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The Definitive Guide to an Effective IT Automation Strategy

An Interop Automation Event

June 15, 2021 | FREE Admission

IT leaders are looking toward the future with a mix of inspiration and trepidation as they consider how they can further automate their enterprise technologies and processes and give their businesses a chance to catapult ahead competitively and become more agile. In this Interop event, we’ll explore the options available to IT leaders to better understand not only ways to automate, but also how to intelligently plan the strategy to avoid costly overruns and complexities in implementation. After all, winging it or automating piecemeal processes or departments without a careful and comprehensive plan can ironically lead to business slowdowns and soaring expenses.

Why Attend

IT automation is a broad, all-encompassing effort that involves networking, security, operations, business processes, cloud computing, software development, and so much more, so sifting through all the details and crafting a strategy that’s right for your business involves understanding all the parts and including the right stakeholders. Before embarking on your own IT automation effort, join us and our expert speakers to learn about the latest tools, best practices, and pitfalls to avoid. Registration is coming soon! Sign up for alerts and be the first to know when registration opens.

Agenda

Keynote | A Cohesive and Concise Approach to IT Automation in the Enterprise
Our expert speaker provides a step-by-step approach for planning and implementing an IT automation strategy using real-world examples that were effective in their own journey. By providing tips on evaluating and budgeting for the right technologies to automate both legacy systems and future upgrades, our keynoter will provide you with concrete examples you can use to craft your own approach. We’ll address automation of network monitoring, security, and software development, and address specific ways to consider automation of some business processes like HR, inventory management, customer service and accounting. 

Tools and Strategies for Orchestrating and Automating IT and Security Operations
Today's security operations teams are exploring new frameworks and technologies for connecting and correlating security tools and data. Whether it's Security Orchestration, Automation, and Response (SOAR), Extended Detection and Recovery (XDR), or other technologies and practices, security teams are rethinking and reframing the way they handle defense and incident response. But how will these new directions impact the broader IT organization? In this panel discussion, experts will discuss some of the latest trends in security operations, and their potential impact on IT operations.

 

Keys to Success for Network Automation
Network automation and the overall charter to improve the way networks are managed and operated is more top of mind than it has ever been. As digital transformation continues to take shape in every major vertical, automation is a key component and enabler for each and every IT organization. Improving how network infrastructure is operated through the use of automation improves network reliability, reduces human error, improves speed, brings peace of mind to everyone involved, and ensures business and technical outcomes are met in a timely fashion. This session explores network automation architecture, strategies, and talks through the keys to success for deploying enterprise network automation.

Robotic Process Automation: Transforming Your Business Processes
Robotic process automation is no longer confined to the domain of scientific research and advanced robotics – it’s swiftly becoming a valuable enterprise technology platform for advancing business process automation. Processes such as inventory management, financial reporting, service desk management, and more can be elevated and simplified with zero-touch automation. In this session, we’ll discuss how RPA transforms such previously manual tasks as self-service catalog ordering, updating HR information in multiple applications, and initiating requests on external service provider websites.

Reimagining Workflow When Automating Your Enterprise
As companies are challenged more and more by customers to meet their growing demands for products and services, they have to be able to adjust their operations and processes on the fly. That means not only speeding up the efforts, but also rethinking your current approach to workflow and workflow management. With more companies turning to automation and digital transformation, they’re discovering that their current workflow systems and processes may not align with their future business needs. In this session, our expert speakers will discuss how to reimagine workflow so it fits a more agile environment enabled by automation. We’ll address how to plan for this transformation, how to address it with minimal disruption, and how to set up management and monitoring to optimize outcomes.

Automating DevOps for Accelerating Software Delivery
The DevOps process was created to speed delivery of software by combining the efforts of the development staff with the needs of operations to eliminate redundant work. But it didn’t automatically eliminate all redundancies. By automating much of the DevOps processes, IT leaders are now able to squeeze out even more of the costly and time-consuming efforts to both speed up the business and reduce the impact on the budget. In this session, our expert speakers will discuss how companies can add automation technologies and processes to the DevOps effort without having to disrupt current methodologies or retrain workers. We’ll address the challenges of inserting automation into legacy approaches and offer new ideas for helping your dev teams to handle even more projects.

The Role of AIOps in Adopting a Hybrid and Multi-Cloud Strategy
The rise of AIOps presents the opportunity to unify visibility and management across teams, operations, and technology stacks – a need that is growing commensurately with migration to the cloud. According to Omdia, 35 percent of enterprise workloads are currently executing in a cloud environment, an increase from 20 percent in 2018. While many enterprises now have cloud strategies, migrating to the cloud successfully requires a new approach to operational management. The increased complexity of hybrid and multi-cloud environments can reinforce existing siloes across people, operations and technologies. Therefore, the need for unified visibility and management approach across teams and technology stacks has never been more important. The rise of AIOps has enormous potential to connect contextualized information across siloed teams and technology and, where possible, to automate operations. During this session, we will examine how AIOps can help address key operational management challenges that exist in a hybrid and multi-cloud world.

Who Attends

Interop Digital is truly a community event that brings together all levels of IT professionals working across diverse industries, at different points of their careers. 

Are you an IT noob?
Great, we have you covered — Interop provides education and training to help you feel confident in your role while helping to expand your professional network.

Are you a battle-scarred IT vet?
No problem — Interop helps you stay on top of emerging technologies and new approaches, gives you a better understanding of the wide-ranging implications of any technology decision, and lets you share war stories with peers.

Join all levels of IT and business professionals who are tasked with leveraging technology to drive their organizations forward:

  • Automation Specialist
  • Cloud Automation Engineer
  • End-to-End Automation Engineer
  • Network Engineer
  • Network Administrator
  • IT Operations/Services
  • IT/Network Architect
  • Software Developer/Engineer
  • Systems Engineer
  • Application Development Manager
  • IT/Network Analyst
  • CISO
  • Security Engineer
  • Security Architect
  • Security Consultant
  • CIO/CTO
  • VP IT/Engineering/Operations
  • IT Director
  • IT Manager
  • Infrastructure Manager/Staff