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October 1, 2015
@ Dyn Headquarters
In Manchester, NH

TechToberFest: It’s Time for Bandwidth, Beers, and Bratwurst!


Join us on October 1st at Dyn’s Manchester, NH headquarters for a day full of:

  • TechTopics: Industry leaders’ take on net neutrality, cyber security & so much more
  • TechTactics: Live demos to help improve your operational performance and transform your online presence
  • TechToberFun: Beers, bratwurst, live music & awesome swag!

Register today, seats are limited and this complimentary event will fill up fast!

What Is TechToberFest?

TechToberFest is a one-day event, created to provide inspiration, education, and the connections you need to ensure your business or organization is using the Internet to its fullest competitive advantage while transforming your online presence.


Why attend TechToberFest? The question should be, why wouldn’t you?

Education

Learn the latest technology trends from Internet Performance thought leaders. Walk away with strategies to help you do your job better and grow your business with a mixture of technical and business sessions delivering actionable content.

Networking

One-to-one interaction with Internet Performance experts in what Fast Company has called "one of the Top 10 Up-and-Coming Cities for Tech Jobs in 2015". Additionally, connect with peers and colleagues to share knowledge, uncover tactics, and capitalize your competitive advantage.

Inspiration

Spend the day surrounded by the area's best and brightest leaders in Internet technology. These remarkable individuals, along with engaging content, will motivate, enlighten, and move you.

Fun

Help us kick off TechToberFest right! Let’s unwind from an action-filled day with some delicious drinks, awesome music, and even MORE networking time.

Who Should Attend TechToberFest?

  • System / Network Admins: Charged with ensuring the best performance and continuous availability of your company’s web properties, you strive to manage multiple systems, multiple solutions, and multiple vendors.
  • IT Operations, Infrastructure, and Technology Managers, Directors, and VPs: You’re responsible for the performance, availability, and security of your company’s overall online infrastructure and you define success as "everything working as it should".
  • C-Level & Company Founders: "Scale" and “Bottom line” are your watchwords and you measure success by driving down costs while ramping up revenue.

Need a few more reasons to join us? We've got you covered!

Download our ROI letter

TechToberFest Agenda

8:30-9:30 AM Breakfast & Registration
9:30-10:00 AM Welcome: Jeremy Hitchcock, CEO, Dyn
10:00-11:00 AM David Belson, Sr. Director, Industry & Data Intelligence, Akamai join forces with Doug Madory, Director of Internet Analysis from Dyn to discuss the latest Internet trends
11:00-11:15 AM Networking Break
11:30-12:30 PM Net Neutrality and What It Means to You: Andrew Sullivan, Director of Architecture, Dyn
12:30-2:00 PM Networking Lunch
2:00-3:00 PM New Age Cyber Security: Why the Internet is becoming the Battleground vs. the Firewall: Chris Brenton, Sr Director, Information, Dyn
3:00-4:00 PM Panel Discussion: Chinese Hack, Sony Breach, Man in the Middle Attacks, how does that happen?
  • Michael Farrell, Cybersecurity Editor, Christian Science Monitor
  • Kathleen Moriarty, IETF Security Area Director & Global Lead Security Architect, EMC
  • Professor Sean Smith, Research Director of Dartmouth College's Institute for Security, Technology, and Society
4:00-4:30 PM Event Wrap Up and Q&A: Kyle York, CMO, Dyn
4:30-6:30 PM TechToberFest!

*Agenda subject to change

Featured Speakers

Jeremy Hitchcock, CEO, Dyn

Jeremy Hitchcock

CEO, Dyn
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Kyle York – Chief Marketing Officer

Kyle York

CMO, Dyn
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Doug Madory, Director of Internet Analysis, Dyn

Doug Madory

Director of Internet Analysis, Dyn
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David Belson, Sr. Director of Industry & Data Intelligence, Akamai

David Belson

Sr. Director of Industry & Data Intelligence, Akamai
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Andrew Sullivan, Dyn Fellow

Andrew Sullivan

Dyn Fellow
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Michael Farrell

Michael Farrell

Cybersecurity Editor, Christian Science Monitor
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Kathleen Moriarty

Kathleen Moriarty

IETF Security Area Director & Global Lead Security Architect, EMC
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Professor Sean Smith

Professor Sean Smith

Research Director of Dartmouth College's ISTS
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Jeremy Hitchcock, CEO, Dyn

Jeremy Hitchcock

CEO, Dyn

Jeremy leads the senior management team by setting the company’s strategic direction and driving the product vision.

