Interop ITX Breaks 30+ Year Event Structure to Support Evolving IT Landscape with New 2017 Conference Programming

Adds new initiatives and a broader range of topics to better prepare today's IT managers

Apr 26, 2017

SAN FRANCISCO, April 26, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Interop ITX, the independent conference for tech leaders, is revealing brand new program elements for its revamped event returning to Las Vegas next month. Along with its new name and location, Interop ITX will offer broader programming surrounding modern trends and topics such as artificial intelligence (AI) and security, ensuring attendees and today's IT leaders are armed for the industry's constant change. The event is expanding beyond its strong networking and infrastructure history to deliver compelling and thought-provoking content valuable to those navigating through an evolving IT landscape.

Interop ITX will take place May 15-19, 2017 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, NV. For more information and to take advantage of pre-conference pricing, please visit: interop.com

New to Interop ITX:

Review Board
Interop ITX's first-ever Review Board is a true reflection of the IT community – comprised of seasoned speakers, attendees and independent industry experts. The Review Board has worked in tandem with the InformationWeek editorial team to build a valuable conference program more empirically selected than ever before. Members include: Sean Roberts, Director Technical Program Management, Walmart Labs, Jayne Groll, Co-founder & CEO, DevOps Institute. Ken Griffin, Dir. IT Operations and Services, Harvard Business Publishing and more.

Tracks 
All content has been organized into six new tracks, reflective of key industry trends: Infrastructure, Security, Cloud, Data Management, DevOps and Leadership & Professional Development

Business Hall
The traditional expo has evolved into a Business Hall that specifically addresses the needs of start-ups and small-medium size businesses and gives attendees the opportunity to compare, test, and experience the industry's latest solutions firsthand. This new structure will allow for a more even playing field and bring smaller innovative companies to the forefront, allowing them to have a greater presence at Interop ITX and make connections that will help them transform their businesses.

Girls Who Code
Interop ITX has partnered with Girls Who Code, a national non-profit closing the gender gap in technology, to raise donations for the support and future strength of its community. Interop ITX will match every dollar raised up to $5,000 through its donation program.

AI Theater & Demo Showcase – sponsored by Samsung
Case studies will be presented by businesses employing successful (AI) strategies and will provide strategic guidance and suggestions for attendees to utilize in their respective businesses. Accompanying the AI Theater is the Demo Showcase, which provides a hands-on lab demonstrating real-world AI technologies.

Lightning Talks
In conjunction with its Keynote program, Interop ITX will introduce its new lightning talks where each speaker will give a 5-minute presentation to be followed by a larger panel discussion. Speakers will include Janine Gianfredi, former Chief Marketing Officer of the United States Digital Service and Ed McLaughlin, Chief Information Officer, Mastercard and more.

To learn more about this year's keynotes as well as view the current 2017 program lineup, visit:  interop.com/keynotes

Register for Interop ITX here: interopitx.com 
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About Interop ITX
Interop ITX is the industry's most trusted independent Conference focused on Full Stack IT education for technology leaders. The event continues the 30 years Interop has dedicated to providing IT decision makers with a trusted environment to learn, collaborate and uncover new strategies and solutions they need to lead their teams and their businesses through constant change and disruption. Employed by a Conference-first model, Interop ITX offers both breadth and depth of content to a broad IT audience across core areas: Infrastructure, Security, Cloud, Data & Analytics, DevOps, and Leadership & Professional Development. For more information, visit interopitx.com. Interop ITX is organized by UBM plc. UBM is the largest pure-play B2B Events organizer in the world. Our 3,750+ people, based in more than 20 countries, serve more than 50 different sectors. Our deep knowledge and passion for these sectors allow us to create valuable experiences which enable our customers to succeed. Please visit www.ubm.com for the latest news and information about UBM. 

 

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