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As chairman and CEO of Zenoss, Greg Stock has guided the company to double-digit annual growth and profitability by reinventing a technology, transforming a culture, and igniting the market for hybrid IT monitoring software. Greg’s vision is that Zenoss will drive the evolution to software-defined IT operations for the largest companies in the world.
Greg’s track record spans more than 20 years of executive leadership with exceptional companies, including Vovici (acquired by Verint), Mirage Networks (acquired by Trustwave), Vastera (IPO), and Manugistics (IPO).
Recent accolades for Greg and his team include: 2017 finalist for the E&Y Entrepreneur of the Year award, 2017 Austin Best Places to Work, and 2016 Forbes Best Places to Work.
Greg holds both an MBA and a bachelor’s degree from Penn State University in State College, Pennsylvania.
George Spafford is a vice president analyst for Gartner, covering DevOps, DevSecOps, site reliability engineering, and technical change and release management. His publications include hundreds of articles and numerous books on IT management, as well as co-authorship of “The Phoenix Project,” “The Visible Ops Handbook,” and “Visible Ops Security.”
Amir Husain is a serial entrepreneur, inventor, technologist and author based in Austin, Texas. He has been named Austin’s Top Technology Entrepreneur of the Year, listed as an Onalytica Top 100 Artificial Intelligence Influencer, and received the Austin Under 40 Technology and Science Award, among several other accolades recognizing his work in artificial intelligence.
In 2013, Amir incorporated SparkCognition, an artificial intelligence company, where he has served as the founder and CEO since its inception. SparkCognition has scaled rapidly, gaining a client roster that now features dozens of the largest companies in the world. Since its founding, SparkCognition has received widespread recognition, including being ninth on the Wall Street Journal’s Top Tech Companies to Watch in 2018, listed on the 2017 CNBC Disruptor 50, being named the fastest-growing company in Central Texas by Austin Business Journal in 2017, and ranking on the CB Insights AI 100 list in 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020.
Kalyan Kumar B. (KK) is the CTO and head of ecosystems at HCL Technologies. KK leads the company’s global product and technology organization and is the leader of the DRYiCE business unit, a unified autonomics and orchestration platform business. Additionally, he oversees the cloud services business unit across all service lines within HCL.
In his current role, KK is responsible for defining product and technology strategies, developing new offerings and solutions, and managing practice and service-line life cycles across next-generation IT and operations, cloud and autonomics/service orchestration, leveraged platform-centric delivery for DRYiCE, and leveraged cloud services.
Jim Anderson runs the North American South Central business for Google Cloud. Jim has worked with the world’s leading high-tech firms to help customers leverage digital technologies to drive efficiencies and enter new markets. Prior to Google, Jim served as the vice president of Hewlett Packard Enterprise’s Cloud Service Provider business.
Ani Gujrathi has a 20-year track record of operating and scaling Fortune 10 enterprises as well as early stage startups. Most recently, he led engineering, architecture and operations teams for Kibo, a Vista Equity Partners company formed through the successful acquisition of six omnichannel retail companies.
Prior to Kibo, Ani served as vice president of engineering at cloud e-commerce platform provider Volusion, where he led greenfield development of the company’s enterprise platform to compete with Oracle ATG, Adobe Magento, Salesforce Demandware and SAP Hybris. He also previously led enterprise architecture for Dell IT and has extensive experience in designing solutions from factory automation, logistics and warehouse management to customer relationship management and Salesforce automation.
Ani holds a master’s in computer science from Oklahoma State University in Stillwater, Oklahoma, and a bachelor’s in computer science and engineering from D.Y. Patil College of Engineering in Pune, India.
An automated, closed-loop process referred to as “self-driving IT operation management” is highly desired but still aspirational. Enterprises at the foot of the mountain looking up would do well to start by automating the remediation and fulfillment of the routine and the mundane.
This session will cover the complementary nature of Zenoss and DRYiCE’s iAutomate solution. Join us to learn how a performance monitoring and incident management solution like Zenoss coupled with an AI-driven intelligent automation solution like iAutomate is the perfect combination to meet specific needs throughout all steps of the maturity model. Together, they make the only end-to-end solution that combines full-stack monitoring, AIOps and AI-powered automated runbook execution.
