5 Technical Tracks and 1 Sponsor Track with Great Content from Industry Experts and Solutions Providers.
The IT/Dev Connections teams work hard in the background to bring a seamless and valuable experience each year so all you have to do is show-up.
One of those teams is responsible for the content. Called Track Chairs, these individuals sift through the submitted session proposals to hand-select just the right content and just the right speakers. There’s no question that the content provided at IT/Dev Connections is just right. Our content provides deep technical education without even a hint of marketing or keynote fluff. Developing great and valuable content like we have each year for IT/Dev Connections takes a lot of work, but the effort gets a lot easier when we have the right people on the content team.
IT/Dev Connections 2017 Track Descriptions
Cloud & Data Center – The Cloud & Data Center track provides coverage for the various vendor cloud solutions including AWS, Azure, Google, and others. The content provided in this track will give you a firm grip on delivering hybrid, private, and public cloud services to your organization as well as how to manage cross-platform clouds through automation and scripting.
Data Platform & Business Intelligence – The hottest but most misunderstood topics these days include Big data, Machine Learning, Bots, Artificial Intelligence, and others. This track delivers a wealth of deep-technical knowledge designed to allow database administrators and data scientists to deliver on the latest technologies for strategy, awareness, customer service, and business value.
Enterprise Collaboration – Office 365 and related services (Exchange, SharePoint, Lync, Skype for Business, etc.) are in high demand in many organizations. This track delivers the specifics for successfully implementing, managing, and servicing these business-critical, hybrid cloud services throughout the company to ensure continuity and an optimum user experience.
Enterprise Management, Mobility, & Security – Most IT Pros are still tasked with implementing, managing, and monitoring on-premises assets while also developing and implementing strategy and deploying services to enable hybrid cloud workloads. This track delivers deep technical knowledge for improving current service levels for management, mobility, and security while also offering real-world knowledge for successful strategy development.
Development & DevOps – The Development and DevOps track is designed to deliver the best training for the developer’s in attendance. Our expert speakers deliver the most current developer technologies through demos and real-world code examples. DevOps-minded attendees appreciate this track because it allows distinct opportunities for cross-training to ensure an agile and adaptive workplace with a primary focus on development.
Solutions – The Solutions track showcases our sponsors’ offerings through interactive, solutions-based sessions. Not your normal board-room sales pitch, our sponsors understand your woes and deliver deep-dive content to show how their solutions can solve your toughest problems quickly and efficiently. In these educational sessions, expect to get the same deep-dives as our technical tracks, but with an additional focus on how to utilize existing suites of solutions and products to solve problems.
Community – The Community track allows attendees to formally schedule time to interact with peers for various like-minded topics that are still critical to technical education. This track includes panels, Q&A sessions, Birds of a Feather sessions, and more.
Professional – This is the first year for our Professional track. Born out of attendee requests and recommendations, this abbreviated track delivers information about how to improve profession status through tips, tricks, and learning how to speak to business leaders.