March 26, 2018 | SpringHill Suites Denver Downtown at MSU Denver

Want to become a Cloud Leader?

Cloud computing is changing the way business gets done. Attend this event in Denver to learn how to advance your organization — and your career — in the cloud. You’ll hear from some of the top thinkers in the industry, dig into the latest issues and trends in cloud computing, gain new skills, and network with other professionals.

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Monday, March 26

9:00 – 10:00 AM
Registration & Breakfast Reception
10:00 – 10:45 AM
Keynote Presentation
Andrew Plato, Anitian
Can cloud security become a performance advantage? Andrew Plato, founder and CEO of the oldest security intelligence company in the nation, will explore the inherent security of the cloud and how it can be combined with automation to truly transform your business.
11:00 – 11:20 AM
Security Automation & Orchestration with AWS Cloud
Tim Sandage, AWS
Controlling, auditing and managing identity, configuration and usage is a crucial part of today’s IT infrastructure landscape. With AWS Cloud, these capabilities come built into the platform. Learn how to leverage them to meet your compliance, governance and regulatory requirements.
11:30 – 11:50 AM
DevOps Pipeline: Adopting Cloud Management to Gain Visibility
Jon Hathaway, HATech
Are new feature deployments crippling your innovation? Are cloud computing costs more than you imagined? Jon Hathaway, CEO of HATech, provides an in-depth look at the true deployment costs of new features, using a cloud management platform. Hear firsthand how the HATech DevOps Transformation team sets up a simplistic view of the complexities around managing a development pipeline, and they use cloud management software daily to identify application stack bloat and help customers reduce costs.
12:00 – 1:00 PM
Lunch Break & Networking
1:15 – 1:35 PM
Cloud Cost Optimization: How Choice Hotels Identified 20 Key Savings Opportunities
Chuck Price, Logicworks
Are you struggling to prioritize cost-saving measures that don't require a complete overhaul of your cloud environment? You won’t want to miss this session. Discover how Choice Hotels, one of the largest hotel chains in the world, used automation and expert advice to identify areas for improvement in their AWS environment. Learn from Chuck Price, SVP for Professional Services at cloud automation and managed services provider Logicworks, how to prioritize and get immediate, low-lift cost-savings "quick wins" as well as long-term savings goals.
1:45 – 2:05 PM
Accelerating Cloud: Why Cost Containment is the Key to Adoption
Scott Gilgallon, Lightstream
It’s alarming to note that 35% of public cloud spend is wasted! Getting to cloud cost containment is one of the top barriers (or opportunities) to an accelerated adoption of public and hybrid cloud. In this session Scott Gilgallon, Director of Cloud Solutions at Lightstream Communications, demonstrates how cloud management and a practice of cloud cost containment yields accelerated benefits to customers and solution providers alike. We’ll discuss strategies in achieving the lowest cost per unit, surfacing insights into spend, and what tools and services should be included with your AWS and Microsoft Azure deployments.
2:15 – 3:00 PM
Cloud Leaders Roundtable Discussion
3:00 – 4:00 PM
Cocktail Reception

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