Business drives IT, not the other way around. Join Freewire as we take a look into the future of business networks in the Northwest and beyond. Through a discussion of the SD-WAN migration, increased demand for managed services and the need to diversify connection paths, we will uncover what technologies are becoming necessities with the rapid expansion of the Northwest’s skyline.
Join IVOXY Consulting for a deep-dive into software-defined networking (SDN). We’ll cover the history of SDN, the problems that it solves & the technology players in the market. We will discuss how customers in the PacNW are using SDN’s micro-segmentation capabilities to solve today’s security concerns, dissolve inter-site boundaries & realize the promise of automation.
Join us for an exploration into the mind of a hacker and how to stop them. We’ll cover best security practices from securing your wireless, what to address with your network users, addressing the APT kill chain, and more.
Join us to hear about how users continue to be the weakest link in network security. We’ll share a full range of best practices from user education to user training, technical safeguards, and what to do when the inevitable happens and you get breached.
With new breaches reported nearly every day, IT professionals have an increasing list of security challenges to deal with. Join us for a session designed by the TechJunction-Willamette Valley Advisory Council. This panel will cover topics around security training in the disciplines of identity management, secure software development, and cyber threat intelligence sharing and usage.
Melodie Lente • Director of Information Technology, Wildhorse Resort Casino
Becky France • Cyber Security Officer, VA Roseburg Healthcare System
John Bernert • Chief Technology Officer, BizTech Synergies
Joel Rosenberg • VP of Information Systems, Bi-Mart
No one thinks they need disaster recovery until they do. The fact is that most “disasters” and datacenter outages are not caused my hurricanes or severe weather. Random power outages, human errors and many other non-weather factors are the typical causes of service interruptions. Join us to see the results of a survey of IT professionals just like you and learn:
• What causes an outage?
• How often do they occur?
• What challenges do your peers face with their current data protection strategy?
• Backup will not meet your DR needs
We will cover two use cases which outline gaps in their DR strategy and how you are able to overcome these gaps. Join us to learn more!
Strategic Planning is a topic that can evoke a range of emotions, from horror to excitement, across every level of an organization. From Wikipedia: “Strategic planning is an organization’s process of defining its strategy, or direction, and making decisions on allocating its resources to pursue this strategy. It may also extend to control mechanisms for guiding the implementation of the strategy”. Building a strategic plan is part art, part science, part perseverance, part inspiration, and part perspiration. The result can be shelfware, or it can provide the day to day guidance for an organization’s success. The journey is made up of several events, and in today’s world, the need for an IT strategy is being replaced with the need for an organization to have a Digital Strategy. A story to build a Digital Strategy is one that we want to share with others….grab a seat, and a drink, and let me tell you our story.
I believe that Technology and Operations leadership work best together, creating the conditions for success, by delivering on the promise of leveraging technology for better outcomes.
I am currently responsible for the development, leadership, execution, and measurement of technology capabilities supporting the residents of Multnomah County, Oregon. With over 780,000 residents, our teams support our internal and external websites, health and human services, the tax collection services, elections, the award-winning Multnomah County Library system, the county animal shelters, bridges and transportation systems, the county justice and court system, and Sheriff Office, and over 4,800 local government employees providing both internal support and services to the public.
My current and past experiences have provided me a broad background in operations. I have worked in both for profit and not-for-profit organizations, in many industries: health care, retail, as a member of a start up, manufacturing, and survived the dot com era. My passion is to find solutions that contribute to the ability for organizations to lower costs of and solve opportunities by combining people, process, and technology measured by sustainable outcomes.
Nimble Storage will discuss at a high level what the benefits of an all flash solution are and what the detriments are in contrast with a hybrid solution. We will cover why an all flash array might not be the right fit for all environments and why a combination of all flash and hybrid might be the best solution.
