be present to discuss solutions, strategic partnerships and more during this time.

Lots of fun prizes will be given at the drawing (held at 2:10pm) during the reception. To enter the drawing, simply complete an InnoTech passport and return it to the CloudBees booth (302) by 3:00pm. Don't Miss it!

Thursday November 16, 2017 1:45pm - 2:30pm
Exhibit Area - Inside Ballroom D

2:30pm

Blockchain Transformation, Moving Beyond Bitcoin

Join us for an engaging discussion on the hot topic of Bitcoin, Blockchain, and Initial Coin Offerings (ICO) and how they are disrupting business, government, and society.

Learn about core blockchain technologies and applications which are enabling new business models, changing value streams, and disrupting entire industries through innovation and alternative financing models.

We will discuss the market trends, threats, and opportunities for blockchain applications from Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies, to smart contracts, securities, compliance, and ICO’s. You will walk away with the foundation to prepare your organization for Blockchain Readiness™.

Topics include blockchain, cryptocurrency, bitcoin, smart contracts, distributed networks, decentralized networks, permissioned applications, Initial Coin Offering (ICO), compliance, and an enterprise use case demonstrating Blockchain Readiness™ and the ICO Blueprints™ process


Speakers
avatar for Jeremy Drzal

Jeremy Drzal

Founder & CEO, BLOCK 512
Jeremy Drzal is a dynamic leader experienced in identifying and executing growth strategies for advanced technologies enabling secure connected commerce solutions. His expertise spans many verticals including Fintech, RegTech, Retail, and Smart Cities across a network of clients and... Read More →



Thursday November 16, 2017 2:30pm - 3:15pm
Room 12B

2:30pm

Breaking Up The Monolith with Microservices & APIs: Six Best Practices & Success Stories
Microservices are rapidly gaining interest as organizations grapple with ways to leverage data from their legacy systems to launch innovative mobile, web or cloud solutions. While
microservices are not new, the various approaches have changed greatly over the years. In this fast-paced and illuminating session, Zeev Avidan covers a lot of ground, answering the most common questions about microservices, comparisons to SOA, the synergy between legacy APIs and microservices and the six best practices for a successful microservices architecture. Real-life examples of how global enterprises have approached their mircroservices initiatives as well as lessons learned and successes help confirm the importance of best practices in realworld implementations.

Speakers
avatar for Zeev Avidan

Zeev Avidan

CPO, Open Legacy


Thursday November 16, 2017 2:30pm - 3:15pm
Room 19B

2:30pm

Building Resilient and Self-healing Cloud Native Microservices

Building microservices offers great benefits to corporations; however, this comes at a cost of increased operational complexity. Discover how to build resilience into your microservices through the automation of scaling, load balancing, throttling and failure handling using the following technologies and patterns:

PaaS - Pivotal Cloud Foundry Platform

API Gateway, Edge Service, Backends for Frontends (BFF) - Netflix Zuul, Feign

Service Registy - Netflix Eureka, Ribbon

Circuit Breaker - Netflix Hystrix and Turbine


Speakers
avatar for Anand Vallamsetla

Anand Vallamsetla

Technical Director, Enterprise Middleware & Shared Platforms, Charles Schwab & Co., Inc.
Anand Vallamsetla has developed enterprise class applications for the past 17 yrs. He graduated from Executive MBA, University of California, Berkeley. Now he is responsible for proving technical leadership for establishing Cloud Infrastructure for Schwab. He brings in a unique... Read More →


Thursday November 16, 2017 2:30pm - 3:15pm
Room 19A

2:30pm

How Open Source Intelligence (OSINT) Leads to an Effective Red Team Attack
  • Everyone loves social media and sharing their life with the rest of the world. Think you have nothing to hide nor anything of value that an attacker would want? Think again. OSINT refers to intelligence collected from publicly available sources. The first part of this talk will cover the various OSINT tools attackers use to gather information about their targets. The second part will cover how attackers use the information gathered to launch successful attacks against designated targets.

Speakers
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Summer Lee

GuidePoint Security, Senior Security Consultant
Summer Lee (crazian) is a Senior Security Consultant and part of the Threat & Attack Simulation (TAS) team for GuidePoint Security. She started using social engineer tactics at a very young age which led her to have a special interest in physical Red Team engagements. Crazian is... Read More →


Thursday November 16, 2017 2:30pm - 3:15pm
Room 17A

2:30pm

A User Experience Focus to Migrating to Office 365, SharePoint and More
Companies are quickly adopting cloud services such as Office 365. One of the most common mistakes made when planning a migration to Office 365 and SharePoint is overlooking change management and user experience. Just because you are moving from SharePoint to SharePoint doesn’t mean users will have the same experience.  In this talk we’ll cover:
  • High level architectural decisions that will affect user experience
  • How to plan for training and change management
  • How best to approach user experience concepts (user interface, navigation, taxonomy, etc.)
  • How to build a user experience focused project plan for the migration

