Building the Dynamic Enterprise
 
Ft. Worth Agenda
Wednesday, November 15, 2017
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
Derek Hulitzky, VP, Content Development and Strategy, IDG Enterprise Events
8:45 am - 9:15 amWeathering Today’s Disasters by Hardening Mission-Critical IT
Lynn Gibson, VP and CTO, CHRISTUS Health
9:15 am - 9:45 amTime for Internet 3.0: Networking Only Provable Cryptographic Identities
Matt Close, VP, Sales, Tempered Networks
9:45 am - 10:15 amThe Future of Communication
Michael Costantino, Regional Vice President, Vonage Business
10:15 am - 10:30 amMorning Networking Break
10:30 am - 12:10 pmMorning Breakout Sessions
10:30 am - 11:00 amReimagining Your Network and Infrastructure for the Cloud-Powered Enterprise
Irwin Lazar, Vice President and Service Director, Nemertes Research
Achieving World Class Information Security
John Burke, CIO and Principal Research Analyst, Nemertes Research
From Data to Decisions: The Path to an AI-Driven Smart Service
Holger Mueller, Vice President and Principal Analyst, Constellation Research
IT Agility that Leverages DevOps is Key to Digital Transformation
Zeus Kerravala, Founder & Principal Analyst, ZK Research
11:05 am - 11:35 amTransforming Your Data Center Network to be Cloud-Ready
Steve Shalita, VP of Marketing , Pluribus Networks
Leveraging Artificial Intelligence to Stop Today’s Threats
Arnie Rice, Enterprise Sales Engineer , Sophos
Dean Shroll, Director Sales Engineering, Sophos
Connecting Your Workforce to Empower Your Business
Chris Hutson, Sr. Account Executive, Enterprise, RingCentral, Inc.
11:40 am - 12:10 pmMigrating to the Cloud to Mitigate Risk
Tony Caesar, VP IT & CIO, PrimeSource Building Products
Emerging Technologies to Watch in the Year Ahead
John Burke, CIO and Principal Research Analyst, Nemertes Research
Key Success Factors in Delivering Digital Products
Rashmi Kumar, CIO, McKesson
Driving Innovation with Mobile-First and Cloud-First Strategies
Karl Hightower, VP, Transformational Business Solutions, Rent-A-Center
Mike Santimaw, VP, Information Security, Innovation Labs and Corporate Solutions, Rent-A-Center
12:15 pm - 12:45 pmIT Roadmap Panel of Industry Experts
Karla Nussbaumer, Director of Technical Marketing, 8x8
Jacek Materna, CTO, Assembla, Inc.
Aater Suleman, CEO, Flux7
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
Jacek Materna, CTO, Assembla, Inc.
Gerard Svartz, Sr. Solution Marketing Manager, Dell EMC
Dane Felicien, Senior Account Executive, Extreme Networks
Aater Suleman, CEO, Flux7
Kristi Thiele, Sr. Manager, Systems Engineer, Ixia
Dean Shroll, Director Sales Engineering, Sophos
2:00 pm - 3:10 pmAfternoon Breakout Sessions
2:00 pm - 2:30 pmAre Your Headphones Really Spying on You?
Charlie Niemi, System Engineer, Kaspersky Lab
Modernizing Infrastructure with Software Defined Approaches
Gerard Svartz, Sr. Solution Marketing Manager, Dell EMC
Creating a Digital Transformation Strategy for your Business Phone System
Vincent Paquet, Chief Product Officer, Dialpad
2:40 pm - 3:10 pmAugmented Everything: How IT Can Reshape the Future of Work
Wayne Sadin, COO and CTO, Affinitas Life
3:10 pm - 3:20 pmClosing Remarks
Derek Hulitzky, VP, Content Development and Strategy, IDG Enterprise Events
3:30 pm - 4:00pmReception and Passport Prize Drawings in Expo
4:00 pmEvent Concludes