Click here for detailed agenda, scroll down for speakers and click on picture for biographies.To signup click register, follow prompts and enter promotional code for free pass (email email@example.com if you lost your code).This is a unique opportunity for Chicago IT professionals to hear directly from Amazon Web Services, Microsoft and VMware, with additional subject matter experts speaking who all follow these presentation guidelines (no sales pitches). To minimize/avoid morning rush hour traffic, registration begins, exhibit area opens and coffee/snacks/breakfast is served at 8:00, though the first talk is not til 9:00. The program ends around noon, followed by drawings for gift cards and other prizes.Specific topics covered during formal talks include these inter-related and highly relevant items, with a lengthy break so you can get answers to problems specific to your organization.- Private/Public/Hybrid Cloud Strategy- Cloud Computing Platforms: Containers vs Virtual Machines vs Serverless- Integration of Amazon Web Services Platform with VMware, Dockers, Kubernetes- Securing Cloud-based Mission-Critical Applications and Highly Sensitive Data- Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Big Data Analytics/IoT Applications- Migration of Legacy Apps to Cloud/Hosted Platforms- DevOps and Accelerated/Automated New Product Releases/Updates- Storage, Backup, DR/Business Continuity- Hyperconverged Data Center InfrastructureEvery attendee receives complimentary WiFi and parking, plus 3 CPE credit hours. theWit Doubletree by Hilton is a beautiful new hotel, conveniently located at the corner of State and Lake, easily accessible from several L stops.Join your peers from Aon, McDonald's, Walgreens and many more leading organizations who are confirmed attendees.The presentations are mainly for IT, Security, Networking, Infrastructure, Storage, DevOps, Database, Developer, Application, Programming, Data Warehousing, e.g. technical professionals, though there is strategic/financial/business information that also makes it meaningful for (digital) marketing, compliance/legal and executive/line-of-business personnel.