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Presented by Trace3, the premier provider of information technology solutions and services, the Evolve conference showcases the latest thought leadership and emerging technologies.

Since 2002, Trace3 has been the premier provider of informative technology solutions.. Through our history of elite engineering and dynamic innovation, we excel at introducing the latest emerging technologies to our clients. Experience this at Evolve during our general sessions intimate breakout sessions and networking events.

Held annually since 2008, Evolve is the region’s outstanding IT leadership and technology conference where you can build lasting partnerships, discover innovative solutions, and unlock your organization’s potential.

Evolve connects you with proven business enablers and cutting edge technology solutions to transform your organization through the power of IT.

Get an insider’s look at how innovative business leaders deliver game-changing technology solutions. With thought-provoking insight and strategies, our presenters take us on their journey on how to impact both the corporate culture and the IT landscape.

Noteworthy Past Evolve Speakers

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

Evolve - 2018

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

Evolve - 2013 & 2018

Technology Entrepreneur

As the Chief Strategy Officer for the NFL’s Cleveland Browns, Paul is responsible for assessing and implementing the best practices and strategies that will give the Browns the comprehensive resources needed to make optimal decisions for their players and team.

Paul DePodesta

Evolve - 2017

CSO, Cleveland Browns

A Silicon Valley icon and philanthropist for the past three decades, Primary Data Chief Scientist Steve Wozniak helped shape the computing industry with his design of Apple’s first line of products the Apple I and II, and also influenced the popular Macintosh.

Steve Wozniak

Evolve - 2016

Inventor, Engineer, Entrepeneur

As Executive Chairman of the Board and Former CEO of Cisco, John Chambers leads the company’s Board of Directors in addition to providing advice on company strategy, digital transformation and strategic partnerships.

John Chambers

Evolve - 2016

Former CEO, Cisco Systems

Dave Hitz, Executive Vice President of Engineering of NetApp, co-founded the company with a desire to simplify storage through the use of storage appliances. Previously an engineer with Auspex Corporation and MIPS Computer, Dave brings an array of experience to storage solutions, design, and development.

Dave Hitz

Evolve - 2016

Founder, NetApp

THIS, Inc.’s CEO Greg McKeown is a New York Times and Wall Street Journal best-selling author for his latest book, Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less. The book details his life’s work of challenging core assumptions about achievement to get to the essence of what really drives success.

Greg McKeown

Evolve - 2016

Chief Executive Officer, THIS, Inc.

Entrepreneur and New York Times Bestselling Author, Eric Ries, is best recognized for pioneering the Lean Startup movement, a new-business strategy which maximizes a company’s potential by allocating and improvising their resources as efficiently as possible.

Eric Ries

Evolve - 2015

Author & Entrepreneur

Joe Theismann is an entrepreneur and the former star quarterback for the Washington Redskins. He spent the last two decades working for ESPN on their NFL broadcast and the NFL Network.

Joe Theismann

Evolve - 2015

Entrepreneur and Former NFL Quarterback

Since the beginning of his tenure with NetApp, Vice Chairman Tom Mendoza has been instrumental in developing and nurturing NetApp's globally recognized culture. He also shares his philosophies on leadership and the power of corporate culture to diverse groups around the world.

Tom Mendoza

Evolve - 2014

Vice Chairman, NetApp

Not only the founder and president of The Table Group, Patrick Lencioni is also an accomplished author of ten best-selling books with over three million copies sold. His notable books include Five Dysfunctions of a Team and The Advantage: Why Organizational Health Trumps Everything Else in Business.

Patrick Lencioni

Evolve - 2013 & 2014

Founder & President, The Table Group

Asheem Chandna is a Partner at Greylock Partners, a leading venture capital firm, where he is focused on the next generation of enterprise IT companies. He has helped create and grow multiple technology businesses to market-leading positions — both as a venture capitalist and previously as a product executive.

Asheem Chandna

Evolve - 2014

Investor & Entrepreneur

Mr. Pink is the author of several bestselling books about business, work, and behavior such as To Sell is Human, Drive, and Free Agent Nation. In 2015, he was named one of the top 10 business thinkers in the world. Daniel serves on the advisory boards of Hubspot, Heleo, Betterment Institutional, and RiseSmart.

Daniel Pink

Evolve - 2013

Best-Selling Author

Guy Kawasaki is the chief evangelist of Canva, an online graphic design tool. He is on the board of trustees of the Wikimedia Foundation and a brand ambassador for Mercedes Benz USA. Guy, former chief evangelist of Apple, is the author of The Art of the Start 2.0, The Art of Social Media, Enchantment, and nine other books.

Guy Kawasaki

Evolve - 2012

Chief Evangelist of Canva

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