SNW Spring 2012
 
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04/01/2012
2:00 pm - 5:00 pmRegistration Open

Monday, April 2, 2012
7:30 am - 7:00 pmRegistration Open
7:30 am - 9:20 amBreakfast
Get an early jump on the day and network with new connections and old.

8:00 am - 12:00 pmHands-On-Lab -- Morning Sessions

The Hands-On Lab at SNW gives users a chance to test drive the latest technologies in a controlled learning lab environment. Classes take place for two hours at regular intervals throughout the conference and are limited to 16-20 seats to give attendees a rich learning experience.

10:00 am - 11:30 amSNIA Certification Prep Sessions

Content-rich sessions are presented by SNIA Certified Instructors and are presented at SNW free of charge. Certification Preparation Sessions set the stage for participants to be introduced to the key learning points from the full instructor-led courseware.

9:20 am - 10:05 amBig Data TrackBusiness Continuity TrackBackup and Archiving TrackData Center Networking TrackCloud Computing TrackVirtualization Track
Analyst Perspective: Big Data Analytics
John Webster, Senior Partner, Evaluator Group
User Case Study: The Business of Data Protection
David Hulme, Enterprise Storage Supervisor, Tarrant County
Analyst Perspective: Data Preservation and The Cloud: A Primer on Managing eDiscovery and Regulatory Requests
Barry Murphy, Co-Founder, Principal Analyst, eDJ Group, Inc
Analyst Perspective: Test Lab Report: 16Gb Fibre Channel Performance and Recommendations
Dennis Martin, Founder and President, Demartek
Analyst Perspective: Cloud and Virtual Data Storage Networking
Greg Schulz, IT Advisor and Author, StorageIO
SNIA Tutorial:
Virtualization Practices: Providing a Complete Virtual Solution in a Box

Jyh-shing Chen, Member Technical Staff, NetApp
10:15 am - 11:00 amBig Data TrackBusiness Continuity TrackBackup and Archiving TrackData Center Networking TrackCloud Computing TrackStorage Management Track
Industry Perspective: Big Data and Big Data Analytics
David Barnes, Program Director, Strategy & Emerging Internet Technologies, IBM
Industry Perspective: Cloud-Based Virtual Disaster Recovery (VDR)
Mike Colesante, Director of North America, Backup Technology
SNIA Tutorial:
Introduction to Data Protection: Backup to Tape, Disk and Beyond

Frank Holliman, Data Protection Solutions Architect, NetApp
SNIA Tutorial:
Data Center Evolution and Network Convergence

Simon Gordon, Senior Product Line Manager, Juniper Networks
Industry Perspective: Cloud Computing Demystified
Vivek Ratna, Partner/ CIO, Digital Learning Solutions, LLC
SNIA Tutorial:
Operating System Storage Performance Analysis

Robert Smith, Senior Premier Field Engineer, Microsoft Public Sector Services
11:10 am - 11:55 amBig Data TrackBusiness Continuity TrackBackup and Archiving TrackData Center Networking TrackCloud Computing TrackVirtualization Track
Industry Perspective: In a Big World With Big Data, Start Small For Success
Val Bercovici, Office of the CTO, Cloud Czar, NetApp
SNIA Tutorial:
Understanding High Availability in the SAN

Mark Fleming, Senior Software Engineer, IBM
Solution Spotlight: Big Data - Big Archives - Big Protection Challenges: Introducing LTO-5 Technology
Bruce Master, Senior Program Manager, IBM Data Protection and Retention Systems, The LTO Program
Mark Pastor, Strategic Business Manager, Disk and Automation, Quantum, The LTO Program
User Case Study: WAN Optimization
Srinivasan Padmanabhan, Network Architect, Texas Instruments, Inc.
SNIA Tutorial:
Enterprise Architecture and the Cloud

Marty Stogsdill, Senior Sales Consultant, Oracle Corporation

Industry Perspective: Hyper-V over SMB - Remote File Storage Support in Windows Server 8 Hyper-V
Jose Barreto, Principal Program Manager, Microsoft Corporation
11:55 pm - 1:00 pmLunch
Make new industry connections and catch up with new friends and old over lunch.

11:55 am - 1:00 pm"Tour du Labs" for IT Professionals
Drop in and take a tour of the SNW Hands-On Lab.

1:00 pm - 5:00 pmHands-On-Lab -- Afternoon Sessions

The Hands-On Lab at SNW gives users a chance to test drive the latest technologies in a controlled learning lab environment. Classes take place for two hours at regular intervals throughout the conference and are limited to 16-20 seats to give attendees a rich learning experience.

