ITPalooza is all about content and connecting you, the tech professional, with the information you need to make informed decisions about technology and trends. Each week, we’ll be introducing you to the topics panels and subject-matter experts who will be delivering that content.
Accelerating Digital Transformation with Collaborative Communications
Digital transformation is about meeting the needs of today’s modern business. The new workforce is increasingly mobile, global and distributed and is putting requirements on companies to support their on-the-go lifestyle. Discover how building a cloud ecosystem of integrated applications drives the speed, agility and data insights you need to generate meaningful business outcomes. With the right solutions in place, you can empower employees to work anytime, anywhere and on any device using the modality of their choice – whether online chat, video meetings or voice communications.
About Curtis Peterson
Curtis has more than 20 years’ experience managing information technology and carrier-scale data and packet voice communication networks. At companies ranging in size from start-ups to Fortune 500 firms, Curtis has managed teams responsible for engineering, project management, operations, data security, network security, data center, Carrier Operations, and internet backbone design and operations. Peterson has built world-class teams that can develop highly scalable networks while directing systems with ever-increasing compliance and security requirements in heavily regulated industries. Curtis has been a pioneer in VoIP services in the business communications space and has been developing, launching and operating Class 4 VoIP and customer-facing hosted PBX systems since 2002. Currently, he serves as the Senior VP of Cloud Operations at RingCentral, a leading cloud communications platform for businesses in the U.S., Canada, and the U.K.
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You are invited to join the largest gathering of the South Florida technology community for ITPalooza 2018. You’ll connect with peers and industry experts, attend technology education sessions presented by regional and national subject matter experts all while experiencing the best IT and Technology available in our region.
Thursday, December 13, 2018
Ft. Lauderdale-Broward County Convention Center
1950 Eisenhower Blvd.,
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316
Phone: (954) 765-5900
Parking for 3000 cars available at the Convention Center
Doors open at 8:00 AM
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Months of hard work and planning come to fruition this Thursday as we kick-off the 6th annual ITPalooza.
Doors open at 8 AM and we have a packed All-Day agenda at the magnificent Ft. Lauderdale – Broward County Convention Center.
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Last year, over $80 billion was spent on cyber security (Gartner), yet 2/3rds of organizations were still breached (Forrester). The reason? 81% of data breaches involved weak, default or stolen passwords (Verizon). Join Centrify to learn why current threats and today’s hybrid IT environment require changes to old security models and how Identity Services defends your organization against the most common cyberattacks. We’ll examine: the current (broken) state of security and the role identity plays in cyber attacks, the massive rethink underway that redefines security to follow identity, how identity services reduce the risk of breaches by over 50%, and how Centrify can uniquely help reduce risk through the power of identity services.
ITPalooza Morning Keynote – It’s Time To Rethink Security
Lenny’s achievements and involvement in the South Florida technology sector is second to none. He is known as “The Godfather” of the South Florida Technology Alliance (SFTA) and is a co-founder of ITPalooza (you can see a full list of Lenny’s extensive community involvement below). Lenny is incredibly passionate about his community.
Artificial Intelligence and Augmented Reality – A Brave New World
Mr. Conophy is Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer of AutoNation, America’s largest automotive retailer, and a Fortune 150 company. Mr. Conophy is a member of the company’s Executive Committee and leads all aspects of technology within the enterprise. Mr. Conophy is an experienced senior executive with International exposure in multi-national Fortune 500 and FTSE 100 companies. He is a highly accomplished visionary and thought leader with a strategic mindset. He has worked in the Technology Sector, Travel Industry and more recently in Retail. He formerly was the EVP & Chief Information Officer for Staples Inc. and InterContinental Hotels Group. Tom was also the EVP & Chief Technology Officer for Starwood Hotels & Resorts. Tom has also held senior technology roles in Sabre, Galileo International, and United Airlines. Tom is an advisor to two cloud computing companies, Mirantis providing an OpenStack cloud for use inside of companies and Skytap a public cloud provider.
Tom Conophy of Autonation – ITPalooza Welcome and Kick-off