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Immerse Yourself in Content Across Eight Topics

Interop’s programming is focused around eight core topics that are vital to every IT organization, providing both strategic and practical advice across IT and leadership disciplines. Our agenda features ample content on cross-disciplinary topics which allows you to build your own conference and learning experience based on your business objectives and goals.

Cloud

Data & Analytics

DevOps

Emerging Tech

Infrastructure

IT Strategy

Professional Development

Security

Infrastructure

Adapt to the new world of cloud, automation, and software-defined IT with advice for modernizing legacy infrastructure environments and content on topics such as virtual environments, next-generation networks, modernizing the data center, cloud infrastructure environments, and architectures that support mobility.

Announced sessions with more to come:

  • St. Jude Cloud Data Sharing Portals to Advance Cancer Research | Edward Suh, St. Jude Children's Hospital
  • Not Your Mother's Cloud: Best Practices for Enterprise Hybrid Cloud, from On-prem, Cloud, Containers, and Beyond | Madhura Maskasky, Platform9
  • Reliability and Connectivity Performance of Major Public Clouds - Which is the Right Cloud Provider for Your Business? | Archana Kesavan, ThousandEyes

Security

Understand the growing threat landscape and how to mitigate risk with content on new attack vectors and how to detect them, security architectures, compliance and legal issues, incident response, and the most common security challenges IT organizations encounter.

Announced sessions with more to come:

  • Beyond Cyber-Security: Why, How and What Do You Need to Know About Cyber-Resilience? | Anyck Turgeon, IBM
  • CASB - Enabling Visibility & Securing SaaS | Robert LaMagna-Reiter, First National Technology Solutions
  • No CISO, No SOC, No Problem: Blocking Bigger Threats with Smaller Teams | Jack Danahy from Barkly & Jason Thomas from Cole, Scott & Kissane

Emerging Tech

Learn about exciting technological advances that are transforming businesses and entire industries. You'll gain insight into smart implementation strategies and common pitfalls so you can realize business value faster and more effectively. Session topics include machine learning, deep learning, intelligent automation, emerging tech strategy, digital ethics, mixed reality, AI microservices, and blockchain.

Announced sessions with more to come:

  • Is Artificial Intelligence Real or Is It Fake News? | Romi Mahajan, KKM Group and Samir Saluja, DeriveOne
  • The Future of Work: Technology, Machines and Humans | Neil Walker-Neveras, Deloitte Consulting LLP
  • The Connected Future: Understanding Data Sources, IoT and Security It All | Bill Kleyman, Switch

DevOps

Bridge the gap between application development and IT operations by delving into continuous delivery, service reliability engineering, building cross-functional teams, and using DevOps concepts and tools to address deployment and performance issues.

Announced sessions with more to come:

  • SRE and DevOps Need Agile ITSM | Jayne Groll, DevOps Institute
  • An Introduction to Network Reliability Engineering | Mike Kehoe, LinkedIn and Matthew Oswalt, Keeping It Classless
  • From NoOps to NewOps: Innovative Operations for New IT Systems | Andi Mann, Splunk

IT Strategy

The pace of change is accelerating. Today’s IT organizations are at the center of organizational change and innovation. IT leaders need to be masters of technology, deeply understand business needs, and have exceptional project planning capabilities. We’ve assembled a program of content to help you sharpen your planning skills, engage with stakeholders, and attract the talent you need to execute on your most essential business priorities.

Announced sessions with more to come:

  • Tackling Burnout in the IT Industry | Sonia Cuff, Microsoft
  • Budgeting for Operational Planning: A Practical Framework | Matthew Williams, Kent State University
  • Business Continuity Planning: Responding When Your Company Faces Disaster | Noreen Ryan CWLP, First Logistics