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2022 EVOLVE KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

Shaquille O'Neal
Few individuals ever become iconic enough to be known by one name—–Shaq. A revered cultural icon, Shaquille O’Neal is best known for an NBA career spanning nearly two decades and earning him the sport’s highest honors. The four-time NBA Champion, 15-time NBA All Star and three-time NBA Finals MVP has been named one of the most influential athletes by Forbes magazine.

SHAQUILLE O'NEAL

NBA All-Star, Entrepreneur and Philanthropist

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Derek Jeter
By the time he stepped away from baseball in 2014 after a historic 20-year career, Derek Jeter had established him­self as one of the most respected men to ever have played the game. In recognition of his on-field accomplishments and impact on the game, he was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in the Class of 2020.

Derek Jeter

Five-Time World Series Champion & Hall of Famer - Major League Baseball

Chris Voss
Christopher "Chris" Voss is an American businessman, author, and academic. Voss is a former FBI hostage negotiator, the CEO of The Black Swan Group Ltd, a company registered in East Grinstead, England, and co-author of the book Never Split the Difference.

CHRIS VOSS

CEO - The Black Swan Group

Peter Hinssen
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

Technology Entrepreneur - Nexxworks

2022 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

Tyler Beecher
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

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Ashton Mullinix
Ashton Mullinix is the Senior Vice President of Strategy & Analytics for the Detroit Lions. For the past nine years, he has served in several different capacities within the NFL at the league and team level. In his role, he is involved in many high-profile projects that are focused on maximizing revenue and personalizing the fan experience.

ASHTON MULLINIX

Senior VP of Strategy and Analytics - Detroit Lions

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

Bryan Kissinger
Bryan is an IT and security professional with over 20 years of experience in designing and implementing practical IT risk and information security solutions that drive business value. Bryan is well-known for his ability to rapidly mature IT risk and information security programs and quickly deliver on the implementation of emerging technologies to solve complex business issues.

BRYAN KISSINGER

VP, CISO - Trace3

Katherine Walther
Katherine is 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, her focus is to deliver market trends in the key areas impacting industry leading organizations.

KATHERINE WALTHER

VP, Innovation - Trace3

Chris Nicholas
Chris Nicholas brings a breadth of knowledge around the Azure Cloud Platform 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 NICHOLAS

VP, Cloud Solutions Group - Trace3

Sandy Salty
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

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Mohit Tiwari
Mohit Tiwari is the CEO and co-founder of Symmetry Systems. His work on high-assurance systems has received multiple industry and research awards for applied cybersecurity research, transitioned into production by a startup (TortugaLogic) and large companies, and led to Symmetry via pilots with cloud-providers and hospitals. 

MOHIT TIWARI

CEO and Co-founder - Symmetry Systems

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Vikram Kapoor
Vikram Kapoor is co-founder and CTO of Lacework. Prior to founding Lacework, he was Senior Director of Engineering at Bromium. At Bromium, he was responsible for managing the engineering team as well as creating and driving strategies in alignment with Bromium’s vision and business goals. Vikram has  also held senior engineering roles at Pillar Data Systems and Valicert, and he holds several patents.

VIKRAM KAPOOR

Co-founder and CTO - Lacework

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Eric Knipp
Eric Knipp is the Vice President of Systems Engineering for the Americas Theatre. In this role, he leads the largest systems engineering team within Cisco and works closely with Sales leadership to develop Cisco’s technology go-to-market and ensure customer satisfaction. In addition, he is responsible for leading Cisco’s Architectural Specialist and Innovation Engineering teams in the Americas.

ERIC KNIPP

VP, Americas Systems Engineering - Cisco

2022 EVOLVE BREAKOUT SPEAKERS

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John Brett
Director of Subscription Sales
Pure Storage
Mike Brooks
Practice Leader, Data & Analytics Strategy
Trace3
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Mark Butler
Advisory CISO
Trace3
Julie Chickillo
Julie Chickillo
VP, Head of Information Security
Guild Education
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Allen Clingerman
Chief Technology Strategist
Dell Technologies
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Jeff Denworth
Co-founder & CMO
Vast
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John DiGiovanni
Architectures Leader
‍Cisco Systems
Marc Donovan
Marc Donovan
VP of Sales
Nutanix
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Brian Friedopfer
VP, Contact Center and Collaboration
‍Trace3
Chris Gordon
Chris Gordon
Sr. Cloud Architect
‍Trace3
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Marty Hess
Regional Vice President, Cloud Alliances
Fortinet
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Dave Linder
Co-founder & Pure Storage Evangelist
Trace3
Josh Lindstrom
Managing Director of Intelligence
Trace3
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Asher Lohman
Field Chief Innovation Officer
Trace3
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John McGivern
Sr. Director of Cloud FinOps Consulting
Trace3
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CJ Metz
VP, Modern Infrastructure Solutions
‍Trace3
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Jack McLeod
Practice Director, Converged Core
‍Trace3
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Scottie Miller
Technology Fellow for Systems Architecture
DreamWorks
Jose Monroy
Jose Monroy
Technical Account Manager
Intel
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Amel Mujdzic
Cloud Architect
Trace3
Sean Nilsen
Sean Nilsen
Sr. Practice Director, Strategic Engagements
Trace3
John Osley
John Osley
Sr. Manager, Americas Channels
Riverbed
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Darren Patterson
Practice Director, Cloud Solutions
Trace3
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Chris Pedigo
GTM CTO
Lacework
Steven Robb
Steve Robb
GM, LCM
Trace3
Darren Sack
Darren Sack
Principal Consultant
Trace3
Milo Sanchez
Milo Sanchez
Practice Director, Network
‍Trace3
Neal Steber
Neal Steber
Cloud Services Director
HPE
Parker Stevens
Parker Stevens
Sr. Cloud FinOps Consultant
Trace3
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Brian Stockbrugger
Cloud Security Architect
Microsoft
Sarah Stone
Sarah Stone
Sr. Cloud FinOps Consultant
Trace3
Abid Syed
Azure Practice Leader
Trace3
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Aiden Waldon
Director, Public Cloud Architecture and Engineering
Fortinet
Katherine Walther
VP, Innovation
‍Trace3
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Jimmy Xu
Practice Director ‍
‍Trace3
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Adam Yaws
Product Sales Manager
Harness

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NFL Quarterback
& MVP
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Rachel Sibley
Futurist & Marketing Strategist
Rama Sekhar
Partner
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Paul DePodesta
CSO
Cleveland Browns
Steve Wozniak
Inventor, Engineer,
Entrepreneur
John Chambers
Former CEO
Cisco Systems
Dave Hitz
Founder
NetApp
Greg McKeown
Chief Executive Officer
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Eric Ries
Author &
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Joe Theismann
Entrepreneur and Former
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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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