Demystifying IT Automation

April 6, 2022
11:00 AM – 4:45 PM EST | 8:00 AM – 1:45 PM PST

IT Automation is a Key Component of Digital Transformation

What does it look like in the real world? What kind of ROI can you expect? And how do you know which tasks to automate? This virtual event will help you make sense of IT automation and how to use it at your organization.

Topics Include:
Real-world use cases of automation in practice
Evolution and current state of IT automation
Steps to cost-effective IT automation
11:00 AM – 11:45 AM

A Crash Course in IT Automation

Presented by: Mike Otey

In modern IT environments, the speed and scale of operations is simply too much for humans to handle themselves. Enter IT automation. Automation brings the promise of increased speed, cost savings and security, but it can be costly and even risky when done wrong.

In this keynote, get a crash course in automation, including which tasks to automate, common pitfalls to avoid, and best practices for finding the right automation solutions for your business.

Fireside Chat
11:45 AM - 12:00 PM

Sponsored by: TeamDynamix
Moderated by: Rachael Brownell
Panelists: Andrew Graf, Chief Product Officer, TeamDynamix
12:00 PM – 12:15 PM

Networking Break

12:15 PM – 1:00 PM

How to Save Money with IT Automation

Presented by: Mel Beckman

Cost savings is a fundamental reason to automate many IT processes. Beyond the obvious financial benefits of reducing labor hours and increasing productivity, automation can also save you money by reducing human errors and preventing costly data breaches. This keynote focuses purely on money: how to save it by automating tasks, and how to spend it wisely when acquiring automation technology.

Fireside Chat
1:00 PM - 1:15 PM

Sponsored by: Automox
Moderated by: Rachael Brownell
Panelists: Chris Hass, Director of Information Security and Research, Automox
1:15 PM – 1:30 PM

Networking Break

Premier Session
1:30 PM – 2:00 PM

Automation for Dummies... And Geniuses, And Everyone Else

Sponsored by: Red Hat
Presented by: Damien Eversmann

Automation isn’t out to take your job…or anyone else’s for that matter. It’s also not a tool reserved for the IT elites and other geniuses in our field. Automation is about helping everyone do their jobs more effectively and efficiently by removing the toil and drudgery of monotonous, day-to-day tasks and empowering employees to focus on more challenging and rewarding tasks. It also removes the error-prone nature of repetitive tasks often found in IT.

What’s more, enterprise automation sets its sights higher. It’s about helping the enterprise function in a more orderly and streamlined fashion. Enterprise automation can connect silos and bridge organizations. In the end, automation benefits dummies to geniuses, entry-levels to old pros, admins to architects, and everyone in between.

In this talk, we’ll focus on how a strategy and culture of enterprise automation supported with Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform can lead to faster, more reliable outcomes in IT while fostering greater employee satisfaction and cross-team collaboration.

2:00 PM – 2:15 PM

Networking Break

Premier Session
2:15 PM - 2:45 PM

End to End IT Automation using UiPath

Sponsored by: UiPath
Presented by: Jagjit Dhaliwal

IT Leaders are balancing competing priorities of operations, employee/customer experience, and digital solutions delivery. As an enterprise-scale end-to-end automation platform, UiPath provides a critical path towards both, achieving operational excellence and accelerating the digital transformation journey in an organization. In this session, learn how UiPath helps in achieving IT strategies without adding complexity to the existing IT landscape.

Premier Session
2:15 PM - 2:45 PM

IT Automation: A Practical Guide on Where to Start and Where to Apply Automation

Sponsored by: Resolve Systems
Presented by: Marcus Rebelo, VP, Global Sales Engineering and Security Officer, Resolve

IT leaders have embraced automation as not only an integral part of their long-term digital transformation objectives but now also crucial to their current operating strategy. Done right, IT automation can enable agility that drives significant competitive advantages for both IT and the business. Where to get started and where to implement automation will heavily impact the success—or failure—of your IT automation program. Join Marcus Rebelo, IT industry veteran and VP of Sales Engineering and Security at Resolve, to learn how to build and execute an IT automation strategy that delivers the fastest time to value.


  • Where and how to start your IT automation planning process
  • What automation outcomes matter and how to approach ROI before you even start
  • What essential processes to automate first to get the most out of your IT automation investment
Spotlight Webinar
2:45 PM - 3:15 PM

Automating the Mundane

Sponsored by: TeamDynamix
Presented by: Andrew Graf, Chief Product Officer, TeamDynamix & Ken Libutti, CIO, Palm Beach State College

IT teams are spinning their wheels working on mundane, repetitive, and very manual tasks.  This is seen everywhere but perhaps most visible is the IT Service Desk and the Integration teams. What can we do to automate everything and everywhere?

Requests for asks like user / group management, onboarding/offboarding, name updates and so on are draining IT resources and budgets… most IT teams (52%) are still doing these tasks manually, while 38% have a patchwork of scripts and APIs – only 10% have leveraged an integration & automation platform.  Why?  Attend this session to see how you can automate the mundane for better service delivery.

