It’s critical to stay current with the technology that runs your organization and secures your operational infrastructure. INTERFACE addresses these IT issues through informative, non-sales oriented, educational seminars customized to the specific needs of the local business community. Using case studies and best practice examples, these exhibitor-presented sessions offer you the solutions needed to address your technology challenges and achieve your organizational goals.
Security is at the forefront of Wi-Fi access to your business and customers. Wi-Fi is easy to compromise and there are numerous threats to wireless networks. Come learn the security best practices that organizations of any size should implement to establish secure wi-fi.
The data storage market is going through tectonic shifts these days. Flash is being used to accelerate applications and IT leaders are moving from project based purchasing to building private clouds to concurrently hosting a multitude of applications. Join this session and learn how to take advantage of these changes; hear how IT leaders at a national credit union are consolidating workloads to increase IT agility while conserving budgets.
In a world where cybercrime has become commoditized and both large corporations and small businesses find themselves frequently beset by malware, being able to thread security devices together to assemble an overall picture of what’s transpiring on your network will reduce your attack surface and response times while elevating your overall security posture.
The details of this presentation will be available soon. Please check back for updates!
This session will explore practical information security in an era of information threats. Everyday another company falls victim to another increasingly sophisticated attack. Many of these cyberattacks originate from organized crime or nation states. How can a technology professional work and thrive in this environment? While there is no silver bullet that can address all the possible cyber-attacks, there are practical measures that can dramatically enhance your security. In this interactive session, we will explore practical security in an era of increasing threats.
Dr. Curtis Carver was named Vice President for Information Technology and Chief Information Officer in June 2015, following a national search. In this role as servant leader and enabler of others, he leads a team of dedicated professionals who support UAB’s mission by providing world-class IT solutions with a focus on innovation, agility, and cost efficiency.
A senior leader in higher education information technology, Dr. Carver came to UAB from his position as vice chancellor and chief information officer for the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia, having previously held key leadership positions at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point.
Dr. Carver earned a bachelor’s degree in computer science from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and his master’s degree and doctorate in computer science from Texas A&M University. Throughout his career, he has received numerous national and international honors and awards for military, teaching, and research excellence. Dr. Carver is a frequent keynote speaker and has published extensively.
Change involves at least three “ologies”. The first “ology” we get… (Technology); however we often fail to understand the importance of the other two “ologies”. This session will identify the other “ologies” and provide insight on why we fail when do not consider their importance.
Rob Ferrill, Chief Information Security Officer, UAB Health System. Rob is a Graduate of Auburn University with a Bachelor of Science in Management Information Systems. He holds CISSP, and Encase EnCE certifications and has had prior certifications from Microsoft, SANS (GCIH, GCFA) and Checkpoint (CCSA, CCSE). Rob has 24+ years of experience in IT with the last 17 being focused on Information Security. Rob leads a team of security professionals at UAB Health System, responsible for developing, maintaining, overseeing, and operating security tools, processes, and policies. Rob oversees the protection of information assets via security event management, risk assessments, technology reviews and incident response / digital forensics. Rob also serves as the HIPAA Security Officer for the Health System and the University.
As enterprises look at IT playing a broader role around digitalization using next generation workloads, including cloud-native applications and DevOps, they should consider how technologies such as software-defined infrastructure and cloud can drive real-world benefits. Learn how IT can move away from traditional environments to transformational data center technologies and product innovations, including hyper-converged infrastructure and onward to Enterprise Clouds, to handle all their existing and emerging applications and business needs with clear agility, productivity and availability/security benefits.
Join your peers from the IT industry to discuss the ingredients of the new Enterprise Cloud infrastructure and a wide variety of other topics, including:
• Infrastructure to enable DevOps for a modern application life cycle
• Ability to innovate with flat IT budgets while continuing to align IT resource to business imperatives
• Building business cases and managing stakeholders for new initiatives
Your organization is always running and can’t afford downtime during a disaster or the traditional time it takes to recover from one. Backup solutions don’t solve these problems as they are not true Disaster Recovery for the business. What types of disasters will impact the business? Learn about Disaster Recovery scenarios, and also the questions to ask and answer when planning your Disaster Recovery solution to drive true IT resilience. Learn which decisions impact the business in which ways, and how to avoid making sacrifices for your always-on organization.
This presentation will cover the key characteristics of great Wi-Fi, what to consider when evaluating Wi-Fi, some common pitfalls to avoid during planning and design, how to securely on-board mobile devices and finally, a look toward the future of Wi-Fi, including 802.11AC Wave 2 and beyond!
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There are several factors to consider when building your infrastructure today. Perhaps most importantly is your level of resiliency: keeping it available when things don’t go as expected. Join this session from Veeam and Nimble to learn advanced technical skills on how to design a comprehensive availability infrastructure. Specific points in this session include Backup Strategies for Modern Data Centers, Deep Data Analytics concerning storage, and more.
As IT infrastructure in the enterprise has grown and evolved, Data Protection and Availability strategies
have had to keep pace. While virtualization and cloud technologies have presented unique challenges to
backup, business continuance and disaster recovery, they have also provided opportunities to greatly
simplify these initiatives, bringing down the cost of protecting your business. This presentation will discuss specific architectures for maintaining data availability.
|Curtis Carver||VP and CIO||University of Alabama at Birmingham|
|Dale Callahan||Director/Professor||University of Alabama at Birmingham|
|David George||Manager, Workstation Configuration||BlueCross BlueShield of Alabama|
|George “G.A.” Lasseigne||Director of Technology||Warren Manufacturing|
|Jaret Langston||VP||InfraGard Birmingham Chapter|
|Veronica Challenger||Event Coordiantor||TechBirmingham|
|Kevin Hicks||VP, Information Technology||M. J. Harris Construction Services, LLC|
|Kevin Ray||Director, Information Technology||O’Neal Industries|
|Lisa Kianoff||Board Member-TB||Tech Birmingham|
|Marty Godsey||Director of IT||Starnes Davis Florie LLP|
|Michael Stoeckert||Chief Technology Officer||ProAssurance|
|Paige Boshell||Partner||Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP|
|Paul Ferrill||Chief Technology Officer||Avionics Test & Analysis Corporation|
|Steve Sebastian||Board Member-TB||UAB Health Systems, IT Manager|
|Stephen Pratt||Sr. Security Systems Engineer||Sentar, Inc.|
|Terry Maples||Manager, Information Technology||Covenant Bank|
|Tim Cooper||Enterprise Architect||Harland Clarke Holdings Corp|
|Lynn Lovelady||VP Information Technology||Energen|
|Thomas Torgerson||Systems Engineer Consultant||BCBS of Alabama|
Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex
2101 Richard Arrington Jr. Boulevard North,
Birmingham, Alabama 35203
Adjacent to the Sheraton Birmingham and in the heart of the thriving, Southern city of Birmingham is the Birmingham Jefferson Convention Complex (BJCC). With premier facilities providing anything your Birmingham conference or meeting requires, the BJCC is the ideal location for any Birmingham event. Take advantage of the 770 adjoining guest rooms and a dedicated event staff ready to help every step of the way. For drama and music fans, the BJCC serves as a host for hundreds of theater shows, live concerts, and other unique events each year.
There is onsite parking available at the venue. Self-Park is $12/day and valet parking is available for $22/day.