1:30 pm - 4:15 pmSNIA Certification Prep Sessions

Content-rich sessions are presented by SNIA Certified Instructors and are presented at SNW free of charge. Certification Preparation Sessions set the stage for participants to be introduced to the key learning points from the full instructor-led courseware.

1:00 pm - 1:45 pmBig Data TrackBusiness Continuity TrackBackup and Archiving TrackData Center Networking TrackCloud Computing TrackVirtualization Track
Solution Spotlight: Big Data, Big Content, and Aligning Your Storage Strategy
Fred Oh, Sr. Product Marketing Manager, File, Content & Cloud Portfolio, Hitachi Data Systems
Industry Perspective: Meeting Stringent SLAs for Mission-Critical Applications in Large Virtual Environments
Mike Peebles, Information Management, Product Marketing Manager - Americas, Hewlett-Packard Company
SNIA Tutorial:
Trends in Data Protection and Restoration Technologies

Thomas Rivera, Sr. Technical Associate, File, Content & Cloud Solutions, Hitachi Data Systems; Chair, SNIA-Data Protection & Capacity Optimization (DPCO) Committee
Industry Perspective: The Future of Fibre Channel
Mark Jones, FCIA Vice Chairman and Technical Marketing Director, Emulex Corporation
User Case Study: Privacy & Security Risks in Cloud Computing
Robert Scott, Managing Partner, Scott & Scott, LLP
SNIA Tutorial:
Virtualization I - Who, What, Why, When?

Walt Hubis, Storage Standards Architect, Fusion-io
1:55 pm - 2:40 pmBig Data TrackBusiness Continuity TrackBackup and Archiving TrackData Center Networking TrackCloud Computing TrackVirtualization Track
SNIA Tutorial:
NextGen Infrastructure for Big Data

Anil Vasudeva, President & Chief Analyst, IMEX Research
Industry Perspective: Rapid Recovery: Maintaining Operations After the 2011 Japan Earthquake and Tsunami
John Maxwell, Vice President, Data Protection Product Management, Quest Software
User Case Study: Storage Explosion and the Challenges for a Public Research University
Saira Hasnain, Director, Enterprise Infrastructure Services, University at Buffalo
SNIA Tutorial:
The Confusion Arising from Converged Multi Hop FCoE Topologies

Simon Gordon, Senior Product Line Manager, Juniper Networks
Industry Perspective: Improving Unstructured Data Governance
Ryan Jancaitis, Principal Product Manager, Storage & Availability Management Group, Symantec Corporation
SNIA Tutorial:
Virtualization II - Effective Use of Virtualization

Walt Hubis, Storage Standards Architect, Fusion-io
2:50 pm - 3:35 pmBig Data TrackBusiness Continuity TrackBackup and Archiving TrackData Center Networking TrackCloud Computing TrackVirtualization Track
Industry Perspective: How to Store and Analyze 10,000,000 Terabytes (10 Exabytes) of Data Today
Chris Gladwin, President and CEO, Cleversafe Inc.
SNIA Tutorial:
Bringing Light to the “Digital Dark Age” – Preserving Digital Information for the Long Term

Roger Cummings, Technical Director, Symantec Corporation
SNIA Tutorial:
Rethinking Archiving: Exploring the Path to Improved IT Efficiency and Maximizing Value of Archiving Solution Investments

Marshall Amaldas, Sr. Research Analyst, IDC
Brad Nisbet, Program Director, Data Management Services, IDC
SNIA Tutorial:
Best Practice and Deployment of the Network for iSCSI, NAS and DAS in the Data Center

Samir Sharma, Product Marketing Manager, Juniper Networks
Industry Perspective: Moving to the Cloud? Here are Some Process-Oriented Things You Will Need to Consider
Jason Druebert, Senior Consultant, AT&T
Craig Lindner, Senior Consultant, AT&T
SNIA Tutorial:
What’s Old Is New Again – Storage Tiering

Larry Freeman, Senior Technologist, NetApp, Inc.
3:35 pm - 4:05 pmNetworking Break
Connect and compare notes with your peers between sessions.

