Ready for IT Ops – Virtual Summit2020-09-11T03:07:32+00:00

Wednesday, September 30 + Thursday, October 1, 2020

This is the face of

A BigPanda virtual summit

Wednesday, September 30
Thursday, October 1
10am - 2:30pm PDT

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You are invited to join hundreds of IT Ops, DevOps and SRE professionals for a virtual summit, hosted by BigPanda. Over the course of two days, a dozen customers and industry thought leaders will explain what factors set them up to manage through the last six months, what critical projects are on their 2021 roadmap, and any insights they want to share with other IT leaders who must be ready for anything.

Our featured speakers

Mike Rowe

On day one of the summit, get ready for a lively, humorous and unstaged Q&A session with Mike Rowe, best known as the creator and host of the iconic TV series Dirty Jobs.

Jocko Willink

Our day two guest speaker is Jocko Willink, an American retired officer of the United States Navy and former Navy SEAL. Jocko is a business consultant, motivational speaker and co-author of “Extreme Ownership” who will explain what it takes to be ready for anything.

Why “IT Ops Ready”

In April 2020, just as the realities of a global pandemic hit us, BigPanda hosted a virtual summit. The theme: “IT Ops from home.” The topic resonated since most organizations were suddenly running their NOC from their remote sites. Speakers shared tales from their organizations, along with best practices other IT Ops, DevOps and SRE professionals could use to run IT Ops from home effectively. As we head into last quarter of the year, surrounded by uncertainty, it felt right to make the theme for the upcoming virtual conference “IT Ops Ready.” You are the people who have to be ready for anything and we want to make sure every session helps answer questions you might be asking:

  • What did other teams do to prepare for the last six months of disruptions?
  • What technologies or capabilities are critical to not just survive but thrive in these disruptive times?
  • How are other teams preparing their roadmaps for 2021?

Get answers. Register now.

Five Reasons to Attend

No sales pitches, no vendors on the agenda

All the content is tailored to IT Ops, DevOps and SRE pros

A dozen speakers from major enterprises will share their stories

Incredible celebrity keynotes will inspire and challenge you

Walk away with new ideas, new connections and a fresh perspective

What are you waiting for?

The first 250 registrants will get a BigPanda swag pack. Don’t miss out.

(Limited quantities.  Ship to USA only.  We make no guarantee that a swag pack will still be available when you register. If you want the swag, please be sure to fill out your shipping information.)
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Expect to hear from Blackrock 3, a global organization who trains Incident Commanders.

Watch a brief clip from Blackrock 3’s presentation at the last Virtual Summit.

IT Ops Ready Schedule

All times are Pacific Daylight Time

Day 1 | Wednesday, September 30, 2020

9:30am – 10:00am Enter the site and get familiar with your surroundings, network, play trivia
10:05am – 11:00am Opening Session: A fireside chat with Mike Rowe, hosted by Assaf Resnick
11:00am – 11:15am Network in the Panda Lounge, visit the Resource Library, play trivia, chat with other attendees
11:15am – 12:00pm Breakout sessions with Rent-A-Center, Genworth, Hulu, Ulta, and Blackrock 3
12:15pm – 1:00pm Breakout sessions with NTT Data, AWS, Fanatics, John Wiley and Sons Publishing
1:00pm – 2:00pm Network in the Panda Lounge, visit the Resource Library, play trivia
End of Day 1

Day 2 | Thursday, October 1, 2020

10:00am – 10:15am Welcome to day 2
10:15am – 11:00am Breakout sessions with Jackson Healthcare, Insight Partners, Waste Management, WEC Energy Group, Wells Fargo, Newscorp
11:00am – 11:10am Network in the Panda Lounge, visit the Resource Library, play trivia
11:10am – 11:50am 2020 Incident Commander Awards with Blackrock 3
12:00pm – 1:00pm Closing Session: A fireside chat with Jocko Willink and Bryan Dell
1:00pm – 2:00pm Network in the Panda Lounge, visit the Resource Library, play trivia
End of Day 2

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