Speakers
avatar for Richard Salinas

Richard Salinas

Director of Application Development, Sparkhound
Richard Salinas is Director of Application Development and Enterprise Applications for Sparkhound, a Microsoft Gold Partner. Richard utilizes his enterprise architecture expertise and managerial experience to lead teams in defining and implementing strategic, value-driven technological... Read More →


Thursday November 16, 2017 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Room 13

2:30pm

Working With Millennials
The business environment today is literally a clash of the generations.  Never before have three generations been in the workforce at the same time.  Baby Boomers are set in their ways, Generation Xers play politics and Millennials are tethered to their devices.  Every generation has its over-generalized positives and negatives.  And, although Millennials have been branded with terms like “lazy”, “entitled”, “unrealistic”, “dreamers” and others, they do offer corporations and their colleagues a new way of operating within the workplace.  This session will cover many positive attributes Millennials contribute to the current business environment and how you can get the most out of them.

Speakers
avatar for Clint Campbell

Clint Campbell

Principal Solution Architect, Y&L Consulting
Clint Campbell is the Principal Solution Architect at Y&L Consulting.  He focuses his time and talents in Business Intelligence, Analytics, Data Science, Smart Systems, and Mobile App Development.


Thursday November 16, 2017 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Room 12A

2:30pm

Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning – A CIOs Perspective
What is Artificial Intelligence (AI)? What is Machine Learning? Are they real or hype?  CIOs need to understand what these concepts and technologies are and their relevance for their organizations. 
Companies are being disrupted from every direction, and technology leaders must find ways to move at the speed their business requires.  It is imperative that technology leadership stay ahead of the curve on technologies and concepts that can be utilized to deliver meaningful business outcomes for their companies.
Join Ken Piddington as he discusses his philosophy and what CIOs need to do to meet the expectations being place on them from their organizations for AI and Machine Learning.

Speakers
avatar for Ken Piddington

Ken Piddington

CIO & Executive Advisor, MRE Consulting, Ltd.
  


Thursday November 16, 2017 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Room 14

2:45pm

Igniting Business Evolution With Tech Capabilities
Technology advances are driving new business models and nearly constant change. In this discussion, three Rent-A-Center executives will talk about technology enabling business evolution, the cultural implications of changing business models for customers and coworkers, and building out new tech capabilities in a city where the war for talent is raging.

Speakers
avatar for Angela Yochem

Angela Yochem

Chief Information Officer and EVP, Rent-A-Center
Angela Yochem is a technology executive and corporate board member with a track record of promoting transformation, profitability and agility in high growth entities. In 2016, Angela joined Rent-A-Center, a rent-to-own industry leader based in Plano, TX, and is executing a transformative... Read More →


Thursday November 16, 2017 2:45pm - 3:30pm
Room 16AB

3:30pm

Ensuring Your Company’s Business Continuity with DRaaS

Behind your people, nothing is more important to a business than that which makes your company unique.  Your company IP; your customer list; your production data, etc…  But, protecting these important assets with tired backup technologies has long been a source of frustration for many companies.  That no longer has to be true with Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS).  In fact, Gartner says the DRaaS  market is growing so fast that it will nearly double in size from $2 Billion to nearly $4 Billion in the next four years!  DRaaS improves Recovery Time Objectives (RTOs) against ransomware & malware attacks, local hardware failure, natural disasters, human error, and every kind of interruption to business continuity.  DRaaS is highly secure and, best of all, DRaaS can now be provided with zero capital expense!  Come learn how and why!


Speakers
avatar for Michael Weimann

Michael Weimann

Regional Channel Director, Infrascale
Michael has been in the technology industry for 27 years, with the vast majority of those years spent focused on business continuity for the companies of all sizes.  His team actually positioned and implemented the very first EMC Clariion SAN Storage Array for Dell back in 2002 for... Read More →


Thursday November 16, 2017 3:30pm - 4:15pm
Room 13

3:30pm

Enterprise Collaboration: Smarter Teams Win. Period.

Why do collaboration efforts around platforms such as SharePoint, Office 365, Jive, Chatter, and Slack fail to live up to expectations?  Why do we continue to collaborate primarily in email?  Join Phillip Seawright from Future Point of View where he explains the primary obstacles to enterprise wide buy-in for collaboration, and how to overcome these obstacles by building simple business cases that resonate with executive stakeholders.


