Conferences that solve current IT challenges

IT Infrastructure & Operations Management

Strategies to help IT best align operations and infrastructure management to business needs

March 28, 2012


7 CPE / 0.7 CEU / CISSP / 7 PDU Credits Awarded



Conference location: Donald E. Stephens Convention Center Rosemont (O'Hare) Illinois


IT departments are facing greater pressure make better use of their existing resources to help move the business forward. In this one day conference attendees will learn how to make sure their Infrastructure and Operations organizations are operating optimally.

What You Will Learn

In this one day conference attendees will learn:

  • ITIL and Process Improvement

  • Managing Exponential Data Growth

  • The Impact of Mobility

  • How to Modernize Your Data Center

  • How to Build an Infrastructure Cost Model

  • How to Change the Culture of Infrastructure and Operations

Conference Program

8:00am - 9:00am - Registration and Continental Breakfast



How to Build a Framework for IT Infrastructure and Operational Excellence

Dr. Diego Zamboni, Senior Security Advisor, CFEngine; Computer Scientist, Consultant, Programmer, Sysadmin, Author

In order to achieve IT Infrastructure and Operational Excellence IT organizations needs to build a solid framework as a foundation to help move forward.

In this session attendees will learn:

  • How to build a maturity model that evaluates dimensions of people, process, technology and business issues
  • How to correlate these items to business value
  • How each step forward leads to increased enterprise value
  • How to determine ROI of each dimension

10:00am -10:30am - Refreshment Break



How to Leverage Cloud Computing for Business & Operational Benefit

Doug Miller, Chief Marketing Officer, VaraLogix

Cloud computing is as much of a business decision as it is an IT decision. Some may argue that this disruptive technology has greater business benefit than IT benefit. Either way, leveraging cloud computing effectively can lead to significant business and operational benefit.

In this session attendees will learn how to leverage cloud computing to:

  • Gain competitive advantage for the enterprise
  • Align IT with business goals
  • Increase scalability and flexibility
  • Leverage extended investments in legacy applications and systems
  • Achieve faster time-to-market
  • Improve customer relations




Agility or Chaos: A New Service Centric IT Operations Paradigm

Floyd Strimling, Cloud Technical Evangelist, WW SE Director, Zenoss, Inc.

While technologies such as virtualization, software defined networking, converged infrastructures and fabrics, orchestration, automation, and more invade your IT infrastructure, your agility may increase but so too does the complexity. To make matters worse, the pace of change is increasing while the consumerization if IT is bringing new people to the IT table. IT Operations requires a new paradigm that provides a proactive and service centric approach to organize this chaos into the agility your company desires.

Come learn about:

  • How to manage hot new technologies
  • Moving from elemental to service based monitoring
  • IT Operations expanding role & importance
  • Turning data into information

12:30pm - 1:30pm Luncheon



How to Manage the Impact of Big Data in Your IT Operations

Justin Mescher, CTO, Integrated Data Storage

This session will deliver clarity to the noise around big data, and more specifically how it relates to your IT Operations environment.

  • What is BIG DATA?
  • Challenges that Big Data presents to IT
  • How organizations can leverage the opportunities behind big data recognizing the potential of what you have to work with.
  • The ever-growing definition of cloud and how it may change the way you think about Big Data
  • Transforming your data into value for your organization via data analytics
  • Building the infrastructure you need in your data center to ultimately manage your data to maximize its effectiveness.

2:30pm - 3:00pm - Refreshment Break



How to Manage the Effect of Mobility on IT Operations

Sally Schmidt, Web Solutions Consultant/Project Leader, Heartland Business Systems/Avastone Technologies

Consumerization of IT, Collaboration, Unified Communications are all changing our levels of communication and productivity. At the same time, it poses both challenges and opportunities for IT operations and management.

In this session attendees will learn how to adapt their operations to support the mobile workforce.
Topics that will be covered include:

How to support users changing needs
How to prepare for the next generation of users 'the millennials'
How these changes will impact the responsibilities of operations management
How it will affect our reach to customers, suppliers and partners






Avoiding the Pitfalls to IT Operations Management Success

David Klauser, BDM, OnX Enterprise Solutions
Panelists will include:
Paul Quaglia, Director, IT Operations, Application Support and Strategic Alliances, Hospira
Matt Stratton, Director of Technology Operations,
Nick Schmidt, Senior Manager, IT, CDW
and other professionals from IT departments.

In this session attendees will learn from enterprise IT operations and infrastructure management professionals as how they are delivering projects to enable business growth.

Conference Price: $259.00 per person

Each attendee will receive a certificate awarding 7 CPE credits for CISSP continuing education, in addition to 0.7 CEUs and 7 PDUs. CISSP is a registered certification mark of (ISC), Inc.


As is always the case at CAMP IT Conferences events, the talks will not include product presentations.  During the continental breakfast, coffee breaks, and the luncheon break you will have the opportunity to informally meet representatives from the following sponsoring companies, who have solutions in the area of the conference.