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Speakers

Easily the best part of IMPACT is our community as they share their expertise with others.  Our call for sessions is OPEN. 

We want to feature sessions that cover key topics in enterprise IT including: 

Cloud Computing   |   Mainframe |   System Engineering  |  Machine Learning/AI/Deep Learning  |   Scalability and Resilience
Infrastructure Design  |   Performance and Capacity Planning   |    Strategic Vision  |   DevOps   |   On-Call Strategies |  Managing IT Teams
Continuous Delivery  |   Security   |   Monitoring and Instrumentation   |   Performance and Debugging   |   Backup and Recovery
Solving the Customer Experience

We look forward to your submission.

About Speaking at IMPACT 2021

CMG will be accepting speaker submissions on a rolling basis.

2021 Speakers will receive free conference admission

Speakers will be required to participate in a practice session and pre-record their session for our video archive.

Sessions are typically 40 minutes without Q&A

Speakers are asked to engage in live verbal or chat-based Q&A sessions after their session broadcast.

Questions? Contact [email protected]

See our Terms and Conditions for speakers

We will be accepting sessions on a rolling basis with these general deadlines. If you are interested in speaking, you are highly encouraged to submit early!

– September 25: First Round Deadline

– October 16: Second Round Deadline

– November 6: Third Round Deadline

– November 27: Fourth Round Deadline

– December 11: Final Submission Deadline

2020 IMPACT Sessions

Bitcoin Mining & The Capacity Planning Stack

Bitcoin Mining & The Capacity Planning Stack

Bitcoin mining is one of the ways to make money from the Bitcoin cryptocurrency. Mining calculators are  available that enable you to estimate your earning potential. This presentation will show...

Real World DevOps – Abel Wang

Real World DevOps – Abel Wang

It is now 2020 and good DevOps practices are no longer just nice to have. It is absolutely necessary to continuously deliver value to our end users. Yet this isn't easy to do right. Unfortunately,...

What’s that VM/Server Doing? – Debbie Sheetz

What’s that VM/Server Doing? – Debbie Sheetz

Server/VM-level measurements notify the capacity/performance analyst of resource usage patterns during (1) capacity threshold breaches (2) SLA breaches (3) other significant changes, but not how/why...

z/OS Performance and Capacity Fundamentals

z/OS Performance and Capacity Fundamentals

Are you new to the mainframe and interested in what makes a mainframe tick from a performance perspective? Confused about why certain capacity decisions are made? Not sure about what the different...

Your Open-Source Machine Learning Tool Kit

Your Open-Source Machine Learning Tool Kit

During this session, our speakers will present a set of open-source tools widely adopted and compatible with most environments including data centers, clouds, and mainframes.  Cloud services or even...

Pocket AI and IoT

Pocket AI and IoT

Want to learn more about trends like AI, IoT and wearable tech? In one hour, we will cut through the hype by building a “smart” fitness tracker using your own mobile device. This session is full of...

Mapping your Successful Cloud Migration

Mapping your Successful Cloud Migration

In the rush to control costs and deliver faster, many companies look to the cloud as the go-to strategy to support DevOps. Unfortunately, market research shows that some organizations start the...

Optimizing your Cloud

Optimizing your Cloud

The public cloud has unlimited capacity if you have an unlimited budget to buy it. But the reality is that budgets are never truly unlimited and one needs to do rightsizing of the cloud objects to...

Mainframe 101

Mainframe 101

In the 1960s and 1970s, mainframe computing was the dominant paradigm in information processing. Rapid and continuing developments have changed the focus to distributed systems, but mainframes...

Meeting of the Minds: Performance Engineering

Meeting of the Minds: Performance Engineering

This “Birds of a Feather” session will kick off with a brief presentation on “A Short History of Performance Engineering” by Alex Podelko. In this introductory session, Alex will briefly cover the...

Meeting of the Minds: AI, ML, and DL

Meeting of the Minds: AI, ML, and DL

Join Amy Peck and Igor Trubin for this birds-of-a-feather session on Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning (ML), and Deep Learning (DL). During this hour-long, casual session, participants...

Deep Learning: An Overview

Deep Learning: An Overview

Deep Learning is a branch of Artificial and Machine Learning that has surpassed the performance of traditional machine learning algorithms for specific applications by a considerable percentage. The...

The Hidden Threat of LinkedIn to Business Security

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...

Performance is not only about response time

Performance is not only about response time

Performance testing has often been the last step before deployment. Due to time constraints, many projects have been focused on one single metric: Response time. Response time is obviously important...

Building a Modern-Day Site Reliability Team 

Building a Modern-Day Site Reliability Team 

In today’s fast-paced development environments, companies tend to focus on feature delivery speed so much that reliability can often be overlooked. Keeping up with reliability goals, however, is of...

Scaling Multi-Cloud with Infrastructure as Code

Scaling Multi-Cloud with Infrastructure as Code

In the age of DevOps, “infrastructure as code” (IaC) is an emerging practice in which infrastructure is treated as versioned code. This practice reduces the effort required to create and manage...

The Hidden Threat of LinkedIn to Business Security

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...

Secure Z! Escape Room Experience

Secure Z! Escape Room Experience

In this collaborative Escape Room experience, participants play the roles of newly hired z/OS security professionals at the fictitious company, Mock-Up Services Enterprises (M.U.S.E.), investigating...

Security and Encryption for the Future

Security and Encryption for the Future

Since 2013, 14.7 billion records have been breached and the average cost of a breach was $3.86 million. In this session, participants will learn methods to strategically secure their data and move...

Betting on Digital Leadership

Betting on Digital Leadership

In his role at Caesars Entertainment Corporation, Jay is responsible for all aspects of technology infrastructure and reliable operations. He has designed and deployed solutions for the hotel, food...

Netflix Performance Tales in One Take

Netflix Performance Tales in One Take

At Netflix we’re focused on running our service as efficiently as possible to serve our more than 150 million members around the world. We are always looking for ways to highlight and fix...