Event on 2014-07-18 00:00:00
St. Paul’s Highland Fest will be back and better than ever this summer, starting on Friday, July 18 and running through Sunday, July 20. In celebration of its 31st year, Highland Fest will continue to offer its traditional free and family-friendly activities, but will also be mixing things up with some exciting new additions to the schedule.
Events that are making a return appearance at Highland Fest this year include live music, a beer tent, the juried art fair, a petting zoo, wiener dog races, the business fair, inflatable rides and games, the 5k road race and an exciting array of food and beverage vendors.
Activities that are making their Highland Fest debut include the community picnic, Wine and Canvas, a meat raffle/bingo, Zumba in the park, a pancake breakfast, a wine tasting, a movie in the park, a Cross Fit competition, the book mobile, a yoga class, Snapshot for Success (which offers free professional headshots) and the 1st Annual All Ford Car and Truck Show, commemorating 86 years of the Twin Cities Ford Assembly Plant in cooperation with Ford Motor Company and Highland Fest.
Whether Highland Fest visitors are looking for high-energy 80’s tunes, locally grown bluegrass strumming or some foot-stomping country, they won’t be disappointed with this year’s lineup: Brat Pack Radio, The Federales, The MTV’s, The Rolling Clones, The Knotty Pines and Tim Sigler.
Hours for the 2014 Highland Fest are Friday, July 18 from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m., Saturday, July 19 from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sunday, July 20 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sponsors of the 2014 Highland Fest include: Life Time Fitness, Xcel Energy, U.S. Bank, Farmers Insurance, R.F. Moeller Jeweler, The Nook, Highland Shopping Center, Venture Photography, Highland Bank, My New Chiro, Saint Paul Saints, Pearle Vision, Langford Chiropractic, Arthur Williams and HealthPartners.
For more information, please visit highlandfest.com.
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Event on 2014-07-17 07:30:00
This comprehensive seminar, ending with a Cisco/Verizon Wireless keynote and drawings for great prizes, covers the increasingly related topics of security/compliance, mobility/VDI/BYOD, storage/backup/DR and cloud/virtualization/SDN. Angelbeat coordinates expert speakers from many leading firms listed below – scroll down to see the agenda – who deliver concise, technical and complementary talks. Content is pre-approved by Angelbeat and past attendees to maximize learning. CISSP's and other individuals can receive 4 CPE credit hours for attending. As one Wal-Mart attendee states, "Of all the seminars I attend, your format is by far the best. Brief informative talks from vendors, followed by one-on-one time at their booth to find out more. I am out of the office for less than a day yet I have access to all the different solutions. This year I will follow up with two vendors." As another IT Director commented, “Thanks for hosting a very informative meeting with vendors that tied in well… it was an integrated picture of technologies that work together to create a complete infrastructure solution for the workplace.”
Join your peers from GM, Ford, Chrysler, Daimler, Volkswagen, DTE Energy, TRW, AT&T, TD Auto Finance, DURA Automotive, Severstal, US Farathane, Eaton Steel Bar, Piston Group, See Eyewear, Albert Kahn, First Federal Bank, Community Choice Credit Union, Lake Trust Credit Union, Kahn, University of Michigan, Madonna University, Schoolcraft College, Wayne County Community College, Internet2, Genesee Health System, City of Westland and many more leading employers who are confirmed attendees.
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7:30 – 8:40: Breakfast, Registration, Exhibit Area Open, Peer Networking, Product Demonstrations
8:40 – 8:55: Protection against Phishing Attacks with Kaspersky
Kaspersky is the world’s largest privately held, and among the top four, security vendors, operating in 200 countries and protecting 300 million users. Its mission is to provide the world's most effective, responsive and efficient protection against cyber-threats: those from malware, spam, hackers, DDoS attacks, sophisticated cyber-espionage tools, and cyber-weapons that target organization's critical IT infrastructure with potentially catastrophic consequences. Their talk will focus on protecting your IT infrastructure and confidential data against the latest and most sophisticated phishing attacks.
8:55 – 9:10: Security/Compliance: Securing Unstructured Data, The Next Evolution of eDiscovery and Data Loss Prevention with Varonis
The importance of securing and managing sensitive & confidential data was vividly reinforced by the recent NSA/Snowden and Wikileak incidents. Organizations must protect the rapidly growing volume of unstructured and semi structured data—documents, spreadsheets, presentations, media files and other business data – that can be stored in file servers, NAS devices, SharePoint, virtual data centers, cloud-based storage platforms, etc. This is taking ediscovery and data loss prevention (DLP) to the next level.
