Workshops and Summits

Kick Off Your Interop ITX Experience With Our Summits and Workshops

Held on Monday and Tuesday, these long-form programs are designed to provide you with additional opportunities for immersive and in-depth education. View our summits and workshops in the conference agenda.

Summits

Prepare for emerging technologies and master the challenges of today with our Summit programs. Organized and hosted by well-known industry experts, Summits provide attendees with broad perspective from an array of speakers who explore multiple aspects of a topic in a one-day or two-day format.

Whether you're looking for a comprehensive introduction to information security or want to find out why everyone is talking about containers, Interop ITX Summits provide you with a one-stop shop addressing all the essential components.

 

Topics for 2017 include:

 

New hacks and breaches arise every day, and IT professionals are charged with understanding the threats and keeping them out of their businesses. In this two-day event, the Dark Reading editorial team and a group of top cyber security experts will offer a crash course in what you need to know about data security and the dangers faced by your organization. You’ll get “speed reads” on each key area, an overview of the latest exploits, and insight on how to detect and respond to a compromise.

It’s difficult to see into the future when preparing a 5 and 10-year network infrastructure strategy, especially while dealing with the day-to-day demands of running your infrastructure. The Future of Networking, a two-day event hosted by Greg Ferro and Ethan Banks of Packet Pushers, provides you with insight, information and perspectives on emerging technologies and how they will affect you and your business. Specific topic will include next-generation developments in the areas of wide area networks, data center networking, network operations, and software-defined security.

There has never been a better time to be an IT leader. However, the leadership philosophies and skills that got you here are not going to allow you to be successful in a world of increased complexity, rising expectations, and accelerating change. In this two-day event, you'll hear from successful IT executives about practical, real world strategies they have used to create business value. You'll also learn about frameworks, tools and best practices for leading your organization up the IT maturity curve.

Today, the need for businesses to collect, process and analyze data is unprecedented, and opportunities for leveraging that data have never been greater. This two-day event will delve into emerging areas that can help your business not only make the most of its data, but create new business models and revenue streams. We'll explore areas like artificial intelligence, deep learning, machine learning, cognitive computing, neural networks, and robotics and uncover how practical applications of the technology can change your business.

Containers have skyrocketed into popularity, driving dramatic changes in developer workflow, IT operations, and application architectures. This one-day event will explain containers are making such a significant impact on businesses enterprise and why IT leaders should start thinking about them now. You'll hear from technical experts and innovative companies that are already leveraging containers to change their operational environments.

Open source has gone from experimental to front-and-center at many organizations, extending throughout IT from application development to infrastructure and cloud architectures. But implementing open source technologies can be challenging, both technically and financially. This one-day event will explore how the open movement is changing the way businesses use technology and how IT professionals work with it. We'll discuss the many open-source options, benefits and challenges, and real world perspective form expert technologists.

Workshops

Interop ITX Workshops are half-day tutorials that provide a deep dive with one of the industry's top independent experts on timely and crucial topics. They offer attendees the ability to explore topics ranging from technical details of infrastructure and cloud architecture to organizational concepts of DevOps and IT leadership in an in-depth format that includes interactive exercises and hands-on activities.

Tentative topics for 2017 include:

  • Getting a handle on your IT budget in the age of cloud
  • Hands-on network automation
  • IoT: Where data and mobility meet
  • Fostering DevOps in your IT ranks
  • Modernizing data center infrastructure
  • Hands-on threat hunting
  • Applying the principles of design thinking
  • Building a big data platform