How We Build Our Program

Interop is more than a conference; at its heart is a like-minded community of IT practitioners and advocates who are passionate about helping their peers and fostering the next generation of technologists. With that in mind, we have long enlisted independent experts and consultants as track chairs to help select sessions and speakers that will resonate best with attendees.

Track chairs consult heavily with the Interop Review Board, a group of past attendees, speakers, and industry experts who draw on their experiences and perspective to shape a program that is relevant and meaningful.

Independent and Objective

Interop also draws on highly respected technology journalists from its related media properties for insight: InformationWeek, Dark Reading, and Network Computing editors serve on the Review Board, as track chairs, and as Summit leaders. They bring their subject matter and industry expertise to bear with an eye toward ensuring that content remains independent and objective.

Conference Formats — Build Your Own Program

Summits & Workshops

When: Monday & Tuesday
Pass Types: All Access and Summits & Workshops

We'll drill into specific topics with in-depth Workshop and Summit programs designed to provide an immersive learning experience. Workshops typically offer a hands-on tutorial or deep dive into a topic or technology, while one- or two-day Summit programs take you through a progression of learning with multiple speakers and subtopics.

Sessions

When: Wednesday & Thursday
Pass Types: All Access and Conference

These 50-minute sessions allow you to pick a variety of classes across different tracks, technology, and leadership classes, allowing you to build a personal program that suits your business objectives. Be sure to check out our personalized agenda suggestions based on your job title and interests (coming soon).

Drive Your Business and Career Forward

Take a break from the day-to-day grind to hear about different technologies, trends, strategies, and approaches from folks who are not only dealing with similar issues and challenges but who want to share the good, the bad, and the ugly.

In a landscape full of conferences organized by technology providers or very specific organizations, Interop is the only event where technology leaders can get a full view of what's happening across IT disciplines and how your peers are managing the rapid pace of change.

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:

  • Infrastructure (Track)
  • Security (Track)
  • Emerging Tech (Track)
  • DevOps (Track)
  • Cloud (embedded across all tech tracks)
  • Data & Analytics (embedded across all tech tracks)
  • IT Strategy (Track)
  • Professional Development (covered in Summit & Workshop content)