Strategies for Maximizing IT Automation

March 28, 2024
11:00am – 5:00pm ET | Doors Open at 10:30am ET

Join us March 28, 2024, as we discuss some of the most promising emerging cybersecurity technologies and how you can adopt them into your organizations.

Although IT automation is quickly becoming more commonplace, IT leaders are still struggling with the best strategy for implementing at scale, as well as wrestling with how new technology trends like generative AI are transforming the automation landscape. In this event we’ll explore the options available to IT leaders to better understand not only ways to automate, but also how to intelligently plan the strategy to take advantage of new features while avoiding costly overruns and complexities in implementation.​

IT automation is a broad, all-encompassing effort that involves networking, security, operations, business processes, cloud computing, software development, and so much more, so sifting through all the details and crafting a strategy that’s right for your business involves understanding all the parts and including the right stakeholders.

Before embarking on your own IT automation effort, join us and our expert speakers to learn about the latest tools, best practices, and pitfalls to avoid. These seismic shifts in cybersecurity will shape the face of zero-day attacks, ransomware, and supply chain compromises, leaving security teams wondering if their existing defenses can hold up against a new wave of threats powered by AI and new cloud-borne and cloud-targeted attacks.

Topics Include:
Automation as an essential survival skill
The risks and rewards of using Generative AI to accelerate IT Automation Adoption
Strategies for successfully automating ITSM
Agenda
Keynote
11:00 AM – 11:45 AM

A Winning Approach to IT Automation in the Enterprise​

Sponsored by: Automox
Presented by: Eve Logunova, David Van Heerden
Moderated by: Dana Gardner, Principal Analyst, Interarbor Solutions

Automation is an essential survival skill for every IT organization. IT will never be given the dollars or headcount required to adequately maintain legacy operations, implement new technologies and satisfy the never-ending demands of its customers. Automation practices need to be conceived and implemented as broadly as possible to reduce repetitive work, eliminate human errors, accelerate response times, and improve employee productivity. Our panelists will discuss how they successfully implemented IT automation solutions, discuss past-experiences, as well as how to identify and apply best-practices to organizations in all phases of their automation journey. ​

Fireside Chat
11:45 AM – 12:00 PM

Keynote
12:15 PM – 1:00 PM

Will Generative AI Help to Accelerate Adoption of IT Automation?​

Presented by: Barak Turovsky
Moderated by: Dana Gardner, Principal Analyst, Interarbor Solutions

The advent of low-code platforms has helped to accelerate the adoption of IT automation, but even these tools require some degree of training and practice to use effectively. However, with generative AI solutions the potential for natural language prompts to enable automation will we see IT automation in enterprises entering a new phase of adoption? This session will look at the promise and risks with this approach. ​

Fireside Chat
1:00 PM - 1:15 PM

Premier Session
1:30 PM – 2:00 PM

Automate Critical IT and Security Tasks At Scale With Okta

Sponsored by: Okta
Presented by: Jen Vaccaro, Mick Johnson
Moderated by: Dana Gardner, Principal Analyst, Interarbor Solutions

Your IT and security teams today must do more with less – while facing innovation pressures and rising security demands. Automating Identity processes at scale is crucial to keep up. In this session, you will learn how Okta Workflows’ no-code Identity automation and orchestration platform can help you accelerate time-to-market, improve security posture, and reduce overhead costs.

Premier Session
2:15 PM - 3:00PM

Compromised Credentials in 2024: What To Know About the World’s #1 Attack Vector

Sponsored by: Lacework
Presented by: James Condon, Tim Chase
Spotlight Webinar
3:15 PM - 4:00PM

How to Scale and Secure Your IT Automations Fast

Sponsored by: Automox
Presented by: David Van Heerden
Moderated by: Dana Gardner, Principal Analyst, Interarbor Solutions

Whether you are just starting down the path of automating small tasks or are an automation pro, this session will enable you to further scale and secure your IT automations faster than ever.

Spotlight Webinar
3:15 PM - 4:00PM

Automating the IT Service Desk

Sponsored by: TeamDynamix
Presented by: Andrew Graf

Although IT automation is quickly becoming more commonplace, IT leaders are still struggling with the best strategy for implementing at scale, as well as wrestling with how new technology trends like generative AI are transforming the automation landscape. In this event we’ll explore the options available to IT leaders to better understand not only ways to automate, but also how to intelligently plan the strategy to take advantage of new features while avoiding costly overruns and complexities in implementation.​

IT automation is a broad, all-encompassing effort that involves networking, security, operations, business processes, cloud computing, software development, and so much more, so sifting through all the details and crafting a strategy that’s right for your business involves understanding all the parts and including the right stakeholders.

Before embarking on your own IT automation effort, join us and our expert speakers to learn about the latest tools, best practices, and pitfalls to avoid. These seismic shifts in cybersecurity will shape the face of zero-day attacks, ransomware, and supply chain compromises, leaving security teams wondering if their existing defenses can hold up against a new wave of threats powered by AI and new cloud-borne and cloud-targeted attacks.

