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Schedule
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Sunday, August 19
Monday, August 20
1:00pm-6:30pm
20th Annual ILTA Golf Tournament
11:00am-12:00pm | Potomac C
“You Have Clearance, Clarence” – Getting Started (Moving to the Cloud Series, Part 1 of 4)
 
1:00pm-2:00pm | Nat’l Harbor 2 & 3
“Pitch Perfect”: Masterful Pitches to Get Buy-in For Your Next Project
Tuesday, August 21
Wednesday, August 22
8:00am-9:00am | Azalea 3
24×7 Network and Security Operations for Small- to Mid-Sized Firms
 
11:30am-12:30pm | Woodrow Wilson A
“Don’t Call Me Shirley” – Negotiating Your Cloud (Moving to the Cloud Series, Part 2 of 4)
 
5:00pm-7:30pm | Azalea 3
Genius Bar
8:00am-9:00am | Azalea 3
The Microsoft Cloud in the Am Law 200: Case Studies and Wins
 
10:00am-11:30am | Chesapeake 5
Plugging the Leaks: 5 Critical Steps to a Secure Network
 
11:30am-12:30pm | Maryland B
“Good Luck, They’re All Counting On You” – Migrating Your Systems (Moving to the Cloud Series, Part 3 of 4)
 
2:45pm-3:30pm | Maryland 6
Exchange Online Q&A – Notes from The Field with Kraft Kennedy
 
5:00pm-7:30pm | Azalea 3
Genius Bar 2.0
Thursday, August 23
8:00am-9:00am | Azalea 3
Stepping off the Windows 10 Upgrade Treadmill: Strategies, Tools, and Tricks
 
9:00am-10:00am | Maryland C
“Does Anyone On Board Know How To Fly a Plane?” – Daily Life in the Cloud (Moving to the Cloud Series, Part 4 of 4)
 
9:00am-10:00am | Nat’l Harbor 2 & 3
IT Resilience: Strategies and Solutions to Keep the Lights On
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Sessions
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20th Annual ILTA Golf Tournament
Sunday, August 19 | 1:00pm – 6:30pm
Lake Presidential Golf Club
The 20th Annual ILTA Golf Tournament will be presented by Rippe & Kingston, Mimecast, and Kraft Kennedy.
“You Have Clearance, Clarence” – Getting Started (Moving to the Cloud Series, Part 1 of 4)
Monday, August 20 | 11:00am – 12:00pm | Potomac C
KK Speaker: Joe Hoegler
You’ve decided to go to the cloud. How do you take your first steps? What vendors do you talk to? What are the most important criteria to include in your RFP? How do you identify workloads that you want to move to the cloud? How do you assess your readiness as a firm to move to the cloud? Come to this session and learn the answers to these questions and more!
 
Takeaways:

  • Learn how to get started on your cloud migration.
  • Learn how to create your RFP and considerations to include in your contracts.
  • Learn how to make sure you have appropriate buy-in from firm leadership to support your migration.

“Pitch Perfect”: Masterful Pitches to Get Buy-in For Your Next Project
Monday, August 20 | 1:00pm – 2:00pm | Nat’l Harbor 2 & 3
KK Speaker: Pat Mansuy
Come watch attendees pitch their project to a panel of executives that are responsible for selecting which projects get worked on in their organizations. Presenters will be given live feedback on the quality of their pitch and their project. Learn how to prepare and deliver a pitch for your next project.
 
Takeaways:

  • Learn how to deliver a persuasive pitch that will help get your next project off the ground.
  • A checklist of items to consider including in their next pitch.

24×7 Network and Security Operations for Small- to Mid-Sized Firms
Tuesday, August 21 | 8:00am – 9:00am | Azalea 3
KK Speakers: John Kogan and Charles Ottenweller
It turns out that system uptime and personal downtime can coexist. Learn how you can use new predictive technology to build a 24×7 security operations center (SOC) with the functions of a much larger firm: patching, monitoring & alerting, scanning, audit reporting, and dashboards. Cutting-edge IT leaders have found a cost-effective way to augment their teams and offload thankless work with outsourced network and security operations. In this session, security and management experts will spotlight the tools that will allow you to exceed even the capabilities of Am Law 100 firms. Sleep easier without worrying about that 3am phone call.
 
Seating is limited. Register in advance or stop by booth 300/302 for a ticket.
 
Join us for breakfast and giveaways beginning at 8am.
“Don’t Call Me Shirley” – Negotiating Your Cloud (Moving to the Cloud Series, Part 2 of 4)
Tuesday, August 21 | 11:30am – 12:30pm | Woodrow Wilson A
KK Speaker: Joe Hoegler
Take a deep-dive with us on contractual negotiation and controlling risk with your cloud vendor. Find out how to build protections into your contract and avoid unexpected cost spikes. Discover best practices for securing your data and how to make sure you remain compliant in the cloud. Learn from partners who assist with migrations about what to watch for and lessons learned along the way.
Genius Bar
Tuesday, August 21 | 5:00pm – 7:30pm
Azalea 3
Genius Bar 2018 features Dynamic Roundtables for maximum fun and learning. Drinks and conversations will flow at this cocktail hour hosted by world-class IT experts.
 
Guests will have the option to join flexible discussions at several roundtables focused on fascinating topics (or just mingle and enjoy some hors d’oeuvres!). Come away inspired and informed for the year ahead.
The Microsoft Cloud in the Am Law 200: Case Studies and Wins
Wednesday, August 22 | 8:00am – 9:00am | Azalea 3
Speakers: Joe Hoegler, Dominick Ciacciarelli, and Jeffrey Brandt
Early-adopter law firms have charted a roadmap to success with Microsoft Cloud. Learn about the pitfalls these firms encountered and get a head start on your upgrade.
 
