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Jul 30 2015

Registration and Breakfast in the Expo Hall

All-Conference Keynote Roundtable: Mapping the New Open Data Center Innovation Genome

Alan Clark, Chairman of the Board, OpenStack Foundation Amber Graner, Community Manager, Open Compute Project Foundation Calista Redmond, Director, OpenPOWER Global Alliances, IBM Dan Pitt, Executive Director, Open Networking Foundation Jim Zemlin, Executive Director, Linux Foundation Neela Jacques, Executive Director, OpenDaylight Roger Strukhoff, Principal, Tau Institute

Opening remarks by Cole Crawford, Chair, StackingIT
The Transformation from Vendor-led to Open-based, Disaggregated, Data Center and Cloud Infrastructure
Senior-most executives from leading open-source organizations reveal the profound implications of the changing game (and business). These experts GPS-locate us on the roadmap from vendor-driven, closed, proprietary, monolithic technology to open-sourced, knowledge-community-designed, distributed technology. Why is this important? Cost, transparency, efficiency, agility, speed, performance, and resilience. These expert crowd-sourced innovation engines are rewriting the rulebooks and the economics for the provision of data center and cloud technology services.

Session takes place on the Main Stage in the Stacking IT Hall

Coffee Break, Networking, and Solution Stage Presentations in the Expo Hall

Transform to Better Perform CXO Roundtable & Lunch – Developing a New Scorecard for IT

This exclusive Transform to Better Perform CXO Roundtable has been organized by the Business Performance Innovation (BPI) Network to generate fresh thinking and best practice ideas around an emerging, new scorecard for IT. Being held in conjunction with DatacenterDynamics’ Internet Event at the San Francisco Marriot Marquis, the noon roundtable will bring together a small group of top executives to discuss the new demands and requirements on IT to advance competitive differentiation, build business value and engage customer markets.  The discussion will draw on new BPI Network research and provide ideas and content for a new global report.

This session is by invitation only, and takes place in the Willow Room, B2 Level.

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Transform to Better Perform

Lunch, Networking, and Solution Stage Presentations in the Expo Hall

Lunch Briefing: Schneider Electric – The Impact of Integrating OCP Technologies into your Data Center

The trend toward Open Compute Project (OCP) technologies in the data center market is gaining considerable traction.  As the technology impacted by this movement expands beyond servers and racks, additional data center domains are targeted for efficient development. This session will explore the benefits of OCP architectures, highlight the different business drivers leading to adoption, and evaluate which OCP components to integrate into your system. While we discuss the results of current OCP collaborations, we will look ahead to predicted OCP road maps. 

This session is by invitation only, and takes place in Salon 15, Lower B2 Level.

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Schneider Electric

Lunch Briefing: Singtel – Essential Insights for your Data Center Investment in Asia

Are you looking to expand your business in Asia? What are the intricacies of expanding into Asia? Learn more about the data center landscape in this region as we examine the latest developments, regulations and growth areas here. We take a closer look at the advantages, challenges and opportunities of operating in key Asian countries – and why Singapore and Hong Kong, the 2 leading business-friendly hubs, can offer the best options as a base for your regional operations. Discover the ICT capabilities that will help you springboard into the region.

This session is by invitation only, and takes place in the Juniper Room, B2 Level.

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All-Conference Keynote: For the IoT to Happen, It Helps to Have Designed The Infrastructure that Makes It Possible at Scale

Eddie Schutter, Director, New Technology Product Development Engineering, AT&T; Foundry

The Internet of Things is a game-changer for IT infrastructure. It's not a matter of innovating, but rather of thinking big and making all of the new technologies work together intelligently to make life better and easier. Where are the boundaries? Or is the sky the limit?

Session takes place on the Main Stage in the Stacking IT Hall

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