Schedule

Tuesday, May 8th - Evolve Day 1

9:00am

Registration Begins

Mirage Event Center - Rotunda Registration

11:00am

Lunch

Mirage Event Center C

1:00pm

Tyler Beecher, CEO - Trace3 - Evolve Kick-off

Mirage Event Center A

1:30pm

Jim McHugh, VP & General Manager - NVIDIA - Transforming Industries with AI Innovation
Preventing disease, Automating payments, Revolutionizing applications-Artificial intelligence is already transforming industries in profound ways, from cars that autonomously navigate dark and icy roads to MRI scanners trained to spot brain abnormalities, and warehouses managed by sensors, drones and robots. Small to large companies are using NVIDIA GPU compute platform to optimize operations and productivity, advance customer service personalization, improve transport, and much more. In this session, you will learn more about: 1. How top-tier businesses are harnessing the power of AI through deep learning, accelerated analytics, and high-performance computing 2. Integrating AI into your own organization 3. Which global innovations and breakthroughs will have significant cross-industry impact

Mirage Event Center A

2:00pm

Monzy Merza, VP & Head of Security Research - Splunk - The Adaptive Mindset for Security Operations As the defender, you have a fundamental advantage over your adversary. You can control your terrain - IF you choose to do so! It all starts with an Adaptive Mindset. Yes. It's easier said than done. In this discussion, we will walk through how you can rationalize the Adaptive Mindset and prioritize where to start. Along the way, you will learn examples of how enterprises have used terrain understanding as the anchor to risk reduction and security operations maturity. At the end of the talk you will have at least one thing that you can enact to dramatically improve the security posture of your organization.

Mirage Event Center A

2:30pm

Break

2:45pm

Rachel Anne Sibley, VR/AR Faculty - VR, AR, & the Future of Work In an age of information, attention is our scarcest resource. We are constantly bombarded with sound bytes, images, headlines, and more. Whether numb to the cacophony or overwhelmed by it, each of us will soon find new ways to navigate the morass of data we inhabit. A fundamentally new immersive computing paradigm is emerging—and with it, new ways to learn, communicate, collaborate, and lead. Immersive, spatial computing is poised to revolutionize business, entertainment, education, healthcare, and more. Still, the platforms that power these experiences—whether in VR or AR—have yet to coalesce around optimal user experiences and high-impact use cases remain nascent. How do we capitalize on the potential of VR & AR? Where do we look to understand these new technology paradigms? When should prescient leaders jump in to innovate and invest?

Mirage Event Center A

3:10pm

Ryan Lynn - Trace3 - Future of the Data Center

Mirage Event Center A

3:40pm

Peyton Manning - Preparing for Change

Mirage Event Center A

4:40pm

VIP Lounge

Mirage Event Center B

5:30pm

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.

Breakout Session 1

6:00pm

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

Breakout Session 2

7:00pm

VIP Lounge Conclusion

7:00pm

Executive Team Dinners

Wednesday, May 9th - Evolve Day 2

7:30am

Breakfast

Mirage Event Center C

9:00am

Mark Campbell, CIO - Trace3 - How our Customers Innovate

Mirage Event Center A

9:30am

Peter Hinssen, Chairman & Co-Founder Nexxworks - The Day After Tomorrow: Surviving in Times of Radical Innovation Peter will provide a thought provoking long-term view of how we must adapt to an increasingly digital world. He will introduce the pioneers who managed to move beyond Tomorrow-thinking in innovation and were able to change the course of entire industries. Above all, he will inspire us with practical businessmodels, the organizational structures, the talent, the mind-set, the technologies and the cultures needed to maximize our chances for survival in The Day After Tomorrow.

Mirage Event Center A

10:30am

Break

10:45am

Rama Sekhar, Partner at Norwest Venture Partners - Investment Trends from Silicon Valley In the last year, VC investors worldwide have poured more than $10.8 billion into AI & machine learning companies. This session will cover current investment trends, the types of AI and machine learning technologies that most investors are and aren’t excited about, and how VCs evaluate AI and machine learning startups, including the 3 questions buyers and customers can borrow as they assess vendors.

Mirage Event Center A

11:15am

Pitch Your Tech in 5 Minutes or Less - BitGlass, Dremio, Quantum Metric

Mirage Event Center A

12:00pm

Lunch

Mirage Event Center C

1:00pm

Demo Dome & Virtual Experiences

Mirage Event Center B

1:00pm

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.

Breakout Session 1

1:30pm

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 their approach to strategically deploying the tools in the ongoing effort to keep the media giant’s digital assets secure.

Breakout Session 2

2:00pm

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.

Breakout Session 2

2:30pm

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.

Breakout Session 3

3:00pm

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.

Breakout Session 4

3:30pm

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. In this session, you will 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.

Breakout Session 5

4:00pm

Demo Dome Conclusion

7:00pm

Outlier Reception

Mirage Event Center A

7:30pm

Outlier Dinner

Mirage Event Center A

8:30pm

Outlier Awards

Mirage Event Center A

9:30pm

Celebration and Entertainment

Mirage Event Center B

Thursday, May 10th - Departure Day

8:00am

Departure Shuttles to McCarren until 1:00pm - Departures from The Mirage to McCarran Airport will run from 8:00am to 1:00pm. Once you have checked out of your hotel room please proceed to the North Entrance Valet (near 1 Oak Nightclub). Once outside please turn right. A uniformed TMS host with a charcoal grey polo and black pants will be holding a Trace3 logo to escort you to the hosted shuttle to McCarran. In the unlikely event you are unable to locate your TMS host, please call Greg Carter at 301-741- 0071

Early Bird Passes on Sale in November

Save the Date for 2019: May 8 - 10

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