Innovation Matters. Without innovation IT is stuck in the 80/20 rule. IT can’t keep up with data demands, data protection and data mobility. Innovation is important to IT as we try to help reduce costs and manage data.
The world of Identity Management is dangerously fragmented and needlessly complex. Don’t settle for half a solution when you need full protection for both end users and privileged users. Secure enterprise identities against cyber threats that target today’s hybrid IT environment of cloud, mobile and on-premises. Protect against the leading point of attack used in data breaches ― compromised credentials — by securing an enterprise’s internal and external users as well as its privileged accounts.
In this session, we will discuss a platform approach to securing enterprise identities and:
It’s 2016, but organizations still struggle to deliver consistent and predictable performance for their cloud and virtualized applications. Even with advances in flash technology, storage remains designed for physical, not virtual, workloads, and it shows with unpredictable performance, difficult troubleshooting and fragile scalability. Storage needs to be aligned to virtualization, but what is VM-Aware Storage besides a buzzword? We will investigate the five requirements of VM-Aware Storage, and which technologies enable those requirements.
Industry Experts will highlight the ways networking and security are coming together in this age of the New IP. Infrastructure is a strategic resource in mission critical networks and in the data center. Listen to how machine learning will be important to providing a framework for security being built in and not bolted on, laying a foundation for an open and agile network.
In this session, you will hear more about:
Join us for an interactive discussion and review of current pain points in providing secure and manageable access to devices brought from home or used by guests. As an answer to the problem, Aruba will explain ClearPass, a vendor-agnostic and complete authentication, access, BYOD, on-boarding, posturing and guest management system that works on any wired or wireless network.
Modern applications need to work across all types of networks and at locations beyond the confines of the physical workplace. Ensure network availability for business critical apps from any location, on any device with the Citrix Networking Platform. Application Delivery Controllers from Citrix provide the highest level of visibility and most flexible security for your network. ADCs deliver simple and secure networking for applications, XenApp and XenDesktop sessions, and mobile applications, while providing real-time visibility into application performance.
And say “Hello” to Connect – ShoreTel’s breakthrough business communications platform. With Cloud, On-Prem and Hybrid offerings, Connect is a one-of-a-kind, flexible and forward-looking innovation in IP telephony and unified communications.
Join us for an introduction of this remarkable new platform, built on a single software code base that gives you the freedom to design your business communications system any way you choose: as a managed service from the cloud, as an internally-managed hardware system, or as a hybrid of the two.
Enter the cloud-enabled campus—a powerful conduit between the enterprise network edge and the cloud. Providing a common, unified network that supports a diverse set of devices, applications, people and things, the cloud-enabled campus delivers highly available access to resources in the cloud, data center, or WAN—with reliability and scalability to fuel your business growth. Join Juniper Networks for a presentation on building a next-generation network that seamlessly connects devices, applications, people and things in campus and branch environments.
There are several steps that IT departments can take to gain control of SaaS usage. Join us for an illuminating demonstration of Aperture, a SaaS security solution from Palo Alto Networks that will show you how to empower your workers while protecting corporate data.
