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Joe brings to Code42 more than 20 years of leadership and a proven track record with high-growth software companies. He has a broad experience base in delivering software and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solutions to enterprises across numerous industries. As President and CEO of Code42, he drives the company’s strategic direction and oversees all operations.

Prior to Code42, Joe was Chairman and CEO of Eloqua—a SaaS business—where he recruited and led the team that grew Eloqua’s revenue from $11M to $125M in just six years. Joe led Eloqua’s successful IPO in 2012 and subsequent sale to Oracle for $957M in 2013.

Prior to Eloqua, Joe was President and COO of iDefense, a VeriSign company, where he was responsible for all company operations. Before joining iDefense, he served as President and CEO of e-Security Inc. and President and CEO of eGrail. Joe began his career in brand management where he worked on the Coca-Cola brand and the Mr. Clean brand at Procter & Gamble.

Joe currently serves on the Board of Directors of Cornerstone OnDemand (NASDAQ: CSOD), TrackMaven, and First Focus Campaign for Children, a non-partisan, not-for-profit advocacy organization.  Joe previously served on the boards of Dealertrack, Plex, Eloqua, e-Security, eGrail, and Ecutel.

Joe received his M.B.A. from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University where he was a Fuqua Scholar. He is a Magna Cum Laude graduate of Duke University. When not hard at work, you can find Joe cheering for the U.S. National Soccer Team, his beloved Duke Blue Devils or the hapless Washington Redskins. Joe is married with four children.

Speaker Sessions

Opening Session

Wednesday, May 1, 8:30 AM.

Attend the opening session of Evolution19 to hear Code42 CEO Joe Payne and other leaders speak about the evolution of data loss protection, product innovations and what's ahead for Code42.

Evolutionaries Award Ceremony and Networking Reception

Wednesday, May 1, 4:00 PM.

The Code42 Evolutionaries recognize the success of Code42 customers—celebrating the unique deployments, successful adopters, best-practice makers and innovative users of Code42.

Closing Session

Thursday, May 2, 1:00 PM.

Join us as we wrap up Evolution19 with our guest keynote speaker and a grand send-off from Joe Payne.

As chief information security officer at Code42, Jadee Hanson leads global risk and compliance, security operations, incident response, and insider threat monitoring and investigations. To her position, she brings more than 15 years of information security experience and a proven track record of building security programs.

Prior to Code42, Jadee held a number of senior leadership roles in the security department of Target Corporation, where she implemented key programs, including compliance, risk management, insider threat assessments and more. Jadee also spearheaded the effort to embed security resources into the development process as well as the security plans behind the acquisition of software development and online retail companies. She was the security lead for the sale of Target Pharmacies to CVS Health.

Before joining Target, Jadee worked at Deloitte, where she served as a security consultant for companies across diverse industries, such as healthcare, manufacturing, energy, retail and more.

In addition to her day job at Code42, Jadee is the founder and CEO of the non-profit organization Building Without Borders, which serves those in poverty-stricken areas throughout the world through housing services. Since April 2015, Building Without Borders has built 39 homes in areas of the Dominican Republic. In her spare time, you can find Jadee working for her non-profit, enjoying time with her husband and three girls, and spending time on the lake.

As senior vice president of research, development and operations, Rob leads our software development and delivery teams. He brings more than 20 years of security, cloud, mobile, and IT management experience to Code42.

Prior to Code42, Rob worked as vice president of research and development at Ivanti, where he led and shaped the company’s evolution from IT management technologies to security-focused solutions, with projects ranging from cloud-delivered analytics to hybrid cloud security. Prior to Ivanti, Rob served as senior director of research and development at VMware, the leader in virtualization and hybrid cloud.

Rob has published several papers on information technology and mobility and co-authored the first published book on wireless application protocol in the United States. His passion for the IT Industry, plotting its tracks and keeping a pulse on its future, and his expertise has made him a high-demand speaker throughout the international IT community.

Rob graduated from Carleton College with a B.A. in computer science and a concentration in economics. In his spare time, he’s often moving his three ice hockey/lacrosse-playing children between rinks, or watching his Stanley Cup-destined Minnesota Wild play.

