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CIO Cloud Summit
December 9-10, 2014

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View detailsKeynote Presentation

Visionary speaker presents to entire audience on key issues, challenges and business opportunities

View detailsExecutive Visions

Panel moderated by Master of Ceremonies and headed by four executives discussing critical business topics

View detailsThought Leadership

Solution provider-led session giving high-level overview of opportunities

View detailsThink Tank

End user-led session in boardroom style, focusing on best practices

View detailsRoundtable

Interactive session led by a moderator, focused on industry issue

View detailsExecutive Exchange

Pre-determined, one-on-one interaction revolving around solutions of interest

View detailsFocus Group

Discussion of business drivers within a particular industry area

View detailsAnalyst Q&A Session

Moderator-led coverage of the latest industry research

View detailsVendor Showcase

Several brief, pointed overviews of the newest solutions and services

View detailsCase Study

Overview of recent project successes and failures

View detailsOpen Forum Luncheon

Informal discussions on pre-determined topics

View detailsNetworking Session

Unique activities at once relaxing, enjoyable and productive

Tuesday, December 9, 2014 - CIO Cloud Summit

12:00 pm
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1:30 pm

Registration & Greeting to the CIO Cloud Summit

1:45 pm
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1:55 pm

Welcome Address

Presented by Master of Ceremonies

1:55 pm
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2:35 pm

Opening Keynote Presentation

Cloud without Compromise - Continuous Innovation for Growth

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.

2:45 pm
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3:15 pm

Executive Exchange

Thought Leadership

The Power of the Cloud: Driving Business Insight and Innovation in the Mobile Era

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.

Sponsored by:

View detailsBoxBox

3:20 pm
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3:50 pm

Executive Exchange

Think Tank

Cloud Adoption in an E-Commerce Mobile World

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.

Think Tank

Cloud Computing - The Nexus for Information Synchronization

The explosion of computing technology demands require CIOs to keep up with the fast-paced world of cloud computing, mobility, cyber security while also adapting business models for what's coming next. This phenomenon has thrust Senior IT leaders into the business limelight, opening new doors for both exciting business potential and increased security risks. The unpredictable nature of today's political, economic and technological landscape provides both opportunity and challenge. Advancing and enabling innovation across the cloud computing landscape is essential for global competitiveness. Technology is now pervasive in almost every aspect of our professional and personal lives, and what was once considered magic is now common practice through enduring technology innovation.

3:55 pm
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4:10 pm

Networking Break

4:15 pm
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4:45 pm

Executive Exchange

Thought Leadership

Strategies for the Digital Enterprise

Enterprises face a new digital paradigm where data growth is off the charts, and cloud and mobility are paramount to sustaining competitive advantage.

Seizing growth opportunities, scaling infrastructure, global service expansion - all of it requires choosing the right data centers. You need to be close to target markets and end users to deliver services faster. You need to connect to a variety of providers and partners quickly and efficiently. That's why you should be inside Equinix. 

  • The largest selection of cloud and network service providers 
  • Partners including Amazon, Microsoft and NetApp 
  • Validated IT design and performance benchmarking 
  • A team of global solution architects who bring it all together  

Equinix data centers are some of the best-connected, most densely populated places in the digital world-home to 975+ networks, 1,200+ cloud and IT service providers and the worlds top sources for mobile applications and content. Our 100 data centers on five continents can extend the geographic reach of your IT services and help scale your operations. Join us and learn how we can help you accelerate your business by connecting you to the partners and markets that matter most.

Sponsored by:

View detailsEquinixEquinix

4:50 pm
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5:20 pm

Executive Exchange

Think Tank

Measuring "wins" with Cloud Computing

Technology teams often focus on being able to achieve superior system deployment times, or better system density as the measure of a win for Cloud computing. Please join us in an interactive session to share deeper positive benefits of Cloud computings agility, and benefit to your business.

Think Tank

Cloud Security - To Infinity and Beyond

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.

5:25 pm
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5:55 pm

Executive Exchange

Roundtable

Governance as an enabler for cloud

As enterprises move to the cloud, organizations have not only to re-think their IT strategy but make sure that the processes and organizational structures enable cloud adoption. Only enterprises that master to transition from the traditional IT organization to an organization that enables cloud will benefit from the full realm of cloud benefits. 

Key in this journey is it re-visit the organizations governance, not only limiting the exercise it to IT but including the business side. We will elaborate on a comprehensive framework to understand the components that need revision and degree of change to be expected.

Sponsored by:

View detailsCanopyCanopy

Roundtable

Achieving Business Benefits through IT as a Service Organization

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:

  • Infrastructure as a service
  •  Applications as a service
  •  Data as a service 
  • Mobility as an experience 
  • Communications/collaboration as an experience

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.

