8:00-8:30AM Registration and Breakfast
8:30-8:35AM WSTA Introductions – Joseph Weitekamp, Managing Director-Architecture,
ITG, Inc. and WSTA 2nd Vice President
8:35-9:00AM Open Discussion - Joseph Weitekamp, Managing Director-Architecture, ITG, Inc. and WSTA 2nd Vice President
9:00-9:45AM Keynote: “ Building World Class IT Applications In the 21st Century”
Mark Driver, Research VP, Gartner
In this presentation we examine a number of today's hot topic issues that are quickly becoming critical for next generation IT solutions; in this effort we examine a number of new AD challenges introduced by cloud computing, mobile, big data, and social networking. Just as importantly, we also discuss the intersection between these technology trends and how they will depend upon and influence each other over the next 5 years.
9:45-10:10AM Premier Speaking Sponsor – “Mastering Modern Application Delivery - In Search of Higher Efficiencies and New Revenue Streams in Financial Services”
Dr. Genefa Murphy, Lead Strategist, HP Software
We live in a time of rapid change. – While the financial industry and the global economy have successfully averted disaster, innovation has been constrained, increased regulatory scrutiny is an obstacle to growth in many traditional markets and, coupled with difficulties finding new revenue streams, investment banking and insurance enterprises face significant challenges. The common, unifying aid across all these areas will be the use of IT yet here as well, challenges exist: aging legacy infrastructure incapable of handling today’s online operational and service delivery requirements, securing and extending to mobile workforce and financial services clientele, and agility to respond to market and competitive pressures, to name just a few. This session will look at the major trends affecting IT modernization and application delivery including, hybrid cloud/traditional on-premise delivery, application lifecycle and information management and how to support your IT staff in taking both your existing assets and those in the future and building a business driven justification of these investments.
10:10-10:40AM Break and Demo Area Visit
10:40-11:05AM “Accelerate Your Cloud Strategy”
Jim Hirt, VP Enterprise Services, Dimension Data
Learn how to accelerate your cloud strategy no matter where you are on your current journey. Hear what is driving the cloud computing market and how your organization can benefit from cost optimization, risk optimization and strategic agility. Learn how to avoid common pitfalls of cloud computing and ensure your cloud solutions are aligned to every stage of your adoption journey. Presenter Jim Hirt, VP of Dimension Data's Services business, has more than 25 years experience in the IT industry.
· What reasons are enterprise and mid-market organizations giving for considering cloud solutions?
· How can I accelerate my cloud strategy?
11:05-11:30AM “Scalability and Performance In The Cloud”
Raja Srinivasan, Director, Cloud Solutions, Riverbed Technology
The cloud is the new buzz word. It is everywhere and comes in all shapes, sizes, and form. There is Public Cloud, Private Cloud, Hybrid Cloud, Personal Cloud, IaaS, PaaS, SaaS, and many others. But all of these things have several important common challenges. Many of these challenges can be addressed with an Application Delivery Controller (or ADC). This presentation talks about how to address some of the challenges in cloud computing.
· Seamless scalability within limits inside the cloud.
· Addressing Performance and Reliability.
· Meeting internal SLAs in the cloud.
· Some aspects of security
11:30-11:55AM “Going to the Cloud: Preparations, Considerations and Benefits”
Dan O'Connell, Senior Technical Marketing Manager, Actuate
Financial services companies are both intrigued and concerned with all the possibilities developing business intelligence (BI) applications within the cloud offers. This presentation will discuss important topics including the business and technology drivers that you must consider as well as the benefits and risks. Whether you have just a few users or hundreds of millions, your project may be a good fit for the cloud.
11:55AM Seminar Concludes
Agenda and Times Subject to Change