Raj Jathar has more than 26 years of experience in technology and IT in both pre- and post-sales roles in a variety of different capacities, including technical sales, customer success, professional services and product management. Prior to DRYiCE, Raj was with CloudHealth Tech, SevOne and CA Tech.
SOPRIS Technologies has created an innovative set of integrated solutions, built with Zenoss as the foundation, that are focused on stretching and expanding the traditional scope of monitoring to encompass business processes and help accelerate the benefits of the digital business transformation through the integration and analysis of data from different sources, such as IT infrastructure, applications,and systems. The broad vision of the SOPRIS solutions is to help customers achieve the best quality of service for the end user, the most efficient operations, and the business processes with the best economic results.
Erika Álvarez is a graduate of Universidad La Salle - Mexico City in the field of cybernetic engineering and computer systems. She also holds a master’s degree in IT business management from her alma mater. She is currently part of the SOPRIS Technologies team specializing in Zenoss solutions. Interested in machine learning and artificial intelligence, she specializes in the industry areas of power loss, business process, and next-generation telecommunications through the use of machine learning and AI.
Miguel is a graduate of Instituto Tecnológico de Toluca as a Mechatronic Engineer. He has 11 years of experience as coordinator and leader of projects focused on Robotics. During this period, he participated as a mentor in STEM Programs focused on Technological Innovation and Development projects, such as the Torneo Mexicano de Robótica, Talent Land Mexico and the International Air and Space Program at the Johnson Space Center NASA. He is part of SOPRIS TECHNOLOGIES under the role of Architect of Solutions, in which he collaborates continuously in innovating new services and delivery of projects to help customers achieve a digital business transformation. Miguel brings a mindset on changing the traditional paradigms of Monitoring by promoting the Intelligent Business Model which is captured by the SOPRIS pyramid of services.
Eduardo Gil holds a Bachelor’s Degree in both Applied Mathematics and Telecommunications Engineering from Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM) with the thesis “Connectivity Index for Mexico” in which he displays his passion and agility on extracting meaningful insights from multiple data sources by making use of a variety of advanced statistical techniques, common / practical sense, to extract the story and beauty behind the data sources. With experience in mobile application development, satellite tracking and network devices, Eduardo joined SOPRIS TECHNOLOGIES in 2020, where he currently collaborates in innovating, designing, planning, and deploying solutions that have transformational impact for customers’ business processes.
The session will be relating the numerous benefits Zenoss brings to customers within the public sector. Key factors to be covered covered include how it can be easily secured, how it allows for tool consolidation, and the tangible value it provides to netowrk operations centers (NOCs) and engineers.
Christian Reyes is a lead platform engineer for Cisco Systems based out of Raleigh, North Carolina. Christian has been with Cisco’s U.S. Public Sector for three years and is responsible for interoperability, government compliance, security, automation and streamlining of platform-related systems. Prior to joining Cisco, he spent nine years in the United States Marine Corps.
Anomaly detection is not new — the core ideas have been around for decades. However, current approaches sometimes miss the mark. In this session, we will discuss how we reimagined anomaly detection and applied guiding principles to envision our product enhancements. We will also discuss our partnership with Google and why the MADI algorithm is advantageous. Finally, we will wrap up with a demo of a few upcoming features.
Padmanand Warrier is an innovative, solutions-driven technology leader with 360-degree experience in product management, product marketing, and global channels/partnerships for both Fortune 100 and startup companies. His product portfolio spans chipsets, mobile devices, consumer entertainment, fault-tolerant servers, cloud services for personal communications and financial applications, and context-aware systems for retail, finance and IT Ops.
This session introduces the Meraki and CloudGenix ZenPacks — discussing the architectural issues with monitoring through a single endpoint, problems encountered with monitoring distributed devices, and the solutions Zenoss has designed for monitoring large-scale deployments.
Tony Borries is a member of the professional services team at Zenoss, developing and maintaining custom ZenPacks and integrations, including the recent Meraki and CloudGenix integrations.
This session will cover how Zenoss Insight compliments the monitoring of the ever-changing network with deep analysis of NetFlow along with the impacts to applications such as unified communications.
