Stay a step ahead of your competition by attending the NexGen Technology Expo this December 11-13 in Los Angeles, California. This year’s theme focuses on disruption, innovation, and adding customer value to help you drive new revenue in creative ways. NextGen 2017 promises informative sessions on cloud computing, IoT, big data, security and artificial intelligence.
Leveraging the Cloud
In “2017 Cloud Trends & Issues: How Will Your SMB Respond,” OnRamp’s Keith Miersma discussed the primary benefits of leveraging the cloud. According to Miersma, improved agility, regulatory compliance, security, reduced overhead and CapEx costs are all fueling this migration. In fact, CloudEndure named 2017 the year of “the great migration,” so it comes as no surprise that cloud-first topics will be heavily covered at the event.
NexGen 2017 attendees will have an edge on the competition when it comes to investing in cloud strategies. Conference presentations will highlight the top cloud trends to adopt in 2018 and beyond. Attendees will learn more about hyper-convergence versus SAN storage, for instance. Featured cloud sessions include:
Capitalize on the Multi-Cloud Trend. Companies use multiple cloud providers and hybrid cloud strategies to avoid vendor lock-in and optimize for their particular workloads. A multi-cloud environment can even help you and your customers avoid downtime during an outage through data backups. The same principles hold true for many mid-market customers and some small businesses that want to remain nimble.
Solution providers should understand how to capitalize on multi-cloud usage. Each cloud provider has unique tools, APIs, and management interfaces, each requiring a different skillset. This panel will share ways in which cloud integrators can help their customers choose the right cloud solution for the job rather than try to use multiple clouds for the same purpose.
A Storm Is Brewing—Win the Cloud, Win the Enterprise. Enterprise Technology Research’s (ETR) forward-thinking studies indicates not all technology suppliers are positioned to realize the benefits of cloud solutions. Thomas DelVecchio, founder of ETR, will share insights from 3,800 technology buyers from the world’s leading organizations, including which vendors are positioned best to succeed and which ones will likely miss the mark.
Creating IoT Business Models
As Daniel Newman of Futurum points out in “3 Ways Edge Computing Enhances IoT Networks,” companies need a robust cloud solution to realize the maximum benefits from IoT. According to Newman, “making the most of IoT requires a strong, seamless connection between devices and the cloud while eliminating computational issues and privacy concerns.” NexGen 2017 will provide attendees with insights to tackle these issues effectively while creating a differentiated business model with the help of IoT.
Creating a Differentiated IoT Business Model – Building a trusted network of IoT vendor partnerships means service providers will shift to more of an IoT consulting role. This session will outline how to assess your IoT digital business unit strategy and differentiated go-to-market model. It will also bring together the right partnerships to deliver the best IoT solutions for each business segment.
In “Security and the IoT: The Scariest Thing We Don’t [Yet] Know About,” Shelly Kramer of V3B highlights the most common IoT security concerns. According to Kramer, “as the IoT connects all sorts of devices, from home security to healthcare monitors to refrigerators, our data — and any chinks in our ‘security armor’ — are potentially exposed in ways that we previously could never have envisaged.”
IoT & Security–The Path to Prosperity – A veteran of the IT Industry for more than 20 years, speaker David Carter will discuss how to navigate the risks and the opportunities of IoT. Having held positions designing software, constructing data centers, building teams and managing digital transformations, Carter has worked with Fortune 500 companies, start-ups, R&D, manufacturing and in the government and education sectors. In his current role, Carter is responsible for the success of Encore’s Enboard security and identity platform.
NexGen Business Tech Models and AI
Solution providers who have transitioned to the cloud need to get ready for the next big movement in IT. This shift is moving quickly from mobile-first to AI-first. While the term “AI” or artificial intelligence has been thrown around for a number of years, few understand how to effectively monetize this trend.
In the session, NexGen Business Tech Models: Building an AI Strategy, Digital Nebula CEO John Shaw will guide the audience through real-world case studies. Shaw, among the first wave of cloud solution providers, is now laser focused on teaching AI strategy. Attendees will learn how to identify business improvements from AI tactics; a key takeaway will be how to support AI processes without having to employ a team of expensive data scientists.
See You There!
Register now to gain a wealth of knowledge and takeaway actionable strategies for your organization. Join the OnRamp team at booth 306 to discuss your goals and find out how our channel team can help you generate new opportunities for 2018.
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