Vijay is the senior vice president of product management for Code42, leading the product management and design teams to help create innovative and compelling products for our customers. Vijay brings more than 18 years of experience in product strategy, product management, product development and quality assurance.

Prior to Code42, Vijay worked for Oracle, where he most recently led product management for the WebCenter Content product suite. Before Oracle, he worked at Stellent in product management and engineering roles, helping build market-leading content management products.

Vijay received his Executive MBA from IE Business School (Madrid, Spain), and earned an Executive Certificate in Technology and Value Chain Management from MIT Sloan School of Business. Vijay earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from the University of Minnesota. When not working on cool products at Code42, Vijay spends time catching up on movies, or creating music in his home studio.

Ann taps into more than 17 years of enterprise technology marketing and business development experience to drive marketing strategy for the company’s award-winning endpoint data protection and security solutions. Previously, she led product management for Rimage/Qumu Corp.’s Signal online publishing software, and was a Principal Product Director at Oracle. Ann has extensive experience in enterprise content management, enterprise portal and Enterprise 2.0 software markets, and holds a bachelor’s degree in International Relations from the University of Wisconsin.

Eric brings three decades of experience in technology, specializing in customer advocacy, business development and operations management. Prior to joining Code42, Eric was the chief customer officer and executive vice president of global operations at Tangoe, a leading technology lifecycle management firm, where he was responsible for global customer operations. Eric has previously held leadership positions at companies like VMware, SAP and Business Objects. He has a proven track record of establishing award-winning customer advocacy programs and building successful customer service and support organizations. Eric earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Ithaca College. Outside of the office, Eric enjoys paddle boarding, kayaking or hiking.

As vice president of portfolio marketing at Code42, Mark, commonly referred to as Woj, leads our market research, competitive intel, and product marketing teams. Woj joined Code42 in 2016 bringing more than 20 years of B2B storage, cloud, and data security experience with him. When not immersed in the market, he enjoys spending time with his wife, two girls and his lab Lucy, playing golf and cheering on the University of Arizona Wildcats and his beloved Chicago Cubs, Bears, Bulls and Blackhawks.

Fahad Aziz Ansari, CISSP, is director of systems engineering at Code42 on the Customer Success team. Fahad has been with Code42 for more than 4 years and has been instrumental in providing user-driven, secure solutions for his customers utilizing Code42 technology. Fahad’s recent work has led to an increased focus on utilizing continuous backup and restore to drive efficiency in device refresh process. Prior to Code42, Fahad worked with Oracle as an enterprise architect and helped customers align IT with business goals and objectives. When not working, Fahad enjoys spending time with his family and traveling.

Mark Hubbard is a senior product manager at Code42 where he focuses on delivering market-leading solutions that delight and exceed customer expectations. He has 15 years of experience in the technology industry, ranging from startups to Fortune 50 organizations. Prior to Code42, Mark led product and marketing teams at SaaS technology providers in industries such as retail, tax and agriculture. When not in the office, Mark enjoys spending time with his kids and riding on one of his variety of bicycles.

Jen Schmitz is a senior product manager at Code42. She is passionate about delivering products that fulfill customer needs and improve their daily processes.
Prior to Code42, Jen worked in the financial, travel and retail industries where she held roles that focused on incorporating user experience into an organization’s product strategy and execution.

Mason is a senior product manager at Code42. With more than 16 years of experience in industry-leading technology, Mason brings a unique ability to identify market and industry trends and forecast impacts on technology managers and buyers.

Prior to Code42, Mason worked with Imation as a regional sales manager and product manager and with Seagate Technology in product management and finance. When not in the office you’ll find him spending time with his family, on the golf course or playing basketball.

Molly is a senior training manager at Code42. With more than 16 years of experience in industry-leading technical training programs she is committed to delivering an exceptional customer experience for our class attendees.

Prior to Code42 she spent 9 years between Compellent and Dell, Compellent was acquired by Dell in 2011, where she led the North America delivery team and was responsible for Dell Education Services enterprise global operational readiness. Outside of work at Code42 you’ll find Molly enjoying lake activities year round.

