Boston Cloud/Security/Storage/IoT/Big Data

Boston Cloud/Security/Storage/IoT/Big Data
Event on 2017-09-18 07:30:00
Click register on the upper right, then follow prompts to enter your promotional code for a free pass.Angelbeat is hosting this technical workshop focusing on IT security/ransomware/DDoS, EU GDPR compliance, hyperconverged infrastructure, private/public/hybrid cloud, storage/backup and big data. There are dynamic presenters from Microsoft, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Webroot, Verisign and other industry leaders. Pavandeep Kalra, Director of Data Sciences at Microsoft, delivers the keynote presentation on Artificial Intelligence, Big Data, Internet-of-Things (IoT) and Machine Learning, and using cloud-based computing resources to transform raw data into valuable information and actionable insights.Angelbeat CEO Ron Gerber's closing comments cover how Encrypted Email/Messaging, Public Cloud, Wireless replacing Wired Networks and Bitcoin/Digital Non-Cash Currency will impact your organization's technology strategy – and your personal career.Great content on today's (and tomorrow's) top issues.Scroll down to see the full agenda and follow links to see company information and speakers' biographies. Click here to download presentation guidelines that are followed by all participants, which makes the program so worthwhile for technology professionals, business executives, etc.As one Walmart attendee states, "Of all the seminars I attend, your format is by far the best. Brief informative talks from vendors, followed by one-on-one time at their booth to find out more. I am out of the office for less than a day yet I have access to all the different solutions. This year I will follow up with two vendors." As another IT Director commented, "Thanks for hosting a very informative meeting with vendors that tied in well; it was an integrated picture of technologies that work together to create a complete infrastructure solution for the workplace."Every attendee receives meals, complimentary WiFi, plus 4 CPE credit hours towards your CISSP or other certification. There are drawings for an Amazon Echo Dot, gift cards and other prizes at the end of the event (must be present to win). Agenda7:30 – 8:40: Registration Begins, Breakfast and Coffee Served, Exhibit Area Open with Product Demonstrations, Time For Peer Networking/Interaction8:40 – 9:00: Stopping DDoS Attacks Through an Open Ecosystem/Architecture with VerisignAs organizations embrace new technologies and applications become more distributed across diverse environments, enterprises face new security and availability challenges, including an increased risk for DDoS (Distributed Denial of Service) attacks. Unfortunately conventional methods to detect and mitigate threats, such as point solutions and closed eco-systems, can no longer protect your confidential assets/data and mission-critical applications.During this technical and innovative presentation Michael Patrone, Director of Technology at Verisign, will explain how its OpenHybrid™ DDoS architecture enables interoperability between existing on-premise devices and cloud-based platforms, through an easy to use Open API tool. This approach leverages existing security devices to immediately signal threat information back to the Verisign DDoS protection cloud, providing faster and more efficient detection and mitigation of DDoS attacks. 9:00 – 9:20: Lets Get Real About Security and Stopping Ransomware with WebrootWe are at war. The enemy is organized and highly motivated, and continually develops new ways to launch cyberattacks and beat security defenses, regardless of vendor. Despite this, the market is filled with outrageous claims and buzzwords designed to make certain vendors look better or worse than their competition.Caught in the crossfire are enterprises who have been entrusted to protect their employees. So how can enterprises make sure they give their employees the best defense? In this technical and highly relevant presentation, Webroot will cut through the fluff and focus on what Enterprises need to defeat the velocity and ingenuity of modern attacks, including stopping the latest Ransomware.9:20 – 9:40: Confused about the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)?If you are responsible for your company’s IT security or data compliance, you have likely heard about the European Union (EU) Global Data Protection Regulation or GDPR. However, most organizations have yet to begin the complex tasks to meet GDPR compliance. If you have a single European customer, vendor and/or business partner, then you must be in compliance with GDPR.In a recent PwC survey 92% of companies claim GDPR compliance as one of their top data privacy and security concerns, but less than 37% of companies are confident they will be compliant by the May 2018 deadline. GDPR changes everything about the way your organization needs to secure and protect the data you collect from individuals/organizations based in the EU. The fines for lack of GDPR compliance range from up to 20 million Euros or 4% of gross global revenue, whichever is greater.During this informative talk, Calligo VP and US General Manager Greg Dumas will address:- What does your organization know about the details of GDPR?- Have you identified any personal data that is affected by GDPR regulations?- If so, what is that data, and what do you do with it?