Interop Las Vegas 2016

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  • Thursday Keynotes

    Amin Vahdat  |  Google Fellow & Networking Technical Lead, Google
    Colin McNamara  |  Director, Cloud Practice/Chief Cloud Architect, Nexus IS
    Sean Roberts  |  Director, Technical Program Management, Walmart Labs
    Jono Bacon  |  Director of Community, GitHub
    Jeff Reed  |  Senior Vice President, Enterprise Infrastructure and Solutions, Cisco
    David Guzman  |  CIO, HD Smith
    Greg Ferro  |  Network Architect and Engineer, Packet Pushers
    Location:  Oceanside Ballroom
    Session Type: Keynote
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    Opening Keynote
    Amin Vadhat, Google
    Networking ties together storage, distributed computing and security in the Cloud. However, the demands of distributed processing, along with exponentially increasing data and storage, are forcing a re-think of networking technologies. The realization of Moore's Law is also shifting the industry away from the single-server computing model. Join Google Fellow Amin Vahdat for a discussion regarding what is possible as the network itself becomes the engine for performance gains, and how this will support the next wave of advances in cloud computing.

    Keynote Panel: How Open-Source Changes the IT Equation
    Moderator: Greg Ferro, Packet Pushers
    Panelists: Colin McNamara, Nexus IS; Sean Roberts, Walmart Labs; Jono Bacon, GitHub

    Thirty years ago, Interop got its start as a gathering to test interoperability between competing network products, and Linux was still years away from its inception. Today, the concepts of "open" and "interoperable" are complex and extend throughout the IT infrastructure from servers, to storage and switches, and entire cloud architectures.

    Legacy vendors are embracing open source, software and hardware are "decoupling," and IT organizations have a multitude of options from which to choose. Open source has become the infrastructure of choice for even the smallest startup to the largest webscale provider, allowing the flexibility and speed that modern companies need to succeed.

    But implementing open source technologies can be challenging, both technically and financially, and organizations must prepare themselves for the potential risks. In our expert panel, technologists will explore their experiences with open source, outline the benefits, and warn against difficulties. They'll also offer perspective on ways the open movement is changing how businesses use technology and how IT professionals work with it.

    Transforming Your Business with a Digital Network Architecture
    Jeff Reed, Cisco
    Digital transformation requires a network transformation! Today's IT organizations need to simplify and automate business processes, empower workforce efficiency and innovation, and personalize customer experiences. This requires a fundamental expansion of the role of the network from a platform for connectivity to a platform for innovation, agility, and security. Learn how an open and programmable network architecture delivers on real business outcomes for faster innovation, greater productivity and lower costs. You will also learn about new deployment models that meet both business and IT requirements.

    Closing Keynote
    David Guzmn, HD Smith