This comprehensive 1/2 day seminar covers the increasingly related topics of security/compliance, storage/backup, private/public/hybrid cloud and Windows 10. There are expert speakers from Microsoft, Google and many more technology leaders - scroll down to see the fantastic agenda and click on links to see speakers' biographies - 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.
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 MillerCoors, Schneider, Brookdale, Joy Global, Johnson Controls, Johnsonville Sausage, Badger Mutual, Bank Mutual, Batteries Plus, Foot Locker, Jacobus Energy, FIS Global, Zywave, Workwise, VJS Construction, Direct Supply, ATI, American Metals, La Macchia Group, Medical College of Wisconsin, University of Wisconsin, City of Brookfield and many more organizations who are confirmed attendees.
Every attendee receives meals including a full hot lunch (click here to see the delicious menu), complimentary self-parking and Wi-Fi, plus 4 CPE credit hours towards your CISSP or other certification. There are drawings for gift cards and other prizes at the end.
7:30 - 8:40: Registration, Breakfast, Exhibit Area Open, Peer Networking, Product Demonstrations
8:40 - 9:00: Top Five Tips for Educating Employees about Cybersecurity with Kaspersky
Corporate cybercrime is usually blamed on outsiders, but sometimes employees can represent the biggest threat to your organization’s IT security. In his presentation, Kaspersky’s Mark Villinski will provide practical advice for educating your employees about cybersecurity, covering topics including:
- How to create efficient and effective security policies
- Overview and statistics of the current threat landscape
- The importance of keeping your employees updated about the latest threats and scams
- Security solutions that can help keep your systems updated and protected
Kaspersky is the world's largest privately held, and among the top four security vendors, operating in 200 countries and protecting 400 million users.
9:00 - 9:20: IT Security Trends, Vulnerabilities and Solutions from Synercomm
Every day there is yet another security breach and attack on a major corporation or government entity. Synercomm will help you understand these threats, which are only increasing in today's cloud-based and mobile-centric world, and more importantly provide specific recommendations on staying ahead of the hackers and protecting your confidential data and IT Infrastructure.
9:20 - 9:40: Unified Identity Services across data center, cloud and mobile with Centrify
Centrify strengthens enterprise security by managing and securing user identities from cyber threats. As organizations expand IT resources and teams beyond their premises, identity is becoming the new security perimeter. With its platform of integrated software and cloud-based services, Centrify uniquely secures and unifies identity for both privileged and end users across today’s hybrid IT world of cloud, mobile and data center. The result is stronger security and compliance, improved business agility and enhanced user productivity through single sign-on. Over 5000 customers, including half of the Fortune 50 and over 80 federal agencies, leverage Centrify to secure their identity management.
9:40 - 10:00: Application Delivery Optimization, from the Cloud or on-Premise, with AVI Networks
Optimal and consistent end-user experience is mission-critical for businesses, regardless of on-premise, cloud-based or hybrid architecture. Successfully delivering applications in this new cloud-mobile centric world requires applying lessons learned from the hyperscale consumer companies - Google, Facebook and Amazon – which is what AVI Networks has done.
Its Application Delivery Platform combines analytics and real-time user metrics for an intelligent/integrated solution, dramatically improving end-user experience and application performance while cutting costs.
10:00 - 10:20: Network Visibility with Gigamon and Nexum
Gigamon (NYSE: GIMO) provides active visibility into physical and virtual network traffic, enabling stronger security and superior performance. Its Visibility Fabric™, combined with the GigaSECURE Security Delivery Platform, delivers advanced intelligence so security, network and application performance management solutions operate more efficiently and effectively.
10:20 - 10:40: Dell Backup/DR/Data Protection for Physical, Virtual, Cloud Platforms
Disaster Recovery/Business Continuity is vitally important in today's always-on world. But when data can be at rest, in use or in motion - and stored on physical, virtual and/or private/public/hybrid clouds - a cost-effective and manageable solution can be very challenging.
Dell and its partner Cyberadvisors will discuss how organizations of all sizes can meet this challenge, through its broad portfolio of scalable solutions that protect data and deliver rapid recoverability across physical, virtual and cloud environments. Its automated processes for validating and verifying the integrity of data helps ensure the success of every recovery. Some of the specific topics addressed include:
- Quantifying the cost of downtime and how much data can you afford to lose, to justify 2016 DR projects.
- Segmenting your data among static, business vital and mission critical applications, then creating a DR plan to match each segment, e.g. there are different data retention requirements.
- Building a defense-in-depth approach, leveraging snapshots, replication, local backups and offsite/cloud options.
