Lowlands Unite 2017: Agenda CDM track

September 15, 2017 at 9:39 am in Uncategorized by Dieter Wijckmans

We are at full speed now organizing the Lowlands Unite 2017 Belgium edition. The next step is here! Showing you what we came up as an agenda in the CDM track.

CDM is becoming more and more a balance between on prem and cloud services. A lot of questions of attendees are around this subject. That’s why we have lined up a great mix of both on prem and azure specialist to answer some of your questions during the sessions and (probably) answer the rest during the breaks and networking drink.

Get insights from the field how you can easily take your datacenter to the next level on all fields.


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Timeslot CDM Track Speaker Abstracts
08.00 – 09.00 (60 Minutes) Welcome and  registration    
09.00 – 09.15 Keynote Dieter Wijckmans Why Cloud services in your datacenter for your organization will become key
09.15  – 10.15 Rest Azured, Microsoft Cloud Demystified Kenneth Van Surksum

There is a lot of misconceptions about Microsoft’s public cloud offering Azure, especially for IT infrastructure administrators but also for it’s consumers. In this session, Kenneth van Surksum will demystify some of the most common questions when talking about public cloud, like:


·       Will moving our on-premise infrastructure to the cloud solve many of the problems we are facing today?

·       Can developers just consume Azure, or should they align the IT infrastructure department before starting to develop, and if so why?

·       Is Cloud computing a next generation virtualization platform?

·       Will we once we move all of our infrastructure to Azure be relieved migration headaches?

·       And much more….


Kenneth will share his experiences from implementing Azure solutions at customers with the audience. The goal of this session is to make people, who want to start working with Azure aware of the caveats so that they don’t make the obvious mistakes.

(60 Minutes)  
10.15  – 11.15 In the land of the blind, OMS is king Dieter Wijckmans So you are working with OMS. Pumping a lot of data in and seeing all the solutions being populated with cool graphs and animated when there’s something coming up. Ready to take visualizing your data a step further? Wouldn’t it be cool to have full control over what, when and where you present your data? Join this session to find out all the different options to visualize OMS data from OMS dashboard to Power-BI and back. Be creative and show the stakeholders just exactly what they want to see and really become the king in the land of the blind.
(60 Minutes)  
11.15 – 11.30 Break    
(15 minutes)
11.30 – 12.30 Sponsor slot – Savision Kevin Lee

Dieter Wijckmans (MVP)


Ever wondered what’s it like to have all the info you need by just clicking through a well layed out dashboard? Ask any SCOM admin how hard it is to come up with just the info needed to generate the perfect dashboard. Savision LiveMaps got you covered. Join this session to find out the latest and greatest in dashboarding and showing just that info needed to save the day!
(60 Minutes)
12.30 – 13.30 Lunch Break    
(60 minutes)
13.30 – 14.30 What if… you would manage your security like an airport? Peter Geelen o The people with a bit of traveling experience, know that security is like in airport operations…
 o Airport security operations are strongly regulated, by the same processes and procedures  … that apply to IT.
 o The number of accidents per operation is lower than any other means of transport…
 o What if … you run your cloud and data center like an airport?
(60 minutes)
14.30 – 15.30 Achieving Productivity without an on-premises infracstructure: Mission Impossible? Sander Berkouwer The daily announcements from Microsoft on cloud-based opportunities for organizations might give you the idea that your organization might be able to achieve productivity without an on-premises infrastructure, too. How do you, as a system administrator for a large organization, embrace these new possibilities and get rid of the square footage, cooling needs, firewalls and even your Domain Controllers? Can you go 100% cloud?
Dive into the full stack of Microsoft cloud possibilities and impossibilities with Sander Berkouwer (Directory Services and Enterprise Mobility MVP). With his ‘Trust, but verify’ view on these items, he’ll share his real-life experiences with bringing organizations to the cloud, embracing a dual cloud provider strategy and the often-overlooked exit strategies you’ll need to have.
Find out why Group Policies, VPNs and typical file servers are rapidly becoming remnants of a long-gone era in systems management and productivity. In the process, gain an end-to-end overview, featuring the latest and greatest Windows and Azure technologies to achieve the goals on your organization’s horizon.
(60 minutes)
15.30 – 15.45 Break    
(15 minutes)
15.45 – 16.45 Ransomware vs Sysadmin Erik Loef Ransomware is constantly evolving, let’s take a look at the evolution of Ransomware, especially last 2-3 years.
Demonstration of what happens when you click on the wrong document and how different Ransomware systems work
Let’s show the dark side of the ransomware (how do the criminals operate with ransomware as a service)
And what can you do as a sysadmin to mitigate these threats. Many tips & tricks wille be shared for this!
(60 minutes)
16.45 – 17.45 Managing Windows Containers with Docker  Els Putzeys  Containers are the latest buzz in IT technology. Containers enable you to isolate your applications from the underlying OS improving the deployment and reliability of those applications. Windows Server 2016 provides two kinds of native containers: Windows Server Containers and Hyper-V Containers. These containers are created, managed and maintained with Docker.In this session you will learn about containers: what they do, why they are useful, how they work.
(60 minutes)
17.45 – 18.30 Networking Drink    

(60 minutes)

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