The Only Independent Conference for Tech Leaders

Forge New Relations, Explore New Strategies and Solutions

“A place to hear of new and maturing technology devoid from 'sales speech' and vaporware ... there is a track or session to fit everyone's interest.” —2017 Attendee 

Interop ITX combines a trusted Conference program with a vendor-neutral Business Hall and lots of networking opportunities. An event for the IT community, its an opportunity to learn about technologies and solutions outside your current ecosystems. 

Find topics at all levels of IT competency, from business intelligence to infrastructure modernization and cloud strategies to security best practices. Plus, dig into hot technologies like AI and IoT. Don’t miss out on this once a year chance to learn, network and drive your career and business forward.

Vendor-Neutral Conference Program

We build our entire content program from scratch every single year. For 2018, we have all new track chairs who are tasked with sourcing the most relevant session topics and compelling speakers to provide you with valuable insights and action items you can put to work immediately.

Be sure to check out our full agenda. In addition to the new Government track, our program features 6 tracks:

Why Interop ITX Is For You

  • Our program is shaped by our Track Chairs and Review Board — comprised of attendees, speakers, industry experts, and the InformationWeek editorial team — ensuring that you learn about the most relevant technologies impacting your business, including security, cloud, DevOps, data and analytics, and infrastructure.
  • Our new Government track offers practical advice for IT pros in local, state or federal government.
  • The Leadership and Professional Development track provides insight into topics like organizational structure and staffing, recruiting and retaining talent, building an IT budget, and business skills for success.
  • 130+ sessions offer a mix of hands-on, panel, and speaker-led sessions so you can build a custom educational experience perfectly suited for you.
  • Keynote presentations from Google, RSA, Code for America, Atlassian, and City of Detroit... with more coming!
  • Interact with a passionate community of thousands of IT leaders and industry experts, leading and emerging vendors, and colleagues who want to connect and share experiences.
  • Meet with a full range of leading and emerging vendors to compare, test, and experience their solutions firsthand in our Business Hall.
  • Relax and connect with fellow attendees at a range of special events that include: welcome drinks, 5k fun run, morning yoga, the Interop ITX attendee party and more!

Need help convincing your boss? Check out our justification toolkit.

Past Attendees Love Interop ITX

"A series of connecting dots (educational sessions, conversations, vendors, etc.) that opened my eyes to a new IT landscape in a way I had not been able to previously visualize/articulate (a multitude of technologies / processes / concepts / companies, etc)."  ─ Engineering Director, VT Group

"A great way to stay on top of trends in tech. It's a fun and exciting place to connect with peers."  ─ Computer and Network Technologist, UC Santa Barbara

"A unique conference that blends tech and leadership tracks into a seamless experience."  ─ Manager, Infrastructure, Region of Niagara

"Great chance to get in-depth information and hear from your peers on how it relates to them."   ─ Vanderbilt University Med Ctr LAN Manager, Vanderbilt University


"I came away re-invigorated of technology paths that my organization should be highly considering and methods to acquire/train/keep quality staff that are well-rounded (technical and business oriented, able to move into leadership roles)."  ─  VP of IT, RBFCU

"Interop ITX is an opportunity to gain insight into industry trends and technologies as well as network with industry peers."   ─ IT Business Consultant, Nationwide

"One of the best IT conferences I have attended. I have reached out to several vendors from the conference to assist me in meeting the technical challenges of our County."  ─ Manager of Technical Infrastructure, County of Ottawa

"Excellent source of current trends in technology."   ─ Technology Consultant, Wells Fargo

