Zenoss Inc., the leader in Software-Defined IT Operations™, recently declared Mark Schwartz, enterprise strategist, and evangelist at Amazon Web Services Inc. (AWS), as a keynote speaker for GalaxZ18 — the fourth annual Zenoss user conference, to be held June 20-22, 2018, at the JW Marriott in the Live Monitoring Capital of the World, Austin, Texas.
Schwartz joined AWS in July 2017. In this role, he works with enterprise technology executives to share experiences and strategies for increasing speed and agility with the cloud while devoting more of their resources to their customers.
Schwartz has extensive experience as an IT leader in government, the private sector, and the nonprofit world, in addition to with organizations ranging in size from small startups to enormous agencies. Before joining AWS, he was chief information officer (CIO) of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) for the Department of Homeland Security. There, he led a large digital transformation effort — moving the agency to the cloud, introducing and refining DevOps and Agile techniques, and adopting user-centric design approaches.
“Through his work at USCIS, Mark developed a reputation for capably leading the transformation in organizations that are resistant to change, obsessed with security, subject to considerable regulation and oversight, and deeply bureaucratic,” said Megan Lueders, vice president of marketing at Zenoss. “We are thrilled to have him represent AWS at GalaxZ18 and share his insights about digital transformation strategies in the most complex IT environments.”
Before USCIS, Schwartz was CIO of Intrax Cultural Exchange, a leader in global youth exchange programs, and CEO of a software company. He is the author of “The Art of Business Value and a Seat at the Table: IT Leadership in the Age of Agility” and speaks at conferences internationally on such subjects as DevOps, leading change, driving innovation in IT, and managing agility in bureaucratic organizations. He has been recognized as a Computerworld Premier IT Leader and received awards for Leadership in Technology Innovation, the Federal 100 IT Leaders, and a CIO Magazine 100 award. Schwartz holds both a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree from Yale University and an MBA from Wharton.
Schwartz will present at GalaxZ18 Thursday, June 21, 2018.
The GalaxZ18 conference is centered around practical sessions that assist customers get the most from their day-to-day use of the Zenoss solution to achieve their digital transformation aims. The 2018 conference highlights include:
Industry-leading speakers from dynamic organizations such as Rackspace, Cisco, MD Anderson Cancer Center, NWN Corporation and more across IT Ops, DevOps and network administration
Insight on strategies for enabling business through improved IT service health in hybrid IT environments
The most recent best practices from Zenoss subject matter experts
Instructor-led hands-on technical training courses and certifications
The annual Z Awards, which recognize exceptional innovation, leadership and collaboration