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Angelbeat White Plains Seminar: Security, Cloud, Infrastructure

Angelbeat CEO Ron Gerber

Friday, November 18, 2016 from 7:30 AM to 11:00 AM (EST)

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Program Description:
This comprehensive morning seminar focuses on IT Security including stopping ransomware attacks, optimizing your network/data center Infrastructure and deploying private/public/hybrid cloud services. Scroll down to see the agenda and click on links to get more information on participating companies/speakers - including Microsoft, Cisco, Dell, Nutanix and Aryaka - who deliver concise, technical, educational and complementary talks.

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.

As one Walmart 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 Avon, Bunge, New York Life, Westchester Bank, Verizon, Quorum Federal Credit Union, AMA, Atos, City of New York, Rockland County, Town of Greenburgh, Nyack College and many more organizations who are confirmed attendees.

Every attendee receives a full hot breakfast, complimentary self-parking and Wi-Fi, plus 2 CPE credit hours towards your CISSP or other certification. There are drawings for gift cards and other prizes at the end.
Angelbeat White Plains Speakers
7:30 - 8:50: Registration, Full Hot Breakfast, Exhibit Area Open, Peer Networking, Product Demonstrations

8:50 - 9:10: Cisco: How to Block DDoS, Ransomware and Other Malicious Threats Before, During, and After an Attack, with OpenDNS Umbrella + Cisco's Advanced Malware Protection
In October, there was a DDoS attack that shut down major websites including Twitter and Netflix, plus disrupted Internet traffic throughout the United States. This attack used new weapons such as Internet-connected webcams that are part of the rapidly growing Internet-of-Things (IoT), which creates exciting new Big Data possibilities, but carries with it new security vulnerabilities.

With DDoS, ransomware and other malicious cyber attacks growing at a rapid pace, organizations of all sizes must adopt a layered security strategy, to provide maximum threat protection. In this informative session, you will learn from Cisco's Consulting Systems Engineer Levi Spears about defense-in-depth strategies, and the "multiplier" benefit of combining OpenDNS Umbrella with Advanced Malware Protection (AMP) and cloud-based security services, delivered at the DNS layer.

OpenDNS Umbrella delivers security at the DNS layer, creating a first layer of defense in your security stack. Umbrella uses the Internet’s existing infrastructure to keep malware from compromising your systems and to stop botnets or phishing from exfiltrating your data. In seconds, this cloud platform displays your global activity from all locations. Instantly, you can identify targeted attacks by comparing your activity—over any port, protocol, or app to the rest of the world.

Cisco AMP provides global threat intelligence, advanced sandboxing, and real-time malware blocking to prevent breaches. But because you can’t rely on prevention alone, AMP continuously analyzes file activity across your extended network, so you can quickly detect, contain, and remove advanced malware.

The combination of the two products gives organizations a highly robust solution to detect and block malicious domains and files, for maximum threat protection.

9:10 - 9:30: From Traditional to Next-Generation: Demystifying Hyperconvergence and Enterprise Clouds with Nutanix
As enterprises look beyond traditional IT workloads including cloud-native applications and DevOps, they should consider how technologies such as software-defined infrastructure and cloud can drive real-world benefits.

During this informative session featuring Vimal Kaneria, learn how IT can move away from traditional environments to hyperconverged infrastructure and onward to Enterprise Clouds. These new platforms can handle all your challenging applications and business needs, with clear agility, productivity and availability/security benefits. At the end of this session, you'll:

-  Aquire proven strategies for delivering frictionless IT services while retaining the precise control your business needs
- Understand new capabilities that tear down IT silos and unify the technology stack
- Learn best practices in virtualization, application design and cloud technologies

9:30 - 9:50: Backup/Disaster Recovery/Business Continuity with Dell
Data is exploding! From desktop to data center, to data at rest, in use, or in motion, the gathering and storing of information is increasingly challenging, given an exponentially growing ocean of bits and bytes that need to be accessible, available and recoverable.

