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This comprehensive seminar covers security/compliance, mobility/VDI/BYOD, storage/backup and SDN/cloud/virtualization. It includes a full hot lunch, raffle drawings for an iPad, GoPro Video Camera, gift cards and Toshiba Encore Windows 8.1 Tablet, plus a keynote from Intellectual Ventures on the Apple-Samsung patent lawsuits and the growing importance of intellectual property considerations in IT management and vendor/technology selection. Angelbeat coordinates speakers from VMware, Microsoft, Citrix, Intel, Dell and many more leading firms listed below - scroll down to see the agenda - who deliver concise, technical and complementary talks. Content is pre-approved by Angelbeat and past attendees to maximize learning. CISSP's and other individuals can receive 6 CPE credit hours for attending. As one Wal-Mart attendee states, "Of all the seminars I attend, your format is by far the best. Brief informative talks from vendors, followed by one-on-one time at their booth to find out more. I am out of the office for less than a day yet I have access to all the different solutions. This year I will follow up with two vendors." As another IT Director commented, “Thanks for hosting a very informative meeting with vendors that tied in well… it was an integrated picture of technologies that work together to create a complete infrastructure solution for the workplace.”
Join your peers from Disney, Sony Pictures Entertainment, Raytheon, Wells Fargo, Bank of the West, CommerceWest Bank, Masimo, Hyundai, Toyota, Oakley, Jacobs, Best Life, Global Cash Card, Avery Denison, Masimo, Veterinary Pet Insurance, Northgate Markets, Talley, Children's Hospital of Orange County, Good Samaritan Hospital, Huntington Hospital, MemorialCare, Eastern Municipal Water District, LA Housing Authority, LA County, Orange County, Garden Grove Schools, USC, Cal State Fullerton, Cal State Long Beach and other leading organizations who are confirmed attendees.
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7:30 - 8:35: Breakfast, Registration, Exhibit Area Open, Peer Networking, Product Demonstrations
8:35 - 8:50: Security/Compliance: Securing Unstructured Data, The Next Evolution of eDiscovery and Data Loss Prevention with Varonis
The importance of securing and managing sensitive & confidential data was vividly reinforced by the recent NSA/Snowden and Wikileak incidents. Organizations must protect the rapidly growing volume of unstructured and semi structured data—documents, spreadsheets, presentations, media files and other business data - that can be stored in file servers, NAS devices, SharePoint, virtual data centers, cloud-based storage platforms, etc. This is taking ediscovery and data loss prevention (DLP) to the next level.
Attendees will learn about solutions to this important issue from Varonis, the foremost innovator and provider of access, governance, and retention solutions for human-generated data, the fastest-growing and most sensitive class of digital information. Based on patented technology and a highly accurate analytics engine, Varonis solutions give organizations total visibility and control over their data, ensuring that only the right users have access to the right data at all times from all devices, all use is monitored, and abuse is flagged.
Varonis makes digital collaboration secure, effortless and efficient so that people can create and share content easily, and organizations can extract more value from their content while being confident that it is protected and managed efficiently.
8:50 - 9:05: High Performance Firewall, Next-Gen Firewall (NGFW) and Unified Threat Management (UTM) Fortigate Appliances from Fortinet plus Advanced Threat Protection (ATP)
Whether you need to deploy a High Performance Data Center Firewall, an Enterprise NGFW or a smaller UTM device for your remote/distributed enterprise site or small business, there is a FortiGate physical or virtual appliance from Fortinet to fit your unique Network Security requirements.
Each Fortigate unit is based on the FortiOS™ Operating System; when combined with custom FortiASIC™ processors and the latest-generation CPUs, it provides advanced protection from sophisticated, highly targeted attacks, without becoming a network bottleneck.
The Fortinet Sandbox is an ATP appliance designed to identify highly targeted and tailored attacks that increasingly bypass traditional defenses and lurk within networks. Offering integration with your existing FortiGate infrastructure, FortiSandbox delivers highly effective protection against this emerging class of threats. It offers cutting edge capability, such as analyzing files in a contained environment to securely identify previously unknown threats.