Attendees will learn about solutions to this important issue from Varonis, the foremost innovator and provider of access, governance, and retention solutions for human-generated data, the fastest-growing and most sensitive class of digital information. Based on patented technology and a highly accurate analytics engine, Varonis solutions give organizations total visibility and control over their data, ensuring that only the right users have access to the right data at all times from all devices, all use is monitored, and abuse is flagged.
Varonis makes digital collaboration secure, effortless and efficient so that people can create and share content easily, and organizations can extract more value from their content while being confident that it is protected and managed efficiently.
9:10 – 9:30: Security/Cloud Demo from iScan Online
iScan Online provides cloud-based security scanning solutions, enabling organizations to scan any endpoint, anytime and anywhere, proactively identifying devices at risk before a data breach occurs.
iScan Online was born in the cloud and provides a secure scalable multi-tenant platform for discovering unencrypted data, vulnerability and compliance scanning, assessing laptops, servers, smartphones and tablets. iScan Online is the recipient of SC Magazine’s Security Industry Innovator of the Year Award and CIO Review Magazine’s Most Promising Top 20 Security Companies of 2014.
Their President/Co-Founder/CTO Billy Austin will conduct a live demonstration of this innovation technology during lunch. Billy is a passionate security veteran with over 20 years in the industry and is a frequent speaker on the topics of exploits, threats and regulatory compliance. He has performed numerous security assessments for commercial and government organizations worldwide.
9:30 – 9:50: BYOD Bring Your Own Device, High-Speed 802.11n/ac WiFi with Xirrus
During 2013, Apple sold 150 million iPhones and 70 million iPads, while Google and its partners sold over 200 million Android-powered smartphones and 130 million tablets, with significantly higher sales expected in 2014. These devices are often employee-owned and are rapidly making their way to the workplace – the Bring-your-own-Device (BYOD) revolution – creating a new set of security and management challenges for IT departments. Attendees will learn about best practices for supporting tablet, laptop, smartphone and other devices on your network, which often run different operating systems and rely upon different security protocols. For instance, how can sensitive corporate data be segmented/separated/encrypted from personal information when using the same device? How can you integrate a Mobile Device Management (MDM) solution with existing end point/anti-virus security products? Should you create specialized apps for your employees and/or customers, or do smartphone browsers have sufficient functionality?
Every tablet and smartphone shares a common feature – they can only connect to the Internet via wireless, which greatly increases the importance of a comprehensive wi-fi infrastructure and strategy. With unlicensed wireless device growth measured in the billions of units, combined with a growing role for machine-to-machine mobile communications (the "Internet of Things") and more wireless-based mission-critical applications, it is essential that IT professionals eliminate rf interference, ensure end user wi-fi performance and understand the next generation of standards including 802.11n and 802.11ac, which enables multi-station WLAN throughput of 1 gigabits per second. Network and security personnel will learn how to combine existing a/b/g access points with higher-speed solutions now available, plus create an integrated Wi-Fi/cellular wireless strategy that maximizes mobile worker productivity, in a secure and cost-effective manner.
9:50 – 10:10: Using Dell Cloud Client Computing & Thin Client Hardware to optimize VDI Deployments
Dell is the global leader in Cloud Client Computing, offering industry-leading thin, zero and cloud PC client products, plus advanced management and desktop virtualization software. This architecture can often replace the traditional computing model of unsecure, unreliable, energy-intensive and expensive desktop PC's, while delivering lower TCO and a superior user experience. Dell has shipped more than 20 million units and has over 200 million people interacting with their products each day, enabling private, public, hybrid and government cloud implementations worldwide.
