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IT Infrastructure/Operations Management (Data Center)
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Sept. 19, 2017
Enterprise Risk/Security Management
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Dallas, TX

Oct. 4, 2017
Enterprise Risk/Security Management
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Oct. 18, 2017
IT Leadership Strategies
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Oct. 26, 2017
Enterprise Architecture Strategies
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Nov. 1-2, 2017
IT PMO/Portfolio Management
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Nov. 15, 2017
DR/BC - Resilient Infrastructure
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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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Chicago, IL

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Enterprise Risk/Security Management
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Feb. 20, 2018
Enterprise Risk/Security Management
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Mar. 1, 2018
IT Leadership Strategies
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Chicago, IL

Mar. 7, 2018
Enterprise Architecture Strategies
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April 12, 2018
Business Intelligence/Big Data/Analytics
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May 2, 2018
Data Breaches: Preparing and Responding
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Chicago, IL

May 15, 2018
IT Infrastructure/Operations Management (Data Center)
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Chicago, IL

May 31, 2018
Enterprise Risk/Security Management
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Minneapolis, MN

June 7, 2018
Enterprise Risk/Security Management
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Chicago, IL

June 20-21, 2018
IT PMO/Portfolio Management
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Chicago, IL

July 11, 2018
Enterprise Architecture Strategies
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Chicago, IL

Sept. 6, 2018
IT Infrastructure/Operations Management (Data Center)
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Chicago, IL

Sept. 18, 2018
Enterprise Risk/Security Management
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Dallas, TX

Oct. 3, 2018
Enterprise Risk/Security Management
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Chicago, IL

Oct. 17, 2018
IT Leadership Strategies
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Chicago, IL

Oct. 25, 2018
Enterprise Architecture Strategies
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Chicago, IL

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

July 9, 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:

  • Maximizing Business Value of IT Infrastructure and Operations Management

  • Evolution of Data Center Efficiency – Understanding the Trends and Overcoming the Challenges

  • Building for the Future for the Future: Agile, Lean and DevOps in IT Operations

  • Open Networking: What is it and why should you care?

  • How to Build an Infrastructure Cost Model

  • Leveraging Flash Storage Advancements: How to Increase Efficiencies in the Data Center

  • I & O Business Focus: How to Maximize I&O’s Impact on Innovation and Agility (panel discussion)

Conference Program

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

Sumar

9:00am-10:00am

Maximizing Business Value of IT Infrastructure Through Financial Strategy

Annur Sumar, Solutions Director, Concurrency

Optimizing infrastructure resources, streamlining operations and becoming a strategic business partner is what most IT Departments strive for. However, a key challenge that most are presented with is the need to be able to move out of firefighting mode and into a dynamic optimized workload so that they can work towards becoming that strategic business partner. This is not always an easy task. If properly strategized, streamlining key repeatable processes and aligning IT’s service delivery process can bring IT departments out of firefighting mode and lead them into a successful dynamically optimized IT infrastructure.

In this session attendees will learn:

  • How to build a solid business case and financial model for IT leadership
  • The importance of building out an IT Service Catalog
  • What it takes to build out a centralized CMDB (Configuration Management Database)
  • The processes needed to streamline and automate Datacenter and Client operations
  • How to deliver IT as a Service (IT consumption by an end user through self-service)





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

Grahn

10:30am-11:30am

Evolution of Data Center Efficiency – Understanding the Trends and Overcoming the Challenges

Chris Grahn, Director of Data Center Operation, ServerCentral

There are a number of steps you can take today in your own data center to dramatically improve efficiency and reduce human error. Join Chris Grahn, ServerCentral’s Director of Data Center Operations, as he discusses the devil and the details for easily executable ways to improve data center operational efficiency. The session will be based on an organization’s experiences in managing a large scale data center operation of fifteen data centers over the past fifteen years.






Sumar

11:30am-12:30pm

Building for the Future: Agile, Lean and DevOps in IT Operations

Annur Sumar, Solutions Director, Concurrency

It seems that the pace of change we are experiencing in the last several years, while mind blowing, will only accelerate. Organizations are embracing this pace and must keep innovating at a rapid rate to survive. Providing agile processes and infrastructure are key to allowing IT to remove the barriers to innovation to allow business to not just grow but to survive.

Topics that will be covered include:

  • Understanding the shift in enterprise IT
  • Review of operational lessons learned in the past
  • Strategies to implement DevOps in your organization
  • Review of tools to assist in automating operations









12:30pm - 1:30pm Luncheon

Craw

1:30pm-2:30pm

Open Networking: What is it and why should you care?

Todd Craw, Distinguished Solutions Engineer, Cumulus Networks, Inc.

In this session we will discuss Open Networking, it's relationship to SDN (Software-defined networking) and what advantages open networking brings to the modern Software-Defined Data Center (SDDC).

In this session, attendees will learn:

  • What do open networking and SDN provide for my Data Center?
  • What is the current state of this technology?
  • Should You consider Open Networking for your next Data Center refresh?






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

 

3:00pm-4:00pm

Leveraging Flash Storage Advancements: How to Increase Efficiencies in the Data Center

Chuck Hernandez, Systems Engineer, Pure Storage, Inc.

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).









Marchewka

Padilla

Sherman

4:00pm-5:00pm

I & O Business Focus: How to Maximize I&O’s Impact on Innovation and Agility (panel discussion)

Moderator:
Chris Zawoyski, Strategic Manager, Infoblox
Panelists:
Joshua Krzych, Infrastructure Manager, Organic Valley
Edward Marchewka, Director, Information Technology, Gift of Hope Organ & Tissue Donor Network
Bob Padilla, Executive Technology Management, ExecTec Global; Former SVP, Northern Trust Corporation
Brian Sherman, Virtualization Evangelist, Technical Assurance Consultant, Zurich Insurance Group
and other professionals from IT departments

In this session attendees will learn from enterprise IT operations and infrastructure management professionals as how they are delivering projects to enable business growth.


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.