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

Save the Date for 2024: September 11-13, 2024

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Jerry Rice
Hall of Fame wide receiver and three-time Super Bowl champion Jerry Rice is widely regarded as the best wide receiver to ever play in the National Football League, and arguably the greatest player of all time. During his 15-year career with the San Francisco 49ers, Rice won three Super Bowls and one Super Bowl MVP.  Rice was elected into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in January 2010, his first year of eligibility.


Hall of Fame Wide Receiver and Three-time Super Bowl Champion

Joe Montana
Widely considered the best NFL quarterback of all time. Joe Montana personifies performance excellence and personal integrity both on and off the field. Yet the word most closely associated with him is not winner —it's leader.


Hall of Fame Quarterback and Four-time Super Bowl Champion

Alex Honnold
Alex Honnold is a professional rock climber whose audacious free-solo ascents of America’s biggest cliffs have made him one of the most recognized and followed climbers in the world. A gifted but hard-working athlete, Honnold is distinguished for his uncanny ability to control his fear while scaling cliffs of dizzyingly heights without a rope to protect him if he falls.


Professional Rock Climber

Spencer Tillman
Spencer Tillman
Former running back at Oklahoma, and in the NFL with the Houston Oilers and San Francisco 49ers, Spencer Tillman joined FOX Sports in 2015 as a college football game analyst, reuniting with play-by-play announcer and longtime colleague Tim Brando. He played eight seasons in the league, including with the Super Bowl XXIV champion San Francisco 49ers in 1989, where he was a team co-captain along with Joe Montana and Ronnie Lott.


Trace3 Evolve Conference Host and Super Bowl Champion


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.


CEO - 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.


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.


CMO - Host, Outlier Award Gala - Trace3

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JJ Davis
A seasoned leader with 25+ years of experience, JJ Davis oversees all aspects of Global Communications and Environmental Social Governance for Dell Technologies. In this role, she works cross-functionally to foster alignment and advocacy across the diverse stakeholder landscape for the company.


Senior VP, Corporate Affairs - Dell Technologies

Steve Wylie
Steve Wylie
Steve Wylie is the General Manager of Trace3’s East Majors business which covers approximately 150 of Trace3’s large enterprise clients East of the Mississippi spanning healthcare, manufacturing, energy/utility, financial services and transportation verticals. He leads teams responsible for sales, engineering, project delivery, program management and client success.


General Manager East - Trace3

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Cory Minton
Cory Minton joined Splunk in 2019 as a Solution Strategist focused on ITOps and was later promoted to Director of the Observability Strategist team in the Americas. While at Splunk, Cory’s most visible work has been to activate Splunk’s unique value propositions in partnership with McLaren’s F1 and Esports Teams through the Data Drivers program.


Field CTO, Americas - Splunk

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Bobby Christian
Bobby has more than 27 years of technology and industry experience and 20 years of cybersecurity expertise. He has been a business leader and executive at some of the most exciting and fastest growing companies in the United States. He has held leadership roles and board positions across a range of technology companies.


COO - Deepwatch

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.


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.


VP, Innovation - Trace3

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Asher Lohman
As a seasoned innovator, Asher has held a variety of cross-functional responsibilities throughout the technology space in many different industries such as transportation, healthcare, financial services, and consumer services.


VP, Data & Analytics - Trace3

Geoff Huang
Geoff Huang
Geoff Huang is VP of Product and Solutions Marketing for Webex. His expertise spans industries, from networking and security to collaboration, with a special interest in distilling complexity into simplicity. A lifelong learner, Geoff has literature, engineering, and business degrees from UC Santa Cruz and UC Berkeley.


VP, Product Marketing - Cisco Webex

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Brian Friedopfer
As the Vice President and Head of Contact Center & Collaboration at Trace3, Brian oversees the operations of a practice he has strategically built to encompass what he always wanted as a customer. With decades of experience in the industry as both a customer and partner, Brian assembled his “dream team” with only the best engineers and architects he encountered.


VP, Head of Contact Center & Collaboration - Trace3

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Jack Swearhart
Jack is the Vice President, Global Solutions Operations for Xylem Inc responsible for all systems of venture.  In addition to previous role where responsible for the Sensus SaaS business Jack now provides our world class utility solutions to customers around the world. Jack has been with Sensus/Xylem for 13 years and resides in Boise, ID with his wife Erin and their children.


VP, Global Solutions Operations - Xylem

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.


Senior VP, Cloud Solutions - Trace3


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


D. Jeter
Derek Jeter
Five-Time World Series Champion & Hall of Famer
Chris Voss
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
Gamiel Gran
VP of Strategic BD
Mayfield Edge
Hew Leith
Intelligent X Beer
Peyton Manning
NFL Quarterback
Monzy Merza
VP & Head of Security Research - Splunk
Jim McHugh
VP & General Manager
Rachel Sibley
Futurist & Marketing Strategist
Rama Sekhar
Norwest Venture Partners
Paul DePodesta
Cleveland Browns
Steve Wozniak
Inventor, Engineer,
John Chambers
Former CEO
Cisco Systems
Dave Hitz
Greg McKeown
Chief Executive Officer
THIS, Inc.
Eric Ries
Author &
Joe Theismann
Entrepreneur and Former
NFL Quarterback
Tom Mendoza
Vice Chairman
Patrick Lencioni
Founder & President
The Table Group
Asheem Chandna
Investor &
Daniel Pink
Guy Kawasaki
Chief Evangelist
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