Wayne Validum, Hitachi Data Systems

May 12, 2015 · Posted in Speakers · Comments Off on Wayne Validum, Hitachi Data Systems 

Wayne Validum HitachiWayne Validum
Global Technical Account Manager
Hitachi Data Systems

Wayne joined HDS in 2000 as a Systems Engineer and is currently a Global Technical Account Manager supporting multiple accounts within the Global Strategic West division. Wayne has over 32 years of IT experience encompassing Data Center Operations, Data Base support, Performance and Operability testing, Data Warehouse, and Storage technologies

Rachel Souder-Arguedas, Sony Pictures Entertainment

May 8, 2015 · Posted in Speakers · Comments Off on Rachel Souder-Arguedas, Sony Pictures Entertainment 

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Project Manager, IT, Home Entertainment
Sony Pictures Entertainment

Joe Mitchell, Apptio

May 7, 2015 · Posted in Speakers · Comments Off on Joe Mitchell, Apptio 

Joe Mitchell ApptioJoe Mitchell
TBM Advisor, Architect

Joe works directly with strategic accounts to drive value and adoption to ensure that customers get the most out of their TBM solution, resulting in organizational change. He drives personal accountability for Wildly Successful Customers while also exploring new use cases and collating industry best practices for future product and methodology enhancements.

Ryan Lissack, Maker Studios

May 7, 2015 · Posted in Speakers · Comments Off on Ryan Lissack, Maker Studios 

Ryan Lissack, MakerRyan Lissack
Chief Technology Officer
Maker Studios

Ryan Lissack serves as Chief Technology Officer at Maker, bringing over 15 years of experience in technology including deep rooted knowledge in content and mobile engineering. Since joining Maker in 2011, Ryan has built and expanded the technology and product team to over 70 world-class software engineers, product managers, designers and data scientists. Prior to Maker, Ryan ran mobile and content platform engineering at Salesforce.com. He lead the integration of the Koral team and technologies, a venture he founded and was acquired by Salesforce.com in March 2007. Prior to founding Koral, Ryan was the Chief Architect at BuildOnline where he was responsible for all engineering from teams distributed across the US, UK and India. Earlier in his career, Ryan served in a number of software engineering roles focused on building SaaS platforms. Ryan is a graduate of the University of Johannesburg in South Africa and holds a B.S. in both Information Technology and Computer Science.

Sean Cordero, Cloud Security Alliance (CSA)

May 7, 2015 · Posted in Speakers · Comments Off on Sean Cordero, Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) 

Sean-Cordero_CSASean Cordero
Chair, Controls Matrix Working Group
Cloud Security Alliance (CSA)

Sean Cordero is the founder of Cloud Watchmen Inc., an information security consulting company focused on solving root cause IT security and compliance issues that plague businesses. Sean is the former CSO for EdFund, the nation’s second largest student loan service provider, and has provided his advice and expertise to C-level leaders for billion dollar plus, public and private organizations. Sean is a certified CISSP, CRISC, CISM, and CISA.

Over the last eleven years Sean has applied his leadership, creativity, and technical skills in roles as a writer, speaker, systems architect, and security consultant for industries including state and federal governments, bio-technology, retail, manufacturing, and financial services.

Matt Corodimas, OpenText

May 7, 2015 · Posted in Speakers · Comments Off on Matt Corodimas, OpenText 

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Senior Account Executive

Greg Summers, Fox Networks Group

May 6, 2015 · Posted in Speakers · Comments Off on Greg Summers, Fox Networks Group 

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Director of Technical Operations
Fox Networks Group

Michael Martin, NBC Entertainment Digital

May 6, 2015 · Posted in Speakers · Comments Off on Michael Martin, NBC Entertainment Digital 

NMichael Martin
Senior Vice President, Product, Technology & Operations
NBC Entertainment Digital

Michael is Senior Vice President, Product, Technology & Operations for NBC Entertainment Digital, reporting to Robert Hayes, EVP of NBC Entertainment Digital.

In this position, Mr. Martin is responsible for all digital consumer products, technology, operations, and project management for NBC Entertainment Digital. In addition, he is responsible for development of next generation interactive experiences, and shares oversight of digital design and UX. His digital consumer products portfolio encompasses all of the NBC network apps and sites, all of the NBC entertainment programming show sites and apps, along with their associated games and audience interactive elements. This product portfolio includes the NBC app (featured by Apple in the iOS 7 keynote) on multiple platforms, nbc.com and all its associated show sites, and highly successful apps for The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, Saturday Night Live and The Voice.

Todd Burke, Adobe

May 6, 2015 · Posted in Speakers · Comments Off on Todd Burke, Adobe 

Todd Burke - AdobeTodd Burke
Principal Solutions Engineer

Bahman Dara, Hitachi Data Systems

May 6, 2015 · Posted in Speakers · Comments Off on Bahman Dara, Hitachi Data Systems 

Bahman Dara Hitachi Data SystemsBahman Dara
Senior Solutions Marketing Manager
Hitachi Data Systems

Bahman Dara joined HDS in 2014 and is the senior solutions marketing manager for communications, media and entertainment. He has worldwide responsibility for developing strategy and driving execution for solutions in this vertical.

Prior to HDS, Bahman worked at AMD as the senior product marketing manager in the Workstation Graphics Business Unit. He has worldwide responsibility for developing strategy and driving execution for the FirePro™ family of products. He manages a team of professional marketers focused on product launches, public relations activities, advertising and demand generation campaigns.

Dara has over 20 years of high technology marketing, sales, engineering, and product management experience. Prior to joining AMD he was a senior product marketing manager in the Knowledge Worker Solutions Business Unit of Adobe Systems Incorporated. He had worldwide responsibility for product marketing and business development strategy and activities for the Acrobat desktop product line. Earlier, Dara held the position of senior product and marketing manager for Adobe Atmosphere software, managing worldwide marketing, partner and technology relationships, and business development.
He was chief technology officer of Tribal Brands, a marketing consultancy focused on helping technology companies bring unique solutions to market. He has also held several senior management positions including VP of marketing and engineering at Beatnik Inc. and Apple Computer. At the latter, Dara, spent more than a decade in the U.S. and Australia promoting Apple’s publishing strategy and managing key partner relationships.

His diverse professional background extends beyond traditional technology to international affairs. Dara’s career began as an engineer in the airline industry, after which he took an analyst position with the U.S. State Department in the Middle East. He also held various marketing, engineering and product management positions in England for technology companies focusing on IT development.

Dara attended Leeds University in England for his undergraduate degree and Cranfield University also in England, where he earned his Masters degree in aerospace engineering.

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