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As your security solutions integrator, Optiv wants you to be a part of something big!

Please join us for OptivCon Phoenix (formerly “ES3”), a local, exclusive one-day summit where you’ll learn how to reduce enterprise risk and realize stronger, simpler and less costly cybersecurity programs. This complimentary event gives you the ability to connect with your peers and other industry experts to learn how to address some of your biggest cybersecurity concerns, and hear about the latest trends. It includes keynote presentations, breakout sessions, and 1:1 access to some of the best and brightest minds in the cybersecurity industry.

OptivCon also offers:
  • –Partner Expo with representatives from leading security tech companies
  • –After-hours networking event
  • –Six continuing education credits

Don’t miss out on one of the best cybersecurity conferences of the year. Reserve your seat today!




Morning Keynote: Joe Vadakkan

Joe Vadakkan brings more than 18 years of Global Infrastructure Architecture & Security experience, focusing on all aspects of cyber & data security to his role Global Practice Leader, Cloud Security for Optiv. Vadakkan serves as a trusted advisor to his clients and peers within the industry. He focuses on understanding business needs, security risks and ever-evolving technology landscape in the areas of cyber digital transformation (CDx) which includes Secure Cloud, Data Analytics & Automation to help guide his organizations through the process of defining and maturing their security programs. Vadakkan is a highly skilled communicator with the ability to work at all levels of the business.

Vadakkan’s expertise in information security and IT infrastructure spans public and private sector companies across diverse industries including Aerospace & Defense, Software Development, Finance & Insurance, Healthcare, Transportation Logistics, Retail, Government and Consulting.

Prior to his role at Optiv, Vadakkan has worked and consulted at various fortune 500 organizations ranging from Healthcare startup focusing on secure architecture solutions for 100’s of clients in public cloud, building large scale ITO portfolio solutions for Big10 IT service providers, designing secure public cloud for Iaas & SaaS consumption for Top 5 public cloud service provider & Architecting/Implementing private cloud for Gov & Defense Programs. Vadakkan has also held security clearances.


Featured Keynote: Chris Tarbell

Former FBI special agent Christopher Tarbell is one of the most successful cybersecurity law enforcement officials of all time–so successful, in fact, that books and movies are being made about his legendary career. Dubbed “the Eliot Ness of online crime” by Newsweek, he is the man responsible for infiltrating the hacker group Anonymous and taking down the notorious dark web drug trafficking site Silk Road, called “the most sophisticated and extensive criminal marketplace on the Internet.” He led the tracking and arrest of two of the most infamous figures in cyberspace: Sabu, who was at one point the most influential hacker in the world, and Dread Pirate Roberts, who was later convicted for his involvement with Silk Road.

With 17 years in law enforcement–including time in the FBI’s preeminent cyber crime squad–and extremely rare insight into the minds of the hacker community, Tarbell is the nation’s preeminent voice on cyber security, and the man that gives even the most notorious cybercriminals nightmares.

OptivCon After Party

Continue the fun at the Optiv After Party! From 4:30pm - 6:00pm outside on the Terrace Court, enjoy complimentary cocktails and hors d'oeuvres while you mingle with your peers and event speakers.


Frequently Asked Questions

Is there a fee to participate?

No, OptivCon is a complimentary event.

How do I earn CPEs for attending?

Attendees will be asked to sign in with their (ISC)2 member number at the registration desk during the event. Optiv will submit 6 CPE credits directly to (ISC)2 for attendees. If a certificate is required for an organization other than (ISC)2, Optiv will provide one upon request.

What time should I arrive at the event?

Vendor exhibits, registration and breakfast open at 8:00 a.m. The morning keynote begins promptly at 9:00 a.m.

Do I have to choose a breakout track?

We ask all registrants to choose a breakout track of interest. Optiv doesn't require that you attend only sessions in that breakout track. Please attend any sessions that are of interest to you.

What can I expect from the breakout sessions?

These sessions will focus around the overarching topics of compliance, operational efficiency and risk management.


Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Gainey Ranch 

7500 E Doubletree Ranch Rd.
Scottsdale, AZ 85258

About the Venue

Set amidst flowering cactus and framed against the majestic McDowell Mountains, our Arizona destination resort is surrounded by adventures and miles from the ordinary. Splash into our 2.5-acre water playground complete with a sand beach and 3-story, high speed waterslide, learn key golf techniques from a professional, enjoy to your favorite music with live nightly entertainment or relax in Spa Avania’s Himalayan Salt Room. From romantic dinners and gondola rides to activities for your entire family, experience the luxury amenities that define our Scottsdale resort and spa.

Parking Info

Complimentary self parking will be available for all OptivCon attendees. Please request a parking voucher from an Optiv representative.

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