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Columbus Seminar: Cloud, Security, Infrastructure, Wireless

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Crowne Plaza Columbus North - Worthington

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This comprehensive 1/2 day seminar at the conveniently located Crowne Plaza North-Worthington, right off 270/71 with free parking, covers the increasingly related topics of IT security/compliance, network infrastructure, mobility/wireless, private/public/hybrid cloud and Containers/DevOps. Scroll down to see the full agenda and click on links to see company information and speakers' biographies, who deliver concise, technical, educational and non-salesy talks. There are Microsoft and Google keynotes, plus subject matter experts presenting from industry leaders Dell, Nutanix, Brocade, Silver Peak and Infoblox.

Content is pre-approved by Angelbeat and past attendees to maximize learning; click here to download presentation guidelines that are followed by all participants, 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.

CEO Ron Gerber's 7 Reasons to attend Angelbeat
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 the State of Ohio, AEP, Nationwide, Optum, Speedway, Ohio Mutual Insurance, Mercer Health, Cott Systems, FIS Global, Columbus Airport, Columbus State Community College, Bluffton University, Mount Vernon Nazarene University and many other organizations. Every attendee receives meals, complimentary WiFi, plus 4 CPE credit hours towards your CISSP or other certification. There are drawings for gift cards and other prizes at the end.

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7:30 - 8:40: Registration Begins, Breakfast Served, Exhibit Area Open with Product Demonstrations, Time For Peer Networking/Interaction

8:40 - 9:00: The Enterprise Immune System - A New Approach to Cyber Defense with Darktrace
Fast-evolving cyber-threats call for a change in the way we protect our most critical information assets, in a digital world more interconnected than ever. Understand from Darktrace how new self-learning technology, known as the “Enterprise Immune System,” marks a fundamental transition in cyber defense, allowing organizations to gain indispensable visibility into their network, and detect emerging cyber-threats that bypass traditional security controls.

Thanks to fundamental advances in mathematics and unsupervised machine learning developed at the University of Cambridge, UK, Darktrace's technology is capable of learning what is normal and abnormal within an organization, detecting genuine behavioral anomalies, without using rules or signatures. More than 250 organizations across the world rely on its Enterprise Immune System to defend against novel cyber-threats, including insider threat, and protect themselves in today’s changing threat landscape.

Austin Eppstein, one of Darktrace's top cyber security experts, will cover the following subjects during this session:
- Learn why “immune system” technologies represent a fundamental innovation for cyber defense
- Discover how to apply machine learning and mathematics to detect advanced, internal threats
- Understand how to gain 100% network visibility to investigate emerging anomalies in real time
- Hear real-world examples of threats detected by the Enterprise Immune System

9:00 - 9:20: Proactively Detect and Automatically Contain Malware That Targets DNS, with Infoblox
These days, BYOD is the norm. Mobile devices from inside and outside your network are continuously crossing mixed physical and cloud infrastructure whose security may not always be under your control. As a result, your network is being constantly exposed to malware threats. And DNS is their main pathway. More than 90 percent of malware uses DNS to communicate with command and control servers, steal data, or redirect traffic to malicious sites. Existing security controls and perimeter defenses are not designed to prevent, isolate, and remediate DNS-based malware threats.

During this technical, informative and highly relevant talk, you will learn how Infoblox DNS Firewall offers proactive and real-time network protection against fast-evolving, elusive malware threats, which try to exploit DNS to communicate with command and control (C&C) servers and botnets.

9:20 - 9:40: Wi-Fi Network Architecture, End User Performance Requirements, Wireless/Mobile Security with Ruckus Wireless, now part of Brocade
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 experts from Brocade and Ruckus, plus their partner xTek, will help you understand these issues and offer practical solutions. They 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 - 10:00 Cloud Client Computing and Virtual Desktops with Dell
With a highly mobile-centric workforce that relies heavily on cloud-based applications, organizations of all sizes are rapidly deploying thin client devices/virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI), justfied by security, financial and administrative factors.

During this informative session, that builds upon the previous WiFi discussion, you will learn how Dell cloud client computing solutions can protect vital content, support a vast array of clients, plus efficiently manage desktops and remote offices for your entire workforce. Only Dell offers a comprehensive, end-to-end virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) solution that will transform your digital workspace, enable BYOD, simplify endpoint management, and securely deliver any application, to any user, on any device.

10:00 - 10:20: Software Defined Wide Area Networks (SD-WAN) with Silver Peak
Geographically distributed enterprises are embracing SD-WAN at an accelerating pace. As applications continue to move to the cloud, networking professionals are quickly realizing that traditional WANs were never architected for a dynamic, internet-based environment and recognize that backhauling traffic from the branch to headquarters doesn't make sense. Furthermore, end users often find their business apps run faster over their home Internet service, or even on their mobile device.

