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Key Sessions

Rani Johnson

The Moment You Realize “Eventually” Is Now

Solar Winds

Jonathan Feldman

Lightning Talk: How To Run A Devops Business Without Calling It Devops

City of Asheville--IT Services

Jeff Lewis

Lightning Talk: SDN: The Next Generational Moment

Comcast Business

Chris Aniszczyk

Lightning Talk: Becoming Cloud Native: Taking It One Container at a Time

Cloud Native Computing Foundation

Stephen Watt

Lightning Talk: The Future of Software Defined Storage

Red Hat

Randy Bias

Services as a Platform: Making DevOps Real at Scale

Juniper Networks

Jim Ford

Software Defined Chaos

ADP

7:30am - 6:30pm 660 mins
Registration
Registration Open
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Location: Level 1, Exhibit Hall 4

8:00am - 8:35am 35 mins
Breaks
Breakfast
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Open to All Access and Conference Pass Holders.

Location: Level 4, Ballroom F & G

8:40am - 9:20am 40 mins
Open Source
Panel: Is the Open Source Funding Model Broken? And If So, What Does That Mean?
  • Moderator Lisa-Marie Namphy - Advisory Board | OpenStack Ambassador for the United States, OpenStack community
  • Panelist Scott Crenshaw - SVP & GM, OpenStack and Microsoft Clouds, Rackspace
  • Panelist Jim Jagielski - Sr. Director, Capital One and the Apache Software Foundation
  • Panelist Nithya Ruff - Sr. Director, Open Source Practice, Comcast
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Our digital infrastructure is built on open source software that is developed and maintained by a relatively small community and funded by a mixed bag of methods: volunteer time, nonprofits, and donations of time and money by a few corporations. Meanwhile, the number of OSS projects is growing by leaps and bounds. Is the current funding model sustainable? If not, what’s the answer?

All Access pass or Conference pass required to attend this session.

Location: Level 4, Meeting Room 19A

8:40am - 9:20am 40 mins
Security
Panel: Tiny Computers Around the World Have All My Data. Now What?
  • Moderator Sean Ginevan - Advisory Board | Head of Global Strategy & Marketing Enablement, Android Enterprise, Google
  • Panelist Domingo Guerra - Co-Founder/President, Appthority
  • Panelist David Vinson - Founding Director, Xcertia
  • Panelist James Plouffe - Mr. Robot and Lead Architect, MobileIron
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Mobile devices are becoming the primary way users interact with data. IT organizations are aware of the risks: lost devices, risky applications, compromised networks. But are we aware of the progress made in mobile security since the iPhone launched a decade ago? In this panel, we'll talk about the state of the art for mobile security and best practices for digital businesses that may not have gone all-in on the mobile data movement.

All Access pass or Conference pass required to attend this session.

Location: Level 4, Ballroom G

8:40am - 9:20am 40 mins
Next-Gen Architecture
Panel: Is SD-WAN a DIY Project?
  • Moderator Mike Sapien - Enterprise Analyst - Global, Ovum
  • Panelist Mark Weiner - CMO, Versa Networks
  • Panelist Josh Dobies - VP Product Marketing, Riverbed Technology
  • Panelist Eyvonne Sharp - Architect, Humana
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If the volume and velocity of new hybrid WAN and SD-WAN services based on SDN/NFV technology make you a bit dizzy, you’re not alone. In response, some enterprises are looking to step back and architect their own WAN solutions, tailored to meet business needs. In this session, Ovum analyst Mike Sapien will lead a panel of practitioners who have done just that. Panelists will discuss why they made this decision, challenges and benefits, products selected, costs, and ongoing management and business implications.

All Access pass or Conference pass required to attend this session.