Danaca Booth is a senior product owner on Code42’s engineering team. In this role, Danaca provides the “voice of the customer” in the software development process by refining user requirements and advocating for features that will deliver the most value. Prior to joining the engineering team, Danaca was a technical writer within Code42’s Information Experience group where she learned the ins and outs of Code42’s product offering and fostered a passion for serving the customer. Danaca has more than 10 years of experience in software support and delivery.

Todd Thorsen, CISSP, CISM and CIPP/US, is a security professional with more than 10 years experience in security, compliance and risk management. Todd’s passion for security developed at Target where he led the enterprise third-party security team. In this role, Todd was responsible for third-party security, privacy and compliance across all retail, banking and healthcare operations. Currently, Todd is the manager of security, risk management and compliance at Code42.

AJ LaVenture is a staff solutions consultant and professional services technical lead at Code42 with a focus on delivering success to the customer. AJ brings more than 10 years of consulting, implementation and customization expertise.

Prior to Code42, AJ was a solutions consultant working on developing solutions for the Oracle Middleware Stack of products. He attended St. John’s University in Minnesota where he earned his Bachelor of Arts with specializations in computer science and communications.

Charlie Farmer is a senior solutions consultant with Code42’s Professional Services team, leveraging more than 12 years of IT experience supporting enterprise companies. With a unique focus on both end-user engagement and infrastructure integration, he works with some of Code42’s largest customers to create sustainable and supportable environments.

Prior to Code42, Charlie worked in Medtronic’s global operations center, supporting network operations and ensuring the reliability of life-impacting services. When he’s away from the office, he enjoys playing bluegrass music and playing his extensive collection of board games.

Speaker Sessions

Archived: zzz-Code42 User Lifecycle and Forensic Identification of Insider Threat

Tuesday, May 2, 8:00 AM.

This education session will focus on user lifecycle at a hypothetical organization. We will begin by discussing user on-boarding and designation of organization policies such as roles and permissions. Then, we will focus on Code42's user device refresh experience. The end of the user lifecycle will also be explored, including topics such as user off-boarding, Code42 cold storage and using Code42’s Security Center to identify potential insider threat. All instruction will be followed by hands-on application through an onsite virtual lab environment. Level: Beginner to intermediate

Traci is the senior manager of education sales at Code42. She has nearly 15 years account management experience, with emphasis in the field of education. Traci is an academic at heart. She appreciates research and truly understands its foundation in higher education. Her advanced understanding of academics fuels her devotion for helping schools protect their data, research and achievements. In her current role, Traci manages the account team dedicated to Code42’s education vertical. She’s an amusing personality who enjoys dancing (both in and out of the office), laughing at bad jokes and drinking strong coffee.

Kyle is a principal systems engineer on the Customer Success team at Code42, with expertise in selecting and deploying global backup and security solutions for the Fortune 500. Kyle brings 20 years of technology experience in backup and recovery, content management and software implementation.

Prior to Code42, he was was a member of the Oracle Fusion Middleware A-Team where he worked with customers to architect and implement Oracle WebCenter Portal and Content solutions. When not in the office, you’ll find Kyle camping, traveling and spending time with his family.

David is a principal systems engineer on the Code42 Customer Success team. He has 14 years of industry experience architecting and deploying enterprise solutions. Before his current role, David was part of the Professional Services team at Code42, where he helped lead Code42 customer deployments. Prior to Code42, David was a principal consultant at Oracle where he architected and deployed web content management solutions.

Nick Olmsted is a principal systems engineer with Code42 who brings 14 years of experience architecting, implementing, and developing technology solutions for enterprises. Nick started with the Professional Services team implementing solutions at some of Code42’s largest clients. He moved into a systems engineer role to help new and existing customers learn how Code42 can help unlock the value of their data.

Prior to Code42, Nick was a solutions architect for Oracle applications in Fortune 500 companies througout the globe. When not helping customers, Nick likes to watch movies, play soccer and enjoy walks with his two Australian shepherds.

