Event Agenda
Evolve 2024 will be held at The Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas. The agenda for the event is outlined below.Save the Date for 2024: September 11-13, 2024
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Wednesday, Sept 27, 2023 | Leadership

Evolve Registration
8:00AM - 5:00PM
11:00AM - 12:15PM
State of the Union - Rich Fennessy, CEO, Trace3
12:00PM - 12:20PM
Tech Landscape 2023 and Beyond: AI's Ascension - Tony Olzak, CTO, Trace3
12:20PM - 1:00PM
The Legends: Joe Montana & Jerry Rice Unite to Share Hall of Fame Insights!
Hosted by: Spencer Tillman, FOX Sports Broadcaster and Former NFL Football Player
1:00PM - 2:00PM
Networking Break
2:00PM - 2:30PM
Unlocking Sustainable Growth: Exploring the Benefits of ESG - JJ Davis, SVP of Corporate Affairs, Dell Technologies
Hosted by: Steve Wylie, General Manager East, Trace3
2:30PM - 3:00PM
Networking Break
2:00PM - 2:25PM
The Evolving Threat Landscape, Partnering to Navigate the Future - Cory Minton, Field CTO Americas, Splunk & Bobby Christian, COO, Deepwatch
Hosted by: Bryan Kissinger, CISO & SVP of Security Solutions, Trace3
3:00PM - 3:30PM
Navigating the Tides: Generative AI's Enterprise Evolution - Katherine Walther, VP of Innovation, Trace3
3:30PM - 4:00PM
VIP Lounge: Drinks, Appetizers, and Raffle Gifts
4:00PM - 6:30PM
Edge of Tomorrow
2:30PM - 3:00PM
Defining The Future Now, Through Innovation
3:00PM - 3:30PM
Never Split the Difference
3:30PM - 4:30PM
Regional Dinners
7:00PM - 10:00PM


Women in IT Breakfast
Hosted by: Sandy Salty, CMO, Trace3
7:30AM - 8:45AM
7:45AM - 8:45AM
Navigating Impossible Terrain & Reaching the Pinnacle - Alex Honnold, Free Solo - American Rock Climber
9:00AM - 9:30AM
Decoding Tomorrow: The Unseen Power of Data Literacy - Asher Lohman, VP of Data & Analytics, Trace3
9:30AM - 10:00AM
AI and Security: Why Human Insight Remains Crucial in the Age of Automation - Bryan Kissinger, CISO & SVP of Security Solutions, Trace3
10:00AM - 10:30AM
Revolutionizing Customer Experience: Unlocking the Potential of the Contact Center of the Future - Geoff Huang, VP of Product and Solutions Marketing, Cisco
Hosted by: Brian Friedopfer, VP of Contact Center & Collaboration, Trace3
10:30AM - 11:00AM
Gen AI in the Enterprise - An Interview with an Outlier - Jack Swearhart, VP of Global Solutions Operations, Xylem
Hosted By: Chris Nicholas, SVP of Cloud Solutions, Trace3
11:00AM - 11:30AM
Evolve Kickoff
9:00AM - 12:00PM
11:30AM - 12:30PM
The Phoenix and the Unicorn- The Why and How of Corporate Innovation
9:30AM - 10:30AM
Networking Break
10:30AM - 10:45AM
Revolutionizing The NFL Fan Experience Through Analytics
10:50AM - 11:20AM
The Founder Formula - Lacework, & Symmetry
11:20AM - 11:50AM
12:00PM - 12:45PM
It's All About Beers & Breakouts
12:30PM - 3:30PM