Location: Level 4, Ballroom F

9:30am - 10:10am 40 mins
Next-Gen Architecture
Network Automation and the Tools Available Today
  • Ryan Booth - Consulting Systems Engineer, Apstra
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In this talk, we’ll take an independent and technical look at the tools available to network engineers today to automate and simplify the management of current infrastructure, taking into account current limitations. The main focus will be DC and Enterprise networks. Tools discussed will include both open source (Ansible, Napalm, Python and netmiko etc.) and vendor alternatives (Apstra, Arista CVP). We’ll also touch on what areas of our job can be automated, including deployment, config management, troubleshooting and more. 

All Access pass or Conference pass required to attend this session.

Location: Level 4, Ballroom F

9:30am - 10:10am 40 mins
Security
What Lurks in the Software-Defined Infrastructure?
  • Chris Steffen - Technical Director, Cyxtera
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Security can’t be tacked on to a software-defined network stack as an afterthought. It needs to be baked into the architecture at every level. After all, should a controller be compromised, the attacker may get access to the entire network. The Cloud Security Alliance’s open Software-Defined Perimeter (SDP) project is one response, enabling a finer-grained approach to access that leverages user context.  

In this session, we’ll outline the SDP project and help answer the question: When security can no longer be enforced at the physical layer, how do we align policies with SDN rules while making sure that network, development and security teams share responsibility?

All Access pass or Conference pass required to attend this session.

Location: Level 4, Ballroom G

9:30am - 10:10am 40 mins
Open Source
Inner Sourcing: Applying Open Source Best Practices in the Enterprise
  • Jim Jagielski - Sr. Director, Capital One and the Apache Software Foundation
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All Access pass or Conference pass required to attend this session.

Location: Level 4, Meeting Room 19A

10:20am - 10:40am 20 mins
Keynotes
The Moment You Realize “Eventually” Is Now
  • Rani Johnson - Global Vice President and Chief Information Officer (CIO), Solar Winds
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Open to all attendees and exhibitors.

Location: Level 4, Ballroom D


10:40am - 10:50am 10 mins
Keynotes
Lightning Talk: How To Run A Devops Business Without Calling It Devops
  • Jonathan Feldman - Chief Information Officer, City of Asheville--IT Services
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Open to all attendees and exhibitors.

Location: Level 4, Ballroom D

10:50am - 11:00am 10 mins
Keynotes
Lightning Talk: SDN: The Next Generational Moment
  • Jeff Lewis - Vice President, Connectivity Solutions, Comcast Business
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Learn about the next generational moment created by the intersection of Next Generation Access and Software Defined Network Technology. Hear why Next Gen last mile connectivity matters, why distributed enterprises are making this transition and how Comcast Business is shaping and disrupting the next generation network.

Open to all attendees and exhibitors.

Location: Level 4, Ballroom D

11:00am - 11:10am 10 mins
Keynotes
Lightning Talk: Becoming Cloud Native: Taking It One Container at a Time
  • Chris Aniszczyk - Executive Director, Open Container Initiative, Cloud Native Computing Foundation
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In this presentation, Chris Aniszczyk – COO of Cloud Native Computing Foundation and Executive Director of Open Container Initiative – will discuss the lessons we have learned with containers so far, including how Google (and quite a few other companies) have been developing and using containers to manage applications for over decade. His session will address the old world of node first development vs. the new world of cloud native computing; properties of a cloud native computing architecture – container packaged, dynamically managed and micro-services oriented – and the benefits it can provide developers, CIOs and end users.

Open to all attendees and exhibitors.

Location: Level 4, Ballroom D

11:10am - 11:20am 10 mins
Keynotes
Lightning Talk: The Future of Software Defined Storage
  • Speaker Stephen Watt - Chief Architect, Emerging Technologies, Red Hat
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Open to all attendees and exhibitors.

Location: Level 4, Ballroom D

11:20am - 11:40am 20 mins
Keynotes
Services as a Platform: Making DevOps Real at Scale
  • Randy Bias - Advisory Board | VP, Technology & Strategy, Cloud Software, Juniper Networks
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In an era when software is "eating the world," developers rule. Public cloud services understand the economic implications of this trend, and no one more so than Amazon Web Services. The public cloud giant has transformed the way software developers interact with and rely on infrastructure and the services atop that infrastructure.

