Training: June 20–21, 2016
Tutorials: June 21, 2016
Keynotes & Sessions: June 22–23, 2016
Santa Clara, CA
Ron Vidal

Ron Vidal
Partner, Blackrock 3 Partners

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Ron Vidal is a partner at Blackrock 3 Partners, a leading incident management firm. Ron’s technology career spans 30 years as a senior executive in critical infrastructure including fiber optic and wireless telecommunications networks, data centers, electric power networks, and oil and gas facilities for Level 3 Communications, MFS Communications, UUNet Technologies, and Kiewit. Ron led teams on $19 billion of M&A transactions and $14 billion of public market financings. Ron managed Level 3’s executive response in New York City after the 9/11 World Trade Center terrorist attack and previously served on Mayor Dinkins’s NYC Task Force on Network Reliability. Ron is a technical peer reviewer for FEMA’s Assistance to Firefighters Grant program and has been a volunteer firefighter in four states. Ron is a member of two working groups on the California Cybersecurity Task Force.


3:30pm–5:00pm Tuesday, 06/21/2016
DevOps, First time at Velocity Santa Clara, Organizational optimization
Location: Ballroom CD Level: Non-technical
Rob Schnepp (Blackrock 3 Partners), Chris Hawley (Blackrock 3 Partners), Ron Vidal (Blackrock 3 Partners)
Average rating: ****.
(4.83, 12 ratings)
The Incident Management System (IMS) has been battle tested by the American Fire Service for over 40 years across fires, rescues, hazardous materials incidents, and every other type of emergency. Rob Schnepp, Chris Hawley, and Ron Vidal explain how they adapted IMS for IT and offer an early look at content from Incident Management for IT Operations, their upcoming book from O’Reilly Media. Read more.