Keep IT Real

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

Tracks Across Critical IT Topics

Interop’s main conference program is divided into five themed tracks that are vital to every IT organization, providing both strategic and actionable advice across IT. Our conference program will also offer ample content on cross-disciplinary topics, including cloud, data & analytics, and professional development.

2019 Session Highlights

Zero Hour: The First 60 Minutes of a Cyber Crisis
Oritse J Uku (Cyber Security Global Production Lead — VP, Citigroup)

Beyond Cybersecurity: Why, How and What Do You Need to Know about Cyber Resilience?
Anyck Turgeon (Cyber-Resiliency Specialist, IBM)

Keeping the Community Connected with Cloud Technology
Justin Bumbico (IT Manager of Infrastructure Services, Columbus Metropolitan Library)

SRE and DevOps Need Agile ITSM
Jayne Groll (CEO, DevOps Institute)


Budgeting for Operational Planning: A Practical Framework
Matthew Williams (Manager, Network & Telecom Services, Kent State University)

St. Jude Uses Cloud Data Sharing Portals to Advance Cancer Research
Edward Suh (Managing Director, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital)

Tackling Burnout in the IT Industry
Sonia Cuff (Cloud Advocate, Microsoft)

How the Five Themes of Emerging Tech Convergence Will Revolutionize What's Next
Scott Likens (New Service and Emerging Tech Leader, PwC)

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.


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

Super Early Bird Rates End January 25

2018 Highlights

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.