This keynote by cloud visionary and futurist Randy Bias will show how a nascent AWS-inspired movement is changing how an entire industry thinks about the way software developers and infrastructure managers do their jobs. That movement—called "services as a platform" or SaaP—allows developers to use a catalog of composable, reusable components to assemble only the services they need to support each application. Essentially, SaaP lets developers build a customized platform-as-a-service (or PaaS) for each application they deploy.

The implications for this new concept in abstraction are potentially as important as the seismic shift to cloud computing that began a decade ago. Randy will demonstrate that while the industry was arguing about whether AWS was building IaaS or PaaS, it was really building an entirely new concept, SaaP.

The keynote will offer an operational definition of SaaP, demonstrate how it is the logical descendant of IaaS and PaaS, articulate how it unlocks new forms of value for developers, operators and their enterprises, and offer a roadmap for how everyone can use the concepts of SaaP in their own organizations as they move to agile and DevOps methodologies.

Attend this keynote is you are responsible for helping your organization develop strategies and processes to succeed in a software-defined-everything world.

Open to all attendees and exhibitors.

Location: Level 4, Ballroom D

11:40am - 12:00pm 20 mins
Keynotes
Software Defined Chaos
  • Speaker Jim Ford - Chief Architect, Global Product and Technology, ADP
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Legacy or Traditional, Cloud Native or Cloud Immigrant, the shift toward using software to define “everything and anything” has created opportunities to reimagine infrastructure both on premise and in the public cloud. This evolutionary trend continues to accelerate and threatens the traditional operational infrastructure silos. This merger of development and operations is causing a skills crisis as operations is pushed to code. And the historical illusion of “control,” promised by those infrastructure/domain silos, is causing personal dissatisfaction with the move to elastic dynamism. Join Jim Ford, Chief Strategic Architect at ADP as he explores the tectonic changes underway in enterprise IT and how organizations can thrive in the software-defined world.

Open to all attendees and exhibitors.

Location: Level 4, Ballroom D

12:00pm - 1:00pm 60 mins
Breaks
Lunch & Networking
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Open to All Access and Conference Pass Holders.

Location: Level 4, Ballroom F & G

1:00pm - 1:40pm 40 mins
Next-Gen Architecture
Panel: Do It Like a Hyperscaler: Engineering Containers for Security and Hostile Multitenancy
  • Moderator Jason Perlow - Senior Technology Editor, ZDNet
  • Panelist Matthew Barker - Solution Architect, Twistlock
  • Rob Hirschfeld - Founder and CEO, RackN
  • Robert Starmer - Cloud Advisor, Founding Partner, Kumulus Technologies
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All Access pass or Conference pass required to attend this session.

Location: Level 4, Ballroom F

1:00pm - 1:40pm 40 mins
Security
DDoS via IoT in the Software-Defined Enterprise
  • Jason Farmer - Advance Threat Security Engineer, Arbor Networks
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In today’s world of technology innovation, businesses are trying to figure out how to stay ahead and as result facing tremendous disruptive pressure to go digital. The software-defined enterprise (SDE) is a becoming more of a reality as organizations revolutionize their business models by establishing software as a core strategy, enabled by private or hybrid cloud solutions. As organizations go digital, the volume of IoT devices is growing exponentially. As a result security is becoming incredibly challenging.

Recently, a number of high profile DDoS attacks used IoT devices to attack websites and services. These attacks included sustained 540 Gbps attacks against organizations affiliated with an international sporting event in Brazil in August; attacks against security journalist Brian Krebs in September, which peaked at 620 Gbps; and high-profile DDoS attacks against authoritative DNS provider Dyn in November. All were highly effective and persistent. They were performed using botnets consisting of a mix of IoT devices and PCs.

In this session we will examine the latest trends in DDoS attacks, techniques, tools and defenses. Attendees will learn how IoT is enabling and accelerating DDoS attacks and what can be done about it. We will also look at some real world examples of the impact and outcomes for victims of these botnets.