6:00 pm
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6:30 pm

Executive Exchange

Think Tank

Managing the Free Cloud Storage Risk

This presentation will explore the issues related to the use of Free file storage & transfer services and steps you can take to protect your corporate data. Along with consumerization has come a wealth of cloud services that offer free file storage and transfer services. Some provide storage and others just transfer the files similar to email attachments. In the absence of policies and employee education along with a company supported alternative for sharing files securely, end users will often overlook security and compliance in favor of getting their job done by taking advantage of free and readily available alternatives. If you're not explicitly addressing this risk you very likely have a security and compliance problem with company data being shared through sites where you have no protection of confidentiality, ownership or indemnification.

Key takeaways:

  • There are significant risks associated with the wealth of free file storage, file transfer and collaboration services that exist today.
  • There are many challenges with implementing proxy rules to block these services. Blocking alone will not solve the problem.
  • Don't just keep telling end-users that they're doing something wrong; give them the tools they need to get their job done securely while staying in compliance

Think Tank

Private Cloud deployment examples - how it works in real life

Companies around the world are moving into on-premise private cloud environments. Many connect their private cloud to their public cloud service providers. Let's talk about examples of what worked, what failed and why we should think about this evolution. Can you really move from virtualization into automated and orchestrated private cloud? What are the benefits? Costs in money and time? Risks? How do I get my best people to work on strategic business problems - and not my servers? My users want to bring their own tablets, phones, laptops, etc. - they also want to work from anywhere. How does private cloud help me with this? How do I reduce requests for service coming into IT and the support desk? My users want more control of provisioning and want services now. Who is going to pay for all this? How can each department pay for what they use?

6:35 pm
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7:35 pm

Welcome Reception

7:35 pm
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9:15 pm

Networking Dinner

9:15 pm
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10:15 pm

After Dinner Networking

Wednesday, December 10, 2014 - CIO Cloud Summit

7:50 am
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8:20 am

Networking Breakfast

8:30 am
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9:10 am

Opening Keynote Presentation

The Impact of Cloud and Best Practices for the Transition to ITaaS

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 financial impact of cloud and IT financial management approaches that deliver end-to-end TCO for internal and external services
  • The migration of cloud services up the stack from compute/storage (aka IaaS) to integrated platforms (aka PaaS) and the value created
  • The extension of services across internal and external clouds and the implications for IT operation and governance


9:20 am
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9:50 am

Executive Exchange

Thought Leadership

Get the Most out of Your Cloud Investments

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.

Sponsored by:

View detailsGravitantGravitant

9:55 am
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10:25 am

Executive Exchange

Think Tank

Hybrid Cloud: The next step in your cloud strategy

With the maturation of private cloud, more companies are creating hybrid cloud strategies and implementations. Hybrid cloud is an environment that utilizes both private and public cloud services. Hybrid cloud environments are created when private and public cloud services interact. Discussion will include how to take advantage of hybrid cloud and what factors are used to decide what fits best in private, public and hybrid cloud services.

Think Tank

CIOs & Attaining Better Personnel in a Critical Infrastructure World

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 

10:30 am
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11:00 am

Executive Exchange

Thought Leadership

From CIO to CIO: Factors to Consider While Adopting a Cloud Business Platform

From a CIO's perspective, you have some key criteria that are front and center when you are selecting a business solution and platform. You want to know how secure your data is, how scalable the platform you are adopting is, and how it helps you meet your compliance and business needs. Attend this session as we address these concerns along with the other important pillars: reliability and availability in the context of a cloud platform. In  ddition, you will also learn how NetSuite customers are leveraging the business platform to achieve tremendous growth year-over-year.

Sponsored by:

View detailsNetSuiteNetSuite

11:05 am
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11:30 am

Networking Break

11:35 am
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12:05 pm

Executive Exchange

Thought Leadership

Converged Infrastructure: Bringing Simplicity Back To The Enterprise Datacenter

Enterprise datacenters have become incredibly complex over the years. This complexity is driving up costs and slowing IT down. Enterprise IT is dealing with infrastructure issues rather than innovating to enable business growth. A few years ago, Internet companies developed a better architectural approach to buying, deploying and managing infrastructure. This new approach, called web-scale, is now available as a turnkey solution to enterprises at any scale. Converged infrastructure with web-scale technologies lets enterprise administrators take a predictable pay-as-you-grow approach to deploying and scaling their IT environments while lowering TCO and being responsive to business needs.

Takeaways

1. Converged infrastructure with web-scale technologies simplifies infrastructure deployment, management and operation

2. With a predictable scale-out model, enterprises can grow their infrastructure footprint incrementally

3. Software-defined infrastructure delivers greater flexibility and agility, obviating disruptive hardware upgrades for new capabilities

4. Rich automation and extensive analytics eliminate manual operations and lower operational costs

5. Businesses can lower total cost of ownership by over 50% and power and space requirements by 90%

Sponsored by:

View detailsNutanixNutanix

12:10 pm
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12:40 pm

Executive Exchange

Think Tank

Trust through Innovation: From Clouds to the Internet of Things

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.

