08:00 - 08:50
Registration & Breakfast
08:50 - 09:00
Welcome Address & Opening Remarks
09:00 - 09:40
”Behaviors Organizations Adopt in their Journey to Hybrid Cloud”
With a continuously changing landscape that is fueled by the high expectations of the connected consumer, organizations need to make sense of the many consumption models available to them today. Forcing change and transforming them into internal service providers, as well as service brokers. The goal of this session is to highlight the decisions transformative organization have successfully taken on their journey to the hybrid cloud.
09:45 - 11:00
”DevOps: How & Why?”
DevOps is the combination of cultural philosophies, practices, and tools that increases an organization’s ability to deliver applications and services at high velocity: evolving and improving products at a faster pace than organizations using traditional software development and infrastructure management processes. This speed enables organizations to better serve their customers and compete more effectively in the market. But for some, this process still poses a magnitude of challenges, beginning with “How?” and “Why?”
In this session, we will focus on how a business can adapt to the change. What challenges must be overcome and why is this of importance?
11:00 - 11:10
11:10 - 12:25
“Accelerating Innovation Through Cybersecurity”
As the importance of a robust security infrastructure continues to grow, many organizations are struggling, stuck in a notion that security hinders innovation. However, many would argue this is not the case and an effective cybersecurity platform can in fact accelerate innovation.
In this session, we will discuss how to utilize cybersecurity technologies and strategies to provide a bedrock of innovation across products and processes.
12:25 - 13:25
13:25 - 14:40
”Driving the Business Through Technology: We’re an Enabler, Not a Commodity”
It is no secret that technology is changing the fabric of business operations and outcomes, and collaboration between IT and the business is more important than ever before. The conversation is no longer about how to align IT with the business, however in many cases technology is still viewed as a commodity rather than an enabler. So what can we do do successfully change this mindset both within our own organizations and across the industry as a whole?
During this session, we will discuss the various challenges IT and digital leaders face when undergoing this cultural shift.
14:40 - 14:50
14:50 - 16:05
”One Cloud Vs Multi-Cloud: What’s Right for You?”
Deciding to adopt a cloud environment for your organization is just the beginning. Moving to the cloud is complicated and begs a multitude of questions, the first of which being whether to adopt a single cloud model or multiple. A decision not to be taken lightly. Any type of cloud environment presents certain benefits as well as issues that apply differently to different organizations. How do you determine which cloud environment is better for your current and future organizational needs?
This session will focus on the factors that can help guide your decision, preparing you for the move to set your company on the path to success for years to come.
16:05 - 16:15
16:15 - 17:30
”Driving smarter decision making, innovation, and AI experimentation by maturing agile DataOps practices”
Organizations can no longer afford to make decisions without leveraging data driven insights derived from their enterprise systems and other data sources. Entire industries are transforming at unprecedented speeds, requiring businesses of all sizes to take actions and make smarter and faster decisions. Organizations accustomed to making decisions based on intuition, analyzing data manually with spreadsheets, or delivering workflow applications without automation or intelligence need to embark on a data-driven transformation.
This session will focus on how to make smarter decisions through DataOps practices, leveraging Artificial Intelligence, and what companies risk by not following this journey.