I'm thrilled to be attending and engaging in Interop® 2016, which will be held at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas from May 2-6. Even better, I'm honored to say I'll also be speaking at the event:

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IT pros need to bridge any technology construct to business utility. Utility manifests as disruptive innovation that will add value to the business and is usually reflected in applications. To realize maximum value, the end game for IT operations is enabling continuous integration and delivery of services. There are four skills that any IT professional can learn and use to enable disruptive innovation without causing disruption. This session will introduce the DART skills: Discovery, Alerting, Remediation, and Troubleshooting.

Attendees will receive:

    • A walk-through of the DART framework to deal with DevOps, Infrastructure as code, and Hybrid IT.
    • Examples of the skills applied to real-world application scenarios.
    • Best practice tips and techniques to maximize each skill's utility to the business.

 

P.S. I’ll be there with my fellow Head Geek, adatole. If you’ll be at Interop Las Vegas, let us know and we can schedule a meet up.

 

Here's my Interop 2016 schedule:

 

Monday:

Dark Reading Cyber Security Summit - Day 1

Monday, 8:30AM - 5:00PM

Speakers: Tim Wilson (Dark Reading), Michele Fincher (Social-Engineer)

Session Type: Summit

Track: Security

Hands-On Hacking

 

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Hands-On Hacking

Monday, 8:30AM - 5:00PM

Speaker: John H. Sawyer (InGuardians)

Session Type: Workshop

Track: Security

 

Tuesday:

Container Summit

Tuesday, 8:30AM - 5:00PM

Speakers: Bryan Cantrill, Jamie Dobson, Tianon Gravi, James Ford, Tom Jackson, Casey Bisson, Jason Mendenhall, Ken Owens, Victor Gajendran, Jane Arc, Paulo Pereira

Session Type: Summit

Track: Storage

 

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Dark Reading Cyber Security Summit - Day 2

Tuesday, 8:30AM - 5:00PM

Speakers: Tim Wilson (Dark Reading), Stuart McClure (Cylance), Andy Jordan (Bishop Fox), Bhaskar Karambelkar (ThreatConnect), Gunter Ollmann (Vectra Networks), David Bradford (Advisen), Chris Scott (Crowdstrike)

Session Type: Summit

Track: Security

 

Wednesday:

IDC at Interop Breakfast: Delivering Digital Transformation at Scale: Network Trends and Architectures

Wednesday, 7:15AM - 8:30AM

Session Type: Special Events

 

Hybrid Is the Assumption - So What's the Plan?

Wednesday, 11:45AM - 12:45PM

Speaker: Mark Thiele (Cloud Cruiser)

Session Type: Conference Session

Track: Cloud Connect

 

Trends in SaaS

Wednesday, May 4 | 2:15PM - 3:00PM

Speaker: Ryan Floyd (Storm Ventures)

Session Type: Conference Session

Track: Cloud Connect

 

Thursday:

            Containers, Orchestrators and Platforms: The Impact on Virtualization

Thursday, 10:30AM - 11:30AM

Speaker: Scott Lowe (VMware, Inc.)

Session Type: Conference Session

Track: Virtualization & Data Architecture

 

DART: An IT Skills Framework to Disrupt Without Disrupting

Thursday, 11:45AM - 12:45PM

Speaker: Kong Yang (SolarWinds)

Session Type: Conference Session

 

ABOUT INTEROP

Interop is the leading global IT infrastructure event series, offering in-depth education alongside a showcase of emerging technologies in an independent, vendor-neutral environment. For 30 years, Interop has brought the IT community together to explore the latest in network infrastructure, encouraging collaboration, and interoperability. Through dynamic conference programs, Interop helps professionals at all career levels leverage the network, systems and applications that enable business innovation. The Interop Expo and InteropNet Demo Lab provide immersive, hands-on experiences, while connecting enterprise IT buyers with leading suppliers. Interop Las Vegas is the flagship event held each spring, with an annual event in Tokyo and Cloud Connect China in Shanghai. For more information, visit interop.com. Interop is organized by UBM Americas, a part of UBM plc (UBM.L), an Events First marketing and communications services business. For more information, visit ubmamericas.com.