ZertoCON 2017

The Industry’s Premier Business Continuity Conference

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ZertoCON 2017 Highlights


Day 1 at ZertoCON 2017

Day 1: Hands-on Labs, Training, Partner Day


Day 2 at ZertoCON 2017

Day 2: The Cloud Revolution, General Michael Hayden, Replication Rocks Party


Day 3 at ZertoCON 2017

Day 3: Balvenie Release, API Sessions, Crystal Ball Panel

What is ZertoCON?

ZertoCON 2017 is the epicenter of the Business Continuity and IT Resilience world — in the hub of technology, culture and history that is Boston. It’s where BC/DR and hybrid cloud strategists meet and greet, collaborate and congregate, participate and party!


  • Day 1 / Monday, May 22
  • Day 2 / Tuesday, May 23
  • Day 3 / Wednesday, May 24
Day 1 / Monday, May 22


7:30am – 6:00pm | ZCONnect Hall

ZCP Advanced

8:00am – 4:00pm | Room 304

ZCP Basic

10:00am – 12:00pm | Room 306

Hands-On Labs & Training

11:00am – 4:00pm | Room 302

Partner Day

11:00am – 5:00pm | Hynes Convention Center

ZCP Basic

2:00am – 4:00pm | Room 306


4:00pm – 5:00pm | Room 302

Engineering Deathmatch – Qualifying Round

5:00pm – 7:00pm | Room 302

Welcome Reception

5:00pm – 7:00pm | ZCONnect Hall at Hynes
Day 2 / Tuesday, May 23


7:30am – 6:00pm | ZCONnect Hall


7:30am – 9:00am | ZCONnect Hall

Hands-On Labs & Training

7:45am – 5:00pm | Room 302 | Labs Closed During Keynote Sessions

Opening Keynote: Welcome to ZertoCON

9:00am – 10:30am | Ballroom A & B

Cloud TCO – Why Removing Your DR Site Might Be The Smartest Thing You’ll Ever Do

10:45am – 11:30am | Room 304

Panel: Healthcare Customers Talk IT

10:45am – 11:30am | Room 306

PROOF: Datacenter Transformation for a $15 Billion Business

10:45am – 11:30am | Room 309

How Zerto REST APIs Will Change Your Life… for the Better!

10:45am | Room 310

The Microsoft Azure Opportunity

11:45am – 12:30pm | Room 304

Uptime is Free Time: How Pure Storage and Zerto Deliver Unparalled Availability

11:45am – 12:30pm | Room 306

Creating a Complete Cloud DR Strategy

11:45am – 12:30pm | Room 309


12:30pm – 1:30pm | ZCONnect Hall

Keynote: General Michael Hayden, Former Director, CIA & NSA

1:30pm – 2:30pm | Ballroom A & B

What Comes Next After Migrating to AWS?

2:45pm – 3:30pm | Room 304

D2D2T Meet F2F2C

2:45pm – 3:30pm | Room 306

How to Protect Your VMs with the Cloud Using Zerto and Nimble Storage

2:45pm – 3:30pm | Room 309

A Framework for Success: Creating a Winning Cloud Service Portfolio

2:45pm – 3:30pm | Room 310

Top 5 Game-Changing Use Cases of One-To-Many Replication

3:45pm – 4:30pm | Room 304

Panel: Hotels and High-Rises: A View from the Top

3:45pm – 4:30pm | Room 306

PROOF: How Public Cloud Transformed Two Companies

3:45pm – 4:30pm | Room 309

Consistency Without Snapshots? Is it Magic…or Zerto?!

3:45pm – 4:30pm | Room 310

How to Master Disaster Recovery for Enterprise Applications

4:45pm – 5:30pm | Room 304

Azure 101

4:45pm – 5:30pm | Room 306

Focus on the Apps, Not Infrastructure

4:45pm – 5:30pm | Room 309

Engineering Deathmatch – Final Round

5:30pm – 6:30pm | zBooth, ZCONnect Hall

Hall Crawl

5:30pm – 6:30pm | ZCONnect Hall

Appreciation Party Featuring the Killer Queens!

