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Angelbeat Knoxville Microsoft/Cloud/Wireless Seminar

Angelbeat CEO Ron Gerber

Thursday, December 8, 2016 from 8:00 AM to 10:45 AM (EST)

Angelbeat Knoxville Microsoft/Cloud/Wireless Seminar

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Angelbeat Knoxville Dec 8 Microsoft/Cloud/Wireless Seminar 2d 21h 51m Free  

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Program Description:
This morning seminar focuses on Microsoft's Top 2017 Initiatives:
- Azure Private/Public/Hybrid Cloud Services
- Commitment to Linux and Open Source Platforms
- Container Strategies
- Windows Server 2016 Features
- Security Enhancements/Capabilities

As you plan for next year, you definitely want to attend and hear directly from Kevin Remde, one of Microsoft's foremost IT evangelists in North America, about these relevant topics.

In addition Nyansa and Aerohive will discuss the latest developments around Network Performance and WiFi/Mobility.

Content is pre-approved by Angelbeat and past attendees to maximize learning; click here to download presentation guidelines that are followed by all speakers, which makes the program so worthwhile for IT Directors, Security Analysts, Enterprise Architects, Network & System Administrators, Data Center/Storage/Infrastructure Managers, CISO/CIO's, etc.

Click here to watch an informative video by Angelbeat CEO Ron Gerber on why you should attend

Join your peers from Eaton, BlueCross BlueShield, Chattem, US Xpress, CARTA, Card-Monroe, UT Medical Center, Life Care Centers, Chattanooga State and many more organizations who are confirmed attendees. Every attendee receives a full hot breakfast, complimentary Wi-Fi and free self-parking, plus 2 CPE credit hours towards your CISSP or other certification. There are drawings for gift cards and other prizes at the end.

Chattanooga Speakers
8:00 - 9:00: Registration, Full Hot Breakfast, Exhibit Area Open, Peer Networking, Product Demonstrations

9:00 - 9:20: Big Data IT Network Analytics Meets the Enterprise with Nyansa
The flood of users, devices and applications is driving IT staff crazy. So much network data is now being generated that identifying problems, trends and understanding the user experience has become an untenable. Solutions that require deployment of more equipment, sensors and/or software on clients just doesn¹t make sense. This is where the cloud services can really help.

New technology innovations are bringing big data network analytics to wired and wireless enterprise IT operations - automating what has historically been a costly and cumbersome process to better understand and control the end user experience from access to application and everything in between.

GT Hill, Director of Technical Services at Nyansa, will describe the technology behind these innovations, how it works and is being being applied to transform the efficiency of network operations. Some specific topics covered during this informative session include:
- Automatic service baselining
- Full stack data analysis of every client network transaction
- Quantifying the impact of infrastructure changes on the end user experience
- Identifying real-time and systemic incident and trends
- Comparing network infrastructure performance across virtually any dimension between sites and even different companies.  

9:20 - 9:40: Wi-Fi Network Architecture, End User Performance Requirements, Wireless/Mobile Security with Aerohive
By the end of 2013 there were more mobile devices than people on earth, and by 2020 it is predicted that 30 Billion devices will be connected to the internet. This is not surprising, given that every tablet, laptop and smartphone can only connect to the Internet via wireless, and the rapid adoption of Bring-Your-Own-Device (BYOD) programs by organizations of all sizes.

This massive influx of devices has introduced a new era in the world of Wi-Fi. IT professionals are facing enormous challenges, balancing capacity, flexibility, financial and QoS requirements, while simultaneously evaluating new technologies like 802.11ac. Plus there is increased demand for machine-to-machine mobile communications, seamless management of wired & wireless network connections, and enhanced security to prevent Internet-of-Things (IoT) attacks (wifi-enabled thermostats and cameras were the source of the mid-October DDoS attack).

Fortunately Shane Moore from Aerohive will help you understand these issues and offer practical solutions. Mr. Moore will demonstrate cloud-based management sytems that control remote access points, help you understand how different antennae designs can improve coverage, and why access points from different vendors, even if they operate under the same 802.11 standard, nonetheless have vastly different performance.

9:40 - 10:45: Microsoft 2017 Priorities: What's New with Azure Cloud Services, Windows Server 2016 Features, Container Functionality, Open Source Commitment, Security Capabilities
In this comprehensive technical and educational session,Kevin Remde, Technical Evangelist at Microsoft, will bring you up to speed on all of Microsoft's top priorities for 2017. This content will be extremely useful in your planning for next year.

