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PHOENIX TECHNOLOGY SUMMIT 2025
March 19, 2025
Phoenix Convention Center | South Ballroom
100 N 3rd St Phoenix AZ 85004

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March 13, 2024 9:00 am

Keynote

Navigating AI Trust, Risk and Security Management in the Transformation Age

Executive Keynote Panel

Sponsored by
Moderated by

Dr. Rebecca Wynn

Global Chief Security Strategist & CISO - Click Solutions Group

Speaker(s)

Jill D. Rhodes

SVP & Chief Information Security Officer - Option Care Health, Inc

Scott Hicar - Technology Expert

Scott Hicar

SVP & Chief Information Officer - Benchmark Electronics

Michael Shanko

Former SVP & Chief Information Officer - Blue Yonder

Steven Kolombaris - Technology Expert

Steven Kolombaris

Chief Information Security Officer - Sotherby's

Michael Hay

VP of Technology & Research - Hitachi Vantara

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Join us for the ElevateIT: Phoenix Technology Summit 2024 on March 13th at the Phoenix Convention Center | South Ballroom.
Hear from Key Regional C-Suite Technology Executives, Industry & Subject Matter Experts, and Law Enforcement as we address the following questions, share insights and expertise and discuss best practices on how to optimize & secure your business to accelerate profitability and growth.
ElevateIT: Phoenix Technology Summit is a premier conference for technology leaders, professionals, and enthusiasts in the Phoenix area. The conference brings together industry experts and thought leaders to discuss emerging trends, best practices, and innovative solutions in the field of technology.
At the ElevateIT: Phoenix Technology Summit, attendees will have the opportunity to participate in engaging keynotes, panel discussions, and interactive sessions. The conference covers a wide range of topics, including cloud computing, cybersecurity, data analytics, artificial intelligence, machine learning, and more.
The conference also provides a platform for networking and collaboration among peers, as well as showcasing the latest technology solutions and services from leading vendors and exhibitors. Attendees will have the opportunity to connect with industry experts, learn from their experiences, and gain valuable insights into the latest trends and developments in the field.
Whether you are a technology leader, professional, or enthusiast, the ElevateIT: Phoenix Technology Summit is the ideal forum to stay ahead of the curve and elevate your knowledge and skills in the ever-evolving world of technology. Don’t miss this opportunity to connect, learn, and grow with the best and brightest in the industry.

Agenda

March 13, 2024 8:00 am

Breakfast

Breakfast

March 13, 2024 9:00 am

Keynote

Tech Theater 1

Navigating AI Trust, Risk and Security Management in the Transformation Age

Executive Keynote Panel

Sponsored by
Moderated by

Dr. Rebecca Wynn

Global Chief Security Strategist & CISO - Click Solutions Group

Speakers

Jill D. Rhodes

SVP & Chief Information Security Officer - Option Care Health, Inc

Scott Hicar - Technology Expert

Scott Hicar

SVP & Chief Information Officer - Benchmark Electronics

Michael Shanko

Former SVP & Chief Information Officer - Blue Yonder

Steven Kolombaris - Technology Expert

Steven Kolombaris

Chief Information Security Officer - Sotherby's

Michael Hay

VP of Technology & Research - Hitachi Vantara

March 13, 2024 10:00 am

Exhibit Hall

Exhibit Hall

Tour & Evaluate Exhibitors

March 13, 2024 11:00 am

Session

VIP Theater

CIO Roundtable

Fortifying the Future: Strategic IT Leadership for CIOs

Sponsored by
Moderated by

Bianca Lochner, Ph.D.

Chief Information Officer - City of Scottsdale

Speakers

Briana Brown

Chief Information Officer - Denova Collaborative Health

Frank Sweeney

Chief Information Officer - Arizona Department of Child Safety

Ty Howard

Chief Information Officer - City of Goodyear

Matthew Peterson

Chief Information Officer - Arizona Arthritis and Rheumatology Associates

March 13, 2024 11:00 am

Session

Tech Theater 3

Lessons Learned for Securing M365

Sponsored by
Speakers

Jordan Gackowski

Senior Systems Engineer, Adlumin

March 13, 2024 11:00 am

Session

Tech Theater 2

SentinelOne

Protecting Enterprise Identities with Identity Security

Sponsored by
Speakers

Joseph Salazar, CISSP, CEH, EnCE

Identity Security Technologist

March 13, 2024 12:00 pm

Session

VIP Theater

VIP Luncheon Session

Driving Decisions with Data: Delight or Disaster?

