This comprehensive seminar, including a full hot lunch and ending with Amazon, Microsoft, HP & Intel keynotes plus drawings for a Tablet, covers the increasingly related topics of security/compliance, mobility/VDI/BYOD, storage/backup/DR and cloud/virtualization/SDN. 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.
Watch Angelbeat CEO Ron Gerber on Youtube discuss why you should attend. Meals, self-parking and Wi-Fi are provided at no charge. Given the recent announcement about Russian hackers stealing one billion passwords, you definitely want to attend and learn how to protect your data against the latest threats.
Join your peers from Portland General Electric, Kaiser Permanente, Providence Health, Umpqua Bank, US Bank, Fiserv, Xerox, Northwest Pipe, ESCO, Epic Aviation, Warn Industries, Leupold & Stevens, ADP, A-Dec, Oregon Community Credit Union, Moda Health, Evergreen Family Medicine, PeaceHealth, Portland Schools, Linfield College, Marylhurst University, Oregon State University, Portland Community College, City of Portland, City of Lake Oswego, City of Vancouver, State of Oregon, US Army Corps of Engineers, Department of the Interior and many more leading organizations who are confirmed attendees.
7:30 - 8:45: Breakfast, Registration, Exhibit Area Open, Peer Networking, Product Demonstrations
8:45 - 9:00: 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.
9:00 - 9:15: 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.
9:15 - 9:30: Next Generation and Advanced Persistent Threats: Risks and Automated Protection from Hexis
The security landscape forecasts an exponential increase in next-generation threats, with their self-mutation capabilities. Hacker culture, whether independent or state-sponsored, embraces and shares this malicious technology faster than businesses, resulting in risk growth over time and causing an enormous gap between security solutions and the threat.
Hexis Cyber Solutions’ HawkEye G is designed to combat the unconventional techniques utilized in advanced infiltrations by leading the charge in automated active defense mechanisms. It will detect, engage, and remove advanced persistent threats (APTs) attempting to compromise the enterprise. The core design leverages a powerful big data security analytics platform, an enterprise pervasive policy engine, a countermeasure manager, which serves as an arsenal that eliminates threats and cyber malware, and real-time threat intelligence updates. This capability is coupled with a robust and intuitive user interface that enables enterprise-wide visibility with total control for remediation.
9:30 - 9:45: Unified Identity Services across data center, cloud and mobile with Centrify
As organizations increasingly supplement and replace their on-premise IT infrastructure with cloud and mobile platforms, efficiently and securely managing user's digital identities in this hybrid IT environment becomes even more important. Centrify provides Unified Identity Services across data center, cloud and mobile platforms, resulting in one single login for users and one unified identity infrastructure for IT. Centrify's software and cloud services let organizations securely leverage their existing identity infrastructure to centrally manage authentication, access control, privilege management, policy enforcement and compliance across on-premise and cloud resources.
9:45 - 10:00: 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.
10:00 - 10:20: The Case for Enterprise Mobile Application Management from Symantec
Enterprise IT is extending their mobility strategies beyond deploying and managing mobile devices primarily with corporate email access. Administrators are now figuring ways to deploy mobile apps that make a real difference to the enterprise by transforming business processes and enabling workers to be more mobile and efficient than ever in an always-on business world. To unlock your enterprise’s mobile potential, IT must lead the charge on how apps are deployed, managed, secured, and even decommissioned in the mobile enterprise. Symantec will show you how during this educational session.
10:20 - 10:40: Understanding Data Center Security Challenges, Using Intrusion Deception to Defend The Data Center, plus Next Generation Data Center Architecture, with Juniper
As attackers have increased their sophistication, from automated "script kiddy" attacks, to high touch "low and slow" targeted attacks, the security needs of the organization must change. Today it is not enough to have a traditional firewall providing services for the Data Center. You need advanced techniques, like Juniper's recently introduced concept of Intrusion Deception, to target responses to specific attacks – and vary the response based on the type of attack/er, be it Humanistic, BotNet, Automated, Low and Slow, etc.
If you could design the perfect Data Center (DC) architecture, what would it look like? This session will analyze current DC architectures, why they are inflexible, poorly performing, and overly complex to manage. You will learn about the Metafabric Architecture from Juniper Networks. what it is, why it matters, and how it introduces a whole new world of flexibility into the DC design discussion. Juniper will also cover its QFX5100 switch and discuss real world migrations from 1G to 10G Ethernet utilizing Juniper's Virtual Chassis Fabric.
Break, Product Demonstrations, Exhibit Area Open, Peer Networking
11:20 - 11:40: Next-Generation Data Center and Virtual Computing Platforms - Adapting Google's Architect/Strategy to your Infrastructure - with Nutanix
Nutanix delivers web-scale IT infrastructure - modeled after Google and Facebook's architecture - to medium and large enterprises with its software-driven Virtual Computing Platform, natively converging compute and storage into a single solution to drive unprecedented simplicity in the datacenter. Customers can start with a few servers and scale to thousands, with predictable performance and economics. With a patented elastic data fabric and consumer-grade management, Nutanix is the blueprint for application-optimized and policy-driven infrastructure.
