It’s critical to stay current with the technology that runs your organization and secures your operational infrastructure. INTERFACE addresses these IT issues through informative, non-sales oriented, educational seminars customized to the specific needs of the local business community. Using case studies and best practice examples, these exhibitor-presented sessions offer you the solutions needed to address your technology challenges and achieve your organizational goals.
Seeing these challenges in our customers GCSIT believes that a new wave of hyper-converged infrastructure solutions presents possibilities that can help IT Organizations meet the challenges mentioned above. Scalable, predictable, and cost efficient models presented through hyper-convergence have given IT Organizations new possibilities in how they approach the rising tide of data growth and demands.
According to Project times.com, the Top 10 Leadership Qualities of a Project Manager are:
• Inspires a Shared Vision
• Good Communication
• Competence and Confidence
• Ability to Delegate Task
• Cool Under Pressure
• Team Building Skills
• Problem Solving Skills
Jimmy Godard, PMP
Jean Richardson, MA, PMP, CSM, CSPO, PMI-ACP, ITIL Certified Practitioner
Bruce Rosenblatt PMP
Ashish Gupta PMP
Joseph Marietta PMP, ITIL
Digital security feels like it is completely new unexplored territory. While the technology is definitely new, the fundamental strategies, tactics and logical escalations haven’t changed much. This session will review historical security lessons, including some recent personal ones, to identify approaches for defending against today’s digital attacks. We’ll also look to history for clues about what tomorrow’s attack landscape will bring.
Stefan Richards currently serves the State of Oregon as Chief Information Security Officer. Stefan has lead efforts in digital security for nearly 20 years, including building security standards in Intel Architecture Labs, driving critical security features of the Windows operating system at Microsoft, leading R&D for Intel’s Security Center of Excellence, and heading up IT security operations for three Oregon-based enterprises. Stefan holds a BS in Computer Science from Oregon State University and an MBA from Foster School of Business – University of Washington.
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!
Secure is a word that gets abused all the time. We’ll discuss what being secure (or not) really means and how to approach securing an environment in the real world. We have limited resources and time so let’s talk about how to use them properly.
Cyber thieves are banging on smartphones and tablets with terrible brute force. They know the mobile devices your employees use for personal and work purposes are treasure troves of valuable unprotected data. Bolstering your security to protect against new, unknown mobile threats is tricky. Do you fully understand how mobile devices affect your enterprise?
In this session you will hear more about:
The Engineers at Fortinet will walk you through the life cycle of advanced threats, pointing out their common methods of avoiding detection. Additionally, you’ll be shown how a proper security framework gives you multiple options to detect and mitigate an attack before it has the opportunity to inflict damage; costing you time, money, and public confidence.
In this session, we will discuss a platform approach to securing enterprise identities and:
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.
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.
|Amy McLaughlin||IT Director, Support Services||Oregon Dept of Education|
|Barry Brunetto||President||4th Revolution Consulting|
|Ben Berry||CEO/Chief Digital Officer||Airship Technologies|
|Bill Hopkins||Manager, Information Technology||City of Keizer|
|Bill Malone||Vice President, Information Technology||Harsch Investments Properties|
|Bob Hestand||Senior Director||Marquam Group|
|Brad Buckmaster||Manager, Information Technology||Plaid Pantries|
|Brandon Gatke||Director, Information Technology||Cascadia Behavioral Healthcare|
|Brenda Gibson||Director, Information Technology||Multnomah University|
|Brian Barnett||Director, Information Technology||SmithCFI|
|Carla Fitzsimmons||Vice President, Operations||A&I BPA|
|Chuck Lewis||Manager, Information Technology||Lattice Semiconductor|
|Dana Jiacoletti||Director of Business Analysis||RightRez Inc.|
|Dave Miller||President||ASIS Columbia River Chapter|
|Dave Okorowski||Chief Technology Officer||PCI Online Net|
|David Stauffer||Chief Information Security Officer||Oregon Judicial Branch|
|Deon Judkins||Manager, Information Technology Systems||O’Donnell Clark & Crew LLP|
