IT Roadmap Denver 2015
Tuesday, April 7, 2015
8:00 am - 8:45 amContinental Breakfast and Conversation
8:45 am - 9:00 amWelcome and Overview
John Dix, Editor in Chief, Network World
9:00 am - 9:30 amTaking the Leap
Frank Daidone, Chief Information Officer, City & County of Denver – Technology Services
9:30 am - 10:00 amPowering Big Data – Can the US Cope?
Jorge L. Balcells, Director of Technical Services, Verne Global
10:00 am - 10:30 amCreating a High Performance Organization
Geoff Mansell, SVP/CIO Americas, DB Schenker
10:30 am - 10:45 amMorning Break
10:45 am - 12:35 pmMorning Breakout Sessions
10:45 am - 11:15 amThe New Mobile Network Edge in the Era of the Cloud
Nolan Greene, Research Analyst, Network Infrastructure, IDC
Where Knowledge is Power, Data is Wealth
J. Bruce Daley, Vice President and Principal Analyst, Nucleus Research
Intelligent Collaboration
Alan Lepofsky, Analyst, Constellation Research, Inc.
Connecting the Future: Trends in the Internet of Things
Zeus Kerravala, Founder & Principal Analyst, ZK Research
11:25 am - 11:55 amIndustry Perspective PresentationPlan Your Migration to Next-Gen Communication & Collaboration – Transform Your Business with Hosted Voice & Data Communication
Ryan Schwertner, Director of Product Management for West Division, Comcast Business
Enabling a Mobility-Transformed Business
Chuck Coffman, CCP-V, Lead Sales Engineer, Arizona/New Mexico, Citrix
Industry Perspective Presentation
12:05 pm - 12:35 pmMigrating Data to the Cloud
Mahesh Gopalakrishnan, Director of IT, PDC Energy
James Gaulke, VP IT, CIO, CISO, PDC Energy
Dev Ops: Faster Deployment at DISH Network
Rob Bennett, Director of Architecture, DISH
David Downing, IT Director, Development, DISH
Next Gen Technology Without the Hype
Dan Parks, Vice President - Technology Operations and Infrastructure, SquareTwo Financial
Cloud Migration: Sending the Right Apps and Processes into the Cloud
Jamie C. Cutler, Chief Information Officer, QEP Resources Inc.
12:35 pm - 2:00 pmLunch & Expo (Lunch served until 2:00pm; Expo open until 4:15pm)
1:15 pm - 1:45 pmExpo Hall Theater
2:00 pm - 2:30 pmIndustry Perspective PresentationThe Current Threat Landscape
Paul Zindell, Channel Sales Engineer, Sophos
Business Transformation vs. IT Transformation: Which Comes First?
Michael Hart, Advanced Services Senior Manager , Datalink
Physical Security and Converged Network Infrastructure
Eric McWhorter, Regional Sales Manager, Axis Communications
2:40 pm - 3:10 pmIndustry Perspective PresentationMaking Network Monitoring Tools More Effective
Boni Bruno, Technical Director for Network Visibility Products, Emulex
Role of Hyper-convergence and Web-scale in Enterprise Datacenters
Michael Harner, Senior Sales Engineer, Nutanix
Industry Perspective Presentation
3:15 pm - 3:45 pmYour IT Career Roadmap: Key Skills You Need for Success
Alison Franks, Founder, Owner and Senior Recruiter, GEM Resourcing
3:45 pm - 4:00 pmClosing Remarks
John Dix, Editor in Chief, Network World
4:00 pm - 4:30 pmReception and Prize Passport Drawing (in the Expo)