Sirius Madness 2018 Agenda

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8:15 am

Registration Opens

Breakfast Sponsored by IBM

8:15 am

Mingle with Partners and Fill In Your Booth Bracket Card

9:00 am

Tip Off: Welcome to Sirius Madness

9:15 am

Morning Keynote Coming Soon

10:00 am

Booth Time – Mingle with Partners and Fill In Your Booth Bracket Card

10:30 am

Breakout Session Group A

  • The AWS Well-Architected Framework – Building your cloud footprint on a solid foundation – Brandon Hyde, Sirius

    For either new or existing workloads, the Well-Architected framework has been developed by AWS to help cloud architects build the most secure, high-performing, resilient, and efficient infrastructure possible for their applications. In this session we will have Certified AWS Architects help you to identify to how to effectively design and deploy AWS environments with specific focuses on Security, Reliability, Performance, Cost Optimization and Operational Excellence.

    Sirius Cloud Session

  • Freedom to deliver apps securely and anywhere with confidence – David Remington, F5

    At F5 apps are our business, we realize its your business too.  Businesses depend on apps whether it’s apps that help connect businesses to their customers or apps that help employees do their jobs—we make sure apps are always available and secure, anywhere.

    F5 Session

  • Securing the Privileged Pathway – The Most Travelled Cyber Attack Route – Andy Givens, Cyber Ark

    Privileged Accounts are a built in vulnerability. It’s been well documented that privileged accounts are required to carry out a breach. Put yourself in the hacker’s shoes…need access to a particular network segment or want to change firewall rules to enable external communication?  Want to gain access to the domain controller?  Want to dump the database table to capture a competitors customer list?  Unprotected, unmonitored privileged accounts are the way to go. It’s been reported that 100% of advanced attacks involve stolen credentials. Whenever possible, the attacker goes after the privileged credential, because those are the ones that provide the access they need & the control over the IT infrastructure.  Join Andy Givens of CyberArk to learn how to secure the most travelled cyber attack route – the privileged pathway. Andy will walk through real-life examples where attackers gain complete control of an organization or IT infrastructure – and show how a privilege solution could have prevented the attack.

    Cyber Ark Session

  • Dealing with Destructive Cyber Crime and Ransomware: What’s Your Recovery Strategy? – Jim Shook, Dell EMC

    Destructive and ransomware cyber-attacks have unfortunately become commonplace.  Cyber ransoms paid in 2017 are expected to be $2B (a 100% increase from 2016) and cyber-crime will cost businesses $6 Trillion by 2021.  Most organizations have disaster recovery capabilities and cybersecurity defenses – neither of which help after a destructive attack occurs.  Do you have a cybersecurity recovery strategy?  At this session you will learn about: 1) The evolution of cyber threats and ransomware 2)Best practices in cybersecurity focused on recovery capabilities, and how that fits within various regulatory environments 3)How to create and operationalize your recovery plan using various levels, including an isolated recovery strategy

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    Sirius Security Panel

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    Cisco Session

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    Sirius DevOps Session

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    VMWare Session

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    Sirius Innovation Center

11:10 am
11:20 am

Breakout Session Group B

  • Turnkey Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS) and Container as a Service (CaaS) offers and business outcomes with Dell EMC – John Christy, Dell EMC

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  • Threat Hunting with Splunk – Andrew D’Auria, Splunk

    We don’t need a novel but we do need a quick compelling summary on why someone attend your session and what they will get out of attending. Your adversaries know the tools and processes you use to defend your network and are adapting their tools and techniques accordingly. You can no longer rely on alerts from point solutions alone to secure your network. To identify and mitigate these advanced threats, analysts must become proactive in identifying indicators, attack patterns, and behavior.In this session, learn how Splunk’s analytics-driven data fabric goes beyond simple information and event management to tackle real-time security monitoring, advanced threat detection, forensics and incident management. With an analytics-driven platform and SIEM you can build a stronger security posture and improve cross-department collaboration.