All Access pass or Conference pass required to attend this session.

Location: Level 4, Ballroom G

1:00pm - 1:40pm 40 mins
Special Events
Changing Demographics in Tech
  • Panelist Sean Riley - Principal Analyst & Founder, SR Consulting
  • Panelist Diane Kenyon - Managing Director - Project Services, Charles Schwab
  • Moderator Lynn Haber - Senior Editor, Channel Partners
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Why are senior female executives so rare, despite study after study proving that more women in leadership roles improves business? Acknowledging and overcoming gender & age biases help organizations succeed. Women in Technology International (WITI) & Randstad Technologies have an upcoming survey report which shows that companies with women in visible leadership positions have a significant impact on recruiting and attracting other top female talent. Join us as we preview some of this research, discuss tangible tactics for fostering diversity as well as ways to support inclusion in your organization.

All Access Pass or Conference Pass Required.

1:50pm - 2:30pm 40 mins
Open Source
Hybrid Cloud: Pick Your Stack
  • Moderator George Mellor - President & CEO, KloudReadiness
  • Panelist Jessica Bryar - Director of Cloud Services, Sandler Partners
  • Panelist Grant Kirkwood - Co-Founder/CTO, Unitas Global
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OpenStack? CloudStack? Azure? Something else? It’s a fraught and high-stakes decision. You don’t want to be locked in to a particular IaaS provider, and you can’t abandon existing virtualization investments. In this session, a panel of experts on various private cloud architectures will debate the pros and cons and offer guidance.

All Access pass or Conference pass required to attend this session.

Location: Level 4, Ballroom G

1:50pm - 2:30pm 40 mins
Next-Gen Architecture
Grabbing the Southbound
  • Eyvonne Sharp - Architect, Humana
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The world of software-defined and programmable networks is both narrow and broad. Is it “only” OpenFlow, or is it a GUI and a wizard? This session will provide you with an overview of the different southbound interfaces used in SDNs and PNs, including a brief overview of each technology, and a look at the positive and negative aspects of each.

All Access pass or Conference pass required to attend this session.

Location: Level 4, Ballroom F

2:30pm - 6:30pm 240 mins
Expo Hall
Expo Floor Open
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Open to all attendees and exhibitors.

Location: Level 1, Exhibit Hall 5

2:30pm - 6:30pm 240 mins
Expo Hall
Pub Crawl
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Open to all attendees and exhibitors.

Location: Level 1, Exhibit Hall 4 & 5

2:30pm - 6:30pm 240 mins
Expo Hall
SD-WAN Experience Area sponsored by Riverbed
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Open to all attendees and exhibitors.

Location: Level 1, Exhibit Hall 5, Booth 2437

2:30pm - 6:30pm 240 mins
Expo Hall
DevOps Lounge | Sponsored by Microsoft
  • Lee Calcote - Head of Technology Strategy, SolarWinds
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Relax and connect with your fellow DevOps enthusiasts in the DevOps lounge on the Expo floor. Participate in roundtable discussions and meet and greet with your fellow attendees, industry thought leaders and DevOps lounge sponsor Microsoft.

3:00pm - 3:40pm 40 mins
Expo Hall
DevOps Lounge: Round Table Discussion: Why DevOps Works Better in the Cloud
  • Moderator Nick Martin - Executive Editor, TechTarget
  • Marisa Sawatphadungkij - DevOps Manager, Drillinginfo
  • Lee Calcote - Head of Technology Strategy, SolarWinds
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Today’s businesses need to be able to quickly respond to market changes and customer demands, putting new emphasis on a DevOps approach to speed application delivery. However this trend demands an automated infrastructure capable of matching the pace of these iterative updates. This panel will explore how DevOps is driving a new migration to the cloud, and why rapid provisioning coupled with elastic capacity is now essential. Cloud and SDDCs are also helping break down barriers between developers and IT ops staff, reshaping job requirements and emphasizing new skill sets