↓ Agenda Key
Visionary speaker presents to entire audience on key issues, challenges and business opportunities
Panel moderated by Master of Ceremonies and headed by four executives discussing critical business topics
Solution provider-led session giving high-level overview of opportunities
End user-led session in boardroom style, focusing on best practices
Interactive session led by a moderator, focused on industry issue
Pre-determined, one-on-one interaction revolving around solutions of interest
Discussion of business drivers within a particular industry area
Analyst Q&A Session
Moderator-led coverage of the latest industry research
Several brief, pointed overviews of the newest solutions and services
Overview of recent project successes and failures
Open Forum Luncheon
Informal discussions on pre-determined topics
Unique activities at once relaxing, enjoyable and productive
Cloud represents a seismic shift in IT -- one that will redefine business when combined with big data & analytics, social and mobile. Cloud optimizes IT and sparks innovation that helps organizations drive results. Cloud is a journey, requiring proven technologies, expertise and a strong partner ecosystem. Newly acquired SoftLayer Technologies, now an IBM company, allows clients to buy cloud services on dedicated or shared servers, offering them a choice of where to deploy their applications.
This keynote will cover key trends and how SoftLayer forms the foundation of IBM's next generation cloud strategy. Join this session to understand how IBM can help you Think it, Build it, Tap into it.
Mobility and cloud platforms are transforming the way organizations communicate, innovate, and serve their communities. Join us for a lively discussion about cloud applications in todays mobile-centric and competitive business environment. The conversation will also explore how collaboration addresses some of the key challenges today's organizations face and why now is the time to move beyond the traditional vendor/client relationships.
Dominion Enterprises, which operates Homes.com, Boattrader.com, ForRent.com and other classifieds sites, operates two of its own hosting centers. One is in Norfolk, one is in Ashburn, Virginia. In their Ashburn, Virginia site, they have connected directly to the Amazon Web Services cloud, which facilitates Dominion's use of AWS services.
This presentation will discuss how Dominion Enterprises leverages AWS, what kind of workloads and applications lend themselves to a hybrid cloud solution and what these services cost.
Cloud computing has much promise and allure but its adoption can be fraught with pitfalls if not done right: higher costs, more risk, and failed projects. In this discussion, we present a smarter path to cloud computing based on lessons learned from actual customer case studies. We will share how a cloud brokerage and management platform can reduce your cloud risk while increasing agility and lowering cloud costs. In summary, we show you how to get the ROI you expect from your public and private cloud investments.
For 40 years of computing we have been trained to think of physical containers, whether mainframes, servers, or clusters. Then virtualization came along to make better use of the server, but another container - only this time it was a logical container. Now with cloud computing weve made those containers available as a service to address demand and management constraints. However, we still use logical containers to measure and buy access, only now we call them instances. This is a big reason cloud has not reached the goal of becoming a true utility.
In parallel, major commodity exchanges, including the Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME Group), have launched efforts to bring this utility to a financial marketplace. The combination of these two trends has significant implications for how we measure, acquire and use cloud computing and IT infrastructure as a whole.
session will be a thought-provoking, interactive discussion on the business and
technical implications of the containerless utility and major market exchanges.
This is the session everyone will be talking about at the reception Tuesday
night. You don't want to miss it!
The true business value of moving to a services organization is speed in scalability, performance and cost control. And with today's technologies such as cloud, mobile, social and data the ability to meet these business demands is critical. To do this, many IT organizations are moving to a service organization to leverage:
Cloud computing plays a pivotal role in enabling IT leaders to influence business transformation across all these services. To make the move to ITaaS, it requires reassessing your portfolio, reassigning staff responsibilities with an eye toward customer service.
In this session, Robert Roffey, Director of IT, Cisco, shares use cases that highlight the business benefits Cisco has achieved by moving to this model, and he invites you to have a dynamic discussion to talk about how the benefits and challenges of this model can impact your organization.