4:05 pm - 4:50 pmBig Data TrackBusiness Continuity TrackBackup and Archiving TrackData Center Networking TrackCloud Computing TrackVirtualization Track
User Case Study: Big Data and Cloud Benchmarking – A Panel Discussion
Chaitan Baru, Director, Center for Large-scale Data Systems Research (CLDS)
Milind Bhandarkar, Chief Architect, Greenplum/EMC
Raghunath Nambiar, Strategist, Performance and Solution Engineering, Data Center Group, Cisco
Industry Perspective: Simple, High Performance, Block Storage Data Migration - Solving the Data Center Dilemma
David Clark, Director of Product Marketing, QLogic
Industry Perspective: Data Deduplication in Windows Server "8"
Ahmed El-Shimi, Principal Program Manager, Microsoft Corporation
SNIA Tutorial:
FCoE Direct End-Node to End-Node (aka FCoE VN2VN)

John Hufferd, Owner/Consultant, Hufferd Enterprises
SNIA Tutorial:
The Role of WAN Optimization in Cloud Infrastructures

Josh Tseng, Technical Director, Riverbed Technology
Solution Spotlight: Keys to Building the Right Storage Foundation for Virtualization
Michael Haag, Sr. Alliance Manager-Virtualization, HP Storage, Hewlett-Packard Company
5:00 pm - 6:00 pmWhat's Your Organization's IT Blind Spot -- and Why Does It Matter?

The 21st century business model requires a 21st century IT model. After decades of mainstream IT evolution to modern game changers like smart phones, cellular networks, GPS, massive storage, caching and eventing, we are finally in a position to achieve this modern model. But it requires ubiquitous connectivity at the edge, networks that can scale, integration fabrics that can be event enabled with customer location and product specific rules, and information that can be readily available. Organizations that manage to this framework will dramatically improve their business agility, reduce the risk of the journey, and increase their probability of success. But despite best intentions and capable leadership, this framework for some organizations is a strategic “blind spot” -- a subject that is obscure or unintelligible to otherwise sharp and intelligent people. Simply put, some organizations don’t recognize the critical nature -- at this particular point in history -- of truly modern IT to business survival. Those that do will live another day to compete, and those that don’t — well, they just don’t see the consequences coming. Join us for this keynote address from one of the field’s most seasoned practitioners and CIOs as he details the steps any IT executive, manager and professional can take to eliminate the blind spot.


Charlie Feld, CEO, The Feld Group, Former CIO and Executive IT Leader at Frito-Lay, Burlington Northern Santa Fe, Delta Air Lines, and Home Depot, and Southwest Airlines
6:00 pm - 7:30 pmWelcome Reception: Texas BBQ!
Join us as we kick off a great week of networking over a delicious Texas BBQ and some libations. The Ray Johnston Band, sponsored by Data Center Systems, will entertain with a high-energy performance featuring both gentle melodies and explosions of funk, blues and jazz.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012
7:00 am - 7:00 pmRegistration Open
7:00 am - 8:00 amBreakfast
Get an early jump on the day and network with new connections and old.

8:15 am - 12:30 pmHands-On-Lab -- Morning Sessions

The Hands-On Lab at SNW gives users a chance to test drive the latest technologies in a controlled learning lab environment. Classes take place for two hours at regular intervals throughout the conference and are limited to 16-20 seats to give attendees a rich learning experience..

9:00 am - 12:15 pmSNIA Certification Prep Sessions

Content-rich sessions are presented by SNIA Certified Instructors and are presented at SNW free of charge. Certification Preparation Sessions set the stage for participants to be introduced to the key learning points from the full instructor-led courseware.

8:00 am - 8:15 amWelcome and Opening Remarks
John Gallant, Senior Vice President and Chief Content Officer, IDG Enterprise & Computerworld
Wayne Adams, Chairman, Board of Directors, Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA)
8:15 am - 9:00 amTransforming Infrastructure and Policy to Support a Consumerized Workforce

Three major trends are driving enterprise infrastructure to accommodate consumerized technologies. First, with so many devices in the market, users are becoming more demanding and want something different than the traditional enterprise choices. Second, company executives perceive bring-your-own-device programs to yield cost reductions. And third, cloud computing creates the desire for organizations to build IT with flexible computing power. All of this conspires to challenge the IT infrastructure organization’s traditional methodologies, policies and practices. In this session, understand how the CIO of a global organization with demanding technology users is not only balancing these trends, but strategically transforming and adapting its IT infrastructure for consumerized apps and endpoints.


Tarek ElHadidi, Chief Information Officer, Freescale Semiconductor
9:00 am - 9:30 amOptimizing Infrastructure for the Next Era of Virtualization, Clouds, and Big Data

A substantial amount of infrastructure and storage deployed today was built for the needs of 20 years ago -- a predictable world long before explosive data growth, virtualization, and cloud computing changed the landscape. Today’s unpredictable workloads require a different architecture to keep up with end-user expectations, while converged data centers demand new levels of efficiency and agility that can only be achieved by eliminating legacy storage silos. In this session, learn how you can optimize current infrastructure while building out new virtual, cloud, and big data application stacks by using converged storage -- a modern approach that includes scale-out design, storage federation, deduplication and other innovations designed from the ground up to power the next era of IT.


