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Enterprise Risk/Security Management
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IT Leadership Strategies
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Oct. 26, 2017
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Nov. 30, 2017
Business Intelligence/Big Data/Analytics
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Dec. 7, 2017
Data Breaches: Preparing and Responding
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Enterprise Risk/Security Management
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Enterprise Risk/Security Management
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IT Leadership Strategies
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Enterprise Architecture Strategies
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Data Breaches: Preparing and Responding
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IT Infrastructure/Operations Management (Data Center)
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May 31, 2018
Enterprise Risk/Security Management
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Enterprise Risk/Security Management
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June 20-21, 2018
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July 11, 2018
Enterprise Architecture Strategies
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IT Infrastructure/Operations Management (Data Center)
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Enterprise Risk/Security Management
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Oct. 3, 2018
Enterprise Risk/Security Management
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Oct. 17, 2018
IT Leadership Strategies
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Oct. 25, 2018
Enterprise Architecture Strategies
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Nov. 1-2, 2018
IT PMO/Portfolio Management
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Dallas, TX

Nov. 14, 2018
DR/BC - Resilient Infrastructure
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Chicago, IL

Nov. 29, 2018
Business Intelligence/Big Data/Analytics
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Chicago, IL

Dec. 6, 2018
Data Breaches: Preparing and Responding
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Chicago, IL

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Conferences that solve current IT challenges

IT Infrastructure & Operations Management

Strategies to help IT best align operations and infrastructure management to business needs

February 26, 2015

9:00am-5:00pm

7 CPE / 0.7 CEU / CISSP / 7 PDU Credits Awarded

Bios

Conference location: Donald E. Stephens Convention Center Rosemont (O'Hare) Illinois

Overview

IT departments are facing greater pressure make better use of their existing resources to help move the business forward. In this one day conference attendees will learn how to make sure their Infrastructure and Operations organizations are operating optimally.

What You Will Learn

In this one day conference attendees will learn:

  • The Lean IT Infrastructure: How to Drive Infrastructure Efficiencies By Leveraging Principles of Lean Manufacturing

  • How to Build a Framework for IT Infrastructure and Operational Excellence
  • SDN, NFV and Cloud: How to Leverage These Technologies for the Enterprise

  • Reducing the Risk: Strategies for Securing Your Infrastructure and Operations Environment

  • Storage and The Data Center: Challenges, Strategies and Technologies

  • Avoiding the Pitfalls to IT Operations Management Success

Conference Program

8:00am - 9:00am - Registration and Continental Breakfast

Marchewka

9:00am-10:00am

The Lean IT Infrastructure: How to Drive Infrastructure Efficiencies By Leveraging Principles of Lean Manufacturing

Edward Marchewka, Enterprise Information Security and Server Operations Manager, Chicago Public Schools

IT infrastructure is remarkably similar to manufacturing. This session will meld best practices from manufacturing such as 5S, visual display boards, LEAN, and Ed Zunich's PPI and actual practice from an IT infrastructure shop. There will be practical take-aways and tools that can be instituted the next day.




10:00am -10:30am - Refreshment Break

Allison

Vellander

10:30am-11:30am

SDN, NFV and Cloud: How to Leverage These Technologies for the Enterprise

Glenn Allison, Director, Global Networks, Kellogg Company
Patrick Vellender, Senior Network Architect, Infrastructure Design Team, Kellogg Company

Cloud, Software-defined networking and Network Function Virtualization are being promoted as key technologies to solve longstanding infrastructure and operations challenges. What is the promise and what is the reality?

In this session, attendees will learn:

  • How to leverage Cloud, SDN and NVF technologies to enable innovation
  • What should enterprises be considering when planning their roadmaps
  • What is the current state of these technologies?
  • How to build the framework and architecture for your enterprise




Berkson 

11:30am-12:30pm

Metrics That Matter: Focusing On Key Metrics For Enterprise Efficiency

Alan Berkson, Director of Community Outreach, Freshdesk

There are 100s of vanity metrics, buzzwords and KPIs. However, KPIs are only valuable if they can provide insight and drive improved execution and satisfaction. IT departments are always constrained by costs and and a constant struggle with balancing urgency and importance in incidents and service requests. At the same time expectations are high and priorities are often not clearly defined or dynamically changed. Well take a practical approach to understanding a few key metrics to improve service desk efficiency and improve end user satisfaction. Metrics need to be used not only to improve service levels but effectively communicate ROI for the service desk. In this session we will highlight:

  • Understanding IT Service Desk load and identifying opportunities reduce it
  • Analyzing service levels and identifying opportunities to improve them
  • Defining SLA's for quality service and bridging the gap between expectations and capabilities for higher satisfaction
  • Keeping management informed with reports that inform, on metrics that matter






12:30pm - 1:30pm Luncheon

 

1:30pm-2:30pm

Reducing the Risk: Strategies for Securing Your Infrastructure and Operations Environment

Chris Goodman, Cloud & Data Center Solutions Architect, Trend Micro

Not having the right security as you migrate to virtual and cloud environments can lead to security gaps, lost ROI, performance lag, and difficulty proving compliance.
You CAN secure critical data and applications across your cloud and virtualized environments with effective protection that maximizes your operational and economic benefits.
In this session, attendees will learn:

  • The Importance of Virtual Patching with vulnerability shielding to protect vulnerabilities before they can be exploited, eliminating the operational pains of emergency patching, frequent patch cycles, and costly system downtime
  • How to Leverage Virtual Desktop (VDI) Security that preserves performance with comprehensive agentless security built specifically to maximize protection for VDI environments
  • How to Improved Operational Efficiency with agentless solution that eases deployment to maximize resource allocation across the data center and cloud








2:30pm - 3:00pm - Refreshment Break

Modi

3:00pm-4:00pm

Storage and The Data Center: Challenges, Strategies and Technologies

Jay Modi, Sr. Systems Engineer, Nutanix

In this session attendees will learn how to leverage the benefits of flash for the data center. The content will include different ways flash can be deployed, showing the pros and cons of different approaches, as well as the providing some examples of the operational benefits flash provides (e.g. power & cooling reduction, floor space savings).





Bloom

Ferneau

Schmidt

4:00pm-5:00pm

Avoiding the Pitfalls to IT Operations Management Success (Panel Discussion)

Moderator:
Jeremy Corcoran, Partner, greenBee Technologies
Panelists:
Steve Bloom, Director Technology & Infrastructure, LTD Commodities
Dave Hodgson, IT Infrastructure Manager, Sparton
Doug Zelinka, Regional Director Infrastructure, Brightstar US & Canada
Joni Ferneau, Director, Technical Infrastructure, Flexera Software
Nick Schmidt, Senior Manager, Information Technology, CDW
and other speakers from IT departments

IT infrastructure and operations management professionals from IT departments
In this session attendees will learn from enterprise IT operations and infrastructure management professionals as how they are avoiding pitfalls to achieve IT operations success.


Conference Price: $289.00 per person


Each attendee will receive a certificate awarding 7 CPE credits for CISSP continuing education, in addition to 0.7 CEUs and 7 PDUs. CISSP is a registered certification mark of (ISC), Inc.

Exhibits

As is always the case at CAMP IT Conferences events, the talks will not include product presentations.  During the continental breakfast, coffee breaks, and the luncheon break you will have the opportunity to informally meet representatives from the following sponsoring companies, who have solutions in the area of the conference.