June 8 - 10, 2020 The Cosmopolitan Las Vegas

A two-day leadership & technology conference focusing on forward-thinking and cutting edge IT solutions.

Welcome to Evolve

Get ready to evolve – with fresh ideas, innovative trends and cutting-edge technologies from the IT industry’s influential game changers.

What to Expect

Evolve brings together some of the best IT leaders & visionaries to share real-world insights on how to impact both the corporate culture and the IT landscape. Get fired up to learn, share, connect and play.

Why Attend

  • World-Class Keynotes
  • Industry Experts & Thought Leaders
  • Tech Solutions
  • Network Opportunities
  • Access to the Latest Technologies

2019 Highlights

2019 Keynote Speakers

Tyler Beecher is the Chief Executive Officer of Trace3, a pioneer in business transformation solutions based in Irvine, California. In his previous role as Executive Vice President of Sales for Trace3, he developed management training programs to accelerate sales and improve customer service.

Tyler Beecher

CEO - Trace3

Having left the basketball court for the boardroom, Earvin “Magic” Johnson has successfully parlayed his skills & tenacity from the court into the business world as Chairman & CEO of Magic Johnson Enterprises (MJE). MJE provides high-quality products & services that focus primarily on ethnically diverse & under-served urban communities.

Magic Johnson

CEO of Magic Johnson Enterprises

Jocko Willink is a decorated retired Navy SEAL officer, author of the #1 New York Times bestselling book Extreme Ownership: How U.S. Navy SEALs Lead and Win, host of the top-rated Jocko Podcast, and co-founder of Echelon Front, where he is a leadership instructor, speaker, and executive coach.

Jocko Willink

Co-founder of Echelon Front

Mike Walsh is the CEO of Tomorrow, a global consultancy on designing companies for the 21st century. He advises leaders on how to thrive in the current era of disruptive technological change.

Mike Walsh

CEO - Tomorrow

The VP of Strategic Business Development for Mayfield Edge. Gamiel is all about having strategic impact. Accelerating impact for the portfolio companies is measured in areas such as early product design input, market adoption, go-to-market, and strategic partnerships and alliances.

Gamiel Gran

VP of Strategic BD - Mayfield Edge

Mark is a researcher and industry watcher who leverages his 25 years of real world IT experience to help enterprises adopt emerging technologies to tackle their toughest problems. Mark holds two telecom patents, writes frequent articles for tech publications and works with the world’s largest IT venture capital firms.

Mark Campbell

CIO – Trace3

Tony Olzak is a leading visionary in applying technology to business problems and initiatives. He is a sought after speaker, co-author of multiple industry certification books, and brings over 19 years of industry experience leading consulting, engineering and development teams.

Tony Olzak

SVP of Consulting - Trace3

Katherine Johnson's focus is to deliver market trends in the key areas impacting industry leading organizations. Based out of Phoenix, Arizona she leverages her 20 years of both tactical and strategic IT experience to help enterprises cut through the buzz words and tackle their toughest technical and business challenges.

Katherine Johnson

Dir. of Emerging Technology - Trace3

As Chief Information Security Officer of Mattel, Fares oversees all corporate security & privacy for Mattel’s Global Technology Organization (GTO). He serves on a variety of client advisory boards for security companies and products & has extensive experience driving corporate adoption of leading edge cyber security technologies.

Fares Alraie

CISO - Mattel

Over the last 15 years, Hew has won multiple awards for the data-driven products he has created. These include an app which helps pregnant commuters request a seat on public transport, the world's first Internet of Things banking platform and a beer brewed by artificial intelligence. In 2016, Hew co-founded Intelligent X, the AI beer brand.

Hew Leith

Co-Founder - Intelligent X Beer

Steve joined Portworx from SAP, where he was VP WW Sales, SAP Cloud Platform Big Data Services. Prior to being acquired into SAP, Steve was VP WW Sales at Altiscale, the world’s first fully managed Hadoop cloud. Before Altiscale, he was at Packet Design (acquired by Lone Rock Technology Group), where he was EVP, WW Field Ops.

Steve Ackley

Chief Revenue Officer - Portworx

Before founding Balbix, Gaurav was the co-founder and CEO of Bromium and led the company from its inception for more than five years. Earlier in his career, Gaurav served in various executive roles at Phoenix Technologies and Intellisync Corporation. He was also co-founder and CEO of PDAapps.

Gaurav Banga

Founder & CEO - Balbix

Bryan Dell is currently the Chief Revenue Officer of BigPanda where he is responsible for the go-to-market strategy, including Sales, Sales Engineering, Sales Operations and Customer Success. Before joining BigPanda, Bryan was the VP of Sales for the Western US region at AppDynamics.

