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This comprehensive yet tightly-focused seminar, including a full hot lunch and concluding with an iPad raffle, covers the increasingly related topics of security/compliance, mobility/VDI/BYOD, network/application performance, storage/backup and SDN/cloud/virtualization. Angelbeat coordinates expert speakers from many 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 4 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 Citi, Bank of America, Societe Generale, Prudential, Barclay's, NYSE, UPS, Pfizer, Emigrant Savings, JetBlue, Christie's, Cravath Swaine, Patton Boggs, CohnReznick, McKinsey, A&E Television, ABC, PC Richard, Rose Associates, cable & gauge, Christie's, WABC, Columbia University, Yeshiva University, NYC College of Technology, Hackensack University Medical Center, Rainforest Alliance, Port Authority, NYC Transit, City of New York, Ridgewood Schools and many more 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 - 8:45: Angelbeat CEO Ron Gerber Opening Comments, 2014 Predictions, Plus Organizational and Personal/Career Recommendations
8:45 - 9:05: Next Generation Firewall with Dell SonicWALL
Dell SonicWALL Next-Generation Firewalls (NGFW) deliver superior intrusion prevention, malware protection, application intelligence and control, real-time traffic visualization and inspection for SSL encrypted sessions at the gateway by tightly integrating a patented Reassembly-Free Deep Packet Inspection engine with multi-core hardware. Essential to an intelligent and highly adaptive security system, they scan every byte of every packet for the deepest level of network protection and massively scale to extend state-of-the-art security to growing and distributed enterprise networks. Dell NGFW provide a comprehensive layer of defense by combining gateway content filtering, anti-spam, anti-virus, anti-spyware, intrusion prevention, and regain visibility into the network through application intelligence and visualization.
9:05 - 9:20: Anti-Virus, Malware Detection, Mobile Security 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.
Because malware is becoming increasingly sophisticated, traditional defenses are no longer sufficient to ensure adequate protection. In addition to award-winning anti-malware. Kaspersky will discuss vulnerability scanning and patch management technologies that eradicate vulnerabilities within both operating systems and application software. Flexible encryption functionality will be covered, that protects confidential data on a laptop and/or removable storage device that is lost or stolen.
Although shared storage offers many advantages, the presence of one infected file can spread malware across the corporate network. Kaspersky's anti-malware protection for file servers helps your business to benefit from shared storage, without compromising on security.
9:20 - 9:40: Security for Virtualized Environments from BitDefender
For most organizations embracing virtualization technologies, information security has been a tradeoff between performance and the level of protection. Often counter-productive in virtualized environments, traditional AV software is too resource-heavy and difficult to manage when running on virtual machines. This leads to higher operational costs and decreased performance. Bitdefender helps IT professionals address these challenges with Gravity Zone - Security for Virtualized Environments (SVE), the platform-neutral antimalware service specifically designed for today’s complex datacenters. Powered by intelligent caching mechanisms built for improved performance, SVE protects any number of virtualized desktops and servers running on Windows and Linux systems. As opposed to traditional antimalware, Bitdefender centralizes all the scanning and update processes on Security Server, a tamperproof virtual appliance, which helps deduplicate critical resources and diminish I/O activity on the physical host.
9:40 - 10:00: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.
10:00 - 10:20: Primary Storage Innovations and Flash Technology with Astute Networks
Astute is the leading provider of Networked Flash™ appliances that accelerate application performance by 10x or more, enhance user productivity and lower IT costs for physical, virtual and cloud environments. The company’s ViSX family of Networked Flash appliances is based on a 100% solid state flash technology that cost–effectively delivers a high number of sustained IOPS to dramatically increase application performance. Powered by its patented DataPump Engine™, ViSX overcomes performance limitations by non-disruptively delivering shared performance to all servers and virtual machines over pervasively deployed Ethernet networks.
10:20 - 10:40 Intel on Security for Consumerization of Enterprise IT, Data Center Optimization/Power-efficient Server Chipsets, 2n1 Laptop/Tablets, Common Silicon Architecture Across Smartphone, Tablet, Laptop, Desktop, Server Hardware
Intel is the world's largest semiconductor firm, powering the vast majority of desktops, laptops and servers, with a rapidly growing presence in the smartphone and tablet markets. They will share their expertise in these critically important areas:Security for Consumerization of Enterprise IT: With hardware-enhanced security, you can support consumer devices and gain layered protection for every perimeter including:
- Network: Use powerful authentication to provide network access only to known, trusted users.
- Platform(s): Deploy added protection that works below the operating system to stop attacks in real time and protect online transactions.
- Applications: Harden application security to protect operating system vulnerabilities, such as escalation-of-privilege attacks, and better protect virtualized infrastructure models.