Think Tank

Cloud Security " To Infinity and Beyond

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.

1:50 pm
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2:50 pm

Networking Luncheon

2:55 pm
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3:25 pm

Executive Exchange

Roundtable

SoftLayer - Helping you Build Innovative Cloud Solutions

SoftLayer is truly a game-changing acquisition, 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.  

Roundtable

The Fusion of Mobility and Healthcare - Montefiore's Approach to Mobility & Disruptive Technologies

Cloud computing has companies operating under a rigid do more with less mentality. This mentality shift signals the death knell for Big IT, large IT teams armed with gobs of money to maintain legacy systems. Like others running lean and mean, senior executives must adapt to cloud based systems, it can enable your staff to be able to take on new responsibilities to remain competitive and allow your company to scale while growing. With the sheer volume of data being stored in the cloud, the responsibility of making sense of this data and sharing relevant information with the right stakeholders is a key to success. Your ability to effectively and efficiently route cloud information to empower your workforce, this directly influences the organizations growth, success and innovation.

Three key take-away points:

  1. Innovate or die
  2. Invest or die
  3. Use the cloud or die

3:30 pm
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4:00 pm

Executive Exchange

Think Tank

Is Your Head in the Cloud?

Is your organization walking around with their head in the cloud? Do you have big dreams and innovative ideas but cannot or possibly do not know how to turn those into reality? What do you need in order to identify, leverage and extend your existing investments and embark on your journey to become a digital enterprise? Join us and discover how we are empowering organizations to addressing today's business needs with unmatched speed, ease-of-use and full support for social and mobile collaboration. Subject matter experts and IT professionals alike across organizations can identify, document, design and develop agile applications while easily integrating existing systems.

Think Tank

Empowering the Workforce with Cloud

This session will focus on how one CIO drove a cultural shift and improved workforce engagement by moving the company's IT infrastructure away from a purely software-centric model to more collaborative cloud-based tools. She will discuss every phase of the initiative, including preparation, implementation, workforce adoption and results. She will provide examples of how employees are personalizing their workflow and working better together. This initiative not only improved employee engagement, but it drove down overall IT costs.


4:05 pm
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4:35 pm

Executive Exchange

Thought Leadership

The Power of Storage Infrastructure as a Service

We will discuss the growing trend among enterprises today - transitioning non-core infrastructure from a burdensome capital expense into an operational cost aligned with the business needs. Storage Infrastructure as a Service (SIaaS) allows businesses to deploy uniform storage and protection throughout an organization, combining on-premises controllers with cloud storage. In a service, data growth and office sprawl which drive so many costs and complexities in traditional storage are managed automatically. Whether your organization is looking to reduce storage costs, simplify management, or improve the service levels to end users, we encourage you to join us for a lively discussion. Attendees of this session will learn:

  • What is Storage Infrastructure as a Service? 
  • How is it different from cloud storage or traditional storage? 
  • How can storage delivered as a service solve your storage and backup challenges? 
  •  How are companies leveraging SIaaS to reduce costs and deliver a higher service level to end users?

4:40 pm
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5:10 pm

Executive Exchange

Think Tank

The Application Centric Cloud

In today's rapidly growing global marketplace, keeping pace with digital natives is an essential part of staying competitive in your market niche. Servicing digital natives require global, scalable, available and ubiquitous system access. Interestingly Cloud technologies have matured over the last few years to provide Reduced Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) and Improved Agility at the same time, but to realize true ROI from cloud investments, organizations need more than just an infrastructure cloud, one need stateless, highly scalable, highly available and high-performing applications which are critical to run on cloud technologies. Compatibility, interoperability and performance concerns have kept cloud-wary IT admins from getting more comfortable with the idea of moving applications to the cloud. The cloud also provides a natural platform for providing scalable, global and always on digital applications. This session will also focus on how organizations can achieve operational savings by aligning Always On applications to business needs and why there is requirement for platform which can automate ITIL processes and integrated monitoring of the Datacenter / Cloud and applications to drive operating efficiency, scalability, and availability achieving the vision of the software defined everything.

Think Tank

IT as a Service Broker

The business is demanding faster response times and greater flexibility when dealing with internal IT. With this demand comes the need for IT to change from a reactive organization to an innovative one, and from being responsive to business demands to truly adding differentiation to the business. New alternatives for obtaining IT services are pushing the adoption of the IT as a service model.

Additionally, the need for IT to support the proliferation of new devices, meet the demands of a highly mobile workforce, manage rapidly expanding data volumes, and ensure the value and security of multiple data sources outside the enterprise is transforming the physical IT environment and changing the way IT roles are performed.


5:15 pm
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6:15 pm

Executive Visions

Cloud Computing is about Business

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.

6:15 pm
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6:25 pm

Concluding Remarks & Takeaways

Presented by Master of Ceremonies

6:30 pm
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7:30 pm

Cocktail Reception