|Don Hornschuch||Manager, Systems Engineering/Data Centers||Legacy Health Systems|
|Duane Harris||Director, Infrastructure Services||Clark County, WA|
|Ed Hawkins||Network Manager||PCC|
|Frank Taylor||Director, Information Technology||PacStar|
|Gary Vermeulen||Manager, Information Technology||WR Grace|
|Greg Funk||Manager, Information Technology||Oregon Child Development Coalition|
|Grisha Alpernas||IS Operations/ Production Manager||Oregon DMV|
|Jason Vest||Manager, Information Technology||Oregonian Publishing Co.|
|Jeff Baer||Chief Technology Officer||City of Portland|
|Jeff Brewer||Director, Information Security||Xerox Corporation|
|Jerry Humes||Executive Director, Privacy & Security||Rentrak Corporation|
|Jessica Odom||Information Security Officer||Lewis and Clark College|
|Joel Rosenberg||Director, Information Systems||Bi-Mart|
|John Lynch||Director, Management Information Systems||The Management Group|
|Kenneth Murray||Manager, Corporate Telecommunication||Iberdrola Renewables|
|Kyiriacos Kitsos||Chief Information Officer||Harsh Investment Properties|
|Lane Rollins||Director, Information Technology||Boyd Coffee Company|
|Larry Miller||Chief Information Officer||Exterior Wood, Inc|
|Les Uyeji||Manager, Information Technology||C-TRAN|
|Linda Rudawitz||Director, Information Technology||Warner Pacific College|
|Marilyn Nikolas||President||Association of Contingency Planners|
|Mark Chase||Management Information Systems Director||Siltronic|
|Mark Wehrmeister||VP, Technology and Operations||Greater Giving|
|MelodiaLente||Director, Information Technology||Wildhorse Resort and Casino|
|Mike Griffin||Manager, Information Technology Security||FEI|
|Muneer Koborsi||Manager, Information Technology||Epson America|
|Ngoni Murandu||Chief Information Officer||Northwest Natural|
|Pam Williams||Director, Administration||Epson America|
|Patrick Gilbride||Director, Information Technology||City of Vancouver|
|Paul Wogan||Executive Consultant||Global Technology|
|Randy West||Manager, Systems /Operations||Kaiser Permanente CHR|
|Raynod Neville||Vice President||ISACA Willamette Valley Chapter|
|Rick Gamble||System Analyst||Morrow Company|
|Rick Jacobi||Security Officer, Information Technology||Tri-Met|
|Rick Lundh||Manager, Information Technology||Clear Creek Communications|
|Robert Gibson||Director, Information Technology||Alta Planning|
|Ronald White||Manager, Network Communications||Tri-Met|
|Ronald Yan||Manager, Information Technology Infrastructure Service||Rentrak Corporation|
|Ross Lamberth||Senior Manager, Information Technology||Portland State University|
|Saby Waraich||Senior Manager, Information Technology||City of Portland|
|Scott Thompson||Global Information Technology Director||CH2M HILL|
|Scott Van Den Elzen||Chief Technology Officer||IP Services|
|Scott White||Director, Information Technology||Bridgewell Resources LLC|
|Shane Perry||Manager, Technical Operations||Oregon PERS|
|Simon Hong||Manager, Information Technology||WaferTech LLC|
|Smart Ocholi||Chief, Cyber Security/Reliability||US Army Corps of Engineers|
|Stan Johnson||Manager, Information Technology||Multnomah County, OR|
|Stan Prothero||Director of Information Technology||Pamplin Group|
|Stephen Fitton||Manager, Information Technology Operations||Clinicient|
|Syed Hussain||Chief Information Officer||Oregon Lottery|
|Theresa Fichtner||Manager, Information Technology||NW Preferred Federal Credit Union|
|Tim Cooper||Director, Information Technology||CriterionBrock|
|Tim Hoffman||Manager, Information Technology||Cardinal Services|
|Tim Thubten||Director||PDX Meetup|
|Tom Thompson||Manager, Computer Systems||Morrow Equipment Company|
|Toni Overton||Chief Information Officer||Solarworld|
|Travis Luckey||Senior Director, Information Technology||FHC|
|Ying Ki Kwong||Oversight Coordinator, Information Technology Investment||Oregon Dept of Administrative Services|
|Zac Streelman||Manager, Information Technology Operations||Leupold|
Oregon Convention Center
777 NE Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd.
Portland, OR 97232
MAX: Portland’s efficient train system, MAX Light Rail transit, stops 162 times a day at the OCC’s own station.
TriMet: A Portland TriMet bus (Line #6) stops on Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. directly across the street from the OCC.
Please be advised that there are other privately-owned lots operating in the vicinity charging upwards of $10 to park. Though these lots promote “convention center parking” they are not affiliated with the OCC in any way.
The Oregon Convention Center offers onsite parking for a maximum fee of $9. There are two parking garage entrances, one on Lloyd (turn right off Martin Luther King Blvd.), a second on First Avenue (following Lloyd on around the building).