Charles Weatherhead, CISSP, is a principal systems engineer at Code42 on the Customer Success team. With more than 12 years of experience in application development, enterprise content management consulting and endpoint data security, Charles is passionate about providing customers with solutions that meet their needs and solve real-world problems.

Prior to Code42, Charles worked for IBM as a Java programmer and for Oracle as a principal consultant for enterprise content management solutions. He holds a bachelor’s degree in mathematical computer science and two Java certifications.

Michelle Killian, CISSP, comes from the administrative side of security and has a deep passion for effective security governance and risk management. She began her career in sales and marketing, where she built a customer base strong in the financial, healthcare, insurance, and education industries. As technology evolved and the focus on data security increased, Michelle found success in meeting ever-increasing security demands from clients—without compromising business—by developing information security programs that balanced security risk with business requirements.

Michelle’s 15+ years of experience as a business leader and master communicator have uniquely positioned her to drive security initiatives that align with business needs and cultivate buy-in from all areas of the organization. She has led multiple organizations through various compliance audits in both the US and UK, and has great appreciation for the subtle beauty of a well-written policy.

Outside of work, Michelle is an enthusiastic runner, reader, and traveler. She loves pretending to cook for her husband and two lovely girls and enjoys park hopping with her family throughout Minneapolis’s extensive park system.

Mike is a Systems Engineer on Code42’s Customer Success team where he applies his product expertise to help customers achieve optimal value from their Code42 purchase. Mike has more than10 years of experience with various technology companies, including one of the largest data recovery companies in the world.
Outside of work, Mike enjoys playing PC games with friends, meeting new people and relaxing at home.

Andy is a systems engineer on Code42’s Customer Success team where he specializes in automating and integrating Code42 platform data into existing processes, helping customers drive value and save time. Andy has been working in IT for nearly a decade, driven by the philosophy that technology, well implemented, will set us free.

Aimee is a product marketing manager at Code42, where she focuses on the Code42 Platform and its business continuity and information governance solutions. She works to synthesize market and buyer insights in order to inform product launch strategy and develop technical product content for Code42 prospects and customers. Prior to Code42, Aimee worked in marketing at Compellent Technologies and Dell. Outside of work, Aimee spends her free time with her Aussie husband and hound mix dog.

Molly Quinlan is a market research manager at Code42. Molly’s work is driven by one core mission: to understand the needs of Code42’s buyers more than anyone else. She’s an expert on the market problems our customers face and how Code42’s tools can help solve those problems. Outside of Code42, Molly loves to ski: downhill, uphill and on the water.

Alex Matheson is a Senior Trainer and Instructional Designer at Code42 with a focus on developing a robust and flexible on-demand curriculum. Alex brings more than 20 years of industry-leading technical training for both the classroom and online.  

Prior to Code42, Alex worked in training development and delivery for various high-tech companies including Imation, QLogic and IBM. When not in front of or behind the camera, Alex evaluates new technologies and methods for making training more meaningful, engaging and timely.

Speaker Sessions

Workshop: Code42 Data Loss Protection

Wednesday, May 1, 1:00 PM; Thursday, May 2, 9:00 AM.

Today, you likely use Code42 Security Center to monitor file exfiltration and respond to security incidents, but this is just part of Code42 Next-Gen DLP. Attend this workshop to learn how Code42 is expanding its capabilities to protect your organization from data loss, leak, misuse and theft.

Take this session and earn up to 4 CPE credits for security certifications.

Duane is a Senior Trainer and Instructional Designer at Code42 with more than 25 years of experience in training and developing certification programs across many industries—telecommunications, financial services, storage and storage networking—including technical certification programs for both QLogic and Imation. Duane is passionate about bringing practical learning to the technical classroom to maximize the learner experience.

Speaker Sessions

Pre-Conference Training: Code42 Certified Administrator Prep and Exam

Tuesday, Apr 30, 9:00 AM.

