Inspirational Keynote Sessions
The Golden Age of Infrastructure
Martin Casado, General Partner at Andreessen Horowitz, addressed the state of technical innovation and big changes driven by macro shifts in security and cloud.
How Open Source Changes the IT Equation
Greg Ferro of Packet Pushers led a panel discussion on the growth of open-source technology and its effects on enterprise infrastructure.
Transforming Your Business with a Digital Network Architecture
Jeff Reed of Cisco explored new options for open and programmable networks that allow faster innovation, greater productivity and lower costs.
How CIOs Drive Customer Experience
Dan Roberts hosted a panel of IT executives from Coca-Cola, Clorox, and Jet Propulsion Lab, discussing how technology is dramatically changing customer experiences.
The Next Generation of Cloud
Google Fellow Amin Vahdat explored developments in network performance and how they will support the next wave of advances in cloud computing.
Sacramento Kings Leverage Tech for Entertainment
Matt Eclavea provided details on the process and technology required to build a world-class fan experience in the Kings' new arena.
Special Events and Summits
Interop ITX Theater
Fast-paced presentations on the dynamic show floor gave attendees a chance to learn about hot topics like Internet of things, SD-WAN, mobile applications, hybrid cloud, and software-defined data centers.
At our live streaming News Desk, InformationWeek editors interviewed industry experts and luminaries about technology, trends, and their conference experience.
At this Summit hosted by Dark Reading, attendees got a crash course in data security and the dangers faced by their organizations. They also had the opportunity to get their tough questions answered by leading security experts.
Future of Networking
In this Summit hosted by Packet Pushers, attendees got a glimpse into emerging developments in network infrastructure, helping them to create a roadmap for the future.
The Hands-on Hacking Workshop showed participants how to think like a hacker and break into their own environments, exposing their corporate vulnerabilities.
Learn to Code
The Python Basics Workshop introduced IT professionals to the essentials of the Python language and its capabilities, giving them a foothold in programming skills.
The Women in IT Luncheon highlighted a panel of inspiring and successful female technologists, followed by a lively audience discussion of shared experiences.
The IT Leadership Summit and interactive Workshops provided current and future IT executives to build skills with fun exercises involving sticky notes, Legos, and plastic spoons.
Some of our fitness-minded attendees, speakers and exhibitors started off each morning with a 7 a.m. run down the Las Vegas Strip.
We threw it back to the 80s for our conference party at LIGHT Nightclub. Even Madonna and Michael Jackson joined in on the celebration.
Best of Interop Awards
At our annual awards ceremony, ten awards were given out to innovative new products in the IT space.