Outlier Award

The Trace3 Outlier Award honors individuals who consistently deliver dynamic innovation and outstanding leadership in the field of information technology.
2016 Outlier Award Winner
Outlier Lifetime Achievement Award Winner
2016 Outlier Award
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Evolve Main Stage Highlights

Showcasing cutting edge technology and dynamic business leaders in the IT landscape.


Apple Co-Founder / Primary Data - Chief Scientist


Author, Speaker, and CEO of THIS Inc.


CEO - Trace3
Frank Palase

Frank Palase

SVP of Strategy and Innovation DirecTV

The unexpected parallels between engineers and professional artists and how they must rely on creative insights to realize their vision and solve tough problems.

Chris Laping

Chris Laping

People Before Things

Change is not an end user problem. Change is a leadership problem. See what Chris has to say on the art of Organizational Change Management.

Chad Cardenas

Chad Cardenas


The collective success of customers, the venture capital firms, and start-ups was born out of a collective mutual investment.

Hayes Drumwright

Hayes Drumwright

Founder /CEO

How to get at the underlying truth from the common voice, not just listening to the most vocal people who always tell you what you want to hear.

Julie Elkstrom

Julie Elkstrom

Senior Vice President
IDG Enterprise

Julie shares the key disruptors that are shaping the market, what it takes to drive digital innovation and the state of the CIO.

Tony Bushell

Tony Bushell

Executive Vice President, Engineering Trace3

What does the future landscape of IT look like and what is Trace3 doing to prepare for change? Listening to clients and leveraging foundational success is the beginning.

Dr. Katy Ring

Dr. Katy Ring

Research Director
451 Research

The Cloud has become the most crucial change agent for digital business transformation. How can we can clear the roadblock to allow for a true cloud evolution?

Tom Frangione

Tom Frangione

Greylock Partners

An insider's view of the inner workings of the Venture Capital community of Silicon Valley and the state of the technology sector.

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