2017 Technology Convergence Conference

The Premier Event in Silicon Valley for Building Technology Professionals


February 23, 2017  |  DoubleTree Hotel, San Jose

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With limited time and seats left, don’t miss out on joining us for this highlight educational and networking event!

The 2017 TCC Lineup

Shara Evans, Keynote Speaker

Technology Futurist and CEO,
Market Clarity

Shara Evans is a Technologist, Futurist and Keynote Speaker. She is recognised as one of the world’s top female futurists, fusing her engineering background with an intuitive understanding of how society is likely to respond to new technologies.  She’s the Founder and CEO of Market Clarity, an award-winning technology analyst firm, and Telsyte (which she sold to publicly listed UXC), and has been providing innovative research and strategic consulting on telecoms and technology for the past 19 years. Read more.

Scott Ethersmith

Global AV Systems Lead,

Anne Merrill

Senior Project Manager,
Stanford Health Care

Phil Pennington

Global DCIM Lead & Solutions,
Architect, VMware

Jamie Saguindel

Data Center Manager,

Dean Nelson

Head of Uber Compute,

Trent Tanaka

Global AV Manager,

Dwain Christensen

Director of Workplace Strategies,
SAP, Palo Alto

JP Balajadia

Co-Founder; VP,

Carissa Clark

Data Center Facility Operations Electrical Engineer

Ralph Renne

Director of Workplace Resources – Real Estate and Facilities, Americas

Gary Backus

Manager of Safety & Security

Richard Donaldson

Director Infrastructure Management & Operations

Dan Hoffman

Corporate Real Estate Facilities Executive,
Nimble Storage

Christopher Rosario

Engineer – Facilities/IT and AV Project Manager,
Loma Linda University

Sarah Keller

Sr. Manager, Technical Procurement

Robin Weckessor

President & CEO,
a3 Workplace Strategies

Cities of the Future


In her keynote speech, technology futurist Shara Evans will share the latest insights on smart city initiatives that are being undertaken around the world, as well as her vision for “Cities of the Future”. With an emphasis on global, rather than US projects, Shara will describe cutting edge deployments such as robots doing maintenance on the Sydney Harbour Bridge and work being done in Europe to develop self-repairing cities. She’ll also talk about the collaboration between government, industry, start-ups and researchers that will be required to create a future that we want to live in.

In the software enabled world of the near future, robots as a service will be offered by innovators in a range of industries, autonomous vehicles + drones will communicate with each other and the cloud, all kinds of things will be 3D printed on demand, our homes will contain voice and gesture activated smart appliances, and humans will become increasingly integrated with the ‘net. Strap in: Shara’s speech will take you on a ride into the future.

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Join us for the 2017 TCC at the DoubleTree Hotel in San Jose

In the heart of Silicon Valley in vibrant San Jose, DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel San Jose is less than a half-mile from San Jose International Airport and 45 minutes from San Francisco International Airport (SFO). This location is just one hour south of San Francisco and north of Monterey/Carmel.

TCC Partners with Infrastructure Masons

Infrastructure Masons (IM) was established to provide infrastructure executives and technical professionals an independent forum to connect and contribute. IM was founded by Dean Nelson, a long time Infrastructure executive and industry contributor. Dean believes that by bringing professionals together they can focus their combined experience and expertise to advance the industry, develop their fellow masons, and empower business and personal use of the infrastructure to better the economy, the environment, and society. iMason was announced to the world on April 2, 2016, through Dean’s LinkedIN post, Are You A Mason?

IM consists of two Advisory Council’s made up of seasoned executives with global experience and responsibility. First, an End-User Advisory Council. This group is made up of 3rd Degree Master Level Infrastructure Masons who are responsible for some of the largest and progressive infrastructure portfolios in the world. Second, a Partner Advisory Council. Behind every End User is a long list of partners helping them succeed. The Partner Advisory Council was established to ensure the organization has a complete view of the industry and to create effective collaboration between providers and End Users. More information can be found on imasons.org.