Conferences that solve current IT challenges

Cloud Computing Strategies

Strategies to help protect and recover your organization's most critical data

September 24, 2012

9:00am-5:00pm

7 CPE / 0.7 CEU / CISSP / 7 PDU Credits Awarded

Bios

Conference location: Donald E. Stephens Convention Center Rosemont (O'Hare) Illinois

Overview

Cloud computing can offer enterprises many benefits in terms of financial savings, scale, management and flexibility. At the same time there are other issues that present themselves in a cloud environment including security, compliance, data location, data availability and a host of others.

What You Will Learn

In this one day conference attendees will learn:

  • Where to Get Started – How to Dip Your Toe Into the Cloud

  • Hybrid Cloud: How to Build and Integrate the Best of Both Worlds

  • Cloud Performance: Strategies for Managing and Measuring Application Performance in the Cloud

  • Cloud Computing: Tips for Handling Regulatory Compliance Issues

  • Cloud Security: How to Manage the Risk When Utilizing Cloud Computing

  • Pitfall Avoidance: Lessons Learned from IT Departments Who Have Moved to the Cloud

Conference Program

8:00am - 9:00am - Registration and Continental Breakfast

Weinstein

9:00am-10:00am

Where to Get Started – How to Dip Your Toe Into the Cloud

Glenn Weinstein, CIO, Appirio

Cloud computing represents a huge shift for enterprise IT organizations to addressing the many challenges that they are currently faced with. In order to capitalize on the many promises of cloud computing, organizations needs to develop the right strategy that fits their organization’s specific needs.

In this session attendees will learn:

  • How to determine what the current offerings are in the marketplace and how they fit with your needs (IaaS, PaaS, SaaS, MaaS XaaS)
  • How to get started on a strategy to deliver these critical benefits, at a pace that suits your goals
  • How to evaluate which applications should be kept internal versus which should be available through the cloud
  • Differences between building their own internal private cloud versus outsourcing to an external provider
  • How to understand how the roles and responsibilities of IT will change
  • How to evaluate cloud providers
  • How to set expectations with business users
  • Pitfalls to avoid in your strategy

10:00am -10:30am - Refreshment Break

Goodwin

10:30am-11:30am

Hybrid Cloud: How to Build and Integrate the Best of Both Worlds

Brett Goodwin, Vice President of Marketing & Business Development, Skytap

After setting your cloud strategy, how do you go about building your cloud? What are the benefits of a hybrid approach?

In this session attendees will learn how to :

  • Plan, design, deliver, and optimize a responsible, reliable, and mission-critical cloud with public and private services
  • Integrate with your existing architecture
  • Leverage current architectural resources
  • Determine what additional resources are needed
  • Leverage solutions to deliver CapEx, OpEx, margin, and competitive benefits for your business
  • How to calculate baseline metrics for business intelligence
  • How other IT organizations are helping to make business decisions for the extended enterprise
  • How to make processes more agile with BI

Teeft

11:30am-12:30pm

Cloud Performance: Strategies for Managing and Measuring Application Performance in the Cloud

Christian Teeft, Vice President, Engineering, Latisys

Despite the compelling business benefits of cloud computing, companies are becoming increasingly concerned about application performance in the cloud. A recent study found that 58% of organizations are slowing or hesitating their adoption of cloud-based applications because of performance concerns. This is understandable given the dramatic impact that poor performance can have in terms of lost revenue and lack of user adoption, but can you really afford to wait for the tremendous business benefits promised by cloud computing? This session will outline the key issues that need to be addressed in managing the performance of these “borderless” applications, and present a new approach that mitigates the performance risks without jeopardizing the business benefits.

In this session attendees will learn how to:

  • Capitalize on the lessons learned and the best practices in building the next generation of borderless applications
  • Make sense of historical performance and availability issues
  • Understand performance metrics
  • Put together a working plan to handle potential cloud performance issues

12:30pm - 1:30pm Luncheon

Zoline

1:30pm-2:30pm

Cloud Computing: Tips for Handling Regulatory Compliance Issues

Kenneth Zoline, Global Security Program Manager, IBM Global Technology

Cloud computing is very appealing for many different types of organizations due to its simplicity of operation, deployment and licensing options. However, before leaping into the cloud, enterprises need to think through the variety of regulatory compliance challenges that will confront them.
In this session, attendees will learn strategies and tactics for dealing with:

  • Data location
  • SOC1 (SSAE16), SOC2 (SSAE10-14), SOC3 (SysTrust/WebTrust)
  • Multi-tenancy and de-provisioning
  • SLAs and how to increase your level of comfort
  • How to calculate baseline metrics for business intelligence
  • How to increase visibility to the users as to what is occurring

2:30pm - 3:00pm - Refreshment Break

Zoline

3:00pm-4:00pm

Cloud Security: How to Manage the Risk When Utilizing Cloud Computing

Kenneth Zoline, Global Security Program Manager, IBM Global Technology

Many organizations are looking to dashboards to help them manage their business more effectively. One question that everyone eventually asks is, "What KPIs should I include in my dashboard for cloud computing?" Ken will answer this question by addressing the fundamental challenge of cloud computing, namely risk management.

What questions should you be asking potential cloud providers? What controls are needed to make cloud computing safer? How should you modify your security and risk procedures?

In this session attendees will learn how to adjust their security/risk programs to account for the following areas:    

  • Protecting Customer Data in the Cloud
  • Managing Identities and Authentication
  • Abuse and Misuse of Cloud Computing
  • Insider Threats and Social Engineering
  • Insecure APIs and Service Interfaces
  • Service and Account Hijacking
  • Shared Technology Issues
  • Data Loss and Leakage
  • Other Surprising Risks

Roseman

Barkat

Hubbard

4:00pm-5:00pm

Pitfall Avoidance: Lessons Learned from IT Departments Who Have Moved to the Cloud

Moderator:
Dave Wollnik, Enterprise Director, Code42
Panelists:
Jeff Roseman, Director Information Technology, Accretive Solutions
Sufel Barkat, Global Finance ERP Executive, GE Healthcare
Greg Hubbard, Executive Director of Technology, Cengage Learning
as well as other professionals from IT departments sharing experiences and lessons learned.

In this session, attendees will learn from IT leaders who have migrated elements of their applications and infrastructure to the cloud.

Content that will be covered includes:

  • What prompted them to make the decision?
  • How has this organization become more agile?
  • What pitfalls should you avoid?
  • How have they articulated the benefits to management?
  • Have their companies become more eco-friendly because of this?
  • Where have they reinvested the financial savings from the cloud?

Conference Price: $259.00 per person


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)˛, Inc.

Exhibits

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.