In moments of global crisis, our tendency is to assume that everything as we know it—What we need, how we work, how we live, how we consume—has changed. But, have business and technology requirements changed or has the necessity and priority of a few less-obvious requirements greatly intensified? If creating or refining the digital experience through automation and AI was simply ‘on the roadmap’, for wise organizations, it has become the roadmap. If improving your digital security posture was ‘one of many initiatives’, it is now the only option. Join Tony Olzak, Trace’s Chief Technology Officer, as he describes the reality of our corporate and technology landscape and why your “competition” is not who you think it is.
Hybrid and multi-cloud strategies must consider portability and Day 2 management of systems – whether on premises or in the public cloud. Embracing an Open Source 1st strategy sets in motion the building blocks necessary to avoid cloud lock-in and manage both private and multi-cloud operations. In this presentation, we address the key issues that face every company in these dramatic and elastic times.
Security attacks continue to wreak havoc on business operations. At the same time, the role of the CISO is evolving from pure technology leader into strategist, marketing partner, financial contributor, and digital transformer. In this session, Trace3’s CISO and Security Solution leader will discuss how the role of the CISO is expanding, while at the same time, expected to protect the organization from ever-changing threats to business operations.
Keynote speaker, Kate Swanborg, SVP of Technology Communications and Strategic Alliances at DreamWorks Animation, will share a behind-the-scenes overview of the studio’s production process through the exposition of their most recent film, Trolls World Tour, and elaborate on how the studio uses NetApp’s data management solutions and strategy to support growing business ambitions.
The data ecosystem is everchanging, and your business is looking to leverage your most important asset...DATA! In the new age of transformation organizations can leverage that asset, now more than ever, to separate from their competition, demand results, drive automation, and build strategies to market to your customers. In this session we will grab insight on how to leverage that ever-changing ecosystem to your advantage.
Throughout the years, Trace3 has been enhancing the relationship between corporate executives and startups with a great deal of success. We have been hand in hand with both early and late adopters of emerging technologies to understand what it takes to be organizationally prepared. Join us as we talk through how to determine your organizational readiness to ingest and adopt emerging technologies. Throughout this session we will discuss strategies on how to de-risk the adoption of startups in Enterprise IT in order to create value. Learn what key processes, motivations and results CIOs are experiencing with startups and emerging technologies in order to provide actionable takeaways for everyone.
Pitch Your Tech in 5 Minutes or Less with Fortress IQ, Gridspace, Ionic Security, Preempt Security
Driven by the most significant change in personal, professional, and global priorities in our lifetime, organizations are responding by aggressively accelerating provocative digital/business initiatives. In this presentation, we will demonstrate how an organization can adapt and focus to achieve nearly a decade of digital transformation in a compressed timeframe We will explore the challenges of client value creation, resource prioritization, velocity of change and real-time risk management.
Describes the reprioritization of leading business initiatives for 2020/21 and how they correlate to new technology priorities. Discuss areas of controversy and best practices will include surrounding value creation, organizational focus, digital velocity and real-time risk management.
The adoption of DevOps and “Shift Left” practices in engineering organizations can drastically improve time to market and the frequency of software releases. Developers are empowered to perform more and more tasks that have previously been the responsibility of operations or “cloud” teams. While this autonomy can drastically reduce the bottlenecks in development and testing, it also brings challenges in cloud cost governance. In this session will be discussing how to operationalize the management of your cloud costs and share cost data with key stakeholders. You will also learn some simple ways to optimize your infrastructure to help prevent cloud costs from spiraling out of control.
It is estimated that 77% of companies have objectives to implement Artificial Intelligence (AI) into their organizations, but only 23% have successfully implemented AI into production. What is the cause of this large discrepancy between goals and reality? Join Matt Fornito, former Data Scientist and Head of AI at TRACE3, through an AI journey. Learn the critical requirements from infrastructure to people that help drive successful AI processes and discover why AI is necessary for companies to thrive in the 21st century.
If you are on the verge of diving into self-service data intelligence or if you are on your journey and are looking to leverage an experienced hand, join us as we explore lessons learned in enabling self-service AI/ML. In this session we will discuss how to foster trust between IT and business users throughout the process of designing, developing and supporting self-service. Learn how to equip business users for self-service analytics success by developing a complete engagement plan.
