Immerse Yourself in Content Across Five Tracks

Interop’s main conference program is divided into five themed tracks that are vital to every IT organization, providing both strategic and practical advice across IT disciplines. But that's not all! The Interop agenda will also include ample content on cross-disciplinary topics including cloud, data analytics, and professional development. These will be clearly identified to help attendees create a personalized schedule that meets their needs.

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 Kesevan, 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 new technological advances your business can use to create new products and services and deliver value more effectively. Sessions will include topics such as blockchain, artificial intelligence, augmented/virtual reality, Internet of Things, and quantum computing, and how organizations are leveraging them to gain advantage.

Announced session 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, EPAM Systems

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

Help your IT organization create business value with concepts that help leaders manage IT in a digital business, including budgeting, project management, and strategic technology planning. Successful IT executives and industry experts will share practical and real-world strategies you can adapt to your own environment.

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