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NEXT 2019

Las Vegas October 8-10

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  • Registration

    10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.

    Grand Prefunction

    Welcome to NEXT 2019!

  • Certifications

    10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

    Rooms 104-105

    Drop in anytime. Your first one’s free! See details here.

  • DataOps Fundamentals

    11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

    1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

    Get credibility in data operations and business outcomes with your credential in DataOps Fundamentals at NEXT 2019. Please preregister for a workshop on Tuesday or Wednesday. And don’t miss the prework before you arrive at NEXT.

  • Partner Executive Summit

    2:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

    Rooms 157-160

    Discuss how we can partner to open doors and create solutions in today’s industry landscape.

  • NEXT Horizon: Industry Analyst Event

    2:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

    Rooms 151-152

  • Opening Reception

    6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

    Grand Ballroom

    Let’s kick off NEXT 2019 with a reception in the Solutions Showcase.

     

  • Breakfast

    7:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.

    Grand Garden Arena

    Enjoy a light continental breakfast before your day begins.

  • General Session

    8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

    Grand Garden Arena

    • Accelerate your digital innovation and get unique advantage with DataOps.
    • Hear major announcements of new products and services that will transform how you use data.
    • Learn from your peers at America Heart Association, Conagra and more.
    • See Dr. Zeynep Tufekci, technosociologist and TED speaker, share her thoughts on the interactions between technology and society.
  • Solutions Showcase

    10:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

    Grand Ballroom

    See all the best and the latest data solutions in the industry. (Closed during Strategy Spotlights)

     

  • Certifications

    10:30 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.

    Rooms 104-105

    Test your knowledge and get certified. Drop in anytime! See details here.

  • Hitachi Insight Center

    10:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

    Cedar Boardrooms 1-2

    Talk data and innovation with Hitachi executives and experts.

  • Breakout Sessions

    11:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.

    Choose from over 60 sessions on all things data. See Breakout Session details here.

  • Lunch

    11:45 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

    Grand Ballroom

    Feed your hunger (and innovation) in the Solutions Showcase.

  • Strategy Spotlights

    1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

    Rooms 157-160 and 165-168

    Hear how your peers found and use the power in their data:

     

    • Accelerate Your Data Center Transformation

    To execute in a fast-moving, competitive market, you need to provide data for business operations and analytics. But how do you respond quickly and effectively when your existing infrastructure can’t meet the challenges of today or tomorrow? For successful digital transformation, you need new data center infrastructure with agile and cloud-like convenience. And it needs to be powered by AI operations to continuously automate and optimize resource deployments. In this session, hear strategies and best practices on how to use your data to drive more automation and agility across your operations and reach the next level of innovation.

    • Get Your Head Start in Smart Spaces and IoT

    Provide real-time visibility, a streamlined experience and more efficient operations with smart spaces and IoT. These technologies transform the way humans interact with the physical world and change markets as competitors and disruptors look for every advantage. From campuses to factory floors to retail environments, smart spaces and IoT combine connectivity, video, lidar, sensor data and AI to multiply the power of data and analytics. But how do you apply it all to reach the outcomes you need? In this special session, you’ll get a no-hype-zone look at how successful organizations like yours capture the advantages of these emerging technologies.

  • Breakout Sessions

    2:15 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

    Are you data? Because you’re getting smarter and smarter. See Breakout Session details here.

  • DataOps Fundamentals

    4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

    Get credibility in data operations and business outcomes with your credential in DataOps Fundamentals at NEXT 2019. Please preregister for a workshop on Tuesday or Wednesday. And don’t miss the prework before you arrive at NEXT.

  • Happy Hour

    5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

    Grand Ballroom

    Celebrate a great first day with drinks in the Solutions Showcase.

  • Breakfast

    7:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.

    Grand Garden Arena

    Enjoy a light continental breakfast before your day begins.

  • General Session

    8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

    Grand Garden Arena

    • See how Hitachi powers good to create a better, smarter and safer future with Social Innovation.
    • See what’s new, what’s NEXT and where the industry is headed. Celebrate our Transformation Award winners.
    • Learn how we’re powering good with the Optimise Prime Consortium, the world’s largest commercial electric vehicle (EV) project, Rainforest Connection, and Simalaha Community Conservancy.
    • Hear how free-solo rock climber Alex Honnold overcomes challenging situations with unwavering mental control.
  • Solutions Showcase

    10:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

    Grand Ballroom

    Because there’s just too much to see in one day. (Closed during Strategy Spotlights)

     

  • Certifications

    10:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

    Rooms 104-105

    Validate those skills of yours. Drop in anytime! See details here.

  • Hitachi Insight Center

    10:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

    Cedar Boardrooms 1-2

    Schedule a chat with experts and executives from Hitachi.

  • Breakout Sessions

    11:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.

    There’s still so much to learn. See Breakout Session details here.

  • Lunch

    11:45 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

    Grand Ballroom

    Dine while you discuss data in the Solutions Showcase.

  • Strategy Spotlights

    1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

    Rooms 157-160 and 165-168

    Learn best practices and strategies to become more innovative than ever:

     

    • Intelligent DataOps: Unleash Your Innovation Potential

    It can be difficult to get the right information to the right person at the right time. The way we manage, store and scale data have all changed thanks to governance and compliance changes, modern infrastructures and data engineering and integration challenges. To keep up with market changes, you need to evolve and work better with data at scale. Increase your productivity and innovation with Intelligent DataOps, an agile approach that improves the communication, integration and automation of data.

     
    • Cloud Acceleration for the Real World: Yours

    Now that cloud has become an integral part of yours and virtually every other enterprise’s IT strategy, how can you improve your cloud adoption and rationalization. It’s a huge priority for most. Hitachi Vantara is a leader in helping organizations optimize and accelerate their cloud strategies across public, private, and hybrid clouds. We know how to achieve the right mix of cost optimization, IT agility, security and data governance. In this session, you’ll hear real-world case studies on how to take the risk out of the vital advancements your IT strategy demands, including application migration and modernization to public clouds, automated hybrid cloud data pipelines and retention, and virtualized and container-based private cloud strategies for enterprise apps, DevOps, and more. Come listen to the people who have been in your shoes and thrived.

  • Breakout Sessions

    2:15 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

    Bring all those insights back to your company and see it transform. See Breakout Session details here.

  • Personal Branding and Happy Hour

    5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

    Conference Center Courtyard

    Join us for a timely discussion on how to establish your social presence online. Get best practices for LinkedIn, including how to perfect your profile and build your network. Sponsored by Hitachi Vantara’s Diversity and Inclusion Program, this happy hour is – naturally – open to all.

  • Closing Celebration with Fitz and The Tantrums

    7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

    Grand Garden Arena

    See you at the Grand Garden Arena for a party that will make your coworkers back home jealous.

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