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Interop planning guide 2013

Brandon Butler | April 22, 2013
It's that time of the year again: Interop is almost here.

Presenter: Dan Pitt, executive director of the Open Network Foundation.

2:30 p.m.

The Social/Collaboration Marketplace in 2013

Many organizations are implementing, or considering bringing on board enterprise wide social collaboration platforms. But with such a broad market, who are the leading players, what are their pros and cons and what is the real value this technology brings?

Presenter: Tony Byrne, President of collaboration research firm Real Story Group

3:45 p.m.

Lessons learned on the road from server virtualization to private cloud

If you're humbled by the notion of moving from a virtualized environment to a private or hybrid cloud, hear how some users have already made this journey and what they've learned along the way.

Panelists: Moderator: Bar Goldworm, Chief Analyst FOCUS; Scott Hammond, VP of strategy, Cisco; Mohammed Abdula, director SmartCloud Strategy, IBM; Jay Litkey, Embotics, Mike Leeper, Director of Global Technology at Columbia Sportswear.

3:45 p.m.

IPv6: It's high time to get started

IPv6, the new internet protocol for web addresses, is hereto stay. But what does it mean for enterpriseIT shops today and how should ITmanagers consider this new wavemoving forward?

Speaker: Ivan Pepelnjak, chief technology advisor, NIL Data Communications

Thursday, May 9


8:30 AM to 10:15 AM


The death of password!? That's the title of the keynote speech set to be delivered by someone that knows a thing or two about security and authentication: Michael Barrett, chief information security officer for PayPal, the online payment platform. Barrett will discuss the newest strategies for fixing the old problem of authentication via passwords.

OTHER keynote speakers include

Enterprise Cloud Summit Panel discussion hosted by cloud analyst Alistair Croll, founder of CloudOps Research, featuring Steve Shalita, vice president of Marketing for NetScout Systems and John Considine, CTO of Terremark, the cloud computing division of Verizon. Rajiv Ramaswami, executive vice president and general manager of Broadcom's infrastructure and networking group will also speak during Thursday morning's keynote addresses.

10:15 a.m.

Network Monitoring Fabrics: Decision Points

Packet-based monitoring is on the rise, but with these new tools for managing and securing the IT environment comes questions about implementation: Use fixed appliances or chassis-based? How are these systems integrated and automated?

Speakers: Moderator: Jim Frey, Managing research director, Enterprise Management Associates; Ran Nahmias, Net Optics; Huy Nguyen, Gigamon; Mo Rozenhart, Ixia; Ahmed Abdelhalim, NetScout Systems;

Doug Gourlay, Arista Networks

11:30 a.m.

Strategic Staffing: Winning the War for Talent

The heart of any IT team is its people. But getting the right talent with the right skill sets is a challenge today. Learn how to handle vacant positions, where to find new recruits and what skills organizations are looking for.


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