Enjoy a cup of coffee while catching up with your IT-professional peers and visiting with our vendors, before beginning your day of education and networking.
User expectation around mobility in the enterprise is changing dramatically. Fueled by consumerization of IT, BYOD, and new standards such as 802.11ac, the conventional approach to deploying Wi-Fi is not up to the task. Recent developments in cloud control and network virtualization are opening up a whole new approach to the deployment of Wi-Fi. In this session, ADTRAN will explore how cloud wireless is changing the economics of Wi-Fi and offering a much more flexible deployment model for today’s mobile organization.
Web-scale companies such as Facebook and Google threw away the playbook when designing their infrastructure using software-defined storage and hyper-convergence. Nutanix marries these technologies with enterprise functionality on hyper-converged infrastructure to production environments to deliver real TCO, scalability and operational benefits today.
Join us for a close-up look at datacenter trends and the Nutanix hyper-converged platform with web-scale technologies for virtualized workloads, such as enterprise applications, desktop virtualization/EUC, private cloud, and big data. We’ll cover the Nutanix web-scale architecture and how it is changing datacenter operations through leading performance, intuitive management, seamless scaling, and deep integration with the virtualization stack.
Optimizing user mobile experience requires more than high speed Wi-Fi. IT professionals are facing challenges of capacity, flexibility, security, privacy, and visibility as they evaluate complex combinations of WLAN standards, management, and new technology like MU-MIMO. This session covers 802.11ac and upcoming WLAN standards, iBeacons, and building robust wireless networks.
Join your IT peers for a complimentary luncheon including assorted sandwiches, salads, and dessert. This is a perfect opportunity to interact with other technology professionals in a relaxed environment.
With over 25 years of experience in the IT industry, Todd Martin has spent nearly two decades working directly for top manufacturers such as IBM, NetApp, and Cisco. During the height of the collocation industry growth in the early 2000s, he worked at Exodus and LoudCloud. Today, Todd is a valued consulting engineer with Advanced Systems Group (ASG), where he focuses on architecting data center solutions for virtualized and converged systems.
Chuck is an award winning program leader and US Army Veteran. In his current role, he is leading a highly skilled team of technology professionals, and multiple vendors to design, deploy, and operate BDA LLC’s global technology infrastructure.
Chuck and his team are currently managing a variety of complex projects and programs at BDA, which include: Cybersecurity, Disaster Preparedness, Data Center Migration and Optimization, Cloud and On-Line Services Migrations, and Network Optimization.
During his career, Chuck has held various leadership and technical positions with Kaiser Permanente, Washington Mutual Bank (JPMorgan Chase), IBM Global Services, The Boeing Company, and the US Army.
During his active duty assignments as a Chief Warrant Officer in the US Army Signal Corps, Chuck was responsible for telecommunications and network operations, and communications security. He is a 2-tour Vietnam Veteran.
Chuck holds an MS degree in Computer Information Systems from Boston University, and a BS degree from Excelsior College. He is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP).
Chuck is married and lives in the Seattle Area with his wife Kim.
2014 has been called “The Year of the Mega-breach”, and current trends indicate 2015 may be “The Year of the Super Mega-breach”. Business and technology leaders across America were shocked at both the aggressiveness of the attack and the magnitude of impact during the unprecedented breach at Sony Pictures last December, and we were barely into the New Year when another major breach at Anthem Blue Cross occurred. The threat level across America remains high, and SMBs are particularly at risk. During this presentation I will provide a summary of recent assessments of the current threat environment, and discuss both the risk and the consequences of data breaches at SMB organizations. I will also share a Cybersecurity Remediation Framework that works well for small to medium sized organizations.
Andy Rivers is an instructor and lead advisor at Beyond20. Andy has worked in IT for over 15 years, and has extensive experience in the Higher Education arena. Before joining the Beyond20 team, Andy was the Associate CIO for University of Tennessee, where he was responsible for implementing statewide projects and initiatives for the university’s four campuses and three institutes. Andy holds a Bachelors Degree in MIS & a Masters Degree in Telecommunications System Management (TSM), with a variety of IT certifications including ITIL Expert and Certified Scrum Master.
William (Bill) Kehoe has served as the Chief Information Officer (CIO) for King County, Washington and the Department Director of King County Information Technology (KCIT) since August of 2010. Bill is responsible for a department of approximately 450 Information Technology professionals in KCIT with an operating budget of $76M and has responsibility for and chairs the IT Governance and Project Oversight committees in King County. The major initiatives initiated by Bill and his team include: the consolidation of the Executive Branch IT staff and budget into KCIT in July 2011, help desk consolidation of multiple executive help desks to a single King County help desk, the full implementation of a IT service catalog and associated rates, and the implementation of the 2013 - 2014 KCIT budget solely on customer demand and revenue associated with the external customer services and rates.
As a special thank you to all of our guests at The IT Summit, our sponsors have arranged for a prize drawing for you, our valued supporters. The prizes are different at every conference, but in the past have included items such as iPods, golf clubs, sporting event tickets, and eReaders.