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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.  


Opening Remarks from the Chair

Peter Hannaford, Managing Director, Datacenterpeople

The Future of Data Center Cabling: Base-2, Base-8, Base-12 and Base-24 Cabling

David Kozischek, Market Manager, Enterprise Networks, Corning Optical Communications

Networks continue to evolve and grow. Next-generation data centers will migrate to higher speeds like 40G, 100G and 400G. As data centers grow and migrate to higher speeds the structured cabling system becomes a key component that influences the design and functionality of all the other components in the data center. This presentation analyzes and discusses cabling options to determine the best solution for today’s networks and the networks of tomorrow.


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

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. 


Enterprise Planners Have Something to Learn From The Netflix Data Center Petri Dish

David Temkin, Director, Network Architecture & Strategy, Netflix

What can a content delivery network company teach enterprise-class IT and data center capacity planners?  Netflix began with a traditional critical environment, altering its approach when it was clear its business future required a different path. The speed of Netflix transformation provides important lessons learned, i.e. Netflix now deploys multi-terabit POPs at the network edge in the matter of a couple of days. Managing their service providers is the key to their success.


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.


Lunch, Networking and Solution Stage Presentations in the Exhibit Hall

Enterprise Users Have a Stake in Fixing the Network Edge Traffic Jam for CDN and Cloud Apps

Gabe Cole, Chair, Data Center Standards, Open-IX

As the demand for streaming content and cloud apps grows, meeting the demand for efficient, economic transfer of data traffic among disparate networks is a challenge. North American markets don’t benefit from the consistency and efficiency enjoyed across European exchanges. Open-IX develops and promotes open, level playing field IXP standards for data centers and peering points to support better, more ubiquitous Internet exchanges.


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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