Below is an overview of the Symposium: Las Vegas agenda, designed to help you learn, analyze, compare, and decide on infrastructure, innovation strategies, and technology for your data center.

Pre-Event Schedule - Sunday, September 17, 2017

Session Time

Session Description

6:00pm – 7:00pm

Networking Reception (Uptime Institute Symposium Networking Central/Exposition Hall)

Event Schedule - Monday, September 18, 2017

Session Time

Session Description

8:00am – 9:00am

Registration & Continental Breakfast

9:00am – 9:15am

Welcome

Lee Kirby, President, Uptime Institute
9:15am – 10:00am

Panel Session: How is cloud impacting your infrastructure strategy?

Moderator: Rhonda Ascierto, Research Director, Datacenter Technologies & Eco-Efficient IT, 451 Research

This panel will consist of enterprise IT executives discussing how cloud adoption is shaping their real estate, infrastructure, staffing, risk management, and career focus. This panel will consist of enterprise IT executives discussing how cloud adoption is shaping their real estate, infrastructure, staffing, risk management, and career focus. Uptime Institute's 2017 Data Center Survey results, corroborated by the latest research from 451 Research analysts will provide the context for this interactive discussion on next steps for enterprise IT in a cloud-enabled world.

10:00am – 10:30am

Keynote Presentation

Sponsored By: Cyxtera
10:30am – 11:00am

Coffee & Executive Networking

11:00am – 11:30am

Keynote Presentation

Kelly Shea, Global Sustainability Staff Engineer for Data Centers, LinkedIn
11:30am – 12:15pm

Panel Session: Data Center Strategies in an Age of Disruption

Sponsored By: Starline
12:15pm – 1:00pm

Panel Session: Integrate with the business or die

How are you integrating corporate sustainability, risk/governance, and finance into your IT strategy? Are there new business functions at the table for your major decisions? If so, how are the interactions structured, and what are the benefits or downsides? Survey data shows increasing participation and interest from business functions outside of IT influencing decision-making at the largest companies. In fact, for enterprise IT to remain relevant, it is critical to show value and transparency outside of the traditional IT silo.

1:00pm – 2:00pm

Lunch & Executive Networking

2:00pm – 2:30pm

Innovation Spotlight

2:30pm – 3:15pm

Panel Session: IT Resiliency Strategies

Are you deploying multi-site, IT resiliency strategies? How are these systems working for your organization? Who owns the strategy, testing and deployment? What are the benefits and pitfalls of this approach going forward?

3:15pm – 4:00pm

Panel Session

4:00pm – 4:30pm

Coffee & Executive Networking

4:30pm – 5:00pm

Panel Session: How do you evaluate infrastructure venues: on premise, cloud, and colocation?

The majority of enterprise organizations today manage a hybrid portfolio of disparate compute assets, spanning multiple providers, geographies and technologies. According to 2017 survey data, 70% of respondents said their decision making and management processes for hybrid portfolios could use improvement. This panel will discuss strategies for effective decision-making and management in a complex computing environment.

5:00pm – 5:30pm

Closing Executive Keynote

5:30pm – 6:30pm

Networking Reception