The agenda is designed to help the modern IT leader navigate and understand emerging technologies and how they are impacting IT business strategies. Speakers from the USAF, TierPoint, iLuminate and many others will take the stage.
Women in Tech Networking Breakfast & AR Experience
Join Global CIO/CTO and author Rhonda Vetere, to celebrate women who are breaking down barriers and defining the future of STEM.
In this small group session, Rhonda will share stories from her latest book, Grit & Grind, including how she and her team navigate the volatile tech industry and a simple 10-part practice for building bone-deep confidence in your own abilities. Rhonda will also share her passion for sport and how she takes her grit to the road, including insight from a recent trip to the Serengeti where she participated in the inaugural Serengeti Girls Run event, speaking to a crowd of 400 local high school girls and doing ‘fun run’ with the community. Rhonda then ran 55-miles over the course of three days for a female empowerment fundraiser: the first women-only run of its kind. Attendees will have an opportunity to meet Rhonda and receive an autographed copy of Grit and Grind.
Secret Service Security Stories & Microsoft Office 365 Protection Workshop
John Toney, Former Secret Service Agent to Vice President Joe Biden, joins TierPoint Chief Security Officer, Paul Mazzucco, to give BraveIT attendees and understanding of what goes through a cyber criminal’s mind and how you can use today’s latest technology to defend your organizations. In addition to stories from the Secret Service, this workshop offers a hands on overview of Microsoft Office 365’s security features with TierPoint’s Cloud Product Team and expert Microsoft O365 Security Bootcamp trainer, Keith Peckman.
CXO Below Deck Experience
Exclusive C-Level peer networking session with Citigroup Managing Director Alexander Ramirez who will discuss recent IT/cloud/data center market trends; includes exclusive access to a private, Below Deck Tour of Intrepid.
Guest Reception & Lunch
Grab a bite and network with the IT crowd.
Kickoff & Opening Remarks
Keynote: Major General Brett Williams, USAF (Ret.)
Session 1: What 5G Really Means for IT
For customers, 5G will mean faster speed and better coverage. For carriers, it means more customers and more towers. For IT, it means something else. There may be some not-so-immediately-obvious impacts from the new technology, like heavier loads on your applications and infrastructure due to the easier access to faster speeds, new sources of data (like IoT, Machine Learning and AI), and ensuring you have the right talent to handle the changes. In this session, we join IT experts in a discussion on the implications and solutions to adapting to the new networking technology.
Session 2: Battle Royale: Hyperscale vs. Hyperconverged
Hyperscale (a.k.a., public) clouds have been all the rage. But as more businesses look to the cloud for their data and applications, they’re asking some tough questions: “Is public cloud more economical than private cloud in all cases? Which type of cloud best addresses my company’s unique needs? How does hyperconverged infrastructure change the equation? Are we properly staffed to manage any of the options?” Industry experts and IT leaders will tackle these and similar questions, to help you make the best decision for your business.
Networking Break & Technology Spotlights
Spotlight sessions from: SHI, Dell, Zerto, and VMware
Session 3: INSPECTION! The 2020 Security & Compliance Audit
TierPoint’s Chief Security Officer and Certified Hacker, Paul Mazzucco, leads a discussion with Forrester Analyst, Renee Murphy, to understand the latest strategies and tactics surrounding cyber security and IT compliance.
Session 4: With a Little Help From My Friends: IT Leaders Trade Stories & Secrets
Microsoft leads a discussion with a panel of IT leaders who have stories to tell about their current Digital & IT Transformation efforts (security, cloud migration, disaster recovery, budgets and human resources).
BraveIT Award Ceremony
Keynote: Miral Kotb, Founder of iLuminate | iLuminate Performance
Big Band Brave Bash
Sunset cocktail reception on the rooftop flight deck with a 40s themed big band and dancers.
About the BraveIT Award
A peer nominated award to an individual who has exemplified bravery through the utilization of technology for the benefit of others.
Voting is now closed. The winner will be announced on 09.19.19 at BraveIT!
Tech leaders and IT Peers who are here to give you insights on how to best navigate issues with data security, data storage, and disaster recovery, as well as a glimpse into new technologies, regulations, and user trends that affect IT organizations.
Major General Brett Williams
Coder, Dancer, and Founder of iLuminate
SVP Network, Live Nation
Founder & CEO, Compass Datacenters
CEO, PCCW Global
SVP, Core Network & Technology Solutions, CenturyLink
Global CIO/CTO and Author
Cyber Risk Advisor, EY
Senior Director Worldwide Cloud Strategy & Architecture, VMware
Managing Director, Technology, Media and Telecom, Goldman Sachs
Managing Director, Citi
Chief Security Officer, TierPoint
Chief Revenue Officer, TierPoint
Global Offering Executive, IBM Cloud
Chief Operating Officer, Nutanix
President and Chief Financial Officer, TierPoint
Chief Strategy Officer, Upstack
Principal Analyst, Security & Risk, Forrester
Partner Development Manager, Microsoft
VP Corporate Marketing, Zerto
Chief Innovation Officer, Clearsense
Vice President IT Shared Services, Connection
Director, Information Technology, Christian Broadcasting Network
Chief of Staff - IT, New York City Department of Environmental Protection
District Sales Manager, Dell EMC
Practice Manager, Cloud Solution Providers, SHI
Enterprise Cybersecurity Leader, Microsoft
Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
New York City
The Museum is a non-profit, educational institution featuring the legendary aircraft carrier Intrepid, the space shuttle Enterprise, the world’s fastest jets and a guided missile submarine.
The Museum is located at:
Pier 86 | W 46th Street and 12th Avenue.
Join us at this home of the Brave.
Caroline Seymour, Director, Product Marketing at Zerto
“These types of conferences are so important for customers [IT professionals] to come to… We get so bogged down with what we’re doing on a day-to-day basis that this [the conference] really gives companies an opportunity to see what else is out there to help solve their current problems.”