Strategic Considerations for the Business IT Professional!

Sessions in this track will cover how application delivery and its underlying technologies – virtualization, application networking and optimization are transforming the IT industry and IT organizations. Topics in this track are intended for senior IT leaders.

Keeping Pace with Rapid Innovation- Best Practices for IT Leadership

IT organizations have historically struggled to keep pace with the speed that the business wants to, and increasingly, has to move. Led by IDC’s Senior Vice President & Chief Analyst Frank Gens, this session will present recent research on topics critical to today’s IT management leadership -- and discuss best practices with IT executives who are “keeping pace”.

IT’s “Invisible” Silver Bullet – Application Delivery Networks

If your network is not application fluent, you are wasting money, opening security holes and certainly not ready for the next wave of change in application architecture – Web 2.0. This session, led by Gartner Research Vice President, Joe Skorupa, will pull back the curtain on a proven, but often overlooked solution – Application Delivery Controllers – that could be your “silver bullet” in helping your business improve costs, security and responsiveness to change. This session will present recent research and discuss best practices with IT executives that have already discovered, and benefited from the “silver bullet”.

End-to-End Virtualization – How Do We Get Real Value, Now?

How close are we to virtualization “nirvana”, will it really change IT for the better, and deliver real value to the business? The pieces seem to be falling into place with virtualization occurring throughout the enterprise – server, storage, desktops, networks and applications. This session, led by Gartner Research Vice President Mark Margevicius, will present recent research and discuss best practices with industry leader CSC from their current practices in application, desktop and server virtualization.

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