11:40 - 12:00: Primary Storage and Flash Technology with Tegile
Tegile is pioneering a new generation of flash-driven enterprise storage arrays that balance performance, capacity, features and price for virtualization, file services and database applications. Its hybrid arrays are significantly faster than legacy arrays and significantly less expensive than all solid-state disk-based arrays. Featuring both NAS and SAN connectivity, these virtual data storage systems are easy-to-use, fully redundant, and highly scalable, plus come with built-in snapshot, replication, near-instant recovery, and virtualization management features.
12:00 - 12:20: Backup/Disaster Recovery/Business Continuity for VMware and 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.
12:20 -12:40: Commvault: Data Management/Governance and integration with cloud-based services such as Microsoft Azure
Commvault's comprehensive Simpana software platform allows organizations of all sizes to protect, manage and access data, from a single console. This common, flexible and extensible architecture provides helps enterprises reduce risk, improve operational efficiencies, cut costs and derive more value from their data and information. In addition to discussing this widely used platform, Commvault will provide specific insights on its partnership with Microsoft and integration with Azure cloud services.
Full Hot Lunch, Exhibit Area Open, Peer Networking, Product Demonstrations
1:20 - 1:40: HP: Software Defined Networks (SDN)
The world is moving faster than ever. Transactions must be processed at lightning speed. Mountains of data must be transformed into insights. Customers want exceptional service. Employees want access to information and applications from any device. Delivering on those expectations requires data centers that are more powerful, agile, and automated than ever before, and a campus environment that responds to a dynamic and changing workforce.
Server and storage architectures have modernized to keep pace with the unyielding expectations of an always-on world, but the underlying network has not. The data center network itself, while certainly bigger and faster, has largely been built the same way for two decades. Evolution of campus networks has been slow, despite the mobility revolution. Whether in the data center or on the campus, when legacy networks are pushed to the limit, they become fragile, difficult to manage, vulnerable, and expensive to operate. Manual configuration and operation simply won’t scale to the demands of today’s applications, users, and business requirements. Businesses whose networks are at this breaking point risk missing the next wave of opportunity.
This session provides an overview of the HP Virtual Application Networks (VAN) SDN Controller and how HP is fostering the development of a vibrant SDN ecosystem to help enterprises, cloud providers, and developers unleash new levels of automation and efficiency in data center and campus networks.
1:40 - 2:00: BYOD Bring Your Own Device, High-Speed 802.11n/ac WiFi, the "Internet of Things", with Xirrus
During 2013, Apple sold 150 million iPhones and 70 million iPads, while Google and its partners sold over 200 million Android-powered smartphones and 130 million tablets, with significantly higher sales expected in 2014. 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. Attendees will learn about best practices for 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.
2:00 - 2:30: Amazon Web Services and Cloud Computing Platforms
Launched in 2006, Amazon Web Services (AWS) began exposing key infrastructure services to businesses in the form of web services -- now widely known as cloud computing. The ultimate benefit of cloud computing, and AWS, is the ability to leverage a new business model and turn capital infrastructure expenses into variable costs. Businesses no longer need to plan and procure servers and other IT resources weeks or months in advance. Using AWS, businesses can take advantage of Amazon's expertise and economies of scale to access resources when their business needs them, delivering results faster and at a lower cost. Today, AWS provides a highly reliable, scalable, low-cost infrastructure platform in the cloud that powers hundreds of thousands of enterprise, government and startup customers businesses in 190 countries around the world. Amazon Web Services offers over 30 different services, including Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2), Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3) and Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS). AWS Cloud services are available to customers from data center locations in the U.S., Brazil, Europe, Japan, Singapore, Australia and China.
Max Ramsay, the Lead Principal Security Solutions Architect for the Americas at AWS, will discuss how organizations of all sizes, across all industries, are using AWS to cost-effectively and securely scale their IT and data center infrastructure.
2:30 - 3:00 Microsoft: Azure Cloud and Infrastructure Services
Microsoft 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 IT Evangelist Kevin Remde 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.
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Angelbeat is the largest technology event company in North America, based on its 100+ city 2015 geographic coverage, and has held over 1,000 seminars since its founding in 1999. These forums bring together tens of thousands of IT professionals with global technology leaders from Microsoft, Cisco, VMware, Citrix, Amazon, Google, HP, Dell, Juniper 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 350K contact database for webinar promotions, email blasts and online/social media campaigns.
Through these activities Ron Gerber has an unmatched level of knowledge, contacts and credibility among both technology vendors and their CTO/CIO customer base. Based on his industry reputation, he was selected to write six supplements on the mobility and security topics for the New York Times. Further details are available at www.angelbeat.com.
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.