- Conducting on-going tests to verify backup accuracy/integrity, and more importantly, complete data recoverability
Coffee/Refreshment Break, Product Demonstrations, Exhibit Area Open, Peer Interaction
11:20 - 11:55: Microsoft: Windows 10 Built-in Cyber Threat Resistance/Protection, Plus Azure Cloud Platform
The number of new malware threats released every day is staggering. These threats are real, malicious and increasingly sophisticated. Traditional threat resistance based on detection has become a losing battle. IT needs a new approach to better protect corporate assets.
Brian Lewis, a top Microsoft desktop/cloud/security evangelist, will first discuss the new security features/capabilties that are designed into Windows 10, plus highlight its new approach to fundamentally secure computing resources. He will demonstrate the ability to authenticate a user with biometrics and hardware-based security, plus how to enroll a device to a domain via cloud, all through Windows 10.
Brian will then discuss Azure, Microsoft's open and flexible cloud platform. Any developer or IT professional can be productive with Azure. Its integrated tools, pre-built templates and managed services make it easier to build and manage enterprise, mobile, Web and Internet of Things (IoT) applications faster, across a global network of Microsoft-managed datacenters, using skills you already have and technologies you already know. Here are its top features:
- Private/Public/Hybrid Cloud Architecture Support: Some cloud providers make you choose between your datacenter and the cloud. Not Azure, which easily integrates with your existing IT environment through the largest network of secure private connections, hybrid database and storage solutions, and data residency and encryption features - your assets can stay right where you need them. You can even run Azure in your own datacenter with Azure Stack. Azure hybrid cloud solutions give you the best of both worlds: more IT options, less complexity and cost.
- Scalability/Pay-As-You-Go/Grow: Azure’s pay-as-you-go services can quickly scale up or down to match demand, so you only pay for what you use. Per-minute billing and a commitment to match competitor prices for popular infrastructure services like compute, storage and bandwidth mean you’re always getting unbeatable price for performance.
- Security/Compliance/Data Protection: Microsoft recognizes that some organizations are still wary of the cloud. That’s why Microsoft has made an industry-leading commitment to the protection and privacy of your data. Microsoft was the first cloud provider recognized by the European Union’s data protection authorities for its commitment to rigorous EU privacy laws, plus the first to adopt the new international cloud privacy standard, ISO 27018. There is Azure Government, a stand-alone version of Azure designed to meet the rigorous compliance requirements of U.S. government agencies.
- Run your apps anywhere: Azure runs on a worldwide network of Microsoft-managed datacenters across 22 regions—more countries and regions than Amazon Web Services and Google Cloud combined. This fast-growing global footprint gives you lots of options for running applications and ensuring great customer performance. Azure is also the first multinational cloud provider in mainland China.
- Big Data/Analytics Support: Azure’s predictive analytics services, including machine learning, cortana analytics and stream analytics, are redefining business intelligence. Make smarter decisions, improve customer service and uncover new business possibilities from your structured, unstructured and streaming Internet of Things data.
11:55 - 12:30 Google Cloud Platform:
The Google Cloud Platform enables organizations of all sizes to build, test and deploy applications on Google’s highly-scalable and reliable infrastructure, choosing from computing, storage and/or application services for your web, mobile and/or backend solutions. Terry Ryan, one of Google's top enterprise strategist, will discuss how and why to use this innovative platform, covering the following items:
Run on Google’s infrastructure: Build on the same infrastructure that allows Google to return billions of search results in milliseconds, serve 6 billion hours of YouTube video per month and provide storage for 425 million Gmail users.
Mix and match services: Virtual machines. Managed platform. Blob storage. Block storage. NoSQL datastore. MySQL database. Big Data analytics. Google Cloud Platform has all the services your application architecture needs.
Performance you can count on: Every millisecond of latency matters. Google’s compute infrastructure gives you consistent CPU, memory and disk performance; its network and edge cache serve responses rapidly to your users across the world.
Focus on your product: Rapidly develop, deploy and iterate your applications without worrying about system administration. Google manages your application, database and storage servers so you don’t have to.
Scale to millions of users: Applications hosted on Cloud Platform can automatically scale up to handle the most demanding Internet-scale workloads and scale down when traffic subsides. You pay only for what you use.
Get the support you need: With our worldwide community of users, partner ecosystem and premium support packages, Google provides a full range of resources to help you get started and grow.
Full Hot Lunch (click here to see the delicious menu), Exhibit Area Open, Peer Networking, Product Demonstrations
End of Event, Raffle Prize Drawings for Gift Cards and other great items!
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