ZertoCON 2017

The Industry’s Premier Business Continuity Conference

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ZertoCON 2017 Highlights



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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!

Agenda & Session Recordings

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

Partner Day

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

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

Opening Keynote: Welcome to ZertoCON

Ziv Kedem, CEO

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

Mike Khusid, Zerto

Panel: Healthcare Customers Talk IT

Sasha Said, Leerink Transformation Partners
Tom Kerrigan, Dotwell Health
Todd Pappas, Yakima Valley Farm Workers
Director at St. Lawrence Health System

PROOF: Datacenter Transformation for a $15 Billion Business

Charles Sawyer, Zerto
Wes Carroll, Zerto
Gareth Roberts, XPO Logistics

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

Gisjbert Janssen Van Doorn, Zerto

The Microsoft Azure Opportunity

Dominic Anschutz, Microsoft
Vamshidhar Kommineni, Microsoft

Creating a Complete Cloud DR Strategy


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

What Comes Next After Migrating to AWS?

D2D2T Meet F2F2C

Rob Commins, Tegile

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

Michael Harding, Nimble
Jeanine Walter, Nimble

A Framework for Success: Creating a Winning Cloud Service Portfolio

Aaron Shaver, US Signal

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

Chris Duffy, Zerto

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

Joe Monroy, Cushman and Wakefield
Nick Scuola, Viacom

PROOF: How Public Cloud Transformed Two Companies

Shannon Snowden, Zerto
Jayme Williams, TenCate,
Andy Wolfe, Maritz

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

Sean Masters, Zerto
Ori Mamluk, VRA

How to Master Disaster Recovery for Enterprise Applications

Zeb Ahmed, IBM Cloud

Azure 101

Denver McKelheer, Emerging SaaS
Juan Pablo, Microsoft
Nava Vaisman Levy, Microsoft

Focus on the Apps, Not Infrastructure

John Margiolis, Nutanix

Engineering Deathmatch – Final Round

Day 3 / Wednesday, May 24

Keynote: Product Roadmap

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

Harry Smith, Zerto

Panel: Cloud Security in 2017

Tsahy Shapsa, CloudLock
Shay Nahari, CyberArk
Tom Kerrigan, Dotwell Health
Jacques Benkoski, U.S. Venture Partners

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

Hands On Workshop: Zerto REST APIs

Gisjbert Janssen Van Doorn, Zerto

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

Paul Ignatius, Navisite
David Marble, OSHEAN Inc.

New Options for Simpler DR Using Zerto and a Hyperconverged Foundation

Stephen Pyott, STAGE2DATA
Carlos Fonseca, Pivot3
Vikram Belapurkar, Pivot3
Dean Leclerc, Whalley Computer Associates
Shannon Snowden, Zerto

ExaGrid and Zerto Offsite Data Backup

Marc Crespi, ExaGrid

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

John White, Expedient

Support Toolz: Troubleshoot Like a Boss

Tal Hayut, Zerto
John Coughlin, Zerto

Customer Story: Protecting Thousands of VMs

Jason Nolan, Zerto
Scott Henault, Kronos
Matt Braga, Kronos

Analytics for the Future of the Datacenter

Mike Khusid, Zerto
Omer Uretzky, Zerto

RELAX! Recover from Ransomware in Minutes

Darren Swift, Zerto

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

ZertoCON Awards

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!)
Zerto Advocate Award – Matt Vanderpool from Capitol Federal, reseller: John White from Expedient
Innovation Award – Kronos
Collaboration Award – Microsoft
Reseller Partner of the Year – Trace3
Cloud Partner of the Year – Worldwide: iland; Europe Middle East & Africa: Exponential-e
Partner Rising Star Award – IBM
ZVR Engineering Deathmatch Award – Jeff McKaughan from Val Verde School District
APJ Cloud Partner of the Year Award – ZettaGrid


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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