Speaker Bio

Lydia Leong

Lydia Leong

Distinguished VP Analyst
Lydia Leong is a Distinguished VP and Analyst with Gartner for Technical Professionals (GTP). Ms. Leong's coverage is focused on cloud computing and infrastructure strategies, particularly infrastructure as a service (IaaS), along with platform as a service (PaaS) as it intersects IaaS. She also covers a constellation of related topics, such as cloud strategy, management and governance; cloud managed service providers (MSPs); and cloud operations including DevOps.

Because cloud computing is reshaping the IT landscape, her research covers a broad range of topics related to the transformation of IT organizations, data centers and technology providers. Over the course of her Gartner career, she has worked in all three of Gartner's major research divisions, advising business and technical leadership at end-user organizations and vendors, as well as investors. She was Gartner's Analyst of the Year in 2010.
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Monday, May 15, 2023 / 10:45 AM - 11:15 AM AEST
Does Cloud Pose Impossible Systemic Risks?

ANZ and other APAC organizations often struggle with concerns regarding cloud concentration risk, cloud sovereignty risk, and similar systemic risks. We'll explore these risks and possible practical mitigations to these problems in the context of the challenges of multicloud, hybrid cloud, and distributed cloud.

Monday, May 15, 2023 / 02:15 PM - 02:45 PM AEST
Technical Insights: How to Handle Cloud Service Outages

Market-leading cloud providers are quite reliable — but they are not perfect. Most I&O teams don't understand why and how public cloud services fail, and therefore they do not design properly for high availability and resilience, monitor for the right signals, or react appropriately during outages. We'll discuss how and why cloud failures occur, and what to do about such outages.

Tuesday, May 16, 2023 / 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM AEST
Ask the Expert: Do I Really Need a Multicloud Strategy?

This session will answer questions about the main benefits and drawbacks of multicloud adoption.

Join us to hear from Gartner experts and thought leaders.