Sirius Madness 2018 Agenda

We are still finalizing the agenda. Please check back for updates.

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

    Dell EMC Session

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    Sirius SDX and TECH Demos

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    Sirius Security Panel

  • Cisco SD-Access – Next Generation Assurance and Analytics

    Your business is growing, and your workload along with it. You’ve been told to segment your network to isolate user groups, but don’t have the time to learn MPLS. Audit wants role based access controls, but manually deploying will take more people than you have. Policies are inconsistent between campus, WAN, and branch, and users can’t get their work done. With Cisco SDA, you can beat these challenges – with the staff you already have – and provide your business an infrastructure that is ready for the next set of challenges. In this session, learn how new, next-generation assurance and analytics capabilities will enable an easy, automated way to monitor and troubleshoot your Cisco SDA environment.

    Cisco Session

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    Sirius DevOps Session

  • Still mad about VDI?  Unlock the magic with VMware Workspace ONE – Greg Streuber, Sirius

    From the data center to the device, VMware leads the market for defining and delivering the most impactful, cloud-ready solutions for IT.  In this session learn why in 2017, IDC, Gartner, and Forrester all rated VMware’s Workspace ONE platform #1 in the industry for virtual desktop and mobility management.  This fastest growing software platform for end-user computing is empowering the digital workspace and helping organizations accelerate their business transformation. Real-time access to any application, on any device, any time. No smoke, no mirrors. You’ve got to check this out.

    VMWare Session

  • IBM Hyperconverged Systems, Powered by Nutanix: How Nutanix Works on IBM Hyperconverged Systems – Ben Kreuz, IBM Systems

    Enjoy fresh levels of simplicity in provisioning, managing and running your data center infrastructure. Learn how Nutanix on IBM Hyperconverged Systems converges compute, storage, virtualization and orchestration into standardized building blocks that build a foundation for your private cloud. This infrastructure can start small and then seamlessly grow to handle the most demanding workloads from mid-sized companies to the world’s largest corporations and governmental agencies.

    IBM Power Session

11:10 am
11:20 am

Breakout Session Group B

  • Session Title Coming Soon! – Matthew Place, Chief Technologist, Converged Platforms & Solutions Division for Dell EMC

    Find out how Vscale can become the lynch pin for resource-sharing and scale-out environment between CI, HCI and third-party systems. The Vscale Architecture extends these benefits of individual converged infrastructures to the entire data center and across multiple data centers.

    Dell EMC Session

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

    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 Security 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.

    Commvault Session

  • Ransomware Jail – How to Make Bail? (Asking for a friend.) – Andrew Miller, Rubrik

    Ransomware continues to be a top threat for tech users. ZDNET estimated the cost to IT at $1B in 2016 with 2017 dramatically increasing. This pressure has put IT departments on the front line of defense–but how can you prepare for this type of attack? Are solutions even possible given your current budget and IT staff? Join this session, led by Rubrik’s Andrew Miller (7 x vExpert), to learn about these topics and more: 1) Threat: Concerns that IT departments are facing. We’ll stay away from FUD, but life is sometimes scary.2) Theory: Nowadays, everyone has backups. So why are people still paying ransoms? (Clue: Complexity) 3) Solutions: Yes, you can do more than just have a current resume if hit by ransomware. We’ll explore what you can do in this event, along with other unexpected benefits.Finally, hear the real-world story of how Langs Building Supply thwarted a major attack using Rubrik Cloud Data Management.

    Rubrik Session

  • How APIs will be leveraged by successful businesses and how to turbo boost your API strategy – Jogeswar Challapalli, Sirius

    You’ve heard APIs are an (re)emerging way to get new value from your data and application resources. Learn how API connectivity translates to business value and why managing those APIs is essential from day one.  Join Sirius for an overview of the business use of cloud APIs, along with an overview of cloud-based software solutions.

    Key takeaways:

    • The business value of APIs – why they aren’t just an IT concern
    • How to leverage and manage APIs on prem, in the cloud or hybrid cloud
    • Why insights into APIs could have the largest impact on your organization’s API program
    • How to securely expose enterprise services via APIs to new mobile, IoT, and web applications
    • How Sirius can help you create automated APIs in minutes through a quick demo
    • Why you should be using APIs to capture new revenue sources

     

    Sirius Business Agility Cloud Session

  • VMware Cloud: Application Delivery & Management in the Cloud Era – Samir Kadoo, Partner Solutions Architect for Amazon Web Services

    Applications are driving much of the direction and strategy for organizations today.  Private Cloud. Public Cloud. Hybrid Cloud.  The new normal is a combination of thee clouds. VMware is embracing this reality and delivering products, services and solutions that help you take control of, simplify and accelerate your cloud delivery strategy.  In this session, learn how VMware provides the flexibility to develop any application, deploy to any cloud, and deliver to any device utilizing a consistent infrastructure and consistent operations in a multi-cloud environment.  Additionally, hear how VMware Cloud on AWS enables consistent and efficient management, transport and access to applications as they move between cloud environments.  You will also learn how utilizing VMware on AWS provides other key services inducing new application development activities, disaster recovery and backup, geo expansion, burst capacity and data center consolidation/migration giving the best of public and private cloud.