Find out what the cloud pioneers discovered about Azure Infrastructure-as-a-Service and Microsoft’s suite of Software-as-a-Service offerings, including Office 365. Jeffrey Brandt (Jackson Kelly CIO), Dominick Ciacciarelli (Senior Architect at Kraft Kennedy), and Joe Hoegler (Kraft Kennedy CTIO) will share notes from the field on: likely use cases, cost-competitive solutions, education and support, current bundle acquisition, consumer-grade support, and more. Bring your tough questions for the panel.
 
Seating is limited. Register in advance or stop by booth 300/302 for a ticket.
 
Join us for breakfast and giveaways beginning at 8am.
Plugging the Leaks: 5 Critical Steps to a Secure Network
Wednesday, August 22 | 10:00am – 11:30am | Chesapeake 5
Speakers: Brian Podolsky, Chris Vitale, and David Hansen
No one wants to be the next Panama Papers. Over the course of the hour, we’ll share insights gained from extensive experience in the trenches of the top law firm and corporate legal networks.
 
Join us as Chris Vitale, Director of Information Technology at Holwell Shuster & Goldberg, along with Brian Podolsky from Kraft Kennedy and David Hansen from NetDocuments discuss 5 crucial areas of technology that will ensure your environment is sound, your data is secure, and you’re moving in the right direction to deliver world-class security across your people, processes, and technology.
“Good Luck, They’re All Counting On You” – Migrating Your Systems (Moving to the Cloud Series, Part 3 of 4)
Wednesday, August 22 | 11:30am – 12:30pm | Maryland B
KK Speaker: Joe Hoegler
You’ve got the foundation, now what’s the best way to execute your move? Learn how to lay out a comprehensive and effective plan to migrate your workloads to the cloud with minimal disruption. We’ll discuss how to identify dependencies, include all relevant stakeholders. We’ll also cover how to thoroughly QA your systems after migration.
 
Takeaways:

  • Best practices for your migration plan to the cloud after your provider is selected.
  • Lessons learned from actual on-premise to cloud migrations.
Exchange Online Q&A – Notes from The Field with Kraft Kennedy
Wednesday, August 22 | 2:45pm – 3:30pm | Maryland 6
KK Speakers: Joe Hoegler and Dominick Ciacciarelli
A conversation (no slide deck! just useful takeaways) answering your questions about the move to Exchange Online, including the legitimate business concerns we hear from firms as well as advantages and lessons learned. This is not a sales pitch. Exchange experts will be sharing their experiences with the migration to Exchange Online and answering questions about configuration and migration options.
 
The Kraft Kennedy team holds advanced Exchange certifications (Certified Master—1 of 22 in the world outside Microsoft), is embedded in the Ranger community, and meets with the on-premises and online teams regularly. It provides escalated support for the largest law firms in the world and has migrated dozens of small- and medium-sized firms to Exchange Online.
Genius Bar 2.0
Wednesday, August 22 | 5:00pm – 7:30pm
Azalea 3
Genius Bar 2.0 2018 features more Dynamic Roundtables for maximum fun and learning. Drinks and conversations will flow at this cocktail hour hosted by world-class IT experts. Guests will have the option to join flexible discussions at several roundtables focused on fascinating topics (or just mingle and enjoy some hors d’oeuvres!). Come away inspired and informed for the year ahead.
Stepping off the Windows 10 Upgrade Treadmill: Strategies, Tools, and Tricks
Thursday, August 23 | 8:00am – 9:00am | Azalea 3
KK Speaker: Sulabh Upadhyaya
Lessons we’ve learned from 175,000 Windows 10 deployments:

  • The never-ending upgrade cycle demands more time, planning, and staff; resistance is futile.
  • Endpoint protection is now the most critical security function, yet lawyer productivity and ease-of-use will be the measures of success.
  • Aligning your workstation management with Microsoft’s Windows-as-a-Service model can be a major burden or a breakthrough—the right strategy will determine the fate of your firm.

 
 
In this session, we’ll reveal more lessons and hard-earned tips on how you can not only adapt but succeed in the new world of continuous upgrades. Learn how you can achieve tight security while making your end-users happy, keep patching and applications up-to-date, and get off the upgrade treadmill.
 
Seating is limited. Register in advance or stop by booth 300/302 for a ticket.
 
Join us for breakfast and giveaways beginning at 8am.

“Does Anyone On Board Know How to Fly a Plane” – Daily Life in the Cloud (Moving to the Cloud Series, Part 4 of 4)
Thursday, August 23 | 9:00am – 10:00am | Maryland C
KK Speaker: Joe Hoegler
Congratulations! You’re in the cloud. Now what do you have to worry about? Learn how to operationalize internally to support your new cloud infrastructure, including preparing your staff and protecting yourself from outages. Get prepared for security audits, large or non-native data imports and upgrades that may be out of your control.
 
Takeaways:

  • Best practices for preparing your staff to administer your cloud environment.
  • Best practices for operationalizing your cloud deployment.
  • Best way to handle security audit responses.

IT Resilience: Strategies and Solutions to Keep the Lights On
Thursday, August 23 | 9:00am – 10:00am | Nat’l Harbor 2 & 3
KK Speaker: Charles Ottenweller
What new and innovative options exist to achieve a strong level of high availability and disaster recovery? The increasing frequency of malicious attacks require thinking beyond basic hardware, data center or circuit failures. Learn about the latest options for keeping your services up if your systems go down.
 
Takeaways:

  • Learn about new options in the market to provide resilience to core IT services.
  • How to keep critical client facing services online in the event of major data center outages.
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