June 6, 2019
King of Prussia, PA
By Techs. For Techs.
Arraya Solutions’ technical engineers are passionate about the solutions they design, implement and support. Arraya’s Technology Summit provides attendees with the unique opportunity to learn about new and innovative technology from these experts who architect, deploy and support IT solutions in data centers throughout the region.
Our techs have logged countless hours supporting customers across a number of industries and verticals. They are driven to keep their skills fresh and excited to learn about emerging technologies that have the potential to transform the industry. Through a series of interactive work sessions and panel discussions, our technical leaders will share their experiences, answer questions and highlight new and innovative technology. We will dig deep to get you the technical details you need to evaluate solutions for your organization. Don’t miss this chance to learn from the pros, improve your skills and add value to your IT organization.
What to Expect
An inspiring keynote and a full-day of technical sessions are awaiting you at the 2019 Arraya Tech Summit. Courses are both expert-level and practical, giving you real-world skills and knowledge you won’t find anywhere else in the region.
Connect with Arraya’s industry-leading IT engineers, best-of-breed vendors, and your peers in a fun and interactive atmosphere. Sessions, exhibits, and networking opportunities make this a can’t-miss event for technology professionals.
After the Tech Summit ends, the real fun begins as you take everything you learned and put it to work within your IT department. Our goal is to give you actionable tactics and insights you can take with you to improve the way you do things now and into the future.
IT is the heart of the modern enterprise. By using the topics covered at the Arraya Tech Summit to raise IT’s game, you’ll be giving your organization the runway it needs to get out in front of the competition and stay there.
9:00 – 10:00 AM
From the Frontlines to the Boardroom: Building and Maintaining a Security-First Culture
IT has long sought to shed its reputation as a cost center – and it’s never had a better chance to do so than right now. In every industry, organizational success is increasingly being driven by technology. As a result, technologists must push for a seat at the table and, with it, a voice in the decisions set to shape their organization’s present and future.
In this inspiring keynote address, Edward Mattison, VP of IT Infrastructure and Cybersecurity for Guthrie Health, will trace his organization’s journey transforming not only the perception of IT, but also its entire approach to service delivery. Additionally, Mattison will draw on experiences from across his career – including serving as CISO for a top state university system and the Chief of Information Assurance (Cybersecurity) at the Pentagon – to demonstrate how to formulate and preserve a security-first mindset no matter the setting.
SPEAKER: EDWARD MATTISON, VICE PRESIDENT OF IT INFRASTRUCTURE & CYBER SECURITY AND FORMER CHIEF OF INFORMATION ASSURANCE AT THE PENTAGON
Edward Mattison currently serves as the Vice President of IT Infrastructure, Telecommunications, and Cybersecurity for The Guthrie Clinic Health System. In this role, he is responsible for the operation and security of information technology infrastructure supporting 7,500 employees at five hospitals and twenty-nine clinics in New York and Pennsylvania. Prior to this role, Ed served as the Chief Information Security Officer for The University of Texas System. In that role, he was responsible for the information security management program, which provided cybersecurity oversight to eight academic and six healthcare institutions across the State of Texas. The University of Texas System encompasses a user base of almost half a million people, including 90,000 staff and faculty as well as 350,000 students.
Ed spent 24 years in the Army, retiring as a Colonel in 2015. His last assignment was as the Chief of Information Assurance (Cybersecurity) at the Pentagon. In this role, Colonel Mattison served as a senior cybersecurity advisor to the Secretary of the Army and the lead IT security inspector general. Other career highlights include serving as the Enterprise Network and Data Services Manager in Iraq (during the height of Operation Iraqi Freedom), two assignments as an Assistant Professor of Computer Science at West Point, and twice commanding Air Defense Artillery units.
Sheraton Valley Forge
Who Should Attend?
The Arraya Solutions Tech Summit is put on by techs, for techs. This event is geared towards IT team members who want to sharpen their skills while learning from and sharing with their peers. The in depth technical sessions will take your expertise and your career to the next level.
Is There a Registration Fee?
There is no fee to attend the Arraya Solutions Tech Summit. Registration is complimentary to IT professionals and includes lunch and a cocktail reception featuring appetizers, food stations and drinks.
Venue and Parking Information
The Sheraton Valley Forge is conveniently located in King of Prussia, PA and is easily accessible from both the Schuylkill Expressway and the Pennsylvania Turnpike. There is free parking at the hotel. If you are interested in booking a room for the night prior to or night of the Tech Summit, please contact the hotel directly.
How Long is the Event and What Can I Expect?
Registration and breakfast will begin at 8:30 a.m. The event will consist of a morning keynote, a series of morning breakout sessions, lunch, and more afternoon technical sessions. The day will wrap up with a cocktail reception you will not want to miss. Throughout the day there will be breaks where we encourage attendees to spend time with our exhibitors in the main ballroom to view solution and product demos.