Kansas City IT Leaders Dinner

October 10th, 2019 •  801 Chophouse

SINC invites you to the upcoming Kansas City IT Leaders Dinner on October 10th, 2019 at 801 Chophouse, which is located at 71 East 14th Street, Kansas City, Missouri 64106. 

The goal of the dinner will be to foster great relationships among new peers in the Kansas City IT community, all while enjoying education, open discussion on progressing IT strategy and delicious food and wine.

Agenda

4:30pm
Arrival (Refreshments available)

5:30pm
Session Begins

Introduction (10 minutes)
The peer executive will engage the audience for brief introductions and discuss the format and key take aways from the guided interactive conversation and dinner discussion.

Guided Interactive Conversation (35 minutes)

Topics

How Flash, Cloud, and Data Center Intelligence (AI) are combining to change the way IT leaders are acquiring, deploying, and managing infrastructure. 

Managing infrastructure today is too hands-on and resource intensive. The complexity of infrastructure inevitably leads to unexpected problems, which are often disruptive to your applications and business, leaving you and your teams spending their days, nights, and weekends taking care of and tuning infrastructure.

As your future needs to be about taking your business forward, there needs to be a fundamental change in how your infrastructure is managed and supported.

This requires a complete re-imagination of systems, not as idle and unconscious, but as intelligent infrastructure powered by AI.

IT has always relied on monitoring tools to troubleshoot their environment. Unfortunately, this has meant staff spending dozens of hours mining log files and interpreting graphs, all in an effort to gain some insight into the cause of a disruption so it could be resolved.

When troubleshooting gets too difficult, IT turns to vendors for support. However, across the industry, support means time-consuming, multi-tiered escalations.

As infrastructure becomes increasingly vital to an organization’s bottom line, this model will not suffice. It’s no longer acceptable to find out about a disruption after it’s occurred.

Organizations need a solution that can transform how infrastructure is managed and supported—a solution that can predict problems before they occur.

AI can watch over your infrastructure, continuously learn from a global installed base, and apply what it learns to predict and prevent issues and eliminate the guesswork in managing infrastructure. AI can make infrastructure smarter and more reliable.

Open Forum Discussion (45 minutes)

The discussion will be based on the list of challenges, problems discussed already and will take the format of group brainstorming and open discussion to come up with possible suggestions and solutions to common challenges at the Executive IT level. We will also touch on a variety of other topics, including, but not limited to:

Are performance metrics actually an accurate indicator of an unoptimized system or potential problem?

Based on workloads running on the system, what factors can be affecting the application performance and to what degree?

What is the right recommendation to improve performance?

7:00pm
Dinner service by 801 Chophouse

9:00pm
Conclusion

Register to Attend

Charles Lambert – VP, Global Production Operations for Afiniti

Charles Lambert is a 30+year technology veteran within the radio broadcasting and telecommunications industries. He was most recently the CIO for Truconnect, a wireless telecom based in Los Angeles. Prior to that, Charlie led IT and engineering operations for Cricket Wireless (including post AT&T acquisition). He is currently VP, Global Production Operations for Afiniti, an Artificial Intelligence software services firm based in Washington, DC.

Charlie is an avid tournament golfer, public speaker, and is the author of the popular book, Corporate Ladder 101:  How to Excel as a New Business Professional.

801 Chophouse

801 Chophouse Kansas City is nestled in the heart of the vibrant Power & Light District. Come enjoy a comfortable dining atmosphere with romantic lighting, dramatic finishes, and signature leather booths. Whether you have a romantic date night planned or have a large party or event, 801 Chophouse in Kansas City is the perfect destination for any occasion. We always serve only the freshest USDA prime steak at 801 Chophouse, and paired with our award-winning wine list, exclusive bourbons and single malt scotches, and a daily fresh sheet, you’re sure to have a fine dining experience you will never forget.

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