Hybrid Cloud Best Practices | Data as a Competitive Advantage

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  •  July 21, 2022
     2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Join the WTA on July 21st to hear from our two Platinum sponsors as they bring their customer’s growth experiences  to our members.
Session 1: “Economic Reality and Best practices of building a Hybrid Cloud”- Nutanix.

In this session you will hear from Venugopal Pai, Vice President of Customer Experience and Cloud Strategy at Nutanix, and Tim McCallum, Director of Business Value Programs & Strategy at Nutanix as they share customer experiences and cloud transformation challenges in the journey towards building a hybrid cloud including best practices, a live demonstration of an industry-first hybrid cloud TCO tool and customer stories that will help you build the right IT strategy for your organization.

Session 2: “Data is your Competitive Advantage” – Splunk.

In our second session, join Douglas Brush, Global CISO Advisor for Splunk, for a fireside chat with two of their customers – Dan Dudzik, Information Technology Operation Manager at MGIC Investment Corporation, and Randy Herold, Global CISO at Manpower Group.  You will Learn how data can be used to your competitive advantage with Splunk and how Splunk is helping organizations build a foundation of security and resilience to adapt and innovate with speed and agility.  Splunk Security combines SIEM, SOAR, UBA and Threat Intelligence to help organizations stop threats in their tracks and resolve incidents quickly.

Speaker Bios

Timothy McCallum serves Nutanix as Director Customer Success Finance leading a global team of business & finance professionals. Tim has enjoyed a 26-year career providing IT to the telecom industry, Financial Engineering, and strategic business planning. Tim brings a unique foundation of diverse technology experience and financial understanding. Tim has been providing financial engineering (TCO/ROI) consulting with NetApp and Nutanix to since 2012.  NetApp honored Tim with the FY2015 West Area MVP award and Nutanix awarded Tim with FY2017 Top Contributor award for efforts in transforming financial analysis and technology into customer strategic business objectives. Most recently, Tim has contributed material and insights to Steve Kaplan’s book The ROI Story.



‘Pai’ is Vice President of Engineering Strategy and Customer Experience and a 8-year Nutanix veteran focused on their largest global customers to ensure the best customer experience. Pai previously launched and led Alliances and Business Development to scale up their OEM, technology and vertical partner ecosystems to transform Nutanix into a platform company. In addition to bringing a wealth of tribal knowledge within Nutanix as well as the broader market and global customer install base, he is an accomplished executive speaker able to seamlessly weave a vision around Nutanix’s products, technology, and strategy with customers. Pai’s primary role is focused on building our Direct to Cloud practice and hybrid cloud strategy to deliver on Nutanix hybrid multi-cloud vision. In addition, he also leads the Customer Advocacy practice, driving strong executive relationships with their key customers and leading conversations and discussions in Customer and Executive Advisory Boards to address the needs of their top critical and high potential accounts while working closely with field and product teams to influence and drive product and engineering strategy. He brings over 35 years of experience across varied disciplines at Riverbed, Brocade and Hitachi Data Systems.


Douglas Brush is a Global CISO Advisor CISO for Splunk and an information security executive with over 30 years of entrepreneurship and professional technology experience. He is a globally recognized expert in cybersecurity, incident response, digital forensics, and information governance. In addition to serving as a CISO and leading enterprise security assessments, he ha conducted hundres of investigations involving hacking, data breaches, trade secret theft, employee malfeasance, and various other legal and compliance issues. He also serves as a federally court-appointed Special Master and neutral expert in high-profile litigation matters involving privacy, security, and eDiscovery.

He is the founder and host of Cyber Security Interview, a popular information security podcast.



Dan Dudzik currently is the Information Technology Operations Manager at MGIC Investment Corporation. Over his 15 year career, as an IT multi-skilled stack individual, Dan has a demonstrated track record of success including: Development and execution of Cloud Strategies, IT Architecture, IT Operations (achieved 99% up time), IT Vendor Management, Managing Budget Financials (AOP and all IT infrastructure purchases), Project and Program Health via PMI/SAFe Agile methods (85%+ Commit to Done Ratio), and many more goals and successful professional outcomes.




Randy Herold joined Manpower Group in 2018 and is Chief Information Security and Chief Privacy Officer responsible for overseeing Manpower Group’s Information Security and Privacy efforts globally. Prior to joining Manpower Group Randy held technology leadership roles with PHH, Chubb/ACE Group, Coca-Cola Enterprises, Nielsen/Arbitron and multiple government defense contractors. He has received various technology related certifications and is a member of numerous security and technology professional organizations.

Randy holds a degree in Computer Science and has over 25 years of information technology experience within the public and private sectors, the last 20 of which have been focused on information security, privacy, data protection, risk management and compliance. Randy is a graduate of the University of Phoenix and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science. He lives in Philadelphia with his wife and three children.



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