Speakers
avatar for Phillip Seawright

Phillip Seawright

Executive Partner, TriCorp Technologies
Phillip Seawright is an Executive Partner at Future Point of View (FPOV) where he assesses his client’s Digital Maturity and he coaches them how to improve their Digital Maturity. He creates intellectual property and teaches courses on topics such as Operational Excellence, IT Service... Read More →


Thursday November 16, 2017 3:30pm - 4:15pm
Room 12B

3:30pm

Cybersecurity Incident Response – Fortune Favors the Prepared!
The talk is a walkthrough of an incident scenario, with a way-back machine twist that will let us go back in time to see what we could have done to be more prepared. It’s inevitable that at some point things will go bad, so let’s be ready when it does.

Speakers
avatar for Brian A. Engle, CISSP, CISA

Brian A. Engle, CISSP, CISA

Brian Engle is the Founder and CEO of Riskceptional Strategies, a consulting partner focused on enabling the development of successful strategies for building, operating, and evolving risk-based cybersecurity programs. Riskceptional helps organizations implement sustainable, programmatic... Read More →


Thursday November 16, 2017 3:30pm - 4:15pm
Room 17A

3:30pm

SQL SERVER TIPS FROM THE FIELD – 3 THINGS IT LEADERS MUST KNOW ABOUT SQL SERVER
Microsoft SQL Server is gaining more and more market share. IT Leaders find SQL Server is a great place to store your company’s most valuable data so it can be readily accessed when needed. This raises the question: How do I protect my precious data, as well as speed up access to it so people don’t complain? In this session, we’ll learn new features in Microsoft SQL Server 2016, the best methods of backing up/restoring the database, methods for cloning the data real-time and distributing access across other VM’s (AlwaysOn) and how to determine why SQL Server is hogging up all of the CPU and how to turbo-boost performance without upgrading hardware! This will be a lot to cover in a short time, including multiple demos, so prepare to take lots of notes.

Speakers
avatar for Jim Murphy

Jim Murphy

CEO, SQLWatchmen, Inc.
Jim Murphy is the CEO of SQLWatchmen, LLC., a remote DBA service provider. He runs the Austin SQL Server User Group: CACTUSS Central and is a regular speaker at SQL conferences nationwide. He has been a professional DBA and developer for over 20 years and has been founder and CEO... Read More →


Thursday November 16, 2017 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Room 12A

3:30pm

Microservices Maturity Matrix, Token Authentication & API Gateway Mediation
Whether Microservices is an architectural pattern that seems right from a conceptual perspective for a new solution architecture or your team has bifurcated development lifecycles of services and it simply has become a SecDevOps management issue to coordinate the release of changes to production, this talk looks at common antipatterns that are driving the evolution of psuedo Restful APIs to edge and core Microservices architectures.   Edge Microservices for example may be limited to DMZ services such as Identity and Access Control using a combination of token and hashing protocols, and even the transformation of tokens such as OAuth Bearer tokens or signed nonced HMAC tokens on the edge to a SAML legacy SOAP service or to a JWT token for federated integration with a 3rd party service.  The documentation of Microservices should also not be an afterthought as code annotations have fallen out of fashion as declarative service descriptor languages and tools have improved.  What was once a WSDL XML descriptor with SOAP UI to generate a mock service may have evolved to a WADL, or RAML or Swagger 1.1 JSON document for the previous iteration of your pragmatic approach towards a RESTful API.  Many are also starting to use Swagger 2.0 with YAML descriptors and code generation for prototyping and interactive documentation with Swagger Editor and Swagger UI.  

Speakers
avatar for Ryan Bagnulo

Ryan Bagnulo

With over two decades of Internet Security and Integration Architecture client facing field experience from e-business and Ethical Hacking to private Grids of HPC and Public and Hybrid Clouds of On Demand Elastic Infrastructure with bare metal, virtualized and containerized solution... Read More →


Thursday November 16, 2017 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Room 19B

3:30pm

Let’s Build a Jenkins Pipeline

Jenkins Pipeline is a game-changing way to write automation jobs with Jenkins. Now Jenkins can support everything from simple, one-step, Hello World-type jobs to the most complex, parallel pipelines. Best of all, pipelines can include manual/automated interventions (for example, a manual approval step) and also pipeline processes that survive Jenkins master restarts. The declarative syntax recently added to Jenkins Pipeline and the Blue Ocean UX enable an easy process for creating pipelines and beautiful, graphical pipeline visualizations. Combining Jenkins Pipeline with Docker can seriously reduce friction in your DevOps efforts. Come learn how to use Jenkins to tie all these things together!


Speakers

Thursday November 16, 2017 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Room 19A

4:30pm

20th Anniversary IT Executive of the Year Awards Reception
Opening keynote speaker Hugh Forrest will kick off the 20th annual Austin IT Executives of the Year Awards.  Come network and celebrate with past and future winners. 

Speakers
avatar for Hugh Forrest

Hugh Forrest

Chief Programming Officer, SXSW
I am the Chief Programming Officer at SXSW. That means that I answer lots and lots of emails.


Thursday November 16, 2017 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Room 18CD