    • Reduce the administrative burden of your ITSM platform with an easy to use, codeless solution
    • Enterprise Service for HR, Facilities and other groups needs to be integrated to their tech stacks for automation
    • Where to begin?  Practical automation to reduce resource drain (i.e. onboarding / offboarding)
    • Where else can you automate?  How does iPaaS change ITSM / ESM and other key systems such as HRIS?
3:15 PM - 3:30 PM

Networking Break

Spotlight Webinar
3:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Alert Reduction in EDR with IT Automation

Sponsored by: Automox
Presented by: Jay Goodman, Director of Product Marketing, & Katherine Chipdey, Manager of Solutions Engineering, Automox

EDR solutions are tremendously powerful tools and represent the next generation in endpoint security. Come learn how Automox’s cloud-native IT operations for modern organizations helps realize outcomes over alerts and avoid the dreaded alert fatigue common with highly sensitive EDR tools today. See how Automox combined with an EDR solution can keep all your endpoints configured and secured, anywhere in the world. With Automox + EDR, SecOps teams can have a recognizable impact on company success – and sleep better at night knowing their environment is secure.

Panel Discussion
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM

IT Automation in Practice

Sponsored by: Auvik & Micro Focus
Moderated by: Wendy Schuchart
Panelists: Destiny Bertucci, Auvik; Eric Fisher, Micro Focus; Charlotte Dunlap, Global Data

In this panel, we talk to IT professionals who have successfully implemented automation in fields like service management, infrastructure, cybersecurity, DevOps and cloud. Learn from their wins and losses so you can set your team up for success on your next automation project.

Demystifying IT Automation
April 6, 2022
11:00 AM – 4:45 PM EST | 8:00 AM – 1:45 PM PST
Katherine Chipdey
Katherine Chipdey
Manager, Solutions Engineering, Automox
Katherine Chipdey manages the Enterprise Solutions Engineer Team at Automox, where she works to simplify IT operations, increase security, and bridge that gap between those teams for prospects and customers alike. In this role, Katherine enjoys using her background and experiences in the the field to enable companies to be as successful as possible
Jay Goodman
Jay Goodman
Director, Product Marketing Group, Automox
Jay Goodman is a product marketing expert and intelligence consultant with experience working with Fortune 500 companies and startups alike. Jay joined Automox in 2019 and is responsible for the product and technical marketing at the company. Previously, Jay was a Product Manager for McAfee EDR.
Chris Hass
Chris Hass
Director, Information Security and Research, Automox
Chris Hass is a proven information security professional with extensive experience in Malware Reverse Engineering, Threat Intelligence, and Offensive Security Operations. In his current role, Chris serves as Director of Information Security and Research at Automox.
Charlotte Dunlap
Charlotte Dunlap
Principal Analyst, Application Platforms, GlobalData
Charlotte brings over 20 years of industry experience to her role as Principal Analyst for Application Platforms at GlobalData. Charlotte covers the technologies that provide the DevOps infrastructure necessary to build and run enterprise applications and services.
Marcus Rebelo
Marcus Rebelo
VP, Global Sales Engineering and Security Officer, Resolve Systems
In his role as VP of Global Sales Engineering and Security Officer at Resolve, Marcus Rebelo brings over two decades of experience in networking, software, and hardware technologies, Rebelo’s deep expertise designing and architecting IT solutions creates strong foundations for innovation.
Eric Fisher
Practice Lead, Cloud and Process Automation, Micro Focus
With over a dozen years of industry experience at Micro Focus, (and HPE, HP, and Opsware by heritage), he works with some of the largest Fortune 500 companies in the US to evangelize automation, promote Micro Focus' cloud and automation solutions, and help to translate technology into business value.  Based in Orlando, FL, he has a passion for tech
Andrew Graf
Chief Product Officer, TeamDynamix
Andrew is the Chief Product Strategist for TeamDynamix. His passion lies in helping organizations thrive in an ever-changing environment. As a co-founder of TeamDynamix, Andrew is well versed in the common issues facing IT leaders– as the need for increased IT Maturity rises, he is able to help map out a way forward.
Jagjit Dhaliwal
Jagjit Dhaliwal
VP, Global CIO Industry Leader, UiPath
As a VP-Global CIO Industry Leader at UiPath, Jagjit works closely with UiPath customers CIOs assisting with their automation strategy. He brings over 20 years of technology experience transforming public entities and Fortune 500 companies in multiple industry domains across various geographies. In his last role, Jagjit was a Deputy Chief Informati
 Destiny Bertucci
Auvik Network’s Product Manager
Destiny has spent over 16 years focusing on IT monitoring and management software, security, networking, and troubleshooting. Destiny holds a degree in database development and information assurance complemented by several industry certifications.
Mel Beckman
Senior Contributing Technical Editor, ITPro Today
Mel Beckman is a senior contributing technical editor for ITPro Today. He has built two regional Internet service providers and is currently president of Beckman Software Engineering, a technical consultancy specializing in large-scale, high-bandwidth networks.
Mike Otey
Senior Contributing Editor, ITPro Today
Michael Otey is a senior contributing editor for ITPro Today and is president of TECA a technical writing, content creation, software-development and consulting company in Portland, Oregon. Michael is a former SQL Server Microsoft MVP.

Prizes & Interaction

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20 Points

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Demystifying IT Automation