Conferences that solve current IT challenges

IT Infrastructure & Operations Management

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

May 16, 2017

9:00am-5:00pm

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

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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 Through Financial Strategy

  • Infrastructure: Transforming the IT Operating Model for Better Business Alignment

  • 21st Century Data Center & Hyperconvergence

  • Journey to the Programmable Data Center: Modernizing our Data Centers – Strategy and Approach

  • Containers, Microservices, and DevOps and Agile: Building for the Future

  • Avoiding the Pitfalls to IT Operations Management Success (Panel Discussion)

Conference Program

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

 

9:00am-10:00am

Maximizing Business Value of IT Infrastructure Through Financial Strategy

 

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:

  • 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

 

10:30am-11:30am

Infrastructure: Transforming the IT Operating Model for Better Business Alignment

 

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 topics that will be covered will include:

  • New Industry Realities
  • Making a Case for Change
  • Future State Architecture and Guiding Principles
  • Strategic Imperatives
  • “As A Service”
  • Tying it all together











Chapa

11:30am-12:30pm

21st Century Data Center & Hyperconvergence

David A. Chapa, Managing Partner & CTO for Elovate, LLC

Since 2008, there has been this veil of mystery around cloud. With mystery came doubt and assumptions. The reality is cloud is nothing more than compute, storage, and network in someone else’s data center. This session is based on the mini-book currently in progress by David A. Chapa, Managing Partner & CTO for Elovate, LLC. Too often when new terms or buzzwords are thrown about, there is a race of early adopters who grab on to the vision, or attempt to deploy the strategy, while the rest of us sit back to watch and learn. Cloud is one of those terms, ideas, concepts, solutions. The problem is, when talking about the “next generation” data center or the 21st century data center, it is important to take a holistic view of this project or initiative. Believe it or not, this session is not about reasons why you should abandon ship and send everything to the cloud, quite the contrary. We will look at trends in the market, technologies being adopted, and how your peers are leveraging both an on premise and off premise architecture. Today IT must be more agile, and the solutions it offers need to be efficient with built in resiliency or redundancy in order to avoid the spread of shadow IT, one of the threats the business faces on a daily basis.

In this session you will learn:

  • What defines a 21st century data center?
  • How to manage this critical initiative?
  • Building a business case to gain executive commitment













12:30pm - 1:30pm Luncheon

 

1:30pm-2:30pm

Journey to the Programmable Data Center: Modernizing our Data Centers – Strategy and Approach

 

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.











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

 

3:00pm-4:00pm

Containers, Microservices, and DevOps and Agile: Building for the Future

 

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
  • Understanding the roles of containers and microservices












Patterson

Durkee

Wendt

4:00pm-5:00pm

Avoiding the Pitfalls to IT Operations Management Success (Panel Discussion)

Panelists:
Jack Patterson, Vice President, ‎Vice President - IT Infrastructure and Operations, Essendant
Rob Durkee, Director, IT Infrastructure and Operations, Insurance Auto Auctions
Jason Wendt, Vice President of IT, Athletico
and other executives from IT organizations with IT Infrastructure & Operations responsibilities

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.








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)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.