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October 12, 2006, 1:00 – 3:00pm EDT
Effectively Managing Your Data Storage Infrastructure
- Guy Charron, Assistant Director, Infrastructure Services, Statistics CanadaLearn More

Bill Rittelmeyer, Information Resource Director of Reservation Systems Support, Marriott International
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- Kevin Coughlin, Director of Product Management, Symantec

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Enterprise Storage Solutions

Every year IT departments have to deal with increasesof 60-80% to their data warehousing load. Sarbanes-Oxley and HIPAA compliance and regulation issues account for most of these retention increases and IT departments are under pressure to curb warehousing spending and to effectively manage data storage assets and infrastructure.


What are the solutions? CIO’s are scrambling to find cost-effective data warehousing options. Data consolidation provides IT executives with a way to reduce maintenance fees and to cut back on overall IT personnel but data standardization seems to be the preferred option of many Infrastructure Architects.


These options provide their own questions, though. How can you cost-effectively align your IT environment with performance and scalability to achieve long lasting benefits from your data assets management and infrastructure?


Join us for this live, interactive web conference for an analysis of how companies are dealing with the growing volume of data. Guy Charron manages more than 2,000 data centers at Statistics Canada and he recently organized the data centers consolidation. He will present the latest results of the data standardization process that is scheduled to be completed by the end of the 2006 summer.

Take away points include:

  • Data consolidation; is it necessary for your company? What are the benefits and disadvantages?
  • How to get maximum ROI from your data storage cost center and decrease management costs
  • Overall data standardization strategies within particular platforms to improve security and compliance. What’s the standard hardware configuration, software stack, middleware stack around those applications?
  • Management software to support control of all data centers, including infrastructure centers in remote areas
  • CIOs, CTOs, SVPs, VPs, Directors of:

    • IT
    • Infrastructure Architecture
    • Data Storage
    • Data Management
    • Data Infrastructure
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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. http://www.cxoamerica.com/


Bill Rittelmeyer, Formation Resource Director of Reservation Systems Support, Marriott International


Bill is responsible for ensuring Marriott’s worldwide, realtime reservation system is up and running efficiently in support of more than 2,800 hotel properties and 15 worldwide reservation call centers representing a true 24/7 global marketplace. He is responsible for oversight of change management for all operation system and application software deployments, database administration, systems support and system operations. He is directly involved in the evaluation and selection of the hardware platforms used in running the premier hotel reservation system in the world. In addition, he is the lead architect in designing, testing and implementing the business continuity and business recovery objectives for Marriott’s reservation environment.


Bill has a BS from West Virginia University (1980). Bill has been in the data processing field for 23 years with more than 18 years experience in the TPF systems software and large systems hardware support arena. Bill is the chairperson of the Operations and Coverage Subcommittee of the TPF User Group and has carried this role for 11 years.


Guy Charron, Assistant Director, Statistics Canada, Informatics Technology Services  


Guy has more than 24 years of direct experience in both the private and public sectors in the areas of Mainframe operations, Distributed Technology Management and Managed Storage Infrastructures. Prior to assuming his current responsibilities with Statistics Canada he worked in several other large government departments including the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Canada Post and Canada Customs and Revenue Agency.


As Assistant Director of Infrastructure Services, Guy Charron is responsible for the provision of information technology, consulting and development services on a broad range of technical and IT planning issues, providing operational support for the development of computing, managed storage and communications infrastructures to over sixty client divisions across the department. Operating under a fully integrated internal cost recovery model and within a horizontal services based organization at Statistics Canada, Guy’s team supports local and regional staff and provides services and solutions across all three platforms deployed within the department: Mainframe zOS, Unix and Intel (Windows).


Guy also manages, coordinates and participates in the planning, development and maintenance of strategies, policies, standards and guidelines related to information technology.

Kevin Coughlin, Director of Product Management, Symantec


As a Director of Product Management for Symantec, Kevin Coughlin leads our storage management strategy with respect to centralized management.  With over 19 years in the IT and the storage software industry, Kevin leverages his experience to deliver enterprise class storage management solutions focusing on capacity and SAN management solutions and more recently on Symantec’s vision of centralized management for our Storage Foundation line.  


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