Houston – December 2015

8:45 – 9:15 AM
Registration, breakfast and networking

9:15 – 10:45 AM
Keynote Session: Cloud Strategy & Security
Sponsored by Microsoft

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
IT Pro Track: Cloud NAS – Are you managing data growth? [Or is it managing you?]
Sponsored by Nasuni

Leveraging Azure, Nasuni Cloud NAS solves uncontrollable file data growth delivering data storage with unlimited scalability, built–in data protection and anywhere access with dramatic cost savings over traditional data storage. Learn how to control your file data growth and protection challenges.

  • Respond to threats unique to Office 365 such having a “single lock to pick” to gain access to multiple accounts and the pitfalls of giving up a layered security approach
  • The need for an independent, verifiable copy of critical corporate data
  • How to avoid being an outage “victim” and keep important information flowing

End User Productivity Track: Dispelling the myths of Office 365 ProPlus
Sponsored by Project Leadership Associates

Office 365 ProPlus runs on your PC – not in the browser on a remote server – so it’s fast, fluid and works whether you are connected to the Internet or not. Use it alongside other Office versions, customize it with your add-ins and use it with all of your Office files. Couple it with your in-house messaging and file storage or use Office 365 services. It’s up to you.

Key topics we will cover in this session:

  • What is Office ProPlus vs Office 2016?
  • Deployment Best Practices
  • Office 365 deployment tool for Click to Run
  • Applying Office 365 Updates
  • Office 365 Telemetry Tool

12:15 – 12:45 PM
Lunch and networking

12:45 – 1:45 PM
IT Pro Track: Business Continuity in the Modern DataCenter – Backups, High Availability and Disaster Recovery
Sponsored by Project Leadership Associates

Get an in-depth review of the many layers of a modern backup strategy needed to accommodate today’s data centers. Backups are still a critical part of any organization, but the landscape has changed drastically over the years. A complete backup strategy includes so much more than just restoring a file, a server or a site. Learn what other considerations play a key role in giving you the ability to recover what you need, when you need it.

End User Productivity Track: From Fences to Bodyguards- Why Data-Centric Security Works
Sponsored by Watchful Software

Sensitive information is too often leaked, lost, and stolen, resulting from either erroneous or malicious insider actions. Yesterday’s approach of “securing the perimeter” through hardened networks is no longer enough; CIOs must secure information at the source. Security technologies are evolving from ‘perimeter-centric’ to ‘data-centric’, encrypting data to carry protection regardless of where it is, or who touches it. With today’s perimeter-less enterprise, this is becoming the ‘go to’ approach for info security strategies.

2:00 – 3:00 PM
Missing the cloud – The forgotten considerations
Sponsored by Mimecast

End User Productivity Track: Enabling the Mobile Work Force with Enterprise Mobility Suite
Sponsored by Project Leadership Associates

Keeping users productive while protecting company information is a critical challenge in today’s enterprise. Find out how Microsoft’s Enterprise Mobility Suite enables allows you to enable your users, unify your environment, and protect your data.

Topics include:

  • Leveraging Azure Active Directory Premium for self-service account maintenance and Single Sign-On
  • Managing mobile devices with Microsoft Intune to provide consistent, cross-platform usability
  • Securing file access dynamically using Azure Rights Management Service

3:15 – 4:15 PM
IT Pro Track: Simplify your Windows 10 Migration with User Environment Management
Sponsored by AppSense

Have you been waiting to upgrade your environment to the latest Windows operating system? During this session you will learn how to successfully assess your end user environments (data, user rights / security, profile, and performance) in preparation for migration. We will show how you can use AppSense to address issues in order to reduce risk and simply your migration to Windows 10.

To receive a copy of the PowerPoint deck from this presentation, contact Rebecca Kim at Rebecca.Kim@appsense.com

End User Productivity Track: Windows 10
Sponsored by Project Leadership Associates

Windows 10 is designed for today’s business world, where being able to work on the go and in the cloud is quickly becoming standard practice. We’ll show you how Windows 10 can help you get mobile, work seamlessly on and off the cloud, keep your data secure, and much more. You will walk away with an understanding of how Windows 10 can help you communicate and collaborate with your team with cloud services and how to run your apps on-site, in the cloud, or both, on the devices that best suit your business.

4:30 – 4:45 PM
Wrap up, evaluations and raffle drawing