Registration and Breakfast in the Exhibit Hall
Mar 17 2015
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.
Barry Novick , Consultant, BlackRock
Joseph Schwartz, CRO, RampRate Sourcing Advisors
Astute CIOs today understand that cloud migration benefits can be quantified financially and operationally. Indeed, it will likely become core to the data center capacity strategy. Such migrations come with risk elements that require diligent planning to ensure success. Ultimate business success may depend on how quickly and sure-footedly you plan and manage your migration. Learn how to avoid the pitfalls and gain the full benefits.
Tony Chiofalo , Cloud Solutions Executive, IBM
IT leaders are under increasing pressure to innovate and leverage IT as a business differentiator for the company, yet 80% of IT budgets are spent keeping the lights on. All the while, lines of business are increasingly adopting cloud-point-solutions, sometimes without even involving IT until it’s too late. IT leaders can get ahead of this trend by leveraging the data center to deliver a cohesive dynamic hybrid cloud strategy.
Vishal Mehra, Distinguished Technical Staff Member, Texas Instruments
Hybrid IaaS can deliver agility, availability and scalability without over or under provisioning. The right model is as much business strategy as it is technology architecture. On-premise, co-lo and public cloud facilities are now all on you capacity palette. Accelerate your hybrid journey using Agile and DevOps practices. In this session, hear how you can gain the performance, services and scale you need.
Cole Crawford, Founding Executive Director, Open Compute Project, Co-founder, OpenStack and CEO, Vapor IO Doug Taylor, Senior Director, Cloud Initiatives, Jabil (StackVelocity) Evan Powell, Co-Founder & CEO, StackStorm Jeff Underhill, Director Server Programs, ARM
Michael O’Neil, Principal Analyst, InsightaaS.com
Every app has its own unique requirements for agility and scalability; for time-to-market; for ROI and TCO. The demands for batch processing are night-and-day from a Web application or from workflow and business process management. The cloud wars raging between AWS, Azure, Softlayer and other players give enterprise IT customer’s ample opportunity to find the best home for their apps. One size does not fit all – and no longer has to.
IoT/IoE, big data analytics -- these are megatrend drivers that touch and transform nearly every aspect of our businesses existence. How ready are we to seize the opportunities? Evolve or die. Discuss.
Join your peers for drinks, food, and music at this exclusive soiree held on the 9th floor in the Broadway Lounge. Guiness will flow, food will abound, music will play, and there will be great prizes to win in our own LUCKY DIP, sponsored by AKF.