Console Connect LIVE 2015 Includes Leading Speakers and Prime Sponsors

Data Centers, Networks and Cloud Influencers to Gather on September 9th in San Francisco

consoleSANTA CLARA, CA – September 8, 2015Console Inc., the enterprise software and interconnection company that is changing the way organizations connect to their customers, vendors, and partners, today announced its lineup of speakers and sponsors for Console Connect Live 2015 (CCL2015), taking place at the Nob Hill Masonic Center in San Francisco on September 9, 2015. With several of the industry’s top data center, network and cloud influencers, this event will present riveting enterprise discussions.

CCL2015 is a one-day event that will mark the unveiling of the game-changing Console™ platform, which provides enterprises with a secure, simple and faster way to bypass the public Internet and directly connect with their business-critical partners.  The morning sessions will kick-off by first touching on the security and performance challenges faced by enterprises and will include presentations by the company’s CEO, Al Burgio.  The platform and technology unveiling will be led by the company’s Chief Technology Officer, Paul Gampe.

The event features a keynote delivered by Laks Prabhala, the Chief Information Systems Security Officer for the U.S. Department of Justice and former Senior Architect for FINRA (NASD) and Software Development Manager for Verisign, followed by educational panels including: Direct Connect to Cloud Compute, Storage and SaaS; Drivers and Challenges; Market Demand for Direct Connect: The Importance of Fostering Ecosystem and DDoS, Blackholing; and Network Hijacking: The Reality of Today’s Public Internet.  Panelists include thought-leaders from enterprises, SaaS, content and Cloud providers:

  • Greg Schwimer, Chief Technology Officer, 7e7 LLC
  • Jim Davis, Senior Analyst, 451 Research
  • Matthew Lehwess, Solutions Architect, Amazon Web Services
  • Erik Klavon, Staff Network Engineer, Box
  • Jay Adelson, General Partner, Center Electric, and Founder, Equinix
  • Avi Freedman, Co-founder and CEO, Kentik
  • Zaid Ali Kahn, Director, Global Infrastructure Architecture and Strategy at LinkedIn
  • Kevin Lopez, Worldwide Business Development Manager for Microsoft
  • Dave Burns, VP of Network Technology, QTS Data Centers
  • Sam Curtis, Partner, Rack59
  • Tim Nicols, VP of Business Development, Raging Wire
  • Chris Orlando, Co-founder & CSMO, ScaleMatrix
  • Sunny Kumar, Chief Commercial Officer, SummitIG
  • Craig McKesson, Executive Vice President Colocation and Cloud Solutions, T5 Data Centers
  • Tim Van Herck, Director Technical Marketing, VeloCloud Networks
  • Tyler Coates, Director, Ethernet Product Management, Zayo Group
  • Shafiek Peck Lead Network Engineer, Zendesk

Additionally, CCL2015 will introduce the initial members of the Console Partner Programs.

“Internet network hijacking, Internet congestion and Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks are major connectivity concerns for today’s enterprises, but they have met their match with the disruptive Console platform,” states Burgio.  “By allowing bypass of the public Internet and these inherent obstacles, Console will provide organizations with a private, simple, and faster way to directly connect to their mission-critical business applications, customers and partners for optimal security and performance.”

Prime sponsors of CCL2015 include:  910 Telecom, a Denver-based carrier-neutral telecom hotel; BTI Systems, a market-leading provider of cloud and metro networking software and systems to colocation, content and service providers around the world; Fedora, an open source software community for members around the globe;  Hurricane Electric, a global IPv4 and IPv6 network provider;  Kentik,  an automated SaaS-based, big data service for network visibility, DDoS detection and infrastructure optimization; Netelligent Hosting Services, a Canadian-based hosting and colocation provider; ScaleMatrix, an operator of innovative high-density data centers providing connected services for a hybrid world, SummitIG, a Northern Virginia-based dark fiber provider connecting data centers; and T5 Data Centers, innovators in providing state-of-the-art, customizable and highly reliable computing support environments.

A cocktail reception and musical performance by “The Packets,” featuring Steve Ginsberg, Chief Information Officer of Pandora, will close out the evening.

To view the full CCL2015 agenda and for inquiries regarding event registration and sponsorships, please visit

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About Console Inc.

Console Inc., an IIX company, was founded to change the way enterprises connect to their customers, vendors, and partners. Console’s enterprise software and interconnection platform enables both network-to-network and enterprise-to-enterprise collaboration globally. The Console platform provides enhanced network security, improved performance, and faster business-to-business direct connect. For more information about the Console Early Access Program, visit
IIX Inc. is headquartered in Silicon Valley, California.  In March 2015, IIX acquired IX Reach Limited, further expanding its global interconnection footprint into more than 150 Points of Presence (PoPs) across North America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East.  IIX is privately held and backed by New Enterprise Associates (NEA) and DOT Capital.

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