10th ANNUAL GLOBAL IT
EXECUTIVE SUMMIT

ARCHITECTING STORAGE FOR
COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE

September 19-22, 2018
theWit Hotel Chicago

CORE CONCEPTS


Fujifilm is pleased to welcome our valued customers from around the world to attend our 10th Annual Global IT Executive Summit. The Summit is a three day educational conference featuring presentations from industry experts, analysts, vendors and end users about the latest trends and best practices in data storage.

This year the Summit takes place in Chicago, world-famous for its plethora of unique architectural styles from the homes of Franklin Lloyd Wright to the landmark buildings of the Chicago Seven to the IT infrastructure supporting the crossroads of the digital economy.

Attendees from any industry will be able to gain valuable insights from our distinguished speakers and better understand how to architect storage for competitive advantage in the era of big data analytics and how diverse technologies fit together to meet the ever increasing challenge of exponential data growth!


This year you will hear:

  • How key vendors in storage continue to innovate in today’s dynamic marketplace including IBM, Oracle, Spectra Logic, StrongBox Data Solutions, HPE and Western Digital.
  • What leading industry analysts like Jon Toigo, Fred Moore, and others have to say on the trends in storage including flash, disk, tape, object storage, cloud storage, active archive, big data analytics, long-term data protection, cyber security and more!
  • What industry experts think about key issues confronting every data center including escalating cyber security threats and how to win in the big data race to competitive advantage.
  • How end users such as Major League Baseball Network, Brookhaven National Labs, CERN and Library of Congress are executing innovative data protection architectures that are high performance, resilient, scalable, efficient and cost competitive.


GUEST SPEAKERS

Presley
Molly Presley

VP Product Management & Global Marketing
Quantum

Taylor
Christine Taylor

Technology Writer

France
Fenella G. France PhD, MBA, FAIC

Chief of the Preservation Research and Testing Division
Library of Congress

Vervaet
Stefaan Vervaet

Sr. Dir. Strategic Markets & Alliances
HGST, a Western Digital Company

Christofferson
Floyd Christofferson

SVP Products
StrongBox Data Solutions (SBDS)

Powers
Chris Powers

Vice President Product Development
Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Vladimir Bahyl
Vladimir Bahyl

IT Service Manager
CERN

Cates
Dr. James Cates

SVP Product Development
Oracle Archive Technologies

Toigo
Jon Toigo

Managing Principal
Toigo Partners International LLC

Moore
Fred Moore

President
Horison Information Strategies

Kalwani
Sharan Kalwani

Industry Consultant & Data Specialist
DataSwing LLC

childers
Ed Childers

STSM, Manager
IBM

Starr
Matt Starr

Chief Technology Officer
Spectra Logic

Butler
E. Tab Butler

Sr. Director, Media Management & Post Production
MLB Network

Yu
David Yu

Technology Architect
Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL)

Ugrinsky
XENA UGRINSKY

CEO
Genre-X Inc.

Balcar
David Balcar

Security Strategist
Carbon Black

Crump
George Crump

Founder
Storage Switzerland

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Wednesday, September 19, 2018
TimeEventLocation
10:00 – 5:00 pmRegistration/Welcome Desk3rd Floor
7:00 – 9:30 pm Registration/Welcome DeskRoof Patio
7:00 – 8:00 pmWelcome ReceptionRoof Patio
8:00 – 10:00 pmDinner, Speaker PresentationRoof Patio
10:00 pmHospitality Lounge Roof Patio
Thursday, September 20, 2018
TimeEventLocation
7:00 – 8:00 amBreakfast Buffet Cibo Matto, 2nd FL
8:00 – 8:30 amFujifilm Introduction – Peter FaulhaberChurchill & Wilde 3rd FL
8:30 – 9:15 amUnderstanding Business Use of Data in an Age of AI –
Implications for Technology Leaders