9:05 - 9:20 Next Generation Threats, Big Data Security, Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) Solutions that Identify and Help Stop Today's Hackers, with McAfee
Every year the threat landscape gets more sophisticated. In the early 2000s, when the world was getting online, attacks were much easier to spot. Executed mostly by Amateurs, the lack of security technology allowed them to be noisy. Unsophisticated detection techniques allowed common attacks to be run off of scripts that were shared within the hacker community. In addition, the business of black market data was in its infancy – leaving the majority of attacks to be untargeted and focused on curiosity and mischief. Over the past 10 years, security technology has become more sophisticated. Intrusion prevention systems now inspect packets and files, endpoint security has moved beyond simple Anti-virus to comprehensive security suites and organizations have learned that looking at security activity is important.
As security has grown more sophisticated, so has the business of cybercrime, the attackers and the techniques used to steal data, take down systems, and perform hacktivism. Attackers are now professionals – and the tools they use, such as Zeus, have followed suit. Attacks today are stealthy and targeted with a purpose. No longer can prevention techniques alone serve to protect enterprises. Finding this new “needle in a stack of needles” requires an intelligent use of security data.
McAfee will discuss its next generation threats and its latest event data collection program, which goes well beyond firewall and IDS events and adds data, application and system relevance, ensuring that organizations can truly gain actionable intelligence to stop attacks.
9:20 - 9:35: Encryption Solutions for Data-Centric Security From Safenet and its partner Accutive
To guard against advanced threats in a complex and evolving climate of virtualization, cloud services, and mobility, while maintaining regulatory compliance, organizations of all sizes must increasingly take a data-centric approach to safeguarding their sensitive information. SafeNet offers the only complete encryption portfolio that provides persistent protection of sensitive data at all critical points in its lifecycle.
From the physical and virtual data center to the cloud, SafeNet helps organizations remain protected, compliant, and in control. Its encryption and cryptographic key management solutions secure sensitive data in databases, applications, storage systems, virtualized platforms, and cloud environments.
SafeNet delivers the breadth of solutions that enable security teams to centrally employ defense-in-depth strategies—and ultimately make sure encryption yields true security. If access controls are lacking, the efficacy of encryption can be compromised. If cryptographic keys are vulnerable, so is encrypted data. With SafeNet, organizations can apply data protection where they need it, when they need it, and how they need it.
9:35 - 9:50: Protection against Phishing Attacks with Kaspersky
Kaspersky is the world’s largest privately held, and among the top four, security vendors, operating in 200 countries and protecting 300 million users. Its mission is to provide the world's most effective, responsive and efficient protection against cyber-threats: those from malware, spam, hackers, DDoS attacks, sophisticated cyber-espionage tools, and cyber-weapons that target organization's critical IT infrastructure with potentially catastrophic consequences. Their talk will focus on protecting your IT infrastructure and confidential data against the latest and most sophisticated phishing attacks.
9:50 - 10:10: BYOD Bring Your Own Device, High-Speed Wireless, 802.11n/ac Migration with Adtran
Gartner estimates that manufacturers will ship one billion smartphones and 184 million tablets this year. These devices are often employee-owned and are rapidly making their way to the workplace - the Bring-your-own-Device (BYOD) revolution - creating a new set of security and management challenges for IT departments. Experts will share best practices on supporting tablet, laptop, smartphone and other devices on your network, which often run different operating systems and rely upon different security protocols. For instance, how can sensitive corporate data be segmented/separated/encrypted from personal information when using the same device? How can you integrate a Mobile Device Management (MDM) solution with existing end point/anti-virus security products? Should you create specialized apps for your employees and/or customers, or do smartphone browsers have sufficient functionality?