7:00pm – 10:00pm | House of Blues
Day 3 / Wednesday, May 24


7:30am – 12:00pm | ZCONnect Hall


7:30am – 9:00am | ZCONnect Hall

Hands-On Labs & Training

7:45am – 2:00pm | Room 302 | Labs Closed During Keynote Session & Analyst Panel

Keynote: Product Roadmap

9:00am – 10:00am | Ballroom A/B | Rob Strechay, VP of Product

The Pain-Free, Stress-Free Way to Create and Execute a Successful DR Plan

10:15am – 11:00am | Room 304

Panel: Cloud Security in 2017

10:15am – 11:00am | Room 306

Zerto Goes Public and Back! Zerto’s Cloud Continuity Platform Expands to Protect Azure VMs

10:15am – 11:00am | Room 309

Hands On Workshop: Zerto REST APIs

10:15am – 11:00am | Room 310

Real World Panel: The Why and the Learnings from Johnson & Wales University’s VM Replications to the Navisite VMware Cloud

11:15am – 12:00pm | Room 304

New Options for Simpler DR Using Zerto and a Hyperconverged Foundation

11:15am – 12:00pm | Room 306

ExaGrid and Zerto Offsite Data Backup

11:15am – 12:00pm | Room 309

How Could This Happen? And Why It Won’t Happen Again

11:15am – 12:00pm | Room 310


12:00pm – 1:00pm | ZCONnect Hall

Support Toolz: Troubleshoot Like a Boss

1:15pm – 2:00pm | Room 304

Customer Story: Protecting Thousands of VMs

1:15pm – 2:00pm | Room 306

Analytics for the Future of the Datacenter

1:15pm – 2:00pm | Room 309

RELAX! Recover from Ransomware in Minutes

1:15pm – 2:00pm | Room 310

The Crystal Ball Panel: Gartner, Forrester and 451 Discuss the Future of IT

2:15pm – 3:45pm | Ballroom A & B

ZertoCON Awards

3:45pm | Ballroom A & B

ZertoCON 2017 Awards

Congratulations to our ZertoCON 2017 Award Winners!

Master of Disaster Award – Tom Kerrigan from Dotwell (for recovering from ransomware in 10 minutes!)
Customer Advocate Award – Matt Vanderpool from Capital Federal
Partner Advocate Award – John White from Expedient
Customer Innovation Award – Kronos
Teamwork Award – Microsoft
Reseller Partner of the Year – Trace3
Cloud Partner of the Year – iLand (for the second year running!)
Partner Rising Star Award – IBM
ZVR Engineering Deathmatch Award – Jeff McKaughan from Val Verde School District


Meet the Speakers

Retired 4-star general (USAF) and former director of CIA and NSA.

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General Michael Hayden

CEO and co-founder of Zerto

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Ziv Kedem

Research Vice President, Technology Service Provider Infrastructure Software Research, Gartner

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John Morency

Research Director, 451 Research

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Henry Baltazar

Vice President, Research Director serving Security & Risk Professionals, Forrester

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Stephanie Balaouras

Manager of Technical Services, DotWell Health

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Tom Kerrigan

Technical Architect, Maritz

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Andy Wolfe

Global Director of Infrastructure (Engineering), XPO Logistics

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Gareth Roberts

Senior System Engineer, Tencate

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Jayme Williams

Head of Global Application Hosting, Cushman & Wakefield

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Joe Monroy

Senior Director, Cloud Operations, Kronos

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Scott Henault

Architect, Cloud and Hosted Services, Kronos

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Matt Braga

Vice President, Leerink Transformation Partners

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Sasha K. Said

Co-Founder, Cloudlock

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Tsahy Shapsa

Thank You to our Sponsors!


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