    Splunk Session

  • Prioritize Endpoint Security – Proactive is Better than a call from the FBI – Doug Piner, Sirius

    Endpoint security is the front door to your enterprise.  Be proactive on security and understand a multi-layer approach.  Don’t get caught up in the many state and federal reporting laws that must be followed.  Also meet a local FBI agent focused on cybersecurity.

    IBM Session

  • Citrix NetScaler – “Full Court Press” Security for your Network – Jacob Rutski, Citrix

    Citrix NetScaler – “Full Court Press” Security for your Network. Don’t let attackers drive to the hoop for a slam dunk into your organization’s apps, users, data and infrastructure. Join this session and hear how Citrix NetScaler can be your “zone defense” against threats such as web-borne malware, phishing, DDoS, web application attacks and botnets as well as data and identity theft.

    Citrix Session

  • Scale-Out, Not Up: Introducing Commvault HyperScale™ Technology – Matt Jaquillard, Commvault

    Is your organization struggling with inefficiencies from an outdated, scale-up approach to managing and protecting data? The need for a fully integrated data protection appliance to deliver greater availability and scalable services for on-premises applications and data is becoming a necessity.Join us as we discuss the benefits of a scale-out infrastructure and how the launch of Commvault HyperScale™ Appliance and Commvault HyperScale™ Software address the shift enterprises are making towards secondary storage as a means to drive key business and IT transformation initiatives.In this presentation, you will learn:Scale-out vs. scale-up infrastructures 1)How to leverage a scale–out infrastructure 2)How you can save time and drive greater value with an integrated data protection appliance 3)How Commvault HyperScale™ Appliance tightly integrates compute, storage, full lifecycle data protection and analytics into a single platform.It’s time for a fresh approach to solving data management challenges. Register today and learn how you can achieve IT agility through a scale-out infrastructure.

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    Rubrik Session

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    Sirius Cloud Security Session

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    Sirius Agile Infrastructure Session

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    Sirius Innovation Center

12:00 pm

Grab Lunch and Have a Seat

Lunch Sponsored by Dell EMC

12:35 pm

Lunch Keynote:

Chris Mierzwa, Chief Technology Officer, Sirius

1:15 pm

Booth Time – Mingle with Partners and Fill In Your Booth Bracket Card

2:00 pm

Breakout Session Group C

  • AWS for VMware Administrators – Bill Gurling, Sirius

    Join AWS and VMware certified Solutions Architect Bill Gurling for a reboot of Alex Galbraith and Chris Porter’s hit VMUG presentation where we will explore the foundations of AWS IaaS and PaaS leveraging concepts familiar to VMware administrators.

    Sirius Cloud Session

  • How to free my data from being held hostage in the public cloud – Peter Henneberry, NetApp

    Most organizations have invested in the private or public cloud but now find themselves wanting to move from one strategy to another, based on business needs. IT managers, however, don’t want to sacrifice the critical business requirements of capability, agility, cost-effectiveness and performance. Learn how NetApp’s Data Fabric can enable you to move data, where you need it, while staying in control.

    NetApp Session

  • Enabling Cloud Security with Palo Alto Networks – Tom Mehok, Palo Alto

    As organizations look to offload more and more applications to the cloud, security posture needs to remain a chief concern for the IT teams protecting these workloads. The “Shared Responsibility Model” employed by hosting services like AWS® and Azure® dictates that while the host is responsible for the security OF the cloud, customers are responsible for the security of their data IN the cloud. Palo Alto Networks® helps customers achieve this security through a platform designed to safely enable widely distributed enterprise workloads.  We will discuss: -The security issues to consider when developing a cloud strategy. – How to use the Palo Alto Networks platform to achieve security policy parity across your on-premise, private and public cloud environments.- Governing SaaS application usage and protecting your data within sanctioned applications.