Today, BYOD and the consumerization of IT are major catalysts for innovation in the enterprise. Further underpinning this transformation is the use of cloud applications to empower a more mobile workforce that will also help them better manage the ever increasing flow of data and information pouring into their organizations. But how can forward-thinking companies deal with this transformation and embrace BYOD, while implementing the secure tools and processes they need for building a more productive workforce? This session will uncover why today's CIOs are no longer playing the role of IT enforcer. Rather, through enterprise-grade cloud solutions, they're empowering their workers to be more productive when mobile, on any device, while still retaining security and visibility around content and collaboration.
IT organizations are at an inflection point; the current operating model of IT cannot meet the demands for change by the business for faster, cheaper, and more dynamic solutions. Moreover, most IT organizations are expected to do more with ever tighter budgets; outsourcing was the answer for some, while others focus on efficiency efforts to deal with the cost pressure. IT must fundamentally change the way it does business by moving from an IT implementer to IT integrator model, moving from procuring assets to procuring services, move from labor arbitrage to labor automation. Companies looking to start on the cloud computing journey can benefit from standing up their own cloud service. Internal private cloud can allow your IT organization to learn to operate, manage, and deliver in the ubiquitous and on demand computing of tomorrow. Automation and simplification through standardization are critical to managing IT cost while introducing speed and agility to meet the business demands.
The approach and considerations for building internal private cloud:
Cloud impacts every part of IT and is the driving force behind the transition to IT-as-a-Service (ITaaS ). Yet while cloud holds the promise for dramatic cost savings, accelerated innovation and new business value, the journey and how to measure success is no easy task.
This session reviews a proven approach for assessing the business impact of cloud across all areas of IT, while discussing current best practices in select areas including:
The session will provide insights for organizations at varying maturity levels of cloud adoption. It will draw from Cisco's extensive private cloud experience, a recent joint Cisco/Intel study on the impact of cloud on IT consumption models, and the company's cloud deployment work with large global cloud service providers and enterprises.
Attendees will leave with a new way to think about the impact of cloud on their own organization, an understanding of what others are doing in critical areas, and ideas that they can apply to their own enterprises to accelerate cloud-driven benefits.
CIOs without a deliberate cloud strategy are victims of sprawl, unprotected data, lax security and potentially higher costs. Now enterprise IT has the ability to combine the convenience of a click and pay cloud with the transparency, control and security of an enterprise cloud. CSC provides multi-cloud management and a hybrid approach with public, virtual private and private cloud. From readying your applications for the cloud and migrating servers to workload specific SLAs and core system transformation, hear how companies like yours are making the cloud.
As cloud adoption continues to grow, so do concerns about data security and regulatory compliance. Organizations must address the unique security challenges posed by cloud computing, especially when they have the need to comply with regulations such as PCI, SOX, or HIPAA. In this session, you will learn about the security challenges of moving your data to the cloud, and the best practices and latest encryption technologies available to mitigate those risks while retaining full usability of the cloud applications.
According to a recent study, more than 75% of CIOs are confident in the growth that their companies are expected to face in the near future. In the same study, more than 50% of CIOs are confident in the amount of IT projects that their companies will likely invest in, within the next several months. Theres no doubt that the tech industry is expanding, yet its still the priority of the CIO to find the best talent available, particularly in the specialty areas, as a way to acquire top personnel and contend with the competition.
This session will examine current talent acquisition issues that face CIOs across all industries, such as:
Recruiting & Growth Management
Better Training and Certification
Staff Sourcing & Retention
Improving Your Current Team
Prepping for Future Challenges
Everyone is talking about the cloud, but what are the key challenges for the business in terms of cloud computing? Do not underestimate them. These are formidable challenges that will take time to overcome and will determine which organizations will be able to cross the 'chasm' to long-term success. While strong technical skills will be essential to address the security and integration issues, solid business management skills will be far more important in the other areas.
