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Why Attend Interop 2019: The Unbiased IT Conference

Straight Talk for IT Pros

Tired of vendor events pushing their own agenda?  Come to Interop, where you’ll get an objective IT perspective – not a weeklong commercial.

Built from scratch each year with the help of an independent review board, Interop is where you can come to discover NEW strategies, products and services, and hear from peers experiencing the same challenges and issues you are. The lessons learned at Interop are REAL and can be applied immediately.

For more than 30 years, Interop has provided an independent space where IT pros can meet and learn from each other about what’s really going on in the industry.

Four Days of Objective Education Providing IT Breadth and Depth

Interop offers a unique set of programming to help you address IT's most important challenges, including in-depth training on Security, Networking, Cloud Computing, DevOps, Wireless and Collaboration.

Boost your IT strategy and management skills and gain critical insights into hiring and managing an increasingly diverse workforce with our Professional Development and IT Strategy tracks.

Cloud

Data & Analytics

DevOps

Emerging Tech

Infrastructure

IT Strategy

Professional Development

Security

First Keynotes Announced

Judd Williams

NCAA

Beth Niblock

City of Detroit

Renée McKaskle

Hitachi Vantara

Brian McCarson

Intel

Michael Biltz

Accenture Technology Vision

NEW Sessions Added

Blockchain - Building Trust in a 'Trustless Trust' System
Edward Featherston (Distinguished Technologist, Cloud Technology Partners, an HPE Company)

Sitting Apart, Working Together
Genetha Gray (Lead People Research Scientist, Salesforce)

Taking Charge of Infrastructure as Code Adoption
Brett Johnson (Senior Consultant, VMware)

DevSecOps, DevOps, and the Three Ways
DJ Schleen (DevSecOps Evangelist and Security Architect, CVS Health)

When (and When Not) to Use a Managed Security Service Provider
Matthew Williams (Director, IT Infrastructure Services, The University of Akron)

Where The Wild Things Are: The AI & XR Convergence
Munjeet Singh (Vice President, Booz Allen)

Understanding Deep Neural Networks
James McCaffrey (Research, Microsoft)

An Introduction to Network Reliability Engineering
Michael Kehoe (Staff Site Reliability Engineer, LinkedIn)

Dive Deeper into Topics of Interest

Interop Summits are one- or two-day programs designed to provide an immersive learning experience in a particular subject area or trend, taking you through a progression of lessons with multiple speakers and subtopics. Our half- and full-day workshop sessions provide in-depth instruction on a particular skill or technology. Here are a few of our most popular ones:

Networking Summit

This two-day summit will be packed with segments including technical overviews, tutorials, and deep dives. Attendees will also hear from users already well into their network operations and automation transformations.

Cybersecurity Crash Course

You'll get insights into the key steps every organization should take to protect critical data, as well as a detailed look at how to respond when your systems have been compromised.

DevOps Foundation Certification

Take advantage of this two-day program, presented by the DevOps Institute, which allows attendees to earn a DevOps Foundation Certification at no additional cost.

What's New in Wireless: Emerging Technology and Services

This workshop will provide an overview of some of the latest wireless technology and services available, or coming soon, to the marketplace. We will identify these technologies and services while giving you real-world scenarios on how the advancements can benefit you.

Moving Quickly to AWS

This workshop provides a no-nonsense roadmap of how to survive the next few months moving to Amazon Web Services Cloud. We'll help you figure out what makes sense to move and explain the common challenges you will run into and some options on how to address them.

Tactical Infosec: A Hands-on Guide from the Attacker's Perspective

This morning workshop will focus on practical network and system hardening tips to make attackers work much harder as they try to move laterally, escalate privileges, and exfiltrate data.

Attendee Party Location Announced

 

Get your drink on with fellow attendees at the BEER PARK which is located on a 10,000-square-foot deck overlooking the world-famous Las Vegas Strip. The open-air park has an atmosphere combining the feel of a classic baseball stadium and the communal charm of a city park with the spirit of Budweiser. Admission to the attendee party requires an All Access, Summits & Workshops, or Conference pass.

 

Interop allows me to break free from constantly focusing on how to solve problems using single-vendor solutions ... lets me focus on the business problem, regardless of the underlying vendor hardware and software.”
— Lead Network Architect, West Gate Networks

Explore Highlights from 2018

Watch Interop 2018 Keynotes

Be inspired by industry thought leaders. Hear from speakers from Google, RSA, Whole Foods/Amazon, and more!

See the 2018 Event Highlights

View photos from last year's event, including pictures of our attendee party, 5K run, morning yoga, sessions, and more!

Takeaways from Interop 2018

Reflections: expert advice, predictions, trends, and more from InformationWeek editors.