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.
Vadim Shvarts, Director, Systems Engineering, Nutanix
09:45 - 11:00
”Successfully Navigating Change Management”
As businesses and organizations embrace their own digital transformation (DX) journey, change management becomes a critical success factor. DX is no longer solely an IT initiative, with implementing the right strategy and technology now the primary driver of positive business and financial impacts. However, success heavily depends on the people using the technology. Change management goes beyond acquiring an executive sponsor or providing staff training, it is about changing the mindset of the employees, impacts to their daily routine and how to operationalize it.
The promise of rapid deployment and time to value hinge on having a strong change management program in place.
Lindsay Duprey, Vice President,Technology Services & Innovation, West Canadian Digital Imaging
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.
Bobby Blake, Channel Chief, Americas, Centreon
14:40 - 14:50
14:50 - 16:05
”Navigating Cloud Adoption: Insights from Successful Transformations”
IT executives pursuing a viable cloud strategy must balance business, people, governance, platform, operations, and security. What does it take to get into the cloud securely and efficiently, while enabling the business at the same time?
In this sessions we will discuss how to manage your acceleration to the cloud to meet the current and future needs of your business.
Peter Near, Field CTO, VMware
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.