Panel Session
4:15 PM - 5:00PM

Successfully Automating IT Service Management​

Sponsored by: TeamDynamix
Presented by: Shalin Jyotishi, Teri Green, Gotham Sharma, Andrew Graf
Moderated by: Dana Gardner, Principal Analyst, Interarbor Solutions

IT Service Management (ITSM) is one of the foundational elements of Enterprise IT, but even today organizations struggle with how to effectively implement solutions that will remove tedious repetitive tasks freeing up resource to address more critical issues. Having the right automation tools is a critical component, as is effective workflow management, but IT leaders are still finding themselves challenged and often overwhelmed with trying to implement. This session will explore strategies to ease the pain points.​

Strategies for Maximizing IT Automation
March 28, 2024
11:00am - 5:00pm ET | Doors Open at 10:30am ET

Speakers
Tim Chase
Global Field CISO
Tim Chase leads the Global Field CISO team at Lacework. Tim is a 20 year information security veteran with deep experience working with Boards and Executives to promote security and guide decision-making. Recently, Tim has been focused on DevSecOps and has spoken to the topic in various forums, including large industry events and LinkedIn Learning
James Condon
Director of (Threat) Research
James Condon is Director of Security Research at Lacework, where he leads the Lacework Labs team. James has spent his career working in threat detection, incident response, and threat intelligence. Prior to Lacework, James led the security research team at ProtectWise, was an analyst at Mandiant, and a Computer Crime Investigator for the Air Force
Mick Johnson
Senior Product Acceleration Specialist
Mick Johnson is a member of Okta's Product Acceleration Team, where he plays a crucial role in connecting Okta’s customers with innovative products to meet their unique needs, with a special focus on optimizing Okta Workflows. Leveraging his rich background as a former IT manager within Okta, Mick has honed his skills in the practical application o
Jen Vaccaro
Senior Product Marketing Manager
Product Marketer with a history of driving revenue growth for security products and developer platforms. Expertise includes leading go-to-market strategy, shaping product messaging, and developing the roadmap with deep insight from customers and market trends. I am passionate about collaborating with customers from CSOs and CTOs to IT admins and de
Andrew Graf
Chief Product Officer & Co-Founder
A driving force behind the ongoing product strategy at TeamDynamix, Andrew works directly with IT leaders to better understand the emerging needs around the IT Service Desk and how to leverage tech to help. From automation and integration innovations to the use of AI, Andrew can help us solve the challenges ahead.
Gotham Sharma
CISO & Cybersecurity Educator
Gotham Sharma is a cybersecurity professional with over 10 years of experience in engineering, management, and education at organizations including JPMorgan and Bank of America. He previously served as the CISO of the Exeltek Consulting Group, and is currently the Executive Director of Cybersecurity Education and Training at AccessCyber.
Barak Turovsky
VP of AI, Cisco: former Head of Product, Google Languages AI
Barak Turovsky has 25+ years of experience in Artificial Intelligence (Generative AI/Large Language Models, Computer Vision, etc), Ads & Commerce, Cloud applications, and Enterprise Software. Barak is VP of AI at Cisco, leading Research, Engineering and product teams to develop cutting edge AI technologies and products.
Teri Green
Chief Information Security Officer
Teri Green is a seasoned cybersecurity professional with over a decade of experience leading transformative initiatives across telecommunications, education, and technology sectors.
Shalin Jyotishi
Senior Advisor for Education, Labor, and Future of Work, New America
Shalin Jyotishi is a researcher, writer, and strategist at the think-tank New America where he leads its Initiative on the Future of Work and the Innovation Economy. Jyotishi's insights on education, work and workers, technological innovation, policy, and their intersections have appeared in NPR, Washington Post, Politico, Financial Times, and U.S.
David Van Heerden
Manager of IT Operations
David has worked as an IT professional in Asset/Fund Management, property development, hospitality, entertainment, and now tech. His passion is to help people solve problems with technology that is easy to use, easy to manage and to have fun along the way. He is spending his time at Automox as the IT Operations Manager and Product evangelist, and c
Eve Logunova
Founder & CEO
Eve Logunova-Parker is a visionary, Web3 consultant, and impact entrepreneur, as well as a renowned innovation-focused professional. In 2020, Eve founded Evenness, a fast-scaling startup specializing in sustainable and accessible AI, Web3, and Metaverse solutions.
Dana Gardner
Principal Analyst, Interarbor Solutions
Dana Gardner, a leading identifier of software and cloud productivity trends and new IT business growth opportunities, tracks and analyzes a critical set of enterprise software technologies and business development issues: Cloud computing, hybrid IT, software-defined data center, IT productivity, multicloud, AI, and ML.

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Attend on March 28, 2024 and Win!
The more you participate, the more points you earn! It’s that simple. You’ll earn prize points for each activity you participate in throughout the virtual conference. Points will be calculated at the end of the live event day.
*Giveaways are limited to North American residents only. Winners are limited to one prize per calendar year for Informa Tech sponsored events.
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20 Points

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