IT'S All About Beers & Breakouts

Using AI to Accelerate New Solutions to Problems: Exploring AI Success Stories with HPE and Trace3 - James Bond, Data & Analytics Solutions Business Manager, HPE & Josh Lindstrom, Director of Data & Analytics, Trace3
12:45PM - 1:05PM
From the Shadows to the Spotlight: Cyber Battlefield Insights from FortiGuard Incident Response Team - Anthony Giandomenico, Global VP of Cyber-Security Consulting, Fortinet & Kyle Gililland, VP of Security Solutions, Trace3
12:45PM - 1:05PM
The Evolution of Cloud Strategy: Cloud Smart vs. Cloud First - Marc Donovan, VP of East Enterprise Sales, Nutanix, & Jack McLeod, Practice Director of Hybrid Cloud Architecture, Trace3
1:15PM - 1:35PM
Refuse the Ransom: Join Cohesity and Trace3 to Discover Effective Ways to Safeguard Your Data - Dale "Dr. Z" Zabriskie - Field CISO, Cohesity & Scott Sookarow, VP of West Enterprise & Strategic Sales, Cohesity & Bryan Kissinger, CISO & SVP of Security Solutions, Trace3
1:15PM - 1:35PM
Unlocking the Power of Multi-Cloud Security, Simplified: Trace3 and F5 Join Forces to Secure Your Apps and API's - Gary Newe, RVP of Solutions Engineering, F5 & Paul Scuba, Practice Director, Cloud Solutions, Trace3
1:45PM - 2:05PM
A Journey from Private to Public to Hybrid Cloud: Leveraging Visibility, Automation, and Optimization with NetApp & Trace3 - Rusty Young, Field CTO, NetApp & Parker Stevens, Senior Cloud FinOps Consultant, Trace3 Hosted by: Sarah Stone, Senior Cloud FinOps Consultant, Trace3
1:45PM - 2:05PM
Successfully Navigating the Generative AI Landscape - Allen Clingerman, Field CTO, Dell & Josh Lindstrom, Director of Data & Analytics, Trace3
2:15PM - 2:35PM
XDR Unleashed: Dive into Next-Gen Cyber Defense with Cisco and Trace3 - Aaron Torres, Cyber-Security Business Development Manager, Cisco & Milo Sanchez, Practice Director of Security Solutions, Trace3
2:15PM - 2:35PM
Unleashing the Future: Generative AI as the Next Business Catalyst - Ahmad Khan, Head of AI/ML Strategy, Snowflake, Kevin Rogers, Director of Data & Analytics, Trace3, & Lars Hegenberg, Research Analyst of Innovation, Trace3
2:45PM - 3:05PM
Your Employees Are Embracing AI, Are You Ready? - Uy Huynh, VP of Global Solution Engineering, Island & Nicole Blackburn, Manager of Management Consulting, Trace3 & Izabela Lundberg, Manager of Management Consulting, Trace3
2:45PM - 3:05PM
The Modern Data Stack with Dell
1:00PM - 1:30PM
Cloud Managed NPM Solution with a "Click of a Button!" with Riverbed
1:00PM - 1:30PM


Modern Infrastructure in a Hybrid World with Nutanix
1:35PM - 2:05PM
Cloud IT Happens with Fortinet
1:35PM - 2:05PM
Should I Stay or Should I Go? Hybrid Cloud with HPE and Trace3
1:35PM - 2:05PM


The Good Guys Behind The Bad Guys: The DreamWorks-NetApp Partnership
2:10PM - 2:40PM
Achieving FinOps Success with Trace3 and Harness
2:10PM - 2:40PM
Microsoft Azure Security – a Healthcare Success Story
2:10PM - 2:40PM


Delivering a Cloud-Like Operating Model, Where It’s Needed with Pure Storage
2:45PM - 3:15PM
Intricacies of Identity in the Public Cloud
2:45PM - 3:15PM
Creating a Successful Data Strategy with Vast/Intel
2:45PM - 3:15PM


Practical DevSecOps Implementation – 5 Key Steps to a Successful Transformation
3:20PM - 3:50PM
Data Mesh vs. Data Fabric
3:20PM - 3:50PM
Trace3's Portfolio Expansion: Lifecycle Managment, Collaboration and Contact Center
3:20PM - 3:50PM

Innovation Cocktail Hour

Breaking Down the Silos- Innovation Cocktail Hour Hosted by Katherine Walther, VP Innovation-Trace3
3:50PM - 5:30PM

Outlier Award

Outlier Reception
7:00PM - 7:30PM
Outlier Dinner
7:00PM - 8:30PM
Outlier Awards Ceremony
8:45PM - 9:30PM
Outlier Celebration
9:30PM - 12:00AM
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