Conferences that solve current IT challenges

IT Infrastructure / Operations Management 
(Data Center) Strategies

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

Strategies and tactics to help make the crucial decisions regarding data center efficiencies and modernization

March 17, 2016

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

Given the disruption taking place in the industry, data center professionals are under constant pressure to ensure that their data centers are performing optimally while at the same time delivering increased value to the business.

What You Will Learn

In this one day conference attendees will learn:

  • Maximizing Business Value of IT Infrastructure Through Financial Strategy

  • Moving Applications Piece by Piece to the Cloud A Strategy to Extend Your Data Center

  • Cloudification, Cloud-Interoperability and Compliance: The Role of Private PaaS in a Successful Cloud Strategy

  • Building for the Future: Agile, Lean and DevOps in IT Operations

  • Building the Intelligent Data Center Lessons Learned

  • I & O Business Focus: How to Maximize I&Os Impact on Innovation and Agility (panel discussion)

Conference Program

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

Rivard

9:00am-10:00am

Maximizing Business Value of IT Infrastructure Through Financial Strategy

Ed Rivard, Senior Principal, Forsythe, IT Operations Management Practice

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 ITs 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:

  • Keys to streamlining service delivery and support
  • Demonstrating value and measuring for improvement
  • How a good process methodology helps drive value
  • Increasing the value of your tool investments
  • Applying governance to realize value







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

Kelly

10:30am-11:30am

Moving Applications Piece by Piece to the Cloud A Strategy to Extend Your Data Center

David Kelly, Cloud Solutions Architect, Project Leadership Associates

Many companies are not seriously looking at the cloud, because they think they need to move everything at once to make the leap. This seminar will discuss several different models to extend your data centers into the public cloud space: moving low impact applications, moving applications component-by-component, and moving pre-prod environments. These broad strategies can enable you to spend less on your next hardware refreshes, while gaining the tremendous capabilities of newest hardware and scale of the public cloud.











Lindsay

11:30am-12:30pm

Cloudification, Cloud-Interoperability and Compliance: The Role of Private PaaS in a Successful Cloud Strategy

Morgan Lindsay, Product Manager, Apprenda

The way Private PaaS helps organizations get new, cloud-native applications to market quicker is well documented. But did you know that some of the worlds largest organizations are deriving additional value?

Those enterprises are cloudifying existing applications with little to no code changes, abstracting applications from infrastructure to fuel cloud interoperability, and automating the enforcement of IT policy and regulatory requirements to remain secure and compliant.

We discuss these essential elements of a successful cloud strategy to the backdrop of real-world Fortune 500 examples and supported by compelling IDG survey data.











12:30pm - 1:30pm Luncheon

Davidson

1:30pm-2:30pm

Building for the Future: Agile, Lean and DevOps in IT Operations

Joy Davidson, Founder, Path Consulting; Former IT Director, Motorola

It 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








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

Erickson

3:00pm-4:00pm

Building the Intelligent Data Center Lessons Learned

Kent Erickson, Alliance Strategist, Zenoss

Our customers manage hybrid data centers - physical, virtual, and public cloud. The ones who are excelling are operating differently. In this session well share what weve learned about working with DevOps, operating in public clouds, taking advantage of converged infrastructures, simplifying IT tooling, and getting the most from your vendors.

Well discuss the four key learnings:

  1. Focus on applications, not infrastructure
  2. Integrate IT processes for operating agility
  3. Stop looking for tiny advantages
  4. Pick partners who will help you change









Uscian

Kouzios

Palmer

Bloom

Ferneau

Vellender

4:00pm-5:00pm

I & O Business Focus: How to Maximize I&Os Impact on Innovation and Agility (panel discussion)

Moderator:
Paula Uscian, Director of Quality Assurance, Project Leadership Associates
Panelists:
Christopher Kouzios, Vice President-IT, OptumRx
Brian Palmer, Director of Infrastructure, American Hotel Register
Steve Bloom, Director of Infrastructure, LTD Commodities
Joni Ferneau, Director of IT, Flexera Software
Patrick Vellender, Senior Network Architect, Global Networks, Kellogg Company
and other professionals from IT departments sharing strategies, tactics and lessons learned.

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: $289.00 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.