    VMWare Cloud Session

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    Sirius Networking 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.

    Palo Alto Session

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    Sirius Security Managed Services Session

  • The Connected Customer: Why you must Transform to Thrive in the Digital Economy – Will Mondschein & Rick Helmick, FiveOut

    Society has evolved to one of complete digital intolerance. The only thing higher than expectations are the stakes. Learn the best practices around defining a digital strategy and design that best suits your organization and those that consume your digital presence.

    Sirius Digital Transformation Session

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    Sirius Service Management Session

  • The Data Platform for the Cloud Era – Randal Davis, Pure Storage

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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

    The best way to learn to swim isn’t always getting your feet wet, sometimes it’s diving right in. Dive into the deep end with us as we dissect the architecture of the satirical FallonSucks.com application. This simple voting application demonstrates how easily you can go from “Idea-to-Implementation” with zero infrastructure investment, and get started building really exciting global apps today. This presentation will cover our use of:

    • S3 – Simple Storage Service
    • DynamoDB – NoSQL Database Backend
    • Lambda – Serverless code
    • API Gateway – Building a simple serverless API to communicate with various AWS Services
    • AWS CodeCommit – Private Code Storage

    After a quick primer to the services, we’ll break down the architecture of FallonSucks.com. One primary factor in our architecture design was balancing capability and cost which influenced some of the decision points that impacted the site’s various capabilities.

    Audience: Cloud enthusiasts, micro service geeks, cloud developers and admins, professional air guitarists

    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.

    IBM Session

  • Detect and stop threats better with Cisco security

    Are you overwhelmed with security administration tasks? Spending countless hours configuring devices, manually correlating events, and trying to squeeze in incident response between staff meetings? Let Cisco show you a better way, with smart security technologies that communicate with each other – sharing threat intelligence automatically to provide context and block security threats even faster. Even if you aren’t using exclusively Cisco products, Cisco’s open automation & communications capability can integrate your security products, simplify your daily work, and create a more effective security stance for your company.

    Cisco Session

  • Coming Soon – David Carlson, Sirius

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    Sirius Cloud Managed Serives Session

  • How to pick a public cloud? – Josh Coen, Sirius

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    Sirius Cloud Session

  • The Hidden Secrets Of Successful Innovation – Greg Peters, Sirius

    In today’s world, many organizations lack knowledge in producing innovation at lightning speed. Whether you’re buying or building new products, there’s a process that underpins it all. In this session, you’ll learn 4 key principles that drive innovation success that works in any industry.

    Sirius Business Agility Session

  • Accelerate Business Outcomes with DellEMC Pre-engineered Solutions – Matthew Kennedy, Senior Systems Engineer for Dell EMC

    Adopting new technologies can be complex and extremely disruptive to existing environments. There is a shift from building out infrastructure piecemeal to buying pre-engineered solutions to accelerate business outcomes.   With Ready Solutions, customers get to choose from a range of validated servers, storage and networking combinations so they can get a right-sized solution that meets their needs. With Ready Solutions, customers get to choose from a range of validated servers, storage and networking combinations so they can get a right-sized solution that meets their needs. With Ready Solutions, customers get to choose from a range of validated servers, storage and networking combinations so they can get a right-sized solution that meets their needs. With Ready Solutions, customers get to choose from a range of validated servers, storage and networking combinations so they can get a right-sized solution that meets their needs. DellEMC is in a unique position to develop solutions that enable our customers to do great things!

    Dell EMC Session

  • Data Protection in Microsoft Azure Cloud – David Chandler, Sirius

    Regardless of whether your data is in your data center or in the cloud, protecting that data is an important aspect of any business, and moving to the cloud doesn’t relinquish that responsibility.  In this session we’ll cover data protection, backup and recovery, replication, and redundant storage technologies within the Azure platform.

    Sirius Cloud 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

  • Data Protection in Microsoft Azure Cloud – David A. Chandler

    Regardless of whether your data is in your data center or in the cloud, protecting that data is an important aspect of any business, and moving to the cloud doesn’t relinquish that responsibility.  In this session we’ll cover data protection, backup and recovery, replication, and redundant storage technologies within the Azure platform.

    AWS Session

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    Sirius Agile Infrastructure Session

  • Do Your Data & Analytics Platforms Need Modernizing?– Joe Grant Bluechel, Sirius

    Companies have been utilizing analytics platforms to make data driven decisions for years.  Recent trends show the need to handle more complex usage and provide business agility.  Learn how organizations are leveraging the cloud, open source, self-service, and emerging technologies and architecture to turn data into insight and build a competitive advantage.

    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 Intel.

6:00 pm

That’s a Wrap!