First Mr. Remde will explain the incredible tools available in the Microsoft Azure Cloud Platform, from Websites to Databases, Machine Learning to Bot Frameworks, Mobile Solutions, Scalability and much, much more. He will specifically outline how the Azure platform can support your public, private and/or hybrid cloud initiatives.

Then Mr. Remde will cover Microsoft's substantial commitment to Open Source/Linux Computing, new features in Windows Server 2016, container functionality in Windows 10, Azure and Server, plus enhanced security capabilities across all product lines. 

While you can read about these highly relevant topics, there is nothing better than hearing about them first-hand, from this dynamic and engaging speaker.

End of Event, Raffle Prize Drawings for gift cards and other great items!


What are Angelbeat's privacy and optin/optout policies

Each attendee acknowledges/understands that financial support from Angelbeat sponsors allows him/her to attend this event at no cost, and that the sponsors will be given your contact information 2 days after the event for follow-up email and telephone communications. All sponsors are required to provide you with an opt-out option, allowing you to be removed from their database.

However each attendee can opt-out of sponsor follow-up by informing Angelbeat staff at the event, or by emailing Angelbeat immediately after the event, but before Angelbeat releases the attendee list to the event sponsors.

If you have any questions regarding Angelbeat's privacy policies and how your contact information is used, please contact CEO Ron Gerber directly at 516-277-2057 or at

Who is eligible to receive a free pass
There is no charge to attend for an end user IT professional who works in the telecom/IT/networking/security/data center/desktop/purchasing departments of corporations (private and publicly-held, large and small), universities, school districts, government agencies, hospitals, manufacturers, retailers, banks, financial services firms, insurers, real estate/construction/property management, insurance/brokerage agencies, pharmaceutical companies, law/accounting/consulting firms, trucking/transportation/logistic firms, etc. and use, support, purchase and/or are involved in or influence the purchase of products and services offered by our sponsors. If you are a government employee and have limitations/restrictions on your ability to attend free events, then please contact the Angelbeat team by clicking below. For instance, some individuals simply reimburse Angelbeat for the cost of the meals, to avoid any perception of conflict-of-interest.

All free attendees must be pre-approved in advance by Angelbeat and Angelbeat reserves the right to accept or reject a free pass request at its sole discretion. As a general policy Angelbeat does not offer free passes to individuals at companies that are looking to sell their products/services to the end user personnel described above who attend our events at no charge. If you fall in this category and would still like to attend then the fee is $300/person. To sign up please click here, complete the pdf document that appears and fax it back to Angelbeat at 703-783-8015. If you are a non-sponsoring vendor/integrator/consultant and would like to attend but avoid paying this $300 fee, then you must be accompanied by one of your clients who has not previously registered, and is a CIO, CISO or IT Director that meets the end user criteria above. Full-time reporters from major newspapers, websites, television and radio stations can attend as our guest, but again must be approved in advance.

If you do not meet the above criteria and still try to register, then you will receive an automatic reply/confirmation from Eventbrite. However you will shortly receive another email from Angelbeat, rejecting and cancelling your registration.

What are my transport/parking options getting to the event
Detailed driving directions will be sent out to all attendees one week before the event. There is complimentary self parking.

What is the dress code
Suggested dress is business casual.

What if you have special dietary needs/restrictions
If you have special dietary needs/restrictions, then please email Angelbeat below. We will do our best to accommodate any and all requests.

Have questions about Angelbeat Knoxville Microsoft/Cloud/Wireless Seminar? Contact Angelbeat CEO Ron Gerber

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Knoxville Marriott
501 East Hill Avenue
Knoxville, TN 37915

Thursday, December 8, 2016 from 8:00 AM to 10:45 AM (EST)

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Angelbeat CEO Ron Gerber

Ronald J. Gerber is the CEO of Angelbeat, Founder of Gerber & Company, and serves on the Board of Directors and is a former President of the Harvard Business School Club of Greater New York. To get the latest updates via social media on Gerber and Angelbeat (common hashtag #angelbeat), click here for Twitter, Linkedin, Facebook, Youtube, and Instagram, plus read Gerber's widely-respected blog at

Angelbeat is the largest technology event company in North America, based on its 100+ city 2016 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 Mr. 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

Before starting Angelbeat, Mr. 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.

Mr. 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

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 the Harvard Business School Club of New York.

He can be reached at 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.

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