Second West Coast Conference Focuses on Digital Transformation in the Cloud Era
February 8, 2017 – Boston – The Open Networking User Group (ONUG) today announced that ONUG Spring 2017 will be hosted by Gap Inc. on April 25th and 26th at the UCSF Mission Bay Conference Center in San Francisco.
“As a founding member of the ONUG Board and world leader in innovating the retail industry, Gap’s cutting-edge use of IT has been fundamental to its business success,” said Nick Lippis, Co-Chairman and Co-Founder of ONUG. “We’re thrilled to have Gap as the host of our spring conference, where executives from the company will share their unique experience transitioning to software-defined, cloud-based infrastructure to address Gap’s business initiatives and imperatives.”
ONUG Spring 2017 will focus on building hybrid cloud infrastructure that addresses security in a containerized world, retooling operational teams with a comprehensive instrumentation suite, and the restructuring of IT culture, including skill sets and reorganization needed for lifecycle management. Key areas of focus will be on the barriers and solutions of enterprise workload on-boarding into public cloud and orchestration automation.
“From Gap Inc.’s perspective, we’re excited to help facilitate one of the most influential gatherings of IT business leaders driving industry innovation,” said Rathi Murthy, SVP and CTO at Gap Inc. “ONUG is the place where industry leaders come together to learn from each other’s experiences with digital transformation, from talent evolution to retooling, to drive tangible changes needed in the IT industry.”
ONUG Spring will feature:
- Keynotes and panel discussions from IT business leaders
- ONUG Board Fireside Chats
- Real world case studies
- A Technology Showcase with interoperability demonstrations
- ONUG Use Case Working Group updates
- Vendor proof of concept presentations based on the Open IT Framework Industry Initiatives
- ONUG Academy Full Stack Engineer Certification Program
ONUG is the leading user-driven community of IT executives focused on leveraging the power of their engineering and procurement to influence the pace and deployment of open networking solutions. The ONUG Board is composed of IT leaders from Bank of America, BNY Mellon, Cigna, Citigroup, Credit Suisse, eBay, FedEx, Fidelity Investments, Gap, Inc., GE, Intuit, JPMorgan Chase, Morgan Stanley, Pfizer, TD Ameritrade, UBS, and Yahoo. For more on ONUG, go to http://www.OpenNetworkingUserGroup.com or follow us on Twitter @ONUG_