- How is cloud affected? And how can cloud help you meet your GDPR compliance goals?At the end, you will have valuable insights and practical recommendations on achieving GDRP compliance. Calligo is global services organization offering trusted advice on both GDPR & data privacy, with a team of ISO & EU GDPR certified consultants.9:40 – 10:00: IT Infrastructure Strategies and Hyperconverged Platforms from Hewlett Packard EnterpriseIf you need to scale compute and storage resources quickly, or have remote sites without IT specialists on location, there is a solution for you. Hyperconverged solutions offer several advantages in their simplicity, cost reduction, scalability, resiliency and ease of management. They also support increased business agility via faster time to value.During this informative session featuring Andrew Norcross, Data Center Architect at Hewlett Packard Enterprise, attendees will learn how the best-in-class HPE SimpliVity 380 platform makes hybrid IT simple by:- Rapidly deploying applications- Saving up to 90% capacity- Simplifying backup and comes with a 60 second restore guaranty10:00 – 10:20: Disaster happens, DRaaS and Cloud-Based Backup, Security/Ransomware Solutions with CarboniteCloud-based solutions for Backup/Disaster Recovery are becoming increasingly relevant. Learn from industry leader Carbonite on how DR as a Service (DRaaS) can provide peace-of-mind and ensure that your data is always available and backed, regardless of any technical, electrical, weather-related or security issue at your physical location.Carbonite also provides a failsafe if a ransomware breach does occur; to recover the answer is not paying Bitcoin demands but instead restoring the most recent data. Click here to watch Angelbeat CEO Ron Gerber's video commentary on this incredibly important subject.10:20 – 10:40: How to Go From Zero to Business Continuity in 1 Month with EnvisionFar too often, business continuity strategies fall apart in the planning stages, before ever being implemented. If your BC/DR strategy is taking 3, or 4, or 5 months and longer to get mobilized, the chances of it failing apart are high.In this session, which complements the previous Carbonite talk, Envision Technology Advisors’ CTO, Todd Knapp, will discuss the company’s “Business Continuity Solutions Accelerator”, a process that can bring an organization from having no business continuity strategy to a plan ready to mobilize in just about a month. Along the way, Todd will also detail some specific pieces that all BC/DR plans must include in order to succeed, as well as things that companies who already have business continuity plans should be looking for in order to make sure they really are prepared for a disaster. 10:40 – 11:10: Coffee and Snack Break, Product Demonstrations and Exhibit Area Open, Peer Networking11:10 – 11:30: Secure Migration and Deployment of Office365/Public Cloud ApplicationsMigrating your email to the Office365 cloud gives your organization the convenience of easy access to email and documents with reduced management overhead. However, trusting your most important data to the cloud raises new concerns about security, compliance and data protection. For instance how do you:- Protect against all of the threats associated with web-based business email?- Demonstrate compliance and retention if all emails are stored in the same production environment?- Protect against human-caused data loss?Jeff Forsyth, VP Application Services at Versatile, one of Microsoft's most highly regarded partners in New England, will provide answers and practical recommendations on this critically important topic.11:30 – 12:30: Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Big Data, Internet-of-Things with MicrosoftIn just the last few years, data from myriads of different sources have literally and exponentially exploded, with a corresponding shift towards massive on-demand storage and computing in public clouds such as Azure and AWS. For instance, with just an internet-connected browser, the Cortana Analytics Suite gives you the ability to ingest enormous volumes of data in real time, store exabytes of unstructured or structured data, orchestrate complex data flows, create operationalized machine learning models almost trivially using drag and drop, and easily take advantage of rich visualization and dashboarding capabilities. You can even use sophisticated perceptual APIs for things such as face or speech recognition to create solutions that would have been unthinkable just a few years ago.During this technical, educational, interactive and highly relevant keynote session, Pavandeep Kalra, globally renown Director of Data Sciences at Microsoft, will share insights on the future of Big Data, Internet-of-Things (IoT) and related topics, giving you valuable recommendations on transforming raw data into actionable insights and valuable information for your organization. Some specific topics covered include:- Evolve ahead of your competitors by building advanced analytics and machine learning into your business applications- Scale up analytics with peace of mind, by leveraging cloud-based computing resources with built-in security, to easily manage complex data streams- Leverage data analytics to better market to customers, enable more personalized messaging, drive better targeting, improve customer engagement, and there grow sales- Seamlessly integrate existing IT Infrastructure, applications and security/compliance products with newly created Big Data/IoT/AI applicationsLunch Served, Product Demonstrations and Exhibit Area Open, Peer NetworkingEncrypted Email/Messaging, Public Cloud, AI/Big Data, Wireless vs Wired, Bitcoin/Digital Currency: Closing Commentary on Top Technology Issues by Angelbeat CEO Ron GerberAngelbeat CEO Ron Gerber is a globally renown and highly respected industry analyst. Mr. Gerber will close this session by discussing how these five top technology issues will impact your organization's IT strategy – and your own personal career.