The perimeter-based security approach of the last century is no longer adequate for securing the modern enterprise. Today, organizations must secure a mobile workforce that uses a mix of corporate-owned and personal devices to access cloud-based applications and services, often from outside corporate networks. The Zero-Trust Access model delivers security without cumbersome and antiquated technologies. Attend this session to learn how the zero trust access model works, how leading organizations such as Google use this approach to secure access to their critical applications and data, and how you can implement this model in your organization in five logical steps.
VMWare 7 is the most advanced and highly performant version of VMWare ever released. The core Hypervisor has been upgraded to support more hosts per cluster, more VMs per Host and more CPUs per Host than ever thought possible. In addition to the increases in available ‘horsepower’, the core architectures of vMotion and DRS have been re-designed and optimized to support massive VMs hosting every type of workload, database or multi-tier application.
Even large, monolithic historically Scale Up only applications can run on ESXi 7. In addition, it supports new persistent memory technology from Intel which opens up unheralded performance and cost benefits to in memory database environments. This new capability requires a rethinking of the datacenter to one that’s more standardized, modern and flexible to support applications and workloads across 1,2 and specifically 4 socket server designs.
Join us for a discussion around these new technologies and why mainstream 4S servers are the new modern building block for VMWare 7 PODs!
In most cases, the COVID-19 crisis has sped up the desire to engage in digital transformation for medium-to-large scale enterprises. Roadmaps are rarely implemented without challenges. During this session, MK Palmore, the Field CSO (Americas) for Palo Alto Networks and a former public-sector executive, will walk through the difficulties of crisis planning execution in the midst of an organization's digital changes. He will use a combination of industry insights through statistical observations and direct customer feedback to emphasize the importance of adopting new technologies to battle an ever-changing threat landscape.
Doing what’s right every single time seems impossible but when it comes to stopping breaches in your organization it’s the only solution for protecting and securing your environment. That’s where we come in. Join Randy Watkins, CRITICALSTART’s CTO, as he explains how our Managed Detection and Response platform is built to investigate and resolve every alert. By adapting to the unique processes and requirements of your business, our MDR services reduce attacker dwell time and stops breaches. We realize that for many, resources are limited, leaving most vulnerable to new and evolving cyberattacks. Find out how our three-phase process helps secure your infrastructure on-premise or in the cloud, meets compliance standards, and reduces your exposure overall.
Traditional datacenter infrastructure is complex to deploy and manage, taking focus from the applications and initiatives that matter. Nutanix has been tackling this complexity head-on with a full suite of hybrid cloud solutions. Join Jeff and Sam as they explore how Nutanix runs any app – at any scale – across private and public clouds.
The digital infrastructure -- distributed, ephemeral, dynamic -- has become the economy’s foundation, so ensuring its availability and reliability is essential. However, legacy IT tools fall short at this task. What’s the solution? In this session, Moogsoft CEO Phil Tee will explain that for full visibility into modern IT environments, Ops teams must marry observability with AIOps. In practice, this means feeding massive amounts of granular system data -- metrics, traces, logs -- to an AI-driven platform for automated analysis and insights. This key capability in the new cloud-native Moogsoft Express product brings the Moogsoft AIOps Platform into complex CI/CD environments where digital services are created and maintained.
Attend Tee’s session and learn how observability with AIOps:
A sound cloud key management strategy puts security professionals in the driver’s seat. This session will review best practices and the different approaches for maintaining access and control over your keys, so your organization will continue to benefit from the scale and cost effectiveness that the cloud provides, while ensuring shareholders that data is secure and financial risks are minimized.
Innovation Day Host
Where is Silicon Valley heading post-pandemic? An update from the multi-generational venture capital firm, Mayfield, on trends in the VC industry, and how CXOs are leveraging innovation following this crisis.
Artificial Intelligence represents a generational shift in IT, and Jocelyn will discuss how she's seen enterprises IT stacks transform in response, and share best practices and lessons learned.
Opsani autonomously tunes cloud workloads for better performance at the lowest possible cost. By using ML, Opsani continuously configures workloads for optimal settings, yielding up to a 70% reduction on computation costs while maintaining or improving application performance. Think of it as your copilot tuning engineer that gives you the highest horsepower and MPG in any driving condition.
