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2024 EVOLVE KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

Sully Sullenberger
Ambassador "Sully" Sullenberger
Ambassador “Sully” Sullenberger is a global thought leader, keynote speaker, and advocate for safety in global air travel. He served as a fighter pilot, airline pilot, instructor, and accident investigator. He became internationally renowned for safely guiding a disabled jetliner to an emergency water landing in the “Miracle on the Hudson.” He is a best-selling author and the subject of the critically acclaimed film SULLY.

AMBASSADOR "SULLY" SULLENBERGER

U.S. Ambassador and "Miracle on the Hudson" Captain

James Clear
James Clear
James Clear is a #1 New York Times bestselling author, keynote speaker, and founder of Habits Academy. He focuses on habits, decision-making, and continuous improvement. His book, Atomic Habits, has sold over 15 million copies worldwide. Clear is a regular speaker at Fortune 500 companies and featured in major publications. He is also a MasterClass instructor and his popular “3-2-1” email newsletter has over 3 million subscribers.

JAMES CLEAR

#1 New York Times Bestselling Author of Atomic Habits

2024 EVOLVE MAINSTAGE SPEAKERS

Rich Fennessy
Rich is a Fortune 500 CEO with 32 years international management experience and widely recognized for outperforming expectations, and for achievements in business and technology. Throughout his career Rich has acquired, sold and managed 20 companies worldwide.

RICH FENNESSY

CEO - Trace3

Joe Quaglia
Joe Quaglia
Joe Quaglia is the President for Trace3 responsible for Sales, Services, Logistics, Warehouse and Sales Operations. In his role, Joe leads the Trace3 Go-To-Market (GTM) activities, client engagement and overall growth strategies for the company. Joe also supports Trace3’s differentiated value model built around the company’s brand pillars of Emerging Technology, Elite Engineering, and Client Intimacy.

JOE QUAGLIA

President - Trace3

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Mike Jones
Mike Jones is the Vice President of Cybersecurity Shared Services for Nationwide.  He provides strategic direction and leadership for the Cyber Product Delivery organization, leading our Identity & Access Management, Data Security, and Cloud & Application Security teams. Mike has more than 20 years of experience in Information Technology roles and is well respected in the industry, receiving various industry accolades and awards.

MIKE JONES

VP, Cybersecurity Shared Services - Nationwide

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Jason Johnson
Jason brings extensive experience in enterprise network operations and software development to his role as CIO at Sweetwater. He leads the in-house software development, cloud, and network infrastructure teams, ensuring continuous delivery and innovation of IT services to maintain Sweetwater's competitive edge. Jason holds 19 industry certifications and a Bachelor's Degree in Network Design and Management.

JASON JOHNSON

CIO - Sweetwater

Tony Olzak
Tony Olzak is a leading visionary in applying technology to business problems and initiatives. He is a sought after speaker, co-author of multiple industry certification books, Co-host of a podcast dedicated to technology founders.  He brings over 19 years of industry experience leading consulting, engineering and development teams.

TONY OLZAK

CTO - Trace3

Sandy Salty
Sandy Salty is the Chief Marketing Officer of Trace3. A key strategic contributor to company-wide initiatives, Sandy has built various teams from the ground up including the Marketing organization, and the Partner Development organization which she continues to lead. She has designed a platform to stratify a complex partner ecosystem and identify the next round of strategic partnerships to take Trace3 to $2B in revenue.

SANDY SALTY

CMO - Host, Outlier Award Gala - Trace3

Bryan Kissinger
A hands-on, results-oriented senior information technology and business professional with over 20 years of experience leading global teams in the successful delivery of technology solutions that enable business value. Accomplished IT and security program designer utilizing practical solutions that deliver rapid return on investment.

BRYAN KISSINGER

Senior VP, Security Solutions - Trace3

Katherine Walther
Katherine is the VP of Innovation at Trace3, where she transforms enterprise challenges into innovative solutions. Dedicated to disseminating information about the future of technology to IT leaders across a wide variety of domains. Pairing a unique combination of real-world technology experience with insight from the world’s largest venture capital firms.

KATHERINE WALTHER

VP, Innovation - Trace3

Chris Nicholas
Chris brings a breadth of knowledge around the Azure CloudPlatform along with over 16 years of experience in technology. Chris is a Microsoft Certified Trainer, community contributor and a member of the Microsoft Cloud Architecture Group within the Datacenter Optimization Team. Chris specializes in working with companies to integrate, enhance, roadmap and architect cloud technology solutions.

