Conferences that solve current IT challenges
IT Infrastructure & Operations Management
Strategies to help IT best align operations and infrastructure management to business needs
November 9, 2011
7 CPE / 0.7 CEU / CISSP / 7 PDU Credits Awarded
Conference location: Donald E. Stephens Convention Center Rosemont (O'Hare) Illinois
What You Will Learn
In this one day conference attendees will learn:
ITIL and Process Improvement
Managing Exponential Data Growth
The Impact of Mobility
How to Modernize Your Data Center
How to Build an Infrastructure Cost Model
How to Change the Culture of Infrastructure and Operations
8:00am - 9:00am - Registration and Continental Breakfast
How to Build a Framework for IT Infrastructure and Operational Excellence
David Wright, Senior Manager, IT, Comcast Cable
In order to achieve IT Infrastructure and Operational Excellence IT organizations needs to build a solid framework as a foundation to help move forward.
In this session attendees will learn:
- How to build a maturity model that evaluates dimensions of people, process, technology and business issues
- How to correlate these items to business value
- How each step forward leads to increased enterprise value
- How to determine ROI of each dimension
10:00am -10:30am - Refreshment Break
How to Leverage Cloud Computing for Business & Operational Benefit
Brett Goodwin, Vice President of Marketing & Business Development, Skytap
Cloud computing is as much of a business decision as it is an IT decision. Some may argue that this disruptive technology has greater business benefit than IT benefit. Either way, leveraging cloud computing effectively can lead to significant business and operational benefit.
In this session attendees will learn how to leverage cloud computing to:
- Gain competitive advantage for the enterprise
- Align IT with business goals
- Increase scalability and flexibility
- Leverage extended investments in legacy applications and systems
- Achieve faster time-to-market
- Improve customer relations
How to Build an Infrastructure Cost Model
Justin Mescher, Chief Technology Officer, Integrated Data Storage
Many IT organizations can gain efficiencies by
leveraging an infrastructure cost model.
Unfortunately, many of these organizations do
not know where to start.
In this session attendees will learn how to:
12:30pm - 1:30pm Luncheon
Best Practices to Modernize Your Data Center
Andres Rodriguez, CEO & Founder, Nasuni
Data Centers and Operations Managers are
constantly being challenged to deliver a more
efficient infrastructure to support the mission
critical applications of the enterprise.
Due to the changing needs of the industry, the enterprise, and users’ needs, the data center needs to be flexible enough to adapt.
In this session attendees will learn how to build a framework to support modernization.
From this framework attendees will learn how to:
- Handle power issues
- Deal with emerging concepts of fabric computing with integration of server, storage and network systems
- Environmental planning
- Location issues
- When to upgrade and how often
2:30pm - 3:00pm - Refreshment Break
How to Manage the Effect of Mobility on IT Operations
Chris Ellerman, Systems Engineering Manager, Meru Networks
Consumerization of IT, Collaboration, Unified
Communications are all changing our levels of
communication and productivity. At the same
time, it poses both challenges and opportunities
for IT operations and management.
In this session attendees will learn how to adapt their operations to support the mobile workforce.
Topics that will be covered include:
- How to support users changing needs
- How to prepare for the next generation of users ‘the millennials
- How these changes will impact the responsibilities of operations management
- How it will affect our reach to customers, suppliers and partners
Avoiding the Pitfalls to IT Operations Management Success
Moderator: David Klauser, BDM, OnX Enterprise
Panelists will include:
Annur Sumar, Vice President-IT, Duff & Phelps
Nick Schmidt, Senior Manager, IT, CDW
Todd Covert, Infrastructure Services, IT Manager, Compliance and Security, Baxter Healthcare
Andrew London, DMS Architect, Firmwide Technology Solutions, Kirkland & Ellis LLP
Tony Stauffer, Enterprise Architecture, Navistar
and other IT infrastructure and operations management professionals from IT departments
In this session attendees will learn from
enterprise IT operations and infrastructure
management professionals as how they are
avoiding pitfalls to achieve IT operations
In this session attendees will learn from enterprise IT operations and infrastructure management professionals as how they are avoiding pitfalls to achieve IT operations success.
Each attendee will receive a certificate awarding 7 CPE credits for CISSP continuing education, in addition to 0.7 CEUs and 7 PDUs. CISSP is a registered certification mark of (ISC)², Inc.
As is always the case at CAMP IT Conferences events, the talks will not include
product presentations. During the continental breakfast,
coffee breaks, and the luncheon break you will have the opportunity
to informally meet representatives from the following sponsoring
companies, who have solutions in the area of the conference.