- Data: Gain greater protection for sensitive business data with faster full-disk encryption and built-in anti-theft capabilities.
- Remediation: Respond quickly with remote remediation capabilities, including the ability to diagnose, isolate, and repair infected clients in any operational state, in any location.Data Center Optimization: Reduce costs and gain efficiencies in your data center from strategic investments in new server infrastructure. That’s because the new Intel® Xeon® processor E5-2600 v2 product family increases virtualization density and storage efficiency, all while lowering costs and boosting the overall effectiveness of your data center.
Break, Product Demonstrations, Exhibit Area Open, Peer Networking
11:20 - 11:50: BYOD/Wireless, Mobile Device Management, Cloud-based VoIP/Video/Unified Communications Platforms, with Liveops, Shoretel, Ruckus Wireless, IPC
During the last year, Apple sold 150 million iPhones and 70 million iPads, while Google and its partners sold over 200 million Android-powered devices. 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. Network and security personnel will learn how to combine existing a/b/g access points with higher-speed solutions now available, plus create an integrated Wi-Fi/cellular wireless strategy that maximizes mobile worker productivity, in a secure and cost-effective manner.
With a robust and secure wireless infrastructure now in the place, the final section focuses on cloud-based or hosted applications. The growing importance of unified communication applications in today's always-on, always-connected world is widely accepted by all IT professionals. Understand the evolution of telephone systems - from premise-based PBX or VoIP installations to hosted or cloud-based delivery platforms - and see what changes are recommended within your own organization, based on workforce demographics. See how you can provide your employees with a common unified communications and video platform, with the same user interface across all desktop, smartphone, laptop and tablet devices. See how Shoretel's docking station seamlessly converts your iPad/tablet into an enterprise-class communications/telephone system, untethering your mobile workers from their desktop phone. Learn how to combine Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and other social networking applications with email, instant messaging, voice mail, call center and traditional telephone communications, further increasing the productivity of your workforce and enhancing customer service.
11:50 - 12:05: Network/LAN/WAN Analysis with WildPackets
This section focuses on the end user experience, with WildPackets covering Local and Wide Area Network plus Application issues.
- Understand the value of high-performance wide area networks (WAN), a critical issue with today's cloud-based architecture
- Identify the root cause of performance issues (network vs application), then take corrective action through WAN optimization, load balancing, etc., without overspending on bandwidth
12:05 - 12:25: Software Defined Cloud Networking from Arista
Arista has defined a number of guiding principles for integration with Software Defined Networking (SDN) technologies, including controllers, hypervisors, cloud orchestration middleware, and customized flow-based forwarding agents. These guiding principles leverage proven, scalable, and standards-based control and data plane switching technologies from Arista. Emerging SDN technologies complement data center switches by automating network policies and provisioning within a broader integrated cloud infrastructure ecosystem. Arista defines the combination of SDN technologies and the Arista Extensible Operating System (Arista EOS®) as Software Defined Cloud Networking (SDCN).
The resulting benefits of Arista’s SDCN approach include: network applications and open,
scalable standards integration with a wide variety of cloud provisioning and orchestration
tools; seamless mobility and visibility of multi-tenant virtual machines via Arista’s
OpenWorkload technologies; and real-time Network Telemetry data for best of breed
coupling with cloud operations management tools.
12:25- 12:45: Network Virtualization from Pluribus Networks and its partner Accunet Solutions
Pluribus Networks delivers an open architecture that fuses compute, network, storage and virtualization, enabling a new class of services and network-aware applications in the data center. Its Freedom architecture presents a combination of switch, compute, storage and bare-metal hypervisor OS technologies, and has been designed to accelerate the integration of services and applications into the network.
At the heart of Freedom is the Netvisor OS, the industry’s first and only distributed network operating systems with hypervisor bare-metal virtualization capabilities of computing resources - CPU, memory, and storage - and merchant silicon switch chips. Unleashing the full power of the Netvisor OS is the novel Freedom Server-Switch architecture, which includes a powerful server platform combined with a high-density 10/40 GbE merchant silicon switch and network processor.
In this architecture, the network switch becomes an extension of the server. Merchant silicon chips are fully integrated into the operating system, controlled and virtualized like a NIC, and used as an offload/hardware acceleration engine for application flows and network functions. The network switch is managed by a server-class control plane through multi 10Gbps high-speed connections, unleashing a new class of services and functions to run directly “inside” the network; examples include the ability to run scalable monitoring and analytics for “physical” and “virtual” (tunneled) flows, free of taps and external monitoring gear.
Full Hot Lunch, Exhibit Area Open, Peer Networking, Product Demonstrations
1:45 - 2:00: User-Centric and Self-Service IT Management with LANDesk
LANDesk's systems management platform complements your wi-fi/network infrastructure and provides greater freedom, productivity and choice for the user, together with cost-effective control for IT, to make mobility and BYOD rollouts even more successful across your organization.
