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2020 Agenda Is Now Live!

The Business of IT – Technology, People and Process

COVID-19 IT Resource Center

We hope you and your loved ones are healthy and safe. We know the last few weeks have been challenging for everyone both personally and professionally. As we navigate these times together, our communications will be different. We know there is a lot of information to take in and we will be providing you resources and articles to help support you professionally through these difficult times.

Fueled by our sister brands Dark Reading, InformationWeek, ITPro Today, Network Computing, and Data Center Knowledge we have developed a dedicated resource page addressing the many IT and productivity challenges brought on by a surge in remote working.

 

A Hacker's Perspective on Securing VPNs As You Go Remote
As organizations rush to equip and secure their newly remote workforce, it's important to keep things methodical and purposeful.
Dark Reading

 

6 Areas of Focus to Rewire Your Company for Digital Transformation Success
The focus on technology to deliver business change means that IT departments today must be able to translate an enterprise's transformation objectives into a roadmap for achieving those goals.
Network Computing

 

Developing a Continuity Plan for the Post-Coronavirus World
These baseline business continuity strategies will help ensure your organization is positioned to keep operations going even as the business environment is up-ended.
InformationWeek

How IT Pros Can Pivot to Support Remote Working
For IT pros who are now grappling with the task of provisioning and supporting a workforce that hasn’t had to test their ability to work remotely, the primary challenge is how to help the workforce get back to working.
ITPro Today

 

Get Your 2020 Reports

State of Infrastructure

To support major new initiatives, organizations are investing in their infrastructure today, with an eye toward building a digital infrastructure for tomorrow. In this report, you’ll learn about key trends around overall spending, impacts on workforces, factors driving change, investment in innovation, key areas of infrastructure, and much more.

State of Cloud

At first blush, the responses to this year’s cloud survey reveal incremental shifts in how organizations are planning their cloud spending for the coming two years. But a closer examination shows the drastic differences in the needs that are driving cloud investments.

Elevating IT

Interop 2020: Why Attend

As one of the few remaining independent events for Networking and IT Pros, Interop is committed to focusing on the needs of our community with cutting-edge and unbiased content. Interop offers “Real Intelligence” by providing knowledge of the most valuable tech solutions and how they can be applied to real-world challenges. At Interop learn how to:

  • Move from infrastructure-driven model (legacy) to services model
  • Automate routine tasks and capabilities to drive higher services levels and shift resources to more strategic concerns
  • Master the development and use of multi-cloud and hybrid-cloud environments
  • Drive value for users and organizations with the latest technologies
  • Provide the same level of app delivery and security in the cloud that you could with local systems

These are just a few topics covered at Interop, keep checking our site as we continue to add more trainings, sessions and keynotes.

We’re so excited to be in Austin in 2020!

  • Mark your calendars, Interop is two-stepping to the giant tech and business hub of Austin, Texas
  • We’re excited to be embedded in a community that is a-buzz with technology and passionate about the opportunity it presents
  • Austin is ranked top metro market in the US for information technology (IT) job opportunities and quality of life considerations, according to the second annual Tech Town Index compiled by CompTIA
  • We'll be centrally located at the Austin Convention Center allowing attendees to experience everything Austin has to offer
  • And, oh yeah, Austin is also known for its vibrant entertainment and culture, inspiring cuisine and stunning outdoor settings

Welcome to Austin

Conference Topics

We aim to nurture every aspect of your career by offering content across all key technologies, plus areas that help you develop the skills necessary for managing a successful IT organization.

Sessions

Hear from peers experiencing the same challenges you are, making your takeaways practical and actionable.

IT Automation - Getting Started and Best Practices
Vicky Rose (Executive IT Architect, IBM)

Machine Learning in a Hurry
Yung Chou (Azure Support Engineer, Microsoft)

Digital Transformation Through GitOps and Infrastructure as Code
Autumn Rudolph  (Manager GTM Solutions, Cisco)

Using Neuroscience For DevOps
Helen Beal (DevOpsologist, DevOps Institute)

An Open Approach to Collaboration in the Multi-cloud Era
Curtis Peterson (SVP, Cloud Operations, Ring Central)

Building Cybersecurity Into Building Blocks of an Organization
Allen Ohanian (Chief Information Security Officer, LA County DCFS)

The New Metrics of Automation
JP Morgenthal (VP & CTO for the Americas, Automation Anywhere)

Devops Pizza Shop: Introducing Devops Fundamentals Through Visualization and Real-World Scenarios
Tyler Auerbeck (Site Reliability Engineer, Red Hat)

Trainings

In September we're excited to offer trainings on Monday and Tuesday which are designed to provide you with an immersive learning experience -- from hands-on workshops, certifications, and deep dives on a particular topic or technology. While we’re early on in the planning stages, we’re excited to be bringing back a few of our most popular programs as well as announce some new ones.

Network Automation Summit by Network to Code

The Network Automation Summit will be back in bigger and bolder fashion due to the tremendous feedback received in 2019. Automation is an important trend we’re seeing across all of IT, but in particular in networking. This summit will provide practical next steps on getting started with network automation, compare and contrast many common network automation tools, but also dive deep into the nuts and bolts of development strategies while covering network automation architecture and design.

Wireless Summit

NEW: Join us for the first time at Interop 2020 as we focus our vision on a whole day around the wireless edge. From panel discussions and breakouts that drill down into each of the technologies as well as all encompassing panels and seminars, learn what makes each one of the wireless technologies applicable to your needs. We will discuss what the entire ecosystem looks like, and understand the impact that each technology has on the entire wireless ecosystem.

Cybersecurity Crash Course by Dark Reading

Security continues to be a top concern for enterprises, the Cybersecurity Crash Course is designed for IT professionals to help you stay abreast of what’s the latest in cyber threats. 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.

Be the first to know about newly added 2020 sessions, trainings, and speakers, plus keep up with the latest technology trends in the IT industry.

View Highlights From 2019

Be inspired by industry thought leaders. On our 2019 event mainstage we heard from Intel, NCAA, Accenture Technology Vision, and more!

Photos from our 2019 event, including our attendee party, 5K run, morning yoga, sessions, and more!

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

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