We are close to opening registration for the 2017 IT/Dev Connections conference and today we’re happy to announce our first two Track Chairs have been confirmed.

IT/Dev Connections continues to be the most valuable technical conference for IT Pros, Developers, and DevOps every year. Since our refocus efforts that started in 2013, IT/Dev Connections has grown significantly each year. Each year, we hear attendees stated that this year was the best year ever. How we’re able to outdo ourselves each year is a direct testament to selecting the absolute best Track Chairs.

Our Track Chairs are experts in their field and they spend countless hours sifting through session proposals to hand-select just the right content and just the right speakers. There’s no question that the content provided at IT/Dev Connections is just right. Our content provides deep technical education without even a hint of marketing or keynote fluff. Developing great and valuable content like we have each year for IT/Dev Connections takes a lot of work, but the effort gets a lot easier when we have the right people on the content team.

We’ll be announcing our additional Track Chairs soon, but here’s who’s on tap already…

Track: Cloud & Data Center

contact_1122725Track Chair: John Savill

John has been using Windows since NT 3.1 and is the creator of ntfaq.com. John has written 8 books on Microsoft technologies including Windows Server, Active Directory, Hyper-V and Azure. John is a When John is not playing with computers (or the Xbox) he can be found training at the gym for the next Ironman.

John Savill is a Windows technical specialist, an 11-time MVP, and an MCSE for Private Cloud and Server Infrastructure 2012. He’s also Azure certified, ITIL certified and a CISSP. John is the author of the popular FAQ for Windows and a senior contributing editor to Windows IT Pro, as well as the author of Mastering Hyper-V 2012 R2 with System Center and Azure (Wiley) and Mastering Azure Infrastructure Services (Wiley). John’s blog is available at Savilltech.com.

Track: Enterprise Mgmt, Mobility, & Security

cpro0422Track Chair: Ami Casto

Ami Casto is a Systems Administrator at NORC at the University of Chicago. She has several years experience managing complex MDT and ConfigMgr environments, and her areas of expertise include custom OS Deployment solutions that match various compliance needs as well as ConfigMgr implementation and administration. Ami is also a Technical Editor for Deployment Research and a contributor for Johan Arwidmark’s popular Deployment Research blog.  Ami speaks at various user groups in the Midwest and IT Pro conferences such as IT/Dev and NICconf.

Ami is also working as an instrumental part of the expanded Women in Tech initiatives for IT/Dev Connections 2017 and throughout the Penton network.

IT/Dev Connections kicks off in San Francisco in 2017!

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