Opsani serves any customer that offers a SaaS or heavily relies on the public cloud to deliver software services. Our reference customers include Intuit and Ancestry.com. Use cases are (1) improving financial margins for an existing SaaS product, (2) automatic cost reduction across all of your service delivery platform, and (3) increasing application performance and reliability.
What fundamental technology trends will shape Enterprise IT over the next decade? As the earliest stage investor, Ashmeet will share what he is investing in today, which will shape IT tomorrow. Understand how the disruptive economics of Cloud computing combined with the amazing capabilities of modern Artificial intelligence and the slow death of Moore’s law will coalesce to create a tsunami in enterprise IT. Get a glimpse of some of the “technologies of tomorrow”.
Cloud Cost Management is a critical priority for most companies during current times. For enterprises that depend on AWS cost visibility and optimization for business success, Yotascale is a cost management product that delivers the industry’s most accurate cost allocation and the most actionable cost optimization recommendations, leading to 50% or more in total savings.
Other cost management products do not foster collaboration between engineering and finance teams, leading to a lack of cost transparency and inaccurate optimization recommendations. This is for two reasons. First, these products leave a majority of infra costs unallocated resulting in missed savings. Cloud-native architecture and services further exacerbate this issue. Second, they don’t provide a workflow to enable structured collaboration between engineering and finance.
Yotascale’s collaborative cost optimization framework empowers teams to successfully implement more optimization recommendations, leading to 2X in additional savings over competing products. Yotascale’s continuous cost allocation engine leverages machine learning to maintain 95% accuracy of mapping AWS resources to organizational and business hierarchies for complete and decentralized cost transparency.
Yotascale customers include the likes of Hulu, Zoom and DoorDash. We have replaced competitive products in several instances based on our differentiated approach.
How can the cybersecurity industry marry the unparalleled concentration of technical talent in Israel with the burning business needs of enterprise customers? As a US-based seed stage investor in Israeli cybersecurity, John will share where he is spending most of his time and where there is strong overlap of customer need and entrepreneurial talent in trending areas of cybersecurity. He will also talk about how YL Ventures aims to bring value to both the Israeli & U.S. cybersecurity ecosystems through its concentrated style of investing and its hands-on customer-centric approach to the market.
Managing the IT security posture for on-prem networks is an unstable three-legged stool consisting of:
Post Covid-19, digital transformation is accelerating across every industry. When employees are empowered by consumerization and developers are driving adoption of open source tools, IT has a choice - slide into irrelevance or secure their role in shepherding the corporate digital landscape. Dharmesh dives into the history of how we got here and where innovation is taking place across the enterprise ecosystem, with some insights about how the Covid-19 crisis is actually aiding some innovative tech companies.
In this session, veteran IT Industry Leader, Greg Murphy, CEO of Ordr, Inc, will speak to the rapid growth of unmanaged and IoT Devices across enterprise networks. These devices can’t be secured or managed like normal desktops, laptops and servers, typically cannot be patched or taken out of service. Threat actors have recognized this challenge and are actively targeting this new “endpoint”.
Ordr, the leader in enterprise IoT and unmanaged devices, has built industry’s first AI platform to discover and secure unmanaged and IoT devices. First, Ordr starts with high fidelity visibility and classification of IoT devices. Next, Ordr’s Flow Genome maps each device’s unique, communications patterns and profiles exactly how it should communicate and behave. Then Ordr proactively creates Zero Trust segmentation policies and enforces them on networking and security infrastructure to only allow these “sanctioned communications.”
All of this is done in an agentless and automated fashion. Ordr is deployed and proven in some of the largest and most complex IoT environments in the world today. Key topics discussed during this session:
The world as we know it continues to change, and the way we use to live, work and play continues to evolve. Houman will share highlights from their thesis areas and investments solving un-met needs in the enterprise. He will provide an overview of several trends driving adoption of transformative and disruptive companies that Menlo Ventures is investing in.
Enterprises are challenged with how to support employees and customers across service organizations like IT, HR, Cloud/DevOps, and Customer Service. To digitally accelerate a remote workforce, AI automation has become critical to delivering self-service while maintaining business growth through challenging times. New AI technologies such as Conversational AI, Cognitive AI Search, and AI-driven RPA are now providing consumer-like service experience. By automating service desk tasks, requests, and services, businesses can auto-resolve user requests and improve employee productivity, as well as boost overall employee and customer experience.
Leadership Day Host