- Encrypted Email/Messaging: Seemingly every day, a government or corporate official's email account is hacked, and confidential communications are released. Widespread usage of encrypted email and/or messaging is expected. This will significantly affect ediscovery and digital forensics intiatives, plus general email monitoring and compliance with regulatory/legal guidelines. So what can you do, besides blocking applications?- Public Cloud: It is inevitable that the public cloud – IaaS, PaaS, SaaS, and other "as-a-service" offerings – from Amazon, Microsoft, Google and others will continue to replace work previously handled by internal IT staff. What is the long-term cost of these services? Is it really cheaper? Learn why using multiple cloud providers avoids vendor lockin and gives you more leverage to control costs. Understand why differentiating between employee/internal and customer/external use cases is so important.- Artificial Intelligence/Big Data/IoT: Computing power is growing exponentially, allowing organizations of all sizes to perform analyses previously limited to only the largest corporations. There is a corresponding increase in available data to analyze; for instance, you can now track website traffic by minute, device, ISP, wired vs wireless, etc. Learn how Artificial Intelligence (such as Watson from IBM), Big Data and Internet of Things (IoT) application requirements will impact your current data center/storage infrastructure design, and how/why IT professionals need to work with line-of-business/marketing staff to deploy and understand these new applications.- Wireless vs Wired Networks: Over the past ten year,s wireless networks have evolved from wired backup to wired complement. Going forward, wireless infrastructure is now not just replacing but eliminating the need for wired infrastructure. This places greater pressure on voice-based telephone applications where latency delays are unacceptable.- Bitcoin and Digital/Cashless Currency: With the support of Microsoft, IBM, Federal Reserve and many more organizations, digital/non-cash currency options based on the generic blockchain platform, such as Ethereum and Hyperledger (not Bitcoin), are poised to have mainstream usage. Learn how this emerging technology can impact your organization's technology, financial and marketing plans.End of Speaking Sessions, Product Demonstration and Exhibit Area Open, Raffle Prize Drawings for an Amazon Echo Dot, gift card and other great items!FAQsWhat are Angelbeat's privacy and optin/optout policiesEach attendee acknowledges/understands that financial support from Angelbeat sponsors allows him/her to attend this event at no cost, and that the sponsors will be given your contact information 2 days after the event for follow-up email and telephone communications. All sponsors are required to provide you with an opt-out option, allowing you to be removed from their databaseHowever each attendee can opt-out of sponsor follow-up by informing Angelbeat staff at the event, or by emailing Angelbeat immediately after the event, but before Angelbeat releases the attendee list to the event sponsors. If you have any questions regarding Angelbeat's privacy policies and how your contact information is used, please contact CEO Ron Gerber directly at 516-277-2057 or at might be available to receive the special Promotional Code and free passThere is a special promotional code, that will allow you to attend for free, that is only available for end user IT professionals who work in the telecom/network/storage/security/data center/desktop/purchasing departments of corporations (private and publicly-held, large and small), universities, school districts, government agencies, hospitals/healthcare providers, pharmaceuticals, insurers, manufacturers, retailers, financial services/banks, real estate, legal/accounting/services, transportation/logistic firms, etc. and use, support, approve and/or are involved in or influence the decision to buy the products and services offered by our sponsors. This is also available for managed service providers who oversee the IT department for small-to-medium businesses. Please contact the event organizer at if you do not know this code.Reporters from major newspapers, websites and other media outlets are eligible for a free pass and must submit in advance their media credentials to the event organizer for approval.All other individuals who are not end user, IT professionals must pay the registration fee.In all cases Angelbeat reserves the right to accept or reject a registration at its sole discretion.What are my transport/parking options getting to the eventDetailed driving directions and parking instructions will be sent out to all attendees one week before the event.What is the dress codeSuggested dress is business casual.What if you have special dietary needs/restrictionsIf you have special dietary needs/restrictions, then please email Angelbeat below. 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