Trace3 Innovation Summit: A Three-Day Virtual Leadership & Technology Conference

Trace3’s newly-minted Virtual Innovation Summit, scheduled for August 18-20, will feature fresh ideas, innovative trends, and cutting-edge technologies from industry thought leaders. We are taking advantage of a new virtual platform to leverage digital transformation and create meaningful experiences for our clients and partners.

The three-day thought-leadership and technology conference features top-notch speakers, solution-focused breakouts, and insights from Silicon Valley, with an opportunity to connect with presenters and other attendees in the Networking Lounge. This is a space to talk tech, ask questions, and engage in open dialogue -- virtually. You can also check out Exhibition Hall, where you can learn more about the latest technology at partner booths, win prizes, view videos on-demand, and download whitepapers.

The virtual conference is free to attend. To register visit:

Below is a quick outline of all the great opportunities available.

What Topics with the Trace3 Innovation Summit cover?

The conference specifically focuses on innovative trends and technologies, including:

  • Current state of Venture Capital investments: where is money being invested and why?
  • The Evolving role of the CISO.
  • The most compelling start-ups in the technology industry.
  • A state of the union and deep-dive on evolving trends: Artificial intelligence and machine learning, containerization, cloud cost management and optimization, software-defined infrastructure, and much more.

Exhibitor Hall:

Be sure to visit the partner virtual booths where you can:

  • Chat with a technology manufacturer
  • Win prizes
  • Download white papers
  • Watch on-demand videos and more!

Networking Lounge: 

The Networking Lounge allows all attendees to connect in a chat room encouraging open dialogue and discussion. This is a valuable way to make connections during the virtual event! Available lounge sections will include:

  • Meet the Speaker
  • Let’s Talk Tech
  • Open Chat
  • Meet the Trace3 Innovation Team

Downloadable white papers:

The latest and greatest technology information, resources, and solutions are readily available! Visit our Partner Booths in the Exhibitor Hall and download information right into your digital swag bag!

One of the many benefits of a virtual conference is the reduced carbon footprint. This online event enables all downloadable resources to be added to your digital bag with one click to download. Once you are done browsing booths and downloading required information, selected items will be sent to your desired email ID for ease of future retrieval and referencing.

Who will be featured?

The show’s headliners include thought-leaders, strategists, and authors from Trace3, DreamWorks, Western Digital, venture capitalists, and emerging and large manufacturers.

Day 1 – LEADERSHIP: Tuesday, August 18

Hosted by: Sandy Salty, CMO, Trace3


Tony Olzak – CTO, Trace3

Paradigm Shift in Business Strategy


Robert Christiansen – Vice President, Office of the CTO, HPE

Embracing an Open-Source and Container Strategy for a Hybrid World


Bryan Kissinger – CISO, Trace3

Securing the Future – The Role of the Evolved CISO in Today’s Business


Kate Swanborg – SVP of Technology Communications & Strategic Alliances, DreamWorks Animation

Behind-the-Scenes Overview of DreamWorks Animation Production Process


Josh Lindstrom – Principal Consultant, Trace3

The Business of Data: Leveraging your Company’s Greatest Asset to Drive Outcomes


Katherine Johnson – Director of Innovation, Trace3

Placing Big Bets in Start Up’s to Capture Innovation

Pitch Your Tech in 5 Minutes or Less with Fortress IQ, Gridspace, Ionic Security, Preempt Security


Day 2 – TECHNOLOGY: Wednesday, August 19

Hosted by: Katherine Johnson, Director of Innovation, Trace3

Aaron Shaver – Field CTO, Trace3

Future of the Enterprise: Where Are We Going?  

Jeremy Malara – Director of DevOps, Casting Networks

Cloud Cost Optimization  

Matt Fornito – Head of AI, Trace3

Getting Started on Your AI Journey  

Joe Rossi – GSD Big Data Platform and Analytics, Western Digital

Lessons Learned: Enabling Self-Service AI/ML Using PaaS Principles and Hybrid Architecture  

Zoe Lindsey – Security Strategist, Duo Security

Zero-Trust Access: The Five Step Program  

Allen Clingerman – Chief Technology Strategist, PowerEdge Server Workloads, NA Channel, Dell Technologies

Scale Up and Scale Out for Monster VMs in vSphere 7  

John Kindervag – Field CTO, Palo Alto Networks

Digital Transformation During Crisis  


Resolve Every Alert. Stop Breaches: How to Protect Your Organization from Everyday Attacks  

Samuel Hernandez – EAM, Nutanix Jeff Renard – EAM, Nutanix

Enterprise Cloud-Any Workload, Any Application, Any Scale  

Phil Tee – CEO, Moogsoft

Observability Needs AIOps  

Sol Cates – Principal Technologist & CTO, Thales

Should You Trust Cloud Providers with Your Encryption Keys?  

Day 3 – INNOVATION: Thursday, August 20

 Hosted by: Savitha Srinivasan, Managing Director, VC Relations & Partnerships, Trace3

Gamiel Gran – VP of Business Development, Mayfield

The New Normal – Current State of Investments  

Jocelyn Goldfein – Managing Director, Zetta Ventures

AI and the Enterprise IT Stack  

Amir Sharif – VP of Product and Marketing, Opsani

Higher SaaS Margins and Lower Cloud Costs: Autonomous App Tuning at Scale  

Ashmeet Sidana – Founder & Chief Engineer, Engineering Capital

A VC View of Trends Shaping Enterprise IT  

Asim Razzaq – Co-Founder & CEO, YotaScale

Cloud Cost Management During a Downturn  

John Brennan – Partner, YL Ventures

Connecting Israeli Cybersecurity Technology with Global End Markets  

Avi Shua – CEO, Orca Security

Managing the IT Security Posture for On-Prem Networks is an Unstable Three-legged Stool  

Dharmesh Thakkar – General Partner, Battery Ventures

Shepherding Digital Transformation in a Post-Covid World  

Greg Murphy – CEO, Ordr

Bringing Ordr to Address the Explosive Growth in Unmanaged and IoT Devices  

Houman Haghighi – Business Development Partner, Menlo Ventures

Disruptive Technologies Addressing Unmet Needs in the Enterprise  

Muddu Sudhakar – CEO, Aisera

Remote Working Disruption with Scalable Enterprise Automation  

The virtual summit was made possible with the support of our important partners:

Platinum Sponsors


Dell Technologies

Hewlett Packard Enterprise


Palo Alto Networks


Gold Sponsors

APC by Schnieder Electric, Arctic Wolf, BigPanda, Bitglass, BlackbBerry Cylance, Contrast Security, CriticalStart, Crowdstrike, Cybereason, CyberGRX, ExtraHop, f5, Flexential, Forcepoint, Gridspace, Hitachi, Keysight Technologies, KnowBe4, Lenovo, Menlo Security, Mimecast, Moogsoft, Morpheus, Netskope, Nutanix, Okta, Proofpoint, Pure Storage, Riverbed, Rubrik, SailPoint, Snyk, Splunk, Switch, Synack, Thales, Varonis, Veeam, Veracode, Veritas, VMware, Wasabi, Zerto, ZScaler


Silver Sponsors

Agari, Firemon, Red Hat, Source Defense

How do I register? 

Click on this link and fill out a quick registration form:  Trace3 Virtual Innovation Summit.  

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