IT Roadmap Conference & Expo Chicago 2012
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
7:45 am - 8:30 amRegistration and Breakfast
8:30 am - 8:45 amIT Roadmap: Welcome and Overview
Andrea D'Amato, Publisher , Network World
8:45 am - 9:15 amA Strategy for Your IT Roadmap
Doug Porter, SVP and CIO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield Association
9:15 am - 9:45 amLeveraging Your Network as a Platform for Innovation and Growth
Joel Conover, Director, Enterprise Marketing, Cisco
9:45 am - 10:15 amA Wi-Fi Revival
GT Hill, Director of Technical Marketing, Ruckus Wireless
10:15 am - 10:30 amNetworking Break
10:30 am - 11:50 amMorning Breakout Sessions
10:30 am - 10:50 amUnified Communications and VOIP: the Road Ahead
Zeus Kerravala, Founder & Principal Analyst, ZK Research
The Consumerization of IT: Should You Worry About It?
David K. Johnson, Senior Analyst , Forrester Research
The New Enterprise Network in the Era of the Cloud
Rohit Mehra, Director, Enterprise Communications Infrastructure, IDC
Faster and More Effective Data Recovery: Taking a Single System Approach
Richard L. Villars, Vice President, Information & Cloud , IDC
2012 and the New Normal: the Security Challenge
Christopher Christiansen, Program Vice President, Security Products and Services , IDC
10:55 am - 11:25 amStrategies for Managing Distributed IT Environments
Paul Ayers, Offer Manager, HBN Networking Solutions, APC by Schneider Electric
The New Workspace Experience
Joel Conover, Director, Enterprise Marketing, Cisco
A Crate and Barrel Perspective on Tackling PCI Compliance
Matt Parquette, WAN Specialist, Crate & Barrel
Edwin Solis, Sr. Enterprise Account Manager, SonicWall
Bill Waller, WAN Specialist, Crate & Barrel
Next Generation Virtual Networks, Staying In Tune with IEEE Standards
Ed Koehler, Senior Data Solutions Architect, Avaya
Kill Two Birds with One Stone –How WAN Optimization and Network Performance Management Ensures Success - Sponsored by Riverbed Technology
Andrew Watts, IT Director, Morningstar
11:30 am - 11:50 amSucceeding in the Cloud
Sergey Chernov PMP, Manager, Enterprise Architecture, NiSource
Big Data, Big Opportunities: Using Predictive Analytics to Transform Lives
Plamen Petrov, Chief Architect, Blue Cross, Blue Shield Association
Analyzing Your Customers for Business Intelligence: Mobile Applications
Bill Swislow, SVP and CIO,
Building a Business Value Culture in IT
Marian Cook, Sr. Director, Information Services , College of American Pathologists
Building a Mobile Strategy: How to Align with Your Customer
Denise Schuster, Senior Vice President, Technology Innovation, Tribune
12:00 pm - 2:00 pmLunch & Expo (Lunch served until 2:00pm; Expo open until 4:30pm)
1:15 pm - 2:00 pmExpo Hall Theater
2:10 pm - 3:15 pmAfternoon Breakout Sessions
2:10 pm - 2:40 pmPassive Optical Networking - Bringing the LAN Out of the Closet
Al Saxon, Sr. Vice President, Vision Technologies, Inc.
Cloud Storage’s Hazy Security Lining
David Schwartzberg, Senior Security Engineer, Sophos
Systems management nirvana: Balancing demands, dollars and the day-to-day
Richard Olson, Senior Sales Engineer, Dell KACE
Voice Virtualization Secrets Revealed – It’s not Magic, It’s Mitel
Joshua Haslett, Director, Strategic Voice Virtualization Development, Mitel
2:45 pm - 3:15 pmThe Cloud in 2012
Matt Wilbanks, Cloud Solutions Specialist, Rackspace Hosting
How to Securely Enable BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) in the Workplace
Matt Dieckman, Network Security Product Manager, SonicWall
Shawn Brooks, Systems Administrator, Sterigenics International
Driving Business Innovation with High-Performance Network Connectivity
Ken Greene, Director of Sales Engineering, Comcast Business Services
Technology Presentation
3:25 pm - 3:55 pmCareer Development: How To Showcase Your Leadership
Kristen Lamoreaux, President & CEO, Lamoreaux Search
4:00 pm - 4:30 pmReception, Closing Remarks and Prize Passport Drawing