2016 Highlights

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.

News Desk

At our live streaming News Desk, InformationWeek editors interviewed industry experts and luminaries about technology, trends, and their conference experience.

Cyber Security

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.

Hack Yourself

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.

Peer Networking

The Women in IT Luncheon highlighted a panel of inspiring and successful female technologists, followed by a lively audience discussion of shared experiences.

Leadership Skills

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.

Fun Run

Some of our fitness-minded attendees, speakers and exhibitors started off each morning with a 7 a.m. run down the Las Vegas Strip.

LIGHT Party

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.

"Very useful and educational event. Provided the rich content and leading-edge tech providers, demo, and session all at one place. Allows you to connect with leaders of the industries from various part of the world."