Tom Joyce, Vice President of Marketing, Strategy, Operations and Storage Networking, HP Storage
9:30 am - 10:00 amAn IT Turnaround Leveraged by Clouds and Virtualization

ICF International advises government entities and businesses on issues related to health, human services, and social programs, as well as defense and homeland security, energy and climate change, and the environment. With more than 50 offices in Beijing, London, Moscow, New Delhi, Rio de Janeiro, Toronto, and the US, ICF needed to modernize its technology stack to address its diverse businesses and customers around the globe. Join us as their CIO describes their profitable, IT turnaround journey leveraged by cloud strategies and virtualization.


Lon Anderson, Vice President, Corporate Information Technology , ICF International
10:00 am - 10:30 amThe New Data Center Economy: “Are You Kidding Me?”

Those of us managing IT infrastructure need to drive cost and efficiency AND enable the business to scale and grow. We need to deliver solutions and value AND build a ‘practical’ path to the next generation information center. And, if that weren’t enough, whatever we propose and deploy needs to be “cloud ready,” handle the expected surge of “big data,” AND prepare our organizations for the future. But do we -- and our respective organizations -- fully understand how big these challenges are? Let’s not kid ourselves. The requirements are daunting, but they can be met through careful planning. Join us for this session as we explore the challenges — along with practical advice on how to think them through.


Michael Gustafson, Senior Vice President, Global File & Content Solutions Business , Hitachi Data Systems
10:30 am - 10:45 amNetworking Break
Connect and compare notes with your peers between sessions.

10:45 am - 11:30 amBig Data TrackBusiness Continuity TrackBackup and Archiving TrackData Center Networking TrackCloud Computing TrackCloud Storage Track
Industry Perspective: Hadoop: Big Data Storage for 1/10 the Cost
Ted Dunning, Chief Application Architect, MapR Technologies
User Case Study: Ensuring Business Continuity & Disaster Recovery in a Growing Virtual Environment
Randy Dover, Vice President, Information Technology Officer, Cornerstone Community Bank
Industry Perspective: Building a Live Archive for Live Concert Recordings of 45 Years Jazz Montreux
Paul Speciale, VP of Products, Amplidata
SNIA Tutorial:
Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE)

John Hufferd, Owner/Consultant, Hufferd Enterprises
Industry Perspective: Breaking Up Is Hard To Do: Keys to a Successful Cloud Computing Exit Strategy
Marne E. Gordan, Regulatory Analyst, IBM Institute for Advanced Security
Analyst Perspective: Cloud Storage - Key to Future of IT Infrastructure
Anil Vasudeva, President & Chief Analyst, IMEX Research
11:40 am - 12:25 pmHigh Performance Computing TrackBusiness Continuity TrackStorage Management TrackData Center Networking TrackCloud Computing TrackCloud Storage Track
User Case Study: Pattern Energy - A Case Study for Scale-out NAS in the Wind and Solar Energy Sector
Chad Ringley, Manager of Atmospheric Modeling, Pattern Energy
User Case Study: Optimizing Disaster Recovery
Patrick Lynch, Manager, Network & SAN, ExactTarget
SNIA Tutorial:
Storage Performance Management

Brett Allison, Technical Services Lead, Intellimagic
Analyst Perspective: Fibre Channel and Fibre Channel over Ethernet Solutions for today and tomorrow – A Panel Discussion
Dennis Martin, Founder and President, Demartek
Mark Jones, FCIA Vice Chairman and Technical Marketing Director, Emulex Corporation
Skip Jones, FCIA Chairman and Director of Planning and Technology, QLogic Corporation
Mike McNamara, Sr. Manager, Product Marketing Core Software, NetApp
J Metz, Product Manager, Storage, Data Center Group, Cisco

Rupin Mohan, Senior Manager Technology & Business Strategy, HP and Chairman, Marketing Committee, FCIA
Steve Wilson, Director, Technology and Standards, Brocade and INCITS TC T11 Chairman
Industry Perspective: How Open IT Standards Are Driving Adoption of Cloud-based Data Storage
Megan Wohlford, Product Manager, Rackspace
Solution Spotlight: Scaling with the Cloud: Strategies for Storage in Cloud Deployments
Jason Schaffer, Senior Director, Disk Storage Product Management , Oracle
12:30 pm - 4:00 pmExpo Open
Talk with providers in the Expo during our new, extended Expo hours.

12:30 pm - 2:00 pmLunch in the Expo
Enjoy lunch while you explore and connect with the many solutions providers in the Expo.

2:00 pm - 4:45 pmSNIA Certification Prep Sessions

Content-rich sessions are presented by SNIA Certified Instructors and are presented at SNW free of charge. Certification Preparation Sessions set the stage for participants to be introduced to the key learning points from the full instructor-led courseware.

