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CIO Cloud Summit
June 25-26, 2015

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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

Thursday, June 25, 2015 - CIO Cloud Summit

7:35 am
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8:35 am

Registration and Networking Breakfast

8:45 am
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8:55 am

Welcome Address and Opening Remarks

Presented by:

Bob Padilla, Executive Technology Management, ExecTec Global

8:55 am
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9:40 am

Keynote Presentation

Accelerating Innovation with Hybrid Cloud

Cloud is enabling enterprises to fuel innovation and digital transformation. Hybrid Clouds provide the freedom to choose and change environments, data and services as business needs fluctuate. Building out a hybrid cloud infrastructure poses new opportunities and challenges. Business processes and transactions may cross multiple environments, creating new risk for security, visibility, and control at each checkpoint. Companies need to maximize flexibility to use their own apps, services, and data as well as take advantage of data, apps, and services anywhere, anytime across the internet. In this session, you will hear how IBM is helping clients to respond to the digital era through the new hybrid cloud, built open by design with security everywhere.

Sponsored by:

View detailsIBMIBM

9:50 am
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10:20 am

Executive Exchange

Thought Leadership

Take the Cloud Challenge: More Value, Less Risk

More now than ever before, companies are looking to cloud to move faster and redirect savings to innovative projects. The next big step for companies of all sizes is moving production applications to cloud. What do these applications require? Which cloud model is the right cloud for production applications? How can your organization benefit from this next step to cloud? Join Dimension Data to see how companies are taking the next step to extracting value from the cloud. Get a simple to use checklist for selecting production applications and moving them to the cloud.

Sponsored by:

View detailsDimension DataDimension Data

10:25 am
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10:55 am

Executive Exchange

Think Tank

From the Trenches to the Clouds

The cloud is becoming an increasingly important tool in the toolkit of both IT and the business, whether it be plain-Jane Infrastructure as a Service or highly specialized Software as a Service and as a result is being broadly adopted. However, while provisioning a Cloud service might be a simple as a call and a credit card, successful implementation is a different matter all together and a variety of factors need to be taken into account. To be successful you need to start early, building an adoption plan, selecting the most appropriate solution, managing the implementation with an eye to all the moving parts, and managing the ongoing relationship forcefully but fairly. Place a single step wrong and the benefit and value can be severely compromised.

Takeaways:

  • Without a solid up-front plan, any cloud implementation is going to be, if not doomed to failure, at least doomed to limited success
  • Successful cloud migration means paying attention to technical (how do you integrate apps? Data?) and non-technical (what happens to staff when roles change?) issues alike
  • Hurdles don’t disappear at go-live and ongoing effort is required to ensure early success are sustained throughout the life of the deployment


Presented by:

View detailsMarc Rix, VP, Technology, LPL FinancialLPL Financial

11:00 am
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11:15 am

Networking Break

11:20 am
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11:50 am

Executive Exchange

Roundtable

Wrangling Cloud Costs Into a Standard IT Cost Model

Enterprise use of public cloud services has made managing IT costs more complicated than ever. In addition to tracking, analyzing, and managing total costs for traditional infrastructure and applications, CIOs and CFOs must now incorporate public cloud-based services. Providers like Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft Azure, among others are quickly gaining traction in the Enterprise and their popularity has introduced a layer of complexity in managing use and cost. Not only do different parts of an organization require different views of cloud cost and usage data, but providers bill for usage across a vast number of product offerings. 

Join the discussion about: 

  • Understanding and normalizing cloud provider billing data 
  • Adding business context to IT costs 
  • Accelerating better decisions with cost transparency into projects, applications, servers and resource types

Sponsored by:

View detailsApptioApptio

11:55 am
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12:25 pm

Executive Exchange

Think Tank

Cloud Success through Vendor Management

As enterprises increasingly move compute loads to the cloud, whether as Software as a Service or Infrastructure as a Service, the prevailing belief is that the requirement for IT staff is reduced – less work to do means fewer people needed. This is rarely the case because cloud vendors tend to be the source of point solution instead of being “one stop shops” and so one of the key areas in which IT staff requirements balloon is in the area of vendor management – more vendors to work with means more management required. Vendor management tends to be an area of weakness for many organizations, but as they push to the cloud, IT leaders will need to make it a strength or risk suffering the consequences.

