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Mar 17 2015

Registration and Breakfast in the Exhibit Hall

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.  


If the Future Is "Open," Where Is Your Enterprise on the Journey?

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?

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Morning Coffee Break, Networking and Solution Stage Presentations in the Exhibit Hall

Implications of Cloud, Analytics, Mobile and Social Computing on a Data Center Infrastructure

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.

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Why Data Center Strategies Fail

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?   

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Data Center Campus: A Quantum Leap in Energy Efficiency and Reliability

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.

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Cirrus Holdings, LLC


Lunch, Networking and Solution Stage Presentations in the Exhibit Hall

What’s Possible When Legacy I&O; and Quality Management Converge

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.


Virtualization, Commoditization and the Cloud Are Changing How We Consolidate and Migrate

Bob Hintze, Director, Institutional Technology, TIAA-CREF Frank D. Muscarello, CEO, MarkITx John O'Connor, Manager, Datacenter Operations, Bloomberg Shawn Mills, President, Green House Data

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.

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Networking Drinks Reception in the Exhibit Hall

St. Patrick’s Day Party

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.

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