Keynote Speakers

Our keynotes are influential, leading IT professionals that offer real-world insights on how to implement technology and dynamic IT business solutions.

Noteworthy Past Evolve Speakers

Tyler is the Executive Chairman of Trace3. Most recently, he served as the CEO for 5 years prior. Under his leadership Trace3 experienced unprecedented growth and is currently 1B+ in revenue. In addition to enabling great growth through business strategy, he has infused the organization with cultural strength and energy.

Tyler Beecher


Executive Chairman - 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

Evolve 2019

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

Evolve 2019

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

Evolve 2019

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

Evolve 2019

VP of Strategic BD - Mayfield Edge

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

Evolve 2019

Co-Founder - Intelligent X Beer

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 2018

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

Evolve 2018

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


CIO – 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

Evolve 2018

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

Evolve 2018

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

Evolve 2018

Partner - Norwest Venture Partners

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, Entrepreneur

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

Also Featuring

As the CIO at Switch, Missy drives the company’s solutions architecture to create a fundamental and sustainable change in the way clients ultimately design and implement intelligent data strategies.

Missy Young

CIO - Switch

Autumn Salama is the Vice President of Cloud Operations at Symmetry Corp. where she is responsible for Symmetry Corp.’s Engineering, Implementations and 24x7 Service Desk team.

Autumn Salama

VP, Cloud Operations - Symmetry Corp.

With 15+ years of hands on Technology Delivery, Cyrus has a passion for elegant solutions to complex problems. Having lead teams in Development, Operations, Support and Product, Cyrus truly understands the big picture when designing platforms and strives to deliver solutions that exceed expectations.

Cyrus Azima

Dir. of Systems Architecture - AEG

As Vice President of Cyber Security Services for Fox Entertainment Group, Jason is responsible for the security of 20th Century Fox Film, Fox Networks Group, Fox Sports, Twentieth Century Fox Television, Fox International Channels, Fox Television domestic and international distribution.

Jason Cain

VP of Cyber Security - Fox Entertainment

As VP of Emerging Architecture for the Trace3 Mountain States, Ryan leads a team of principal level technologists, focused on developing client solutions in emerging technology areas such as cloud, data intelligence, data science, security and the Internet of Things.

Ryan Lynn

VP, Emerging Architecture - Trace3

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