OCTOBER 25 & 26, 2016

A BETTERCLOUD MONITOR ONLINE EVENT

Master the Strategies and Tactics of Leading Cloud IT Pros

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STRATEGY

Our strategical sessions enable you to learn from seasoned IT innovators who are successfully navigating the shift to the cloud.

TACTICS

With hands-on demonstrations, tactical sessions will provide you with step-by-step approaches to better your IT environment.

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Sessions

Gavin Whatrup

Director, ME8 Consulting Ltd. & CIO Advisor

TUESDAY OCTOBER 25, 11:00 - 12:00PM ET

Strategy

How to Win Budget and Influence People

Gavin Whatrup,Director, ME8 Consulting Ltd. & CIO Advisor

IT has long fought for more budget and more influence, and leadership has fought back. Why is there a deep divide between IT and the rest of the business, despite technology's increasing influence on success. How can we have productive conversations with executives and even decision-makers on our IT teams?

We must change the perception of IT and become a partner and net contributor to the business, not just a cost item on a spreadsheet. But where do we start?

David Politis

CEO & Founder, BetterCloud

TUESDAY OCTOBER 25, 1:00 - 1:45PM ET

Strategy

IT Renaissance: The Good, Bad, and Ugly of Creating a Digital Workplace

David Politis, CEO & Founder, BetterCloud

We are in the midst of an IT Renaissance. A tale of two workplaces. Today, many organizations operate in slow, legacy environments, collaborating via endless emails with servers still running on premises. And then there are the agile companies. The ones who work in what we call the “Digital Workplace.”

A significant shift is occurring as organizations try to reinvent themselves to create a digital workplace. But why is it taking so long? Using our Trends in Cloud IT research and knowledge from countless conversations with IT professionals, we will provide insight into what is needed to turn your IT team into a competitive advantage.

Jason Etter

President, Profound Cloud

TUESDAY OCTOBER 25, 2:15 - 3:00PM ET

Strategy

Not All Clouds Are Created Equal: Choosing the Best Cloud App for Your Business

Dave Jackson, Manager, Technical Services, Warby Parker; Colin McCarthy, Associate IT Director, North America, Essence Digital; Matthew Anderson, IT Leader, Harry’s; Moderator: Jason Etter, President, Profound Cloud

With the ever expanding network of bleeding-edge cloud apps, it's far too easy for IT leaders to negate evaluation best practices when presented with the simplicity of click-to-add. So what factors should you consider when selecting a cloud app? Join us for a moderated panel discussion and hear three IT experts discuss the process and value of developing a success criteria in order to determine the right cloud app for your business.


Dave Jackson

Manager, Technical Services, Warby Parker

Colin McCarthy

Associate IT Director, North America, Essence Digital

Matthew Anderson

IT Leader, Harry's

Alijohn Ghassemlouei

Senior Security Analyst, Bishop Fox

TUESDAY OCTOBER 25, 3:30-4:15PM ET

Tactics

Creating a Security Blueprint: A Realistic Approach Using the CIS 20

Alijohn Ghassemlouei, ‎Senior Security Analyst, Bishop Fox

What’s more important – security or compliance? Wouldn’t it be great to kill two birds with one stone? Good news – you can! There is a roadmap specifically developed to help you create a comprehensive and immediately actionable guide for a more secure organization – it’s called the CIS 20.

The CIS 20 is a set of security controls designed to give priority and focus to your journey towards effective and transparent security. Unfortunately, standards and frameworks are often misinterpreted, leading to technologies and safeguards that only address the minimum requirements. In this talk, we’ll discuss each of the recommended actions and its real world effectiveness to help you create a security blueprint for your organization, even if it’s entirely in the cloud.

With a thorough understanding of the CIS 20, you’ll know your current security posture and what is needed to harden your defenses. Let this talk be your guide as you navigate the treacherous waters of compliance and security. Understanding your organization’s security posture can be a daunting task, but it can be done. Step one, bring donuts. Step two, stay calm. Step three, sit in and learn how.