2:00 pm - 5:45 pmHands-On-Lab -- Afternoon Sessions

The Hands-On Lab at SNW gives users a chance to test drive the latest technologies in a controlled learning lab environment. Classes take place for two hours at regular intervals throughout the conference and are limited to 16-20 seats to give attendees a rich learning experience.

2:10 pm - 2:55 pmFile Systems and File ProtocolsVirtual Desktop Infrastructure TrackStorage Management TrackData Center Networking TrackCloud Computing TrackCloud Storage Track
Analyst Perspective: Test Lab Report: Using File Server Protocols for Block-Based Storage Workload
Dennis Martin, Founder and President, Demartek
User Case Study: Top 5 Storage Design Essentials for Virtual Desktop
Jef McCreery, Director of Core Systems, Washington and Lee University
Industry Perspective: Best Practices for Managing Storage in the Most Challenging Environments
Ryan Jancaitis, Principal Product Manager, Storage & Availability Management Group, Symantec Corporation
Solution Spotlight: Taming the Beast: Managing Data Center Complexity
Kevin Ehringer, President & CEO, Data Center Systems
Industry Perspective: Cloud Based Mobile Workforce Strategies
Scott Burgess, Director, Office of the CTO, EMC Consulting
Industry Perspective: The Love-Hate Relationship: Private Clouds and How to Grow Exponentially But Not Uncontrollably
Chandra Rangan, Sr. Director Product Marketing, Storage & Availability Management Group, Symantec Corporation
3:05 pm - 3:50 pmFile Systems and File ProtocolsVirtual Desktop Infrastructure TrackStorage Management TrackStorage Management TrackCloud Computing TrackCloud Storage Track
SNIA Tutorial:
The Evolution of File Systems

Thomas Rivera, Sr. Technical Associate, File, Content & Cloud Solutions, Hitachi Data Systems; Chair, SNIA-Data Protection & Capacity Optimization (DPCO) Committee
Industry Perspective: VDI Storage Support for the Mobile Revolution
Robert Petrocelli, CEO/ CTO, GreenBytes
Solution Spotlight: Exploiting Storage Performance Metrics to Optimize Storage Management Processes
Stewart Carless, Solution Architect , Virtual Instruments
User Case Study: Applied SRM: A Business Perspective
Erwin Cura, Manager, ITS Data Center Engineering, Texas Health Resources
Industry Perspective: Dedicated? Virtual? Public? Hybrid Private? - Which Cloud Approach is Right for Your Organization?
Christian Teeft, Vice President of Engineering, Latisys
SNIA Tutorial: Interoperable Cloud Storage with the CDMI Standard
Mark Carlson, Principal Cloud Strategist, Oracle Corporation
4:00 pm - 4:45 pmLeveraging Enterprise IT Infrastructure to Help Drive Capital One’s “Always On” Corporate IT Strategy

As a top-ten bank and the fifth largest credit card issuer in the United States -- Capital One has adopted a corporate strategy of “always on” -- a mission to be available anytime, anywhere for any customer constituencies. Going well beyond just online access, this strategy requires a uniquely-aligned technology mission and data center strategy that not only supports continued growth, but adapts to mergers and acquisitions along the way. In this session, learn from Capital One’s senior executive at the heart of these strategic technology decisions -- and how Capital One is making technology investments for the future.


Brian Cobb, Managing Vice President, Information Technology, Capital One
4:45 pm - 5:30 pmHow Shell Oil Company Creates Business Value with Clouds, Storage, Hosting and Data Centers

Operating in more than 90 countries with 150,000 enterprise users, it’s no wonder Shell Oil Company maintains a very large, globally complex infrastructure to manage geological data for its diverse oil and gas businesses -- not to mention technology support of its business processes. With that much data at stake, Shell has to proactively capitalize on new technology developments that can add business value through its global cloud, storage, hosting and data center footprint. Learn more about how they continuously manage for the future in this session.


Kayoor Gajarawala, General Manager, Hosting, Storage & Enterprise Service Delivery , Shell Information Technology, Inc.
5:30 pm - 7:30 pmExpo Open
Explore and connect with the many solutions providers in the Expo.

5:30 pm - 7:30 pmReception: Take a Tour Through Texas!
Join us in the SNW Expo and take a culinary tour through Texas as we highlight the unique personalities of the Lone Star state - from the Alamo and Mexican heritage of San Antonio to the home of the great State Fair in Dallas to the Gulf Shores of Houston.
6:00 pm - 7:00 pmSee Emerging Technologies in the Expo Theater!

