Cloud Security Summit

June 22, 2016

The Capital Grille   -   McLean,Virginia

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Jim Ball - VP of Engineered Systems

Josh Williams - VP of Security

Jim Ball is currently Vice President, Engineered Systems for Alliance Technology Group in Hanover, Maryland where he is responsible for the purpose built systems team managing solutions such as the SentryWire, Packet Capture Platform. Prior to joining Alliance, Jim ran the server, storage and networking business for Hewlett Packard Federal and before HP, Jim ran most of the East for EMC’s Telecommunications, Media and Entertainment sales organization. Before EMC, Jim spent 14 years with StorageTek/Sun Microsystems where he ran the US Storage Sales Organization.

A cyber security executive with more than 35 years of strong technical and leadership experience, in both the public and private sectors. Holds various professional and vendor certifications.  Vice President and Chief Security Officer for Alliance Technology Group, a global IT Infrastructure Solutions, Data Storage and Cloud Services firm headquartered in the Fort Meade, MD area.


The Capital Grille

1861 International Drive, McLean, VA 22102

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The Speakers

Mike Miracle - BlackRidge Technology - SVP Marketing and Strategy

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Stephen Cahill - Zentera - VP of Channels

Mike Miracle leads marketing and strategy for BlackRidge, who provides a new approach to stopping cyber-attacks and protecting against insider threats by cloaking servers. With over 25 years of experience in networking, security, virtualization, and storage, Mike has led marketing and corporate development teams at SevOne and Veritas Software, and at one time he was a hard core UNIX software developer at HP, Novell, and AT&T Bell Labs. Mike holds a BS in Electrical Engineering from Wisconsin, and a MS degree from Stanford University.

Stephen Cahill is an industry leader with over 20 years of global leadership experience ranging from bootstrap start-ups to Fortune 500 companies. He has predominantly focused on Channel development in technology and communications. Prior to joining Zentera, Mr. Cahill founded and sold Canadian based start-ups Globalworx and R2openstack.


As technology reaches into the Cloud, Stephen remains strongly grounded in relationship building and delivering value through trusted partnerships. Recently he has been speaking to global enterprise-focused IT reseller groups regarding the reality, and ultimately the necessity, of embracing hybrid and multi-cloud technologies. Mr. Cahill, a proud Canadian, received his education at St. Mary’s University in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

3:00 PM - Arrival - Check-in, snacks & networking


Introduction - Cloud Security challenges, Overview of Key new tools driving Cloud Security




- Zentera - Next-Generation Infrastructure Virtualization Technology - How Cloud over IP enables secure hybrid cloud architectures


- BlackRidge - How Transport Access Control (TAC), using patented First Packet Authentication, provides a new level of Cloud Security


- SentryWire - Next-Generation Packet Capture Platform delivers enhanced capabilites with disruptive economics for network security


Wrap-up - Q&A, and Happy Hour


Event ends by 7 PM