The hidden threat of LinkedIn to Business Security

Presented by former FBI Special Agent Stacy Arruda, the purpose of this session is to demonstrate how terrorists, spies and criminals, the “bad guys,” take the seemingly innocuous information you post on the internet and use it to victimize you and your organization. Participants will learn about the methods that criminals are using to target victims and subsequently compromise IT networks in as little as 45 minutes.

This session will help individuals and managers recognize the threat of social media to business and will transform organizations’ views of employee training with regard to social media and proper email behavior.

Stacy Arruda
Tampa, Florida USA
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/stacy-m-arruda-01b41444/

Changing the Rules of Engagement: Supporting Business Growth through Capacity Planning at Cerner

The IT operations team at Cerner, a leading supplier of health information technology, faced many challenges including a growing user base, new IT environments, constantly changing application stacks, and new collaborative and agile processes.

Business Service Owners and Information Technology Operations teams needed to collaborate to define a new capacity strategy for virtualization, storage, and network infrastructure, to promptly connect business driver changes to IT operations metrics.

With multiple challenges to tackle, Cerner partnered with Moviri to design a Capacity Management solution and structured process to effectively reach the expected business objectives for cost effectiveness and risk reduction. The results of which have been measured and recognized publicly as a contributor to the company’s quintupled revenue of the past 12 years.

During this session, participants will learn about Cerner’s experience and how Capacity Planning became a key factor in scaling, sales forecasting, and service delivery. Additional outcomes are to learn how to align the Capacity Management process to your business objectives, to discover the results from a successful Capacity Management initiative, and to measure and compare the maturity of your Capacity Management process.

Andrea Gallo
Manager of US Operations, Moviri
Boston, Massachusetts USA
Twitter: @GalloAndreas
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/galloandrea/

Justin Martin
Senior Technology Architect, Cerner
Kansas City, Kansas USA

Performance Engineering as a Service – Enabling Performance Testing at Scale in a DevOps world using Infrastructure Automation

Performance is everything for an e-commerce company like Wayfair. The global e-commerce retailer employs more than 2,300 engineers and has dozens of software engineering teams to maintain their IT operations. Because of its hybrid model of on-premise datacenter and public cloud, the organization was challenged to be able to scale in a hybrid fashion like the production infrastructure.

To meet the demands of the organization, Head of Performance Engineering, Jaishankar Padmanabhan and his team, crafted a performance engineering as a service (PEAS) process using infrastructure automation. PEAS provides a self-service performance platform that can be leveraged by application developers in the cloud, as well as on-premise, to ensure scalability and reliability of their apps.

Participants in this session will learn about PEAS, as well as how to load and performance test at scale both on-premise or in the cloud using open source framework; analyze real-time metrics in a reporting dashboard; execute tests by a button click from a common UI; and identify bottlenecks in the applications or infrastructure.

Jaishankar Padmanabhan
Head of Performance Engineering, Wayfair
Boston, Massachusetts USA
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jai-p-a64ab71/