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The Unbiased IT Conference

Four Days of Objective Education Providing IT Breadth and Depth

Critical IT Topics

Interop’s programming focuses around 8 core topics vital to every organization, providing both strategic and actionable advice for IT professionals. Our conference program will also offer ample content on cross-disciplinary topics, including cloud, data & analytics, and professional development.


Data & Analytics


Emerging Tech


IT Strategy

Professional Development


First Keynotes Announced

Judd Williams, CIO, NCAA

Judd has served as the CIO of the NCAA since 2012. Within his first two years at the NCAA, he increased the "Overall Quality of IT" results over 20 percentage points, while reducing IT costs by over 10% and improving information security at the NCAA. According to the last two bi-annual culture surveys, the IT Department has had the highest department scores across the entire NCAA.

Beth Niblock, CIO, City of Detroit

Before coming to Detroit, Beth was the first CIO appointed to a merged Louisville-Jefferson County Metro Government in 2003. She was challenged with unifying IT systems and infrastructure, while implementing systems. During her 11 years at the helm, her teams won numerous awards.

Marc Carrel-Billiard, Global Senior Managing Director, Accenture Labs

Marc has been with Accenture for nearly 20 years and has held several global leadership roles within Accenture’s technology group, including Application Portfolio Optimization and SOA/Integration Architecture. Marc has worked across several cutting-edge areas of IT including voice recognition, knowledge-based systems and neural networks. 

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.

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 (Director, IT Infrastructure Services, The University of Akron)

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.

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

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.