Predict 2020: A Look at What the New Year Will Bring

The new year is upon us, which means new challenges and new opportunities. What does the future hold for IT and security? Will there be better integration and broader adoption of new technologies, or will we continue to struggle with the same issues?

These questions and more will be addressed at the Predict 2020 Virtual Summit, our annual online event during which we ponder the future of cybersecurity, DevOps, serverless, digital transformation and IT. This year’s event will be held Jan. 23 and features an impressive lineup of industry luminaries offering up their visions for 2020 and beyond.

Among the keynote speakers for this daylong event are analysts, practitioners, venture capitalists and thought leaders, each with their perspective on the trends, tools and technologies most likely to impact the IT and security space. Those scheduled to speak include:

We also have a full slate of panel discussions featuring industry speakers on topics spanning the industry at large, from IoT security and continuous delivery in a Kubernetes world to the state of analytics and scaling enterprise DevOps. Each panel is sure to be chock-full of lively discussion and insight from those in the know.

Similar to last year’s event, Predict 2020 also will feature a virtual environment with a conference lobby, presentation theater, expo hall and more. There will also be an exhibit hall where you can interact with other attendees and sponsors, watch videos and download more information. It is truly a conference experience from the comfort of your desk.

Registration and Sponsor Info

You can register now at Attendance is free.

If you are curious about what the experts, pundits and luminaries think will be the big trends and stories of the coming year, mark your calendar and attend Predict 2020.

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Alan Shimel

Throughout his career spanning over 25 years in the IT industry, Alan Shimel has been at the forefront of leading technology change. From hosting and infrastructure, to security and now DevOps, Shimel is an industry leader whose opinions and views are widely sought after.

Alan’s entrepreneurial ventures have seen him found or co-found several technology related companies including TriStar Web, StillSecure, The CISO Group, MediaOps, Inc., and the DevOps Institute. He has also helped several companies grow from startup to public entities and beyond. He has held a variety of executive roles around Business and Corporate Development, Sales, Marketing, Product and Strategy.

Alan is also the founder of the Security Bloggers Network, the Security Bloggers Meetups and awards which run at various Security conferences and Security Boulevard.

Most recently Shimel saw the impact that DevOps and related technologies were going to have on the Software Development Lifecycle and the entire IT stack. He founded and then the DevOps Institute. is the leading destination for all things DevOps, as well as the producers of multiple DevOps events called DevOps Connect. DevOps Connect produces DevSecOps and Rugged DevOps tracks and events at leading security conferences such as RSA Conference, InfoSec Europe and InfoSec World. The DevOps Institute is the leading provider of DevOps education, training and certification.

Alan has a BA in Government and Politics from St Johns University, a JD from New York Law School and a lifetime of business experience. His legal education, long experience in the field, and New York street smarts combine to form a unique personality that is always in demand to appear at conferences and events.

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