It no longer matters how many devices your employees use or bring to work. With LANDesk, users have the freedom to choose their preferred smartphone/tablet/laptop and can access the necessary mobile tools and applications to maximize their productivity. Most importantly and strategically, you can configure this "self-service" access to IT services with the appropriate level of control and oversight. IT management will no longer be burdened by tedious and costly requests, freeing up resources and time for more strategic projects.
2:00 - 2:15: Traffic Management, Smart DNS and Performance Assurance with Dyn
Slow is the new downtime in today's always-on world. Industry studies have determined that just a one second delay in webpage loading can result in a 7% reduction in conversions/click through's. With an increasingly mobile and global workforce, accessing applications/data from any device, over any wired or wireless network, organizations of all sizes rely upon Dyn to actively manage their data traffic and DNS infrastructure, ensuring optimal performance in the most cost-effective manner.
2:15 - 2:40: VMware: Private/Public Hybrid Cloud and Software Defined Data Center
VMware will discuss their vCloud® Hybrid Service™ (vCHS) , an exciting hybrid cloud offering. vCHS is a VMware owned and operated external cloud offering that uses the same software stack as our customers and thus provides unmatched operational efficiencies that reduce operational complexity, risk and TCO. In essence, it is infrastructure as a service (IaaS) or capacity on demand recognized in an OpEx model that will enable firms to easily and confidently execute your Hybrid Cloud strategy.
Along with inherent data center compatibility and agility benefits, vCloud Hybrid Service offers:
- Seamless networking, burstable traffic and security (use your same IP and MAC addresses, FW, LB, NAT and VXLAN).
- Common management and orchestration platform (automation and provisioning) that spans on-premise and off-premise.
- No changes to new or legacy applications - move workloads to and from our external cloud without having to make any changes to the VM, vApp, network configurations or security policies.
- VMware world class support
Enterprises worldwide have used VMware vSphere® to significantly improve IT efficiency and performance, yet the mobile 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. Components of the SDDC can be implemented together, or in phases:
- Compute virtualization, network virtualization and software-defined storage deliver abstraction, pooling and automation of the compute, network, and storage infrastructure services.
- Automated management delivers a framework for policy-based management of data center application and services.
In a software-defined data center, policy-driven automation enables provisioning and ongoing management of logical compute, storage and network services. The result is unprecedented IT agility and efficiency, with flexibility to support today and tomorrow’s hardware and applications. Benefits include:
- Virtualization economics across your data center: Software-defined data center technology helps attain new levels of infrastructure utilization and staff productivity, substantially reducing both capital expenditures and operating costs.
- Applications at business speed: Enabling deployment of applications in minutes or even seconds with policy-driven provisioning that dynamically matches resources to continually changing workloads and business demands.
- Business-aware IT control: Driving right availability, security and compliance for every application via automated business continuity, policy-based governance and virtualization-aware security and compliance.
- Your data center on your terms: The software-defined data center can be leveraged as a private, hybrid or public cloud—in each case, infrastructure is fully abstracted from applications so they can run on multiple hardware stacks, hypervisors and clouds.
2:40 - 3:10 Microsoft Windows Azure Cloud & Infrastructure Services
Cloud computing in its broadest sense is the usage of external IT resources. Microsoft will provide an overview of cloud computing options/strategies, plus discuss their Azure and Hyper-V cloud/virtualization platforms:
- Distinction between private cloud and virtualized/in-house data center
- Benefits of moving some, most, if not all storage & server hardware to a co-location/hosting facility, e.g. perhaps only backup files and tapes are stored/located offsite?
- Tradeoff between purchasing public cloud services (operating expenses) versus expanding internal IT infrastructure (capital spending)
- Benefits of transferring some, most, if not all software applications to a cloud service provider, e.g. using a public cloud provider to handle peak/high-volume customer web demand only?
- Recommendations for an integrated or hybrid public cloud/private cloud/virtualized data center infrastructure, covering both internal/employee & external/customer-facing applications
- Strategies for securing, patching and updating virtual and cloud environments, while ensuring compliance with corporate standards
- Cloud computing definitions and framework: IaaS (Infrastructure-as-a-Service), PaaS (Platform-as-a-Service), SaaS (Software-as-a-Service), to name a few acronyms/options that will be defined.
Windows Azure is a cloud solution platform with a set of capabilities enabling IT to define, deploy, and manage workloads. This presentation provides an opportunity to witness the capabilities in action by demoing the deployment of an application architecture in a self-service manner in minutes with Windows Azure.
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Angelbeat is the largest technology event company in North America, based on its 109-city 2015 geographic coverage, 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 email@example.com 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.