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November 9, 2006, 11:00am - 1:00pm EST  
Virtualization for the Enterprise
- Jeff Daniels, Chief Systems Engineer, Enterprise Information Systems, Lockheed Martin Learn More
- Andy Ruby, Head of Infrastructure Design, Prudential UK Learn More
- John Hinkle, CIO, Trans World Entertainment Learn More
- Peter Utzschneider, Vice President of Marketing, Tangosol Inc.
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Interoperability and Migration to Virtualized Storage Systems

Virtualization is the latesttechnology taking IT departments by storm, it is an approach that can be applied to many aspects of IT infrastructure and can save enterprises a lot of money. Briefly put, virtualization can mean the following things:

  1. The technique of managing and presenting storage devices and resources functionally, regardless of their physical layout or location.
  2. In storage, virtualization is a means by which multiple physical storage devices are viewed as a single logical unit

Virtualization can be applied to software as well as physical resources such as servers and storage. In server virtualization it is possible to scale up and down resources with demand by adding unused space from existing computers to the virtual server. For storage it can enable business to utilize all available space on all hard disks by representing them as a single storage device. This enables IT managers to utilize the maximum capacity of their infrastructure, by reducing the unused capacity CIO’s can save money on extra hardware and exercise a great degree of control over resource allocation.

An added benefit of virtualization is actual physical space saved. Large organizations with multiple massive servers need rooms specially designed to house and keep the servers cool. Virtualization actually reduces the space and cooling costs.

Join our keynote speakers as they discuss the following topics:

  • Interoperability of new virtualized systems and existing infrastructure
  • Key practical issues for virtualization;
    • deciding which machines to virtualize
    • billing for virtualized machines
    • resource allocation and security for virtualized systems
  • Support systems and smooth migration to virtualized systems
  • Maximizing return on investment in Virtualization
  • The business case for virtualization
  • CIO, CTO VP, Directors, Heads, Managers of
    • IT
    • Information Architecture
    • Software Application Managers
    • IT Operations
    • Infrastructure Design
    • Information Systems Engineer

Tangosol is the leading provider of reliable data grid solutions, enabling enterprises to predictably scale mission critical applications. Tangosol Coherence reliably manages data in memory across data grids, enabling applications to achieve unparalleled scalability to quickly and efficiently meet rapidly-changing data access demands. The company is headquartered in Massachusetts, and is privately held. See http://www.tangosol.com/.      


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New technologies, new tools and new approaches have been developed, and entire architecture shifts are underway. Widespread connectivity and rapid change requires business processes to adapt – keeping the underlying technical infrastructure aligned with how the business operates and running the business in ways that leverage new capabilities.

CXOs (the whole gambit of senior management, including CEO, COO, CFO, HR, and marketing) face major challenges and opportunities as they work to keep IT aligned with ever-changing corporate business strategies. CXO will help C-Level executives in their decision-making process and in the development of IT strategies, directions and architectures. www.cxo.eu.com


Jeff Daniels, Chief Systems Engineer, Enterprise Information Systems, Lockheed Martin

Jeff Daniels is a Chief Systems Engineer from Lockheed Martin’s Enterprise Information Systems business unit in Fort Worth, TX.  Jeff has been involved in several initiatives including enterprise server consolidation and security services with authentication and authorization standards.  He enjoys fishing, camping, and studying history.  Mr. Daniels has taught at the University of Central Florida and the Florida Southern College and is currently in the doctoral program at ISU.


John Hinkle, VP, CIO, Trans World Entertainment  

John Hinkle has served as chief information officer of Trans World Entertainment since June 2004.  He is responsible for all in-store, home office, and digital media technology and systems used within the company.  Prior to joining Trans World Entertainment, John spent six years at General Electric serving as the eCommerce technology leader at GE Plastics in Pittsfield, MA and then Americas CIO for GE Silicones in Waterford, NY.

Earlier in his career, John spent nearly 10 years in various roles in healthcare information technology including director of information systems for a medical billing outsourcing company.  He also has served as an Adjunct Professor of Computer Science and currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Northeast NY Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.

John received his M.Eng. and B.S. degrees in Computer & Systems Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, NY.

Andy Ruby, Head of Infrastructure Design, Prudential UK 

Andy Ruby has been responsible for the design of the Prudential UK IT infrastructure since 2002.  Andy has designed and implemented a number of virtualisation solutions in support of increased business agility and cost reduction.  Prior to this he was Lead Technical Architect for the Prudential UK desktop platform. He has previously held consultancy and application development roles within an IT services company.

Andy received his BSc in Computer Science and Business Administration from Aston University, Birmingham, UK.  

Peter Utzschneider, Vice President of Marketing, Tangosol


Mr. Utzschneider is the Vice President of Marketing at Tangosol, the leading provider of Data Grid Solutions.  Mr. Utzschneider has spent over 14 years successfully marketing and selling best-of-breed software solutions in Europe and the U.S. by leveraging his ability to translate early market demand into broader market adoption.   He led product strategy development at Lumigent Technologies, where he successfully guided overall product direction for the company, which delivers database security software solutions.   He co-founded BDG, a leading IT security integration company in Germany, where he grew both the sales and marketing organizations and established the company as the premier provider of layered security to Germany’s largest corporations. 


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