Executive Roundtable
Executive Roundtable

THANK YOU TECHNOLOGISTS

The first ever 3 Tree Tech-Exec Roundtable took place on October 29th to a sold-out group of tech executives from as local as Portland and Seattle to as far-away as Houston, Texas. Thank you to John Spiegel and everyone who participated!

Mount Everest
Mount Everest

Avoiding the Hillary Step

This roundtable will focus on automation and DevOps across your applications, your infrastructure, and your secure network. Our tech-exec roundtable will be led by John Spiegel, the director of Applications and Infrastructure of Columbia Sportswear. He will unpack how his team transformed Columbia Sportswear from a silo’d, disparate technology organization to a well-oiled, automated, and DevOps centric business.

Keynote Speaker

John Spiegel of Columbia Sportswear

Our 1st tech-exec roundtable was led by John Spiegel, the Director of Applications and Infrastructure of Columbia Sportswear. He unpacked how his team transformed Columbia Sportswear from a silo’d, disparate technology retail organization to a well-oiled, automated, and DevOps centric business.

Spiegel has 20 years of experience in Information Technology and Networking. He’s a forward-leading, big thinker with a passion for tranformative and cutting-edge technologies, such as SD-WAN and Cloud, which is why we had to have him for this executive roundtable.

John is a believer in the power of sharing and collaborating with other like-minded individuals to evolve this industry. Outside of work, his focus and energy is on family, brewing beer, Oregon Ducks and Green Bay Packers football, and he just completed a trip to Kenya with his family.

CLIMBING THE SD-WAN MOUNTAIN

Introduction to Avoiding the Hillary Step

Why SD-WAN?

Start With Your Organization

Watch Out for the Underlay

Automation

POC... A Lot!

Columbia's Evolution

Roundtable Panelists

Tech-Exec Leaders

We were also joined with three leaders to discuss the unique tech solutions John and his team leveraged to achieve extensive automation gains in a very competitive retail industry.

Josh Sordelet
Josh Sordelet
Senior Global Architect
Aaron Edwards
Aaron Edwards
Field CTO
Wes Wagner
Wes Wagner
Senior Enterprise Architect

The Technologies & The Leaders that Make 'Em Go

CloudGenix - Aaron Edwards

Palo Alto Prisma - Aaron Edwards & Sangam Manikkayam

Equinix - Josh Sordelet

Rackspace - Wes Wagner

Future Roundtables

Tech-Exec Ticket Giveaway

Sign up to be notified of our next 3 Tree Tech-Exec events in the future. Our next roundtable will feautre more CIO, CTO leaders, a closed-door Q&A session, and other surprises. For participants not local to Portland and participating in an in-person roundtable, 3 randomly chosen guests will have airfare and 2-nights hotel covered at no-charge. You may also email us at roundtable@3treetech.com.