Wednesday, April 4, 2012
7:00 am - 6:00 pmRegistration Open
7:00 am - 8:00 amBreakfast
Get an early jump on the day and network with new connections and old.

8:15 am - 12:15 pmHands-On-Lab -- Morning Sessions

The Hands-On Lab at SNW gives users a chance to test drive the latest technologies in a controlled learning lab environment. Classes take place for two hours at regular intervals throughout the conference and are limited to 16-20 seats to give attendees a rich learning experience.

9:00 am - 12:15 pmSNIA Certification Prep Sessions

Content-rich sessions are presented by SNIA Certified Instructors and are presented at SNW free of charge. Certification Preparation Sessions set the stage for participants to be introduced to the key learning points from the full instructor-led courseware.

8:00 am - 8:15 amWelcome and Opening Remarks
John Gallant, Senior Vice President and Chief Content Officer, IDG Enterprise & Computerworld
Wayne Adams, Chairman, Board of Directors, Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA)
8:15 am - 9:00 amCreating a Culture of IT Innovation

IT infrastructure enables, and is often integrated, with just about every business process in the enterprise, but for those who manage these complex technology synapses, the job of innovating is often much larger than any one leader, group or program. Innovation is also a challenge when infrastructure is pressed with the day-to-day uptime and project delivery requirements. To move innovation forward, the organization needs to embrace it and make it part of the culture. How can innovation become part of IT infrastructure, and how can it apply – on an ongoing basis -- to solving challenges? Learn how one of the world’s most well-known companies practices IT innovation for success.


Dr. David Richter, Vice President - Infrastructure Solutions, Kimberly-Clark Corporation
9:00 am - 9:30 amImproving Business Knowledge and Financial Awareness in the IT Organization

It’s long been known that IT teams deliver better service and solutions if they know the business, but what techniques do organizations use to embed IT teams in the business? To give them not only a better understanding of how the business works, but how critical IT finances are to the overall operation? Learn top tips and strategies from a CIO who manages a diverse set of IT business lines.


Theresa Meadows, Chief Information Officer, Cook Children's Health Care System
9:30 am - 10:15 amAdapting the Infrastructure Organization to New Skills

The IT skills enterprises need at this very moment are changing beneath our feet. We’re moving to a world of IT professionals who are jack-of-all-trades that can have a relationship with the business – and moving away from vertical specializations. Moreover, IT infrastructure professionals now need to work with compute, network and storage as a portfolio instead of in traditional silos. All of this means that fewer people are available that are nimble enough to handle the new skill sets and their unique combinations. At the same time, more teams are managed virtually, requiring new skills and working relationships. What does this mean for the IT staff of the future? Join us as our panel of experts discuss what this means for the manager of teams, and those on them.


James Clent, CIO, United Orthopedic Group
Theresa Meadows, Chief Information Officer, Cook Children's Health Care System
Dr. David Richter, Vice President - Infrastructure Solutions, Kimberly-Clark Corporation
Moderator: Julia King, Executive Editor, Events and National Correspondent, Computerworld
10:15 am - 10:45 amNetworking Break
Connect and compare notes with your peers between sessions.

10:45 am - 11:30 amFile Systems and File ProtocolsData Management TrackSolid State Storage TrackData Center Networking TrackEnergy Efficiency TrackCloud Storage Track
SNIA Tutorial:
Understanding Enterprise NAS

Anjan Dave, Principal Storage Engineer for IT Global Infrastructure & Operations, LSI Corporation
Industry Perspective: Making Big Data Smaller: How Tiering, Object Storage & File Systems Will Change the Market
Carter George, Executive Director, Storage Strategy, Dell
SNIA Tutorial:
Solid State Storage: Key to NextGen Enterprise & Cloud Storage

Anil Vasudeva, President & Chief Analyst, IMEX Research
User Case Study: Data Center Consolidation in the Canadian Federal Government
Daniel Murphy, Cloud Transformation Architect, Canadian Federal Government
SNIA Tutorial:
Green Storage - the Big Picture ("Green is more than kWh!")

