Network Computing is part of the Informa Tech Division of Informa PLC

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them. Informa PLC's registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726.

Showtime for Interop ITX 2018

After months of preparation, it's time for Interop ITX, the independent conference for IT professionals dealing with the challenges and opportunities presented by today's most important technology concepts and a few that are a bit on the futuristic side.

When the event opens Monday at the Mirage in Las Vegas, the entire InformationWeek editorial team will be on hand to provide you with daily coverage. As you may know, InformationWeek and Interop operate under our parent company UBM, and the teams work together all year to leverage the other's content for the benefit of our audiences. So, you often see Interop's expert presenters sharing their experiences through InformationWeek articles, while IW editors help to plan the Interop agenda and identify speakers. Our Dark Reading and Network Computing editors function similarly in the area of cybersecurity and infrastructure.

Here's an overview of what the combined teams will be working on and sharing with you in the coming week.

Throughout Monday and Tuesday, Interop will offer a series of workshops and summits, full- and half-day educational programs focused on key tech concepts. Then, Wednesday through Friday the agenda is packed with breakout sessions, keynote addresses, special events, and a bit of fun.

Highlights on the agenda

Everyone is talking about artificial intelligence, but plenty of executives and IT pros are wondering how to proceed. The AI Summit, running all day Monday and Tuesday, is chaired by Sam Charrington, founder of CloudPulse Strategies, and features a half dozen expert speakers. The program will feature advice on what you need to know to get started with AI, how you can advance your AI initiatives, and what AI concepts mean to your organization.

The AI Summit sets the stage for three more days of in-depth coverage of data analytics and AI technologies. Consider some of these data-related themes: Analytics as a force for getting the varied segments of your business in sync; finding actionable insights in data; the magic of pie charts; understanding deep neural networks; and the roles that analytics play in security, DevOps, and automation.

Also on Monday, Jen Underwood, founder of Impact Analytix, presents a workshop as an introduction to machine learning.

Read the rest of this article on InformationWeek.