There is a difference between knowing what to do and how to do it in a way that works in the real world. We have personally invited speakers and panelists that have a depth of knowledge and experience to share on the subjects you care about.

Keep checking back as we continue to add more exciting talent to the event.

Scheduled to Appear

Gary Rowe

CEO, TechVision Research

Gary helps companies turn strategy into reality. Whether it’s on the technical side where his depth of knowledge on subjects like identity, blockchain, IoT, privacy and several others, or on the business side in areas such as innovation, new business models, and organizational transformation, people seek Gary’s counsel.

His track record of helping enterprises successfully apply core infrastructure technology is reflected in his success in building businesses, including his latest, TechVision Research.  


Jamie Lewis

Venture Partner, Rain Capital, Former CEO/Research Chair, Burton Group

Jamie encourages others to challenge ideas, not people. Jamie has studied and influenced core infrastructure technologies for more than 25 years. He was founder and CEO of Burton Group, an enterprise IT research and advisory firm, which Gartner acquired in 2009. Subsequently, he began working with startups through angel investing. He joined Rain Capital as a Venture Partner in 2018.


Karen Hobert

Principal Consulting Analyst, TechVision Research

Karen helps organizations eradicate workplace rigidity that is killing their ability to be agile, fast and innovative.

She has deep experience the digital transformation areas of content services, collaboration, messaging, social, information security, cloud platforms, and web services. 


Doug Simmons

Managing Director, TechVision Research

Doug helps companies get IT security, risk management, and identity and access management (IAM) right in an accelerating and ever-changing digital landscape.

Doug has helped hundreds of large enterprise clients in multiple vertical industries including financial services, health care, higher education, federal and state government, manufacturing, aerospace, energy, utilities, and critical infrastructure.

Archie Reed

Principal Consulting Analyst, TechVision Research

Archie helps companies reliably create and deliver strategy faster. Having developed and delivered solutions ranging from startups with fundamental MVP goals through to global enterprises deliver SaaS and Business Process Automation solutions globally with three 9’s reliability. Archie helps make the right calls to deliver success.

Patrick McClory

Principal Consulting Analyst, TechVision Research

Patrick helps enterprises thrive in the cloud. Patrick specializes in applying his high-scale automation and iterative application development experience to help our customers build and grow, bigger and faster. He helps enterprises move not only their infrastructure, but their strategies and plans to the cloud. From cloud-native design to cost-conscious implementation, Patrick helps you strategize, plan, implement and run the technology that powers your business.

Fred Cohen

Principal Consulting Analyst, TechVision Research

Fred helps companies define and manage risk. Dr. Fred Cohen is widely considered to be one of the leading security/risk experts in the world. He is best known as the person that defined the term “computer virus” and inventor of the most widely used computer virus defense techniques. He has authored over 200 published research articles, authored several books and established Masters and Ph.D. security programs now part of Webster University. His combination of management, technical, and communication skills, allows him to effectively bridge the gap between decision makers and implementers. With almost 40 years of experience and a global reputation for integrity, accuracy, and innovation, Fred Cohen is widely considered one of the world’s leading authorities in information protection and risk management.

Sorell Slaymaker

Principal Consulting Analyst, TechVision Research

Sorell helps companies communicate and collaborate effectively and securely. He is an accomplished IT Architect with a focus on network, security, and communications architecture and he specializes in IT Architecture – Network Architecture, SIP Trunking, Contact Centers, Unified Communications, and Security Architecture. With decades of experience in retail, insurance and healthcare sectors, and deep knowledge in security and advanced communications platforms, Sorell is a most sought-after resource.

Chris Haddad

Principal Consulting Analyst, TechVision Research

Chris connects business strategy with technology modernization to build consensus across executive leadership, corporate boards, or program practitioners. He is known as a trusted advisor, mentor, contributor, and leader who accelerates project approval, influences decisions, and manages successful client relationships. His experience and knowledge spans from hands-on development and architecture trench work to executive strategist and industry thought leader. Because his trail blazing work is ahead of the curve, journalists, and conference event organizers frequently quote Chris, reference his works, and invite him to speak at conference events.

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