Speaker Information TechX 2019

Breakfast Keynote:

Main Ball Room
8:45 am to 9:30 am

Joseph Granneman – Illumination.io CEO

Bio: Joseph Granneman developed a passion and expertise in information security during his 20 years of experience as a CIO, CTO and CSO of hospitals and clinics in the Chicago region. He is an active independent author and speaker in the health care information technology and information security fields publishing hundreds of articles form many different magazines and online publications. In 2013, he founded the Cybersecurity company, illumination.io, with the sole mission of “shining the light on cybersecurity.”Joseph Granneman

Presentation:  The Evolving Cyberthreats to Your Business

Cyberthreats to businesses continue to evolve in sophistication forcing companies to focus in on defense strategies. The companies that continue business as usual are ending up as headlines as attackers continually improve their techniques and refine their business models. This talk will review actual attacks investigated by illumination.io and provide advice to organizations looking to better defend their technology infrastructures. We will also discuss the future of ransomware attacks and strategies that organizations should be adopting to avoid becoming yet another headline.

Luncheon Keynote

Main Ball Room
11:30 am to 12:20 pm

Christopher Remillard -FBI Special Agent

Bio:  Christopher started his career with FBI in 2004.  He was assigned to the Chicago Field office in the spring of 2005 and worked specifically on Trans-National Organized Crime Squad focusing mainly on Eastern European criminal organizations.  In 2012 he transferred to a Criminal Cyber Intrusion squad which focused on non-national security intrusions.  In June 2015, he transferred to the Rockford Resident Agency where he works a wide variety of criminal violations.  Chris enjoys golfing and going to the pool with his family.

Presentation:

How does the Rockford FBI field office fit into the Chicago division? Cyber issues – how are they trending on a national and local level. What to do if an individual or business needs to report cyber security issue to the FBI.

Breakout Session – HPE

Platinum Sponsor
Room C
10:55am to 11:20am

Greg Anast

Hewlett Packard Enterprise – Pre-sales Channel Technical Architect

Bio:  Greg Anast works with HPE partners throughout Illinois and Wisconsin to ensure they are well informed about everything HPE. In his free time, he enjoys jamming out to classic rock.

Presentation:  HPE Server Current and Future Updates/Nimble Storage dHCI Solution

Greg’s presentation will cover the server updates HPE has announced in the recent months, as well as what is coming in the future! The second half of the session will be all about their new Nimble Storage dHCI solution, which has the simplicity of a Hyperconverged infrastructure, with the flexibility of a converged solution.

Breakout Session – Microsoft Teams

Platinum Sponsor
Room A
9:45 am to 10:05 am

Casey Woodlock

Ingram Micro – Microsoft Cloud Solutions Development Executive

Bio:   With a focus on Microsoft Modern Workplace, Casey enables partners like Entre to navigate Microsoft Cloud solutions such as Office 365, Microsoft 365, Enterprise Mobility & Security, Microsoft Teams, and more. When he’s not working, Casey is probably chasing and chauffeuring his two daughters to one of their many sporting events!

Presentation: Microsoft Teams – Meet the hub for teamwork in Office 365 

When you have a place to create and make decisions as a team, there’s no limit to what you can achieve. Teams brings everything together in a shared workspace where you can chat, meet, share files, and work with business apps.

Breakout Session – Illumination.i.o.

Location and Time

Room A
10:55 to 11:20

Joeseph Granneman

Illumination.io – CEOJoseph Granneman

Bio: Joseph Granneman developed a passion and expertise in information security during his 20 years of experience as a CIO, CTO and CSO of hospitals and clinics in the Chicago region. He is an active independent author and speaker in the health care information technology and information security fields publishing hundreds of articles form many different magazines and online publications. In 2013, he founded the Cybersecurity company, illumination.io, with the sole mission of “shining the light on cybersecurity.”

Presentation:  Kerberoasting for Morning Fresh Hashes

Many IT organizations underestimate the impact of Service Principal Names in Active Directory. This practice is common for web development and SQL servers but can introduce a critical flaw providing access to high-value administrative accounts. This session will provide examples of how this flaw is exploited by attackers and potential mitigations for securing service accounts.

Breakout Session – Arctic Wolf

Location and Time
Room B
10:20am to 10:45am

Tanner Lando

Arctic Wolf – Account Executive

Bio:  Tanner Londo is a commercial account executive with Arctic Wolf Networks, focused on delivering positive security outcomes in an ever changing technological landscape. He has 7+ years of technology sales experience, ranging from large enterprise clients with Oracle, down to emerging startups. Based in Minneapolis, MN, he spends his spare time traveling around the country dressing up as a fairly well known mascot you may have seen on TV – he will tell you which one if you take a meeting with him!

Presentation:  SOC-as-a-Service: Cyber Security War Stories

In today’s business environment, it’s imperative for organizations of all sizes to have a dynamic online presence. However, with always being connected, there comes real risk to your business. Ransomware attacks, like Petya and WannaCry, have demonstrated how businesses can be brought to a halt by locking access to business-critical data. So, how do you protect yourself? What should you be looking for?

Learn about the importance of managed detection and response for your cybersecurity posture. As well, you will get to hear some of the most interesting attacks that AWN security engineers have successfully hunted down. When it comes to security, you must take a proactive approach in assessing the risks and vulnerabilities.

