FireSky Resort & Spa
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↓ 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.
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.
Today businesses cannot survive without their strategic 3rd-party vendors. However, that comes with risks that need appropriate due diligence, and prior to contract signing. Also regulators continue to raise the bar on 3rd-party due diligence in the financial sector, and unfortunately breaches continue to occur with 3rd-parties; hence the importance of 3rd-party security reviews.
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.
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.
This roundtable discussion will focus on the finance and accounting implications of cloud technology. While the cloud brings tremendous opportunities for technologists, finance and accounting are often left to find a new way to perform budgeting, forecasting, and reporting on cloud expenses. This shift from long-range capital planning to day-to-day cost variability has implications in businesses large and small. This session will focus on the actions that participants have taken to incorporate Cloud Service Provider tools into their own long range business planning processes. Similarly, this session will explore the total cost of cloud ownership and how an al a carte approach can be deceptively expensive in the long run.
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.
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.
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:
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 software solution is key to a successful transformation and how it enables IT organizations to improve the value they provide the business and increase control over IT strategy and spend. In summary, we show you how to take advantage of the cloud movement to put IT back in the driver seat.
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.
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.
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.
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%
How do you assure the access to your cloud applications is secure? This presentation will talk about an approach that can substantially improve the security of your cloud based apps by validating who is accessing those apps and blocking unauthorized access.
We will answer these questions:
Agile is all about innovation, experimentation, business agility, faster time to market and improving productivity. While the agile movement started much before the advent of cloud computing, its the combination of two that has really brought a true sense of agile implementation. Lean startups and large global enterprises that have successfully married agile and cloud are gaining enormous competitive advantage with higher quality code, faster market responsiveness and greater business agility. Now add Big Data to the mix and our firsthand experience says that its almost impossible to succeed without adeptly marrying the three. This session will cover the specifics of how ICrossing, a digital marketing agency uses cloud to implement true agile for its various big data initiatives.
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.
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:
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.
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.
Magesh Bagavathi, CTO- Cloud, Infrastructure and Operations, GE Oil & Gas