It's December, and that means the holiday shopping season is in full swing. And although the "the season of giving" is traditionally a time to think of others, when it comes to your career, now is also the time of performance evaluations and goal setting for 2018. So while you're hunting for Hatchimals and deciding whether to spring for the iPhone X, consider giving yourself some career-building technology education.
Lucky for you, here at UBM we have been busy planning the agenda for Interop ITX 2018, taking place April 30 to May 4 in Las Vegas. This year we introduced a new advance rate offering our lowest prices to early registrants. If you plan ahead and sign up by December 15, you can take $600 off the list price of an All Access pass, as well as significant discounts off our other passes. See details here.
Interop ITX is a unique event. In a landscape full of conferences organized by technology providers or very specific organizations, Interop is the only independent event where technology leaders can get a broad view of what's happening across IT and how their peers are managing the rapid pace of change. It’s where they can find trusted education developed by a team of objective practitioners and content professionals (including yours truly) in the core areas they need to stay current and help their businesses thrive.
With tracks on Cloud, Security, DevOps, Data & Analytics, and Infrastructure, the event provides both strategic and actionable advice in the areas IT leaders deal with most. We'll also offer special programs in emerging areas including artificial intelligence and the Internet of Things.
Technology, however, is only part of what makes an IT leader successful. Many of our attendees tell us they return to Interop ITX year after year because of the programming the event offers on leadership and careers. In addition to a full conference track on Leadership & Professional Development, we'll host an IT Leadership Summit, along with interactive tutorials on design thinking, innovation, and business alignment.
In order to create that content, Interop works with several track chairs who provide an objective view into the issues the conference program should cover and what is important to attendees. Track chairs have detailed understanding of the challenges, opportunities, and emerging technologies in their specialties and use this to identify the best topics and subject matter experts to teach and present.
As the content director for Interop ITX, as well as InformationWeek, I am excited to welcome our seven track chairs for 2018. These experts represent some of the most respected and brightest minds in the industry, and bring their extensive experience to bear developing Interop's educational content. Our lineup includes:
You can see that we have enlisted quite a brain trust to help develop content that will be especially valuable to our conference attendees. We'll be announcing many more details as the event approaches, so stay tuned here and visit the Interop ITX website for regular updates. Register today, and then get back to that shopping list!Susan Fogarty has almost two decades of experience writing and developing content for IT professionals, especially those deeply involved in enterprise network infrastructure. She previously worked at TechTarget, where she spent 11 years, six as the Editorial Director of its ... View Full Bio