SW Worth, Senior Standards Program Manager, Microsoft
Solution Spotlight: Building High Performance and Cost Effective Storage Clouds with Flash Memory
Thomas Isakovich, CEO & Founder, Nimbus Data Systems, Inc.
11:40 am - 12:25 pmFile Systems and File ProtocolsData Management TrackSolid State Storage TrackData Center Networking TrackEnergy Efficiency TrackCloud Storage Track
Industry Perspective: Windows Server 8 File Server - Advanced Networking for Fault Tolerance and Performance
Jose Barreto, Principal Program Manager, Microsoft Corporation
SNIA Tutorial:
Advanced Data Reduction Concepts

Gene Nagle, Vice President, Systems Engineering, BridgeSTOR LLC
Thomas Rivera, Sr. Technical Associate, File, Content & Cloud Solutions, Hitachi Data Systems; Chair, SNIA-Data Protection & Capacity Optimization (DPCO) Committee
Industry Perspective: Full Throttle Application Acceleration
Woody Hutsell, Senior Director Product Management, Fusion-io
Solution Spotlight: Adding Scale-out File Services to Dell Storage with Dell’s Fluid File System
Bob Ganley, Sr. Solutions Consultant, Dell Storage
Industry Perspective: Introduction to the Resources and Methods to Benchmark the Relative Performance of Your Data Center
Jay Taylor, Director, Global Standards, Codes and Environment, IT Business Unit, Schneider Electric
SNIA Tutorial:
A Hype-free Stroll through Cloud Storage Security

Eric Hibbard, CTO Security & Privacy, Hitachi Data Systems
11:00 am - 2:00 pmExpo Open
Talk with providers in the Expo during our new, extended Expo hours.

12:30 pm - 2:00 pmLunch in the Expo
Enjoy lunch while you explore and connect with the many solutions providers in the Expo.

1:15 pm - 2:00 pmSee Cloud Technologies in the Expo Theater!
2:00 pm - 5:45 pmHands-On-Lab -- Afternoon Sessions

The Hands-On Lab at SNW gives users a chance to test drive the latest technologies in a controlled learning lab environment. Classes take place for two hours at regular intervals throughout the conference and are limited to 16-20 seats to give attendees a rich learning experience.

2:15 pm - 6:00 pmSNIA Certification Testing

Prepare for examinations and assess your readiness to take a SNIA Certification or Qualification Examination. Conveniently available at a reduced cost for SNW attendees. Visit the SNIA education information desk near the Hands-On Labs registration center.

2:10 pm - 2:55 pmStorage Management TrackData Management TrackSolid State Storage TrackData Center Networking TrackEnergy Efficiency TrackCloud Storage Track
SNIA Tutorial:
SAS: The Emerging Storage Fabric

Harry Mason, President, SCSI Trade Association; Director Industry Marketing, LSI
Marty Czekalski, Vice President, SCSI Trace Association; Interface and Emerging Architecture Program Manager, Seagate Technology
Industry Perspective: The 3 Keys to managing data for decades: Object Storage, Cloud Architecture and Metadata
Mark Goros, CEO and Founder, Caringo
SNIA Tutorial:
Leveraging Flash Memory in Enterprise Storage

Luanne Dauber, Director of Marketing, Pure Storage Inc.
Industry Perspective: Practically Speaking: SSD + Cloud for All of Your Storage Needs
Rick Gillett, VP, Data Systems Architecture, F5 Networks
SNIA Tutorial:
Technologies for Green Storage

Dr. Alan Yoder, Senior Staff, CTO Office, NetApp
User Case Study: Deploying a Cloud Integrated Architecture as Primary Enterprise Storage
Dan Streufert, Director of Information Technology, MedPlast, Inc
3:00 pm - 4:00 pmDessert Break in the Expo
4:10 pm - 4:55 pmFile Systems and File ProtocolsData Management TrackSolid State Storage TrackData Center Networking TrackEnergy Efficiency TrackVirtualization Track
SNIA Tutorial:
pNFS & NFSv4.2; a Filesystem for Grid, Virtualization and Database

David Dale, Director Industry Standards, NetApp
Industry Perspective: Capacity Planning Through Threshold Management
Richard Witherow, Senior Consultant, GlassHouse Technologies
Analyst Perspective: Do I really need a 100% Flash Array? Why? – A Panel Discussion
Arun Taneja, Founder and Consulting Analyst, Taneja Group

Dan Crain, CEO, WhipTail Technologies
Scott Dietzen, CEO, Pure Storage
Tom Hicks, VP Engineering and Chief Architect, Avere Systems
Woody Hutsell, Senior Director of Product Management, Fusion-io
Industry Perspective: Behind Every Cloud is a Data Center in Disguise
Praerit Garg, President and Co-Founder, Symform
Industry Perspective: Energy Planning by Making Use of SNIA Emerald Test Data Reports
Leah Schoeb, Chair, SNIA Green Storage Initiative
User Case Study: Morgan County Schools' Dramatic Cost Savings with Virtualization and Scale-Out Storage
Chris Rogers, Technology Coordinator, Morgan County School District
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm Wait ... What? Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport is a CITY?