Jeremy cofounded Dyn as a student at Worcester Polytechnic Institute in 2001. Over the years, he has has grown the company into a global Internet Performance leader working with the biggest brands on the web. Jeremy’s many achievements as a CEO earned him recognition as an Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year finalist and numerous Inc. 5000 and Deloitte Fast 500 rankings.

In addition to his work at Dyn, Jeremy is an angel investor and avid supporter of modern education. Jeremy was a leading voice behind the pioneering STEAM Ahead NH initiative that is modernizing public education in New Hampshire and he is the founder of the Dyn Hackademy, educating the next generation of tech entrepreneurs. He currently sits on the board of the Community College System of New Hampshire.

He has written extensively on building ecosystems, running a bootstrapped and hyper-growth company, and education for publications like the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, Forbes, Inc. Magazine, VentureBeat, and The Boston Globe.

He graduated from Worcester Polytechnic Institute with a B.S. in Management Information Systems.

Kyle York – Chief Marketing Officer

Kyle York

Chief Marketing Officer, Dyn

Kyle York is Dyn’s Chief Marketing Officer and has led the corporate growth, branding, communications, demand generation, positioning, business development and overall go-to-market strategy behind Dyn’s rapid and aggressive scaling since 2008. Prior to joining Dyn, Kyle spent nearly six years at SaaS technology company, WhippleHill Communications, Inc., acquired by Blackbaud Inc. (Nasdaq: BLKB).

In addition to his efforts at Dyn, Kyle, who is an angel investor and entrepreneur, has played a major role in the establishment of New Hampshire as a vibrant technology and innovation ecosystem. Raised in a family business, Kyle is a strong supporter and promoter of family business as co-founder and board member for 3rd generation family business, YORK Athletics Mfg. He is a co-founder of music and brand alignment agency 1band 1brand, chairman of Alpha Loft (New Hampshire’s most powerful and influential non-profit for entrepreneurship), and board member of Rock On Foundation, the charity of NBA player Matt Bonner and his brother, Luke.

Kyle is also an advisor and investor in several startups looking to scale like Fastly, Catchpoint, UXPin, Distil Networks, and more — all Dyn clients and partners. To support these efforts he also co-founded SaaS Startups by Flight.vc on AngelList, to help fund early stage SaaS businesses. Additionally, he is a board director for sales intelligence company, Datanyze, where he is also an investor.

Kyle has been a speaker at many universities and at technology conferences throughout the world, such as Harvard, Bentley, Stetson, SNHU, The Next Web, Launch, Dublin Web Summit, HostingCon, and Interop. He has also been featured in USA Today, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, TechCrunch, Entrepreneur.com & Web Hosting Industry Review.

He holds a BS in Marketing from Bentley University.

Doug Madory, Director of Internet Analysis, Dyn

Doug Madory

Director of Internet Analysis, Dyn

Doug Madory is the Director of Internet Analysis at Dyn where he works on Internet infrastructure analysis projects. Doug has a special interest in mapping the logical Internet to the physical lines that connect it together, with a focus on submarine cables.

In January 2013, he identified the activation of the ALBA-1 submarine cable serving Cuba, which lead the government of Cuba to confirm that it had suddenly begun using the cable, which had inexplicably lay dormant for two years.

He is regularly quoted by major news outlets such as the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, and the Washington Post about developments on the Internet ranging from national blackouts in Syria and Sudan to the blocking of Twitter in Turkey. Prior to Dyn, Doug held positions such as chief of computer security for Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, senior research engineer at BAE Systems, and communications officer in the US Air Force, serving in Baghdad and Balad in the Iraq War.

He holds computer engineering degrees from the University of Virginia and Dartmouth College.

David Belson, Sr. Director of Industry & Data Intelligence, Akamai

David Belson

Sr. Director of Industry & Data Intelligence, Akamai

David Belson is Akamai‘s Senior Director of Industry & Data Intelligence, responsible for strategic competitive intelligence & analysis as well as data-driven evangelism, including Akamai’s quarterly State of the Internet report series.

