Building the Dynamic Enterprise
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Atlanta Agenda
Tuesday, September 26, 2017
7:45 am - 4:30 pmRegistration Open
7:45 am - 8:30 amBreakfast and Conversation
8:30 am - 8:45 amIT Roadmap: Overview and Opening Remarks
Derek Hulitzky, VP, Content Development and Strategy, IDG Enterprise Events
8:45 am - 9:15 amCreating a Global Strategy for Digital Transformation
Heather Miller, VP Global Technology, InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG®)
9:15 am - 9:45 amTime for Internet 3.0: Networking Only Provable Cryptographic Identities
Matt Close, VP, Sales, Tempered Networks
9:45 am - 10:15 amThe Future of Communication
Amanda Johnson, Regional VP, Vonage
10:15 am - 10:30 amMorning Networking Break
10:30 am - 12:10 pmMorning Breakout Sessions
10:30 am - 11:00 amReimagining Your Network and Infrastructure for the Cloud-Powered Enterprise
Robin Gareiss, President, Nemertes Research
Achieving World Class Information Security
John Burke, CIO and Principal Research Analyst, Nemertes Research
From Data to Decisions: The Path to an AI-Driven Smart Service
Holger Mueller, Vice President and Principal Analyst, Constellation Research
IT Agility that Leverages DevOps is Key to Digital Transformation
Zeus Kerravala, Founder & Principal Analyst, ZK Research
11:05 am - 11:35 amTransforming Your Data Center Network to be Cloud-Ready
Steve Shalita, VP of Marketing , Pluribus Networks
SD-WAN Use Cases and Technology
Donna Johnson, Director of Product Marketing , Citrix Systems, Inc.
Modernizing Infrastructure with Software Defined Approaches
Gerard Svartz, Sr. Solution Marketing Manager, Dell EMC
11:40 am - 12:10 pmDigital Transformation Organizational Guidelines and Technology Primer
Robin Gareiss, President, Nemertes Research
Emerging Technologies to Watch in the Year Ahead
John Burke, CIO and Principal Research Analyst, Nemertes Research
Reshaping the Business Landscape through Strategic Transformations
Tyler Bennett, VP, Information Technology, Aflac
The Journey to More Agile IT
Dean Johnson, COO, Georgia Technology Authority
12:15 pm - 12:45 pmIT Roadmap Panel of Industry Experts
Matt Cauthorn, VP, Security & Network Analytics, ExtraHop Networks
Eric Feldman, Senior Product Marketing Manager, Flexera
Ferrol Macon, VP, Architecture and Product Strategy, VeriStor
Gene Perry, VP Services & Support, Zerto
12:45 pm - 2:00 pmLunch & Expo (Lunch served until 2:00pm; Expo open until 4:30pm)
1:15 pm - 1:45 pmExpo Hall Theater
Donna Johnson, Director of Product Marketing , Citrix Systems, Inc.
Gerard Svartz, Sr. Solution Marketing Manager, Dell EMC
Linda Arnold, Southeastern Regional Government Business Development, Extreme Networks
2:00 pm - 3:10 pmAfternoon Breakout Sessions
2:00 pm - 2:30 pmEvolving the WAN for Business Agility and Profitability
Taka Yamada, Regional Director, Silver Peak Systems
Why You Need to Know About Composable Infrastructure
Jonathon Makela, Principal Solutions Architect , Cloudistics
2:40 pm - 3:10 pmInfrastructure as Code
Gray Salladay, Solutions Architect, VeriStor
IT Infrastructure Trends: From On-Prem to the Enterprise Cloud
Todd Mace, Sr. Systems Engineer – Southeast , Nutanix
3:20 pm - 3:50 pmFinding New Ways to Address the Digital Transformation Talent Gap
Walt Carter, CIO and CMO, Primary Capital Mortgage
4:00 pm - 4:30 pmReception and Passport Prize Drawings in Expo
4:30 pmEvent Concludes