10:10 – 10:30:Dell Backup/DR/Data Protection for Physical, Virtual, Cloud Platforms
Dell offers a broad portfolio of scalable solutions to protect data and deliver rapid recoverability across physical, virtual and cloud environments. Its automated processes for validating and verifying the integrity of data helps ensure the success of every recovery. Here are some of the topics that will be covered during this informative session, which should definitely help improve your existing backup and disaster recovery strategy:
- Trends in data protection/DR/backup and how cloud, offsite hosting, big data, security/compliance requirements and an increasingly mobile workforce affects business continuity plans
- The value of a common data protection/DR/backup platform that seamlessly and consistently covers legacy physical servers plus data stored on virtual/cloud platforms
Break, Product Demonstrations, Exhibit Area Open, Peer Networking
11:15 – 11:35: Primary Storage and Flash Technology with Tegile
Tegile is pioneering a new generation of flash-driven enterprise storage arrays that balance performance, capacity, features and price for virtualization, file services and database applications. Its hybrid arrays are significantly faster than legacy arrays and significantly less expensive than all solid-state disk-based arrays. Featuring both NAS and SAN connectivity, these virtual data storage systems are easy-to-use, fully redundant, and highly scalable, plus come with built-in snapshot, replication, near-instant recovery, and virtualization management features.
11:35 – 11:55: Backup/Disaster Recovery/Business Continuity for VMware and Hyper-V with Veeam
Today's IT requirements have changed and “3C” legacy backup problems—high costs, increased complexity and missing capabilities—are no longer acceptable for any organization. Veeam provides powerful, easy-to-use and affordable backup, recovery and replication solutions that are Built for Virtualization™ and the Cloud, work on both VMware and Microsoft Hyper-V platforms, and are a perfect fit for the modern data center.
Their solution helps organizations meet RPOs and RTOs, save time, eliminate risks and dramatically reduce capital and operational costs. Built-in advanced monitoring and reporting capabilities help organizations of all sizes increase administrator productivity and mitigate daily management risks, plus its Management Pack™ (MP) extends enterprise monitoring to VMware through Microsoft.
11:55 – 12:15: Software-Defined Networking (SDN) with Nexum
Software-Defined Networking (SDN) is an emerging architecture that is dynamic, manageable, cost-effective, and adaptable, making it ideal for the high-bandwidth, dynamic nature of today's applications. This architecture decouples the network control and forwarding functions enabling the network control to become directly programmable and the underlying infrastructure to be abstracted for applications and network services. Nexum is a leading integrator and they will describe how SDN can be deployed on top of an existing physical data center/network infrastructure, benefitting organizations of all sizes.
12:15 – 12:45 Microsoft: Windows Azure Cloud and Infrastructure Services
Windows Azure is an open and flexible cloud platform that enables you to quickly build, deploy and manage applications across a global network of Microsoft-managed datacenters. You can build applications using any language, tool or framework. And you can integrate your public cloud applications with your existing IT environment. Here are some of the major features that will be discussed by Microsoft during this informative session:
- Always On: 99.95% monthly SLA enables you to build and run highly available applications without focusing on the infrastructure.
- Open: Use any language, framework, or tool to build applications. Features and services are exposed using open REST protocols. The Windows Azure client libraries are available for multiple programming languages, and are released under an open source license.
- Unlimited Servers and Storage: Easily scale your applications to any size. It is a fully automated self-service platform that allows you to provision resources within minutes. Elastically grow or shrink your resource usage based on your needs. You only pay for the resources your application uses. Windows Azure is available in multiple datacenters around the world.
- Powerful Capabilities: Azure is a flexible cloud platform that can satisfy any application need. It enables you to reliably host and scale out your application code within compute roles. You can store data using relational SQL databases, NoSQL table stores, and unstructured blob stores, and optionally use Hadoop and business intelligence services to data-mine it.
- Security, Identity and Access Management: Azure Active Directory delivers an enterprise ready cloud identity service enabling a single sign-on experience across cloud and on-premises applications. It allows multi-factor authentication for added security and compliance.
Lunch, Exhibit Area Open, Peer Networking, Product Demonstrations
1:30 – 2:15: The Internet of Things (IOT) and Big Data with Cisco and Verizon Wireless
Today there are more things connected to the Internet than there are people in the world. The explosive growth of "Big Data", machine-to-machine plus machine-to-people mobile communications and the "Internet of Things (IOT)" are creating new opportunities and challenges for IT professionals.
In this session attendees will learn from Cisco and Verizon Wireless about trends, drivers, applications, architecture and real life IOT case studies. Organizations in all verticals and of all sizes are considering or deploying IOT initiatives to stay competitive, capture new revenue streams, increase efficiency, increase safety and reduce costs.
End of Event, Raffle Prize Drawings for Gift Cards and other great items!
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