Located on an 18,000-acre plot larger than Manhattan, Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) is proud to be an airport ... and a business ... and a city. Successfully providing technology services for all three means starting with the customer — whether it’s the traveler, the airport’s numerous tenants, or the countless internal business customers demanding a huge diversity of technology solutions. That approach to technology planning — and its always-on, customer-focused mandate -- requires not only a modern IT infrastructure for enablement, but a world-class one at that. All of which explains why PC World named DFW the number one airport in the United States for tech-savvy travelers. Join us for this inspiring session to learn how DFW accomplished this great feat for one of the world’s largest — if not busiest -- airports.


John Parrish, AVP, Terminal Systems , Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport

Thursday, April 5, 2012
7:30 am - 10:00 amRegistration Open
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
Get an early jump on the day and network with new connections and old.
8:15 am - 12:00 pmSNIA Certification Testing

Prepare for examinations and assess your readiness to take a SNIA Certification or Qualification Examination. Conveniently available at a reduced cost for SNW attendees. Visit the SNIA education information desk near the Hands-On Labs registration center.

8:30 am - 9:15 amProfessional Development TrackData Security TrackSolid State Storage TrackNetwork Infrastructure TrackCloud Storage Track
SNIA Tutorial:
Can U B Social? Defining Social Media for Your Organization

Marty Foltyn, Vice President, Channel Chargers, LLC
SNIA Tutorial:
Storage Security - The ISO/IEC Standard

Eric Hibbard, CTO Security & Privacy, Hitachi Data Systems
SNIA Tutorial:
The Benefits of Solid State in Enterprise Storage Systems

David Dale, Director Industry Standards, NetApp
Industry Perspective: Virtualization and I/O Dependencies
Chauncey M. Schwartz II, Senior Technical Marketing Manager, QLogic Corporation
Industry Perspective: Los Angeles Dodgers Hit a Grand Slam with LiveOffice Archiving Solutions
Joshua Stageberg, Director, Product Management, LiveOffice, Now Part of Symantec
9:25 am - 10:10 amProfessional Development TrackData Security TrackSolid State Storage TrackNetwork Infrastructure TrackCloud Storage Track
SNIA Tutorial:
Reaction Management and Self-facilitation Techniques

David Deming, President, Solution Technology
Industry Perspective: Wikileaks: Are You the Next Target?
Marne E. Gordan, Regulatory Analyst, IBM Institute for Advanced Security
Industry Perspective: The Realities of Solid State Storage
Luanne Dauber, Director of Marketing, Pure Storage Inc.
Industry Perspective: A Discussion on Data Center Network Virtualization
Robert Winter, Distinguished Engineer, Strategic Technologist for Networking, Dell Networking Office of the CTO
SNIA Tutorial:
The Business Case for the Cloud

Christopher Marsh, IT Market and Development Manager, Spectra Logic Corporation
10:20 am - 11:05 amProfessional Development TrackEnergy Efficiency TrackSolid State Storage TrackNetwork Infrastructure TrackCloud Storage Track
SNIA Tutorial:
Building Magnificent Technical Presentations

Howard Goldstein, President, Howard Goldstein Associates, Inc. (HGAI)
Industry Perspective: Green Energy Data Centers and Storage in the Coming Age of Vast Cloud Computing
Dr. Suchindran Chatterjee, President and CEO, Kender Energy, Inc.; and Advisor, Cool Energy Inc.
SNIA Tutorial:
Understanding SSD Performance: Using the SSS PTS to Evaluate and Compare SSD Performance

Esther Spanjer, Director, SSD Technical Marketing, SMART Modular
Dr. Easen Ho, CTO, Calypso Systems, Inc.
SNIA Tutorial:
PCI Express IO Virtualization Overview

Ron Emerick, Principal Hardware Engineer, Oracle Corporation
Industry Perspective: Cloud Storage - When to go Out and When to Stay Home
Michael Zelle, Sr. Systems Engineer and Architect, NetApp
11:15 am - 12:00 pmStorage Management TrackData Security TrackSolid State Storage TrackNetwork Infrastructure TrackCloud Storage Track
SNIA Tutorial:
Writing Storage RFPs in 2012

John Webster, Senior Partner, Evaluator Group
SNIA Tutorial:
Implementing Stored-Data Encryption

Dr. Michael Willett, Storage Security Strategist, Samsung
Industry Perspective: PCIe SSD Storage Solutions
Jim Pappas, Director, Technology Initiatives, Data Center Group
Industry Perspective: Advances in I/O Utilization - Getting to SR-IOV
Shawn Fitzgerald, Sr. Content Development Manager, QLogic Corporation
Solution Spotlight: A New Approach to Cloud-Based Data Protection
Dave Hanson, Area Vice President, Virtualization and Cloud, Quantum Corporation
12:00 pm - 12:00 amConference Concludes