Previous Events

October 29 - 7th Annual Cloud Conference

AITP’s 7th Annual “Cloud and Beyond” is not your typical cloud conference.

We are 400+ of your IT peers who to help the professional growth and education of the SoCal IT community. Come hear thought leaders as well as peer use-cases on cloud, innovative technologies and Big Data/IoT.


The one constant in technology is change. Last year’s hot technology or company can be this year’s old news. At this year’s conference you will engage with topics such as:
  • Cloud Security
  • Big Data in the Cloud
  • The Internet of Things
  • Innovative or disruptive IT
  • A hands on 2+ hour Cloud Computing live coding session

So, take a day, bring some colleagues, and hear what is happening in the world of cloud, Big Data, and the ways your peers are using innovative technology to improve how they deliver value to their organizations.

Eventbrite - AITP San Diego's 7th Annual Cloud Conference

At the Town and Country Resort and Convention Center, 500 Hotel Circle North, San Diego, CA 92108

February 18 - Cyber Security

Cyber Security Risks, Penetration Methods and Compliance Standards for 2015

Alissa Knight, a speaker at AITP SD's 2014 Cloud Computing Event, is a BSI certified ISO 27001 Lead Auditor. She’s been involved in developing and implementing security programs, PEN testing, audit, forensic analysis and risk mitigation protection. She will be joining us to share her insight and some lessons learned.

It’s been some time since the Sony Picture hack and still very little is known about how the technical details surrounding the initial compromise and how the “wiper” malware infected Sony in the first place. Despite the fact that a “dropper” was the initial injection point of the executable, it’s still yet to be determined how the dropper made its way into the Sony network in the first place.

Despite this, it begs to answer the question of what Sony could have done to prevent this compromise in the first place. Were they missing crucial technology? Did someone fall asleep at the wheel when they should have been monitoring the network? Were there processes and procedures that didn’t exist that should have prevented this. The answer is all of the above. Today, we now understand that information security is no longer just solved by throwing technology at the problem and calling it a day. Information Security is achieved through the combination of processes, people., and technology. Where you have a gap in any one of those areas, you have a breakdown in your Information Security Management System or ISMS. Alisa Knight will bring this all together in a presentation on how to build an ISO 27001 compliant Information Security Management System from the ground up. She will cover risk assessments, penetration testing, incident response, policies and procedures, internal audits, and yes, ISO 27001 certification. Join Alissa, a BSI certified ISO 27001 Lead Auditor, as she explains the value to bringing information security in your organization under a formal management system through the implementation of an ISMS and demystifies ISO 27001.

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January 21st - Taking Control of Your Cloud Services

Taking Control of Your Cloud Services

Ford Winslow, Chief Risk Officer at Centrex IT, will lead a discussion and Q&A covering practical experiences from the service provider world:

  • The types of providers out there (IAAS, PAAS, SAAS, MSP, integrators) - what they do, and more importantly, don’t do for you.
  • What happens in an audit (SOX or other) when a 3rd party provider is involved?
  • What should you expect of your provider after the honeymoon period and what you need to do to maintain service levels.
  • What responsibilities should your provider take on and what should you keep in-house to protect your business.
  • You’re going to change providers: what are the gotchas and how to wade through the FUD.
  • How do you make sure your transition goes quickly and smoothly (and completely).
  • You’re ready to be done with service providers entirely...what now?

Informed by practical experience in the service provider world this fluid discussion will help you guide the level of risk and partnership your organization has the ability to take on. Topics will include:
A) A regulated company selecting and moving to a cloud provider.
B) A company selecting and moving to a new cloud. Why they wanted to move, how the selection went, what went wrong with the practical migration and the overall TCO / ROI of the project as a whole – was it worth it?
C) The small business that started in a cloud environment and grew to build a large internal IT department - how they did it and the business value it created.

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December 3 - AITPSD Holiday Party - Thank you

Thank you for all who joined us for the AITP San Diego December Holiday Party at Vittorio's. We had a wonderful time and the food was fantastic. Thank you to those who brought a give to donate, and congratulations to our raffle winners!

December 3, 2014 5:00pm –8:00pm


NexGen Cloud Conference & Expo - December 4-5


All Roads Lead to the Cloud

Industry experts predict that all channel businesses must adapt to the cloud by 2017. Have you determined your path? The NexGen Cloud Conference & Expo is the only partner-focused cloud event that will prepare you for the future. Are you ready for 2017? If your solution provider organization is all-in for cloud or just now making the shift you must attend.

Don’t hesitate! NexGen Cloud will help you grow, transform, and pick the right path to succeed. Learn about the different paths to the cloud, the financial investments you must make, tomorrow’s partners and how to differentiate your business.

Come to NexGen Cloud, and:

  • Receive actionable advice to accelerate your cloud business
  • Discover hundreds of cloud solutions and new revenue streams
  • Share best practices with peers

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