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Wednesday, September 19th
BYOD – Bring Your Own Device

5;30--8:30pm, Dinner Event at the Marriott Residence Inn, Bellevue

Are all the issues surrounding the myriad new devices in the workplace have you thinking that you could use a stiff one? IT and business executives are grappling with a variety of issues related to this rapid shift in equipment provisioning.

Our panel will present an overview of the landscape as it exists today and provide their insight on what lies ahead. Expect to hear about equipment stipends, data security, lost devices, employee terminations and help desk support. Significant time will be reserved questions from the audience.

This will be an informative evening that you will not want to miss!


Dennis Grant
Associate Director, Infrastructure Architecture and Engineering - Russell Investments

Dennis and his team are responsible for Global Infrastructure Architecture which involves establishing and implementing the overall technology strategy.  Dennis is responsible for ensuring that Russell’s technology environment meets the current and future operational needs of Russell associates and clients. He is also responsible for leading research of emerging technologies to deliver scale, flexibility and performance in a cost effective and controlled manner in a highly regulated environment. Dennis joined Russell in 2001 after working for Providence Health & Services for 15 years. 

Brad King
General Manager - Airopath, Inc.

Brad King is Managing Director at Airopath, Inc. Airopath was founded by Brad as one of the Evergreen Companies in May 2008. Under Brad’s leadership, Airopath has grown to become the most knowledgeable wireless consulting and mobile solutions integrator in the western US. Airopath specializes in Cisco Mobility and Cisco Mobile Security solutions. Brad was formerly VP of Wireless Services at NetVersant, Inc.  and is a graduate Western Washington University with a BA in Business Administration and Accounting.

Jason Grant
Mobility Specialist - Cisco Systems, Inc.

Jason Grant is a Mobility Specialist at Cisco Systems, the market leader in wired and wireless access solutions. Jason has been with Cisco since 2000 and has worked to build mobility and security solutions for some of the largest companies in the West. Jason's current focus is helping small and medium businesses define strategy, policy, and infrastructure to support the growing number of handheld mobile devices being used by employees and guests.

Thank you to our September sponsor:  Quest Software!
Critical IT systems can be complicated and expensive to manage. That’s why Quest creates simple-to-use, innovative IT management software that saves time and money across physical, virtual and cloud environments.  
Established in 1987, Quest is a global software company offering a broad and deep selection of products that target common IT challenges. It’s not just what our products do that’s helpful – it’s that they do so many things the platform vendors don’t.  
For more information, visit or on LinkedIn at

(Note: the registration process starts out with a trick question, "How many people (including yourself) are you registering?" Please answer "1" even if you are registering yourself and a guest. Makes NO sense but it will keep you from being double charged!)

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