Breakout Session – Aerohive = Extreme Networks

Location and Time
Room A
10:55am to 11:20am

Chris Young

Aerohive/Extreme Networks  – Regional Sales Manager

Bio: Chris likes to hike and climb mountains!

Presentation:  Aerohive = Extreme Networks

Secure you Wired and Wireless Networks.  We have BYOD, IoT, Guest access, Employee access, and even the coke machine want network access.  Are you deciding who has access?  Have you automated the process, to simplify user access and compliance! Join us for a 20-minute overview of Role-Based access.

Breakout Session – Gordon Flesch

Location and Time
Room C
12:30pm to 12:55pm

Jacques Jourdain

Gordon Flesch – Large Format Business Analyst

Bio:  Jacques has recently joined GFC.  He has specialized in LF color inkjet printer sales at Canon USA for the pas 11 years.  Jacques currently supports both Canon iPF and Oce’ large format product families as well as related software solutions and media in a pre-sales support role.  He is known as “Your Large Format Friend.”  In his spare time he likes spending time with his family, racquetball, rollerblading, and walking the dog.

Presentation:  Large Format Printing

Breakout Session – Comcast Business

Location and Time
Room C
10:20am to 10:45am

Nick Rossi

Comcast Business – Enterprise Sales Engineer

Bio: Nick’s role at Comcast Business is to directly align technology solutions based on their clients’ needs. He is responsible for supporting major medical/healthcare customers, is an E-Rate trained Sales Engineer and is responsible for larger commercial accounts. Nick just celebrated his eight-year anniversary at Comcast Business, prior to that he spent 10 years on the east coast supporting a global network for the financial trading industry.

Presentation:  Business Impact of DDos/DoS Attacks

The words Distributed Denial of Service(DDoS) and Denial of Service(DoS) invoke quite a bit of fear in businesses that rely heavily on the internet. We will discuss how common DDoS|DoS attacks are, potential impacts to your business and why hope does not have to be your strategy.

Breakout Session – HP Printing & Personal Systems

Location and Time
Room C
9:45 to 10:10

Bill Finch

HP Inc. – Partner Business Manager

Bio:  Bill has been with HP for 32 years. In that time, he has held various roles in service & support, technical presales, and both end user and channel sales.
Bill enjoys spending time with his family, biking and plays golf as much as possible.

Presentation:  Every Device Purchase is A Security Decision

HP continues to develop new technologies and solutions to provide higher levels of security. Bill will be discussing the latest HP Inc innovations in PC and Print Security.

Breakout Session – Solarwinds

Location and Time
Room B
9:45am to 10:10am

Eric S. Harless

SolarWinds – Principal Product Manager – SolarWinds Backup

Bio:  Eric has a 20+ year career in data protection/data recovery. He has taken on various roles over the years: “Head Geek”, Product Management, Systems Engineering, Sales, and Support.  He has worked with leading vendors: Veritas, Yosemite Technologies, CommValult, CA Technologies, Symantec, FalconStor, GFI, LogicNow, and SolarWinds. Eric and his wife are big fantasy and sci-fi buffs.  They enjoy all things Star Trek, as well as attending regional Renaissance Festivals in costume.

Presentation: Best Practices for Recovery

Is your data under-protected? Join SolarWinds to hear how real companies have navigated data loss from hardware failure and ransomware attacks.

Breakout Session – Cisco

Location and Time
Room A
10:20am to 10:45am

Kevin Switzer

Ingram Micro – Cisco Technology Consultant

Bio:  Kevin as a Technology Consultant specializes in helping partners, like Entre, navigate Cisco technologies,  road mapping new specializations and architectures, as well as designing and demonstrating Cisco technologies. For fun Kevin likes to play golf, Euchre, and run 5k races.

Lauren Canjar

Cisco – Territory Account Manager, Greater IL and Wisconsin

Bio:  Lauren has worked 4 years for Cisco.  She recently moved to Chicago from Raleigh, North Carolina, but has lived all over the world. She is an alumnus of NC State University.  Her hobbies are running outdoors and hiking.

Presentation:

Security Trends update
Next Gen Security
Umbrella SIG
Personal Security

Breakout Session – Solarwinds

Location and Time
Room B
12:30pm to 12:55pm

Eric S. Harless

SolarWinds – Principal Product Manager – SolarWinds Backup

Bio:  Eric has a 20+ year career in data protection/data recovery. He has taken on various roles over the years: “Head Geek”, Product Management, Systems Engineering, Sales, and Support.  He has worked with leading vendors: Veritas, Yosemite Technologies, CommValult, CA Technologies, Symantec, FalconStor, GFI, LogicNow, and SolarWinds. Eric and his wife are big fantasy and sci-fi buffs.  They enjoy all things Star Trek, as well as attending regional Renaissance Festivals in costume.

Presentation:  Discovering  Data Protection for Office 365

Join SolarWinds to learn the value of having an externally managed backup and recovery solution for Microsoft Office 365 Mail, Onedrive and SharePoint.

Breakout Session – Avaya

Location and Time
Room A
12:30pm to 12:55pm

Matt Furrer

Avaya – Sales Engineer

Bio:  Matt started his career int he early 2000’s with low voltage cabling and implementation of Lucent/Avaya communication systems.  He joined Avaya in 2009 focusing on Avaya Mid-Market business portfolio.  In his spare time he likes to fish and is an avid sports fan.

Presentation:  Communication it’s a New World

This presentation will discuss how customers can communicate with you, in your business.  No longer is it just voice communications.