|Becky France||Cyber Security Officer||VA Roseburg Healthcare System|
|Bill Madden||Chief Information Officer||Kendall Auto Group|
|Bob Hestand||Senior Director||Marquam Group|
|Brent Hurst||Manager, Information Technology||City of Lebanon|
|Brian Cooper||Director, Information Technology||Northwest Community Credit Union|
|Chuck Fischer||Director, Information Technology||Advantage Dental|
|Dale Debs||Chief Information Officer||Cascade Community Credit Union|
|Dan Davis||Vice President and Technology Audit Manager||Umpqua Bank|
|Dan Hogue||Information Technology Director||Lane County of Governments|
|David Clark||Manager, Information Technology||Three Rivers Resort|
|Giri Kowalke||Chief Information Officer||St Vincent De Paul|
|Glenn Gillis||Manager, Information Technology||Environmental Law Alliance Worldwide|
|Greg Cottriel||Manager, System Technologies||PeaceHealth|
|Greg King||Director, Information Technology||Pain Consultants of Oregon|
|James Wood||VP, Information Technology||ECS Case, Inc|
|Jason Briggs||Information Technology Network Manager||Oregon Medical Group|
|Jeff Bennett||Information Technology Manager||Market of Choice|
|Jenny Council||Manager, Information Technology||Living Opportunities, Inc|
|Jerry Humes||Executive Director, IT Risk Management||Rentrak|
|Joel Rosenberg||Information Systems Manager||Bi-Mart|
|John Bernert||Chief Technology Officer||BizTech Synergies|
|Jon Card||Vice President, Special Projects||Combined Transport, Inc|
|Kathy Thomason||Network Administrator||Umpqua Community College|
|Keleen Wright||Chief Information Officer||VA Roseburg Healthcare System|
|Kent Achterhof||Director, Information Technology||Lan Tel Services|
|Kevin Armstrong||Manager, Information Technology||Willamette Valley, Inc|
|Kim Morrison||Director, Information Technology||Farwest Steel Corporation|
|Larry Miller||MIS/IT Manager||Exterior Wood|
|Leitha Heine||Director, Information Technology||Linfield|
|Matt Sayre||Director||Technology Association of Oregon|
|Melodie Lente||Director, Information Technology||Wildhorse Resort Casino|
|Michael Guidero||Information Technology & Network Operations Architect||Social Communications Company|
|Michelle Sunderland||Director, Technical Services||University of Portland|
|Paul Rowan||Chief Information Officer||Oregon Tech|
|Paul Sanderson||Network Services Manager||Bi-Mart|
|Paul Spagnola||Manager, Desktop Support||Douglas County|
|Scott McGillivray||Chief Information Officer||Pacific Continental Bank|
|Stefan Richards||Chief Information Security Officer||State of Oregon|
|Steve Eichen||Chief Information Officer||Pacific Retirement Group|
|Steve Liu||Director, Information Technology||Oregon Medical Group|
|Thomas Winter||Manager, Information Technology||The Ford Family Foundation|
|Tim Hoffman||Network Administrator||Cardinal Services|
|Travis Drennan||Director, Technical Support||Lithia Motors|
66 E 6th Ave
Eugene, OR 97401
Hilton Eugene stands in the heart of downtown Eugene, Oregon. Recent renovations transformed our guest rooms, lounge area, fitness center and exclusive Executive Level. Located just two blocks from the Amtrak station and offering complimentary airport shuttle transportation to the Eugene airport, the hotel is easily accessible.
From Interstate 5
Take Exit 194B onto I-105. Stay on I-105 for 3 miles. I-105 ends at Jefferson Street.
Take the left hand exit onto 7th Avenue as the freeway ends.
Continue straight for 7 blocks.
Turn left on Oak Street and again left on 6th Avenue.
Hotel entrance is immediately on the left.
From Portland International Airport
Depart from Portland International Airport, OR (0.2 mi.)
Bear right onto NE Airport Way (2.2 mi.)
Take ramp right for I-205 South toward Salem / Portland (3.1 mi.)
At exit 21B, take ramp right for I-84 West / US-30 West toward Portland (5.5 mi.)
Take ramp left for I-5 South toward Salem / Beaverton (107.7 mi.)
At exit 194B, take ramp right for I-105 West / OR-126 West toward Eugene (1.3 mi.)
At exit 2, take ramp right for Coburg Rd. toward City CTR. – Mall / Univ. of Ore. (0.4 mi.)
Turn right onto Coburg Rd (0.7 mi.)
Turn right onto OR-99 N / OR-126 W Branch / E 6th Ave (0.3 mi.)
Arrive at OR-99 N / OR-126 W Branch / E 6th Ave (0.0 mi.)
The Hilton Eugene will be offering complimentary parking for all attendees.