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Keynote Presentation

Visionary speaker presents to entire audience on key issues, challenges and business opportunities

Keynote Presentations give attending delegates the opportunity to hear from leading voices in the industry. These presentations feature relevant topics and issues aligned with the speaker's experience and expertise, selected by the speaker in concert with the summit's Content Committee." title="Keynote Presentations give attending delegates the opportunity to hear from leading voices in the industry. These presentations feature relevant topics and issues aligned with the speaker's experience and expertise, selected by the speaker in concert with the summit's Content Committee.

Executive Visions

Panel moderated by Master of Ceremonies and headed by four executives discussing critical business topics

Executive Visions sessions are panel discussions that enable in-depth exchanges on critical business topics. Led by a moderator, these sessions encourage attending executives to address industry challenges and gain insight through interaction with expert panel members." title="Executive Visions sessions are panel discussions that enable in-depth exchanges on critical business topics. Led by a moderator, these sessions encourage attending executives to address industry challenges and gain insight through interaction with expert panel members.

Thought Leadership

Solution provider-led session giving high-level overview of opportunities

Led by an executive from the vendor community, Thought Leadership sessions provide comprehensive overviews of current business concerns, offering strategies and solutions for success. This is a unique opportunity to access the perspective of a leading member of the vendor community." title="Led by an executive from the vendor community, Thought Leadership sessions provide comprehensive overviews of current business concerns, offering strategies and solutions for success. This is a unique opportunity to access the perspective of a leading member of the vendor community.

Think Tank

End user-led session in boardroom style, focusing on best practices

Think Tanks are interactive sessions that place delegates in lively discussion and debate. Sessions admit only 15-20 participants at a time to ensure an intimate environment in which delegates can engage each other and have their voices heard." title="Think Tanks are interactive sessions that place delegates in lively discussion and debate. Sessions admit only 15-20 participants at a time to ensure an intimate environment in which delegates can engage each other and have their voices heard.

Roundtable

Interactive session led by a moderator, focused on industry issue

Led by an industry analyst, expert or a member of the vendor community, Roundtables are open-forum sessions with strategic guidance. Attending delegates gather to collaborate on common issues and challenges within a format that allows them to get things done." title="Led by an industry analyst, expert or a member of the vendor community, Roundtables are open-forum sessions with strategic guidance. Attending delegates gather to collaborate on common issues and challenges within a format that allows them to get things done.

Case Study

Overview of recent project successes and failures

Case Studies allow attending executives to hear compelling stories about implementations and projects, emphasizing best practices and lessons learned. Presentations are immediately followed by Q&A sessions." title="Case Studies allow attending executives to hear compelling stories about implementations and projects, emphasizing best practices and lessons learned. Presentations are immediately followed by Q&A sessions.

Focus Group

Discussion of business drivers within a particular industry area

Focus Groups allow executives to discuss business drivers within particular industry areas. These sessions allow attendees to isolate specific issues and work through them. Presentations last 15-20 minutes and are followed by Q&A sessions." title="Focus Groups allow executives to discuss business drivers within particular industry areas. These sessions allow attendees to isolate specific issues and work through them. Presentations last 15-20 minutes and are followed by Q&A sessions.

Analyst Q&A Session

Moderator-led coverage of the latest industry research

Q&A sessions cover the latest industry research, allowing attendees to gain insight on topics of interest through questions directed to a leading industry analyst." title="Q&A sessions cover the latest industry research, allowing attendees to gain insight on topics of interest through questions directed to a leading industry analyst.

Vendor Showcase

Several brief, pointed overviews of the newest solutions and services

Taking the form of three 10-minute elevator pitches by attending vendors, these sessions provide a concise and pointed overview of the latest solutions and services aligned with attendee needs and preferences." title="Taking the form of three 10-minute elevator pitches by attending vendors, these sessions provide a concise and pointed overview of the latest solutions and services aligned with attendee needs and preferences.

