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Wednesday, August 20


Managing, Storing and Safeguarding Unstructured Data in a Cloudy, Regulated World Panel - Frank Karlitschek, ownCloud; Ric Wheeler, Red Hat; Moderated by Alex Williams
This panel, moderated by Alex Williams, will feature Ric Wheeler, Red Hat, Frank Karlitschek, ownCloud, and reporter Steven Vaughn-Nichols discussing ways to use public, private and hybrid clouds to manage, store and safeguard unstructured data, including data in regulated industries.

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Alex Williams

Founder & Editor-in-Chief, The New Stack


Frank Karlitschek

Frank Karlitschek is a long time open source contributor and former board member of the KDE e.V. In 2010 he started the ownCloud project and is leading the community project since then. In 2011 he co-founded ownCloud Inc. to offer commercial services around ownCloud. Frank has spoken... Read More →
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Ric Wheeler

Senior Director, Engineering - Storage, Red Hat
Ric works at Red Hat as the senior director engineering where he leads a team that is working on the integration of storage into the new generation of platforms. Previously, Ric leads the Red Hat Storage Engineering team which is built around three acquisitions that he helped identify... Read More →

Wednesday August 20, 2014 3:30pm - 4:20pm
Thursday, August 21


New Horizons in IT Automation: 12 Places Where Manual Work is Holding You Back From Efficiently Delivering and Scaling What Your Business Demands From IT - Lindsey Smith, Puppet Labs
New Horizons in IT Automation: 12 places where manual work is holding you back from efficiently delivering and scaling what your business demands from IT. This talk is about new opportunities for automation to make IT infrastructure, services and applications more maintainable, consistent and scalable. Not only does this make the IT org more agile and responsive to business needs, it also enables IT self-service, lets people scale farther, reduces reliance on reactive firefighting and reduces the risk of concentrating expertise in small numbers of key people. We will touch on the areas of infrastructure provisioning, virtual/cloud environments, network and storage devices, OS management, compliance and application deployment.

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Lindsey Smith

Product Manager for Puppet Enterprise, Puppet Labs
As the Product Manager for Puppet Enterprise, Lindsey regularly talks to enterprise IT organizations around the world about their IT automation challenges and translates that into product direction at Puppet Labs. From an inauspicious start failing to create a 4-H chicken judging... Read More →

Thursday August 21, 2014 3:30pm - 4:20pm
Friday, August 22


ARM'ed OpenStack Farm - Andrea Gallo, Linaro
Linaro is a not for profit organization funded by the majority of leading ARM partners investing to improve Linux on ARM. The Linaro Enterprise Group focuses specifically on enabling ARM-based servers and since its creation in November 2012 the team has worked hard on all foundation technologies - UEFI, ACPI, KVM and XEN, OpenJDK - in close cooperation with Canonical and Red Hat.

Pulling all components together, the session will describe the key steps to set up a farm of ARM servers orchestrated by OpenStack at Linaro.

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Andrea Gallo

VP Segments and Strategic Initiatives, Linaro
Andrea Gallo is VP of Segments and Strategic Initiatives at Linaro, responsible for the activities from Arm-based cloud servers to edge computing and networking, IoT, smartphones and digital home, artificial intelligence. Former Director of the Linaro Enterprise Group, Andrea kick-started... Read More →

Friday August 22, 2014 1:45pm - 2:35pm


Migration Strategies from vSphere to Linux and OpenStack via a shared virtualized network - Dan Conde, Midokura
In this talk, Dan Conde will explore ways in which users who are considering migrating from a vSphere virtualization environment to a Linux and OpenStack-based environment can create a gradual migration strategy that enables co-existence of workloads in both environments with a gradual switchover, as opposed to an abrupt rip-and-replace conversion. Dan will examine ways in which a virtualized network environment can be used to develop both isolated and shared network segments to both environments to enable a smooth migration.

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Dan Conde

Analyst, Enterprise Strategy Group
IT Industry Analyst at ESG.

Friday August 22, 2014 2:45pm - 3:35pm