Mark Johnson

Apps Administrator, State of Maryland and Founder/CEO of Tech Snobs


TUESDAY OCTOBER 25, 4:45-5:30PM ET

Tactics

How You Can Benefit by Implementing Android for Work

Mark Johnson, Apps Administrator, State of Maryland and Founder/CEO of Tech Snobs

Android for Work, Google’s way of solving security and fragmentation challenges for Android, has been dubbed by Ars Technica as “the slickest dual-persona solution we’ve seen yet.” Mark Johnson, Apps Administrator, State of Maryland and Founder/CEO of Tech Snobs will show you a live step-by-step demo of how to implement Android for Work. He’ll also discuss the benefits of enabling Android for Work, the lessons he’s learned since he’s implemented it, some of the product’s key features, and how they can help companies support BYOD policies better.

Brandon Williams

Director of Google Operations, State of Colorado


WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 26, 11:00 - 12:00PM ET

Strategy

How to Establish Realistic Standards & Policies and Calculate Cost Avoidance

Brandon Williams, Director of Google Operations, State of Colorado

There are thousands of challenges you face today. Two of the most common are creating scalable Standards & Policies without stifling innovation; the other is proving ROI. The cloud requires us to rewrite legacy guidelines and creates an arduous path to prove our value to our leadership. In our day two keynote, Brandon Williams, the State of Colorado’s Director of Google Operations, will explain the strategies he uses to create useful and scalable Standards & Policies as well as how to articulate your worth using cost avoidance calculations instead of ROI.

Elvis Ortiz-Lopez

Sr. IT Manager, Offerpop

WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 26, 1:00-1:45PM ET

Tactics

How to Uncover (and Leverage) Vital Statistics About Your Environment and Apps

Elvis Ortiz-Lopez, Sr. IT Manager, Offerpop

In an age where seemingly every company strives to be data-driven, what metrics do you actually have on your apps and services? Elvis Ortiz-Lopez, Sr. IT Manager at Offerpop, will explain how he uses various reporting and analytics tools to monitor his environment, servers, and applications. He’ll share tactical tips on how to leverage these metrics and insights to make important decisions that drive the business.

James Ferreira

Managing Partner & Google Developer Expert, Ignite Synergy

WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 26, 2:15-3:00PM ET

Tactics

“I Didn’t Know I Could Do That”: Surprising Business Solutions Using Google Apps Script

James Ferreira, Managing Partner & Google Developer Expert, Ignite Synergy

Google Apps for Work is a veritable powerhouse--but with custom solutions, you can make it even more more powerful by building new connectors, synchronizing new data, and crafting solutions that you previously assumed were impossible.

Google Developer expert James Ferreira will provide some high-level tips on how you can build out Google Platform to fit your needs. He’ll walk through several case studies where companies leveraged the power of Google Apps in creative ways to solve business problems, and he’ll teach you how to do the same thing so that you can have a tangible impact on the business.

Dave Kaminsky

Customer Success Manager, Qumulo

WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 26, 3:30-4:15PM ET

STRATEGY

The Essential Elements of a Successful IT Strategy

Dave Kaminsky, Customer Success Manager, Qumulo; Jeff Soto, CEO and Founder, Tendigi; Nate Cooper, Founder, Simple Labs;Ken Hoskin, Chief Technology Officer, Robinson Solutions

Much has changed since 2006, when many businesses struggled with questions around virtualization and wondered which traditional IT services (like MS Exchange or DNS) they should move to managed service providers. Today, we face an onslaught of new questions we would have never foreseen 10 years ago. Yet despite constant technology advances, one aspect of IT has stood the test of time: the need to establish and enact a clear IT strategy. But what should your IT strategy entail? What should it look like today?


Jeff Soto

CEO and Founder, Tendigi

Nate Cooper

Founder, Simple Labs

Ken Hoskin

Chief Technology Officer, Robinson Solutions

Andy Schwab

Senior IT Manager, Adventures in Missions and author of Ultralight IT: A Guide for Smaller Organizations

WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 26, 4:45-5:30PM ET

Strategy

From Zero to One, Not Zero to 100: How The Cloud Can Transform the Way IT Works in SMBs

Andy Schwab, Senior IT Manager, Adventures in Missions and author of Ultralight IT: A Guide for Smaller Organizations

Unlike enterprise companies, which tend to have the luxury of large IT teams and ample resources, small to medium-sized organizations face unique challenges: They must operate lean, with limited personnel and small budgets. Andy Schwab, Senior IT Manager at Adventures in Missions and author of Ultralight IT: A Guide for Smaller Organizations, will explain how he used the cloud to support an organization operating in 50+ countries using a small, inexperienced team with hardly any budget. He’ll discuss the lessons he learned, as well as the successful strategies and framework he used to achieve enterprise-level IT quality and security in a SMB.

