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Mar 17 2015

All-Conference Keynote: The Perfect Storm Intensifies - The Convergence of BigData, Cloud and the Internet of Things is Now at Full Strength

Mac Devine, VP/CTO, SDN & Innovation Services, Cloud Division (SoftLayer), IBM

Almost everyone sees the potential of Internet of Things but how can businesses truly unlock that potential. The key will be in the ability to discover business insight in the midst of an ocean of Big Data generated from billions of embedded devices via Systems of Discover. Businesses will also need to ensure that they can sustain that insight by leveraging the cloud for global reach, scale and elasticity. Without bringing these three elements together via Systems of Discover you either end up with an Internet of something and/or a big mess of data.  


The 3 C’s to Riding Out the IoT Wave: Capacity, Control and Collection

Peter Gilbert, VP, Strategy, Infrastructure Management , CA Technologies Robert Agar, VP, Enterprise Mission Critical Facilities Services, Eaton William Dougherty, CTO, RagingWire

The IoT wave is predicted to deliver 30 billion new connected devices. That’s a lot of new data fighting for capacity with existing enterprise systems. How will you process IoT data points based on business needs? Will you need to deploy a more forward-looking capacity management platform?  Should it include a DCIM to align IT and operations?  Ride the wave. 

IT + Networks


To Keep Pace with IoT and Big Data Demands, What are the Next Big Innovation Leaps?

David Nelson, Chief Strategist, Cloud Computing, Boeing

The nature of progress is that the innovation urge continuously forces costs down, performance up -- and a myriad of consequences, both intended and unintended. Standardization and commoditization are maturing signs, waiting only for the next class of disruptive innovations to shake things up again. What will be the next data center equivalent of smart wearables? Let’s look into the crystal ball.

IT + Networks


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