TierPoint’s Third Annual BraveIT to Offer World-Class Virtual Learning
Featured keynotes on artificial intelligence and smart cities; Dell Technologies, Nutanix, VMware are title sponsors
TierPoint, a leading provider of secure, connected cloud and data center solutions at the edge of the internet, announced it will host the third annual BraveIT conference as a virtual event, the morning of September 16 and afternoon of September 17, with title sponsor support from Dell Technologies, Nutanix, and VMware.
The opening keynote will be delivered by Tom Gruber, who led the design team responsible for Siri, the intelligent assistant. The closing keynote will be delivered by Dan Doctoroff, formerly the Deputy Mayor of New York City and now CEO of Sidewalk Labs, a leader in the development of smart cities. And, back by popular demand from last year’s conference, Major General Brett Williams, USAF (Ret.) will help enterprise teams assess their Cyber IQ.
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Tom Gruber was cofounder, CTO, and head of design for the team that created Siri in 2011, bringing AI to the mainstream user experience. At Apple for over 8 years, Gruber led the Advanced Development Group that designed and prototyped new capabilities for AI products. He promotes the philosophy of Humanistic AI, which he presented in a popular TED talk. He was a founding board member of the Partnership on AI to Benefit People and Society and advocates for the Center for Humane Technology.
Dan Doctoroff is the current CEO of Sidewalk Labs, former president and CEO of Bloomberg LP and the former Deputy Mayor of New York City. Doctoroff developed Sidewalk Labs, a visionary new project funded by Google parent company Alphabet, which helps integrate technology into cities nationwide in the hopes of redeveloping decaying and struggling districts into booming city centers enhanced by 21st century technological capabilities.
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After a distinguished military career of over 30 years, Brett Williams co-founded IronNet Cybersecurity Inc. With both private sector and government experience, he has developed a knack for breaking down arcane cyber jargon and translating it into the language of business, so audiences can better understand and integrate cybersecurity solutions into their operations.
BraveIT offers a dynamic community of technology leaders, their peers and partners a unique platform to stay current with industry best practices, pressure-test operating assumptions, and enrich plans to address a range of shared challenges, from cybersecurity to business continuity. The 2020 event will feature a packed slate of sessions and speakers on the challenges presented by COVID-19, IT security, digital transformation, and future technologies shaping IT infrastructure, as well as dedicated space for interactive virtual networking within the greater IT, technology and telecommunications sectors.
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