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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

7:00 am
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8:00 am

Registration and Networking Breakfast

8:00 am
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8:10 am

Welcome Address and Opening Remarks

8:10 am
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8:55 am

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.

9:05 am
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9:35 am

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.

9:40 am
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10:10 am

Executive Exchange

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.

Think Tank

Cloudy with a Chance Breaches

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 can’t see, touch, and control? Combining security solutions that are tied more closely to the data that is to be protected with more comprehensive monitoring and management platforms is the key to ensuring protection in a world where the cloud simply cannot be ignored. 

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

10:15 am
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10:30 am

Networking Break

10:35 am
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11:05 am

Executive Exchange

Thought Leadership


Sponsored by:

View detailsDimension DataDimension Data

11:10 am
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11:40 am

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.

11:45 am
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12:15 pm

Executive Exchange

Roundtable

Moving Email to the Cloud... Not If, But When

End users today expect uninterrupted email access while in the office or on the move. However, IT Managers are challenged with selecting the right solution for their communications infrastructure to meet these demands, while still protecting their organization from emerging security threats like spear phishing. 

As such, many organizations are making the move to the cloud with solutions such as Microsoft Office 365. A lower total cost of ownership, reduced infrastructure complexity and greater scalability make it a viable solution to managing email in-house. But what are the risks of a journey to the cloud? 

Join us to explore how you can tailor the perfect cloud solution with Mimecast, removing the barriers and extending core capabilities with a rich set of email security and archiving features, backed by a 100% service ability guarantee.

Roundtable

Using Cost Transparency to Balance IT Supply and Demand

With increasing access, stricter mandates and a greater focus on outcomes, the demand for IT is dramatically outpacing supply in many health care organizations. At the same time, budgets remain under continued scrutiny. These forces mean IT leaders must not only root out inefficiencies, they must also encourage fact-based conversations about the true cost of technologies and services and the value they provide. Cost transparency makes both of these goals possible.

Join Apptio in a roundtable discussion focused on:

·         What is IT cost transparency and what decisions does it empower?

·         Using cost transparency to help grow your business and innovate

·         The data needed for effective cost transparency

·         Changing the conversations between IT leaders and business partners

·         Governing IT spending to align with business priorities

Sponsored by:

View detailsApptioApptio

12:20 pm
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12:50 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

12:55 pm
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1:55 pm

Networking Luncheon

2:00 pm
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2:30 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.


2:35 pm
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3:05 pm

Executive Exchange

Roundtable

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.

Roundtable

Embrace the Cloud: Adopting a Brokerage Model

The allure of the Cloud is three-fold: the widely seen benefits are reduced cost, increased flexibility, and enhanced time to market. As a result business are rushing to the Cloud in ever increasing droves. In many cases, however, the rush is omitting the IT department until it is too late, and the specter of incompatible data and communications standards, of an inability to integrate with existing on-premise systems hangs over these deployments. To combat these issues, IT leaders need to recognize the value provided by the Cloud and develop a brokerage model whereby IT can direct business peers to the right Cloud delivered service. 

Takeaways:

  • Learn what the benefits of the cloud are, and why estimates are being missed. 
  • Understand the drivers of these misses and why they are a problem 
  • Determine the best approach for IT to take to head those problems off while offering an even higher level of service and value

3:10 pm
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3:40 pm

Executive Exchange

Thought Leadership

eDiscovery and the Impact of the Cloud

eDiscovery is a complicated process at the best of times but we have collectively been aware of it for sufficient time that at least base processes have been put in place to search through local storage should litigation require it. The advent of cloud-delivered services however has introduced a wrinkle, or rather two, that few have prepared for and that potentially complicates the ediscovery process; can you perform ediscovery against the cloud solutions you have procured, and can you perform ediscovery against the cloud solutions (such as social media) you haven’t but are using regardless? To be ready for cloud focused ediscovery means knowing where your data is, knowing how you can access it, and having a plan that spells out the process. 

Takeaways: 

  • Neither cloud providers nor the legal professionals opposing you is going to makes things things easy on your so you have to invest in the legwork up front 
  • Ensuring that you are asking the right questions of cloud vendors up front is the best thing you can do to prepare for future litigation 
  • Keeping an eye on rogue departments and individuals to make sure you actually know what cloud data you have is also a strong step in the right direction

3:45 pm
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4:00 pm

Networking Break

4:05 pm
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4:35 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:

Alex Fuss, Director of Enterprise Architecture, AXA US

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.

4:40 pm
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5:10 pm

Executive Exchange

Thought Leadership

Taking a Data-Centric Approach to Security in the Cloud

As organizations move business-critical applications from legacy on-premises systems to the Cloud, they need to fully evaluate their approach to security. Traditionally, IT security has focused on strong perimeter security - keeping the good stuff in and the bad guys out. But moving to the cloud - where business-critical data may be stored by cloud service providers in distributed locations - necessitates companies to rethink how to provide security, compliance, and peace-of-mind. 

In this session, you will learn: 

  • Principles and advantages of a data-centric approach to cloud security 
  • Considerations when assessing and deploying security for varying types of cloud data and applications 
  • Encryption and tokenization - what, when and how, including requirements such as access controls, key management and searchability

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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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

7:00 am
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8:00 am

Networking Breakfast

8:10 am
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8:55 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

9:05 am
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9:35 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.

9:40 am
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10:10 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 

10:15 am
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10:30 am

Networking Break

10:35 am
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11:05 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.

11:10 am
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11:40 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.

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.

11:45 am
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12:45 pm

Executive Visions

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%

12:45 pm
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12:50 pm

Thank You Address and Closing Remarks

12:55 pm
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1:55 pm

Grab and Go Luncheon