During this technical session on this increasingly important topic, Silver Peak will help you better understand how and why to deploy SD-WAN in your network infrastructure, covering the following topics:

- Address and overcome concerns around overall network performance, reliability and security
- Harden broadband internet connectivity for a secure SD-WAN
- Extend micro-segmentation from the data center across the WAN to securely connect users to applications and meet compliance requirements
- Eliminate latency and performance limitations of broadband
- Prioritize mission-critical applications and ensure that non-business/consumer applications that are bandwidth-intensive, such as Netflix, do not impact customer service
- Connect the branch securely and directly to SaaS applications and trusted web services using broadband significantly increasing performance
- Interoperate with existing routers and WAN infrastructure to migrate to SD-WAN at your own pace, or replace branch routers with an SD-WAN alternative for greenfield installations and router refresh projects
- Simplify management, configuration and expansion of branch offices with centralized management and zero-touch provisioning to lower OPEX and reduce configuration errors
- Lower overall WAN costs by up to 90%

10:20 - 10:40: 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 Kyle King of Nutanix, 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:

- Acquire 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

Coffee/Snack Break, Exhibit Area Open, Peer Networking, Product Demonstrations

11:10 - 11:45: Feel like at Startup Again - Weather disruptive forces in your industry using the Google Cloud Platform

New companies being born today have the advantage of starting with a cloud first IT, and using the cloud to disrupt and upend traditional business models and customer engagements. Find out how Google helped strong value brands like Home Depot, Best Buy, and Whirlpool excel with cloud computing. Hear more about Google’s commitment to supporting enterprise customers by opening up their infrastructure to provide cloud computing to businesses of all sizes. Jump ahead in your cloud initiatives by leveraging the very same technology that Google’s using to power 7 platforms - Search, Gmail, Youtube, Play, Chrome, Android, Maps - with over a billion active users each. Whether you're taking the hybrid approach or going cold turkey, Google’s open cloud technology allows you to ease in any type workload or system without the heavy, upfront capital that IT modernization typically requires. Feel like a startup again with Google’s born in the cloud infrastructure, collaboration, and new wave technologies such as virtualization with containers, NoOps Big Data with BigQuery, and customer engagement with Machine Learning to power all of your business applications.

The featured speaker is Anthony Papp, a top enterprise and technology strategist at Google, will discuss how and why to use this innovative platform.

11:45 - 12:20: Linux, Windows Server and Hyper-V Containers: What They Are, Which One to Use, Why and How, plus Integration with Azure Private/Public/Hybrid Cloud, with Microsoft
A container is an isolated and portable operating environment. It provides a mechanism for IT to deploy services in a portable, repeatable and predictable manner. Container technology is the next evolution in virtualization, and in addition to Linux, Windows now also offers two different types of containers for addressing various business needs.

In this session Brian Sherwin, world renown Technical Evangelist at Microsoft and a dynamic/engaging presenter, will examine the similarities and differences between a container and a virtual machine, review the requirements and walk through the processes and essential operations of enabling, creating, deploying and managing Linux and Windows containers and resources. He will also evaluate when to use which containers, why and how?

For those who are new to containers, his delivery serves as a jumpstart to accelerate your learning of containers. If you have already had some experience on Linux containers, his session familiarizes you with the specifics on Windows containers and helps bridge and extend your skills for bringing business value to both Linux and Windows communities.

Mr. Sherwin will conclude this session by highlighting the top five new features in Microsoft's Azure cloud platform for 2017, and how to integrate your organization's public/private/hybrid cloud and container strategies. Lots of valuable content for infrastructure, data center, network and DevOps professionals.

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

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There is no charge to attend for an end user IT professional who works in the telecom/network/storage/security/data center/desktop/purchasing departments of corporations (private and publicly-held, large and small), universities, school districts, government agencies, hospitals/healthcare providers, pharmaceuticals, insurers, manufacturers, retailers, financial services/banks, real estate, legal/accounting/services, transportation/logistic firms, etc. and use, support, approve and/or are involved in or influence the decision to buy the products and services offered by our sponsors.

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Detailed driving directions will be sent out to all attendees one week before the event. There is complimentary self parking.

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Suggested dress is business casual.

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If you are a government employee and cannot accept free meals, then you can pay Angelbeat $35/person, to cover the cost of breakfast. Please contact the event organizer at registration@angelbeat.com to arrange payment.

Each sponsoring company/exhibitor handles its own raffle prize drawing; Angelbeat itself has nothing to do with these prizes and attendees are not automatically entered for any raffle prize drawing. Since each attendee must individually signup to win a raffle prize, then government employees (who are not eligible to win these prizes) can simply not signup for the drawing.

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