CHRIS NICHOLAS

Senior VP, Cloud Solutions - Trace3

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Asher Lohman
Asher serves as Trace3’s VP, Data & Analytics. His jack-of-all-trades expertise in areas such as innovation and emerging technology, product development, infrastructure operations, DevOps, Site Reliability Engineering, GIS, Robotics, Data Science, and Enterprise Data & Analytics for companies ranging from Fortune 250 to medium-sized private equity to start-ups has allowed him to experience differing facets of leadership and innovation.

ASHER LOHMAN

VP, Data & Analytics - Trace3

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Bipul Sinha
Bipul Sinha is an accomplished entrepreneur, engineer, and venture capitalist. As the Chairman, Co-Founder, and CEO of Rubrik, Inc., he spearheads the mission to secure the world's data. Bipul's impressive career includes a tenure as a Partner at Lightspeed Venture Partners, where he focused on software, mobile, and Internet sectors. His venture investments include Nutanix, Pulse News, Bromium, PernixData, and Hootsuite.

BIPUL SINHA

Founder - Nutanix & Rubrik

2024 EVOLVE BREAKOUT SPEAKERS

James Bond
James Bond
Analytics & Data Solutions Business Manager
HPE
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Anthony Giandomenico
Global VP, Cyber-Security Consulting
Fortinet
Kyle Gililland
Kyle Gililland
VP, Security Solutions
Trace3
Marc Donovan
Marc Donovan
VP, East Enterprise Sales
Nutanix
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Jack McLeod
Practice Director, Hybrid Cloud Architecture
‍Trace3
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Dale (Dr. Z.) Zabriskie
Field CISO
‍Cohesity
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Scott Sookarow
VP, West Enterprise & Strategic Sales
‍Cohesity
Bryan Kissinger
Senior VP, Security Solutions
‍Trace3
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Gary Newe
RVP, Solutions Engineering
‍F5
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Paul Scuba
Practice Director, Cloud Solutions
Trace3
Rusty Young
Rusty Young
Field CTO
NetApp
Parker Stevens
Parker Stevens
Sr. Cloud FinOps Consultant
Trace3
Sarah Stone
Sarah Stone
Sr. Cloud FinOps Consultant
Trace3
allen clingerman
Allen Clingerman
Field CTO
‍Dell Technologies
Josh Lindstrom
Director, Data & Analytics
Trace3
aaron torres
Aaron Torres
Cyber-Security Business Development Manager
‍Cisco
Milo Sanchez
Milo Sanchez
Practice Director, Security Solutions
‍Trace3
Kevin Rogers
Kevin Rogers
Director, Data & Analytics
‍Trace3
Lars Hegenberg
Lars Hegenberg
Research Analyst, Innovation
‍‍Trace3
Ahmad Khan
Ahmad Khan
Head of AI/ML Strategy
Snowflake
Uy Huynh
Uy Huynh
VP, Global Solutions Engineering
Island
Nicole Blackburn
Nicole Blackburn
Manager, Management Consulting
‍Trace3
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Izabela Lundberg
Manager, Management Consulting
‍Trace3

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Hall of Fame Wide Receiver & Three-time Super Bowl Champion
Joe Montana
Hall of Fame Quarterback & Four-time Super Bowl Champion
Alex Honnold
Professional Rock Climber
D. Jeter
Derek Jeter
Five-Time World Series Champion & Hall of Famer
Chris Voss
CEO
The Black Swan Group
Peter Hinssen
Technology Entrepreneur Nexxworks
Magic Johnson
CEO of Magic
Johnson Enterprises
Jocko Willink
Co-founder of
Echelon Front
Mike Walsh
CEO
Tomorrow
Gamiel Gran
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Hew Leith
Co-Founder
Intelligent X Beer
Peyton Manning
NFL Quarterback
& MVP
Monzy Merza
VP & Head of Security Research - Splunk
Jim McHugh
VP & General Manager
NVIDIA
Rachel Sibley
Futurist & Marketing Strategist
Rama Sekhar
Partner
Norwest Venture Partners
Paul DePodesta
CSO
Cleveland Browns
Steve Wozniak
Inventor, Engineer,
Entrepreneur
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Former CEO
Cisco Systems
Dave Hitz
Founder
NetApp
Greg McKeown
Chief Executive Officer
THIS, Inc.
Eric Ries
Author &
Entrepreneur
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Entrepreneur and Former
NFL Quarterback
Tom Mendoza
Vice Chairman
NetApp
Patrick Lencioni
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Asheem Chandna
Investor &
Entrepreneur
Daniel Pink
Best-Selling
Author
Guy Kawasaki
Chief Evangelist
of Canva
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