There are also rapidly changing IT architectures; cloud computing, software defined networks (or software defined everything and anything) plus big data initiatives, all of which place greater pressure on IT organizations to provide the highest level of performance, reliability and availability.

So given these trends, it can be extremely challenging to create the optimal strategy for your organizations's Backup/DR/Archiving/Business Continuity objectives. In this session Dell and its partner Custom will help you understand and solve this critically important problem, covering both on-site and remote solutions.

9:50 - 10:10: Aryaka Software-Defined WAN or WAN-as-a-Service: Guaranteeing Application Performance for Today's Cloud-Based World
As organizations of all sizes rapidly deploy public/private/hybrid cloud computing services and SaaS platforms, Wide Area Network (WAN) managers need to be able to support these initiatives, while still maintaining the security, visibility, control - and performance - they and their management/users have come to expect. This can be very difficult, especially as the number, variety and nature of IT applications changes/increases, e.g. more real-time applications like voice and videoconferencing, interactive applications such as remote desktop, plus highly complex HTTP/HTTPS-based applications. And of course, bandwidth demands grow substantially each year, against flat or declining IT budgets. In this informative session, you will learn from Nathan Grinnell how Aryaka can help you solve these challenges.

Aryaka was founded in 2009 with a simple mission: to make WAN and Internet connectivity better for the distributed enterprise. Its groundbreaking WAN Optimization as-a-Service solution combines its multi-tenant, purpose-built WAN Optimization technology with enterprise-grade connectivity via a dedicated, reliable, global core network of distributed POPs and innovative first mile access. Aryaka’s services have 10 million+ users across 4,000+ sites globally. Leading brands such as AstraZeneca, Skullcandy, Air China, Freescale Semiconductor, and ThoughtWorks, as well as partners like Microsoft Azure, AWS, Intelisys, and SK Broadband, have all chosen Aryaka for their enterprise-grade networking needs.

10:10 - 10:40: Microsoft: What's New with Azure, Open Source Linux Initiatives, Windows Server 2016
The cloud puts new demands on your organization to innovate faster in order to compete effectively. You make decisions every day about how to balance traditional IT responsibilities with cloud innovation. At the same time, your organization faces increased security threats from outside and within. For these reasons and more, organizations adopt cloud computing at different rates.

Windows Server 2016 is the cloud-ready operating system that supports your current workloads while introducing new technologies that make it easy to transition to cloud computing when you are ready. It delivers powerful new layers of security along with Azure-inspired innovation for the applications and infrastructure that power your business.

This session features Nick Landry, a dynamic speaker and Technical Evangelist at Microsoft, as he brings you up to speed with some of the incredible innovation coming in Windows Server 2016, from Virtualization to Containers, Storage to Security, Networking to Nano Server and much more.

Mr. Landry will also share with the latest developments around Microsoft's Azure Cloud Platform, plus its significant support behind and Microsoft's commitment to Open Source/Linux Computing.

End of Formal Presentations, 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 at the Crowne Plaza.

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 White Plains Seminar: Security, Cloud, Infrastructure? Contact Angelbeat CEO Ron Gerber

When & Where

Crowne Plaza White Plains-Downtown
66 Hale Avenue
White Plains, NY 10601

Friday, November 18, 2016 from 7:30 AM to 11:00 AM (EST)

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Angelbeat CEO Ron Gerber

Ronald J. Gerber is the CEO of Angelbeat, 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 geographic coverage, and has held over 1,100 seminars since its founding in 1999. These forums bring together tens of thousands of IT professionals with global technology leaders from Microsoft, Google, VMware, Amazon, Google, HPE, Dell and many others. 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 emerging technologies for the New York Times. Further details are available at He is also the founder of Gerberama consumer-related seminars on home automation, digital entertainment, smart appliances/lighting and electric/self-driving cars.

Before starting Angelbeat, Mr. Gerber held senior positions at Honeywell, Kyocera, Pepsico and 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. He is married to Andrea and they have four children, Lamarcus, Harry, Amanda and Sydney, plus their dog Scout, an Australian Shepherd.

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