ConnectIT Boston
Thursday, May 22, 2014
8:15 am - 11:30 amRegistration Open
8:15 am - 9:00 amBreakfast and Networking in the Expo Area
9:00 am - 9:10 amOpening Remarks
Anne McCrory, VP, Marketing and Content Strategy, IDG Enterprise Events
9:10 am - 9:40 amOpening Keynote: The Future of Storage, Data Management and the Cloud
Jeff Kaplan, Founder & Managing Director, THINKstrategies

Enterprise IT today is challenged to continue building out and optimizing private clouds, manage data residing in multiple locations and grapple with the ever growing storage pool needed in this era of big data. What best practices are emerging in these disciplines? What does new research suggest to be the path to the future? Join cloud expert Jeff Kaplan of THINKstrategies as he shares research and practical insights on these technology areas and the organizations using them.

9:40 am - 10:45 amLightning Presentations
Presenters Include:
  • Cloud Management Platforms: Driving Increased Value from Your Cloud Investments, Presented by Unisys
  • Nasuni: Next Generation Storage, Presented by Nasuni
  • Transform Your IT, Presented by Secure-24
  • Streaming Data and Visual Data Discovery,Presented by Datawatch
  • The Total Cost of Data Management, Presented by Pythian
  • Control and Use Big Data, Presented by Commvault
  • Veeam: Availability for the Modern Data Centerâ„¢, Presented by Veeam
  • Tintri: Smart Storage that Sees, Learns and Adapts, Presented by Tintri
  • Virtualize Your Data, Free Yourself, Presented by Actifio
10:45 am - 11:45 amRefreshments and Networking in the Expo Area
11:00 am - 12:20 pmRoundtable Discussion (By invitation only; pre-registration is required.)
Jeff Kaplan, Founder & Managing Director, THINKstrategies

Secure Private Cloud Strategies: Exploring Integrated and Automated Options for Protecting Key Resources in Heterogeneous Environments

The question is: How do we effectively secure Private Cloud resources? Especially if it takes on the heterogeneous characteristics that exist in most incumbent enterprise computing environment. In this interactive roundtable session, join moderator Jeff Kaplan of THINKstrategies/Computerworld and John Keller of Unisys as we explore the key strategic, operational, financial and technological issues that CIOs, CISOs and their staffs will have to consider to ensure effective and secure management of private cloud operations.

Sponsored by Unisys

11:35 am - 12:00 pmModerated Birds of a Feather Discussion Tables
Join your peers for a moderated conversation covering your priorities, challenges and thoughts around one of the day's key conversation topics. Tables will run for 30 minutes, giving you the opportunity to meet two groups of new contacts and explore two technology areas.
  • Data Management
  • Private Cloud
  • Storage