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IT Leadership Strategies
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Oct. 26, 2017
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Nov. 30, 2017
Business Intelligence/Big Data/Analytics
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Data Breaches: Preparing and Responding
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Enterprise Risk/Security Management
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IT Leadership Strategies
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Enterprise Architecture Strategies
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Business Intelligence/Big Data/Analytics
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Data Breaches: Preparing and Responding
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IT Infrastructure/Operations Management (Data Center)
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Enterprise Risk/Security Management
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Enterprise Risk/Security Management
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July 11, 2018
Enterprise Architecture Strategies
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Sept. 6, 2018
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Enterprise Risk/Security Management
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Oct. 3, 2018
Enterprise Risk/Security Management
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Oct. 17, 2018
IT Leadership Strategies
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Oct. 25, 2018
Enterprise Architecture Strategies
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IT PMO/Portfolio Management
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Nov. 14, 2018
DR/BC - Resilient Infrastructure
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Nov. 29, 2018
Business Intelligence/Big Data/Analytics
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Dec. 6, 2018
Data Breaches: Preparing and Responding
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Conferences that solve current IT challenges

IT Infrastructure & Operations Management

Strategies to help IT best align operations and infrastructure management to business needs

July 10, 2014

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

IT departments are facing greater pressure make better use of their existing resources to help move the business forward. In this one day conference attendees will learn how to make sure their Infrastructure and Operations organizations are operating optimally.

What You Will Learn

In this one day conference attendees will learn:

  • Maximizing Business Value of IT Infrastructure and Operations Management

  • The Software Defined Data Center: Modernizing our Data Centers – Strategy and Approach

  • How to Leverage the Strategy & Approach of Big Cloud Providers for Maximum Value

  • Leveraging Flash Storage Advancements: How to Increase Efficiencies in the Data Center

  • Achieving Business Agility with DevOps and Automation

  • How to Run IT Operations Management Like a Business

Conference Program

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

Sumar

9:00am-10:00am

Maximizing Business Value of IT Infrastructure and Operations Management

Annur Sumar, Solutions Director, Concurrency; Microsoft Cloud & Data Center MVP

Optimizing infrastructure resources, streamlining operations and becoming a strategic business partner is what most IT Departments strive for. However, a key challenge that most are presented with is the need to be able to move out of firefighting mode and into a dynamic optimized workload so that they can work towards becoming that strategic business partner. This is not always an easy task. If properly strategized, streamlining key repeatable processes and aligning IT’s service delivery process can bring IT departments out of firefighting mode and lead them into a successful dynamically optimized IT infrastructure.

In this session attendees will learn:

  • The importance of building out an IT Service Catalog
  • What it takes to build out a centralized CMDB (Configuration Management Database)
  • The processes needed to streamline and automate Datacenter and Client operations
  • How to deliver IT as a Service (IT consumption by an end user through self-service)






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

Benson 

10:30am-11:30am

The Software Defined Data Center: Modernizing our Data Centers – Strategy and Approach

Patrick Benson, Systems Engineer, Atlantis Computing  

Ninety-nine point six percent of our history has been lived without computers. There have been several debates regarding the timeframe in which humans first walked the earth. If we were to assume that our dawn was 500,000 years ago, an estimate supported by numerous scientists, and then agree that the first mechanical computer was “the Analytical Engine,” created by Charles Babbage in 1837[i], we can begin to get an idea of how early we might be in the evolution of compute environments for Information Technology (IT).

In the last 176 years, we have advanced from mechanical difference engines to iPhones, Nike Fuel Bands, cloud computing, and the Sequoia Supercomputer[ii]. Along this journey, the data center has been forecasted to become the next utility. Many agree that data centers are at the foundation of our businesses. And with the recent advent of the abstraction of the physical layer of IT, we are moving into a virtual world where we can rapidly deploy and re-deploy compute and storage capacity with virtual devices.

However, many of us still have legacy environments and budget constraints. The promise of the Software Defined Data Center, or Programmable Data Center, is in the press almost daily. Yet, we have to manage our own journey to modernize our data centers in alignment with our business objectives and budgets, despite the hype and promise of the early market solutions. Let’s explore options to successfully plan for this journey to modernize our data centers in concert with our business priorities and IT budget realities.





McCanna 

11:30am-12:30pm

How to Leverage the Strategy & Approach of Big Cloud Providers for Maximum Value

Trisha McCanna, Director of Marketing, Coho Data

What can you learn from Big Cloud Providers that will help you get maximum value for your IT Infrastructure?

In this session, attendees will learn a framework to gain efficiencies in your environment based on foundations that Big Cloud Providers use.

Topics that will be covered include:

  • Introducing New Functionality and Efficiency
  • Improving Accessibility
  • How to Be More Disaster Resistant






12:30pm - 1:30pm Luncheon

 

 

1:30pm-2:30pm

Leveraging Flash Storage Advancements: How to Increase Efficiencies in the Data Center

Mike Chudzik, Systems Engineer, Pure Storage

In this session attendees will learn how to leverage the benefits of flash for the data center. The content will include different ways flash can be deployed, showing the pros and cons of different approaches, as well as the providing some examples of the operational benefits flash provides (e.g. power & cooling reduction, floor space savings).






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

Butt

3:00pm-4:00pm

Achieving Business Agility with DevOps and Automation

J.D. Butt, Vice President of Technology, Nexum

Its seems that the pace of change we are experiencing in the last several years, while mind blowing will only accelerate. Organizations are embracing this pace and must keep innovating at a rapid rate to survive. Providing agile processes and infrastructure are key to allowing IT to remove the barriers to innovation to allow business to not just grow but to survive.

Topics that will be covered include:

  • Understanding the shift in enterprise IT
  • Review of operational lessons learned in the past
  • Strategies to implement DevOps in your organization
  • Review of tools to assist in automating operations






Verceles

Severe

Phelan

Rocholl

4:00pm-5:00pm

How to Run IT Operations Like a Business

Moderator:
Nick Verceles, Regional Vice President, Windstream Communications
Panelists:
Jason Severe, VP IT Operations, The Inland Real Estate Group
John Phelan, VP, Global IT Operations, CommScope
Lawson Kelly, Vice President, IT Operations & Infrastructure, United Stationers
Bill Rocholl, SVP IT Operations, CCC Information Services
and other professionals from IT departments

In this session attendees will learn from enterprise IT operations and infrastructure management professionals as how they are delivering projects to enable business growth.





Conference Price: $279.00 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)², 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.