What You'll Experience
InformationWeek breaks out its crystal ball to focus on the top challenges facing IT in 2014 and beyond – and to offer expert insight into how to best meet those challenges. So whether you're struggling with Big Data performance, experiencing high anxiety about securing a rapidly proliferating portfolio of mobile apps, or just trying to keep your storage costs under control, this is the one event you won't want to miss. You'll also have a great opportunity to network with peers who are facing the same challenges and opportunities that you are.
Get practical advice about your top IT challenges from leading industry experts live and in-person.
  • Trends2014 Hotlist
    New technologies offer tremendous opportunities for IT to deliver game-changing value to the business. But these technologies - and their explosive growth - present formidable challenges to IT. These challenges include:

    • Successful, scalable implementation
    • Staying aligned with business needs
    • Controlling TCO
    • Ensuring compliance
    • Skill/staffing constraints
    • Safeguarding service levels

    At Trends2014, you'll learn more about how you can meet these challenges. And you'll walk away with an action list that will help you achieve even better bottom-line results for your organization.
  • Big Data Analytics
    Software-Defined Data Centers
    Internet of Things
    Hybrid Cloud
    Security for Advanced Persistent Threats
    Flash Storage


  • Lenny Liebmann
    Lenny Liebmann, IWK, Contributing Editor
    Event Moderator

    Lenny is a contributing editor to InformationWeek and a writer and consultant with more than 30 years of experience in the application of information technologies to real-world business challenges. After graduating Yale in 1979, Lenny worked for AT&T Bell Laboratories. He then began an independent practice. By the end of the 80's, he was working with leading innovators in networking, IT management, business applications and digital voice. Lenny has worked with all of the tech sector's leading companies, as well as many successful start-ups.


  • Richard Villars
    Richard Villars, VP,
    Datacenter & Cloud, IDC
    Keynote Speaker

    As Vice President, Datacenter & Cloud, Richard Villars is a senior member of IDC's IT Infrastructure research team, which assesses the development and adoption of solutions for datacenter transformation and exploitation of rapidly evolving technologies in the areas of Big Data and Cloud. He develops IDC's viewpoints on the evolution of converged IT infrastructure as well as the adoption of public and private cloud solutions. He advises clients on the impact of open systems, software and network efforts on organizations' infrastructure, deployment, procurement, and management practices.


  • Joseph V. DeMarco
    Joseph V. DeMarco, Partner, DeVore & DeMarco LLP
    The Cybercrime Challenge Speaker

    Joseph V. DeMarco is a partner at DeVore & DeMarco LLP where he specializes in counseling clients on complex issues involving information privacy and security, theft of intellectual property, computer intrusions, on-line fraud, and the lawful use of new technology. His years of experience in private practice and in government handling the most difficult cybercrime investigations handled by the United States Attorney's Office have made him one of the nation's leading experts on Internet crime and the law relating to emerging technologies.


  • Stephanie Trunzo
    Stephanie Trunzo
    Chief Creative Officer
    The Mobility Challenge Speaker

    Stephanie Lynn Trunzo is the Chief Creative Officer for PointSource, specializing in mobility solutions for the enterprise with a focus on intuitive design and cross-device experiences. She is helping drive the vision and messaging, and bring operational excellence to this growing IBM Premier Business Partner. Stephanie manages the design and development organizations, creating experiences built on cutting edge technology, while crafting Agile and efficient development patterns.


  • David Hodgson
    David Hodgson, Senior VP of Product Management and Strategy, CA Technologies
    The Dynamic Data Center Challenge Speaker

    David Hodgson is a senior VP of Product Management and Strategy at CA Technologies with 30 years of experience in the software industry spanning support, services, development, IT management, process and operations, and business development. David leads a team that is delivering innovations to evolve the mainframe as a critical enabler of private and hybrid cloud infrastructures, predictive analytics, big data and mobile strategies.



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