Wednesday, September 14, 2016
7:45 am - 4:30 pmRegistration Open
7:45 am - 8:30 amBreakfast and Conversation
8:30 am - 8:45 amIT Roadmap: Overview and Opening Remarks
John Dix, Editor in Chief, Network World
8:45 am - 9:15 amBuilding an IT Strategy for the 21st Century Enterprise
Juan Perez, Vice President, UPS Information Services
9:15 am - 9:45 amThe Evolving WAN Landscape: SDN and NFV
Rupesh Chokshi, AVP, Product Marketing Management, AT&T Business Solutions and International
9:45 am - 10:15 amWhy Managing Your Users’ Digital Experience is Strategic: Understanding the Impact of Internet Performance on Digital Transformation
Scott Hilton, EVP of Products, Dyn
10:15 am - 10:30 amMorning Networking Break
10:30 am - 12:10 pmMorning Breakout Sessions
10:30 am - 11:00 amDevOps: From Buzz to Building Block
Irwin Lazar, Vice President and Service Director, Nemertes Research
The Network is the Enterprise: Building Your Next Generation Enterprise Network
John Burke, CIO and Principal Research Analyst, Nemertes Research
Data, Analytics, and the Internet of Things
Natalie Petouhoff, VP and Principal Analyst, Constellation Research
Key Considerations For An Effective Cloud Computing Strategy
Zeus Kerravala, Founder & Principal Analyst, ZK Research
11:05 am - 11:35 amBusiness Process Integration and Your Bottom Line
Amanda Johnson, Regional Vice President, Vonage Business
Today’s Threat Landscape
Ken Swain, Security Threat Engineer, Sophos
Industry Perspective PresentationDeliver on Your Innovation Goals with Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS)
Carl Osipov, IT Executive, Senior Advisor, IBM Cloud
11:40 am - 12:10 pmDelivering Personalized Customer Engagement with Modern Information Technology
Theresa Grier, Senior Director, Information Services Customer Technology , UPS
Modern IT Security: A Practitioner’s Perspective
Jamil Farshchi, CISO, The Home Depot
Leveraging Data for Growth
Beach Clark, VP Data Science and Data Acquisition Technology, Georgia Aquarium
Migrating from Legacy Data Centers to the Cloud
Steve Rubinow, Chief Technology Officer, Catalina
12:15 pm - 12:45 pmEditor's Panel of Industry Experts
John Perkins, Senior Vice President, Global IT, PGi
GT Hill, Director of Technical Marketing, Nyansa
John Fomook, Vice President of Corporate Marketing, 8x8 Inc.
Harry Smith III, Technology Evangelist, Zerto
12:45 pm - 2:00 pmLunch & Expo (Lunch served until 2:00pm; Expo open until 4:30pm)
1:15 pm - 1:45 pmExpo Hall Theater
Howard Solomon, Partner Account Manager, ESET North America
Mike Ernst, Systems Engineer Manager, ExtraHop Networks
Art Cederberg, Sr. Account Manager, Extreme Networks
Ken Swain, Security Threat Engineer, Sophos
2:00 pm - 3:10 pmAfternoon Breakout Sessions
2:00 pm - 2:30 pmCloudsourced Network Analytics Meets Enterprise IT
GT Hill, Director of Technical Marketing, Nyansa
Evolve Your WAN with Broadband: Adopting a New “Broadband” WAN Architecture
Andrew Powers, Systems Engineer, Silver Peak Systems, Inc.
Leveraging the Cloud to Manage Your Data Applications
James Cho, Senior Technical Staff Member and Chief Architect for IBM dashDB, IBM
2:40 pm - 3:10 pmSurvival Guide to the Deployment of Unified Communications and Collaboration
Paul Barrett, CTO, Enterprise, NetScout Systems
Understanding the Business Benefits of Hyperconverged Infrastructure
Vikram Belapurkar, Sr. Manager, Product and Solutions Marketing, Pivot3
Driving Digital Transformation With Low-Code App Platforms
Jorge Sanchez, Director of Product, Appian
3:20 pm - 3:50 pmAttracting the Best and Brightest: A Panel Discussion of Computerworld's "Best Places to Work” Winners
Allana Cummings, CIO, Children's Healthcare of Atlanta
Megan Grove, VP, Human Resources, Children's Healthcare of Atlanta
Bart Wood, VP, Enterprise Planning & Strategic Support, Southern Company
John Dix, Editor in Chief, Network World
4:00 pm - 4:30 pmReception and Passport Prize Drawings in Expo
4:30 pmEvent Concludes