Takeaways:

  • Vendor management starts during contract negotiation; the tone you set at the beginning will impact the relationship for the duration of the term
  • Everything comes down to SLA so they need to be established correctly, monitored consistently and failures pursued vigorously
  • People skills are needed to complement technical skills so make sure your IT staff have them in spades, or be prepared to find new staff that do

Presented by:

Edison Barreto, Executive Director, Business Technology Solutions, MGM Resorts International

12:30 pm
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1:00 pm

Executive Exchange

Thought Leadership

Strategic Imperatives For the Evolution of the Data Center

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

1:05 pm
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2:00 pm

Networking Luncheon

2:05 pm
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2:35 pm

Executive Exchange

Thought Leadership

The Market Demands Service Providers

Businesses thought that virtualization & moving to cloud with IaaS would deliver real business outcomes. However, so few have unlocked the full potential & remain stuck. Data center architectures & operational models are evolving. Service Providers are key to helping enterprises change & adapt. 

This session will focus on balancing the economics of consuming IaaS for efficiency gains with the adoption of PaaS to drive innovation. We’ll discuss how Service Providers can step up and lead Enterprise “as-a-service” transformation, including: 

  • Help Enterprises balance the economics of operations and innovation along the way 
  • Focus on Business outcomes 
  • Enable IT as Service Broker

Sponsored by:

View detailsVerizonVerizon

2:40 pm
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3:10 pm

Executive Exchange

3:15 pm
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3:45 pm

Executive Exchange

3:45 pm
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4:00 pm

Networking Break

4:05 pm
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4:35 pm

Executive Exchange

Roundtable

Enable Business Growth with Enterprise-Grade Cloud

Moving applications and workloads to the cloud requires infrastructure that can provide global Internet scale, performance, security, and availability. It doesn’t mean abandoning existing investments in legacy IT, but rather realigning to a cloud hybrid approach that delivers the best of both worlds. Leading organizations recognize the business value they can achieve through cloud, analytics, and engagement. What's more, they know that the best way to garner that value is by securely connecting applications, data and services across an open and flexible infrastructure of private and public clouds and devices; in other words, through a hybrid cloud. Choosing where your data resides, where your transactions run, and where the analytics are performed are all important strategic choices. Join this informative session to learn how investing in the right hybrid cloud infrastructure is integral to achieving business outcomes that will help you lead in your industry.

Sponsored by:

View detailsIBMIBM

4:40 pm
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5:10 pm

Executive Exchange

Think Tank

CRM and Cloud

Discuss strategies for organizations to adopt to cloud CRM model. Discussion include – what is cloud CRM, what makes cloud CRM different, adoption strategy for cloud CRM and migrating to cloud CRM.

Presented by:

View detailsJay Jayadev, Senior Technology Officer, VP, BMO Harris BankBMO Harris Bank

5:15 pm
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6:15 pm

Executive Visions Panel

Is Security Obscuring the Benefit of the Cloud?

Cloud delivered computing services, whether Software, Platform, or Infrastructure as a Service offer the potential of significant business advantages such as reduced cost and increased flexibility. These advantages however come with very real risks, chief among them security concerns and the risk of data and compliance breaches - how do you secure what you cant see, touch, and control? Join our panel as we explore both the security and compliance issues inherent in Cloud deployments, look at the hidden issues that first time Cloud adopters may simply not be aware of, and discuss through solutions that can be used to address these challenges and allow enterprises to fully and firmly embrace the Cloud. 