Every tablet and smartphone shares a common feature - they can only connect to the Internet via wireless, which greatly increases the importance of a comprehensive wi-fi infrastructure and strategy. With unlicensed wireless device growth measured in the billions of units, combined with a growing role for machine-to-machine mobile communications (the "Internet of Things") and more wireless-based mission-critical applications, it is essential that IT professionals eliminate rf interference, ensure end user wi-fi performance and understand the next generation of standards including 802.11n and 802.11ac, which enables multi-station WLAN throughput of 1 gigabits per second. Learn how to combine existing a/b/g access points with higher-speed solutions now available, plus create an integrated Wi-Fi/4G wireless strategy for your mobile workers.
10:10 - 10:30: User-Driven Virtualization Stratgies and Platforms with Appsense
From Bring Your Own Device, to Bring Your Own App, Bring Your Own Cloud, Bring Your Own Identity......through to Bring Your Own ‘You’, people are now using technology to create their own set of tools to do their job. This is the new IT world - focusing on the user and not the device/hardware - and if leveraged effectively, can have a fundamental and positive impact on business. And not just newbies coming into the workforce.
Appsense's approach to user virtualization is driven by this user-centric thinking. It unlocks the user from their devices, their operating systems and applications. For the first time, IT managers only need to manage a single layer of an individual’s digital existence, instead of an exploding number of devices and applications, with millions of potential user configurations. Its policy templates can manage thousands of users; automatically and intelligently re-configuring for each device, location and application, with massive improvements in security and reliability.
User virtualization means people can now choose the device that suits them, instead of the application choosing the device. That’s why thousands of people at leading, forward-thinking companies rely upon Appsense to free IT staff from the ever-growing burden of user complexity. They've liberated their workforce from device-based technology. Their workforce has become the technology.
Break, Product Demonstrations, Exhibit Area Open, Peer Networking
11:10 - 11:30 Flash Primary Storage with Pure
Flash storage has revolutionized everything from smart phones and mobile computers, to web searches and social media. Unfortunately, its been nearly impossible to deploy flash across a data center without breaking the bank. Pure Storage has cracked the code and destroyed the disk status quo, which is facing performance limitations due to physical constraints on spindle speeds. All-flash storage from Pure is now affordable enough to use broadly across any enterprise. Organizations of all sizes can enjoy the performance, space and efficiency advantages of flash plus lower maintenance, power, cooling, rack space and management costs. No more wondering how much data you can analyze, how fast you can respond to a customer, or how quickly you can launch a new service. It’s time to unlock the productivity and creativity of your company while delivering a responsive experience to both customers and employees.
11:30 - 11:50 Backup/Disaster Recovery/Business Continuity for VMware and Microsoft Hyper-V with Veeam
Today's IT requirements have changed and “3C” legacy backup problems—high costs, increased complexity and missing capabilities—are no longer acceptable for any organization. Veeam provides powerful, easy-to-use and affordable backup, recovery and replication solutions that are Built for Virtualization™ and the Cloud, work on both VMware and Microsoft Hyper-V platforms, and are a perfect fit for the modern data center.
Their solution helps organizations meet RPOs and RTOs, save time, eliminate risks and dramatically reduce capital and operational costs. Built-in advanced monitoring and reporting capabilities help organizations of all sizes increase administrator productivity and mitigate daily management risks, plus its Management Pack™ (MP) extends enterprise monitoring to VMware through Microsoft.
11:50 - 12:10: Backup/DR/Data Protection End User Case Study featuring Charles Drew University and MR2 Solutions with Dell
MR2 Solutions is a leading Southern California integrator that is a “Premiere” Partner of Dell. Charles Drew University, an MR2 Solution’s client, will provide an in-depth, end user case study on Dell’s data protection/ backup solutions. Included in this presentation will be an overview of Dell’s data protection platforms.
