May 8 - 10, 2019 Caesars Palace Las Vegas

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

Early Bird passes now available

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

2018 Highlights

2018 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

Legendary quarterback Peyton Manning, the NFL’s only five-time Most Valuable Player and a 14-time Pro Bowl selection, earned his place among the greatest quarterbacks in league history as a leader in nearly every statistical passing category.

Peyton Manning

NFL Quarterback & MVP

Peter Hinssen is a serial entrepreneur, adviser and keynote speaker on the topics of radical innovation, leadership and the impact of all things digital on society and business. Peter has also written three acclaimed business books: The Network Always Wins, The New Normal, and Business/IT Fusion.

Peter Hinssen

Technology Entrepreneur

Monzy advises and helps implement strategic security solutions, working hand-in-hand with executives across the Fortune 500 to develop modern security architectures. He also leads the Cyber Research team for Splunk, which arms customers with actionable threat intelligence to combat advanced threats.

Monzy Merza

VP & Head of Security Research - Splunk

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

VP of Innovation Research – Trace3

Using his 25+ years experience in Marketing & Business, Jim focuses on building a vision of organizational success and executing strategies to deliver computing solutions that benefit from GPUs in the data center.

Jim McHugh

VP & General Manager - NVIDIA

Rachel Sibley is a futurist & marketing/communications strategist, specializing in immersive technologies—primarily Augmented & Virtual Reality.  As AR/VR Faculty at Singularity University, she works w/ entrepreneurs & Fortune 500 companies around the world to create the next generation of computing.

Rachel Sibley

Futurist & Marketing Strategist

Rama focuses on early to late stage venture investments in enterprise and infrastructure including cloud, big data, devops, cybersecurity and networking. Rama’s current investments include Agari, Bitglass, ClearDATA, Dremio, Qubole, SnapRoute, and TRUSTID.

Rama Sekhar

Partner - Norwest Venture Partners

Evolve 2018 Breakout Content

Building a Strategy Around Data

Join Reneé Carlisle, Senior Principal Product Manager-Vertias, and Suchintya Dandapat,  Technical Marketing Engineer-Veritas, as they discuss a top concern for business’ today, the importance of protecting and managing your organization’s most vital asset – data.  A myriad of available point products & solutions from multiple vendors can create a confusing and disjointed mix of choices for your organization. This discussion will focus on the importance of protection, insight, and management of data as it relates to service continuity, cloud migration, regulatory compliance, and workload resiliency.


The Pimco Private Cloud Journey: Four Years and Three Generations

Build it and they will come???  How do you get widespread adoption of a private cloud environment and ensure development teams are using the new platform? Pimco did it and they want to share the 4 keys to their success: Focus on Features and Functionality, Onboarding Dev Teams outside of IT, Finding the right Automation use case and the Balance between Public and Private Cloud. Join Mike Steele, Executive Vice President of Global Infrastructure & Security – PIMCO and Jim Sipkovich, VP of Systems Architecture – PIMCO


A Session with Dave Hitz, Co- Founder of NetApp

Please join Industry Legend, Thought Leader, and Evolve Favorite Dave Hitz as he inspires us to Change the World with Data. When it comes to the customer experience, Dave is all-in and works tirelessly to ensure NetApp delivers on expectations. Dave spends the majority of his time speaking with customers and believe it or not – the conversations still centers on the Cloud – where customers are, and where they’re hoping to go.


A Prized Target:  Media Companies vs. Modern Day Attackers 

Join Jason Cain, Vice President, IT & Cyber Security at Fox Entertainment Group as he guides you through his approach to recruitment, development, and deployment of his organization’s cyber security team.  Learn what tools the security team is implementing and the approach to a strategic strategy to deploy the tools in the ongoing effort to keep the media giant’s digital assets secure. 


Rolling Out ITOA 2.0 at Qualcomm

Join Zeeshan Sabir, from Qualcomm as he discusses how an industry leading giant like Qualcomm is leveraging the next wave of IT Operations Analytics to triage their most prominent pain points. ITOA 2.0 has provided Qualcomm a complete “System of Action” to effectively and efficiently manage their operational needs. From monitoring ecosystems to visualization and everything in between, join this session to identify next generation analytics platforms, tools, and platforms that can help build the right ITOA strategy for your business.


The Case for Composable Infrastructure

Symmetry Corp. accelerates their Digital Transformation with Composable Infrastructure enabling faster provisioning and dynamic resource allocation improving efficiency and the customer experience.  Join Autumn Salama, VP Cloud Operations at Symmetry and Joe Vidal from HPE as they discuss the power of automation for fully managed data center environments.


How Containers, CI/CD and DevOps are Powering the World’s Leading Live Entertainment Company

How does AEG – owner of a global network of venues, sports franchises, music brands, entertainment districts and ticketing platforms – utilize automation to build and deploy interactive applications and websites in minutes? Join Cyrus Azima, Director of Systems Architecture as he presents his unified container architecture that enables internal and external teams to build applications that are secure, performant and reliable. He’ll cover the development pipeline from soup to nuts – code check-in, build, vulnerability scanning, all the way to production. He’ll also share some of the lessons learned along on the way.


Infrastructure and the New Reality of AI

The promise of AI is great—from assisting healthcare providers in the early and more accurate detection of disease, to increasing yield and food production in agriculture; artificial intelligence technologies are already being deployed widely with the promise of benefitting humanity.  Despite the complexity of the ethics involved, we can all agree that keeping our data safe, secure and redundant is how we protect the best interest of humanity, while the robots are serving up all the benefits.  In the approaching “Age of Analytics” the need for mission-critical infrastructure will exponentially increase. Hear from Missy Young, CIO at Switch, and learn more about the multiple redundant critical systems needed to address the sheer volume, complexity, and mission critical nature of data being generated globally, and discuss the complex ethical issues that we will all be facing as artificial intelligence becomes more prevalent in our daily lives.

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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