Sponsored by
Speakers

Dr. Joe Perez

Senior Systems Analyst / Team Lead - NC Department of Health and Human Service

March 13, 2024 12:00 pm

Session

Tech Theater 3

Lunch & Learn: Cracking the Code: Insights from the Frontlines of Digital Warfare

Lunch Provided in Theater

Sponsored by
Speakers

Neal Quinn

Head of Cloud Security, Radware

March 13, 2024 12:00 pm

Session

Tech Theater 2

Lunch & Learn: Zero Trust Microsegmentation - It's Easier Than You Think

Lunch Provided in Theater

Sponsored by
Speakers

Ben Collar

Senior Systems Engineer, Illumio

March 13, 2024 1:00 pm

Session

VIP Theater

Women in Technology Roundtable

Breaking Barriers, Empowering Innovations: Women Driving the Future of Technology

Sponsored by
Moderated by
Debbie Christofferson - Technology Expert

Debbie Christofferson

Co-Chair, ISSA Phoenix

Speakers

Charisse Richards

Former Chief Information Officer - Judicial Branch of Arizona in Maricopa County

Madhuri Jha

Director of IT, Honeywell

Tina Slankas

Managing Director - Accenture

Gail P. Ricketts

Compliance Manager - Axon

March 13, 2024 1:00 pm

Session

Tech Theater 2

Veza: Achieving Least Privilege with Identity Security

Sponsored by
Speakers

Rich Dandliker

Chief Strategy Officer - VEZA

March 13, 2024 2:00 pm

Session

VIP Theater

Securing Tomorrow's Digital Frontiers: Innovate, Defend, Empower

CISO Roundtable

Sponsored by
Moderated by
Frank Gimmelmann - Technology Expert

Frank Grimmelmann

President & CEO - Arizona Cyber Threat Response Alliance Inc

Speakers
Mike Manrod - Technology Expert

Mike Manrod

Chief Information Security Officer - Grand Canyon University

Anthony Dezilva

Sr. Information Security Architect - Mercury Insurance

Ryan Murray - Technology Expert

Ryan Murray

Interim Chief Information Security Officer - State of Arizona

Bianca Lochner, Ph.D.

Chief Information Officer - City of Scottsdale

Jean Shapiro

Chief Security Officer - Achieve

March 13, 2024 2:00 pm

Session

Tech Theater 2

Laugh, Learn, and Lock Down: A Revolutionary Interactive IR Adventure (Powered by AI)

Sponsored by
Speakers

Clint Bodungen

CEO - ThreatGen

March 13, 2024 3:00 pm

Exhibit Hall

Exhibit Hall

Tour & Evaluate Exhibitors

March 13, 2024 4:00 pm

Session

Tech Theater 1

Rising Menace: Cybercrime, Nation-States and the Evolving Threat Landscape

Closing Keynote

Sponsored by
Moderated by

G. Mark Hardy

Founder - CISO Tradecraft & National Security Corporation

Speakers

Joseph Hooper

FBI Phoenix - Cyber

March 13, 2024 5:00 pm

Session

Prizes & Giveaways

Sponsored by
Speakers

Casey Yarbrough

President - ElevateIT

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Conference Exhibitors

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advisory board

Aaron Gette

Chief Information Officer - EOS Fitness

Bianca Lochner, Ph.D.

Chief Information Officer - City of Scottsdale

Brian Ruzycki

CIO & CTO - Homeowners Financial Group USA

Brian Johnson

Former Head of Cybersecurity - Paypal

Briana Brown

Chief Information Officer - Denova Collaborative Health

Chris Bowen

Chief Information Security Officer & Founder - ClearDATA

Gunjan Goel

Chief Information Officer - ST Engineering North America

Ian McClarty

President - PhoenixNAP

Leo Hauguel, CISSP, NSA-IAM

Founder - Sonoran Desert Security User Group

Lisa Faison

Deputy Chief Information Officer - City of Goodyear

Patrick Pendleton

Chief Information Officer - National University

Ryan Gruver

IT Director - Banner Health

Sarah VanSlyke

Deputy Chief Technology Officer - Town of Gilbert

Shannon Lawson

Chief Information Security Officer - City of Phoenix

Tanay Karmakar- Technology Expert

Tanay Karmakar

Director of IT Strategy & Development - M3bi, LLC

Vasil Dimovski - Technology Expert

Vasil Dimovski

CIO - Taskforce, Regional Director - Cinch I.T.

Dawn Noble - Technology Expert

Dawn Noble

Senior Director - Donyati

Madhuri Jha

Director of IT, Honeywell

Frank Sweeney

Chief Information Officer - Arizona Department of Child Safety

Matthew Peterson

Chief Information Officer - Arizona Arthritis and Rheumatology Associates

OPTIMIZING IT & CYBERSECURITY TO ACCELERATE BUSINESS ENABLEMENT

Phoenix Convention Center | South Ballroom
100 N 3rd St Phoenix AZ 85004

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