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    Sirius Security Managed Services Session

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    Sirius Digital Transformation Session

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    WMWare Session

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    Sirius Cloud and Analytics Session

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    Pure Storage Session

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    Recovery Point Session

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    Sirius Innovation Center

2:50 pm
3:00 pm

Breakout Session Group D – Booth Breakdown for Partners

  • Does Jimmy Fallon Suck? – Martin Valencia, Sirius

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    Sirius Cloud Session

  • Betting on the Right Cloud – Sam Newman, Nutanix

    Join Nutanix’s Sam Newnam and learn how Nutanix has changed the way the industry views infrastructure:1) Easily deploy and manage an enterprise cloud solution.2)Reduce Opex and increase your ability to scale. 3)Open integration with countless cloud and alliance partners. Join us on 3/15 at 2:50pm or 3:40pm to ensure you walk away a winner.

    Nutanix Session

  • Citrix NetScaler – “Full Court Press” Security for your Network – Jacob Rutski, Citrix

    Citrix NetScaler – “Full Court Press” Security for your Network. Don’t let attackers drive to the hoop for a slam dunk into your organization’s apps, users, data and infrastructure. Join this session and hear how Citrix NetScaler can be your “zone defense” against threats such as web-borne malware, phishing, DDoS, web application attacks and botnets as well as data and identity theft.

    Citrix Session

  • Simplify Your Life and Your Data with Software Defined Storage – Greg Tevis, IBM

    The hot solution areas of Big Data/Analytics, Security, and Mobile require massive amounts of data and storage to intelligently manage that data.   IBM Spectrum Software Defined Storage can help you enhance, protect, and simplify management of that data for solutions deployed in Healthcare, Finance, Retail, Distribution and Communications.

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    Cisco Session

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    Sirius Cloud Managed Serives Session

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    Sirius Healthcare Session

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    Dell EMC Session

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    Sirius Innovation Center

3:30 pm
3:40 pm

Breakout Session Group E

  • Cloudy MS SQL : How can Azure and AWS help you? – Kyle Quinby, Sirius

    This session will be focusing on Microsoft SQL Server and taking it into the cloud. We will be addressing questions such as what are the differences between IaaS and SQL-as-a-service offerings on both platforms and when should I choose one over another? How can I take my existing database workloads and start testing in the cloud without impact to production? How can I move to the cloud with minimal downtime? What benefits can the cloud have to scalability and reliability for my database platform? How can the cloud become a low-cost disaster recovery option for a database administrator? We will cover these items and many more as we take a look at “the cloud” from the perspective of a database administrator or developer of a multi-tier application.

    Sirius Cloud Session

  • Betting on the Right Cloud – Sam Newman, Nutanix

    Join Nutanix’s Sam Newnam and learn how Nutanix has changed the way the industry views infrastructure:1) Easily deploy and manage an enterprise cloud solution.2)Reduce Opex and increase your ability to scale. 3)Open integration with countless cloud and alliance partners. Join us on 3/15 at 2:50pm or 3:40pm to ensure you walk away a winner.

    Nutanix Session

  • Future-proof your business with IoT – Jill  Klein, Sirius

    Want to be the IT Hero in your organization?  Looking for a new reason to ask for a raise?  Lead the charge on re-inventing and future proofing your business with IoT.  Learn how to bridge the gap between IT and OT in order to build an IoT solution that benefits multiple organizations in your business and creates potential new revenue streams with your customers.  The session also includes a hand-out of all of our IoT partners, solutions, and portfolio of connected product sets.

    Sirius IOT Session

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    AWS Session

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    Sirius Agile Infrastructure Session

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    Sirius Big Data and Analytics Session

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    Sirius DevOps Session

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    Sirius Innovation Center

4:10pm
4:30 pm

Prizes and Thank You

St. Patricks Day Happy Hour Sponsored by Gigamon.

6:00 pm

End of Day