Takeaways:

  • Be exposed to the true security and compliance cloud threat landscape
  • Learn how successful cloud adopters have mitigated these risks
  • Discover how to build cloud protection capabilities keyed to you needs

Moderated by:

Bob Padilla, Executive Technology Management, ExecTec Global

Panelists:

View detailsKarthik Swarnam, CISO, Direct TVDirect TV

View detailsSunyo Suhaimi, Director of IT Cloud Transformation, VMWareVMWare

View detailsAnurag Rai, Sr Director - Information Security, Brightstar CorporationBrightstar Corporation

6:15 pm
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7:00 pm

Cocktail Reception

7:00 pm
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8:30 pm

Networking Dinner

8:30 pm
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10:00 pm

After Dinner Networking

Friday, June 26, 2015 - CIO Cloud Summit

7:25 am
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8:25 am

Networking Breakfast

8:30 am
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9:30 am

Executive Visions

Public, Private, Hybrid: Understanding the Pros and Cons

When it comes to a move to the cloud, enterprises have three very distinct options available to them (or two distinct options and a third that is the blend of the first two). Public clouds offer the potential of tremendous flexibility and unparalleled efficiency but come with question marks about security and resiliency. Private clouds directly address those concerns but bring far bigger price tags, both in terms of dollar cost and management requirements. On the surface hybrid clouds seem to offer the best of both worlds by marrying the best of public and private, and minimizing their worst. But this isn’t necessarily the case and in many ways hybrid can be seen as nothing more than a compromise solution that compromises all the benefits of the cloud. The key for enterprises when selecting a cloud model is to look at the big picture and build a strategy that leverages strengths, minimizes weaknesses, and is built for the long term. 

Takeaways: 

  • The promise of the public cloud lies in its flexibility, cost-effectiveness and ease of use but it brings with it a loss of control 
  • Private clouds all but guarantee data privacy and protection but carry significantly bigger price tags and negative impacts of accessibility 
  • Hybrid clouds allow enterprises to mix and match to get the right cost vs. security balance but ratchet management complexity up to all new levels

Moderated by:

Bob Padilla, Executive Technology Management, ExecTec Global

Panelists:

Alejandro Reyes, Director, Global IT Governance & Strategy, AES

Jason Spencer, Director Information Technology, RR Donnelley

9:40 am
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10:10 am

Executive Exchange

Think Tank

Overcoming Cloud Data Integration Challenges

As enterprise applications becoming increasingly distributed as a result of broader cloud adoption, so too will enterprise data stores become increasingly distributed. While this presents general data management issues, of particular importance is the challenge of data integration in the cloud, including cloud-to-cloud and cloud-to-premises integrations. The nature of cloud application deployments radically increases the number of transactions required to consistently aggregate and integrate enterprise data. Diversity of integration patterns and tools (on promises software, appliance based, cloud based) adds to the complexity of the problem. As transaction volume increases exponentially, so does bandwidth usage and bandwidth cost and so CIO’s need to work hard to control this spiral while facilitated clean integration. 

Takeaways: 

  • While latency is a big problem for cloud application integration, it is far less of an issue for cloud data integration 
  • Existing data integration tools and processes will continue to work in the short term in a cloud focused world, but transaction volume ultimately will erode savings 
  • As platform diversity increases data integration can become increasingly complex and so alternate tools and techniques will be required to tie everything together

Presented by:

View detailsDmitri Ilkaev, Chief Enterprise Architect, Sun Trust BankSun Trust Bank

10:15 am
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10:30 am

Networking Break

10:35 am
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11:05 am

Executive Exchange


11:10 am
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11:40 am

Executive Exchange


11:45 am
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12:15 pm

Executive Exchange

Think Tank

Using Cloud Delivered Services to Enable Business Transformation

As IT leaders begin to make the Cloud an inherent component of their long-term plans, they face the risk of falling into old habits and simply approaching the Cloud from a purely tech-centric perspective. While addressing the technology questions presented by increased Cloud adoption is important, more important is understanding the business enablement opportunities offered by broader Cloud adoption strategies. Innovative CIOs will need to see the Cloud for what it is; a way to change the conversation and focus away from the bits and bytes to an evaluation of what capability enables optimized business initiatives. 

Takeaways: 

  • Learn why viewing the Cloud as an alternate technology delivery channel only is career suicide 
  • Understand the real value of the Cloud, and that it goes beyond surface metrics like cost savings 
  • Develop, instead of a Cloud adoption strategy, a Cloud/Business enablement strategy

Presented by:

View detailsSunyo Suhaimi, Director of IT Cloud Transformation, VMWareVMWare

12:15 pm
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12:30 pm

Thank You Address and Closing Remarks

12:30 pm
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1:30 pm

Grab and Go Luncheon