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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

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

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

CIO - 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

2022 EVOLVE BREAKOUT SPEAKERS

Josh Lindstrom
With more than 20 years of experience in leveraging technology for businesses, Josh has built a team of Data Engineers, Business Analysts, Data Architects and Data Strategies that offer end-to-end business outcomes for customers. Behind his leadership, Trace3 is trending as a top Data Program by providing customers an approach to drive use cases and outcomes.

JOSH LINDSTROM

Managing Director of Intelligence - Trace3

Abid Syed
Abid specializes in helping businesses with their journey to the cloud, with a focus on key initiatives, processes, tools, and programs for accelerating growth. Abid’s background proves excellence in formulating and executing transformational initiatives while delivering customer value and driving business growth and sustainability.

ABID SYED

Principal Cloud Solutions Architect - Trace3

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