Control is the only show in town for people who are fanatical about the resiliency and recoverability of their businesses data. This high energy virtual event is designed for users of IBM Spectrum Protect and Protect Plus, with the aim to educate and entertain.

This year’s event will focus on the hot and trending topic: Cyber Resilience. So, if you want to get the skinny on how cyber-crime is evolving and how you can use your existing IBM tools along with Predatar's Orchestration Platform to fight back, Control 21 is the place to be.

But hey, we know your time is valuable! That’s why Control is made up of short and impactful 20-minute sessions. All sessions will be hosted by leading experts in the field, and pioneers of the cyber resiliency movement.

Control will be broadcast globally over 3 hours giving you the ability to drop in and out and only watch the sessions that interest you most.

So, check out the agenda below to see what sessions will work for you. we look forward to seeing you there.
Wed, Oct 20, 2021 · 15:00 BST (GMT +1:00)
  • Welcome to Control 21 | 10:00 EST
  • Ransomware: A first hand account | 10:10 EST
  • Keynote: Welcome to the Darkside | 10:25 EST
  • The future of data resilience with IBM | 10:45 EST
  • Cyber Crime: It is time to fight back | 11:05 EST
  • Boost your cyber resilience with IBM partners | 11:30 EST
  • IBM’s vision for Spectrum Protect | 11:50 EST
  • Spectrum Protect World Championships | 12:20 EST
  • Control 21 Wrap Up | 12:55 EST
  • Close | 13:00 EST
Jamie Woodruff
Ethical Hacker
Jamie Woodruff, Europe's number 1 ethical hacker delivers thought-provoking security keynotes using his experience as an ethical hacker to prove how vulnerable and naive businesses still are when it comes to security.
Eric Herzog
IBM Chief Marketing Officer & VP of Global Storage
Strong technology marketing and sales executive with exceptional experience and track record marketing software and system solutions. Expertise in storage systems and software, cloud computing, converged infrastructure, and storage defined software spanning OEM, channel, and end user market segments. Consistently exceeds P&L targets, while delivering programs on time and on budget.
Harley Puckett
Program Director IBM Spectrum Protect Development
With over 25 years IT industry experience including 14 years software development and people management and over 14 years experience in storage management. Harley is responsible for the direction of both IBM Spectrum Protect and Spectrum Protect Plus.
Steve Kenniston
The Storage Alchemist
A legend of IBM. Steve is the guy that knows about #data, #backup, #storage, #dataprotection, and #cyberresilience.
Shaun Anderson
ConvergeOne Snr Solutions Specialist
Michael has more than 15 years of experience in computer hardware, software and services, as well as a telecom background — allowing him to see both side of the business and develop more effective solutions. “I really enjoy applying my experience to helping businesses solve a specific problem and become more efficient in the process.”
Ken Beckman
Predatar VP of Sales
With over 20 years of experience with IBM data protection solutions, my goal is to help customers achieve the most out of their investment with IBM Spectrum Protect and protect their data. My approach begins with listening to what is important, as well as the environment challenges that are impacting their ability to achieve success. I enjoy and value the relationships that transpire through helping others be successful and accomplishing their goals.
Rick Norgate
Predatar Managing Director
Passionate, driven and extremely innovative business leader with 20 years’ experience in the software & services industry. Absolutely driven by strong culture, good customer experience and delivering business growth.
Al MacKenzie
Predatar CEO & Founder
Alistair is the Founder and CEO of Predatar. Having trained as a Mechanical Engineer at the University of Birmingham in the UK, Alistair failed in his quest to become an oil explorer and instead, has spent most of his career working within the IT channel space and has successfully founded two technology businesses. Alistair currently spends most of his time working with businesses to help them improve the cyber resilience and recovery of their business data.