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.
Cole Crawford, Founding Executive Director, Open Compute Project, Co-founder, OpenStack and CEO, Vapor IO Eric Wells, VP, Data Center Services , Fidelity Investments Grant Richard, Global Engineering, Operations & Provisioning, Goldman Sachs
Open-source comes to the data center. Cloud Infrastructure and operating system convergence are driving costs down; and boosting time-to-market speed, agility, scalability and efficiency. IT sourcing, procurement and provisioning benefit by becoming more transparent with less friction. Is this Disruptive or evolutionary? Necessary? Inevitable? If so, how ready, today, is your enterprise? Where are you on the journey to openness? What direction do you intend to take?
Mike Hogan, Site & Facilities, Technical Specialist, IBM
Four distinct yet increasingly interconnected technology trends--cloud computing, mobile technology, social collaboration and analytics--are reshaping business and marking a turning point for IT. These technologies are rendering traditional data center facility strategies unsustainable or even obsolete. Learn about the space, power and cooling implications of these trends, and the techniques that IBM is using to help companies build data centers that hold up in the face of such disruptive technologies.
Kevin Sanders, VP, Data Center Facilities Consulting, HP
What do current technology roadmaps and trends tell us about what your IT and data center infrastructure will be? What would be on your wish list? We’ll look at each of the major infrastructure areas: network, server, storage, power, cooling, convergence, and cloud. Who knows, you may and give best guesses at what would be the winning designs and strategies. Where will you put your money?
Margie Guido, CEO, Cirrus Holdings, LLC
An incremental change to the traditional energy supply model will provide substantial capital savings, reduce operating costs and improve electricity reliability and pricing stability for data centers. Come hear how a data center campus with dedicated, full scale, off-grid electric generation and customized microgrid will greatly decrease costs and increase efficiencies while limiting the impact on resources and the environment.
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
Donna Jacobs, IT Senior Director, Computer Operations, University of Pennsylvania
Still running your data center with legacy practices? Turn the model on its head; lower cost and risk; automate to better service the ever-changing user experience. Take lessons learned from the only ISO9001-certified Ivy League university data center back into your organization.
Best practices for planning and executing a consolidation today have changed. While having the right team, plan and process are still essential, new approaches to the secondary market for legacy equipment and implementation of cloud and virtual environments is making Opex and Capex goals more achievable. The challenge comes in coordinating these new elements to maximize total return on IT investments.
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.