Jeff Graham has more than 30 years of experience as a technologist in the telecom and network business, including experience in engineering, sales and executive leadership. He served previously as CTO of Arrow S3 and Shared Technologies. He was the president of MTI, one of the first true cloud-based IVR and speech recognition services companies. He served in sales leadership and engineering for the Williams Companies for two decades. His experience has served LayerX well in leading product development and go-to-market sales strategies. He attended Vanderbilt University on a baseball scholarship and earned a degree in mathematics.
This session will cover the reasons you should integrate your monitoring system with your CMDB and incident management system, what systems can be integrated with Zenoss, and what updates there have been to these cornerstone integrations over the last year.
Michael Shannon has been at Zenoss for more than eight years. He has designed customer deployments, worked with customers to help determine requirements and criteria for success with Zenoss, and done extensive ZenPack development. He was responsible for getting both the Incident Management and CMDB integrations certified with ServiceNow and created the apps for the ServiceNow store.
This session will examine how Synaptek's innovative RoboNOC solution harnesses the power of Zenoss to deliver a revolution in network operations center management. RoboNOC combines the speed and efficiency of the root-cause analysis from the Zenoss platform with Synaptek's machine learning algorithms to supercharge mean time to resolution for complex infrastructure issues. This fusion of technology removes the curse of alert noise and the risk of human error, enabling IT teams to resolve incidents more efficiently than ever and manage everything through a single pane of glass.
As CIO of Synaptek, Karl Nicholson is the driving force behind the disruptive intelligent automation solutions of this innovative UK-based business. With a background in fintech, transport, utilities and motorsport, Karl has a proven track record in delivering technology solutions to solve complex problems that hamper productivity. His passion for using technology to improve ways of working and revolutionize customer experiences is what makes him so popular with clients and partners alike.
Zenoss is a very powerful tool with the capacity to burrow deep into an IT infrastructure. In this session, we will describe the various tools available for Zenoss infrastructure and recommended procedures for optimum performance.
Louis McCurry is passionate about being ahead of the curve when it comes to monitoring IT infrastructure. He has a strong desire to know, address and resolve issues before the boss — or, more importantly, the customer — sees something wrong. Is it self-healing? Unified monitoring? Redundancy? Do we fund monitoring to the same level as the systems and architecture? With over three decades of information technology experience in diverse roles, Louis has come to realize the value of efficient monitoring within IT infrastructure. He has certifications in multiple flavors of Unix/Linux, network topologies, operating systems and hardware. His current role is as a systems analyst with Southern Company, a premier energy company serving the Southeast.
This session will share Google's story about rethinking anomaly detection. In 2019, Google Smart Buildings asked the team to develop an AI-based fault-detection solution to help find and fix problems in climate control devices in large office buildings. Technicians were dissatisfied with conventional outlier approaches because they didn’t give necessary insight to predict, diagnose and intervene. The result was a distributed deep-learning solution that provides explanations to aid understanding, prioritizing and fixing faults. We applied it to other domains, like data center monitoring and fraud detection, and then open-sourced the MADI machine learning algorithm behind it. We’ll describe our vision of how AI will shape the future of interpretable anomaly detection.
John Sipple is a tech lead and staff software engineer for Google’s corporate engineering enterprise AI team. John has developed and deployed numerous large-scale anomaly detection and natural language processing solutions both for internal use and Google Cloud customers.
Prior to joining Google, John was awarded patents for applying machine learning to precision agriculture, cybersecurity and event prediction, and he authored, refined and evaluated real-time signal processing and state estimation algorithms. John has contributed to and advised numerous applied AI startup companies, and as a Navy veteran, served with U.S. Navy SEALs.
John is passionate about using cutting-edge AI to solve the most challenging real-world problems.
This session will cover a step-by-step overview for the entire machine learning (ML) journey, from concept to production. The presentation offers a sneak peak into the following steps: build the ML components, deploy and predict for a data center anomaly detection use case, deploy these components in a Kubeflow pipeline with orchestration for training and prediction. At the end of this presentation, you will understand how to build an ML model from concept to a final production-ready ML pipeline. The concepts will be showcased on the Google Cloud Platform.