Xena Ugrinsky, Genre-X Inc.
Churchill & Wilde 3rd FL
9:15 – 9:45 amStorage Technology Update and Outlook
Fred Moore, Horison Information Strategies
Churchill & Wilde 3rd FL
9:45 – 10:15 amCoffee BreakFoyer
10:15 – 12:30 pmVendor Presentations
Ed Childers — IBM, Matt Starr — Spectra Logic,
Jim Cates — Oracle, Chris Powers — HPE,
Floyd Christofferson — SBDS, Inc.,
Stefaan Vervaet — Western Digital
Churchill & Wilde 3rd FL
12:30 – 1:45 pmLunchCibo Matto, 2nd FL
1:45 – 3:15 pmEnd User Presentations
Tab Butler, MLB Network
David Yu, Brookhaven National Laboratory
Fenella France, Library of Congress
Churchill & Wilde 3rd FL
3:15 – 3:45 pmCoffee BreakFoyer
3:45 – 4:30 pm Day One Wrap Up – George Crump, Storage SwitzerlandChurchill & Wilde 3rd FL
6:30 pmDepart for Offsite DinnerMain Lobby
7:00 – 9:00 pmCocktails/Dinner ReceptionChicago
9:00 pmHospitality LoungeRoof Patio
Friday, September 21, 2018
TimeEventLocation
8:00 – 9:00 amBreakfast Buffet Cibo Matto, 2nd FL
9:00 – 9:30 amEnd User Presentation
Vladimir Bahyl, CERN
Churchill & Wilde 3rd FL
9:30 – 10:15 amExpert Presentation
Autonomous Driving and the Data Deluge
Sharan Kalwani, dataSwing, LLC
Churchill & Wilde 3rd FL
10:15 – 10:45 amCoffee Break Foyer
10:45 – 12:00 pmExpert Presentations
Security is a Mission Not an Intermission!
David Balcar, Carbon Black
The Architecture of Active Archive
Molly Presley, Active Archive Alliance
Churchill & Wilde 3rd FL
12:00 – 1:30 pmLunchCibo Matto, 2nd FL
1:30 – 3:00 pmSpeaker Panel
Moderator, Christine Taylor
Churchill & Wilde 3rd FL
3:00 pmClosing Comments, Peter Faulhaber Churchill & Wilde 3rd FL
5:00 pmDepart For Chicago Architecture River CruiseMain Lobby
5:15 – 9:00 pm Cocktail Reception, Dinner CruiseChicago River, Lake Michigan
9:00 pm Return to Hotel
9:30 pm Hospitality LoungeRoof Patio
Saturday, September 22, 2018
TimeEventLocation
6:30 – 8:30 amBreakfast at Leisure State & Lake, 1st FL
MorningTransfer to Airport, DeparturesMain Lobby

CHICAGO ARCHITECTURE CRUISE

Friday, September 21st, 4:15pm


Experience the “top tour in Chicago and one of the top ten tours in the U.S.” according to TripAdvisor users. The Chicago Architecture Foundation River Cruise is a must for out-of-towners and Chicagoans alike. CAF-certified volunteer tour guides—called docents—interpret more than 50 buildings along the Chicago River.


You’ll find out how Chicago grew from a small settlement into one of the world’s largest cities in less than 100 years. In 90 minutes, get the real story on Chicago architecture and its history.


ACCOMMODATIONS

accommodations-new

theWit Chicago

Boldly living in the heart of Chicago’s
theater, arts, and shopping district.



Storage Outlook
Fred Moore Download PDF
Active Archive: Strategies to Manage Data and Growth
Molly Presley Download PDF
Archiving storage for Scientific Research Data
David Yu Download PDF
Security is a Mission, not an Intermission
David Balcar Download PDF
CERN
Vladimir Bahyl Download PDF
The Data Deluge: View from the Automotive World
Sharan Kalwani Download PDF
Intelligent Storage
Chris Powers Download PDF
No Virginia, There Are No Data Elves In The Cloud
Ed Childers Download PDF
Preservation Research at the Library of Congress – the science of cultural materials
Fenella France Download PDF
Welcome to MLB Network
Tab Butler Download PDF
Can Tape Be Displaced by New Storage Technology?
Jim Cates Download PDF
How Metadata-driven Automation Unleashes the Full Potential of Tape
Floyd Christofferson Download PDF
Using Tape for a Competitive Advantage
Matt Starr Download PDF
Understanding Business Use of Data in an Age of AI
Xena Ugrinsky Download PDF

10th ANNUAL GLOBAL IT
EXECUTIVE SUMMIT

September 19-22, 2018 | theWit Hotel Chicago

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