ONUG to Host Digital Live Event on May 6-7, 2020 to Offer Fully Immersive Virtual Networking and Education

Virtual Event Allows IT Executives, Cloud Practitioners, and More to Safely Gather and Discuss Building, Running, and Securing the Enterprise Cloud

NEW YORK, April 9, 2020 ONUG, the voice of the Global 2000, announces that it is hosting an entirely virtual ONUG Digital Live (ODL) event to foster industry discussion despite global pandemic challenges. The event, taking place on May 6-7, 2020, welcomes a community of IT executives and cloud practitioners, including network, solutions and cloud architects, security professionals, engineers, data professionals, and more. 

In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, industry events and conferences have been shutting down in order to protect communities and businesses and prevent viral spread. While these precautions are necessary, their impacts on the business community have been profound. With the IT community’s ability to gather and collaborate being impacted during these times, virtual capabilities have become key to ensuring event advantages can still be found amid social distancing protocols. 

ONUG is the only forum dedicated to exploring vendor-agnostic use case architectures, exciting new innovations, and solutions to challenges facing the enterprise in the cloud arena. ONUG Digital Live focuses on all aspects of building, running, and securing the enterprise cloud. Technology topics for conference sessions focus on automated cloud governance, cloud-native DevOps, cloud security and observability, and networking/SD-WAN 2.0. The agenda features 34 keynotes, panel sessions and working groups presented by a range of IT thought leaders, including James Beeson, VP, Chief Information Security Officer, Cigna; Don Duet, Senior Advisor at McKinsey & Co.; Gene Sun, Corporate Vice President, Chief Information Security Officer and Risk Management for FedEx Corporation, and many more. Sessions include:

Keynote Panel: Building Your Digital Transformation Leadership Teams, Wed May 6, 11:15 AM – 11:45 AM: Featuring Moderator Paola Saibene, Founder/Chair of the Center of Excellence for Digital Ethics, Dallas Baptist University, and panelists Abby Kearns, CEO/Executive Director for the Cloud Foundry Foundation; Shannon Lietz, Director for Intuit; and Renee Galitis, EVP and Chief Information Officer for Caliber Home Loans, Inc.

Cloud Governance & Controls – What Are They? Why Are They Important? How Can It Possibly Work with Agile? Wed May 6, 11:30 AM – 12:15 PM: Featuring Moderator Ernest Lefner, SVP Architecture and Engineering Executive for Ernst & Young, and panelists John Willis, Senior Director for Red Hat’s Global Transformation Office; Chris McCarthy, Manager at EY; Michael McKenna, Architecture Senior Director at Cigna; and John Rzeszotarski, SVP, Technology Infrastructure at PNC. 

Great Discussion: Institutionalizing DevSecOps in the Large Enterprise, Wed May 6, 2:10 PM – 3:00 PM: Featuring Moderator Keith Shinn, Senior Vice President, Head of Infrastructure at Caliber Home Loans, Inc., and panelists Shannon Lietz, Director at Intuit; Pat O’Neil, Cyber Security Fellow at FedEx; Chris Zanelli, Associate Partner at Citihub Consulting; and John Rzeszotarski. 

ONUG Working Group: Container Security for Hybrid Multi-Cloud, Thurs May 7, 3:30 PM – 4:00 PM: Featuring Moderator Forrest Bennett (GSEC), Information Security Advisor for FedEx Services, and panelists Michael Clark, Solutions Architect at Renaissance Tech & Media; Adam Hughes, Chief Software Architect at Sylabs Inc.; and Bob Wysocki, CTO at Microland Limited. 

“We’re honored to be able to bring the community together at such an important time when dialogue and interaction are much needed,” comments Nick Lippis, Co-Founder and Co-Chair of ONUG. “We’ll discuss how and what members are doing at the start of the pandemic and, more importantly, we’ll discuss what the path forward is. IT organizations will go through the largest transformation in over 30 years as business and digital strategy are now one and the same.”

Members of ONUG leverage mutual experiences to drive innovation and facilitate success in both their personal journeys and the trajectories of their companies. This allows individuals and businesses to learn from peers, make informed infrastructure deployment decisions, and generate open discussion between the vendor and user communities. By enabling the community to continue this process of discussion, problem solving, and networking despite COVID-19’s widespread industry disruption, this virtual event delivers a source of important value for those in attendance and for the wider IT community.

ODL is sponsored by FedEx, United Technologies, and Cigna. Other sponsors include AppNeta, Gluware, Illumio, Itential, NetBrain, Riverbed, Aviatrix, Anuta Networks, and NetOne. Media partners include TechTarget, Work-Bench, DevOps.com, and VMBlog.com.  

Due to corporate policies, some sessions may be unavailable to the media. For any media inquiries, please contact ONUGmedia@imillerpr.com

Attendance at ONUG Digital Live is free — but space is limited. If you are interested in attending, please click here to register. Members of the press should contact ONUGmedia@imillerpr.com

To learn more about ONUG, please visit www.onug.net

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About ONUG

ONUG is the only organization composed of senior-level IT executives from the Global 2000 that represent the interests and initiatives of the Enterprise Community. Through our global event series, working groups, training academies, and webinars, ONUG plays a central role in the creation of new and improved tools to develop, manage, and secure the Digital Enterprise. ONUG’s peer permission structure fosters the exchange of information among the world’s largest organizations as they build and secure the digital economy. The ONUG Board is comprised of IT leaders from Bank of America, Cigna, Citigroup, Credit Suisse, eBay, FedEx, Fidelity Investments, Gap Inc., GE, Intuit, JP Morgan Chase, Kaiser Permanente, the Lippis Report, Morgan Stanley, Pfizer, State Street Bank, TD Ameritrade, UBS, Oath, and hundreds more. For more on ONUG, go to www.onug.net or follow us on Twitter @ONUG_.

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