Executive Exchange

Pre-determined, one-on-one interaction revolving around solutions of interest

Executive Exchanges offer one-on-one interaction between executives and vendors. This is an opportunity for both parties to make key business contacts, ask direct questions and get the answers they need. Session content is prearranged and based on mutual interest." title="Executive Exchanges offer one-on-one interaction between executives and vendors. This is an opportunity for both parties to make key business contacts, ask direct questions and get the answers they need. Session content is prearranged and based on mutual interest.

Open Forum Luncheon

Informal discussions on pre-determined topics

Led by a moderator, Open Forum Luncheons offer attendees informal, yet focused discussions on current industry topics and trends over lunch." title="Led by a moderator, Open Forum Luncheons offer attendees informal, yet focused discussions on current industry topics and trends over lunch.

Networking Session

Unique activities at once relaxing, enjoyable and productive

Networking opportunities take various unique forms, merging enjoyable and relaxing activities with an environment conducive to in-depth conversation. These gatherings allow attendees to wind down between sessions and one-on-one meetings, while still furthering discussions and being productive." title="Networking opportunities take various unique forms, merging enjoyable and relaxing activities with an environment conducive to in-depth conversation. These gatherings allow attendees to wind down between sessions and one-on-one meetings, while still furthering discussions and being productive.

 

Tuesday, September 22, 2020 - CIO Cloud Summit Europe

9:15 am - 9:30 am

Welcome & Registration

 

9:30 am - 10:00 am

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Keynote Panel

The Road to Digital Transformation: Getting There While Avoiding the Potholes

Making the transition from legacy systems to next generation implementations is a major decision point for virtually any organization trying to take advantage of the new era in end user enablement through personal devices, connectivity and apps. Indeed, while Digital Transformation is one of those key buzzwords that many toss around, what does it really mean and how will it affect your business? Further, with so many options on the horizon, what are some of the key components you need to be most aware of and in some cases, concerned by? And how can you avoid many of the failures currently prevalent among companies trying to make Digital Transformation work for their business with limited success? This presentation will focus on key strategies and implementation techniques that will ultimately make it far easier to migrate to next generation business solutions. 

Takeaways: 

  1.  How does mobile enablement directly affect my business? 
  2.  Which workers are most likely to demand and/or require new systems and why? 
  3. With all the talk of relying on the cloud, is it really the panacea that it's cracked up to be? 
  4.  Avoiding the pitfalls of inadequate security and the monumental costs associated with a lack thereof. 
  5.  How to align a strategy to best leverage partnerships and services when resources are limited and plans aren't complete.

Call for Speakers

 

10:00 am - 10:30 am

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Keynote Presentation

Hybrid Data Management: How Unleashing the Power of Your Data Can Help You Transform the Business

Hybrid Data Management is the foundation for data that will be used in analytics and data science to drive insights for businesses of all sizes and across all industries. It incorporates transactional databases, data warehousing and data lakes with options for on-premises, private and public cloud deployments. Data is the life blood of any organization and it can be a critical asset for the organizations that understand the importance of an uninterrupted flow of information throughout the enterprise. 

Thought leaders across the spectrum of enterprise data management want to ensure that critical applications can run anywhere in an enterprise -- no matter where the data resides. In this session, you will learn what Hybrid Data Management is, how it can benefit your organization, what the challenges to deployment are and how some business are already experiencing benefits.

Call for Speakers

 

10:30 am - 10:50 am

Executive Exchange

 

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Think Tank

Cloud SLAs: Making, Measuring, and Managing

The lifeblood of any cloud relationship is the Service Level Agreement (SLA) upon which it is based " the SLA sets the expectations of both parties and acts as the roadmap for change, whether planned or unplanned. Each SLA has a complex lifecycle that includes three distinct phases " negotiation where the original terms of the agreement are established, measurement where service is actively monitored to ensure agreed upon levels are achieved, and management where deficiencies from and adjustments to initial agreements are acted upon. IT Leaders must take an active role in all phases of the SLA lifecycle to ensure optimal protection for their enterprise. 

