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IT Operation and Innovation

February 21, 2019Paradise Valley, AZSanctuary Camelback Mountain Resort
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Li9 has brought together technology companies that understand digital transformation in the context of next generation IT. Thought leaders from these companies will discuss their experiences with enterprises undergoing the rapid change brought on by advances in cloud, containerization, microservices, and DevOps, as well as how security relates to all of the above.

How Does Your Organization Compare?

Learn from industry experts and your peers about best practices leveraged by mature organizations. They will share how IT is being transformed through the use of containers, microservices, and APIs, and discuss how DevOps and security are coming together to meet this challenge.

All attendees are invited to share their own experiences and strategies. This will be a valuable information exchange. We will finish with a panel Q & A, followed by a gourmet meal and wine pairing prepared by celebrity chef Beau MacMillan and Elements' sommelier, Laurie Wray.

Register now, seating is limited.

Should you have any questions, contact Suzu Solkin at suzu.solkin@li9.com or 480.287.1715.



Speakers will take questions throughout their discussions along with a Q&A panel at the end.

2:00 p.m.Introductions – Armando Arias
2:15 p.m.Rob Whitely, Chief Marketing Officer, NGINX
2:45 p.m.Chris Van Tuin, Red Hat Chief Technologist
3:15 p.m.Break
3:30 p.m.John Martin, SVP & COO, Sysdig
4:00 p.m.Carl Bralts, DevOps Manager, International Gaming Technology
4:30 p.m.Break
4:45 p.m.Panel Q & A
5:15 p.m.Cocktails
5:45 p.m.Multi-course gourmet meal and wine pairing, prepared by renowned Chef, Beau MacMillan and Sanctuary's Resident Sommelier.


Note: This invitation is non transferable and seating is limited.


Speaking at the event will be the following thought leaders, hosted by Armando Arias:

Armando Arias

Li9 Technology Solutions

Armando Arias

President, Li9 Technology Solutions

Li9 focuses on Open Source solutions to provide customers with automated, and software defined hybrid cloud environments. Li9 customers include Large Global Enterprises along with Innovative Startups, including IGT.

Carl Bralts

International Gaming Technology

Carl Bralts

DevOps Manager, International Gaming Technology

IGT provides technology across lotteries, electronic gaming machines, sports betting, and interactive gaming markets worldwide. Carl currently leads the DevOps project for IGT. Carl has provided leadership, direction, and implementation of automated, continuous delivery and continuous deployment and automated SDLC solutions across a number of organizations.

Rob Whiteley


Rob Whiteley

Chief Marketing Officer, NGINX

The NGINX Application Platform powers load balancers, microservices and API gateways. Rob has also worked as a Principal Analyst and VP of Forrester Technology. He uses his experience working with enterprise IT and DevOps customers to deliver thought leadership and determine customer needs for modern IT infrastructure solutions.

John Martin


John Martin

SVP & COO, Sysdig

Sysdig is the first unified approach to monitor and secure containers across the entire software lifecycle. Prior to Sysdig, John held executive and product roles at Riverbed and Netapp, during which time he co-invented the ICAP protocol, now widely used in Web gateway security solutions.

Chris Van Tuin

Red Hat

Chris Van Tuin

Chief Technologist, Red Hat

Red Hat provides enterprise-grade solutions through an open business model and a predictable subscription model. Chris has been architecting solutions for leading companies and partners since joining Red Hat in 2005. Chris is also a frequent speaker on DevOps, Security, and Container related topics.

Event Details

Date: Thursday, February 21 , 2019

Time: 2:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. MST

Sanctuary Camelback Mountain Resort
5700 East McDonald Drive
Paradise Valley, AZ 85253

If you have any questions please send us an email.