Gavin Whatrup

Director, ME8 Consulting Ltd. & CIO Advisor

TUESDAY OCTOBER 25, 11:00 - 12:00PM ET

Strategy

How to Win Budget and Influence People

Gavin Whatrup,Director, ME8 Consulting Ltd. & CIO Advisor

IT has long fought for more budget and more influence, and leadership has fought back. Why is there a deep divide between IT and the rest of the business, despite technology's increasing influence on success. How can we have productive conversations with executives and even decision-makers on our IT teams?

We must change the perception of IT and become a partner and net contributor to the business, not just a cost item on a spreadsheet. But where do we start?

David Politis

CEO & Founder, BetterCloud

TUESDAY OCTOBER 25, 1:00 - 1:45PM ET

Strategy

IT Renaissance: The Good, Bad, and Ugly of Creating a Digital Workplace

David Politis, CEO & Founder, BetterCloud

We are in the midst of an IT Renaissance. A tale of two workplaces. Today, many organizations operate in slow, legacy environments, collaborating via endless emails with servers still running on premises. And then there are the agile companies. The ones who work in what we call the “Digital Workplace.”

A significant shift is occurring as organizations try to reinvent themselves to create a digital workplace. But why is it taking so long? Using our Trends in Cloud IT research and knowledge from countless conversations with IT professionals, we will provide insight into what is needed to turn your IT team into a competitive advantage.

Jason Etter

President, Profound Cloud

TUESDAY OCTOBER 25, 2:15 - 3:00PM ET

Strategy

Not All Clouds Are Created Equal: Choosing the Best Cloud App for Your Business

Dave Jackson, Manager, Technical Services, Warby Parker; Colin McCarthy, Associate IT Director, North America, Essence Digital; Matthew Anderson, IT Leader, Harry’s; Moderator: Jason Etter, President, Profound Cloud

With the ever expanding network of bleeding-edge cloud apps, it's far too easy for IT leaders to negate evaluation best practices when presented with the simplicity of click-to-add. So what factors should you consider when selecting a cloud app? Join us for a moderated panel discussion and hear three IT experts discuss the process and value of developing a success criteria in order to determine the right cloud app for your business.


Dave Jackson

Manager, Technical Services, Warby Parker

Colin McCarthy

Associate IT Director, North America, Essence Digital

Matthew Anderson

IT Leader, Harry's

Brandon Williams

Director of Google Operations, State of Colorado


WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 26, 11:00 - 12:00PM ET

Strategy

How to Establish Realistic Standards & Policies and Calculate Cost Avoidance

Brandon Williams, Director of Google Operations, State of Colorado

There are thousands of challenges you face today. Two of the most common are creating scalable Standards & Policies without stifling innovation; the other is proving ROI. The cloud requires us to rewrite legacy guidelines and creates an arduous path to prove our value to our leadership. In our day two keynote, Brandon Williams, the State of Colorado’s Director of Google Operations, will explain the strategies he uses to create useful and scalable Standards & Policies as well as how to articulate your worth using cost avoidance calculations instead of ROI.

Dave Kaminsky

Customer Success Manager, Qumulo

WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 26, 3:30-4:15PM ET

STRATEGY

The Essential Elements of a Successful IT Strategy

Dave Kaminsky, Customer Success Manager, Qumulo; Jeff Soto, CEO and Founder, Tendigi; Nate Cooper, Founder, Simple Labs;Ken Hoskin, Chief Technology Officer, Robinson Solutions

Much has changed since 2006, when many businesses struggled with questions around virtualization and wondered which traditional IT services (like MS Exchange or DNS) they should move to managed service providers. Today, we face an onslaught of new questions we would have never foreseen 10 years ago. Yet despite constant technology advances, one aspect of IT has stood the test of time: the need to establish and enact a clear IT strategy. But what should your IT strategy entail? What should it look like today?