A sixteen-year veteran of Akamai, Mr. Belson was one of Akamai’s first Technical Consultants, and has also held a number of roles within Channel Sales, Product Marketing, and Product Management, where he was responsible for the launch of Akamai’s Web Application Accelerator service. Prior to Akamai, Mr. Belson spent four years at GTE Internetworking/BBN, supporting sales of one of the first enterprise-class managed Web hosting services, as well as working on an early prototype of what would currently be considered to be a SaaS platform.

Mr. Belson has a Master's in Technical and Professional Writing from Northeastern University in Boston, MA, and two Bachelor's Degrees from Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, NJ.

Andrew Sullivan, Dyn Fellow

Andrew Sullivan

Dyn Fellow

Andrew Sullivan is a Fellow at Dyn (pron. "dine"), an Internet performance company based in Manchester, New Hampshire, USA. He has been active in the IETF since 2005, and served as co-chair of the DNSEXT and SPFBIS working groups. His main areas of network specialization are the DNS and internationalization. He also specializes in database and distributed systems design. Andrew holds a BA from the University of Ottawa and an MA from McMaster University, both in philosophy.

He has worked at Dyn since 2012, and was named IAB chair in 2015.

Michael Farrell

Michael Farrell

Cybersecurity Editor, Christian Science Monitor

Michael Farrell is the editor of Passcode, a newly launched section from The Christian Science Monitor dedicated to covering the intersection of technology, security, and privacy. Farrell is based in Boston where he oversees a team of writers around the country and abroad who cover cybersecurity, hackers and hacktivists, online threats, network vulnerabilities, Internet espionage, and surveillance in the digital age.

Previously, Farrell was a business reporter at The Boston Globe where he wrote about Web startups and big software companies in New England. He also tracked the myriad ways technology is changing how we all live and work. He has served as the Monitor's San Francisco bureau chief and its Middle East editor. His datelines have ranged from Riyadh to Phnom Penh to Dinwiddie, VA.

Kathleen Moriarty

Kathleen Moriarty

IETF Security Area Director & Global Lead Security Architect, EMC

Serving as the IETF Security Area Director, Kathleen Moriarty is also the Global Lead Security Architect with the EMC Office of the CTO working on technology strategy and standards. Kathleen has been the primary author of multiple published standards and actively contributes to security standards activity in the IETF. Previously, as the Practice Manager for security consulting at EMC, Kathleen was responsible for oversight of key projects, and development of security programs, in addition to serving as the acting CISO of a global investment banking firm. Kathleen has also been the head of IT Security at MIT Lincoln Laboratory and the Director of Information Security at FactSet Research Systems. Kathleen holds a Masters of Science degree in Computer Science from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

Professor Sean Smith

Professor Sean Smith

Research Director of Dartmouth College's ISTS

Prof. Sean Smith has been working in information security---attacks and defenses, for industry and government---since before there was a Web. In graduate school, he worked with the US Postal Inspection Service on postal meter fraud; as a post-doc and staff member at Los Alamos National Laboratory, he performed security reviews, designs, analyses, and briefings for a wide variety of public-sector clients; at IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, he designed the security architecture for (and helped code and test) the IBM 4758 secure coprocessor, and then led the formal modeling and verification work that earned it the world's first FIPS 140-1 Level 4 security validation.

In July 2000, Sean left IBM for Dartmouth, since he was convinced that the academic education and research environment is a better venue for changing the world. His current work, as PI of the Dartmouth Trust Lab and Research Director of Dartmouth's Institute for Security, Technology, and Society investigates how to build trustworthy systems in the real world. At Dartmouth, his courses---on Operating Systems, Security, and Theory---have all been named "favorite classes" by graduating seniors. His book Trusted Computing Platforms: Design and Applications (Springer, 2005) provides a deeper presentation of this research journey; his book The Craft of System Security (Addison-Wesley, 2007) resulted from the educational journey. Sean has published over ninety refereed papers; been granted over a dozen patents; and advised over three dozen Ph.D., M.S., and senior honors theses. He and his students have won several "Best Paper" awards. His security architecture is used in thousands of financial, e-commerce, and rights managements installations world-wide.

Sean was educated at Princeton and CMU, and is a member of Phi Beta Kappa and Sigma Xi.

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