Bryan Dell

Chief Revenue Officer - BigPanda

2019 Breakout Speakers

Mike leads Trace3’s Cloud Solutions Group, which focuses on guiding clients toward optimized public cloud consumption and a culture of DevOps. Join him as he leads you through transforming your IT organization into a multi-cloud service provider without slowing down your developers or compromising control.

Michael Aossey

VP, Cloud Strategy - Trace3

In a world of change and innovation, flexing with your organization as you go through major business transformations is simplified through sound foundational governance practices. A global information governance practice brings together data quality, data stewardship, and metadata management to support key strategic programs.

Barbara Turner

Director - Western Digital

With the rise of Internet of Things and requirements to segment traffic at the campus, intelligence within the network has become more critical than ever. During this talk we will explore what Intent Based Networking (IBN) is and some of the pitfalls experienced during implementing these solutions.

Nestor Ramirez

Strategic Technical Dir. - Trace3

IT Operations Analytics (ITOA) is a transformative journey that can be overwhelming for many organizations. With so many technologies across an endless range of possibilities, mapping out your destination with a strategic approach can mean the difference between success and failure.

Alex Llera

Cloud Architect - Trace3

IT Operations Analytics (ITOA) is a transformative journey that can be overwhelming for many organizations.With so many technologies across an endless range of possibilities, mapping out your destination with a strategic approach can mean the difference between success and failure.

Kevin Donahoe

ITOA Principal - Trace3

IT leader and engineer with 15 years of experience in designing/architecting, installing, & maintaining cloud environments for highly-available data center systems and applications. He possesses several years of experience and a strong in-depth knowledge of IT services development for private & hybrid cloud environments.

Ryan Marsyla

Strategic Dir, Architecture - Trace3

Security solutions have been designed to provide “defense in depth” for organizations and their complex technology environments. Despite the proliferation of these tools, safeguarding the endpoint remains the best place to prevent, detect, and respond to malicious software.

Bryan Kissinger

CISO - Banner Health

As data continues to grow exponentially, rule-based decision making is quickly being replaced by data-driven methods used by machine learning algorithms. With this explosion of data, comes all the untapped potential in forms of underlying patterns in complex data sets.

Don Burrows

ITOA Engineer - Trace3

Want to get the most value from your investment in data? A thoughtful, pragmatic approach to governance drives value for analytics teams, business users, and executives alike. Not simply a technical talk, David will share a sustainable approach to governance that resonates across all levels of complex organizations.

David Coe

VP - Banner Health

Building the Mobile SOC: If it can work for festivals, it can work for the Enterprise right? Explore how we manage, monitor, & respond to cyber security threats in the middle of nowhere & how it can apply to the Enterprise. We’ll review the risks, the technical challenges, & how the model can be adapted for traditional Enterprises.

James Lee

Dir, Security Strategy & Ops - AEG

Kubernetes is rapidly emerging as the Cloud OS of choice for Enterprise, & customers are choosing multiple clouds, including on-prem clouds, to host Enterprise applications. Kubernetes makes deploying, scaling & managing applications in multiple clouds almost Weightless, but what about the app data has significant Gravity.

Michael Johnson

Office of Tech & Strategy - NetApp

In her professional life, Louise is the VP of US Channel Sales for a publicly-traded multi-billion-dollar company. Louise is dedicated to helping others reach their “summit” and has spoken to many groups and organizations on that topic, knowing that sometimes the hardest things in life are also the most fulfilling.

Louise McEvoy

VP, US Channel Sales - Trend Micro

Jerry Hartanto leads the AI and Self-Service BI Consulting Practice at Trace3. This practice includes an end-to-end AI solution framework consisting of data management, AI model development, AI model operationalization, and verification of business target attainment.

Jerry Hartanto

Practice Consultant - Trace3

Learn, Network, and Evolve

From our conference kickoff to our closing Outlier Award Gala, you will find endless opportunities to network with fellow attendees and get exposed to new ideas.

Breakout sessions are an interactive setting where you’ll gain knowledge, insight, and connect with other attendees in an intimate group setting.

Keynote speakers introduce you to the inner-workings of strategies and technologies that will transform IT and your business.

We’ve saved the best for last! Trace3’s Outlier Award Gala is a Las Vegas experience not to be missed.

Outlier Awards

The Trace3 Outlier Award honors individuals who consistently deliver leadership in the field of information technology.

There are those who simply follow the path to success and there are those who dare to carve their own path.

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