The "Can't Miss" Learning Opportunity for IT Pros - NY Tech Summit

We did a post last week reminding everyone that NY Tech Summit is this Thursday and Friday, June 21-22. CXtec is a presenting sponsor! And we wrote another post giving you 5 outstanding reasons why you should attend.

But we would be remiss if we didn’t give you a few more details on what you’ll miss out on if you don’t get there. (There’s still time to register.)

In-depth content, provided by industry experts

NY Tech Summit is an amazing learning opportunity for IT professionals; it is the premier educational and knowledge-sharing event in the Upstate New York region. The team follows trends all year to provide in-depth technical content geared to help every attendee, no matter your industry or area of expertise. Then we get some of the finest experts in the business to present these engaging seminars to you.

Here are this year’s course tracks and classes:

Cloud and Virtualization

  • The State of Storage Virtualization (Dean Bettinger, Dell)

  • Managing the VDI Experience (Matt Boyajian, Liquidware Labs)

  • Architecting the VDI Profile (Matt Boyajian, Liquidware Labs)

  • Cloud Computing Pros and Cons – Real Stories from the Trenches (Ken Klika, BCG Systems, Inc.)

  • Setting the Stage for the Virtual Desktop at WellSpan Health (Don Slow, WellSpan Health System)

  • IT Agility: The Phenomenology of Virtualization, Consumerization, and Organizational Change (Ted Love, Phoenix Central School District)


Data Center and Network Infrastructure


  • Server Virtualization – Quantifying the Return on Consolidation (Mark Dereberry, Harley Davidson)

  • Use of L2 L3 technologies Within the Data Center (Randal Echterling, WellSpan Health System)

  • Connecting Geographically Dispersed Data Centers (Randal Echterling, WellSpan Health System)

  • Taking Your Network Cabling Infrastructure to 40/100G Ethernet (Josh Taylor, CABLExpress)

  • iPads in the Enterprise and Cloud-Based Solutions (Wally Chicoine, Fresenius Medical Care)

  • NYSERDA Incentives for Data Center Energy Efficiency Projects (Charalambos (Harry) Charalambides, NYSERDA)


Unified Communications, Collaboration and Video



  • Deploying Multi-Site Video (Chris Johnson, Fresenius Medical Care)

  • Preparing for BYOD (Michael Korten, Cisco)

  • Video for Business (Mike O’Brien, Ingram Micro)

  • Desktop Convergence (Mike O’Brien, Ingram Micro)

  • Collaboration is Personal (Steven Waltrich, Cisco)

  • Collaboration is also a Verb (Steven Waltrich, Cisco)


Security, Compliance and Business Continuance



  • IT Security, Audits and Compliance – Are You Prepared? (Matt Speare, M&T Bank)

  • Making Comprehensive Security Decisions, Risk vs. Reward (Matthew Otwell, Arbitron, Inc.)

  • Penetration Testing and Social Engineering (Richard Garza, Cyber Defense Institute)

  • Effective Security Policy (Jim Shea, Cyber Defense Institute)

  • Cloud Computing – Not a Means to Outsource Responsibility (Steve Rosenholm, Hiscock and Barclay)

  • Asset Management – Reselling, Recycling and Data Destruction (Diane Harter-Walsh, LIFECYCLExpress)


Vertical Highlights



  • Financial Services (Matt Speare, M&T Bank)

  • Education (Ted Love, Phoenix Central School District)

  • Healthcare (Chris Johnson, Fresenius Medical Care)

  • Manufacturing (Ashok Patel, Owens Corning)


Follow the links and you can get detailed descriptions of each class. We promise you’ll find a great deal of knowledge at your fingertips at NY Tech Summit. Plus, you’ll get face-to-face interaction with industry-leading IT manufacturers, equipment demos, and a great chance to do some networking and relationship building.

Be sure to join us Thursday and Friday. There’s still time to register. We look forward to seeing you!