Past Attendees - Companies Represented

  • Apple
  • Arrow Electronics
  • Auburn University
  • Bank of America
  • Blistex, Inc.
  • Boeing
  • Chevron
  • Cirque de Soleil
  • City of Montreal
  • Dell EMC
  • Disney WW Services
  • Dept. of Defense
  • ExxonMobil
  • Frost Bank
  • GAP, Inc.
  • Georgia State
  • Hard Rock Hotels
  • Hollister
  • John Deere
  • JPMorgan Chase & Co.
  • Kellogg's
  • Kern Radiology
  • Leapfrog Services
  • LinkedIn
  • Lockheed Martin
  • Microsoft
  • National Systems Corp.
  • Nationwide
  • North Coast Credit Union
  • Northrop Grumman
  • Northwestern University
  • Orange County Health Care Agency
  • Pacific Coast Bank
  • Parthenon Capital Partners
  • PG&E
  • Premera Blue Cross
  • Prudential
  • Public Storage
  • Quicken Loans
  • Raytheon
  • Resort Lifestyle Communities
  • RR Donnelley
  • San Diego State University
  • Sarasota County Sheriff's Office/IT
  •  Shell
  • Sony Interactive Entertainment
  • State Farm
  • State Of Michigan
  • Sun Life Financial
  • The Boeing Company
  • T-Mobile
  • U.S. Courts
  • UCLA Health
  • Visa
  • Wal-Mart

Who Should Attend

Join other IT and business professionals who are tasked with leveraging technology strategies and solutions to drive their oganizations forward:

  • IT Manager/Director
  • Business Leader
  • IT Operations
  • IT Architect
  • Software Developer/Engineer
  • Business/IT/Data Analyst
  • Network/Storage Engineer
  • Systems Admin
  • Application Development Manager
  • Infrastructure Manager
  • IT Support/System Support Lead

Certifications and Continuing Professional Education Credits

Earn (ISC)² CPEs

Interop ITX has partnered with (ISC)² to give attendees the ability to earn continuing professional education credits (CPEs) for their (ISC)² certification. 1 credit is awarded per 1 hour of security-themed sessions attended. (ISC)2 certification is a globally recognized standard of achievement that confirms an individual's knowledge in the field of information security. 

Enter your (ISC)2 member number in your profile during registration or provide it on-site. Following the event, we share badge scans for those that provided their member number to (ISC)2

Choose from over 40 hours of security courses offered at Interop ITX! Learn more.

Get DevOps Certified at Interop ITX

Brand new for 2018 - Interop ITX is pleased to announce a partnership with the DevOps Institute to offer a certification course to our attendees. This two-day program will allow attendees to earn a DevOps Foundation Certification at the event at no additional cost. 

The training takes place Monday, April 30 and Tuesday, May 1. Because attendees will need to complete a pre-class assignment before the first day, an RSVP is required. You can RSVP for the course by selecting "DevOps Foundation Certification" as your Workshop and Summit selection during the registration process. 

Learn more about the certification and how to sign up here. 

See what our team has to say about DevOps certification at Interop ITX!

Earn Interop ITX Certification

Earn official Interop ITX Certification for attending conference sessions. Attending six or more regular conference sessions in any track will get you an Interop ITX Certificate in that track. If you’re looking for a more comprehensive education at Interop ITX, go for the Full-Stack certification by attending at least ten sessions across four different tracks.

Make yourself more marketable by being Interop ITX Certified, and let your employers and future employers know you've engaged in professional development focused specifically on today's most critical IT strategies and solutions.

Attendees who meet the requirements for certifications will receive their certificate by email by June 1.

Think You Know Interop ITX? Think Again

Here in the northeast, the days are getting shorter and colder. But things are heating up as we prepare for Interop ITX next spring in sunny Las Vegas. You'll want to be sure to mark your calendar to join us for a memorable week of independent IT education and awesomeness.

Perhaps you have attended Interop in the past – after all, the event is entering its 32nd year serving the IT community. You may not realize how much the show has evolved during that time, growing from a plugfest ensuring network interoperability to an industry-oriented trade show to its current model: a week-long event centered around its conference program, including educational sessions, long-form tutorials, mainstage keynotes, sponsored content and a business hall showcasing technology. As the needs of our audience changed, our content changed...

Don't Miss The IT Conference of 2018

Join thousands of your peers, industry experts and solution providers at The Mirage in Las Vegas.

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What You Missed in 2017

FireEye CEO Kevin Mandia - From Fiction to Reality: Cyber Security’s Grown-Up Phase

Keynoter Susie Wee, VP and CTO of
DevNet Innovations at Cisco

Talent & Culture Lightning Talks featuring
Ester Frey, Senior Manager of
Talent Acquisition at Amazon