In-Person Event

Industry Analyst Cloud Strategy and Networking Event

June 13, 2019Minneapolis, MinnesotaLaSalle Plaza Conference Center

Join Perficient and Red Hat for an exclusive opportunity to hear from guest speaker, Forrester VP and Principal Analyst Dave Bartoletti. He will share insights from The Forrester New Wave™: Enterprise Container Platform Software Suites, as well as discuss Forrester’s best practices and predictions for the future of cloud strategy.

Attendees will have the opportunity to engage in a discussion with Jeffrey Einhorn SVP, Infrastructure Engineering at TCF Bank, and James Anderson, Sr. Principal Enterprise Architect, at Sabre Corporation  and other industry experts on what’s driving digital transformation, real examples of obstacles they were faced with, and best practices to overcome challenges.

Thursday, June 13
2:30 p.m. – 5:45 p.m.

LaSalle Plaza Conference Center
LaSalle Plaza
800 LaSalle Ave
MInneapolis, MN 55402


2:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Check in and welcome
3:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Dave Bartoletti
VP, Principal Analyst, Forrester
Evolution of Development Platforms & Examples Of Transformation
3:30 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.
Interactive Panel Discussion
Use Case and Best Practices for Transforming Your Infrastructure to Deliver Differentiating Capabilities
Moderator: E.G. Nadhan, Technology Strategist, Red Hat

Distinguished panel members:
  • Jeffrey Einhorn, SVP, Infrastructure Engineering, TCF Bank
  • James Anderson, Sr. Principal Enterprise Architect, Travel Solutions Platform Development Enterprise Architecture, Sabre Corporation 
  • Dave Bartoletti VP, Principal Analyst Forrester
4:15 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Summary & wrap up
4:30 p.m. - 5:45 p.m. Networking happy hour catered by Capital Grille
Please note: this is a private event for customers of Perficient and Red Hat only.

About Dave Bartoletti

Dave Bartoletti has developed, delivered, supported, and marketed game-changing technologies for more than 25 years as a software executive at several high-profile technology and financial services leaders. He was at the forefront of the middleware, web, virtualization, automation, and cloud computing tech disruptions as both vendor and consumer. Dave has been an analyst for more than eight years, following a long career in software product management, marketing, and business development. He advises Forrester clients on public cloud computing infrastructure and development platforms, cloud cost management and optimization, software container technologies, and modern cloud service delivery techniques. Dave specializes in helping technology leaders accelerate their companies’ digital transformation initiatives, using the tools, services, and platforms available in the cloud. He is a frequent keynote speaker at premier client, vendor, and industry executive cloud computing events, and his research and opinions have been cited in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Bloomberg News, USA Today, Network World, and Forbes, along with many other industry publications.

Previous Work Experience
Dave joined Forrester from Taneja Group, where he was a senior analyst and co-lead of the virtualization and cloud practice. Prior to his career as an analyst, Dave spent more than 20 years creating and marketing award-winning and industry-leading messaging middleware, virtualization, and web-based financial services tools and products. He was vice president of marketing and on the founding team of Enigmatec, a virtualization management pioneer acquired by EMC. Previously, Dave held executive positions at TIBCO Software, where he created and managed the North American professional services organization; Fidelity Investments, where he launched a suite of online portfolio management products; and Capco, where he built the company's software factory to develop financial services automation platforms.

Dave holds a B.S. in biomedical engineering from Boston University and an M.S. in electrical engineering and computer science from MIT.

About E.G. Nadhan

“Nadhan” is a Chief Technology Strategist for the Central Region at Red Hat. He provides thought leadership on various concepts including Cloud, Blockchain, Analytics and the Internet of Things (IoT) through multiple channels including industry conferences, Executive Round tables as well as customer specific Executive Briefing sessions. With 25+ years of experience in the IT industry selling, delivering and managing enterprise solutions for global corporations, he works with the executive leadership of enterprises to innovatively drive Digital Transformation with a healthy blend of emerging solutions and a DevOps mindset.

About James Anderson and Sabre

The last four years we've been exploring how to use Cloud and Container Platform technologies to modernize the platform at the center of travel.

  • Senior Principal Enterprise Architect @ Sabre

  • AWS Certified Solution Architect, Developer and SysOps Administrator

  • Sabre Next Generation Platform Evangelist

  • DFW RHUG Contributor

About Jeff Einhorn

Jeff is an experienced global engineering leader at TCF Financial Services, where he champions applying DevOps, Product and Agile practices to optimize application delivery and value for a variety of business units. His 20+ year career covers a broad spectrum of industries including healthcare, weather forecasting, financial services, and retail – where he is currently a key engineering leader at TCF Financial Services. Open source is important to Jeff and he has a successful track record of applying open source software to increase value across businesses by leveraging the innovation of the open source community and the collaboration provided by open code. Jeff has led a number of different enterprise-scale technology initiatives over the years including Cloud Adoption, Business Intelligence Transformation, Agile Development, Product Management, Disaster Recovery and most recently DevOps at Enterprise Scale. Jeff now leads the Infrastructure Engineering group at TCF, driving the adoption of emerging technologies such as Cloud Technolgoies, Platform as a Service (PaaS), APIs and Automation Tooling. Jeff embraces new ideas in his personal life as well, fueling his passion for continuous learning with Masters degrees in Computer Science, and Security Analysis & Portfolio Management.

LaSalle Plaza Conference Center
800 LaSalle Ave
Minneapolis, Minnesota  55402

Time: 2:30 p.m. - 5:45 p.m.

Complimentary parking is provided:

LaSalle Plaza Ramp - Parking Garage:
32 S 9th Street
This ramp is in the building of LaSalle Plaza with entrance to ramp on 9th Street between LaSalle Avenue and Hennepin Avenue.

LaSalle Court Parking:
801 LaSalle Avenue
Entrance to ramp on LaSalle Avenue between 8th Street and 9th Street. Accessible to LaSalle Plaza by skyway.

Park and Shop Ramp
24 S 8th Street
Across the Street from The Capital Grille with entrance to ramp on 8th Street between Hennepin Avenue and LaSalle Avenue.


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