Jeff Soto

CEO and Founder, Tendigi

Nate Cooper

Founder, Simple Labs

Ken Hoskin

Chief Technology Officer, Robinson Solutions

Andy Schwab

Senior IT Manager, Adventures in Missions and author of Ultralight IT: A Guide for Smaller Organizations

WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 26, 4:45-5:30PM ET

Strategy

From Zero to One, Not Zero to 100: How The Cloud Can Transform the Way IT Works in SMBs

Andy Schwab, Senior IT Manager, Adventures in Missions and author of Ultralight IT: A Guide for Smaller Organizations

Unlike enterprise companies, which tend to have the luxury of large IT teams and ample resources, small to medium-sized organizations face unique challenges: They must operate lean, with limited personnel and small budgets. Andy Schwab, Senior IT Manager at Adventures in Missions and author of Ultralight IT: A Guide for Smaller Organizations, will explain how he used the cloud to support an organization operating in 50+ countries using a small, inexperienced team with hardly any budget. He’ll discuss the lessons he learned, as well as the successful strategies and framework he used to achieve enterprise-level IT quality and security in a SMB.

Alijohn Ghassemlouei

Senior Security Analyst, Bishop Fox

TUESDAY OCTOBER 25, 3:30-4:15PM ET

Tactics

Creating a Security Blueprint: A Realistic Approach Using the CIS 20

Alijohn Ghassemlouei, ‎Senior Security Analyst, Bishop Fox

What’s more important – security or compliance? Wouldn’t it be great to kill two birds with one stone? Good news – you can! There is a roadmap specifically developed to help you create a comprehensive and immediately actionable guide for a more secure organization – it’s called the CIS 20.

The CIS 20 is a set of security controls designed to give priority and focus to your journey towards effective and transparent security. Unfortunately, standards and frameworks are often misinterpreted, leading to technologies and safeguards that only address the minimum requirements. In this talk, we’ll discuss each of the recommended actions and its real world effectiveness to help you create a security blueprint for your organization, even if it’s entirely in the cloud.

With a thorough understanding of the CIS 20, you’ll know your current security posture and what is needed to harden your defenses. Let this talk be your guide as you navigate the treacherous waters of compliance and security. Understanding your organization’s security posture can be a daunting task, but it can be done. Step one, bring donuts. Step two, stay calm. Step three, sit in and learn how.


Mark Johnson

Apps Administrator, State of Maryland and Founder/CEO of Tech Snobs


TUESDAY OCTOBER 25, 4:45-5:30PM ET

Tactics

How You Can Benefit by Implementing Android for Work

Mark Johnson, Apps Administrator, State of Maryland and Founder/CEO of Tech Snobs

Android for Work, Google’s way of solving security and fragmentation challenges for Android, has been dubbed by Ars Technica as “the slickest dual-persona solution we’ve seen yet.” Mark Johnson, Apps Administrator, State of Maryland and Founder/CEO of Tech Snobs will show you a live step-by-step demo of how to implement Android for Work. He’ll also discuss the benefits of enabling Android for Work, the lessons he’s learned since he’s implemented it, some of the product’s key features, and how they can help companies support BYOD policies better.

Elvis Ortiz-Lopez

Sr. IT Manager, Offerpop

WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 26, 1:00-1:45PM ET

Tactics

How to Uncover (and Leverage) Vital Statistics About Your Environment and Apps

Elvis Ortiz-Lopez, Sr. IT Manager, Offerpop

In an age where seemingly every company strives to be data-driven, what metrics do you actually have on your apps and services? Elvis Ortiz-Lopez, Sr. IT Manager at Offerpop, will explain how he uses various reporting and analytics tools to monitor his environment, servers, and applications. He’ll share tactical tips on how to leverage these metrics and insights to make important decisions that drive the business.

James Ferreira

Managing Partner & Google Developer Expert, Ignite Synergy

WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 26, 2:15-3:00PM ET

Tactics

“I Didn’t Know I Could Do That”: Surprising Business Solutions Using Google Apps Script

James Ferreira, Managing Partner & Google Developer Expert, Ignite Synergy

Google Apps for Work is a veritable powerhouse--but with custom solutions, you can make it even more more powerful by building new connectors, synchronizing new data, and crafting solutions that you previously assumed were impossible.

Google Developer expert James Ferreira will provide some high-level tips on how you can build out Google Platform to fit your needs. He’ll walk through several case studies where companies leveraged the power of Google Apps in creative ways to solve business problems, and he’ll teach you how to do the same thing so that you can have a tangible impact on the business.