I just filled out my profile over at MyInterop and set up my tentative Interop schedule. Here are some of the sessions I’m excited about:
Wednesday, October 20th
Democratization of IT (Time permitting)
If I get into New York in time, I’d love attend Founder of Bitcurrent Alistair Croll’s talk on how cloud computing is changing the face of IT.
Measuring Cloud Performance
One of our favorite cloud computing tweeters, Randy Bias, is a panelist (alongside David Link, Jason Read, Russell Rothstein and Alex Polvi) on Measuring Cloud Performance. Hopefully they’ll dig into specific guidelines for enterprises moving into the cloud.
Is Cloud Security Risk Overstated?
Moderated by CEO of CyberRiskPartners, Drew Bartkiewicz, this panel discussion explores the other side of the cloud security debate. Does migrating to the cloud present any bigger threats than those posed from the inside of the enterprise?
Deploying Your First Amazon Application
CTO of Syntenic, Daniel Koffler will give us a walk-through of deploying first-time apps atop Amazon Web Services.
Thursday, October 21st
Building a Private Cloud in Today’s Data Center with Today’s Infrastructure
Ryan Shopp from CA Technologies is going to debunk the myths about heavy lifting involved in deploying the private cloud. From best practices, the private cloud’s benefits to fashioning one with new processes and automation, Shopp has a full agenda.
Using Clouds to Modernize the Enterprise
CSO at GCE, David Lucas, plans to share GCE’s government agency-wide overhaul of the Department of Labor’s financial system earlier this year and the resulting best-practices for the transition to, adoption and implementation of cloud-based systems that can utilized across the enterprise.
Connecting Private and Public Clouds
David Warm, CTO of Financial Services at Platform Computing, will bridge the gap between private and public clouds so the enterprise can improve elasticity, disaster recovery and cost efficiency.
What are some sessions you’re planning on attending? Any recommendations for can’t-miss panels?
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