12:10 - 12:30 Microsoft: Windows Azure Cloud and Infrastructure Services
Windows Azure is an open and flexible cloud platform that enables you to quickly build, deploy and manage applications across a global network of Microsoft-managed datacenters. You can build applications using any language, tool or framework. And you can integrate your public cloud applications with your existing IT environment. Here are some of the major features that will be discussed by Microsoft during this informative session:
- Always On: 99.95% monthly SLA enables you to build and run highly available applications without focusing on the infrastructure.
- Open: Use any language, framework, or tool to build applications. Features and services are exposed using open REST protocols. The Windows Azure client libraries are available for multiple programming languages, and are released under an open source license.
- Unlimited Servers and Storage: Easily scale your applications to any size. It is a fully automated self-service platform that allows you to provision resources within minutes. Elastically grow or shrink your resource usage based on your needs. You only pay for the resources your application uses. Windows Azure is available in multiple datacenters around the world.
- Powerful Capabilities: Azure is a flexible cloud platform that can satisfy any application need. It enables you to reliably host and scale out your application code within compute roles. You can store data using relational SQL databases, NoSQL table stores, and unstructured blob stores, and optionally use Hadoop and business intelligence services to data-mine it.
- Security, Identity and Access Management: Azure Active Directory delivers an enterprise ready cloud identity service enabling a single sign-on experience across cloud and on-premises applications. It allows multi-factor authentication for added security and compliance.
Full Hot Lunch, Exhibit Area Open, Peer Networking, Product Demonstrations
Intellectual Ventures Lunchtime Keynote: Apple-Samsung Patent Lawsuits Analysis and the Growing Importance of Intellectual Property in IT Management and Vendor/Technology Selection:
Portfolio Architect Fadi Micaelian from Intellectual Ventures ("IV") will deliver a keynote on the impact of the Apple-Samsung patent lawsuits and the growing importance of intellectual property considerations in IT technology/vendor selection.
IV is the the global leader in the business of invention. Its mission is to energize and streamline the invention economy while producing a financial return for its investors. They manage and grow their invention portfolios by partnering with leading inventors, collaborating with pioneering companies, and investing both expertise and capital in the process of invention.
IV believes that ideas are valuable. They've created a market where patents have value. IV files for patents on its own inventions and purchase patents from inventors, universities, governments, and companies around the world, helping inventors realize commercial value for their inventions. IV partners closely with inventors to help them generate new inventions and shepherd those inventions through the patenting process.
2:00 - 3:00: Intel Corporate Strategy Keynote, The Changing IT Landscape Through 2020: Chipset Technology Innovations Across Smartphones, Tablets, Laptops, Desktops & Servers, Security & Security Emphasis Driven by McAfee Acquisition
Intel will share its vision of the rapidly changing world of IT, and how its corporate strategy and technology offerings are being enhanced to match these changes. Several of its top experts will discuss chipset innovations across smartphones, tablets, laptops, desktops and servers, plus how its McAfee acquisitions reflects the growing importance of security and software within Intel.
3:00 - 3:30:Delivering Service, Applications, and Data to Users on Any Device: Citrix Strategies and Best Practices for dealing with remote users, Virtual Desktops, Windows Upgrades, and mobility needs
Citrix will discuss how its FlexCast and XenMobile architecture can help facilitate the smooth migration from XP, while supporting BYOD, VDI and Mobility initiatives.
3:30- 4:00: VMware's Software Defined Data Center (SDDC); The Evolution of Virtualization to Support Mobile and Cloud Initiatives
Enterprises worldwide have used VMware vSphere to significantly improve IT efficiency and performance, yet the mobile and cloud era presents new challenges. To meet this challenge, IT organizations need to virtualize the rest of the data center so all infrastructure services become as inexpensive and easy to provision and manage as virtual machines.
The answer is the software-defined data center (SDDC): the ideal architecture for private, public, and hybrid clouds. Pioneered by VMware and recognized by the industry and analysts alike, SDDC extends the virtualization concepts you know— abstraction, pooling and automation — to all data center resources and services.
