IT Roadmap Conference and Expo Atlanta 2010
 
June 8th, 2010
8:00 am - 8:00 amRegistration Opens & Continental Breakfast
8:45 am - 9:00 amIT Roadmap: Welcome and Overview
9:00 am - 9:45 amExecutive Keynote Presentation: Stretching the Budget Today While Preparing for Tomorrow
James Robertson, VP of Technology Infrastructure and Broadcast Transmissions, Turner Broadcasting
9:45 am - 10:15 amPanel Discussion: Financing Your IT Roadmap

Moderator: Robin Gareiss, Network World Columnist, Executive Vice President and Sr. Founding Partner, Nemertes Research

Panelists: John Fallis, CIO, Drummond Company, Inc.; Reggie McNeill, Vice President, IT Infrastructure & Operations, BCD Travel; James Robertson, VP of Technology Infrastructure and Broadcast Transmissions, Turner Broadcasting

10:15 am - 10:30 amNetworking Break
10:30 am - 11:10 amManaging, Controlling and Optimizing Application Delivery
Jim Metzler, Network World Columnist; President, Ashton Metzler & Associates
10:30 am - 11:30 amCloud Computing and Virtualization: How the Global 2000 Are Evolving Their IT Infrastructure
Ken Male, Executive Vice Chairman and Founder, TheInfoPro
10:30 am - 11:30 amCrucial Intersection: IT Converges Applications, Services, & Infrastructure to Support the Distributed Enterprise
Robin Gareiss, Network World Columnist; Executive Vice President and Sr. Founding Partner, Nemertes Research
10:30 am - 11:30 amSecuring Against the Evolving Threat Landscape
Andreas Antonopoulos, Network World Columnist; Senior Vice President & Founding Partner, Nemertes Research
10:30 am - 11:50 amArchitecting for Data Center Agility
Ted Ritter, Senior Research Analyst, Nemertes Research
10:30 am - 12:30 pmCloud and Virtualization RoadmapData Center RoadmapManaging, Controlling and Optimizing Application Delivery RoadmapConvergence and Wireless RoadmapThe Secure Enterprise Roadmap
10:50 am - 11:10 amOvercoming Application Pitfalls of the Cloud
Andy Rubinson, Senior Product Marketing Manager, Akamai

Moving to the cloud is one of the biggest trends in IT. But the cloud is not a reliable business platform. Attend this session to gain insights into cloud delivery challenges including latency, congestion/outages, flash traffic and cyber attacks. Also learn how Akamai can help addresses those challenges to achieve desired performance, availability, scalability and security.

11:10 am - 11:30 amClouds, Open Automation and How the Network Can Help
Michael O'Brien, VP, Alliances, Force10 Networks Inc.

Data center (DC) consolidation harkens back to the centralized glass room, enabling better control over fixed costs. Virtualization drives up utilization of server compute and storage assets, reduces sprawl and helps reduce power and cooling. The next phase of DC evolution will help applications adjust to load. Referred to as Services Oriented Architectures (SOA) a few years ago, it is now being mixed in with cloud computing and networking. The tools are there to usher in a new way of making traditionally static networks ‘dynamic.’ The network responds automatically to requests for more or less bandwidth, provisioning network access, security and QoS, all without human intervention. This session will illustrate how existing data center assets have been repurposed to increase utilization, and improve application agility.

11:10 am - 11:30 amApplication Considerations When Upgrading To Windows 7
Ted Staub, Systems Engineer, Dell KACE

Upgrading to Windows 7? Find out more about items to watch for, things to consider and the best path of planning by managing your systems with Dell KACE.

11:30 am - 11:50 amVirtualizing Application Delivery for the Cloud
Paul Nicholson, Senior Product Marketing Manager, A10 Networks

Virtualization is a key enabler for Cloud Computing, allowing efficiencies, capacity scaling and economies of scale not previously available. However, one virtualization method does not fit all. Learn how Application Delivery Controllers (ADCs) have evolved beyond Load Balancing and how the many differing approaches to virtualization can power private and public cloud deployments while reducing virtual machine sprawl.

11:30 am - 11:50 amHope is Not a Strategy – Top 5 Biggest Network Management Mistakes
Matt Gowarty, Product Marketing Manager , Infoblox

This presentation covers the five most common mistakes and misnomers when dealing with the network infrastructure. As organizations grows and IT becomes more complex with technologies such as virtualization, cloud computing and consolidation, the importance of the underlying network continues to grow. The key takeaways will include best practices to avoid the risk of poor performance, cost overruns and implementation delays with new projects.

11:30 am - 11:50 amGlobal MPLS Networks and the use of Extended-Net Networks
Margareta Sauger, Senior Sales Manager, Enterprise Business Development, Americas, PCCW Global

MPLS has become ubiquitously available and Enterprises are looking to build their networks with one carrier that can support their growing communications needs throughout the world. Dealing with one Carrier instead of multiple Carriers allows for companies to save cost, cut down on cycles, and focus on their business rather than managing numerous global carriers. Attendees will learn the unique attributes of Extended-Net Networks and InterCarrier Interconnects; best practices of a seamless implementation; what to look for and how to ensure that One Network Provider has enough experience with providing a seamless, “best-of-breed” global MPLS network solution.

11:30 am - 11:50 amTechnology Briefing
11:30 am - 11:50 amPower Issues – They are not limited to Cost and Availability
Stephen Vineyard, Data Center Manager, Internap

Concerns over the cost and availability of power are forefront in the minds of most organizations maintaining and operating data centers. However, they now have one more thing to worry about when it comes to power consumption - new possible regulations. Legislation -enacted and in place in the EU- is placing new requirements for monitoring and reporting regarding the consumption of power.particularly among large power consumers such as data centers. This type of regulation is appealing to the current U.S. administration and is likely to find its way to our shores within the next few years. Hear how Internap has anticipated these requirements and is introducing new procedures and metrics to accommodate them in their data centers.

