SINC invites you to the upcoming Minneapolis IT Leaders Dinner on October 8th, 2019 at Spoon and Stable, which is located at 211 First Street North, Minneapolis MN 55401.
The goal of the dinner will be to foster great relationships among new peers in the Minneapolis IT community, all while enjoying education, open discussion on progressing IT strategy and delicious food and wine.
Arrival (Refreshments available)
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)
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?
Dinner service by Spoon and Stable
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.
Spoon and Stable is a restaurant located in what was once a horse stable, dating back to 1906, in the heart of the North Loop neighborhood. Chef/Owner Gavin Kaysen, a James Beard award-winner, focuses the restaurant’s cuisine on the seasonality of the Midwest, the unique farmers and producers of his hometown of Minneapolis, and the classic French technique he is so widely known for.
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