VMware will discuss options for organizations of all sizes to implement the software-defined data center in their private data center and beyond:
- As a Private Cloud through the VMware vCloud Suite, where you can build and run your vSphere-based private cloud
- As a Hybrid Cloud through either the VMware vCloud Hybrid Service (fastest route to a seamless hybrid cloud) or through public cloud services offered by the global ecosystem of certified VMware service providers.
By integrating a private cloud with a public cloud built on software-defined data center technology, the data center becomes a true hybrid cloud platform, seamlessly spanning on-premises and off-premises environments with a common management, orchestration, networking and security model.
End of Event, Raffle Prize Drawings for an iPad, GoPro Video Camera, Toshiba Tablet, Gift Cards and other great items!
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Angelbeat is the largest technology event company in North America, based on its 82-city 2014 geographic coverage (expanding to 109 locations, including Mexico and Canada in 2015), and has held over 1,000 seminars since its founding in 1999. These forums bring together thousands of IT professionals with global technology leaders from Microsoft, Intel, VMware, Citrix, Amazon, Google, HP, Dell, Verizon Wireless, Juniper, Cisco and many others. Content is updated annually and focus on the related areas of security/compliance, cloud/virtualization/sdn, storage/backup/infrastructure/data center, network/wireless/mobility/voip and big data/hadoop/Internet-of-Things. To complement their participation in live programs, IT vendors use Angelbeat's 300K contact database for webinar promotions, email blasts and online/social media campaigns.
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Before starting Angelbeat, Ron Gerber founded and managed Gerber & Company (“GC”), a specialized event firm holding sponsor-funded training in non-IT fields. GC held seminars for government inspectors on new building codes that were supported by construction firms, for example.
Ron Gerber served as an M&A/restructuring consultant to $4 billion Harris Corporation (NYSE:HRS), leading to a spin-off of its Authentec biometric fingerprint unit (purchased by Apple in 2012), Terion wireless two-way dispatch system for fleet management, and Intersil semiconductor operations specializing in Wi-Fi 802.11 chipsets. For $2 billion Systemax (NYSE:SYX), Gerber negotiated and implemented their ISP partnership with MSN, auction alliance with Amazon and on-line financial services tie with USABancShares.com.
From 1992 to 1996, Mr. Gerber worked for Honeywell, holding senior management positions including Vice President of Marketing, Vendor Relationships and Purchasing for its $1.2 billion ADI distribution subsidiary and Vice President, Business Development for its Ademco security manufacturing subsidiary. He launched their website, coordinated biometric initiatives such as incorporating voice recognition technology in alarm equipment, expanded sales of wireless alarm systems using low-cost, high-reliability and low-data-content transceivers, created new marketing programs for its Alarmnet wireless/cellular alarm monitoring network, developed an OEM spread spectrum product for high-reliability, low cost and low data content applications, advised its Cylink affiliate on new markets for its encryption technology and divestiture of its high data content wireless transmission business unit and structured an innovative home networking joint venture with Microsoft, Comcast and PG&E.
From 1988 to 1992, Mr. Gerber worked for the AVX Kyocera Corporation (NYSE:AVX). Gerber was in charge of and led a successful turnaround of its $400M Surface Mount Manufacturing Division, reversing a (10%) loss to 9% profitability in just two years while growing sales by 30%. Key customers included the world’s leading telecommunication firms such as Lucent, Nortel, IBM, Motorola, etc. Many of its products were used for military and NASA/satellite applications. He has also worked for Accenture.
Mr. Gerber received a B.S. in Engineering from Princeton University, summa cum laude, and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School. He currently serves as Director of the Harvard Business School Club of New York and previously served as President of both the Harvard Business School Club of New York and the Harvard Business School Club of Dallas.
Ron Gerber can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or 516-277-2057 . He is married to Andrea and they have four children, Lamarcus, Harry, Amanda and Sydney, plus their dog Scout, an Australian Shepherd. The Gerber’s reside in Long Island, New York.