11:30 am - 11:50 amTechnology Briefing
11:50 am - 12:30 pmRefreshing with Virtualization
Beach Clark, VP, Information Technology, Georgia Aquarium
11:50 am - 12:30 pmFinding Value in Wireless
John Fallis, CIO, Drummond Company, Inc.
11:50 am - 12:30 pmBuilding a Highly Efficient Data Center - Fast
Reggie McNeill, Vice President, IT Infrastructure & Operations, BCD Travel
11:50 am - 12:30 pmApplication Management in a Virtual Environment
Brett Coryell, Deputy CIO, Emory University
11:50 am - 12:30 pmBest Practices for Surviving a Security Audit
Janet Bonds, Security & Controls Manager, ING Investment Management
12:30 pm - 4:30 pmLunch and Expo (Lunch served until 2:00pm; Expo open until 4:30pm)
2:10 pm - 2:40 pmBuilding a Security Services Business Case
Ted Ritter, Senior Research Analyst, Nemertes Research
"Help Me Build My Business Case" Workshop
Lessons Learned from 1000 802.11n Installations
Brian Mason, Director of Product Management, Xirrus
Implementation Strategy Session
Bringing Cloud Security Down to Earth
Andreas Antonopoulos, Network World Columnist; Senior Vice President & Founding Partner, Nemertes Research
Problem-Solving Technical Tutorial & New Technology Demonstration
2:10pm - 2:50pm: Winning with Wireless: Best Practices for Sound Implementations
John Fallis, CIO, Drummond Company, Inc.
Moderated Table Discussion
2:10pm - 2:50pm: Tips for Keeping Budgets Tight
James Robertson, VP of Technology Infrastructure and Broadcast Transmissions, Turner Broadcasting
Moderated Table Discussion
2:10 pm - 2:40 pmCost Modeling to Build a Security Services Business Case
Ted Ritter, Senior Research Analyst, Nemertes Research
2:10 pm - 2:40 pmLessons Learned from 1000 802.11n Installations
Brian Mason, Director of Product Management, Xirrus
2:10 pm - 2:40 pmBringing Cloud Security Down to Earth
Andreas Antonopoulos, Network World Columnist; Senior Vice President and Founding Partner, Nemertes Research
2:10 pm - 2:50 pm2:10pm - 2:50pm: Winning with Wireless: Best Practices for Sound Implementations
John Fallis, CIO, Drummond Company, Inc.
2:10 pm - 2:50 pm2:10pm - 2:50pm: Tips for Keeping Budgets Tight
James Robertson, VP of Technology Infrastructure and Broadcast Transmissions, Turner Broadcasting
2:10 pm - 4:00 pm"Help Me Build My Business Case” Workshops
2:10 pm - 4:00 pmImplementation Strategy Sessions
2:10 pm - 4:00 pmProblem-Solving Technical Tutorials & New Technology Demonstrations
2:10 pm - 4:00 pmModerated Table Discussions
2:50 pm - 3:20 pmApplication Delivery: Adding Scalability and Flexibility While Reducing Costs
Paul Nicholson, Director of Product Marketing, A10 Networks
"Help Me Build My Business Case" Workshop
Maximize Network Visibility with NetFlow Technology
Adam Powers, Chief Technology Officer, Lancope
Implementation Strategy Session
The New Way Forward Beyond Voice Inter-Company High Definition Video Conferencing
Rex Stover, Vice President, Enterprise Business Development, Americas, PCCW Global
Problem-Solving Technical Tutorial & New Technology Demonstration
2:50 pm - 3:20 pmApplication Delivery: Adding Scalability and Flexibility While Reducing Costs
Paul Nicholson, Director of Product Marketing, A10 Networks
2:50 pm - 3:20 pmMaximize Network Visibility with NetFlow Technology
Adam Powers, Chief Technology Officer, Lancope
2:50 pm - 3:20 pmThe New Way Forward Beyond Voice: Inter-Company High Definition Video Conferencing
Rex Stover, Vice President, Enterprise Business Development, Americas, PCCW Global
3:20 pm - 4:00 pm3:20pm - 4:00pm: Practical Tips for Staying in Compliance
Janet Bonds, Security & Controls Manager, ING Investment Management
3:20 pm - 4:00 pm3:20pm - 4:00pm: IT as an Investment, Not a Cost
Derek Hulitzky, Vice President, Content Development, IDG Enterprise
3:30 pm - 4:00 pmThe Business Case for Data Center Asset Management
Ted Ritter, Senior Research Analyst, Nemertes Research
"Help Me Build My Business Case" Workshop
Implementing an Application Delivery Strategy – Private WAN and Cloud Considerations
Andy Rubinson, Senior Product Marketing Manager, Akamai
Implementation Strategy Session
Discussing the Top 25 Problems Lurking in Your Network Today
Tim Connelly, Director, Systems Engineers, Infoblox
Problem-Solving Technical Tutorial & New Technology Demonstration
3:30 pm - 4:00 pmMaking the Data Center Build vs. Buy Decision
Ted Ritter, Senior Research Analyst, Nemertes Research
3:30 pm - 4:00 pmImplementing an Application Delivery Strategy – Private WAN and Cloud Considerations
Andy Rubinson, Senior Product Marketing Manager, Akamai
3:30 pm - 4:00 pmDiscussing the Top 25 Problems Lurking in Your Network Today
Tim Connelly, Director, System Engineers, Infoblox
4:00 pm - 4:30 pmCocktail Reception and Passport Drawing in the Expo (You must be present to win.)

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