Interop ITX Brings Together More Than 30 of the Brightest Technologists and Thought Leaders in the Industry to Compile New Conference Review Board

Review Board members will be responsible for reviewing and selecting the most relevant and compelling content for the recently revamped Interop ITX event in 2017

Nov 16, 2016

SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 16, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Interop ITX, the next generation of the Interop brand, today announces its first-ever independent Review Board, comprised of more than 30 of the brightest minds in the industry. The new Review Board will review all speaker submissions and construct a robust conference program for Interop ITX – making sure it is more relevant and timely than ever. With a mixture of hands-on, panel and lecture sessions, attendees will experience a variety of high-quality presentations centered around the event's core themes: Infrastructure, Security, Cloud, Data & Analytics, DevOps, and Leadership & Professional Development.

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Interop ITX will take place May 15-19, 2017 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, NV. For more information, please visit:

The Interop ITX Review Board is a true reflection of the IT community – comprised of seasoned speakers, attendees, and independent industry experts. The Review Board will work in tandem with the InformationWeek editorial team to build a valuable conference program more empirically selected than ever before.

Interop ITX Review Board Members:

  • Jamie Atchison - Director of Application Development, Association of Schools & Programs of Public Health
  • Ethan Banks - Cofounder, Packet Pushers
  • Helen Beal - DevOpsologist, Ranger4 Limited
  • James Bowling - Practice Lead, Data Center Transformation, Sigma Solutuons
  • Eric Bruno - Writer, Software Developer & Architect
  • Mike Clauss - IT Director, LMG
  • Dan Conde - Analyst, Enterprise Strategy Group
  • Sonia Cuff - Owner, Computer Troubleshooters Aspley
  • James Davies - Director of IT, Ongweoweh Corp
  • Paul Dillmuth - IT Manager, Domestic Nuclear Detection Office
  • Patricia Dugan - Community Manager, Walmart Labs
  • Joe Emison - Founder & Chief Technology Officer, BuildFax
  • Greg Ferro - Cofounder, Packet Pushers
  • Andrew Froehlich - President and Lead Network Engineer, West Gate Networks
  • Ken Griffin - Dir. IT Operations and Services, Harvard Business Publishing
  • Walter Haim - Sr. Director of IT Services, Strive Logistics, LLC
  • Eric Hanselman - Chief Analyst, 451 Research
  • Tom Hollingsworth - Cofounder, Tech Field Day, The Networking Nerd
  • Edward Horley - Vice President of Engineering, Groupware Technology
  • Drew Lentz - Solutions Architect, Frontera Consulting LLC
  • Karen Lopez - Senior Project Manager and Architect, InfoAdvisors
  • JP Morgenthal - Global Solutions Executive & Distinguished Engineer, CSC
  • Michael "Zolo" Palazzolo - Director of Information Technology, Town of Jackson, Wyoming
  • Mike Pennacchi - Owner, Network Protocol Specialists
  • Sean Roberts - Director Technical Program Management, Walmart Labs
  • Ed Ruiz - Senior Director of Information Technology, Association of Schools & Programs Public Health
  • Carl Shimbo - Manager, Healthcare Technology Consulting, PwC
  • George Stefanick - Wireless Network Architect, Houston Methodist Hospital
  • Dan Tesch - Director, IT at Leapfrog Online
  • Keith Townsend - SAP Infrastructure Architect, AbbVie, The CTOAdvisor
  • Katy Tynan - Managing Director, CoreAxis Consulting
  • Eric Wright - Principal Solutions Engineer & Technology Evangelist, Turbonomic;
  • Kong Yang - Cloud & Virtualization Practice Leader, SolarWinds

"As the Interop brand makes its transition to better serve its audience, we felt it was only fitting we let those within the industry develop a Conference they, themselves, would want to be involved in," said Meghan Reilly, Interop ITX General Manager. "We're proud to welcome this robust list of professionals as members of our first-ever Review Board, and very much looking forward to their insight and guidance in making the event better than ever."

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About Interop ITX
Interop ITX is the industry's most trusted independent Conference focused on Full Stack IT education for technology leaders. The event continues the 30 years Interop has dedicated to providing IT decision makers with a trusted environment to learn, collaborate and uncover new strategies and solutions they need to lead their teams and their businesses through constant change and disruption. Employed by a Conference-first model, Interop ITX offers both breadth and depth of content to a broad IT audience across core areas: Infrastructure, Security, Cloud, Data & Analytics, DevOps, and Leadership & Professional Development. For more information, visit Interop ITX is organized by UBM Americas, a part of UBM plc (UBM.L), an Events First marketing and communications services business. For more information, visit

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