Takeaways: 

  •  Without strong SLAs, cloud service level agreements aren't worth the paper they are written on 
  •  While many cloud vendors offer only a standard SLA, effort should always be invested in attempting to negotiate an appropriate set of terms 
  •  SLA work does not end with the negotiation of acceptable terms, in fact that is when the real work begins of ensuring SLA compliance

Call for Speakers

 

10:50 am - 11:10 am

Executive Exchange

 

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Executive Boardroom

How Hybrid Cloud can be used for Risk Management and Digital Transformation

Digital Transformation is driving rapid adoption of public clouds to accommodate dynamic business development and operations. How do companies leverage assets created in different datacenters? How can executives manage the risk of an evolving and often transient vendor ecosystem? Knowing what do look for in a strategic advisor, how to create a hybrid cloud based on open standards, and best practices to adopt are critical and necessary to be prepared for future growth. 

Key takeaways: 

  •  Red Hat can help CIO's get prepared for future growth and help solve IT challenges. Open source software has made way for many technological advances, including hybrid cloud computing, big data, social, mobile and containers. As the global leader in enterprise-class open source software solutions, Red Hat and its partners are well-positioned to help customers achieve operational excellence and continue to innovate so they can effectively compete as a digital enterprise.

Call for Speakers

 

11:10 am - 11:30 pm

Executive Exchange

 

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Think Tank

Making Your Way Through the Fog of Cloud Computing in a Secure Path

What have we learned from a decade of cloud computing? What are the best practices that we should be taking into account as we take the next step on the digital transformation journey? We will discuss the full range of data center to cloud to hybrid cloud to fog and everything in between. 

Takeaways: 

  1. Cloud computing has effectively been with us for a decade. There are clear learnings in the last 10 years that we should leverage as we implement new solutions 
  2.  One size does not fit all. Effective solutions can range from a state of the art data center to a hybrid cloud to a fully implemented cloud solution. 
  3.  Security requirements must be considered on the various cloud implementation options

Call for Speakers

 

11:30 am - 11:50 am

Executive Exchange

 

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Thought Leadership

Making Your Way Through the Fog of Cloud Computing

What have we learned from a decade of cloud computing? What are the best practices that we should be taking into account as we take the next step on the digital transformation journey? We will discuss the full range of data center to cloud to hybrid cloud to fog and everything in between. 

Takeaways: 

  1. Cloud computing has effectively been with us for a decade. There are clear learnings in the last ten years that we should leverage as we implement new solutions. 
  2.  One size does not fit all. Effective solutions can range from a state of the art data center to a hybrid cloud to a fully implemented cloud solution.

Call for Speakers

 

11:50 am - 12:10 pm

Executive Exchange

 

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Think Tank

Planning for a MultiCloud Future

The promise of the cloud is almost beyond compare; infinite computing resources, unmatched reliability and uptime, instantaneous service availability, simplistic self-service and provisioning, and the low-low prices of a buy by the drink model. These are the reasons behind the rush to the cloud that we are currently experiencing, but the wholesale adoption does bring a downside " as more and more capability is moved to the cloud, more and more cloud providers are utilized since, for the most part, each provider offers only a limited suite of services. The MultiCloud environment that creates a new set of challenges that IT leaders need to overcome, notably resiliency, interoperability/integration, and security and compliance through careful planning and the lessons learned from building complex on premise distributed systems. 

Takeaways: 

  • As enterprises move to the cloud, MultiCloud environments will increasingly become the norm, not the exception 
  •  Consistent planning and thoughtful architecture will be essential to efficient and effective cloud deployments 
  •  IT leaders do not need to be alarmed, they've been down the complex environment path before, but they do need to be careful

Call for Speakers

 

12:10 pm - 12:30 pm

Executive Exchange

 

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Thought Leadership

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. Though ETL type processing continues to be a viable method of integrating data, the siloed nature of cloud application deployments radically increases the number of transactions required to consistently aggregate and integrate enterprise data. Add to this the fact that most existing ETL tools are optimized to work between relational databases, while many cloud solutions are based on NoSQL structures and may be required to migrate data through intermediary ?staging? platforms. 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

 

12:30 pm - 12:50 pm

Executive Exchange

 

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Think Tank

Riding the right cloud - from Hybrid to Multi

What are the differences between hybrid and multi clouds? How do you decide what to use when in your digital transformation? We will discuss all of them and more.

Call for Speakers

 

12:50 pm - 1:00 pm

Closing Session