Tuesday, August 27
Wednesday, August 28
Special Technology Innovation Panel / Q&A
The ICT market is as robust with change and evolution as ever, with technological innovation driving new products, services, capabilities, and business models, creating a tipping point that will help determine success or failure for businesses large and small. Waiting is not an option. Businesses must adapt to an Age of Acceleration where real-time is the only time.
Bring your questions to this exciting session, where industry insiders will discuss the latest and upcoming technology trends to help you align your business strategies for the future.
Peter Bernstein, TMC
James Brehm, Compass Intelligence
Phil Edholm, PKE Consulting LLC & UC Strategies.com
Carl Ford, Crossfire Media
Erik Linask, TMC
Larry Lisser, Embrase
Rich Tehrani (Moderator), TMC
5:30pm: StartupCamp8 - Networking Reception & Early Stage Startup Event
Thursday, August 29
Battle in the Clouds
Competition is nothing new to the technology arena — it's what breeds innovation and defines new trends. When new ideas reach the point of becoming disruptive, competition heats up to the point of a tech war, which is where cloud computing has taken the industry, with vendors large and small making a play in the cloud, and businesses of all sizes evaluating their options in the cloud. The idea that any computing and communications resources will be delivered on an "as-a-Service" basis from server farms physically located anywhere in the world represents a powerful shift in computing theory. Despite the hype, media attention, and adoption to date, the cloud is still a relatively new technology with many questions still to be answered, including its impact on corporate governance, compliance, business continuity and disaster recovery strategies. Still, the concept of moving sensitive business information and applications into an off-premises environment managed by a third party is profoundly changing how businesses think about, purchase, and manage technology, and how IT groups deliver services â€“ including a sea change in the managed services marketplace.
- What do these changes mean?
- How will providers and users alike handle concerns over privacy and security?
- Which cloud model will dominate the others?
- Where does open source fit into the picture?
- Does cloud mean the end of local computing completely?
The only thing that is certain about the future of the cloud is the battle for supremacy will be fierce. TMC's Editorial Director Erik Linask will lead a panel of cloud computing leaders to find out what it will dominate the cloud landscape and what the next major shift will be, and who will emerge victorious in this battle.
Gurvinder Singh Ahluwalia
, CTO Cloud Computing, Cross-LoB, West US Region, IBM
, Senior Product Manager - Microsoft
, Vice President - Network and Systems Engineering, ShoreTel Sky - ShoreTel
, Vice President, Enterprise Cloud Division - Dell
, Vice President of Product Management for Collaboration Platforms - Avaya
Erik Linask (Moderator), TMC
Service Providers: Smart Ecosystem Facilitators or Dumb Pipes?
In a data-driven world, what will be the role of network operators? Will they be "dumb pipe" companies, or will they leverage their unique assets—communications infrastructure, connectivity, market coverage and customer intimacy — to emerge as the hubs of dynamic global ecosystems? Rhetoric on this subject has been replaced with reality. New capabilities and services are being developed and delivered to customers in multiple form factors on multiple screens, and developments like virtualization, WebRTC, and CDNs further threaten the value of the network operator as a traditional service provider. The coming months will require a strategy decision on the part of network owners: Will they cede the high value-added ground to others or succeed in building ecosystems around themselves that will drive growth? Should operators move to NFV to become more agile? How much consolidation will we see and what will its impact be? TMC Senior Editor and 35-year veteran of the telecom industry Peter Bernstein will lead this critical discussion with a panel of high-profile vendors with a critical stake to claim in the new service delivery paradigm.
, Sonus Networks
, Ingate Systems AB
, Firespotter Labs/UberConference
Peter Bernstein (Moderator), TMC
5 Technologies Critical to the Future of Business
For businesses, the future is approaching at an increasingly alarming rate. Change and disruption are the "new normal." The imperative is to adapt or suffer the consequences, which demands thorough evaluation of all business functions—how people and processes interact internally and externally—and an informed assessment and action plan for providing the best tools for ensuring optimal performance.
This needs to be done in the context of accelerating technological change that must not just be tracked, but understood, and proactively leveraged to create competitive advantage. Today's reality is that a lack of understanding of rapid technological change, coupled with a culture of adaptability among competitors, will likely imperil you enterprise's future. Clearly, informed decision-making about technology investments is the path to success in a changing world.
This session will discuss five key technologies, built from current supertrends like cloud computing and mobility, that are collectively transforming the tech landscape and forever changing how we conduct business. They are emerging today, but will drive business imperatives in a rapidly arriving tomorrow.
, Frost & Sullivan
, Compass Intelligence
, Current Analysis
, PKE Consulting LLC & UC Strategies.com
, Firespotter Labs/UberConference
10:00amSPECIAL KEYNOTE PRESENTATION - ALL ATTENDEES WELCOME
Steve Wozniak, Apple Co-Founder
A Silicon Valley icon and philanthropist for more than thirty years, Steve Wozniak has helped shape the computing industry with his design of Apple's first line of products the Apple I and II and influenced the popular Macintosh. In 1976, Wozniak and Steve Jobs founded Apple Computer Inc. with Wozniak's Apple I personal computer. The following year, he introduced his Apple II personal computer, featuring a central processing unit, a keyboard, color graphics, and a floppy disk drive. The Apple II was integral in launching the personal computer industry.In 1981, he went back to UC Berkeley and finished his degree in electrical engineering/computer science. For his achievements at Apple Computer, Wozniak was awarded the National Medal of Technology by the President of the United States in 1985, the highest honor bestowed on America's leading innovators.In 2000, he was inducted into the Inventors Hall of Fame and was awarded the prestigious Heinz Award for Technology, The Economy and Employment for single-handedly designing the first personal computer and for then redirecting his lifelong passion for mathematics and electronics toward lighting the fires of excitement for education in grade school students and their teachers.Through the years, Wozniak has been involved in various business and philanthropic ventures, focusing primarily on computer capabilities in schools and stressing hands-on learning and encouraging creativity for students. Making significant investments of both his time and resources in education, he adopted the Los Gatos School District, providing students and teachers with hands-on teaching and donations of state-of-the-art technology equipment. He founded the Electronic Frontier Foundation, and was the founding sponsor of the Tech Museum, Silicon Valley Ballet and Children's Discovery Museum of San Jose.Wozniak currently serves as Chief Scientist for Fusion-IO and is a published author with the release of his New York Times best selling autobiography, iWoz: From Computer Geek to Cult Icon, in September 2006 by Norton Publishing. His television appearances include reality shows Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List, ABC's Dancing with the Stars and The Big Bang Theory
Monday, August 26: 12:00 - 5:00pm
Tuesday, August 27: 7:00am - 5:00pm
Wednesday, August 28: 7:00am - 7:30pm
Thursday, August 29: 7:30am - 2:00 pm
2014 - ITEXPO Miami: Wednesday, January 29 - Thursday, January 31 at the Miami Beach Convention Center