This executive discussion will cover topics related to data governance, manageability, monitoring, reliability & availability and virtualization security.
If cloud can be characterized by one thing it would be false assumptions regarding security and disaster recovery. Four elements comprise the cloud landscape: (1) security & compliance, (2) performance & architecture, (3) cost model, and (4) disaster recovery; during this session we will focus on the two elements least discussed security and disaster recovery. The session will arm you with the key concepts, concerns and questions necessary to expose the realities of any vendor's cloud offering in two areas that will most affect your total cost of ownership and ROI associated with any cloud migration.
SoftLayer is truly a game-changing acquisition for IBM, and offers customers and partners - a phenomenal set of cloud capabilities that can help to nurture innovation and drive top-line growth. With over 1600 APIs and a rich set of compute, storage, network capabilities and an expansive geo footprint - SoftLayer is able to deliver tremendous value for you. Join this roundtable session to understand how IBM can help you Think it, Build it, Tap into it.
Enterprise IT organizations have embraced the cloud in CRM and HCM, but what about the backbone of your application architecture, your ERP system? The good news is Global 2000 CIOs like yourselves (and CFOs) are now comfortable with the knowledge that the cloud really does provide the guarantee that on-premise software vendors tout as their sole domain. As a result cloud ERP is becoming a key piece of the enterprise IT landscape because in addition to the core ERP functionality, it offers benefits that an on-premise ERP system simply cannot deliver. But what if you already have invested on on-premise ERP solutions such as Oracle or SAP? The answer is " you can grow and be competitive by adopting a two-tier strategy.
Attend this session to hear from Tim Dilley, NetSuite EVP of Services, and learn about two-tier ERP, the benefits only a cloud-based ERP solution can offer and the business scenarios in which NetSuite customers like yourself have adopted it with great success using a two-tier strategy.
Technology consumerization has resulted in the proliferation of new computer systems in use by enterprises, such as mobile devices in Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) configurations, and non-traditional computers comprising the Internet of Things (IoT). Cloud computing infrastructure is supplanting internal IT backend systems as these employee-owned devices are becoming the primary computer of choice at the endpoint. Innovation must provide more granular and elegant solutions to mitigate security risks and enforce organizational policies across any combination of corporate-owned, public and consumer information technology. In this presentation, CSA founder and executive director Jim Reavis will review 2 innovative CSA projects to build trust in the next generation of IT. Jim will discuss CSA STAR Certification, a partnership with British Standards Institution providing global assurance of IT governance. He will also review the Software Defined Perimeter, an IT pilot project within one of the globe's largest consumer brands, that is now a CSA project to develop an architecture for creating highly secure and trusted end-to-end networks between any IP addressable entities, allowing for systems that are highly resilient to network attacks.
This will be a Threat vs. Trust discussion about the evolution of Cloud Security from the likes of Computer Security and Network Security. Our data is going from our networks to BYOD and the cloud just like when it first left the computer room. You no sooner think that you have a handle on your solution and the Advanced Persistent Threat threatens the customers need to access the cloud from their personal device. How do we protect our (their) data and ensure our customers and regulators that we are doing a good job? Remember, Security is like the brakes on your car. The better your brakes, the faster you can go safely.
The pressure is on for the CIO to adopt and adapt; through all the conversations, there are still unanswered questions. There is one key question about cloud computing that is still unanswered, but an answer is required to move things forward. 'Is the discussion regarding cloud computing a technical discussion, a financial discussion or a business discussion?' The dialogs within every organization are circular in nature and seem never ending. The core issue is that the technology and the financial components are moving targets. It is time to change the focus and push the conversation towards business and results? Topics like innovation, agility and skills are much more relevant, no?
This executive panel discussion will cover topics where business is the real focus of cloud computing - and bring the technology into the conversation where it makes the most sense to you and your business.
Shailesh Prakash, CIO/ VP Digital Development, Washington Post
Knut Talman, Director, IS&S Infrastructure Americas, CEVA Logistics