Attain your Code42 Administrator certification by taking an in-person, proctored exam as part of pre-conference training. Upon successful completion of the two-part exam you will earn a certificate of completion and a badge for your Code42 Community avatar. While there are no exam prerequisites, experience with Code42 administration or completion of a prior Code42 training course is recommended prior to attempting the exam. Code42 University also offers on-demand, classroom and virtual instructor-led courses to further help you prepare. For more information on ongoing course offerings, check out university.code42.com.

Workshop: ’19.Xpert – What’s New in the Past Year

Wednesday, May 1, 1:00 PM; Thursday, May 2, 9:00 AM.

Get up to speed on the latest Code42 product releases! In this session, we will discuss and utilize new features introduced since Evolution18. Topics will include Forensic File Search enhancements, endpoint app updates and user interface upgrades. This workshop is recommended for those who have previously completed a Code42 training course or who have a high level of experience with Code42.

Riley is lead systems trainer at Code42 where he currently enjoys educating customers through engaging, hands-on coursework. Previously, Riley also served in both customer support and education roles. Prior to Code42, Riley began his career at St. Olaf College where he solved complex issues as an assistant Macintosh systems administrator. In his spare time he enjoys relaxing at the lake in northern Wisconsin with his wife Hannah and their pug Mimi.

Speaker Sessions

Archived: Advanced Code42 API Workshop

Tuesday, Apr 30, 8:00 AM.

New for Evolution19! We took our previous API session and turbocharged it to meet customer requests. Buckle up, we’re gonna get technical! In this session, the Code42 training team and Professional Services engineers work hands-on with attendees to use the Code42 API to solve common requests. This session will be problem-set focused with an emphasis on leveraging the Code42 API for scripting and automation of repetitive tasks.

Knowledge of the various UNIX/ Linux or Windows command line environments is necessary as well as a working knowledge of Microsoft PowerShell, Python or Unix BASH scripting, and fundamental concepts of APIs such as REST Methods and authentication.

Workshop: Migrate to a Cloud Deployment

Wednesday, May 1, 1:00 PM; Thursday, May 2, 9:00 AM.

This session is intended for Code42 customers who currently have an on-premises Code42 authority and are interested in upgrading to a Code42 cloud deployment.

In this session, the Code42 Training and Professional Services teams will cover all the considerations for migrating your Code42 authority to the cloud including; benefits, necessary steps for readiness, and hands-on readiness testing in a sandbox lab environment. This session will also provide an opportunity for you to ask environment specific questions you may have prior to migration.

Sam Konstant is a systems trainer at Code42 where he focuses on increasing our customers’ ability to utilize Code42 software through education. Prior to Code42, Sam worked in K12 education supporting the rollout of 1:1 technology initiatives, educating on new technology products as well as providing desk-side support. He also has extensive knowledge in the health information technology industry where he developed educational modules for HIPAA, HITECH and electronic health records. When not in the classroom you’ll find Sam traveling and enjoying the outdoors.

Speaker Sessions

Pre-Conference Training: Code42 Foundations

Tuesday, Apr 30, 9:00 AM.

Code42 Foundations begins with fundamental client and end-user information particularly applicable for help desk personnel and administrators new to Code42. Following an examination of the end-user experience, instruction will progress to an administration console review and an analysis of Code42’s global administration configurations, focusing on how to define default backup settings and configure organization settings such as offered destinations and security policies.

Workshop: Code42 Integrations – How Code42 Fits Into Your Tech Stack

Wednesday, May 1, 1:00 PM.

No product is an island, and Code42 is built to embrace and enhance existing technologies in your environment. In this session we will introduce and provide hands-on experience with the tools Code42 integrates with, including identity management solutions, Microsoft USMT, and SIEM solutions.

David Christianson is senior manager of the Enterprise Support group at Code42, focused on technical support and break/fix. David began his career in customer service at Apple, Inc., focused on B2C and streamlining the move from Windows to Mac for Apple’s customers. Upon moving to Code42 he shifted his focus to B2B and, in particular, facilitating success for medium and large businesses with Code42’s products. Along with his CISSP, he holds a bachelor’s degree in Information Security Systems with an associate’s degree in Computer Networking Systems. He is also a proud husband, father and snowboarder.