Chanchal Chatterjee, Ph.D., has held several leadership roles in machine learning, deep learning and real-time analytics. He currently leads machine learning and AI at Google Cloud Platform. Previously, he was the chief architect for the office of the CTO at EMC, where he led end-to-end deep learning and machine learning solutions for data centers, smart buildings and smart manufacturing for leading customers. He was instrumental in the Industrial Internet Consortium, where he published an AI framework for large enterprises. Chanchal received several awards, including an outstanding paper award from the IEEE Neural Network Council for adaptive learning algorithms, recommended by MIT professor Marvin Minsky. Chanchal founded two tech startups between 2008-2013. Chanchal has 29 granted or pending patents and over 30 publications. He received M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical and computer engineering from Purdue University.
In this session, attendees will learn about CyberArk's partnership and certified integration with Zenoss Cloud and the benefits mutual clients can expect by leveraging the integration. We will review CyberArk's mission as it relates to identity security, the accelerating trends driving identity as the new security battleground, and the target of identity and privilege at the heart of the attack chain life cycle.
Caitlin Methe is a business relationship manager for CyberArk, the global leader in identity security. Caitlin has been with CyberArk for more than nine years and is a member of CyberArk's global business development team, working with technology alliance partners as part of CyberArk's C3 Alliance program.
Caitlin holds an MBA from Southern New Hampshire University and a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Stonehill College in Easton, Massachusetts.
This session will cover the flexibility of the Zenoss product that allows the Presidio team to automate a significant number of operational tasks, including: automated playbook via the Zenoss API and Ansible scripting, nightly backups within 30 minutes that move customers to the cloud in a disaster, moving customers to the cloud temporarily during maintenance windows, and onboarding new customers with a one-button deployment of Zenoss collectors.
Jay Cox is a senior technology professional whose focus is on delivering large-scale IT transformations and simplifying complex technical solutions for customer consumption. Jay’s specialties include IT management and monitoring, network security, and database design and management.
Acxiom has been working to leverage the CMDB to define their enterprise services for nearly a decade. This presentation will review the powerful capabilities of Zenoss Impact Services and the way Acxiom leveraged the CMDB Professional Services ZenPack to synchronize the relationships already defined in their ServiceNow CMDB. The presentation will include tips and tricks to maximize your own implementation as well as lessons learned. Zenoss Impact is today providing live service determination shown on Acxiom's main enterprise dashboard as well as driving major incident management. Zenoss Impact is a key way Acxiom is reaping value from their CMDB CI relationships.
Luke Lofgren is an infrastructure architect team leader whose focus is on combining massive log volume, APM, multivendor cloud aggregation, private IT Infrastructure, and relational-model based advanced event management monitoring. Luke is in charge of leading the team responsible for converging the heart of IT monitoring at Acxiom.
This session will offer techniques for taming bulging data sets to deliver better insights. Specific use cases include challenges while using data for prediction, research for breast cancer on pharma drug discovery processes, and visualization tools that can be used. Dr. Manivannan will provide an overview of the health care scenario in India, triggers on patient outcomes from a CEO's perspective, and how he manages a 1,500-bed hospital and its patients.
Kothandaraman Sridharan (Sri) is a technocrat, leader and innovator with more than 30 years of experience in the software service industry, product development, IT strategic consulting, and in AI and data science domains. He has led M&A deals for software companies in both the U.S. and India and has been a technology adviser for Fortune companies globally.
Sri is currently the CEO of CleverInsight Pvt Ltd, with its flagship platform PredictEasy that is built on a SaaS-based transactional model. He is actively building an AI and data science solution for verticals such as retail, manufacturing and life sciences, and in horizontal areas such as supply chain, HR, marketing and finance.
This session will review how Guardian's Kubernetes/EKS environments are being monitored by Zenoss. This will include discussion on pods, containers and autoscaling node alerts, and will show the relationship of cluster components through Zenoss Service Impact.
Udaybhasker Challa has an MBA from BITS Pilani, India, and a bachelor’s degree in computer science engineering from JNTU Hyderabad. He has more than 12 years of experience with different monitoring tool suites as well as experience in developing in-house monitoring tools.
This session will explore how to create Zenoss intelligent cloud dashboards for fast, focused access to the data you need to monitor your environments.