Big Names, From NBA to Walmart, Graced Interop's Stage

By Sean M. Kerner  |  Posted 2015-05-01

LAS VEGAS—For those looking to learn about a broad cross section of IT issues, ranging from networking to IT management, security and everything in between, the Interop 2015 conference was a good place to be. The show, held here from April 27 to May 1, included the co-located Cloud Connect and InformationWeek conferences. Luminaries taking the stage included Michael Gliedman, National Basketball Association CIO, who detailed how the NBA is using vast volumes of video and data to enhance the fan experience. In another session, Walmart CIO Karenann Terrell explained how her organization is in a state of constant IT modernization to help Walmart deliver low prices to consumers. Additionally, ConocoPhillips CIO Mike Pfister discussed how his organization is using big data analytics to find and refine oil and gas more efficiently. However, Interop at its core is still a show about networking, and IDC researchers provided some color in a session about the industry's current size and scope. In this slide show, eWEEK looks at some of the highlights and sights of Interop 2015.


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